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2007-2008 Standings

Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Philadelphia
8242291195248233+1521-14-621-15-53-67-2-1Won 2
 x - New Jersey
824629799206197+925-14-221-15-58-44-5-1Won 1
 NY Islanders
823538979194243-4918-18-517-20-45-33-5-2Won 1
 y - Pittsburgh
8247278102247216+3126-10-521-17-37-46-3-1Lost 1
 x - NY Rangers
8242271397213199+1425-13-317-14-108-95-1-4Lost 2
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 z - Montréal
82472510104262222+4022-13-625-12-45-68-1-1Won 3
8239311290255242+1320-15-619-16-64-96-3-1Won 1
 x - Ottawa
824331894261247+1422-15-421-16-43-53-6-1Lost 1
 x - Boston
8241291294212222-1021-16-420-13-86-74-2-4Lost 1
8236351183231260-2918-17-618-18-53-44-5-1Lost 3
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 y - Washington
824331894242231+1123-15-320-16-54-49-1-0Won 7
823440876216272-5619-19-315-21-59-63-7-0Won 1
824333692252249+324-13-419-20-22-35-4-1Lost 1
823835985216226-1018-15-820-20-15-65-4-1Lost 1
 Tampa Bay
823142971223267-4420-18-311-24-62-12-7-1Lost 4
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 p - Detroit
8254217115257184+7329-9-325-12-45-57-2-1Won 2
 St. Louis
8233361379205237-3220-15-613-21-73-54-4-2Won 2
 x - Nashville
824132991230229+123-14-418-18-53-56-3-1Lost 1
824034888239235+423-16-217-18-65-46-3-1Lost 1
8234361280193218-2520-14-714-22-53-82-7-1Lost 5
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Colorado
824431795231219+1227-12-217-19-57-35-4-1Won 2
 x - Calgary
8242301094229227+221-11-921-19-13-35-5-0Won 1
824135688235251-1623-17-118-18-515-46-3-1Won 1
 y - Minnesota
8244281098223218+525-11-519-17-53-86-2-2Lost 1
8239331088213215-221-15-518-18-56-93-7-0Lost 3
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
 x - Anaheim
8247278102205191+1428-9-419-18-48-78-2-0Won 3
 x - Dallas
824530797242207+3523-16-222-14-55-33-5-2Won 1
823837783214231-1717-20-421-17-35-62-6-2Lost 1
 Los Angeles
823243771231266-3517-21-315-22-45-34-5-1Lost 1
 y - San Jose
82492310108222193+2922-13-627-10-46-67-2-1Lost 2
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.
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.
Quote of the Day

I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.

— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82