2011 NHL Standings

NHL Standings: Every Western Conference Playoff Team Has Something To Play For Saturday

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Only three of the eight Eastern Conference playoff positions are still to be determined on the final day of the NHL season.In the Western Conference, there's a whole lot more up for grabs. In fact,...

Coyotes Vs. Blues: Friday's Lone Game Has Impact On NHL Playoff Standings

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There's one game in the NHL on Friday night, and it just so happens to be between the only two clubs in the NHL that didn't play hockey on Thursday night. The Phoenix Coyotes, fresh off clinching a...

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NHL Playoff Standings: Pacific, Southeast Contenders Vie For Dubious Division Titles

2011-12 will be just the third season since the 2005 lockout that NHL divisions will be won by teams that could not even manage 100 points.

Capitals Vs. Panthers: Washington Wins, But Both Teams Clinch Playoff Spots

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The Washington Capitals clinched their fifth straight playoff appearance with a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night, but even with the loss, the Panthers were able to seal up a...

NHL Playoff Standings: Southeast Division Race Could Wrap Up Thursday

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There are three teams battling for two spots in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and it could all come to a head on Thursday night. The Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers are set to duel in...

NHL Playoff Standings: Western Conference Participants Could Be Set Following Thursday's Action

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With two games remaining in the 2012 NHL season, theere are still five teams in the running for three playoff spots in the Western Conference. That can all wrap up on Thursday night, when four of...

NHL Playoffs: Sharks, Stars Go Head-To-Head In Pacific Division Showdown

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The San Jose Sharks and Dallas Stars are set to play a hockey game against one another on Tuesday evening. Conveniently, the Sharks sit in the No. 8 position in the Western Conference, while the...

NHL Playoff Standings: Buffalo Sabres Need Win Vs. Maple Leafs Tuesday

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The Washington Capitals did the Buffalo Sabres a huge favor by losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, but if the ninth-place Sabres can't pull out two points from their matchup with the...

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Eastern Conference Mediocrity Could Turn Playoff Dreams Into Reality For Sabres, Lightning

One week after selling at the trade deadline, the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning each have legitimate shots at the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They deserve credit, but they wouldn't be able...

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NHL Playoff Push: The Record Each Team Needs To Make It

As teams begin their post-All-Star-Weekend playoff push, six teams in the Western Conference can almost hit cruise control, while several teams in the East could fall from or rejoin the playoff...

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A Year Later, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning Swap Fortunes

With the NHL season's first half already in the rearview mirror, Florida's two NHL squads are in drastically different places than they were a year ago. Out West, Anaheim has fallen on serious...

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NHL Coach Firings: Todd Richards Joins The Party, Ken Hitchcock Still Leads Replacements

Two months since the first NHL coach firing of the season, Ken Hitchcock's St. Louis Blues remain the best performers, with the Los Angeles Kings under Darryl Sutter not far behind.

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Winter Classic 2012, Flyers Vs. Rangers: A Game That Matters In Fight For First Place

With the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers each chasing first place in the East, the NHL's made-for-TV Winter Classic event will again feature a matchup that matters.

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NHL Coach Firings: Ken Hitchcock, Blues Lead The Way In Replacement Coach Standings

With six coaches canned, a full 20 percent of NHL teams have fired their coach. It's time to keep track of who's benefited, who's stayed the same, and who made a grave mistake.

NHL Playoff Picture 2011: Kings Clinch As Ducks, Blackhawks Eliminate Flames

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Wednesday was a big night in the Western Conference playoff picture, as one team clinched, two teams seriously helped their cause and one team officially fell off the map despite a huge win over a...

NHL Magic Numbers Show Lightning Close To Postseason, Bruins Nearing To Northeast Title

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Magic numbers in hockey are complicated. With a point system that doesn't give the same value to every single game played, you can't calculate magic numbers in terms of games. Instead, we have to...

NHL Playoff Picture 2011: How Many Points Will It Take To Make It Out West?

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The Western Conference NHL standings have been a jumbled mess almost all season long, but as we enter the final 10 games of the regular season and the 2011 playoff picture comes into clearer focus,...

NHL Playoff Picture 2011: Washington, Philadelphia Can Clinch Friday Night

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On Friday night, two teams in the Eastern Conference can join the Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 NHL playoffs. With a victory over the New Jersey Devils, the Washington Capitals can clinch a playoff...

What Would Today's NHL Standings Look Like With A 3-Point System?

There are quite a few people out there, including myself, who hate the NHL's charity point system. Wouldn't it just make sense to go to a three point system, where winners in regulation earn three...

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