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National Hockey League (NHL) 2009 - 10 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 2009 - 10 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
New Jersey Devils 82 48 27 0 7 103 222 191
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 28 0 7 101 257 237
Philadelphia Flyers 82 41 35 0 6 88 236 225
New York Rangers 82 38 33 0 11 87 222 218
New York Islanders 82 34 37 0 11 79 222 264
Northeast Division
Buffalo Sabres 82 45 27 0 10 100 235 207
Ottawa Senators 82 44 32 0 6 94 225 238
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 0 13 91 206 200
Montreal Canadiens 82 39 33 0 10 88 217 223
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 38 0 14 74 214 267
Southeast Division
Washington Capitals 82 54 15 0 13 121 318 233
Atlanta Thrashers 82 35 34 0 13 83 234 256
Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 37 0 10 80 230 256
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 34 36 0 12 80 217 260
Florida Panthers 82 32 37 0 13 77 208 244
Central Division
Chicago Blackhawks 82 52 22 0 8 112 271 209
Detroit Red Wings 82 44 24 0 14 102 229 216
Nashville Predators 82 47 29 0 6 100 225 225
St. Louis Blues 82 40 32 0 10 90 225 223
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 32 35 0 15 79 216 259
Northwest Division
Vancouver Canucks 82 49 28 0 5 103 272 222
Colorado Avalanche 82 43 30 0 9 95 244 233
Calgary Flames 82 40 32 0 10 90 204 210
Minnesota Wild 82 38 36 0 8 84 219 246
Edmonton Oilers 82 27 47 0 8 62 214 284
Pacific Division
San Jose Sharks 82 51 20 0 11 113 264 215
Phoenix Coyotes 82 50 25 0 7 107 225 202
Los Angeles Kings 82 46 27 0 9 101 241 219
Anaheim Ducks 82 39 32 0 11 89 238 251
Dallas Stars 82 37 31 0 14 88 237 254

National Hockey League (NHL) 2009 - 10 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 2009 - 10 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Washington Capitals in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Ottawa Senators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated Nashville Predators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Vancouver Canucks defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Phoenix Coyotes in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated San Jose Sharks in the Conference Final 4 - 0 - 0
Chicago Blackhawks defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

2009 - 10 Chicago Black Hawks Stanley Cup Rooster





National Hockey League (NHL) 2009 - 10 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Chicago Blackhawks 22 16 6 0 78 62 223
Philadelphia Flyers 23 14 9 0 76 61 253
Montreal Canadiens 19 9 10 0 46 57 216
San Jose Sharks 15 8 7 0 41 41 163
Boston Bruins 13 7 6 0 36 37 175
Pittsburgh Penguins 13 7 6 0 42 38 136
Vancouver Canucks 12 6 6 0 43 41 175
Detroit Red Wings 12 5 7 0 43 33 178
Phoenix Coyotes 7 3 4 0 18 26 81
Washington Capitals 7 3 4 0 22 20 69
Ottawa Senators 6 2 4 0 19 24 123
Nashville Predators 6 2 4 0 15 17 52
Los Angeles Kings 6 2 4 0 18 25 70
Colorado Avalanche 6 2 4 0 11 19 67
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 15 16 114
New Jersey Devils 5 1 4 0 9 15 92


Most Goals 2009 - 10 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins51
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning51
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals50
Patrick Marleau San Jose Sharks44
Marian Gaborik New York Rangers42



Most Goals 2009 - 10 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Michael Cammalleri Montreal Canadiens13
Daniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers12
Dustin Byfuglien Chicago Blackhawks11
Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks11
Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers10

Most Assists 2009 - 10 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks83
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks69
Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals68
Brad Richards Dallas Stars67
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning65

Most Assists 2009 - 10 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks22
Daniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers18
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks18
Mike Richards Philadelphia Flyers16
Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks15

Most Points 2009 - 10 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks2983112
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins5158109
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals5059109
Nicklas Backstrom Washington Capitals3368101
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning514495

Most Points 2009 - 10 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Daniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers121830
Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks72229
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks101828
Mike Richards Philadelphia Flyers71623
Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks111122

Most Penalty Minutes 2009 - 10 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Zenon Konopka Tampa Bay Lightning265
Colton Orr Toronto Maple Leafs239
Steve Downie Tampa Bay Lightning208
Daniel Carcillo Philadelphia Flyers207
Matt Carkner Ottawa Senators190

Plus/Minus Rating 2009 - 10 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Patrick O'Sullivan Edmonton Oilers-35
Rod Brind'Amour Carolina Hurricanes-29
Shawn Horcoff Edmonton Oilers-29
Kyle Okposo New York Islanders-23
Taylor Chorney Edmonton Oilers-21

2009 - 10 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 - Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks

2009 - 10 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 - Henrik Sedin - Vancouver Canucks

2009 - 10 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 - Henrik Sedin - Vancouver Canucks

2009 - 10 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 - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

2009 - 10 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

2009 - 10 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 - Tyler Myers - Buffalo Sabres

2009 - 10 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 - Tuukka Rask - Boston Bruins

2009 - 10 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 Vézina, 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 - Ryan Miller - Buffalo Sabres

2009 - 10 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 - Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning

2009 - 10 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 - Jose Theodore - Washington Capitals

2009 - 10 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

2009 - 10 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 - Jeff Schultz - Washington Capitals

2009 - 10 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 - Henrik Sedin - C - Vancouver Canucks
NHL All-Star Team - Alex Ovechkin - L - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Team - Ryan Miller - G - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Team - Duncan Keith - D - Chicago Blackhawks
NHL All-Star Team - Mike Green - D - Washington Capitals
NHL All-Star Team - Patrick Kane - R - Chicago Blackhawks

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Ilya Bryzgalov - G - Phoenix Coyotes
NHL All-Star Second Team - Sidney Crosby - C - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Drew Doughty - D - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Nicklas Lidstrom - D - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Daniel Sedin - L - Vancouver Canucks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Martin St. Louis - R - Tampa Bay Lightning

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