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The 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League (NHL), began on April 12, 2000, and concluded on June 10. The 16 teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for Conference Quarterfinals, Conference Semifinals and Conference Finals, with each conference champion playing a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Stanley Cup.

2000 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 12–June 10, 2000
Teams16
Defending championsDallas Stars
Final positions
ChampionsNew Jersey Devils
Runner-upDallas Stars
Semifinalists
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Brett Hull (Stars)
(24 points)
MVPScott Stevens (Devils)
1999
2001

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

The Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks both missed the playoffs this year. This would not happen again until 2014, when all four Western Canadian teams missed the playoffs. For the first time in history, only two Original Six teams made it to the playoffs (Toronto and Detroit). This would only happen again in 2001 (Toronto and Detroit), 2007 (New York Rangers and Detroit), 2018 (Boston and Toronto), and 2019 (Boston and Toronto). Also for the first time, the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens missed the playoffs in the same season. In addition, both conference finals went to the maximum seven games. This did not happen again until 2015.

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

Playoff seedsEdit

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Eastern ConferenceEdit

  1. Philadelphia Flyers, Atlantic Division champions, Eastern Conference regular season champions – 105 points
  2. Washington Capitals, Southeast Division champions – 102 points
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs, Northeast Division champions – 100 points
  4. New Jersey Devils – 103 points
  5. Florida Panthers – 98 points
  6. Ottawa Senators – 95 points
  7. Pittsburgh Penguins – 88 points
  8. Buffalo Sabres – 85 points

Western ConferenceEdit

  1. St. Louis Blues, Central Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners – 114 points
  2. Dallas Stars, Pacific Division champions – 102 points
  3. Colorado Avalanche, Northwest Division champions – 96 points
  4. Detroit Red Wings – 108 points
  5. Los Angeles Kings – 94 points
  6. Phoenix Coyotes – 90 points
  7. Edmonton Oilers – 88 points
  8. San Jose Sharks – 87 points

Playoff bracketEdit

  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 QuarterfinalsEdit

Eastern Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

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

Philadelphia won series 4–1


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

Pittsburgh won series 4–1


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

Toronto won series 4–2


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

New Jersey won series 4–0


Western Conference QuarterfinalsEdit

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

San Jose won series 4–3


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

Dallas won series 4–1


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

Colorado won series 4–1


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

Detroit won series 4–0


Conference SemifinalsEdit

Eastern Conference SemifinalsEdit

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

Game four was the third-longest game in playoff history.


Philadelphia won series 4–2


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

Martin Brodeur set a Stanley Cup playoff record in game six for the least shots against required to record a shutout in a single game.


New Jersey won series 4–2


Western Conference SemifinalsEdit

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

Dallas won series 4–1


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

Colorado won series 4–1


Conference FinalsEdit

Until 2015, this had been the most recent time that both Conference Final series went the full seven games.

Eastern Conference FinalEdit

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

The Devils overcame a 3 games to 1 deficit to defeat Philadelphia in seven games, after defeating the Flyers, 2–1, in Game 7 on Philadelphia's home-ice with Patrik Elias netting the series-winner at 17:28 of the third period of Game 7. Eric Lindros suffered a concussion after getting hit by Scott Stevens in the first period of Game 7 and did not return. It ultimately became his last game as a Flyer.


New Jersey won series 4–3


Western Conference FinalEdit

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

Dallas won series 4–3


Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

This was the first and to date only playoff series between these two teams. Dallas made their fourth overall and second consecutive appearance in the Finals, after defeating Buffalo in six games the year before. New Jersey made their second Finals appearance and first since defeating Detroit in four games in 1995.


New Jersey won series 4–2


Playoff statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[1]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Brett Hull Dallas Stars 23 11 13 24 +3 4
Mike Modano Dallas Stars 23 10 13 23 +3 10
Jason Arnott New Jersey Devils 23 8 12 20 +7 18
Patrik Elias New Jersey Devils 23 7 13 20 +9 9
Mark Recchi Philadelphia Flyers 18 6 12 18 +3 6
Petr Sykora New Jersey Devils 23 9 8 17 +8 10
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins 11 8 8 16 +5 6
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche 16 7 8 15 +9 12
Adam Deadmarsh Colorado Avalanche 17 4 11 15 +7 21
Chris Drury Colorado Avalanche 17 4 10 14 +7 4

GoaltendersEdit

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.[2]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 23 16 7 537 39 1.61 .927 2 1450:04
Ron Tugnutt Pittsburgh Penguins 11 6 5 398 22 1.77 .945 2 746:03
Patrick Roy Colorado Avalanche 17 11 6 431 31 1.79 .928 3 1039:20
Ed Belfour Dallas Stars 23 14 9 651 45 1.87 .931 4 1442:56
Chris Osgood Detroit Red Wings 9 5 4 237 18 1.97 .924 2 546:54


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