AYR SIGN UP FOR ICE HOCKEY SUPERLEAGUE

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Ayr have added a Scottish dimension to the Superleague by becoming the seventh side to sign up for the new competition. The recently-formed club will be based at the west-coast town's Centrum Arena, which is due to be completed soon. Sheffield, Manchester, Cardiff, Basingstoke, Newcastle and Bracknell have already been confirmed as Superleague members.

NHL: Hartford 5 Pittsburgh 4; NY Rangers 3 Florida 5; Tampa Bay 4 NY Islanders 3; Edmonton 2 Calgary 3; St Louis 2 Winnipeg 2 (ot); Anaheim 2 Vancouver 0.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

NORTHEAST DIVISION

W L T GF GA PTS

**Pittsburgh 48 27 4 350 269 100

Montreal 40 31 9 258 240 89

Boston 38 30 11 273 260 87

Hartford 33 37 9 232 252 75

Buffalo 30 42 7 235 257 67

Ottawa 17 57 5 181 279 39

ATLANTIC DIVISION

*Philadelphia 42 24 13 271 204 97

*NY Rangers 41 24 14 268 225 96

Florida 40 30 9 247 230 89

Washington 38 30 11 226 197 87

New Jersey 36 31 12 209 190 84

Tampa Bay 36 31 12 232 242 84

NY Islanders 21 50 8 217 307 50

WESTERN CONFERENCE

CENTRAL DIVISION

Detroit 59 13 7 310 175 125

*Chicago 39 27 13 263 211 91

St Louis 32 33 15 215 243 79

Toronto 33 35 12 239 244 78

Winnipeg 35 38 6 266 278 76

Dallas 24 40 14 215 265 62

PACIFIC DIVISION

**Colorado 45 24 10 312 230 100

Calgary 33 35 11 232 231 77

Vancouver 31 35 15 273 278 77

Anaheim 33 38 8 221 235 74

Edmonton 30 42 8 235 294 68

Los Angeles 22 39 18 242 291 62

San Jose 20 53 7 250 345 47

* clinched play-off berth

Division title

**President's Trophy

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