2011–12 NHL season
The 2011–12 NHL season was the 95th season of operation (94th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). Thirty teams competed. There were 82 games in the regular season from October 6, 2011 to April 7, 2012.
|2011–12 NHL season|
|League||National Hockey League|
|Duration||October 6, 2011 – June 11, 2012|
|Number of games||82|
|Number of teams||30|
|Presidents' Trophy||Vancouver Canucks|
|Season MVP||Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh)|
|Top scorer||Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh)|
|Eastern champions||New Jersey Devils|
|Eastern runners-up||New York Rangers|
|Western champions||Los Angeles Kings|
|Western runners-up||Phoenix Coyotes|
|Playoffs MVP||Jonathan Quick (Los Angeles)|
|Champions||Los Angeles Kings|
|Runners-up||New Jersey Devils|
The 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 11, 2012. The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup.
During the off-season, the Atlanta Thrashers relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, to become the Winnipeg Jets.