FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > National Hockey League rivalries

Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. Rivalries have arisen for many different reasons, the primary ones include geographic proximity, familiarity with opponents, on-ice incidents (violence), and cultural, linguistic, or national pride. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes. ...


The importance of these various factors has varied widely throughout the history of the league.

Contents

Early history

See also: History of the National Hockey League and Timeline of the National Hockey League

During the earliest days of the NHL, the league was limited strictly to Central Canada, and all cities in the league were in close proximity, which made for bitter rivalries all around. As well Montreal had two teams representing that city's English-French divide, the "French" Canadiens battled the "English" Wanderers, and later the Maroons. Rivalries also existed with other leagues such as the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. It was not until 1926 that the NHL took over sole ownership of hockey's top trophy, the Stanley Cup. By that time, the NHL had begun expanding to the US, and new rivalries were created. Rapid expansion to the US for a short time created a cross-town rivalry in New York City, between the Rangers and the Americans. The economic turmoil of the Great Depression and the Second World War forced several teams to fold, so that in 1942 there were only six teams remaining. The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... The following is a timeline describing the history of the National Hockey Leagues teams and their franchise histories. ... Central Canada, defined politically. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Montreal Wanderers The Montreal Wanderers were a professional hockey team that played in Montreal, Quebec and one of the founding franchises of the National Hockey League in the 1917-18 NHL season. ... Montreal Maroons white logo Montreal Maroons dark logo The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ... The Pacific Coast Hockey Association was a professional ice hockey league in western Canada, operating from 1911 to 1924 when it merged with the Western Canada Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Original Six rivalries

Main article: Original Six

From 1942 to 1967 only six teams played in the NHL. With so few opponents, teams played more frequently, and games were often underscored by personal rivalries between players. These personal and team rivalries persisted for many years as the turnover rate on NHL rosters was very low. At one point or another during this era all the teams had animosity towards one another. The strongest rivalries were: The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ...

The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

Maple Leafs-Canadiens Rivalry

For the rivalry between the cities themselves, please see Toronto-Montreal rivalry. The Toronto-Montreal rivalry is a rivalry that exists between the Canadian cities of Toronto and Montreal. ...

The Maple Leafs versus the Canadiens in 1964

The rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens is the oldest and most bitter rivalry in the history of the National Hockey League. From 1944 to 1978, the two teams met each other in the playoffs 12 times, and faced off in five Stanley Cup Finals. While the on-ice competition is fierce, the Leafs-Habs rivalry is actually symbolic of a much deeper cleavage in Canadian history and society — that between English- and French-Canadians. It's the rivalry between Canada's largest cities: Toronto, the largest and the heart of Anglo-Canada and Montreal, the second-largest and the heart of Franco-Canada. For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... NHL redirects here. ... The 1943-44 season was the 27th NHL season. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ...


From the time of the British conquest of Quebec at the Plains of Abraham in 1759, the chief tension in what eventually became Canada has been between English- and French-speaking Canadians. The English Canadians were for the most part of British ethnic stock and Protestant, and possessed conservative and imperialist loyalties. The French Canadians, meanwhile, were not only of French descent, but were also Roman Catholic in religion, politically liberal, and continentalist in economic thought. This article is about the Canadian province. ... The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, fought September 13, 1759, was a decisive battle during the French and Indian War, the U.S. name for the North American phase of the Seven Years War. ... 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Continentalism refers to the agreements or policies that favor the regionalization and/or cooperation between nations within a continent. ...


When the NHL was created in 1917, these differences received the opportunity to play themselves out in a rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. The Maple Leafs' fanbase consisted mainly of English-speaking Canadians of British descent; in fact, the team's logo was in essence a stylized version of the Canadian Army's Cap Badge Insignia during World War I. This held particular significance for Leaf owner Conn Smythe, who had served as an artillery officer during the Great War. As late as the 1970s, a portrait of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, was hung in the Leafs' home arena, Maple Leaf Gardens, and God Save the Queen was sung as an anthem before the game (the former practice was famously discontinued by the team's owner at the time, Harold Ballard, who asked, "The Queen doesn't pay anything to get in, does she?"). The Canadiens, meanwhile, captured the imaginations of French-speaking fans, mainly concentrated in the province of Quebec. In stark contrast to the anthem practice in Toronto, the Habs pioneered the use of the current Canadian national anthem, "O Canada," at the Montreal Forum. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Constantine Falkland Kerry Smythe (b. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Exterior signage as of 2006, with letters missing Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor arena in Toronto, on the northwest corner of Carlton Street and Church Street. ... Publication of an early version in The Gentlemans Magazine, 15 October 1745. ... Harold Ballard (July 30, 1903-April 11, 1990) was the controversial long-time owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Gardens. ... For other uses, see O Canada (disambiguation). ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


While certainly heated during the 1940s and 1950s, the Leafs-Habs rivalry was particularly acute during the 1960s; one of the two teams would capture the Stanley Cup each year in the decade, with the exceptions of 1961 and 1970. The rivalry perhaps reached its zenith in the 1967 season, when both teams met in the Stanley Cup finals during the centennial year of Canadian Confederation. Montreal was hosting Expo 67 that year and the Canadiens were expected to beat the Leafs quite handily. Still, underdog Toronto upset the Habs to capture the Cup. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1960-61 NHL season was the 44th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1966-67 NHL season was the 50th season of the National Hockey League. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or simply Expo 67 was the General Exhibition Category 1 Worlds Fair held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from April 27 to October 29, 1967. ...


After 1967, the rivalry cooled slightly due to NHL expansion and realignment. The fanbases of both teams began to erode somewhat: new franchises in Vancouver (the Canucks), Calgary (the Flames), Edmonton (the Oilers) and Winnipeg (the Jets) captured the allegiances of English-speaking fans in Western Canada, while the Quebec Nordiques competed with the Canadiens for the loyalties of Francophone fans within Quebec from 1979 to 1995. From 1981 to 1998, Toronto and Montreal were in opposite conferences — the Maple Leafs in the Clarence Campbell/Western Conference and the Canadiens in the Prince of Wales/Eastern Conference. The fortunes of the two teams since 1967 have also seen a marked difference; the Habs have won ten Stanley Cup championships since that year, while the Maple Leafs still have yet to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. Toronto came close to reaching the Finals in 1993, where they would have faced the Wales Conference champion Habs in the 100th anniversary year of the Stanley Cup. However, they were narrowly defeated in the Campbell Conference Finals by the Los Angeles Kings. This rivalry is featured in the murals of Toronto's College subway station. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... College is a subway station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the Toronto subway that opened in 1954. ... The Toronto subway and RT is the main rapid transit (RT) railway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). ...


In 1998, the Leafs moved into the Eastern Conference's Northeast Division, along with the Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres, and Boston Bruins. This has served to rekindle the rivalry somewhat, although the two teams have yet to appear in a playoff series against each other. The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


The teams faced off in what was each team's final game of the 2007 regular season, on April 7, 2007. Coming into the game, the two teams were separated by one point, with the Canadiens sitting in 8th place in the East: if Montreal were to win it, they would secure a playoff spot; if Toronto were to win it in regulation time, they would capture 8th place (though a playoff spot would be dependent on the final game of the season for the New York Islanders). The game was heavily hyped during the weeks leading up to it; it was arguably the most important game between the two teams since the 1980s. In the end, the Maple Leafs emerged victorious, thus eliminating the Habs from the playoffs and pushing them down to 10th. But when the Isles beat the New Jersey Devils the following afternoon, the Leafs were shunted into 9th place and also missed the playoffs. The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ...


In the Leafs and Canadiens fourth meeting of the 2007-08 season, their third at the Air Canada Centre, the Leafs had lost 5 of their last 6, and were 14th place in the Eastern conference, only behind the Washington Capitals. After a scoreless first period, the Leafs and Canadiens had split two goals in the second period 7 minutes in. In the third period, the Canadiens were leading 3 - 2 after Alexei Kovalev scored just 1 minute in on the powerplay. With less than 30 seconds left in the game, Toronto goalie Vesa Toskala was pulled. The Canadiens had an empty net, but couldn't score as the puck was kept into the Montreal zone. Antropov and Blake assisted a goal by Mats Sundin with just 18 seconds left to tie it at 3 and send it to overtime. The Sundin goal was also his 400th goal with the Maple Leafs, but the Montreal Canadiens spoiled the party at the Air Canada Centre as Andrei Kostitsyn got the shootout winner and handed the Leafs their fourth straight loss. The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... North Entrance Atrium. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Alexei Alex Kovalev (Russian:Алексей Ковалёв, Aleksei Kovaliov; born February 24, 1973, in Togliatti, U.S.S.R. [now Russia]) is a Russian professional ice hockey player in the NHL currently playing with the Montreal Canadiens as a right winger. ... A Powerplay is a new rule concerning fielding restrictions in one-day international (ODI) cricket. ... Vesa Toskala (born on May 20, 1977 in Tampere, Finland), is an ice hockey goaltender currently signed with the National Hockey Leagues Toronto Maple Leafs. ... An extra attacker in ice hockey is a forward or, less commonly, a defenceman who has been substituted in place of the goaltender. ... The puck dents the top of the net for a goal as the goaltender fails to block the shot A goal in ice hockey provides a team with one point. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jason Blake Jason Blake (Born September 2, 1973 in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA) is a Professional Ice Hockey Player. ... See also: Assist (sports) ASSIST (the Assembler System for Student Instruction and Systems Teaching) is an IBM System/370-compatible assembler and interpreter developed in the 1970s at Penn State University by John Mashey. ... Mats Johan Sundin (born February 13, 1971) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... North Entrance Atrium. ... Andriej Kástsitsyn or Andrei Kostitsyn (born February 3, 1985 in Novopolotsk, USSR, now Belarus) is a Belarusian ice hockey forward. ... This article is about gun battles. ...


It was December 15, 2007 in the Leafs and Canadiens fifth meeting of the 2007-08 season. The Canadiens and Leafs had both won two games against each other with both Canadiens wins coming in overtime at the Air Canada Centre.This time, these two teams met at the Bell Centre in Montreal. At that time, the Canadiens had lost 6 straight at home, while the Leafs had won 6 of their last 7 coming into the game. However, the Canadiens were winning 3 - 0 after the second period. About eight minutes into the third period, Montreal's Andrei Kostitsyn had checked Leafs defenceman Bryan McCabe into the boards, breaking his hand, and leading to a goal by Alexei Kovalev to put Montreal up 4 - 0. They would eventually win the game 4 - 1, while reports had said McCabe would be out 6-8 weeks from his broken hand that he got when Andrei Kostitsyn checked him into the boards. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... North Entrance Atrium. ... Centre Bell, Montreal Centre Bell, Montreal The Bell Centre (French: Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996, when the team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Andriej Kástsitsyn or Andrei Kostitsyn (born February 3, 1985 in Novopolotsk, USSR, now Belarus) is a Belarusian ice hockey forward. ... For the politician, see Brian McCabe. ... Alexei Alex Kovalev (Russian:Алексей Ковалёв, Aleksei Kovaliov; born February 24, 1973, in Togliatti, U.S.S.R. [now Russia]) is a Russian professional ice hockey player in the NHL currently playing with the Montreal Canadiens as a right winger. ... Andriej Kástsitsyn or Andrei Kostitsyn (born February 3, 1985 in Novopolotsk, USSR, now Belarus) is a Belarusian ice hockey forward. ...


Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry

See also: List of Boston Bruins-Montreal Canadiens playoff series

The Bruins-Canadiens Rivalry is a rivalry in the National Hockey League (NHL) between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens, two teams that are considered a part of the Original Six. The Bruins are the Canadiens arch rivals in the United States. It is considered one of the most bitter in the NHL, particularly by Bruins fans (at times, almost to the intensity of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry in Major League Baseball), and especially as the Bruins and Canadiens have played each other more times than any other two currently existing teams in NHL history. The rivalry is considerably one-sided, with the Canadiens winning 23/30 of their head-to-head playoff series' and all 7 of the finals series', but the Bruins have gotten some memorable wins in. As of the start of the 2007-08 NHL season, the Bruins have won just over 255 of these matches, scoring a total of 1,814 goals against the Canadiens, with the Canadiens winning over 320 of them, scoring a total of 2,071 goals against the Bruins, with 105 other games between the two teams ending in ties, all before the 2004-05 NHL lockout's rule changes mandated the "shootout" format to break such tie games, going back all the way to the Bruins' first NHL season of 1924-25. NHL redirects here. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is one of the longest and the most bitter rivalries in professional sports. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1924-25 NHL season was the 8th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


In the 1950s, the Canadiens would defeat the Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals three times. Also, during the 1952 playoff semi-finals, Maurice Richard was knocked out in the seventh game but returned to score the series-winning goal. One of the most famous NHL photos is the one of Richard and Bruins goaltender "Sugar" Jim Henry shaking hands after the conclusion of the series; Richard has a cut above his eyebrow while Henry has a black eye. The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Joseph-Henri-Maurice Rocket Richard PC, CC, OQ (August 4, 1921 – May 27, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1942 to 1960. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely-traded commodity. ...


On March 13, 1955, Rocket Richard was given a match penalty and suspended for the remainder of the season for deliberately injuring Hal Laycoe, in a game against the Bruins. Laycoe had moments earlier high-sticked Richard in the head but no penalty was called. When Richard saw blood, he skated at Laycoe, who dropped his gloves to fight. The incident was exacerbated by Richard repeatedly breaking away to attack Laycoe with hockey sticks, and then assaulting linesman Cliff Thompson who attempted to restrain him. The suspension prevented Montreal from winning the Stanley Cup, finishing first and personally cost Richard the league scoring title. It went to Hals teammate Bernie Geoffrion (better known as "Boom Boom" Geoffrion for his powerful slap shot), who was booed by the Montreal faithful when he passed Richard for the point lead on the last day. Geoffrion had struggled just to gain recognition of his considerable talents, as Gordie Howe, Andy Bathgate and Richard were some of the most outstanding players in the 1950s in the NHL. is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1954-55 season was the 38th National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behaviour. ... Hal Laycoe (born June 23, 1922 in Sutherland, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Finlay Landon Drake (November 11, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed The Minute Man, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former professional ice hockey player from Canada who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred... Andrew James Bathgate, (born August 28, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ...


While the teams played each other often, the teams became truly pronounced rivals in the 1970s, when both were yearly contenders. In 1971, despite the Bruins finishing first in the league and shattering many NHL scoring records, they lost in the first round to the Canadiens in seven games; the pivotal moment was game two when the Bruins squandered a 5-1 lead to lose 7-5. This ended a potential Bruins dynasty, although they would win the Stanley Cup the following season. Don Cherry's "Lunch Pail Gang" in 1977 and 1978 would lose both finals to the Habs. Canadiens fans remember the rough tactics that Cherry's players used against Guy Lafleur, whose head was swathed in bandages at the end of the 1978 series after repeated highsticking from Bruins players. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... For other individuals named Don Cherry, see Don Cherry. ... Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec), is one of the greatest and most popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. ...


The seminal moment in the history of the rivalry was probably Game 7 of the 1979 Semi-Finals (the terms Wales/Campbell Conference Finals was in use during 1982-93 NHL playoffs). After a rough and tumble series which saw both sides win at home through the first six games, in Game 7 in Montreal the Bruins were ahead in the closing four minutes thanks to a goal by Rick Middleton which Ken Dryden would later remark as "the most beautiful goal" that he ever let in. The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Richard (Rick) Middleton (born December 4, 1953, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player for the NHL New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. ... Kenneth Wayne Ken Dryden, PC, MP, BA, LL.B (born August 8, 1947) is a Canadian politician, lawyer, businessman, author and retired National Hockey League goaltender. ...


However, after the Boston bench was charged with a minor penalty for having seven players on the ice, Lafleur scored the tying goal on the ensuing power play, and Montreal's Yvon Lambert won it in overtime. The win allowed Montreal to advance to the Stanley Cup finals, wherein they won for the fourth consecutive year. A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behaviour. ... Yvon Lambert (born May 20, 1950 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


The rivalry continued throughout the 1980s, mainly due to a division-oriented playoff format that seemed to pair the teams every year. In 1988, the Bruins finally won a playoff series against Canadiens in the latter's Montreal Forum on the way to advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, which was the last Stanley Cup Finals at the Boston Garden. The next year, the Canadiens beat the Bruins on their trip to the finals. In 1990, the Bruins finished off the Canadiens for the first time in the Boston Garden since 1943 and would also win the 1991 and 1992 playoff match-ups against the Canadiens, the last one being a 4-0 sweep. Part of the Bruins' victories over the Canadiens was due to goaltender Andy Moog who was, after, known as the "greatest Hab killer" that the Bruins ever had. Ironically, Moog signed with the Canadiens for the 1997-98 season and helped them to their first playoff series win in several seasons. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Boston Garden was a famous arena built in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Andy Moog (Born: February 18, 1960 in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired hockey goaltender. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


In 1994, the Canadiens were the defending champions but they were knocked out in the first round by the Bruins. Nonetheless, that seven-game series was notable in the eyes of Montreal fans as superstar net minder Patrick Roy came down with appendicitis and missed game three. Roy convinced doctors to let him return for Game Four and led the Canadiens to a 5-2 victory, stopping 39 shots[1]. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... Appendicitis (or epityphlitis) is a condition characterized by inflammation of the appendix. ...


The Bruins were defeated in both the 2002 and the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round by the Canadiens, despite the Bruins being seeded higher, which contributed to the animosity. The first time the Bruins finished first in the Eastern Conference, and the second time, Beantown was second in the East. The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ...


In the first five 2007-08 NHL season matchups between the Bruins and Canadiens, Montreal has had it their way once more, with a 6-1 win over the Bruins in Montreal on October 22, a 2-1 win on November 8 in Boston, and a 7-4 win on November 17, again in Montreal, and followed that trio of victories with two more "away" wins in Boston: a 4-2 defeat of the Bruins on December 6 in the Boston team's home rink, the TD BankNorth Garden, and again on January 10, 2008 by a 5-2 score. Their rivalry in January was continued by the Canadiens defeating the Bruins 8-2 on January 22, 2008 in Montréal, once again energising the longest-running rivalry in NHL history. The Canadiens finished the season with a clean sweep, 8-0 for the season, when they beat the Bruins 3-2 in a shootout on 22 March 2008 in Montréal, During that final regular season game, the play of Steve Bégin in that game created more potential for hard feelings between the two teams, when Bégin cross-checked Bruins star center Marc Savard from behind, possibly resulting in a broken bone in Savard's back. As the '07-'08 season ended, the Canadiens and Bruins found themselves facing each other in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, promising to once again stoke the NHL's longest running rivalry. The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... TD Banknorth Garden is a sports arena in the West End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... Steve Bégin (b. ... Marc Savard (politician) was also a Liberal Party of Canada candidate in the 2004 Canadian federal election Marc Savard (born July 17, 1977, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player, currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. ...


Atlantic Division Rivalries

Main article: Atlantic Division Rivalries The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... The Atlantic Division Rivalries are a collection of rivalries between the various teams that play in the NHLs Atlantic Division. ...


The New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, and New York Rangers had been together since being part of the Patrick Division in 1982, developing a strong rivalry with each other. With the renaming of the Patrick Division to the Atlantic Division in 1994, minus the Penguins (they were moved to the Northeast Division until 1998), that their rivalries had become established and historic in its own way starting with the Rangers/Devils Game 7 match in the Eastern Conference Finals. With the realignment in 1998 the Devils, Flyers, Islanders, and Rangers remained together in the Atlantic Division with the Pittsburgh Penguins returning to the group. In the post-lockout NHL, the Atlantic Division rivalries have become more intense with season-ending comebacks, shrewd trades, and more games played against each other during the regular season. This is the only division in the NHL where all its members has won the Stanley Cup at least twice in their own franchises existence. The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The NHLs Patrick Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. ... The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


The strongest rivalries are:

The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

Battle of Alberta

Main article: Battle of Alberta

The Battle of Alberta is the bitter rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 2 teams are based in the cities of Edmonton, the provincial capital of Alberta and Calgary, the province's largest city. For other uses, see Alberta (disambiguation). ... The Battle of Alberta is a term applied to the intense rivalry between the cities of Edmonton, Albertas capital, and Calgary, the provinces largest city. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... NHL redirects here. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Canadian city. ...


The rivalry was at its most intense in the 1980s, when the two teams combined to win 6 Stanley Cups in 7 seasons (1984-1990), 5 of them to the Oilers. This showdown featured many top players of the time, including Wayne Gretzky, Doug Gilmour, and Mike Vernon. During the 1990's neither team had much success, leading to a lessening of the feud. When each team advanced to the Cup Finals in subsequent years, 2004 and 2006 due to the NHL Lockout, the rivalry began to become more heated once again. The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Douglas Robert Gilmour (born June 25, 1963 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... A National Hockey League labor dispute in the USA and Canada began in 2004 and, as of June 2005, remains unresolved. ...


As both cities are rivals when it comes to many things (not just pro sports), the Battle of Alberta label has been applied to various other endeavors, most notably the rivalry between the Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. The Edmonton Eskimos are a Canadian Football League team based in Edmonton, Alberta. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... CFL redirects here. ...


Battle of Ontario

The rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs is popular and often surfaces during the playoffs, as the two teams are in the same division (the Northeast) and have repeatedly met in the postseason. It is often referred to as the Battle of Ontario. The major catalyst for this rivalry is the fact that both cities' roles to not only the province of Ontario but Canada are vital: Ottawa is the nation's capital and Toronto is Canada's overall largest city (in addition to being Ontario's provincial capital). Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Catalysis. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


Games between Ottawa and Toronto ice hockey teams date back before the founding of the NHL and both teams are founding teams of the NHL. Both cities, along with Montreal, have histories of Stanley Cup winners. Teams from Ottawa and Toronto once met in a series for the Stanley Cup in February, 1904, with the Ottawa Silver Seven defeating the Toronto Marlboros. After the original Ottawa NHL franchise folded, Ottawa-area hockey fans became fans of either the Montreal Canadiens or the Maple Leafs. A Toronto-Ottawa rivalry continued between the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Rough Riders. This article is about the original Ottawa Senators. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario Hockey League ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... CFL redirects here. ... The Toronto Argonauts are a Canadian Football League team based in Toronto, Ontario. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ...


The modern Senators entered the league in 1992, but the rivalry between the two teams did not begin to emerge until the late 1990s. From 1992 to 1998, Toronto was in the NHL's Clarence Campbell/Western Conference and Ottawa was in the Prince of Wales/Eastern, which meant that the two teams rarely played each other. But before the 1998-99 season, the conferences and divisions were re-aligned, and Toronto was moved into the Eastern Conference's Northeast Division with Ottawa and the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins and Buffalo Sabres. The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ...


By 1999, both Ottawa and Toronto were elite Eastern Conference teams, annually competing for the division title. Not all Leafs fans in the Ottawa area became Senators fans upon the revival of the Ottawa NHL franchise. This has resulted in a base of Maple Leafs fans who attend Leafs-Senators games in Ottawa. In sports, a revival of a sports team is the naming of a new franchise or club in a sports league after a defunct franchise or club in a possibly defunct league. ...


In 2000, the teams met for the first time in the playoffs, with the Maple Leafs (Northeast Division top-offs that year) dispatching the Senators in six games. Some Leafs fans saw this as revenge, since the Sens' Marián Hossa had accidentally clipped the Leafs' Bryan Berard in the eye on March 11, nearly ending the young rearguard's season and almost his career. The 1999-2000 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Marián Hossa (Born January 12, 1979, in Stará Ľubovňa, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a Slovak professional ice hockey player. ... Bryan Wallace Berard (b. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The next season, they met again in the first round as Ottawa entered the playoffs ranked 2nd in the East and the Maple Leafs 7th. While the Senators were expected to defeat the Maple Leafs, especially since they had swept the regular season series against them, the Leafs swept the series in a major upset instead; Ottawa did not score their first goal of the series until 16:51 of the third period in the third game. It was after this series that the rivalry became more pronounced, especially in the eyes of Senators fans.[citation needed] The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


In 2002, the teams met in the playoffs for the third straight year. The two teams were very evenly matched, and the Maple Leafs, despite missing several key players, managed to win the second-round series in the full seven games and advance to the conference finals. One incident happened late in Game Five when Sens' captain Daniel Alfredsson hit forward Darcy Tucker in what Toronto called a hit-from-behind, and then seconds after hitting Tucker in the Leafs zone, he scored the game-winning goal. Tucker suffered an injury on the play, and Alfredsson was not penalized or suspended for it. This began the ongoing TO fans' booing of Alfredsson. Tucker had gotten his share of hatred in the first round against the New York Islanders when he wasn't penalized for a hit that dislocated the right knee of the Isles' Michael Peca. That play, despite no punishment for Tucker, was still included in a video of "unacceptable plays" that the NHL sent to all its teams. The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Daniel Alfredsson (born 11 December 1972, Gothenburg, Sweden) is a professional Swedish ice hockey player. ... Darcy Tucker (born March 15, 1975 in Castor, Alberta) is an ice hockey player with the NHLs Toronto Maple Leafs. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... Michael Peca (born March 26, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward in the National Hockey League who has played for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers. ...


In 2003, the rivalry hit an all-time high when Tucker attacked the Senators' Chris Neil, who was sitting on the bench. Neil started punching Tucker back; Tucker then attacked Shane Hnidy, but Hnidy started beating on Tucker as well. This resulted in numerous players exchanging punches before order was restored. Tucker, Neil and Hnidy all received fighting majors and game misconducts for the same incident. After the game Tucker claimed Neil spit on him, an allegation which Neil denies. The NHL board looked into this claim and concluded Neil did not do this. Tempers remained frayed, especially with 1:23 to play, when Toronto's Tie Domi jumped Magnus Arvedson from behind and threw several punches at Arvedson. Domi received a roughing minor, instigator minor, fighting major, misconduct and game misconduct. Arvedson did not get a penalty on the play. The suspensions were announced a few hours after Tucker and Domi appeared at NHL head offices in Toronto for a hearing. Tucker was suspended for five games, without pay, and it was made clear at the hearing that Neil didn't spit at Toronto's bench. Domi was suspended for three games, also without pay. A total of 163 minutes in penalties were called in the game. The Maple Leafs went on to win the series but the Sens still topped off the NHL. [2] [3] The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Chris Neil (born June 18, 1979 in Markdale, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Ottawa Senators as a right winger. ... Shane Hnidy (born November 8, 1975 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the NHLs Atlanta Thrashers. ... Tahir Tie Domi (born November 1, 1969 in Windsor, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Ë‘Magnus Arvedson (born November 25, 1971 in Karlstad, Sweden) is a Swedish professional hockey forward in the National Hockey League. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ...


Earlier that same season, Ottawa tough-guy Rob Ray, as if hoping to add to Tucker's troubles just before the latter was suspended, said in Sports Illustrated magazine (referring to the Tucker-Peca incident), "That was crap, not fining him, not suspending him, sending out the tape saying this can't happen. Why didn't they do anything when this happened?!?!?"[citation needed] This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Rob Ray was born on June 8, 1968 in Stirling, Ontario. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Another incident in the regular season fueled the rivalry even more. On January 6, 2004, the Maple Leafs were playing a game against the Nashville Predators, when Leaf captain Mats Sundin's stick broke on an attempted shot at the blue line and he threw it away in disgust. Instead of hitting the glass, the stick went over and into the crowd. The NHL reacted by giving him a one-game suspension. The game he was suspended for was a game against the Senators in Toronto. During the game, Daniel Alfredsson's stick broke, and immediately he faked a toss of his stick into the stands. This caused an uproar with the Maple Leafs, in part because they had also lost the game badly, by a score of 7-1. Alfredsson dismissed the Leafs' reaction, calling it an over-reaction. This incident added to the rivalry, and Leafs fans continue to boo Alfredsson at games in both Toronto and Ottawa. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Mats Johan Sundin (born February 13, 1971) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. ...


Ottawa and Toronto matched up in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years in 2004. Alfredsson guaranteed a victory after the Leafs took game 5. He delivered on his promise in game 6, but the Sens turned in a lacklustre performance in the series finale. As was the case each time prior, the Leafs beat the Senators in the series. The Senators goalie Patrick Lalime was traded to the St. Louis Blues after the NHL lockout. Ottawa coach Jacques Martin was fired after the series. The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Patrick Lalime (born July 7, 1974) is an Canadian born NHL goalie who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks. ... The St. ... Jacques Martin (born October 1, 1952 in St. ...


In 2005-06, the two teams nearly met again, but the Maple Leafs missed the playoffs by two points, while the Senators clinched the top spot in the East. The Sens largely dominated the season series by winning 7 of the 8 games (including 3 routs of 8-0, 8-2, and 7-0) which may have been the main catalyst for the Leafs. Ottawa TV station CJOH even called it "The Public Beating of Ontario".[citation needed] The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ...


In 2006-07, the Leafs nearly qualified, but again failed to qualify for the playoffs. The Senators made it to the Stanley Cup Finals. As this was the third Finals in a row where a Canadian team had made the Finals, the Senators marketing team was hoping to build support. However, television ratings for the Playoffs in the Toronto area was down, compared to 2006 when the Edmonton Oilers were in the Finals.[citation needed] The 2006-07 NHL season was the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


In a survey released by the Canadian Press in May 2007, 47% of Ontario hockey fans listed the Leafs as their favourite team, compared to 22% for the Ottawa Senators, despite Eastern Ontario (where Ottawa's fan base is) only making up less than 10% of the population of Ontario.[citation needed] Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies in a wedge-shaped area between the Ottawa and St. ...


Avalanche-Red Wings Rivalry

The groundwork for the rivalry between the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings was laid well before Denver even had an NHL franchise, during games between Detroit and the Quebec Nordiques. Once the Nordiques moved to Denver, the small rivalry still existed. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ...


The rivalry was largely predicated on the competitiveness of both teams in the late 1990s and early 21st century. From 1996 to 2002, the teams met in five playoff series, three times in the Western Conference Finals. Out of those seven seasons, the teams combined to win five Stanley Cups and four Presidents' Trophies. The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ...


In Game 6 of the 1996 Western Conference Finals, Claude Lemieux, checked Kris Draper into the boards as Draper was leaving the ice and Draper was severely injured.[1] He suffered a broken jaw, broken nose, shattered cheek and orbital bone. Draper's injuries were severe enough to require reconstructive surgery and his jaw was wired shut for five weeks.[2] After the traditional handshakes that take place after a playoff series, many of Draper's teammates were shocked at the severity of his injuries and were furious at Lemieux for inflicting them. Former Red Wing winger Dino Ciccarelli said of Lemieux, "I can't believe I shook the guy's frigging hand." During postgame interviews, Claude Lemieux, when informed that Draper's injuries appeared to be severe, stated, "Nobody wants to see a player get injured. I didn't try to hurt him, and I'm sorry he's hurt." Following the game, a heated exchange allegedly took place between Scotty Bowman, Detroit's head coach and Lemieux, while Lemieux was walking with his wife and young son, ironically named after friend and former teammate, Brendan Shanahan, who currently played for the Detroit Red Wings. [3][4] Claude Lemieux (born July 16, 1965 in Buckingham, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey player active in the National Hockey League from 1983 to 2003. ... Kris Draper (born May 24, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings. ... Dino Ciccarelli (born on 8 February 1960 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) was a professional hockey player. ... William Scott Scotty Bowman (born September 18, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a former National Hockey League head coach, considered among the greatest coaches in NHL history. ... For the Australian author and journalist, see Brendan Shanahan (author). ...


Although the two teams played without incident on three occasions during the next regular season, their final matchup on March 26, 1997 resulted in what's known as the "Brawl in Hockeytown." Kirk Maltby, Rene Corbet, Brent Severyn and Jamie Pushor were involved in altercations in the first period, ingniting tension between the rivals. At the 18:22 mark, a brawl started when Igor Larionov and Peter Forsberg collided on ice. Darren McCarty, who filled the role of enforcer for the Red Wings ended up breaking free from the grasp of a linesman and pursued Lemieux. Lemieux fell to the ice and turtled, but McCarty continued to avenge his Grind Line teammate, landing several blows and driving a knee to Lemieux's head, before they were separated by officials. The fight ended with winners on both sides. Uwe Krupp bested Jamie Pushor, Mike Vernon sent Patrick Roy to the bench with a cut over his right eye, although Roy landed more punches. Igor Larionov sent Peter Forsberg to the bench for the rest of the game by aggrivating a previous injury. The Shanahan/ Foote fight ended in a draw that was quickly broken up by officials. The ice was stained with blood, before it was resurfaced and the game continued, with Detroit winning in overtime.[5][6] The Brawl in Hockeytown was a massive melee that occurred March 26, 1997, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, between two National Hockey League rivals, the Detroit Red Wings and the Colorado Avalanche. ... Kirk Maltby (born December 22, 1972 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian ice hockey winger. ... Rene Corbet (born June 25, 1973 in Victoriaville, Quebec) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for the Mannheim Eagles (Adler Mannheim) of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. ... Brent Severyn is a former professional hockey player in the NHL. Brent played for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Florida Panthers, Dallas Stars and the Quebec Nordiques-Colorado Avalanche franchise. ... Jamie Pushor (born February 11, 1973 in Lethbridge, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman who curently plays for the Columbus Blue Jackets. ... L-to-R: Kozlov, Konstantinov, Fedorov, Fetisov, Larionov (June 1997) Igor Nikolayevich Larionov (Russian: Игорь Николаевич Ларионов; born December 3, 1960 in Voskresensk, Soviet Union, now Russia) is a Russian former ice hockey player. ...   (born July 20, 1973, in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player who is currently a free agent. ... Not to be confused with Darren McCarthy. ... The Grind Line refers to the forward line of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. ... Uwe Krupp [pronounced OO-vah KROOP] (born June 24, 1965 in Cologne, West Germany) is a retired German hockey defenceman and Coach of the German Ice Hockey National Team. ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ... Foote may refer to: Adam Foote - Canadian ice hockey player Andrew Hull Foote - admiral in the United States Navy George William Foote - British founder of the secularist journal The Freethinker Mary Hallock Foote - American writer and illustrator Percy Wright Foote (1879-1961), Rear Admiral, United States Navy, World War I...


During the next season, Joe Louis Arena was the site of another Red Wings/ Avalanche brawl, featuring a fight between goaltenders Patrick Roy and Chris Osgood[7], as well as another matchup between Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux. This altercation resulted in more severe penalties, earning both goalies minor, major, misconduct, and game misconduct penalties. Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ... Chris Osgood (born November 26, 1972 in Peace River, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... A penalty is a punishment: a legal sentence, e. ...


Early upsets to either team in the playoffs have kept the rival franchises from meeting in the post-season since 2002. In recent seasons, the rivalry has died down, largely due to the fact that many of the key players on both teams either retired, or are playing for other teams. However, in a much smaller brawl in 2002, veteran goaltender Dominik Hasek attempted to engage Patrick Roy in a fight, but tripped on a piece of equipment. Roy seemed ready to fight a third Red Wings goaltender, but the pair were restrained by officials.[8] Dominik Hašek (born January 29, 1965 in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)), also known by his nickname The Dominator, is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ...


Blues-Blackhawks Rivalry

Not unlike the Major League Baseball rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues share an intense hatred of each other. Separated by 300 miles and at one time owned by the same man (Arthur Wirtz, who had a stake in the St. Louis Arena, where the 'Hawks farm club, the St. Louis Braves, played before the Blues entered the NHL in 1967), the clubs have been in the same division (Western 1970-74, Smythe 1974-81, Norris 1981-93, Central 1993-present) since 1970. The matchups reached their zenith in the early '90s, when both teams had well-known stars such as Denis Savard, Chris Chelios and Ed Belfour for the Hawks and Brett Hull, Adam Oates and Curtis Joseph for the Blues and played in old arenas (St. Louis Arena and Chicago Stadium) that were regarded as two of the loudest in the league. Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The St. ... Arthur Michael Wirtz (January 23, 1901 - July 21, 1983) was a powerful figure in sports and arena operation. ... The St. ... The St. ... The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Denis Joseph Savard (born February 4, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1997. ... Chris Chelios (born Christos Kostas Tselios January 25, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Greek American defenceman for the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, earning many awards during his long career. ... Edward John Belfour (born April 21, 1965 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who plays for Leksands IF in HockeyAllsvenskan. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Adam Oates (born August 27, 1962 in Weston, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey center who played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League. ... Curtis Shayne Joseph (born April 29, 1967 in Keswick, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL. // Playing career Joseph is nicknamed Cujo and has played wearing the number 31 for the St. ... The St. ... The Chicago Stadium was a famed and historic indoor sports arena in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Possibly the greatest moment in the rivalry was the 1993 Norris Division Semifinal: Chicago had won the division handily but were swept by the Blues, winning the series on an overtime goal. Belfour, who said he had been interfered with on the goal by Hull, went on to cause thousands of dollars' worth of damage to the visiting locker room at the Arena, breaking a coffeemaker, hot tub and television among other objects. To this day Belfour refuses to appear in regular-season games in St. Louis: the only exception coming in 1999 when he replaced Roman Turek for the Dallas Stars in the 3rd period of a 4-4 game, and only after Turek had allowed four unanswered goals. When he was spotted skating onto the ice, the Savvis Center crowd greeted him with the "Bellll-foooour" chant, first popularized in the '93 series. Ironically, Hull and "The Eagle" were Dallas teammates in 1998-99, and both critical in the Stars' narrow Cup win that summer, which came at the expense of the Buffalo Sabres and Belfour's former teammate Dominik Hašek. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Roman Turek (born 21 May 1970 in Strakonice, Czech Republic) is a retired professional ice hockey player, playing as a goaltender for the Dallas Stars, St. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... Scottrade Center Scottrade Center (formerly Kiel Center and Savvis Center) is an arena located in downtown St. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... Dominik HaÅ¡ek (IPA: ) (born January 29, 1965) is a professional National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings. ...


Although the Hawks have had a large string of bad fortune under Craig Hartsburg, Dirk Graham and Bob Pulford, keeping them out of the playoffs in recent years, whilst the Blues had made the playoffs for 25 successive years (a streak ending with the 2005-2006 season), the Blues and Blackhawks did meet in the 2002 Western Conference Quarterfinals. The Blues won that series 4 games to 1. Craig Hartsburg (born June 29, 1959 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten seasons with the Minnesota North Stars of the National Hockey League from 1979-80 until 1988-89. ... Dirk Milton Graham (born July 29, 1959 in Regina, Saskatchewan) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota North Stars in the National Hockey League. ... Bob Pulford (March 31, 1936 in Newton Robinson, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. ...


Ducks-Kings Rivalry

Although there is no enmity between the city of Los Angeles and adjacent Orange County, the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks share an on-ice rivalry due to sheer geographic proximity. The two teams are situated in the same metropolitan area, and share a television market. The rivalry started with the Ducks' inaugural season in 1993-94, and has since continued. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


The Kings last made an appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals in the 1992-93 season, but have popped back into the playoff picture on four different seasons. The Ducks since their inauguration have made the playoffs five times. As of 2006-07, the Kings and Ducks have never met in the playoffs, nor made the playoffs in the same year. Since 2003, the Ducks recent success in the playoffs, topped with the winning of the Stanley Cup in 2006-2007 has bolstered Anaheim's fan base, but the Kings fan base still remains intact with loyal fans. Image:Stanleycuptrophy. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


During regular season (and, to some extent, pre-season) games, Kings fans arrive at the Honda Center in numbers for away games against the Ducks, and vice-versa for Ducks fans at Staples Center, causing any goal by either team to be celebrated just as loud as if the home team scored. Chants in favor of either teams are common. Games between the Southern California crosstown-rivals are often very physical and fight-filled. The rivalry was showcased for the NHL Premier in London at the start of the 2007-08 NHL Season with two games between the teams. Honda Center, previously known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim and sometimes colloquially called the Honda Ponda or simply The Pond, is an indoor arena in Anaheim, California. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ...


Oilers-Kings Rivalry

The rivalry between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings began more or less the instant the Oilers began playing in the NHL in the 1979-80 NHL season. Among the first year Oilers' players included a young Wayne Gretzky, who instantly challenged for the Art Ross Trophy against the Kings' Marcel Dionne. In the end, Gretzky and Dionne were both tied with 137 points, but the award was given to Dionne, who had two more goals (53 vs. Gretzky's 51). It should also be noted that Gretzky played 79 games to Dionne's full count of 80. Gretzky remarked during a press conference at which the scoring title was awarded to Dionne that he had been taught "that an assist was good as a goal". The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1979-80 NHL season was the 63rd season of the National Hockey League. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... &Marcel Elphege ;Little Beaver Dionne (born August 3, 1951, in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers. ...


The two teams would not meet in the playoffs until the 1981-82 NHL season. That season, Gretzky shattered the NHL record books with points in a season with 212 (92 goals and 120 assists). The Oilers also jumped to the top of their division despite playing in their third NHL season and had the third best record in the league. The Kings, after a fairly impressive 1980-81 season, slumped to having the fifth worst record in the 21 team NHL. They only made the playoffs, being fourth in the same division as the Oilers, because the Colorado Rockies had an even worse record in their last season there. This set the stage for the top-seeded, heavily-favored Oilers to meet in the first round against the Kings. After a two-game split in Edmonton, Game 3 in Los Angeles began with a commanding Oilers 5-0 lead after two periods. But in a miraculous comeback, the Kings managed to tie the game 5-5 in the third period, scoring the tying goal with 5 seconds left on a two-man advantage. The Kings would later win the game 6-5 in overtime. This game is often referred to as the Miracle on Manchester. The Oilers struck back in Game 4 to send the series back to Edmonton for the deciding game in a best of five series. However, it was the Kings who upset the Oilers and advanced to the next round. The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1980-81 NHL season was the 64th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Colorado Rockies was a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado from 1976 to 1982. ... For other places with the same name, see Edmonton (disambiguation). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Miracle on Manchester refers to a legendary ice hockey playoff game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL. The game took place on April 10, 1982. ...


For the next two seasons, the Kings would miss the playoffs completely while the Oilers competed in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1983 and won their first Stanley Cup in 1984. Both finals were played against the dynasty New York Islanders. The two teams finally met again in 1985, but this time the Oilers defeated the Kings in three straight games. The Oilers would go on to win their second straight Stanley Cup. They met again in 1987 under a new best of seven playoff format for the first round, and again the Oilers would win, this time in five games, and again the Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup. In 1988, the Kings were again blown out of the first round, but by the Calgary Flames, while Gretzky led the Oilers to another Stanley Cup. The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ...


The entire world of sports was shocked on August 9, 1988 upon the announcement of the Oilers trading Wayne Gretzky along with Mike Krushelnyski and Marty McSorley, to the Kings for two rising young players (Jimmy Carson and Martin Gelinas), three first-round draft picks, and $15 million. Mike Krushelnyski (born April 27, 1960, in Montreal, Quebec) was a professional ice hockey center in the NHL. Krushelnyski was selected by the Boston Bruins in the 6th round, 120th overall, in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft. ... Martin James McSorley (born May 18, 1963) is a former professional hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) and former head coach of the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (2002-2004). ... James Charles Carson (b. ... Martin Gélinas () (born June 5, 1970 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ...


Gretzky would lead the Kings in the 1988-89 NHL season to vast improvements. For the first time, the Kings had a better season record than Edmonton, finishing second in the Smythe Division over the third place Oilers. This also led to another first round match up between the Kings and Oilers. This time, it was the Kings, with Gretzky, against the Oilers, and the Kings also had home ice. The Oilers first took command of the series and jumped ahead three games to one above the Kings. But Los Angeles answered back with three straight wins to win the series against Edmonton. The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ...


In the next three playoff meetings between the two teams, the Gretzky-led Kings would be eliminated by his former teammates in four, six, and six games respectively. Edmonton also won another Stanley Cup in 1990 after sweeping the Kings in the second round.


After the 1990-91 NHL season, the rivalry would die down as players from the Oilers would move to other teams. Jari Kurri and Charlie Huddy would rejoin Gretzky on the Kings and go on a playoff run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993, losing to Montreal in five games. Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Adam Graves, Craig MacTavish, and others would move to the New York Rangers and go on a Stanley Cup winning run in 1994. The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18, 1960, in Helsinki, Finland) is a retired Finnish professional ice hockey right winger. ... Charles Charlie Huddy (b. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Not to be confused with Marc Messier, an actor from Quebec. ... Glenn Anderson (b. ... Adam Graves, playing for the New York Rangers. ... Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ...


Other Historical Rivalries

The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Quebec Nordiques (in french Nordiques de Québec, pronounced ; translated into English as Northmen or Northerners) were a professional ice hockey team based in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The St. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ...

See also

This is a list of the most common NHL playoff series that have occurred. ... A sports rivalry is intense competition between athletic teams or athletes. ... In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby (pronounced der-bee in American English and dar-bee in British English after the English city) means a sporting fixture between two (generally local) rivals, particularly in Association Football. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36...

References

External links

  • Devils-Flyers Recap April 7th, 2007
NHL redirects here. ... Eastern Conference logo, circa 2006 French version of the Eastern Conference logo The Eastern Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League (NHL) used to divide teams. ... The Western Conference is one of two conferences in the National Hockey League used to divide teams. ... The NHLs Atlantic Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Patrick Division. ... The NHLs Northeast Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Eastern Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Adams Division. ... The NHLs Southeast Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Eastern Conference due to expansion. ... The NHLs Central Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment, the predecessor of which was the Norris Division. ... The NHLs Northwest Division was formed in 1998 as part of the Western Conference due to expansion. ... The NHLs Pacific Division was formed in 1993 as part of the Western Conference in a league realignment. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Atlanta Thrashers are a professional ice hockey team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The Buffalo Sabres is the best professional ice hockey team around. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio, United States. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas and are best known for winning the Stanley Cup in 1999. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Ottawa Senators (disambiguation). ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Minnesota Wild is a professional mens ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The St. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The National Hockey League (NHL) season is divided into the regular season and the Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League of North America. ... The NHL All-Star Teams were added to the NHL at the end of the 1930-31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season to each position. ... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Hockey League presents numerous awards and trophies per year; some are given to National Hockey League teams, and other are given to players. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... The following is a timeline describing the history of the National Hockey Leagues teams and their franchise histories. ... This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... WHA redirects here. ... This is a list of NHL franchise playoff appearance streaks up to and including the 2006-07 season. ... This is a list of current NHL franchise post-season and Stanley Cup droughts. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... This is a list of all the members of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario. ... The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas: // Map of Arenas National Hockey League arenas HP Pavilion Honda Center General Motors Place Staples Center Jobing. ... While the National Hockey League follows the general rules of Ice hockey, it differs slightly from those used in international games organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation such as the Olympics. ... Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. ... NHL redirects here. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The National Hockey League added six new franchises for the 1967-68 NHL season, doubling the size of the league. ... The following is a timeline describing the history of the National Hockey Leagues teams and their franchise histories. ... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... This is a list of the most frequent National Hockey League playoff series in league history. ... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ... This is a list of teams that once played in the National Hockey League but no longer exist. ... This is a list of National Hockey League players whose numbers have been formally retired by their teams. ... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The three forwards – the centre, right wing and left wing – operate as a unit called a line. ... This is a list of National Hockey League head coaches (as of June 2007): List of Atlanta Flames head coaches List of the Kansas City Scouts and Colorado Rockies head coaches List of Hartford Whalers head coaches List of the Hamilton Tigers and Quebec Bulldogs head coaches List of New... This is a List of General Managers in the National Hockey League. ... This is a list of family relations in the National Hockey League. ... National Hockey League Commissioner is the highest executive official since 1993. ... This is a list of individual records recognized by the National Hockey League. ... This is a list of regular season records by National Hockey League teams: // Most Points: 132, by 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens Fewest Points: 21, by 1974-75 Washington Capitals Most Wins: 62, by 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings Fewest Wins: 8, by 1974-75 Washington Capitals Most Ties: 24, by... This is a list of National Hockey League statistical leaders, including the complete 2006-07 season. ... This is a list of NHL statistical leaders by country of birth, sorted by total points. ... The following is a list of ice hockey players who have scored 1000 points in the National Hockey League. ... For ice hockey players in the National Hockey League, scoring 500 regular season goals is considered a highly significant achievement. ... This is a List of NHL players who have scored at least 100 points in a regular season. ... This is a List of players who have scored 50 goals or more in regular season play. ... Mike Bossy, left, equalled the Rockets scoring mark. ... This is a list of NHL franchise playoff appearance streaks up to and including the 2006-07 season. ... This is a list of current NHL franchise post-season and Stanley Cup droughts. ... October 15, 1989: Gordie Howe congratulates Wayne on his 1,851st career point, breaking Howes record Upon his retirement on April 18, 1999, Wayne Gretzky held or shared 61 National Hockey League records. ... The following is a list of international ice hockey competitions where National Hockey League players have been able to participate. ... The National Womens Hockey League (NWHL) is the highest level of womens ice hockey in the world. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The World Cup of Hockey is the successor to the Canada Cup ice hockey tournament. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the leagues star players playing against each other. ... The NHL Challenge series allows select NHL teams to travel outside of North America to conduct training camp and participate in exhibition games. ... The NHL All-Star Celebrity Challenge was a benefit hockey game to raise money for Hockeys All-Star Kids and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. ... WHA redirects here. ... This is a list of ice hockey leagues, both professional and amateur, from around the world; parentheses denote year of establishment and, where applicable, year of disestablishment. ... The following is a list of National Hockey League arenas including past, present, and future arenas: // Map of Arenas National Hockey League arenas HP Pavilion Honda Center General Motors Place Staples Center Jobing. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The National Hockey League presents numerous awards and trophies per year; some are given to National Hockey League teams, and other are given to players. ... The NHL All-Rookie Team is chosen by the Professional Hockey Writers Association from the best rookies in the National Hockey League at each position for the season just concluded based on their performance in that year. ... The National Hockey League (NHL) Trade Deadline is a date set by the NHL league office after which no trades will be allowed for the remainder of the season. ... Here are lists of National Hockey League players salaries. ... Referees attempt to break up a fight around the Tampa Bay goal during the first ice hockey playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. ... Categories: | ... The table below lists domestic sports leagues from around the world by total attendances for the last completed season. ... This is a list of National Hockey League mascots // Main article: Al the Octopus Al the Octopus is the eight legged mascot the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League. ...

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m