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2008-2009 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Washington
SE573616577189160+2922-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
2
 * - Boston
NE573910886188124+6419-4-420-6-4-5-2-3Lost 4
3
 Philadelphia
ATL553016969176156+2016-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
4
 * - New Jersey
ATL573717377175139+3619-10-118-7-2-8-2-0Won 4
5
 Pittsburgh
ATL582725660169174-515-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
6
 Toronto
NE5621251052169201-3210-10-611-15-4-4-3-3Won 1
7
 Atlanta
SE582132547168204-369-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
8
 Montréal
NE573021666165168-317-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
9
 Buffalo
NE572922664161156+516-11-213-11-4-5-4-1Lost 1
10
 Florida
SE562820864157149+815-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Lost 1
11
 Carolina
SE572824561144163-1914-12-114-12-4-6-4-0Won 1
12
 Tampa Bay
SE5619261149140169-2910-11-79-15-4-4-5-1Lost 1
13
 Ottawa
NE552225852135150-1512-9-510-16-3-6-3-1Won 5
14
 NY Rangers
ATL583022666135158-2317-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Lost 3
15
 NY Islanders
ATL561733640134186-5211-12-46-21-2-5-4-1Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Detroit
CEN573712882209166+4320-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
2
 * - San Jose
PAC54378983185131+5423-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Lost 3
3
 Chicago
CEN543115870179132+4715-4-516-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
4
 * - Calgary
NW563318571177164+1320-7-313-11-2-5-4-1Won 2
5
 Vancouver
NW562721862168157+1114-11-413-10-4-5-2-3Won 1
6
 Dallas
PAC562821763164170-616-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
7
 Anaheim
PAC582825561160164-415-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
8
 St. Louis
CEN562425755155167-1215-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 2
9
 Edmonton
NW562923462155168-1313-11-316-12-1-5-4-1Won 3
10
 Columbus
CEN572823662152153-118-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Lost 1
11
 Colorado
NW572630153148177-2916-14-010-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
12
 Phoenix
PAC582528555145176-3116-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 3
13
 Los Angeles
PAC552422957143150-713-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
14
 Minnesota
NW552824359138128+1017-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
15
 Nashville
CEN572727357134157-2316-11-111-16-2-6-4-0Lost 1
Results For This date
Boston Bruins - 5 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 1
Buffalo Sabres - 4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 1
Chicago Blackhawks - 5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 3
New Jersey Devils - 0 @ Florida Panthers - 4
Ottawa Senators - 2 @ Colorado Avalanche - 3
Vancouver Canucks - 4 @ Calgary Flames - 3
Edmonton Oilers - 2 @ San Jose Sharks - 4
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

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic