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2012-2013 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Chicago
CEN232003437841+3710-0-110-0-2-10-0-0Won 10
2
 Anaheim
PAC211533337757+208-1-07-2-3-7-1-2OT 2
3
 Montréal
NE231454327357+168-3-26-2-2-6-1-3Lost 1
4
 Boston
NE201433316245+176-2-18-1-2-6-2-2OT 1
5
 Pittsburgh
ATL231580308367+166-4-09-4-0-7-3-0Won 2
6
 Toronto
NE231490286857+115-5-09-4-0-6-4-0Won 2
7
 Ottawa
NE231274285342+119-1-23-6-2-5-3-2OT 1
8
 Carolina
SE221381276862+66-4-07-4-1-6-4-0Won 4
9
 Vancouver
NW221165276656+106-3-35-3-2-3-4-3OT 1
10
 Los Angeles
PAC211272266151+107-1-15-6-1-8-2-0Won 2
11
 San Jose
PAC211164265443+117-1-34-5-1-4-4-2Won 2
12
 Detroit
CEN231184266359+48-4-23-4-2-4-4-2Won 1
13
 Phoenix
PAC221183256861+78-4-13-4-2-6-3-1Won 2
14
 New Jersey
ATL231085255862-46-3-24-5-3-2-6-2Lost 2
15
 NY Rangers
ATL211182245751+69-4-12-4-1-5-3-2Won 3
16
 Dallas
PAC221192246263-15-4-16-5-1-5-4-1Won 1
17
 St. Louis
CEN221192246766+15-5-16-4-1-5-4-1Lost 2
18
 Minnesota
NW221192245455-18-2-13-7-1-5-4-1Lost 1
19
 Nashville
CEN23995234755-85-2-34-7-2-3-6-1Lost 3
20
 Philadelphia
ATL2411121236971-27-3-14-9-0-5-5-0Lost 1
21
 NY Islanders
ATL2310112227278-64-8-16-3-1-5-4-1Won 2
22
 Winnipeg
SE2210111215867-94-6-06-5-1-5-5-0Lost 2
23
 Edmonton
NW22895215460-64-4-24-5-3-3-5-2OT 1
24
 Tampa Bay
SE2310121218272+106-4-14-8-0-4-6-0Won 1
25
 Calgary
NW20884205765-85-5-23-3-2-5-4-1Won 1
26
 Colorado
NW21894205261-96-2-12-7-3-4-3-3Lost 1
27
 Buffalo
NE249132206776-94-6-15-7-1-4-5-1Lost 1
28
 Washington
SE219111196262E6-5-03-6-1-7-3-0Won 2
29
 Florida
SE237115196182-214-5-43-6-1-3-5-2Won 1
30
 Columbus
CEN237124185668-125-4-32-8-1-3-5-2Won 2
Results For This date
Ottawa Senators - 4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 5
Colorado Avalanche - 2 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 3
San Jose Sharks - 1 @ Calgary Flames - 4
Phoenix Coyotes - 0 @ Anaheim Ducks - 2
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

Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals