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2005-2006 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 x - Philadelphia
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2
 x - NY Rangers
8244261210039-22-1118-9-511-8-110-5-5
3
 y - New Jersey
824627910140-25-716-12-413-7-011-6-3
4
 NY Islanders
82364067830-37-515-15-26-12-29-10-1
5
 Pittsburgh
822246145821-37-1412-14-63-12-56-11-3
Northeast GP W L OT P vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 z - Ottawa
825221911347-19-614-5-120-8-413-6-1
2
 x - Buffalo
825224611046-21-514-4-221-9-211-8-1
3
 x - Montréal
82423199338-26-810-8-218-9-510-9-1
4
 Toronto
82413389039-25-815-4-111-16-513-5-2
5
 Boston
822937167426-32-145-9-610-19-311-4-5
Southeast GP W L OT P vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 y - Carolina
825222811245-20-713-4-314-5-118-11-3
2
 x - Tampa Bay
82433369236-30-616-4-04-15-116-11-5
3
 Atlanta
82413389036-29-711-8-18-11-117-10-5
4
 Florida
823734118533-29-107-9-48-9-318-11-3
5
 Washington
822941127024-37-115-13-28-10-211-14-7
Western
Central GP W L OT P vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 p - Detroit
82581681246-3-14-1-00-0-02-2-1
2
 x - Nashville
82492581064-3-33-1-10-0-01-2-2
3
 Columbus
8235434745-5-04-1-00-0-01-4-0
4
 Chicago
82264313654-2-42-1-20-0-02-1-2
5
 St. Louis
82214615571-7-21-3-10-0-00-4-1
Northwest GP W L OT P vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 y - Calgary
824625111037-2-12-2-15-0-00-0-0
2
 x - Edmonton
82412813953-3-42-0-31-3-10-0-0
3
 x - Colorado
8243309956-4-03-2-03-2-00-0-0
4
 Vancouver
8242328929-1-04-1-05-0-00-0-0
5
 Minnesota
8238368844-5-12-2-12-3-00-0-0
Pacific GP W L OT P vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 y - Dallas
82532361126-4-00-0-03-2-03-2-0
2
 x - San Jose
82442711999-1-00-0-04-1-05-0-0
3
 x - Anaheim
82432712985-2-30-0-02-1-23-1-1
4
 Los Angeles
8242355894-6-00-0-02-3-02-3-0
5
 Phoenix
8238395816-4-00-0-03-2-03-2-0
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

A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery