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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Boston
NE41281215714783+6416-7-112-5-0-7-3-0Lost 1
2
 * - NY Rangers
ATL42281046011988+3113-4-215-6-2-8-2-0Won 1
3
 Philadelphia
ATL432613456144133+1110-6-216-7-2-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Pittsburgh
ATL432217448125114+1111-7-211-10-2-4-6-0Won 1
5
 Washington
SE422317248122125-316-5-17-12-1-6-3-1Won 2
6
 Toronto
NE442217549134140-612-6-410-11-1-5-4-1Lost 2
7
 Ottawa
NE462515656141148-714-8-111-7-5-8-1-1Won 4
8
 New Jersey
ATL442517252113128-1511-7-114-10-1-6-3-1Won 2
9
 Montréal
NE441620840111128-177-8-79-12-1-3-6-1OT 1
10
 Winnipeg
SE442019545112130-1814-8-16-11-4-4-6-0Lost 3
11
 * - Florida
SE432114850108127-1911-5-510-9-3-3-5-2Lost 1
12
 Buffalo
NE441920543110134-2411-9-58-11-0-3-5-2Lost 1
13
 Carolina
SE461623739122155-3311-11-35-12-4-5-4-1Won 2
14
 Tampa Bay
SE431722438116150-3411-6-16-16-3-3-5-2Lost 2
15
 NY Islanders
ATL42162063899133-3410-10-36-10-3-5-5-0Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
CEN442815157139106+3317-2-111-13-0-7-3-0Won 2
2
 * - Vancouver
NW452814359145114+3112-5-216-9-1-7-2-1Won 2
3
 * - San Jose
PAC41251155511598+1714-7-211-4-3-7-1-2Won 2
4
 * - St. Louis
CEN44261265811499+1518-3-38-9-3-6-2-2Won 1
5
 Chicago
CEN452613658142134+816-5-410-8-2-4-4-2OT 1
6
 Nashville
CEN442515454119123-414-7-311-8-1-7-3-0Won 4
7
 Los Angeles
PAC45221585298105-713-10-39-5-5-6-1-3Won 1
8
 Dallas
PAC432418149117128-1113-8-111-10-0-5-5-0Lost 1
9
 Phoenix
PAC452018747112124-128-8-312-10-4-2-4-4Lost 1
10
 Minnesota
NW452216751100117-1712-6-310-10-4-2-6-2OT 1
11
 Colorado
NW462420250112130-1813-11-011-9-2-6-3-1Won 1
12
 Edmonton
NW431623436111130-1910-7-36-16-1-2-7-1Lost 1
13
 Calgary
NW462120547110138-2813-6-28-14-3-4-5-1Lost 1
14
 Anaheim
PAC431422735108139-3110-12-14-10-6-5-3-2Won 1
15
 Columbus
CEN441227529103148-457-12-35-15-2-3-6-1Lost 1
Results For This date
Pittsburgh Penguins - 6 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 3
Carolina Hurricanes - 1 @ Washington Capitals - 2
New York Rangers - 1 @ Montréal Canadiens - 4
San Jose Sharks - 3 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 4
Los Angeles Kings - 1 @ Edmonton Oilers - 2
Anaheim Ducks - 4 @ Vancouver Canucks - 2
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

It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process