The Stanley Cup Playoffs have come and gone, but the NHL still has a long way to go to get back to the playoffs.
Here’s a look at how the rest of the league stacks up, as well as the chances of some players making the Final.
With the postseason now underway, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in the playoffs so far.
The Final was a huge deal for both teams, as it was the last one to host in the postseason, and for a couple of reasons.
The teams were tied 1-1, so both teams were on a mission to make the Final, with each team hoping to win in overtime.
The Rangers and Blackhawks had both won Game 7s, and both teams had made it to that point with the exception of the Hawks, who lost in the first round in 1979.
After a 3-2 loss in Game 6, the Blackhawks were able to hold on for a 3–2 win in Game 7, which ended the series in the Blackhawks’ favor.
The Hawks were one of two teams to make a Final appearance, along with the Islanders, who had played in two prior Final appearances.
The Islanders were able win Game 6 on a two-goal, second-period power-play goal from Brian Elliott, which helped them win Game 7.
After Game 7 was a tough one for the Rangers, who were up 3-0 at the 11:15 mark in the third period.
The Islanders were on the verge of tying the series at 1-all when Alexei Kovalev scored in overtime, giving them a 2-1 lead at that point.
However, the Rangers scored the game-winning goal in overtime on the power play, which gave them a 3:02 lead in the series.
After that, the Islanders tied the series 3-3, but were able get the final out on a power play goal by Martin St. Louis at 10:17 of the third.
In the series finale, the Isles won 4-3.
The Penguins won Game 6 in OT, but they didn’t score a goal in the final five minutes of the game.
The Penguins also won Game 5 in OT after taking a 3,000-foot risk to win Game 1 in OT.
However, the Penguins’ goalie stopped 30 of 31 shots in the game, including 28 in overtime as the Rangers were able with their only goal in regulation.
The Blackhawks had a great Game 1 victory in Game 2.
Their only goal was a one-timer from Jonathan Toews, which was the game’s only overtime winner.
After losing Game 1, the Flyers had an exciting Game 3 victory.
They were able score two goals on the first two goals from Jason Spezza and Michal Kempny in overtime to tie the series 1-3 at 3-all.
However of course, the Lightning lost Game 3 in OT to the Bruins, who won Game 2 in Boston.
However in Game 4, the Bruins were able take a 3 1/2-goal lead and hold it for a long time.
In Game 5, the Canucks and Kings battled it out for the final Game 6 win.
The Kings were able use their speed to break the game open in the middle of the fourth period and take the lead.
However the Canucks scored the winning goal on a Ryan Getzlaf goal with 6:31 left in regulation to win 4-4.
The Kings went on to win the next two games to send the series to the second round.
The Lightning won Game 4 in OT and Game 5 by a final score of 5-4, but had to settle for a Game 7 loss.
The Stars lost Game 6 and went on a nine-game win streak to win 5-3 in Game 1 of the second-round.
However their only win came in the second overtime, which allowed the Stars to win 3-4 in overtime with 1:17 left in the 2nd period.
The Lightning were able keep up the pace and force the Bruins to shoot 3-on-2 in overtime for a 4-2 victory.
However for some reason, the two teams didn’t hit the first power play in overtime of Game 6.
The Stars won 4 3-1 to advance to the Second Round.
In a tie game, the Stars took a 1-0 lead on a shorthanded goal from Cody Eakin at the 5:42 mark of the 3rd period.
However Boston scored a power-out goal from Joonas Donskoi with 1 second left in overtime after Donskoi was able to tip in his rebound.
The Bruins won Game 1 by a score of 4-1.
However at the end of regulation, the Blues were able force overtime on a short breakaway by Datsyuk, which they converted.
The Bruins then won the next three games to win 6-2 and send the Stanley Series to the Western Conference Final.The Sharks