1967–68 NHL season

The NHL 1967/68 season was the 51th season in the National Hockey League. 12 teams each played 74 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Canadiens after a 4-0 win in the final series against the St. Louis Blues. After 25 years " Original Six " there was again an extension to the southwest. Six new teams were added in a separate group. With Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and St. Louis three cities came back to the NHL, who had already given in the 1930s, a short spell. Minnesota was a neighbor of the old team and Los Angeles and Oakland ventured for the first time to the West Coast. The team from San Francisco's neighboring city of Oakland began as a California Seals, but named itself on December 8 in Oakland Seals to. The Maple Leafs as the penultimate of the East Division 3 points had more than the Philadelphia Flyers, the winner of the West Division, showed the superiority of the old team. There was an expansion draft before the season started. The old team named each one goalkeeper and 11 field players who were not selected. Among the players who switched to the new teams were the goalkeeper Terry Sawchuk (Los Angeles ), Glenn Hall (St. Louis) and Charlie Hodge (California), all of which had already won the Vezina Trophy. The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy had a tragic background. In a game against the Oakland Seals Minnesota's Center Bill Masterton fell after a check by Larry Cahan and Ron Harris on the back of the head and suffered such severe head injuries that he succumbed to them two days later. It is to this day the only injury in a game with direct death. The incident was the occasion in the future to wear a helmet for many players. Before the season, the NHL Players Association was founded.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Round 2
  • 2.3 Stanley Cup final
  • 2.4 Best scorer in the playoffs

Regular Season

Statements Tables

Abbreviations: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

All games were held in 1968

Round 1

Round 2

Stanley Cup Final

Best scorer in the playoffs

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

NHL Awards