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2012-2013 Standings

Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 z - Pittsburgh
483612072165119+4618-6-018-6-0-8-2-0Won 1
 x - NY Rangers
482618456130112+1816-6-210-12-2-7-3-0Won 2
482322349133141-815-7-28-15-1-6-4-0Won 4
 New Jersey
4819191048112129-1713-9-26-10-8-4-5-1Lost 1
 x - NY Islanders
482417755139139E10-11-314-6-4-6-1-3OT 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Boston
482814662131109+2216-5-312-9-3-3-5-2Lost 1
 x - Ottawa
482517656116104+1215-6-310-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
 y - Montréal
482914563149126+2314-7-315-7-2-4-6-0Won 2
 x - Toronto
482617557145133+1213-9-213-8-3-5-4-1Lost 1
482121648125143-1811-10-310-11-3-6-4-0Won 2
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 y - Washington
482718357149130+1915-8-112-10-2-8-1-1Won 1
482421351128144-1613-10-111-11-2-6-3-1Lost 2
 Tampa Bay
481826440148150-212-10-26-16-2-2-6-2Lost 2
481527636112171-598-11-57-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
481925442128160-329-14-110-11-3-3-5-2Lost 1
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 p - Chicago
48367577155102+5318-3-318-4-2-7-2-1Lost 1
482417755120119+114-5-510-12-2-8-2-0Won 3
 x - St. Louis
482917260129115+1415-8-114-9-1-7-3-0Won 3
 x - Detroit
482416856124115+913-7-411-9-4-5-2-3Won 4
481623941111139-2811-9-45-14-5-1-8-1Lost 2
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 y - Vancouver
482615759127121+615-6-311-9-4-5-4-1Lost 2
 x - Minnesota
482619355122127-514-8-212-11-1-4-5-1Won 1
481925442128160-3213-9-26-16-2-5-5-0Lost 3
481625739116152-3612-9-34-16-4-4-4-2Lost 1
481922745125134-99-11-410-11-3-3-7-0Won 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Los Angeles
482716559133118+1519-4-18-12-4-5-3-2Won 1
 x - San Jose
482516757124116+817-2-58-14-2-5-5-0Lost 2
 y - Anaheim
483012666140118+2216-7-114-5-5-5-4-1Lost 1
482118951125131-614-8-27-10-7-4-3-3Won 1
482222448130142-1211-11-211-11-2-4-5-1Lost 3
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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 not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process