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Stanley Cup Playoff Race: April 2, 2012

Monday, 04.02.2012 / 1:42 AM / Los Angeles Kings | News
By Dewayne Hankins  - Director, Digital Media
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Stanley Cup Playoff Race: April 2, 2012
Standings as of April 2, 2012
  GR W L OT PTS ROW +/- LY PTS LAST NIGHT TONIGHT H/R
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LAST THREE GAMES
1 Vancouver Canucks Y 3 49 21 9 107 42 +48 113     2/1 4/3
vs. ANA
4/5
@CGY
4/7
vs. EDM
2 Anaheim Ducks X 3 48 21 10 106 44 +48 99     2/1 4/4
vs. DET
4/6
vs. PHX
4/7
@DAL
3 Chicago Blackhawks D 3 39 27 13 91 33 +15 98   vs. EDM 2/1 4/2
vs. EDM
4/5
vs. SJ
4/7
@SJ
4 Detroit Red Wings X 3 47 27 5 99 39 +46 96 SOW, 2-1
VS. FLA
  2/1 4/4
@STL
4/5
vs. NJ
4/7
vs. CHI
5 Nashville Predators X 3 45 26 8 98 41 +19 94     2/1 4/3
vs. MIN
4/5
vs. DAL
4/7
@COL
6 Chicago Blackhawks X 2 44 26 10 98 38 +10 94 SOL, 5-4
VS. MIN
  0/2 4/5
@MIN
4/7
@DET
 
7 Phoenix Coyotes   3 39 27 13 91 33 +4 93     1/2 4/3
vs. CBJ
4/6
@STL
4/7
@MIN
8 Los Angeles Kings   3 40 29 10 90 32 +13 92     1/2 4/3
@DAL
4/5
@LA
4/7
vs. LA
                                 
9 Chicago Blackhawks   3 42 32 5 89 35 -5 89     2/1 4/3
vs. SJ
4/5
@NSH
4/7
vs. STL
10 Chicago Blackhawks   2 41 33 6 88 32 -4 87     2/0 4/5
vs. CBJ
4/7
vs. NSH
 
latest on the playoff race
  • What Happened Last Night?
    • The Good: Another day at the top of the Pacific Division.
    • The Bad: Nothing bad today.
    • The Odd: No room for comfort yet. Kings are only two points out of ninth place with three games to go.
  • Tonight's Games That Matter and Your Guide For Rooting:
    • Edmonton vs. Los Angeles, 7:30 p.m. -- Kings. In the only game on the calendar we care about, we can give ourselves some breathing room with a win over the 14th place team in the Wes, but A loss sees us fall to seventh. It's that tight, folks.
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.