2011 NHL Standings Who’s on Top?
The NHL Standings are close heading into the final stretch of the season. Who will come out on top?
2011 NHL Standings: Who’s on Top?
It’s no surprise that the Stanley Cup champions Vancouver Canucks are once again at the top of the NHL standings. They’ve been dominating the league since the 2010-2011 season. The Tampa Bay Lightning Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals round out the top four spots.
The Lightning have been consistently good this season, while the Capitals have been faltering as of late. The Penguins, on the other hand, have been consistently mediocre. As of right now, it looks like any of these teams could make a run for the Stanley Cup
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers are currently leading the pack in the Eastern Conference The Rangers have been on a hot streak lately, winning eight of their last ten games. The Flyers have been steadily good all season long
The Chicago Blackhawks are currently sitting in last place in the Central Division They’ve had a rough season, but they’re still only a few points out of a playoff spot. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether or not they’ll make a comeback.
In the Western Conference the Vancouver Canucks are once again at the top of the standings. They’re followed by the San Jose Sharks Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes. These four teams are all looking like they could make a deep run in the playoffs.
The Top 3 Teams in the 2011 NHL Standings
The Boston Bruins are currently in first place in the Eastern Conference with 109 points. They are followed closely by the Tampa Bay Lightning who have 108 points. The Philadelphia Flyers round out the top three with 103 points.
These six teams have separated themselves from the pack and are poised to make a run at the Stanley Cup
The Bottom 3 Teams in the 2011 NHL Standings
As the hockey season comes to an end, teams are battling for their spot in the playoffs. There are currently 15 teams vying for a spot in the playoffs and only 8 will make it. Of those 15 teams, 3 will not make the cut. Who are those unlucky few?
As of April 7th, the bottom three teams in the NHL standings are the Columbus Blue Jackets the New York Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers These three teams have played poorly all season and will most likely not make the playoffs.
The Blue Jackets have had a poor season, finishing with a record of 29-46-7. They have been plagued by injuries and poor goaltending all year. The Islanders have also had a disappointing year, finishing with a record of 30-39-13. They have struggled to score goals all season and their defense has been porous at times. The Oilers have had a terrible season, finishing with a record of 27-47-8. They have been one of the worst teams in the league all year and their fans are getting impatient with their lack of success.
All three of these teams will miss the playoffs this year and will be looking to improve next season.
The 2011 NHL Standings: A Closer Look
As the 2011 NHL season enters its final stretch, teams are jockeying for position in the standings. With a few weeks left to play, let’s take a closer look at where each team stands.
In the Eastern Conference the Philadelphia Flyers are currently in first place with 103 points. The Boston Bruins are close behind with 101 points, and the Tampa Bay Lightning round out the top three with 99 points.
With just a few weeks left in the season, it’s anyone’s guess who will ultimately come out on top. But one thing is for sure: it’s going to be an exciting finish!
The 2011 NHL Standings: A Mid-Season Update
The Eastern Conference is currently led by the Boston Bruins who are closely followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Washington Capitals In the Western Conference the Dallas Stars are in first place, followed by the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings
The Bruins and Lightning are both having strong seasons and are among the top teams in the league. The Capitals are also having a good season, but their place in the standings is more due to their strong conference than anything else. In the West, the Stars have been one of the most surprise teams this season and look like they could be a legitimate contender for the Stanley Cup The Predators and Red Wings are both having strong seasons as well and should be in contention for a playoff spot.
The 2011 NHL Standings: A Final Update
The end of the 2010-2011 NHL season is finally upon us, and though the playoffs have been set for some time now, the final seeding is still very much in flux. As of the morning of April 10th, just two points separate the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks for the top spot in the Western Conference meaning that the race for home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs is still wide open. In the East, things are a bit more settled, with the Philadelphia Flyers having clinched first place weeks ago. Nevertheless, with only a few days left in the regular season there are still a few things left to be decided.
The 2011 NHL Standings: What Happened?
At the end of the 2010-2011 NHL season the standings were as follows:
1. Vancouver Canucks (54-19-9, 117 points)
2. St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, 109 points)
3. Philadelphia Flyers (47-23-12, 106 points)
4. Boston Bruins (46-25-11, 103 points)
5. Detroit Red Wings (46-28-8, 100 points)
As we can see, the Vancouver Canucks were on top of the standings with a very comfortable lead over the rest of the teams. The St. Louis Blues had a very good season as well and managed to take second place in the standings. The Philadelphia Flyers had a good season too and rounded out the top three teams in the standings. The Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings both had good seasons and managed to take fourth and fifth place in the standings, respectively.
The 2011 NHL Standings: Where Do We Go from Here?
As the 2011 NHL playoffs come to a close, we take a look at the final standings and see where each team placed.
The Stanley Cup was won by the Boston Bruins who defeated the Vancouver Canucks in 7 games. The Bruins were the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference and went on to defeat the #1 seed (the Philadelphia Flyers), #5 seed (the Tampa Bay Lightning), and #6 seed (the Montreal Canadiens) en route to the Stanley Cup Finals
In the Western Conference the Vancouver Canucks lost in 7 games to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins The Canucks were the #1 seed in the Western Conference and defeated the #8 seed (the Chicago Blackhawks), #5 seed (the Nashville Predators), and #2 seed (the San Jose Sharks) before losing to the Bruins in the Finals.
So where do we go from here? The 2011-2012 NHL season is set to begin on October 6th, 2011.
The 2011 NHL Standings: Lessons Learned
The 2011 NHL Standings are in, and there are some interesting things to note. Overall, it was a very even season with not much separating the teams. The Stanley Cup playoffs were very competitive, with many close games and upsets. Here is a look at the final standings and what we can learn from them.
In the Western Conference the Vancouver Canucks topped the standings with 111 points. They were followed by the Detroit Red Wings Nashville Predators Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks All of these teams made the playoffs, and it was an extremely tight race. Just seven points separated the fifth seed from the tenth seed in the West.
In the East, the Philadelphia Flyers led the way with 103 points. They were followed by the Boston Bruins Tampa Bay Lightning Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins As in the West, all of these teams made the playoffs and there was not much separating them. Just six points separated fifth place from tenth place in the East.
There are a few things we can learn from these standings. First, it was a very even season overall with not much separating the teams. Second, home ice advantage was important as all of the top seeds in each conference made it to at least the semifinal round of the playoffs. Lastly, it was a very tough year to be a lower seed as there were no significant upsets in either conference during playoff time.
The 2011 NHL Standings: Looking Ahead
The National Hockey League (NHL) is a professional Ice Hockey league composed of 30 teams, of which 28 are based in the United States and 7 in Canada. The Stanley Cup the oldest professional sports trophy in North America is awarded annually to the NHL Playoff champion at the end of each season.
The regular season runs from early October through early April, with each team playing 82 games. The top three finishers in each division and two wild cards in each conference make the playoffs, which begin in late April.
The 2011 NHL standings are shown below, sorted by conference and division. Note that teams are not guaranteed to make the playoffs; they must simply finish in one of the top eight spots in their conference. The Washington Capitals topped the Eastern Conference standings, while the Vancouver Canucks were atop the Western Conference Standings as of early April 2011.
1. Pittsburgh Penguins
2. Philadelphia Flyers
3. New York Rangers
4. New Jersey Devils
5. New York Islanders
6. Buffalo Sabres
7. Boston Bruins
8. Montreal Canadiens
9. Ottawa Senators
10. Tampa Bay Lightning