2020 스탠리 컵 플레이 오프 - 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs

2020 스탠리 컵 플레이 오프
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날짜 2020 년 8 월 1 일 ~ 9 월 28 일
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2020 스탠리 컵 플레이 오프는 이었다 플레이 오프 경기 대회국가 하키 리그 (NHL). 플레이 오프는 2020 년 8 월 1 일에 시작되어 2020 년 9 월 28 일에 끝났으며 Tampa Bay Lightning 이 프랜차이즈 역사상 두 번째 우승을 차지했으며 Stanley Cup Finals 에서 Dallas Stars를 4 승 2 패로 이겼습니다 . 플레이 오프는 원래 2019-20 NHL 시즌이 끝나고 며칠 뒤인 4 월에 시작 하여 6 월에 끝날 예정이었습니다. 하지만 3 월 12 일 코로나 19 유행 으로 정규 시즌이 중단되었습니다 . [1]

5 월 26 일 Gary Bettman 커미셔너 는 리그가 시즌을 마무리하기 위해 24 팀 플레이 오프 형식을 사용할 것이라고 확인했습니다. 두 개 이상의 개최 도시에서 일반 대중으로부터 격리 된 엄격한 건강 프로토콜에 따라 플레이어가 배치 된 "허브"로 진행됩니다. , 모든 게임은 팬이 인정되지 않은 채 비공개로 진행 되었습니다 . 7 월 10 일, 리그는 NHLPA ( NHL Players Association) 와 프로토콜에 대한 합의를 비준했습니다 . Eastern Conference는 토론토의 Scotiabank Arena 에서 초반 경기를 치렀고 , Western Conference의 초반 경기와 Conference Finals 및 Stanley Cup Finals 는 Edmonton의 Rogers Place 에서 열렸습니다 . [2]이것은 1925 년 이후 캐나다에서 전적으로 경쟁 한 최초의 Stanley Cup 플레이 오프 였으며 2011 년 이래로 Stanley Cup이 캐나다 땅에서 처음으로 상을 받았다 . [삼]

보스턴 브루 인스가 는 AS 플레이 오프 만든 대통령 '트로피 정규 시즌 동안 가장 많은 점수 (즉, 최고 기록)에 수상자를. 피츠버그 펭귄 십사 계절, 가장 긴 활성 행진에 자신의 포스트 시즌 모양 연속 증가했다. 1996 년 이후 처음으로 캘리포니아에 기반을 둔 모든 팀인 Anaheim Ducks , Los Angeles Kings , San Jose Sharks 가 플레이 오프에 결장했습니다. 캐나다에 기반을 둔 6 개 팀이 올해 포스트 시즌에 올랐는데, 이는 1993 년 이후 가장 많았습니다 . 또한 1986 년 이후 처음으로 캐나다 서부에 위치한 도시의 4 개 팀 모두플레이 오프를했습니다. 또한 Winnipeg JetsArizona Coyotes (이전의 원래 Jets , 재배치 전)가 같은 시즌 플레이 오프에 진출한 것은 물론 2012 년 이후 처음으로 Coyotes가 플레이 오프에 진출한 것도 처음 입니다. 1999 년 이후 처음으로 모든 전 세계 하키 협회 팀 (Edmonton Oilers, Arizona Coyotes, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche)이 플레이 오프에 진출했습니다.

Vancouver Canucks와 Vegas Golden Knights의 2 차 라운드 시리즈 2 차전은 2020 년 스탠리 컵 플레이 오프 94 차전으로 2014 년에 설립 된 이전 1 년 기록 인 93 위를 넘어 섰습니다 . 9 월 17 일, Tampa Bay Lightning은 NHL 역사상 첫 번째 세 시리즈의 연장전에서 승리 한 첫 팀이되었습니다. [4] 달라스 별 스탠리 컵 결승 6 차전에서 플레이 오프 년 (27)으로 재생되는 대부분의 게임에 대한 기록을 세웠다; 이전 기록 (26)은 1987 년 필라델피아 플라이 어스 , 2004 년 캘거리 플레임스 , 2014 년 로스 앤젤레스 킹스, 2015 년 탬파베이 라이트닝과2019 세인트루이스 블루스 . Stanley Cup Finals의 6 차전은 또한 플레이 오프 130 번째 경기였으며, 1 년 동안 플레이 한 대부분의 게임에서 역대 기록을 세웠습니다.

원래 8 월 27 일과 28 일에 예정되었던 모든 2 라운드 경기는 위스콘신 주 케 노샤 에서 제이콥 블레이크총격 사건 에 대응하여 와일드 캣 스트라이크 로 연기되었습니다 . [5]

플레이 오프 형식

5 월 26 일, 리그는 24 개 팀 (컨퍼런스 당 12 개)이 이번 특별 컨퍼런스 기반 플레이 오프 토너먼트에 진출했다고 발표했습니다. 3 월 12 일 정규 시즌이 중단 된 시점의 포인트 비율을 기준으로 팀이 시드를 배정 받았습니다. 각 회의는 첫 번째 라운드의 시드를 결정하기 위해 별도의 시드 라운드 로빈 으로 진행 되었습니다. 이 게임은 정규 시즌 연장전과 승부 차기 규칙에 따라 진행되었으며, 클럽은 정규 시즌과 같은 점수를 모았으며 라운드 로빈 순위의 모든 동점은 정규 시즌 점수 비율로 깨졌습니다. 각 컨퍼런스에서 시드가 낮은 8 개 팀은 플레이 오프 연장전 규칙이있는 5 강전 시리즈 인 예선 라운드에서 뛰었습니다. 이 시리즈의 우승자들은 1 라운드에서 라운드 로빈 팀 중 하나와 맞서게되었습니다.[6]

5 월 28 일, NHL은 리그가 통계 기반 정규 시즌 NHL 시상식 의 우승자를 선언 한 당일에 라운드 로빈과 예선 라운드 모두 플레이 오프 기록에 포함되어야한다고 밝혔습니다 . [7] 리그는 6 월 4 일 예선 라운드 이후의 모든 시리즈는 7 강전 시리즈로 유지되지만 각 라운드 후에 다시 시드를 받게 될 것이라고 발표했습니다. [8] 7 월 10 일 단체 교섭 협약 연장 비준과 함께 리그는 예선 라운드에 참가한 모든 팀이 플레이 오프에 진출한 것으로 간주하고 플레이 오프 시리즈에 참가했다고 발표했습니다. [9]

개최 도시

플레이 오프는 캐나다의 두 "허브"도시에서 열렸습니다. 에드먼턴 , 앨버타 에서 로저스 장소토론토 , 온타리오 에서 Scotiabank의 경기장 . 이들은 7 월 10 일 NHLPA의 Return to Play 계획 비준과 함께 2025 ~ 26 시즌까지 NHLPA와의 단체 교섭 계약 연장으로 개최 도시로 발표되었습니다. 초기 라운드에서 각 도시는 하나의 컨퍼런스를 위해 모든 게임을 주최했습니다. 동부 컨퍼런스 팀은 토론토에서, 웨스턴 컨퍼런스 팀은 에드먼턴에서 플레이했습니다. Conference Finals와 Stanley Cup Finals의 모든 경기는 Edmonton에서 진행되었습니다. [삼]

에드먼턴과 토론토는 5 월 26 일 시카고 , 콜럼버스 , 달라스 , 라스 베이거스 , 로스 앤젤레스 , 피츠버그 , 세인트 폴 , 밴쿠버 와 함께 10 개 개최 도시 중 최종 후보에 올랐다 . [6] 리그가 6 월 22 일 최종 후보 목록을 6 개 도시로 줄인 후, 라스베가스와 밴쿠버가 경기를 주최하는 선두 주자로 간주되었습니다. [10] 그 직후, 밴쿠버는 브리티시 컬럼비아의 보건 당국자이후 6 월 25 일 고려에서 제외되었습니다.플레이어가 COVID-19 양성 반응을 보인 경우 프로토콜에 대해 리그에 동의 할 수 없었습니다. [11] 라스 베이거스와 다른 미국 도시들은 네바다 와 다른 미국 주들이 6 월 말에 COVID-19 사례가 급증하기 시작한 후 통과되었습니다 . NHL은 원래 캐나다에 하나의 호스트 도시와 미국에 하나의 호스트 도시를 갖도록 의도 한 것으로보고되었습니다. [12] [13]

각 팀 그룹은 "버블"이라고하는 곳에서 플레이했습니다. [14] [15] 에드먼턴은 아이스 디스트릭트 에있는 4 개의 호텔 과 로저스 플레이스의 기존 연습 시설을 덮고 있으며 토론토는 Exhibition PlaceFairmont Royal York 호텔 (연결된 Scotiabank Arena로). 두 사이트 모두 피트니스, 식사 및 레크리에이션 공간을 포함했습니다. 레스토랑은 보안 구역 내에서 운영되었으며 플레이어는 컨시어지 및 현지 음식 배달 서비스 를 통해 외부 음식을 주문할 수있었습니다 . 게임은 비공개 로 진행 되었지만 참가하지 않은 플레이어는 게임을 볼 수 있습니다.[16] 아레나 양쪽 끝에있는 양 팀의 빈 스탠드를 덮기 위해 여러 개의 비디오 스크린이있는 대형 "스테이지"가 구성되었으며, 아레나 내 프레젠테이션은 지정된 홈 팀일 때 각 팀에 맞게 맞춤화되었습니다 (사용 포함 다른 기능 중 목표 음악). [17] [16] 리그는 몇 주 동안 가족과 떨어져 단조로운 일상 생활을해야했던 선수들 사이에서 "거품 피로"를 해결하기 위해 평소보다 더 많은 연속 게임으로 압축 된 플레이 오프 일정을 구현했습니다. [18]

일반 대중은 경기장 바로 근처 또는 내부에서 허용되지 않았지만 Oilers Entertainment Group 은 다음을 포함하여시 및 주 보건 당국의 승인을 받아 Rogers Place 근처의 이전 카지노 사이트에서 야외 "FanFest"를 설정할 계획을 발표했습니다. "드라이브 인"상영 게임과 비어 가든. [19]

의료 프로토콜

7 월 10 일에 비준 된 플레이로 복귀 계획에 따라, 공식 훈련 캠프가 열릴 때 7 월 13 일까지 팀에 통보 한 경우 모든 선수는 이유를 제공하지 않고 페널티없이 재시작을 취소 할 수 있습니다. [3] COVID-19 테스트격일 로 선수와 스태프에게 시행되었습니다. 7 월 19 일에 테스트는 48 시간 간격으로 3 배 증가했습니다. 양성 반응을 보인 사람들의 신원은 대중에게 공개되지 않았고, 의학적으로 확인 될 때까지 "경기에 적합하지 않음"이라는 일반적인 설명으로 격리되고 지정되며 모든 부상 업데이트는 팀 대신 리그에서 처리됩니다. [20] [21]

팀은 7 월 26 일 허브 도시에 도착했습니다. 그들은 호텔, 레스토랑, 연습 시설 및 경기장으로 구성된 "보안 구역"에 격리되었습니다. 시험은 매일 시행 하였다 [20] 뿐만 아니라, 일상의 온도 및 증상 체크한다. 개인은 식사, 운동, 얼음이나 벤치에있을 때를 제외하고는 호텔 방 밖에서 마스크를 착용해야했습니다. 적절한 사회적 거리를두고 인터뷰 중에 포함 된 기타 예외 . [22]

언더 검역 법 , 시간에 캐나다를 입력하는 모든 여행자가 요구되었다 자기 분리 도착 14 일 동안. NHL은 플레이어와 직원이 보안 구역 내에 있고 일반 대중에 대한 접근이 제한되는 한이 정책에 대한 예외를 받았습니다. [23] [24] 사전 승인없이 거품을 떠난 사람은 14 일의 의무적 격리를 당하거나 복귀가 금지 될 수 있습니다. 팀은 벌금이나 드래프트 픽을 잃을 수도 있습니다. [21] [22]

각 예선 라운드 시리즈가 끝나는 동안 팀은 전통적인 악수 대신 주먹을 교환했습니다. [25] 선수와 코치가 COVID-19에 대해 계속 부정적인 테스트를하면서 각 1 라운드 시리즈가 끝날 때 전통적인 악수 라인이 돌아 왔습니다. [26] 상기 기포를 입력 한 후 리그 플레이 오프시 바이러스에 대한 인력 시험 양성 없었다. [27]

플레이 오프 팀

다음 팀이 플레이 오프에 진출했습니다. [28]

동부 컨퍼런스

라운드 로빈 시드
  1. Boston Bruins , Atlantic Division 챔피언, Eastern Conference 정규 시즌 챔피언, Presidents 'Trophy 우승자 – .714
  2. 탬파베이 라이트닝 – .657
  3. Washington Capitals , Metropolitan Division 챔피언 – .652
  4. 필라델피아 플라이어 – .645
예선 라운드
  1. 피츠버그 펭귄 – .623
  2. 캐롤라이나 허리케인 – .596
  3. 뉴욕 섬 주민 – .588
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs – .579 (28 RW )
  5. 콜럼버스 블루 재킷 – .579 (25 RW )
  6. 플로리다 팬더 – .565
  7. 뉴욕 레인저스 – .564
  8. Montreal Canadiens – .500

웨스턴 컨퍼런스

라운드 로빈 시드
  1. St. Louis Blues , Central Division 챔피언, Western Conference 정규 시즌 챔피언 – .662
  2. 콜로라도 눈사태 – .657
  3. Vegas Golden Knights , Pacific Division 챔피언 – .606
  4. Dallas Stars – .594
예선 라운드
  1. Edmonton Oilers – .585
  2. 내쉬빌 프레데터 – .565 (28 RW )
  3. Vancouver Canucks – .565 (27 RW )
  4. 캘거리 화염 – .564
  5. 위니펙 제트기 – .563
  6. 미네소타 와일드 – .558
  7. 애리조나 코요테 – .529
  8. 시카고 블랙 호크스 – .514

플레이 오프 대진표

각 라운드에서 각 회의의 가장 높은 남은 시드가 가장 낮은 남은 시드와 일치합니다. 더 높은 시드 팀은 홈 아이스 이점을 얻습니다. Stanley Cup Finals에서 홈 아이스는 정규 시즌 포인트 비율을 기준으로 결정되었습니다. 각 5 강전 시리즈는 2–2–1 형식을 따랐습니다. 시드가 높은 팀이 1 차와 2 차 (필요한 경우 5 차)의 호스트로 지정되었고 시드가 낮은 팀이 호스트로 지정되었습니다. 3 번 게임 (필요한 경우 4 번 게임). 각 7 강전 시리즈는 2–2–1–1–1 형식을 따랐습니다. 시드가 높은 팀은 1 번과 2 번 게임 (필요한 경우 5 번과 7 번)의 호스트 였고 시드가 낮은 팀이였습니다. 게임 3과 4 (필요한 경우 게임 6)의 호스트였습니다. 1 라운드에서 각 컨퍼런스의 상위 4 개 팀은 라운드 로빈 최종 순위에 따라 1-4 개 팀에 배정되었습니다. 예선 라운드에서 진출한 팀은 정규 시즌 포인트 비율을 기준으로 5-8을 다시 시드했습니다.

예선 라운드 첫 번째 라운드 2 라운드 컨퍼런스 결승 스탠리 컵 결승
5 피츠버그 1 1 필라델피아 4
12 몬트리올 8 몬트리올 2
1 필라델피아
6 뉴욕 아일 랜더스 4
6 Carolina 2 탬파 베이 4
11 NY 레인저스 0 7 콜럼버스 1
6 뉴욕 아일 랜더스 2
동부 컨퍼런스
2 탬파 베이 4
7 뉴욕 아일 랜더스 워싱턴 1
10 플로리다 1 6 뉴욕 아일 랜더스 4
2 탬파 베이 4
4 보스턴 1
8 토론토 2 4 보스턴 4
9 콜럼버스 5 Carolina 1
E2 탬파 베이 4
(페어링은 처음 두 라운드가 끝날 때마다 다시 시드됩니다.)
W3 달라스 2
5 Edmonton 1 1 Vegas 4
12 시카고 8 시카고 1
1 Vegas 4
5 밴쿠버
6 내슈빌 1 2 콜로라도 4
11 애리조나 7 애리조나 1
1 Vegas 1
웨스턴 컨퍼런스
달라스 4
7 밴쿠버 달라스 4
10 미네소타 1 6 캘거리 2
2 콜로라도
달라스 4
8 캘거리 4 세인트루이스 2
9 위니펙 1 5 밴쿠버 4

전시 게임

플레이 오프가 시작되기 전에 자격을 갖춘 24 개 팀 모두 하나의 시범 경기를 치렀습니다. [29]

7 월 28 일

7 월 29 일

7 월 30 일

스탠리 컵 예선

각 컨퍼런스의 상위 4 개 플레이 오프 팀은 최종 플레이 오프 시드를 결정하기 위해 서로 라운드 로빈 토너먼트를 진행했습니다. 라운드 로빈 게임은 정규 시즌 연장전 및 승부 차기 규칙으로 진행되었으며 팀은 정규 시즌과 같이 점수를 모았으며 라운드 로빈 순위의 모든 동점은 정규 시즌 승리 대신 정규 시즌 점수 비율로 깨졌습니다.

각 컨퍼런스의 하위 8 개 플레이 오프 팀은 1 라운드에 진출한 4 개 팀을 결정하기 위해 5 강전 시리즈로 뛰었습니다. Qualifying Round 게임은 Stanley Cup 플레이 오프 연장전 규칙으로 진행되었습니다 . 파종은 정규 시즌 포인트 비율로 결정되었습니다.

동부 회의 시드 라운드 로빈

Pos GP W OTL PCT GF GA GD Pts
1 필라델피아 플라이 어스 0 0 0.645 11 +8 6
2 탬파베이 라이트닝 2 1 0 0.657 7 8 −1 4
워싱턴 수도 1 1 1 0.652 5 7 −2
4 보스턴 브루 인스 0 0 0.714 4 9 −5 0
8 월 9 일 경기로 업데이트되었습니다. 출처 : 2020 Stanley Cup 예선전

라운드 로빈 플레이의 첫 경기에서 플라이 어스의 카터 하트 는 브루 인스를 상대로 4-1 승리로 34 세이브를했습니다. [30] 워싱턴과 탬파베이 사이의 경기에서, 경기가 스탠리 컵 플레이 오프 역사상 첫 번째 인 승부 차기를 강요하면서 Nikita Kucherov 의 슛은 3-2 승리로 Braden Holtby넘어 섰 습니다. . [31] 라이트닝은 브루 인스와 맞 섰고, 타일러 존슨 의 세 번째 피리어드 18:33 골은 탬파 베이 3-2에서 승리했다. [32] Capitals와의 플라이 어스 경기에서 Scott Laughton 의 두 골은 필라델피아의 3-1 승리를 도왔습니다. [33]상위 두 시드 사이에서 Flyers는 라이트닝 4-1을 물리 치고 첫 번째 피리어드 에서 Nicolas Aube-Kubel 의 두 골을 기록한 첫 번째 시드를 차지했습니다 . [34] 3 위를 놓고 싸우는 홀트 비는 워싱턴을 위해 30 세이브를하면서 대통령 트로피 우승 보스턴 브루 인스를 2-1로 물리 쳤다. [35]

웨스턴 컨퍼런스 시드 라운드 로빈

Pos GP W OTL PCT GF GA GD Pts
1 베가스 골든 나이츠 0 0 0.606 15 10 +5 6
2 콜로라도 눈사태 2 0 1 0.657 9 5 +4 5
달라스 스타즈 1 2 0 0.594 5 10 −5 2
4 세인트루이스 블루스 0 2 1 0.662 6 10 −4 1
8 월 9 일 경기로 업데이트되었습니다. 출처 : 2020 Stanley Cup 예선전

콜로라도와 세인트 루이스 사이의 첫 경기에서 Nazem Kadri 는 2-1 승리를 거두는 Avalanche를 위해 남은 시간 0.1을 기록했습니다. [36] [37] 라스베가스는 댈러스와의 경기에서 2 골로 컴백하며 3-1에서 5-3으로 승리했습니다. [38] 눈사태 골키퍼 Pavel Francouz 는 라운드 로빈에서 2-0 기록을 가지고 Stars 4-0을 셧아웃했습니다. [39] 라스베가스의 포워드 Alex Tuch 와 수비수 Shea Theodore는 모두 세인트 루이스와의 경기에서 두 골을 기록하며 6-4로 승리했습니다. [40]첫 번째 시드를 놓고 싸우는 Avalanche와 Golden Knights는 Alex Tuch가 연장전에서 득점하여 라스베가스가 4-3 승리를 거두면서 Western Conference에서 최고의 시드로 부상 할 때까지 앞뒤로 벌어졌습니다. [41] 별 블루스 간의 라운드 로빈 피날레 제 시드를 결정하는 것이었다. Joe Pavelski 는 32 초 만에 스타즈를 위해 1 위에 올랐고 , Denis Gurianov 는 댈러스에게 2-1 승리로 세 번째 시드를 제공하는 유일한 골을 넣었습니다. [42]


Eastern Conference Qualifying Round

(5) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (12) Montreal Canadiens

Pittsburgh finished fifth in the Eastern Conference with 86 points in 69 games for a points percentage of .623. Montreal gained 71 points in 71 games for a points percentage of .500 to finish twelfth in the Eastern Conference. This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams, with Montreal winning both previous series. They last met in the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals, which Montreal won in seven games. Pittsburgh won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Canadiens upset the Penguins in four games. With game one remaining tied 2–2 after the third period, Jeff Petry scored in overtime to give the Canadiens the victory.[43] Among the 38 shots the Penguins forced on Carey Price in game two, Pittsburgh forward Jason Zucker's goal in the third period was the game-winner in their 3–1 triumph.[44] In game three, Jeff Petry's goal in the third period capped a two-goal comeback for Montreal winning the affair 4–3 and taking the series lead.[45] In game four, Carey Price shut the Penguins out 2–0 advancing the team to the First Round of the playoffs.[46]


Montreal won series 3–1


(6) Carolina Hurricanes vs. (11) New York Rangers

Carolina finished sixth in the Eastern Conference with 81 points in 68 games for a points percentage of .596. New York gained 79 points in 70 games for a points percentage of .564 to finish eleventh in the Eastern Conference. This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. New York won all four games in this year's regular season series.

The Hurricanes defeated the Rangers in a three-game sweep. In game one, Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin both recorded a goal and an assist in the Hurricanes 3–2 victory.[47] Andrei Svechnikov scored the Hurricanes' first playoff hat trick during game two in a 4–1 victory, giving Carolina the chance to clinch in game three.[48] Aho provided two goals and an assist in game three giving Carolina a 4–1 victory and advancing the team to the First Round of the playoffs.[49]


Carolina won series 3–0


(7) New York Islanders vs. (10) Florida Panthers

New York finished seventh in the Eastern Conference with 80 points in 68 games for a points percentage of .588. Florida gained 78 points in 69 games for a points percentage of .565 to finish tenth in the Eastern Conference. This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Their only previous meeting was in the 2016 Eastern Conference First Round, which New York won in six games. New York won all three games in this year's regular season series.

The Islanders defeated the Panthers in four games. In game one, a 27-save performance by New York goalie Semyon Varlamov gave the Islanders a 2–1 victory.[50] Game two had Jordan Eberle score two goals for the Islanders, leading the team to a 4–2 victory.[51] The Panthers, in danger of elimination in game three, scored two power-play goals en route to a 3–2 victory to force a fourth game.[52] In the fourth game, Anthony Beauvillier scored twice for New York to send the Islanders to the first round of the playoffs in a 5–1 victory.[53]


New York won series 3–1


(8) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (9) Columbus Blue Jackets

Toronto finished eighth in the Eastern Conference with 81 points in 70 games for a points percentage of .579 and 28 RWs. Columbus had the same points percentage, but with 25 RWs they finished ninth. This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. These teams split their two-game regular season series.

The Blue Jackets defeated the Maple Leafs in five games. Joonas Korpisalo shut out the Maple Leafs in game one, stopping all 28 shots in a 2–0 victory.[54] Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen responded with his own shut out in game two, stopping 20 shots in the process of a 3–0 victory.[55] Pierre-Luc Dubois's hat-trick, three-goal comeback-fulfilling, overtime goal spurred Columbus' game three victory, winning by a score of 4–3.[56] The Maple Leafs then responded with their own three-goal comeback, all while sporting an extra attacker with the goalie pulled. Auston Matthews then scored the overtime game-winner, the Leafs were victorious by a score of 4–3.[57] In game five, Korpisalo shut the door on the Leafs, stopping all 33 shots in a 3–0 victory to advance to the First Round of the playoffs.[58]


Columbus won series 3–2


Western Conference Qualifying Round

(5) Edmonton Oilers vs. (12) Chicago Blackhawks

Edmonton finished fifth in the Western Conference with 83 points in 71 games for a points percentage of .585. Chicago gained 72 points in 70 games for a points percentage of .514 to finish twelfth in the Western Conference. This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Edmonton winning three of the four previous series. They last met in the 1992 Clarence Campbell Conference Finals, which Chicago won in a four-game sweep. Chicago won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Blackhawks upset the Oilers in four games. Blackhawks rookie forward Dominik Kubalik scored two goals and assisted three times in game one, resulting in Chicago's 6–4 victory.[59] In game two, Oilers captain Connor McDavid recorded a hat-trick assisted thrice by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins tying the series 1–1 in a 6–3 triumph.[60] In game three, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored twice, including the game-winner with 1:16 remaining in the game, capping off a 4–3 victory.[61] In game four, Kubalik's goal at 8:30 of the third period proved to be the series-winner, defeating the Oilers 3–2.[62]


Chicago won series 3–1


(6) Nashville Predators vs. (11) Arizona Coyotes

Nashville finished sixth in the Western Conference with 78 points in 69 games for a points percentage of .565, winning the tiebreaker against Vancouver with 28 RWs. Arizona gained 74 points in 70 games for a points percentage of .529 to finish eleventh in the Western Conference. This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Their only previous meeting was in the 2012 Western Conference Semifinals, which Arizona won in five games. These teams split their two-game regular season series.

The Coyotes defeated the Predators in four games. In game one, the Coyotes jumped out to a 4–1 lead, scoring a power play and a shorthanded goal, and held off a Predators third period rally for the victory.[63] Although the Coyotes had two goals in the final minute of game two, the Predators successfully kept the lead winning 4–2.[64] In game three, Darcy Kuemper stopped 39 of 40 shots and his teammates exploded for three goals in the third period, leading to a 4–1 victory.[65] The Coyotes clinched in game four after much drama; they blew a 2–0 second period lead and allowed Filip Forsberg's tying goal with only 32 seconds left in regulation, but Brad Richardson scored the series-winner 5:27 into overtime.[66]


Arizona won series 3–1


(7) Vancouver Canucks vs. (10) Minnesota Wild

Vancouver finished seventh in the Western Conference with 78 points in 69 games for a points percentage of .565, losing the tiebreaker against Nashville with 27 RWs. Minnesota gained 77 points in 69 games for a points percentage of .558 to finish tenth in the Western Conference. This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Their only previous meeting was in the 2003 Western Conference Semifinals, which Minnesota came back from a 3–1 series deficit to win in seven games. Minnesota won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Canucks defeated the Wild in four games. Alex Stalock stopped all 28 shots he faced in Minnesota's game one victory; the Wild won 3–0.[67] In game two, Bo Horvat and Alexander Edler both had a goal and an assist in game two to help Vancouver even the series 1–1 winning the contest 4–3.[68] Quinn Hughes assisted on all three goals and Jacob Markstrom stopped all 27 shots for Vancouver's game three victory.[69] In game four, the Canucks' Christopher Tanev provided two assists and the series-winning overtime goal to send Vancouver to the First Round of the playoffs. Tanev's goal at eleven seconds into overtime tied the second fastest playoff overtime goal.[70]


Vancouver won series 3–1


(8) Calgary Flames vs. (9) Winnipeg Jets

Calgary finished eighth in the Western Conference with 79 points in 70 games for a points percentage of .564. Winnipeg gained 80 points in 71 games for a points percentage of .563 to finish ninth in the Western Conference. This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. This was also the first Stanley Cup playoff meeting between these two cities since the 1987 Smythe Division Semifinals. Winnipeg won the only game in this year's regular season series, which was played outdoors.

The Flames defeated the Jets in four games. In game one, the Flames scored a power-play goal, then a short-handed goal, followed by another power-play goal in the second period to take a 4–1 victory.[71] The Jets tied the series 1–1 on Connor Hellebuyck's 28-save performance in a 3–2 victory.[72] In game three, Sean Monahan scored a goal and assisted twice in the Flames' 6–2 victory, giving his team a chance to advance in game four.[73] Cam Talbot led the Flames to the series victory in game four, shutting the Jets out by a score of 4–0, stopping all 31 shots in the process.[74]


Calgary won series 3–1


First Round

Note: Teams seeded 1–4 in each conference were based on their final standings from the Round-robin. All teams advancing from the Qualifying Round were re-seeded 5–8 based on their regular season points percentage.

Eastern Conference First Round

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens

Philadelphia earned the first seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing 3–0 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 89 points in 69 games for a .645 points percentage. Montreal earned the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference as the lowest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Pittsburgh. This was the seventh playoff meeting between these two teams with both teams splitting the six previous series. They last met in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, which Philadelphia won in five games. Philadelphia won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Flyers eliminated the Canadiens in six games. In game one, Carter Hart made 27 saves against the Canadiens, defeating Montreal 2–1.[75] Prior to game two, Canadiens head coach Claude Julien left the bubble due to an emergency stent being placed in his coronary artery. Kirk Muller was named interim head coach for the remainder of the series while Julien recovered in Montreal.[76] Montreal tied the series after game two on Tomas Tatar and Jesperi Kotkaniemi two goals and Carey Price's 30-save 5–0 shut out victory.[77] In game three, Flyers forward Jakub Voracek scored the only goal of the game and Hart turned away all 23 shots in a 1–0 shutout.[78] Hart continued his shutout into game four, stopping all 29 shots in a 2–0 victory.[79] In game five, Joel Armia scored twice for the Canadiens forcing a sixth game after 5–3 victory.[80] Kevin Hayes had a goal and an assist in game six for the Flyers who defeated the Canadiens 3–2 and advanced to the Second Round.[81]


Philadelphia won series 4–2


(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (7) Columbus Blue Jackets

Tampa Bay earned the second seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing 2–1 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 92 points in 70 games for a .657 points percentage. Columbus earned the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference as the second lowest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Toronto. This was the second consecutive playoff meeting and second postseason match-up between these two teams. Columbus won last year's playoff meeting in a four-game sweep. Tampa Bay won the only game in this year's regular season series.

The Lightning defeated the Blue Jackets in five games. In game one, with the match tied at two, the teams headed into overtime. At 10:27 of the fifth overtime, Lightning forward Brayden Point ended the 3–2 marathon nearly six hours after its start. It was the fourth-longest game in NHL history.[82] Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo made 85 saves during the affair, setting a modern day NHL record for saves in a playoff game.[83] The Blue Jackets tied the series on Pierre-Luc Dubois's two assists and Korpisalo's 36 saves in game two, winning 3–1.[84] In game three, Point continued his point streak scoring the second goal of a 3–2 Lightning victory.[85] Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde both scored and provided an assist for the Lightning in game four, who defeated the Blue Jackets 2–1 and took a 3–1 series lead.[86] In game five, the Blue Jackets overcame a two-goal deficit to take the lead 4–2, however the Lightning were able to tie the score with 1:38 remaining in the game, which required overtime again. At 5:12 of the first overtime, Point's backhanded shot over Korpisalo ended the series, avenging last year's series for the Lightning, and sending them to the Second Round.[87]


Tampa Bay won series 4–1


(3) Washington Capitals vs. (6) New York Islanders

Washington earned the third seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing 1–2 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 90 points in 69 games for a .652 points percentage. New York earned the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference as the second highest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Florida. This was the eighth playoff meeting between these two teams with New York winning five of the seven previous series. They last met in the 2015 Eastern Conference First Round, which Washington won in seven games. These teams split the four games in this year's regular season series.

The Islanders defeated the Capitals in five games. In game one, Josh Bailey's short-handed goal at 6:52 of the third period put the Islanders ahead 3–2 and with Anthony Beauvillier's goal to make it 4–2 New York held onto their lead to take the victory.[88] Jean-Gabriel Pageau's two assists helped the Islanders take game two 5–2 taking a 2–0 series lead.[89] The Islanders took a 3–0 series lead after game three ended in overtime on Mathew Barzal's goal, giving New York a 2–1 victory.[90] In game four, Alexander Ovechkin's two goals extended the series for the Capitals in a 3–2 victory.[91] Beauvillier's two goals helped shut the door against the Capitals, defeating them 4–0 and advancing to Second Round.[92]


New York won series 4–1


(4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) Carolina Hurricanes

Boston earned the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference after finishing 0–3 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 100 points in 70 games for a .714 points percentage. Carolina earned the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference as the highest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating the New York Rangers. This was the second consecutive postseason match-up and sixth playoff meeting overall between these two teams; with Boston winning four of the five previous series. Boston won last year's series in a four-game sweep. Boston won the only game in this year's regular season series.

The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes in five games. Due to game one of the Blue Jackets-Lightning series extending to the fifth overtime, game one of this series was postponed to the next day.[93] The Bruins and Hurricanes had their own overtime marathon in game one with the game tied at three, but the game ended at 1:13 of the second overtime with Patrice Bergeron's goal.[94] In game two, Martin Necas assisted twice for the Hurricanes who defeated the Bruins 3–2.[95] With Tuukka Rask opting to leave the bubble, Jaroslav Halak started game three for the Bruins during which he made 29 saves, defeating the Hurricanes for a 3–1 victory.[96][97] In game four, the Bruins came back from a 2–0 deficit, scoring four goals in the third period to overtake the Hurricanes by a final score of 4–3.[98] In game five, David Pastrnak assisted twice in a defensive match defeating the Hurricanes 2–1 and advancing to the Second Round.[99]


Boston won series 4–1


Western Conference First Round

(1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (8) Chicago Blackhawks

Vegas earned the first seed in the Western Conference after finishing 3–0 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 86 points in 71 games for a .606 points percentage. Chicago earned the eighth seed in the Western Conference as the lowest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Edmonton. This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. Vegas won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Golden Knights defeated the Blackhawks in five games. In game one, Reilly Smith scored twice and provided an assist for the Golden Knights' 4–1 victory.[100] Smith then ended game two at 7:13 of the first overtime; his team was victorious by a score of 4–3.[101] In game three, the Golden Knights continued their win streak, defeating the Blackhawks 2–1 on Marc-Andre Fleury's 26 saves.[102] Chicago ended Vegas' win streak in game four, riding on Corey Crawford's 48 saves performance to defeat the Golden Knights 3–1.[103] In game five, Alex Tuch scored the go-ahead goal to put Vegas ahead in the third period. From there, they played defensively, turning away seven shots to win 4–3 and advance to the Second Round of the playoffs.[104]


Vegas won series 4–1


(2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (7) Arizona Coyotes

Colorado earned the second seed in the Western Conference after finishing 2–1 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 92 points in 70 games for a .657 points percentage. Arizona earned the seventh seed in the Western Conference as the second lowest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Nashville. This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Their only previous meeting was in the 2000 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Colorado won in five games. These teams split their two-game regular season series.

The Avalanche defeated the Coyotes in five games. The Avalanche limited the Coyotes to fourteen shots in game one and Philipp Grubauer stopped all of them in their 3–0 victory.[105] In game two, Avalanche right wing Andre Burakovsky scored the game-winning goal with 2:53 remaining in the third period to defeat the Coyotes 3–2.[106] Darcy Kuemper made 49 saves in game three, giving the Coyotes a 4–2 victory and their first win of the series.[107] The Avalanche provided a defensive and offensive approach to game four routing out the Coyotes 7–1 and limiting their shots to 15 giving them a chance to clinch in game five.[108] In game five, the Avalanche continued their dominance in a 7–1 victory, advancing to the Second Round on Nathan MacKinnon's two goals and two assists.[109]


Colorado won series 4–1


(3) Dallas Stars vs. (6) Calgary Flames

Dallas earned the third seed in the Western Conference after finishing 1–2 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 82 points in 69 games for a .594 points percentage. Calgary earned the sixth seed in the Western Conference as the second highest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Winnipeg. This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Their only previous meeting was in the 1981 Stanley Cup Semifinals, which the then-Minnesota North Stars won in six games. Calgary won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Stars eliminated the Flames in six games. Dillon Dube scored twice for Calgary in game one as the Flames took the victory 3–2.[110] In game two, with forty seconds remaining Jamie Oleksiak scored the game-winning goal for Dallas defeating Calgary 5–4.[111] Cam Talbot stopped all 35 shots he faced in game three defeating the Stars 2–0 and taking a 2–1 series lead.[112] In game four, Stars forward Joe Pavelski scored a hat trick and Alexander Radulov's overtime-game winner tied the series 2–2, defeating the Flames 5–4.[113] Anton Khudobin made 28 saves for the Stars in game five, defeating the Flames 2–1 and taking a 3–2 series lead.[114] In game six, the Stars recovered from a 3–0 deficit led by Denis Gurianov's four goals, completing the series with a 7–3 victory.[115]


Dallas won series 4–2


(4) St. Louis Blues vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks

St. Louis earned the fourth seed in the Western Conference after finishing 0–3 in the Round-robin; during the regular season they finished with 94 points in 71 games for a .662 points percentage. Vancouver earned the fifth seed in the Western Conference as the highest advancing seed from the Qualifying Round by defeating Minnesota. This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Vancouver winning all three previous series. They last met in the 2009 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Vancouver won in a four-game sweep. Vancouver won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Canucks defeated the Blues in six games. Canucks captain Bo Horvat scored twice in game one, defeating the Blues 5–2.[116] Although Blues forward Samuel Blais tied game two with seven seconds remaining, Horvat's second goal of the game at 5:55 of overtime gave the Canucks a 4–3 victory and a 2–0 series lead.[117] In game three, Jake Allen made 39 saves and Brayden Schenn scored the overtime-game winning goal, defeating the Canucks 3–2.[118] The Blues evened up the series in game four, with Ryan O'Reilly scoring twice in a 3–1 victory.[119] Vancouver came back from a two-goal deficit in game five to defeat St. Louis 4–3 and take a 3–2 series lead.[120] Tyler Motte scored twice in game six, sending the Canucks to the Second Round and handily defeating the Blues 6–2.[121]


Vancouver won series 4–2


Second Round

Eastern Conference Second Round

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) New York Islanders

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Philadelphia winning three of the four previous series. They last met in the 1987 Patrick Division Finals, which Philadelphia won in seven games. New York won all three games in this year's regular season series.

The Islanders upset the Flyers in seven games after giving up a 3–1 series lead. Semyon Varlamov posted his second consecutive shutout in game one, stopping all 29 shots for 4–0 Islanders victory.[122] The Flyers prevented a three-goal comeback from the Islanders in game two with Philippe Myers' goal at 2:41 of overtime to defeat New York 4–3.[123] Varlamov made 26 saves for the Islanders in game three, emerging victorious 3–1.[124] In game four, Brock Nelson scored twice and Thomas Greiss made 36 saves for the Islanders in a 3–2 victory.[125] Although the Flyers dropped a 3–1 lead in the third period of game five, they forced a sixth game on Scott Laughton's overtime goal to win 4–3.[126] In game six, the Flyers held a back-and-forth affair reaching the second overtime where Ivan Provorov's goal at 15:03 kept Philadelphia's season alive, defeating New York 5–4.[127] In game seven, Brock Nelson had a goal and two assists and Greiss stopped all sixteen shots he faced in a 4–0 shutout to send the Islanders to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 27 years.[128]


New York won series 4–3


(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (4) Boston Bruins

This was the third playoff series between these two teams with both teams splitting the two previous series. They last met in the 2018 Eastern Conference Second Round, which Tampa Bay won in five games. Tampa Bay won the Round-robin game between these two teams earlier in this year's playoffs 3–2. Tampa Bay won three of four games in this year's regular season series.

The Lightning defeated the Bruins in five games. Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves for the Bruins in game one who defeated the Lightning 3–2.[129] In game two, Ondrej Palat scored the overtime-winning goal for Tampa Bay, tying the series 1–1 in a 4–3. victory.[130] The Lightning had an offensive outburst in game three, scoring seven goals against Boston in a 7–1 rout.[131] Palat scored twice for the Lightning in game four, defeating the Bruins 3–1 and taking a 3–1 series lead.[132] In game five, Victor Hedman ended the series 14:10 into double-overtime for the Lightning, defeating the Bruins 3–2 and advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals.[133]


Tampa Bay won series 4–1


Western Conference Second Round

(1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (5) Vancouver Canucks

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. These two teams split their two-game regular season series.

The Golden Knights defeated the Canucks in seven games after giving up a 3–1 series lead. In game one, Robin Lehner stopped all 26 shots he faced as the Golden Knights defeated the Canucks 5–0.[134] Jacob Markstrom made 38 saves for the Canucks in game two, tying the series 1–1 and defeating the Golden Knights 5–2.[135] Lehner posted his second shutout of the series, stopping all 31 shots in game three, defeating the Canucks 3–0.[136] Max Pacioretty scored twice and provided an assist for the Golden Knights in game four, who defeated the Canucks 5–3 to take a 3–1 series lead.[137] In game five, rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko made 42 saves for the Canucks, defeating the Golden Knights 2–1 to force a sixth game.[138] Demko shut out the Golden Knights in game six, stopping all 48 shots he faced in a 4–0 victory.[139] In game seven, the Golden Knights limited the Canucks' shots to fourteen throughout three periods, shutting out Vancouver 3–0 and advancing to the Western Conference Finals.[140]


Vegas won series 4–3


(2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3) Dallas Stars

This was the fifth playoff series between these two teams, with both teams splitting the four previous series. They last met in the 2006 Western Conference Quarterfinals, which Colorado won in five games. Colorado won the Round-robin game between these two teams earlier in this year's playoffs 4–0. Dallas won all four games in this year's regular season series.

The Stars defeated the Avalanche in seven games after giving up a 3–1 series lead. In game one, Alexander Radulov scored twice, also providing an assist, in a 5–3 victory for the Stars.[141] After falling behind 2–0 in game two, the Stars rallied past the Avalanche, scoring four goals in the second period and defeating Dallas 5–2.[142] In game three, the Avalanche spoiled a two-goal comeback by the Stars, scoring three straight in the third period with 7:58 remaining to defeat Dallas 6–4.[143] The Stars held off a late rally by the Avalanche in game four, keeping the score at 5–4 and taking a 3–1 series lead with the victory.[144] In game five, the Avalanche had a first period offensive outburst, scoring five goals, including four within a span of 2:36 (one second from equalling the league record for the fastest four goals by one team in a game in playoff history) to win 6–3.[145] Nathan MacKinnon extended his point streak to fourteen games, scoring a goal and recording an assist in game six to defeat the Stars 4–1 and force a seventh game.[146] In game seven, the two teams battled it throughout three periods scoring four against each other, but 7:24 into overtime Joel Kiviranta's hat trick goal gave the Stars the victory, advancing to the Western Conference Finals with a 5–4 victory.[147]


Dallas won series 4–3


Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals

(2) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (6) New York Islanders

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams with Tampa Bay winning both previous series. They last met in the 2016 Eastern Conference Second Round, which Tampa Bay won in five games. This was Tampa Bay's sixth Conference Finals appearance. They last went to the Conference Finals in 2018, which they lost to the Washington Capitals in seven games. This was New York's fifth appearance in the Conference Finals. They last went to the Conference Finals in 1993, which they lost against the Montreal Canadiens in five games. New York won two of the three games in this year's regular season series.

The Lightning defeated the Islanders in six games. In game one, Lightning forwards Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov both had five points in an 8–2 rout: Point had two goals and three assists and Kucherov scored a goal and assisted four times.[148] Kucherov scored the game-winning goal with nine seconds remaining in game two to give the Lightning a 2–1 victory.[149] After giving up a 3–1 lead in game three, Brock Nelson's goal with 3:25 left put the Islanders ahead, emerging victorious 5–3.[150] In game four, three Lightning players had two points and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy provided an assist in Tampa Bay's 4–1 victory to take a 3–1 series lead.[151] In game five, Islanders forward Jordan Eberle scored at 12:30 of double overtime to win the game 2–1 and extend the series to a sixth game.[152] Anthony Cirelli's goal at 13:18 of the first overtime period in game six gave the Lightning a 2–1 victory sending Tampa Bay to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2015.[4]


Tampa Bay won series 4–2


Western Conference Finals

(1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (3) Dallas Stars

This was the first playoff series between these two teams. Vegas won their Round-robin game between these two teams earlier in this year's playoffs 5–3. This was Vegas' second appearance in the Conference Finals. Their only previous Conference Finals was in 2018, which they won against the Winnipeg Jets in five games. This was Dallas's seventh Conference Finals appearance. They last went to the Conference Finals in 2008, which they lost to the Detroit Red Wings in six games. These teams split their two games in this year's regular season series.

The Stars defeated the Golden Knights in five games. Anton Khudobin made 25 saves and John Klingberg scored the only goal of game one for the Stars, shutting out Vegas 1–0.[153] Robin Lehner posted his own shutout in game two, stopping all 24 shots in the Golden Knights' 3–0 victory.[154] In game three, Alexander Radulov gave the Stars a 2–1 series lead after his goal 31 seconds into overtime ensured Dallas a 3–2 victory.[155] Khudobin made 32 saves in game four, leading the Stars to a 2–1 win.[156] In game five, the Stars came back from a 2–0 deficit in the third period to force overtime and at 3:36 of the first overtime, Denis Gurianov scored to send the Stars to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 20 years with a 3–2 victory.[157]


Dallas won series 4–1


Stanley Cup Finals

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. Tampa Bay made their third Finals appearance. They last went to the Finals in 2015, which they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games. Dallas made their fifth appearance in the Finals. They last went to the Finals in 2000, which they lost to the New Jersey Devils in six games. Dallas won both games in this year's regular season series.