2006-07 NHL season facts for kids

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2006–07 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 4, 2006 – June 6, 2007
Regular season
Presidents' Trophy Buffalo Sabres
Season MVP Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)
Top scorer Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Ottawa Senators
  Eastern runners-up Buffalo Sabres
Western champions Anaheim Ducks
  Western runners-up Detroit Red Wings
Playoffs MVP Scott Niedermayer (Anaheim)
Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup champions Anaheim Ducks
  Runners-up Ottawa Senators
NHL seasons

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The 2006–07 NHL season was the 90th season of operation (89th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on April 11, 2007 and ended on June 6. The Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup. They were the first team from California to win the Cup.

Regular season

Final standings

Red-shaded team won the Presidents' Trophy and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

Orange-shaded team clinched the other conference.

Yellow-shaded teams clinched the other four divisions.

Green-shaded teams clinched the remaining ten playoff berths.

Numbers in parentheses indicate ranking in conference. Division leaders are automatically ranked 1–3. These three, plus the next five teams in the conference standings, earn playoff berths at the end of the season.

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
New Jersey Devils (2) 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
Pittsburgh Penguins (5) 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
New York Rangers (6) 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
New York Islanders (8) 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
Philadelphia Flyers (15) 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Northeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres (1) 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
Ottawa Senators (4) 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
Toronto Maple Leafs (9) 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
Montreal Canadiens (10) 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
Boston Bruins (13) 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Atlanta Thrashers (3) 82 43 28 11 246 245 97
Tampa Bay Lightning (7) 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
Carolina Hurricanes (11) 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
Florida Panthers (12) 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
Washington Capitals (14) 82 28 40 14 235 286 70

Western Conference

Central Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings (1) 82 50 19 13 254 199 113
Nashville Predators (4) 82 51 23 8 272 212 110
St. Louis Blues (10) 82 34 35 13 214 254 81
Columbus Blue Jackets (11) 82 33 42 7 201 249 73
Chicago Blackhawks (13) 82 31 42 9 201 258 71
Northwest Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Vancouver Canucks (3) 82 49 26 7 222 201 105
Minnesota Wild (7) 82 48 26 8 235 191 104
Calgary Flames (8) 82 43 29 10 258 226 96
Colorado Avalanche (9) 82 44 31 7 272 251 95
Edmonton Oilers (12) 82 32 43 7 195 248 71
Pacific Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Anaheim Ducks (2) 82 48 20 14 258 208 110
San Jose Sharks (5) 82 51 26 5 258 199 107
Dallas Stars (6) 82 50 25 7 226 197 107
Los Angeles Kings (14) 82 27 41 14 227 283 68
Phoenix Coyotes (15) 82 31 46 5 216 284 67

Tiebreaking Procedures

If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is decided in the following order:

  1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  2. The greater number of games won.
  3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs.
  4. The difference between goals for and against.

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 79 36 84 120 +10 60
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks 82 22 92 114 +24 44
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 82 52 56 108 +2 44
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators 82 50 55 105 +31 74
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 82 43 59 102 +7 28
Marian Hossa Atlanta Thrashers 82 43 57 100 +18 49
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche 82 36 64 100 +2 46
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers 82 30 66 96 +26 78
Marc Savard Boston Bruins 82 22 74 96 -19 96
Daniel Briere Buffalo Sabres 81 32 63 95 +17 89

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI W L OT GA SO Sv% GAA
Niklas Backstrom Minnesota Wild 41 2,226 23 8 6 73 5 .929 1.97
Dominik Hasek Detroit Red Wings 56 3,340 38 11 6 114 8 .913 2.05
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 78 4,696 48 23 7 171 12 .922 2.18
Roberto Luongo Vancouver Canucks 76 4,490 47 22 6 171 5 .921 2.28
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Anaheim Ducks 56 3,244 36 10 8 122 4 .918 2.26

Stanley Cup playoffs

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Buffalo 4  
8  NY Islanders 1  
  1  Buffalo 4  
  6  NY Rangers 2  
2  New Jersey 4
7  Tampa Bay 2  
  1  Buffalo 1  
Eastern Conference
  4  Ottawa 4  
3  Atlanta 0  
6  NY Rangers 4  
  2  New Jersey 1
  4  Ottawa 4  
4  Ottawa 4
5  Pittsburgh 1  
  E4  Ottawa 1
  W2  Anaheim 4
1  Detroit 4  
8  Calgary 2  
  1  Detroit 4
  5  San Jose 2  
2  Anaheim 4
7  Minnesota 1  
  1  Detroit 2
Western Conference
  2  Anaheim 4  
3  Vancouver 4  
6  Dallas 3  
  2  Anaheim 4
  3  Vancouver 1  
4  Nashville 1
5  San Jose 4  

Finals

Anaheim Ducks vs. Ottawa Senators

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 28 Ottawa 2 Anaheim 3
May 30 Ottawa 0 Anaheim 1
June 2 Anaheim 3 Ottawa 5
June 4 Anaheim 3 Ottawa 2
June 6 Ottawa 2 Anaheim 6
Anaheim win series 4–1
Scott Niedermayer wins Conn Smythe Trophy

NHL awards

2006-2007 NHL awards
Award Recipient(s)
Stanley Cup: Anaheim Ducks
Presidents' Trophy: Buffalo Sabres
Prince of Wales Trophy: Ottawa Senators
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Anaheim Ducks
Art Ross Trophy: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Phil Kessel, Boston Bruins
Calder Memorial Trophy: Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins
Conn Smythe Trophy: Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina Hurricanes
Hart Memorial Trophy: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Jack Adams Award: Alain Vigneault, Vancouver Canucks
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Saku Koivu, Montreal Canadiens
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
Lester B. Pearson Award: Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy: Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award: Niklas Backstrom, Minnesota Wild
Vezina Trophy: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
William M. Jennings Trophy: Niklas Backstrom & Manny Fernandez, Minnesota Wild
Lester Patrick Trophy: Brian Leetch, Cammi Granato, Stan Fischler, John Halligan

All-Star teams

First Team   Position   Second Team
Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils G Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings D Dan Boyle, Tampa Bay Lightning
Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks D Chris Pronger, Anaheim Ducks
Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins C Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning
Dany Heatley, Ottawa Senators RW Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals LW Thomas Vanek, Buffalo Sabres

First games

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 2006–07:

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 2006–07 (listed with their last team):

  • Matthew Barnaby, Dallas Stars
  • Peter Bondra, Chicago Blackhawks
  • Sean Burke, Los Angeles Kings
  • Eric Lindros, Dallas Stars
  • Scott Mellanby, Atlanta Thrashers
  • Joe Nieuwendyk, Florida Panthers
  • Mike Ricci, Phoenix Coyotes
  • Patrik Stefan, Dallas Stars
  • Pierre Turgeon, Colorado Avalanche

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