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The 2006-07 NHL season is the 89th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally, the NHL would have celebrated its 90th anniversary this season; however, the cancellation of the 2004-05 NHL season pushed the 90th season back until the 2007-08 NHL season.

Highlights[edit]

  • The season started on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 and will run through April 8, 2007, with the Stanley Cup Playoffs to begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 and end no later than June 11, 2007 with Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Scheduling for the 1,230-game regular-season was announced on July 12, 2006. [1]
  • On January 26, 2006, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced that it would shorten its name to Anaheim Ducks prior to this season. The team also unveiled a new logo and uniform in June 2006.[2]
  • The Buffalo Sabres also have a new logo and new uniforms this season.
  • On June 19, 2006, NBC announced that it will air four more regular-season games and three more playoff games in addition to its originally scheduled airings for this season. This was due to stronger than expected ratings for the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals, ending with a 3.5 rating on Game 7. [3]
  • On June 27, 2006, the NHL announced that the salary cap would be increased from $39 million up to $44 million dollars per team. [4]
  • A U.S. version of the NHL Network, a joint venture between the league and Comcast, may launch during the season.
  • On October 5, 2006, Brendan Shanahan became the 15th player with 600 regular season NHL goals.
  • On October 14, 2006 Mats Sundin became the first Swedish player to score 500 regular season NHL goals.
  • On October 25, 2006, Joe Sakic had an assist to become the 11th player to reach the 1,500-point milestone (regular season totals).
  • Evgeni Malkin became first player in 89 years to score a goal in each of his first six games in the NHL.
  • On November 9, 2006, the Anaheim Ducks set an NHL open era record by remaining undefeated in regulation for the first 16 games of the season. The previous mark was set by the 1984 Edmonton Oilers.
  • On November 13, 2006, Teppo Numminen played his 1252nd regular season game, surpassing Jari Kurri's record of most games played by European-trained player.
  • On November 19, 2006, Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th regular season career goal in a 4-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning, becoming the 16th NHL player to do so. On November 21, Jagr scored two goals in a 4-0 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes to tie, and pass Jari Kurri's record for most NHL regular season career points by a European-born player.
  • On January 24, 2007, Daniel Briere became MVP of the NHL All-Star Game.
  • On January 26, 2007, Mark Recchi became the 37th player to score his 500th regular season NHL goal.
  • On January 29, 2007, the Montreal Canadiens honored Ken Dryden by retiring his #29 jersey.
  • On February 1, 2007, Martin Brodeur past Patrick Roy for 1st place on the all-time Overtime Wins list, with 45 career Overtime Wins.
  • On February 3, 2007, Bill Guerin became the 213th NHL player to play in 1,000 regular season games.
  • On February 6, 2007, the Calgary Flames honored Mike Vernon by retiring his #30 jersey.
  • On February 6, 2007, five games were decided by shootout, setting a record for most on one day.
  • On February 10, 2007, Jaromir Jagr became the 12th player in NHL history to record 1500 regular season NHL points.
  • On February 10, 2007, Jordan Staal became the youngest player (18 years, 153 days) in NHL history to record a hat trick.
  • On February 15, 2007, Joe Sakic became the 17th player to record 600 regular season NHL goals.
  • On February 22, 2007, eight games went to overtime, setting a record for most on one day. Four of these games went to a shootout. There was also a huge fight between the Buffalo Sabres and the Ottawa Senators resulting in 100 penalty minutes; 63 against Buffalo.[5]
  • On March 7, 2007, Paul Stastny tied the record for rookie point streaks with two assists, extending his point streak to 17 games and tying Teemu Selanne's record.
  • On March 10, 2007, Sidney Crosby became the first player in the 2006-07 season to score 100 points, netting a goal against the New York Rangers. Crosby is the youngest player in NHL history to have two 100-point seasons.
  • On March 11, 2007, Chris Simon of the New York Islanders was suspended an NHL-record 25 games (minimum) for striking New York Rangers center Ryan Hollweg in the face with his stick during a March 8th game between the two teams. Simon will miss the Islanders final 15 regular-season contests and the entire postseason, if the Islanders reach the playoffs. If the Islanders play fewer than 10 playoff games this year, the suspension will carry over to next season. There are reports that the Nassau County District Attorney may bring legal charges against Simon, but no decision has been reached. [6]

Regular season[edit]

Current standings[edit]

After games on March 14th, 2007[1]

Italicized teams are eliminated from playoff contention.

Numbers in parentheses indicate current ranking in conference. Division leaders are automatically ranked 1-3. Top eight at the end of the season earn playoff berths.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
New Jersey Devils (2) 70 42 20 8 186 170 92
Pittsburgh Penguins (4) 70 39 21 10 240 217 88
New York Islanders (7) 69 34 25 10 207 195 78
New York Rangers (10) 70 34 28 8 200 193 76
Philadelphia Flyers (15) 70 19 40 11 185 262 49
Northeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres (1) 69 44 19 6 260 205 94
Ottawa Senators (5) 70 40 23 7 241 193 87
Toronto Maple Leafs (9) 70 34 27 9 219 227 77
Montreal Canadiens (11) 71 35 30 6 208 223 76
Boston Bruins (12) 69 33 31 5 198 241 71
Southeast Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Atlanta Thrashers (3) 71 37 24 10 219 218 84
Tampa Bay Lightning (6) 71 39 28 4 223 219 82
Carolina Hurricanes (8) 71 35 28 8 206 212 78
Florida Panthers (13) 70 29 28 13 202 220 71
Washington Capitals (14) 70 24 34 12 203 251 60

Western Conference[edit]

Central Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Detroit Red Wings (1) 71 45 17 9 223 175 99
Nashville Predators (4) 72 46 20 6 244 186 98
St. Louis Blues (10) 69 29 29 11 183 212 69
Columbus Blue Jackets (12) 70 28 35 7 174 216 63
Chicago Blackhawks (13) 69 26 34 9 173 217 61
Northwest Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Vancouver Canucks (3) 70 41 23 6 188 176 88
Minnesota Wild (7) 71 40 24 7 203 176 87
Calgary Flames (8) 70 37 23 10 227 192 84
Colorado Avalanche (9) 70 35 29 6 228 218 76
Edmonton Oilers (11) 69 30 33 6 176 207 66
Pacific Division GP W L OTL GF GA PTS
Anaheim Ducks (2) 71 42 17 12 228 183 96
Dallas Stars (5) 69 41 23 5 183 166 87
San Jose Sharks (6) 70 42 25 3 211 172 87
Phoenix Coyotes (14) 69 28 38 3 186 235 59
Los Angeles Kings (15) 70 23 34 13 197 242 59

Tiebreaking procedures[2][edit]

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

  • 1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
*After conclusion of the season, tiebreaking procedures begin with #2.
  • 2. The greater number of games won.
  • 3. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
  • 4. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season.


Scoring leaders[edit]

After games on March 13th, 2007[3]


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 66 29 74 103 +7 54
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 71 46 48 94 0 42
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 71 39 53 92 +3 22
Marian Hossa Atlanta Thrashers 71 40 50 90 +20 47
Dany Heatley Ottawa Senators 70 42 48 90 +26 62
Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks 70 17 72 89 +9 34
Marc Savard Boston Bruins 69 21 67 88 -10 80
Daniel Briere Buffalo Sabres 68 29 54 83 +18 60
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals 70 41 42 83 -19 50
Jaromir Jagr New York Rangers 70 24 57 81 +18 64
Teemu Selanne Anaheim Ducks 70 41 40 81 +22 70

Leading goaltenders[edit]

After games on March 13th, 2007.[4]


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
Dominik Hasek Detroit Red Wings 48 2,852 34 9 4 101 6 .907 2.12
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 66 4,001 41 18 7 143 12 .924 2.14
Jean-Sebastien Giguere Anaheim Ducks 50 2,881 33 8 7 106 4 .920 2.21
Niklas Backstrom Minnesota Wild 32 1,676 16 8 5 64 2 .923 2.21
Marty Turco Dallas Stars 57 3,176 31 18 4 120 5 .909 2.27

See also[edit]

References[edit]


External links[edit]


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{{2006-07 NHL season by team}}

[[Category:2006 in ice hockey|NHL Season]]
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