1989 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1989 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1989 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 5-May 25, 1989
Teams16
Defending championsEdmonton Oilers
Final positions
ChampionsCalgary Flames
Runner-upMontreal Canadiens
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Al MacInnis (Flames)
(31 points)
MVPAl MacInnis (Flames)
1988
1990

The 1989 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 5, after the conclusion of the 1988-89 NHL season. This was the final year that all of the Division Semifinals began with teams playing the first four games in a span of five days. The playoffs concluded on May 25 with the champion Calgary Flames defeating the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals four games to two.

It remains the last time that the Cup Finals was contested between two Canadian hockey teams. Montreal finished the regular season with 115 points, only two behind the league leader Calgary. They had last faced each other in 1986, with Montreal winning in five games. Calgary was only the second opposing team in NHL history to win a Stanley Cup at the Montreal Forum (the New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Maroons in 1928) and the first and only to do so against the Canadiens. Flames defenceman Al MacInnis won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, while Lanny McDonald, who ended the regular season with exactly 500 goals, got his name on the Cup in his last NHL game. Flames co-owner Sonia Scurfield became the first Canadian woman to have her name inscribed on the Stanley Cup.

Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings met the defending champion Oilers in the first round. Gretzky and the Kings defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions after falling behind 3-1. In the second round the Kings were swept by the eventual champion Calgary Flames in four games.

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall became the first goaltender to shoot and score a goal in the playoffs, a shorthanded, empty-net score in Game 5 of the Patrick Division Semifinal against the Washington Capitals. One round later Mario Lemieux equaled four NHL-records (most goals in a game, most goals in a period, most points in a game and most points in a period) by scoring five goals and eight points in a 10-7 Pittsburgh win in game five of the Patrick Division Finals. Hextall then made headlines in the Wales Conference Finals, attacking Montreal's Chris Chelios in the late stages of Game 6 as retribution for Chelios' unpenalized hit on Flyers forward Brian Propp in game one. Hextall received a 12-game suspension at the start of the 1989-90 season for his actions.

Former Flyers head coach Mike Keenan led Chicago to the Campbell Conference finals in his first year behind the bench. The Blackhawks had 66 points, the fewest points of any playoff team this season yet they upset first place Detroit and then St. Louis before losing to Calgary.

Playoff seeds

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Prince of Wales Conference

Adams Division

  1. Montreal Canadiens, Adams Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions - 115 points
  2. Boston Bruins - 88 points
  3. Buffalo Sabres - 83 points
  4. Hartford Whalers - 79 points

Patrick Division

  1. Washington Capitals, Patrick Division champions - 92 points
  2. Pittsburgh Penguins - 87 points
  3. New York Rangers - 82 points
  4. Philadelphia Flyers - 80 points

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris Division

  1. Detroit Red Wings, Norris Division champions - 80 points
  2. St. Louis Blues - 78 points
  3. Minnesota North Stars - 70 points
  4. Chicago Blackhawks - 66 points

Smythe Division

  1. Calgary Flames, Smythe Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners - 117 points
  2. Los Angeles Kings - 91 points
  3. Edmonton Oilers - 84 points
  4. Vancouver Canucks - 74 points

Playoff bracket

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


Division Semifinals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A1) Montreal Canadiens vs. (A4) Hartford Whalers

This was the fourth playoff series meeting between these two teams, and were meeting for the second straight year. Montreal won all three previous meetings, including last year's Adams Division Semifinals in six games.


April 5 Hartford Whalers 2-6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Ray Ferraro (1) - 14:59 First period 12:09 - pp - Mike Keane (1)
16:24 - Bobby Smith (1)
Scott Young (1) - 16:55 Second period 03:59 - sh - Ryan Walter (1)
No scoring Third period 06:25 - Mike McPhee (1)
08:02 - pp - Mats Naslund (1)
17:50 - Brian Skrudland (1)
Kay Whitmore 27 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 25 saves / 27 shots
April 6 Hartford Whalers 2-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 00:36 - Brian Skrudland (2)
17:02 - pp - Bobby Smith (2)
18:25 - Mike McPhee (2)
Scott Young (2) - 07:03
Paul MacDermid (1) - 14:10
Third period No scoring
Peter Sidorkiewicz 14 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 27 saves / 29 shots
April 8 Montreal Canadiens 5-4 OT Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period 17:00 - pp - Grant Jennings (1)
Bobby Smith (3) - 10:47 Second period 00:56 - Kevin Dineen (1)
Russ Courtnall (1) - 04:10
Donald Dufresne (1) - 04:38
Guy Carbonneau (1) - 15:28
Third period 12:52 - sh - Dean Evason (1)
15:54 - Brad Shaw (1)
Stephane Richer (1) - 05:01 First overtime period No scoring
Brian Hayward 23 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 23 saves / 28 shots
April 9 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 OT Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period 19:04 - Ray Ferraro (2)
Mats Naslund (2) - 01:59
Stephane Richer (2) - 07:08
Second period No scoring
Bobby Smith (4) - pp - 02:56 Third period 05:29 - Dave Babych (1)
14:55 - Brian Lawton (1)
Russ Courtnall (2) - 15:12 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 43 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Kay Whitmore 36 saves / 40 shots
Montreal won series 4-0


(A2) Boston Bruins vs. (A3) Buffalo Sabres

This was the fourth playoff series meeting between these two teams, and were meeting for the second straight year. Boston won all three previous meetings, including last year's Adams Division Semifinals in six games.


April 5 Buffalo Sabres 6-0 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Mike Foligno (1) - pp - 05:54
Rick Vaive (1) - pp - 13:42
First period No scoring
Scott Arniel (1) - sh - 06:38
Pierre Turgeon (1) - pp - 17:41
Mike Ramsey (1) - pp - 18:17
Second period No scoring
Mike Foligno (2) - sh - 12:51 Third period No scoring
Jacques Cloutier 29 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Rejean Lemelin 13 saves / 19 shots
April 6 Buffalo Sabres 3-5 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Mike Foligno (3) - 01:20
Pierre Turgeon (2) - 03:08
Pierre Turgeon (3) - 03:35
Second period 06:24 - pp - Cam Neely (1)
19:25 - sh - Greg Johnston (1)
No scoring Third period 01:08 - Craig Janney (1)
01:56 - pp - Bobby Carpenter (1)
15:42 - Ray Neufeld (1)
Clint Malarchuk 27 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 14 saves / 17 shots
April 8 Boston Bruins 4-2 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Randy Burridge (1) - 16:53 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Cam Neely (2) - 05:45
Cam Neely (3) - pp - 14:54
Bob Sweeney (1) - en - 19:59
Third period 08:00 - pp - Rick Vaive (2)
10:27 - Phil Housley (1)
Andy Moog 36 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Jacques Cloutier 24 saves / 27 shots
April 9 Boston Bruins 3-2 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Randy Burridge (2) - pp - 07:07 First period 17:06 - pp - Doug Bodger (1)
Craig Janney (2) - 06:27
Cam Neely (4) - 15:32
Second period 03:18 - Mark Napier (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Rejean Lemelin 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Jacques Cloutier 18 saves / 21 shots
April 11 Buffalo Sabres 1-4 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 08:39 - sh - Randy Burridge (3)
11:26 - Ray Neufeld (2)
13:04 - pp - Cam Neely (5)
Grant Ledyard (1) - 05:23 Third period 14:32 - Craig Janney (3)
Jacques Cloutier 26 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 22 saves / 23 shots
Boston won series 4-1


(P1) Washington Capitals vs. (P4) Philadelphia Flyers

This was the second straight and third overall playoff series between these two teams. Washington won both prior meetings, including last year's Patrick Division Semifinals in seven games.


April 5 Philadelphia Flyers 2-3 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Brian Propp (1) - 07:49
Tim Kerr (1) - pp - 11:52
First period 14:49 - pp - Geoff Courtnall (1)
No scoring Second period 12:24 - Michal Pivonka (1)
13:59 - Lou Franceschetti (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Ron Hextall 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 27 saves / 29 shots
April 6 Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 19:59 - pp - Dino Ciccarelli (1)
Keith Acton (1) - 07:08
Brian Propp (2) - pp - 11:25
Brian Propp (3) - pp - 19:09
Third period 02:40 - Geoff Courtnall (2)
Ron Hextall 19 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 23 saves / 26 shots
April 8 Washington Capitals 4-3 OT Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Bob Rouse (1) - 08:16 First period 05:19 - pp - Rick Tocchet (1)
Stephen Leach (1) - pp - 16:15 Second period 03:47 - Scott Mellanby (1)
Bengt-Åke Gustafsson (1) - pp - 12:15 Third period 05:30 - Brian Propp (4)
Kelly Miller (1) - 00:51 First overtime period No scoring
Pete Peeters 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 40 saves / 44 shots
April 9 Washington Capitals 2-5 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 03:41 - pp - Tim Kerr (2)
08:54 - Dave Poulin (1)
12:01 - Gord Murphy (1)
19:00 - pp - Rick Tocchet (2)
Dino Ciccarelli (2) - pp - 10:03
Michal Pivonka (2) - sh - 11:32
Third period 02:11 - Scott Mellanby (2)
Pete Peeters 26 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 30 saves / 32 shots
April 11 Philadelphia Flyers 8-5 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Rick Tocchet (3) - 03:32
Mike Bullard (1) - 09:35
First period 03:11 - Bob Rouse (2)
15:53 - pp - Dave Christian (1)
Tim Kerr (3) - 08:57
Tim Kerr (4) - pp - 14:32
Second period 04:41 - Michal Pivonka (3)
12:31 - pp - Dino Ciccarelli (3)
Brian Propp (5) - 08:03
Pelle Eklund (1) - pp - 13:52
Kjell Samuelsson (1) - 16:32
Ron Hextall (1) - sh-en - 18:58
Third period 05:35 - pp - Calle Johansson (1)
Ron Hextall 29 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Pete Peeters 18 saves / 25 shots
April 13 Washington Capitals 3-4 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Kevin Hatcher (1) - pp - 07:02 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 05:21 - sh - Brian Propp (6)
15:42 - pp - Gord Murphy (2)
Scott Stevens (1) - 03:28
Bengt-Åke Gustafsson (2) - 13:13
Third period 07:27 - Rick Tocchet (4)
16:42 - Rick Tocchet (5)
Pete Peeters 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 31 saves / 34 shots
Philadelphia won series 4-2


(P2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (P3) New York Rangers

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.


April 5 New York Rangers 1-3 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Tomas Sandstrom (1) - pp - 19:34 First period 12:34 - pp - Paul Coffey (1)
No Scoring Second period No Scoring
No Scoring Third period 10:21 - pp - Paul Coffey (2)
13:16 - Dan Quinn (1)
Bob Froese 35 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 26 saves / 27 shots
April 6 New York Rangers 4-7 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Guy Lafleur (1) - pp - 06:36
Brian Leetch (1) - pp - 14:29
First period 03:06 - Kevin Stevens (1)
03:35 - Rob Brown (1)
04:37 - Jock Callander (1)
07:51 - Phil Bourque (1)
12:48 - Randy Cunneyworth (1)
No scoring Second period 13:52 - pp - Zarley Zalapski (1)
John Ogrodnick (1) - pp - 06:15
Carey Wilson (1) - 07:54
Third period 18:54 - en - Mario Lemieux (1)
Bob Froese 8 saves / 13 shots
John Vanbiesbrouck 23 saves / 24 shots
Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 32 saves / 36 shots
April 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Mario Lemieux (2) - pp - 07:24
John Cullen (1) - 15:25
First period 08:28 - Tony Granato (1)
Kevin Stevens (2) - 09:06
Dan Quinn (2) - pp - 18:45
Second period No scoring
Dan Quinn (3) - 04:25 Third period 02:24 - John Ogrodnick (2)
13:23 - pp - Tomas Sandstrom (2)
Tom Barrasso 43 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 25 saves / 30 shots
April 9 Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Mario Lemieux (3) - pp - 07:27
Phil Bourque (2) - 07:53
Phil Bourque (3) - 11:03
First period No scoring
Rob Brown (2) - 14:33 Second period 02:18 - Tomas Sandstrom (3)
No scoring Third period 06:15 - Brian Leetch (2)
19:49 - pp - Brian Leetch (3)
Tom Barrasso 46 saves / 49 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 26 saves / 30 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-0


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (N4) Chicago Blackhawks

This was the 12th playoff series between these two teams. Chicago lead the all-time meetings 6-5. Detroit won their most recent meeting in a four-game sweep in the 1987 Norris Division Semifinals.


April 5 Chicago Blackhawks 2-3 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 15:15 - Petr Klima (1)
18:09 - Dave Barr (1)
Adam Creighton (1) - pp - 12:00 Second period 16:20 - Dave Barr (2)
Denis Savard (1) - 09:30 Third period No scoring
Alain Chevrier 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Greg Stefan 21 saves / 23 shots
April 6 Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 OT Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Dirk Graham (1) - pp - 08:49
Denis Savard (2) - 09:59
First period 06:09 - Steve Yzerman (1)
11:48 - pp - Steve Yzerman (2)
Adam Creighton (2) - pp - 05:08
Wayne Presley (1) - sh - 13:50
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:01 - Steve Yzerman (3)
17:31 - Steve Chiasson (1)
Duane Sutter (1) - 14:36 First overtime period No scoring
Alain Chevrier 39 saves / 43 shots Goalie stats Greg Stefan 38 saves / 43 shots
April 8 Detroit Red Wings 2-4 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Dave Barr (3) - pp - 04:46 First period No scoring
Steve Chiasson (2) - pp - 02:21 Second period 01:27 - Adam Creighton (3)
17:07 - pp - Doug Wilson (1)
No scoring Third period 01:34 - pp - Denis Savard (3)
03:45 - Troy Murray (1)
Glen Hanlon 31 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 14 saves / 16 shots
April 9 Detroit Red Wings 2-3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 12:09 - pp - Bob Murray (1)
Steve Yzerman (4) - pp - 02:16 Second period 00:52 - Greg Gilbert (1)
Shawn Burr (1) - 15:00 Third period 10:16 - Duane Sutter (2)
Greg Stefan 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 36 saves / 38 shots
April 11 Chicago Blackhawks 4-6 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Adam Creighton (4) - pp - 12:34
Steve Larmer (1) - 16:44
First period 00:52 - Steve Yzerman (5)
06:00 - Gerard Gallant (1)
17:26 - Paul MacLean (1)
Wayne Presley (2) - sh - 04:26 Second period No scoring
Steve Konroyd (1) - sh - 01:05 Third period 07:23 - pp - Petr Klima (2)
08:22 - John Chabot (1)
19:29 - Torrie Robertson (1)
Alain Chevrier 23 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Greg Stefan 25 saves / 29 shots
April 13 Detroit Red Wings 1-7 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Lee Norwood (1) - pp - 06:21 First period 18:39 - pp - Steve Larmer (2)
No scoring Second period 07:03 - Steve Larmer (3)
07:29 - Wayne Presley (3)
11:49 - pp - Troy Murray (2)
No scoring Third period 07:29 - pp - Wayne Presley (4)
11:05 - sh - Wayne Presley (5)
18:49 - Denis Savard (4)
Greg Stefan 19 saves / 23 shots
Glen Hanlon 9 saves / 12 shots
Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 18 saves / 19 shots
Chicago won series 4-2


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

This was the eighth playoff series meeting between these two teams. St. Louis won four of the prior seven meetings. The most recent meeting was won by St. Louis 3-2 in the 1986 Norris Division Semifinals.


April 5 Minnesota North Stars 3-4 OT St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Bob Brooke (1) - 16:16 First period No scoring
Bob Brooke (2) - 15:10 Second period 06:41 - Gordie Roberts (1)
18:45 - pp - Cliff Ronning (1)
Bob Brooke (3) - 17:25 Third period 02:58 - Peter Zezel (1)
No scoring First overtime period 11:55 - Brett Hull (1)
Jon Casey 42 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 34 saves / 37 shots
April 6 Minnesota North Stars 3-4 OT St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Stew Gavin (1) - 01:36
Brian Bellows (1) - pp - 10:20
Neal Broten (1) - pp - 16:19
First period 12:56 - pp - Brett Hull (2)
No scoring Second period 13:17 - Rick Meagher (1)
No scoring Third period 18:16 - Paul Cavallini (1)
No scoring First overtime period 05:30 - Rick Meagher (2)
Kari Takko 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 29 saves / 32 shots
April 8 St. Louis Blues 5-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Peter Zezel (2) - 04:44
Doug Evans (1) - 06:21
Brett Hull (3) - 12:14
First period No scoring
Brett Hull (4) - 06:56 Second period 04:04 - pp - Brian Bellows (2)
04:50 - Stew Gavin (2)
Greg Paslawski (1) - pp - 01:06 Third period 08:33 - sh - Neal Broten (2)
Greg Millen 28 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 11 saves / 15 shots
Kari Takko 4 saves / 5 shots
April 9 St. Louis Blues 4-5 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Peter Zezel (3) - sh - 03:19 First period No scoring
Bernie Federko (1) - pp - 01:04 Second period 15:28 - Stew Gavin (3)
Bernie Federko (2) - 02:28
Herb Raglan (1) - 12:02
Third period 02:36 - Perry Berezan (1)
06:24 - Dusan Pasek (1)
16:45 - Marc Habscheid (1)
19:53 - Don Barber (1)
Greg Millen 22 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 26 saves / 30 shots
April 11 Minnesota North Stars 1-6 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Frantisek Musil (1) - 06:40 Second period 07:07 - Peter Zezel (4)
08:47 - pp - Peter Zezel (5)
09:48 - Rod Brind'Amour (1)
16:01 - Rick Meagher (3)
No scoring Third period 01:50 - Sergio Momesso (1)
06:10 - Peter Zezel (6)
Jon Casey 26 saves / 30 shots
Kari Takko 16 saves / 18 shots
Goalie stats Greg Millen 23 saves / 24 shots
St. Louis won series 4-1


(S1) Calgary Flames vs. (S4) Vancouver Canucks

This was the fourth playoff series meeting between these two teams. Calgary won two of the previous three meetings, including their most recent meeting 3-1 in the 1984 Smythe Division Semifinals.

Calgary defeated Vancouver in seven games. This was the first of three consecutive series between these two teams that ended in overtime of game seven (with the winner of all three series making it to the Stanley Cup Finals). The seventh game went into overtime with both teams having great chances to win the game. The best of these chances was a breakaway for Canucks' captain Stan Smyl who was stopped by Calgary goaltender Mike Vernon. Joel Otto scored the series winner at 19:21 of the first overtime after Jim Peplinski banked it in off Otto's skate to send the Flames into the Smythe Division Final.[1]


April 5 Vancouver Canucks 4-3 OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Greg Adams (1) - 06:21 First period 08:24 - Mark Hunter (1)
Robert Nordmark (1) - 04:20 Second period 01:59 - pp - Joe Mullen (1)
15:30 - Jamie Macoun (1)
Petri Skriko (1) - 08:41 Third period No scoring
Paul Reinhart (1) - 02:47 First overtime period No scoring
Kirk McLean 43 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 27 saves / 31 shots
April 6 Vancouver Canucks 2-5 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 08:20 - sh - Joel Otto (1)
19:59 - Colin Patterson (1)
Greg Adams (2) - 15:56 Second period 03:20 - Theoren Fleury (1)
12:25 - pp - Doug Gilmour (1)
Brian Bradley (1) - pp - 17:18 Third period 09:42 - pp - Hakan Loob (1)
Kirk McLean 24 saves / 28 shots
Steve Weeks 8 saves / 9 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 23 saves / 25 shots
April 8 Calgary Flames 4-0 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Hakan Loob (2) - 02:04
Joe Nieuwendyk (1) - pp - 11:24
Second period No scoring
Joe Mullen (2) - 01:42
Hakan Loob (3) - 03:36
Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 21 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 11 saves / 15 shots
April 9 Calgary Flames 3-5 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 11:01 - pp - Mel Bridgman (1)
No scoring Second period 07:33 - pp - Trevor Linden (1)
19:43 - Brian Bradley (2)
Joel Otto (2) - pp - 06:18
Theoren Fleury (2) - pp - 15:02
Joe Nieuwendyk (2) - pp - 19:39
Third period 01:19 - pp - Paul Reinhart (2)
17:05 - pp - Robert Nordmark (2)
Mike Vernon 16 saves / 19 shots
Rick Wamsley 8 saves / 10 shots
Goalie stats Steve Weeks 27 saves / 30 shots
April 11 Vancouver Canucks 0-4 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 05:37 - Joe Nieuwendyk (3)
No scoring Second period 09:51 - Mark Hunter (2)
No scoring Third period 01:04 - Hakan Loob (4)
19:25 - Joe Mullen (3)
Steve Weeks 36 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 18 saves / 18 shots
April 13 Calgary Flames 3-6 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Al MacInnis (1) - pp - 15:50 First period No scoring
Jim Peplinski (1) - 09:29 Second period 02:32 - sh - Trevor Linden (2)
17:26 - Jim Sandlak (1)
19:29 - Rich Sutter (1)
19:44 - Garth Butcher (1)
Hakan Loob (5) - sh - 05:16 Third period 14:23 - Brian Bradley (3)
19:16 - en - Rich Sutter (2)
Mike Vernon 19 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 29 saves / 32 shots
April 15 Vancouver Canucks 3-4 OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Robert Nordmark (3) - pp - 12:46 First period 09:39 - pp - Joe Nieuwendyk (4)
18:01 - Gary Roberts (1)
Trevor Linden (3) - pp - 02:04 Second period 19:25 - pp - Joe Mullen (4)
Doug Lidster (1) - 07:12 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 19:21 - Joel Otto (3)
Kirk McLean 42 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 42 saves / 45 shots
Calgary won series 4-3


(S2) Los Angeles Kings vs. (S3) Edmonton Oilers

This was the fourth playoff series meeting between the Oilers and Kings, and the first since Wayne Gretzky was traded to the Kings. Edmonton won two of the past three playoff series, including the most recent in the 1987 Smythe Division Semifinals in five games.


April 5 Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Tomas Jonsson (1) - pp - 16:54 First period 01:01 - pp - Chris Kontos (1)
Charlie Huddy (1) - pp - 13:58 Second period 19:33 - pp - Steve Duchesne (1)
Esa Tikkanen (1) - 16:06
Craig Simpson (1) - 17:13
Third period 02:55 - pp - Mike Krushelnyski (1)
Grant Fuhr 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 31 saves / 35 shots
April 6 Edmonton Oilers 2-5 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 10:01 - pp - Chris Kontos (2)
Mark Messier (1) - 07:36
Tomas Jonsson (2) - pp - 17:50
Second period 08:00 - Bernie Nicholls (1)
08:00 - Chris Kontos (3)
15:52 - Wayne Gretzky (1)
No scoring Third period 01:20 - pp - Chris Kontos (4)
Grant Fuhr 39 saves / 44 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 22 shots
April 8 Los Angeles Kings 0-4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 15:00 - pp - Jimmy Carson (1)
15:16 - Steve Smith (1)
No scoring Second period 02:24 - sh - Jari Kurri (1)
03:35 - Jari Kurri (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 10 saves / 14 shots
Glenn Healy 3 saves / 3 shots
Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 26 saves / 26 shots
April 9 Los Angeles Kings 3-4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Steve Duchesne (2) - 07:11 First period 04:47 - Charlie Huddy (2)
17:39 - Jimmy Carson (2)
Chris Kontos (5) - pp - 05:20
Tom Laidlaw (1) - 18:14
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:16 - Normand Lacombe (1)
19:34 - Steve Smith (2)
Kelly Hrudey 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 26 saves / 29 shots
April 11 Edmonton Oilers 2-4 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 06:24 - pp - Chris Kontos (6)
Glenn Anderson (1) - pp - 07:38 Second period 05:32 - pp - Bernie Nicholls (2)
09:44 - Luc Robitaille (1)
Normand Lacombe (2) - 15:55 Third period 18:43 - Wayne Gretzky (2)
Grant Fuhr 39 saves / 43 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 32 saves / 34 shots
April 13 Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 00:33 - Randy Gregg (1)
Mike Allison (1) - 16:22 Second period No scoring
Jim Wiemer (1) - 04:14
Chris Kontos (7) - 08:19
Luc Robitaille (2) - 12:13
Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 22 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 25 saves / 29 shots
April 15 Edmonton Oilers 3-6 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Jari Kurri (3) - 04:48 First period 00:52 - Wayne Gretzky (3)
11:56 - pp - Chris Kontos (8)
Craig Simpson (2) - pp - 00:34
Kevin Lowe (1) - 07:48
Second period 06:51 - Bernie Nicholls (3)
16:23 - pp - Bernie Nicholls (4)
No scoring Third period 14:50 - pp - Dale Degray (1)
18:25 - sh-en - Wayne Gretzky (4)
Grant Fuhr 24 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 31 saves / 34 shots
Los Angeles won series 4-3


Division Finals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A1) Montreal Canadiens vs. (A2) Boston Bruins

This was the 24th playoff series between these two teams. Montreal lead 20-3 in all-time playoff meetings. Boston won last year's Adams Division Finals in five games.


April 17 Boston Bruins 2-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
John Carter (1) - 04:39 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 03:42 - Russ Courtnall (3)
18:37 - Mike Keane (2)
Bob Sweeney (2) - 15:57 Third period 00:46 - Claude Lemieux (1)
Andy Moog 12 saves / 15 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 26 saves / 28 shots
April 19 Boston Bruins 2-3 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 06:36 - pp - Claude Lemieux (2)
Bob Joyce (1) - 10:56 Second period No scoring
Randy Burridge (4) - 02:43 Third period 13:48 - Brent Gilchrist (1)
No scoring First overtime period 12:24 - Bobby Smith (5)
Rejean Lemelin 38 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 27 saves / 29 shots
April 21 Montreal Canadiens 5-4 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Stephane Richer (3) - 04:06 First period No scoring
Mats Naslund (3) - 01:59
Petr Svoboda (1) - 13:32
Second period 14:09 - Bob Joyce (2)
17:52 - Bob Joyce (3)
Mike McPhee (3) - 05:27
Russ Courtnall (4) - 13:52
Third period 03:13 - Craig Janney (4)
10:45 - pp - Cam Neely (6)
Patrick Roy 22 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Rejean Lemelin 23 saves / 28 shots
April 23 Montreal Canadiens 2-3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 16:28 - Randy Burridge (5)
Russ Courtnall (5) - 03:57 Second period 14:54 - Cam Neely (7)
15:01 - Michael Thelven (1)
Brian Skrudland (3) - 00:12 Third period No scoring
Brian Hayward 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 14 saves / 16 shots
April 25 Boston Bruins 2-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Bob Joyce (4) - 15:37 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:13 - Chris Chelios (1)
09:50 - Shayne Corson (1)
Bob Joyce (5) - 07:31 Third period 04:14 - Stephane Richer (4)
Andy Moog 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 22 saves / 24 shots
Montreal won series 4-1


(P2) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (P4) Philadelphia Flyers

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.

