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Patrick Division records
Team Gms W ROW L OTL Pts GB Play +/- Proj/82 Pct GF GA GF/gm GA/gm GF-GA/gm MaxPts
1. New York Islanders 19 15 10 3 1 31 -- +9.1 133.79 0.720 61 46 3.21 2.42 0.79 157
2. Washington Capitals 23 16 10 3 4 36 -0.5 +9.5 128.35 0.691 86 68 3.74 2.96 0.78 154
3. Carolina Hurricanes 21 13 8 7 1 27 3.0 +2.8 105.43 0.567 73 61 3.48 2.90 0.57 149
4. Pittsburgh Penguins 21 11 8 7 3 25 4.0 +0.8 97.62 0.525 70 55 3.33 2.62 0.71 147
5. Philadelphia Flyers 21 10 6 7 4 24 4.5 -0.2 93.71 0.504 60 61 2.86 2.90 -0.05 146
6. Columbus Blue Jackets 20 8 4 8 4 20 6.0 -3.1 82.00 0.441 50 64 2.50 3.20 -0.70 144
7. New York Rangers 18 8 7 8 2 18 6.0 -2.8 82.00 0.441 60 65 3.33 3.61 -0.28 146
8. New Jersey Devils 20 7 5 9 4 18 7.0 -5.1 73.80 0.397 50 71 2.50 3.55 -1.05 142

Adams Division records
Team Gms W ROW L OTL Pts GB Play +/- Proj/82 Pct GF GA GF/gm GA/gm GF-GA/gm MaxPts
1. Boston Bruins 21 13 13 3 5 31 -- +6.8 121.05 0.651 75 50 3.57 2.38 1.19 153
2. Florida Panthers 21 11 7 5 5 27 2.0 +2.8 105.43 0.567 76 73 3.62 3.48 0.14 149
3. Montreal Canadiens 21 11 8 6 4 26 2.5 +1.8 101.52 0.546 72 66 3.43 3.14 0.29 148
4. Tampa Bay Lightning 18 9 7 7 2 20 4.0 -0.8 91.11 0.490 64 62 3.56 3.44 0.11 148
5. Buffalo Sabres 21 10 7 8 3 23 4.0 -1.2 89.81 0.483 59 62 2.81 2.95 -0.14 145
6. Toronto Maple Leafs 23 9 6 10 4 22 5.5 -4.5 78.43 0.422 72 79 3.13 3.43 -0.30 140
7. Ottawa Senators 21 9 8 11 1 19 6.0 -5.2 74.19 0.399 59 68 2.81 3.24 -0.43 141
8. Detroit Red Wings 23 7 6 13 3 17 8.0 -9.5 60.61 0.326 54 85 2.35 3.70 -1.35 135

Norris Division records
Team Gms W ROW L OTL Pts GB Play +/- Proj/82 Pct GF GA GF/gm GA/gm GF-GA/gm MaxPts
1. St. Louis Blues 22 13 8 4 5 31 -- +5.6 115.55 0.622 65 60 2.95 2.73 0.23 151
2. Colorado Avalanche 21 13 10 6 2 28 1.0 +3.8 109.33 0.588 76 61 3.62 2.90 0.71 150
3. Winnipeg Jets 22 13 7 8 1 27 2.0 +1.6 100.64 0.541 59 64 2.68 2.91 -0.23 147
4. Dallas Stars 22 12 10 8 2 26 2.5 +0.6 96.91 0.521 61 52 2.77 2.36 0.41 146
5. Nashville Predators 20 9 8 8 3 21 4.0 -2.1 86.10 0.463 71 66 3.55 3.30 0.25 145
6. Chicago Blackhawks 21 9 7 8 4 22 4.0 -2.2 85.90 0.462 63 61 3.00 2.90 0.10 144
7. Minnesota Wild 21 8 8 11 2 18 6.0 -6.2 70.29 0.378 57 70 2.71 3.33 -0.62 140

Smythe Division records
Team Gms W ROW L OTL Pts GB Play +/- Proj/82 Pct GF GA GF/gm GA/gm GF-GA/gm MaxPts
1. Edmonton Oilers 23 14 11 6 3 31 -- +4.5 110.52 0.595 75 62 3.26 2.70 0.57 149
2. Arizona Coyotes 22 13 8 7 2 28 1.0 +2.6 104.36 0.561 61 49 2.77 2.23 0.55 148
3. Vancouver Canucks 22 10 8 8 4 24 3.0 -1.4 89.45 0.481 68 64 3.09 2.91 0.18 144
4. Vegas Golden Knights 23 11 9 9 3 25 3.0 -1.5 89.13 0.480 70 67 3.04 2.91 0.13 143
5. Anaheim Ducks 22 10 9 10 2 22 4.0 -3.4 82.00 0.441 59 64 2.68 2.91 -0.23 142
6. Calgary Flames 24 10 6 11 3 23 4.5 -4.7 78.58 0.423 60 73 2.50 3.04 -0.54 139
7. San Jose Sharks 22 10 8 11 1 21 4.5 -4.4 78.27 0.421 63 78 2.86 3.55 -0.68 141
8. Los Angeles Kings 21 8 5 12 1 17 6.0 -7.2 66.38 0.357 53 75 2.52 3.57 -1.05 139

The NHL's current division names suck. The division names here come from the old names.

The two division winners are seeded 1 and 2 for the playoffs. The next two teams in each division play each other in the first round. The next two best teams remaining in the conference are seeded 7 and 8 and play the division winners. (As far as I can tell, the second round stays within divisions as much as possible, so if the 1 seed is in Division A, then the winner of the 1-8 series plays the winner of the 2-3 Division A series, even if the 8 seed wins and is in the other division. But it is not well documented; it is possible that if the 7 and 8 seeds are both from a different division from their opponents, and both win their series, that the second round may stay exclusively within the division.) (Addendum 18 Mar 2014: According to Sean McIndoe the 1-8 winner plays the winner of the 2-3 A series no matter what.)

About GB: this column is meant to be similar to the "games back" statistic published for MLB or the NBA. It gives a better idea of where a team is relative to other teams. (I compute this using the formula (TeamXGames-Team1Games + Team1Points-TeamXPoints)/2 .) It works similarly to MLB and the NBA--for example, if a team is 0.5 games back with a game in hand, it will be tied with the team ahead if it wins its next game; similarly, if two teams have played the same number of games, and one team is 1.0 games back, the teams will be tied if the team ahead loses its next game and the team behind wins.

About Playoff +/-: this column is calculated using the difference between actual points and an average of 1.153 points per game played. At this pace a team would earn approximately 95 points, which may be enough points to earn a team a playoff spot, but since it is not projected through the season (see Proj/82) it gives an idea of how a team is doing now relative to that pace. (This figure can fluctuate quickly early in the season. As a reference, 1.2 points per game works out to six points in five games; I tweak the actual default points per game value periodically. You can append "ppg=1.xxx" to change this value between 1 and 1.5.)

About Proj/82: this column projects each team's current point total and projects it over an 82-game season. It gives a better idea of where teams are relative to each other in the standings, since often teams have played different numbers of games, making points an inaccurate measure of standings. (This figure can be misleading early in the season.)

About Pct: this column is calculated by comparing each team's projected points to the league average. It is meant to mimic winning percentage in a zero-sum league, so that .500 will represent exactly the league average. (My motivation for this statistic was seeing various general managers and coaches of bad teams claim that they have had X years of ".500" hockey, when clearly many mediocre and bad teams can say that based just on wins and losses.) The league average is currently 92.93 points over 82 games. (Basically, it is (Proj82/leagueAverage)/2 .) (This figure can be misleading early in the season.)

About MaxPts: this is the maximum number of points attainable by the team. It is mainly useful towards the end of the regular season. To compute a team's "magic number", the number of points needed by a team to clinch a playoff spot (either earned by the team, or lost by the team behind them), take the ninth-largest MaxPts value (this may not be the MaxPts value of the current ninth-place team!), subtract team A's current points, and add 1. (If team A owns the tiebreaker against the ninth team adding 1 is not necessary.) To compute a team's "tragic number", the number of points needed to be eliminated from a playoff spot (either earned by the team ahead, or lost by the team), take the team's MaxPts value, subtract the eighth-place team's current points (ordered by points), and add 1. (If the result is negative, then a playoff spot has been clinched or the team has been mathematically eliminated.)

The standings view currently does not take in to account head-to-head tiebreakers.


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