1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1991 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 3 - May 25, 1991
Teams16
Defending championsEdmonton Oilers
Final positions
ChampionsPittsburgh Penguins
Runner-upMinnesota North Stars
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Mario Lemieux (Penguins)
(44 points)
MVPMario Lemieux (Penguins)
1990
1992

The 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the National Hockey League (NHL) championship began on April 3, 1991, following the 1990-91 regular season. The 16 teams that qualified, from the top four teams of the four divisions, played best-of-seven series with re-seeding after the division finals. The Conference Champions played a best-of-seven series for the Stanley Cup.

This was the first of the 25 consecutive years in which the Detroit Red Wings qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs until their streak finally ended in 2017. Their streak is tied for the third longest in NHL history, and while it was running, it was the longest active playoff appearance streak in the four major American professional sports.

The finals concluded on May 25 with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup, defeating the Minnesota North Stars in the final series four games to two. Pittsburgh forward Mario Lemieux was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.

This was the first NHL playoffs without any series sweeps since the 1973 playoffs. In addition, this season set the record for most playoff games played with 92, which stood until 2014.[1]

Playoff seeds

In the 1990-91 season, teams qualified based on their division standing at the end of the regular season. Playoffs then proceeded among the top four teams in each division, providing a division winner. The two division winners of each conference then played off to provide a conference winner. The two conference winners then played in the Finals to produce a Stanley Cup champion.

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Prince of Wales Conference

Adams Division

  1. Boston Bruins, Adams Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions - 100 points
  2. Montreal Canadiens - 89 points
  3. Buffalo Sabres - 81 points
  4. Hartford Whalers - 73 points

Patrick Division

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins, Patrick Division champions - 88 points
  2. New York Rangers - 85 points
  3. Washington Capitals - 81 points
  4. New Jersey Devils - 79 points

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris Division

  1. Chicago Blackhawks, Norris Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners - 106 points
  2. St. Louis Blues - 105 points
  3. Detroit Red Wings - 76 points
  4. Minnesota North Stars - 68 points

Smythe Division

  1. Los Angeles Kings, Smythe Division champions - 102 points
  2. Calgary Flames - 100 points
  3. Edmonton Oilers - 80 points
  4. Vancouver Canucks - 65 points

Playoff bracket

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


Division Semifinals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A1) Boston Bruins vs. (A4) Hartford Whalers

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. This was a rematch of last year's Adams Division Semifinals in which Boston won in seven games.


April 3 Hartford Whalers 5-2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Pat Verbeek (1) - pp - 14:11 First period 00:23 - Jeff Lazaro (1)
Kevin Dineen (1) - 02:18
Rob Brown (1) - pp - 09:37
Second period 14:45 - pp - Petri Skriko (1)
John Cullen (1) - 15:49
Paul Cyr (1) - 16:17
Third period No scoring
Peter Sidorkiewicz 26 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 19 saves / 24 shots
April 5 Hartford Whalers 3-4 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Mark Hunter (1) - 05:08
Pat Verbeek (2) - pp - 18:55
First period 00:13 - Petri Skriko (2)
Randy Ladouceur (1) - 18:12 Second period 09:22 - pp - Cam Neely (1)
No scoring Third period 11:39 - Cam Neely (2)
16:38 - Cam Neely (3)
Peter Sidorkiewicz 36 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 24 saves / 27 shots
April 7 Boston Bruins 6-3 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
Ray Bourque (1) - pp - 11:07 First period No scoring
Glen Wesley (1) - pp - 10:38 Second period 06:19 - pp - Mark Hunter (2)
Garry Galley (1) - 06:49
Dave Christian (1) - 07:07
Bob Sweeney (1) - 10:05
Craig Janney (1) - pp - 14:08
Third period 01:59 - Pat Verbeek (3)
15:21 - sh - Terry Yake (1)
Andy Moog 22 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 17 saves / 23 shots
April 9 Boston Bruins 3-4 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
Dave Christian (2) - 15:30
Petri Skriko (3) - pp - 16:57
First period 02:40 - John Cullen (2)
03:39 - pp - Mark Hunter (3)
12:15 - pp - Mark Hunter (4)
15:55 - Zarley Zalapski (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Ken Hodge Jr. (1) - 14:28 Third period No scoring
Andy Moog 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 32 saves / 35 shots
April 11 Hartford Whalers 1-6 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brad Shaw (1) - 07:16 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 01:20 - pp - Ray Bourque (2)
01:36 - Dave Christian (3)
08:05 - Jeff Lazaro (2)
10:20 - pp - Cam Neely (4)
16:57 - pp - Cam Neely (5)
17:53 - pp - Jim Wiemer (1)
Peter Sidorkiewicz 26 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 25 saves / 26 shots
April 13 Boston Bruins 3-1 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
Nevin Markwart (1) - 03:17
Bob Sweeney (2) - 08:50
First period No scoring
Dave Christian (4) - 02:34 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 13:01 - Mark Hunter (5)
Andy Moog 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 13 saves / 16 shots
Boston won series 4-2


(A2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (A3) Buffalo Sabres

This was fifth playoff series between these two teams, and were meeting for the second straight year. Both teams split their previous four playoff meetings. Montreal won last year's Adams Division Semifinals in six games.


April 3 Buffalo Sabres 5-7 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Benoit Hogue (1) - 01:48
Grant Ledyard (1) - 02:12
First period 10:35 - Sylvain Lefebvre (1)
17:14 - pp - Russ Courtnall (1)
18:07 - pp - Mathieu Schneider (1)
18:33 - Russ Courtnall (2)
Pierre Turgeon (1) - pp - 09:23 Second period 02:06 - Stephane Richer (1)
17:25 - Brent Gilchrist (1)
Rick Vaive (1) - pp - 05:030
Kevin Haller (1) - 10:22
Third period 02:14 - pp - Denis Savard (1)
Darcy Wakaluk 20 saves / 22 shots
Daren Puppa 10 saves / 15 shots
Goalie stats Patrick Roy 24 saves / 29 shots
April 5 Buffalo Sabres 4-5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Uwe Krupp (1) - pp - 02:050 First period No scoring
Pierre Turgeon (2) - 13:44 Second period 05:09 - Brent Gilchrist (2)
07:36 - pp - Mike McPhee (1)
Dale Hawerchuk (1) - 02:06
Darrin Shannon (1) - 04:52
Third period 00:36 - Russ Courtnall (3)
09:51 - Stephane Richer (2)
18:39 - Guy Carbonneau (1)
Daren Puppa 26 saves / 31 shots
Darcy Wakaluk 0 saves / 0 shots
Goalie stats Patrick Roy 23 saves / 27 shots
April 7 Montreal Canadiens 4-5 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Shayne Corson (1) - pp - 04:07
Brent Gilchrist (3) - 09:56
Russ Courtnall (4) - pp - 11:47
First period 02:20 - Tony Tanti (1)
05:38 - sh - Christian Ruuttu (1)
Brent Gilchrist (4) - 17:58 Second period 04:20 - Benoit Hogue (2)
11:14 - Grant Ledyard (2)
No scoring Third period 02:38 - Mike Ramsey (1)
Patrick Roy 28 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Clint Malarchuk 18 saves / 22 shots
April 9 Montreal Canadiens 4-6 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Eric Desjardins (1) - pp - 05:23
Stephane Richer (3) - 05:31
First period 05:59 - Benoit Hogue (3)
08:01 - Dave Andreychuk (1)
12:30 - Pierre Turgeon (3)
Shayne Corson (2) - 04:10
Stephane Richer (4) - 14:40
Second period 00:16 - pp - Tony Tanti (2)
01:44 - Rob Ray (1)
No scoring Third period 06:18 - pp - Dale Hawerchuk (2)
Patrick Roy 26 saves / 30 shots
Andre Racicot 11 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Clint Malarchuk 33 saves / 37 shots
April 11 Buffalo Sabres 3-4 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Lou Franceschetti (1) - 08:12 First period 02:14 - Mike Keane (1)
06:42 - Brian Skrudland (1)
Grant Ledyard (3) - 04:54 Second period 09:49 - Mike Keane (2)
Dave Andreychuk (2) - pp - 16:55 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 05:56 - Russ Courtnall (5)
Clint Malarchuk 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 29 saves / 32 shots
April 13 Montreal Canadiens 5-1 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brent Gilchrist (5) - 03:06
Shayne Corson (3) - sh - 14:15
Shayne Corson (4) - pp - 15:35
Second period 12:58 - sh - Dave Snuggerud (1)
Denis Savard (2) - 00:39
Stephane Richer (5) - pp - 09:19
Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 23 saves / 24 shots
Andre Racicot 1 save / 1 shots
Goalie stats Clint Malarchuk 24 saves / 29 shots
Montreal won series 4-2


(P1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (P4) New Jersey Devils

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.


April 3 New Jersey Devils 3-1 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Peter Stastny (1) - pp - 15:32 Second period 10:48 - pp - Mario Lemieux (1)
Peter Stastny (2) - 04:12
Laurie Boschman (1) - 05:02
Third period No scoring
Chris Terreri 26 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 32 saves / 35 shots
April 5 New Jersey Devils 4-5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
John MacLean (1) - 02:50 First period 06:54 - pp - Kevin Stevens (1)
John MacLean (2) - 01:44
Brendan Shanahan (1) - 11:47
Second period 10:32 - Paul Coffey (1)
17:01 - Phil Bourque (1)
Alexei Kasatonov (1) - 04:06 Third period 03:21 - Troy Loney (1)
No scoring First overtime period 08:52 - Jaromir Jagr (1)
Chris Terreri 21 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 36 saves / 40 shots
April 7 Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Mark Recchi (1) - pp - 04:56 First period 12:32 - pp - Brendan Shanahan (2)
Bob Errey (1) - 02:05 Second period 13:22 - pp - Brendan Shanahan (3)
Joe Mullen (1) - 03:15
Mark Recchi (2) - 19:10
Third period 14:46 - sh - Doug Brown (1)
Tom Barrasso 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Chris Terreri 30 saves / 34 shots
April 9 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-4 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 06:54 - Claude Lemieux (1)
07:38 - Peter Stastny (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Mario Lemieux (2) - pp - 04:41 Third period 16:42 - John MacLean (3)
18:43 - pp - Claude Lemieux (2)
Tom Barrasso 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Chris Terreri 28 saves / 29 shots
April 11 New Jersey Devils 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
John MacLean (4) - pp - 03:20
Bruce Driver (1) - pp - 13:15
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Claude Lemieux (3) - pp - 12:59
Doug Brown (2) - 19:38
Third period 00:54 - Ron Francis (1)
03:41 - Larry Murphy (1)
Chris Terreri 39 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 20 saves / 23 shots
April 13 Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Kevin Stevens (2) - 10:49
Kevin Stevens (3) - pp - 13:17
Jaromir Jagr (2) - pp - 19:37
First period 03:29 - John MacLean (5)
Ron Francis (2) - 06:42 Second period 12:32 - pp - Eric Weinrich (1)
13:48 - Claude Lemieux (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Frank Pietrangelo 28 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Chris Terreri 19 saves / 23 shots
April 15 New Jersey Devils 0-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 06:17 - Jiri Hrdina (1)
13:06 - pp - Mario Lemieux (3)
No scoring Second period 00:29 - Jiri Hrdina (2)
No scoring Third period 00:56 - Paul Coffey (2)
Chris Terreri 32 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Frank Pietrangelo 27 saves / 27 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-3


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

This was the third playoff series meeting between these two teams, and were meeting for the second straight year. Both teams split the previous two meetings. Washington won last year's Patrick Division Finals in five games.


April 3 Washington Capitals 1-2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:20 - Jan Erixon (1)
16:58 - Bernie Nicholls (1)
Michal Pivonka (1) - 18:27 Third period No scoring
Don Beaupre 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 28 saves / 29 shots
April 5 Washington Capitals 3-0 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Dino Ciccarelli (1) - pp - 01:40 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Kelly Miller (1) - sh - 05:24
Michal Pivonka (2) - 19:34
Third period No scoring
Don Beaupre 36 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 29 saves / 31 shots
April 7 New York Rangers 6-0 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Kris King (1) - 08:07
Mike Gartner (1) - pp - 19:29
First period No scoring
Bernie Nicholls (2) - 12:17
Mark Janssens (1) - 15:47
Second period No scoring
Bernie Nicholls (3) - 06:34
Darren Turcotte (1) - pp - 17:15
Third period No scoring
Mike Richter 37 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 23 saves / 27 shots
Mike Liut 9 saves / 11 shots
April 9 New York Rangers 2-3 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Bernie Nicholls (4) - 04:04 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 00:25 - Kevin Hatcher (1)
15:31 - Dave Tippett (1)
Mark Janssens (2) - 14:32 Third period 09:27 - Alan May (1)
Mike Richter 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 19 saves / 21 shots
April 11 Washington Capitals 5-4 OT New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Mike Ridley (1) - 12:32 First period 10:35 - pp - Corey Millen (1)
18:51 - Brian Leetch (1)
Kelly Miller (2) - 01:01
Mike Lalor (1) - 15:26
Second period 18:31 - Mark Janssens (3)
Kevin Hatcher (2) - pp - 12:59 Third period 09:29 - Steven Rice (1)
Dino Ciccarelli (2) - 06:44 First overtime period No scoring
Don Beaupre 31 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 50 saves / 55 shots
April 13 New York Rangers 2-4 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 02:46 - Dmitri Khristich (1)
04:09 - Kelly Miller (3)
07:06 - Mike Ridley (2)
Kris King 92) - 08:57
Steven Rice (2) - pp - 18:34
Second period 11:58 - Stephen Leach (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 21 saves / 22 shots
Mike Richter 1 save / 4 shots
Goalie stats Don Beaupre 23 saves / 25 shots
Washington won series 4-2


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (N4) Minnesota North Stars

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


April 4 Minnesota North Stars 4-3 OT Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Mark Tinordi (1) - pp - 01:24
Neal Broten (1) - pp - 02:08
First period 00:13 - Jeremy Roenick (1)
04:06 - pp - Doug Wilson (1)
No scoring Second period 09:08 - Dirk Graham (1)
Neal Broten (2) - 06:22 Third period No scoring
Brian Propp (1) - pp - 04:14 First overtime period No scoring
Jon Casey 20 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 30 saves / 34 shots
April 6 Minnesota North Stars 2-5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 12:58 - Steve Larmer (1)
No scoring Second period 03:30 - pp - Jeremy Roenick (2)
14:40 - pp - Warren Rychel (1)
16:39 - Steve Konroyd (1)
Basil McRae (1) - 16:03
Brian Bellows (1) - pp - 17:46
Third period 19:11 - Steve Larmer (2)
Jon Casey 21 saves / 25 shots
Brian Hayward 10 saves / 10 shots
Goalie stats Ed Belfour 28 saves / 30 shots
April 8 Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Steve Larmer (3) - 05:27
Chris Chelios (1) - pp - 08:35
First period 02:34 - pp - Bobby Smith
06:10 - pp - Brian Bellows (2)
10:53 - Dave Gagner (1)
17:55 - pp - Dave Gagner (2)
18:26 - Mike Modano (1)
Steve Larmer (4) - pp - 00:39
Doug Wilson (2) - pp - 05:03
Second period No scoring
Steve Thomas (1) - 03:48
Jeremy Roenick (3) - 06:15
Third period No scoring
Ed Belfour 37 saves / 41 shots
Dominik Hasek 5 saves / 6 shots
Goalie stats Brian Hayward 11 saves / 13 shots
Jon Casey 14 saves / 18 shots
April 10 Chicago Blackhawks 1-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:48 - Neal Broten (3)
11:30 - pp - Mike Craig (1)
14:52 - pp - Mark Tinordi (2)
Steve Larmer (5) - 15:02 Third period No scoring
Ed Belfour 18 saves / 21 shots
Dominik Hasek 13 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Jon Casey 16 saves / 17 shots
April 12 Minnesota North Stars 6-0 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Brian Propp (2) - pp - 17:59 First period No scoring
Mark Tinordi (3) - pp - 00:32
Dave Gagner (3) - pp - 06:46
Bobby Smith (2) - pp - 07:16
Neal Broten (4) - 14:30
Second period No scoring
Brian Propp (3) - pp - 16:06 Third period No scoring
Jon Casey 25 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Dominik Hasek 18 saves / 20 shots
Ed Belfour 19 saves / 23 shots
April 14 Chicago Blackhawks 1-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period 11:49 - Neil Wilkinson (1)
12:58 - Brian Bellows (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Keith Brown (1) - 15:51 Third period 06:29 - pp - Brian Bellows (4)
Ed Belfour 31 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 26 saves / 27 shots
Minnesota won series 4-2


(N2) St. Louis Blues vs. (N3) Detroit Red Wings

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams. Both teams split the previous two meetings. Detroit won their most recent meeting in five games in the 1988 Norris Division Finals.


April 4 Detroit Red Wings 6-3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Brad McCrimmon (1) - 13:37 First period No scoring
Steve Yzerman (1) - 07:08
Steve Yzerman (2) - pp - 12:01
Second period 13:10 - Brett Hull (1)
Sergei Fedorov (1) - 01:52
Kevin Miller (1) - 09:19
Steve Yzerman (3) - 14:55
Third period 10:23 - pp - Brett Hull (2)
12:44 - Adam Oates (1)
Tim Cheveldae 37 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 17 saves / 22 shots
Pat Jablonski 4 saves / 5 shots
April 6 Detroit Red Wings 2-4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Yves Racine (1) - pp - 09:08
Bob Probert (1) - 16:56
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:28 - Jeff Brown (1)
06:46 - pp - Dan Quinn (1)
12:00 - Brett Hull (3)
19:24 - Rich Sutter (1)
Tim Cheveldae 37 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 19 saves / 21 shots
April 8 St. Louis Blues 2-5 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Bob Bassen (1) - 11:00 Second period 15:19 - Kevin Miller (2)
Gino Cavallini (1) - 18:39 Third period 01:12 - Keith Primeau (1)
08:34 - Jimmy Carson (1)
009:05 - Steve Chiasson (1)
19:42 - sh - Kevin Miller (3)
Vincent Riendeau 19 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 21 saves / 23 shots
April 10 St. Louis Blues 3-4 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Dan Quinn (2) - pp - 18:10 First period 04:01 - Steve Chiasson (2)
No scoring Second period 17:05 - pp - Steve Chiasson (3)
Brett Hull (4) - 05:22
Brett Hull (5) - 17:09
Third period 08:58 - Rick Zombo (1)
11:16 - Brent Fedyk (1)
Vincent Riendeau 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 26 saves / 29 shots
April 12 Detroit Red Wings 1-6 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Bobby Dollas (1) - 02:12 First period 03:45 - Adam Oates (2)
04:58 - Brett Hull (6)
09:29 - Adam Oates (3)
No scoring Second period 00:40 - Paul Cavallini (1)
10:33 - Adam Oates (4)
No scoring Third period 08:08 - Brett Hull (7)
Tim Cheveldae 25 saves / 30 shots
Allan Bester 11 saves / 12 shots
Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 17 saves / 18 shots
April 14 St. Louis Blues 3-0 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Dave Thomlinson (1) - 07:00 First period No scoring
Jeff Brown (2) - 02:24 Second period No scoring
Dave Lowry (1) - 18:19 Third period No scoring
Vincent Riendeau 23 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 18 saves / 21 shots
April 16 Detroit Red Wings 2-3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 12:24 - Dan Quinn (3)
Yves Racine (2) - pp - 03:24 Second period 19:39 - Brett Hull (8)
Jimmy Carson (2) - 12:27 Third period 01:59 - Rich Sutter (2)
Tim Cheveldae 22 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 18 saves / 20 shots
St. Louis won series 4-3


(S1) Los Angeles Kings vs. (S4) Vancouver Canucks

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. Vancouver won the only prior meeting in five games in the 1982 Smythe Division Finals.


April 4 Vancouver Canucks 6-5 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Dave Capuano (1) - 02:20
Igor Larionov (1) - 07:00
Geoff Courtnall (1) - 19:40
First period 08:33 - Tomas Sandstrom (1)
10:42 - Bob Kudelski (1)
No scoring Second period 06:01 - Wayne Gretzky (1)
06:39 - Steve Kasper (1)
14:59 - Luc Robitaille (1)
Geoff Courtnall (2) - 05:00
Geoff Courtnall (3) - 09:30
Cliff Ronning (1) - 17:29
Third period No scoring
Troy Gamble 24 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 26 saves / 32 shots
April 6 Vancouver Canucks 2-3 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Tom Kurvers (1) - pp - 10:35 First period No scoring
Cliff Ronning (2) - 00:31 Second period 02:47 - pp - Rob Blake (1)
No scoring Third period 03:13 - Luc Robitaille (2)
No scoring First overtime period 11:08 - Wayne Gretzky (2)
Troy Gamble 37 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 32 saves / 34 shots
April 8 Los Angeles Kings 1-2 OT Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 00:41 - pp - Cliff Ronning (3)
Wayne Gretzky (3) - 11:53 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 03:12 - Cliff Ronning (4)
Kelly Hrudey 37 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 30 saves / 31 shots
April 10 Los Angeles Kings 6-1 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Steve Kasper (2) - 08:30
Wayne Gretzky (4) - pp - 13:11
First period 09:14 - pp - Cliff Ronning (5)
Dave Taylor (1) - 10:20 Second period No scoring
Tony Granato (1) - 01:24
Mike Donnelly (1) - 14:21
Steve Duchesne (1) - 18:44
Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 29 saves / 35 shots
April 12 Vancouver Canucks 4-7 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Jyrki Lumme (1) - sh - 04:50
Cliff Ronning (6) - 13:59
First period 08:52 - pp - Luc Robitaille (3)
16:48 - pp - Luc Robitaille (4)
19:01 - Mike Donnelly (2)
Jyrki Lumme (2) - pp - 01:37
Gerald Diduck (1) - pp - 05:57
Second period 06:25 - Steve Duchesne (2)
13:27 - Bradley Jones (1)
16:14 - pp - Tomas Sandstrom (2)
No scoring Third period 19:17 - Bob Kudelski (2)
Troy Gamble 32 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 29 saves / 33 shots
April 14 Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Steve Duchesne (3) - 09:35 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 16:13 - Tom Kurvers (2)
Dave Taylor (2) - 12:11
Mike Donnelly (3) - 18:47
Mike Donnelly (4) - 19:06
Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Troy Gamble 24 saves / 26 shots
Los Angeles won series 4-2


(S2) Calgary Flames vs. (S3) Edmonton Oilers

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams. Edmonton won three of the previous four meetings, including their most recent in a four-game sweep in the 1988 Smythe Division Finals.


April 4 Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Esa Tikkanen (1) - 18:20 First period 12:07 - pp - Al MacInnis (1)
Petr Klima (1) - 10:18 Second period No scoring
Craig Simpson (1) - 14:35 Third period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 22 saves / 25 shots
April 6 Edmonton Oilers 1-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 12:53 - pp - Gary Suter (1)
Adam Graves (1) - 03:10 Second period 01:53 - Doug Gilmour (1)
03:53 - Paul Ranheim (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 35 saves / 36 shots
April 8 Calgary Flames 3-4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Joe Nieuwendyk (1) - pp - 02:03 First period 02:14 - Esa Tikkanen (2)
Joel Otto (1) - 10:49
Gary Roberts (1) - 17:26
Second period 15:51 - Charlie Huddy (1)
No scoring Third period 09:47 - Glenn Anderson (1)
19:46 - Joe Murphy (1)
Mike Vernon 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 20 saves / 23 shots
April 10 Calgary Flames 2-5 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Joe Nieuwendyk (2) - 00:44
Sergei Makarov (1) - 14:02
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 01:11 - pp - Mark Messier (1)
01:52 - Craig MacTavish (1)
19:00 - pp - Esa Tikkanen (3)
No scoring Third period 01:47 - pp - Esa Tikkanen (4)
03:38 - Kelly Buchberger (1)
Mike Vernon 23 saves / 27 shots
Rick Wamsley 1 save / 2 shots
Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 29 saves / 31 shots
April 12 Edmonton Oilers 3-5 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Glenn Anderson (2) - pp - 15:54
Adam Graves (2) - 18:13
First period 03:28 - pp - Al MacInnis (2)
07:56 - pp - Carey Wilson (1)
Mark Messier (2) - 14:07 Second period 07:37 - Carey Wilson
08:48 - Ric Nattress (1)
No scoring Third period 19:59 - Joe Nieuwendyk (3)
Grant Fuhr 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 22 saves / 25 shots
April 14 Calgary Flames 2-1 OT Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 12:13 - Craig Simpson (2)
Paul Ranheim (2) - 09:12 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Theoren Fleury (1) - 04:40 First overtime period No scoring
Mike Vernon 21 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 31 saves / 33 shots
April 16 Edmonton Oilers 5-4 OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Esa Tikkanen (5) - 17:03 First period 07:52 - pp - Robert Reichel (1)
14:43 - pp - Joe Nieuwendyk (4)
16:00 - Theoren Fleury (2)
Glenn Anderson (3) - pp - 04:57
Esa Tikkanen (6) - 10:06
Second period No scoring
Anatoli Semenov (1) - 04:38 Third period 17:50 - Ron Stern (1)
Esa Tikkanen (7) - 06:58 First overtime period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 27 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 35 saves / 40 shots
Edmonton won series 4-3


Division Finals

Prince of Wales Conference

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

This was the eighth straight and 26th overall playoff meeting between these two teams. Montreal lead the all-time meetings 21-4. Boston won last year's Adams Division Finals in five games.


April 17 Montreal Canadiens 1-2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Mike Keane (3) - 07:09 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 07:04 - pp - Cam Neely (6)
No scoring Third period 10:12 - Cam Neely (7)
Patrick Roy 23 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 18 saves / 19 shots
April 19 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 OT Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 04:35 - Ray Bourque (3)
11:10 - Ken Hodge Jr. (2)
Shayne Corson (5) - 19:31 Second period No scoring
Russ Courtnall (6) - 04:24
Stephane Richer (6) - 11:30
Third period 07:54 - Dave Christian (5)
Stephane Richer (7) - 00:27 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 41 saves / 44 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 33 saves / 37 shots
April 21 Boston Bruins 3-2 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Petri Skriko (4) - pp - 04:38
Bob Sweeney (3) - 05:11
First period 16:31 - sh - Russ Courtnall (7)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Ken Hodge Jr. (3) - 18:39 Third period 14:10 - Brian Skrudland (2)
Andy Moog 39 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 23 saves / 26 shots
April 23 Boston Bruins 2-6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Ray Bourque (4) - 15:49 First period 05:05 - pp - Shayne Corson (6)
Cam Neely (8) - pp - 19:59 Second period 00:49 - Stephane Richer (8)
08:12 - pp - Shayne Corson (7)
09:28 - Mathieu Schneider (2)
No scoring Third period 04:09 - Stephane Richer (9)
17:12 - sh - Russ Courtnall (8)
Andy Moog 22 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 23 saves / 25 shots
April 25 Montreal Canadiens 1-4 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Brian Skrudland (3) - pp - 19:54 First period 19:06 - Cam Neely (9)
No scoring Second period 19:02 - pp - Vladimir Ruzicka (1)
No scoring Third period 07:58 - pp - Cam Neely (10)
08:09 - Cam Neely (11)
Patrick Roy 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 18 saves / 19 shots
April 27 Boston Bruins 2-3 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Don Sweeney (1) - 08:06 First period 04:44 - pp - Stephan Lebeau (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Jeff Lazaro (3) - 01:26 Third period 15:56 - Shayne Corson (8)
No scoring First overtime period 17:47 - Shayne Corson (9)
Andy Moog 38 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 32 saves / 34 shots
April 29 Montreal Canadiens 1-2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 06:30 - Dave Christian (6)
Stephan Lebeau (2) - 19:00 Third period 01:59 - pp - Cam Neely (12)
Patrick Roy 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 35 saves / 36 shots
Boston won series 4-3


(P1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (P3) Washington Capitals

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.


April 17 Washington Capitals 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 17:45 - pp - Larry Murphy (2)
Calle Johansson (1) - pp - 06:07 Second period 13:09 - pp - Mario Lemieux (4)
Kevin Hatcher (3) - pp - 01:37
Al Iafrate (1) - 15:31
Kelly Miller (4) - 19:10
Third period No scoring
Don Beaupre 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Frank Pietrangelo 27 saves / 30 shots
April 19 Washington Capitals 6-7 OT Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Dale Hunter (1) - 12:42 First period 13:59 - Phil Bourque (2)
18:11 - Joe Mullen (2)
John Druce (1) - pp - 03:46
Mike Ridley (3) - pp - 11:36
Second period 00:35 - pp - Mark Recchi (3)
05:51 - pp - Mark Recchi (4)
13:35 - Kevin Stevens (4)
Dino Ciccarelli (3) - pp - 02:17
Dino Ciccarelli (4) - 08:05
Calle Johansson (2) - 10:26
Third period 15:25 - Randy Gilhen (1)
No scoring First overtime period 08:10 - Kevin Stevens (5)
Don Beaupre 19 saves / 24 shots
Mike Liut 17 saves / 19 shots
Goalie stats Frank Pietrangelo 36 saves / 42 shots
April 21 Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Mario Lemieux (5) - 04:53 First period 08:25 - pp - Dino Ciccarelli (5)
Kevin Stevens (6) - 09:30
Bryan Trottier (1) - 15:32
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 26 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 19 saves / 22 shots
April 23 Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Mark Recchi (5) - pp - 18:01 First period 09:43 - Tim Bergland (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Kevin Stevens (7) - 09:14
Phil Bourque (3) - 19:28
Third period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 38 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 16 saves / 18 shots
April 25 Washington Capitals 1-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 15:38 - Joe Mullen (3)
Dave Tippett (2) - 09:13 Second period 04:11 - Ron Francis (3)
No scoring Third period 07:53 - Jaromir Jagr (3)
18:43 - Mark Recchi (6)
Don Beaupre 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 33 saves / 34 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-1


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N2) St. Louis Blues vs. (N4) Minnesota North Stars

This was the ninth playoff series between these two teams, and the last one before the North Stars relocated to Dallas. St. Louis won five of the previous eight playoff series, including the most recent one in five games in the 1989 Norris Division Semifinals.


April 18 Minnesota North Stars 2-1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Dave Gagner (4) - pp - 01:46
Shane Churla (1) - 19:49
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 04:35 - Rich Sutter (3)
Jon Casey 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 25 saves / 27 shots
April 20 Minnesota North Stars 2-5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Stew Gavin (1) - 00:26
Brian Bellows (5) - 10:06
First period 01:06 - Garth Butcher (1)
No scoring Second period 06:35 - pp - Rod Brind'Amour (1)
No scoring Third period 07:55 - Adam Oates (5)
13:41 - Jeff Brown (3)
19:41 - Rich Sutter (4)
Jon Casey 23 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 20 saves / 22 shots
April 22 St. Louis Blues 1-5 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period 03:34 - Curt Giles (1)
05:29 - Stew Gavin (2)
07:52 - pp - Brian Bellows
10:48 - pp - Neil Wilkinson (2)
Dave Thomlinson (2) - 13:58 Second period 07:36 - pp - Brian Propp (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Pat Jablonski 17 saves / 18 shots
Vincent Riendeau 4 saves / 8 shots
Goalie stats Jon Casey 29 saves / 30 shots
April 24 St. Louis Blues 4-8 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Adam Oates (6) - pp - 14:06 First period 01:12 - Brian Bellows (7)
03:02 - Mike Modano (2)
08:53 - Mike Modano (3)
Brett Hull (9) - pp - 09:08 Second period 06:26 - pp - Brian Glynn (1)
10:13 - pp - Brian Propp (5)
10:38 - Dave Gagner (5)
14:53 - pp - Brian Bellows (8)
17:46 - pp - Brian Glynn (2)
Adam Oates (7) - pp - 00:13
Brett Hull (10) - pp - 02:16
Third period No scoring
Vincent Riendeau 14 saves / 19 shots
Pat Jablonski 9 saves / 12 shots
Goalie stats Jon Casey 32 saves / 36 shots
April 26 Minnesota North Stars 2-4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 01:46 - Rod Brind'Amour (2)
No scoring Second period 10:43 - pp - Paul Cavallini (2)
18:04 - Dan Quinn (4)
Brian Propp (6) - pp - 14:04
Mike Modano (4) - pp - 17:39
Third period 09:03 - pp - Dave Thomlinson (3)
Jon Casey 25 saves / 29 shots
Brian Hayward 2 saves / 2 shots
Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 24 saves / 26 shots
April 28 St. Louis Blues 2-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Brett Hull (11) - 17:18
Garth Butcher (2) - 19:43
Third period 00:19 - Chris Dahlquist (1)
03:50 - Bobby Smith (3)
18:56 - Bobby Smith (4)
Vincent Riendeau 29 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 18 saves / 20 shots
Minnesota won series 4-2


(S1) Los Angeles Kings vs. (S3) Edmonton Oilers

This was the third straight and sixth overall playoff meeting between these two teams. Edmonton won three of the previous five meetings, including last year's Smythe Division Finals in a four-game sweep.


April 18 Edmonton Oilers 3-4 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 05:17 - Steve Kasper (3)
Martin Gelinas (1) - 11:30 Second period 07:08 - pp - Tomas Sandstrom (3)
Mark Messier (3) - 00:20
Petr Klima (2) - 05:34
Third period 12:07 - pp - Luc Robitaille (5)
No scoring First overtime period 02:13 - Luc Robitaille (6)
Bill Ranford 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 29 saves / 32 shots
April 20 Edmonton Oilers 4-3 2OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Kevin Lowe (1) - 08:29
Martin Gelinas (2) - 17:54
First period 00:13 - Todd Elik (1)
19:40 - Bob Kudelski (3)
Anatoli Semenov (2) - 11:18 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 06:32 - Luc Robitaille (7)
Petr Klima (3) - 04:48 Second overtime period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 46 saves / 49 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 34 saves / 38 shots
April 22 Los Angeles Kings 3-4 2OT Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Luc Robitaille (8) - pp - 18:08 Second period 04:48 - Jeff Beukeboom (1)
John Tonelli (1) - pp - 05:38
John Tonelli (2) - 11:52
Third period 11:16 - pp - Esa Tikkanen (8)
14:55 - Anatoli Semenov (3)
No scoring Second overtime period 00:48 - Esa Tikkanen (9)
Kelly Hrudey 35 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 27 saves / 30 shots
April 24 Los Angeles Kings 2-4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Larry Robinson (1) - 16:34 First period 12:07 - Charlie Huddy (2)
18:40 - pp - Joe Murphy (2)
19:23 - Martin Gelinas (3)
Steve Duchesne (4) - pp - 19:30 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 01:49 - Petr Klima (4)
Kelly Hrudey 26 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 26 saves / 28 shots
April 26 Edmonton Oilers 2-5 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Anatoli Semenov (4) - 10:01 First period 12:48 - sh - Steve Kasper (4)
15:08 - Luc Robitaille (9)
19:03 - pp - Luc Robitaille (10)
No scoring Second period 13:42 - Luc Robitaille (11)
Glenn Anderson (4) - pp - 05:04 Third period 15:04 - Todd Elik (2)
Grant Fuhr 17 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 23 saves / 25 shots
April 28 Los Angeles Kings 3-4 OT Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 07:49 - Craig Simpson (3)
Tomas Sandstrom (4) - pp - 11:21
Luc Robitaille (12) - 14:34
Second period 02:03 - Esa Tikkanen (10)
Mike Donnelly (5) - 04:27 Third period 12:38 - Esa Tikkanen (11)
No scoring First overtime period 16:57 - Craig MacTavish (2)
Kelly Hrudey 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 26 saves / 29 shots
Bill Ranford 12 saves / 12 shots
Edmonton won series 4-2


Conference Finals

Prince of Wales Conference Final

(A1) Boston Bruins vs. (P1) Pittsburgh Penguins

This was the third playoff series between these two teams. Boston won both previous series in consecutive years, with Boston winning the most recent series 3-2 in the 1980 Preliminary Round. Boston made their second consecutive and fourth overall Conference Finals appearance; they defeated the Washington Capitals the previous year in a four-game sweep. This was the first conference final for Pittsburgh since the playoffs went to a conference format starting in 1982. Pittsburgh last played a semifinal series in 1970 where they lost to the St. Louis Blues in six games. These teams split their three-game regular season series.


May 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 3-6 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Joe Mullen (4) - 01:25
Kevin Stevens (8) - pp - 08:28
First period 05:31 - pp - Craig Janney (2)
16:02 - Cam Neely (13)
No scoring Second period 03:23 - Bob Sweeney (4)
15:35 - Cam Neely (14)
Bob Errey (2) - 06:08 Third period 12:17 - Dave Christian (7)
16:02 - pp - Ray Bourque (5)
Tom Barrasso 17 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 31 saves / 34 shots
May 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 4-5 OT Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Kevin Stevens (9) - 05:36
Mario Lemieux (6) - 16:34
First period 05:23 - pp - Cam Neely (15)
11:53 - pp - Glen Wesley (2)
No scoring Second period 00:38 - Ray Bourque (6)
Mark Recchi (7) - pp - 11:01
Mario Lemieux (7) - 13:00
Third period 16:49 - pp - Craig Janney (3)
No scoring First overtime period 08:14 - Vladimir Ruzicka (2)
Tom Barrasso 25 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 30 saves / 34 shots
May 5 Boston Bruins 1-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 13:31 - Kevin Stevens (10)
Ray Bourque (7) - 10:24 Second period 05:01 - Ron Francis (4)
10:40 - Grant Jennings (1)
13:11 - Mario Lemieux (8)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Andy Moog 17 saves / 21 shots
Rejean Lemelin 12 saves / 12 shots
Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 27 saves / 28 shots
May 7 Boston Bruins 1-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 08:49 - Bob Errey (3)
No scoring Second period 12:08 - Joe Mullen (5)
Dave Christian (8) - 08:38 Third period 10:23 - Mario Lemieux (9)
17:22 - pp - Kevin Stevens (11)
Andy Moog 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 29 saves / 30 shots
May 9 Pittsburgh Penguins 7-2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Kevin Stevens (12) - 07:55
Mario Lemieux (10) - pp - 12:04
Bryan Trottier (2) - 15:49
First period 00:40 - Don Sweeney (2)
19:27 - pp - Craig Janney (4)
Kevin Stevens (13) - pp - 13:04
Paul Stanton (1) - 17:02
Second period No scoring
Larry Murphy (3) - pp - 01:08
Ulf Samuelsson (1) - 05:36
Third period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 34 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 20 saves / 27 shots
Rejean Lemelin 6 saves / 6 shots
May 11 Boston Bruins 3-5 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Cam Neely (16) - pp - 07:16
Ken Hodge Jr. (4) pp - 09:33
Second period 11:45 - pp - Larry Murphy (4)
17:17 - Phil Bourque (4)
Don Sweeney (3) - 12:13 Third period 10:08 - Gordie Roberts (1)
15:40 - Mark Recchi (8)
19:32 - Mario Lemieux (11)
Andy Moog 23 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 25 saves / 28 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-2


Clarence Campbell Conference Final

(S3) Edmonton Oilers vs. (N4) Minnesota North Stars

This was the second playoff series between these two teams. Edmonton won the only previous meeting in a four-game sweep in the 1984 Clarence Campbell Conference Final. Edmonton made their second consecutive and seventh appearance in the Conference Finals; they defeated the Chicago Blackhawks the previous year in six games. Minnesota made their second Conference Finals appearance; they last made it to the Conference Finals in 1984, when they were swept by the Oilers in four straight. Minnesota won this year's three-game regular season series earning five of six points. Minnesota's series victory was the first time since realignment in 1981 that the Clarence Campbell Conference was not represented by a Canadian or Smythe Division team in the Stanley Cup Finals, and the first time since 1982 it was not represented by an Albertan team.


May 2 Minnesota North Stars 3-1 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Neal Broten (5) - 15:11 First period 02:15 - pp - Steve Smith (1)
Dave Gagner (6) - pp - 08:05 Second period No scoring
Gaetan Duchesne (1) - 16:21 Third period No scoring
Jon Casey 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 29 saves / 32 shots
May 4 Minnesota North Stars 2-7 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Dave Gagner (7) - pp - 01:55 First period 06:14 - Petr Klima (5)
08:23 - pp - Petr Klima (6)
11:27 - Petr Klima (7)
19:27 - pp - Charlie Huddy (3)
Stew Gavin (3) - sh - 10:19 Second period 16:02 - Glenn Anderson (5)
17:12 - Anatoli Semenov (5)
No scoring Third period 03:06 - Glenn Anderson (6)
Brian Hayward 18 saves / 21 shots
Jon Casey 7 saves / 11 shots
Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 19 saves / 21 shots
May 6 Edmonton Oilers 3-7 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Kelly Buchberger (2) - 11:09 First period 04:00 - Mike Modano (5)
09:52 - pp - Brian Propp (7)
18:36 - Mark Tinordi (4)
Craig Simpson (4) - pp - 05:15
Craig Simpson (5) - 13:37
Second period 10:41 - Bobby Smith (5)
17:25 - pp - Brian Bellows (9)
No scoring Third period 03:23 - Brian Bellows (10)
18:45 - Shane Churla (2)
Bill Ranford 24 saves / 28 shots
Grant Fuhr 5 saves / 8 shots
Goalie stats Jon Casey 26 saves / 29 shots
May 8 Edmonton Oilers 1-5 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Craig MacTavish (3) - 08:40 First period 13:07 - Marc Bureau (1)
13:25 - Mike Modano (6)
No scoring Second period 01:03 - pp - Dave Gagner (8)
04:57 - Neil Wilkinson (3)
19:33 - pp - Neal Broten (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 21 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 20 saves / 21 shots
May 10 Minnesota North Stars 3-2 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Mark Tinordi (5) - pp - 02:06
Marc Bureau (2) - 12:23
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 10:33 - Esa Tikkanen (12)
Bobby Smith (6) - 04:59 Third period 04:18 - Mark Messier (4)
Jon Casey 19 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 30 saves / 33 shots
Minnesota won series 4-1


Stanley Cup Finals

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.


May 15 Minnesota North Stars 5-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Neal Broten (7) - 06:32
Ulf Dahlen (1) - 09:49
First period 03:45 - Ulf Samuelsson (2)
Marc Bureau (3) - sh - 06:53
Neal Broten (8) - 17:01
Second period 03:54 - sh - Mario Lemieux (12)
07:43 - pp - Scott Young (1)
Bobby Smith (7) - 01:39 Third period 10:35 - Joe Mullen (6)
Jon Casey 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 24 saves / 29 shots
May 17 Minnesota North Stars 1-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 14:26 - sh - Bob Errey (4)
19:10 - pp - Kevin Stevens (14)
Mike Modano (7) - pp - 00:55 Second period 15:04 - Mario Lemieux (13)
16:32 - Kevin Stevens (15)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jon Casey 27 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 39 saves / 40 shots
May 19 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 07:21 - Dave Gagner (9)
07:54 - Bobby Smith (8)
Phil Bourque (5) - 01:23 Third period 02:09 - Gaetan Duchesne (2)
Tom Barrasso 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 29 saves / 30 shots
May 21 Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Kevin Stevens (16) - 00:58
Ron Francis (5) - 02:36
Mario Lemieux (14) - 02:58
First period 18:22 - Dave Gagner (10)
Bryan Trottier (3) - 09:55 Second period 13:10 - pp - Brian Propp (8)
18:25 - pp - Mike Modano (8)
Phil Bourque (6) - 19:45 Third period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 35 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 19 saves / 23 shots
May 23 Minnesota North Stars 4-6 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Neal Broten (9) - sh - 14:52 First period 05:36 - pp - Mario Lemieux (15)
10:08 - pp - Kevin Stevens (17)
11:45 - Mark Recchi (9)
13:41 - Mark Recchi (10)
Dave Gagner (11) - sh - 06:54 Second period 16:26 - Ron Francis (6)
Ulf Dahlen (2) - 01:36
Dave Gagner (12) - 07:42
Third period 18:21 - Troy Loney (2)
Brian Hayward 16 saves / 18 shots
Jon Casey 9 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Frank Pietrangelo 15 saves / 18 shots
Tom Barrasso 6 saves / 7 shots
May 25 Pittsburgh Penguins 8-0 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
02:00 - pp - Ulf Samuelsson (3)
12:19 - sh - Mario Lemieux (16)
13:14 - pp - Joe Mullen (7)
First period No scoring
13:15 - Bob Errey (5)
14:28 - Ron Francis (7)
18:44 - Joe Mullen
Second period No scoring
01:29 - Jim Paek (1)
13:45 - pp - Larry Murphy (5)
Third period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 39 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 13 saves / 17 shots
Brian Hayward 7 saves / 11 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-2


Playoff statistics

Skaters

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[2]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 23 16 28 44 +14 16
Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins 24 10 24 34 +6 33
Kevin Stevens Pittsburgh Penguins 24 17 16 33 +14 53
Brian Bellows Minnesota North Stars 23 10 19 29 -6 30
Dave Gagner Minnesota North Stars 23 12 15 27 -4 28
Ray Bourque Boston Bruins 19 7 18 25 -4 12
Brian Propp Minnesota North Stars 23 8 15 23 -4 28
Larry Murphy Pittsburgh Penguins 23 5 18 23 +17 44
Neal Broten Minnesota North Stars 23 9 13 22 +2 6
Craig Janney Boston Bruins 18 4 18 22 -4 11

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.[3]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Tom Barrasso Pittsburgh Penguins 20 12 7 629 51 2.60 .919 1 1175:23
Kelly Hrudey Los Angeles Kings 12 6 6 382 37 2.78 .903 0 798:13
Don Beaupre Washington Capitals 11 5 5 294 29 2.79 .901 1 624:19
Chris Terreri New Jersey Devils 7 3 4 216 21 2.94 .903 0 428:06
Mike Vernon Calgary Flames 7 3 4 204 21 2.95 .897 0 427:28

See also

References

  1. ^ Mike Zeisberger - The Toronto Sun (June 14, 2014). "NHL playoff highlights during this lengthy post-season". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  2. ^ NHL.com - Skater Stats
  3. ^ NHL.com - Goalie Stats

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