The National Hockey League (NHL) is the premier professional ice hockey league in North America. The league is home to 24 teams from the United States and 6 teams from Canada and and draws many top players from all over the world.
The NHL League consists of 2 conferences, the Eastern and the Western Conference, and 6 divisions, the Atlantis, Northeast, Southeast, Central, Northwest, and Pacific Division.
Atlantic Division: New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins.
Northeast Division: Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs.
Southeast Division: Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals.
Central Division: Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues.
Northwest Division: Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks.
Pacific Division: Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, San Jose Sharks.
The National Hockey League playoffs champion is awarded with the Stanley Cup, also referred to as The Cup or The Holy Grail.