The 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs, the championship of the National Hockey League (NHL), began in April, and concluded in June. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for conference quarterfinals, semifinals and championships, and then the conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Stanley Cup.
The playoffs ended when the New Jersey Devils defeated the reigning champions the Dallas Stars in a six game series to win their second Stanley Cup title in their history. Devils defenseman Scott Stevens was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.
The Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs in the same season for the first time since 1955-56 season. Also for the first time ever, the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens missed the playoffs in the same season.
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