2005-06 NHL season

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The 2005–06 NHL season was the 88th season of the National Hockey League. This was the season after the 2004–05 season which was cancelled due to a labour dispute with the NHL Players Association over the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the league and its players. The 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 21 2006, and ended on June 19, with the Carolina Hurricanes defeating the Edmonton Oilers to win their first Stanley Cup.

Regular season[change | edit source]

Final standings[change | edit source]

Red-shaded team won the Presidents' Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

Orange-shaded team won the other conference.

Yellow-shaded teams won the other four divisions.

Green-shaded teams won the remaining ten playoff berths.

Numbers in brackets means ranking in conference. Division leaders are automatically ranked 1–3. These three, plus the next five teams in the conference standings, earn playoff berths at the end of the season.

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Eastern Conference[change | edit source]

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
New Jersey Devils (3) 82 46 27 9 242 229 101
Philadelphia Flyers (5) 82 45 26 11 267 259 101
New York Rangers (6) 82 44 26 12 257 215 100
New York Islanders (12) 82 36 40 6 230 278 78
Pittsburgh Penguins (15) 82 22 46 14 244 316 58
Northeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Ottawa Senators (1) 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
Buffalo Sabres (4) 82 52 24 6 281 239 110
Montreal Canadiens (7) 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
Toronto Maple Leafs (9)[1] 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
Boston Bruins (13) 82 29 37 16 230 266 74
Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Carolina Hurricanes (2) 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
Tampa Bay Lightning (8) 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
Atlanta Thrashers (10)[1] 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
Florida Panthers (11) 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
Washington Capitals (14) 82 29 41 12 237 306 70

Western Conference[change | edit source]

Central Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings (1) 82 58 16 8 305 209 124
Nashville Predators (4) 82 49 25 8 259 227 106
Columbus Blue Jackets (13) 82 35 43 4 223 279 74
Chicago Blackhawks (14) 82 26 43 13 211 285 65
St. Louis Blues (15) 82 21 46 15 197 292 57
Northwest Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Calgary Flames (3) 82 46 25 11 218 200 103
Colorado Avalanche (7) 82 43 30 9 283 257 95
Edmonton Oilers (8) 82 41 28 13 256 251 95
Vancouver Canucks (9) 82 42 32 8 256 255 92
Minnesota Wild (11) 82 38 36 8 231 215 84
Pacific Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Dallas Stars (2) 82 53 23 6 265 218 112
San Jose Sharks (5) 82 44 27 11 266 242 99
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (6) 82 43 27 12 254 229 98
Los Angeles Kings (10) 82 42 35 5 249 270 89
Phoenix Coyotes (12) 82 38 39 5 246 271 81

Tiebreaking procedures[change | edit source]

If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the order of the clubs is determined in the following order: [2]

  1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  2. The greater number of games won.
  3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs.
  4. The greater differential between goals for and against.

Scoring leaders[change | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Joe Thornton Boston Bruins/San Jose Sharks 81 29 96 125 +31 61
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers 82 54 69 123 +34 72
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 81 52 54 106 +2 52
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators 82 50 53 103 +29 86
Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators 77 43 60 103 +29 50
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 81 39 63 102 -1 110
Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes 82 45 55 100 -8 81
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers 78 52 46 98 -6 68
Marc Savard Atlanta Thrashers 82 28 69 97 +7 100
Jonathan Cheechoo San Jose Sharks 82 56 37 93 +23 25

Leading goaltenders[change | edit source]

Minimum 1,000 minutes played.

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI W L OT GA SO Sv% GAA
Miikka Kiprusoff Calgary Flames 74 4379:40 42 20 11 151 10 .923 2.07
Dominik Hasek Ottawa Senators 43 2583:58 28 10 4 90 5 .925 2.09
Manny Legace Detroit Red Wings 51 2905:09 37 8 3 106 7 .915 2.19
Cristobal Huet Montreal Canadiens 36 2102:59 18 11 4 77 7 .929 2.20
Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers 53 3111:53 30 12 9 116 2 .922 2.24
Manny Fernandez Minnesota Wild 58 3411:14 30 18 7 130 1 .919 2.29
Ilja Bryzgalov Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 31 1575:13 13 12 1 66 1 .910 2.51
Marty Turco Dallas Stars 68 3910:12 41 19 5 166 3 .898 2.55
Vesa Toskala San Jose Sharks 37 2039:13 23 7 4 87 2 .901 2.56
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 73 4364:35 43 23 7 187 5 .911 2.57

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | edit source]

Playoff bracket[change | edit source]

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Ottawa 4  
8  Tampa Bay 1  
  1  Ottawa 1  
  4  Buffalo 4  
4  Buffalo 4
5  Philadelphia 2  
  4  Buffalo 3  
Eastern Conference
  2  Carolina 4  
2  Carolina 4  
7  Montreal 2  
  2  Carolina 4
  3  New Jersey 1  
3  New Jersey 4
6  N.Y. Rangers 0  
  E2  Carolina 4
  W8  Edmonton 3
2  Dallas 1  
7  Colorado 4  
  6  Anaheim 4
  7  Colorado 0  
3  Calgary 3
6  Anaheim 4  
  6  Anaheim 1
Western Conference
  8  Edmonton 4  
1  Detroit 2  
8  Edmonton 4  
  5  San Jose 2
  8  Edmonton 4  
4  Nashville 1
5  San Jose 4  


Conference Quarterfinals[change | edit source]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[change | edit source]

Ottawa (1) vs. Tampa Bay (8)
Date Away Home
April 21 Tampa Bay 1 4 Ottawa
April 23 Tampa Bay 4 3 Ottawa
April 25 Ottawa 8 4 Tampa Bay
April 27 Ottawa 5 2 Tampa Bay
April 29 Tampa Bay 2 3 Ottawa
Ottawa wins series 4–1
  
Carolina (2) vs. Montreal (7)
Date Away Home
April 22 Montreal 6 1 Carolina  
April 24 Montreal 6 5 Carolina 2OT
April 26 Carolina 2 1 Montreal OT
April 28 Carolina 3 2 Montreal  
April 30 Montreal 1 2 Carolina  
May 2 Carolina 2 1 Montreal OT
Carolina wins series 4–2
New Jersey (3) vs. New York Rangers (6)
Date Away Home
April 22 NY Rangers 1 6 New Jersey
April 24 NY Rangers 1 4 New Jersey
April 26 New Jersey 3 0 NY Rangers
April 29 New Jersey 4 2 NY Rangers
New Jersey wins series 4–0
  
Buffalo (4) vs. Philadelphia (5)
Date Away Home
April 22 Philadelphia 2 3 Buffalo 2OT
April 24 Philadelphia 2 8 Buffalo  
April 26 Buffalo 2 4 Philadelphia  
April 28 Buffalo 4 5 Philadelphia  
April 30 Philadelphia 0 3 Buffalo  
May 2 Buffalo 7 1 Philadelphia  
Buffalo wins series 4–2

Western Conference Quarterfinals[change | edit source]

Detroit (1) vs. Edmonton (8)
Date Away Home
April 21 Edmonton 2 3 Detroit 2OT
April 23 Edmonton 4 2 Detroit  
April 25 Detroit 3 4 Edmonton 2OT
April 27 Detroit 4 2 Edmonton  
April 29 Edmonton 3 2 Detroit  
May 1 Detroit 3 4 Edmonton  
Edmonton wins series 4–2
  
Dallas (2) vs. Colorado (7)
Date Away Home
April 22 Colorado 5 2 Dallas  
April 24 Colorado 5 4 Dallas OT
April 26 Dallas 3 4 Colorado OT
April 28 Dallas 4 1 Colorado  
April 30 Colorado 3 2 Dallas OT
Colorado wins series 4–1
Calgary (3) vs. Anaheim (6)
Date Away Home
April 21 Anaheim 1 2 Calgary OT
April 23 Anaheim 4 3 Calgary  
April 25 Calgary 5 2 Anaheim  
April 27 Calgary 2 3 Anaheim OT
April 29 Anaheim 2 3 Calgary  
May 1 Calgary 1 2 Anaheim  
May 3 Anaheim 3 0 Calgary  
Anaheim wins series 4–3
  
Nashville (4) vs. San Jose (5)
Date Away Home
April 21 San Jose 3 4 Nashville
April 23 San Jose 3 0 Nashville
April 25 Nashville 1 4 San Jose
April 27 Nashville 4 5 San Jose
April 30 San Jose 2 1 Nashville
San Jose wins series 4–1

Conference Semifinals[change | edit source]

Eastern Conference Semifinals[change | edit source]

Ottawa (1) vs. Buffalo (4)
Date Away Home
May 5 Buffalo 7 6 Ottawa OT
May 8 Buffalo 2 1 Ottawa  
May 10 Ottawa 2 3 Buffalo OT
May 11 Ottawa 2 1 Buffalo  
May 13 Buffalo 3 2 Ottawa OT
Buffalo wins series 4–1
  
Carolina (2) vs. New Jersey (3)
Date Away Home
May 6 New Jersey 0 6 Carolina  
May 8 New Jersey 2 3 Carolina OT
May 10 Carolina 3 2 New Jersey  
May 13 Carolina 1 5 New Jersey  
May 14 New Jersey 1 4 Carolina  
Carolina wins series 4–1

Western Conference Semifinals[change | edit source]

San Jose (5) vs. Edmonton (8)
Date Away Home
May 7 Edmonton 1 2 San Jose  
May 8 Edmonton 1 2 San Jose  
May 10 San Jose 2 3 Edmonton 3OT
May 12 San Jose 3 6 Edmonton  
May 14 Edmonton 6 3 San Jose  
May 17 San Jose 0 2 Edmonton  
Edmonton wins series 4–2
  
Anaheim (6) vs. Colorado (7)
Date Away Home
May 5 Colorado 0 5 Anaheim  
May 7 Colorado 0 3 Anaheim  
May 9 Anaheim 4 3 Colorado OT
May 11 Anaheim 4 1 Colorado  
Anaheim wins series 4–0

Conference Finals[change | edit source]

Eastern Conference Finals[change | edit source]

Carolina (2) vs. Buffalo (4)
Date Away Home
May 20 Buffalo 3 2 Carolina  
May 22 Buffalo 3 4 Carolina  
May 24 Carolina 3 4 Buffalo  
May 26 Carolina 4 0 Buffalo  
May 28 Buffalo 3 4 Carolina OT
May 30 Carolina 1 2 Buffalo OT
June 1 Buffalo 2 4 Carolina
Carolina wins series 4–3 and
Prince of Wales Trophy

Western Conference Finals[change | edit source]

Anaheim (6) vs. Edmonton (8)
Date Away Home
May 19 Edmonton 3 1 Anaheim
May 21 Edmonton 3 1 Anaheim
May 23 Anaheim 4 5 Edmonton
May 25 Anaheim 6 3 Edmonton
May 27 Edmonton 2 1 Anaheim
Edmonton wins series 4–1 and
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Stanley Cup Finals[change | edit source]

Carolina vs. Edmonton
Date Away Home
June 5 Edmonton 4 5 Carolina
June 7 Edmonton 0 5 Carolina
June 10 Carolina 1 2 Edmonton
June 12 Carolina 2 1 Edmonton
June 14 Edmonton 4 3 Carolina OT
June 17 Carolina 0 4 Edmonton
June 19 Edmonton 1 3 Carolina
Carolina wins series 4–3 and Stanley Cup
Cam Ward (Carolina) wins Conn Smythe Trophy

NHL awards[change | edit source]

2005-2006 NHL awards
Award Recipient(s)
Stanley Cup: Carolina Hurricanes
Presidents' Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy: Carolina Hurricanes
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Edmonton Oilers
Art Ross Trophy: Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks/Boston Bruins
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Teemu Selanne, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Calder Memorial Trophy: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Conn Smythe Trophy: Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina Hurricanes
Hart Memorial Trophy: Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks/Boston Bruins
Jack Adams Award: Lindy Ruff, Buffalo Sabres
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Olaf Kolzig, Washington Capitals
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Lester B. Pearson Award: Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy: Jonathan Cheechoo, San Jose Sharks
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Wade Redden, Ottawa Senators;
Michal Rozsival, New York Rangers
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award: Cristobal Huet, Montreal Canadiens
Vezina Trophy: Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames
William M. Jennings Trophy: Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames
Lester Patrick Trophy: Red Berenson, Marcel Dionne, Reed Larson, Glen Sonmor, Steve Yzerman

All-Star teams[change | edit source]

First Team   Position   Second Team
Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary Flames G Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings D Zdeno Chara, Ottawa Senators
Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty Ducks D Sergei Zubov, Dallas Stars
Joe Thornton, Boston/San Jose C Eric Staal, Carolina Hurricanes
Jaromir Jagr, New York Rangers RW Daniel Alfredsson, Ottawa Senators
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals LW Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators

First games[change | edit source]

The following are players of note who played their first NHL game in 2005-06:

Last games[change | edit source]

The following is a list of players who played their last NHL game in 2005-06:

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Recap: Atlanta @ Toronto - 02/07/2006". http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/team/app?gameNumber=820&gameType=2&page=Recap&season=20052006&service=page. Retrieved 2007-08-13.
  2. "NHL tiebreaking procedures". ESPN. February 5, 2011. http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?page=nhl/tiebreakers.

Other websites[change | edit source]