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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
 Tampa Bay
A493015464158131+2719-4-111-11-32-46-4-0Lost 1
2
 NY Islanders
M473214165155130+2517-4-015-10-16-17-3-0Won 2
3
 Chicago
C473015262148108+4016-7-114-8-16-15-5-0Won 2
4
 St. Louis
C462913462148111+3718-4-211-9-24-27-2-1Won 2
5
 Dallas
C472119749146154-811-10-510-9-22-13-5-2Lost 2
6
 Detroit
A482811965144123+2116-4-612-7-32-78-2-0Won 6
7
 Pittsburgh
M472712862143120+2317-7-310-5-52-44-3-3Won 1
8
 Toronto
A482223347142150-815-10-07-13-33-11-9-0Lost 6
9
 Nashville
C463110567141107+3419-2-112-8-44-37-1-2Won 1
10
 Washington
M472414957140124+1612-5-512-9-41-45-3-2Lost 1
11
 Calgary
P482619355140126+1412-9-214-10-13-16-4-0Won 1
12
 Anaheim
P473110668139124+1518-5-313-5-37-48-2-0Won 5
13
 Winnipeg
C492615860138122+1612-9-314-6-54-46-3-1Lost 1
14
 NY Rangers
M452714458135110+2514-6-313-8-12-47-3-0Lost 1
15
 Philadelphia
M492022747134149-1513-7-37-15-42-56-4-0Won 2
16
 San Jose
P482517656131132-112-8-313-9-32-45-4-1Won 1
17
 Minnesota
C472120648130138-811-7-510-13-12-23-5-2Won 1
18
 Los Angeles
P4720151252129126+315-6-65-9-61-72-3-5Lost 1
19
 Colorado
C4920181151128141-1312-9-38-9-86-45-2-3OT 1
20
 Montréal
A463013363126108+1816-5-214-8-15-17-2-1Won 3
21
 Boston
A482516757126121+515-7-410-9-32-56-1-3OT 1
22
 Ottawa
A461918947126128-210-6-49-12-53-44-4-2Won 1
23
 Vancouver
P452616355124114+1011-8-115-8-22-15-5-0Lost 1
24
 Columbus
M462122345117145-2810-12-211-10-14-15-5-0Won 1
25
 Florida
A4520151050111127-169-8-411-7-65-64-5-1Lost 2
26
 Edmonton
P481227933110160-508-15-24-12-73-34-5-1Lost 1
27
 Arizona
P471625638108160-529-12-37-13-33-42-6-2OT 1
28
 New Jersey
M471722842107134-277-7-610-15-22-65-4-1Won 1
29
 Carolina
M471725539102122-2011-9-26-16-33-47-2-1Won 3
30
 Buffalo
A48143133190171-8110-13-24-18-16-10-10-0Lost 12
No Games Scheduled For This Date
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.
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

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday