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2009-2010 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Washington
SE624113890243180+6323-3-318-10-5-7-1-2
2
 * - New Jersey
ATL623821379160150+1020-9-118-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
3
 * - Ottawa
NE643624476175185-1023-9-313-15-1-7-3-0Lost 1
4
 Pittsburgh
ATL633722478191182+919-10-318-12-1-5-2-3Won 1
5
 Buffalo
NE613319975165155+1019-7-614-12-3-3-5-2Lost 1
6
 Philadelphia
ATL613325369183163+2018-11-215-14-1-7-3-0Won 5
7
 Montréal
NE643028666163180-1715-13-415-15-2-5-4-1Won 1
8
 Boston
NE6127231165142158-1613-13-614-10-5-4-3-3Lost 1
9
 NY Rangers
ATL632927765163171-814-15-415-12-3-5-5-0Won 3
10
 Atlanta
SE6127241064182197-1514-10-413-14-6-5-3-2Won 1
11
 Tampa Bay
SE6226251163160189-2917-8-69-17-5-4-5-1Lost 4
12
 NY Islanders
ATL632629860157198-4117-12-29-17-6-3-7-0Won 1
13
 Florida
SE6224281058152183-3112-11-712-17-3-2-7-1Lost 1
14
 Carolina
SE622530757170196-2616-12-39-18-4-8-2-0Won 6
15
 Toronto
NE6219321149162215-5311-14-58-18-6-2-7-1Lost 3
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - San Jose
PAC634014989201157+4419-6-721-8-2-5-4-1Lost 2
2
 * - Chicago
CEN624116587194152+4223-6-218-10-3-6-3-1Lost 1
3
 * - Vancouver
NW623822278195157+3823-7-115-15-1-6-4-0Won 1
4
 Los Angeles
PAC623820480182171+1118-9-320-11-1-8-1-1Won 2
5
 Phoenix
PAC643722579162165-322-10-215-12-3-6-4-0Lost 3
6
 Colorado
NW623521676175161+1420-9-215-12-4-5-5-0Lost 2
7
 Nashville
CEN623423573169177-817-11-217-12-3-5-3-2Won 2
8
 Detroit
CEN6229211270158167-916-8-513-13-7-4-3-3Won 2
9
 Calgary
NW623023969153157-415-14-315-9-6-4-3-3Won 1
10
 Dallas
PAC6228221268172193-2118-7-510-15-7-6-3-1Lost 1
11
 Anaheim
PAC623025767173193-2019-8-211-17-5-6-4-0Won 1
12
 St. Louis
CEN632925967162175-1312-16-517-9-4-6-3-1Won 4
13
 Minnesota
NW613027464167181-1421-8-29-19-2-6-4-0Won 1
14
 Columbus
CEN6425281161167208-4115-10-710-18-4-5-3-2
15
 Edmonton
NW621937644151217-6611-17-48-20-2-3-7-0Lost 2
Results For This date
Washington Capitals - 3 @ Buffalo Sabres - 1
Philadelphia Flyers - 4 @ Florida Panthers - 7
Vancouver Canucks - 6 @ Detroit Red Wings - 3
Edmonton Oilers - 2 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 5
Minnesota Wild - 4 @ Calgary Flames - 0
Colorado Avalanche - 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

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final