2011-2012 Standings

EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 * - Boston
NE302091419960+3911-6-19-3-0-7-2-1Won 3
 * - Philadelphia
ATL3020734311084+268-4-212-3-1-9-1-0Won 7
 NY Rangers
ATL291784388362+218-3-29-5-2-6-3-1Lost 2
ATL3217114389683+138-3-29-8-2-5-5-0Lost 2
 * - Florida
SE321796408578+77-2-510-7-1-5-3-2Won 1
NE3213127338179+25-6-68-6-1-3-3-4Lost 1
NE3116123358485-18-9-38-3-0-4-4-2Won 1
SE3016131338993-410-5-16-8-0-4-6-0Won 1
NE3116123359499-57-4-39-8-0-5-4-1Lost 1
SE3114134328393-1010-5-04-8-4-6-4-0Lost 1
 New Jersey
ATL3117131357888-107-5-110-8-0-5-5-0Won 3
NE33151443499114-158-7-17-7-3-4-4-2Won 1
 Tampa Bay
SE31131622882103-218-5-05-11-2-3-7-0Won 1
SE33101852584111-276-9-24-9-3-2-7-1Won 1
 NY Islanders
ATL299146246794-276-8-33-6-3-4-4-2Lost 3
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
CEN3019101399567+2812-2-17-8-0-7-3-0Lost 1
NW31181123810075+258-4-110-7-1-7-2-1Lost 1
 St. Louis
CEN301893397560+1512-3-16-6-2-8-1-1Won 4
 * - Minnesota
NW322084447968+1110-4-210-4-2-7-2-1OT 1
 * - Chicago
CEN3220844410393+1010-2-310-6-1-8-1-1Won 4
 San Jose
PAC2916103358071+99-6-17-4-2-3-5-2Won 1
NW3114143318481+39-5-25-9-1-3-6-1Lost 2
CEN3116114368382+17-5-39-6-1-6-4-0Won 4
PAC3116123358080E7-6-29-6-1-5-5-0Won 1
 Los Angeles
PAC3114134326669-38-9-16-4-3-3-6-1Won 1
 * - Dallas
PAC3118121377885-79-4-19-8-0-5-4-1Lost 1
NW3214144328088-88-5-26-9-2-5-2-3OT 2
NW3214171298199-188-9-06-8-1-5-5-0Lost 1
PAC319175237197-267-9-12-8-4-3-6-1Lost 1
CEN319184227199-286-9-23-9-2-4-5-1Lost 1
Results For This date
Boston Bruins - 6 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 0
Vancouver Canucks - 5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 3
New Jersey Devils - 5 @ Montréal Canadiens - 3
Buffalo Sabres - 3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 8
Anaheim Ducks - 3 @ Winnipeg Jets - 5
Los Angeles Kings - 2 @ Detroit Red Wings - 8
Tampa Bay Lightning - 3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 2
St. Louis Blues - 1 @ Nashville Predators - 2
New York Islanders - 2 @ Minnesota Wild - 1
New York Rangers - 3 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 2
Washington Capitals - 1 @ Colorado Avalanche - 2
Edmonton Oilers - 2 @ San Jose Sharks - 3
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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