|2013–14 NHL season|
|League||National Hockey League|
|Duration||October 1, 2013 – June 13, 2014|
|Number of games||82|
|Number of teams||30|
|Presidents' Trophy||Boston Bruins|
|Season MVP||Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)|
|Top scorer||Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)|
|Eastern champions||New York Rangers|
|Eastern runners-up||Montreal Canadiens|
|Western champions||Los Angeles Kings|
|Western runners-up||Chicago Blackhawks|
|Playoffs MVP||Justin Williams|
|Champions||Los Angeles Kings|
|Runners-up||New York Rangers|
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.
The new divisions are:
References[change | change source]
- "NHL players to compete at 2014 Sochi Olympics". CBC. July 19, 2013. Retrieved November 3, 2016.