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The Tie Breaker Deal

For some idiotic reason, I’d been under the impression (stupid ESPN wording!) that the first tie-breaker—after points—was the outright number of wins for each team.

1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
2. The greater number of games won.
3. 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.
4. Goal differential

But I misunderstood that they were simply referring to head-to-head games, not ‘wins’ in general at #2. (How could I not have realized this?? Fake-blonde-itis? Geezus. Apparently…) 

Anyway, on the off-chance another blonde out there requires my assistance, here’s the NHL’s official policy (provided by their media resource site) for the tie-breaker.

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