In Game 5, Mario Lemieux, listed as questionable before the game due to his neck, tied four NHL playoff records for goals in one period (4), goals in a game (5), points in a game (8) and points in a period (4).[2]


April 17 Philadelphia Flyers 3-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Dave Poulin (2) - sh - 10:01
Tim Kerr (5) - pp - 17:29
First period 12:44 - pp - Mario Lemieux (4)
Brian Propp (7) - pp - 03:54 Second period 07:44 - pp - Dan Quinn (4)
08:17 - John Cullen (2)
No scoring Third period 13:26 - Rob Brown (3)
Ron Hextall 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 27 saves / 30 shots
April 19 Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Tim Kerr (6) - pp - 06:50
Tim Kerr (7) - 12:09
Tim Kerr (8) - pp - 18:13
First period 03:06 - pp - Dan Quinn (5)
Brian Propp (8) - 19:36 Second period 14:22 - sh - Mario Lemieux (5)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Ron Hextall 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Wendell Young 10 saves / 11 shots
Tom Barrasso 6 saves / 9 shots
April 21 Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 OT Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Mario Lemieux (6) - pp - 12:07 First period No scoring
Dan Quinn (6) - pp - 04:39
Jock Callander (2) - 18:15
Second period 08:17 - Keith Acton (2)
13:27 - pp - Brian Propp (9)
No scoring Third period 02:51 - Dave Poulin (3)
Phil Bourque (4) - 12:08 First overtime period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 44 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 28 saves / 32 shots
April 23 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-4 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Dave Poulin (4) - 13:24 First period 03:22 - John Cullen (3)
No scoring Second period 06:37 - pp - Tim Kerr (9)
09:18 - pp - Tim Kerr (10)
No scoring Third period 07:17 - sh - Terry Carkner (1)
Tom Barrasso 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 18 saves / 19 shots
April 25 Philadelphia Flyers 7-10 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Mike Bullard (2) - 11:45 First period 02:15 - Mario Lemieux (7)
03:45 - Mario Lemieux (8)
06:55 - pp - Mario Lemieux (9)
07:07 - Bob Errey (1)
17:09 - pp - Mario Lemieux (10)
17:44 - Troy Loney (1)
Pelle Eklund (2) - pp - 00:06
Brian Propp (10) - 09:07
Second period 01:43 - Kevin Stevens (3)
10:35 - Rob Brown (4)
12:55 - pp - Rob Brown (5)
Derrick Smith (1) - sh - 00:48
Tim Kerr (11) - 10:21
Pelle Eklund (3) - pp - 13:02
Tim Kerr (12) - 17:23
Third period 19:23 - Mario Lemieux (11)
Ron Hextall 17 saves / 26 shots
Ken Wregget 8 saves / 8 shots
Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 38 saves / 45 shots
April 27 Pittsburgh Penguins 2-6 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 04:28 - Tim Kerr (13)
18:22 - Tim Kerr (14)
Randy Cunneyworth (2) - pp - 02:18
Randy Cunneyworth (3) - 05:24
Second period 03:28 - Derrick Smith (2)
08:40 - Ron Sutter (1)
19:01 - Derrick Smith (3)
No scoring Third period 18:56 - pp - Brian Propp (11)
Tom Barrasso 32 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 20 saves / 22 shots
April 29 Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Brian Propp (12) - 17:41 First period No scoring
Dave Poulin (5) - sh - 06:57 Second period 04:21 - pp - Mario Lemieux (12)
Mike Bullard (3) - pp - 00:40
Scott Mellanby (3) - 19:32
Third period No scoring
Ken Wregget 39 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 30 saves / 33 shots
Philadelphia won series 4-3


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N2) St. Louis Blues vs. (N4) Chicago Blackhawks

This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams, and were meeting for the second straight year. Chicago has won four of the previous five meetings. St. Louis won last year's Norris Division Semifinals in five games.


April 18 Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Steve Larmer (4) - 15:16 Second period 13:58 - Greg Paslawski (2)
Steve Thomas (1) - 00:31
Trent Yawney (1) - 05:04
Third period No scoring
Alain Chevrier 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 31 saves / 34 shots
April 20 Chicago Blackhawks 4-5 2OT St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 00:31 - Rod Brind'Amour (2)
01:52 - Sergio Momesso (2)
Duane Sutter (3) - 03:06
Adam Creighton (5) - sh - 08:42
Steve Larmer (5) - 14:08
Second period 13:17 - Brett Hull (5)
Dirk Graham (2) - 11:19 Third period 03:59 - pp - Brian Benning (1)
No scoring Second overtime period 13:49 - Tony Hrkac (1)
Alain Chevrier 51 saves / 56 shots
Darren Pang 0 saves / 0 shots
Goalie stats Greg Millen 31 saves / 35 shots
April 22 St. Louis Blues 2-5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 17:05 - pp - Steve Larmer (6)
19:27 - sh - Denis Savard (5)
Steve Tuttle (1) - 05:44
Paul Cavallini (2) - 16:40
Second period 08:10 - Wayne Presley (6)
12:51 - Bob Bassen (1)
No scoring Third period 04:24 - Denis Savard (6)
Greg Millen 24 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 18 saves / 20 shots
April 24 St. Louis Blues 2-3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Mike Lalor (1) - pp - 04:56 First period 15:05 - sh - Trent Yawney (2)
Bernie Federko (3) - 08:51 Second period 15:45 - Keith Brown (1)
No scoring Third period 15:41 - pp - Steve Larmer (7)
Greg Millen 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 25 saves / 27 shots
April 26 Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 04:18 - pp - Bernie Federko (4)
Bob Murray (2) - 09:17
Wayne Presley (7) - 09:25
Jeremy Roenick (1) - pp - 12:13
Second period 17:28 - Tom Tilley (1)
Steve Thomas (2) - 08:23 Third period No scoring
Alain Chevrier 19 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 31 saves / 35 shots
Chicago won series 4-1


(S1) Calgary Flames vs. (S2) Los Angeles Kings

This was the second consecutive and fourth overall playoff meeting between these two teams; with Los Angeles winning two of the three previous series. They met in last year's Smythe Division Semifinals, which Calgary won in five games.


April 18 Los Angeles Kings 3-4 OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Bernie Nicholls (5) - pp - 18:00 First period 16:20 - pp - Theoren Fleury (3)
Chris Kontos (9) - 05:13
Jim Wiemer (2) - 15:23
Second period 09:02 - Brian MacLellan (1)
No scoring Third period 18:24 - Gary Roberts (2)
No scoring First overtime period 07:47 - Doug Gilmour (2)
Kelly Hrudey 43 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 24 saves / 27 shots
April 20 Los Angeles Kings 3-8 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Bernie Nicholls (6) - 13:59 First period 00:58 - Colin Patterson (2)
04:48 - Doug Gilmour (3)
06:05 - Doug Gilmour (4)
11:35 - pp - Al MacInnis (2)
Bernie Nicholls (7) - 19:59 Second period 05:32 - pp - Rob Ramage (1)
19:20 - sh - Hakan Loob (6)
Dave Taylor (1) - 07:49 Third period 09:56 - Joe Mullen (5)
11:56 - Gary Roberts (3)
Kelly Hrudey 25 saves / 31 shots
Glenn Healy 19 saves / 21 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 20 saves / 23 shots
April 22 Calgary Flames 5-2 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Jamie Macoun (2) - 07:26
Joel Otto (4) - 13:56
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Doug Gilmour (5) - 13:44
Doug Gilmour (6) - 16:27
Joe Mullen (6) - 17:15
Third period 00:47 - Tom Laidlaw (2)
14:39 - Steve Kasper (1)
Mike Vernon 21 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 25 shots
April 24 Calgary Flames 5-3 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Joe Mullen (7) - pp - 07:24
Gary Roberts (4) - 08:34
First period 01:23 - Steve Duchesne (3)
11:20 - pp - Wayne Gretzky (5)
Joe Nieuwendyk (5) - pp - 19:12 Second period No scoring
Joe Mullen (8) - 04:59
Gary Roberts (5) - 19:57
Third period 09:41 - pp - Steve Duchesne (4)
Mike Vernon 19 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 26 saves / 30 shots
Calgary won series 4-0


Conference Finals

Prince of Wales Conference Final

(A1) Montreal Canadiens vs. (P4) Philadelphia Flyers

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams. Montreal won two of the previous three playoff series. Philadelphia won the most recent meeting in six games in the 1987 Prince of Wales Conference Final.


May 1 Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Derrick Smith (4) - sh - 13:45 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Ilkka Sinisalo (1) - sh - 11:19
Rick Tocchet (6) - 13:09
Third period 12:06 - pp - Shayne Corson (2)
Ken Wregget 24 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 23 saves / 26 shots
May 3 Philadelphia Flyers 0-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 05:31 - pp - Stephane Richer (5)
No scoring Second period 14:30 - pp - Eric Desjardins (1)
No scoring Third period 09:28 - Guy Carbonneau (2)
Ken Wregget 36 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 24 saves / 24 shots
May 5 Montreal Canadiens 5-1 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Guy Carbonneau (3) - 14:26 First period No scoring
Shayne Corson (3) - pp - 03:14
Bob Gainey (1) - 06:11
Russ Courtnall (6) - 14:53
Second period No scoring
Bobby Smith (6) - 12:21 Third period 06:56 - Brian Propp (13)
Patrick Roy 25 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 21 saves / 26 shots
May 7 Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Shayne Corson (4) - 10:09
Chris Chelios (2) - pp - 13:57
Guy Carbonneau (4) - sh - 17:40
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 17 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 29 saves / 32 shots
May 9 Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Derrick Smith (5) - 03:53 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 15:46 - Bobby Smith (7)
Dave Poulin (6) - 05:02 First overtime period No scoring
Ron Hextall 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 21 saves / 23 shots
May 11 Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Philadelphia Flyers Spectrum Recap  
Mike Keane (3) - pp - 15:42 First period 12:49 - Scott Mellanby (4)
Bobby Smith (8) - pp - 07:44
Chris Chelios (3) - 15:10
Second period No scoring
Ryan Walter (2) - 07:40 Third period 13:55 - Brian Propp (14)
Patrick Roy 15 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 22 saves / 26 shots
Montreal won series 4-2


Clarence Campbell Conference Final

(S1) Calgary Flames vs. (N4) Chicago Blackhawks

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Calgary won the only previous meeting in a three-game sweep in the 1981 Preliminary Round.


May 2 Chicago Blackhawks 0-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 10:18 - Jamie Macoun (3)
No scoring Second period 12:02 - pp - Joe Nieuwendyk (6)
No scoring Third period 06:13 - Brian MacLellan (2)
Alain Chevrier 32 saves / 35 shots
Darren Pang 4 saves / 4 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 19 saves / 19 shots
May 4 Chicago Blackhawks 4-2 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Steve Larmer (8) - 02:19
Denis Savard (7) - 03:52
Steve Thomas (3) - pp - 06:02
First period 19:10 - pp - Hakan Loob (7)
Trent Yawney (3) - 09:10 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 10:03 - Joe Mullen (9)
Alain Chevrier 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 18 saves / 22 shots
May 6 Calgary Flames 5-2 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Joe Mullen (10) - 04:11
Joe Nieuwendyk (7) - pp - 14:57
First period No scoring
Theoren Fleury (4) - pp - 08:07 Second period 06:49 - Steve Konroyd (2)
17:00 - Troy Murray (3)
Hakan Loob (8) - 11:46
Joe Mullen (11) - 19:16
Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 18 saves / 22 shots
May 8 Calgary Flames 2-1 OT Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Doug Gilmour (7) - pp - 18:03 Second period 10:25 - pp - Denis Savard (8)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Al MacInnis (3) - pp - 15:05 First overtime period No scoring
Mike Vernon 24 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Alain Chevrier 30 saves / 32 shots
May 10 Chicago Blackhawks 1-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 07:29 - Joe Nieuwendyk (8)
Mike Hudson (1) - pp - 18:48 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:19 - Brian MacLellan (3)
16:59 - Joe Nieuwendyk (9)
Alain Chevrier 40 saves / 43 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 20 saves / 21 shots
Calgary won series 4-1


Stanley Cup Finals

This was the second playoff series between these two teams, with the only previous meeting being the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals where Montreal defeated Calgary in five games. This was the Flames second appearance in the Finals, while Montreal was making their thirty-third appearance in the Finals. Calgary was trying to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history, while Montreal last won the Stanley Cup in 1986.

The Stanley Cup Finals was decided between the two teams with the best records of the 1988-89 NHL regular season. Co-captain Lanny McDonald scored the second Flames goal in game six. This turned out to be the last goal in his Hockey Hall of Fame career, as he retired during the following off-season. Doug Gilmour scored two goals in the third period, including the eventual game and Cup winner to cement their first title for the Flames.

To date this remains the last all-Canadian Cup Finals.


May 14 Montreal Canadiens 2-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Stephane Richer (6) - pp - 02:43
Larry Robinson (1) - 10:02
First period 06:51 - pp - Al MacInnis (4)
08:33 - Al MacInnis (5)
No scoring Second period 11:45 - Theoren Fleury (5)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 32 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 29 saves / 31 shots
May 17 Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Larry Robinson (2) - 04:18 First period No scoring
Bobby Smith (9) - pp - 01:55 Second period 05:14 - Joe Nieuwendyk (10)
13:49 - pp - Joel Otto (5)
Chris Chelios (4) - 08:01
Russ Courtnall (7) - pp - 09:35
Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 19 saves / 23 shots
May 19 Calgary Flames 3-4 2OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Joe Mullen (12) - 17:15 First period 01:32 - Mike McPhee (4)
Joe Mullen (13) - pp - 15:35 Second period No scoring
Doug Gilmour (8) - 13:02 Third period 01:36 - Bobby Smith (10)
19:19 - Mats Naslund (4)
No scoring Second overtime period 18:08 - Ryan Walter (3)
Mike Vernon 31 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 34 saves / 37 shots
May 21 Calgary Flames 4-2 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Doug Gilmour (9) - 10:59
Joe Mullen (14) - pp - 18:43
Second period No scoring
Al MacInnis (6) - 18:22
Joe Mullen (15) - pp-en - 19:49
Third period 10:59 - Russ Courtnall (8)
19:33 - Claude Lemieux (3)
Mike Vernon 17 saves / 19 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 31 saves / 34 shots
May 23 Montreal Canadiens 2-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Bobby Smith (11) - pp - 13:24 First period 00:28 - Joel Otto (6)
08:15 - Joe Mullen (16)
19:31 - pp - Al MacInnis (7)
Mike Keane (4) - 14:17 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 25 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 26 saves / 28 shots
May 25 Calgary Flames 4-2 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Colin Patterson (3) - 18:51 First period No scoring
Lanny McDonald (1) - 04:24 Second period 01:23 - Claude Lemieux (4)
Doug Gilmour (10) - pp - 11:02
Doug Gilmour (11) - en - 18:57
Third period 11:53 - Rick Green (1)
Mike Vernon 20 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 15 saves / 18 shots
Calgary won series 4-2


Player statistics

Skaters

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[3]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames 22 7 24 31 +6 46
Tim Kerr Philadelphia Flyers 19 14 11 25 +1 27
Joe Mullen Calgary Flames 21 16 8 24 +8 4
Brian Propp Philadelphia Flyers 18 14 9 23 +8 14
Doug Gilmour Calgary Flames 22 11 11 22 +12 20
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings 11 5 17 22 -4 0
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 11 12 7 19 -1 16
Bobby Smith Montreal Canadiens 21 11 8 19 +1 46
Denis Savard Chicago Blackhawks 16 8 11 19 +8 10
Joel Otto Calgary Flames 22 6 13 19 +2 46

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.[4]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Patrick Roy Montreal Canadiens 19 13 6 526 42 2.09 .920 2 1206:10
Mike Vernon Calgary Flames 22 16 5 549 52 2.26 .905 3 1380:55
Alain Chevrier Chicago Blackhawks 16 9 7 483 44 2.61 .909 0 1013:00
Greg Millen St. Louis Blues 10 5 5 308 34 3.14 .890 0 649:22
Ron Hextall Philadelphia Flyers 15 8 7 445 49 3.32 .890 0 886:22


Notes

  1. ^ "Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames: Renewing a Stanley Cup playoff rivalry". April 15, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Lemieux ties three records; Penguins win 10-7." Gainesville Sun. 1989 Apr 26.
  3. ^ NHL.com - Skater Stats
  4. ^ NHL.com - Goalie Stats

See also


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