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2008-2009 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 New Jersey
573717377175139+3619-10-118-7-2-8-2-0Won 4
2
 Philadelphia
553016969176156+2016-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
3
 NY Rangers
573021666134156-2217-9-313-12-3-3-5-2Lost 2
4
 Pittsburgh
572725559167172-515-12-212-13-3-4-5-1Lost 1
5
 NY Islanders
551633638132184-5210-12-46-21-2-4-4-2Lost 5
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
573910886188124+6419-4-420-6-4-5-2-3Lost 4
2
 Montréal
573021666165168-317-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
3
 Buffalo
572922664161156+516-11-213-11-4-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 Toronto
5621251052169201-3210-10-611-15-4-4-3-3Won 1
5
 Ottawa
542125850133150-1712-9-59-16-3-5-4-1Won 4
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
573616577189160+2922-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
2
 Florida
562820864157149+815-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Lost 1
3
 Carolina
572824561144163-1914-12-114-12-4-6-4-0Won 1
4
 Tampa Bay
5619261149140169-2910-11-79-15-4-4-5-1Lost 1
5
 Atlanta
572032545162198-369-17-211-15-3-3-7-0Won 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
573712882209166+4320-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
2
 Chicago
543115870179132+4715-4-516-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
3
 Columbus
562823561150151-118-9-110-14-4-6-3-1Won 4
4
 Nashville
562726357134155-2116-10-111-16-2-7-3-0Won 2
5
 St. Louis
552325753153166-1314-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 1
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Calgary
563318571177164+1320-7-313-11-2-5-4-1Won 2
2
 Vancouver
562721862168157+1114-11-413-10-4-5-2-3Won 1
3
 Edmonton
552823460152167-1513-11-315-12-1-5-4-1Won 2
4
 Minnesota
552824359138128+1017-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
5
 Colorado
572630153148177-2916-14-010-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
54378983185131+5423-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Lost 3
2
 Dallas
552721761162168-616-7-411-14-3-7-3-0Lost 1
3
 Anaheim
582825561160164-415-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Los Angeles
542422856137144-713-12-711-10-1-7-2-1Lost 2
5
 Phoenix
572527555144173-2916-11-29-16-3-2-8-0Lost 2
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.
Legend
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.
OTHER LEAGUES: STANDINGS
Quote of the Day

When I first became captain here, Monsieur Beliveau came to me and said, 'You're going to be fine. You don't have to change, you got selected because of who you are.'

— Saku Koivu on Thursday, recalling what he was told by the late Jean Beliveau when he was named Canadiens captain in 1999
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