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2012-2013 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 p - NY Rangers
M8253227113252192+6025-11-528-11-24-57-3-0Won 1
 x - Tampa Bay
A8250248108262211+5132-8-118-16-73-56-3-1Won 3
 z - Anaheim
P8251247109236226+1026-12-325-12-48-56-4-0Won 1
 y - Montréal
A82502210110221189+3226-9-624-13-47-55-2-3Won 3
 y - St. Louis
C8251247109248201+4727-12-224-12-59-46-3-1Won 2
 x - Vancouver
P8248295101242222+2024-15-224-14-36-26-3-1Won 3
 x - Minnesota
C8246288100231201+3022-13-624-15-24-36-3-1Lost 1
 x - Nashville
C82472510104232208+2428-9-419-16-66-64-4-2Lost 3
 x - Calgary
P824530797241216+2523-13-522-17-24-36-3-1Lost 1
 x - NY Islanders
M8247287101252230+2225-14-222-14-57-64-3-3OT 1
 x - Washington
M82452611101242203+3923-13-522-13-65-46-3-1Lost 1
 x - Chicago
C8248286102229189+4024-12-524-16-19-34-6-0Lost 4
 x - Detroit
A82432514100235221+1422-10-921-15-54-104-4-2Won 1
 x - Pittsburgh
M8243271298221210+1123-14-420-13-84-63-5-2Won 1
 Los Angeles
P8240271595220205+1525-9-715-18-82-85-4-1Won 1
 x - Ottawa
A8243261399238215+2323-13-520-13-86-76-2-2Won 3
A8241271496213211+224-10-717-17-74-105-3-2OT 1
C8241311092261260+117-16-824-15-24-37-3-0Won 4
 x - Winnipeg
C8243261399230210+2023-13-520-13-87-66-3-1Won 1
 San Jose
P824033989228232-419-17-521-16-44-65-4-1Lost 1
M824235589236250-1419-20-223-15-39-29-0-1Won 3
A8238291591206223-1721-13-717-16-88-105-4-1Won 2
M8233311884215234-1923-11-710-20-113-114-3-3Lost 2
C8239311290219227-823-15-316-16-910-46-4-0Won 3
 New Jersey
M8232361478181216-3519-14-813-22-65-71-6-3Lost 1
M8230411171188226-3818-16-712-25-45-74-5-1Lost 1
A823044868211262-5122-17-28-27-65-53-5-2OT 1
P8224441462198283-8515-23-39-21-115-74-5-1OT 1
P822450856170272-10211-25-513-25-35-53-7-0Lost 3
A822351854161274-11314-22-59-29-38-53-6-1Lost 2
Results For This date
Pittsburgh Penguins - 3 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 1
Ottawa Senators - 4 @ Winnipeg Jets - 1
Chicago Blackhawks - 5 @ Los Angeles Kings - 2
New York Rangers - 1 @ Boston Bruins - 3
Toronto Maple Leafs - 2 @ Montréal Canadiens - 1
New Jersey Devils - 2 @ New York Islanders - 1
Washington Capitals - 3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 6
Carolina Hurricanes - 1 @ Florida Panthers - 5
Detroit Red Wings - 0 @ St. Louis Blues - 6
Columbus Blue Jackets - 3 @ Nashville Predators - 2
Phoenix Coyotes - 3 @ Dallas Stars - 4
Colorado Avalanche - 2 @ Minnesota Wild - 4
Anaheim Ducks - 7 @ Vancouver Canucks - 3
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.
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.
Quote of the Day

You could feel it. You could feel that they were going after each other and trying to win the game for their team.

— Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom on Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby each scored hat tricks
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