Step 1: Taking into consideration the games between each of the tied
teams, a sub-group is created applying the points awarded in the direct
games amongst the tied teams.
Step 2: Should the teams still remain tied then the better goal difference in the direct games amongst the tied teams will be decisive.
Step 3: Should the teams still remain tied then the highest number of
goals scored by these teams in their direct games will be decisive.
Step 4: If still tied then the results between each of the teams and the
closest best-ranked team will be applied. In this case the tied team
with the best result (1. points, 2. goal difference, 3. more goals scored)
against the closest best ranked-team will take precedence.
Step 5: Should the teams still remain tied, then the results between each of the t teams and the next highest best-ranked team outside the
sub-group will be applied.
LEGEND FOR STATISTICAL ABBREVIATIONS
GP = GAMES PLAYED GF = GOALS FOR GA = GOALS AGAINST AVG = AVERAGE
W = WINS (3 points) L = LOSSES (0 points) OTW = OT WINS (2 points) OTL = OT LOSSES (1 points)
D = DEFAULTS (-3 points)
L10 = Last 10 Games PTS = POINTS PCT = WINNING PERCENTAGE