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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Philadelphia
ATL2818733910580+258-4-210-3-1-7-3-0Won 5
2
 * - Boston
NE2818913710058+4210-6-18-3-0-7-2-1Won 1
3
 NY Rangers
ATL271764388657+298-2-29-4-2-7-2-1Won 2
4
 Pittsburgh
ATL3017943810073+278-2-29-7-2-6-3-1Won 1
5
 * - Florida
SE301695378774+136-2-410-7-1-5-3-2Lost 1
6
 Washington
SE2815121319188+310-4-15-8-0-5-5-0Won 2
7
 Toronto
NE2915113339293-16-4-39-7-0-5-4-1Lost 1
8
 Buffalo
NE2915122328478+67-9-28-3-0-3-5-2Lost 1
9
 New Jersey
ATL2814131297779-26-5-18-8-0-4-6-0Lost 1
10
 Winnipeg
SE2913124308591-69-4-04-8-4-6-3-1Lost 1
11
 Ottawa
NE30131343094103-97-6-16-7-3-3-4-3Lost 1
12
 Tampa Bay
SE2912152267694-187-4-05-11-2-3-7-0Lost 1
13
 Montréal
NE3012117317872+64-5-68-6-1-3-3-4Won 1
14
 NY Islanders
ATL279126246986-176-7-33-5-3-4-3-3Lost 1
15
 Carolina
SE3191842280106-265-9-24-9-2-2-7-1Lost 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Minnesota
NW302073438663+2310-4-110-3-2-8-2-0Won 7
2
 Detroit
CEN281891379762+3512-2-16-7-0-8-2-0Won 2
3
 Vancouver
NW29181013710470+348-4-110-6-0-9-1-0Won 4
4
 * - Chicago
CEN3018844010389+149-2-39-6-1-6-3-1Won 2
5
 St. Louis
CEN291793377559+1611-3-16-6-2-7-2-1Won 3
6
 * - Dallas
PAC2816111337877+19-4-17-7-0-5-4-1Won 1
7
 San Jose
PAC2715102328164+178-6-17-4-1-4-5-1OT 1
8
 Phoenix
PAC2915113338174+76-6-29-5-1-5-5-0Lost 2
9
 Nashville
CEN2914114328278+45-5-39-6-1-4-6-0Won 2
10
 Calgary
NW2914132307679-38-5-26-8-0-6-3-1Won 3
11
 Edmonton
NW3014133318777+109-5-25-8-1-4-5-1Lost 1
12
 Los Angeles
PAC2913124307065+58-9-15-3-3-3-6-1Lost 4
13
 Colorado
NW3013161278391-87-9-06-7-1-4-6-0Lost 3
14
 Anaheim
PAC298165216992-236-9-12-7-4-2-7-1Lost 2
15
 Columbus
CEN298174207396-235-8-23-9-2-4-4-2Lost 1
Results For This date
New Jersey Devils - 5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 4
Playoff Format (NEW for 2013-14)
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, 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

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory