Chart: NHL realignment

  • Updated: December 5, 2011 - 10:12 PM

NHL REALIGNMENT AT A GLANCE

The NHL's Board of Governors approved a massive realignment plan that will begin in the 2012-13 season, pending approval of the NHL Players' Association. The biggest change is the adoption of four conferences, which will be aligned as such:

CONFERENCE A

Anaheim Ducks

Calgary Flames

Colorado Avalanche

Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings

Phoenix Coyotes

San Jose Sharks

Vancouver Canucks

CONFERENCE B

Chicago Blackhawks

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg Jets

CONFERENCE C

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Florida Panthers

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

CONFERENCE D

Carolina Hurricanes

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Washington Capitals

DETAILS OF THE DEAL

REGULAR SEASON

• Every team would play every other team outside its conference twice -- once home, once away.

• In the eight-team conferences, teams would play opponents within its conference either five or six times in a season on a rotating basis; three teams would play each other six times and four teams would play each other five times. The process would reverse each season.

• In the seven-team conferences, teams would play opponents within its conference six times, three home and three away.

PLAYOFFS

• The top four teams in each conference would qualify for the playoffs. The first-place team would play the fourth-place team; the second-place team would play the third-place team. The four conference champions (teams that won the first two rounds) would meet in the third round, with the survivors playing for the Stanley Cup.

Source: NHL
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Atlanta - WP: E. Stults 4 FINAL
Detroit - LP: J. Chamberlain 2
Washington - LP: X. Cedeno 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha 6
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 18
Baltimore 6 Bottom 9th Inning
Tampa Bay 3
Miami - LP: D. Haren 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: R. Montero 7
San Diego 3:05 PM
Cincinnati
San Francisco 3:05 PM
Chicago Cubs
Colorado 3:05 PM
Oakland
LA Angels - N. Tropeano 3:05 PM
Seattle - T. Walker
Cleveland 3:05 PM
Chicago WSox
Kansas City 3:05 PM
Texas
Los Angeles 3:10 PM
Arizona
Toronto 5:05 PM
Houston
Minnesota 6:05 PM
Boston
Boston 6:00 PM
Charlotte
LA Lakers 6:00 PM
Philadelphia
Houston 6:30 PM
Toronto
Milwaukee 6:30 PM
Atlanta
Sacramento 7:00 PM
Memphis
Utah 7:00 PM
Minnesota
Phoenix 9:00 PM
Portland
Tampa Bay 6:30 PM
Montreal
Vancouver 7:00 PM
St. Louis
Calgary 7:30 PM
Dallas
Los Angeles 7:30 PM
Chicago
Edmonton 8:00 PM
Colorado
Buffalo 9:00 PM
Arizona
ULM 7:00 PM
Loyola-Chicago
Dayton 6:00 PM
(1) Connecticut
(6) Tennessee 8:00 PM
(4) Maryland
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