2000 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs, the championship of the National Hockey League (NHL), began in April, and concluded in June. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for conference quarterfinals, semifinals and championships, and then the conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Stanley Cup.

The playoffs ended when the New Jersey Devils defeated the reigning champions the Dallas Stars in a six game series to win their second Stanley Cup title in their history. Devils defenseman Scott Stevens was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.

For the first time in history, the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens missed the playoffs in the same season. Also, the Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks both missed the playoffs in the same season for the first time since the 1955-56 season.

The Stanley Cup, awarded to the champion of the NHL.

Playoff bracket

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  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
1  Philadelphia 4     1  Philadelphia 4  
8  Buffalo 1     7  Pittsburgh 2  

2  Washington 1 Eastern Conference
7  Pittsburgh 4  
    1  Philadelphia 3  
  4  New Jersey 4  
3  Toronto 4  
6  Ottawa 2  
4  New Jersey 4   3  Toronto 2
5  Florida 0     4  New Jersey 4  

  E4  New Jersey 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W2  Dallas 2
1  St. Louis 3     2  Dallas 4
8  San Jose 4     8  San Jose 1  
2  Dallas 4
7  Edmonton 1  
  2  Dallas 4
  3  Colorado 3  
3  Colorado 4  
6  Phoenix 1   Western Conference
4  Detroit 4   3  Colorado 4
5  Los Angeles 0     4  Detroit 1  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Conference Quarter-finals

Eastern Conference

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Buffalo Sabres

Philadelphia won series 4-1

(2) Washington Capitals vs. (7) Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh won series 4-1

(3) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (6) Ottawa Senators

Toronto won series 4-2

(4) New Jersey Devils vs. (5) Florida Panthers

New Jersey wins series 4-0

Western Conference

(1) St. Louis Blues vs. (8) San Jose Sharks

San Jose won series 4-3

(2) Dallas Stars vs. (7) Edmonton Oilers

Dallas won series 4-1

(3) Colorado Avalanche vs. (6) Phoenix Coyotes

Colorado won series 4-1

(4) Detroit Red Wings vs. (5) Los Angeles Kings

Detroit won series 4-0

Conference Semi-finals

Eastern Conference

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (7) Pittsburgh Penguins

Game 4 was the third-longest game in playoff history. Longest NHL overtime games

Philadelphia won series 4-2

(3) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (4) New Jersey Devils

Martin Brodeur set the record in Game 6 for the least shots against required to record a shutout in a single game.

New Jersey won series 4-2

Western Conference

(2) Dallas Stars vs. (8) San Jose Sharks

Dallas won series 4-1

(3) Colorado Avalanche vs. (4) Detroit Red Wings

Colorado won series 4-1

Conference finals

As of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, this is most recent time both Conference Final series went the full seven games.

Eastern Conference

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (4) New Jersey Devils

New Jersey won series 4-3

Western Conference

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

Dallas won series 4-3

Stanley Cup Finals

New Jersey received home ice advantage by having more regular-season point than Dallas. The teams split the first two games, held in New Jersey. The Devils then won the following two in Dallas to take a 3–1 series lead. Dallas fought off elimination with a triple-overtime win in game five in New Jersey. The Devils countered with a double-overtime victory in game six in Dallas to win the Cup.

New Jersey won series 4-2

Playoff awards

Presidents' Trophy: St. Louis Blues
Prince of Wales Trophy: New Jersey Devils
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Dallas Stars
Conn Smythe Trophy: Scott Stevens (New Jersey)

The Playoff Scoring leader was Brett Hull of the Dallas Stars

See also

Preceded by
1999 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup Champions Succeeded by
2001 Stanley Cup playoffs

External links

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