2011-2012 Standings

Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 NY Rangers
7749217105209167+4226-10-223-11-5-7-3-0Won 3
 NY Islanders
7733331177183226-4316-16-617-17-5-5-3-2Won 3
 New Jersey
784428694202201+122-13-422-15-2-5-4-1Won 2
774524898244208+3621-12-524-12-3-6-3-1Won 1
7747246100250202+4827-9-220-15-4-6-3-1Lost 2
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
7738291086195204-920-11-818-18-2-7-1-2Won 5
7739281088231223+820-15-419-13-6-5-3-2Won 2
774528494243186+5723-13-322-15-1-5-4-1OT 1
7729341472194204-1014-15-1015-19-4-4-2-4OT 1
783336975214244-3016-16-717-20-2-3-6-1Lost 2
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
783931886206217-1124-11-415-20-4-5-3-2Won 1
7731311577205222-1719-13-612-18-9-6-4-0Won 1
7737241690185201-1620-9-1017-15-6-6-1-3OT 1
 Tampa Bay
773535777217263-4623-14-212-21-5-4-6-0Lost 2
773534878203223-2023-13-412-21-4-3-7-0Lost 3
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
784326995229220+927-8-516-18-4-7-1-2Won 1
772545757177247-7015-21-310-24-4-3-7-0Won 1
 St. Louis
78482010106198142+5630-4-418-16-6-5-2-3OT 1
774626597232189+4330-5-216-21-3-3-5-2Lost 1
774425896215197+1824-9-520-16-3-5-4-1Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
7747219103224180+4423-10-424-11-5-6-3-1Won 4
7732351074156204-4818-16-414-19-6-4-6-0Won 1
7835281585188206-1821-11-614-17-9-4-3-3Lost 1
773137971202219-1718-16-513-21-4-5-2-3Lost 1
794033686192206-1422-15-218-18-4-5-3-2Lost 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
774230589198200-222-14-320-16-2-6-4-0Won 1
7838271389196192+420-13-618-14-7-5-2-3Won 1
 Los Angeles
7738271288172158+1421-14-417-13-8-7-3-0Won 1
7733331177191207-1621-17-212-16-9-4-5-1Won 1
 San Jose
7839291088203196+724-12-315-17-7-5-4-1Lost 2
Results For This date
Winnipeg Jets - 4 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 3
Florida Panthers - 1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 4
Montréal Canadiens - 1 @ New York Rangers - 4
Pittsburgh Penguins - 5 @ Buffalo Sabres - 3
Nashville Predators - 4 @ Detroit Red Wings - 1
Colorado Avalanche - 4 @ Calgary Flames - 1
Los Angeles Kings - 4 @ Edmonton Oilers - 1
Dallas Stars - 2 @ Vancouver Canucks - 5
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.
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.
Quote of the Day

It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding it, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Rookie Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 in his NHL career