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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
583718377181143+3819-10-118-8-2-7-3-0Lost 1
2
 Philadelphia
553016969180156+2416-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
3
 NY Rangers
583022666145158-1317-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Lost 3
4
 Pittsburgh
582725660175174+115-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
5
 NY Islanders
561733640137186-4911-12-46-21-2-5-4-1Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
584010888197125+7219-4-421-6-4-5-2-3Won 1
2
 Montréal
573021666172168+417-6-413-15-2-3-7-0Lost 1
3
 Buffalo
583022666173157+1616-11-214-11-4-5-4-1Won 1
4
 Ottawa
562225953141153-1212-9-510-16-4-5-3-2Lost 1
5
 Toronto
5721261052176205-2910-11-611-15-4-4-4-2Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
573616577193160+3322-4-114-12-4-6-2-2Won 2
2
 Florida
572920866164149+1516-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Carolina
582825561148168-2014-13-114-12-4-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Tampa Bay
5719271149146174-2810-12-79-15-4-3-6-1Lost 2
5
 Atlanta
582132547175204-299-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
573712882215166+4920-4-317-8-5-6-3-1Lost 2
2
 Chicago
553215872188135+5315-4-517-11-3-7-3-0Won 2
3
 Columbus
572823662158153+518-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Lost 1
4
 Nashville
572727357140157-1716-11-111-16-2-6-4-0Lost 1
5
 St. Louis
562425755161167-615-11-49-14-3-5-2-3Won 2
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Calgary
573318672183167+1620-7-413-11-2-4-4-2Lost 1
2
 Vancouver
572821864174160+1414-11-414-10-4-6-2-2Won 2
3
 Edmonton
572924462163172-913-11-316-13-1-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 Minnesota
552824359143128+1517-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
5
 Colorado
582730155160179-1917-14-010-16-1-4-6-0Won 2
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
55388985195133+6224-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Won 1
2
 Dallas
562821763170170E16-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Anaheim
582825561167164+315-12-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 1
4
 Los Angeles
552422957148150-213-12-811-10-1-6-2-2Lost 3
5
 Phoenix
582528555148176-2816-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 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 (NEW for 2013-14)
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, 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 pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players