2007-08 NHL season

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2007–08 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 29, 2007 – June 4, 2008
Regular season
Presidents' Trophy Detroit Red Wings
Season MVP Alexander Ovechkin (Washington)
Top scorer Alexander Ovechkin (Washington)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Pittsburgh Penguins
  Eastern runners-up Philadelphia Flyers
Western champions Detroit Red Wings
  Western runners-up Dallas Stars
Playoffs MVP Henrik Zetterberg (Detroit)
Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup champions Detroit Red Wings
  Runners-up Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL seasons

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The 2007–08 NHL season was the 91st season of operation (90th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). It began on September 29, 2007. The regular season ended April 6, 2008. The Stanley Cup playoffs ended on June 4. The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change source]

GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points, Rank = Conference rank (division leaders are ranked first to third), Top eight teams in each conference qualified for post-season playoffs.

Eastern Conference[change | change source]

Atlantic Division [1] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
y-Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 27 8 247 216 102
x-New Jersey Devils 82 46 29 7 206 197 99
x-New York Rangers 82 42 27 13 213 199 97
x-Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 248 233 95
e-New York Islanders 82 35 38 9 194 243 79
Northeast Division [1] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
z-Montreal Canadiens 82 47 25 10 262 222 104
x-Ottawa Senators 82 43 31 8 261 247 94
x-Boston Bruins 82 41 29 12 212 222 94
e-Buffalo Sabres 82 39 31 12 255 242 90
e-Toronto Maple Leafs 82 36 35 11 231 260 83
Southeast Division [1] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
y-Washington Capitals 82 43 31 8 242 231 94
e-Carolina Hurricanes 82 43 33 6 252 249 92
e-Florida Panthers 82 38 35 9 216 226 85
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 40 8 216 272 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 31 42 9 223 267 71

Western Conference[change | change source]

Central Division [1] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
p-Detroit Red Wings 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
x-Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
e-Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
e-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
e-St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
Northwest Division [1] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
y-Minnesota Wild 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
x-Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
x-Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
e-Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
Pacific Division [1] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
y-San Jose Sharks 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
x-Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71

Conference standings[change | change source]

*-Denotes Division Leader

Eastern Conference [2] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
z-Montreal Canadiens * 82 47 25 10 262 222 104
y-Pittsburgh Penguins * 82 47 27 8 247 216 102
y-Washington Capitals * 82 43 31 8 242 231 94
x-New Jersey Devils 82 46 29 7 206 197 99
x-New York Rangers 82 42 27 13 213 199 97
x-Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 248 233 95
x-Ottawa Senators 82 43 31 8 261 247 94
x-Boston Bruins 82 41 29 12 212 222 94
e-Carolina Hurricanes 82 43 33 6 252 249 92
e-Buffalo Sabres 82 39 31 12 255 242 90
e-Florida Panthers 82 38 35 9 216 226 85
e-Toronto Maple Leafs 82 36 35 11 231 260 83
e-New York Islanders 82 35 38 9 194 243 79
e-Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 40 8 216 272 76
e-Tampa Bay Lightning 82 31 42 9 223 267 71

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, z - clinched best conference record, e - eliminated from playoff contention, * - division leader

Western Conference [2] GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
p-Detroit Red Wings * 82 54 21 7 257 184 115
y-San Jose Sharks * 82 49 23 10 222 193 108
y-Minnesota Wild * 82 44 28 10 223 218 98
x-Anaheim Ducks 82 47 27 8 205 191 102
x-Dallas Stars 82 45 30 7 242 207 97
x-Colorado Avalanche 82 44 31 7 231 219 95
x-Calgary Flames 82 42 30 10 229 227 94
x-Nashville Predators 82 41 32 9 230 229 91
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 41 35 6 235 251 88
e-Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 34 8 239 235 88
e-Vancouver Canucks 82 39 33 10 213 215 88
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 214 231 83
e-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 34 36 12 193 218 80
e-St. Louis Blues 82 33 36 13 205 237 79
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 32 43 7 231 266 71

x - clinched playoff spot, y - clinched division title, p - clinched Presidents' Trophy and best record in conference, e - eliminated from playoff contention, * - division leader

Tiebreaking Procedures[change | change source]

Where two or more clubs are tied in points at the end of the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:

  1. The greater number of games won.
  2. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs.
  3. The difference between goals for and against.

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 82 65 47 112 +28 40
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 59 106 +16 78
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 82 50 48 98 +27 83
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings 82 31 66 97 +41 20
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks 82 29 67 96 +18 59
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings 75 43 49 92 +30 34
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 81 40 52 92 -17 89
Jason Spezza Ottawa Senators 76 34 58 92 +26 66
Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators 70 40 49 89 +15 34
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers 79 52 35 87 -12 52

Leading goaltenders[change | change source]

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
Chris Osgood Detroit Red Wings 43 2,409 27 9 4 84 4 .914 2.09
Dominik Hasek Detroit Red Wings 41 2,350 27 10 3 84 5 .902 2.14
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Anaheim Ducks 58 3,310 35 17 6 117 4 .922 2.12
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 77 4,635 44 27 6 168 4 .920 2.17
Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks 77 4,560 46 21 8 163 6 .910 2.14

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

Playoff seeds[change | change source]

After the 2007–08 NHL regular season, the standard of 16 teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[change | change source]

  1. Montreal Canadiens - Northeast Division and Eastern Conference regular season champion; 104 points
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins - Atlantic Division champion, 102 points
  3. Washington Capitals - Southeast Division champion, 94 points
  4. New Jersey Devils - 99 points
  5. New York Rangers - 97 points
  6. Philadelphia Flyers - 95 points
  7. Ottawa Senators - 94 points (43 wins)
  8. Boston Bruins - 94 points (41 wins)

Western Conference[change | change source]

  1. Detroit Red Wings - Central Division and Western Conference regular season champion; Presidents' Trophy winner, 115 points
  2. San Jose Sharks - Pacific Division champion, 108 points
  3. Minnesota Wild - Northwest Division champion, 98 points
  4. Anaheim Ducks - 102 points
  5. Dallas Stars - 97 points
  6. Colorado Avalanche - 95 points
  7. Calgary Flames - 94 points
  8. Nashville Predators - 91 points

Playoff Bracket[change | change source]

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Final
                                     
1  Montreal Canadiens 4  
8  Boston Bruins 3  
  1  Montreal Canadiens 1  
  6  Philadelphia Flyers 4  
2  Pittsburgh Penguins 4
7  Ottawa Senators 0  
  6  Philadelphia Flyers 1  
Eastern Conference
  2  Pittsburgh Penguins 4  
3  Washington Capitals 3  
6  Philadelphia Flyers 4  
  2  Pittsburgh Penguins 4
  5  New York Rangers 1  
4  New Jersey Devils 1
5  New York Rangers 4  
  E2  Pittsburgh Penguins 2
  W1  Detroit Red Wings 4
1  Detroit Red Wings 4  
8  Nashville Predators 2  
  1  Detroit Red Wings 4
  6  Colorado Avalanche 0  
2  San Jose Sharks 4
7  Calgary Flames 3  
  1  Detroit Red Wings 4
Western Conference
  5  Dallas Stars 2  
3  Minnesota Wild 2  
6  Colorado Avalanche 4  
  2  San Jose Sharks 2
  5  Dallas Stars 4  
4  Anaheim Ducks 2
5  Dallas Stars 4  

NHL awards[change | change source]

Presidents' Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy: Pittsburgh Penguins
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Detroit Red Wings
Art Ross Trophy: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Jason Blake, Toronto Maple Leafs
Calder Memorial Trophy: Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
Conn Smythe Trophy: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Hart Memorial Trophy: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Jack Adams Award: Bruce Boudreau, Washington Capitals
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Lester B. Pearson Award: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy: Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award: Dan Ellis, Nashville Predators
Vezina Trophy: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
William M. Jennings Trophy: Dominik Hasek and Chris Osgood, Detroit Red Wings
Lester Patrick Trophy: Brian Burke, Phil Housley, Ted Lindsay, Bob Naegele Jr.
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award: Gordie Howe

NHL All Star Team[change | change source]

First All-Star Team

Second All-Star Team

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to 2007-2008 National Hockey League season at Wikimedia Commons