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Stanley Cup Playoff Race: February 26, 2012

by Dewayne Hankins / Los Angeles Kings
Standings as of February 27, 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 19 40 16 7 87 33 +49 87 3-2, OTL
@DAL
  13/6 2/28
@PHX
3/1
VS. STL
3/3
vs. BUF
3/6
vs. DAL
3/8
vs. WPG
2 Detroit Red Wings D 19 41 19 3 85 34 +48 82     10/9 2/28
@CBJ
3/2
vs. MIN
3/4
vs. CHI

3/6
@PHI

3/9
vs. LA
3 Phoenix Coyotes D 20 32 21 9 73 28 +9 78     11/9 2/28
vs. VAN
3/1
vs. CGY
3/3
vs. CBJ
3/5
@PIT
3/6
@CBJ
4 Anaheim Ducks   20 38 17 7 83 34 +33 75   @CGY 7/13 2/27
@CGY
2/29
@EDM
3/1
@VAN
3/3
@SJ
3/6
vs. CHI
5 Nashville Predators   20 36 19 7 79 33 +16 74   VS. LA 9/11 2/27
vs. LA
2/28
@CAR
3/3
@FLA
3/6
vs. LA
3/8
vs. COL
6 Chicago Blackhawks   18 33 24 7 73 29 +4 72 L, 3-1
@ANA
  9/9 2/29
vs. TOR
3/2
@OTT
3/4
@DET
3/6
@STL
3/9
vs. NYR
7 Los Angeles Kings   21 32 22 7 71 26 +18 72 L, 4-3
@MIN
  12/9 2/28
Vs. pHI
3/1
vs. BUF
3/3
vs. STL
3/6
vs. EDM
3/8
@DAL
8 Chicago Blackhawks   19 33 26 4 70 29 -6 71 OTW, 3-2
VS. VAN
  9/10 2/29
vs. PIT
3/2
@EDM
3/4
@CGY
3/6
@VAN
3/8
VS. SJ
                                     
9 Chicago Blackhawks   20 28 22 12 68 24 -2 70   @NSH 8/12 2/27
@NSH
2/28
@MIN
3/3
vs. ANA
3/6
@NSH
3/8
@CBJ
10 Chicago Blackhawks   19 32 27 4 68 25 -8 70   VS. ANA 10/9 2/27
vs. ANA
3/1
vs. CBJ
3/3
vs. PIT
3/4
@MIN
3/6
vs. MIN
11 Chicago Blackhawks   20 28 23 11 67 25 -20 69   VS. STL 12/8 2/27
vs. STL
3/1
@PHX
3/2
@ANA
3/4
vs. DAL
3/6
vs. MTL
12 Chicago Blackhawks   20 28 25 9 65 22 -24 68 W, 4-3
VS. SJ
  12/8 2/28
vs. LA
3/1
@MTL
3/2
@DET
3/4
vs. COL
3/6
@COL
13 Chicago Blackhawks   20 27 25 10 64 24 -14 65 W, 3-1
VS. CHI
@COL 10/10 2/27
@COL
2/29
vs. BUF
3/2
vs. CGY
3/3
@LA
3/5
vs. EDM
latest on the playoff race
  • What Happened Last Night?
    • The Good: Wild down the slumping Sharks, who are certainly ecstatic that their road trip is over. The Ducks beat the slumping Blackhawks who need to find their way; but not before the Kings hope to catch them.
    • The Bad. Stars complete the comeback to beat Vancouver and increase their lead over the Kings to two points for the No. 8 spot. Stars also have 29 ROW, which is five more than the Kings. In short, the Kings will hope it doesn't come down to the tiebreaker vs. Dallas.
    • The Odd. The Blues, unbeatable at home, have the most away games of any team in the playoff race (13). The Canucks, who lead the West, have the most games at home remaining of anyone in the race (13).
  • Tonight's Games That Matter and Your Guide For Rooting:
    • Los Angeles at Nashville, 5 PM -- Kings. Our boys need a win over the Preds and the games don't get any easier this week.
    • Anaheim at Colorado, 6 PM -- Ducks. That's what the numbers say anyway, but they're on a roll and the closer they get, the worse for teams in the hunt.
    • St. Louis at Calgary, 6 PM -- Blues. At this point they won't be caught, rather have them beat the Flames who are too close for comfort.
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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