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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
 Philadelphia
ATL704122789223201+2218-10-523-12-2-8-2-0Won 2
2
 Boston
NE704027383218177+4120-13-220-14-1-3-7-0Lost 4
3
 Pittsburgh
ATL694321591215175+4024-8-219-13-3-10-0-0Won 10
4
 Ottawa
NE7237251084215210+519-13-418-12-6-5-3-2Won 1
5
 Detroit
CEN714424391212172+4028-4-216-20-1-3-6-1Lost 3
6
 Vancouver
NW704220892212177+3520-10-422-10-4-4-4-2Lost 2
7
 Chicago
CEN723925886212213-124-7-515-18-3-6-3-1Won 2
8
 Toronto
NE713132870202219-1716-13-615-19-2-2-7-1Won 1
9
 Nashville
CEN704121890197181+1623-8-518-13-3-6-2-2OT 1
10
 Tampa Bay
SE703231771196237-4121-12-211-19-5-5-4-1Lost 1
11
 NY Rangers
ATL704419795191155+3624-8-220-11-5-5-4-1Lost 1
12
 Washington
SE713629678189201-1223-10-313-19-3-6-3-1Lost 1
13
 New Jersey
ATL714125587185183+220-12-321-13-2-6-3-1Won 1
14
 Winnipeg
SE713429876185199-1423-10-411-19-4-5-3-2Won 2
15
 Carolina
SE7127291569185211-2618-13-69-16-9-4-3-3Won 1
16
 San Jose
PAC7035251080184179+520-11-315-14-7-3-4-3Won 1
17
 Montréal
NE7228321268184204-2013-15-815-17-4-4-4-2OT 1
18
 Edmonton
NW712836763184212-2818-15-410-21-3-4-5-1Won 2
19
 Phoenix
PAC7235261181183188-518-12-617-14-5-3-5-2Lost 1
20
 Dallas
PAC723928583183192-920-13-319-15-2-7-2-1Lost 2
21
 St. Louis
CEN724519898182144+3829-4-416-15-4-7-2-1Lost 1
22
 Colorado
NW733830581182194-1221-15-117-15-4-6-3-1OT 1
23
 Calgary
NW7234261280178199-2120-10-514-16-7-6-3-1Lost 1
24
 Anaheim
PAC7230311171176201-2519-15-211-16-9-3-6-1Lost 1
25
 Florida
SE7034231381173198-2519-9-815-14-5-6-3-1Won 3
26
 Buffalo
NE713329975171203-3218-11-815-18-1-6-2-2OT 1
27
 NY Islanders
ATL7128321167161214-5315-16-613-16-5-2-5-3Lost 1
28
 Los Angeles
PAC7134251280158158E18-13-416-12-8-7-3-0Won 3
29
 Columbus
CEN702241751158226-6813-19-39-22-4-4-6-0Lost 3
30
 Minnesota
NW7029311068143195-5215-14-414-17-6-2-7-1Lost 2
Results For This date
Philadelphia Flyers - 2 @ Boston Bruins - 3
Pittsburgh Penguins - 5 @ New Jersey Devils - 2
Carolina Hurricanes - 5 @ Minnesota Wild - 3
New York Islanders - 3 @ Montréal Canadiens - 2
Toronto Maple Leafs - 3 @ Ottawa Senators - 1
Colorado Avalanche - 3 @ New York Rangers - 1
St. Louis Blues - 3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 1
Buffalo Sabres - 2 @ Florida Panthers - 3
Columbus Blue Jackets - 3 @ Vancouver Canucks - 4
Nashville Predators - 2 @ Los Angeles Kings - 4
Detroit Red Wings - 2 @ San Jose Sharks - 3
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

We have to develop into a good team. We have to develop the pieces now that are a little more evident and in place to become a good team. It's not there yet.

— Sabres coach Dan Bylsma on new Buffalo players working together