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Current 2016-2017 NHL Regular Season Standings
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With 739 games played going into the All-Star break this weekend, there will be 491 games remaining in the 2016-2017 NHL regular season leading up to the road to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs this Spring. This means that there are 30 to 36 games remaining for each NHL team. The second half of the 2016-2017 NHL regular season will resume on Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

So far, the best team in the NHL is the Washington Capitals. With 33 games remaining, their current record is 33-10-6 (.674) with 72 points in the Metropolitan Division. While their 10-game record is 8-1-1, they only won one game in their current streak.

The worst team in the NHL this year is the Colorado Avalanche from the Atlantic Division. With 36 games remaining in the regular season, their record is 13-31-2 (.283) with just 28 points. Their 10-game record is 1-8-1 and they lost the last 7 consecutive games so far.

The defending Stanley Cup champion, the Pittsburgh Penguins is third in the Metropolitan Division with a 30-13-5 (.625) record with 65 points. Their 10-game record is 5-5-0 and they lost the last 2 consecutive games going into the break.

The last day of the 2016-2017 NHL regular season is Sunday, 9 April 2017 with the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning on Wednesday, 12 April 2017. Going into the All-Star Break, here are the current 2016-2017 NHL standings of the top four teams in each division and how they would qualify into the Stanley Cup Playoffs if the current season ended today:

** Eastern Conference Standings **
* Atlantic Division
1. Montreal Canadiens: 29-14-7 (.58), 65
2. Ottawa Senators: 26-15-6 (.553), 58
3. Boston Bruins: 25-21-6 (.481), 56
4. Toronto Maple Leafs: 25-21-6 (.447), 56

If the season ended today, the following teams in the Atlantic Division would be eliminated from playoff contention would be: Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings

* Metropolitan Division
1. Washington Capitals: 33-10-6 (.674), 72
2. Columbus Blue Jackets: 32-12-4 (.667), 68
3. Pittsburgh Penguins**: 30-13-5 (.625), 65
4. New York Rangers: 31-17-1 (.633), 63

If the season ended today, the following teams in the Metropolitan Division would be eliminated from playoff contention would be: Mew Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders


** Western Conference Standings **
* Central Division
1. Minnesota Wild: 32-11-5 (.667), 69
2. Chicago Blackhawks: 30-16-5 (.588), 65
3. Nashville Predators: 24-17-8 (.49), 56
4. St. Louis Blues: 24-20-5 (.49), 53

If the season ended today, the following teams in the Central Division would be eliminated from playoff contention would be: Colorado Avalanche, Winnepeg Jets and Dallas Stars

* Pacific Division
1. San Jose Sharks: 31-17-2 (.588), 64
2. Edmonton Oilers: 28-15-8 (.549), 64
3. Anaheim Ducks: 27-15-9 (.529), 63
4. Calgary Flames: 25-24-3 (.481), 53

If the season ended today, the following teams in the Pacific Division would be eliminated from playoff contention would be: Vancouver Canucks, Arizona Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings

bold italic: Division leader
italic: wildcard
** defending Stanley Cup champion
* defending Western Conference/Eastern Conference champion


Enjoy the 62nd NHL All-Star Game!

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