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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 NY Islanders
82343711792727-30-78-13-37-11-212-6-2
2
 x - Philadelphia
82472691034336-21-711-11-214-3-311-7-2
3
 z - NY Rangers
82512471094741-18-515-7-211-8-115-3-2
4
 x - Pittsburgh
82512561084238-23-313-10-111-8-114-5-1
5
 x - New Jersey
82482861023638-22-413-11-011-5-414-6-0
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 Montréal
82313516782624-28-127-10-310-8-67-10-3
2
 Buffalo
82393211893228-26-106-11-313-6-59-9-2
3
 x - Ottawa
82413110923534-22-812-5-39-12-313-5-2
4
 Toronto
82353710803126-31-79-6-59-14-18-11-1
5
 y - Boston
82492941024038-23-312-7-119-4-17-12-1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 y - Florida
82382618943233-19-128-7-513-4-312-8-4
2
 Carolina
82333316823225-27-123-14-313-3-49-10-5
3
 Winnipeg
82373510843329-26-96-11-39-9-214-6-4
4
 x - Washington
8242328923834-22-88-8-414-6-012-8-4
5
 Tampa Bay
8238368843529-29-69-10-17-12-113-7-4
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 y - St. Louis
824922111094514-2-25-0-13-1-16-1-0
2
 x - Chicago
824526111013812-3-34-2-14-0-14-1-1
3
 x - Nashville
8248268104438-7-32-3-11-2-25-2-0
4
 Columbus
822946765256-9-31-2-22-4-13-3-0
5
 x - Detroit
82482861023910-7-12-3-14-2-04-2-0
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 Calgary
8237291690346-7-51-2-23-4-12-1-2
2
 Minnesota
8235361181245-9-41-4-11-2-23-3-1
3
 Edmonton
8232401074278-7-33-1-12-5-13-1-1
4
 p - Vancouver
82512291114311-6-12-2-16-2-03-2-0
5
 Colorado
8241356883213-4-14-2-15-0-04-2-0
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW vs EASTvs ATLvs NEvs SE
1
 x - Los Angeles
8240271595347-7-42-1-32-4-03-2-1
2
 y - Phoenix
8242271397368-7-32-4-13-0-23-3-0
3
 Anaheim
8234361280318-6-43-0-32-4-03-2-1
4
 x - San Jose
82432910963412-5-14-1-04-2-04-2-1
5
 Dallas
824235589358-7-33-4-13-0-22-3-0
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

I didn't even know how to celebrate. I threw my hands up, they gave me a hug, so I guess that's all I needed.

— Sabres forward Tim Schaller on scoring his first NHL goal Sunday against the Bruins