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2008-2009 Standings

Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 New Jersey
583718377175145+3019-10-118-8-2-7-3-0Lost 1
553016969176162+1416-7-314-9-6-6-4-0Won 2
 NY Rangers
593122668138165-2718-9-313-13-3-2-6-2Won 1
582725660169180-1115-12-212-13-4-4-4-2Lost 2
 NY Islanders
571734640135194-5911-12-46-22-2-4-5-1Lost 1
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
584010888193131+6219-4-421-6-4-5-2-3Won 1
562225953137159-2212-9-510-16-4-5-3-2Lost 1
583022666165162+316-11-214-11-4-5-4-1Won 1
583021767168178-1017-6-413-15-3-3-6-1Lost 2
5721261052170212-4210-11-611-15-4-4-4-2Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
572920866161157+416-7-513-13-3-7-3-0Won 1
583716579192168+2423-4-114-12-4-7-1-2Won 3
582825561145173-2814-13-114-12-4-5-5-0Lost 1
 Tampa Bay
5719271149143184-4110-12-79-15-4-3-6-1Lost 2
582132547168205-379-17-212-15-3-4-6-0Won 2
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
553215872184142+4215-4-517-11-3-7-3-0Won 2
582923664156163-719-9-210-14-4-6-3-1Won 1
582728357136168-3216-11-111-17-2-6-4-0Lost 2
583812884215172+4321-4-317-8-5-7-2-1Won 1
 St. Louis
572426755158177-1915-11-49-15-3-5-2-3Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
552824359138131+717-11-311-13-0-5-5-0Lost 2
572821864171167+414-11-414-10-4-6-2-2Won 2
573318672180169+1120-7-413-11-2-4-4-2Lost 1
572924462157176-1913-11-316-13-1-5-4-1Lost 1
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
 San Jose
55388985189138+5124-2-314-6-6-4-2-4Won 1
 Los Angeles
562522959147161-1413-12-812-10-1-6-2-2Won 1
592826561163171-815-13-313-13-2-5-5-0Lost 2
562821763164176-1216-7-412-14-3-7-3-0Won 1
582528555145179-3416-12-29-16-3-1-9-0Lost 3
Results For This date
Carolina Hurricanes - 6 @ New York Islanders - 2
Buffalo Sabres - 3 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 6
Montréal Canadiens - 4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 5
Columbus Blue Jackets - 4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 3
Vancouver Canucks - 5 @ Ottawa Senators - 2
New Jersey Devils - 3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning - 2
Chicago Blackhawks - 4 @ Florida Panthers - 0
St. Louis Blues - 2 @ Nashville Predators - 1
Calgary Flames - 3 @ Minnesota Wild - 2
Edmonton Oilers - 2 @ Dallas Stars - 4
Atlanta Thrashers - 3 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 4
Los Angeles Kings - 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.
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.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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