NHL Magic Numbers

Updated: December 22, 2014 11:56am 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

Eastern Conference Standings

GP W L OTL PTS                    
 PIT 32 22 6 4 48   92 96 90 91 92 89 90 85 90
 MTL 34 21 11 2 44 NC   NC 94 95 96 93 94 89 94
 NYI 33 23 10 0 46 NC 94   92 93 94 91 92 87 92
 TBL 35 20 11 4 44 NC NC NC   NC NC 93 94 89 94
 DET 34 17 8 9 43 NC NC NC 95   NC 94 95 90 95
 NYR 31 17 10 4 38 NC 102 NC 100 101   99 100 95 100
 TOR 34 19 12 3 41 NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC 92 NC
 WSH 32 16 10 6 38 NC NC NC 100 NC NC 99   95 100
 BOS 34 17 14 3 37 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC
 FLA 31 14 9 8 36 NC NC NC 102 NC NC 101 102 97  
 OTT 33 14 13 6 34 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 PHI 33 13 14 6 32 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 CLB 32 14 15 3 31 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 NJD 35 12 17 6 30 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 BUF 34 13 18 3 29 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 CAR 33 9 20 4 22 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC

Western Conference Standings

GP W L OTL PTS                    
 ANA 35 22 8 5 49   NC 94 89 NC 91 88 87 82 88
 CHI 34 23 9 2 48 95   95 90 NC 92 89 88 83 89
 STL 33 21 9 3 45 98 NC   93 NC 95 92 91 86 92
 SJS 34 19 11 4 42 NC NC NC   NC NC 95 94 89 95
 NSH 31 21 8 2 44 99 100 99 94   96 93 92 87 93
 VAN 32 19 11 2 40 NC NC NC 98 NC   97 96 91 97
 WPG 34 17 10 7 41 NC NC NC NC NC NC   95 90 96
 LOS 34 17 11 6 40 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   91 NC
 CGY 35 17 15 3 37 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   NC
 MIN 31 16 12 3 35 NC NC NC NC NC NC 102 101 96  
 DAL 32 14 13 5 33 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 98 NC
 COL 33 12 13 8 32 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 ARI 32 11 17 4 26 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 EDM 34 7 20 7 21 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC