Head Coaches: Tor— Pat Quinn (2nd season); Ott— Jacques Martin (5th); Buf— Lindy Ruff (3rd); Mon— Alain Vigneault (3rd); Bos— Pat Burns (3rd).
1998-99 Standings: 1. Ottawa (44-23-15, 103 points); 2. Toronto (45-30-7, 97 pts); 3. Boston (39-30-13, 91 pts); 4. Buffalo (37-28-17, 91 pts); 5. Montreal (32-39-11, 75 pts).
Head Coaches: Phi— Roger Neilson (3rd season); NJ— Robbie Ftorek (2nd, 41-25-5-8) was replaced by Larry Robinson (4-4-0-0) on March 23; Pit— Kevin Constantine (3rd, 8-14-4-3) was replaced by Herb Brooks (29-23-2-5) on Dec. 9; NYR— John Muckler (3rd, 29-38-3-11) was replaced on an interim basis by John Tortorella (0-3-0-1) on March 28; NYI— Butch Goring (1st).
1998-99 Standings: 1. New Jersey (47-24-11, 105 points); 2. Philadelphia (37-26-19, 93 pts); 3. Pittsburgh (38-30-14, 90 pts); 4. NY Rangers (33-38-11, 77 pts); 5. NY Islanders (24-48-10, 58 pts).
Head Coaches: Wash— Ron Wilson (3rd season); Fla— Terry Murray (2nd); Car— Paul Maurice (5th); TB— Steve Ludzik (1st); Atl— Curt Fraser (1st).
1998-99 Standings: 1. Carolina (34-30-18, 86 points); 2. Florida (30-34-18, 78 pts); 3. Washington (31-45-6, 68 pts); 4. Tampa Bay (19-54-9, 47 pts).
Division champions (*) and playoff qualifiers (†) are noted. T denotes any game that was tied after regulation play and a five-minute overtime period. OL signifies any game that was tied after regulation play but lost in overtime. They are each worth one point in the standings. Number of seasons listed after each head coach refers to current tenure with club through 1999-2000 season.
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