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2015 NHL Draft

2003-2004 Standings

Atlantic GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Philadelphia
824021156101229186+4324-11-3-316-10-12-34-4-2-0Tied 1
 x - New Jersey
824325122100213164+4922-13-5-121-12-7-16-3-1-0Lost 1
 x - NY Islanders
82382911491237210+2725-11-4-113-18-7-36-3-1-0Tied 1
 NY Rangers
8227407869206250-4413-21-3-414-19-4-42-6-0-2Won 1
8223478458190303-11313-22-6-010-25-2-46-3-1-0Won 2
Northeast GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Boston
824119157104209188+2118-12-9-223-7-6-56-3-1-0Won 1
 x - Toronto
824524103103242204+3822-14-3-223-10-7-17-2-1-0Won 3
 x - Ottawa
824323106102262189+7323-8-5-520-15-5-15-3-1-1Lost 1
 x - Montréal
8241307493208192+1623-13-4-118-17-3-34-4-1-1Won 1
8237347485220221-121-13-4-316-21-3-16-3-1-0Lost 2
Southeast GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 z - Tampa Bay
82462286106245192+5324-10-4-322-12-4-35-4-0-1Lost 1
8233378478214243-2918-17-4-215-20-4-25-3-1-1Won 1
82283414676172209-3713-18-8-215-16-6-44-4-1-1Tied 1
82283515475188221-3316-15-7-312-20-8-12-6-1-1Tied 1
82234610359186253-6713-20-6-210-26-4-12-5-2-1Lost 2
Central GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 p - Detroit
824821112109255189+6630-7-4-018-14-7-26-3-1-0Lost 1
 x - St. Louis
82393011291191198-723-11-7-016-19-4-26-3-1-0Lost 1
 x - Nashville
82382911491216217-122-10-7-216-19-4-25-3-1-1Won 1
8225458462177238-6117-18-4-28-27-4-25-5-0-0Won 1
82204311859188259-7113-17-6-57-26-5-31-5-2-2Lost 7
Northwest GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - Vancouver
824324105101235194+4121-13-7-022-11-3-56-2-1-1Won 6
 x - Colorado
824022137100236198+3819-14-6-221-8-7-52-5-1-2Lost 1
 x - Calgary
8242307394200176+2421-14-5-121-16-2-26-4-0-0Lost 1
82362912589221208+1322-12-4-314-17-8-27-2-0-1Lost 1
82302920383188183+519-13-7-211-16-13-16-3-0-1Won 3
Pacific GP W L T OTL P GF GA Diff Home Away L10 Streak
 y - San Jose
824321126104219183+3624-8-7-219-13-5-48-2-0-0Won 1
 x - Dallas
82412613297194175+1926-7-8-015-19-5-25-2-1-2Won 1
 Los Angeles
82282916981205217-1215-16-9-113-13-7-80-8-0-2Lost 11
82293510876184213-2919-11-7-410-24-3-44-5-1-0Won 1
82223618668188245-5711-19-7-411-17-11-22-5-2-1Won 1
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

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft