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2012-2013 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Montréal
NE191243275241+118-3-14-1-2-6-1-3OT 1
2
 * - Pittsburgh
ATL201370266854+145-4-08-3-0-6-4-0Lost 1
3
 * - Carolina
SE18981195055-53-4-06-4-1-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 Boston
NE161222264737+104-1-18-1-1-7-2-1Won 4
5
 Ottawa
NE201262264540+59-1-23-5-0-6-3-1Won 5
6
 New Jersey
ATL191054244854-66-2-24-3-2-5-4-1Lost 2
7
 Toronto
NE201280245751+64-4-08-4-0-7-3-0Won 1
8
 Tampa Bay
SE19991197062+86-4-13-5-0-3-6-1Lost 2
9
 Winnipeg
SE19991195262-103-5-06-4-1-5-5-0Won 2
10
 Philadelphia
ATL219111196067-75-3-14-8-0-5-5-0Lost 1
11
 NY Rangers
ATL18882184350-76-4-12-4-1-4-4-2Lost 2
12
 NY Islanders
ATL208111175671-152-8-06-3-1-4-6-0Lost 2
13
 Florida
SE19694164770-233-4-33-5-1-3-4-3Won 1
14
 Washington
SE187101155155-45-5-02-5-1-5-5-0Won 2
15
 Buffalo
NE207121154968-193-6-14-6-0-4-6-0Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Chicago
CEN191603355939+208-0-18-0-2-9-0-1Won 6
2
 * - Anaheim
PAC171331275549+66-1-07-2-1-8-2-0Lost 1
3
 * - Vancouver
NW191054245254-25-3-25-2-2-5-3-2Lost 2
4
 Nashville
CEN20965234249-75-2-34-4-2-4-4-2Won 1
5
 St. Louis
CEN181062225352+14-4-16-2-1-4-4-2Won 1
6
 Dallas
PAC201082225558-34-3-16-5-1-6-3-1Won 1
7
 San Jose
PAC18963214143-26-1-23-5-1-2-6-2Won 1
8
 Detroit
CEN19973215659-37-4-12-3-2-5-3-2Won 2
9
 Phoenix
PAC19973215355-26-3-13-4-2-6-3-1Won 1
10
 Los Angeles
PAC17962204444E4-1-15-5-1-7-3-0Won 4
11
 Minnesota
NW18972203744-77-2-12-5-1-5-4-1Won 1
12
 Calgary
NW18774184961-124-5-23-2-2-4-4-2OT 1
13
 Edmonton
NW18774184051-114-4-23-3-2-3-4-3OT 1
14
 Colorado
NW18783174355-125-2-12-6-2-3-4-3OT 2
15
 Columbus
CEN205123134364-213-4-32-8-0-2-6-2OT 1
Results For This date
Montréal Canadiens - 5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 2
Washington Capitals - 1 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 4
Nashville Predators - 1 @ Anaheim Ducks - 5
Detroit Red Wings - 1 @ Los Angeles Kings - 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

That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.

— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason