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The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 13, 2016. The 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, the fourth and final round, will be held in early June.

For only the second time in league history (after 1970), none of the NHL's Canadian teams, seven in total, qualified for the postseason.[1] The Washington Capitals made the playoffs as the Presidents' Trophy winners with the most points (i.e. best record) during the regular season. The Detroit Red Wings increased their consecutive post-season appearance streak to 25 seasons, the longest current streak and the third-longest streak in NHL history.[2] The Florida Panthers qualified for the playoffs for only the second time since the 1999–2000 season, both times winning their division, and fifth time in franchise history.[3] For the fourth time in six years, all three California-based teams made the playoffs in the same season. And, for only the second time ever, both Florida-based teams made the playoffs in the same season.

Playoff seedsEdit

For more details on this topic, see Stanley Cup playoffs#Current format.

This will be the third year in which the top three teams in each division make the playoffs, along with two wild cards in each conference (for a total of eight playoff teams from each conference).

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Florida Panthers, Atlantic Division champions – 103 points
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning – 97 points
  3. Detroit Red Wings – 93 points

Metropolitan DivisionEdit

  1. Washington Capitals, Metropolitan Division champions, Eastern Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners – 120 points
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins – 104 points
  3. New York Rangers – 101 points

Wild cardsEdit

  1. New York Islanders – 100 points
  2. Philadelphia Flyers – 96 points

Western ConferenceEdit

Central DivisionEdit

  1. Dallas Stars, Central Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions – 109 points
  2. St. Louis Blues – 107 points
  3. Chicago Blackhawks – 103 points

Pacific DivisionEdit

  1. Anaheim Ducks, Pacific Division champions – 103 points
  2. Los Angeles Kings – 102 points
  3. San Jose Sharks – 98 points

Wild cardsEdit

  1. Nashville Predators – 96 points
  2. Minnesota Wild – 87 points

Playoff bracketEdit

Template:2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

Note: All times listed are in EDT (UTC−4).

Eastern Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

(A1) Florida Panthers vs. (WC1) New York IslandersEdit

The Florida Panthers finished first in the Atlantic Division, earning 103 points. The New York Islanders finished as the Eastern Conference's first wild-card, earning 100 points. This is the first meeting between these two teams. Florida won two of the three games during this year's regular season series. This is the first time that a Stanley Cup playoff series is played at the Barclays Center. The series contains the two teams with the longest playoff win drought in the league (the Islanders have not won a series since 1993, and the Panthers since 1996).[4]

The Islanders defeated the Panthers in six games for their first advancement in the playoffs since 1993. John Tavares scored a goal and two assists for the Islanders in a 5–4 win in Game 1.[5] In Game 2, Roberto Luongo recorded 41 saves in a 3–1 win to help the Panthers tie the series.[6] The Islanders came back from a two-goal deficit in the second period to win Game 3 in overtime on Thomas Hickey's wrist shot.[7] In Game 4, Jaromir Jagr had an assist to reach 200 points overall in the playoffs. The Panthers won the game 2–1.[8] Games 5 and 6, both ended in double-overtime with identical scores of 2–1 and New York winning both games. In Game 5, Alan Quine scored the game-winner on a power play 16:00 into the second overtime. Thomas Greiss made 47 saves in the victory.[9] In Game 6, Tavares scored the first New York goal with 54 seconds left in the third period to send the game into overtime. In the second overtime, Tavares scored his second goal and the series winner.[10]


New York won series 4–2


(A2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (A3) Detroit Red WingsEdit

The Tampa Bay Lightning finished second in the Atlantic Division, earning 97 points. The Detroit Red Wings earned 93 points to finish third in the Atlantic. This is the second meeting between these teams; their only previous meeting was in last year's Eastern Conference Quarterfinals which Tampa Bay won in seven games. The teams split their four game regular season series this year.

The Lightning defeated the Red Wings in five games. Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov scored twice and goalie Ben Bishop made 34 saves in a 3–2 win in Game 1.[11] Tyler Johnson recorded two goals in Game 2 in a 5–2 win for the Lightning.[12] In Game 3, Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard was replaced with Petr Mrazek who stopped all 16 shots in a 2–0 win.[13] In Game 4, Kucherov had two goals and an assist and Jonathan Drouin assisted on all 3 goals scored by Tampa Bay in a 3–2 win.[14] In the final game of the series, Alex Killorn scored with 1:43 left in the third period to give the Lightning a 1–0 lead and the series win.[15]


Tampa Bay won series 4–1


(M1) Washington Capitals vs. (WC2) Philadelphia FlyersEdit

The Washington Capitals earned the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's best regular season team with 120 points. The Philadelphia Flyers finished as the Eastern Conference's second wild-card. This is the fifth meeting between these teams; with both teams splitting the four previous series. They last met in the 2008 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, which Philadelphia won in seven games. These teams split this year's four-game regular season series.

The Capitals defeated the Flyers in six games. Capitals goalie Braden Holtby shut out the Flyers in Game 1, stopping all 19 shots he faced in a 2–0 win.[16] In Game 2, Holtby made 41 saves and a fluke goal by Capitals forward Jason Chimera turned to be the game-winning goal in a 4–1 win.[17] The Capitals scored a franchise record five power play goals to rout the Flyers 6–1 in Game 3.[18] In Game 4, Philadelphia avoided elimination by switching goaltender Steve Mason, who gave up six goals in the previous game, to Michal Neuvirth who made 31 saves in a 2–1 win.[19] The Flyers narrowly forced a sixth game after Neuvirth made 44 saves in a 2–0 win in Game 5; the Flyers were out shot 44 to 11.[20] Nicklas Backstrom scored the only goal for the Capitals in Game 6 for his team to move onto the second round.[21]


Washington won series 4–2


(M2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (M3) New York RangersEdit

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished second in the Metropolitan Division, earning 104 points. The New York Rangers earned 101 points in the regular season to finish third in the Metropolitan. This is the seventh meeting between these teams, and the third meeting in three consecutive seasons, with Pittsburgh losing the last two but winning four of the six overall. They last met in last year's Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, which the Rangers won in five games. Pittsburgh won three of the four games during this year's regular season series.

The Penguins defeated the Rangers in five games. Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist scored a hat trick in a 5–2 win in Game 1.[22] J. T. Miller had 3 assists to help the Rangers win 4–2 in Game 2.[23] In Game 3, Pittsburgh scored three times after New York took a 1–0 lead to win 3–1.[24] Evgeni Malkin scored two power play goals and Matt Murray made 31 saves in Game 4 for the Penguins in a 5–0 win.[25] In Game 5, after the Penguins' four-goal second period, of which Bryan Rust had two goals and an assist, Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault pulled Henrik Lundqvist, who had given up six goals on 23 shots. The Penguins ended the series with a 6–3 victory. It was the first time the Rangers were eliminated in the opening round since 2011, snapping a five-year advancement streak. This was also the first playoff series in which two goaltenders on the same team played in and subsequently won their playoff debut, with Jeff Zatkoff winning Game 1 and Matt Murray winning Game 3. [26]


Pittsburgh won series 4–1


Western Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

(C1) Dallas Stars vs. (WC2) Minnesota Wild Edit

The Dallas Stars finished first in the Central Division, earning 109 points. The Minnesota Wild finished as the Western Conference's second wild-card, earning 87 points. This is the first meeting in the playoffs between Minnesota's current NHL franchise and its former NHL franchise (then known as the North Stars). Dallas won four of the five games during this year's regular season series.

The Stars defeated the Wild in six games. Jamie Benn scored a goal and two assists and goalie Kari Lehtonen made 22 saves for the Stars in Game 1 in a 4–0 victory.[27] Jamie Benn scored the game winner in Game 2 in a 2–1 win for the Stars to take a 2–0 lead in the series.[28] In Game 3, after Patrick Sharp scored two goals in the first period for the Stars, the Wild scored four consecutive goals to take the lead. Jason Pominville scored two of the Wild goals in a 5–3 win.[29] Antti Niemi made 28 saves to help the Stars take a 3–1 series lead in a 3–2 win in Game 4.[30] The Wild avoided elimination in Game 5 when forward Mikko Koivu scored his second goal of the game at 4:55 of the first overtime period, in a 5–4 win.[31] In Game 6, the Stars took a four-goal lead before the Wild attempted a late comeback by scoring three goals in under five minutes during the third period. Alex Goligoski scored the eventual series-winner for Dallas halfway through the third period as the Stars hung on for a 5–4 victory.


Dallas won series 4–2


(C2) St. Louis Blues vs. (C3) Chicago BlackhawksEdit

The St. Louis Blues finished second in the Central Division earning 107 points. The Chicago Blackhawks earned 103 points to finish third in the Central. This is the twelfth playoff meeting between these two rivals with Chicago winning eight of the eleven previous series. Their most recent meeting was the 2014 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Chicago won in six games. St. Louis won three of the five games during this year's regular season series.

The Blues defeated the Blackhawks in seven games after giving up a 3–1 series lead. In Game 1, neither team scored in regulation; David Backes scored 9:04 into the first overtime for the Blues as goalie Brian Elliott made 35 saves in the win.[32] In Game 2, Patrick Kane had two assists to help the Blackhawks win 3–2.[33] The Blues recovered in Game 3, as Elliot made 44 saves in a 3–2 win.[34] Game 4 saw Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford go after Blues rookie forward Robby Fabbri after the forward was bumped into the goaltender by Chicago captain Jonathan Toews. Five penalties were assessed and the Blackhawks scored on the power play that followed.[35] Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice for the Blues as they won the game 4–3.[36] Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw was given a one-game suspension and a $5,000 fine after he used a homophobic slur.[37][38] In Game 5, the Blues overcame a 3–1 deficit in the third period to send the game to overtime. In double-overtime, Patrick Kane scored the game-winner for the Blackhawks who avoided elimination with a 4–3 win.[39] The Blackhawks came back from a 3–1 deficit in Game 6, scoring five goals in a 6–3 victory to force a seventh game.[40] In Game 7, the Blues took a two-goal lead in the first period before the Blackhawks tied the game on goals by Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw. In the third period, Troy Brouwer scored the series-winner as the Blues advanced past the opening round of the playoffs for the first time since 2012 with a 3–2 win.[41]


St. Louis won series 4–3


(P1) Anaheim Ducks vs. (WC1) Nashville PredatorsEdit

The Anaheim Ducks finished first in the Pacific Division, earning 103 points. The Nashville Predators finished as the Western Conference's first wild-card, earning 96 points. This is the second meeting between these teams in the playoffs; their only previous series was the 2011 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Nashville won in six games. Nashville won two of the three games during this year's regular season series.

For the fourth straight year, the Ducks were eliminated in a seventh game at home after having a 3–2 series lead. James Neal scored 35 seconds into Game 1 and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for the Predators' 3–2 win.[42] In Game 2, Rinne again made 27 saves in another 3–2 win to take their first ever 2–0 series lead.[43] Before Game 3 Anaheim replaced goaltender John Gibson with Frederik Andersen as he stopped all 27 shots in a 3–0 Ducks victory.[44] Andersen made 30 saves in a 4–1 victory in Game 4 to tie the series.[45] Three players for the Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf, David Perron, and Sami Vatanen, had two points in a 5–2 win in Game 5 to take a 3–2 series lead.[46] The Predators forced their first ever seventh game after Rinne made 26 saves in a 3–1 win.[47] In Game 7, Rinne stopped 36 shots for the Predators in a 2–1 win to advance to the second round.[48]


Nashville won series 4–3


(P2) Los Angeles Kings vs. (P3) San Jose SharksEdit

The Los Angeles Kings finished second in the Pacific Division, earning 102 points. The San Jose Sharks earned 98 points to finish third in the Pacific. This is the fourth meeting between these two teams, with Los Angeles winning two of the three previous meetings. They last met in the 2014 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Los Angeles came back from a 3–0 deficit to defeat the Sharks in seven games. San Jose won three of the five games during this year's regular season series.

The Sharks defeated the Kings in five games. In Game 1, Joe Pavelski scored twice including the game winner to help the Sharks win 4–3.[49] Sharks goalie, and former Kings backup goalie, Martin Jones allowed one goal on 27 shots in Game 2 in a 2–1 win.[50] Game 3 in San Jose required overtime with the game tied 1–1 after regulation time, before Tanner Pearson scored the game winner for the Kings at 3:47 of the first overtime.[51] In Game 4, all three Sharks goals came on the power play before the Kings tried to make a comeback cutting the deficit to 3–2, but that was the final score of the game.[52] In Game 5, the Sharks took a 3–0 lead until the Kings scored three goals to tie the game in the second period. Early in the third period, San Jose rookie Joonas Donskoi's second goal of the game, broke the tie to give the Sharks a 4–3 lead; Joe Pavelski and Melker Karlsson provided insurance goals as the Sharks ended the series with a 6–3 victory.[53]


San Jose won series 4–1


Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

(A2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (WC1) New York IslandersEdit

This is the second playoff meeting for these teams; their only previous series was in the 2004 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, which Tampa Bay won in five games. New York won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.


Tampa Bay won series 4–1


(M1) Washington Capitals vs. (M2) Pittsburgh PenguinsEdit

This is the ninth playoff meeting for these teams, with Pittsburgh having won seven of the eight previous series. Their most recent meeting was in the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, which Pittsburgh won in seven games. Pittsburgh won three of the five games in this year's regular season series.


Pittsburgh won series 4–2

Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

(C1) Dallas Stars vs. (C2) St. Louis BluesEdit

This is the thirteenth playoff meeting for these teams; the two teams have split the twelve previous series. They last met in the 2001 Western Conference Semifinals, which St. Louis won in a four-game sweep. St. Louis won four of the five games in this year's regular season series.

The Blues defeated the Stars in seven games. In Game 1, Radek Faksa scored with 4:44 left in the third period to give the Dallas Stars a 2–1 win.[54] In Game 2, Dallas scored two goals in the third period to tie the game 3–3 after being down 3–1. In overtime, Blues' captain David Backes scored a power play goal to tie the series at a game a piece.[55] Alexander Steen scored twice and Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal and two assists to help the Blues rout the Stars 6–1 in Game 3.[56] Jamie Benn had two assists in Game 4 as well as the overtime-game-winner by Cody Eakin for the Stars in a 3–2 win.[57] In Game 5, Paul Stastny had a goal and an assist and Brian Elliott made 27 saves in a 4–1 victory to take a 3–2 series lead.[58] Dallas scored three goals in the first period in Game 6 prompting St. Louis head coach Ken Hitchcock to replace Elliott who had only stopped four shots. Dallas won the game 3–2 to force a seventh game.[59] In Game 7, Troy Brouwer, Paul Statsny, and Robby Fabbri had a goal and two assists for the Blues in a 6–1 victory to win the series.


St. Louis won series 4–3


(P3) San Jose Sharks vs. (WC1) Nashville PredatorsEdit

This is the third playoff meeting for these teams, with San Jose winning both previous series. They last met in the 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which San Jose won in five games. Nashville won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.


San Jose won series 4–3

Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern Conference FinalEdit

(M2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (A2) Tampa Bay LightningEdit

This is the second playoff meeting for these teams. Their only previous series was during the 2011 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, which Tampa Bay came back from a 3–1 series deficit to win in seven games. Pittsburgh last made the Conference Finals in 2013 where they were swept in four games by the Boston Bruins. This is Tampa Bay's second consecutive Conference Finals appearance; they defeated the New York Rangers in seven games in the previous year. Tampa Bay won all three games in this year's regular season series.


Pittsburgh wins series 4–3


Western Conference FinalEdit

(C2) St. Louis Blues vs. (P3) San Jose SharksEdit

This is the fifth playoff meeting for these teams, with both teams splitting the four previous playoff series. They last met during the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which St. Louis won in five games. St. Louis most recently made the Conference Finals in 2001, when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche in five games. San Jose last made the Conference Finals in 2011, where they lost in five games to the Vancouver Canucks. San Jose won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.


San Jose wins series 4–2


Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

Note: All times listed are in EDT (UTC−4).

This is the first playoff meeting for these two teams. Pittsburgh is appearing in their fifth Stanley Cup Finals; their most recent appearance was in 2009, when they defeated the Detroit Red Wings in seven games. San Jose is making their first Finals appearance in their twenty-fifth season after entering the league in 1991–92. These teams split the two games in their regular season series.


Series starts May 30


(C2) St. Louis Blues vs. (P3) San Jose SharksEdit

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Couture, LoganLogan Couture San Jose Sharks 19 8 16 24 +5 8
Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski San Jose Sharks 18 13 9 22 +4 2
Burns, BrentBrent Burns San Jose Sharks 18 6 14 20 +6 8
Kucherov, NikitaNikita Kucherov Tampa Bay Lightning 16 11 8 19 +16 8
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton San Jose Sharks 18 3 15 18 +6 8
Kessel, PhilPhil Kessel Pittsburgh Penguins 17 8 9 17 +4 4
Johnson, TylerTyler Johnson Tampa Bay Lightning 16 7 10 17 +13 12
Tarasenko, VladimirVladimir Tarasenko St. Louis Blues 20 9 6 15 –4 2
Fabbri, RobbyRobby Fabbri St. Louis Blues 20 4 11 15 0 6
Benn, JamieJamie Benn Dallas Stars 13 5 10 15 +2 10

GoaltendersEdit

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage, with at least 420 minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby Washington Capitals 12 6 6 363 21 1.72 .942 2 731:32
Bishop, BenBen Bishop Tampa Bay Lightning 11 8 2 297 18 1.85 .939 2 582:26
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo Florida Panthers 6 2 4 227 15 2.05 .934 0 438:20
Jones, MartinMartin Jones San Jose Sharks 17 12 5 478 39 2.12 .918 3 1103:34
Murray, MattMatt Murray Pittsburgh Penguins 15 11 4 437 33 2.21 .924 1 893:47
Elliott, BrianBrian Elliott St. Louis Blues 17 9 7 546 43 2.44 .921 1 1057:20

TelevisionEdit

This marks the fifth postseason under NBC Sports' current 10-year contract for American television rights. All playoff games will be nationally televised by either NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, and NHL Network. During the first round, these national telecasts will co-exist with those of regional rightsholders, after which NBC will have exclusive rights to the remaining games.[60]

This will be the second postseason under Rogers Communications' 12-year contract for Canadian television rights. Under a time-brokerage agreement, playoff games and the Stanley Cup Finals will air on CBC, but Rogers will assume editorial control and the ownership of any advertising revenue from the telecasts.[61] English-language telecasts of playoff games will also air on the Sportsnet networks. In a separate sub-licensing agreement with Rogers, French-language coverage will be on TVA.

With all seven of the NHL's Canadian teams out of the playoffs, media sources have predicted that Rogers will take a massive hit in the ratings.[62][63][64] During the regular season, Sunday's Hometown Hockey saw ratings drop 34 percent, while the traditional Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday fell 18 per cent, culminating in the season closer on April 9 that attracted just 721,000 viewers.[65] Rogers has also implemented several cost-cutting measures, such as only employing three full-time play-by-play crews, and having a fourth one doing spot duty, during the first round.[66]

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2015 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs
2016
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2017 Stanley Cup playoffs
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