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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

2009-2010 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 New Jersey
623821379160150+1020-9-118-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
2
 Pittsburgh
633722478191182+919-10-318-12-1-5-2-3Won 1
3
 Philadelphia
613325369183163+2018-11-215-14-1-7-3-0Won 5
4
 NY Rangers
632927765163171-814-15-415-12-3-5-5-0Won 3
5
 NY Islanders
632629860157198-4117-12-29-17-6-3-7-0Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Ottawa
643624476175185-1023-9-313-15-1-7-3-0Lost 1
2
 Buffalo
613319975165155+1019-7-614-12-3-3-5-2Lost 1
3
 Montréal
643028666163180-1715-13-415-15-2-5-4-1Won 1
4
 Boston
6127231165142158-1613-13-614-10-5-4-3-3Lost 1
5
 Toronto
6219321149162215-5311-14-58-18-6-2-7-1Lost 3
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
624113890243180+6323-3-318-10-5-7-1-2
2
 Atlanta
6127241064182197-1514-10-413-14-6-5-3-2Won 1
3
 Tampa Bay
6226251163160189-2917-8-69-17-5-4-5-1Lost 4
4
 Florida
6224281058152183-3112-11-712-17-3-2-7-1Lost 1
5
 Carolina
622530757170196-2616-12-39-18-4-8-2-0Won 6
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Chicago
624116587194152+4223-6-218-10-3-6-3-1Lost 1
2
 Nashville
623423573169177-817-11-217-12-3-5-3-2Won 2
3
 Detroit
6229211270158167-916-8-513-13-7-4-3-3Won 2
4
 St. Louis
632925967162175-1312-16-517-9-4-6-3-1Won 4
5
 Columbus
6425281161167208-4115-10-710-18-4-5-3-2
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
623822278195157+3823-7-115-15-1-6-4-0Won 1
2
 Colorado
623521676175161+1420-9-215-12-4-5-5-0Lost 2
3
 Calgary
623023969153157-415-14-315-9-6-4-3-3Won 1
4
 Minnesota
613027464167181-1421-8-29-19-2-6-4-0Won 1
5
 Edmonton
621937644151217-6611-17-48-20-2-3-7-0Lost 2
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
634014989201157+4419-6-721-8-2-5-4-1Lost 2
2
 Los Angeles
623820480182171+1118-9-320-11-1-8-1-1Won 2
3
 Phoenix
643722579162165-322-10-215-12-3-6-4-0Lost 3
4
 Dallas
6228221268172193-2118-7-510-15-7-6-3-1Lost 1
5
 Anaheim
623025767173193-2019-8-211-17-5-6-4-0Won 1
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

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday