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According to this article: Prior to 1977 only players who had completed the Stanley Cup playoffs were eligible. Today, players appearing in 41 regular-season games or one Stanley Cup Final game for the championship team have their names engraved on the Cup. The NHL makes exceptions for players who do not meet the standard because of injury or ...


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Since 1927, when the NHL assumed possession of the Stanley Cup, there have been 8 instances of the Stanley Cup Finals consisting of 2 Canadian Teams. 1935 Montreal Maroons beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1947 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 1951 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 1959 Montreal Canadiens beat the ...


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According to the list of conference finals on Wikipedia: Eastern conference final had 7 games in: 1988, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2015. Western conference final had 7 games in: 1986, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2014 and 2015. So we see that the both SC finalists needed 7 games in conference finals only in 2000 and 2015.1,2 In 2000 Dallas ...


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There have been seven NHL teams thus far to win the President's Trophy but be eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The worst Stanley Cup finish by a President's Trophy winner was in 2018-19 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were eliminated in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets, in a 4-0 series. Other President's Trophy ...


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I googled "NHL no shots in a period" and found this: Penguins recover to defeat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final (NHL website): Pittsburgh did not have a shot on goal in the second period. Nashville became the first team to hold an opponent to zero shots in a period during a Stanley Cup Final since the NHL began tracking shots on goal in 1957-...


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According to Guinness World Records, Armand "Bep" Guidolin was the youngest player to ever play in an NHL game: At 16 years 11 months, Armand "Bep" Guidolin (Canada, b. 9 December 1925) became the youngest player to skate in an NHL game playing for the Boston Bruins (USA) in a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs (Canada) on 12 November 1942.


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No. Eberle has the longest tenure with the Oilers with 7 seasons played, but as you mentioned before, it has been an eleven year hiatus. With an eleven year drought, the only eligible members on the roster who could be in the league are as follows (I've included their age at the last time Edmonton got into the playoffs along with when they joined the NHL): ...


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The NHL regular season overtime format has undergone quite a few changes over the years. The first season with sudden death overtimes was 1983-84. The whole purpose of including them was that people simply didn't like so many games ending in ties. Along with changes to the way points are given to teams in the standings, there have been experiments with ...


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There have been 20 Stanley Cup finals sweeps. The list below is also available in this answer, at TSN, or any respected source that tracks NHL statistics. Year Winning Team Losing Team 1998 Detroit Red Wings Washington Capitals 1997 Detroit Red Wings Philadelphia Flyers 1996 Colorado Avalanche Florida Panthers 1995 New Jersey ...


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Here ya go! Year Winning Team Losing Team 1998 Detroit Red Wings Washington Capitals 1997 Detroit Red Wings Philadelphia Flyers 1996 Colorado Avalanche Florida Panthers 1995 New Jersey Devils Detroit Red Wings 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins Chicago Blackhawks 1988 Edmonton Oilers Boston Bruins 1983 New York Islanders ...


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Since 1995, the Stanley Cup Finals have had two or three games broadcast on a cable channel, and the rest of the games shown on a broadcast network. Before 1995, going back to 1981, almost all finals games were on cable channels. (1981 is around the time that national cable channels were just starting to take off.) From 1976-1979, the finals were ...


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According to the NHL themselves, it has never happened before the 2019 playoffs. For the first time in NHL history, the top team from each conference and all division winners were eliminated in the opening round. The Carolina Hurricanes completed a first-round sweep of the division and conference champions when they defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 in ...


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Brooks Orpik playing for Washington Capitals won Stanley Cup in 2009 with Pittsburgh Penguins. Vegas goaltender Marc-André Fleury won three Stanley Cups - also with Penguins - in 2009, 2016 and 2017. Both Orpik and Fleury also played in 2008, where Penguins lost to Detroit Red Wings. In the 2017 Stanley Cup Finals, James Neal played for Nashville ...


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Alex Ovechkin appears to have at least tied this record in looking at the Game Stats of the Caps' 6 to 0 win over the Canes on April 20, 2019. In P3 there is a penalty call at 10:12 and Ovie's PPG is at 10:14.


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Here are some such pairs (the team with most points - Presidents' Trophy winner - is listed first): 1983–84 - Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders (the met in the Stanley Cup Finals, Oilers won 4-1) 1984–85 - Philadelphia Flyers and Edmonton Oiler (in the Stanley Cup Finals, Edmonton won 4-1) 1986–87 - Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers (in the ...


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The worst shot differential by a team in a playoff win is -37, when the Chicago Black Hawks beat the Boston Bruins 6-4 on 4/11/1975, despite being outshot 19-56. To find this, I first looked up the lowest shots by a team to win a playoff game, which was 10. Then, I looked up all the teams that won a playoff game, but whose opponent scored at least 39, since ...


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Yes, the playoff overtime format is different from the regular season - in fact, almost completely different. As you correctly point out, regular season overtime is five minutes with a number of players that has varied through the years and then, in recent years anyway, followed by a shoot out. Playoff overtime is untimed and has always been five-on-five - ...


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Yes. The NHL spent 25 years with only six teams (the "Original Six" era), and to some extent only three of those teams were competitive, so this has happened many times. Going even further back (to the 1920s), the playoffs were just a matchup between the top two teams, so this was guaranteed to happen.


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