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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 NY Rangers
3623945010674+3211-3-212-6-2-7-3-0Won 1
2
 Philadelphia
362210448123104+198-5-214-5-2-6-3-1Won 1
3
 Pittsburgh
37211244611795+2211-4-210-8-2-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 New Jersey
36201514192103-119-6-111-9-0-7-3-0Won 1
5
 NY Islanders
35121763078110-327-9-35-8-3-3-6-1Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
3424914911863+5513-6-111-3-0-8-2-0Won 7
2
 Toronto
371814541113120-78-5-410-9-1-3-4-3OT 1
3
 Ottawa
381815541114129-1511-8-17-7-4-5-3-2Won 1
4
 Buffalo
37171733796108-129-9-38-8-0-3-6-1Lost 2
5
 Montréal
38141773596102-65-7-69-10-1-3-6-1Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Florida
38191274598101-39-4-510-8-2-3-4-3Lost 1
2
 Winnipeg
371814541100103-313-6-15-8-4-6-3-1Won 2
3
 Washington
361915240106105+113-5-16-10-1-6-3-1Won 2
4
 Tampa Bay
36161733597118-2110-5-06-12-3-5-4-1Won 2
5
 Carolina
391320632101128-279-10-24-10-4-5-3-2Won 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Chicago
382410452121104+1714-3-310-7-1-8-2-0Won 1
2
 Detroit
37231314711984+3514-2-19-11-0-6-4-0Lost 1
3
 St. Louis
3721115479577+1814-3-27-8-3-6-2-2OT 1
4
 Nashville
38201444497104-710-6-310-8-1-7-3-0Won 2
5
 Columbus
37102252588120-326-10-34-12-2-2-6-2Won 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
38241225012790+3711-5-113-7-1-7-2-1Won 3
2
 Minnesota
3921126488987+211-5-310-7-3-2-5-3Won 1
3
 Calgary
39181654195104-910-5-28-11-3-4-3-3OT 1
4
 Colorado
39201814198113-1513-10-07-8-1-7-3-0Won 1
5
 Edmonton
3615183339897+110-6-25-12-1-2-8-0Lost 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
3419114429582+1312-7-27-4-2-5-2-3OT 1
2
 Los Angeles
3818146427986-710-9-18-5-5-5-3-2OT 1
3
 Dallas
36201514194104-1011-6-19-9-0-5-5-0Lost 2
4
 Phoenix
3818164409699-37-8-311-8-1-3-6-1Lost 1
5
 Anaheim
36102062684116-327-10-13-10-5-3-6-1Lost 1
Results For This date
Edmonton Oilers - 1 @ New York Islanders - 4
Pittsburgh Penguins - 1 @ New Jersey Devils - 3
Carolina Hurricanes - 2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 5
Phoenix Coyotes - 4 @ Minnesota Wild - 2
Montréal Canadiens - 2 @ Florida Panthers - 3
Ottawa Senators - 3 @ Buffalo Sabres - 2
Toronto Maple Leafs - 2 @ Winnipeg Jets - 3
St. Louis Blues - 0 @ Detroit Red Wings - 3
Washington Capitals - 4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 2
Boston Bruins - 2 @ Dallas Stars - 4
Colorado Avalanche - 4 @ Anaheim Ducks - 2
Vancouver Canucks - 1 @ Los Angeles Kings - 4
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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic