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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
 Philadelphia
533016767172152+2012-8-518-8-2-4-3-3OT 1
2
 Pittsburgh
543019565156138+1815-7-215-12-3-7-2-1OT 1
3
 New Jersey
533119365141146-515-9-216-10-1-7-2-1Won 5
4
 NY Rangers
51331357113899+3916-6-217-7-3-6-3-1Lost 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
523317268175116+5917-9-216-8-0-4-5-1Lost 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
532324652128151-2312-9-611-15-0-4-5-1Won 2
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
 Tampa Bay
522324551146173-2715-8-28-16-3-6-3-1Lost 1
3
 Carolina
5520251050139164-2514-12-36-13-7-5-2-3OT 1
4
 Winnipeg
552524656129148-1916-8-29-16-4-4-5-1Won 1
5
 Florida
5224171159128143-1513-5-711-12-4-3-4-3Lost 2
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
553617274170130+4021-2-115-15-1-7-2-1Won 1
2
 Chicago
542918765167160+719-6-410-12-3-3-5-2Lost 3
3
 Nashville
543217569149138+1117-7-415-10-1-7-2-1OT 1
4
 St. Louis
523114769128100+2822-3-49-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
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
 Edmonton
542128547140158-1815-8-36-20-2-4-5-1Lost 2
3
 Colorado
552725357133152-1915-13-112-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
4
 Calgary
542522757128143-1514-8-211-14-5-5-3-2Won 1
5
 Minnesota
532520858117130-1313-7-312-13-5-3-5-2Lost 1
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
512916664142118+2417-9-212-7-4-4-5-1Lost 2
2
 Phoenix
542521858141138+312-10-413-11-4-5-4-1Won 3
3
 Anaheim
532124850136154-1815-13-26-11-6-7-2-1Won 2
4
 Dallas
522723256133146-1315-10-212-13-0-3-6-1Lost 1
5
 Los Angeles
5426181062114111+315-11-411-7-6-5-3-2Won 1
Results For This date
St. Louis Blues - 4 @ New Jersey Devils - 3
Montréal Canadiens - 4 @ New York Islanders - 2
Tampa Bay Lightning - 3 @ New York Rangers - 4
Toronto Maple Leafs - 3 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 4
Winnipeg Jets - 3 @ Washington Capitals - 2
Dallas Stars - 4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 2
Nashville Predators - 3 @ Ottawa Senators - 4
Los Angeles Kings - 1 @ Florida Panthers - 3
Vancouver Canucks - 5 @ Minnesota Wild - 2
Calgary Flames - 1 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic