Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Mike Green. Green had 31 goals to lead defencemen at the end of the regular season with the Washington Capitals.
Steve Mason. Mason finished his first season in the NHL with a league-leading 10 shutouts with the Colombus Blue Jackets.
Boston Bruins. Boston finished the regular season with a record of 53-19-10 for 116 points, just one point behind the San Jose Sharks.
|The San Jose Sharks finished the regular season in first place, then lost in the first round of the playoffs. Which team beat them in round one?||The 2008-09 NHL Regular Season
Anaheim Ducks. After winning the Presidents Trophy with 117 points, they lost in game six to the 8th place Ducks.
New York Islanders. The Islanders finished the season with a record of 26-47-9 for 61 points.
Evgeni Malkin. This was his second consecutive season with more than 100 points (106, 113). These were done as a Pittsburgh Penguin.
Alexander Ovechkin. This was his third season with 50 or more goals (52, 65, 56). He was a Washington Capital during that time.
San Jose Sharks. The San Jose Sharks finished the regular season with a record of 53-18-11 for 117 points.
|The Carolina Hurricanes spent 2008-09 in a home arena sponsored by which financial services institution?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Royal Bank of Canada. Opened as the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena in 1999, RBC Center was originally built to replace Reynolds Coliseum, NC State's on-campus basketball arena. The Hurricanes moved into the facility in 1999, after spending two difficult seasons at the Greensboro Coliseum. From 1999 to 2008, RBC Center hosted the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's men's basketball tournament, a popular event involving historically black colleges and universities.
|The Los Angeles Kings supplied fans with excitement in 2008-09 at their home arena, which was sponsored by which office-supply company?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Staples. Staples Center replaced the Great Western Forum as the home ice of the Los Angeles Kings in 1999. The Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA also moved over from the Forum, and the Los Angeles Clippers moved over from the Los Angeles Sports Arena to join them. The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA joined the party in 2001. Staples Center hosted a number of events during its lifetime, including the public memorial service for the legendary singer Michael Jackson in July, 2009.
|The Toronto Maple Leafs sought to fly high in 2008-09, playing their home games in an arena sponsored by which airline?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Air Canada. Air Canada Centre was feted by its victorious primary tenants on back to back nights. The Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens on February 20, 1999, while the Toronto Raptors of the NBA beat the then-Vancouver Grizzlies the following night. The arena was built on the site of the former Canada Post Delivery Building, near the famed Union Station. The Maple Leafs played their home games at Maple Leaf Gardens from 1931 to 1999, before moving to Air Canada Centre.
|The Tampa Bay Lightning made headlines in 2008-09 in their arena, which was title-sponsored by which newspaper?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
St. Petersburg Times. Opened as the Ice Palace in 1996, the St. Pete Times Forum was the third home of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise. Immediately before playing at the Forum, the Lightning played their home games at the Thunderdome (later known as Tropicana Field). The Forum also served as the site of two different ArenaBowl contests (the championship game of the Arena Football League) and as the site of the 2007 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. The St. Petersburg Times was the most prolific daily paper in the Tampa Bay area, ahead of The Tampa Tribune. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel served Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County, while The Florida Times-Union served Jacksonville and northeastern Florida.
Jobing.com. Opened as Glendale Arena in 2003, Jobing.com Arena replaced America West Arena (later US Airways Arena) as the second home of the Coyotes after their move from Winnipeg. The team moved to its own arena because America West Arena was designed primary for basketball - the building's primary tenant was the Phoenix Suns of the NBA - and configuration of the arena for basketball led to some obstructed seating. The Coyotes shared Jobing.com arena with the Arizona Sting of the National Lacross League from 2003 to 2007.
|The Montreal Canadiens toiled away during the 2008-09 season in an arena sponsored by which communications company?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Bell Canada. Replacing the historic Montreal Forum as the home of the Canadiens, Bell Centre opened in 1996 as Molson Centre. Bell Canada took over the naming rights in 2002, after Molson sold the team. Bell Centre is one of the busiest arenas of its type in the world, hosting everything from WWE and UFC matches to musical concerts. In addition to flying the banners of hall-of-fame hockey stars like Maurice "The Rocket" Richard and Ken Dryden, the facility also paid homage to the Montreal Expos of Major League Baseball, hosting a single banner to honor stars Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines and Rusty Staub after the team left for Washington.
|The St. Louis Blues spent 2008-09 playing their home games in an arena sponsored by which financial services company?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Scottrade. Opened as Kiel Center in 1994, Scottrade took over title sponsorship of the building from Savvis in 2006. Scottrade Center replaced the St. Louis Arena as the home of the Blues in 1994. The facility also played host to the NCAA Women's Final Four in 2001 and 2009 and has served as host to the Missouri Valley Conference's men's basketball tournament.
|The Anaheim Ducks got things going in 2008-09 in an arena title sponsored by which automobile manufacturer?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Honda. Opened as Anaheim Arena in 1993, Honda Center was known as Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim until 2006. Arrowhead Water was the building's original title sponsor. In the Ducks' first two visits to the Stanley Cup Finals, in 2003 and 2007, they won every Finals game played in the building. Honda Center has also served as a second home for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, and sits across the street from Angels Stadium of Anaheim, home to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball.
|The Calgary Flames played in the Saddledome, one of the most distinctive arenas in all of professional sports. Which Canadian energy company served as the title sponsor of the Saddledome during the 2008-09 NHL season?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Pengrowth Energy Trust. After moving from the now-defunct Omni in Atlanta following the 1979-80 NHL season, the Flames spent three seasons at the Stampede Corral before moving into their new home, known then as the Olympic Saddledome, in 1983. Canadian Airlines served as the building's first corporate sponsor from 1996 to 2000, and relinquished sponsorship after being acquired by Air Canada. In addition to being the home of the Flames, the Saddledome also played host to ice hockey and figure skating events when Calgary hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988.
|The New Jersey Devils played the 2008-09 season at an arena sponsored by which major insurance and financial services provider?||2008-09 NHL Arena Sponsors
Prudential. Opened in 2007, Prudential Center is located in Newark, New Jersey, which was where Prudential Financial was founded in 1875. Unlike the Devils' former home, known at that time as Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, Prudential Center boasted excellent access to public transit. The Devils' first opponent at the Prudential Center, the Ottawa Senators, was also the last team they played in the Meadowlands.
4. The Pens swept the Canes in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Tampa Bay Lightning. The Islanders finished the season with the fewest points but had two more wins than the Lightning. The Lightning however had almost double the number of OT/SHO looses (18) than the Islanders.
|For the only the second time in the last 8 seasons, Nicklas Lidstrom failed to win the Norris Trophy. Who won the Norris Trophy in 2008-09?||The 2008-09 NHL Season
Zedeno Chara. In 2003-04, Scott Niedermayer beat out Lidstrom for the award.
Most consecutive games with a goal by a defenseman. The record for most goals by a defenseman in one season was 48 set by Pail Coffey 1985-86.
|Which player made headlines by attempting and succeeding in making a NHL comeback after a 5-year absence?||The 2008-09 NHL Season
Claude Lemieux. Claude Lemieux played 18 games with the Sharks while collecting 1 assist.
|This player was the property of 3 different NHL teams at different parts of the 2008-09 NHL season. He also played 3 games for the AHLs Manitoba Moose. Who is this?||The 2008-09 NHL Season
Lawrence Nycholat. Patrick O'Sullivan was also the property of 3 teams during the season and was traded twice on trade deadline day.
|Goaltender Olaf Kolzig played parts of 15 seasons for the Washington Capitals. He would sign with a different team before the start of the 2008-09 season, which would be his last in the NHL. With which team did Olaf Kolzig finish his carrier with?||The 2008-09 NHL Season
Toronto Maple Leafs. Olaf Kolzig signed with the Lightning but played only 8 games for the Lightning before rupturing a Bicep tendon, that forced him to miss the rest of the season. Even thought it was clear that Kolzig would miss the rest of the season, he was still traded to the Leafs at the trade deadline. He never did play a game as a Leaf.
|On February 15, who became the first player in NHL history to score three career 3-on-5 shorthanded goals?||The 2008-09 NHL Season
Mike Richards. Mike Peca led the league in shorthanded goals in 1996-97.