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2005-06

• When the NHL resumed play following a work stoppage that cancelled the 2004-05 season, several rule changes were made. The most significant one is the shootout -- after a five-minute scoreless overtime period, teams will alternate taking penalty shots for three rounds. Additional rounds are added if three rounds are not enough to resolve the situation. The winning team gets two points for the win; the losing team gets one point for the overtime loss.

• Under terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, with NHL players competing in the Olympics, All-Star Games will not be played in Olympic years. This is the first year this comes into play, as the All-Star Game -- originally slated to be played in Glendale, AZ -- is called off.

• Reebok takes over as the league's official jersey manufacturer. All jerseys feature the Reebok logo on the back, just below the collar.

• Home-ice disadvantage: All four teams in the Western Conference who earned home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs were eliminated in that round.

• The Carolina Hurricanes win their first-ever Stanley Cup, beating the west's last seed, Edmonton Oilers, four games to three.


Mighty Ducks of Anaheim


Atlanta Thrashers


Boston Bruins


Buffalo Sabres


Calgary Flames


Carolina Hurricanes


Chicago Blackhawks


Colorado Avalanche


Columbus Blue Jackets


Dallas Stars


Detroit Red Wings


Edmonton Oilers


Florida Panthers


Los Angeles Kings


Minnesota Wild


Montreal Canadiens


Nashville Predators


New Jersey Devils


New York Islanders


New York Rangers


Ottawa Senators


Philadelphia Flyers


Phoenix Coyotes


Pittsburgh Penguins


St. Louis Blues


San Jose Sharks


Tampa Bay Lightning


Toronto Maple Leafs


Vancouver Canucks


Washington Capitals