NHL Division Standings

2020-21 National Hockey League Magic Numbers

Update to how "No Control" numbers are presented

We've previously shown the letters "NC" if a team has no control of their own destiny for a seed. We've had some user feedback that suggested we try showing the number anyway, even if the team needs help to secure that seed.

We'll be testing this out on the NHL standings page. You'll now see a teams Magic Number, faded out and surrounded by brackets, when they have no control of their own destiny, but can still achieve a seed with help from the other teams.

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Central

Central GP/R W L OTL PTS
CAR 43/13 29 10 4 62   22 23 8 8 11
FLA 45/11 28 12 5 61 [28]   [24] 9 9 12
TBL 44/12 29 13 2 60 [29] 24   10 10 13
NSH 46/10 24 21 1 49 [40] [35] [36]   21 [24] 11 10
CHI 45/11 21 19 5 47 [42] [37] [38] 23   [26] 13 12
DAL 43/13 17 14 12 46 [43] [38] [39] 24 24   14 13
CBJ 46/10 15 22 9 39 [31] [31] [34]   20
DET 46/10 16 24 6 38 [32] [32] [35] [22]  

East

East GP/R W L OTL PTS
WAS 45/11 29 12 4 62   22 21 21 13 9
PIT 44/12 28 13 3 59 [26]   24 24 16 12 2
NYI 44/12 27 13 4 58 [27] [26]   25 17 13 3
BOS 42/14 24 12 6 54 [31] [30] 29   21 17 7
NYR 44/12 22 16 6 50 [35] [34] [33] [33]   21 11 4
PHI 44/12 20 18 6 46 [39] [38] [37] [37] [29]   15 8
NJD 43/13 14 23 6 34 [50] [49] [49] [41] [37]   20
BUF 44/12 11 26 7 29 [46] [42] [32]  

North

North GP/R W L OTL PTS
TOR 44/12 28 12 4 60   20 21 16 6 14
WPG 45/11 27 15 3 57 [28]   [24] 19 9 17
EDM 43/13 26 15 2 54 [31] 26   22 12 20 3
MTL 42/14 19 14 9 47 [38] [33] [34]   19 27 10
CGY 44/12 19 22 3 41 [44] [39] [40] [35]   [33] 16
VAN 37/19 16 18 3 35 [50] [45] [46] [41] 31   22
OTT 45/11 15 26 4 34 [47] [42] [32] [40]  

West

West GP/R W L OTL PTS
COL 43/13 30 9 4 64   25 20 4 7 3
LAS 43/13 30 11 2 62 [29]   22 6 9 3 5
MIN 43/13 27 13 3 57 [34] [32]   11 14 8 10
ARI 45/11 20 20 5 45 [46] [44] [39]   [26] 20 22 13
STL 43/13 19 18 6 44 [47] [45] [40] 24   21 23 14
SJS 44/12 18 22 4 40 [51] [49] [44] [28] [31]   [27] 18
LAK 42/14 16 20 6 38 [53] [51] [46] [30] [33] 27   20
ANA 45/11 14 24 7 35 [49] [33] [36] [30] [32]  
2020-21 NHL Season Notes
The National Hockey League has made adjustments for the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The 2020-21 NHL season will begin January 13.
  • The divisions have been temporarily realigned to limit travel, and keep the Canadian teams together as travel restrictions still apply between the United States and Canada
  • Teams will play all games within their division
  • Teams will play 56 games, instead of the usual 82

Four teams from each division qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs:

  • The top four teams from each division will play in an intradivisional first two rounds - #1 vs. #4, #2 vs #3 for the first round, with the winners of each series playing each other the second round
  • The four divisional winners will be reseeded by their regular season points totals, and will play #1 vs. #4, #2 vs #3 in the Semifinal round
  • The two semifinal winners will play in the Stanley Cup Finals

Clinched playoff berth
Still alive for playoffs
Eliminated from the playoffs

Tie for the division, wildcard, or seeding

  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

Tiebreaking prodecures from NHL.com

Updated: April 18, 2021 2:00pm ET