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2015 NHL Draft

2013-2014 Standings

EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
A75422679136195188+721-12-521-14-2-7-3-0Won 4
 x - Boston
A735017610648233155+7829-7-321-10-3-9-0-1Won 1
 x - Pittsburgh
M74472259942228185+4326-8-221-14-3-4-5-1Won 1
 Tampa Bay
A73402498933217195+2221-8-619-16-3-6-0-4Won 1
M73392778536210209+123-13-116-14-6-6-3-1Won 1
A733029147426210246-3614-15-616-14-8-3-4-3Won 1
M73323297331184206-2217-15-515-17-4-5-5-0Won 1
M733427128025212220-820-11-614-16-6-5-3-2OT 1
 New Jersey
M733128147631177194-1718-10-813-18-6-4-5-1OT 1
 NY Islanders
M732835106622204247-4311-18-817-17-2-5-3-2OT 1
 NY Rangers
M75413048637200184+1618-16-423-14-0-6-4-0Lost 1
M73373068032205198+720-14-317-16-3-5-4-1Lost 1
A74273986219178240-6214-16-513-23-3-3-6-1Lost 1
A733326148028195210-1515-12-1018-14-4-4-5-1Lost 2
A73204584814139219-8012-20-58-25-3-1-9-0Lost 3
A75363188027218235-1722-14-114-17-7-2-8-0Lost 7
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 Los Angeles
P74432569235185159+2621-13-322-12-3-7-3-0Won 5
 x - St. Louis
C735016710742238164+7426-5-424-11-3-7-2-1Won 3
C73462169842224201+2324-11-322-10-3-5-4-1Won 2
P743626128430205211-621-12-315-14-9-7-2-1Won 2
C733527118132210210E21-10-714-17-4-5-4-1Won 1
C74333297527206216-1017-15-616-17-3-3-5-2Won 1
P74313676925189217-2818-18-313-18-4-6-4-0Won 1
P74263996123184244-6014-19-312-20-6-4-5-1Won 1
 x - Anaheim
P734718810245234186+4825-7-422-11-4-4-4-2OT 1
P753430117929183201-1818-11-616-19-5-6-3-1OT 1
 x - San Jose
P754719910337230181+4926-6-521-13-4-6-2-2Lost 1
C753232117531186227-4116-17-516-15-6-5-4-1Lost 1
C754218159937247196+5124-7-718-11-8-4-5-1Lost 2
C743726118530183189-623-9-514-17-6-3-4-3Lost 2
Results For This date
Boston Bruins - 4 @ Washington Capitals - 2
San Jose Sharks - 2 @ Colorado Avalanche - 3
Tampa Bay Lightning - 4 @ Buffalo Sabres - 3
Detroit Red Wings - 4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 2
Montréal Canadiens - 4 @ Florida Panthers - 1
New Jersey Devils - 1 @ New York Islanders - 2
Columbus Blue Jackets - 3 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 2
Dallas Stars - 4 @ St. Louis Blues - 2
Minnesota Wild - 3 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 1
Anaheim Ducks - 5 @ Vancouver Canucks - 1
Winnipeg Jets - 2 @ Los Angeles Kings - 4
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

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft