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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 x - Pittsburgh
825125610842282221+6129-10-222-15-49-36-4-0Won 3
2
 z - NY Rangers
825124710947226187+3927-12-224-12-54-56-4-0Lost 2
3
 x - Philadelphia
824726910343264232+3222-13-625-13-34-75-4-1Lost 1
4
 x - New Jersey
824828610236228209+1924-13-424-15-212-47-2-1Won 6
5
 NY Islanders
823437117927203255-5217-18-617-19-57-45-5-0Lost 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 y - Boston
824929410240269202+6724-14-325-15-19-37-2-1Won 2
2
 x - Ottawa
824131109235249240+920-17-421-14-66-44-6-0Lost 3
3
 Buffalo
823932118932218230-1221-12-818-20-37-76-3-1OT 1
4
 Montréal
823135167826212226-1416-15-1015-20-65-123-3-4Won 1
5
 Toronto
823537108031231264-3318-16-717-21-34-53-5-2Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 x - Washington
82423289238222230-826-11-416-21-44-46-2-2Won 2
2
 Winnipeg
823735108433225246-2123-13-514-22-54-43-5-2OT 1
3
 y - Florida
823826189432203227-2421-9-1117-17-76-112-3-5Won 1
4
 Carolina
823333168232213243-3020-14-713-19-91-65-4-1Lost 1
5
 Tampa Bay
82383688435235281-4625-14-213-22-63-36-3-1Won 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 x - Detroit
824828610239248203+4531-7-317-21-39-34-4-2OT 1
2
 y - St. Louis
8249221110945210165+4530-6-519-16-64-104-3-3Won 1
3
 x - Nashville
824826810443237210+2726-10-522-16-35-56-4-0Won 3
4
 x - Chicago
8245261110138248238+1027-8-618-18-57-76-1-3Won 1
5
 Columbus
82294676525202262-6017-21-312-25-44-56-4-0Won 2
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 p - Vancouver
825122911143249198+5127-10-424-12-58-78-1-1Won 1
2
 Colorado
82413568832208220-1222-17-219-18-49-23-5-2Lost 2
3
 Calgary
823729169034202226-2423-12-614-17-103-93-3-4Won 2
4
 Edmonton
823240107427212239-2718-17-614-23-45-74-4-2Lost 1
5
 Minnesota
823536118124177226-4920-17-415-19-711-95-4-1Lost 1
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 x - San Jose
824329109634228210+1826-12-317-17-79-57-3-0Won 4
2
 x - Los Angeles
824027159534194179+1522-14-518-13-106-95-2-3OT 2
3
 y - Phoenix
824227139736216204+1222-13-620-14-76-107-1-2Won 5
4
 Dallas
82423558935211222-1122-16-320-19-27-43-7-0Lost 5
5
 Anaheim
823436128031204231-2721-18-213-18-103-74-5-1Lost 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

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh