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Stanley Cup Final

2009-2010 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 NY Rangers
743332975192201-916-17-617-15-3-4-5-1Won 2
2
 NY Islanders
7430341070185229-4420-13-310-21-7-4-4-2Won 1
3
 New Jersey
734325591192177+1525-10-218-15-3-5-3-2
4
 Pittsburgh
744225791221212+921-10-421-15-3-4-3-3
5
 Philadelphia
743731680212205+721-13-316-18-3-3-5-2
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Ottawa
754030585198215-1724-10-416-20-1-4-5-1Won 3
2
 Montréal
753730882195205-1019-14-418-16-4-7-1-2Won 1
3
 Toronto
7427351266191244-5316-15-511-20-7-7-3-0Won 1
4
 Buffalo
7340231090201186+1522-10-618-13-4-6-3-1Lost 1
5
 Boston
7333281278174186-1215-15-618-13-6-4-5-1Lost 1
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Tampa Bay
7430321272194230-3619-12-611-20-6-3-6-1Won 2
2
 Carolina
743134971202232-3020-15-311-19-6-5-3-2Won 1
3
 Washington
74491411109284210+7427-4-422-10-7-6-1-3
4
 Atlanta
7432301276215236-2118-14-614-16-6-4-4-2
5
 Florida
7330321171185215-3015-13-815-19-3-5-4-1Lost 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
7438231389202197+522-10-516-13-8-8-1-1Won 4
2
 Nashville
754327591204210-622-13-221-14-3-8-2-0Won 1
3
 St. Louis
743530979194205-1113-18-522-12-4-5-5-0Won 1
4
 Columbus
7430321272196239-4319-11-711-21-5-5-4-1Won 1
5
 Chicago
734620799231187+4427-7-319-13-4-4-4-2Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
744525494239192+4727-8-218-17-2-6-2-2Won 1
2
 Colorado
734125789214197+1723-11-218-14-5-5-4-1Won 1
3
 Calgary
743728983186186E19-16-318-12-6-6-4-0Lost 1
4
 Minnesota
753633678201225-2424-10-312-23-3-5-5-0Lost 1
5
 Edmonton
742443755182254-7216-19-48-24-3-4-5-1Lost 1
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
74451910100233193+4023-6-822-13-2-4-5-1Won 2
2
 Anaheim
743531878204229-2523-11-312-20-5-5-4-1Won 1
3
 Phoenix
754623698192186+626-10-220-13-4-8-1-1
4
 Los Angeles
734225690206198+821-12-321-13-3-4-4-2Lost 1
5
 Dallas
7432281478206234-2820-10-712-18-7-4-4-2Lost 1
Results For This date
Calgary Flames - 0 @ Boston Bruins - 5
Philadelphia Flyers - 1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 4
Tampa Bay Lightning - 1 @ Buffalo Sabres - 7
New York Rangers - 2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 3
New Jersey Devils - 4 @ Montréal Canadiens - 2
Florida Panthers - 2 @ Ottawa Senators - 3
Atlanta Thrashers - 4 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 0
New York Islanders - 4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 3
Detroit Red Wings - 1 @ Nashville Predators - 0
Colorado Avalanche - 2 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 6
Vancouver Canucks - 2 @ San Jose Sharks - 4
Dallas Stars - 4 @ Los Angeles Kings - 1
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

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4