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2011-2012 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
NW644016888197149+4818-6-422-10-4-6-1-3OT 2
2
 Detroit
CEN644219387195149+4626-3-216-16-1-7-2-1Won 1
3
 NY Rangers
ATL614015686166119+4721-7-219-8-4-7-2-1Won 2
4
 St. Louis
CEN633917785157120+3726-4-413-13-3-7-3-0Won 3
5
 Nashville
CEN643720781178161+1721-7-516-13-2-5-3-2Lost 1
6
 Boston
NE613721377193138+5518-11-219-10-1-4-5-1Lost 1
7
 Pittsburgh
ATL623621577191160+3120-8-216-13-3-6-3-1Won 3
8
 Ottawa
NE653423876194190+417-12-317-11-5-7-2-1Won 2
9
 Philadelphia
ATL623421775201183+1814-10-520-11-2-4-5-1Lost 1
10
 Phoenix
PAC633321975161150+1117-10-416-11-5-9-0-1Won 6
11
 New Jersey
ATL623523474162167-516-12-319-11-1-5-4-1Lost 3
12
 San Jose
PAC623322773172156+1619-9-214-13-5-3-6-1Won 1
13
 Chicago
CEN643324773189186+321-7-412-17-3-4-6-0Lost 3
14
 Florida
SE6230201272154165-1115-8-815-12-4-6-3-1Won 3
15
 Dallas
PAC633326470161168-718-12-215-14-2-5-3-2Won 4
16
 Colorado
NW643327470161172-1118-13-115-14-3-7-2-1Won 4
17
 Los Angeles
PAC6429231270134130+416-13-413-10-8-3-5-2Won 1
18
 Washington
SE633226569171175-421-8-211-18-3-4-5-1Won 3
19
 Winnipeg
SE653027868162182-2019-10-411-17-4-5-3-2Lost 1
20
 Calgary
NW6328241167148167-1916-10-412-14-7-4-2-4Lost 1
21
 Toronto
NE632927765184192-816-12-513-15-2-1-8-1Lost 3
22
 Minnesota
NW632826965133160-2715-11-413-15-5-3-6-1Lost 1
23
 Tampa Bay
SE632928664174210-3619-9-210-19-4-6-4-0Won 2
24
 Anaheim
PAC6327261064158172-1416-13-211-13-8-6-2-2Lost 1
25
 Buffalo
NE622727862148176-2816-11-711-16-1-5-3-2OT 1
26
 Carolina
SE6324261361166184-1817-12-57-14-8-5-1-4Won 1
27
 NY Islanders
ATL632628961143184-4114-14-512-14-4-4-5-1OT 1
28
 Montréal
NE6424301058161169-811-14-813-16-2-3-6-1Lost 5
29
 Edmonton
NW622531656164180-1616-11-49-20-2-4-5-1Won 1
30
 Columbus
CEN631838743143207-6411-18-37-20-4-3-6-1Lost 3
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
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 might have blacked out. I was pretty pumped.

— New Jersey Devils rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL win Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning