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2014 NHL Draft
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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
 St. Louis
CEN82492211109210155+5530-6-519-16-6-4-3-3Won 1
2
 Los Angeles
PAC8240271595194170+2422-14-518-13-10-5-2-3OT 2
3
 NY Rangers
ATL8251247109226182+4427-12-224-12-5-6-4-0Lost 2
4
 Vancouver
NW8251229111249191+5827-10-424-12-5-8-1-1Won 1
5
 Phoenix
PAC8242271397216194+2222-13-620-14-7-7-1-2Won 5
6
 Boston
NE8249294102269199+7024-14-325-15-1-7-2-1Won 2
7
 Detroit
CEN8248286102248200+4831-7-317-21-3-4-4-2OT 1
8
 Nashville
CEN8248268104237205+3226-10-522-16-3-6-4-0Won 3
9
 New Jersey
ATL8248286102228205+2324-13-424-15-2-7-2-1Won 6
10
 San Jose
PAC8243291096228205+2326-12-317-17-7-7-3-0Won 4
11
 Montréal
NE8231351678212214-216-15-1015-20-6-3-3-4Won 1
12
 Florida
SE8238261894203216-1321-9-1117-17-7-2-3-5Won 1
13
 Calgary
NW8237291690202217-1523-12-614-17-10-3-3-4Won 2
14
 Minnesota
NW8235361181177217-4020-17-415-19-7-5-4-1Lost 1
15
 Pittsburgh
ATL8251256108282218+6429-10-222-15-4-6-4-0Won 3
16
 Dallas
PAC824235589211218-722-16-320-19-2-3-7-0Lost 5
17
 Colorado
NW824135688208218-1022-17-219-18-4-3-5-2Lost 2
18
 Buffalo
NE8239321189218223-521-12-818-20-3-6-3-1OT 1
19
 Anaheim
PAC8234361280204224-2021-18-213-18-10-4-5-1Lost 1
20
 Philadelphia
ATL8247269103264225+3922-13-625-13-3-5-4-1Lost 1
21
 Washington
SE824232892222226-426-11-416-21-4-6-2-2Won 2
22
 Chicago
CEN82452611101248231+1727-8-618-18-5-6-1-3Won 1
23
 Edmonton
NW8232401074212232-2018-17-614-23-4-4-4-2Lost 1
24
 Ottawa
NE8241311092249236+1320-17-421-14-6-4-6-0Lost 3
25
 Carolina
SE8233331682213237-2420-14-713-19-9-5-4-1Lost 1
26
 Winnipeg
SE8237351084225242-1723-13-514-22-5-3-5-2OT 1
27
 NY Islanders
ATL8234371179203251-4817-18-617-19-5-5-5-0Lost 1
28
 Columbus
CEN822946765202257-5517-21-312-25-4-6-4-0Won 2
29
 Toronto
NE8235371080231259-2818-16-717-21-3-3-5-2Lost 1
30
 Tampa Bay
SE823836884235278-4325-14-213-22-6-6-3-1Won 1
Results For This date
Washington Capitals - 2 @ Boston Bruins - 1
Ottawa Senators - 3 @ New York Rangers - 2
San Jose Sharks - 0 @ St. Louis Blues - 3
Chicago Blackhawks - 4 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 3
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

We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp