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2009-2010 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 New Jersey
744425593202174+2825-10-219-15-3-6-2-2Won 1
2
 Pittsburgh
754325793233211+2222-10-421-15-3-4-3-3Won 1
3
 Philadelphia
753732680217206+1121-13-316-19-3-2-6-2Lost 1
4
 NY Rangers
7533321076197200-316-17-617-15-4-4-4-2
5
 NY Islanders
7531341072197226-2920-13-311-21-7-5-3-2Won 2
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Buffalo
7441231092212181+3123-10-618-13-4-6-3-1Won 1
2
 Ottawa
764130587206212-625-10-416-20-1-5-5-0Won 4
3
 Montréal
763731882204204E19-15-418-16-4-6-2-2Lost 1
4
 Boston
7434281280189177+1216-15-618-13-6-5-4-1Won 1
5
 Toronto
7528351268198242-4417-15-511-20-7-8-2-0Won 2
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
74491411109289204+8527-4-422-10-7-6-1-3
2
 Atlanta
7533301278223230-718-14-615-16-6-5-3-2Won 1
3
 Carolina
753135971206231-2520-16-311-19-6-4-4-2Lost 1
4
 Florida
7430331171193208-1515-13-815-20-3-4-5-1Lost 2
5
 Tampa Bay
7530331272199230-3119-12-611-21-6-3-6-1Lost 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Chicago
734620799240181+5927-7-319-13-4-4-4-2Lost 1
2
 Nashville
764327692212206+622-13-321-14-3-7-2-1
3
 Detroit
7539231391208188+2022-10-517-13-8-8-1-1Won 5
4
 St. Louis
743530979201200+113-18-522-12-4-5-5-0Won 1
5
 Columbus
7530321373201233-3219-11-811-21-5-5-3-2
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
754526494245192+5327-8-218-18-2-5-3-2Lost 1
2
 Colorado
744126789223198+2523-11-218-15-5-5-4-1Lost 1
3
 Calgary
753729983189184+519-16-318-13-6-5-5-0Lost 2
4
 Minnesota
753633678206218-1224-10-312-23-3-5-5-0Lost 1
5
 Edmonton
742443755190248-5816-19-48-24-3-4-5-1Lost 1
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Phoenix
7647236100212182+3027-10-220-13-4-8-1-1Won 1
2
 San Jose
75461910102244189+5524-6-822-13-2-4-5-1Won 3
3
 Los Angeles
744226690217194+2321-13-321-13-3-4-4-2Lost 2
4
 Anaheim
743531878209221-1223-11-312-20-5-5-4-1Won 1
5
 Dallas
7533281480217225-820-10-713-18-7-4-4-2Won 1
Results For This date
Calgary Flames - 5 @ Washington Capitals - 3
Toronto Maple Leafs - 4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 5
Edmonton Oilers - 1 @ St. Louis Blues - 2
New Jersey Devils - 1 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 5
Columbus Blue Jackets - 4 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 2
Colorado Avalanche - 3 @ San Jose Sharks - 4
Playoff Format (NEW for 2013-14)
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, 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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres