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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
 p - Boston
A8254199117261177+8431-7-323-12-63-65-2-3Lost 1
2
 z - Anaheim
P8254208116266209+5729-8-425-12-43-67-2-1Won 4
3
 x - St. Louis
C8252237111248191+5728-9-424-14-39-33-7-0Lost 6
4
 x - San Jose
P8251229111249200+4929-7-522-15-410-75-4-1Won 2
5
 x - Chicago
C82462115107267220+4727-7-719-14-86-85-5-0Lost 2
6
 y - Pittsburgh
M8251247109249207+4228-9-423-15-37-35-3-2OT 2
7
 x - Los Angeles
P8246288100206174+3223-14-423-14-48-65-3-2OT 1
8
 y - Colorado
C8252228112250220+3026-11-426-11-45-47-1-2OT 1
9
 x - Tampa Bay
A8246279101240215+2525-10-621-17-38-67-3-0Won 4
10
 x - NY Rangers
M824531696218193+2520-17-425-14-24-36-2-2OT 1
11
 x - Columbus
M824332793231216+1522-15-421-17-35-26-3-1Won 1
12
 x - Montréal
A8246288100215204+1123-13-523-15-36-37-2-1Won 1
13
 x - Dallas
C8240311191235228+723-11-717-20-44-56-4-0Lost 1
14
 x - Philadelphia
M8242301094236235+124-14-318-16-73-84-3-3OT 1
15
 x - Minnesota
C8243271298207206+126-10-517-17-78-86-3-1Lost 1
16
 Washington
M8238301490235240-521-13-717-17-710-114-3-3OT 1
17
 x - Detroit
A8239281593222230-818-13-1021-15-55-96-3-1Won 1
18
 Winnipeg
C8237351084227237-1018-17-619-18-48-65-4-1Won 2
19
 New Jersey
M8235291888197208-1121-11-914-18-90-134-1-5Won 1
20
 Phoenix
P8237301589216231-1522-14-515-16-106-73-4-3Won 1
21
 Carolina
M8236351183207230-2318-17-618-18-52-45-3-2Won 2
22
 Toronto
A823836884231256-2524-16-114-20-79-42-8-0Lost 4
23
 Nashville
C8238321288216242-2619-17-519-15-72-97-1-2Won 3
24
 Vancouver
P8236351183196223-2720-15-616-20-55-74-5-1Won 1
25
 Ottawa
A8237311488236265-2918-17-619-14-87-78-2-0Won 5
26
 Calgary
P823540777209241-3219-19-316-21-47-35-5-0Lost 2
27
 NY Islanders
M8234371179225267-4213-19-921-18-29-66-2-2Won 3
28
 Edmonton
P822944967203270-6716-22-313-22-64-34-6-0Won 1
29
 Florida
A822945866196268-7216-20-513-25-38-63-7-0Lost 1
30
 Buffalo
A8221511052157248-9113-21-78-30-37-51-7-2OT 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

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center