2012-2013 Standings

Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
48232234922133141-815-7-28-15-11-26-4-0Won 4
 x - NY Rangers
48261845622130112+1816-6-210-12-24-47-3-0Won 2
 z - Pittsburgh
48361207233165119+4618-6-018-6-03-08-2-0Won 1
 x - NY Islanders
48241775520139139E10-11-314-6-44-36-1-3OT 1
 New Jersey
481919104817112129-1713-9-26-10-82-74-5-1Lost 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 y - Montréal
48291456326149126+2314-7-315-7-23-24-6-0Won 2
48212164814125143-1811-10-310-11-37-46-4-0Won 2
 x - Ottawa
48251765621116104+1215-6-310-11-34-46-4-0Won 1
 x - Boston
48281466224131109+2216-5-312-9-34-33-5-2Lost 1
 x - Toronto
48261755726145133+1213-9-213-8-30-55-4-1Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 y - Washington
48271835724149130+1915-8-112-10-23-08-1-1Won 1
48152763612112171-598-11-57-16-13-13-7-0Won 1
48192544218128160-329-14-110-11-31-13-5-2Lost 1
48242135122128144-1613-10-111-11-22-36-3-1Lost 2
 Tampa Bay
48182644017148150-212-10-26-16-21-32-6-2Lost 2
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Detroit
48241685622124115+913-7-411-9-42-55-2-3Won 4
 x - St. Louis
48291726024129115+1415-8-114-9-15-17-3-0Won 3
48241775519120119+114-5-510-12-25-48-2-0Won 3
 p - Chicago
4836757730155102+5318-3-318-4-26-57-2-1Lost 1
48162394114111139-2811-9-45-14-52-61-8-1Lost 2
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
48192274517125134-99-11-410-11-32-33-7-0Won 2
 x - Minnesota
48261935522122127-514-8-212-11-14-24-5-1Won 1
48162573914116152-3612-9-34-16-42-24-4-2Lost 1
 y - Vancouver
48261575921127121+615-6-311-9-45-65-4-1Lost 2
48192544219128160-3213-9-26-16-20-35-5-0Lost 3
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Los Angeles
48271655925133118+1519-4-18-12-42-45-3-2Won 1
48211895117125131-614-8-27-10-74-64-3-3Won 1
 y - Anaheim
48301266624140118+2216-7-114-5-56-35-4-1Lost 1
 x - San Jose
48251675717124116+817-2-58-14-28-45-5-0Lost 2
48222244820130142-1211-11-211-11-22-14-5-1Lost 3
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

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday