2012-2013 Standings

EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
SE39181923893117-248-9-010-10-2-3-7-0Lost 5
 * - Pittsburgh
ATL38281005612394+2915-5-013-5-0-8-2-0Lost 2
 NY Islanders
ATL381816440106116-107-11-211-5-2-5-4-1OT 1
 * - Montréal
NE3724855311588+2712-4-312-4-2-6-3-1Won 1
 * - Washington
SE371817238106105+19-8-09-9-2-7-2-1Won 2
NE372013444115101+1410-7-210-6-2-5-2-3Lost 1
 New Jersey
ATL3715139398795-810-6-25-7-7-2-4-4Lost 2
ATL371717337104112-812-5-25-12-1-5-3-2Won 4
NE37141763494110-166-7-38-10-3-4-3-3Won 1
SE37121963088126-386-8-56-11-1-5-5-0Won 3
NE362484529775+2213-2-211-6-2-5-4-1Won 3
NE3619116448775+1213-3-36-8-3-6-3-1Lost 2
 NY Rangers
ATL3618153398584+112-6-26-9-1-5-4-1Won 2
SE36161823496110-147-11-09-7-2-1-8-1Lost 3
 Tampa Bay
SE361618234116104+1210-7-26-11-0-5-4-1Won 1
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
CEN3815158389197-610-4-45-11-4-4-4-2Lost 1
 * - Anaheim
PAC3725755511189+2214-4-011-3-5-5-4-1Won 2
 * - Vancouver
NW3720116469488+611-5-39-6-3-7-3-0Won 1
 Los Angeles
PAC37211334510689+1713-4-18-9-2-6-3-1Won 1
NW3721142449696E13-4-18-10-1-6-4-0Lost 3
CEN3718145419496-210-6-38-8-2-6-4-0Lost 1
NW3716147399799-28-5-48-9-3-6-3-1Lost 1
CEN3716147398694-811-4-55-10-2-6-2-2Won 3
PAC37161563898100-212-7-14-8-5-3-4-3Won 2
 * - Chicago
CEN3627545811776+4113-3-214-2-2-6-3-1OT 1
 San Jose
PAC3619116448685+113-1-46-10-2-7-3-0Won 6
PAC36161733595111-168-9-28-8-1-4-6-0Lost 3
NW36122042886113-2710-6-12-14-3-2-8-0Lost 2
 St. Louis
CEN3519142409996+38-7-111-7-1-6-4-0Won 2
NW35131843096123-2710-7-23-11-2-3-7-0Lost 3
Results For This date
Ottawa Senators - 2 @ Buffalo Sabres - 4
New York Rangers - 1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 2
Columbus Blue Jackets - 1 @ St. Louis Blues - 3
Detroit Red Wings - 3 @ Colorado Avalanche - 2
Dallas Stars - 3 @ Anaheim Ducks - 1
Calgary Flames - 1 @ San Jose Sharks - 2
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

For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.

— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday
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