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2014-15 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Hockey
Duration October 8, 2014 – April 11, 2015
Total attendance 21,528,372
TV partner/s Sportsnet, NBC
Regular Season
Season champions New York Rangers
Season MVP Carey Price
(Montreal)
Top scorer Jamie Benn
(Dallas)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Tampa Bay Lightning
  Eastern runners-up New York Rangers
Western champions Chicago Blackhawks
  Western runners-up Anaheim Ducks
Playoffs MVP Duncan Keith
Finals
Finals champions Chicago Blackhawks
  Runners-up Tampa Bay Lightning

The 2014–15 NHL season was 98th season of operation and the 97th season of play. The regular season lasted from October 8, 2014 to April 11, 2015.

Rule changesEdit

The following rule changes were voted upon by the NHL Board of Governors in June, and were approved by the Players' Association in September 2014.

  • The trapezoidal areas behind each net in which goaltenders are allowed to play the puck are to be made 4 ft (1.2m) wider than their current width.
  • The width of the hashmarks outside the faceoff circles will be extended from their current 3.5 feet to five feet, seven inches apart (international markings).
  • Prior to any overtime period, both teams will change ends and the ice will be dry-scraped by an ice resurfacer. The league hopes that the "long line changes" and the better ice surfaces will increase scoring in overtime, and thus decrease shootouts.
  • Coaches no longer have to submit a list of shootout participants as it begins. The coaches will be free as to who they will pick next.
  • Teams that ice the puck can only use one center to take the ensuing faceoff. If that player attempts to get kicked out of the faceoff to buy his team time, he'll get a two-minute delay-of-game penalty.
  • The NHL's "situation room" will have more latitude to conduct video reviews of goals that don't fall under the guidelines of what can be reviewed but that clearly weren't scored legally.
  • The wording "embellishment" will be changed to allow an escalating scale of fines to repeat-offense players and coaches.
  • The "spin-o-rama" will no longer be allowed on penalty shots and during the shootout.

At the league's General Managers Meeting in November, it was decided to immediately end the dry-scrap prior to overtime, as it was felt that the average time of five minutes was too long and it seemed to have no significant difference. The GMs also voted to allow officials in the Situation Room to buzz the arena to have play immediately stopped for a video review without waiting for a whistle.

Outdoor GamesEdit

All Star GameEdit

The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted the 60th National Hockey League All-Star Game at the Nationwide Arena on January 25, 2015. Team Toews defeated Team Foligno 17-12.  The city was originally scheduled to host the 2013 edition of the game but that was cancelled due to the 2012-13 NHL lockout and no game was scheduled for 2014 as NHL players participated in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

The game set records for:

  • most goals by one team (17)
  • most goals by both teams (29)
  • Most goals in a single period by both teams (11) (2nd period)
  • Fastest back to back goals: Ryan Suter and Claude Giroux (8 seconds)
  • Fastest 3 goals scored
  • Fastest 4 goals scored

Misc.Edit

The league had two games postponed for very different reasons:

  • On October 22nd the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators was postponed due to the shootings at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario located near where the Maple Leafs team was staying at a hotel.
  • The November 22nd game between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers was postponed as result of an unprecidented storm that devilered anywhere from 4 to 8.5 feet (1.22- 2.23 meters) of snow in the western New York Region.

StandingsEdit

Atlantic Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens x y 82 50 22 5 5 221 189 110
Tampa Bay Lightningx 82 50 24 3 5 262 211 108
Detroit Red Wings x 82 43 25 4 10 235 221 100
Metropolitan Division (Top 3)
New York Rangersx y z p 82 53 22 2 5 252 192 113
Washington Capitalsx 82 45 26 7 4 242 203 101
New York Islandersx 82 47 28 1 6 252 230 101
Eastern Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Ottawa Senatorsx 82 43 26 6 7 238 215 99
Pittsburgh Penguinsx 82 43 27 6 6 221 210 98
Boston Bruins 82 41 27 4 10 213 211 96
Florida Panthers 82 38 29 5 10 206 223 91
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 42 35 3 2 236 250 89
Philadelphia Flyers 82 33 31 7 11 215 234 84
New Jersey Devils 82 32 36 7 7 181 216 78
Carolina Hurricanes 82 30 41 4 7 188 226 71
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 3 5 211 262 68
Buffalo Sabres 82 23 51 3 5 161 274 54
Central Divison (Top 3)
Team GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts
St. Louis Bluesx y 82 51 24 3 4 248 201 109
Nashville Predatorsx 82 47 25 4 6 232 208 104
Chicago Blackhawksx 82 48 28 3 3 229 189 102
Pacific Division (Top 3)
Anaheim Ducksx y 82 51 24 2 5 236 226 109
Vancouver Canucksx 82 48 29 3 2 242 222 101
Calgary Flamesx 82 45 30 4 3 241 216 97
Western Conference Wildcard (Top 2 qualify)
Minnesota Wildx 82 46 28 5 3 231 201 100
Winnipeg Jetsx 82 43 26 7 6 230 210 99
Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 7 8 220 205 95
Dallas Stars 82 41 31 7 3 261 260 92
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 31 8 4 219 227 90
San Jose Sharks 82 40 33 3 6 228 232 89
Edmonton Oilers 82 24 44 7 7 198 283 62
Arizona Coyotes 82 24 50 3 5 170 272 56

x-clinched playoff berth, y-clinched division title, z-clinched conference title, p-clinched President's Trophy


2015 Stanley Cup PlayoffsEdit

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
A1  Montreal 4  
WC  Ottawa 2  
  A1  Montreal 2  
  A2  Tampa Bay 4  
A2  Tampa Bay 4
A3  Detroit 3  
  A2  Tampa Bay 4  
Eastern Conference
  M1  NY Rangers 3  
M1  NY Rangers 4  
WC  Pittsburgh 1  
  M1  NY Rangers 4
  M2  Washington 3  
M2  Washington 4
M3  NY Islanders 3  
  A2  Tampa Bay 2
  C3  Chicago 4
C1  St. Louis 2  
WC  Minnesota 4  
  WC  Minnesota 0
  C3  Chicago 4  
C2  Nashville 2
C3  Chicago 4  
  C3  Chicago 4
Western Conference
  P1  Anahiem 3  
P1  Anaheim 4  
WC  Winnipeg 0  
  P1  Anaheim 4
  P3  Calgary 1  
P2  Vancouver 2
P3  Calgary 4  


Playoff ResultsEdit

Eastern Conference First RoundEdit

Western Conference First RoundEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalEdit

The Tampa Bay Lightning win the Prince of Wales Trophy

Western Conference FinalEdit

The Chicago Blackhawks win the Clarence Campbell Trophy

Stanley Cup FinalEdit

Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup for their 3rd Cup in 6 years and 6th Cup overall.

Duncan Keith was named winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

Blackhawks-team-photo-with-Stanley-Cup-2015

Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup Champions

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