2010 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 14, 2010, after the conclusion of the 2009–10 NHL season.[1] The Finals ended on June 9, 2010 when the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to win the team's fourth Stanley Cup and their first Cup since 1961. The Washington Capitals became the first team seeded first to lose a series to the eighth-seeded team after having a 3–1 lead in the series.[2]

Playoff seeds[change | change source]

After the regular season, the standard of 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Washington Capitals were the Eastern Conference regular season champions and the Presidents' Trophy winners with the best record at 121 points. The San Jose Sharks earned a number 1 seed in the Western Conference with 113 points.

Eastern Conference[change | change source]

  1. Washington CapitalsSoutheast Division and Eastern Conference regular season champions; Presidents' Trophy winners, 121 points
  2. New Jersey DevilsAtlantic Division champions, 103 points
  3. Buffalo SabresNortheast Division champions, 100 points
  4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 101 points
  5. Ottawa Senators – 94 points
  6. Boston Bruins – 91 points
  7. Philadelphia Flyers – 88 points (41 wins)
  8. Montreal Canadiens – 88 points (39 wins)

Western Conference[change | change source]

  1. San Jose SharksPacific Division champions and Western Conference regular season champions, 113 points
  2. Chicago BlackhawksCentral Division champions, 112 points
  3. Vancouver CanucksNorthwest Division champions, 103 points
  4. Phoenix Coyotes – 107 points
  5. Detroit Red Wings – 102 points
  6. Los Angeles Kings – 101 points
  7. Nashville Predators – 100 points
  8. Colorado Avalanche – 95 points

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

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Conference Quarter-finals[change | change source]

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals[change | change source]

(1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens[change | change source]

Montreal won series 4–3


(2) New Jersey Devils vs. (7) Philadelphia Flyers[change | change source]

Philadelphia won series 4–1


(3) Buffalo Sabres vs. (6) Boston Bruins[change | change source]

Boston won series 4–2


(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Ottawa Senators[change | change source]

Pittsburgh won series 4–2


Western Conference Quarter-finals[change | change source]

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (8) Colorado Avalanche[change | change source]

San Jose won series 4–2


(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Nashville Predators[change | change source]

Chicago won series 4–2


(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6) Los Angeles Kings[change | change source]

Vancouver won series 4–2


(4) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings[change | change source]

Detroit won series 4–3


Conference Semifinals[change | change source]

Eastern Conference Semifinals[change | change source]

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens[change | change source]

Montreal won series 4–3


(6) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Philadelphia Flyers[change | change source]

Philadelphia won series 4–3


Western Conference Semifinals[change | change source]

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings[change | change source]

San Jose won series 4–1


(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks[change | change source]

Chicago won series 4–2


Conference Finals[change | change source]

Eastern Conference Finals[change | change source]

(7) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens[change | change source]

Philadelphia won series 4–1


Western Conference Finals[change | change source]

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (2) Chicago Blackhawks[change | change source]

Chicago won series 4–0


Stanley Cup Finals[change | change source]

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
Chicago won series 4–2


Statistical leaders[change | change source]

Skaters[change | change source]

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If the list exceeds ten skaters because of a tie in points, goals will take precedence.[7]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/–
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers 23 12 18 30 +9
Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks 22 7 22 29 -1
Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks 22 10 18 28 -2
Richards, MikeMike Richards Philadelphia Flyers 23 7 16 23 -1
Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks 22 11 11 22 +10
Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers 23 10 11 21 +7
Leino, VilleVille Leino Philadelphia Flyers 19 7 14 21 +10
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri Montreal Canadiens 19 13 6 19 -6
Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 13 6 13 19 +6
Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen Detroit Red Wings 12 6 12 18 +8

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/minus

Goaltending[change | change source]

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.[8][9]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton Philadelphia Flyers 13 8 3 371 31 2.46 .916 3 757:13
Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 298 27 2.47 .909 1 655:37
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak Montreal Canadiens 18 9 9 562 43 2.55 .923 0 1,013:24
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks 15 8 7 407 38 2.56 .907 1 889:51
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask Boston Bruins 13 7 6 409 36 2.61 .912 0 829:03
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi Chicago Blackhawks 22 16 6 645 58 2.63 .910 2 1,321:51
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard Detroit Red Wings 12 5 7 387 33 2.75 .915 1 720:26

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (minutes:seconds)

References[change | change source]

Preceded by
2009 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs
2010
Succeeded by
2011 Stanley Cup playoffs