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2013-2014 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
602820126824159166-711-11-817-9-4-6-2-2Won 2
2
 Buffalo
59173484211118179-6111-17-56-17-3-4-5-1Won 2
3
 Montréal
61332177329155149+617-10-516-11-2-6-2-2Won 1
4
 Boston
58371657936180133+4723-6-214-10-3-7-1-2OT 1
5
 Toronto
61322277123182187-521-10-111-12-6-6-2-2OT 1
6
 Tampa Bay
59332157127170151+1917-7-316-14-2-5-5-0Lost 1
7
 Ottawa
602623116323170198-2813-12-513-11-6-4-4-2Lost 2
8
 Florida
59223075115143189-4611-13-411-17-3-3-7-0Lost 3
Metropolitan GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
60282396520176183-717-10-411-13-5-6-3-1Won 3
2
 NY Rangers
60332436929157148+915-14-318-10-0-7-3-0Won 2
3
 New Jersey
602522136325140153-1314-7-711-15-6-5-3-2Won 1
4
 NY Islanders
61233085417169206-379-14-814-16-0-3-6-1Won 1
5
 Pittsburgh
59401548436191145+4623-4-217-11-2-6-2-2OT 2
6
 Philadelphia
60302466627165177-1216-11-114-13-5-5-5-0Lost 1
7
 Columbus
59292556325172167+516-11-213-14-3-4-5-1Lost 2
8
 Carolina
59262496125147166-1915-12-511-12-4-5-5-0Lost 3
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Minnesota
60322177126148151-321-7-211-14-5-6-2-2Won 3
2
 Dallas
592821106625168166+215-9-613-12-4-7-1-2Won 2
3
 Winnipeg
61292666423171178-715-11-414-15-2-6-3-1Won 1
4
 Nashville
602624106225149184-3515-12-411-12-6-5-2-3Won 1
5
 St. Louis
58391368432196136+6022-5-317-8-3-6-3-1Lost 1
6
 Colorado
59371757934178160+1819-8-318-9-2-6-4-0Lost 1
7
 Chicago
613512148430208165+4318-4-717-8-7-3-4-3Lost 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
60381668229182147+3522-4-316-12-3-6-4-0Won 3
2
 Los Angeles
61332267227147134+1317-10-316-12-3-4-6-0Won 3
3
 Anaheim
60411458739196149+4722-5-219-9-3-5-5-0Won 1
4
 Vancouver
61282496525147161-1415-9-513-15-4-2-8-0Won 1
5
 Phoenix
592721116523165174-917-10-310-11-8-4-4-2OT 1
6
 Edmonton
61203474718153203-5010-15-210-19-5-5-4-1Lost 1
7
 Calgary
59223075118137181-4412-15-310-15-4-6-4-0Lost 2
Results For This date
San Jose Sharks - 2 @ Buffalo Sabres - 4
Phoenix Coyotes - 2 @ Colorado Avalanche - 4
Minnesota Wild - 2 @ Vancouver Canucks - 1
St. Louis Blues - 0 @ Anaheim Ducks - 1
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 definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season