For the first time, eight teams in the NHL playoffs in the same conference scored 100 points each.
MOSCOW, 26 April – For the first time in history, eight teams from the same National Hockey League (NHL) conference that guaranteed themselves access to the playoffs scored at least 100 points in a season, according to the league’s official website.
On Sunday, the Washington Capitals lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a shootout 3-4 to score their 100th point of the season. Also in the Eastern Conference were the Florida Panthers (120 points), Carolina Hurricanes (112), Toronto (111), New York Rangers (108), Tampa Bay Lightning (106). ), Boston Bruins (103) and Pittsburgh Penguins (101).
Previously, a maximum of seven teams in one conference scored 100 or more points in the NHL regular season, this happened twice – in the 2006/07 and 2009/10 seasons, both times they were Western Conference clubs.
The NHL playoffs kick off May 2.