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National Hockey League (NHL) 2006 - 07 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 2006 - 07 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
New Jersey Devils 82 49 24 0 9 107 216 201
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 24 0 11 105 277 246
New York Rangers 82 42 30 0 10 94 242 216
New York Islanders 82 40 30 0 12 92 248 240
Philadelphia Flyers 82 22 48 0 12 56 214 303
Northeast Division
Buffalo Sabres 82 53 22 0 7 113 308 242
Ottawa Senators 82 48 25 0 9 105 288 222
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 31 0 11 91 258 269
Montreal Canadiens 82 42 34 0 6 90 245 256
Boston Bruins 82 35 41 0 6 76 219 289
Southeast Division
Atlanta Thrashers 82 43 28 0 11 97 246 245
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 44 33 0 5 93 253 261
Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 34 0 8 88 241 253
Florida Panthers 82 35 31 0 16 86 247 257
Washington Capitals 82 28 40 0 14 70 235 286
Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 82 50 19 0 13 113 254 199
Nashville Predators 82 51 23 0 8 110 272 212
St. Louis Blues 82 34 35 0 13 81 214 254
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 33 42 0 7 73 201 249
Chicago Blackhawks 82 31 42 0 9 71 201 258
Northwest Division
Vancouver Canucks 82 49 26 0 7 105 222 201
Minnesota Wild 82 48 26 0 8 104 235 191
Calgary Flames 82 43 29 0 10 96 258 226
Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 0 7 95 272 251
Edmonton Oilers 82 32 43 0 7 71 195 248
Pacific Division
Anaheim Ducks 82 48 20 0 14 110 258 208
San Jose Sharks 82 51 26 0 5 107 258 199
Dallas Stars 82 50 25 0 7 107 226 197
Los Angeles Kings 82 27 41 0 14 68 227 283
Phoenix Coyotes 82 31 46 0 5 67 216 284

National Hockey League (NHL) 2006 - 07 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 2006 - 07 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Buffalo Sabres defeated New York Islanders in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
New Jersey Devils defeated Tampa Bay Lightning in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Atlanta Thrashers in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Ottawa Senators defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Calgary Flames in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Anaheim Ducks defeated Minnesota Wild in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Vancouver Canucks defeated Dallas Stars in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated Nashville Predators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated New York Rangers in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Ottawa Senators defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated San Jose Sharks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Anaheim Ducks defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Ottawa Senators defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Anaheim Ducks defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Anaheim Ducks defeated Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 1 - 0

2006 - 07 Anaheim Ducks Stanley Cup Rooster


Winning Players Roster - Scott Niedermayer (Captain), Francois Beauchemin, Ilya Bryzgalov, Ryan Carter, Joe DiPenta, Ryan Getzlaf, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Kent Huskins, Richard Jackman, Chris Kunitz, Todd Marchant, Brad May, Andy McDonald, Drew Miller, Travis Moen, Joe Motzko, Rob Niedermayer, Sean O'Donnell, Samuel Pahlsson, George Parros, Dustin Penner, Corey Perry, Chris Pronger, Teemu Selanne, Ryan Shannopn, Shawn Thorton Staff and Owners: Henry SaSamueli (Owner), Susan Sameli (Owner), Michael Shullman (CEO), Brian Burke (Exec VP), Tim Ryan (Exec VP/COO), Bob Murray (Senior VP Operations), David McNab (Assistant GM), Randy Carlyle (Head Coach), Dave Farrish (Assistant Coach), Newell Brown (Assistant Coach), Francois Allaire (Goaltending Consultant), Joe Trotta (Video Cord) Tim Clark (Head Trainer), Mark O'Neil (Equip Manager), John Allaway (Asst Equip Mngr), Sean Skahan (Strength and Conditioniong), James Partida (Massage Therapist), Rick Paterson (Director of Prof Scouting), Alan Chainey (Director of Amatuer Scouting), Al Coates (Senior Adviser to GM)


National Hockey League (NHL) 2006 - 07 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Anaheim Ducks 21 16 5 0 58 45 371
Anaheim Ducks 21 16 5 0 58 45 371
Ottawa Senators 20 13 7 0 59 47 246
Ottawa Senators 20 13 7 0 59 47 246
Detroit Red Wings 18 10 8 0 48 35 244
Detroit Red Wings 18 10 8 0 48 35 244
Buffalo Sabres 16 9 7 0 44 39 162
Buffalo Sabres 16 9 7 0 44 39 162
New York Rangers 10 6 4 0 30 23 151
New York Rangers 10 6 4 0 30 23 151
San Jose Sharks 11 6 5 0 25 27 165
San Jose Sharks 11 6 5 0 25 27 165
New Jersey Devils 11 5 6 0 30 29 126
Vancouver Canucks 12 5 7 0 21 26 190
Vancouver Canucks 12 5 7 0 21 26 190
New Jersey Devils 11 5 6 0 30 29 126
Dallas Stars 7 3 4 0 12 13 104
Dallas Stars 7 3 4 0 12 13 104
Tampa Bay Lightning 6 2 4 0 14 19 110
Calgary Flames 6 2 4 0 10 18 117
Calgary Flames 6 2 4 0 10 18 117
Tampa Bay Lightning 6 2 4 0 14 19 110
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 1 4 0 10 18 78
Minnesota Wild 5 1 4 0 9 12 79
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 11 17 54
Nashville Predators 5 1 4 0 14 16 148
Nashville Predators 5 1 4 0 14 16 148
Minnesota Wild 5 1 4 0 9 12 79
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 11 17 54
Pittsburgh Penguins 5 1 4 0 10 18 78
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0 6 17 115
Atlanta Thrashers 4 0 4 0 6 17 115


Most Goals 2006 - 07 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning52
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators50
Teemu Selanne Anaheim Ducks48
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals46
Marian Hossa Atlanta Thrashers43



Most Goals 2006 - 07 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators14
Andy McDonald Anaheim Ducks10
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings8
Chris Drury Buffalo Sabres8
Brian Gionta New Jersey Devils8

Most Assists 2006 - 07 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks92
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins84
Marc Savard Boston Bruins74
Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks71
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers66

Most Assists 2006 - 07 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators15
Jason Spezza Ottawa Senators15
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings14
Daniel Briere Buffalo Sabres12
Chris Pronger Anaheim Ducks12

Most Points 2006 - 07 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins3684120
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks2292114
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning5256108
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators5055105
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning4359102

Most Points 2006 - 07 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators14822
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators71522
Jason Spezza Ottawa Senators71522
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings41418
Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks71017

Most Penalty Minutes 2006 - 07 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Ben Eager Philadelphia Flyers233
Josh Gratton Phoenix Coyotes188
Chris Neil Ottawa Senators177
Donald Brashear Washington Capitals156
Alexander Svitov Columbus Blue Jackets145

Plus/Minus Rating 2006 - 07 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
R.J. Umberger Philadelphia Flyers-32
Kyle Calder Philadelphia Flyers-31
Joffrey Lupul Edmonton Oilers-29
Patrice Bergeron Boston Bruins-28
Sheldon Souray Montreal Canadiens-28

2006 - 07 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Nicklas Lidstrom - Detroit Red Wings

2006 - 07 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

2006 - 07 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

2006 - 07 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Niklas Backstrom - Minnesota Wild
William M. Jennings Trophy - Manny Fernandez - Minnesota Wild

2006 - 07 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Rod Brind'Amour - Carolina Hurricanes

2006 - 07 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Evgeni Malkin - Pittsburgh Penguins

2006 - 07 Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Winner



"The Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award is awarded annually to the goaltender who has played a minimum of 25 games and finished the season with the best save percentage in the National Hockey League. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1999–2000 season. The award is named in honor of former Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Roger Crozier, a Calder and Conn Smythe Trophy winner. The winner of the trophy receives a commemorative crystal trophy and is given US$25,000 to donate to a youth hockey or other educational program of their choice. " Full List of Previous Winners

Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award - Niklas Backstrom - Minnesota Wild

2006 - 07 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

2006 - 07 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings

2006 - 07 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Phil Kessel - Boston Bruins

2006 - 07 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Sidney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

2006 - 07 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Thomas Vanek - Buffalo Sabres

2006 - 07 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Martin Brodeur - G - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Team - Sidney Crosby - C - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Team - Dany Heatley - R - Ottawa Senators
NHL All-Star Team - Nicklas Lidstrom - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Scott Niedermayer - D - Anaheim Ducks
NHL All-Star Team - Alex Ovechkin - L - Washington Capitals

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Dan Boyle - D - Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL All-Star Second Team - Vincent Lecavalier - C - Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL All-Star Second Team - Roberto Luongo - G - Vancouver Canucks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Chris Pronger - D - Anaheim Ducks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Martin St. Louis - R - Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL All-Star Second Team - Thomas Vanek - L - Buffalo Sabres

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