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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

2012-2013 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Pittsburgh
3426805211884+3413-4-013-4-0-10-0-0Won 13
2
 NY Islanders
33151533398107-96-11-29-4-1-5-4-1Won 2
3
 New Jersey
3315117378284-210-5-25-6-5-5-3-2OT 1
4
 NY Rangers
3216133357975+410-6-26-7-1-4-5-1Won 1
5
 Philadelphia
3213172288498-149-5-14-12-1-3-6-1Lost 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Montréal
322075459976+239-4-311-3-2-6-3-1Lost 2
2
 Boston
312173458965+2411-2-110-5-2-6-4-0Won 1
3
 Toronto
34181244010293+99-6-29-6-2-3-3-4Won 1
4
 Buffalo
33131643090100-106-6-27-10-2-4-4-2Lost 1
5
 Ottawa
331896428668+1812-2-36-7-3-6-2-2Won 2
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Winnipeg
3418142388997-88-8-010-6-2-6-3-1Won 2
2
 Carolina
3115142328789-27-9-08-5-2-3-6-1Lost 3
3
 Washington
3315171319693+38-8-07-9-1-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Florida
3491962482118-364-8-55-11-1-2-7-1Lost 3
5
 Tampa Bay
33141812910698+89-7-15-11-0-4-6-0Won 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Chicago
3225435311068+4212-2-113-2-2-6-4-0Won 1
2
 St. Louis
3217132369588+78-6-19-7-1-6-4-0Lost 2
3
 Detroit
3317115399081+99-5-38-6-2-6-3-1Won 3
4
 Nashville
3314136348383E9-2-45-11-2-5-4-1Won 3
5
 Columbus
3313137337682-610-4-53-9-2-6-1-3OT 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
331896428980+99-5-39-4-3-7-3-0Won 5
2
 Minnesota
3119102408774+1311-3-18-7-1-8-2-0Won 6
3
 Edmonton
3212137317788-115-5-47-8-3-4-4-2Won 1
4
 Calgary
31121542885102-179-5-23-10-2-3-7-0Lost 1
5
 Colorado
3111164268099-199-6-12-10-3-3-7-0Lost 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Anaheim
3222644810580+2513-4-09-2-4-6-3-1Lost 3
2
 Dallas
3215143338896-87-7-28-7-1-4-5-1Lost 1
3
 San Jose
3114116347979E8-1-46-10-2-3-5-2Won 1
4
 Los Angeles
3218122389479+1512-4-16-8-1-6-4-0Won 1
5
 Phoenix
3213154308387-410-7-13-8-3-2-7-1Lost 4
Results For This date
Montréal Canadiens - 6 @ Boston Bruins - 5
Phoenix Coyotes - 3 @ Minnesota Wild - 4
Colorado Avalanche - 3 @ Calgary Flames - 4
Anaheim Ducks - 0 @ San Jose Sharks - 4
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

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1