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2010 Stanley Cup playoffs

The 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 14, 2010, after the conclusion of the 2009–10 NHL season.[1] The Finals ended on June 9, 2010 when the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to win the team's fourth Stanley Cup and their first Cup since 1961. The Washington Capitals became the first team seeded first to lose a series to the eighth-seeded team after having a 3–1 lead in the series.[2]

Playoff seedsEdit

After the regular season, the standard of 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Washington Capitals were the Eastern Conference regular season champions and the Presidents' Trophy winners with the best record at 121 points. The San Jose Sharks earned a number 1 seed in the Western Conference with 113 points.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

  1. Washington CapitalsSoutheast Division and Eastern Conference regular season champions; Presidents' Trophy winners, 121 points
  2. New Jersey DevilsAtlantic Division champions, 103 points
  3. Buffalo SabresNortheast Division champions, 100 points
  4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 101 points
  5. Ottawa Senators – 94 points
  6. Boston Bruins – 91 points
  7. Philadelphia Flyers – 88 points (41 wins)
  8. Montreal Canadiens – 88 points (39 wins)

Western ConferenceEdit

  1. San Jose SharksPacific Division champions and Western Conference regular season champions, 113 points
  2. Chicago BlackhawksCentral Division champions, 112 points
  3. Vancouver CanucksNorthwest Division champions, 103 points
  4. Phoenix Coyotes – 107 points
  5. Detroit Red Wings – 102 points
  6. Los Angeles Kings – 101 points
  7. Nashville Predators – 100 points
  8. Colorado Avalanche – 95 points

Playoff bracketEdit

Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

Eastern Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

(1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) Montreal CanadiensEdit

Montreal won series 4–3


(2) New Jersey Devils vs. (7) Philadelphia FlyersEdit

Philadelphia won series 4–1


(3) Buffalo Sabres vs. (6) Boston BruinsEdit

Boston won series 4–2


(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Ottawa SenatorsEdit

Pittsburgh won series 4–2


Western Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (8) Colorado AvalancheEdit

San Jose won series 4–2


(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Nashville PredatorsEdit

Chicago won series 4–2


(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6) Los Angeles KingsEdit

Vancouver won series 4–2


(4) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (5) Detroit Red WingsEdit

Detroit won series 4–3


Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) Montreal CanadiensEdit

Montreal won series 4–3


(6) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Philadelphia FlyersEdit

Philadelphia won series 4–3


Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (5) Detroit Red WingsEdit

San Jose won series 4–1


(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (3) Vancouver CanucksEdit

Chicago won series 4–2


Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalsEdit

(7) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Montreal CanadiensEdit

Philadelphia won series 4–1


Western Conference FinalsEdit

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (2) Chicago BlackhawksEdit

Chicago won series 4–0


Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
Chicago won series 4–2


Statistical leadersEdit

SkatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If the list exceeds ten skaters because of a tie in points, goals will take precedence.[7]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/–
Daniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers 23 12 18 30 +9
Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks 22 7 22 29 -1
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks 22 10 18 28 -2
Mike Richards Philadelphia Flyers 23 7 16 23 -1
Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks 22 11 11 22 +10
Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers 23 10 11 21 +7
Ville Leino Philadelphia Flyers 19 7 14 21 +10
Michael Cammalleri Montreal Canadiens 19 13 6 19 -6
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 13 6 13 19 +6
Johan Franzen Detroit Red Wings 12 6 12 18 +8

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/minus

GoaltendingEdit

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage with at least 420 minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.[8][9]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Michael Leighton Philadelphia Flyers 13 8 3 371 31 2.46 .916 3 757:13
Brian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 298 27 2.47 .909 1 655:37
Jaroslav Halak Montreal Canadiens 18 9 9 562 43 2.55 .923 0 1,013:24
Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks 15 8 7 407 38 2.56 .907 1 889:51
Tuukka Rask Boston Bruins 13 7 6 409 36 2.61 .912 0 829:03
Antti Niemi Chicago Blackhawks 22 16 6 645 58 2.63 .910 2 1,321:51
Jimmy Howard Detroit Red Wings 12 5 7 387 33 2.75 .915 1 720:26

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (minutes:seconds)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Quarterfinals Schedule". NHL.com.
  2. "Questions galore for Capitals after quick exit". NHL.com.
  3. "2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Quarterfinals". NHL.com. The National Hockey League. Retrieved May 11, 2010.
  4. "2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Semifinals". NHL.com. The National Hockey League. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  5. "2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Conference Finals". NHL.com. The National Hockey League. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
  6. "2010 Stanley Cup Final - Blackhawks vs. Flyers". NHL.com. The National Hockey League. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  7. "2009–2010 - Playoffs - All Skaters - Summary - Total points". NHL.com. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  8. "2009–2010 - Playoffs - Goalie - Summary - Goals against average". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  9. "2009–2010 - Playoffs - Goalie - Summary - Save percentage". NHL.com. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
Preceded by
2009 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs
2010
Succeeded by
2011 Stanley Cup playoffs