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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
 New Jersey
593520474170159+1116-10-319-10-1-8-1-1Won 4
2
 NY Rangers
583815581162114+4819-7-219-8-3-7-3-0Lost 1
3
 Pittsburgh
603421573188157+3118-8-216-13-3-5-4-1Won 1
4
 NY Islanders
602527858143173-3013-14-512-13-3-4-5-1Lost 2
5
 Philadelphia
603320773201178+2314-10-519-10-2-3-6-1Lost 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Ottawa
623222872191183+816-11-316-11-5-5-3-2Won 4
2
 Buffalo
602627759152172-2015-11-711-16-0-5-3-2Won 2
3
 Montréal
6124271058162159+311-14-813-13-2-5-4-1Lost 2
4
 Boston
583620274196133+6318-10-218-10-0-4-6-0Won 1
5
 Toronto
612925765183183E16-10-513-15-2-3-6-1Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Winnipeg
633026767161175-1419-9-311-17-4-6-3-1Won 1
2
 Carolina
6123261258161179-1816-12-47-14-8-5-2-3OT 1
3
 Tampa Bay
602727660170198-2818-9-29-18-4-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 Florida
5927201266149158-914-8-813-12-4-4-5-1OT 1
5
 Washington
602926563164170-619-8-210-18-3-3-6-1Lost 3
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 St. Louis
613717781156117+3926-4-411-13-3-7-3-0Won 1
2
 Detroit
624118385196143+5326-2-215-16-1-6-2-2OT 1
3
 Columbus
601835743143193-5011-16-37-19-4-5-4-1Won 1
4
 Nashville
613519777172154+1819-7-516-12-2-4-3-3OT 1
5
 Chicago
623322773195179+1621-7-412-15-3-4-6-0Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
613916684200144+5618-6-421-10-2-8-1-1Won 1
2
 Calgary
6128231066146160-1416-9-312-14-7-5-1-4OT 1
3
 Edmonton
602430654163174-1116-10-48-20-2-5-4-1Won 2
4
 Colorado
613027464157168-1117-13-113-14-3-4-4-2Won 1
5
 Minnesota
602724963139149-1014-10-413-14-5-3-5-2Won 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Phoenix
613121971163148+1516-10-415-11-5-9-0-1Won 4
2
 Anaheim
6126251062157167-1015-13-211-12-8-7-1-2Won 1
3
 Dallas
613126466161165-416-12-215-14-2-4-4-2Won 2
4
 San Jose
593220771175146+2918-9-214-11-5-3-6-1Won 1
5
 Los Angeles
6127221266131128+315-13-412-9-8-2-6-2Lost 1
Results For This date
Vancouver Canucks - 2 @ New Jersey Devils - 1
New York Rangers - 3 @ New York Islanders - 4
Montréal Canadiens - 1 @ Washington Capitals - 4
Colorado Avalanche - 5 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 0
Boston Bruins - 1 @ Buffalo Sabres - 2
Minnesota Wild - 1 @ Dallas Stars - 4
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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres