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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
NE43291315916187+7416-7-113-6-0-6-4-0Lost 1
2
 * - NY Rangers
ATL44291146212787+4014-4-215-7-2-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Philadelphia
ATL442713458153127+2611-6-216-7-2-6-4-0Won 1
4
 New Jersey
ATL452617254130125+512-7-114-10-1-7-2-1Won 3
5
 Ottawa
NE482616658150148+214-9-112-7-5-8-1-1Won 1
6
 * - Washington
SE452518252131125+617-6-18-12-1-7-3-0Won 1
7
 Pittsburgh
ATL452417452141115+2612-7-212-10-2-4-6-0Won 3
8
 Toronto
NE452218549140138+212-7-410-11-1-4-5-1Lost 3
9
 Florida
SE4521141052119122-311-5-610-9-4-3-4-3OT 2
10
 Winnipeg
SE462120547119131-1214-8-17-12-4-4-6-0Lost 1
11
 Buffalo
NE461922543119138-1911-9-58-13-0-2-6-2Lost 3
12
 Tampa Bay
SE451823440127156-2912-7-16-16-3-3-6-1Won 1
13
 NY Islanders
ATL441721640110132-2210-11-37-10-3-6-4-0Won 1
14
 Montréal
NE461721842120120E8-9-79-12-1-4-5-1Lost 1
15
 Carolina
SE481624840125152-2711-11-35-13-5-4-4-2OT 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
CEN463015161155105+5018-2-112-13-0-7-3-0Won 4
2
 * - Chicago
CEN472813662159132+2718-5-410-8-2-5-3-2Won 2
3
 * - Vancouver
NW472815460157113+4412-6-316-9-1-5-3-2OT 1
4
 St. Louis
CEN45271266011989+3019-3-38-9-3-6-2-2Won 2
5
 * - San Jose
PAC43261255712898+3015-7-211-5-3-7-1-2Won 1
6
 Nashville
CEN462616456127122+514-7-312-9-1-8-2-0Lost 1
7
 Colorado
NW482521252126137-1114-11-011-10-2-6-3-1Won 1
8
 Dallas
PAC452419250126127-113-8-211-11-0-4-5-1OT 1
9
 Los Angeles
PAC472315955107100+713-10-310-5-6-5-1-4Won 1
10
 Minnesota
NW462217751112113-112-6-310-11-4-2-6-2Lost 1
11
 Phoenix
PAC472119749126121+59-8-312-11-4-3-4-3Lost 1
12
 Calgary
NW472120648114130-1613-6-28-14-4-3-5-2OT 1
13
 Edmonton
NW451724438120128-811-7-36-17-1-2-7-1Lost 1
14
 Anaheim
PAC451622739121136-1511-12-15-10-6-6-3-1Won 3
15
 Columbus
CEN451327531111145-348-12-35-15-2-4-5-1Won 1
Results For This date
Minnesota Wild - 1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 4
Boston Bruins - 4 @ New Jersey Devils - 1
Pittsburgh Penguins - 4 @ New York Rangers - 1
New York Islanders - 4 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 1
Nashville Predators - 3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 0
Edmonton Oilers - 0 @ St. Louis Blues - 1
Buffalo Sabres - 1 @ Winnipeg Jets - 4
Detroit Red Wings - 3 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 2
Calgary Flames - 2 @ Los Angeles Kings - 1
Ottawa Senators - 4 @ San Jose Sharks - 1
Playoff Format (NEW for 2013-14)
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, 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 don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense