2013–14 NHL season

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2013–14 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 1, 2013 – June 13, 2014
Number of games82
Number of teams30
Total attendance52,347,789
Regular season
Presidents' TrophyLos Angeles Kings
Season MVPSidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)
Top scorerSidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)
Eastern championsCarolina Hurricanes
  Eastern runners-upBuffalo Sabres
Western championsLos Angeles Kings
  Western runners-upEdmonton Oilers
Playoffs MVPJustin Williams
Stanley Cup
ChampionsLos Angeles Kings
  Runners-upCarolina Hurricanes
NHL seasons

The 2013–14 NHL season was the 97th season of operation (96th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL).

This season had a realignment. The league's 30 teams changed from six divisions to four divisions. The regular season began October 1 and ended April 13. The 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs began April 16. For the first time since 1973, only one Canadian team made the playoffs: the Montreal Canadiens.

There was no all-star game this season, due to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Prior to the season, the NHL, International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and Olympic officials reached an agreement to send NHL players to the Olympics game. The league took a break on February 9 and resumed play on February 25.[1]

The new divisions are:

References[change | change source]

  1. "NHL players to compete at 2014 Sochi Olympics". CBC. July 19, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

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