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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Philadelphia
ATL34219446118104+148-5-213-4-2-7-2-1Lost 1
2
 * - Boston
NE3323914711665+5113-6-110-3-0-8-2-0Won 6
3
 Pittsburgh
ATL35201144411192+1910-3-210-8-2-6-4-0Won 3
4
 Ottawa
NE361714539108124-1610-7-17-7-4-5-3-2OT 1
5
 Toronto
NE351813440107116-98-5-410-8-0-4-4-2Won 2
6
 * - NY Rangers
ATL332184469874+2410-3-211-5-2-6-3-1Won 4
7
 Washington
SE33171423697103-611-5-16-9-1-5-4-1OT 1
8
 Winnipeg
SE35161453795106-1112-6-14-8-4-6-3-1Lost 1
9
 * - Florida
SE36181174392105-138-3-510-8-2-4-3-3Lost 1
10
 Carolina
SE36111962891125-347-10-24-9-4-3-5-2Won 1
11
 Buffalo
NE34161533590107-178-9-38-6-0-3-5-2Lost 3
12
 Tampa Bay
SE34141733188117-298-5-06-12-3-3-6-1OT 1
13
 New Jersey
ATL34191413987102-158-6-111-8-0-7-3-0Won 1
14
 Montréal
NE36131673387108-215-7-68-9-1-3-5-2Lost 5
15
 NY Islanders
ATL33111662875110-356-9-35-7-3-4-5-1Lost 2
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
NW35211224411490+2410-5-111-7-1-7-2-1Lost 1
2
 * - Chicago
CEN35229448114106+812-2-310-7-1-8-1-1Won 1
3
 Detroit
CEN34211214311081+2913-2-18-10-0-5-5-0Lost 2
4
 Nashville
CEN35181344094103-99-5-39-8-1-6-4-0Lost 1
5
 Edmonton
NW3415163339295-310-6-25-10-1-3-6-1Won 1
6
 * - San Jose
PAC3219103419181+1012-6-17-4-2-5-3-2Won 4
7
 Dallas
PAC3420131419099-911-5-19-8-0-6-4-0Won 1
8
 Phoenix
PAC35181433990100-107-8-211-6-1-5-5-0Lost 1
9
 Calgary
NW36171543890105-1510-5-27-10-2-6-2-2Won 3
10
 Colorado
NW36181713790107-1712-9-06-8-1-6-4-0Won 4
11
 St. Louis
CEN3420104448780+713-3-17-7-3-6-2-2Won 1
12
 * - Minnesota
NW3620115458288-610-4-310-7-2-4-4-2Lost 3
13
 Columbus
CEN3492142282119-376-10-23-11-2-3-6-1Lost 4
14
 Anaheim
PAC3491962479116-377-9-12-10-5-2-6-2OT 1
15
 Los Angeles
PAC3516145377391-189-9-17-5-4-3-6-1OT 1
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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

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final