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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Carolina
SE6324261361167184-1717-12-57-14-8-5-1-4Won 1
2
 * - Florida
SE6230201272160165-515-8-815-12-4-6-3-1Won 3
3
 Montréal
NE6424301058166169-311-14-813-16-2-3-6-1Lost 5
4
 NY Islanders
ATL632628961150184-3414-14-512-14-4-4-5-1OT 1
5
 Ottawa
NE653423876200190+1017-12-317-11-5-7-2-1Won 2
6
 Winnipeg
SE653027868166182-1619-10-411-17-4-5-3-2Lost 1
7
 Buffalo
NE622727862155176-2116-11-711-16-1-5-3-2OT 1
8
 Philadelphia
ATL623421775205183+2214-10-520-11-2-4-5-1Lost 1
9
 Toronto
NE632927765188192-416-12-513-15-2-1-8-1Lost 3
10
 * - NY Rangers
ATL614015686170119+5121-7-219-8-4-7-2-1Won 2
11
 Tampa Bay
SE632928664177210-3319-9-210-19-4-6-4-0Won 2
12
 Pittsburgh
ATL623621577200160+4020-8-216-13-3-6-3-1Won 3
13
 Washington
SE633226569175175E21-8-211-18-3-4-5-1Won 3
14
 New Jersey
ATL623523474174167+716-12-319-11-1-5-4-1Lost 3
15
 * - Boston
NE613721377202138+6418-11-219-10-1-4-5-1Lost 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Los Angeles
PAC6429231270140130+1016-13-413-10-8-3-5-2Won 1
2
 Calgary
NW6328241167151167-1616-10-412-14-7-4-2-4Lost 1
3
 Anaheim
PAC6327261064161172-1116-13-211-13-8-6-2-2Lost 1
4
 * - Phoenix
PAC633321975167150+1717-10-416-11-5-9-0-1Won 6
5
 Minnesota
NW632826965144160-1615-11-413-15-5-3-6-1Lost 1
6
 * - Vancouver
NW644016888205149+5618-6-422-10-4-6-1-3OT 2
7
 St. Louis
CEN633917785161120+4126-4-413-13-3-7-3-0Won 3
8
 Nashville
CEN643720781183161+2221-7-516-13-2-5-3-2Lost 1
9
 San Jose
PAC623322773181156+2519-9-214-13-5-3-6-1Won 1
10
 Chicago
CEN643324773196186+1021-7-412-17-3-4-6-0Lost 3
11
 Columbus
CEN631838743147207-6011-18-37-20-4-3-6-1Lost 3
12
 Edmonton
NW622531656169180-1116-11-49-20-2-4-5-1Won 1
13
 Dallas
PAC633326470168168E18-12-215-14-2-5-3-2Won 4
14
 Colorado
NW643327470170172-218-13-115-14-3-7-2-1Won 4
15
 * - Detroit
CEN644219387204149+5526-3-216-16-1-7-2-1Won 1
Results For This date
Pittsburgh Penguins - 4 @ Dallas Stars - 3
Toronto Maple Leafs - 4 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 5
St. Louis Blues - 5 @ Edmonton Oilers - 2
Buffalo Sabres - 2 @ Anaheim Ducks - 0
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