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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 NY Rangers
51331357113899+3916-6-217-7-3-6-3-1Lost 1
2
 Philadelphia
533016767172152+2012-8-518-8-2-4-3-3OT 1
3
 New Jersey
533119365141146-515-9-216-10-1-7-2-1Won 5
4
 Pittsburgh
543019565156138+1815-7-215-12-3-7-2-1OT 1
5
 NY Islanders
522222852122147-2511-11-511-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
513316268175110+6517-9-216-7-0-5-4-1Won 1
2
 Toronto
542820662165154+1116-8-412-12-2-6-3-1Lost 1
3
 Ottawa
562722761157172-1514-11-213-11-5-2-7-1Lost 2
4
 Montréal
542124951138140-211-11-710-13-2-5-4-1Won 2
5
 Buffalo
522224650122151-2911-9-611-15-0-4-5-1Won 1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
532821460148147+119-7-19-14-3-4-4-2Won 1
2
 Florida
5224171159128143-1513-5-711-12-4-3-4-3Lost 2
3
 Winnipeg
552524656129148-1916-8-29-16-4-4-5-1Won 1
4
 Tampa Bay
522324551146173-2715-8-28-16-3-6-3-1Lost 1
5
 Carolina
542025949137161-2414-12-36-13-6-6-2-2Won 2
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
543517272166128+3820-2-115-15-1-7-2-1Lost 1
2
 St. Louis
523114769128100+2822-3-49-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
3
 Nashville
543217569149138+1117-7-415-10-1-7-2-1OT 1
4
 Chicago
542918765167160+719-6-410-12-3-3-5-2Lost 3
5
 Columbus
531532636120170-509-13-36-19-3-3-6-1Won 2
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
533315571166128+3815-6-418-9-1-7-1-2Won 2
2
 Minnesota
532520858117130-1313-7-312-13-5-3-5-2Lost 1
3
 Colorado
552725357133152-1915-13-112-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
4
 Calgary
532422755124140-1614-8-210-14-5-5-3-2OT 1
5
 Edmonton
532127547138154-1615-8-36-19-2-5-4-1Lost 1
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
502915664139114+2517-8-212-7-4-5-4-1Lost 1
2
 Los Angeles
5426181062114111+315-11-411-7-6-5-3-2Won 1
3
 Phoenix
542521858141138+312-10-413-11-4-5-4-1Won 3
4
 Dallas
522723256133146-1315-10-212-13-0-3-6-1Lost 1
5
 Anaheim
522024848133152-1914-13-26-11-6-7-2-1Won 1
Results For This date
Boston Bruins - 0 @ Buffalo Sabres - 6
Edmonton Oilers - 2 @ Detroit Red Wings - 4
Carolina Hurricanes - 2 @ Anaheim Ducks - 3
Calgary Flames - 4 @ San Jose Sharks - 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

When somebody goes out and is there to score goals, but is also there to make some big hits, fight, do all of those things, and he has a great mustache, it was great to see him get that hit and get everybody going.

— Colin Wilson on teammate Eric Nystrom, who scored a goal in Predators' win vs. Kings
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series