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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
603915684168119+4920-7-219-8-4-6-3-1Won 1
2
 Pittsburgh
613521575196158+3819-8-216-13-3-6-3-1Won 2
3
 New Jersey
603521474171161+1016-11-319-10-1-7-2-1Lost 1
4
 NY Islanders
612627860146176-3014-14-512-13-3-5-5-0Won 1
5
 Philadelphia
613420775205182+2314-10-520-10-2-4-5-1Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
603720377202137+6518-10-219-10-1-5-4-1Won 1
2
 Montréal
6224281058163163E11-14-813-14-2-5-4-1Lost 3
3
 Buffalo
622727862155176-2116-11-711-16-1-5-3-2OT 1
4
 Toronto
622926765185187-216-11-513-15-2-2-7-1Lost 2
5
 Ottawa
633223872194188+616-12-316-11-5-5-3-2Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Florida
6028201268151160-914-8-814-12-4-4-5-1Won 1
2
 Washington
623126567172173-120-8-211-18-3-4-5-1Won 2
3
 Winnipeg
643026868163177-1419-9-411-17-4-6-2-2OT 1
4
 Carolina
6223261359163181-1816-12-57-14-8-5-1-4OT 2
5
 Tampa Bay
612728660171206-3518-9-29-19-4-4-5-1Lost 2
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 St. Louis
623817783158119+3926-4-412-13-3-7-3-0Won 2
2
 Detroit
634119385199147+5226-3-215-16-1-6-3-1Lost 1
3
 Nashville
623619779178156+2220-7-516-12-2-5-2-3Won 1
4
 Chicago
633323773195183+1221-7-412-16-3-4-6-0Lost 2
5
 Columbus
611836743143198-5511-17-37-19-4-5-4-1Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
624016686202145+5718-6-422-10-2-8-1-1Won 2
2
 Minnesota
612725963140153-1314-10-413-15-5-2-6-2Lost 1
3
 Calgary
6228231167150164-1416-9-412-14-7-4-1-5OT 2
4
 Colorado
633227468166171-517-13-115-14-3-6-2-2Won 3
5
 Edmonton
612431654164177-1316-11-48-20-2-4-5-1Lost 1
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Los Angeles
6228221268135128+716-13-412-9-8-3-5-2Won 1
2
 Phoenix
623221973166149+1716-10-416-11-5-9-0-1Won 5
3
 San Jose
603221771177152+2518-9-214-12-5-3-6-1Lost 1
4
 Dallas
623226468165166-117-12-215-14-2-5-3-2Won 3
5
 Anaheim
6126251062157167-1015-13-211-12-8-7-1-2Won 1
Results For This date
Tampa Bay Lightning - 4 @ New Jersey Devils - 3
Columbus Blue Jackets - 2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 4
Vancouver Canucks - 2 @ Dallas Stars - 3
New York Islanders - 2 @ Ottawa Senators - 5
Montréal Canadiens - 2 @ Florida Panthers - 4
San Jose Sharks - 3 @ Minnesota Wild - 4
Chicago Blackhawks - 1 @ Anaheim Ducks - 3
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

It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential