NHL Magic Numbers

Updated: July 28, 2014 3:56pm PDT

#Number of points needed to guarantee at least a tie with the team currently at this seed (refer to tie-breakers)

«Team has secured a spot higher than the team currently at this seed

Team has secured at least a tie with the team currently at this seed (refer to tie-breakers)

NCTeam does not control their own destiny for securing this seed

Team has been eliminated from securing this seed

± Tiebreaking procedures

NHL Tiebreakers

  1. The greater number of games won (not including games won in a shootout)
  2. 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.
  3. Goal differential

Playoff Brackets

Eastern Conference

  • 1)  Boston 4
  • 8)  Detroit 1
  • 3)  Tampa Bay 0
  • 4)  Montreal 4
  • 2)  Pittsburgh 4
  • 7)  Columbus 2
  • 5)  NY Rangers 4
  • 6)  Philadelphia 3
  • 1)  Boston 3
  • 4)  Montreal 4
  • 2)  Pittsburgh 3
  • 5)  NY Rangers 4
  • 4)  Montreal 0
  • 5)  NY Rangers 2
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Western Conference

  • 1)  Anaheim 4
  • 8)  Dallas 2
  • 4)  San Jose 3
  • 6)  Los Angeles 4
  • 2)  Colorado 3
  • 7)  Minnesota 4
  • 3)  St. Louis
  • 4)  Chicago
  • 1)  Anaheim 3
  • 6)  Los Angeles 4
  • 7)  Minnesota 2
  • 4)  Chicago 4
  • 6)  Los Angeles 0
  • 4)  Chicago 1
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