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2005-2006 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 z - Ottawa
NE8252219113314211+10329-9-323-12-62-63-5-2Won 1
2
 x - NY Rangers
ATL82442612100257215+4225-10-619-16-67-44-6-0Lost 5
3
 y - New Jersey
ATL8246279101242229+1327-11-319-16-69-410-0-0Won 11
4
 x - Buffalo
NE8252246110281239+4227-11-325-13-35-57-3-0Won 5
5
 x - Montréal
NE824231993243247-424-13-418-18-52-36-4-0Lost 2
6
 Florida
SE8237341185240257-1725-11-512-23-64-54-4-2Won 1
7
 x - Philadelphia
ATL82452611101267259+822-13-623-13-54-65-4-1Won 1
8
 y - Carolina
SE8252228112294260+3431-8-221-14-68-25-3-2Lost 2
9
 x - Tampa Bay
SE824333692252260-825-14-218-19-46-45-4-1Lost 1
10
 Boston
NE8229371674230266-3616-15-1013-22-62-81-5-4Lost 5
11
 Toronto
NE824133890257270-1326-12-315-21-53-77-1-2Won 1
12
 Atlanta
SE824133890281275+624-13-417-20-45-56-2-2Lost 2
13
 NY Islanders
ATL823640678230278-4820-18-316-22-39-33-6-1Lost 2
14
 Washington
SE8229411270237306-6916-18-713-23-57-65-3-2Won 3
15
 Pittsburgh
ATL8222461458244316-7212-21-810-25-61-64-4-2Lost 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 y - Calgary
NW82462511103218200+1830-7-416-18-72-76-1-3Lost 2
2
 p - Detroit
CEN8258168124305209+9627-9-531-7-34-38-1-1Lost 1
3
 Minnesota
NW823836884231215+1623-16-215-20-65-35-4-1Lost 2
4
 y - Dallas
PAC8253236112265218+4728-11-225-12-412-14-3-3Lost 2
5
 x - Nashville
CEN8249258106259227+3232-8-117-17-76-37-3-0Won 6
6
 x - Anaheim
PAC8243271298254229+2526-10-517-17-73-76-4-0Won 1
7
 x - San Jose
PAC8244271199266242+2425-9-719-18-41-78-1-1Lost 1
8
 x - Edmonton
NW8241281395256251+520-15-621-13-77-95-4-1Won 2
9
 Vancouver
NW824232892256255+125-10-617-22-24-44-4-2Won 1
10
 x - Colorado
NW824330995283257+2625-10-618-20-33-64-5-1Lost 3
11
 Los Angeles
PAC824235589249270-2126-14-116-21-46-14-6-0Won 2
12
 Phoenix
PAC823839581246271-2519-18-419-21-14-34-5-1Won 1
13
 Columbus
CEN823543474223279-5623-18-012-25-48-36-3-1Won 1
14
 Chicago
CEN8226431365211285-7416-19-610-24-72-63-5-2Won 2
15
 St. Louis
CEN8221461557197292-9512-23-69-23-94-81-7-2Lost 5
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.
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

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday