Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

2012-2013 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 p - Chicago
CEN4836757714997+5218-3-318-4-2-7-2-1Lost 1
 z - Pittsburgh
ATL483612072162119+4318-6-018-6-0-8-2-0Won 1
 y - Anaheim
PAC483012666134115+1916-7-114-5-5-5-4-1Lost 1
 y - Montréal
NE482914563146124+2214-7-315-7-2-4-6-0Won 2
 x - Boston
NE482814662127106+2116-5-312-9-3-3-5-2Lost 1
 x - St. Louis
CEN482917260124114+1015-8-114-9-1-7-3-0Won 3
 x - Los Angeles
PAC482716559131114+1719-4-18-12-4-5-3-2Won 1
 y - Vancouver
NW482615759122115+715-6-311-9-4-5-4-1Lost 2
 x - Toronto
NE482617557145128+1713-9-213-8-3-5-4-1Lost 1
 y - Washington
SE482718357146130+1615-8-112-10-2-8-1-1Won 1
 x - San Jose
PAC482516757116112+417-2-58-14-2-5-5-0Lost 2
 x - NY Rangers
ATL482618456126108+1816-6-210-12-2-7-3-0Won 2
 x - Detroit
CEN482416856122110+1213-7-411-9-4-5-2-3Won 4
 x - Ottawa
NE482517656112100+1215-6-310-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
 x - Minnesota
NW482619355118125-714-8-212-11-1-4-5-1Won 1
 x - NY Islanders
ATL482417755135136-110-11-314-6-4-6-1-3OT 1
CEN482417755115115E14-5-510-12-2-8-2-0Won 3
SE482421351126141-1513-10-111-11-2-6-3-1Lost 2
PAC482118951121125-414-8-27-10-7-4-3-3Won 1
ATL482322349132139-715-7-28-15-1-6-4-0Won 4
PAC482222448128141-1311-11-211-11-2-4-5-1Lost 3
 New Jersey
ATL4819191048110122-1213-9-26-10-8-4-5-1Lost 1
NE482121648118139-2111-10-310-11-3-6-4-0Won 2
NW481922745123131-89-11-410-11-3-3-7-0Won 2
NW481925442128157-2913-9-26-16-2-5-5-0Lost 3
SE481925442127159-329-14-110-11-3-3-5-2Lost 1
CEN481623941109133-2411-9-45-14-5-1-8-1Lost 2
 Tampa Bay
SE481826440147147E12-10-26-16-2-2-6-2Lost 2
NW481625739114150-3612-9-34-16-4-4-4-2Lost 1
SE481527636109170-618-11-57-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
No Games Scheduled For This Date
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

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2