NHL Magic Numbers

Updated: March 3, 2015 3:56am 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                    
 MTL 63 41 17 5 87   37 33 31 36 34 27 24 20 16
 NYR 62 39 17 6 84 NC   36 34 39 37 30 27 23 19
 NYI 64 41 21 2 84 NC NC   34 NC NC 30 27 23 19
 TBL 64 38 20 6 82 NC NC NC   NC NC 32 29 25 21
 DET 61 35 15 11 81 NC NC 39 37   40 33 30 26 22
 PIT 62 36 17 9 81 NC NC 39 37 NC   33 30 26 22
 WSH 64 34 20 10 78 NC NC NC NC NC NC   33 29 25
 BOS 62 31 22 9 71 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   36 32
 FLA 63 28 22 13 69 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC   34
 PHI 63 27 25 11 65 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC  
 OTT 60 27 23 10 64 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC 43 39
 NJD 63 26 27 10 62 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 CLB 62 26 32 4 56 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 CAR 62 24 31 7 55 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 TOR 63 25 33 5 55 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 BUF 63 19 39 5 43 NC NC NC NC NC NC

Western Conference Standings

GP W L OTL PTS                    
 NSH 64 41 16 7 89   34 34 26 28 21 23 24 21 17
 ANA 64 40 17 7 87 NC   36 28 30 23 25 26 23 19
 STL 63 40 18 5 85 NC 38   30 32 25 27 28 25 21
 VAN 62 36 23 3 75 NC NC NC   NC 35 37 38 35 31
 CHI 64 38 21 5 81 NC NC NC 34   29 31 32 29 25
 CGY 62 33 25 4 70 NC NC NC NC NC   NC NC 40 36
 WPG 64 32 20 12 76 NC NC NC NC NC 34   NC 34 30
 MIN 62 33 22 7 73 NC NC NC NC NC 37 39   37 33
 LOS 62 29 21 12 70 NC NC NC NC NC 40 NC NC   36
 SJS 64 31 25 8 70 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC  
 COL 63 27 25 11 65 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 DAL 63 27 26 10 64 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 ARI 63 20 36 7 47 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC NC
 EDM 63 18 35 10 46 NC NC NC NC NC NC NC