2022-2023 NHL Season Recap
The 2023 NHL regular season standings were full of exciting moments and intense competition. Fans were treated to spectacular plays, nail-biting finishes, and unexpected upsets throughout the season. The league saw the emergence of new stars while established veterans continued to shine.
Summary By Conference
In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Maple Leafs dominated the competition and finished as the top seed. Led by Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner, the Leafs had the most potent offense in the conference and were a force to be reckoned with.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, last season’s Stanley Cup champions, also had a strong season, finishing second in the conference. The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals rounded out the top four in the East.
In the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche took the top spot thanks to their dominant play throughout the season. Nathan MacKinnon was a force to be reckoned with, and the team’s defense was among the best in the NHL league.
The Vegas Golden Knights finished second in the conference, followed by the Edmonton Oilers and the Minnesota Wild.
Best NHL Players of The 2023 Regular Season
The 2023 NHL season featured some outstanding individual performances. Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs led the league in goals and was a strong contender for the Hart Trophy.
Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche was a dominant force throughout the season and was also in the running for the league’s MVP award.
Other standout players included Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Andrei Vasilevskiy, also of the Lightning.
Understanding the NHL Standings
We have an elaborate current NHL standings table here. Divided into four tabs we have the preseason, division, league, and NHL playoff standings. Bookmark to keep track of how all teams are doing, and how the playoff picture (particularly the wild-card race) is unfolding.
Listed in this table are the points each team has accumulated, along with their wins, losses, overtime losses (OTL) and games played thus far. Also, the teams’ home/away records, current streak, record over the last 10 games, and goals for/against, too.
Conference standings are listed, and you can change the season with the dropdown menu. That way, each franchise’s record in recent seasons is also an option.
The NHL operates an 82-game regular season, with the top eight teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences advancing to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Making the playoffs are the top three teams from each division (each conference has two divisions) plus two wild-card teams, the ones with the most points outside of the top three in each division.
The wild-card teams play the division champs, while the other four qualifiers play one another. Under this format, teams with long playoff histories (the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, for example) may continue a rivalry.
The conference playoffs are composed of three series, each one a best-of-seven and leading to the Stanley Cup Final.
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NHL Major (Non-Stanley Cup) Event of the Season
Marquee events held throughout the NHL season are the All-Star Game and outdoor games (including the Winter and Heritage Classics.) Held at rotating sites, including some non-traditional venues, these (plus preseason games) come complete with odds.
- Date: February 18, 2023.
- Stadium: Carter–Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina.