2001-2002 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 p - Detroit
CEN825117104116251187+6428-7-5-123-10-5-31-3-4-2Lost 2
 x - Chicago
CEN82412713196216207+928-7-5-113-20-8-05-4-1-0Won 1
 x - Phoenix
PAC8240279695228210+1827-8-3-313-19-6-36-3-0-1Won 2
 x - St. Louis
CEN8243278498227188+3927-12-1-116-15-7-38-2-0-0Won 4
 y - San Jose
PAC8244278399248199+4925-11-3-219-16-5-17-3-0-0Won 1
 x - Toronto
NE824325104100249207+4224-11-6-019-14-4-46-3-1-0Won 4
 y - Colorado
NW8245288199212169+4324-12-4-121-16-4-05-4-1-0Tied 1
 z - Boston
NE82432469101236201+3523-11-2-520-13-4-44-3-1-2Won 1
 x - Vancouver
NW8242307394254211+4323-11-5-219-19-2-18-1-1-0Won 5
 x - Los Angeles
PAC82402711495214190+2422-12-6-118-15-5-34-4-2-0Won 1
NW82382812492205182+2323-14-4-015-14-8-46-2-1-1Won 1
 x - New Jersey
ATL8241289495205187+1822-13-4-219-15-5-28-2-0-0Won 6
SE82363311285228240-1221-12-6-215-21-5-06-2-1-1Lost 1
 x - NY Islanders
ATL8242288496239220+1921-13-5-221-15-3-27-2-1-0Won 3
 x - Ottawa
NE8239279794243208+3521-13-3-418-14-6-34-4-1-1Lost 1
 x - Montréal
NE82363112387207209-221-13-6-115-18-6-27-3-0-0Lost 2
 y - Philadelphia
ATL82422710397234192+4220-13-5-322-14-5-02-7-1-0Lost 1
NW82323512379201220-1920-14-5-212-21-7-15-4-1-0Lost 1
PAC82362813590215213+218-13-6-418-15-7-13-3-3-1Tied 1
NE82353511182213200+1320-16-5-015-19-6-15-3-2-0Won 1
 y - Carolina
SE82352616591217217E15-13-11-220-13-5-35-3-2-0Tied 1
CEN82284113069196230-3417-16-8-011-25-5-02-7-1-0Lost 3
 NY Rangers
ATL8236384480227258-3119-19-2-117-19-2-35-5-0-0Lost 2
NW82263512973195238-4314-14-8-512-21-4-42-5-1-2Lost 2
 Tampa Bay
SE82274011469178219-4116-17-5-311-23-6-12-7-1-0Won 1
ATL8228418569198249-5116-20-4-112-21-4-40-8-1-1Lost 2
PAC8229428369175198-2315-19-5-214-23-3-14-5-1-0Lost 2
CEN8222478557164255-9114-18-5-48-29-3-12-7-0-1Lost 1
SE82194711554187288-10111-21-9-08-26-2-51-5-3-1Tied 1
SE82224410660180250-7011-23-3-411-21-7-23-3-3-1Lost 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

You've got to focus on playing good hockey. When we do that we give ourselves a chance to win games. Win games and then maybe we''ll have a chance at the end. You can't worry about something like (the division title) when we're not playing our best hockey down the stretch. We'll figure things out together the way we always do and get back on the right page.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews after loss to Flyers on Wednesday left them five points out of first place in Central Division
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