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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
 Boston
NE221633356947+228-2-18-1-2-8-1-1Won 2
2
 Ottawa
NE251384306049+119-1-24-7-2-6-2-2Won 1
3
 NY Rangers
ATL231292266155+69-5-13-4-1-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 * - Montréal
NE251654368162+198-3-28-2-2-6-1-3Won 2
5
 Washington
SE2310121217168+37-5-03-7-1-6-4-0Lost 1
6
 Toronto
NE2615101317969+106-5-19-5-0-5-4-1OT 1
7
 * - Carolina
SE241491297669+77-5-07-4-1-6-4-0Won 1
8
 New Jersey
ATL251195276370-77-3-24-6-3-2-6-2Lost 1
9
 Winnipeg
SE2412111256370-74-6-08-5-1-7-3-0Won 2
10
 * - Pittsburgh
ATL251780349275+176-4-011-4-0-7-3-0Won 4
11
 Tampa Bay
SE2510141218678+86-6-14-8-0-2-8-0Lost 2
12
 Buffalo
NE259133216978-94-6-15-7-2-3-5-2OT 1
13
 Philadelphia
ATL2611141237379-67-4-14-10-0-5-5-0Lost 3
14
 NY Islanders
ATL2511113257882-45-8-26-3-1-5-3-2Won 1
15
 Florida
SE257126206492-284-5-53-7-1-3-5-2OT 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Chicago
CEN252113458349+3411-0-110-1-2-9-1-0Lost 1
2
 San Jose
PAC231175275851+77-1-44-6-1-4-4-2OT 1
3
 Minnesota
NW231292265556-18-2-14-7-1-6-3-1Won 1
4
 Nashville
CEN251096265456-26-2-44-7-2-3-6-1OT 1
5
 * - Anaheim
PAC231733378357+2610-1-07-2-3-7-1-2Won 2
6
 Los Angeles
PAC231382286958+118-2-15-6-1-8-2-0Won 1
7
 * - Vancouver
NW231166286758+96-3-35-3-3-3-3-4OT 2
8
 Detroit
CEN251294286662+49-4-23-5-2-5-3-2Lost 1
9
 Colorado
NW239104226066-67-2-12-8-3-4-3-3Won 1
10
 Dallas
PAC2412102266867+15-4-17-6-1-5-4-1Lost 1
11
 Columbus
CEN259124226169-87-4-32-8-1-5-3-2Won 4
12
 Edmonton
NW248115215469-154-4-24-7-3-2-6-2Lost 2
13
 Phoenix
PAC2512103277370+39-5-13-5-2-5-4-1Won 1
14
 St. Louis
CEN241392287772+55-5-18-4-1-5-4-1Won 2
15
 Calgary
NW239104226376-136-5-23-5-2-4-5-1Lost 2
Results For This date
New York Rangers - 4 @ Washington Capitals - 1
Columbus Blue Jackets - 3 @ Detroit Red Wings - 2
Montréal Canadiens - 5 @ Florida Panthers - 2
Winnipeg Jets - 2 @ New Jersey Devils - 3
New York Islanders - 1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 6
Edmonton Oilers - 6 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 5
Buffalo Sabres - 2 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 3
Vancouver Canucks - 2 @ Minnesota Wild - 4
San Jose Sharks - 2 @ Colorado Avalanche - 3
St. Louis Blues - 2 @ Anaheim Ducks - 4
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