## Readers ask: Why Are There 3 Numbers In A Hockey Season Standings?

The 3 numbers next to an NHL team’s name or logo refers to their “Wins-Regulation Losses-Overtime Losses” record (ex: 62-16-4). Regulation and overtime losses are separated because of their value in the standings. Regulation losses earn teams 0 points while overtime losses earn them 1 point.

## How are hockey standings calculated?

A point is awarded to a player for each goal scored or assist earned. The total number of goals plus assists equals total points. The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League (NHL) player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.

## How do hockey divisions work?

The team that wins four games first is the winning team. These two winning teams from each division will then play each other for seven games in the Divisional Final. The winner of each division will play the other team of it’s conference for seven games, in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference championships.

## How does the NHL break ties in standings?

Tie-Breaking Procedure The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage). The greater number of games won, excluding games won in Overtime or by Shootout (i.e., “Regulation Wins”). The greater number of games won, excluding games won by Shootout.

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## What does GF mean in hockey standings?

GF – Goals for – Number of goals the team has scored. GA – Goals against – Number of goals scored against the team. OTW – Overtime Win. SOW – Shoot Out Win.

## What is p% hockey standings?

P% – Points Percentage Points percentage is calculated by dividing the total points in the PTS column with total possible points for all games played (2 pts per game). The Points Percentage only factors in the standings if teams have played unequal amount of games.

## Do NHL teams only play teams in their division?

Each team will play one home and one away game against opponents in the other conference; three games against the teams in the other division on their conference; and either four games or three games against the teams within their own division.

## What are the 4 hockey divisions?

The four division names are Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific. The Atlantic and Metropolitan divisions make up the Eastern Conference and each division has eight teams. The Central and Pacific divisions make up the Western Conference and have seven teams in each division.

## Does every NHL team play each other?

Since the 1995–96 season, each team in the NHL plays 82 regular season games, 41 each of home and road. The remaining games of the season are inter-conference play (32 games), allowing every team in the league to play every other team twice.

## Who has never won the Stanley Cup?

In Summary: Here are the 11 NHL teams that have never won the Stanley Cup.

• Buffalo Sabres.
• Vancouver Canucks.
• San Jose Sharks.
• Florida Panthers.
• Arizona Coyotes.
• Nashville Predators.
• Winnipeg Jets.
• Minnesota Wild.
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## How many overtimes does Stanley Cup have?

What are the overtime rules for the Stanley Cup Playoffs? In the postseason, the rules are different. Overtime is played at five-on-five and the periods are 20 minutes long like a normal period. It remains sudden death, so the first team to score wins the game.

## What does GAA mean in hockey?

Goals Against Average (GAA) also known as “Average Goals Against” or “AGA” is a statistic used in field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and water polo that is the mean of goals allowed per game by a goaltender/goalkeeper (depending on sport). GAA is analogous to a baseball pitcher’s earned run average (ERA).

## What does row mean in hockey?

The points reward is the same-two points-but winning in overtime is considered a “better” win and is tallied in a column labeled “ROW,” an acronym for ” Regulation and Overtime Wins.” When the regular season ends, it is not uncommon for two teams to finish with the same number of team points in the standings.

## What does DIFF mean in NHL?

DIFF stands for Goal Differential in the NHL Standings. It is the difference between the number of goals scored by a team and the goals scored against them. If the value is positive, the team scored more goals on the opposition than they allowed against, throughout the season.