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2012-2013 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Los Angeles
PAC482716559133114+1919-4-18-12-4-5-3-2Won 1
2
 Chicago
CEN4836757715597+5818-3-318-4-2-7-2-1Lost 1
3
 San Jose
PAC482516757124112+1217-2-58-14-2-5-5-0Lost 2
4
 Pittsburgh
ATL483612072165119+4618-6-018-6-0-8-2-0Won 1
5
 Boston
NE482814662131106+2516-5-312-9-3-3-5-2Lost 1
6
 NY Rangers
ATL482618456130108+2216-6-210-12-2-7-3-0Won 2
7
 Anaheim
PAC483012666140115+2516-7-114-5-5-5-4-1Lost 1
8
 Vancouver
NW482615759127115+1215-6-311-9-4-5-4-1Lost 2
9
 Ottawa
NE482517656116100+1615-6-310-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
10
 Columbus
CEN482417755120115+514-5-510-12-2-8-2-0Won 3
11
 Philadelphia
ATL482322349133139-615-7-28-15-1-6-4-0Won 4
12
 St. Louis
CEN482917260129114+1515-8-114-9-1-7-3-0Won 3
13
 Washington
SE482718357149130+1915-8-112-10-2-8-1-1Won 1
14
 Montréal
NE482914563149124+2514-7-315-7-2-4-6-0Won 2
15
 Minnesota
NW482619355122125-314-8-212-11-1-4-5-1Won 1
16
 Phoenix
PAC482118951125125E14-8-27-10-7-4-3-3Won 1
17
 Detroit
CEN482416856124110+1413-7-411-9-4-5-2-3Won 4
18
 Toronto
NE482617557145128+1713-9-213-8-3-5-4-1Lost 1
19
 New Jersey
ATL4819191048112122-1013-9-26-10-8-4-5-1Lost 1
20
 Calgary
NW481925442128157-2913-9-26-16-2-5-5-0Lost 3
21
 Winnipeg
SE482421351128141-1313-10-111-11-2-6-3-1Lost 2
22
 Colorado
NW481625739116150-3412-9-34-16-4-4-4-2Lost 1
23
 Tampa Bay
SE481826440148147+112-10-26-16-2-2-6-2Lost 2
24
 Nashville
CEN481623941111133-2211-9-45-14-5-1-8-1Lost 2
25
 Buffalo
NE482121648125139-1411-10-310-11-3-6-4-0Won 2
26
 Dallas
PAC482222448130141-1111-11-211-11-2-4-5-1Lost 3
27
 NY Islanders
ATL482417755139136+310-11-314-6-4-6-1-3OT 1
28
 Edmonton
NW481922745125131-69-11-410-11-3-3-7-0Won 2
29
 Florida
SE481527636112170-588-11-57-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
30
 Carolina
SE481925442128159-319-14-110-11-3-3-5-2Lost 1
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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

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers