1986 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1986 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1986 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 9-May 24, 1986
Teams16
Defending championsEdmonton Oilers
Final positions
ChampionsMontreal Canadiens
Runner-upCalgary Flames
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Doug Gilmour (Blues)
Bernie Federko (Blues)
(21 points)
MVPPatrick Roy (Canadiens)
1985
1987

The 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 9, after the conclusion of the 1985-86 NHL season. The playoffs concluded on May 24 with the champion Montreal Canadiens defeating the Calgary Flames 4-1 to win the series four games to one and win the Stanley Cup.

This was the last time to date that all active Canadian teams have qualified in the same season. It is also the second time that all seven active teams at the time qualified, the first occurring three years earlier. The playoffs of 1986 saw three first place teams eliminated in the opening round and the fourth, Edmonton, bowed out in the second. This would be the last time that all six Sutter brothers would participate in the playoffs in the same year.

In the first round, six of the eight series ended in a three-game sweep. The only two first-round series that didn't were the Rangers over the Flyers, and the Blues over the North Stars, both going the full five games.

The Montreal Canadiens decided to go with a rookie goaltender by the name of Patrick Roy. This decision proved to be a good one just like when the Canadiens rode rookie goalie Ken Dryden to a Stanley Cup championship in 1971. In the Final, the Canadiens beat the Calgary Flames, who were also riding a rookie netminder, Mike Vernon. Patrick Roy won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP and had a sparkling 1.92 goals against average along with 15 wins. St. Louis forwards Doug Gilmour and Bernie Federko led the playoffs in scoring with 21 points despite missing the finals; this feat was not repeated until 1999.

The 1986 playoffs marked the first time that all four former WHA teams made the playoffs in the same year. This would happen again the following year and in 1999, by which time 3 of those teams had moved, the Quebec Nordiques to Denver, the Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix, and the Hartford Whalers to Raleigh.

Playoff seeds

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Prince of Wales Conference

Adams Division

  1. Quebec Nordiques, Adams Division champions - 92 points
  2. Montreal Canadiens - 87 points
  3. Boston Bruins - 86 points
  4. Hartford Whalers - 84 points

Patrick Division

  1. Philadelphia Flyers, Patrick Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions - 110 points
  2. Washington Capitals - 107 points
  3. New York Islanders - 90 points
  4. New York Rangers - 78 points

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris Division

  1. Chicago Black Hawks, Norris Division champions - 86 points
  2. Minnesota North Stars - 85 points
  3. St. Louis Blues - 83 points
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs - 57 points

Smythe Division

  1. Edmonton Oilers, Smythe Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners - 119 points
  2. Calgary Flames - 89 points
  3. Winnipeg Jets - 59 points (26 wins)
  4. Vancouver Canucks - 59 points (23 wins)

Playoff bracket

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
A1 Quebec 0  
A4 Hartford 3  
  A4 Hartford 3  
 
  A2 Montreal 4  
A2 Montreal 3
A3 Boston 0  
  A2 Montreal 4  
Prince of Wales Conference
  P4 NY Rangers 1  
P1 Philadelphia 2  
P4 NY Rangers 3  
  P4 NY Rangers 4
 
  P2 Washington 2  
P2 Washington 3
P3 NY Islanders 0  
  A2 Montreal 4
  S2 Calgary 1
N1 Chicago 0  
N4 Toronto 3  
  N4 Toronto 3
 
  N3 St. Louis 4  
N2 Minnesota 2
N3 St. Louis 3  
  N3 St. Louis 3
Clarence Campbell Conference
  S2 Calgary 4  
S1 Edmonton 3  
S4 Vancouver 0  
  S1 Edmonton 3
 
  S2 Calgary 4  
S2 Calgary 3
S3 Winnipeg 0  


Division Semifinals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A1) Quebec Nordiques vs. (A4) Hartford Whalers

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.

This was Hartford's lone playoff series victory in their NHL history prior to moving to Carolina.


April 9 Hartford Whalers 3-2 OT Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Dean Evason (1) - 19:11 First period 02:44 - pp - Anton Stastny (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
John Anderson (1) - pp - 09:29 Third period 12:47 - Brent Ashton (1)
Sylvain Turgeon (1) - 02:36 First overtime period No scoring
Mike Liut 37 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Clint Malarchuk 34 saves / 37 shots
April 10 Hartford Whalers 4-1 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Stew Gavin (1) - 03:53
Paul MacDermid (1) - 08:51
First period No scoring
Paul MacDermid (2) - 08:22 Second period No scoring
Torrie Robertson (1) - 16:32 Third period 01:39 - Alain Cote (1)
Mike Liut 26 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Clint Malarchuk 27 saves / 31 shots
April 12 Quebec Nordiques 4-9 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
Alain Lemieux (1) - pp - 08:40
Brent Ashton - sh - 15:52
First period 02:29 - pp - Kevin Dineen (1)
05:22 - sh - Dave Tippett (1)
15:08 - Ron Francis (1)
19:20 - pp - Ray Ferraro (1)
Michel Goulet (1) - pp - 11:06 Second period 02:07 - Ulf Samuelsson (1)
13:08 - pp - Ray Ferraro (2)
13:34 - pp - John Anderson (2)
Mark Kumpel (1) - 11:19 Third period 07:00 - John Anderson (3)
18:23 - Kevin Dineen (2)
Mario Gosselin 17 saves / 22 shots
Clint Malarchuk 9 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Mike Liut 29 saves / 33 shots
Hartford won series 3-0


(A2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (A3) Boston Bruins

This was the 21st playoff series between these two teams. Montreal lead 18-2 in previous playoff meetings. Montreal won last year's Adams Division Semifinals 3-2.


April 9 Boston Bruins 1-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 06:53 -pp - Bobby Smith (1)
11:28 - Bobby Smith (2)
16:30 - Mike McPhee (1)
Gord Kluzak (1) - pp - 14:46 Third period No scoring
Pat Riggin 20 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 25 saves / 26 shots
April 10 Boston Bruins 2-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 11:38 - Stephane Richer (1)
16:56 - pp - Claude Lemieux (1)
Barry Pederson (1) - 12:15
Keith Crowder (1) - 12:56
Third period 17:33 - pp - Claude Lemieux (2)
Bill Ranford 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 19 saves / 21 shots
April 12 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 17:56 - sh - Steve Kasper (1)
Claude Lemieux (3) - 02:13
Mats Naslund (1) - 10:09
Second period 15:02 - pp - Reed Larson (1)
15:16 - Keith Crowder (2)
Bob Gainey (1) - 00:50
Bob Gainey (2) - sh - 08:58
Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 28 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 16 saves / 20 shots
Montreal won series 3-0


(P1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (P4) New York Rangers

This was the seventh playoff series meeting between these two teams. Both teams have split their previous six meetings. Philadelphia won last year's Patrick Division Semifinals in a three-game sweep.


April 9 New York Rangers 6-2 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Mike Ridley (1) - pp - 05:03
Bob Brooke (1) - sh - 14:11
First period 09:48 - Rich Sutter (1)
14:44 - pp - Dave Poulin (1)
Mike Ridley (2) - pp - 08:45
Ron Greschner (1) - 10:39
Second period No scoring
Bob Brooke (2) - 00:57
Kelly Miller (1) - sh - 06:02
Third period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Bob Froese 16 saves / 22 shots
April 10 New York Rangers 1-2 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 10:54 - Rich Sutter (2)
11:10 - Brad McCrimmon (1)
Pierre Larouche (1) - pp - 00:49 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 42 saves / 44 shots Goalie stats Bob Froese 11 saves / 12 shots
April 12 Philadelphia Flyers 2-5 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Tim Kerr (1) - 12:34 First period 09:38 - Ron Greschner (2)
Ilkka Sinisalo (1) - 04:54 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 08:13 - Mike Ridley (3)
12:29 - pp - Jim Wiemer (1)
12:43 - Bob Brooke (3)
13:07 - Ron Greschner (3)
Bob Froese 28 saves / 32 shots
Glenn Resch 0 saves / 1 shots
Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 30 saves / 32 shots
April 13 Philadelphia Flyers 7-1 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Peter Zezel (1) - 15:44
Peter Zezel (2) - pp - 18:36
First period 04:15 - pp - Pierre Larouche (2)
Dave Poulin (2) - 00:16
Tim Kerr (2) - 01:01
Peter Zezel (3) - 05:17
Rick Tocchet (1) - 06:24
Tim Kerr (3) - pp - 17:20
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Bob Froese 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Glen Hanlon 11 saves / 13 shots
John Vanbiesbrouck 13 saves / 18 shots
April 15 New York Rangers 5-2 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Pierre Larouche (3) - 11:36 First period No scoring
Willie Huber (1) - 09:45
Mark Osborne (1) - 10:56
Second period 06:26 - Ilkka Sinisalo (2)
Kelly Miller (2) - 19:20
Don Maloney (1) - 19:43
Third period 11:36 - Brad McCrimmon (2)
John Vanbiesbrouck 34 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Bob Froese 22 saves / 25 shots
New York won series 3-2


(P2) Washington Capitals vs. (P3) New York Islanders

This was the fourth playoff series between these two teams. New York Islanders won all three previous meetings over the past three seasons. New York won last year's Patrick Division Semifinals 3-2.


April 9 New York Islanders 1-3 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Clark Gillies (1) - 16:25 First period 10:12 - Gaetan Duchesne (1)
No scoring Second period 11:46 - Bobby Carpenter (1)
No scoring Third period 12:16 - Dave Christian (1)
Kelly Hrudey 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 32 saves / 33 shots
April 10 New York Islanders 2-5 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Pat LaFontaine (1) - pp - 19:48 First period 06:22 - Gaetan Duchesne (2)
Bryan Trottier (1) - 18:26 Second period 04:22 - Greg Smith (1)
18:35 - Scott Stevens (1)
No scoring Third period 00:58 - Bobby Gould (1)
19:45 - Bobby Gould (2)
Billy Smith 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 27 saves / 29 shots
April 12 Washington Capitals 3-1 New York Islanders Nassau Coliseum Recap  
Rod Langway (1) - pp - 13:20 First period No scoring
Scott Stevens (2) - pp - 07:18
Larry Murphy (1) - pp - 15:08
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:12 - Mike Bossy (1)
Pete Peeters 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 23 shots
Washington won series 3-0


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N1) Chicago Black Hawks vs. (N4) Toronto Maple Leafs

This was the seventh playoff series meeting between these two teams. Toronto won four of the previous six meetings. Their last meeting was in the 1967 Stanley Cup Semifinals, in which Toronto won in six games.


April 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 Chicago Black Hawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Steve Thomas (1) - pp - 03:46
Wendel Clark (1) - 17:22
First period 11:49 - Doug Wilson (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Gary Leeman (1) - 06:09
Walt Poddubny (1) - 09:28
Steve Thomas (2) - pp - 17:47
Third period 04:48 - pp - Darryl Sutter (1)
18:29 - Tom Lysiak (1)
Ken Wregget 35 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Bob Sauve 32 saves / 37 shots
April 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 Chicago Black Hawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Dan Daoust (1) - 04:01
Steve Thomas (3) - pp - 15:46
First period 09:58 - pp - Denis Savard (1)
19:28 - pp - Denis Savard (2)
Wendel Clark (2) - 16:09 Second period 01:04 - Denis Savard (3)
14:57 - Denis Savard (4)
Peter Ihnacak (1) - 14:10
Walt Poddubny (2) - 19:04
Steve Thomas (4) - 19:39
Third period No scoring
Ken Wregget 42 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Bob Sauve 20 saves / 23 shots
Murray Bannerman 6 saves / 8 shots
April 12 Chicago Black Hawks 2-7 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 02:15 - Russ Courtnall (1)
19:53 - pp - Rick Vaive (1)
Ken Yaremchuk (1) - 17:41
Tom Lysiak (2) - 17:59
Second period 09:41 - Tom Fergus (1)
11:27 - Miroslav Frycer (1)
16:46 - Wendel Clark (3)
No scoring Third period 09:03 - Walt Poddubny (3)
12:56 - pp - Russ Courtnall (2)
Murray Bannerman 25 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 22 saves / 24 shots
Toronto won series 3-0


(N2) Minnesota North Stars vs. (N3) St. Louis Blues

This was the seventh playoff series meeting between these two teams. Both teams split their previous six series. Minnesota won last year's Norris Division Semifinals in a three-game sweep.


April 9 St. Louis Blues 2-1 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Lee Norwood (1) - 04:53 Second period 13:58 - Dirk Graham (1)
Doug Gilmour (1) - sh - 07:06 Third period No scoring
Rick Wamsley 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 28 saves / 30 shots
April 10 St. Louis Blues 2-6 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Doug Gilmour (2) - 06:35 First period 05:32 - Tony McKegney (1)
12:03 - Brian Bellows (1)
12:42 - Dirk Graham (2)
Bernie Federko (1) - 19:01 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 04:05 - Dennis Maruk (1)
09:54 - Brian Bellows (2)
18:42 - Dennis Maruk (2)
Rick Wamsley 28 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 29 saves / 31 shots
April 12 Minnesota North Stars 3-4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Neal Broten (1) - pp - 14:52
Dennis Maruk (3) - pp - 16:38
First period 07:09 - Greg Paslawski (1)
Kent Nilsson (1) - 03:27 Second period 17:16 - Greg Paslawski (2)
No scoring Third period 00:27 - Bernie Federko (2)
07:57 - Bernie Federko (3)
Don Beaupre 27 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 30 saves / 33 shots
April 13 Minnesota North Stars 7-4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Neal Broten (2) - 08:07
Neal Broten (3) - 08:30
Brian Bellows (3) - pp - 18:33
First period 02:20 - pp - Mark Hunter (1)
11:21 - Gino Cavallini (1)
15:28 - Kevin LaVallee (1)
Brian Bellows (4) - pp - 02:54
Dirk Graham (3) - sh - 06:50
Tony McKegney (2) - 15:35
Second period No scoring
Dennis Maruk (4) - 18:57 Third period 13:26 - Mark Hunter (2)
Don Beaupre 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Rick Wamsley 29 saves / 35 shots
April 15 St. Louis Blues 6-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Lee Norwood (2) - 10:18
Greg Paslawski (3) - pp - 13:33
First period 02:53 - Ron Wilson (1)
04:40 - pp - Brian Bellows (5)
Greg Paslawski (4) - 00:38 Second period No scoring
Eddy Beers (1) - 03:50
Greg Paslawski (5) - 16:38
Bernie Federko (4) - 19:50
Third period 15:13 - pp - Ron Wilson (2)
Greg Millen 35 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 22 saves / 27 shots
St. Louis won series 3-2


(S1) Edmonton Oilers vs. (S4) Vancouver Canucks

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.


April 9 Vancouver Canucks 3-7 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Brent Peterson (1) - pp - 07:41 First period 00:38 - Glenn Anderson (1)
02:06 - pp - Paul Coffey (1)
12:20 - Wayne Gretzky (1)
Thomas Gradin (1) - 06:21 Second period No scoring
Patrik Sundstrom (1) - pp - 07:47 Third period 04:27 - pp - Mike Krushelnyski (1)
05:09 - Kevin Lowe (1)
10:49 - Mike Krushelnyski (2)
17:23 - Kevin McClelland (1)
Richard Brodeur 31 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 28 saves / 31 shots
April 10 Vancouver Canucks 1-5 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 00:33 - Mark Messier (1)
01:39 - pp - Wayne Gretzky (2)
11:01 - Glenn Anderson (2)
Brent Peterson (2) - 06:33 Second period 12:53 - Raimo Summanen (1)
No scoring Third period 06:29 - Jari Kurri (1)
Wendell Young 27 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 26 saves / 27 shots
April 12 Edmonton Oilers 5-1 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Mark Messier (2) - sh - 07:44
Mike Krushelnyski (3) - 12:58
First period No scoring
Dave Hunter (1) - 10:37 Second period No scoring
Wayne Gretzky (3) - pp - 04:38
Esa Tikkanen (1) - 11:28
Third period 01:09 - Thomas Gradin (2)
Grant Fuhr 21 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Richard Brodeur 36 saves / 41 shots
Edmonton won series 3-0


(S2) Calgary Flames vs. (S3) Winnipeg Jets

This was the second playoff series between these two teams. This was a rematch of last year's Smythe Division Semifinals, in which Winnipeg won 3-1.


April 9 Winnipeg Jets 1-5 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Mario Marois (1) - pp - 15:29 First period 12:02 - Lanny McDonald (1)
16:14 - Joe Mullen (1)
No scoring Second period 01:42 - John Tonelli (1)
05:22 - pp - Paul Reinhart (1)
13:05 - Jim Peplinski (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Dan Bouchard 17 saves / 22 shots
Brian Hayward 6 saves / 6 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 22 saves / 23 shots
April 10 Winnipeg Jets 4-6 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 03:25 - Al MacInnis (1)
07:15 - Doug Risebrough (1)
Ray Neufeld (1) - 06:16
Bill Derlago (1) - 11:40
Second period 07:40 - Joe Mullen (2)
11:09 - Paul Reinhart (2)
17:15 - John Tonelli (2)
Doug Smail (1) - 03:50
Thomas Steen (1) - sh - 12:35
Third period 07:44 - Lanny McDonald (2)
Brian Hayward 19 saves / 25 shots
Marc Behrend 7 saves / 7 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 33 saves / 37 shots
April 12 Calgary Flames 4-3 OT Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Doug Risebrough (2) - 05:09
Joe Mullen (3) - 08:52
First period 16:49 - pp - Ray Neufeld (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Al MacInnis (2) - pp - 18:17 Third period 05:43 - Paul MacLean (1)
13:05 - pp - Brian Mullen (1)
Lanny McDonald (3) - 08:25 First overtime period No scoring
Mike Vernon 29 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Daniel Berthiaume 39 saves / 43 shots
Calgary won series 3-0


Division Finals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (A4) Hartford Whalers

This was the second playoff series between these two teams. Montreal won the only previous meeting in a three-game sweep in the 1980 Preliminary Round.

The upstart Whalers pushed the eventual Stanley Cup Champions to the limit before falling. Claude Lemieux scored the series-winning overtime goal for Montreal.


April 17 Hartford Whalers 4-1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Stew Gavin (2) - 04:24
Sylvain Turgeon (2) - 06:44
John Anderson (4) - pp - 17:21
Second period No scoring
Stew Gavin (3) - 19:02 Third period 10:42 - pp - Chris Nilan (1)
Mike Liut 26 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 19 saves / 22 shots
April 19 Hartford Whalers 1-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 12:33 - pp - Stephane Richer (2)
17:04 - Guy Carbonneau (1)
Ray Ferraro (3) - pp - 07:17 Second period 06:12 - Guy Carbonneau (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Mike Liut 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 24 saves / 25 shots
April 21 Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
Kjell Dahlin (1) - 04:48
Stephane Richer (3) - pp - 18:43
First period No scoring
Claude Lemieux (4) - 04:09 Second period 04:41 - Dave Tippett (2)
Guy Carbonneau (3) - 18:38 Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Steve Weeks 13 saves / 15 shots
Mike Liut 5 saves / 6 shots
April 23 Montreal Canadiens 1-2 OT Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period 13:53 - Stew Gavin (4)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Mats Naslund (2) - pp - 12:22 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 01:07 - Kevin Dineen (3)
Patrick Roy 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Steve Weeks 18 saves / 19 shots
April 25 Hartford Whalers 3-5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Kevin Dineen (4) - 15:46 First period 02:05 - pp - Claude Lemieux (5)
08:26 - sh - Guy Carbonneau (4)
12:44 - pp - Mats Naslund (3)
Kevin Dineen (5) - 14:14 Second period 16:03 - Mike Lalor (1)
John Anderson (5) - 09:58 Third period 18:41 - Guy Carbonneau (5)
Steve Weeks 25 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 20 saves / 23 shots
April 27 Montreal Canadiens 0-1 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 07:30 - Kevin Dineen (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 16 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Mike Liut 32 saves / 32 shots
April 29 Hartford Whalers 1-2 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 18:47 - sh - Mike McPhee (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Dave Babych (1) - 17:12 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 05:55 - Claude Lemieux (6)
Mike Liut 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 24 saves / 25 shots
Montreal won series 4-3


(P2) Washington Capitals vs. (P4) New York Rangers

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.


April 17 New York Rangers 4-3 OT Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Brian MacLellan (1) - 11:48 First period 08:46 - Dave Christian (2)
12:39 - Bobby Gould (3)
Mark Osborne (2) - sh - 17:33 Second period 06:39 - Alan Haworth (1)
Mike Ridley (4) - 09:37 Third period No scoring
Brian MacLellan (2) - 01:16 First overtime period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 19 saves / 23 shots
April 19 New York Rangers 1-8 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 09:27 - Mike Gartner (1)
11:38 - Craig Laughlin (1)
19:03 - Alan Haworth (2)
Larry Melnyk (1) - 05:12 Second period 06:46 - Gaetan Duchesne (3)
14:08 - sh - Gaetan Duchesne (4)
No scoring Third period 03:00 - pp - Jörgen Pettersson (1)
11:19 - pp - Alan Haworth (3)
13:22 - Greg Adams (1)
John Vanbiesbrouck 21 saves / 26 shots
Glen Hanlon 10 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Pete Peeters 19 saves / 20 shots
April 21 Washington Capitals 6-3 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Bobby Carpenter (2) - 03:06
Mike Gartner (2) - 06:45
First period No scoring
Bobby Carpenter (3) - 02:42
John Barrett (1) - 04:09
Second period No scoring
John Barrett (2) - 04:37
Alan Haworth (4) - 09:44
Third period 04:08 - pp - Pierre Larouche (4)
07:50 - pp - Wilf Paiement (1)
17:56 - Pierre Larouche (5)
Pete Peeters 39 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 22 saves / 28 shots
April 23 Washington Capitals 5-6 OT New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Dave Christian (3) - 07:15
Kevin Hatcher (1) - 10:49
Bobby Carpenter (4) - pp - 13:19
First period 06:47 - pp - Wilf Paiement (2)
Bobby Gould (4) - 18:59 Second period 04:42 - Mike Ridley (5)
08:29 - Tomas Sandström (1)
Greg Smith (2) - sh - 07:45 Third period 08:09 - pp - Willie Huber (2)
17:25 - Bob Brooke (3)
No scoring First overtime period 02:40 - Bob Brooke (4)
Pete Peeters 24 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 24 saves / 29 shots
April 25 New York Rangers 4-2 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Pierre Larouche (6) - 04:05
Wilf Paiement (3) - pp - 13:40
First period 02:51 - pp - Dave Christian (4)
03:34 - pp - Scott Stevens (3)
Tomas Sandström (2) - 13:49 Second period No scoring
Don Maloney (2) - 02:12 Third period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 23 saves / 27 shots
April 27 Washington Capitals 1-2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 12:36 - Pierre Larouche (7)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Bobby Carpenter (5) - pp - 05:38 Third period 00:34 - pp - Pierre Larouche (8)
Pete Peeters 19 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 27 saves / 28 shots
New York Rangers won series 4-2


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N3) St. Louis Blues vs. (N4) Toronto Maple Leafs

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.


April 18 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-6 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 16:19 - pp - Dave Barr (1)
Wendel Clark (4) - pp - 08:04 Second period 02:40 - Gino Cavallini (2)
02:47 - Ron Flockhart (1)
No scoring Third period 05:28 - Charlie Bourgeois (1)
11:49 - pp - Greg Paslawski (6)
14:04 - pp - Charlie Bourgeois (2)
Ken Wregget 30 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 23 saves / 24 shots
April 20 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Peter Ihnacak (2) - 09:14 Second period No scoring
Tom Fergus (2) - pp - 04:56
Borje Salming (1) - 18:47
Third period No scoring
Ken Wregget 35 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 36 saves / 38 shots
April 22 St. Louis Blues 2-5 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Doug Gilmour (3) - 05:26 First period 19:05 - Rick Vaive (2)
Greg Paslawski (7) - 11:25 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 00:40 - pp - Tom Fergus (3)
13:49 - Wendel Clark (5)
15:15 - Rick Vaive (3)
15:31 - Russ Courtnall (3)
Rick Wamsley 20 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 25 saves / 27 shots
April 24 St. Louis Blues 7-4 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Herb Raglan (1) - 03:41
Mark Hunter (3) - pp - 12:33
First period 06:38 - pp - Rick Vaive (4)
18:20 - Chris Kotsopoulos (1)
Doug Gilmour (4) - sh - 04:55
Mark Reeds (1) - 08:41
Second period 15:09 - pp - Tom Fergus (4)
Doug Gilmour (5) - 00:47
Rick Meagher (1) - 04:28
Rick Meagher (2) - 19:36
Third period 09:03 - pp - Brad Smith (1)
Greg Millen 36 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 27 saves / 33 shots
April 26 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-4 OT St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Rick Vaive (5) - pp - 09:53
Gary Leeman (2) - 17:54
First period No scoring
Rick Vaive (6) - 00:53 Second period 07:09 - Greg Paslawski (8)
13:42 - Ric Nattress (1)
No scoring Third period 10:25 - Bernie Federko (5)
No scoring First overtime period 07:11 - Mark Reeds (2)
Ken Wregget 31 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 38 saves / 41 shots
April 28 St. Louis Blues 3-5 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Doug Gilmour (6) - pp - 00:51
Doug Gilmour (7) - 19:10
First period 13:51 - Tom Fergus (5)
Mark Hunter (4) - 17:32 Second period 09:18 - Steve Thomas (5)
No scoring Third period 01:16 - Steve Thomas (6)
12:25 - Walt Poddubny (4)
19:16 - Dan Daoust (2)
Greg Millen 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 21 saves / 24 shots
April 30 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-2 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 08:27 - pp - Eddy Beers (2)
Brad Smith (2) - 02:18 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:34 - Kevin LaVallee (2)
Ken Wregget 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 32 saves / 33 shots
St. Louis won series 4-3


(S1) Edmonton Oilers vs. (S2) Calgary Flames

This was the third playoff series meeting between these two teams. Edmonton won both previous meetings, including their most recent meeting in seven games in the 1984 Smythe Division Finals.

The deciding goal of game seven between the Oilers and Flames was scored five minutes into the third period when Edmonton's Steve Smith attempted a cross-ice pass from the side of his own net and the puck struck goaltender Grant Fuhr's leg and went into the Edmonton goal. This goal is significant because it eliminated the Oilers from the playoffs and prevented them from possibly winning a third straight Stanley Cup. To date this is the Flames' only playoff series victory over the Oilers.


April 18 Calgary Flames 4-1 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Lanny McDonald (4) - 01:27
Gary Suter (1) - 07:38
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 19:48 - pp - Glenn Anderson (3)
Joe Mullen (4) - 00:40
Hakan Loob (1) - 09:09
Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 30 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 29 saves / 33 shots
April 20 Calgary Flames 5-6 OT Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Hakan Loob (2) - sh - 11:23 First period 19:36 - Glenn Anderson (4)
Gary Suter (2) - 08:20
Dan Quinn (1) - pp - 11:10
Joe Mullen (5) - 15:40
Second period 08:51 - Randy Gregg (1)
Joe Mullen (6) - 18:40 Third period 00:44 - Craig MacTavish (1)
11:22 - Mark Napier (1)
16:46 - Dave Hunter (2)
No scoring First overtime period 01:04 - Glenn Anderson (5)
Rejean Lemelin 23 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 26 saves / 31 shots
April 22 Edmonton Oilers 2-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Wayne Gretzky (4) - pp - 19:31 First period 08:36 - pp - Paul Reinhart (3)
No scoring Second period 09:59 - Colin Patterson (1)
Glenn Anderson (6) - 01:16 Third period 07:32 - Joel Otto (1)
Grant Fuhr 35 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 17 saves / 19 shots
April 24 Edmonton Oilers 7-4 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Craig MacTavish (2) - pp - 16:47
Wayne Gretzky (5) - pp - 17:07
First period No scoring
Jari Kurri (2) - sh - 05:07
Craig MacTavish (3) - 08:31
Second period 00:16 - Jim Peplinski (2)
07:21 - pp - Joel Otto (2)
18:35 - pp - Paul Reinhart (4)
Wayne Gretzky (6) - 01:51
Esa Tikkanen (2) - 07:09
Wayne Gretzky (7) - sh - 12:01
Third period 11:17 - pp - Joel Otto (3)
Grant Fuhr 36 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 14 saves / 21 shots
Rejean Lemelin 6 saves / 6 shots
April 26 Calgary Flames 4-1 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Dan Quinn (2) - 19:29 First period No scoring
Lanny McDonald (5) - 12:35
Joel Otto (4) - 14:59
Second period 05:35 - Wayne Gretzky (8)
Jamie Macoun (1) - 19:44 Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 30 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 29 saves / 32 shots
April 28 Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Esa Tikkanen (3) - 08:21
Mark Messier (3) - sh - 16:20
Second period 04:42 - pp - Joe Mullen (7)
06:04 - John Tonelli (3)
Glenn Anderson (7) - 07:24
Mike Krushelnyski (4) - 19:38
Craig MacTavish (4) - 19:49
Third period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 34 saves / 38 shots
April 30 Calgary Flames 3-2 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Hakan Loob (3) - sh - 15:27 First period No scoring
Jim Peplinski (3) - 02:08 Second period 10:47 - Glenn Anderson (8)
19:09 - Mark Messier (4)
Perry Berezan (1) - 05:14 Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 18 saves / 21 shots
Calgary won series 4-3


Conference Finals

Prince of Wales Conference Final

(A2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (P4) New York Rangers

This series is best remembered for the third game, in which the Rangers badly outshot the Habs, but were stymied by Patrick Roy. Another Montreal rookie, Claude Lemieux, scored in overtime--his second overtime goal of the playoffs.


May 1 New York Rangers 1-2 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Willie Huber (3) - pp - 08:48 Second period 03:08 - Mats Naslund (4)
13:02 - Bob Gainey (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 26 saves / 27 shots
May 3 New York Rangers 2-6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Wilf Paiement (4) - 03:15 First period 09:25 - Bobby Smith (3)
No scoring Second period 01:41 - Guy Carbonneau (6)
09:22 - Mike McPhee (3)
13:22 - Claude Lemieux (7)
19:43 - sh - Guy Carbonneau (7)
Wilf Paiement (5) - pp - 08:38 Third period 13:24 - pp - Chris Chelios (1)
John Vanbiesbrouck 21 saves / 26 shots
Glen Hanlon 5 saves / 6 shots
Goalie stats Patrick Roy 19 saves / 21 shots
May 5 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 OT New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Stephane Richer (4) - pp - 06:00 First period 03:15 - Kelly Miller (3)
No scoring Second period 14:57 - Mike Ridley (6)
Mats Naslund (5) - 05:06
Bobby Smith (4) - pp - 17:56
Third period 12:54 - Bob Brooke (5)
Claude Lemieux (8) - 09:41 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 44 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 25 saves / 29 shots
May 7 Montreal Canadiens 0-2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 16:56 - sh - Bob Brooke (6)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 13:28 - Tomas Sandstrom (3)
Patrick Roy 27 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 30 saves / 30 shots
May 9 New York Rangers 1-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Tomas Sandstrom (4) - 03:50 First period 18:21 - pp - Claude Lemieux (9)
No scoring Second period 04:41 - pp - Bobby Smith (5)
No scoring Third period 09:51 - Bob Gainey (4)
John Vanbiesbrouck 26 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 19 saves / 20 shots
Montreal won series 4-1


Clarence Campbell Conference Final

(S2) Calgary Flames vs. (N3) St. Louis Blues

In Game 6, the Flames led 4-1 after two periods and 5-2 early in the third, but the Blues came back to tie it and then won on an overtime goal by Doug Wickenheiser. In Game 7, the Flames were up 2-0 before the Blues scored in the third to cut the lead in half. There wouldn't be another comeback, though, as Mike Vernon and the Flames withstood a late assault to advance to their first Stanley Cup Final.


May 2 St. Louis Blues 3-2 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Mark Reeds (3) - 09:57 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 08:59 - Colin Patterson (2)
16:36 - pp - Hakan Loob (4)
Mark Reeds (4) - 14:42
Mark Hunter (5) - 15:48
Third period No scoring
Rick Wamsley 33 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 33 saves / 36 shots
May 4 St. Louis Blues 2-8 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 08:51 - Doug Risebrough (3)
18:17 - Doug Risebrough (4)
19:57 - pp - Joe Mullen (8)
Rob Ramage (1) - 18:15 Second period 01:25 - Lanny McDonald (6)
Doug Gilmour (8) - 05:38 Third period 01:35 - Doug Risebrough (5)
04:25 - pp - Colin Patterson (3)
10:58 - pp - Dan Quinn (3)
18:15 - pp - Al MacInnis (3)
Greg Millen 13 saves / 17 shots
Rick Wamsley 18 saves / 22 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 20 saves / 22 shots
May 6 Calgary Flames 5-3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Joe Mullen (9) - pp - 00:20
Lanny McDonald (7) - pp - 15:22
First period 09:35 - pp - Bernie Federko (6)
John Tonelli (4) - 03:37
Doug Risebrough (6) - sh - 14:40
Second period 12:14 - Gino Cavallini (3)
Colin Patterson (4) - 19:01 Third period 12:29 - pp - Brian Benning (1)
Mike Vernon 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 30 saves / 34 shots
May 8 Calgary Flames 2-5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 07:33 - Mark Hunter (6)
11:37 - Rick Meagher (3)
Lanny McDonald (8) - pp - 19:06 Second period 16:03 - Gino Cavallini (4)
Lanny McDonald (9) - pp - 00:50 Third period 00:24 - sh - Rick Meagher (4)
19:54 - Bernie Federko (7)
Mike Vernon 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Rick Wamsley 30 saves / 32 shots
May 10 St. Louis Blues 2-4 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 03:11 - sh - Colin Patterson (5)
Doug Gilmour (9) - 04:08 Second period 09:28 - pp - Dan Quinn (4)
11:23 - Dan Quinn (5)
Mark Hunter (7) - 09:27 Third period 13:19 - Mike Eaves (1)
Rick Wamsley 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 19 saves / 21 shots
May 12 Calgary Flames 5-6 OT St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Dan Quinn (6) - pp - 00:20
Dan Quinn (7) - pp - 01:57
Jim Peplinski (4) - 09:19
John Tonelli (5) - pp - 14:44
Second period 05:58 - pp - Cliff Ronning
Joe Mullen (10) - 07:04 Third period 06:00 - pp - Doug Wickenheiser (1)
08:08 - Brian Sutter (1)
15:49 - Greg Paslawski (9)
18:52 - Greg Paslawski (10)
No scoring First overtime period 07:30 - Doug Wickenheiser (2)
Mike Vernon 31 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Rick Wamsley 37 saves / 42 shots
May 14 St. Louis Blues 1-2 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 05:42 - Al MacInnis (4)
No scoring Second period 01:42 - Colin Patterson (6)
Eddy Beers (3) - pp - 18:02 Third period No scoring
Rick Wamsley 23 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 17 saves / 18 shots
Calgary won series 4-3


Stanley Cup Finals

This was the first playoff series between these two teams. This was the Canadiens' thirty-second appearance in the Finals, while the Flames were making their first appearance in the Finals. Montreal had most recently won the Stanley Cup in 1979. The Flames became the first team to represent Calgary in the Finals since the 1923-24 Calgary Tigers who were defeated by the same Montreal Canadiens.

In game two Montreal's Brian Skrudland set an NHL and Stanley Cup Finals record for the quickest overtime goal in history, scoring just nine seconds into overtime to win the game for Montreal.


May 16 Montreal Canadiens 2-5 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Mats Naslund (6) - pp - 06:04 First period 12:08 - John Tonelli (6)
19:11 - Jim Peplinski (5)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Chris Chelios (2) - 17:56 Third period 02:14 - sh - Dan Quinn (8)
03:33 - Lanny McDonald (10)
19:35 - Doug Risebrough (7)
Patrick Roy 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 22 saves / 24 shots
May 18 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 09:06 - John Tonelli (7)
Gaston Gingras (1) - 03:45 Second period 00:15 - Paul Reinhart (5) - pp
David Maley (1) - 03:30 Third period No scoring
Brian Skrudland (1) - 00:09 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 20 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 32 saves / 35 shots
May 20 Calgary Flames 3-5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Joe Mullen (11) - pp - 05:45
Joel Otto (5) - pp - 17:59
First period 06:50 - Mats Naslund (7)
18:25 - Bobby Smith (6)
19:17 - pp - Mats Naslund (8)
19:33 - Bob Gainey (5)
Lanny McDonald (11) - pp - 07:13 Second period 19:22 - Kjell Dahlin (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Rejean Lemelin 12 saves / 13 shots
Mike Vernon 12 saves / 16 shots
Goalie stats Patrick Roy 23 saves / 26 shots
May 22 Calgary Flames 0-1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 11:10 - Claude Lemieux (10)
Mike Vernon 23 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 15 saves / 15 shots
May 24 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Gaston Gingras (2) - pp - 06:53 First period No scoring
Brian Skrudland (2) - 10:49 Second period 07:17 - Steve Bozek (1)
Rick Green (1) - 10:11
Bobby Smith (7) - 10:30
Third period 16:46 - Steve Bozek (2)
19:14 - Joe Mullen (12)
Patrick Roy 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 29 saves / 33 shots
Montreal won series 4-1


Player statistics

Skaters

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[1]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Doug Gilmour St. Louis Blues 19 9 12 21 +3 25
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues 19 7 14 21 +2 17
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames 21 12 7 19 -3 4
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 10 8 11 19 -1 2
Mats Naslund Montreal Canadiens 20 8 11 19 -1 4
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames 21 4 15 19 +10 30
Lanny McDonald Calgary Flames 22 11 7 18 +5 30
Paul Reinhart Calgary Flames 21 5 13 18 -2 4
Greg Paslawski St. Louis Blues 17 10 7 17 +4 13
Pierre Larouche New York Rangers 16 8 9 17 -5 0

Goaltenders

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage, with at least 420 minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.[2]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Mike Liut Hartford Whalers 8 5 2 226 14 1.91 .938 1 439:29
Patrick Roy Montreal Canadiens 20 15 5 504 39 1.93 .923 1 1214:56
Pete Peeters Washington Capitals 9 5 4 253 24 2.66 .905 0 541:15
Mike Vernon Calgary Flames 21 12 9 581 60 2.94 .897 0 1226:02
Greg Millen St. Louis Blues 10 6 3 327 29 2.98 .911 0 583:11

See also

References


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