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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
583022666135158-2317-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Lost 3
4
 Pittsburgh
582725660169174-515-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
5
 NY Islanders
561733640134186-5211-12-46-21-2-5-4-1Won 1
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
 Ottawa
552225852135150-1512-9-510-16-3-6-3-1Won 5
5
 Toronto
5621251052169201-3210-10-611-15-4-4-3-3Won 1
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
 Atlanta
582132547168204-369-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
5
 Tampa Bay
5619261149140169-2910-11-79-15-4-4-5-1Lost 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
572823662152153-118-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Lost 1
4
 Nashville
572727357134157-2316-11-111-16-2-6-4-0Lost 1
5
 St. Louis
562425755155167-1215-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 2
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
 Edmonton
562923462155168-1313-11-316-12-1-5-4-1Won 3
3
 Minnesota
552824359138128+1017-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
4
 Vancouver
562721862168157+1114-11-413-10-4-5-2-3Won 1
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
562821763164170-616-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Anaheim
582825561160164-415-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Phoenix
582528555145176-3116-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 3
5
 Los Angeles
552422957143150-713-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
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 know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday