Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

2000-2001 Standings

Atlantic GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 z - New Jersey
824819123111295195+10024-11-6-024-8-6-38-2-0-0Won 4
 x - Philadelphia
824325113100240207+3326-11-4-017-14-7-34-4-1-1Won 2
 x - Pittsburgh
8242289396281256+2524-15-2-018-13-7-36-2-1-1Won 1
 NY Rangers
8233435172250290-4017-20-3-116-23-2-05-5-0-0Lost 1
 NY Islanders
8221517352185268-8312-27-1-19-24-6-22-7-1-0Lost 3
Northeast GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Ottawa
82482194109274205+6926-7-5-322-14-4-17-1-1-1Won 2
 x - Buffalo
8246305198218184+3426-12-3-020-18-2-16-4-0-0Lost 1
 x - Toronto
82372911590232207+2519-11-7-418-18-4-15-5-0-0Lost 1
8236308888227249-2221-12-5-315-18-3-57-2-0-1Won 1
8228408670206232-2615-20-4-213-20-4-44-2-2-2Lost 1
Southeast GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Washington
82412710496233211+2224-9-6-217-18-4-24-4-0-2Won 1
 x - Carolina
8238329388212225-1323-15-3-015-17-6-35-4-1-0Lost 1
82223813966200246-4612-18-7-410-20-6-54-4-2-0Won 1
82234512260211289-7810-23-6-213-22-6-03-7-0-0Lost 2
 Tampa Bay
8224476559201280-7917-19-3-27-28-3-32-7-0-1Lost 4
Central GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Detroit
82492094111253202+5127-9-3-222-11-6-27-3-0-0Won 2
 x - St. Louis
824322125103249195+5428-5-5-315-17-7-23-4-2-1Won 2
8234369380186200-1416-18-7-018-18-2-36-3-1-0Lost 1
8229408571210246-3614-21-4-215-19-4-30-7-1-2Lost 4
8228399671190233-4319-15-4-39-24-5-34-5-1-0Won 1
Northwest GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 p - Colorado
825216104118270192+7828-6-5-224-10-5-26-3-1-0Won 1
 x - Edmonton
82392812393243222+2123-9-7-216-19-5-14-4-2-0Won 1
 x - Vancouver
82362811790239238+121-12-5-315-16-6-42-5-3-0Lost 1
82273615473197236-3912-18-9-215-18-6-24-5-1-0Lost 2
82253913568168210-4214-13-10-411-26-3-11-6-3-0Lost 1
Pacific GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Dallas
82482482106241187+5426-10-5-022-14-3-28-0-2-0Won 2
 x - San Jose
82402712395217192+2522-14-4-118-13-8-25-3-1-1Won 1
 x - Los Angeles
82382813392252228+2420-12-8-118-16-5-24-1-3-2Won 1
82352717390214212+221-11-7-214-16-10-14-3-2-1Won 1
82254111566188245-5715-20-4-210-21-7-32-5-3-0Lost 2
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

This team has been a real treat to say you've been the head coach of them. I'm extremely proud of this group ... after the disappointment of (the Game 6 loss) is digested, it's always a lot easier as a coach when your team has emptied its tank, and that team emptied its tank for me for three months.

— Senators coach Dave Cameron after getting eliminated in the first round by the Canadiens