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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

2012-2013 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Ottawa
NE33006152+131-0-02-0-0-3-0-0Won 3
2
 * - New Jersey
ATL2200471+61-0-01-0-0-2-0-0Won 2
3
 * - Tampa Bay
SE32104148+61-0-01-1-0-2-1-0Won 1
4
 Boston
NE32015116+52-0-00-0-1-2-0-1OT 1
5
 NY Islanders
ATL32104169+71-1-01-0-0-2-1-0Won 2
6
 Montréal
NE32104124+81-1-01-0-0-2-1-0Won 2
7
 Pittsburgh
ATL32104149+50-1-02-0-0-2-1-0Lost 1
8
 Buffalo
NE32104179+81-0-01-1-0-2-1-0Lost 1
9
 Toronto
NE422041212E0-2-02-0-0-2-2-0Lost 1
10
 Winnipeg
SE3111387+10-1-01-0-1-1-1-1Won 1
11
 Carolina
SE31202912-31-1-00-1-0-1-2-0Won 1
12
 Philadelphia
ATL41302612-61-1-00-2-0-1-3-0Won 1
13
 NY Rangers
ATL413021314-11-1-00-2-0-1-3-0Lost 1
14
 Florida
SE413021012-21-1-00-2-0-1-3-0Lost 3
15
 Washington
SE30300914-50-2-00-1-0-0-3-0Lost 3
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Chicago
CEN440082310+131-0-03-0-0-4-0-0Won 4
2
 * - San Jose
PAC33006237+161-0-02-0-0-3-0-0Won 3
3
 * - Colorado
NW32104115+62-0-00-1-0-2-1-0Won 2
4
 St. Louis
CEN43106196+132-0-01-1-0-3-1-0Won 1
5
 Dallas
PAC42115108+21-0-11-1-0-2-1-1OT 1
6
 Anaheim
PAC22004187+110-0-02-0-0-2-0-0Won 2
7
 Minnesota
NW32104105+52-1-00-0-0-2-1-0Lost 1
8
 Edmonton
NW3210499E1-1-01-0-0-2-1-0Won 1
9
 Nashville
CEN41124109+10-0-21-1-0-1-1-2Lost 1
10
 Vancouver
NW311131211+11-1-10-0-0-1-1-1Won 1
11
 Columbus
CEN412131114-30-0-11-2-0-1-2-1Lost 2
12
 Detroit
CEN31202611-50-1-01-1-0-1-2-0Lost 1
13
 Phoenix
PAC413021916+31-1-00-2-0-1-3-0Lost 1
14
 Calgary
NW30211711-40-2-00-0-1-0-2-1OT 1
15
 Los Angeles
PAC30211610-40-1-00-1-1-0-2-1OT 1
Results For This date
New York Islanders - 2 @ Boston Bruins - 4
Carolina Hurricanes - 3 @ Buffalo Sabres - 1
Washington Capitals - 2 @ New Jersey Devils - 3
Ottawa Senators - 4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 6
Minnesota Wild - 3 @ Detroit Red Wings - 5
Pittsburgh Penguins - 2 @ Winnipeg Jets - 4
Vancouver Canucks - 5 @ Anaheim Ducks - 0
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

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery