NHL Season Preview: An In-Depth Look at the Atlantic Division

January 15th, 2013 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The most competitive division in the NHL is the Atlantic, and with two top Stanley Cup contenders and five teams that have a chance to make the playoffs, this division should be the class of the league in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.

The New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils are all talented teams and form some of the best rivalries in the NHL.

Four Atlantic division teams finished with over 100 points last season, and the only other division to match that was the Central. The Atlantic sent four teams to the Eastern Conference playoffs in 2011-12, which was two more than the Northeast and Southeast divisions.

Here is an in-depth preview of the best division in hockey.


2011-12 Standings

Team W L OT PTS New York Rangers 51 24 7 109 Pittsburgh Penguins 51 25 6 108 Philadelphia Flyers 47 26 9 103 New Jersey Devils 48 28 6 102 New York Islanders 34 37 11 79  

Projected Order of Finish for 2012-13

New York Rangers Pittsburgh Penguins Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders New Jersey Devils  

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