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MINNESOTA WILD 2014 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS
June 6, 2014

The Minnesota Wild won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history last night by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in an exciting game 7 by a score of 6 to 4. This sparked outrage towards the Columbus Blue Jackets organization, the Wild's expansion cousins, who have yet to win a single playoff series and were not able to win their first playoff game until this post season.

GM Mackenzie didn't have much to say on the subject except that fans should be pleased with how the team is shaping up for next season.

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Recap

Conference Quarter-Finals Matchups
#1 Nashville Predators (51-25-6) def. #8 Chicago Blackhawks (39-31-12) in 6 games
#2 Colorado Avalanche (47-25-10) def. #7 Columbus Blue Jackets (41-32-9) in 6 games
#3 San Jose Sharks (44-33-5) def. #6 Vancouver Canucks (42-31-9) in 7 games
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #5 Detroit Red Wings (41-25-16) in 6 games

#8 New York Rangers (42-33-7) def. #1 Toronto Maple Leafs (55-25-2) in 7 games
#2 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-30-7) def. #7 Florida Panthers (42-32-8) in 7 games
#3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) def. #6 Montreal Canadiens (41-31-10) in 6 games
#5 Philadelphia Flyers (43-31-8) def. #4 Buffalo Sabres (44-29-9) in 6 games

Conference Semi-Finals Matchups
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #1 Nashville Predators (51-25-6) in 5 games
#3 San Jose Sharks (44-33-5) def. #2 Colorado Avalanche (47-25-10) in 5 games

#2 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-30-7) def. #8 New York Rangers (42-33-7) in 5 games
#3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) def. #5 Philadelphia Flyers (43-31-8) in 5 games

Conference Finals Matchups
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #3 San Jose Sharks (44-33-5) in 5 games

#3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) def. #2 Pittsburgh Penguins (45-30-7) in 7 games

Stanley Cup Finals
#4 Minnesota Wild (49-27-6) def. #3 Carolina Hurricanes (42-31-9) in 7 games

JACK JOHNSON TAKES HOME BILL MASTERTON MEMORIAL TROPHY AT NHL AWARDS
June 18, 2014

Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson became the second consecutive Columbus defenseman to win the award for perseverance and dedication to the sport of hockey. Defensive partner James Wisniewski won the award last season.

Sidney Crosby, Daniel Sedin, and Pekka Rinne all took home multiple awards at this year's event. Crosby took home the Art Ross Trophy, for accumulating the most points, the Frank J. Selke Trophy, for the league's top defensive forward, and shared the Maurice Richard Trophy, the award for the most prolific goal scorer of the year, with Phil Kessel. Daniel Sedin took home the Hart Memorial and Lady Byng Memorial Trophies as the league's most valuable player as voted on by the media and the league's most sportsmanlike player. Pekka Rinne was awarded the other MVP trophy, the Ted Lindsay Award, which is given to the league's most valuable player as voted by the NHLPA. Rinne also shared the William M. Jennings trophy with his goaltending partner Chris Mason.

2014 NHL AWARDS
Stanley CupMinnesota Wild
Presidents' TrophyToronto Maple Leafs (112 Points)
Clarence S. Campbell BowlMinnesota Wild
Prince of Wales TrophyCarolina Hurricanes
Art Ross TrophySidney Crosby (PIT, 91 Points)
Hart Memorial TrophyDaniel Sedin (VAN)
James Norris Memorial TrophyDaniel Girardi (NYR)
Lady Byng Memorial TrophyDaniel Sedin (VAN)
Calder Memorial TrophyRiku Helenius (TBL)
Conn Smythe TrophyNiklas Backstrom (MIN)
Vezina TrophyCarey Price (MTL)
William M. Jennings TrophyPekka Rinne & Chris Mason (NSH, 182 Goals Allowed)
Bill Masterton Memorial TrophyJack Johnson (CBJ)
Frank J. Selke TrophySidney Crosby (PIT)
Ted Lindsay AwardPekka Rinne (NSH)
Maurice Richard TrophySidney Crosby (PIT, 38 Goals) & Phil Kessel (TOR, 38 Goals)
Calder CupRockford Ice Hogs


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