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Stanley Cup Final

2008-2009 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 New Jersey
583718377175145+3019-10-118-8-2-7-3-0Lost 1
2
 Philadelphia
553016969176162+1416-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
3
 NY Rangers
583022666135164-2917-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Lost 3
4
 Pittsburgh
582725660169180-1115-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
5
 NY Islanders
561733640134191-5711-12-46-21-2-5-4-1Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
584010888193131+6219-4-421-6-4-5-2-3Won 1
2
 Buffalo
583022666165162+316-11-214-11-4-5-4-1Won 1
3
 Montréal
573021666165175-1017-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
4
 Toronto
5721261052170212-4210-11-611-15-4-4-4-2Lost 1
5
 Ottawa
562225953137159-2212-9-510-16-4-5-3-2Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
573616577189165+2422-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
2
 Carolina
582825561145173-2814-13-114-12-4-5-5-0Lost 1
3
 Florida
572920866161157+416-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Won 1
4
 Atlanta
582132547168205-379-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
5
 Tampa Bay
5719271149143184-4110-12-79-15-4-3-6-1Lost 2
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
573712882209170+3920-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
2
 Chicago
553215872184142+4215-4-517-11-3-7-3-0Won 2
3
 Nashville
572727357134162-2816-11-111-16-2-6-4-0Lost 1
4
 Columbus
572823662152160-818-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Lost 1
5
 St. Louis
562425755155173-1815-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 2
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Edmonton
572924462157176-1913-11-316-13-1-5-4-1Lost 1
2
 Vancouver
572821864171167+414-11-414-10-4-6-2-2Won 2
3
 Calgary
573318672180169+1120-7-413-11-2-4-4-2Lost 1
4
 Minnesota
552824359138131+717-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
5
 Colorado
582730155151183-3217-14-010-16-1-4-6-0Won 2
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
55388985189138+5124-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Won 1
2
 Anaheim
582825561160167-715-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
3
 Dallas
562821763164176-1216-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
4
 Los Angeles
552422957143158-1513-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
5
 Phoenix
582528555145179-3416-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 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

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4