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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

2008-2009 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 y - New Jersey
8251274106244209+3528-12-123-15-36-24-5-1Won 2
2
 x - Pittsburgh
824528999264239+2525-13-320-15-66-67-2-1Won 3
3
 x - Philadelphia
8244271199264238+2624-13-420-14-74-64-5-1Lost 1
4
 x - NY Rangers
824330995210218-826-11-417-19-510-65-4-1Won 3
5
 NY Islanders
822647961201279-7817-18-69-29-33-52-7-1Lost 4
Northeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 z - Boston
82531910116274196+7829-6-624-13-44-68-2-0Won 1
2
 x - Montréal
8241301193249247+224-10-717-20-47-75-3-2Lost 4
3
 Buffalo
824132991250234+1623-15-318-17-68-57-2-1Won 3
4
 Ottawa
8236351183217237-2022-12-714-23-44-64-5-1Lost 2
5
 Toronto
8234351381250293-4316-16-918-19-46-75-5-0Won 1
Southeast GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 y - Washington
8250248108272245+2729-9-321-15-54-56-2-2Lost 1
2
 x - Carolina
824530797239226+1326-14-119-16-63-58-2-0Lost 2
3
 Florida
8241301193234231+322-12-719-18-43-86-3-1Won 2
4
 Atlanta
823541676257280-2318-21-217-20-47-16-4-0Won 1
5
 Tampa Bay
8224401866210279-6912-18-1112-22-73-101-7-2Lost 9
Western
Central GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 y - Detroit
82512110112295244+5127-9-524-12-56-43-6-1Lost 3
2
 x - Chicago
82462412104264216+4824-9-822-15-44-77-2-1Won 2
3
 x - St. Louis
8241311092233233E23-13-518-18-56-68-1-1Won 3
4
 x - Columbus
8241311092226230-425-13-316-18-76-73-3-4Lost 2
5
 Nashville
824034888213233-2024-13-416-21-46-55-4-1Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 y - Vancouver
82452710100246220+2624-12-521-15-53-76-3-1Won 3
2
 x - Calgary
824630698254248+627-10-419-20-23-24-6-0Won 1
3
 Minnesota
824033989219200+1923-11-717-22-25-36-3-1Won 3
4
 Edmonton
823835985234248-1418-17-620-18-36-43-7-0Lost 1
5
 Colorado
823245569199257-5818-21-214-24-39-41-6-3Lost 4
Pacific GP W L OT P GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 p - San Jose
82531811117257204+5332-5-421-13-76-55-4-1Lost 2
2
 x - Anaheim
824233791245238+720-18-322-15-47-37-2-1Lost 1
3
 Dallas
8236351183230257-2720-16-516-19-66-63-4-3Lost 1
4
 Phoenix
823639779208252-4423-15-313-24-43-36-4-0Won 2
5
 Los Angeles
8234371179207234-2718-15-816-22-35-84-5-1Won 1
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

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild