The National Hockey League is one of the oldest professional hockey leagues, uniting clubs from Canada and the United States. Several million fans watch the games each year, and players strive to get into this prestigious organization. The NHL Pacific division is one of the most interesting.
NHL Hockey: How the season goes
Before the start of the season, clubs go through the draft procedure. This is an opportunity to add promising players from North America and Europe to their roster. The whole procedure takes place in a lottery format. A league game year consists of regular season and playoff games.
Regular Season Games
To participate, teams are divided into the Eastern and Western Confederations based on geography and then into three divisions. After that, they will play 82 games: 41 on home field and the same number of away games. In this case, the competition is played against clubs from other Confederations, as well as from their own division. The exact number of games against a particular opponent depends on the number of participants and is set before the start of the season. The final table allows the clubs with the most points in each division to advance to the playoffs. The NHL Pacific conference is part of the Western Confederation.
Clubs are divided into pairs and play a series of games up to 4 wins on one side. No draws are allowed: overtime until the first puck is entered to determine opponents.
Major NHL trophies
The league has more than 10 awards. Several major ones can be highlighted:
- Stanley Cup – played in the playoffs.
- President’s Cup – awarded to the team that scores the most points in the regular season.
- Art Ross Trophy – awarded to the top NHL scorers of the season.
- Vezina Trophy – awarded to the best goalie according to the coaches.
- Calder Trophy – awarded to the best rookie of the tournament.
The NHL Pacific division was formed in 1993 and is part of the Western Conference. The division’s roster was changed before the 2013/14 season. Before the 2017/18 season, the Pacific Division included a team from Las Vegas.
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