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The 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 14, 2010, after the conclusion of the 2009–10 NHL season. The Finals ended on June 9, 2010 when the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in six games to win the team's fourth Stanley Cup and their first Cup since 1961. The Washington Capitals became the first team seeded first to lose a series to the eighth-seeded team after having a 3–1 lead in the series.

Playoff seeds

After the regular season, the standard of 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Washington Capitals were the Eastern Conference regular season champions and the Presidents' Trophy winners with the best record at 121 points. The San Jose Sharks earned a number 1 seed in the Western Conference with 113 points.

Eastern Conference

  1. Washington CapitalsSoutheast Division and Eastern Conference regular season champions; Presidents' Trophy winners, 121 points
  2. New Jersey DevilsAtlantic Division champions, 103 points
  3. Buffalo SabresNortheast Division champions, 100 points
  4. Pittsburgh Penguins – 101 points
  5. Ottawa Senators – 94 points
  6. Boston Bruins – 91 points
  7. Philadelphia Flyers – 88 points (41 wins)
  8. Montreal Canadiens – 88 points (39 wins)

Western Conference

  1. San Jose SharksPacific Division champions and Western Conference regular season champions, 113 points
  2. Chicago BlackhawksCentral Division champions, 112 points
  3. Vancouver CanucksNorthwest Division champions, 103 points
  4. Phoenix Coyotes – 107 points
  5. Detroit Red Wings – 102 points
  6. Los Angeles Kings – 101 points
  7. Nashville Predators – 100 points
  8. Colorado Avalanche – 95 points

Playoff bracket

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Conference Quarter-finals

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals

(1) Washington Capitals vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens

Montreal won series 4–3


(2) New Jersey Devils vs. (7) Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia won series 4–1


(3) Buffalo Sabres vs. (6) Boston Bruins

Boston won series 4–2


(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh won series 4–2


Western Conference Quarter-finals

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (8) Colorado Avalanche

San Jose won series 4–2


(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (7) Nashville Predators

Chicago won series 4–2


(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6) Los Angeles Kings

Vancouver won series 4–2


(4) Phoenix Coyotes vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings

Detroit won series 4–3


Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference Semifinals

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)

(4) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (8) Montreal Canadiens

Montreal won series 4–3


(6) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia won series 4–3


Western Conference Semifinals

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (5) Detroit Red Wings

San Jose won series 4–1


(2) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (3) Vancouver Canucks

Chicago won series 4–2


Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals

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

Philadelphia won series 4–1


Western Conference Finals

(1) San Jose Sharks vs. (2) Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago won series 4–0


Stanley Cup Finals

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
Chicago won series 4–2


Statistical leaders

Skaters

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If the list exceeds ten skaters because of a tie in points, goals will take precedence.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/–
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere Philadelphia Flyers 23 12 18 30 +9
Toews, JonathanJonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks 22 7 22 29 -1
Kane, PatrickPatrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks 22 10 18 28 -2
Richards, MikeMike Richards Philadelphia Flyers 23 7 16 23 -1
Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks 22 11 11 22 +10
Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers 23 10 11 21 +7
Leino, VilleVille Leino Philadelphia Flyers 19 7 14 21 +10
Cammalleri, MichaelMichael Cammalleri Montreal Canadiens 19 13 6 19 -6
Crosby, SidneySidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins 13 6 13 19 +6
Franzen, JohanJohan Franzen Detroit Red Wings 12 6 12 18 +8

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/minus

Goaltending

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage with at least 420 minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Leighton, MichaelMichael Leighton Philadelphia Flyers 13 8 3 371 31 2.46 .916 3 757:13
Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 298 27 2.47 .909 1 655:37
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak Montreal Canadiens 18 9 9 562 43 2.55 .923 0 1,013:24
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks 15 8 7 407 38 2.56 .907 1 889:51
Rask, TuukkaTuukka Rask Boston Bruins 13 7 6 409 36 2.61 .912 0 829:03
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi Chicago Blackhawks 22 16 6 645 58 2.63 .910 2 1,321:51
Howard, JimmyJimmy Howard Detroit Red Wings 12 5 7 387 33 2.75 .915 1 720:26

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (minutes:seconds)sv:National Hockey League 2009/2010#Slutspelet


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