NHL Standings

Dec 4 (OPTA) - Standings from the NHL on Wednesday EASTERN CONFERENCE ATLANTIC DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Boston 20 3 5 101 65 45 2. Florida 13 9 5 96 97 31 3. Buffalo 13 10 5 85 83 31 4. Montreal 12 10 6 93 98 30 5. Toronto 13 12 4 94 98 30 6. Tampa Bay 13 9 3 91 81 29 7. Ottawa 11 16 1 71 89 23 8. Detroit 7 20 3 63 119 17 METROPOLITAN DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Washington 20 4 5 109 85 45 2. NY Islanders 18 6 2 77 63 38 3. Philadelphia 16 7 5 91 79 37 4. Carolina 16 11 1 88 78 33 5. Pittsburgh 14 9 4 93 78 32 6. NY Rangers 13 10 3 84 87 29 7. Columbus 11 12 4 68 84 26 8. New Jersey 9 14 4 69 101 22 WESTERN CONFERENCE CENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. St. Louis 18 5 6 90 75 42 2. Winnipeg 17 10 1 82 77 35 3. Colorado 16 8 2 97 75 34 4. Dallas 15 11 3 76 73 33 5. Minnesota 13 11 4 83 88 30 6. Nashville 12 10 5 89 88 29 7. Chicago 10 12 5 74 85 25 PACIFIC DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Edmonton 17 9 3 91 84 37 2. Arizona 16 9 4 82 69 36 3. Las Vegas 15 11 4 91 85 34 4. Vancouver 14 11 4 97 86 32 5. San Jose 15 13 1 84 96 31 6. Calgary 13 12 4 73 86 30 7. Anaheim 12 12 4 75 84 28 8. Los Angeles 11 15 2 72 93 24 Note: Overtime losses (OTL) are worth one point in the standings and are not included in the loss column (L) Thursday, December 5 schedules (EST/GMT) Chicago at Boston (1900/0000) San Jose at Carolina (1900/0000) NY Rangers at Columbus (1900/0000) Colorado at Montreal (1900/0000) Las Vegas at NY Islanders (1900/0000) Arizona at Philadelphia (1900/0000) Minnesota at Tampa Bay (1900/0000) Winnipeg at Dallas (2030/0130) Buffalo at Calgary (2100/0200) Friday, December 6 schedules (EST/GMT) Chicago at New Jersey (1900/0000) Montreal at NY Rangers (1900/0000) Arizona at Pittsburgh (1900/0000) Los Angeles at Edmonton (2100/0200) Washington at Anaheim (2200/0300) Saturday, December 7 schedules (EST/GMT) Ottawa at Philadelphia (1300/1800) Buffalo at Vancouver (1600/2100) Colorado at Boston (1900/0000) Minnesota at Carolina (1900/0000) Pittsburgh at Detroit (1900/0000) Columbus at Florida (1900/0000) Toronto at St. Louis (1900/0000) San Jose at Tampa Bay (1900/0000) NY Islanders at Dallas (2000/0100) New Jersey at Nashville (2000/0100) Los Angeles at Calgary (2200/0300) Sunday, December 8 schedules (EST/GMT) Anaheim at Winnipeg (1500/2000) San Jose at Florida (1700/2200) Arizona at Chicago (1900/0000) NY Rangers at Las Vegas (1900/0000) Buffalo at Edmonton (2000/0100) Monday, December 9 schedules (EST/GMT) NY Islanders at Tampa Bay (1900/0000) Columbus at Washington (1900/0000) Boston at Ottawa (1930/0030) Calgary at Colorado (2100/0200)

  • CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘This Was a Different Trump’ at Coronavirus Briefing
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    The Week

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  • Bloomberg

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  • Russian plane takes off for U.S. with coronavirus help onboard: state TV
    Reuters

    Russian plane takes off for U.S. with coronavirus help onboard: state TV

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    The Daily Beast

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    Associated Press

    World Bank sees outbreak taking a big toll on Asia's economy

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  • Masquerade or needed aid? China virus help proves contentious
    AFP

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  • U.S. set to lose title as top oil producer as demand plunges and gas drops below $1 per gallon
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