Hockey Card Sets (By Season)
2017-18 Hockey Cards
- Capital Offense: Washington outscores all in playoffs, wins team’s first Cup
- Vegas, Baby: Best expansion team ever reaches Cup Finals
- Century Season: 11 teams, 3 skaters with 100+ points
When expansion-team Vegas won the Pacific Division with the NHL’s fourth-best record, it was one of the best stories of NHL history. When the Knights dominated the first three rounds of the playoffs and then won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, they threatened to be one of the greatest stories in sports history. Instead, the Washington Capitals reached their historic pinnacle – their first Stanley Cup in the franchise’s 44-year history.
This was a super-competitive NHL season that had seven 40-goal men, three 100-point men and 11 teams with at least 100 points. It took 97 points to qualify for the playoffs in the East (Florida missed out with 96) and 95 to qualify in the West (St. Louis’ 94 was not enough). This was a special season for Presidents Cup winner Nashville (117 points) and Winnipeg (114 points, first trip to the conference finals). Tampa Bay led the East with 113 points and the NHL in goals before bowing to Washington in the conference finals.
Alex Ovechkin, the MVP of the playoffs, led the NHL (again) by scoring 49 goals. Edmonton’s Connor McDavid repeated as the league’s scoring leader, with 108 points, six more than Philly’s Claude Giroux, who tied with Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler for the league lead with 68 assists. Las Vegas’ William Karlsson was third in goals (43), first in plus/minus (+49) and first in scoring percentage (23.4). Ten qualifying goalies had save percentage of at least .924, lead by St. Louis’ Carter Hutton (.931), who also led in goals-against average (2.09).
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