2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs of the National Hockey League began on April 9, 2008 after the 2007–08 regular season. 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 Finals ended on June 4, 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins four games to two to win their eleventh championship and their fourth in eleven seasons. It was the first championship in the 16 year career of Red Wings winger Dallas Drake, who retired following the season. Red Wings winger Henrik Zetterberg was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs Most Valuable Player.

Events

Milestones

In Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Minnesota Wild, captain Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche extended his record for playoff overtime goals to 8, with a goal 11:11 into overtime. Chris Chelios of the Detroit Red Wings appeared in his 248th career playoff game, passing Patrick Roy for most career playoff games of all-time.

In Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals in San Jose, Dallas Stars' center Brad Richards tied an NHL record for most points in one period of a playoff game, when he recorded one goal and three assists in the third period.

In the Western Conference Semifinals against the Colorado Avalanche, Johan Franzen set a Detroit Red Wings record for most goals in a playoff series with 9, beating the previous record of 8 set by Gordie Howe in 1949. [http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=234&season=20072008&gameType=3 Game Recap] of Game 4 of the Detroit-Colorado Western Conference Semifinals.] Franzen achieved this feat in only four games, while Howe achieved it in seven.

Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Sharks and Stars was the eighth longest game in the history of the NHL, lasting 129:03. Stars' captain Brenden Morrow ended the game at 9:03 of the fourth overtime tapping in a power play goal. Goalies Marty Turco and Evgeni Nabokov set team records for saves in a game with 61 and 53 respectively. The final score was 2–1.

Nicklas Lidstrom became the first team captain born and trained in Europe whose team won the Stanley Cup. Charlie Gardiner (born in Scotland) and Johnny Gottselig (born in Russia) both won the Stanley Cup as captains of the Chicago Black Hawks (in 1934 and 1938, respectively), but they were both raised in Canada.

New interpretation of NHL rule

In Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, while on a 5-on-3 powerplay, the New York Rangers' Sean Avery tried to screen the New Jersey Devils' goaltender Martin Brodeur by waving his hands and stick while facing Brodeur. This prompted the NHL to issue an interpretation of the league's rules, stating that an unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty will be called on actions such as the one used by Avery.cite news| url=http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs2008/news/story?id=3346729 | title=NHL amends unsportsmanlike conduct rule in response to Avery's antics | publisher=ESPN.com | date=2008-04-14 | accessdate=2008-04-14]

Playoff seeds

After the 2007–08 NHL regular season, the standard of 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings were the Western Conference regular season champions and were also the Presidents' Trophy winners with the best record at 115 points. The Montreal Canadiens earned the Eastern Conference regular season crown with 104 points.

Eastern Conference

#Montreal CanadiensNortheast Division and Eastern Conference regular season champions, 104 points
#Pittsburgh PenguinsAtlantic Division champions, 102 points
#Washington CapitalsSoutheast Division champions, 94 points
#New Jersey Devils – 99 points
#New York Rangers – 97 points
#Philadelphia Flyers – 95 points
#Ottawa Senators – 94 points (43 wins)
#Boston Bruins – 94 points (41 wins)

Western Conference

#Detroit Red WingsCentral Division and Western Conference regular season champions; President's Trophy winners, 115 points
#San Jose SharksPacific Division champions, 108 points
#Minnesota WildNorthwest Division champions, 98 points
#Anaheim Ducks – 102 points
#Dallas Stars – 97 points
#Colorado Avalanche – 95 points
#Calgary Flames – 94 points
#Nashville Predators – 91 points

Playoff Bracket

NHLBracket
RD1=Conference Quarterfinals
RD2=Conference Semifinals
RD3=Conference Finals
RD4=Stanley Cup Finals
group1=Eastern Conference
group2=Western Conference

RD1-seed01=1
RD1-team01=Montreal Canadiens
RD1-score01=4
RD1-seed02=8
RD1-team02=Boston Bruins
RD1-score02=3
RD1-seed03=2
RD1-team03=Pittsburgh Penguins
RD1-score03=4
RD1-seed04=7
RD1-team04=Ottawa Senators
RD1-score04=0

RD1-seed05=3
RD1-team05=Washington Capitals
RD1-score05=3
RD1-seed06=6
RD1-team06=Philadelphia Flyers
RD1-score06=4
RD1-seed07=4
RD1-team07=New Jersey Devils
RD1-score07=1
RD1-seed08=5
RD1-team08=New York Rangers
RD1-score08=4

RD1-seed09=1
RD1-team09=Detroit Red Wings
RD1-score09=4
RD1-seed10=8
RD1-team10=Nashville Predators
RD1-score10=2
RD1-seed11=2
RD1-team11=San Jose Sharks
RD1-score11=4
RD1-seed12=7
RD1-team12=Calgary Flames
RD1-score12=3

RD1-seed13=3
RD1-team13=Minnesota Wild
RD1-score13=2
RD1-seed14=6
RD1-team14=Colorado Avalanche
RD1-score14=4
RD1-seed15=4
RD1-team15=Anaheim Ducks
RD1-score15=2
RD1-seed16=5
RD1-team16=Dallas Stars
RD1-score16=4

RD2-seed01=1
RD2-team01=Montreal Canadiens
RD2-score01=1
RD2-seed02=6
RD2-team02=Philadelphia Flyers
RD2-score02=4

RD2-seed03=2
RD2-team03=Pittsburgh Penguins
RD2-score03=4
RD2-seed04=5
RD2-team04=New York Rangers
RD2-score04=1

RD2-seed05=1
RD2-team05=Detroit Red Wings
RD2-score05=4
RD2-seed06=6
RD2-team06=Colorado Avalanche
RD2-score06=0

RD2-seed07=2
RD2-team07=San Jose Sharks
RD2-score07=2
RD2-seed08=5
RD2-team08=Dallas Stars
RD2-score08=4

RD3-seed01=6
RD3-team01=Philadelphia Flyers
RD3-score01=1
RD3-seed02=2
RD3-team02=Pittsburgh Penguins
RD3-score02=4

RD3-seed03=1
RD3-team03=Detroit Red Wings
RD3-score03=4
RD3-seed04=5
RD3-team04=Dallas Stars
RD3-score04=2

RD4-seed01=E2
RD4-team01=Pittsburgh Penguins
RD4-score01=2
RD4-seed02=W1
RD4-team02=Detroit Red Wings
RD4-score02=4
In each round, the highest remaining seed in each conference is matched against the lowest remaining seed. The higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage, which gives them a possible maximum of four games on their home ice, with the lower-seeded team getting a possible maximum of three. In the Stanley Cup Finals, home ice is determined based on regular season points; thus, the Detroit Red Wings had home ice advantage throughout the playoffs, including in the Finals. Each best-of-seven series follows a 2–2–1–1–1 format. This means that the higher-seeded team will have home ice for Games 1 and 2, and if necessary, Games 5 and 7, while the lower-seeded team will have home ice for Games 3, 4, and, if necessary, Game 6.

tatistical leaders

katers

These are the top ten skaters based on points. [ [http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?fetchKey=20083ALLSASAll&page=Stats&service=page&viewName=summary Playoff statistics for Skaters] ] "GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes"

Goaltending

These are the top five goaltenders based on either goals against average or save percentage with at least four games played. [ [http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?fetchKey=20083ALLGAGAll&page=Stats&service=page&sort=goalsAgainstAverage&viewName=goalsAgainstAverage Playoff statistics for Goalies] ] "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)"

Conference Quarterfinals

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

(1) Montreal Canadiens vs. (8) Boston Bruins

Going into the playoffs, expectations were high for the Montreal Canadiens, since they had won all eight games against the Boston Bruins during the 2007–08 season and the last three games of the previous season. Additionally, Montreal ended the regular season going 8–1–1 while Boston had a mediocre finish with 4–2–4. One potential disadvantage for Montreal was the inexperience of their young goaltenders: Carey Price, age 20, had only played 41 NHL games, and Jaroslav Halak, age 23, had only played 16 NHL games. Neither Price nor Halák had any NHL playoff experience. However, Boston's Tim Thomas had only played 165 career NHL games, and he also had no NHL playoff experience.

A strong performance in Game 1 reinforced the idea of a quick win for Montreal. The Bruins also lost Game 2 but demonstrated strong play throughout the game, culminating in two third period goals to take the game into overtime, where they quickly lost.

Boston won Game 3 in overtime, ending the 13-game winning streak that Montreal had accumulated against the Bruins. The tight competition continued into Game 4, with Canadiens goaltender Carey Price notching his first playoff shutout in a 1–0 win.

After two periods in Game 5, with the score 1–1, the game looked as though it would be another close battle. However, a mishandling of the puck by Carey Price early in the third period resulted in a goal for Glen Metropolit; this ended up being a turning point in the game; Boston followed up with three more goals in the period to win 5–1. The Bruins also won Game 6 in a high scoring match to tie the series at 3–3.

In Game 7, Montreal rebounded from the lackluster performances of its previous games and won with a dominant and convincing 5–0 win, resulting in Price's second career playoff shutout.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Montreal Canadiens
team2=Boston Bruins
stadium1=Bell Centre
stadium2=TD Banknorth Garden
date1=April 10
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=111&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–1
1-1-1=Sergei Kostitsyn 1 - 00:34
Andrei Kostitsyn 1 - 02:02
1-2-1=Bryan Smolinski 1 - 05:16
1-3-1=Tom Kostopoulos 1 - 07:24
1-1-2=08:34 - Shane Hnidy 1
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goalie1-2=Tim Thomas 28 saves / 32 shots
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2-1-1=Roman Hamrlik 1 - 18:30
2-2-1=Sergei Kostitsyn 2 - 01:50
2-4-1=Alexei Kovalev 1 - "pp" - 02:30
2-3-2=03:58 - Peter Schaefer 1
09:34, David Krejci 1
goalie2-1=Carey Price 37 saves / 39 shots
goalie2-2=Tim Thomas 28 saves / 31 shots
won2=1
ot2=1
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score3=2–1
3-1-1="No Scoring"
3-2-1=04:26 - Tom Kostopoulos 2
3-1-2=Milan Lucic 1 - 06:30
3-4-2=Marc Savard 1 - 09:25
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goalie3-2=Tim Thomas 27 saves / 28 shots
won3=2
ot3=1
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4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-2-1=19:18 - "pp" - Patrice Brisebois 1
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goalie4-2=Tim Thomas 27 saves / 28 shots
won4=1
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score5=1–5
5-1-1=Alexei Kovalev 2 - 09:47
5-2-2=07:45 - "pp" - Phil Kessel 1
5-3-2=03:31 - Glen Metropolit 1
05:49 - "pp" - Zdeno Chara 1
15:13 - "sh" - Marco Sturm 1
17:48 - Vladimir Sobotka 1
goalie5-1=Carey Price 19 saves / 24 shots
goalie5-2=Tim Thomas 31 saves / 32 shots
won5=2
date6=April 19
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score6=5–4
6-1-1=09:44 - Christopher Higgins 1
6-2-1=07:43 - Tomas Plekanec 1
6-3-1=10:04 - Francis Bouillon 1
15:56 - Christopher Higgins 2
6-2-2=Phil Kessel 2 - 01:54
Vladimir Sobotka 2 - 03:13
6-3-2=Milan Lucic 2 - 12:13
Phil Kessel 3 - 15:45
Marco Sturm 2 - 17:23
goalie6-1=Carey Price 31 saves / 36 shots
goalie6-2=Tim Thomas 31 saves / 35 shots
won6=2
date7=April 21
recap7=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=117&season=20072008&gameType=3
score7=5–0
7-1-1=Mike Komisarek 1 - 03:31
7-2-1=Mark Streit 1 - 10:45
Andrei Kostitsyn 2 - 15:13
7-3-1=Andrei Kostitsyn 3 - "pp" - 17:58
Sergei Kostitsyn 3 - 19:52
goalie7-1=Carey Price 25 saves / 25 shots
goalie7-2=Tim Thomas 30 saves / 35 shots
won7=1
series=Montreal won series 4–3

(2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (7) Ottawa Senators

The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the playoffs as the 2nd overall seed in the Eastern Conference, having clinched the Atlantic Division title with 102 points. Meanwhile, the Senators limped into the playoffs as the 7th seed, with key players out with injuries, including captain Daniel Alfredsson who missed the first two games.

The Penguins dominated the Senators in Game 1, winning by a score of 4-0. The Penguins then held on for a 5-3 win in Game 2, taking a 2-0 series advantage. The Senators were hoping to gain momentum when the series shifted to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4, but the Penguins would not relent. Sidney Crosby's goal in the opening seconds of the third period of Game 3 broke a 1-1 tie, and Pittsburgh eventually won 4-1, and then completed the series sweep in Game 4 with a 3-1 win. Sidney Crosby led the Penguins with 8 points (2 goals and 6 assists).

NHLPlayoffs
team1=Pittsburgh Penguins
team2=Ottawa Senators
stadium1=Mellon Arena
stadium2=Scotiabank Place
date1=April 9
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=121&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–0
1-1-1=Gary Roberts 1 - 01:08
Petr Sykora 1 - 12:28
1-3-1=Evgeni Malkin 1 - 13:58
Gary Roberts 2 - "pp" - 18:25
goalie1-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 26 saves / 26 shots
goalie1-2=Martin Gerber 31 saves / 35 shots
won1=1
date2=April 11
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=122&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=5–3
2-1-1=Sergei Gonchar 1 - "pp" - 16:10
2-2-1=Petr Sykora 2 - "pp" - 05:22
Petr Sykora 3 - 10:52
2-3-1=Ryan Malone 1 - "pp" - 18:58
Ryan Malone 2 - "en" - 19:53
2-2-2=11:25 - Shean Donovan 1
16:11 - "pp" - Cory Stillman 1
2-3-2=08:51 - Cody Bass 1
goalie2-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 27 saves / 30 shots
goalie2-2=Martin Gerber 49 saves / 53 shots
won2=1
date3=April 14
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=123&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=1–4
3-1-1="No Scoring"
3-2-1=05:39 - Max Talbot 1
3-3-1=00:12 - Sidney Crosby 1
01:30 - Jordan Staal 1
08:55 - "pp" - Marian Hossa 1
3-2-2=Nick Foligno 1 - 01:11
goalie3-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 33 saves / 34 shots
goalie3-2=Martin Gerber 34 saves / 38 shots
won3=1
date4=April 16
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=124&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=1–3
4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-2-1=01:40 - "pp" - Evgeni Malkin 2
15:28 - Jarkko Ruutu 1
4-3-1=19:52 - "en" - Sidney Crosby 2
4-2-2=Cory Stillman 2 - 10:31
goalie4-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 21 saves / 22 shots
goalie4-2=Martin Gerber 31 saves / 33 shots
won4=1
series=Pittsburgh won series 4–0

(3) Washington Capitals vs. (6) Philadelphia Flyers

The Washington Capitals made a late season surge that helped them clinch first place in the Southeast Division, and third overall spot in the Eastern Conference while the Philadelphia Flyers returned to the playoffs after finishing last in the league the previous season.

The Capitals were victorious in Game 1 thanks to the game winning goal being scored by Alexander Ovechkin, but the Flyers won three straight games to take a 3-1 lead in the series, including 4-3 Game 3 victory in double overtime thanks to Mike Knuble. But Washington was able to win the next two games to force a Game 7. Joffrey Lupul scored a power play goal in overtime of Game 7 to advance the Philadelphia Flyers to the next playoff round. NHLPlayoffs
team1=Washington Capitals
team2=Philadelphia Flyers
stadium1=Verizon Center
stadium2=Wachovia Center
date1=April 11
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=131&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=5–4
scoring1-1=Donald Brashear 1 - 03:16
Dave Steckel 1 - 24:08
Mike Green 1 - 41:50
Mike Green 2 - "pp" - 46:26
Alexander Ovechkin 1 - 55:28
scoring1-2=08:17 - Vaclav Prospal 1
31:46 - Daniel Briere 1
32:19 - Vaclav Prospal 2
35:22 - "pp" - Daniel Briere 2
goalie1-1=Cristobal Huet 22 saves / 27 shots
goalie1-2=Martin Biron 18 saves / 22 shots
won1=1
date2=April 13
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score2=0–2
scoring2-1="No Scoring"
scoring2-2=05:53 - R. J. Umberger 1
15:17 - Jeff Carter 1
goalie2-1=Cristobal Huet 39 saves / 41 shots
goalie2-2=Martin Biron 24 saves / 24 shots
won2=2
date3=April 15
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score3=6–3
scoring3-1=17:21 - Eric Fehr 1
27:28 - "pp" - Mike Green 3
55:26 - Brooks Laich 1
scoring3-2=Daniel Briere 3 - 16:10
Scott Hartnell 1 - 18:26
Sami Kapanen 1 - 18:43
Daniel Briere 4 - "pp" - 39:50
Mike Richards 1 - "ps" - 57:01
Mike Knuble 1 - "en" - 58:55
goalie3-1=Cristobal Huet 27 saves / 32 shots
goalie3-2=Martin Biron 16 saves / 19 shots
won3=2
date4=April 17
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score4=4–3
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12:59 - "pp" - Alexander Semin 1
25:56 - Steve Eminger 1
scoring4-2=Jeff Carter 2 - 00:42
Jeff Carter 3 - "pp" - 18:33
Daniel Briere 5 - "pp" - 50:01
Mike Knuble 2 - 86:40
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goalie4-2=Martin Biron 38 saves / 41 shots
ot4=2
won4=2
date5=April 19
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score5=3–2
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Sergei Fedorov 1 - 21:25
Alexander Semin 2 - "pp" - 54:33
scoring5-2=32:35 - "pp" - Vaclav Prospal 3
55:17 - Derian Hatcher 1
goalie5-1=Cristobal Huet 30 saves / 32 shots
goalie5-2=Martin Biron 23 saves / 26 shots
won5=1
date6=April 21
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score6=2–4
scoring6-1=29:34 - Nicklas Backstrom 3
38:03 - Alexander Semin 3
42:46 - Alexander Ovechkin 2
50:41 - Alexander Ovechkin 3
scoring6-2=Mike Richards 2 - "pp" - 03:49
Daniel Briere 6 - 21:18
goalie6-1=Cristobal Huet 33 saves / 35 shots
goalie6-2=Martin Biron 36 saves / 40 shots
won6=1
date7=April 22
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score7=2–3
scoring7-1=Nicklas Backstrom 4 - "pp" - 05:42
Alexander Ovechkin 4 - 35:29
scoring7-2=15:38 - "pp" - Scottie Upshall 1
29:47 - Sami Kapanen 2
66:06 - "pp" - Joffrey Lupul 1
goalie7-1=Cristobal Huet 31 saves / 34 shots
goalie7-2=Martin Biron 39 saves / 41 shots
ot7=1
won7=2
series=Philadelphia won series 4–3

(4) New Jersey Devils vs. (5) New York Rangers

Tension was high in this series, as the Rangers won 7 of the 8 games against the Devils during the regular season. The New York Rangers mostly dominated the New Jersey Devils in the opening round, becoming the first team to win on New Jersey's home ice three times in a playoff series. [cite web | title=Lundqvist stops penalty shot, Rangers hold on to eliminate Devils | url=http://scores.espn.go.com/nhl/recap?gameId=280418011 | publisher=AP/ESPN.com | date=2008-04-18 | accessdate=2008-05-12] The Devils' only win was an overtime victory in Game 3 with a goal by John Madden. In Game 3, the Rangers' Sean Avery tried to screen New Jersey's goaltender Martin Brodeur by waving his hands and stick while facing Brodeur. This prompted the NHL to issue an interpretation of the league's rules, stating that an unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalty will be called on actions such as the one used by Avery. The Rangers won the next two games, each by a score of 5-3 to move on to the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.NHLPlayoffs
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team2=New York Rangers
stadium1=Prudential Center
stadium2=Madison Square Garden
date1=April 9
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=141&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=1–4
scoring1-1=Paul Martin 1 - "pp" - 34:14
scoring1-2=21:45 - Brendan Shanahan 1
47:23 - "sh" - Ryan Callahan 1
57:07 - Sean Avery 1
59:55 - "en" - Nigel Dawes 1
goalie1-1=Martin Brodeur 24 saves / 27 shots
goalie1-2=Henrik Lundqvist 26 saves / 27 shots
won1=2
date2=April 11
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score2=1–2
scoring2-2=44:26 - Jaromir Jagr 1
44:49 - Sean Avery 2
scoring2-1=John Madden 1 - 58:37
goalie2-1=Martin Brodeur 28 saves / 30 shots
goalie2-2=Henrik Lundqvist 26 saves / 27 shots
won2=2
date3=April 13
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score3=3–4
scoring3-2=Brandon Dubinsky 1 - 12:17
Sean Avery 3 - "pp" - 26:50
Brandon Dubinsky 2 - "pp" - 40:55
scoring3-1=03:01 - Sergei Brylin 1
32:56 - "pp" - Patrik Elias 1
35:19 - "pp" - Zach Parise 1
66:01 - John Madden 2
goalie3-1=Martin Brodeur 27 saves / 30 shots
goalie3-2=Henrik Lundqvist 29 saves / 33 shots
won3=1
ot3=1
date4=April 16
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=144&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=5–3
scoring4-2=Scott Gomez 1 - "pp" - 12:37
Martin Straka 1 - 22:53
Chris Drury 1 - 32:39
Marc Staal 1 - 56:47
Scott Gomez 2 - "en" - 59:47
scoring4-1=20:31 - Patrik Elias 2
26:58 - "pp" - Patrik Elias 3
44:37 - Mike Mottau 1
goalie4-1=Martin Brodeur 34 saves / 38 shots
goalie4-2=Henrik Lundqvist 28 saves / 31 shots
won4=2
date5=April 18
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score5=3–5
scoring5-1=Brian Gionta 1 - 4:40
Bryce Salvador 1 - 29:26
Patrik Elias 4 - "pp" - 33:50
scoring5-2=4:58 - Michal Rozsival 1
6:38 - "pp" - Jaromir Jagr 2
18:01 - Scott Gomez 3
25:35 - Chris Drury 2
59:00 - "en" - Brandon Dubinsky 3
goalie5-1=Martin Brodeur 18 saves / 22 shots
goalie5-2=Henrik Lundqvist 23 saves / 26 shots
won5=2
series=New York won series 4–1

Western Conference Quarterfinals

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (8) Nashville Predators

The Detroit Red Wings began the playoffs as the President's Trophy winners as the highest seed in the NHL, while the Nashville Predators had battled for a playoff spot, clinching a spot in the final days of the regular season. It was the 2nd ever playoff matchup between the two teams, with the Red Wings winning the first in 2004 in six games.

The Red Wings won each of the first two games at home 3-1 and 4-2 respectively, but when the series shifted to Nashville for Games 3 and 4, the Predators battled back to tie the series at two games apiece. Jason Arnott scored the winning goal in Game 3, with Greg de Vries scoring the winner in Game 4. The turning point in the series came when Red Wings starting goaltender Dominik Hasek was replaced by Chris Osgood in the middle of Game 4. Osgood was then named the starter for the remainder of the series. Detroit won Game 5 thanks to an overtime goal from Johan Franzen, and then shut out the Predators 3-0 in Game 6 in Nashville to take the series in six games, advancing to the second round.

NHLPlayoffs
team1=Detroit Red Wings
team2=Nashville Predators
stadium1=Joe Louis Arena
stadium2=Sommet Center
date1=April 10
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=151&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=3–1
scoring1-1=Johan Franzen 1 - 05:58
Henrik Zetterberg 1 - 46:54
Henrik Zetterberg 2 - "en" - 59:41
scoring1-2=37:47 - Jordin Tootoo 1
goalie1-1=Dominik Hasek 19 saves / 20 shots
goalie1-2=Dan Ellis 37 saves / 39 shots
won1=1
date2=April 12
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=152&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=4–2
scoring2-1=Darren McCarty 1 - 02:26
Nicklas Lidstrom 1 - "pp" - 20:39
Kris Draper 1 - 25:00
Tomas Holmstrom 1 - 50:03
scoring2-2=22:19 - "pp" - Alexander Radulov 1
23:20 - Jordin Tootoo 2
goalie2-1=Dominik Hasek 25 saves / 27 shots
goalie2-2=Dan Ellis 34 saves / 38 shots
won2=1
date3=April 14
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=153&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=5–3
scoring3-1=08:56 - Kris Draper 2
29:12 - "pp" - Jiri Hudler 1
40:40 - Pavel Datsyuk 1
scoring3-2=Alexander Radulov 2 - 32:53
David Legwand 1 - 35:01
Ryan Suter 1 - 56:03
Jason Arnott 1 - 56:12
Martin Erat 1 - "en" - 59:39
goalie3-1=Dominik Hasek 24 saves / 28 shots
goalie3-2=Dan Ellis 23 saves / 26 shots
won3=2
date4=April 16
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=154&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=3–2
scoring4-1=26:24 - "pp" - Pavel Datsyuk 2
43:23 - Pavel Datsyuk 3
scoring4-2=Dan Hamhuis 1 - "pp" - 5:18
Shea Weber 1 - 5:50
Greg de Vries 1 - 26:35
goalie4-1=Dominik Hasek 11 saves / 14 shots
Chris Osgood 13 saves / 13 shots
goalie4-2=Dan Ellis 39 saves / 41 shots
won4=2
date5=April 18
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=155&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=2–1
ot5=1
scoring5-1=Valtteri Filppula 1 - 04:20
John Franzen 2 - 61:48
scoring5-2=19:16 - Radek Bonk 1
goalie5-1=Chris Osgood 20 saves / 21 shots
goalie5-2=Dan Ellis 52 saves / 54 shots
won5=1
date6=April 20
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=156&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=0–3
scoring6-1=33:44 - "sh" - Nicklas Lidstrom 2
43:52 - Jiri Hudler 2
43:52 - "en" - Brian Rafalski 1
scoring6-2="No Scoring"
goalie6-1=Chris Osgood 20 saves / 20 shots
goalie6-2=Dan Ellis 40 saves / 42 shots
won6=1
series=Detroit won series 4–2

(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (7) Calgary Flames

San Jose came into the series as Stanley Cup favorites and the hottest team in the NHL, while the Flames were considered the underdogs. Calgary won Game 1 in San Jose, thanks to two goals by Stephane Yelle and two assists from Jarome Iginla, before San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov recorded a shutout in Game 2 to help the Sharks tie the series. The Flames then rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn a Game 3 victory thanks to backup goaltender Curtis Joseph's strong performance in relief of Miikka Kiprusoff, and appeared to be on their way to a Game 4 win as well, but the Sharks scored two goals late in the third period to win the game and tie the series. San Jose jumped again to a three-goal lead and held off a Calgary comeback in Game 5, but Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his own shutout in Game 6 to force a deciding Game 7 as the Flames won, 2-0. Unfortunate for the Flames but veteran Jeremy Roenick had something to prove in these playoffs and exploded in game 7, scoring 2 goals to go along with 2 assists as the Sharks won 5-3; Roenick was named the game's 1st Star. Curtis Joseph made his second appearance in the series, once again relieving Kiprusoff. Jarome Iginla and the Flames failed to get past the first round for the third time in three years after playing in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2004.NHLPlayoffs
team1=San Jose Sharks
team2=Calgary Flames
stadium1=HP Pavilion at San Jose
stadium2=Pengrowth Saddledome
date1=April 9
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=161&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=2–3
scoring1-1=Ryane Clowe 1 - 06:06
Ryane Clowe 2 - 59:03
scoring1-2=02:47 - Stephane Yelle 1
05:17 - "pp" - Dion Phaneuf 1
36:21 - Stephane Yelle 2
goalie1-1=Evgeni Nabokov 20 saves / 23 shots
goalie1-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 37 saves / 39 shots
won1=2
date2=April 10
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=162&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=2–0
scoring2-1=Joe Pavelski 1 - 24:56
Torrey Mitchell 1 - "pp" - 38:09
scoring2-2="No Scoring"
goalie2-1=Evgeni Nabokov 21 saves / 21 shots
goalie2-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 41 saves / 43 shots
won2=1
date3=April 13
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=163&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=4–3
scoring3-1=01:31 - "pp" - Ryane Clowe 3
03:19 - Patrick Marleau 1
03:33 - Douglas Murray 1
scoring3-2=Jarome Iginla 1 - "pp" - 13:22
Daymond Langkow 1 - "pp" - 30:14
Dion Phaneuf 2 - 41:18
Owen Nolan 1 - 56:15
goalie3-1=Evgeni Nabokov 21 saves / 25 shots
goalie3-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 2 saves / 5 shots
Curtis Joseph 22 saves / 22 shots
won3=2
date4=April 15
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=164&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=2–3
scoring4-1=30:56 - "pp" - Ryane Clowe 4
55:06 - Jonathan Cheechoo 1
59:50 - Joe Thornton 1
scoring4-2=Jarome Iginla 2 - 03:19
Dion Phaneuf 3 - 38:29
goalie4-1=Evgeni Nabokov 8 saves / 10 shots
goalie4-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 29 saves / 32 shots
won4=1
date5=April 17
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=165&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=4–3
scoring5-1=Joe Pavelski 2 - "pp" - 33:32
Patrick Marleau 2 - 38:07
Jonathan Cheechoo 2 - 44:52
Jonathan Cheechoo 3 - 48:23
scoring5-2=24:03 - "pp" - Jarome Iginla 3
49:06 - "pp" - Daymond Langkow 2
58:43 - David Moss 1
goalie5-1=Evgeni Nabokov 33 saves / 36 shots
goalie5-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 22 saves / 26 shots
won5=1
date6=April 20
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=166&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=2–0
scoring6-1="No Scoring"
scoring6-2=Owen Nolan 2 - 11:33
Daymond Langkow 2 - 39:03
goalie6-1=Evgeni Nabokov 23 saves / 25 shots
goalie6-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 21 saves / 21 shots
won6=2
date7=April 22
recap7=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=167&season=20072008&gameType=3
score7="5–3"
scoring7-1=Joe Thornton 2 - "pp" - 10:57
Jeremy Roenick 1 - 26:04
Jeremy Roenick 2 - "pp" - 29:04
Joe Pavelski 3 - 34:01
Devin Setoguchi 2 - 34:53
scoring7-2=12:23 - "pp" - Jarome Iginla 4
23:33 - Owen Nolan 3
45:18 - Wayne Primeau 1
goalie7-1=Evgeni Nabokov 19 saves / 22 shots
goalie7-2=Miikka Kiprusoff 26 saves / 30 shots
Curtis Joseph 10 saves / 11 shots
won7=1
series=San Jose won series 4–3

(3) Minnesota Wild vs. (6) Colorado Avalanche

The first three games of the conference quarterfinals series between the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche each ended with 3–2 scores in overtime, with the Avalanche taking the first game and the Wild winning the next two. But five different Colorado players scored goals in Game 4 to give them the win. Then Wojtek Wolski and Paul Stastny scored less than 80 seconds apart in the third period of Game 5 to win it for the Avs. Colorado then captured the series in Game 6, aided by Jose Theodore's 34 saves out of 35 shots.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Minnesota Wild
team2=Colorado Avalanche
stadium1=Xcel Energy Center
stadium2=Pepsi Center
date1=April 9
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=171&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=2–3
scoring1-1=Mikko Koivu 1 - 53:02
Todd Fedoruk 1 - 56:13
scoring1-2=21:29 - Kurt Sauer 1
33:08 - "pp" - Ryan Smyth 1
71:11 - Joe Sakic 1
goalie1-1=Niklas Backstrom 19 saves / 22 shots
goalie1-2=Jose Theodore 28 saves / 30 shots
won1=2
ot1=1
date2=April 11
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=172&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=3–2
scoring2-1=Pavol Demitra 1 - "pp" - 41:37
Mikko Koivu 2 - 58:09
Keith Carney 1 - 61:14
scoring2-2=17:06 - Peter Forsberg 1
59:16 - Milan Hejduk 1
goalie2-1=Niklas Backstrom 24 saves / 26 shots
goalie2-2=Jose Theodore 28 saves / 31 shots
won2=1
ot2=1
date3=April 14
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=173&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=2–3
scoring3-1=27:13 - Mikko Koivu 3
31:32 - "sh" - Brian Rolston 1
71:58 - Pierre-Marc Bouchard 1
scoring3-2=Andrew Brunette 1 - 15:19
Joe Sakic 2 - 54:56
goalie3-1=Niklas Backstrom 44 saves / 46 shots
goalie3-2=Jose Theodore 36 saves / 39 shots
won3=1
ot3=1
date4=April 15
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=174&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=5–1
scoring4-1=43:11 - "sh" - Mikko Koivu 4
scoring4-2=Andrew Brunette 2 - 4:01
Wojtek Wolski 1 - 5:37
Tyler Arnason 1 - 11:08
Ruslan Salei 1 - "pp" - 27:42
Milan Hejduk 2 - "pp" - 36:44
goalie4-1=Niklas Backstrom 24 saves / 29 shots
Josh Harding 11 saves / 11 shots
goalie4-2=Jose Theodore 24 saves / 25 shots
won4=2
date5=April 17
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=175&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=2–3
scoring5-1=Pierre-Marc Bouchard 2 - "pp" - 19:20
Brian Rolston 2 - 59:57
scoring5-2=12:24 - "pp" - Andrew Brunette 3
45:06 - "pp" - Wojtek Wolski 2
46:25 - Paul Stastny 1
goalie5-1=Niklas Backstrom 14 saves / 17 shots
goalie5-2=Jose Theodore 38 saves / 40 shots
won5=2
date6=April 19
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=176&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=2–1
scoring6-1=20:36 - Aaron Voros 1
scoring6-2=Ben Guite 1 - "sh" - 8:02
Ryan Smyth 2 - 32:30
goalie6-1=Niklas Backstrom 28 saves / 30 shots
goalie6-2=Jose Theodore 34 saves / 35 shots
won6=2
series=Colorado won series 4–2

(4) Anaheim Ducks vs. (5) Dallas Stars

The defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks came into the 2008 playoffs finishing second in the Pacific Division behind the San Jose Sharks, and they were slotted as the fourth seed in the West facing the fifth seeded Dallas Stars in the opening round. Despite winning five of eight games against the Ducks during the regular season, the Stars had lost their last two matchups and only collected six total points in the month of March (out of a possible 22 points). Consequently, the defending champions were heavy favorites against the Stars, who had not made it out of the first round in over five years.

