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How is home ice advantage determined in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

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For the first three rounds, the higher-seeded team has home-ice advantage (regardless of point record). In the Stanley Cup Final, it goes to the team with the better regular season record. The team with home-ice advantage hosts Games 1, 2, 5 and 7, while the opponent hosts Games 3, 4 and 6 (Games 5–7 are played "if necessary").

So whoever wins the Pacific will have home-ice advantage in the first round, even with fewer points?

Man, hockey has some head-scratching rules.

Have you found an article about the curse of the Presidents Cup yet?

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