Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

2008-2009 Standings

EasternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 * - Boston
NE573910886188124+6419-4-420-6-4-5-2-3Lost 4
 * - New Jersey
ATL573717377175139+3619-10-118-7-2-8-2-0Won 4
 * - Washington
SE573616577189160+2922-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
ATL553016969176156+2016-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
NE573021666165168-317-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
 NY Rangers
ATL573021666134156-2217-9-313-12-3-3-5-2Lost 2
NE572922664161156+516-11-213-11-4-5-4-1Lost 1
SE562820864157149+815-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Lost 1
SE572824561144163-1914-12-114-12-4-6-4-0Won 1
ATL572725559167172-515-12-212-13-3-4-5-1Lost 1
NE5621251052169201-3210-10-611-15-4-4-3-3Won 1
NE542125850133150-1712-9-59-16-3-5-4-1Won 4
SE572032545162198-369-17-211-15-3-3-7-0Won 1
 Tampa Bay
SE5619261149140169-2910-11-79-15-4-4-5-1Lost 1
 NY Islanders
ATL551633638132184-5210-12-46-21-2-4-4-2Lost 5
WesternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 * - San Jose
PAC54378983185131+5423-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Lost 3
 * - Detroit
CEN573712882209166+4320-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
 * - Calgary
NW563318571177164+1320-7-313-11-2-5-4-1Won 2
CEN543115870179132+4715-4-516-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
CEN562823561150151-118-9-110-14-4-6-3-1Won 4
PAC582825561160164-415-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
NW552823460152167-1513-11-315-12-1-5-4-1Won 2
NW552824359138128+1017-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
NW562721862168157+1114-11-413-10-4-5-2-3Won 1
PAC552721761162168-616-7-411-14-3-7-3-0Lost 1
CEN562726357134155-2116-10-111-16-2-7-3-0Won 2
NW572630153148177-2916-14-010-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
PAC572527555144173-2916-11-29-16-3-2-8-0Lost 2
 Los Angeles
PAC542422856137144-713-12-711-10-1-7-2-1Lost 2
 St. Louis
CEN552325753153166-1314-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 1
Results For This date
Pittsburgh Penguins - 2 @ New York Islanders - 3
Dallas Stars - 3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 2
New York Rangers - 1 @ St. Louis Blues - 2
Ottawa Senators - 2 @ Nashville Predators - 0
Edmonton Oilers - 3 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 1
Atlanta Thrashers - 7 @ Los Angeles Kings - 6
Playoff Format
16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The format is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards.

The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to the postseason while the other sends just three.

In the First Round, the division winner with the best record in each conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the lesser record; the wild card team with the better record will play the other division winner.

The teams finishing second and third in each division will meet in the First Round within the bracket headed by their respective division winners. First-round winners within each bracket play one another in the Second Round to determine the four participants in the Conference Finals.

Home-ice advantage through the first two rounds goes to the team that placed higher in the regular-season standings. In the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, home-ice advantage goes to the team that had the better regular-season record -- regardless of the teams' final standing in their respective divisions.
X - Clinched Playoff spot
Y - Clinched Division
Z - Clinched Conference
P - Clinched Presidents' Trophy
GP - Games Played
W - Wins (worth two points)
L - Losses (worth zero points)
OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point)
PTS - Points
ROW - Total number of Regulation plus Overtime Wins (used in 2nd tiebreaker at right)
GF - Goals For
GA - Goals Against
DIFF - Goal Differential
HOME - Home record
AWAY - Away record
S/O - Record in games decided by Shootout
L10 - Record in last ten games
STREAK - Number of consecutive wins, regulation losses, or OT/SO losses.
Tie-Breaking procedure
If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:

  • The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  • The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. This figure is reflected in the ROW column.
  • The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
  • The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season. NOTE: In standings a victory in a shootout counts as one goal for, while a shootout loss counts as one goal against.
Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6