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Stanley Cup Playoff Race: March 8, 2012

by Dewayne Hankins / Los Angeles Kings
Standings as of March 8, 2012
  GR W L OT PTS ROW +/- LY PTS LAST NIGHT TONIGHT H/R

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NEXT FIVE GAMES
1 Anaheim Ducks D 15 42 18 7 91 38 +42 93   vs. ANA 6/9 3/8
vs. ANA
3/10
vs. CBJ
3/11
@CBJ
3/13
@CHI
3/15
@CAR
2 Vancouver Canucks D 15 41 18 8 90 34 +45 86   vs. WPG 10/5 3/8
vs. WPG
3/10
vs. mTL
3/14
vs. PHX
3/17
vs. CBJ
3/19
@MIN
3 Chicago Blackhawks D 15 36 26 5 77 31 -1 82   vs. SJ 8/7 3/8
VS. SJ
3/10
vs. ANA
3/13
@MIN
3/14
@WPG
3/16
vs. CHI
4 Detroit Red Wings   15 43 21 3 89 36 +55 80     9/6 3/9
vs. LA
3/10
@NSH
3/13
@LA
3/14
@ANA
3/17
@SJ
5 Nashville Predators   16 38 21 7 83 35 +17 79   vs. COL 7/9 3/8
vs. COL
3/10
vs. DET
3/12
@PHX
3/15
@SJ
3/17
@LA
6 Chicago Blackhawks   14 36 25 7 79 32 +3 79     8/6 3/9
vs. NYR
3/11
vs. LA
3/13
vs. sTL
3/16
@DAL
3/18
vs. WSH
7 Phoenix Coyotes   15 33 25 9 75 28 +3 78   vs. MIN 8/7 3/8
vs. MIN
3/10
vs. SJ
3/12
vs. NSH
3/14
@VAN
3/15
@CGY
8 Los Angeles Kings   17 33 24 8 74 27 +15 77   @DAL 8/9 3/8
@DAL
3/10
@PHX
3/12
@EDM
3/13
@CGY
3/15
vs. NSH
                                     
9 Chicago Blackhawks   16 31 23 12 74 27 +4 75   @CBJ 7/9 3/8
@CBJ
3/9
@DET
3/11
@CHI
3/13
vs. DET
3/16
@ANA
10 Chicago Blackhawks   14 35 29 4 74 28 -3 75   @NSH 6/8 3/8
@NSH
3/10
vs. EDM
3/12
vs. ANA
3/14
@BUF
3/15
@NJ
11 Chicago Blackhawks   15 30 25 12 72 27 -21 75     9/6 3/9
vs. WPG
3/11
@MIN
3/13
vs. SJ
3/15
vs. PHX
3/16
@EDM
12 Chicago Blackhawks   15 29 28 10 68 26 -18 70   @STL 8/8 3/8
@STL
3/10
@DAL
3/12
@COL
3/14
vs. DET
3/16
vs. LA
13 Chicago Blackhawks   15 28 29 10 66 22 -43 67   @PHX 10/5 3/8
@PHX
3/11
vs. CGY
3/13
vs. DAL
3/17
vs. CAR
3/19
vs. VAN
latest on the playoff race
  • What Happened Last Night?
    • The Good: The Kings get the night off to rest.
    • The Bad: Everyone else gets the night off to rest.
    • The Odd: The biggest game on the schedule for the Kings tonight -- that isn't their own -- is Wid vs. Coyotes. It's the Kings best chance to slip into the playoff race tonight.
  • Tonight's Games That Matter and Your Guide For Rooting:
    • Los Angeles at Columbus, 4 p.m. -- Kings. LA is riding a three-game winning streak into Columbus. Though the Jackets are out of contention, a win is still a must here.
    • Anaheim at St. Louis, 5 p.m. -- Blues. St. Louis uncatchable, Ducks are still hanging on. The fewer teams the Kings can compete with for the playoffs, the better.
    • Colorado at Nashville, 5 p.m. -- Predators. Colorado has played well -- too well as of late. Here's hoping the Preds can slow them down.
    • San Jose at Dallas, 5:30 p.m. -- Stars. This is debatable, but we'd rather see a Stars victory given the two games the Sharks have in hand on most teams and their history.
    • Minnesota at Phoenix, 6 p.m. -- Wild. Phoenix is tumbling after a hot February, but no team is more down than the Wild right now. We'd love a Wild victory.
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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