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National Hockey League (NHL) 2007 - 08 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 2007 - 08 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 27 0 8 102 247 216
New Jersey Devils 82 46 29 0 7 99 206 197
New York Rangers 82 42 27 0 13 97 213 199
Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 0 11 95 248 233
New York Islanders 82 35 38 0 9 79 194 243
Northeast Division
Montreal Canadiens 82 47 25 0 10 104 262 222
Ottawa Senators 82 43 31 0 8 94 261 247
Boston Bruins 82 41 29 0 12 94 212 222
Buffalo Sabres 82 39 31 0 12 90 255 242
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 36 35 0 11 83 231 260
Southeast Division
Washington Capitals 82 43 31 0 8 94 242 231
Carolina Hurricanes 82 43 33 0 6 92 252 249
Florida Panthers 82 38 35 0 9 85 216 226
Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 40 0 8 76 216 272
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 31 42 0 9 71 223 267
Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 82 54 21 0 7 115 257 184
Nashville Predators 82 41 32 0 9 91 230 229
Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 0 8 88 239 235
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 0 12 80 193 218
St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 0 13 79 205 237
Northwest Division
Minnesota Wild 82 44 28 0 10 98 223 218
Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 0 7 95 231 219
Calgary Flames 82 42 30 0 10 94 229 227
Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 0 6 88 235 251
Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 0 10 88 213 215
Pacific Division
San Jose Sharks 82 49 23 0 10 108 222 193
Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 0 8 102 205 191
Dallas Stars 82 45 30 0 7 97 242 207
Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 0 7 83 214 231
Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 0 7 71 231 266

National Hockey League (NHL) 2007 - 08 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 2007 - 08 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Ottawa Senators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Washington Capitals in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
New York Rangers defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Nashville Predators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated Calgary Flames in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Minnesota Wild in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Dallas Stars defeated Anaheim Ducks in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated New York Rangers in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Dallas Stars defeated San Jose Sharks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Dallas Stars in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

2007 - 08 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Jiri Hudler, Kris Draper (A. Capt), Henrik Zetterberg (A. Capt.), Darren Helm, Valtteri Filppula, Mark Hartigan, Mattias Ritola, Dan Cleary, Pavel Datsyuk (A. Capt.), Dallas Drake, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Aaron Downey, Mikael Samuelsson, Tomas Kopecky, Johan Franzen, Tomas Holmstrom, Justin Abdelkader, Nicklas Lidstrom (Captain), Andreas Lilja, Derek Meech, Brett Lebda, Brad Stuart, Chris Chelios, Brian Rafalski, Niklas Kronwall, Kyle Quincey, Garrett Stafford, Jonathan Ericsson, Chris Osgood, Dominik Hasek, Jimmy Howard Staff: Mike Ilitch Sr. (Owner/President/Governor), Marian Ilitch (Owner/Secretary-Treasurer), Christopher Ilitch(Vice President Red Wings/President-Chief Executive Officer Ilitch Holdings/Alt. Governor) Denise Ilitch, Ronald Ilitch, Michael Ilitch Jr. (Minority Owners), Lisa Ilitch Murray, Atanas Ilitch, Carole Ilitch (Minority Owners), Jim Devellano (Sr. Vice President/Alt. Governor) Ken Holland (Executive Vice President/General Manager/Alt. Governor), Steve Yzerman (Vice President/Alt. Governor), Jim Nill (Vice President/Assistant General Manager), Ryan Martin (Director-Hockey Administration) Scotty Bowman (Consultant), Mike Babcock (Head Coach), Todd McLellan (Associate Coach), Paul MacLean (Assistant Coach) Jim Bedard (Goaltending Coach), Jay Woodcroft (Video Coach), Mark Howe (Director of Pro Scouting), Joe McDonnell (Director of Amateur Scouting), Hakan Andersson (Director of European Scouting), Piet Van Zant (Athletic Therapist), Paul Boyer (Equipment Manager) Russ Baumann (Ass't Athletic Therapist), Christopher Scoppetto (Assistant Equipment Manager) Sergie Tchekmarev (Team Masseur)† , Lynn Newman (Massage Therapist)


National Hockey League (NHL) 2007 - 08 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Detroit Red Wings 22 16 6 0 72 41 243
Detroit Red Wings 22 16 6 0 72 41 243
Pittsburgh Penguins 20 14 6 0 61 43 323
Pittsburgh Penguins 20 14 6 0 61 43 323
Dallas Stars 18 10 8 0 45 41 218
Dallas Stars 18 10 8 0 45 41 218
Philadelphia Flyers 17 9 8 0 52 54 232
Philadelphia Flyers 17 9 8 0 52 54 232
San Jose Sharks 13 6 7 0 30 32 100
San Jose Sharks 13 6 7 0 30 32 100
Montreal Canadiens 12 5 7 0 33 35 133
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 31 27 150
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 31 27 150
Montreal Canadiens 12 5 7 0 33 35 133
Colorado Avalanche 10 4 6 0 26 33 134
Colorado Avalanche 10 4 6 0 26 33 134
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 15 19 87
Calgary Flames 7 3 4 0 17 19 70
Calgary Flames 7 3 4 0 17 19 70
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 15 19 87
Washington Capitals 7 3 4 0 20 23 87
Washington Capitals 7 3 4 0 20 23 87
Nashville Predators 6 2 4 0 12 17 68
Minnesota Wild 6 2 4 0 12 17 141
Anaheim Ducks 6 2 4 0 13 20 118
Nashville Predators 6 2 4 0 12 17 68
Minnesota Wild 6 2 4 0 12 17 141
Anaheim Ducks 6 2 4 0 13 20 118
New Jersey Devils 5 1 4 0 12 19 56
New Jersey Devils 5 1 4 0 12 19 56
Ottawa Senators 4 0 4 0 5 16 85
Ottawa Senators 4 0 4 0 5 16 85


Most Goals 2007 - 08 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals65
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers52
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames50
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins47
Brad Boyes St. Louis Blues43



Most Goals 2007 - 08 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Johan Franzen Detroit Red Wings13
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings13
Marian Hossa Pittsburgh Penguins12
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings10
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins10

Most Assists 2007 - 08 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks67
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings66
Marc Savard Boston Bruins63
Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks61
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings60

Most Assists 2007 - 08 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins21
Niklas Kronwall Detroit Red Wings15
Marian Hossa Pittsburgh Penguins14
Mike Ribeiro Dallas Stars14
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings14

Most Points 2007 - 08 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals6547112
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins4759106
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames504898
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings316697
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks296796

Most Points 2007 - 08 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins62127
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings131427
Marian Hossa Pittsburgh Penguins121426
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings101323
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins101222

Most Penalty Minutes 2007 - 08 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Daniel Carcillo Phoenix Coyotes324
Jared Boll Columbus Blue Jackets226
Adam Burish Chicago Blackhawks214
Riley Cote Philadelphia Flyers202
Zack Stortini Edmonton Oilers201

Plus/Minus Rating 2007 - 08 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Radek Bonk Nashville Predators-31
Dan Boyle Tampa Bay Lightning-29
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning-25
Steve McCarthy Atlanta Thrashers-23
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning-23

2007 - 08 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

2007 - 08 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 - Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

2007 - 08 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 - Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

2007 - 08 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 - Dominik Hasek - Detroit Red Wings
William M. Jennings Trophy - Chris Osgood - Detroit Red Wings

2007 - 08 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 - Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings

2007 - 08 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 - Patrick Kane - Chicago Blackhawks

2007 - 08 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 - Dan Ellis - Nashville Predators

2007 - 08 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

2007 - 08 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

2007 - 08 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 - Jason Blake - Toronto Maple Leafs

2007 - 08 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 - Alex Ovechkin - Washington Capitals

2007 - 08 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 - Pavel Datsyuk - Detroit Red Wings

2007 - 08 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 - Jarome Iginla - R - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Team - Nicklas Lidstrom - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Evgeni Malkin - C - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Team - Evgeni Nabokov - G - San Jose Sharks
NHL All-Star Team - Alex Ovechkin - L - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Team - Dion Phaneuf - D - Calgary Flames

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Martin Brodeur - G - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Second Team - Brian Campbell - D - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Zdeno Chara - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Alex Kovalev - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Joe Thornton - C - San Jose Sharks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Henrik Zetterberg - L - Detroit Red Wings

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