2010–11 NHL season

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2010–11 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 7, 2010 – June 15, 2011
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyVancouver Canucks
Season MVPCorey Perry (Anaheim)
Top scorerDaniel Sedin (Vancouver)
Playoffs
Eastern championsBoston Bruins
  Eastern runners-upTampa Bay Lightning
Western championsVancouver Canucks
  Western runners-upSan Jose Sharks
Playoffs MVPTim Thomas (Boston)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsBoston Bruins
  Runners-upVancouver Canucks
NHL seasons

The 2010–11 NHL season was the 94th season of operation (93rd season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Pre-season[change | change source]

European exhibition games[change | change source]

Date Venue European team NHL team Score
October 2 SAP Arena, Mannheim Germany Adler Sharks 2–3 (SO)
October 2 The Odyssey, Belfast United Kingdom Giants Select Bruins 1–5
October 4 Ice Palace, Saint Petersburg Russia SKA Hurricanes 5–3
October 4 Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere Finland Ilves Wild 1–5
October 5 Tipsport Arena, Liberec Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Bruins 1–7
October 5 Malmö Arena, Malmö Sweden Redhawks Blue Jackets 1–4
October 6 Arena Riga, Riga Latvia Dinamo Coyotes 1–3

Regular season[change | change source]

Standings[change | change source]

The Vancouver Canucks placed first overall, winning the Presidents' Trophy and home advantage throughout the playoffs. The Washington Capitals placed first in the Eastern Conference, earning home advantage in Eastern Conference playoffs.

Note: Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference

R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division);


Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 54 19 9 50 262 185 117
2 y – San Jose Sharks PA 82 48 25 9 43 248 213 105
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 47 25 10 43 261 241 104
4 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 47 30 5 43 239 235 99
5 Nashville Predators CE 82 44 27 11 38 219 194 99
6 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 43 26 13 38 231 226 99
7 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 46 30 6 36 219 198 98
8 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 44 29 9 38 258 225 97
8.5
9 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 29 11 37 227 233 95
10 Calgary Flames NW 82 41 29 12 32 250 237 94
11 St. Louis Blues CE 82 38 33 11 34 240 234 87
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 39 35 8 36 206 233 86
13 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 34 35 13 29 215 258 81
14 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 30 44 8 24 227 288 68
15 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 25 45 12 23 193 269 62

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; p – Won President's Trophy (best record in NHL)
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Under NHL rules, first-place teams in each division receive a conference ranking between 1 and 3 regardless of overall points. The Pittsburgh Penguins placed fourth yet had more points than the Boston Bruins, but the Bruins placed first in the Northeast Division to get the third-place ranking.

Playoffs[change | change source]

The 2011 playoffs started on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, and ended with the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.[1][2][3]


Playoff bracket[change | change source]

In each round, the highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed. The higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage. In the Stanley Cup Final series, home ice is determined based on regular season points. Each best-of-seven series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team plays at home for games one and two (plus five and seven if necessary), and the lower-seeded team is at home for games three and four (and if necessary, game six).

  First Round Second Round Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
A1 Washington Capitals 4  
WC New York Rangers 1  
  1 Washington Capitals 0  
 
  5 Tampa Bay Lightning 4  
A2 Philadelphia Flyers 4
A3 Buffalo Sabres 3  
  5 Tampa Bay Lightning 3  
Eastern Conference
  3 Boston Bruins 4  
M1 Boston Bruins 4  
WC Montreal Canadiens 3  
  2 Philadelphia Flyers 0
 
  3 Boston Bruins 4  
M2 Pittsburgh Penguins 3
M3 Tampa Bay Lightning 4  
  E3 Boston Bruins 4
  W1 Vancouver Canucks 3
C1 Vancouver Canucks 4  
WC Chicago Blackhawks 3  
  1 Vancouver Canucks 4
 
  5 Nashville Predators 2  
C2 San Jose Sharks 4
C3 Los Angeles Kings 2  
  1 Vancouver Canucks 4
Western Conference
  2 San Jose Sharks 1  
P1 Detroit Red Wings 4  
WC Phoenix Coyotes 0  
  2 San Jose Sharks 4
 
  3 Detroit Red Wings 3  
P2 Anaheim Ducks 2
P3 Nashville Predators 4  


NHL awards[change | change source]

2010–11 NHL awards
Award Recipient(s)
Stanley Cup Boston Bruins
Presidents' Trophy Vancouver Canucks
Prince of Wales Trophy Boston Bruins
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Vancouver Canucks
Art Ross Trophy Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Ian Laperriere (Philadelphia Flyers)
Calder Memorial Trophy Jeff Skinner (Carolina Hurricanes)
Conn Smythe Trophy Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)
Frank J. Selke Trophy Ryan Kesler (Vancouver Canucks)
Hart Memorial Trophy Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
Jack Adams Award Dan Bylsma (Pittsburgh Penguins)
James Norris Memorial Trophy Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit Red Wings)
King Clancy Memorial Trophy Doug Weight (New York Islanders)
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Ted Lindsay Award Daniel Sedin (Vancouver Canucks)
Mark Messier Leadership Award Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy Corey Perry (Anaheim Ducks)
NHL General Manager of the Year Award Mike Gillis (Vancouver Canucks)
NHL Plus/Minus Award Zdeno Chara (Boston Bruins)
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)
Vezina Trophy Tim Thomas (Boston Bruins)
William M. Jennings Trophy Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider (Vancouver Canucks)
Lester Patrick Trophy Mark Johnson, Jeff Sauer, Bob Pulford, and Toni Rossi

Player stats[change | change source]

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

The following players led the league in points at the conclusion of the regular season.[4]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks 82 41 63 104 +29 32
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 82 31 68 99 0 12
Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks 82 50 48 98 +9 104
Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks 82 19 75 94 +26 40
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning 82 45 46 91 +3 74
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames 82 43 43 86 0 40
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 79 32 53 85 +24 41
Teemu Selanne Anaheim Ducks 73 31 49 80 +6 49
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit Red Wings 80 24 56 80 –1 40
Brad Richards Dallas Stars 72 28 49 77 +1 24

Leading goaltenders[change | change source]

The following goaltenders led the league in goals against average at the end of the regular season while playing at least 1800 minutes.[5]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Team GP Min W L OT GA SO SV% GAA
Tim Thomas Boston Bruins 57 3,363:58 35 11 9 112 9 .938 2.00
Roberto Luongo Vancouver Canucks 60 3,589:39 38 15 7 126 4 .928 2.11
Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators 64 3,789:15 33 22 9 134 6 .930 2.12
Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings 61 3,590:34 35 22 3 134 6 .918 2.24
Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers 68 4,006:40 36 27 5 152 11 .923 2.28
Corey Crawford Chicago Blackhawks 57 3,336:37 33 18 6 128 4 .917 2.30
Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins 65 3,695:10 36 20 5 143 3 .918 2.32
Carey Price Montreal Canadiens 72 4,206:08 38 28 6 165 8 .923 2.35
Antti Niemi San Jose Sharks 60 3,523:54 35 18 6 140 6 .920 2.38
Brian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers 34 1,884:34 18 10 4 76 0 .916 2.42

References[change | change source]

  1. National Hockey League (May 28, 2010). "Pens host Caps in 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic". Press release. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=530410. 
  2. "Hurricanes and Coyotes to play Russian clubs". NHL.com.
  3. "NHL Hockey Schedule for October 2010 - NHL.com - Schedule". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
  4. "Player Stats: 2010–2011 Regular season: All Skaters – Total Points". National Hockey League.
  5. "Player Stats: 2010–2011 Regular season: Goalie – Goals Against Average". National Hockey League.

Other websites[change | change source]

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