The 24 playoff contestants are broken into NHL playoff style seedings based on the point standings. Anyone who won a Survivor game during the season automatically qualifies for the playoffs. Playoff format is: contestant 1(most points)v contestant 24(fewest points out of top 24), contestant 2 v contestant 23, etc, etc. The playoffs are broken into 4 stages of 5 game matchups.
Each contestant can only select a player one time in each round of the Survivor Playoffs(eg Vanek just one time, Pominville just one time). Incorrect selections do NOT result in elimination. Failure to make a selection before each game does NOT result in elimination. The contestant with the most correct selections in their head-to-head 5 game series advances to the next round.
Any tied series' after the 5 games will be broken using total goals of the 5 players selected, then total points followed by most total shots. The first round gets us from 24 to 12, then we'll go from 12 to 6 and once again from 6 to 3. The final 3 Survivors will battle it out in a 3 way series to determine the Ultimate Survivor.
Second Round Schedule:
Game One @ BOS (03/08/12)-Higher Seed first pick
Game Two @ OTT (03/10/12)-Higher Seed first pick
Game Three vs MTL(03/12/12)-Lower Seed first pick
Game Four vs COL (03/14/12)-Lower Seed first pick
Game Five @ FLA (03/17/12)-Higher Seed first pick
-If two non Survivor winners meet---Home Ice/First pick advantage for 3 games goes to most points
-If two Survivor winners meet---Home Ice/First pick advantage for 3 games goes to most points
-If one Survivor winner and one non winner meet.----Home Ice/First pick advantage for 3 games goes to Survivor winner regardless of points.
Home Ice/First pick advantage is only good up until 7 hours prior to puck drop of that game. Deadline times are in EST. 12pm deadline for 7pm games, 12:30pm deadline for 7:30pm games, 3pm deadline for 10pm games, 3:30pm deadline for 10:30pm games. 1pm deadline for 8pm games, 8am deadline for 3pm games. If the contestant with the first pick advantage fails to make their selection prior to the 7 hour deadline, he/she loses that advantage for that game and their opponent is able to make their selection at any time.
Only three Survivor Game Day threads will be made during each round of the playoffs. One thread for Games 1 and 2, where the higher seed has first pick.(barring the Survivor winner v non winner rule)
One thread for Games 3 and 4, where the lower seed has first pick.(barring the Survivor winner v non winner rule)
And one final thread for all Game 5, where the higher seed once again has first pick.(barring the Survivor winner v non winner rule)
jcorfive Leads Series 1-0
sabres19892 Leads Series 2-1
20.*Sabreality-12pts-NO SELECTION/NO SELECTION
Series Tied 0-0
Khris Leads Series 1-0
SECRET SQUIRREL Leads Series 2-1
Taro Tsujimoto Leads Series 1-0
(x)First Pick Advantage
Correct Selections in Blue
FIRST PICK ADVANTAGE FOR GAME TWO IS GOOD UNTIL 12:00PM EST SATURDAY. AFTER THAT. ALL PICKS CAN BE MADE AT ANY TIME BEFORE PUCK DROP. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE FIRST PICK ADVANTAGE, YOU MUST WAIT UNTIL EITHER YOUR OPPONENT HAS MADE THEIR SELECTION OR THE FIRST PICK DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
GET YOUR PICKS IN BEFORE PUCK DROP FOR GAME TWO @ OTT. REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN ONLY SELECT A PLAYER ONCE IN EACH ROUND.