Fifteen teams were eliminated from the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sixteen teams entered the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, and all were eliminated except the eventual Stanley Cup champions, the Los Angeles Kings.Continue Reading
Eight teams were eliminated in the Conference quarter-finals. In the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings.
In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks, the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars, the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Colorado Avalanche.
The next round of the playoffs were the Conference semi-finals, and four teams were eliminated in this stage. The Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference. In the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens eliminated their rivals the Boston Bruins.
The playoffs continued to the Conference finals, with the Los Angeles Kings beating the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers defeating the Montreal Canadiens to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. The Los Angeles Kings went on to eliminate the New York Rangers in five games and become the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions.Learn more about Classic Sports