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Stanley Cup Playoff Race: Feb. 28, 2012

by Dewayne Hankins / Los Angeles Kings
Standings as of games of February 28, 2012
  GR W L OT PTS ROW +/- LY PTS LAST NIGHT TONIGHT H/R

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NEXT FIVE GAMES
1 Vancouver Canucks D 18 40 16 8 88 33 +48 87 SOL, 2-1
@PHX
  13/5 3/1
VS. STL
3/3
vs. BUF
3/6
vs. DAL
3/8
vs. WPG
3/10
vs. MTL
2 Detroit Red Wings D 18 42 19 3 87 35 +51 82 W, 5-2
@CBJ
  10/8 3/2
vs. MIN
3/4
vs. CHI
3/6
@PHI
3/9
vs. LA
3/10
@NSH
3 Phoenix Coyotes D 19 33 21 9 75 28 +10 78 SOW, 2-1
vs. VAN
  10/9 3/1
vs. CGY
3/3
vs. CBJ
3/5
@PIT
3/6
@CBJ
3/8
vs. MIN
4 Anaheim Ducks   19 39 17 7 85 35 +35 75   @EDM 7/12 2/29
@EDM
3/1
@VAN
3/3
@SJ
3/6
vs. CHI
3/8
vs. ANA
5 Nashville Predators   18 37 20 7 81 34 +16 74 L, 4-3
@CAR
  8/10 3/3
@FLA
3/6
vs. LA
3/8
vs. COL
3/10
vs. DET
3/12
@PHX
6 Los Angeles Kings   20 33 22 7 73 27 +19 72 W, 1-0
vs. PHI
  11/9 3/1
vs. BUF
3/3
vs. STL
3/6
vs. EDM
3/8
@DAL
3/10
@PHX
7 Chicago Blackhawks   18 33 24 7 73 29 +4 72   vs. TOR 9/9 2/29
vs. TOR
3/2
@OTT
3/4
@DET
3/6
@STL
3/9
vs. NYR
8 Chicago Blackhawks   19 33 26 4 70 29 -6 71   vs. PIT 9/10 2/29
vs. PIT
3/2
@EDM
3/4
@CGY
3/6
@VAN
3/8
VS. SJ
                                     
9 Chicago Blackhawks   18 33 27 4 70 26 -5 70     9/9 3/1
vs. CBJ
3/3
vs. PIT
3/4
@MIN
3/6
vs. MIN
3/8
@NSH
10 Chicago Blackhawks   18 29 23 12 70 25 +1 70 W, 4-0
@MIN
  8/10 3/3
vs. ANA
3/6
@NSH
3/8
@CBJ
3/9
@DET
3/11
@CHI
11 Chicago Blackhawks   19 28 24 11 67 25 -22 69     11/8 3/1
@PHX
3/2
@ANA
3/4
vs. DAL
3/6
vs. MTL
3/9
vs. WPG
12 Chicago Blackhawks   19 28 26 9 65 22 -28 68 L, 4-0
vs. LA
  11/8 3/1
@MTL
3/2
@DET
3/4
vs. COL
3/6
@COL
3/8
@PHX
13 Chicago Blackhawks   19 27 26 10 64 24 -17 65   vs. BUF 10/9 2/29
vs. BUF
3/2
vs. CGY
3/3
@LA
3/5
vs. EDM
3/8
@STL
latest on the playoff race
  • What Happened Last Night?
    • The Good: The Kings trounced the Wild to move within a point of the No. 8 seed in the West.
    • The Bad. Both the Coyotes and Sharks won also -- keeping their five- and three-point leads, respectively over the Kings in the Pacific.
    • The Odd. The Kings have the fewest regulation losses of any non-playoff team. Of course, its the 12 overtime/shootout keeping them out of the race.
  • Tonight's Games That Matter and Your Guide For Rooting:
    • Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:30 PM -- Penguins. If the Pens win, the Stars stay at 70 points with the same amount of games left as the Kings.
    • Chicago at Toronto, 5 PM -- Maple Leafs. If you're a Kings fan, you want to see this Blackhawks slide continue.
    • Buffalo at Anaheim, 7:00 PM -- Sabres. The Ducks have gotten hot recently and find themselves right back in the race. A Sabres win would help cool them off.
Legend
D - Division Leader, X - Clinched Playoffs, Y - Clinched Division, Z - Clinched Conference, P - Clinched Presidents' Trophy
GR - Games Remaining, W - Wins, L - Losses, OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point), PTS - Points
ROW - Regulation and overtime wins -- wins excluding shootout victories
+/- Goal differential, LY PTS - Point total of NHL team with SAME seed at the same point in the 2010-11 season
L10 - Record in last ten games, H/R LEFT - Breakdown of home/road games remaining on the schedule
Tie-Breaking procedure
Division leaders are seeded 1, 2, and 3 in Conference standings. 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.
  • 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.
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