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2015 NHL Draft
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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
NE45301326215894+6416-7-214-6-0-6-3-1OT 1
2
 * - NY Rangers
ATL46301246412798+2914-5-216-7-2-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Pittsburgh
ATL472617456140123+1713-7-213-10-2-5-5-0Won 5
4
 Philadelphia
ATL462814460154139+1511-7-217-7-2-6-4-0Won 1
5
 Washington
SE462519252127132-517-6-18-13-1-6-4-0Lost 1
6
 Ottawa
NE502717660149155-614-9-113-8-5-7-2-1Lost 1
7
 Toronto
NE472319551141147-613-8-410-11-1-5-5-0Lost 1
8
 Montréal
NE481821945122137-158-9-710-12-2-4-4-2Won 1
9
 Winnipeg
SE482220650122139-1715-8-27-12-4-3-6-1OT 1
10
 New Jersey
ATL472619254120137-1712-9-114-10-1-5-4-1Lost 2
11
 * - Florida
SE4722151054117139-2211-5-611-10-4-3-4-3Won 1
12
 NY Islanders
ATL461921644109138-2911-11-38-10-3-6-4-0Won 3
13
 Carolina
SE501724943128160-3212-11-35-13-6-4-3-3OT 1
14
 Tampa Bay
SE472023444130163-3312-7-18-16-3-3-6-1Won 3
15
 Buffalo
NE481924543115153-3811-9-58-15-0-2-7-1Lost 5
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Detroit
CEN483215165150112+3819-2-113-13-0-8-2-0Won 6
2
 * - Vancouver
NW482915462153123+3013-6-316-9-1-5-3-2Won 1
3
 St. Louis
CEN472912664120101+1921-3-38-9-3-8-1-1Won 4
4
 Chicago
CEN492914664157145+1219-5-410-9-2-5-3-2Lost 1
5
 * - San Jose
PAC452614557123111+1215-8-211-6-3-6-3-1Lost 2
6
 Nashville
CEN482816460130129+115-7-313-9-1-8-2-0Won 2
7
 Los Angeles
PAC4923161056103113-1013-11-410-5-6-4-2-4Lost 1
8
 Phoenix
PAC492120850125137-129-9-412-11-4-2-4-4Lost 1
9
 Dallas
PAC472421250122138-1613-9-211-12-0-3-6-1Lost 2
10
 Colorado
NW492621254120140-2014-11-012-10-2-6-3-1Won 2
11
 Minnesota
NW482318753107128-2113-6-310-12-4-3-6-1Won 1
12
 Anaheim
PAC461722741120144-2412-12-15-10-6-7-2-1Won 4
13
 Calgary
NW492320652118142-2413-6-210-14-4-5-4-1Won 2
14
 Edmonton
NW471726438117142-2511-8-36-18-1-2-7-1Lost 3
15
 Columbus
CEN471328632109155-468-13-35-15-3-3-6-1OT 1
Results For This date
Washington Capitals - 3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 4
Boston Bruins - 6 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 5
Colorado Avalanche - 2 @ Anaheim Ducks - 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.
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

I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday