National Hockey League, 2016

April 19, 2017 by in Hockey Standings tags: ,

In 2016 we see the National Hockey League hold its 133rd season of premier hockey (since 1883), and 99th season of formal league play (since 1917). The season started October 7, 2015 and ran until June 12, 2016. Conventionally, this season is named NHL 2015-2016 since the exhibition and regular season started in 2015 and culminated in the Stanley Cup championship series in 2016.

Thirty teams competed in an 82 game season, with sixteen of the 30 teams (53%) competing in the playoffs. The Eastern Conference and Western Conference champions faced off against each other for the Stanley Cup Championship.


Championships spanning 2015-16 for Eastern Conference (NHL)
Team # of Championships EC (NHL) Championship Points
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 14
Tampa Bay Lightning
1 (2015) 14

– vs –

Championships spanning 2015-16 for Western Conference (NHL)
Team # of Championships WC (NHL) Championship Points
San Jose Sharks
1 (2016) 14
Chicago Blackhawks
1 (2015) 14



Championships spanning 2015-16 for Stanley Cup Championship
Team # of Championships Premier Championship Points
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 (2016) 29
Chicago Blackhawks
1 (2015) 29

The 123rd Stanley Cup championship saw the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the San Jose Sharks with the following results:

  1. May 30 – Pittsburgh Penguins 3–2 San Jose Sharks
  2. June 1 – Pittsburgh Penguins 2–1 San Jose Sharks (OT)
  3. June 4 – San Jose Sharks 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (OT)
  4. June 6 – Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1 San Jose Sharks
  5. June 9 – San Jose Sharks 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins
  6. June 12 – Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1 San Jose Sharks


Al Young

Al Young

Al Young is a sports stats enthusiast and budding web designer. He loves how sports create legends and how sports stats can be tell stories as well. is his first web site dedicated to the group of 'stats-as-stories' web properties.
Al Young

Latest posts by Al Young (see all)

Leave a Comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.
Advertisment ad adsense adlogger