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2011-2012 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Columbus
M753635476207232-2514-20-222-15-27-29-1-0Won 6
2
 Minnesota
C764425795219186+3322-11-522-14-24-28-2-0Won 5
3
 x - Anaheim
P7849227105227216+1125-10-324-12-48-57-3-0Won 3
4
 Edmonton
P7623401359185255-7014-21-39-19-105-75-3-2Won 3
5
 Chicago
C764624698217176+4123-10-523-14-19-37-3-0Won 2
6
 Pittsburgh
M7642231195210190+2023-12-419-11-74-64-5-1Won 2
7
 Calgary
P774228791229204+2521-13-521-15-24-35-3-2Won 2
8
 Boston
A7638251389201196+522-10-716-15-63-94-3-3Won 2
9
 x - Tampa Bay
A7747237101249201+4830-8-117-15-62-56-3-1Won 1
10
 NY Islanders
M774527595235215+2024-14-121-13-47-43-6-1Won 1
11
 Vancouver
P764427593219204+1521-15-223-12-34-26-3-1Won 1
12
 Washington
M7641251092223188+3521-12-520-13-54-46-4-0Won 1
13
 Florida
A7635261585190207-1718-11-717-15-88-106-3-1Won 1
14
 Toronto
A762842662198244-4620-17-18-25-54-32-7-1Won 1
15
 Buffalo
A762147850148255-10712-20-59-27-38-52-5-3Won 1
16
 San Jose
P763730983212215-317-16-520-14-44-65-4-1OT 1
17
 Philadelphia
M7630291777198219-2121-9-79-20-103-102-4-4OT 1
18
 Carolina
M7528361167174204-3017-15-711-21-44-73-4-3OT 1
19
 x - Nashville
C7747228102220188+3228-8-219-14-66-56-3-1Lost 1
20
 x - Montréal
A7747228102203174+2925-9-522-13-36-35-4-1Lost 1
21
 Detroit
A7540231292220206+1421-8-819-15-43-93-6-1Lost 1
22
 Winnipeg
C7639251290215201+1421-12-518-13-77-56-4-0Lost 1
23
 Ottawa
A7537261286218203+1520-13-517-13-75-67-2-1Lost 1
24
 Dallas
C7737301084239248-916-15-821-15-24-37-3-0Lost 1
25
 Colorado
C7635291282206213-720-15-315-14-99-45-4-1Lost 1
26
 x - NY Rangers
M7547217101228177+5123-10-524-11-24-56-4-0Lost 2
27
 St. Louis
C764623799229190+3924-11-222-12-59-44-4-2Lost 2
28
 Los Angeles
P7637251488201192+922-9-715-16-72-75-4-1Lost 2
29
 New Jersey
M7631331274168194-2618-13-813-20-44-73-5-2Lost 2
30
 Arizona
P772346854161256-9510-24-513-22-35-52-8-0Lost 2
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Playoff Format
16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The format is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards.

The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to the postseason while the other sends just three.

In the First Round, the division winner with the best record in each conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the lesser record; the wild card team with the better record will play the other division winner.

The teams finishing second and third in each division will meet in the First Round within the bracket headed by their respective division winners. First-round winners within each bracket play one another in the Second Round to determine the four participants in the Conference Finals.

Home-ice advantage through the first two rounds goes to the team that placed higher in the regular-season standings. In the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, home-ice advantage goes to the team that had the better regular-season record -- regardless of the teams' final standing in their respective divisions.
Legend
X - Clinched Playoff spot
Y - Clinched Division
Z - Clinched Conference
P - Clinched Presidents Trophy
GP - Games Played
W - Wins (worth two points)
L - Losses (worth zero points)
OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point)
PTS - Points
ROW - Total number of Regulation plus Overtime Wins (used in 2nd tiebreaker at right)
GF - Goals For
GA - Goals Against
DIFF - Goal Differential
HOME - Home record
AWAY - Away record
S/O - Record in games decided by Shootout
L10 - Record in last ten games
STREAK - Number of consecutive wins, regulation losses, or OT/SO losses.
Tie-Breaking procedure
If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:

  • The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  • The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. This figure is reflected in the ROW column.
  • The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
  • The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season. NOTE: In standings a victory in a shootout counts as one goal for, while a shootout loss counts as one goal against.
OTHER LEAGUES: STANDINGS
Quote of the Day

Now we have an 'X' next to our name, which is nice. Now we have to keep trying to climb and catch these guys.

— Lightning goalie Ben Bishop on clinching a Stanley Cup Playoff berth and trailing the Canadiens by one point for the division lead
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