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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
NE584010888193125+6819-4-421-6-4-5-2-3Won 1
2
 * - New Jersey
ATL583718377175143+3219-10-118-8-2-7-3-0Lost 1
3
 Buffalo
NE583022666165157+816-11-214-11-4-5-4-1Won 1
4
 NY Rangers
ATL583022666135158-2317-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Lost 3
5
 Carolina
SE582825561145168-2314-13-114-12-4-5-5-0Lost 1
6
 Pittsburgh
ATL582725660169174-515-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
7
 Atlanta
SE582132547168204-369-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
8
 * - Washington
SE573616577189160+2922-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
9
 Montréal
NE573021666165168-317-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
10
 Florida
SE572920866161149+1216-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Won 1
11
 Toronto
NE5721261052170205-3510-11-611-15-4-4-4-2Lost 1
12
 Tampa Bay
SE5719271149143174-3110-12-79-15-4-3-6-1Lost 2
13
 Ottawa
NE562225953137153-1612-9-510-16-4-5-3-2Lost 1
14
 NY Islanders
ATL561733640134186-5211-12-46-21-2-5-4-1Won 1
15
 Philadelphia
ATL553016969176156+2016-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Anaheim
PAC582825561160164-415-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
2
 Colorado
NW582730155151179-2817-14-010-16-1-4-6-0Won 2
3
 Phoenix
PAC582528555145176-3116-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 3
4
 * - Detroit
CEN573712882209166+4320-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
5
 * - Calgary
NW573318672180167+1320-7-413-11-2-4-4-2Lost 1
6
 Vancouver
NW572821864171160+1114-11-414-10-4-6-2-2Won 2
7
 Edmonton
NW572924462157172-1513-11-316-13-1-5-4-1Lost 1
8
 Columbus
CEN572823662152153-118-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Lost 1
9
 Nashville
CEN572727357134157-2316-11-111-16-2-6-4-0Lost 1
10
 Dallas
PAC562821763164170-616-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
11
 St. Louis
CEN562425755155167-1215-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 2
12
 * - San Jose
PAC55388985189133+5624-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Won 1
13
 Chicago
CEN553215872184135+4915-4-517-11-3-7-3-0Won 2
14
 Minnesota
NW552824359138128+1017-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
15
 Los Angeles
PAC552422957143150-713-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
Results For This date
New York Islanders - 1 @ New York Rangers - 3
St. Louis Blues - 3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 4
Montréal Canadiens - 3 @ Washington Capitals - 4
Nashville Predators - 2 @ Detroit Red Wings - 6
Los Angeles Kings - 4 @ Anaheim Ducks - 3
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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