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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
583718377175143+3219-10-118-8-2-7-3-0Lost 1
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
584010888193125+6819-4-421-6-4-5-2-3Won 1
2
 Montréal
573021666165168-317-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
3
 Buffalo
583022666165157+816-11-214-11-4-5-4-1Won 1
4
 Ottawa
562225953137153-1612-9-510-16-4-5-3-2Lost 1
5
 Toronto
5721261052170205-3510-11-611-15-4-4-4-2Lost 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
572920866161149+1216-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Carolina
582825561145168-2314-13-114-12-4-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Tampa Bay
5719271149143174-3110-12-79-15-4-3-6-1Lost 2
5
 Atlanta
582132547168204-369-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
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
553215872184135+4915-4-517-11-3-7-3-0Won 2
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
573318672180167+1320-7-413-11-2-4-4-2Lost 1
2
 Vancouver
572821864171160+1114-11-414-10-4-6-2-2Won 2
3
 Edmonton
572924462157172-1513-11-316-13-1-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 Minnesota
552824359138128+1017-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
5
 Colorado
582730155151179-2817-14-010-16-1-4-6-0Won 2
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
55388985189133+5624-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Won 1
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
 Los Angeles
552422957143150-713-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
5
 Phoenix
582528555145176-3116-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 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

It's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure