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Stanley Cup Final

2011-2012 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Minnesota
NW291973417171E10-4-19-3-2-8-2-0Won 6
2
 Chicago
CEN291784389394-18-2-39-6-1-5-4-1Won 1
3
 Philadelphia
ATL271773379685+117-4-210-3-1-7-3-0Won 4
4
 Florida
SE291685378079+16-2-410-6-1-6-2-2OT 1
5
 Pittsburgh
ATL291694368573+128-2-28-7-2-5-4-1Lost 2
6
 Detroit
CEN271791358164+1711-2-16-7-0-8-2-0Won 1
7
 Boston
NE271791358658+2810-6-17-3-0-7-2-1Lost 2
8
 St. Louis
CEN281693357069+110-3-16-6-2-6-2-2Won 2
9
 Vancouver
NW2817101359276+168-4-19-6-0-8-2-0Won 3
10
 NY Rangers
ATL251564347260+127-2-28-4-2-6-3-1OT 1
11
 Phoenix
PAC2815103337480-66-5-29-5-1-5-5-0Lost 1
12
 Toronto
NE2915113338898-106-4-39-7-0-5-4-1Lost 1
13
 Buffalo
NE2815112327681-57-8-28-3-0-4-4-2Won 1
14
 San Jose
PAC251591317065+58-6-17-3-0-6-4-0Won 1
15
 Dallas
PAC2715111316980-119-4-16-7-0-4-5-1Lost 2
16
 Washington
SE2815121318792-510-4-15-8-0-5-5-0Won 2
17
 Edmonton
NW2914123318281+19-5-25-7-1-4-5-1Won 1
18
 Nashville
CEN2813114307481-74-5-39-6-1-3-6-1Won 1
19
 Los Angeles
PAC2813114306372-98-8-15-3-3-4-5-1Lost 3
20
 Winnipeg
SE2813114308088-89-4-04-7-4-7-2-1Won 4
21
 Ottawa
NE29131243087103-167-5-16-7-3-4-3-3OT 1
22
 New Jersey
ATL2714121296481-176-4-18-8-0-5-5-0Won 2
23
 Montréal
NE2911117297183-124-5-67-6-1-3-3-4OT 2
24
 Calgary
NW2813132287088-187-5-26-8-0-5-4-1Won 2
25
 Colorado
NW3013161277493-197-9-06-7-1-4-6-0Lost 3
26
 Tampa Bay
SE2812142267192-217-4-05-10-2-3-7-0Won 1
27
 NY Islanders
ATL269116245984-256-6-33-5-3-4-3-3OT 1
28
 Carolina
SE3191842279112-335-9-24-9-2-2-7-1Lost 1
29
 Anaheim
PAC288155216496-326-9-12-6-4-2-7-1Lost 1
30
 Columbus
CEN288164206696-305-7-23-9-2-5-3-2OT 1
Results For This date
Montréal Canadiens - 2 @ New Jersey Devils - 1
New York Rangers - 4 @ Buffalo Sabres - 1
Vancouver Canucks - 4 @ Ottawa Senators - 1
Pittsburgh Penguins - 6 @ New York Islanders - 3
Tampa Bay Lightning - 2 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 5
Winnipeg Jets - 1 @ Detroit Red Wings - 7
Boston Bruins - 5 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 3
San Jose Sharks - 0 @ St. Louis Blues - 1
Anaheim Ducks - 2 @ Nashville Predators - 3
Minnesota Wild - 4 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 1
Edmonton Oilers - 0 @ Calgary Flames - 3
Dallas Stars - 2 @ Los Angeles Kings - 1
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

For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Rangers win in Game 6 forced a Game 7 that will be played at Madison Square Garden on Friday