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2008-2009 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Boston
NE573910886188130+5819-4-420-6-4-5-2-3Lost 4
2
 * - New Jersey
ATL573717377175141+3419-10-118-7-2-8-2-0Won 4
3
 * - Washington
SE573616577189165+2422-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
4
 Philadelphia
ATL553016969176162+1416-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
5
 Montréal
NE573021666165175-1017-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
6
 NY Rangers
ATL583022666135164-2917-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Lost 3
7
 Buffalo
NE572922664161161E16-11-213-11-4-5-4-1Lost 1
8
 Florida
SE562820864157157E15-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Lost 1
9
 Carolina
SE572824561144168-2414-12-114-12-4-6-4-0Won 1
10
 Pittsburgh
ATL582725660169180-1115-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
11
 Ottawa
NE552225852135156-2112-9-510-16-3-6-3-1Won 5
12
 Toronto
NE5621251052169208-3910-10-611-15-4-4-3-3Won 1
13
 Atlanta
SE582132547168205-379-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
14
 Tampa Bay
SE5619261149140179-3910-11-79-15-4-4-5-1Lost 1
15
 NY Islanders
ATL561733640134191-5711-12-46-21-2-5-4-1Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - San Jose
PAC54378983185136+4923-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Lost 3
2
 * - Detroit
CEN573712882209170+3920-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
3
 * - Calgary
NW563318571177166+1120-7-313-11-2-5-4-1Won 2
4
 Chicago
CEN543115870179139+4015-4-516-11-3-6-4-0Won 1
5
 Edmonton
NW562923462155172-1713-11-316-12-1-5-4-1Won 3
6
 Dallas
PAC562821763164176-1216-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
7
 Columbus
CEN572823662152160-818-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Lost 1
8
 Anaheim
PAC582825561160167-715-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
9
 Minnesota
NW552824359138131+717-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
10
 Vancouver
NW562721862168164+414-11-413-10-4-5-2-3Won 1
11
 Nashville
CEN572727357134162-2816-11-111-16-2-6-4-0Lost 1
12
 Colorado
NW572630153148181-3316-14-010-16-1-3-7-0Won 1
13
 Phoenix
PAC582528555145179-3416-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 3
14
 Los Angeles
PAC552422957143158-1513-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
15
 St. Louis
CEN562425755155173-1815-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 2
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 don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final