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2009-2010 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
SE74491411109284204+8027-4-422-10-7-6-1-3
2
 San Jose
PAC74451910100233187+4623-6-822-13-2-4-5-1Won 2
3
 Chicago
CEN734620799231181+5027-7-319-13-4-4-4-2Lost 1
4
 Phoenix
PAC754623698192180+1226-10-220-13-4-8-1-1
5
 Vancouver
NW744525494239188+5127-8-218-17-2-6-2-2Won 1
6
 New Jersey
ATL734325591192172+2025-10-218-15-3-5-3-2
7
 Pittsburgh
ATL744225791221210+1121-10-421-15-3-4-3-3
8
 Nashville
CEN754327591204206-222-13-221-14-3-8-2-0Won 1
9
 Los Angeles
PAC734225690206190+1621-12-321-13-3-4-4-2Lost 1
10
 Buffalo
NE7340231090201180+2122-10-618-13-4-6-3-1Lost 1
11
 Colorado
NW734125789214192+2223-11-218-14-5-5-4-1Won 1
12
 Detroit
CEN7438231389202188+1422-10-516-13-8-8-1-1Won 4
13
 Ottawa
NE754030585198210-1224-10-416-20-1-4-5-1Won 3
14
 Calgary
NW743728983186179+719-16-318-12-6-6-4-0Lost 1
15
 Montréal
NE753730882195200-519-14-418-16-4-7-1-2Won 1
16
 Philadelphia
ATL743731680212202+1021-13-316-18-3-3-5-2
17
 St. Louis
CEN743530979194200-613-18-522-12-4-5-5-0Won 1
18
 Boston
NE7333281278174177-315-15-618-13-6-4-5-1Lost 1
19
 Anaheim
PAC743531878204221-1723-11-312-20-5-5-4-1Won 1
20
 Dallas
PAC7432281478206224-1820-10-712-18-7-4-4-2Lost 1
21
 Minnesota
NW753633678201218-1724-10-312-23-3-5-5-0Lost 1
22
 Atlanta
SE7432301276215230-1518-14-614-16-6-4-4-2
23
 NY Rangers
ATL743332975192197-516-17-617-15-3-4-5-1Won 2
24
 Tampa Bay
SE7430321272194223-2919-12-611-20-6-3-6-1Won 2
25
 Columbus
CEN7430321272196229-3319-11-711-21-5-5-4-1Won 1
26
 Florida
SE7330321171185205-2015-13-815-19-3-5-4-1Lost 1
27
 Carolina
SE743134971202227-2520-15-311-19-6-5-3-2Won 1
28
 NY Islanders
ATL7430341070185223-3820-13-310-21-7-4-4-2Won 1
29
 Toronto
NE7427351266191240-4916-15-511-20-7-7-3-0Won 1
30
 Edmonton
NW742443755182248-6616-19-48-24-3-4-5-1Lost 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

I might have blacked out. I was pretty pumped.

— New Jersey Devils rookie goalie Keith Kinkaid on his first NHL win Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning