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2011-2012 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Tampa Bay
A513215468166133+3321-4-111-11-32-47-3-0Won 2
2
 St. Louis
C493213468160120+4019-4-213-9-26-29-0-1Won 5
3
 NY Islanders
M493216165158139+1917-5-015-11-16-16-4-0Lost 2
4
 Dallas
C492319753157159-211-10-512-9-22-15-4-1Won 2
5
 Chicago
C503117264155115+4016-7-115-10-16-15-5-0Lost 1
6
 Nashville
C493211670149115+3419-2-113-9-54-46-2-2Won 1
7
 Detroit
A502912967149129+2017-4-612-8-32-78-2-0Won 1
8
 Washington
M5025151060147129+1813-6-512-9-51-44-4-2Lost 1
9
 Anaheim
P503212670147134+1318-6-314-6-37-47-3-0Lost 2
10
 Pittsburgh
M502814864145129+1617-8-311-6-52-44-4-2Lost 1
11
 Calgary
P502720357144129+1513-10-214-10-13-16-4-0Won 1
12
 Toronto
A512225448144156-1215-11-07-14-43-21-8-1Lost 2
13
 Winnipeg
C512617860142132+1012-10-314-7-54-46-3-1Lost 3
14
 Philadelphia
M512222751140151-1115-7-37-15-42-56-4-0Won 4
15
 NY Rangers
M472815460139112+2715-7-313-8-12-46-4-0Won 1
16
 San Jose
P502717660139135+414-8-313-9-32-46-3-1Won 3
17
 Ottawa
A482019949136136E11-7-49-12-53-44-4-2Won 1
18
 Minnesota
C492320652135140-511-7-512-13-12-25-4-1Won 3
19
 Boston
A502716761134124+1016-7-411-9-32-58-1-1Won 2
20
 Los Angeles
P4921161254134132+216-6-65-10-61-72-4-4Lost 1
21
 Vancouver
P482718357131124+712-10-115-8-22-14-6-0Lost 1
22
 Colorado
C5021181153131141-1013-9-38-9-86-45-2-3Won 1
23
 Montréal
A493214367130111+1917-6-215-8-15-16-3-1Lost 1
24
 Columbus
M482124345120151-3110-12-211-12-14-13-7-0Lost 2
25
 Arizona
P501826642116170-549-12-39-14-33-42-6-2Won 1
26
 Florida
A4721161052115132-1710-8-411-8-65-64-5-1Lost 1
27
 Edmonton
P501328935115166-519-15-24-13-73-34-6-0Lost 1
28
 New Jersey
M501922947113138-259-7-710-15-23-66-2-2Won 1
29
 Carolina
M491726640105129-2411-9-36-17-33-55-3-2Lost 1
30
 Buffalo
A50143333194179-8510-13-24-20-16-10-10-0Lost 14
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Playoff Format
16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The format is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards.

The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to the postseason while the other sends just three.

In the First Round, the division winner with the best record in each conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the lesser record; the wild card team with the better record will play the other division winner.

The teams finishing second and third in each division will meet in the First Round within the bracket headed by their respective division winners. First-round winners within each bracket play one another in the Second Round to determine the four participants in the Conference Finals.

Home-ice advantage through the first two rounds goes to the team that placed higher in the regular-season standings. In the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, home-ice advantage goes to the team that had the better regular-season record -- regardless of the teams' final standing in their respective divisions.
Legend
X - Clinched Playoff spot
Y - Clinched Division
Z - Clinched Conference
P - Clinched Presidents Trophy
GP - Games Played
W - Wins (worth two points)
L - Losses (worth zero points)
OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point)
PTS - Points
ROW - Total number of Regulation plus Overtime Wins (used in 2nd tiebreaker at right)
GF - Goals For
GA - Goals Against
DIFF - Goal Differential
HOME - Home record
AWAY - Away record
S/O - Record in games decided by Shootout
L10 - Record in last ten games
STREAK - Number of consecutive wins, regulation losses, or OT/SO losses.
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:

  • The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  • The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. This figure is reflected in the ROW column.
  • 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.
  • The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season. NOTE: In standings a victory in a shootout counts as one goal for, while a shootout loss counts as one goal against.
OTHER LEAGUES: STANDINGS
Quote of the Day

You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals