Note: Realignment’s Impact On Next Season

NHL PuckStarting this coming season, the NHL will realign their divisions and the Rangers division will include the Penguins, Flyers, Devils, Islanders, Capitals, Blue Jackets and Hurricanes.

Via Sports Club Stats, the realigned standings for this division would be:

  • Penguins (72 points)
  • Capitals (57)
  • Rangers (56)
  • —-
  • Islanders (55)
  • Blue Jackets (55)
  • Flyers (49)
  • Devils (48)
  • Hurricanes (42)

The top three teams in each division make the playoffs and the final two teams are the highest remaining point totals between the two divisions in each conference.

In the other Eastern Conference division, Montreal, Boston and Toronto all would have clinched playoff spots and Detroit and Ottawa (both with 56 points) would have taken the two remaining playoff spots.

The Islanders, who finished in eighth place in the East this year, would not have made the playoffs.