Dallas stunned the undisciplined Ducks, posting a 4–0 shutout in Game 1, with all four goals coming on the powerplay. Anaheim went into in Game 2 with a much more focused attack but could only manage a 2–2 tie after two periods. Dallas then took control of the series, getting three goals in the third period.

The series shifted to Dallas with the Stars having a 2–0 series lead. In Game 3, the Ducks avoided a 3–0 deficit by taking control early in the game and jumping out to a 4–0 lead, with two goals coming from Ducks captain Chris Pronger. Anaheim won the game, 4–2. Anaheim's leading goal scorer in the regular season, Corey Perry, returned from injury in Game 4. However, the Ducks could not keep up with the Stars' home-ice advantage, and scored their only goal of the game with eight seconds left. Dallas won the game 3–1 and took a commanding 3–1 series lead.

Game 5 returned to Anaheim—where the Stars had already won the first two games of the series—as the Ducks attempted to avoid elimination. The Stars kept it close, but the Ducks took control late in the game, getting their first contributions of the series from Perry. The Ducks won 5–2 to send the series back to Dallas. In Dallas, the Ducks struck first, getting another goal from Perry, but the Stars scored four goals in the third period with defenseman Stephane Robidas scoring a goal and then setting up Stu Barnes for the game winner just one minute later to give the Stars the series win.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Anaheim Ducks
team2=Dallas Stars
stadium1=Honda Center
stadium2=American Airlines Center
date1=April 10
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=181&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=0–4
scoring1-1="No Scoring"
scoring1-2=11:25 - "pp" - Steve Ott 1
17:34 - "pp" - Loui Eriksson 1
23:58 - "pp" - Jere Lehtinen 1
37:22 - "pp" - Brenden Morrow 1
goalie1-1=Jean-Sebastien Giguere 33 saves / 37 shots
goalie1-2=Marty Turco 23 saves / 23 shots
won1=2
date2=April 12
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=182&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=2–5
scoring2-1=Teemu Selanne 1 - "pp" - 23:41
Travis Moen 1 - 36:19
scoring2-2=06:28 - Mike Ribeiro 1
21:28 - "pp" - Jere Lehtinen 2
45:47 - "pp" - Mike Modano 1
46:42 - Brad Richards 1
54:36 - Loui Eriksson 2
goalie2-1=Jean-Sebastien Giguere 25 saves / 30 shots
goalie2-2=Marty Turco 20 saves / 22 shots
won2=2
date3=April 15
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=183&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=2–4
scoring3-1=6:39 - Todd Marchant 1
10:09 - Ryan Getzlaf 1
14:31 - "pp" - Chris Pronger 1
25:34 - "pp" - Chris Pronger 2
scoring3-2=Brenden Morrow 2 - "pp" - 45:43
Brenden Morrow 3 - "pp" - 47:22
goalie3-1=Jean-Sebastien Giguere 31 saves / 33 shots
goalie3-2=Marty Turco 11 saves / 15 shots
won3=1
date4=April 17
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=184&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=3–1
scoring4-1=59:52 - Mathieu Schneider 1
scoring4-2=Joel Lundqvist 1 - 16:39
Stu Barnes 1 - 49:01
Steve Ott 2 - 57:17
goalie4-1=Jean-Sebastien Giguere 17 saves / 20 shots
goalie4-2=Marty Turco 28 saves / 29 shots
won4=2
date5=April 18
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=185&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=5–2
scoring5-1=Corey Perry 1 - 8:25
Ryan Getzlaf 2 - "pp" - 31:03
Teemu Selanne 2 - "pp" - 40:48
Sean O'Donnell 1 - 52:05
Todd Marchant 2 - "en" - 58:36
scoring5-2=18:27 - Mattias Norstrom 1
44:41 - Mike Ribeiro 2
goalie5-1=Jean-Sebastien Giguere 40 saves / 42 shots
goalie5-2=Marty Turco 27 saves / 31 shots
won5=1
date6=April 20
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=186&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=4–1
scoring6-1=22:11 - Corey Perry 2
scoring6-2=Stephane Robidas 1 - "pp" - 41:18
Stu Barnes 2 - 42:10
Loui Eriksson 3 - 57:42
Mike Modano 2 - "pp - en" - 59:56
goalie6-1=Jean-Sebastien Giguere 22 saves / 25 shots
goalie6-2=Marty Turco 17 saves / 18 shots
won6=2
series=Dallas won series 4–2

Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(1) Montreal Canadiens vs. (6) Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers won four consecutive games to eliminate the Eastern Conference top seeded Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens took Game 1 with Tom Kostopoulos's goal in overtime, but then had a hard time getting past Flyers goaltender Martin Biron for the rest of the series. Montreal goaltender Carey Price started to struggle with the Flyers, and was replaced by Jaroslav Halak late in Game 3. Price regained his starting job in Game 5, and the Canadians jumped to a 3–1 lead early in the second period, but the Flyers scored three consecutive goals en route to a 6–4 series clinching victory.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Montreal Canadiens
team2=Philadelphia Flyers
stadium1=Bell Centre
stadium2=Wachovia Center
date1=April 24
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=211&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–3
1-1-1="No Scoring"
1-2-1=Andrei Kostitsyn 4 - 09:44
Alexei Kovalev 3 - "sh" - 16:53
1-3-1=Alexei Kovalev 4 - "pp" - 19:31
1-4-1=Tom Kostopoulos 3 - 00:48
1-1-2=13:15 - R. J. Umberger 2
16:49 - Jim Dowd 1
1-3-2=00:19 - "pp" - Joffrey Lupul 2
goalie1-1=Carey Price 30 saves / 33 shots
goalie1-2=Martin Biron 30 saves / 34 shots
won1=1
ot1=1
date2=April 26
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=212&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=2–4
2-1-1=Saku Koivu 1 - "pp" - 16:18
2-3-1=Andrei Markov 1 - 01:26
2-1-2=05:53 - R. J. Umberger 3
08:39 - "pp" - Jeff Carter 4
2-2-2=13:33 - Daniel Briere 7
2-3-2=17:39 - R. J. Umberger 4
goalie2-1=Carey Price 19 saves / 23 shots
goalie2-2=Martin Biron 34 saves / 36 shots
won2=2
date3=April 28
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=213&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=3–2
3-1-1="No Scoring"
3-3-1=07:29 - "pp" - Tomas Plekanec 2
08:41 - "pp" - Saku Koivu 2
3-2-2=Scottie Upshall 2 - 07:04
Mike Richards 3 - "sh" - 15:12
R. J. Umberger 5 - 18:19
goalie3-1=Carey Price 9 saves / 12 shots
Jaroslav Halak 2 saves / 2 shots
goalie3-2=Martin Biron 32 saves / 34 shots
won3=2
date4=April 30
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=214&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=4–2
4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-3-1=12:59 - Tomas Plekanec 3
13:36 - Saku Koivu 3
4-2-2=R. J. Umberger 6 - "pp" - 07:47
4-3-2=Scott Hartnell 2 - 06:47
Daniel Briere 8 - "pp" - 16:22
R. J. Umberger 7 - "en" - 19:58
goalie4-1=Jaroslav Halak 22 saves / 25 shots
goalie4-2=Martin Biron 36 saves / 38 shots
won4=2
date5=May 3
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=215&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=4–6
5-1-1=Tomas Plekanec 4 - "pp" - 04:29
Alexei Kovalev 5 - 11:28
5-2-1=Christopher Higgins 3 - 08:15
5-1-2=10:20 - R.J. Umberger 8
5-2-2=14:02 - Mike Richards 4
15:44 - R.J. Umberger 9
17:00 - Scott Hartnell 3
5-3-1=Andrei Kostitsyn 5 - 02:13
5-3-2=16:56 - Scottie Upshall 3
19:10 - "en" - Mike Knuble 3
goalie5-1=Carey Price 31 saves / 36 shots
goalie5-2=Martin Biron 31 saves / 35 shots
won5=2
series= Philadelphia won series 4–1

(2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) New York Rangers

The semifinal matchup, between two Atlantic Division rivals, began on April 25. After overcoming a 3–0 deficit midway through the 2nd period, the Penguins took the lead with 1:41 remaining, and held on to win the game 5–4. [cite news |title=Semifinals: Game One recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?gameNumber=221&gameType=3&page=Recap&season=20072008&service=page |publisher=Associated Press] In Game Two Penguins' goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots to achieve his second shutout of the playoffs; the Penguins won the game 2–0 to take a 2–0 lead in the series. [cite news |title=Semifinals: Game Two recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?gameNumber=222&gameType=3&page=Recap&season=20072008&service=page |publisher=Associated Press] Game Three shifted the series to New York, where the Rangers were undefeated against the Penguins during the regular season. Martin Straka scored his second goal of the series to tie the game at one, in the first period. But in late in the second Evgeni Malkin netted his second game-winning goal of the series to give the Penguins a 3–0 lead in the series. [cite news |title=Semifinals: Game Three recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=Recap&seas=20072008&gtype=3&gnum=223 |publisher=Associated Press] Facing elimination in Game Four, Rangers' goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 29 shots that he faced, and Jaromir Jagr scored twice as New York shutout the Penguins, 3–0. [cite news |title=Semifinals: Game Four recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=224&season=20072008&gameType=3 |publisher=Associated Press] Game Five was played in Pittsburgh, after falling to a 2–0 deficit the Rangers battled back to tie the game, which was forced into overtime. Pittsburgh's Marian Hossa, scored his fourth goal of the series, at the 7:10 mark of the first overtime, to win the series for the Penguins. [cite news |title=Semifinals: Game Five recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?gameNumber=225&gameType=3&page=Recap&season=20072008&service=page |publisher=Associated Press] The Penguins went on to play another division rival, the Philadelphia Flyers, for the Eastern Conference championship.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Pittsburgh Penguins
team2=New York Rangers
stadium1=Mellon Arena
stadium2=Madison Square Garden
date1=April 25
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=221&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=5–4
1-1-1="No Scoring"
1-2-1=Jarkko Ruutu 2 - 08:13
Pascal Dupuis 1 - 08:27
1-3-1=Marian Hossa 2 - 04:40
Petr Sykora 4 - 05:00
Evgeni Malkin 3 - "pp" - 18:19
1-1-2=13:40 - "pp" - Martin Straka 2
1-2-2=01:52 - Chris Drury 3
03:37 - Sean Avery 4
1-3-2=10:04 - Scott Gomez 4
goalie1-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 20 saves / 24 shots
goalie1-2=Henrik Lundqvist 21 saves / 26 shots
won1=1
date2=April 27
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=222&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=2–0
2-1-1="No Scoring"
2-2-1=Jordan Staal 2 - "pp" - 13:55
2-3-1=Adam Hall 1 - "en" - 19:43
goalie2-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 26 saves / 26 shots
goalie2-2=Henrik Lundqvist 30 saves / 31 shots
won2=1
date3=April 29
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=223&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=3–5
3-1-1=01:02 - Marian Hossa 3
16:17 - Georges Laraque 1
17:41 - "pp" - Evgeni Malkin 4
3-2-1=17:53 - "pp" - Evgeni Malkin 5
3-3-1=02:30 - Ryan Malone 3
3-1-2=Martin Straka 3 - 14:32
3-2-2=Ryan Callahan 2 - 12:07
Jaromir Jagr 3 - 13:11
goalie3-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 36 saves / 39 shots
goalie3-2=Henrik Lundqvist 12 saves / 17 shots
won3=1
date4=May 1
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=224&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=3–0
4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-2-2=Jaromir Jagr 4 - 12:45
4-3-2=Brandon Dubinsky 4 - "pp" - 00:44
Jaromir Jagr 5 - "pp" - "en" - 19:46
goalie4-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 20 saves / 22 shots
goalie4-2=Henrik Lundqvist 20 saves / 20 shots
won4=2
date5=May 4
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=225&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=3–2
5-1-1="No Scoring"
5-2-1=Marian Hossa 4 - "pp" - 08:45
Evgeni Malkin 6 - 12:40
5-3-2=Lauri Korpikoski 1 - 02:03
Nigel Dawes 2 - 03:25
5-4-1=Marian Hossa 5 - 07:10
goalie5-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 20 saves / 22 shots
goalie5-2=Henrik Lundqvist 37 saves / 40 shots
won5=1
ot5=OT
series=Pittsburgh won series 4–1

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Colorado Avalanche

The Red Wings and Avalanche met for the sixth time in the playoffs, with the winner of the series later winning the Stanley Cup 3 times. Once bitter rivals, this series proved to be no contest as the Red Wings scored 21 total goals in four games to sweep the Avalanche, the first ever sweep in the two teams playoff matchups against each other. Detroit's Johan Franzen scored 9 goals, including two hat tricks, breaking the franchise record for goals in a playoff series, and also outscoring the entire Avalanche team. Meanwhile, Colorado was depleted with several key players out with injuries, including Peter Forsberg (who played 1 game in the series), Ryan Smyth, Paul Stastny, and Wojtek Wolski.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Detroit Red Wings
team2=Colorado Avalanche
stadium1=Joe Louis Arena
stadium2=Pepsi Center
date1=April 24
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=231&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–3
1-1-1=Henrik Zetterberg 3 - 09:46
Daniel Cleary 1 - 13:48
Johan Franzen 3 - "pp" - 17:23
1-2-1=Johan Franzen 4 - 01:13
1-1-2=08:53 - Paul Stastny 2
1-2-2=05:17 - John-Michael Liles 1
16:29 - Milan Hejduk 3
goalie1-1=Chris Osgood 18 saves / 21 shots
goalie1-2=Jose Theodore 12 saves / 16 shots
Peter Budaj 20 saves / 20 shots
won1=1
date2=April 26
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=232&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=5–1
2-1-1=Johan Franzen 5 - "pp" - 04:22
2-2-1=Johan Franzen 6 - "pp" - 04:04
Valtteri Filppula 2 - 05:42
Henrik Zetterberg 4 - 10:11
2-3-1=Johan Franzen 7 - "sh" - 08:47
2-3-2=02:38 - Ian Laperriere 1
goalie2-1=Chris Osgood 19 saves / 20 shots
goalie2-2=Jose Theodore 16 saves / 20 shots
Peter Budaj 19 saves / 20 shots
won2=1
date3=April 29
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=233&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=3–4
3-1-1=12:14 - "pp" - Pavel Datsyuk 4
13:12 - Johan Franzen 8
3-2-1=12:14 - Pavel Datsyuk 5
12:24 - "pp" - Henrik Zetterberg 4
3-1-2=Cody McLeod 1 - 05:17
3-2-2=Andrew Brunette 4 - "pp" - 08:08
3-3-2=Andrew Brunette 5 - "pp" - 05:19
goalie3-1=Chris Osgood 30 saves / 33 shots
goalie3-2=Jose Theodore 31 saves / 35 shots
won3=1
date4=May 1
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=234&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=2–8
4-1-1=04:33 - Mikael Samuelsson 1
18:34 - Tomas Holmstrom 2
19:21 - Johan Franzen 9
4-2-1=02:15 - "pp" - Henrik Zetterberg 5
05:45 - Henrik Zetterberg 6
11:37 - "sh" - Johan Franzen 10
17:15 - "pp" - Johan Franzen 11
4-3-1=08:02 - Mikael Samuelsson 2
4-1-2=Tyler Arnason 2 - "pp" - 06:51
4-3-2=John-Michael Liles 2 - "pp" - 10:26
goalie4-1=Chris Osgood 29 saves / 31 shots
goalie4-2=Jose Theodore 12 saves / 15 shots
Peter Budaj 20 saves / 25 shots
won4=1
series=Detroit won series 4–0

(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (5) Dallas Stars

Dallas opened the series having not lost in regulation to the Sharks in San Jose since 2006, however, as in the Anaheim series, the Stars were seeded lower than the Sharks, who had home ice advantage.

Game 1 went to overtime after a late goal by Jonathan Cheechoo which tied the game, but Dallas captain Brenden Morrow scored in overtime to finish the game at 3–2. In Game 2, defenceman Sergei Zubov returned from a hernia injury that had kept him out since January. Stars' center Brad Richards keyed a four goal outburst in the third period for Dallas, scoring a goal and three assists to lead The Stars to a 5–2 win. The Stars became only the fifth team in NHL history to win games 1 and 2 on the road in back to back series in the playoffs. In Game 3 in Dallas, the Stars won again in overtime on a rare goal from defenceman Mattias Norstrom.

With the Stars leading the Sharks 3–0 in the series, San Jose fought off elimination with third period goals from Patrick Marleau and Milan Michalek in Game 4. San Jose came back home for Game 5. Dallas took a two goal lead into the third period, however, the Sharks tied the game with goals by Michalek and Brian Campbell. Overtime was needed for the third time in five games, but just 1:05 into the first overtime, San Jose center Joe Pavelski converted a turnover to keep the Sharks alive in the playoffs down 3–2. Brenden Morrow had two goals disallowed in the game for illegally kicking the puck into the net and bunting one in with his hand.

In Game 6, Stars right wing Antti Miettinen opened the scoring in the second period off a rebound from Mike Modano. Minutes into the third period, San Jose winger Ryane Clowe tied the game on an odd shot from the halfboards. Replay showed the puck appeared to have been played with an illegal hand pass. Stars goaltender Marty Turco protested, but no official review took place, and the goal was allowed to stand. The game required overtime for the fourth time in the series. The game played on until the early hours of the morning and featured a fantastic goaltending duel between Turco and Sharks' goalie Evgeni Nabokov, each trading spectacular saves throughout all four overtimes. Just past the 9:00 mark of the fourth overtime, with Brian Campbell in the Sharks' penalty box for tripping, Brenden Morrow tipped home a pass from defenceman Stephane Robidas to end the eighth longest game in NHL history and win the series for the Stars 4–2. Goaltenders Turco and Nabokov set team records for saves in a game with 61 and 53 respectively.NHLPlayoffs
team1=San Jose Sharks
team2=Dallas Stars
stadium1=HP Pavilion at San Jose
stadium2=American Airlines Center
date1=April 25
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=241&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=2–3
1-1-1="No Scoring"
1-2-1=Milan Michalek 1 - 04:50
1-3-1=Jonathan Cheechoo 4 - 16:58
1-2-2=06:06 - "pp" - Mike Modano 3
09:09 - Brenden Morrow 4
1-4-2=04:39 - Brenden Morrow 5
goalie1-1=Evgeni Nabokov 15 saves / 18 shots
goalie1-2=Marty Turco 25 saves / 27 shots
won1=2
ot1=1
date2=April 27
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=242&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=2–5
2-1-1=Joe Pavelski 4 - "pp" - 10:13
2-2-1=Milan Michalek 2 - 14:54
2-1-2=15:37 - Mike Ribeiro 3
2-3-2=00:32 - Brad Richards 2
03:39 - "pp" - Mike Modano 4
13:55 - Niklas Hagman 1
18:45 - "en" - Niklas Hagman 2
goalie2-1=Evgeni Nabokov 20 saves / 24 shots
goalie2-2=Marty Turco 26 saves / 28 shots
won2=2
date3=April 29
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=243&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=2–1
3-1-1=19:25 - "sh" - Patrick Marleau 3
3-3-2=Sergei Zubov 1 - "pp" - 00:47
3-4-2=Mattias Norstrom 2 - 04:37
goalie3-1=Evgeni Nabokov 27 saves / 29 shots
goalie3-2=Marty Turco 19 saves / 20 shots
ot3=1
won3=2
date4=April 30
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=244&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=1–2
4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-2-1=09:19 - "sh" - Patrick Marleau 4
4-3-1=03:26 - "pp" - Milan Michalek 3
4-2-2=Jere Lehtinen 3 - 05:25
goalie4-1=Evgeni Nabokov 17 saves / 18 shots
goalie4-2=Marty Turco 22 saves / 24 shots
won4=1
date5=May 2
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=245&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=3–2
5-1-1="No Scoring"
5-2-2=06:14 - "pp" - Jere Lehtinen 4
19:04 - Brenden Morrow 6
5-3-1=Milan Michalek 4 - 06:20
Brian Campbell 1 - 11:07
5-4-1=Joe Pavelski 5 - 01:05
goalie5-1=Evgeni Nabokov 24 saves / 26 shots
goalie5-2=Marty Turco 19 saves / 22 shots
ot5=1
won5=1
date6=May 4
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=246&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=2–1
6-1-1="No Scoring"
6-2-2=Antti Miettinen 1 - 04:49
6-3-1=01:39 - Ryan Clowe 5
6-4-2=Brenden Morrow 7 - "pp" - 09:03
goalie6-1=Evgeni Nabokov 53 saves / 55 shots
goalie6-2=Marty Turco 61 saves / 62 shots
ot6=4
won6=2
series=Dallas won series 4–2

Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Finals

(2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (6) Philadelphia Flyers

The Eastern Conference finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers began on May 9. Game One was tied with seven seconds remaining in the first period when Evgeni Malkin scored to give the Penguins a 3–2 lead. Malkin scored the first shorthanded goal of his career in the second to give the Penguins a 4–2 win and a 1–0 series lead. [cite news |title=Eastern Finals: Game One recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?gameNumber=311&gameType=3&page=Recap&season=20072008&service=page |publisher=Associated Press] With less than a minute left in the second period, of Game Two, Mike Richards scored his third goal of the series to tie the game at two. But Maxime Talbot and Jordan Staal added goals for the Penguins to give them their second consecutive 4–2 victory. [cite news |title=Eastern Finals: Game Two recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app?gameNumber=312&gameType=3&page=Recap&season=20072008&service=page |publisher=Associated Press] The series shifted to Philadelphia for Game Three, where the Penguins struggled in the regular season. R. J. Umberger scored half-way through the first period to pull the Flyers within one goal, but the Flyers failed to score again. After getting two more goals in the third the Penguins won the game 4–1, to gain a 3–0 series lead. [cite news |title=Eastern Finals: Game Three recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=Recap&seas=20072008&gtype=3&gnum=313|publisher=Associated Press] Facing elimination in Game Four, the Flyers jumped out to a 3–0 lead in the first period. Penguins' Jordan Staal scored twice in the third period, but Joffery Lupul tallied his second goal of the game to win the game for the Flyers, 4–2. [cite news |title=Eastern Finals: Game Four recap |url=http://penguins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=Recap&seas=20072008&gtype=3&gnum=314|publisher=Associated Press] With the series returning to Pittsburgh, the Penguins won their eighth consecutive home game to win the Prince of Wales Trophy, by a final score of 6–0.NHLPlayoffs
team1=Pittsburgh Penguins
team2=Philadelphia Flyers
stadium1=Mellon Arena
stadium2=Wachovia Center
date1=May 9
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=311&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–2
1-1-1=Petr Sykora 5 - 06:19
Sidney Crosby 3 - 14:11
Evgeni Malkin 7 - 19:53
1-2-1=Evgeni Malkin 8 - "sh" - 04:50
1-1-2=08:30 - Mike Richards 5
12:50 - Mike Richards 6
goalie1-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 25 saves / 27 shots
goalie1-2=Martin Biron 17 saves / 21 shots
won1=1
date2=May 11
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=312&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=4–2
2-1-1=Sidney Crosby 4 - "pp" - 10:48
2-2-1=Marian Hossa 6 - "pp" - 13:43
2-2-2=05:46 - "pp" -Jeff Carter 5
19:36 - "sh" - Mike Richards 7
2-3-1=Maxime Talbot 2 - 08:51
Jordan Staal 3 - "en" - 19:31
goalie2-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 30 saves / 32 shots
goalie2-2=Martin Biron 34 saves / 37 shots
won2=1
date3=May 13
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=313&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=1–4
3-1-1=05:03 - "pp" - Ryan Whitney 1
07:41 - Marian Hossa 7
3-1-2=R. J. Umberger 10 - 10:59
3-3-1=09:58 - Ryan Malone 4
19:06 - "en" - Marian Hossa 8
goalie3-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 17 saves / 18 shots
goalie3-2=Martin Biron 21 saves / 24 shots
won3=1
date4=May 15
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=314&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=4–2
4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-1-2=Joffrey Lupul 4 - 08:27
Daniel Briere 9 - "pp" - 11:48
Jeff Carter 6 - "pp" - 18:50
4-3-1=03:16 - Jordan Staal 4
14:11 - Jordan Staal 5
4-3-2=Joffrey Lupul 5 - "en" - 19:27
goalie4-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 30 saves / 33 shots
goalie4-2=Martin Biron 36 saves / 38 shots
won4=2
date5=May 18
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=315&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=6–0
5-1-1=Ryan Malone 5 - "pp" - 02:30
Evgeni Malkin 9 - 09:50
5-2-1=Marian Hossa 9 - 08:24
Ryan Malone 6 - "pp" - 11:42
Jordan Staal 6 - 19:02
5-3-1=Pascal Dupuis 2 - 04:03
goalie5-1=Marc-Andre Fleury 21 saves / 21 shots
goalie5-2=Martin Biron 19 saves / 25 shots
won5=1
series=Pittsburgh won series 4–1

Western Conference Finals

The Red Wings and Stars met in the playoffs for the first time since the 1998 Western Conference Finals. Detroit took a 1-0 series lead in Game 1, winning 4-1, with Red Wings winger Johan Franzen scored his league leading 12th playoff goal. The Red Wings won Game 2 by a 2-1 margin; rookie Darren Helm scored his first career playoff goal. A scrum followed the game, originating when Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood's stick struck Stars center Mike Ribiero, who retaliated with a two handed slash to Osgood's chest; no suspensions were given.

The Red Wings dominated the Stars in Game 3 in Dallas, winning 5-2. Winger Pavel Datsyuk recorded a hat trick for the Red Wings, while Osgood stopped 16 shots for the win. But the Stars would avoid elimination in Game 4, winning 3-1. Back in Detroit for Game 5, Stars goaltender Marty Turco stopped 38 shots as the Stars won, 2-1. It was Turco's first ever win at Joe Louis Arena at the professional level. But the Red Wings would return to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2002, winning Game 6 by a score of 4-1.

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (5) Dallas Stars

NHLPlayoffs
team1=Detroit Red Wings
team2=Dallas Stars
stadium1=Joe Louis Arena
stadium2=American Airlines Center
date1=May 8
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=321&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–1
1-1-1=Brian Rafalski 2 - "pp" - 04:28
Johan Franzen 12 - "pp" - 15:34
1-2-1=Tomas Holmstrom 3 - "pp" - 06:40
Valtteri Filppula 3 - 15:37
1-2-2=18:53 - Brenden Morrow 8
goalie1-1=Chris Osgood 20 saves / 21 shots
goalie1-2=Marty Turco 27 saves / 31 shots
won1=1
date2=May 10
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=322&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=2–1
2-1-1=Darren Helm 1 - 05:56
Henrik Zetterberg 8 - "pp" - 15:13
2-1-2=10:41 - "pp" - Stephane Robidas 2
goalie2-1=Chris Osgood 17 saves / 18 shots
goalie2-2=Marty Turco 32 saves / 34 shots
won2=1
date3=May 12
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=323&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=2–5
3-1-1=09:27 - Pavel Datsyuk 6
15:50 - Pavel Datsyuk 7
3-1-2=Nicklas Grossman 1 - 15:13
3-2-1=11:54 - Jiri Hudler 3
3-2-2=Brad Richards 3 - 03:47
3-3-1=01:38 - "sh" - Henrik Zetterberg 9
17:19 - Pavel Datsyuk 8
goalie3-1=Chris Osgood 16 saves / 18 shots
goalie3-2=Marty Turco 16 saves / 21 shots
won3=1
date4=May 14
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=324&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=3–1
4-1-1="No Scoring"
4-2-2=Loui Eriksson 4 - 19:37
4-3-1=00:49 - Henrik Zetterberg 10
4-3-2=Mike Modano 5 - "pp" - 05:35
Brenden Morrow 9 - 14:34
goalie4-1=Chris Osgood 19 saves / 22 shots
goalie4-2=Marty Turco 33 saves / 34 shots
won4=2
date5=May 17
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=325&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=1–2
5-1-1=Jiri Hudler 4 - "pp" - 15:30
5-1-2=09:20 - Trevor Daley 1
5-2-2=06:04 - Joel Lundqvist 2
goalie5-1=Chris Osgood 19 saves / 21 shots
goalie5-2=Marty Turco 38 saves / 39 shots
won5=2
date6=May 19
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=326&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=1–4
6-1-1=03:45 - Kris Draper 3
11:41 - "pp" - Pavel Datsyuk 9
16:17 - Dallas Drake 1
6-2-1=03:11 - "sh" - Henrik Zetterberg 11
6-3-2=02:07 - "pp" - Stephane Robidas 3
goalie6-1=Chris Osgood 28 saves / 29 shots
goalie6-2=Marty Turco 25 saves / 29 shots
won6=1
series=Detroit won series 4–2

tanley Cup Final

The 2008 Stanley Cup Final was won by the Detroit Red Wings over the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. The series was broadcast in Canada by CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada". In Quebec, RDS televised the series. In the United States, Versus televised Games 1 and 2, while NBC broadcast the remainder.cite web | url=http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=363857 | title=2008 Stanley Cup Final will begin Saturday, May 24 | publisher=NHL.com | date=2008-05-19 | accessdate=2008-05-20] In the United Kingdom, all games were shown on Five.

(W1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (E2) Pittsburgh Penguins

NHLPlayoffs
team1=Detroit Red Wings
team2=Pittsburgh Penguins
stadium1=Joe Louis Arena
stadium2=Mellon Arena
date1=May 24
recap1=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=411&season=20072008&gameType=3
score1=4–0
1-1-1="No Scoring"
1-2-1=Mikael Samuelsson 3 - 13:01
1-3-1=Mikael Samuelsson 4 - 02:16
Daniel Cleary 2 - "sh" - 17:18
Henrik Zetterberg 12 - "pp" - 19:47
1-3-2="No Scoring"
goalie1-1=Chris Osgood 19 saves / 19 shots
goalie1-2=Marc-Andre Fleury 32 saves / 36 shots
won1=1
date2=May 26
recap2=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=412&season=20072008&gameType=3
score2=3–0
2-1-1=Brad Stuart 1 - 06:55
Tomas Holmstrom 4 - 11:18
2-3-1=Valtteri Filppula 4 - 08:48
goalie2-1=Chris Osgood 22 saves / 22 shots
goalie2-2=Marc-Andre Fleury 31 saves / 34 shots
won2=1
date3=May 28
recap3=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=413&season=20072008&gameType=3
score3=3–2
3-1-1="No Scoring"
3-2-1=14:48 - "pp" - Johan Franzen 13
3-3-1=13:37 - Mikael Samuelsson 5
3-1-2=Sidney Crosby 5 - 17:25
3-2-2=Sidney Crosby 6 - "pp" - 02:34
3-3-2=Adam Hall 2 - 07:18
goalie3-1=Chris Osgood 21 saves / 24 shots
goalie3-2=Marc-Andre Fleury 32 saves / 34 shots
won3=2
date4=May 31
recap4=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=414&season=20072008&gameType=3
score4=1–2
4-1-2=Marian Hossa 10 - "pp" - 02:51
4-1-1=07:06 - Nicklas Lidstrom 3
4-3-1=02:26 - Jiri Hudler 5
goalie4-1=Chris Osgood 22 saves / 23 shots
goalie4-2=Marc-Andre Fleury 28 saves / 30 shots
won4=1
date5=June 2
recap5=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=415&season=20072008&gameType=3
score5=3–4
5-1-1="No Scoring"
5-1-2=08:37 - Marian Hossa 11
14:41 - Adam Hall 3
5-2-1=Darren Helm 2 - 02:54
5-2-2="No Scoring"
5-3-1=Pavel Datsyuk 10 - "pp" - 06:43
Brian Rafalski 3 - 09:23
5-3-2=19:25 - Maxime Talbot 3
5-4-1="No Scoring"
5-4-2=9:57 - "pp" - Petr Sykora 6
goalie5-1=Chris Osgood 28 saves / 32 shots
goalie5-2=Marc-Andre Fleury 55 saves / 58 shots
ot5=3
won5=2
date6=June 4
recap6=www.nhl.com/nhl/app?service=page&page=Recap&gameNumber=416&season=20072008&gameType=3
score6=2–3
6-1-1=05:03 - "pp" - Brian Rafalski 4
6-2-1=08:07 - Valtteri Filppula 5
6-2-2=Evgeni Malkin 10 - "pp" - 15:26
6-3-1=07:36 - Henrik Zetterberg 13
6-3-2=Sergei Gonchar 2 - "pp" - 18:33
goalie6-1=Chris Osgood 20 saves / 22 shots
goalie6-2=Marc-Andre Fleury 27 saves / 30 shots
won6=1
tv6=NBC, CBC, RDS
series=Detroit won series 4–2

References

ee also

*2007–08 NHL season
*List of NHL seasons


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