NHL Standings

2022-2023 NHL Season Recap

The 2023 NHL regular season standings were full of exciting moments and intense competition. Fans were treated to spectacular plays, nail-biting finishes, and unexpected upsets throughout the season. The league saw the emergence of new stars while established veterans continued to shine.

Summary By Conference

In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs dominated the competition and finished as the top seed. Led by Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, the Leafs had the most potent offense in the conference and were a force to be reckoned with.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, last season’s Stanley Cup champions, also had a strong season, finishing second in the conference. The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals rounded out the top four in the East.

In the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche took the top spot thanks to their dominant play throughout the season. Nathan MacKinnon was a force to be reckoned with, and the team’s defense was among the best in the NHL league.

The Vegas Golden Knights finished second in the conference, followed by the Edmonton Oilers and the Minnesota Wild.

Best NHL Players of The 2023 Regular Season

The 2023 NHL season featured some outstanding individual performances. Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs led the league in goals and was a strong contender for the Hart Trophy.

Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche was a dominant force throughout the season and was also in the running for the league’s MVP award.

Other standout players included Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy, also of the Lightning.

Understanding the NHL Standings

We have an elaborate current NHL standings table here. Divided into four tabs we have the preseason, division, league, and NHL playoff standings. Bookmark to keep track of how all teams are doing, and how the playoff picture (particularly the wild-card race) is unfolding.  

Listed in this table are the points each team has accumulated, along with their wins, losses, overtime losses (OTL) and games played thus far. Also, the teams’ home/away records, current streak, record over the last 10 games, and goals for/against, too.

Conference standings are listed, and you can change the season with the dropdown menu. That way, each franchise’s record in recent seasons is also an option.

NHL Format

The NHL operates an 82-game regular season, with the top eight teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences advancing to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Making the playoffs are the top three teams from each division (each conference has two divisions) plus two wild-card teams, the ones with the most points outside of the top three in each division. 

The wild-card teams play the division champs, while the other four qualifiers play one another. Under this format, teams with long playoff histories (the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, for example) may continue a rivalry.

The conference playoffs are composed of three series, each one a best-of-seven and leading to the Stanley Cup Final.

NHL Season Standings FAQs

What are NHL standings?

NHL standings are a table that shows the current rankings of all the teams in the league based on their performance throughout the season.

How are NHL standings calculated?

NHL standings are calculated by awarding two points for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss, and zero points for a regulation loss. Teams are then ranked based on the number of points they have earned.

What are the tiebreakers used in NHL standings?

If two or more teams are tied in the standings, the first tiebreaker is total wins, followed by goal differential, total goals scored, and head-to-head record.

What is the President’s Trophy in NHL standings?

The President’s Trophy is an award that is given to the team with the best record in the NHL standings at the end of the regular season. It is named after the president of the NHL.
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NHL Major (Non-Stanley Cup) Event of the Season 

Marquee events held throughout the NHL season are the All-Star Game and outdoor games (including the Winter and Heritage Classics.) Held at rotating sites, including some non-traditional venues, these (plus preseason games) come complete with odds.

  • Date: February 18, 2023.
  • Stadium: Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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