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Elimination tournament in the National Hockey League (NHL) consisting of four rounds of best-of-seven series to determine the league champion and the winner of the Stanley Cup. Wikipedia

  • Stanley Cup

    Championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner. Oldest existing trophy to be awarded to a professional sports franchise in North America, and the International Ice Hockey Federation considers it to be one of the "most important championships available to the sport". Wikipedia

  • List of Stanley Cup champions

    Trophy awarded annually to the playoff champion club of the National Hockey League ice hockey league. Donated by the Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892, and is the oldest professional sports trophy in North America. Wikipedia

  • National Hockey League's (NHL) championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy. Donated in 1892 by Lord Stanley of Preston, then–Governor General of Canada, initially as a "challenge trophy" for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club. Wikipedia

  • List of the active and all-time National Hockey League franchise post-season appearance, post-season series win, Stanley Cup Finals and Stanley Cup droughts up to and including the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. Those teams which have never made it in franchise history are listed by the season that they entered the league, either as a new franchise or when they merged into the NHL from the defunct World Hockey Association (WHA) league. Wikipedia

  • List of NHL seasons

    List of seasons of the National Hockey League , a professional ice hockey league, since its inception in 1917. The list also includes the seasons of the National Hockey Association (NHA), the predecessor organization of the NHL, which had several teams that would continue play in the NHL.Only two franchises, Montreal and Toronto, still exist from the founding of the league. Wikipedia

  • Chronology of Stanley Cup engravings

    This article lists a chronology of Stanley Cup engravings. That, with few exceptions in the past, it is the only trophy in professional sports that has the name of the winning players, coaches, management, and club staff engraved on it, but this has not always been the case as some teams did not engrave their names on the Cup for unknown reasons . Wikipedia

  • A "challenge trophy"; the champions held the Cup until they lost their league title to another club, or a champion from another league issued a formal challenge and subsequently defeated them in a special game or series. Determined by negotiation between the two clubs, and the contesting clubs did indeed make several arrangements during this 22-year period. Wikipedia

  • History of the National Hockey League

    The history of the National Hockey League begins with the end of its predecessor league, the National Hockey Association (NHA), in 1917. After unsuccessfully attempting to resolve disputes with Eddie Livingstone, owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, executives of the three other NHA franchises suspended the NHA, and formed the National Hockey League (NHL), replacing the Livingstone team with a temporary team in Toronto, the Arenas. Wikipedia

  • List of NHL game sevens

    Final game in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Played in the venue of the team holding home-ice advantage for the series. Wikipedia

  • Georges Vézina

    Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played seven seasons in the National Hockey Association (NHA) and nine in the National Hockey League (NHL), all with the Montreal Canadiens. After being signed by the Canadiens in 1910, Vézina played in 327 consecutive regular season games and a further 39 playoff games, before leaving early during a game in 1925 due to illness. Wikipedia

  • List of Stanley Cup Finals overtime series winners

    Championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup. Played in a best of seven format, meaning that a team must win four games in order to win the series and the Cup. Wikipedia

  • Stanley Cup ring

    Championship ring, an annual award in the National Hockey League given by the team that wins the Stanley Cup Finals, a best-of-seven series to determine the league's champion that season. In addition to the winning players, teams give rings to coaches, trainers, scouts, executives, and other staff members. Wikipedia

  • List of National Hockey League awards

    The National Hockey League presents numerous annual awards and trophies to recognize its teams and players. Stanley Cup. Wikipedia

  • 1918 Stanley Cup Finals

    Contested by the National Hockey League champion Toronto and the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champion Vancouver Millionaires. In a series held entirely in Toronto, the Toronto team won the series by three games to two in the best-of-five game series to win the Stanley Cup. Wikipedia

  • History of the National Hockey League (1917–1942)

    Founded in 1917 following the demise of its predecessor league, the National Hockey Association (NHA). Effort to remove Eddie Livingstone as owner of the Toronto Blueshirts, a majority of the NHA franchises suspended the NHA and formed the new NHL. Wikipedia

  • 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

    The playoff tournament of the National Hockey League . The playoffs began on August 1, 2020, and concluded on September 28, 2020, with the Tampa Bay Lightning winning their second Stanley Cup in franchise history, defeating the Dallas Stars four games to two in the Stanley Cup Finals. Wikipedia

  • 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs

    The playoff tournament of the National Hockey League . The playoffs began on April 10, 2019, after the 2018–19 NHL season, and concluded on June 12, 2019, with the St. Louis Blues winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history defeating the Boston Bruins four games to three in the Stanley Cup Finals. Wikipedia

  • Lester Patrick

    Professional ice hockey player and coach associated with the Victoria Aristocrats/Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (Western Hockey League after 1924), and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Along with his brother Frank Patrick and father Joseph Patrick, he founded the Pacific Coast Hockey Association and helped develop several rules for the game of hockey. Wikipedia

  • The second year in which the National Hockey League champions, the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) champions, and the Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL) champions all competed for the Stanley Cup. The playoffs began on March 16, 1924, and concluded on March 31 when the NHL champion Ottawa Senators defeated the WCHL champion Edmonton Eskimos in the final series, two games to zero. Wikipedia

  • The 1927 Stanley Cup playoffs were held from March 29 to April 13, 1927, to determine the championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup. In the first Stanley Cup Final with two NHL teams, the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 2–0–2 in a best-of-five series. Wikipedia

  • 2018 Stanley Cup Finals

    The championship series of the National Hockey League's 2017–18 season and the culmination of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Eastern Conference champion Washington Capitals defeated the Western Conference champion Vegas Golden Knights four games to one to win their first championship, in their 44th season. Wikipedia

  • The tournament to determine the 1960 Stanley Cup professional ice hockey championship of the National Hockey League The momentum did not stop for the regular-season champion Montreal Canadiens as they played the minimum number of games to win the Stanley Cup. Wikipedia

  • Triple Gold Club

    Group of ice hockey players and coaches who have won an Olympic Games gold medal, a World Championship gold medal, and the Stanley Cup, the championship trophy of the National Hockey League . The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) considers them to be "the three most important championships available to the sport". Wikipedia

  • 2006 Stanley Cup Finals

    The championship series of the National Hockey League's 2005–06 season, and the culmination of the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs. Contested between the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes and the Western Conference champion Edmonton Oilers. Wikipedia

  • List of New York Rangers seasons

    American ice hockey franchise that competes in the National Hockey League . One of the NHL's "Original Six" teams, the Rangers play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. Wikipedia

  • 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

    The playoff tournament of the National Hockey League . The playoffs began on April 11, 2018, after the 2017–18 regular season and concluded on June 7, 2018, with the Washington Capitals winning their first Stanley Cup in franchise history defeating the Vegas Golden Knights four games to one in the Stanley Cup Finals. Wikipedia

  • 1919 Stanley Cup Finals

    The ice hockey play-off series to determine the 1919 Stanley Cup champions. Declared; the series was cancelled due to an outbreak of Spanish flu after five games had been played. Wikipedia

  • History of the Ottawa Senators (1992–)

    Founded and established by Ottawa real estate developer Bruce Firestone, the Ottawa Senators are the second National Hockey League (NHL) franchise to have the Ottawa Senators name. The original Ottawa Senators, founded in 1883, had a famed history, winning 11 Stanley Cups and played in the NHL from 1917 until 1934. Wikipedia

  • 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs

    The playoff tournament of the National Hockey League , that began on April 12, 2000, and concluded on June 10. The New Jersey Devils defeated the reigning champion Dallas Stars in a six-game series to win their second Stanley Cup title in franchise history. Wikipedia

  • Frank Nighbor

    Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey Association (NHA) and Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL, Toronto Blueshirts of the NHA and Vancouver Millionaires of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA). An excellent defensive forward, his poke check, backchecking and bodychecking abilities thwarted enemy forwards' scoring attempts. Wikipedia

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  • The National Hockey League season is divided into a preseason (September and early October), a regular season (from early October through early to mid April) and a postseason (the Stanley Cup playoffs).National Hockey League-Wikipedia
  • The Stanley Cup playoff format changed in such a way that a Western team was no longer guaranteed a Finals berth, and also the Chicago Black Hawks were moved into the Western Division following the 1970 expansion.St. Louis Blues-Wikipedia
  • Despite the arenas being six hours away from each other, the teams have developed a strong rivalry, primarily from the 2009 and 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs.Anaheim Ducks-Wikipedia
  • World Cup games are played under NHL rules and not those of the IIHF, and the tournament occurs prior to the NHL pre-season, allowing for all NHL players to be available, unlike the World Championships, which overlaps with the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs.Ice hockey-Wikipedia
  • The Stanley Cup (La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner.Stanley Cup-Wikipedia
  • Since then, the Panthers have struggled to find sustained success, having only qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs five times since 1996.Florida Panthers-Wikipedia
  • As this tournament takes place during the same time period as the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs, NHL players generally only become available if their respective NHL team missed the playoffs, or once they have been eliminated from Stanley Cup contention.Ice Hockey World Championships-Wikipedia
  • They recorded only three winning seasons in their 18 years in the NHL, made the Stanley Cup playoffs eight times and won only one playoff series, earning the nickname "The Forever .500s" in mocking jest of their winning percentage.Hartford Whalers-Wikipedia
  • On April 8, 2009, the Columbus Blue Jackets secured the first Stanley Cup playoff berth in the franchise's eight-year history with a 4–3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks.Columbus Blue Jackets-Wikipedia
  • The franchise was poor to mediocre in the eight years before moving to New Jersey, a pattern that continued during the first five years in New Jersey as they failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs and never finished higher than fifth in their division, which had six teams at the time.New Jersey Devils-Wikipedia
  • Making their debut in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Canucks lost the opening series of the 1975 playoffs in five games to the Montreal Canadiens.Vancouver Canucks-Wikipedia
  • The first Stanley Cup playoffs game at Barclays Center was held on April 17, 2016, when the Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers 4–3 in game three of the first-round series between the two teams.Barclays Center-Wikipedia
  • During NHL and NBA playoff runs, the square attracts thousands of Leafs and Raptors fans, respectively, sometimes broadcasting away playoff matches featuring the Leafs and/or the Raptors as well.Scotiabank Arena-Wikipedia
  • While the Thrashers' playoff hopes were done for the year, they finished second in the Southeast Division to Tampa Bay and tenth in the Eastern Conference, only a handful of wins away from the Stanley Cup playoffs.Atlanta Thrashers-Wikipedia
  • The Ducks have qualified to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs 14 times, won six Pacific Division titles (2006–07, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17), two Western Conference championships (2002–03 and 2006–07), and one Stanley Cup (2006–07).Anaheim Ducks-Wikipedia
  • The Canadians had boycotted these tournaments between 1970 and 1976 after the IIHF had refused to allow them to roster professional players at the World Championships from NHL teams that had not qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs.International Ice Hockey Federation-Wikipedia
  • The club had failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for their first five years as a franchise.Nashville Predators-Wikipedia
  • Since the 2011–12 season, CNBC has shown coverage of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs, produced as part of the NHL on NBC package.CNBC-Wikipedia
  • As this tournament takes place during the same period as the later stages of the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs, many of that league's top players are not available to participate for their national teams or have only become available after their NHL teams have been eliminated, after playing 90+ games.Ice Hockey World Championships-Wikipedia
  • Under head coach Kevin Constantine, the Sharks pulled off the biggest turnaround in NHL history, finishing with a 33–35–16 record and making the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in team history with 82 points, an NHL record 58-point jump from the previous season.San Jose Sharks-Wikipedia
  • Normally, NHL players from teams that failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs participate in this tournament.2004–05 NHL lockout-Wikipedia
  • In the 2002–03 season, the team made their first Stanley Cup playoffs appearance, making a surprising run to the Western Conference Finals.Minnesota Wild-Wikipedia
  • For the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s, the Capitals alternated between dreadful seasons and finishing only a few points out of the Stanley Cup playoffs; in 1980 and 1981, for instance, they were in playoff contention until the last day of the season.Washington Capitals-Wikipedia
  • The Thrashers qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs in the 2006–07 season, after winning the Southeast Division, but were swept in the first round by the New York Rangers.Atlanta Thrashers-Wikipedia
  • On April 9, 2015, the Jets clinched their first Stanley Cup playoff appearance since relocating to Winnipeg following a 1–0 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche.Winnipeg Jets-Wikipedia
  • After five seasons, the Predators qualified for their first Stanley Cup playoffs during the 2003–04 season.Nashville Predators-Wikipedia
  • In their 12 years, the Thrashers qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs only once, during the 2006–07 season, and never won a playoff game.Winnipeg Jets-Wikipedia
  • The team qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 2009, but were swept by the Detroit Red Wings.Columbus Blue Jackets-Wikipedia
  • The Stanley Cup playoffs ended on June 12, with the Pittsburgh Penguins taking the championship.2008–09 NHL season-Wikipedia
  • Another recurring segment, "Tonight Show Superlatives", features Fallon presenting yearbook-style superlatives relating to athletes (particularly, NFL players from the teams being featured that week on Sunday Night Football, or NHL players during the Stanley Cup playoffs).The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon-Wikipedia

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