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Playoff scenarios and tie-breaking procedures noted below…

 

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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:

1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
2. The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout (NEW for 2010-11).
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. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.

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BetterThanYou's avatar

East is so weak.

Posted by BetterThanYou on 03/18/11 at 05:19 PM ET

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Not that weak - the top six are basically the same. There’s just more parity. In fact, I’d suggest this is one of the first years where the West may be weaker - the bottom teams are about equal but the 8-12 teams in the East are as good, and perhaps stronger, than the West.

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 03/18/11 at 08:46 PM ET

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