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2014-2015 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 x - NY Rangers
M734719710143224168+5623-9-524-10-24-58-2-0Won 1
2
 Montréal
A754621810040197167+3024-8-522-13-36-35-3-2Lost 1
3
 Tampa Bay
A75462279944244194+5030-8-116-14-62-57-2-1Lost 1
4
 NY Islanders
M75442659337228208+2023-13-121-13-47-43-5-2Lost 1
5
 Pittsburgh
M744023119137204186+1821-12-419-11-73-63-5-2Lost 1
6
 Detroit
A733922129036212201+1120-8-819-14-43-93-6-1Lost 1
7
 Washington
M744024109036215182+3321-11-519-13-54-46-4-0Won 1
8
 Ottawa
A733725118532213195+1820-12-517-13-65-68-2-0Lost 1
9
 Boston
A743625138533195193+221-10-715-15-63-94-3-3OT 1
10
 Florida
A743426148226184202-1818-11-716-15-78-106-3-1Won 1
11
 Philadelphia
M753029167627196216-2021-9-69-20-103-92-4-4Won 1
12
 New Jersey
M743131127427166189-2318-12-813-19-44-74-4-2OT 1
13
 Columbus
M73343547227198228-3014-20-220-15-27-28-2-0Won 4
14
 Carolina
M732736106423170201-3116-15-611-21-44-73-4-3Won 1
15
 Toronto
A75274266023194241-4719-17-18-25-54-31-8-1Lost 7
16
 Buffalo
A74204684812141249-10812-20-58-26-38-51-6-3OT 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Anaheim
P764722710139222213+925-10-322-12-48-55-5-0Won 1
2
 Nashville
C754621810040214180+3428-7-218-14-66-55-4-1Won 3
3
 St. Louis
C74462179937226182+4424-9-222-12-59-46-2-2Won 1
4
 Chicago
C73442369435207167+4022-9-522-14-19-37-2-1Lost 1
5
 Minnesota
C74422579138211183+2820-11-522-14-24-27-3-0Won 3
6
 Vancouver
P74432749039212199+1321-15-122-12-34-27-3-0Lost 1
7
 Winnipeg
C753924129032212197+1521-11-518-13-77-57-3-0Won 1
8
 Los Angeles
P743723148835199184+1522-9-715-14-72-76-2-2Won 3
9
 Calgary
P74402778736217195+2221-13-519-14-24-35-2-3OT 1
10
 Dallas
C743628108232232236-416-14-820-14-24-38-2-0Won 4
11
 San Jose
P74363088033207210-317-16-519-14-33-55-5-0Won 1
12
 Colorado
C743428128025200206-619-14-315-14-99-46-3-1Won 1
13
 Edmonton
P742140135516177254-7713-21-38-19-105-73-4-3Won 1
14
 Arizona
P75234485418158249-9110-23-513-21-35-52-7-1Won 2
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

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