For the Lockout Season

I’m not running the site for the lockout-shortened season because teams will not have many games in hand on each other during the condensed schedule.  I still firmly believe in the arguments presented below.  You can find a site with similar information here.

This site will return (perhaps even this season), and if all goes well it will be better than ever.

2011-2012 NHL Standings Breakdown

The prior post has the regular final standings for 2011-12.  This is the breakdown of every type of win/loss for each team.

  East RW RL OTW OTL SOW SOL Points Opponents’ Points Total 3-Pt Games
1 NY Rangers 39 24 8 2 4 5 109 74 19
2 Pittsburgh 40 25 2 3 9 3 108 73 17
3 Philadelphia 37 26 6 2 4 7 103 80 19
4 Boston 38 29 2 1 9 3 102 77 15
5 New Jersey 32 28 4 2 12 4 102 84 22
6 Florida 31 26 1 7 6 11 94 95 25
7 Ottawa 30 31 5 6 6 4 92 93 21
8 Washington 31 32 7 4 4 4 92 91 19
9 Buffalo 27 32 5 4 7 7 89 98 23
10 Tampa Bay 25 36 10 5 3 3 84 101 21
11 Winnipeg 27 35 6 6 4 4 84 100 20
12 Carolina 29 33 3 10 1 6 82 102 20
13 Toronto 26 37 5 5 4 5 80 103 19
14 NY Islanders 24 37 3 7 7 4 79 106 21
15 Montreal 24 35 2 4 5 12 78 109 23
                     
  West RW RL OTW OTL SOW SOL Points Opponents’ Points Total 3-Pt Games
1 Vancouver 36 22 7 2 8 7 111 77 24
2 St. Louis 42 22 3 1 4 10 109 73 18
3 Nashville 40 26 3 3 5 5 104 76 16
4 Detroit 36 28 3 3 9 3 102 80 18
5 Chicago 34 26 4 4 7 7 101 85 22
6 Phoenix 33 27 3 3 6 10 97 89 22
7 San Jose 31 29 3 5 9 5 96 90 22
8 Los Angeles 31 27 3 6 6 9 95 93 24
9 Calgary 32 29 2 7 3 9 90 95 21
10 Dallas 31 35 4 1 7 4 89 91 16
11 Colorado 25 35 7 4 9 2 88 98 22
12 Minnesota 22 36 2 2 11 9 81 107 24
13 Anaheim 29 36 2 5 3 7 80 101 17
14 Edmonton 25 40 2 3 5 7 74 107 17
15 Columbus 23 46 2 2 4 5 65 112 13

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RW=Regulation Win
RL=Regulation Loss
OTW=Overtime Win
OTL=Overtime Loss
SOW=Shootout Wins
SOL=Shootout Losses

Opponents’ Points=the number of points opponents earned in games against that team (this number is not the same as the number of points the team failed to earn because of three point games).  This number shows how difficult the team was to play from the opponents’ perspective.
Three Point Games=the number of games decided in overtime or shootout (resulting in two points to the winner and one to the loser).

The Standings as They Should Be, April 1 through 7, 2012

Current as of the end of the season. 

[Explanation below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW ROW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 82 51 24 7 109 4 47 8 0.665 0 109.00 ATL
2* Boston 82 49 29 4 102 9 40 2 0.622 3.5 102.00 NE
3* Florida 82 38 26 18 94 6 32 1 0.573 7.5 94.00 SE
4 Pittsburgh 82 51 25 6 108 9 42 2 0.659 0.5 108.00 ATL
5 Philadelphia 82 47 26 9 103 4 43 6 0.628 3 103.00 ATL
6 New Jersey 82 48 28 6 102 12 36 4 0.622 3.5 102.00 ATL
7 Washington 82 42 32 8 92 4 38 7 0.561 8.5 92.00 SE
8 Ottawa 82 41 31 10 92 6 35 5 0.561 8.5 92.00 NE
9 Buffalo 82 39 32 11 89 7 32 5 0.543 10 89.00 NE
10 Tampa Bay 82 38 36 8 84 3 35 10 0.512 12.5 84.00 SE
11 Winnipeg 82 37 35 10 84 4 33 6 0.512 12.5 84.00 SE
12 Carolina 82 33 33 16 82 1 32 3 0.500 13.5 82.00 SE
13 Toronto 82 35 37 10 80 4 31 5 0.488 14.5 80.00 NE
14 NY Islanders 82 34 37 11 79 7 27 3 0.482 15 79.00 ATL
15 Montreal 82 31 35 16 78 5 26 2 0.476 15.5 78.00 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW ROW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Vancouver 82 51 22 9 111 8 43 7 0.677 0 111.00 NW
2* St. Louis 82 49 22 11 109 4 45 3 0.665 1 109.00 CTL
3* Phoenix 82 42 27 13 97 6 36 3 0.591 7 97.00 PAC
4 Nashville 82 48 26 8 104 5 43 3 0.634 3.5 104.00 CTL
5 Detroit 82 48 28 6 102 9 39 3 0.622 4.5 102.00 CTL
6 Chicago 82 45 26 11 101 7 38 4 0.616 5 101.00 CTL
7 San Jose 82 43 29 10 96 9 34 3 0.585 7.5 96.00 PAC
8 Los Angeles 82 40 27 15 95 6 34 3 0.579 8 95.00 PAC
9 Calgary 82 37 29 16 90 3 34 2 0.549 10.5 90.00 NW
10 Dallas 82 42 35 5 89 7 35 4 0.543 11 89.00 PAC
11 Colorado 82 41 35 6 88 9 32 7 0.537 11.5 88.00 NW
12 Minnesota 82 35 36 11 81 11 24 2 0.494 15 81.00 NW
13 Anaheim 82 34 36 12 80 3 31 2 0.488 15.5 80.00 PAC
14 Edmonton 82 32 40 10 74 5 27 2 0.451 18.5 74.00 NW
15 Columbus 82 29 46 7 65 4 25 2 0.396 23 65.00 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 410 501 0.611 100.20      
  Northeast 410 441 0.538 88.20      
  Southeast 410 436 0.532 87.20      
  Pacific 410 457 0.557 91.40      
  Central 410 481 0.587 96.20      
  Northwest 410 444 0.541 88.80      
                 
  ECF Avg. 1230 1378 0.560 91.87      
  WCF Avg. 1230 1382 0.562 92.13      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 24.39%                  
  True .500: 0.561                  

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*Note that the leaders of each division are given top-three seeds in the conference, per NHL playoff seeding rules.

SW: Shootout Wins; ROW: Regulation and Overtime Wins (i.e. non-shootout wins)**; OTW: Overtime Wins (not including shootout wins); GB: Games Back; Pace: points accumulated at end of season based on current points/game (here is a great site with weighted projections of playoff chances based on the remaining schedule for each team).  For a further glossary of terms, click here.

**Per NHL rules, the first tie-breaker for teams that are tied in points and games played is the number of non-shootout wins (ROW), i.e. wins in regulation and overtime but not the shootout.

Explanation of The NHL Standings As They Should Be

This site is not an “alternative hypothetical standings” based on a dispute with the current NHL system of two points for a win, one for an overtime or shootout loss, and zero for a regulation loss (thus creating the “three-point game” for overtime finishes).  As silly as that system may be, the numbers above are all based on the current NHL standings, with the same value assigned to wins (2 points), regulation losses (0 points), and overtime/shootout losses (1 point).

Even so, the order of teams in the commonly published NHL standings is flawed and misleading.  Every other professional sports league standings are ordered by winning percentage.  It makes more sense to order the NHL standings by points earned divided by points possible rather than simply total points, just as other leagues divide wins by wins possible rather than simply total wins.  This removes the “games in hand” anomaly which gives a false impression of the best record (really, would you rather your team be 4-0-0 or   4-3-1?) and instead orders the teams by the most desirable and successful record.  At the end of the season, the TrueStandings and the standings in the newspaper will be identical.  It is worth noting that the NHL actually uses the percentage method to determine the order of waivers (i.e. the worst team by percentage and not by points gets the first priority in selecting a player off of waivers; see CBA Article 13.19), so even the NHL knows how the standings should be kept, but the published standings order the teams by total points regardless of games played.  In MLB or NBA standings, this would be the equivalent of ordering teams by the number of wins, regardless of losses or winning percentage.

In my view, the NHL “standings” ought to show where the teams “stand” in relation to each other.  No rational person would rather that their favorite team have a 4-3-1 record than a   4-0-0 record.  The team with the 4-0-0 record stands in a superior position to that of the team with the 4-3-1 record.  The standings provided in this website provide a better picture of where the teams stand in relation to each other based on desirability of record.

The “games back” column is just like the one the MLB and NBA standings employ to give you an idea of how far one team trails behind another.  It is based on the teams’ records above or below .500.  If one team is four games above .500 (i.e. four more points than games played, or four more wins than regulation losses), a team that is two games above .500 is one game back of that other team.

In the league stats, “3-pt Game Pctg.” is the percentage of NHL games which go to overtime or a shootout, resulting in a 3-point game.  “True .500” is the average record (by percentage) of NHL teams.  In sports leagues that don’t have a 3-point game, .500 is always average (and thus, being “above .500” in those leagues means “above average”).  To be above average in the NHL, a team’s record must be better than the “True .500” listed here.

The posts are divided into weekly segments so you can scroll down and see where teams stood in prior weeks, but the most recent post is updated every night at the end of all games.

Feel free to leave any questions or comments.

The Standings as They Should Be, March 25 through 31, 2012

Updated after all games on March 31, 2012.

[Explanation below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW ROW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 78 50 21 7 107 4 46 8 0.686 0 112.49 ATL
2* Boston 78 46 28 4 96 8 38 2 0.615 5.5 100.92 NE
3* Florida 78 37 25 16 90 6 31 1 0.577 8.5 94.62 SE
4 Pittsburgh 78 48 24 6 102 9 39 2 0.654 2.5 107.23 ATL
5 Philadelphia 78 45 24 9 99 4 41 6 0.635 4 104.08 ATL
6 New Jersey 79 45 28 6 96 12 33 4 0.608 6 99.65 ATL
7 Ottawa 78 40 28 10 90 6 34 5 0.577 8.5 94.62 NE
8 Washington 79 40 31 8 88 4 36 7 0.557 10 91.34 SE
9 Buffalo 79 38 31 10 86 7 31 4 0.544 11 89.27 NE
10 Winnipeg 79 36 34 9 81 4 32 5 0.513 13.5 84.08 SE
11 Tampa Bay 78 36 35 7 79 3 33 9 0.506 14 83.05 SE
12 Carolina 79 31 32 16 78 0 31 3 0.494 15 80.96 SE
13 NY Islanders 78 33 34 11 77 7 26 3 0.494 15 80.95 ATL
14 Toronto 79 34 36 9 77 4 30 4 0.487 15.5 79.92 NE
15 Montreal 79 29 35 15 73 5 24 2 0.462 17.5 75.77 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW ROW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Vancouver 79 49 21 9 107 7 42 7 0.677 0 111.06 NW
2* St. Louis 79 48 21 10 106 4 44 3 0.671 0.5 110.03 CTL
3* Los Angeles 79 39 27 13 91 6 33 3 0.576 8 94.46 PAC
4 Detroit 78 46 27 5 97 7 39 3 0.622 4.5 101.97 CTL
5 Nashville 79 45 26 8 98 4 41 3 0.620 4.5 101.72 CTL
6 Chicago 79 44 26 9 97 6 38 4 0.614 5 100.68 CTL
7 Phoenix 79 39 27 13 91 6 33 3 0.576 8 94.46 PAC
8 San Jose 79 40 29 10 90 8 32 2 0.570 8.5 93.42 PAC
9 Dallas 79 42 32 5 89 7 35 4 0.563 9 92.38 PAC
10 Colorado 80 41 33 6 88 9 32 7 0.550 10 90.20 NW
11 Calgary 80 35 29 16 86 3 32 2 0.538 11 88.15 NW
12 Anaheim 78 33 34 11 77 3 30 1 0.494 14.5 80.95 PAC
13 Minnesota 78 33 35 10 76 9 24 2 0.487 15 79.90 NW
14 Edmonton 78 31 38 9 71 5 26 2 0.455 17.5 74.64 NW
15 Columbus 79 27 45 7 61 4 23 2 0.386 23 63.32 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 391 481 0.615 100.87      
  Northeast 393 422 0.537 88.05      
  Southeast 393 416 0.529 86.80      
  Pacific 394 438 0.556 91.16      
  Central 394 459 0.582 95.53      
  Northwest 395 428 0.542 88.85      
                 
  ECF Avg. 1177 1319 0.560 91.89      
  WCF Avg. 1183 1325 0.560 91.84      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 24.07%                  
  True .500: 0.560                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, March 18 through 24, 2012

Current as of the end of action on March 24, 2012.

[Explanation below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW ROW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 75 47 21 7 101 4 43 8 0.673 0 110.43 ATL
2* Boston 74 43 28 3 89 8 35 2 0.601 5.5 98.62 NE
3* Florida 74 36 24 14 86 5 31 1 0.581 7 95.30 SE
4 Pittsburgh 74 46 22 6 98 9 37 2 0.662 1 108.59 ATL
5 Philadelphia 75 44 23 8 96 4 40 6 0.640 2.5 104.96 ATL
6 New Jersey 75 42 27 6 90 11 31 4 0.600 5.5 98.40 ATL
7 Ottawa 76 38 28 10 86 5 33 5 0.566 8 92.79 NE
8 Buffalo 76 37 29 10 84 7 30 4 0.553 9 90.63 NE
9 Washington 75 37 30 8 82 2 35 7 0.547 9.5 89.65 SE
10 Winnipeg 75 35 32 8 78 4 31 4 0.520 11.5 85.28 SE
11 Tampa Bay 74 34 33 7 75 3 31 8 0.507 12.5 83.11 SE
12 Carolina 76 30 31 15 75 0 30 3 0.493 13.5 80.92 SE
13 Toronto 76 33 34 9 75 4 29 4 0.493 13.5 80.92 NE
14 NY Islanders 74 30 33 11 71 6 24 3 0.480 14.5 78.68 ATL
15 Montreal 76 29 34 13 71 5 24 2 0.467 15.5 76.61 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW ROW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* St. Louis 75 46 20 9 101 4 42 3 0.673 0 110.43 CTL
2* Vancouver 75 45 21 9 99 7 38 6 0.660 1 108.24 NW
3* Dallas 75 41 29 5 87 7 34 4 0.580 7 95.12 PAC
4 Detroit 75 45 25 5 95 7 38 3 0.633 3 103.87 CTL
5 Nashville 75 43 24 8 94 4 39 3 0.627 3.5 102.77 CTL
6 Chicago 75 42 25 8 92 5 37 4 0.613 4.5 100.59 CTL
7 Los Angeles 75 37 26 12 86 6 31 3 0.573 7.5 94.03 PAC
8 San Jose 75 38 27 10 86 8 30 2 0.573 7.5 94.03 PAC
9 Phoenix 76 37 26 13 87 6 31 3 0.572 7.5 93.87 PAC
10 Colorado 77 40 31 6 86 9 31 7 0.558 8.5 91.58 NW
11 Calgary 76 34 27 15 83 3 31 2 0.546 9.5 89.55 NW
12 Anaheim 75 32 32 11 75 3 29 1 0.500 13 82.00 PAC
13 Minnesota 74 31 33 10 72 8 23 1 0.486 14 79.78 NW
14 Edmonton 75 30 36 9 69 5 25 2 0.460 16 75.44 NW
15 Columbus 74 24 43 7 55 4 20 2 0.372 22.5 60.95 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 373 456 0.611 100.25      
  Northeast 378 405 0.536 87.86      
  Southeast 374 396 0.529 86.82      
  Pacific 376 421 0.560 91.81      
  Central 374 437 0.584 95.81      
  Northwest 377 409 0.542 88.96      
                 
  ECF Avg. 1125 1257 0.559 91.62      
  WCF Avg. 1127 1267 0.562 92.19      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 24.16%                  
  True .500: 0.560                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, March 11 through 17, 2012

As of the end of action on March 17, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 71 44 20 7 95 3 41 7 0.669 0 109.72 ATL
2* Boston 71 41 27 3 85 8 33 2 0.599 5 98.17 NE
3* Florida 71 35 23 13 83 5 30 1 0.585 6 95.86 SE
4 Pittsburgh 70 44 21 5 93 9 35 2 0.664 0.5 108.94 ATL
5 Philadelphia 71 41 22 8 90 3 38 5 0.634 2.5 103.94 ATL
6 New Jersey 72 41 26 5 87 11 30 4 0.604 4.5 99.08 ATL
7 Ottawa 73 37 26 10 84 5 32 5 0.575 6.5 94.36 NE
8 Washington 71 36 29 6 78 2 34 7 0.549 8.5 90.08 SE
9 Winnipeg 71 34 29 8 76 4 30 3 0.535 9.5 87.77 SE
10 Buffalo 72 33 29 10 76 7 26 4 0.528 10 86.56 NE
11 Tampa Bay 71 32 32 7 71 2 30 8 0.500 12 82.00 SE
12 Toronto 72 32 32 8 72 3 29 4 0.500 12 82.00 NE
13 Carolina 72 28 29 15 71 0 28 3 0.493 12.5 80.86 SE
14 NY Islanders 72 29 32 11 69 6 23 3 0.479 13.5 78.58 ATL
15 Montreal 73 28 32 13 69 5 23 2 0.473 14 77.51 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* St. Louis 73 46 19 8 100 4 42 3 0.685 0 112.33 CTL
2* Vancouver 71 43 20 8 94 7 36 5 0.662 2 108.56 NW
3* San Jose 71 36 25 10 82 7 29 2 0.577 8 94.70 PAC
4 Detroit 72 44 24 4 92 7 37 3 0.639 3.5 104.78 CTL
5 Nashville 71 41 22 8 90 4 37 3 0.634 4 103.94 CTL
6 Chicago 72 39 25 8 86 5 34 3 0.597 6.5 97.94 CTL
7 Dallas 72 39 28 5 83 6 33 4 0.576 8 94.53 PAC
8 Los Angeles 72 35 25 12 82 5 30 3 0.569 8.5 93.39 PAC
9 Phoenix 72 35 26 11 81 5 30 3 0.563 9 92.25 PAC
10 Colorado 74 39 30 5 83 9 30 6 0.561 9 91.97 NW
11 Calgary 72 34 26 12 80 3 31 2 0.556 9.5 91.11 NW
12 Anaheim 72 30 31 11 71 3 27 1 0.493 14 80.86 PAC
13 Minnesota 71 29 32 10 68 7 22 1 0.479 15 78.54 NW
14 Edmonton 71 28 36 7 63 4 24 2 0.444 17.5 72.76 NW
15 Columbus 71 22 42 7 51 3 19 2 0.359 23.5 58.90 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 356 434 0.610 99.97      
  Northeast 361 386 0.535 87.68      
  Southeast 356 379 0.532 87.30      
  Pacific 359 399 0.556 91.14      
  Central 359 419 0.584 95.70      
  Northwest 359 388 0.540 88.62      
                 
  ECF Avg. 1073 1199 0.559 91.63      
  WCF Avg. 1077 1206 0.560 91.82      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 23.72%                  
  True .500: 0.559                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, March 4 through 10, 2012

Current as of the end of action on March 10, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 67 42 18 7 91 3 39 6 0.679 0 111.37 ATL
2* Boston 67 40 24 3 83 7 33 2 0.619 4 101.58 NE
3* Florida 67 31 23 13 75 4 27 1 0.560 8 91.79 SE
4 Pittsburgh 67 41 21 5 87 9 32 2 0.649 2 106.48 ATL
5 Philadelphia 67 39 21 7 85 3 36 5 0.634 3 104.03 ATL
6 New Jersey 68 39 24 5 83 10 29 4 0.610 4.5 100.09 ATL
7 Ottawa 70 36 25 9 81 5 31 4 0.579 6.5 94.89 NE
8 Washington 68 34 28 6 74 1 33 7 0.544 9 89.24 SE
9 Winnipeg 69 32 29 8 72 4 28 3 0.522 10.5 85.57 SE
10 Buffalo 69 32 29 8 72 7 25 3 0.522 10.5 85.57 NE
11 Tampa Bay 68 31 30 7 69 2 29 8 0.507 11.5 83.21 SE
12 Toronto 68 30 30 8 68 3 27 4 0.500 12 82.00 NE
13 Carolina 68 26 27 15 67 0 26 3 0.493 12.5 80.79 SE
14 NY Islanders 68 28 31 9 65 5 23 3 0.478 13.5 78.38 ATL
15 Montreal 69 27 32 10 64 4 23 2 0.464 14.5 76.06 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* St. Louis 69 44 18 7 95 4 40 3 0.688 0 112.90 CTL
2* Vancouver 69 42 19 8 92 7 35 5 0.667 1.5 109.33 NW
3* Dallas 69 38 26 5 81 6 32 4 0.587 7 96.26 PAC
4 Detroit 69 44 22 3 91 7 37 3 0.659 2 108.14 CTL
5 Nashville 68 40 21 7 87 3 37 3 0.640 3.5 104.91 CTL
6 Chicago 69 37 25 7 81 4 33 3 0.587 7 96.26 CTL
7 Phoenix 69 34 25 10 78 5 29 3 0.565 8.5 92.70 PAC
8 San Jose 67 33 25 9 75 6 27 1 0.560 9 91.79 PAC
9 Calgary 68 31 25 12 74 3 28 1 0.544 10 89.24 NW
10 Los Angeles 68 31 25 12 74 4 27 3 0.544 10 89.24 PAC
11 Colorado 70 36 30 4 76 8 28 5 0.543 10 89.03 NW
12 Minnesota 68 29 29 10 68 7 22 1 0.500 13 82.00 NW
13 Anaheim 69 29 30 10 68 3 26 1 0.493 13.5 80.81 PAC
14 Edmonton 68 26 35 7 59 4 22 2 0.434 17.5 71.15 NW
15 Columbus 68 22 39 7 51 3 19 2 0.375 21.5 61.50 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 337 411 0.610 100.01      
  Northeast 343 368 0.536 87.98      
  Southeast 340 357 0.525 86.10      
  Pacific 342 376 0.550 90.15      
  Central 343 405 0.590 96.82      
  Northwest 343 369 0.538 88.22      
                 
  ECF Avg. 1020 1136 0.557 91.33      
  WCF Avg. 1028 1150 0.559 91.73      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 23.24%                  
  True .500: 0.558                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, February 26 through March 3, 2012

Current as of the end of action on March 3, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 63 41 15 7 89 3 38 6 0.706 0 115.84 ATL
2* Boston 63 38 22 3 79 7 31 2 0.627 5 102.83 NE
3* Florida 64 30 22 12 72 4 26 1 0.563 9 92.25 SE
4 Pittsburgh 64 38 21 5 81 8 30 2 0.633 4.5 103.78 ATL
5 Philadelphia 63 35 21 7 77 2 33 5 0.611 6 100.22 ATL
6 New Jersey 64 36 23 5 77 10 26 4 0.602 6.5 98.66 ATL
7 Ottawa 66 34 24 8 76 5 29 4 0.576 8 94.42 NE
8 Washington 64 32 27 5 69 1 31 6 0.539 10.5 88.41 SE
9 Winnipeg 66 31 27 8 70 4 27 3 0.530 11 86.97 SE
10 Tampa Bay 65 31 28 6 68 2 29 8 0.523 11.5 85.78 SE
11 Buffalo 65 30 27 8 68 6 24 2 0.523 11.5 85.78 NE
12 Toronto 65 30 28 7 67 3 27 4 0.515 12 84.52 NE
13 NY Islanders 65 27 29 9 63 5 22 3 0.485 14 79.48 ATL
14 Carolina 65 24 27 14 62 0 24 2 0.477 14.5 78.22 SE
15 Montreal 66 25 31 10 60 4 21 2 0.455 16 74.55 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Detroit 65 43 19 3 89 7 36 3 0.685 0 112.28 CTL
2* Vancouver 66 41 17 8 90 7 34 5 0.682 0 111.82 NW
3* Phoenix 65 33 23 9 75 5 28 3 0.577 7 94.62 PAC
4 St. Louis 66 41 18 7 89 4 37 3 0.674 0.5 110.58 CTL
5 Nashville 65 38 20 7 83 3 35 3 0.638 3 104.71 CTL
6 Chicago 66 35 24 7 77 4 31 3 0.583 6.5 95.67 CTL
7 San Jose 64 33 24 7 73 6 27 1 0.570 7.5 93.53 PAC
8 Dallas 65 34 26 5 73 4 30 4 0.562 8 92.09 PAC
9 Los Angeles 65 30 23 12 72 4 26 3 0.554 8.5 90.83 PAC
10 Calgary 65 29 25 11 69 3 26 1 0.531 10 87.05 NW
11 Colorado 66 33 29 4 70 7 26 5 0.530 10 86.97 NW
12 Minnesota 65 28 27 10 66 6 22 1 0.508 11.5 83.26 NW
13 Anaheim 66 28 28 10 66 3 25 1 0.500 12 82.00 PAC
14 Edmonton 64 25 33 6 56 3 22 2 0.438 16 71.75 NW
15 Columbus 65 20 38 7 47 3 17 2 0.362 21 59.29 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 319 387 0.607 99.48      
  Northeast 325 350 0.538 88.31      
  Southeast 324 341 0.526 86.30      
  Pacific 325 359 0.552 90.58      
  Central 327 385 0.589 96.54      
  Northwest 326 351 0.538 88.29      
                 
  ECF Avg. 968 1078 0.557 91.32      
  WCF Avg. 978 1095 0.560 91.81      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 23.33%                  
  True .500: 0.558                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, February 19 through 25, 2012

Current as of the end action on February 25, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 60 39 15 6 84 3 36 6 0.700 0 114.80 ATL
2* Boston 60 37 20 3 77 7 30 1 0.642 3.5 105.23 NE
3* Florida 60 28 20 12 68 4 24 1 0.567 8 92.93 SE
4 New Jersey 60 35 21 4 74 10 25 4 0.617 5 101.13 ATL
5 Philadelphia 61 34 20 7 75 2 32 5 0.615 5 100.82 ATL
6 Pittsburgh 61 35 21 5 75 7 28 2 0.615 5 100.82 ATL
7 Ottawa 63 32 23 8 72 5 27 4 0.571 7.5 93.71 NE
8 Washington 62 31 26 5 67 1 30 5 0.540 9.5 88.61 SE
9 Winnipeg 64 30 26 8 68 4 26 3 0.531 10 87.13 SE
10 Toronto 62 29 26 7 65 3 26 4 0.524 10.5 85.97 NE
11 Buffalo 62 27 27 8 62 6 21 2 0.500 12 82.00 NE
12 Tampa Bay 61 27 28 6 60 2 25 6 0.492 12.5 80.66 SE
13 NY Islanders 61 26 27 8 60 5 21 3 0.492 12.5 80.66 ATL
14 Carolina 62 23 26 13 59 0 23 2 0.476 13.5 78.03 SE
15 Montreal 62 24 28 10 58 3 21 2 0.468 14 76.71 NE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Vancouver 62 40 16 6 86 7 33 5 0.694 0 113.74 NW
2* Detroit 63 41 19 3 85 7 34 3 0.675 1 110.63 CTL
3* San Jose 60 32 21 7 71 6 26 1 0.592 6.5 97.03 PAC
4 St. Louis 62 38 17 7 83 4 34 3 0.669 1.5 109.77 CTL
5 Nashville 62 36 19 7 79 3 33 3 0.637 3.5 104.48 CTL
6 Phoenix 62 32 21 9 73 4 28 3 0.589 6.5 96.55 PAC
7 Chicago 63 33 23 7 73 4 29 3 0.579 7 95.02 CTL
8 Dallas 62 32 26 4 68 4 28 3 0.548 9 89.94 PAC
9 Los Angeles 62 28 22 12 68 4 24 3 0.548 9 89.94 PAC
10 Calgary 62 28 23 11 67 3 25 1 0.540 9.5 88.61 NW
11 Colorado 63 32 27 4 68 7 25 5 0.540 9.5 88.51 NW
12 Minnesota 61 27 25 9 63 6 21 1 0.516 11 84.69 NW
13 Anaheim 61 26 25 10 62 3 23 1 0.508 11.5 83.34 PAC
14 Edmonton 61 24 31 6 54 3 21 2 0.443 15.5 72.59 NW
15 Columbus 61 18 36 7 43 3 15 2 0.352 21 57.80 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 303 368 0.607 99.59      
  Northeast 309 334 0.540 88.63      
  Southeast 309 322 0.521 85.45      
  Pacific 307 342 0.557 91.35      
  Central 311 363 0.584 95.71      
  Northwest 309 338 0.547 89.70      
                 
  ECF Avg. 921 1024 0.556 91.17      
  WCF Avg. 927 1043 0.563 92.26      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 23.70%                  
  True .500: 0.559                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, February 12 through 18, 2012

Current as of the end of action on February 18, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 56 37 14 5 79 3 34 4 0.705 0 115.68 ATL
2* Boston 56 35 19 2 72 7 28 1 0.643 3.5 105.43 NE
3* Florida 57 27 19 11 65 3 24 1 0.570 7.5 93.51 SE
4 New Jersey 57 33 20 4 70 10 23 3 0.614 5 100.70 ATL
5 Philadelphia 58 32 19 7 71 1 31 4 0.612 5 100.38 ATL
6 Pittsburgh 58 33 20 5 71 7 26 2 0.612 5 100.38 ATL
7 Ottawa 60 30 22 8 68 5 25 4 0.567 7.5 92.93 NE
8 Washington 58 29 24 5 63 1 28 5 0.543 9 89.07 SE
9 Toronto 59 29 24 6 64 3 26 4 0.542 9 88.95 NE
10 Winnipeg 60 28 26 6 62 4 24 3 0.517 10.5 84.73 SE
11 Tampa Bay 58 26 26 6 58 2 24 6 0.500 11.5 82.00 SE
12 NY Islanders 58 25 25 8 58 4 21 3 0.500 11.5 82.00 ATL
13 Montreal 59 24 25 10 58 3 21 2 0.492 12 80.61 NE
14 Buffalo 58 24 27 7 55 5 19 2 0.474 13 77.76 NE
15 Carolina 59 22 26 11 55 0 22 2 0.466 13.5 76.44 SE
                           
      Western Conference              
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Detroit 59 40 17 2 82 7 33 3 0.695 0 113.97 CTL
2* Vancouver 58 37 15 6 80 6 31 5 0.690 0.5 113.10 NW
3* San Jose 56 31 18 7 69 6 25 1 0.616 5 101.04 PAC
4 St. Louis 58 36 15 7 79 2 34 3 0.681 1 111.69 CTL
5 Nashville 58 33 19 6 72 3 30 3 0.621 4.5 101.79 CTL
6 Chicago 59 31 21 7 69 4 27 3 0.585 6.5 95.90 CTL
7 Phoenix 59 29 21 9 67 2 27 3 0.568 7.5 93.12 PAC
8 Calgary 59 28 22 9 65 3 25 1 0.551 8.5 90.34 NW
9 Los Angeles 59 27 21 11 65 4 23 3 0.551 8.5 90.34 PAC
10 Dallas 58 29 25 4 62 4 25 3 0.534 9.5 87.66 PAC
11 Colorado 59 29 26 4 62 7 22 5 0.525 10 86.17 NW
12 Minnesota 58 25 24 9 59 5 20 1 0.509 11 83.41 NW
13 Anaheim 58 24 24 10 58 2 22 1 0.500 11.5 82.00 PAC
14 Edmonton 57 22 29 6 50 3 19 2 0.439 15 71.93 NW
15 Columbus 58 17 35 6 40 3 14 2 0.345 20.5 56.55 CTL
                           
      League Statistics                
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 287 349 0.608 99.71      
  Northeast 292 317 0.543 89.02      
  Southeast 292 303 0.519 85.09      
  Pacific 290 321 0.553 90.77      
  Central 292 342 0.586 96.04      
  Northwest 291 316 0.543 89.04      
                 
  ECF Avg. 871 969 0.556 91.23      
  WCF Avg. 873 979 0.561 91.96      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 23.39%                  
  True .500: 0.558                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, February 5 through 11, 2012

Current as of the end of action on February 11, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 53 35 13 5 75 3 32 4 0.708 0 116.04 ATL
2* Boston 53 34 17 2 70 6 28 1 0.660 2.5 108.30 NE
3* Florida 54 26 17 11 63 3 23 1 0.583 6.5 95.67 SE
4 Philadelphia 55 31 17 7 69 1 30 4 0.627 4 102.87 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 55 31 19 5 67 7 24 2 0.609 5 99.89 ATL
6 New Jersey 55 31 20 4 66 9 22 3 0.600 5.5 98.40 ATL
7 Washington 54 28 21 5 61 1 27 5 0.565 7.5 92.63 SE
8 Toronto 56 28 22 6 62 3 25 3 0.554 8 90.79 NE
9 Ottawa 58 28 22 8 64 5 23 4 0.552 8 90.48 NE
10 Winnipeg 57 26 25 6 58 3 23 3 0.509 10.5 83.44 SE
11 Tampa Bay 54 24 24 6 54 2 22 5 0.500 11 82.00 SE
12 NY Islanders 54 23 23 8 54 4 19 3 0.500 11 82.00 ATL
13 Montreal 56 23 24 9 55 2 21 2 0.491 11.5 80.54 NE
14 Buffalo 55 24 25 6 54 5 19 2 0.491 11.5 80.51 NE
15 Carolina 56 20 25 11 51 0 20 2 0.455 13.5 74.68 SE
                           
      Western Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW OTW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Detroit 56 37 17 2 76 7 30 3 0.679 0 111.29 CTL
2* Vancouver 55 34 15 6 74 5 29 5 0.673 0.5 110.33 NW
3* San Jose 52 30 16 6 66 6 24 1 0.635 3 104.08 PAC
4 St. Louis 54 33 14 7 73 2 31 3 0.676 0.5 110.85 CTL
5 Nashville 56 32 18 6 70 3 29 3 0.625 3 102.50 CTL
6 Chicago 56 29 20 7 65 4 25 3 0.580 5.5 95.18 CTL
7 Los Angeles 56 26 19 11 63 4 22 3 0.563 6.5 92.25 PAC
8 Phoenix 56 27 21 8 62 2 25 2 0.554 7 90.79 PAC
9 Dallas 54 28 23 3 59 4 24 2 0.546 7.5 89.59 PAC
10 Calgary 56 26 22 8 60 3 23 1 0.536 8 87.86 NW
11 Minnesota 55 25 22 8 58 5 20 1 0.527 8.5 86.47 NW
12 Colorado 57 28 25 4 60 7 21 5 0.526 8.5 86.32 NW
13 Anaheim 54 21 24 9 51 2 19 1 0.472 11.5 77.44 PAC
14 Edmonton 55 22 28 5 49 3 19 2 0.445 13 73.05 NW
15 Columbus 55 16 33 6 38 3 13 2 0.345 18.5 56.65 CTL
                           
      League Statistics              
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 272 331 0.608 99.79      
  Northeast 278 305 0.549 89.96      
  Southeast 275 287 0.522 85.58      
  Pacific 272 301 0.553 90.74      
  Central 277 322 0.581 95.32      
  Northwest 278 301 0.541 88.78      
                 
  ECF Avg. 825 923 0.559 91.74      
  WCF Avg. 827 924 0.559 91.62      
                           
  3-pt Game Pctg: 23.61%                  
  True .500: 0.559                  

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The Standings as They Should Be, Jan. 29 through February 4, 2012

Updated at the end of action on February 4, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 49 32 12 5 69 3 29 0.704 0 115.47 ATL
2* Boston 50 32 16 2 66 5 27 0.660 2 108.24 NE
3* Florida 51 24 16 11 59 3 21 0.578 6 94.86 SE
4 Philadelphia 51 30 15 6 66 1 29 0.647 2.5 106.12 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 52 30 18 4 64 7 23 0.615 4 100.92 ATL
6 New Jersey 51 29 19 3 61 9 20 0.598 5 98.08 ATL
7 Toronto 52 27 19 6 60 3 24 0.577 6 94.62 NE
8 Washington 51 27 20 4 58 1 26 0.569 6.5 93.25 SE
9 Ottawa 55 27 21 7 61 5 22 0.555 7 90.95 NE
10 Winnipeg 53 24 23 6 54 2 22 0.509 9.5 83.55 SE
11 Tampa Bay 51 23 23 5 51 2 21 0.500 10 82.00 SE
12 NY Islanders 51 21 22 8 50 3 18 0.490 10.5 80.39 ATL
13 Buffalo 52 22 24 6 50 4 18 0.481 11 78.85 NE
14 Carolina 54 20 25 9 49 0 20 0.454 12.5 74.41 SE
15 Montreal 52 19 24 9 47 1 18 0.452 12.5 74.12 NE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Detroit 53 35 16 2 72 6 29 0.679 0 111.40 CTL
2* Vancouver 52 32 15 5 69 4 28 0.663 1 108.81 NW
3* San Jose 50 29 15 6 64 6 23 0.640 2.5 104.96 PAC
4 St. Louis 51 30 14 7 67 1 29 0.657 1.5 107.73 CTL
5 Nashville 53 32 17 4 68 3 29 0.642 2 105.21 CTL
6 Chicago 53 29 17 7 65 4 25 0.613 3.5 100.57 CTL
7 Los Angeles 53 25 18 10 60 4 21 0.566 6 92.83 PAC
8 Minnesota 52 25 19 8 58 5 20 0.558 6.5 91.46 NW
9 Dallas 51 27 22 2 56 4 23 0.549 7 90.04 PAC
10 Calgary 52 24 22 6 54 2 22 0.519 8.5 85.15 NW
11 Phoenix 52 23 21 8 54 2 21 0.519 8.5 85.15 PAC
12 Colorado 54 26 25 3 55 7 19 0.509 9 83.52 NW
13 Edmonton 52 21 26 5 47 3 18 0.452 12 74.12 NW
14 Anaheim 51 19 24 8 46 1 18 0.451 12 73.96 PAC
15 Columbus 52 14 32 6 34 3 11 0.327 18.5 53.62 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 254 310 0.610 100.08      
  Northeast 261 284 0.544 89.23      
  Southeast 260 271 0.521 85.47      
  Pacific 257 280 0.545 89.34      
  Central 262 306 0.584 95.77      
  Northwest 262 283 0.540 88.57      
                 
  ECF Avg. 775 865 0.558 91.52      
  WCF Avg. 781 869 0.556 91.24      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg: 22.88%                
  True .500: 0.557                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Jan. 22 through 28, 2012 (the All-Star Break)

Current as of the All Star Break (beginning January 26, 2012). 

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 47 31 12 4 66 2 29 0.702 0 115.15 ATL
2* Boston 47 31 14 2 64 5 26 0.681 1 111.66 NE
3* Washington 48 26 19 3 55 1 25 0.573 6 93.96 SE
4 Philadelphia 48 29 14 5 63 1 28 0.656 2 107.63 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 49 28 17 4 60 6 22 0.612 4 100.41 ATL
6 Ottawa 52 27 19 6 60 5 22 0.577 5.5 94.62 NE
7 Florida 48 22 15 11 55 3 19 0.573 6 93.96 SE
8 New Jersey 48 26 19 3 55 8 18 0.573 6 93.96 ATL
9 Toronto 49 25 19 5 55 3 22 0.561 6.5 92.04 NE
10 Winnipeg 50 22 22 6 50 1 21 0.500 9.5 82.00 SE
11 Montreal 49 19 21 9 47 1 18 0.480 10.5 78.65 NE
12 Tampa Bay 48 21 23 4 46 2 19 0.479 10.5 78.58 SE
13 NY Islanders 48 19 22 7 45 3 16 0.469 11 76.88 ATL
14 Buffalo 49 20 24 5 45 3 17 0.459 11.5 75.31 NE
15 Carolina 51 18 24 9 45 0 18 0.441 12.5 72.35 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Detroit 50 33 16 1 67 5 28 0.670 0 109.88 CTL
2* Vancouver 49 30 15 4 64 3 27 0.653 1 107.10 NW
3* San Jose 47 27 14 6 60 6 21 0.638 2 104.68 PAC
4 St. Louis 49 29 13 7 65 1 28 0.663 0.5 108.78 CTL
5 Nashville 50 30 16 4 64 3 27 0.640 1.5 104.96 CTL
6 Chicago 50 29 15 6 64 4 25 0.640 1.5 104.96 CTL
7 Los Angeles 50 24 16 10 58 4 20 0.580 4.5 95.12 PAC
8 Minnesota 49 24 18 7 55 5 19 0.561 5.5 92.04 NW
9 Dallas 48 25 21 2 52 3 22 0.542 6.5 88.83 PAC
10 Colorado 51 26 23 2 54 7 19 0.529 7 86.82 NW
11 Calgary 50 23 21 6 52 2 21 0.520 7.5 85.28 NW
12 Phoenix 50 22 20 8 52 2 20 0.520 7.5 85.28 PAC
13 Anaheim 48 18 23 7 43 1 17 0.448 11 73.46 PAC
14 Edmonton 49 18 26 5 41 2 16 0.418 12.5 68.61 NW
15 Columbus 49 13 30 6 32 3 10 0.327 17 53.55 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 240 289 0.602 98.74      
  Northeast 246 271 0.551 90.33      
  Southeast 245 251 0.512 84.01      
  Pacific 243 265 0.545 89.42      
  Central 248 292 0.589 96.55      
  Northwest 248 266 0.536 87.95      
                 
  ECF Avg. 731 811 0.555 90.97      
  WCF Avg. 739 823 0.557 91.32      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg: 22.31%                
  True .500: 0.556                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Jan. 15 through 21, 2012

Updated at the end of action on January 21, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 46 30 12 4 64 2 28 0.696 0 114.09 ATL
2* Boston 45 30 13 2 62 4 26 0.689 0.5 112.98 NE
3* Florida 47 22 15 10 54 3 19 0.574 5.5 94.21 SE
4 Philadelphia 46 28 14 4 60 0 28 0.652 2 106.96 ATL
5 Ottawa 50 27 17 6 60 5 22 0.600 4 98.40 NE
6 Pittsburgh 47 26 17 4 56 5 21 0.596 4.5 97.70 ATL
7 New Jersey 47 26 19 2 54 8 18 0.574 5.5 94.21 ATL
8 Washington 46 25 19 2 52 1 24 0.565 6 92.70 SE
9 Toronto 47 23 19 5 51 3 20 0.543 7 88.98 NE
10 Winnipeg 48 22 20 6 50 1 21 0.521 8 85.42 SE
11 NY Islanders 46 19 21 6 44 3 16 0.478 10 78.43 ATL
12 Montreal 48 18 21 9 45 1 17 0.469 10.5 76.88 NE
13 Tampa Bay 47 20 23 4 44 2 18 0.468 10.5 76.77 SE
14 Buffalo 48 19 24 5 43 2 17 0.448 11.5 73.46 NE
15 Carolina 50 17 24 9 43 0 17 0.430 12.5 70.52 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* St. Louis 47 29 12 6 64 1 28 0.681 0 111.66 CTL
2* Vancouver 48 29 15 4 62 2 27 0.646 1.5 105.92 NW
3* San Jose 45 26 14 5 57 6 20 0.633 2.5 103.87 PAC
4 Detroit 48 32 15 1 65 5 27 0.677 0 111.04 CTL
5 Chicago 49 29 14 6 64 4 25 0.653 1 107.10 CTL
6 Nashville 48 28 16 4 60 3 25 0.625 2.5 102.50 CTL
7 Los Angeles 49 23 16 10 56 4 19 0.571 5 93.71 PAC
8 Minnesota 48 23 18 7 53 5 18 0.552 6 90.54 NW
9 Colorado 49 26 21 2 54 7 19 0.551 6 90.37 NW
10 Dallas 47 24 21 2 50 3 21 0.532 7 87.23 PAC
11 Calgary 49 23 20 6 52 2 21 0.531 7 87.02 NW
12 Phoenix 49 21 20 8 50 2 19 0.510 8 83.67 PAC
13 Anaheim 46 17 22 7 41 1 16 0.446 11 73.09 PAC
14 Edmonton 47 17 26 4 38 1 16 0.404 13 66.30 NW
15 Columbus 47 13 28 6 32 3 10 0.340 16 55.83 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 232 278 0.599 98.26      
  Northeast 238 261 0.548 89.92      
  Southeast 238 243 0.511 83.72      
  Pacific 236 254 0.538 88.25      
  Central 239 285 0.596 97.78      
  Northwest 241 259 0.537 88.12      
                 
  ECF Avg. 708 782 0.552 90.57      
  WCF Avg. 716 798 0.557 91.39      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg: 21.91%                
  True .500: 0.555                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Jan. 8 through 14, 2012

Current as of the end of action on January 14, 2012. 

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 42 28 10 4 60 2 26 0.714 0 117.14 ATL
2* Boston 41 28 12 1 57 3 25 0.695 1 114.00 NE
3* Florida 43 21 14 8 50 2 19 0.581 5.5 95.35 SE
4 Philadelphia 43 26 13 4 56 0 26 0.651 2.5 106.79 ATL
5 Ottawa 46 25 15 6 56 5 20 0.609 4 99.83 NE
6 New Jersey 44 25 17 2 52 8 17 0.591 5 96.91 ATL
7 Washington 42 23 17 2 48 1 22 0.571 6 93.71 SE
8 Pittsburgh 43 22 17 4 48 3 19 0.558 6.5 91.53 ATL
9 Toronto 44 22 17 5 49 3 19 0.557 6.5 91.32 NE
10 Winnipeg 44 20 19 5 45 1 19 0.511 8.5 83.86 SE
11 Buffalo 44 19 20 5 43 2 17 0.489 9.5 80.14 NE
12 Montreal 44 16 20 8 40 1 15 0.455 11 74.55 NE
13 NY Islanders 42 16 20 6 38 3 13 0.452 11 74.19 ATL
14 Tampa Bay 43 17 22 4 38 2 15 0.442 12 72.47 SE
15 Carolina 46 16 23 7 39 0 16 0.424 13 69.52 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* San Jose 41 25 11 5 55 5 20 0.671 0 110.00 PAC
2* St. Louis 44 26 12 6 58 1 25 0.659 0 108.09 CTL
3* Vancouver 45 28 14 3 59 2 26 0.656 0 107.51 NW
4 Detroit 44 28 15 1 57 2 26 0.648 0.5 106.23 CTL
5 Chicago 45 26 13 6 58 4 22 0.644 0.5 105.69 CTL
6 Nashville 44 25 15 4 54 3 22 0.614 2 100.64 CTL
7 Los Angeles 45 22 15 8 52 3 19 0.578 3.5 94.76 PAC
8 Dallas 43 24 18 1 49 3 21 0.570 4 93.44 PAC
9 Minnesota 45 22 16 7 51 5 17 0.567 4 92.93 NW
10 Colorado 46 24 20 2 50 7 17 0.543 5 89.13 NW
11 Phoenix 45 20 18 7 47 2 18 0.522 6 85.64 PAC
12 Calgary 46 21 20 5 47 1 20 0.511 6.5 83.78 NW
13 Edmonton 43 16 23 4 36 1 15 0.419 11 68.65 NW
14 Anaheim 43 14 22 7 35 1 13 0.407 11 66.74 PAC
15 Columbus 44 12 27 5 29 3 9 0.330 15 54.05 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 214 254 0.593 97.33      
  Northeast 219 245 0.559 91.74      
  Southeast 218 220 0.505 82.75      
  Pacific 217 238 0.548 89.94      
  Central 221 256 0.579 94.99      
  Northwest 225 243 0.540 88.56      
                 
  ECF Avg. 651 719 0.552 90.57      
  WCF Avg. 663 737 0.556 91.15      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg: 21.61%                
  True .500: 0.554                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Jan. 1 through 7, 2012

Current after all games on January 7, 2012.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 39 26 9 4 56 1 25 0.718 0 117.74 ATL
2* Boston 38 26 11 1 53 3 23 0.697 1 114.37 NE
3* Florida 41 20 13 8 48 2 18 0.585 5 96.00 SE
4 Philadelphia 39 24 11 4 52 0 24 0.667 2 109.33 ATL
5 New Jersey 41 23 16 2 48 8 15 0.585 5 96.00 ATL
6 Pittsburgh 40 21 15 4 46 3 18 0.575 5.5 94.30 ATL
7 Toronto 41 21 15 5 47 3 18 0.573 5.5 94.00 NE
8 Ottawa 42 21 15 6 48 4 17 0.571 5.5 93.71 NE
9 Washington 39 21 16 2 44 1 20 0.564 6 92.51 SE
10 Winnipeg 41 20 16 5 45 1 19 0.549 6.5 90.00 SE
11 Buffalo 41 18 18 5 41 2 16 0.500 8.5 82.00 NE
12 Montreal 41 16 18 7 39 1 15 0.476 9.5 78.00 NE
13 Tampa Bay 40 17 20 3 37 2 15 0.463 10 75.85 SE
14 NY Islanders 39 14 19 6 34 3 11 0.436 11 71.49 ATL
15 Carolina 43 14 22 7 35 0 14 0.407 13 66.74 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* San Jose 38 23 11 4 50 5 18 0.658 0 107.89 PAC
2* Vancouver 42 26 13 3 55 1 25 0.655 (0.5) 107.38 NW
3* St. Louis 41 24 12 5 53 0 24 0.646 0 106.00 CTL
4 Detroit 40 25 14 1 51 1 24 0.638 0.5 104.55 CTL
5 Chicago 41 24 13 4 52 4 20 0.634 0.5 104.00 CTL
6 Dallas 40 23 16 1 47 2 21 0.588 2.5 96.35 PAC
7 Nashville 41 22 15 4 48 3 19 0.585 2.5 96.00 CTL
8 Minnesota 42 21 15 6 48 4 17 0.571 3 93.71 NW
9 Los Angeles 42 20 15 7 47 3 17 0.560 3.5 91.76 PAC
10 Colorado 43 23 19 1 47 7 16 0.547 4 89.63 NW
11 Phoenix 42 20 17 5 45 2 18 0.536 4.5 87.86 PAC
12 Calgary 43 19 19 5 43 1 18 0.500 6 82.00 NW
13 Edmonton 41 16 22 3 35 1 15 0.427 9 70.00 NW
14 Anaheim 39 11 22 6 28 1 10 0.359 12 58.87 PAC
15 Columbus 40 11 24 5 27 3 8 0.338 13 55.35 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 198 236 0.596 97.74      
  Northeast 203 228 0.562 92.10      
  Southeast 204 209 0.512 84.01      
  Pacific 201 217 0.540 88.53      
  Central 203 231 0.569 93.31      
  Northwest 211 228 0.540 88.61      
                 
  ECF Avg. 605 673 0.556 91.22      
  WCF Avg. 615 676 0.550 90.13      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg: 21.15%                
  True .500: 0.553                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Dec. 25 through 31, 2011

Current after all games on December 31, 2011. 

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Boston 35 24 10 1 49 3 21 0.700 0 114.80 NE
2* NY Rangers 36 23 9 4 50 1 22 0.694 0 113.89 ATL
3* Florida 39 20 12 7 47 2 18 0.603 3 98.82 SE
4 Philadelphia 36 22 10 4 48 0 22 0.667 1 109.33 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 38 21 13 4 46 3 18 0.605 3 99.26 ATL
6 New Jersey 37 21 15 1 43 8 13 0.581 4 95.30 ATL
7 Washington 37 20 15 2 42 1 19 0.568 4.5 93.08 SE
8 Winnipeg 38 19 14 5 43 1 18 0.566 4.5 92.79 SE
9 Ottawa 39 19 15 5 43 4 15 0.551 5 90.41 NE
10 Toronto 38 18 15 5 41 3 15 0.539 5.5 88.47 NE
11 Buffalo 38 17 17 4 38 2 15 0.500 7 82.00 NE
12 Tampa Bay 37 17 17 3 37 2 15 0.500 7 82.00 SE
13 Montreal 39 14 18 7 35 1 13 0.449 9 73.59 NE
14 NY Islanders 36 13 17 6 32 2 11 0.444 9 72.89 ATL
15 Carolina 40 13 21 6 32 0 13 0.400 11 65.60 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Chicago 38 24 10 4 52 4 20 0.684 0 112.21 CTL
2* Vancouver 39 24 13 2 50 1 23 0.641 1.5 105.13 NW
3* San Jose 34 19 11 4 42 4 15 0.618 3 101.29 PAC
4 Detroit 38 24 13 1 49 1 23 0.645 1.5 105.74 CTL
5 St. Louis 38 21 12 5 47 0 21 0.618 2.5 101.42 CTL
6 Minnesota 40 21 13 6 48 4 17 0.600 3 98.40 NW
7 Dallas 37 21 15 1 43 2 19 0.581 4 95.30 PAC
8 Nashville 38 20 14 4 44 3 17 0.579 4 94.95 CTL
9 Los Angeles 39 19 14 6 44 3 16 0.564 4.5 92.51 PAC
10 Phoenix 39 19 16 4 42 2 17 0.538 5.5 88.31 PAC
11 Colorado 40 21 18 1 43 6 15 0.538 5.5 88.15 NW
12 Calgary 39 18 16 5 41 1 17 0.526 6 86.21 NW
13 Edmonton 37 15 19 3 33 1 14 0.446 9 73.14 NW
14 Anaheim 37 10 21 6 26 1 9 0.351 13 57.62 PAC
15 Columbus 38 10 23 5 25 3 7 0.329 14 53.95 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace    
  Atlantic 183 219 0.598 98.13      
  Northeast 189 206 0.545 89.38      
  Southeast 191 201 0.526 86.29      
  Pacific 186 197 0.530 86.85      
  Central 190 217 0.571 93.65      
  Northwest 195 215 0.551 90.41      
                 
  ECF Avg. 563 626 0.556 91.18      
  WCF Avg. 571 629 0.551 90.33      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   21.34%                
  True .500: 0.553                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Dec. 18 through 24, 2011

Current as of December 24, 2011.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Boston 33 23 9 1 47 3 20 0.712 0 116.79 NE
2* NY Rangers 33 21 8 4 46 1 20 0.697 0.5 114.30 ATL
3* Florida 36 18 11 7 43 2 16 0.597 3.5 97.94 SE
4 Philadelphia 34 21 9 4 46 0 21 0.676 1 110.94 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 35 20 11 4 44 3 17 0.629 2.5 103.09 ATL
6 New Jersey 34 19 14 1 39 8 11 0.574 4.5 94.06 ATL
7 Toronto 35 18 13 4 40 3 15 0.571 4.5 93.71 NE
8 Washington 33 17 14 2 36 1 16 0.545 5.5 89.45 SE
9 Ottawa 36 17 14 5 39 3 14 0.542 5.5 88.83 NE
10 Winnipeg 35 16 14 5 37 1 15 0.529 6 86.69 SE
11 Buffalo 34 16 15 3 35 2 14 0.515 6.5 84.41 NE
12 Montreal 36 13 16 7 33 1 12 0.458 8.5 75.17 NE
13 Tampa Bay 34 14 17 3 31 2 12 0.456 8.5 74.76 SE
14 NY Islanders 33 11 16 6 28 2 9 0.424 9.5 69.58 ATL
15 Carolina 36 11 19 6 28 0 11 0.389 11 63.78 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Chicago 35 22 9 4 48 4 18 0.686 0 112.46 CTL
2* San Jose 32 19 10 3 41 4 15 0.641 2 105.06 PAC
3* Vancouver 35 21 12 2 44 1 20 0.629 2 103.09 NW
4 St. Louis 34 20 10 4 44 0 20 0.647 1.5 106.12 CTL
5 Detroit 34 21 12 1 43 1 20 0.632 2 103.71 CTL
6 Minnesota 36 20 11 5 45 4 16 0.625 2 102.50 NW
7 Dallas 34 20 13 1 41 2 18 0.603 3 98.88 PAC
8 Nashville 35 18 13 4 40 1 17 0.571 4 93.71 CTL
9 Phoenix 35 18 14 3 39 2 16 0.557 4.5 91.37 PAC
10 Los Angeles 35 16 14 5 37 3 13 0.529 5.5 86.69 PAC
11 Calgary 36 17 15 4 38 0 17 0.528 5.5 86.56 NW
12 Colorado 36 18 17 1 37 6 12 0.514 6 84.28 NW
13 Edmonton 34 15 16 3 33 1 14 0.485 7 79.59 NW
14 Anaheim 34 9 19 6 24 1 8 0.353 11.5 57.88 PAC
15 Columbus 34 9 21 4 22 3 6 0.324 12.5 53.06 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 169 203 0.601 98.50      
  Northeast 174 194 0.557 91.43      
  Southeast 174 175 0.503 82.47      
  Pacific 170 182 0.535 87.79      
  Central 172 197 0.573 93.92      
  Northwest 177 197 0.556 91.27      
                 
  ECF Avg. 517 572 0.553 90.72      
  WCF Avg. 519 576 0.555 91.01      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   21.62%                
  True .500: 0.554                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Dec. 11 through 17, 2011

Updated after all games on December 17, 2011.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Philadelphia 31 20 8 3 43 0 20 0.694 0 113.74 ATL
2* Boston 31 21 9 1 43 3 18 0.694 0 113.74 NE
3* Florida 32 17 9 6 40 2 15 0.625 2 102.50 SE
4 NY Rangers 30 18 8 4 40 1 17 0.667 1 109.33 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 33 18 11 4 40 3 15 0.606 2.5 99.39 ATL
6 New Jersey 32 18 13 1 37 7 11 0.578 3.5 94.81 ATL
7 Buffalo 32 16 13 3 35 2 14 0.547 4.5 89.69 NE
8 Toronto 32 16 13 3 35 3 13 0.547 4.5 89.69 NE
9 Washington 31 16 14 1 33 1 15 0.532 5 87.29 SE
10 Winnipeg 32 15 13 4 34 1 14 0.531 5 87.13 SE
11 Ottawa 33 15 14 4 34 3 12 0.515 5.5 84.48 NE
12 Montreal 33 13 13 7 33 1 12 0.500 6 82.00 NE
13 Tampa Bay 32 14 16 2 30 2 12 0.469 7 76.88 SE
14 NY Islanders 30 10 14 6 26 1 9 0.433 8 71.07 ATL
15 Carolina 33 10 18 5 25 0 10 0.379 10 62.12 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Chicago 32 20 8 4 44 4 16 0.688 0 112.75 CTL
2* Minnesota 33 20 8 5 45 4 16 0.682 0 111.82 NW
3* San Jose 30 17 10 3 37 3 14 0.617 2.5 101.13 PAC
4 Detroit 31 20 10 1 41 1 19 0.661 1 108.45 CTL
5 St. Louis 31 18 9 4 40 0 18 0.645 1.5 105.81 CTL
6 Vancouver 32 19 11 2 40 1 18 0.625 2 102.50 NW
7 Dallas 31 18 12 1 37 2 16 0.597 3 97.87 PAC
8 Nashville 32 17 11 4 38 1 16 0.594 3 97.38 CTL
9 Phoenix 32 16 13 3 35 2 14 0.547 4.5 89.69 PAC
10 Calgary 32 14 14 4 32 0 14 0.500 6 82.00 NW
11 Los Angeles 32 14 14 4 32 1 13 0.500 6 82.00 PAC
12 Edmonton 32 14 15 3 31 1 13 0.484 6.5 79.44 NW
13 Colorado 33 15 17 1 31 5 10 0.470 7 77.03 NW
14 Anaheim 32 9 18 5 23 1 8 0.359 10.5 58.94 PAC
15 Columbus 32 9 19 4 22 3 6 0.344 11 56.38 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 156 186 0.596 97.77      
  Northeast 161 180 0.559 91.68      
  Southeast 160 162 0.506 83.03      
  Pacific 157 164 0.522 85.66      
  Central 158 185 0.585 96.01      
  Northwest 162 179 0.552 90.60      
                 
  ECF Avg. 477 528 0.553 90.77      
  WCF Avg. 477 528 0.553 90.77      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   21.38%                
  True .500: 0.553                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Dec. 4 through 10, 2011

Updated at the end of action on December 10, 2011.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Philadelphia 28 18 7 3 39 0 18 0.696 0 114.21 ATL
2* Boston 28 18 9 1 37 3 15 0.661 1 108.36 NE
3* Florida 29 16 8 5 37 1 15 0.638 1.5 104.62 SE
4 NY Rangers 26 16 6 4 36 1 15 0.692 0.5 113.54 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 30 17 9 4 38 3 14 0.633 1.5 103.87 ATL
6 Toronto 29 15 11 3 33 3 12 0.569 3.5 93.31 NE
7 Washington 28 15 12 1 31 1 14 0.554 4 90.79 SE
8 Buffalo 29 15 12 2 32 2 13 0.552 4 90.48 NE
9 New Jersey 28 14 13 1 29 6 8 0.518 5 84.93 ATL
10 Winnipeg 29 13 12 4 30 1 12 0.517 5 84.83 SE
11 Montreal 30 12 11 7 31 1 11 0.517 5 84.73 NE
12 Ottawa 30 13 13 4 30 3 10 0.500 5.5 82.00 NE
13 Tampa Bay 29 12 15 2 26 2 10 0.448 7 73.52 SE
14 NY Islanders 27 9 12 6 24 0 9 0.444 7 72.89 ATL
15 Carolina 31 9 18 4 22 0 9 0.355 10 58.19 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Minnesota 30 20 7 3 43 4 16 0.717 0 117.53 NW
2* Detroit 28 18 9 1 37 1 17 0.661 2 108.36 CTL
3* San Jose 26 15 10 1 31 3 12 0.596 4 97.77 PAC
4 Chicago 29 17 8 4 38 3 14 0.655 2 107.45 CTL
5 Vancouver 29 18 10 1 37 1 17 0.638 2.5 104.62 NW
6 St. Louis 29 17 9 3 37 0 17 0.638 2.5 104.62 CTL
7 Dallas 28 16 11 1 33 2 14 0.589 4 96.64 PAC
8 Phoenix 29 15 11 3 33 2 13 0.569 4.5 93.31 PAC
9 Nashville 29 14 11 4 32 0 14 0.552 5 90.48 CTL
10 Calgary 29 14 13 2 30 0 14 0.517 6 84.83 NW
11 Los Angeles 29 13 12 4 30 1 12 0.517 6 84.83 PAC
12 Edmonton 30 14 13 3 31 1 13 0.517 6 84.73 NW
13 Colorado 30 13 16 1 27 4 9 0.450 8 73.80 NW
14 Anaheim 29 8 16 5 21 1 7 0.362 10.5 59.38 PAC
15 Columbus 29 8 17 4 20 2 6 0.345 11 56.55 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 139 166 0.597 97.93      
  Northeast 146 163 0.558 91.55      
  Southeast 146 146 0.500 82.00      
  Pacific 141 148 0.525 86.07      
  Central 144 164 0.569 93.39      
  Northwest 148 168 0.568 93.08      
                 
  ECF Avg. 431 475 0.551 90.37      
  WCF Avg. 433 480 0.554 90.90      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   21.06%                
  True .500: 0.553                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Nov. 27 through Dec. 3, 2011

Current after all games on December 3, 2011.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 23 15 5 3 33 1 14 0.717 0 117.65 ATL
2* Boston 24 16 7 1 33 3 13 0.688 0.5 112.75 NE
3* Florida 26 14 8 4 32 1 13 0.615 2 100.92 SE
4 Pittsburgh 27 16 7 4 36 3 13 0.667 0.5 109.33 ATL
5 Philadelphia 25 15 7 3 33 0 15 0.660 1 108.24 ATL
6 Toronto 26 14 10 2 30 3 11 0.577 3 94.62 NE
7 Buffalo 26 14 11 1 29 2 12 0.558 3.5 91.46 NE
8 Washington 25 13 11 1 27 1 12 0.540 4 88.56 SE
9 Ottawa 26 12 11 3 27 3 9 0.519 4.5 85.15 NE
10 Montreal 27 11 11 5 27 1 10 0.500 5 82.00 NE
11 Winnipeg 26 11 11 4 26 1 10 0.500 5 82.00 SE
12 New Jersey 25 12 12 1 25 5 7 0.500 5 82.00 ATL
13 Tampa Bay 25 11 12 2 24 1 10 0.480 5.5 78.72 SE
14 NY Islanders 24 8 11 5 21 0 8 0.438 6.5 71.75 ATL
15 Carolina 28 8 16 4 20 0 8 0.357 9 58.57 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Detroit 24 16 7 1 33 1 15 0.688 0 112.75 CTL
2* Minnesota 26 16 7 3 35 4 12 0.673 0 110.38 NW
3* San Jose 23 14 8 1 29 3 11 0.630 1.5 103.39 PAC
4 Chicago 27 16 8 3 35 3 13 0.648 0.5 106.30 CTL
5 St. Louis 26 14 9 3 31 0 14 0.596 2 97.77 CTL
6 Dallas 26 15 10 1 31 2 13 0.596 2 97.77 PAC
7 Vancouver 25 14 10 1 29 0 14 0.580 2.5 95.12 NW
8 Phoenix 25 13 9 3 29 1 12 0.580 2.5 95.12 PAC
9 Los Angeles 26 13 9 4 30 1 12 0.577 2.5 94.62 PAC
10 Nashville 26 12 10 4 28 0 12 0.538 3.5 88.31 CTL
11 Edmonton 27 13 11 3 29 1 12 0.537 3.5 88.07 NW
12 Colorado 26 12 13 1 25 4 8 0.481 5 78.85 NW
13 Calgary 25 11 12 2 24 0 11 0.480 5 78.72 NW
14 Anaheim 25 7 13 5 19 1 6 0.380 7.5 62.32 PAC
15 Columbus 26 7 16 3 17 1 6 0.327 9 53.62 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 124 148 0.597 97.87      
  Northeast 129 146 0.566 92.81      
  Southeast 130 129 0.496 81.37      
  Pacific 125 138 0.552 90.53      
  Central 129 144 0.558 91.53      
  Northwest 129 142 0.550 90.26      
                 
  ECF Avg. 383 423 0.552 90.56      
  WCF Avg. 383 424 0.554 90.78      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   21.15%                
  True .500: 0.553                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Nov. 20 through 26, 2011

Current after all games on November 26, 2011.

[Explanation here or below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 20 12 5 3 27 1 11 0.675 0 110.70 ATL
2* Boston 22 14 7 1 29 3 11 0.659 0 108.09 NE
3* Florida 23 12 7 4 28 1 11 0.609 1 99.83 SE
4 Pittsburgh 24 14 6 4 32 3 11 0.667 (0.5) 109.33 ATL
5 Philadelphia 23 13 7 3 29 0 13 0.630 0.5 103.39 ATL
6 Toronto 23 13 8 2 28 3 10 0.609 1 99.83 NE
7 Buffalo 23 13 9 1 27 2 11 0.587 1.5 96.26 NE
8 Washington 22 12 9 1 25 1 11 0.568 2 93.18 SE
9 New Jersey 22 12 9 1 25 5 7 0.568 2 93.18 ATL
10 Tampa Bay 22 11 9 2 24 1 10 0.545 2.5 89.45 SE
11 Montreal 24 10 10 4 24 1 9 0.500 3.5 82.00 NE
12 Ottawa 22 10 10 2 22 3 7 0.500 3.5 82.00 NE
13 Winnipeg 23 9 10 4 22 1 8 0.478 4 78.43 SE
14 Carolina 24 8 12 4 20 0 8 0.417 5.5 68.33 SE
15 NY Islanders 21 6 11 4 16 0 6 0.381 6 62.48 ATL
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* San Jose 20 13 6 1 27 2 11 0.675 0 110.70 PAC
2* Detroit 22 14 7 1 29 1 13 0.659 0 108.09 CTL
3* Minnesota 22 13 6 3 29 3 10 0.659 0 108.09 NW
4 Chicago 24 14 7 3 31 2 12 0.646 0 105.92 CTL
5 Phoenix 22 12 7 3 27 1 11 0.614 1 100.64 PAC
6 St. Louis 22 12 8 2 26 0 12 0.591 1.5 96.91 CTL
7 Vancouver 23 13 9 1 27 0 13 0.587 1.5 96.26 NW
8 Dallas 23 13 9 1 27 2 11 0.587 1.5 96.26 PAC
9 Edmonton 23 12 9 2 26 1 11 0.565 2 92.70 NW
10 Los Angeles 23 11 8 4 26 1 10 0.565 2 92.70 PAC
11 Nashville 22 10 8 4 24 0 10 0.545 2.5 89.45 CTL
12 Colorado 23 10 12 1 21 3 7 0.457 4.5 74.87 NW
13 Calgary 21 8 12 1 17 0 8 0.405 5.5 66.38 NW
14 Anaheim 22 6 12 4 16 1 5 0.364 6.5 59.64 PAC
15 Columbus 22 6 13 3 15 0 6 0.341 7 55.91 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 110 129 0.586 96.16      
  Northeast 114 130 0.570 93.51      
  Southeast 114 119 0.522 85.60      
  Pacific 110 123 0.559 91.69      
  Central 112 125 0.558 91.52      
  Northwest 112 120 0.536 87.86      
                 
  ECF Avg. 338 378 0.559 91.70      
  WCF Avg. 334 368 0.551 90.35      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   22.02%                
  True .500: 0.555                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Nov. 13 through 19, 2011

Current after all games on November 19, 2011.

[Explanation below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* NY Rangers 17 10 4 3 23 1 9 0.676 0 110.94 ATL
2* Boston 18 11 7 0 22 2 9 0.611 1 100.22 NE
3* Florida 19 10 6 3 23 1 9 0.605 1 99.26 SE
4 Philadelphia 19 11 5 3 25 0 11 0.658 0 107.89 ATL
5 Pittsburgh 20 11 6 3 25 3 8 0.625 0.5 102.50 ATL
6 Buffalo 20 12 8 0 24 2 10 0.600 1 98.40 NE
7 Toronto 20 11 7 2 24 2 9 0.600 1 98.40 NE
8 Washington 18 10 7 1 21 1 9 0.583 1.5 95.67 SE
9 New Jersey 18 10 7 1 21 4 6 0.583 1.5 95.67 ATL
10 Tampa Bay 19 9 8 2 20 1 8 0.526 2.5 86.32 SE
11 Montreal 20 9 8 3 21 0 9 0.525 2.5 86.10 NE
12 Ottawa 20 10 9 1 21 3 7 0.525 2.5 86.10 NE
13 Winnipeg 20 8 9 3 19 1 7 0.475 3.5 77.90 SE
14 NY Islanders 17 5 9 3 13 0 5 0.382 5 62.71 ATL
15 Carolina 20 6 11 3 15 0 6 0.375 5.5 61.50 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* San Jose 17 11 5 1 23 2 9 0.676 0 110.94 PAC
2* Minnesota 20 12 5 3 27 3 9 0.675 (0.5) 110.70 NW
3* Chicago 21 12 6 3 27 2 10 0.643 0 105.43 CTL
4 Phoenix 18 10 5 3 23 1 9 0.639 0.5 104.78 PAC
5 Nashville 19 10 5 4 24 0 10 0.632 0.5 103.58 CTL
6 Detroit 18 10 7 1 21 0 10 0.583 1.5 95.67 CTL
7 St. Louis 19 10 7 2 22 0 10 0.579 1.5 94.95 CTL
8 Dallas 19 11 8 0 22 2 9 0.579 1.5 94.95 PAC
9 Edmonton 19 10 7 2 22 1 9 0.579 1.5 94.95 NW
10 Los Angeles 20 10 7 3 23 1 9 0.575 1.5 94.30 PAC
11 Vancouver 19 9 9 1 19 0 9 0.500 3 82.00 NW
12 Colorado 20 9 10 1 19 3 6 0.475 3.5 77.90 NW
13 Calgary 18 8 9 1 17 0 8 0.472 3.5 77.44 NW
14 Anaheim 19 6 9 4 16 1 5 0.421 4.5 69.05 PAC
15 Columbus 19 4 13 2 10 0 4 0.263 7.5 43.16 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 91 107 0.588 96.42      
  Northeast 98 112 0.571 93.71      
  Southeast 96 98 0.510 83.71      
  Pacific 93 107 0.575 94.34      
  Central 96 104 0.542 88.83      
  Northwest 96 104 0.542 88.83      
                 
  ECF Avg. 285 317 0.556 91.21      
  WCF Avg. 285 315 0.553 90.63      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   21.75%                
  True .500: 0.554                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Nov. 6 through 12, 2011

Updated after the end of all games on November 12, 2011.

[Explanation below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Washington 15 10 4 1 21 1 9 0.700 0 114.80 SE
2* NY Rangers 15 9 3 3 21 1 8 0.700 0 114.80 ATL
3* Buffalo 16 10 6 0 20 1 9 0.625 1 102.50 NE
4 Pittsburgh 17 10 4 3 23 3 7 0.676 0 110.94 ATL
5 Philadelphia 15 8 4 3 19 0 8 0.633 1 103.87 ATL
6 Florida 15 8 4 3 19 1 7 0.633 1 103.87 SE
7 Toronto 17 10 6 1 21 2 8 0.618 1 101.29 NE
8 New Jersey 15 8 6 1 17 4 4 0.567 2 92.93 ATL
9 Tampa Bay 16 8 6 2 18 1 7 0.563 2 92.25 SE
10 Boston 15 8 7 0 16 1 7 0.533 2.5 87.47 NE
11 Montreal 16 7 7 2 16 0 7 0.500 3 82.00 NE
12 Ottawa 18 8 9 1 17 3 5 0.472 3.5 77.44 NE
13 Carolina 17 6 8 3 15 0 6 0.441 4 72.35 SE
14 NY Islanders 13 4 6 3 11 0 4 0.423 4 69.38 ATL
15 Winnipeg 17 5 9 3 13 1 4 0.382 5 62.71 SE
                         
      Western Conference          
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Dallas 16 11 5 0 22 2 9 0.688 0 112.75 PAC
2* Chicago 17 10 4 3 23 2 8 0.676 0 110.94 CTL
3* Edmonton 16 9 5 2 20 1 8 0.625 1 102.50 NW
4 Detroit 15 9 5 1 19 0 9 0.633 1 103.87 CTL
5 Phoenix 15 8 4 3 19 0 8 0.633 1 103.87 PAC
6 San Jose 15 9 5 1 19 2 7 0.633 1 103.87 PAC
7 Nashville 16 8 5 3 19 0 8 0.594 1.5 97.38 CTL
8 Minnesota 16 8 5 3 19 2 6 0.594 1.5 97.38 NW
9 Los Angeles 17 8 6 3 19 0 8 0.559 2 91.65 PAC
10 St. Louis 16 8 7 1 17 0 8 0.531 2.5 87.13 CTL
11 Vancouver 17 8 8 1 17 0 8 0.500 3 82.00 NW
12 Colorado 17 8 8 1 17 3 5 0.500 3 82.00 NW
13 Calgary 16 7 8 1 15 0 7 0.469 3.5 76.88 NW
14 Anaheim 16 6 7 3 15 1 5 0.469 3.5 76.88 PAC
15 Columbus 16 3 12 1 7 0 3 0.219 7.5 35.88 CTL
                         
      League Statistics            
  DIV/CONF GP PTS Pctg. Avg. Pace      
  Atlantic 75 91 0.607 99.49      
  Northeast 82 90 0.549 90.00      
  Southeast 80 86 0.538 88.15      
  Pacific 79 94 0.595 97.57      
  Central 80 85 0.531 87.13      
  Northwest 82 88 0.537 88.00      
                 
  ECF Avg. 237 267 0.563 92.38      
  WCF Avg. 241 267 0.554 90.85      
                         
  3-pt Game Pctg.:   23.43%                
  True .500: 0.559                

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The Standings as They Should Be, Oct. 30 through Nov. 5, 2011

Updated after all games on November 5, 2011.

[Explanation below]

      Eastern Conference            
  CITY GP W L OTL PTS SW NSW Pctg. GB Pace Div
1* Washington 12 9 3 0 18 1 8 0.750 0 123.00 SE
2* Pittsburgh 15 9 3 3 21 3 6 0.700 0 114.80 ATL
3* Toronto 14 9 4 1 19 1 8 0.679 0.5 111.29 NE
4 Philadelphia 14 8 4 2 18 0 8 0.643 1<