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2011-2012 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 x - Anaheim
P7849227105227216+1125-10-324-12-48-57-3-0Won 3
2
 x - Nashville
C7847229103224193+3128-8-319-14-66-65-3-2OT 1
3
 x - Tampa Bay
A7847247101250204+4630-8-117-16-62-55-4-1Lost 1
4
 x - Montréal
A7747228102203174+2925-9-522-13-36-35-4-1Lost 1
5
 Vancouver
P774527595224208+1621-15-224-12-35-27-2-1Won 2
6
 NY Islanders
M774527595235215+2024-14-121-13-47-43-6-1Won 1
7
 Washington
M7742251094227190+3722-12-520-13-54-46-4-0Won 2
8
 Calgary
P774228791229204+2521-13-521-15-24-35-3-2Won 2
9
 Boston
A7739251391204198+623-10-716-15-63-94-3-3Won 3
10
 Winnipeg
C7739261290217204+1321-13-518-13-77-56-4-0Lost 2
11
 Florida
A7735271585192210-1818-11-717-16-88-105-4-1Lost 1
12
 Dallas
C7737301084239248-916-15-821-15-24-37-3-0Lost 1
13
 New Jersey
M7731331375170197-2718-13-813-20-54-73-4-3OT 1
14
 Toronto
A772942664201245-4421-17-18-25-54-33-7-0Won 2
15
 Arizona
P772346854161256-9510-24-513-22-35-52-8-0Lost 2
16
 x - NY Rangers
M7648217103231179+5223-10-525-11-24-56-4-0Won 1
17
 St. Louis
C764623799229190+3924-11-222-12-59-44-4-2Lost 2
18
 Chicago
C764624698217176+4123-10-523-14-19-37-3-0Won 2
19
 Minnesota
C764425795219186+3322-11-522-14-24-28-2-0Won 5
20
 Pittsburgh
M7642231195210190+2023-12-419-11-74-64-5-1Won 2
21
 Detroit
A7640231393221208+1321-8-919-15-43-103-5-2OT 1
22
 Los Angeles
P7637251488201192+922-9-715-16-72-75-4-1Lost 2
23
 Ottawa
A7638261288220204+1620-13-518-13-76-67-2-1Won 1
24
 San Jose
P763730983212215-317-16-520-14-44-65-4-1OT 1
25
 Colorado
C7635291282206213-720-15-315-14-99-45-4-1Lost 1
26
 Columbus
M763735478210234-2415-20-222-15-27-29-1-0Won 7
27
 Philadelphia
M7630291777198219-2121-9-79-20-103-102-4-4OT 1
28
 Carolina
M7628371167176208-3217-15-711-22-44-73-4-3Lost 1
29
 Edmonton
P7623401359185255-7014-21-39-19-105-75-3-2Won 3
30
 Buffalo
A762147850148255-10712-20-59-27-38-52-5-3Won 1
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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 scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes