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2002-2003 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
1
 Montréal
NE8230358977206234-2816-16-5-414-19-3-53-6-0-1Won 1
2
 Florida
SE82243613970176237-618-21-7-516-15-6-42-7-1-0Lost 1
3
 Buffalo
NE82273710872190219-2918-16-5-29-21-5-65-3-1-1Tied 1
4
 y - New Jersey
ATL824620106108216166+5025-11-3-221-9-7-45-0-4-1Tied 1
5
 x - Washington
SE8239298692224220+424-13-2-215-16-6-46-3-0-1Won 1
6
 Carolina
SE82224311661171240-6912-17-9-310-26-2-30-8-2-0Lost 6
7
 y - Tampa Bay
SE82362516593219210+922-9-7-314-16-9-23-2-5-0Lost 2
8
 Atlanta
SE8231397574226284-5815-19-4-316-20-3-26-3-1-0Won 2
9
 Pittsburgh
ATL8227446565189255-6615-22-2-212-22-4-32-7-1-0Lost 1
10
 x - Philadelphia
ATL824520134107211166+4521-10-8-224-10-5-27-1-2-0Won 5
11
 x - Boston
NE82363111487245237+823-11-5-213-20-6-23-4-3-0Won 1
12
 NY Rangers
ATL82323610478210231-2117-18-4-215-18-6-24-4-1-1Lost 2
13
 x - Toronto
NE8244287398236208+2824-13-4-020-15-3-35-2-2-1Lost 1
14
 x - NY Islanders
ATL82353411283224231-718-18-5-017-16-6-23-5-2-0Won 1
15
 p - Ottawa
NE82522181113263182+8128-9-3-124-12-5-07-2-1-0Won 4
Western
WesternDIV GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
1
 x - Edmonton
NW82362611992231230+120-12-5-416-14-6-55-1-3-1Lost 1
2
 y - Colorado
NW824219138105251194+5721-9-8-321-10-5-57-1-1-1Won 2
3
 San Jose
PAC8228379873214239-2517-16-5-311-21-4-52-4-3-1Tied 3
4
 Nashville
CEN82273513774183206-2318-17-5-19-18-8-60-6-2-2Lost 6
5
 x - St. Louis
CEN82412411699253222+3123-11-4-318-13-7-33-5-2-0Lost 1
6
 x - Anaheim
PAC8240279695203193+1022-10-7-218-17-2-45-2-1-2Lost 2
7
 Chicago
CEN82303313679207226-1917-15-7-213-18-6-43-3-3-1Won 1
8
 Los Angeles
PAC8233376678203221-1819-19-2-214-18-4-53-3-1-3Won 1
9
 Phoenix
PAC82313511578204230-2617-16-6-214-19-5-32-5-2-1Tied 1
10
 z - Dallas
PAC824617154111245169+7628-5-6-218-12-9-27-1-0-2Won 4
11
 y - Detroit
CEN824820104110269203+6628-6-5-220-14-5-26-2-1-1Lost 1
12
 Calgary
NW82293613475186228-4214-16-10-115-20-3-35-3-2-0Won 2
13
 Columbus
CEN8229428369213263-5020-14-5-29-28-3-14-5-1-0Lost 1
14
 x - Vancouver
NW824523131104264208+5622-13-6-023-10-7-15-4-1-0Lost 1
15
 x - Minnesota
NW82422910195198178+2025-13-3-017-16-7-16-4-0-0Won 1
Playoff Format (NEW for 2013-14)
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, 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

My focus is always just to play as well as I can and do my job, no matter where the faceoff is.

— New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin on using his speed to his advantage
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