1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1993 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 18-June 9, 1993
Teams16
Defending championsPittsburgh Penguins
Final positions
ChampionsMontreal Canadiens
Runner-upLos Angeles Kings
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Wayne Gretzky (Kings)
(40 points)
MVPPatrick Roy (Canadiens)
1992
1994

The 1993 Stanley Cup playoffs the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League (NHL) began after the conclusion of the 1992-93 NHL season on April 18 and ended with the Montreal Canadiens defeating the Los Angeles Kings four games to one to win the Stanley Cup on June 9. These playoffs featured an NHL record 28 overtime games, of which the Canadiens set a playoff record for most overtime games won in one year with ten. The Canadiens also won 11 consecutive games during the playoffs, tying an NHL record.

The Presidents' Trophy-winning Pittsburgh Penguins, who had won the Stanley Cup the previous two years,[1][2] were the favourite to repeat. However, both conferences saw numerous upsets as the third place team in every division reached their respective conference finals. This was the first time since the 1979 NHL-WHA merger that the Edmonton Oilers had missed the playoffs. It was also the first time that longtime Oilers and then-New York Rangers captain Mark Messier had missed the playoffs in his career. This was the only year between 1984 and 1994 that the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens did not face each other in the playoffs. This was the last time that the New York Islanders won a playoff round before 2016. It was also the first time in the post-1967 expansion era that no team with a losing record qualified for the playoffs.

Montreal's Cup championship remains the last time that a Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup.

Playoff seeds

This marked the final season of the NHL's division-oriented playoff format (first used in 1982) which saw the top four teams in each division qualify for the playoffs automatically. A similar version of this playoff format was used for the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Under the rules in place, the following teams qualified for the playoffs:[4]

Prince of Wales Conference

Adams Division

  1. Boston Bruins, Adams Division champions - 109 points
  2. Quebec Nordiques - 104 points
  3. Montreal Canadiens - 102 points
  4. Buffalo Sabres - 86 points

Patrick Division

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins, Patrick Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners - 119 points
  2. Washington Capitals - 93 points
  3. New York Islanders - 87 points (40 wins, 10 points head-to-head vs. New Jersey)
  4. New Jersey Devils - 87 points (40 wins, 4 points head-to-head vs. NY Islanders)

Clarence Campbell Conference

Norris Division

  1. Chicago Blackhawks, Norris Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions - 106 points
  2. Detroit Red Wings - 103 points
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs - 99 points
  4. St. Louis Blues - 85 points

Smythe Division

  1. Vancouver Canucks, Smythe Division champions - 101 points
  2. Calgary Flames - 97 points
  3. Los Angeles Kings - 88 points
  4. Winnipeg Jets - 87 points

Playoff bracket

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


Division Semifinals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A1) Boston Bruins vs. (A4) Buffalo Sabres

This was the sixth playoff series meeting between the Sabres and Bruins. Boston won all five previous series head-to-head, including last year's Adams Division Semifinals in seven games. Although Boston had entered the playoffs with the second best record in the entire NHL and the Sabres had the second lowest point total of any playoff team, Buffalo upset the Bruins by sweeping the heavily favored Boston squad. The fourth game saw Brad May's game-winning goal in overtime, which has become famous in NHL lore thanks to Rick Jeanneret's "May day!" call. This was the first playoff series victory for Buffalo since defeating Montreal in the 1983 Adams Division Semifinals.


April 18 Buffalo Sabres 5-4 OT Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Dave Hannan (1) - 02:32
Pat LaFontaine (1) - 09:26
First period No scoring
Alexander Mogilny (1) - 19:55 Second period 07:20 - pp - Joe Juneau (1)
14:42 - Cam Neely (1)
Alexander Mogilny (2) - 03:46 Third period 15:44 - Cam Neely (2)
17:00 - Steve Heinze (1)
Bob Sweeney (1) - 11:03 First overtime period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 24 saves / 29 shots
April 20 Buffalo Sabres 4-0 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Wayne Presley (1) - sh - 04:27
Randy Wood (1) - pp - 08:07
First period No scoring
Alexander Mogilny (3) - 05:03 Second period No scoring
Dale Hawerchuk (1) - pp - 14:48 Third period No scoring
Grant Fuhr 34 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 7 saves / 10 shots
John Blue 14 saves / 15 shots
April 22 Boston Bruins 3-4 OT Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Ray Bourque (1) - pp - 17:33 First period 01:33 - pp - Alexander Mogilny (4)
04:42 - Yuri Khmylev (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Bryan Smolinski (1) - 13:28
Cam Neely (3) - 15:57
Third period 14:56 - Bob Sweeney (2)
No scoring First overtime period 01:05 - pp - Yuri Kmylev (2)
John Blue 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 31 saves / 34 shots
April 24 Boston Bruins 5-6 OT Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Cam Neely (4) - 02:19
Joe Juneau (2) - pp - 14:15
Peter Douris (1) - 14:50
Stephen Leach (1) - 19:48
First period 10:09 - pp - Alexander Mogilny (5)
15:46 - Dale Hawerchuk (2)
Dave Poulin (1) - sh - 02:13 Second period 03:58 - Donald Audette (1)
No scoring Third period 10:43 - Alexander Mogilny (6)
11:36 - Yuri Khmylev (3)
No scoring First overtime period 04:48 - Brad May (1)
Andy Moog 22 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 8 saves / 12 shots
Dominik Hasek 23 saves / 24 shots
Buffalo wins 4-0


(A2) Quebec Nordiques vs. (A3) Montreal Canadiens

This was the fifth playoff series between these two teams, with the teams splitting the previous four series. This was the final playoff series between the provincial rivals before the Nordiques moved to Denver in 1995 and became the Colorado Avalanche. This was the first playoff series between the teams since the 1987 Adams Division Finals, which was won by Montreal in seven games.

The Canadiens lost the first two games of this series against the rival Nordiques, due in part to a couple of weak goals let in by star Montreal goaltender Patrick Roy. Afterward, a newspaper in Roy's hometown district suggested he be traded, while Nordiques goaltending coach Dan Bouchard also proclaimed that his team had solved Roy. However, Montreal head coach Jacques Demers held himself to a promise he had made to Roy earlier in the season and kept him as the starting goalie.

With Montreal staring a potential 3-0 series deficit to Quebec in the face, overtime in Game 3 was marked by two disputed goals that were reviewed by the video goal judge. The first review ruled that Stephan Lebeau had knocked the puck in with a high stick, but the second upheld Montreal's winning goal as it was directed in by the skate of Quebec defenceman Alexei Gusarov and not that of a Montreal player. The game three overtime victory was the first in a record-setting streak of 10 consecutive overtime victories by the Canadiens in these playoffs.


April 18 Montreal Canadiens 2-3 OT Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Gilbert Dionne (1) - 05:52 First period No scoring
Brian Bellows (1) - 09:58 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 18:31 - pp - Martin Rucinsky (1)
19:12 - Joe Sakic (1)
No scoring First overtime period 16:49 - Scott Young (1)
Patrick Roy 34 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 36 saves / 38 shots
April 20 Montreal Canadiens 1-4 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 04:19 - pp - Curtis Leschyshyn (1)
11:41 - Scott Young (2)
13:56 - Scott Young (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Brian Bellows (2) - 11:05 Third period 19:23 - Claude Lapointe (1)
Patrick Roy 34 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 32 saves / 33 shots
April 22 Quebec Nordiques 1-2 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Mats Sundin (1) - 01:17 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 01:30 - pp - Kirk Muller (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 10:30 - pp - Vincent Damphousse (1)
Ron Hextall 48 saves / 50 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 34 saves / 35 shots
April 24 Quebec Nordiques 2-3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Scott Young (4) - 09:25 First period 05:28 - pp - Vincent Damphousse (2)
Joe Sakic (2) - 17:56 Second period 09:21 - Gary Leeman (1)
No scoring Third period 01:07 - Benoit Brunet (1)
Ron Hextall 34 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 25 saves / 27 shots
April 26 Montreal Canadiens 5-4 OT Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Mike Keane (1) - 04:24 First period No scoring
Vincent Damphousse (3) - 11:00
Eric Desjardins (1) - 17:14
Second period 01:46 - Andrei Kovalenko (1)
08:17 - pp - Mats Sundin (2)
17:34 - Owen Nolan (1)
Gilbert Dionne (2) - 13:23 Third period 06:16 - Mats Sundin (3)
Kirk Muller (2) - 08:17 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 35 saves / 37 shots
Andre Racicot 7 saves / 9 shots
Goalie stats Ron Hextall 25 saves / 30 shots
April 28 Quebec Nordiques 2-6 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 06:29 - Ed Ronan (1)
Claude Lapointe (2) - 02:08
Joe Sakic (3) - pp - 06:25
Second period 01:13 - Paul DiPietro (1)
11:00 - Paul DiPietro (2)
17:08 - Kirk Muller (3)
No scoring Third period 11:23 - Paul DiPietro (3)
17:28 - pp - Gilbert Dionne (3)
Ron Hextall 18 saves / 23 shots
Stephane Fiset 11 saves / 12 shots
Goalie stats Patrick Roy 28 saves / 30 shots
Montreal won series 4-2


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

This was the second playoff series between these two teams. Pittsburgh won the only previous meeting in the 1991 Patrick Division Semifinals in seven games.

The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions were a heavy favorite to be the first team since the 1980-1983 New York Islanders to win more than two consecutive Cups. Entering the playoffs as the Presidents' Trophy winner, the Penguins faced off against the fourth place team from their division the New Jersey Devils. By winning the first three games of the series, Pittsburgh extended its playoff winning streak to 14 games; this dated back to Game 4 of the 1992 Patrick Division Final against the New York Rangers and set an NHL playoff record for longest winning streak. The streak ended in Game 4 when the Devils defeated Pittsburgh, 4-1. The Penguins quickly closed out the Devils in the next game by a score of 5-2 to advance to the second round.


April 18 New Jersey Devils 3-6 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Dave Barr (1) - 06:24 First period 01:40 - pp - Rick Tocchet (1)
09:33 - Mario Lemieux (1)
No scoring Second period 04:11 - pp - Mario Lemieux (2)
12:57 - Ron Francis (1)
17:13 - Dave Tippett (1)
Scott Stevens (1) - pp - 11:48
Scott Stevens (2) - 18:56
Third period 08:35 - pp - Jaromir Jagr (1)
Chris Terreri 27 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 32 saves / 35 shots
April 20 New Jersey Devils 0-7 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 15:09 - Shawn McEachern (1)
17:41 - sh - Mario Lemieux (3)
No scoring Second period 03:48 - Rick Tocchet (2)
12:39 - Jaromir Jagr (2)
15:43 - pp - Kevin Stevens (1)
16:56 - Shawn McEachern (2)
No scoring Third period 17:42 - Joe Mullen (1)
Chris Terreri 17 saves / 23 shots
Craig Billington 3 saves / 4 shots
Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 36 saves / 36 shots
April 22 Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Shawn McEachern (3) - 09:36 First period 01:03 - Bill Guerin (1)
No scoring Second period 16:32 - Bobby Holik (1)
Mario Lemieux (4) - 01:07
Peter Taglianetti (1) - 07:05
Larry Murphy (1) - pp - 09:31
Third period 09:44 - Alexander Semak (1)
Tom Barrasso 29 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Craig Billington 31 saves / 35 shots
April 25 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-4 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 05:22 - pp - Stephane Richer (1)
No scoring Second period 19:50 - pp - Tommy Albelin (1)
Kevin Stevens (2) - 03:28 Third period 01:52 - pp - Claude Lemieux (1)
19:42 - Claude Lemieux (2)
Tom Barrasso 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Chris Terreri 30 saves / 31 shots
April 26 New Jersey Devils 3-5 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 05:04 - pp - Mario Lemieux (5)
18:23 - Rick Tocchet (3)
Stephane Richer (2) - 01:35
Bruce Driver (1) - sh - 09:22
Tommy Albelin (2) - 13:58
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:07 - pp - Ron Francis (2)
07:28 - Jeff Daniels (1)
18:59 - Jeff Daniels (2)
Chris Terreri 27 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 19 saves / 22 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-1


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

This was the sixth playoff series between these two teams. New York previous won four of the first five meetings all from 1983-87. The last of those meetings was won by New York in the famed "Easter Epic" in the 1987 Patrick Division Semifinals.

Game six of this series was marred by a vicious hit by the Capitals' Dale Hunter on the Islanders' leading scorer, Pierre Turgeon, moments after Turgeon had scored a third-period goal to put the game and the series out of reach for Washington. Turgeon suffered a separated shoulder on the play and missed almost all of the next round. For his actions, Hunter was suspended for the first 21 games of the 1993-94 season. This was the Islanders first playoff series victory since their 1987 triumph over Washington.


April 18 New York Islanders 1-3 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Ray Ferraro (1) - 05:56 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 03:18 - Dale Hunter (1)
07:01 - pp - Dale Hunter (2)
15:25 - pp - Dmitri Khristich (1)
Glenn Healy 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Rick Tabaracci 22 saves / 23 shots
April 20 New York Islanders 5-4 2OT Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Pierre Turgeon (1) - 13:14 First period No scoring
Pierre Turgeon (2) - 12:36 Second period 06:33 - Dale Hunter (3)
16:51 - pp - Dale Hunter (4)
Benoit Hogue (1) - 03:31
Ray Ferraro (2) - 14:50
Third period 07:16 - Dmitri Khristich (2)
19:57 - pp - Dale Hunter (5)
Brian Mullen (1) - 14:50 Second overtime period No scoring
Glenn Healy 41 saves / 45 shots Goalie stats Rick Tabaracci 56 saves / 61 shots
April 22 Washington Capitals 3-4 OT New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
Randy Burridge (1) - 18:58 First period 16:37 - Steve Thomas (1)
Bobby Carpenter (1) - 06:18 Second period No scoring
Pat Elynuik (1) - 06:15 Third period 11:11 - Steve Thomas (2)
19:17 - Pierre Turgeon (3)
No scoring First overtime period 04:46 - Ray Ferraro (3)
Rick Tabaracci 26 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 22 saves / 25 shots
April 24 Washington Capitals 3-4 2OT New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
Al Iafrate (1) - pp - 03:22 First period No scoring
Mike Ridley (1) - pp - 04:37
Al Iafrate (2) - 05:54
Second period 07:17 - pp - Vladimir Malakhov (1)
No scoring Third period 12:54 - Travis Green (1)
14:14 - Patrick Flatley (1)
No scoring Second overtime period 05:40 - Ray Ferraro (4)
Rick Tabaracci 42 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 37 saves / 40 shots
April 26 New York Islanders 4-6 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Ray Ferraro (5) - pp - 04:37 First period 01:15 - Sylvain Cote (1)
14:48 - pp - Al Iafrate (3)
16:41 - Al Iafrate (4)
No scoring Second period 12:42 - Pat Elynuik (2)
Ray Ferraro (6) - 09:54
Ray Ferraro (7) - 14:22
Ray Ferraro (8) - 17:45
Third period 08:49 - Al Iafrate (5)
19:52 - pp - Dale Hunter (6)
Mark Fitzpatrick 12 saves / 14 shots
Glenn Healy 8 saves / 11 shots
Goalie stats Don Beaupre 28 saves / 32 shots
April 28 Washington Capitals 3-5 New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
Dale Hunter (7) - 09:58 First period 15:46 - Steve Thomas (3)
No scoring Second period 02:41 - sh - Benoit Hogue (2)
19:46 - Brad Dalgarno (1)
Todd Krygier (1) - sh - 15:19
Al Iafrate (6) - pp - 16:30
Third period 09:58 - Travis Green (2)
11:29 - Pierre Turgeon (4)
Don Beaupre 28 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 23 saves / 26 shots
New York won series 4-2


Clarence Campbell Conference

(N1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (N4) St. Louis Blues

This was the ninth playoff series meeting between these two teams, with Chicago previously winning seven of the prior eight playoff meetings. This was a rematch of the previous year's Norris Division Semifinals, which Chicago won in six games.

The Blackhawks became the second division champion after the Bruins to be swept in the first round of the playoffs. On the series-winning overtime goal in game four, Chicago goaltender Ed Belfour complained that St. Louis star Brett Hull had interfered with him on the play, but to no avail, as the goal stood as the game and series winner. Belfour famously went on a rampage after the game, smashing his stick against the net, and breaking a hot tub, coffee maker and a television in the visitors' locker room at the St. Louis Arena. Belfour and Hull later became teammates on the Dallas Stars Stanley Cup winning team in 1999.


April 18 St. Louis Blues 4-3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 08:17 - Brian Noonan (1)
Jeff Brown (1) - 03:12
Denny Felsner (1) - 12:49
Second period 05:40 - pp - Brian Noonan (2)
08:51 - Brian Noonan (3)
Brendan Shanahan (1) - pp - 11:12
Brett Hull (1) - pp - 11:29
Third period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 23 saves / 27 shots
April 21 St. Louis Blues 2-0 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Brett Hull (2) - pp - 07:38
Dave Lowry (1) - sh - 13:53
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 47 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 15 saves / 17 shots
April 23 Chicago Blackhawks 0-3 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 16:53 - pp - Craig Janney (1)
No scoring Second period 12:31 - Brett Hull (3)
No scoring Third period 16:44 - Nelson Emerson (1)
Ed Belfour 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 34 saves / 34 shots
April 25 Chicago Blackhawks 3-4 OT St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 16:09 - pp - Brett Hull (4)
Brent Sutter (1) - 03:09
Jocelyn Lemieux (1) - 16:40
Second period No scoring
Jeremy Roenick (1) - 17:02 Third period 01:48 - pp - Brett Hull (5)
03:09 - pp - Brendan Shanahan (2)
No scoring First overtime period 10:43 - Craig Janney (2)
Ed Belfour 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 29 saves / 32 shots
St. Louis won series 4-0


(N2) Detroit Red Wings vs. (N3) Toronto Maple Leafs

This was the 23rd playoff series meeting between these two teams. Both teams split the prior 22 playoff meetings. Detroit won the most recent meeting in six games in the 1988 Norris Division Semifinals.

In a revival of the heated Original Six rivalry, Nikolai Borschevsky's game seven overtime goal gave Toronto the series and made them the sixth club to eliminate a team with a better regular season record in the first round of the playoffs. This was also Toronto's first playoff series win over Detroit since the Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings in the 1964 Stanley Cup Finals. Until 2009, this was the last Clarence Campbell/Western Conference playoff series to be played entirely within the Eastern Time Zone.


April 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-6 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
John Cullen (1) - 10:44 First period 04:48 - Steve Yzerman (1)
Doug Gilmour (1) - pp - 19:59 Second period 05:04 - pp - Ray Sheppard (1)
06:42 - sh - Shawn Burr (1)
11:00 - pp - Steve Chiasson (1)
14:46 - Mark Howe (1)
Sylvain Lefebvre (1) - 07:45 Third period 05:10 - Yves Racine (1)
Felix Potvin 27 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 20 saves / 23 shots
April 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-6 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 04:06 - pp - Nicklas Lidstrom (1)
Dmitri Mironov (1) - pp - 19:10 Second period 00:43 - sh - Sergei Fedorov (1)
08:06 - pp - Steve Yzerman (2)
17:40 - Steve Yzerman (3)
Doug Gilmour (2) - 04:32 Third period 05:51 - Paul Ysebaert (1)
18:33 - Dallas Drake (1)
Felix Potvin 24 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 28 saves / 30 shots
April 23 Detroit Red Wings 2-4 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 04:21 - Dave Andreychuk (1)
07:37 - Dave Andreychuk (2)
Sergei Fedorov (2) - pp - 01:20 Second period No scoring
Steve Chiasson (2) - 14:14 Third period 04:44 - pp - Wendel Clark (1)
09:32 - Rob Pearson (1)
Tim Cheveldae 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 34 saves / 36 shots
April 25 Detroit Red Wings 2-3 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Sheldon Kennedy (1) - 08:52
Paul Coffey (1) - 16:12
Second period 10:08 - Dave Andreychuk (3)
13:58 - Mark Osborne (1)
No scoring Third period 04:47 - Dave Andreychuk (4)
Tim Cheveldae 25 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 27 saves / 29 shots
April 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 OT Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Dave Andreychuk (5) - 08:26 First period 05:59 - Gerard Gallant (1)
18:00 - Sergei Fedorov (3)
Dave Ellett (1) - 09:12
Dave Ellett (2) - pp - 16:57
Second period 02:32 - pp - Ray Sheppard (2)
06:21 - Dino Ciccarelli (1)
Wendel Clark (2) - 11:38 Third period No scoring
Mike Foligno (1) - 02:05 First overtime period No scoring
Felix Potvin 26 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 16 saves / 21 shots
April 29 Detroit Red Wings 7-3 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Dallas Drake (2) - pp - 08:37 First period 11:58 - Peter Zezel (1)
18:58 - Dave Andreychuk (6)
Dino Ciccarelli (2) - pp - 00:26
Paul Coffey (2) - 01:17
Paul Ysebaert (2) - sh - 08:36
Dino Ciccarelli (3) - pp - 14:26
Steve Yzerman (4) - sh - 19:49
Second period No scoring
Dino Ciccarelli (4) - pp - 19:37 Third period 09:47 - Sylvain Lefebvre (2)
Tim Cheveldae 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 21 saves / 27 shots
Daren Puppa 6 saves / 7 shots
May 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 OT Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Glenn Anderson (1) - 07:25 First period 10:37 - Paul Ysebaert (3)
Bob Rouse (1) - 07:36 Second period 06:11 - Shawn Burr (2)
08:44 - Dallas Drake (3)
Doug Gilmour (3) - 17:17 Third period No scoring
Nikolai Borschevsky (1) - 02:35 First overtime period No scoring
Felix Potvin 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Tim Cheveldae 31 saves / 35 shots
Toronto won series 4-3


(S1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (S4) Winnipeg Jets

This was the second overall playoff series between these two teams and was a rematch of last year's Smythe Division Semifinals, which Vancouver won in seven games.

Vancouver managed to defeat the Jets in six games and eliminate them in the first round for a second consecutive year. Game six was not without controversy as Greg Adams scored the first goal for the Canucks, however video replay showed the goal was clearly scored with a high-stick, the goal was allowed to stand. Adams went on to score the game winner in overtime and once again the goal was surrounded with controversy as video replay showed Adams crashing into the net and goalie Bob Essensa. This sent the puck into the net with the back of Essensa's skate. The goal also counted and Jet fans in attendance began to throw debris onto the ice in frustration with the call.


April 19 Winnipeg Jets 2-4 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Thomas Steen (1) - pp - 17:53 First period 01:23 - pp - Greg Adams (1)
09:56 - Murray Craven (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Kris King (1) - 03:43 Third period 12:16 - Trevor Linden (1)
18:31 - Cliff Ronning (1)
Bob Essensa 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 20 saves / 22 shots
April 21 Winnipeg Jets 2-3 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 11:37 - Cliff Ronning (2)
Tie Domi (1) - 06:48 Second period 06:05 - Geoff Courtnall (1)
Teppo Numminen (1) - pp - 00:30 Third period 04:01 - Pavel Bure (1)
Bob Essensa 29 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 20 saves / 22 shots
April 23 Vancouver Canucks 4-5 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Pavel Bure (2) - 18:29 First period 03:52 - Keith Tkachuk (1)
07:01 - pp - Teemu Selanne (1)
19:57 - pp - Teemu Selanne (2)
Trevor Linden (2) - 00:14
Trevor Linden (3) - pp - 00:59
Second period No scoring
Pavel Bure (3) - 15:52 Third period 02:53 - sh - Luciano Borsato (1)
09:35 - Teemu Selanne (3)
Kirk McLean 24 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Bob Essensa 33 saves / 37 shots
April 25 Vancouver Canucks 3-1 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Greg Adams (2) - 02:16 First period No scoring
Sergio Momesso (1) - 03:18 Second period 08:48 - Keith Tkachuk (2)
Dana Murzyn (1) - 18:45 Third period No scoring
Kirk McLean 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Bob Essensa 18 saves / 20 shots
April 27 Winnipeg Jets 4-3 OT Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Darrin Shannon (1) - pp - 07:47 First period 11:10 - Gerald Diduck (1)
12:42 - Pavel Bure (4)
16:52 - pp - Greg Adams (3)
Keith Tkachuk (3) - pp - 11:46 Second period No scoring
Darrin Shannon (2) - 09:05 Third period No scoring
Teemu Selanne (4) - 06:18 First overtime period No scoring
Bob Essensa 26 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 21 saves / 25 shots
April 29 Vancouver Canucks 4-3 OT Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Greg Adams (4) - pp - 16:21 First period 02:55 - Stu Barnes (1)
Murray Craven (2) - 15:34 Second period 07:21 - Andy Brickley (1)
Sergio Momesso (2) - 07:09 Third period 06:03 - Keith Tkachuk (4)
Greg Adams (5) - 04:30 First overtime period No scoring
Kirk McLean 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Bob Essensa 28 saves / 32 shots
Vancouver won series 4-2


(S2) Calgary Flames vs. (S3) Los Angeles Kings

This was the sixth playoff series between these two teams. Los Angeles won three of the previous five meetings, including their most recent meeting in six games in the 1990 Smythe Division Semifinals.

The Kings upset the Flames in a high scoring six game series. The winning team scored nine goals in three of the six games. Trailing two games to one and having lost two straight, Kings head coach Barry Melrose inserted backup goaltender Robb Stauber for the struggling Kelly Hrudey, who had allowed 17 goals against in 3 games. Stauber played brilliantly in the Kings 3-1 win in Game 4 as the series was tied at two wins apiece. The Kings offense was largely responsible for winning the series scoring nine goals in both Game 5 and 6.


April 18 Los Angeles Kings 6-3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Darryl Sydor (1) - 00:16 First period No scoring
Jimmy Carson (1) - pp - 03:13
Charlie Huddy (1) - 03:37
Marty McSorley (1) - 06:36
Second period 02:48 - sh - Gary Suter (1)
Corey Millen (1) - 01:06
Jimmy Carson (2) - pp - 10:32
Third period 04:23 - Chris Dahlquist (1)
08:47 - Trent Yawney (1)
Kelly Hrudey 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 25 saves / 31 shots
April 21 Los Angeles Kings 4-9 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Jimmy Carson (3) - 01:11 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 05:02 - Joel Otto (1)
08:02 - Trent Yawney (2)
10:52 - pp - Robert Reichel (1)
16:47 - Joe Nieuwendyk (1)
19:37 - sh - Joel Otto (2)
Jimmy Carton (4) - 05:34
Warren Rychel (1) - 11:56
Jari Kurri (1) - pp - 15:22
Third period 07:23 - pp - Robert Reichel (2)
08:14 - Theoren Fleury (1)
19:15 - Gary Suter (2)
Kelly Hrudey 31 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 27 saves / 31 shots
April 23 Calgary Flames 5-2 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Joel Otto (3) - 16:59
Theoren Fleury (2) - pp - 17:26
First period No scoring
Greg Paslawski (2) - 04:29 Second period 10:01 - Alexei Zhitnik (1)
Theo Fleury (3) - sh - 02:19
Joe Nieuwendyk (2) - 18:51
Third period 02:49 - Mike Donnelly (1)
Jeff Reese 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 25 saves / 29 shots
April 25 Calgary Flames 1-3 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Trent Yawney (3) - pp - 13:43 First period 16:51 - pp - Alexei Zhitnik (2)
No scoring Second period 04:48 - Warren Rychel (2)
No scoring Third period 19:53 - Pat Conacher (1)
Jeff Reese 26 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Robb Stauber 28 saves / 29 shots
April 27 Los Angeles Kings 9-4 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Tomas Sandstrom (1) - 02:52
Mike Donnelly (2) - 14:30
Pat Conacher (2) - 17:07
First period No scoring
Luc Robitaille (1) - 06:53
Luc Robitaille (2) - 10:59
Second period 11:51 - pp - Joe Nieuwendyk (3)
14:06 - Frantisek Musil (1)
Warren Rychel (3) - 04:38
Wayne Gretzky (1)- 07:33
Tony Granato (1) - 16:54
Pat Conacher (3) - 19:10
Third period 00:47 - Chris Dahlquist (2)
15:53 - pp - Theoren Fleury (4)
Robb Stauber 40 saves / 44 shots Goalie stats Jeff Reese 16 saves / 21 shots
Mike Vernon 10 saves / 14 shots
April 29 Calgary Flames 6-9 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Greg Paslawski (3) - 02:23
Gary Roberts (1) - pp - 11:21
First period 06:07 - pp - Wayne Gretzky (2)
18:45 - Tomas Sandstrom (2)
19:46 - Dave Taylor (1)
Theoren Fleury (5) - 06:57
Al MacInnis (1) - pp - 12:54
Joel Otto (4) - 19:41
Second period 04:25 - Jari Kurri (2)
15:00 - sh - Rob Blake (1)
16:03 - Tony Granato (2)
Chris Dahlquist (3) - 08:46 Third period 05:04 - Tomas Sandstrom (3)
09:56 - Corey Millen (2)
15:52 - Jimmy Carson (5)
Jeff Reese 10 saves / 18 shots
Mike Vernon 4 saves / 5 shots
Goalie stats Robb Stauber 36 saves / 42 shots
Los Angeles won series 4-2


Division Finals

Prince of Wales Conference

(A3) Montreal Canadiens vs. (A4) Buffalo Sabres

This was the sixth playoff series between these two teams. Montreal won three of the first five playoff meetings, including their most recent meeting in the 1991 Adams Division Semifinals in six games.

Montreal swept the series winning every game by a score of 4-3. A pivotal moment came in the second period of Game 3 when Sabres star Alexander Mogilny suffered a badly broken leg, ending what had been a tremendous campaign of 76 goals in 77 regular season games followed by seven goals in seven playoff games. As in their previous series, Montreal played three overtime games, this time winning all three of them.

This was the last time where a team who swept a playoff series in the first round was swept in the second round until the New York Islanders suffered the same fate in 2019.

May 2 Buffalo Sabres 3-4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Alexander Mogilny (7) - 03:43 First period 02:43 - pp - Benoit Brunet (2)
16:29 - pp - Kirk Muller (4)
Dale Hawerchuk (3) - pp - 09:12
Donald Audette (2) - 11:42
Second period 06:23 - Paul DiPietro (4)
No scoring Third period 06:50 - Vincent Damphousse (4)
Grant Fuhr 18 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 32 saves / 35 shots
May 4 Buffalo Sabres 3-4 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Ken Sutton (1) - 02:37
Pat LaFontaine (2) - pp - 16:57
First period 02:09 - pp - Vincent Damphousse (5)
No scoring Second period 03:59 - pp - Kirk Muller (5)
06:11 - Vincent Damphousse (6)
Doug Bodger (1) - pp - 00:44 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 02:50 - Guy Carbonneau (1)
Grant Fuhr 21 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 28 saves / 31 shots
May 6 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 OT Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Kirk Muller (6) - 00:14
Vincent Damphousse (7) - pp - 10:03
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 13:43 - Ken Sutton (2)
15:56 - pp - Doug Bodger (2)
Guy Carbonneau (2) - sh - 01:49 Third period 10:20 - Dale Hawerchuk (4)
Gilbert Dionne (4) - 08:28 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 23 saves / 27 shots
May 8 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 OT Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Lyle Odelein (1) - 17:02 First period 14:15 - Ken Sutton (3)
Vincent Damphousse (8) - 06:29
Kevin Haller (1) - pp - 15:40
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 12:30 - pp - Dale Hawerchuk (5)
19:50 - Yuri Khmylev (4)
Kirk Muller (7) - 11:37 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 37 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Grant Fuhr 26 saves / 30 shots
Montreal won series 4-0


(P1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (P3) New York Islanders

This was the third playoff series between these two teams. New York won both previous playoff meetings, including their most recent in the 1982 Patrick Division Semifinals 3-2.

The Islanders upset the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. David Volek's overtime goal in game seven was the deciding goal as New York rallied from a 3-2 deficit to defeat the Penguins. Islanders defenceman Darius Kasparaitis played a large role in his team's win neutralizing Pittsburgh stars Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr with big hits. With their upset of Pittsburgh, the Islanders reached the Wales Conference Finals for the first time since 1984. The Islanders did not win a playoff series again until 2016.


May 2 New York Islanders 3-2 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
Vladimir Malakhov (2) - 12:20
Ray Ferraro (9) - sh - 17:09
First period 08:19 - Mike Needham (1)
Benoit Hogue (3) - sh - 05:02 Second period 15:10 - Jeff Daniels (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Glenn Healy 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 28 saves / 31 shots
May 4 New York Islanders 0-3 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 04:37 - Joe Mullen (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 00:38 - Rick Tocchet (4)
06:40 - Ron Francis (3)
Glenn Healy 22 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 26 saves / 26 shots
May 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
Ron Francis (4) - 13:08
Jaromir Jagr (3) - 15:45
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 02:18 - pp - Ray Ferraro (10)
Joe Mullen (3) - 19:22 Third period No scoring
Tom Barrasso 36 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 26 saves / 28 shots
May 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 5-6 New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Jaromir Jagr (4) - 13:12 Second period 15:44 - pp - Ray Ferraro (11)
19:43 - sh - Tom Fitzgerald (1)
Troy Loney (1) - 02:32
Rick Tocchet (5) - 02:53
Kevin Stevens (3) - pp - 06:24
Ron Francis (5) - 10:50
Third period 00:25 - sh - Tom Fitzgerald (2)
03:31 - Derek King (1)
09:11 - Vladimir Malakhov (3)
12:11 - Derek King (2)
Tom Barrasso 34 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 23 saves / 28 shots
May 10 New York Islanders 3-6 Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 00:19 - Mario Lemieux (6)
00:54 - Rick Tocchet (6)
01:48 - pp - Larry Murphy (2)
Jeff Norton (1) - pp - 00:31
Brian Mullen (2) - 17:23
Second period 00:45 - pp - Mario Lemieux (7)
Travis Green (3) - 13:45 Third period 01:39 - sh - Joe Mullen (4)
05:30 - Jaromir Jagr (5)
Glenn Healy 11 saves / 16 shots
Mark Fitzpatrick 1 save / 2 shots
Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 34 saves / 37 shots
May 12 Pittsburgh Penguins 5-7 New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
Martin Straka (1) - 06:47 First period 00:25 - Brad Dalgarno (2)
07:19 - Derek King (3)
Mario Lemieux (8) - 01:16
Martin Straka (2) - 12:22
Kevin Stevens (4) - pp - 14:31
Second period 07:22 - pp - Ray Ferraro (12)
11:20 - pp - Steve Thomas (4)
Kevin Stevens (5) - pp - 17:28 Third period 05:42 - Brian Mullen (3)
10:32 - Steve Thomas (5)
19:42 - Uwe Krupp (1)
Tom Barrasso 22 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 31 saves / 36 shots
May 14 New York Islanders 4-3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Steve Thomas (6) - 18:28 Second period 07:59 - Ulf Samuelsson (1)
David Volek (1) - 06:10
Benoit Hogue (4) - 09:09
Third period 16:13 - Ron Francis (6)
19:00 - Rick Tocchet (7)
David Volek (2) - 05:16 First overtime period No scoring
Glenn Healy 42 saves / 45 shots Goalie stats Tom Barrasso 16 saves / 20 shots
New York won series 4-3


Clarence Campbell Conference

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

This was the fourth playoff series meeting between these two teams. St. Louis won two of the previous three meetings. Their most recent meeting occurred in the 1990 Norris Division Semifinals, which St. Louis won in five games.

Toronto defeated St. Louis in seven games to advance to a league semifinal series for the first time since 1978, despite Blues' goaltender Curtis Joseph's best efforts. St. Louis was heavily outshot throughout the series including more than 60 shots in game one alone. Game 7 of the series was the first Game 7 to be played at Maple Leaf Gardens since game seven of the 1964 Stanley Cup Finals.


May 3 St. Louis Blues 1-2 2OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 19:03 - pp - John Cullen (2)
Philippe Bozon (1) - 10:55 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 03:16 - Doug Gilmour (4)
Curtis Joseph 61 saves / 63 shots
Guy Hebert 1 save / 1 shots
Goalie stats Felix Potvin 33 saves / 34 shots
May 5 St. Louis Blues 2-1 2OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Brett Hull (6) - 08:30 First period 13:09 - pp - Doug Gilmour (5)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jeff Brown (2) - 03:03 Second overtime period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 57 saves / 58 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 38 saves / 40 shots
May 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Dave Andreychuk (7) - 04:30
Dave Ellett (3) - pp - 14:33
First period 15:09 - Brett Hull (7)
No scoring Second period 04:42 - Brendan Shanahan (3)
14:47 - Brendan Shanahan (4)
Mike Krushelnyski (1) - 06:05 Third period 09:24 - Garth Butcher (1)
Felix Potvin 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 34 saves / 37 shots
May 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Wendel Clark (3) - 02:58 First period 14:59 - pp - Denny Felsner (2)
Dave Andreychuk (8) - pp - 16:25 Second period No scoring
Todd Gill (1) - 12:55
Peter Zezel (2) - 19:16
Third period No scoring
Felix Potvin 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 31 saves / 34 shots
May 11 St. Louis Blues 1-5 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Brett Hull (8) - pp - 09:29 First period 06:18 - pp - Dave Andreychuk (9)
18:17 - pp - Bob Rouse (2)
No scoring Second period 04:38 - Dave Andreychuk (10)
11:11 - Nikolai Borschevsky (2)
No scoring Third period 12:35 - Glenn Anderson (2)
Curtis Joseph 24 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 25 saves / 26 shots
May 13 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-2 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Dave Andreychuk (11) - pp - 01:53 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 03:33 - Dave Lowry (2)
08:14 - pp - Jeff Brown (3)
Felix Potvin 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 40 saves / 41 shots
May 15 St. Louis Blues 0-6 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 05:02 - pp - Dave Andreychuk (12)
10:02 - Wendel Clark (4)
15:12 - Mike Krushelnyski (2)
19:40 - Wendel Clark (5)
No scoring Second period 10:58 - Kent Manderville (1)
14:50 - Doug Gilmour (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 30 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 25 saves / 25 shots
Toronto won series 4-3


(S1) Vancouver Canucks vs. (S3) Los Angeles Kings

This was the third playoff series between these two teams. Both teams split their first two playoff meetings. Their most recent meeting occurred in the 1991 Smythe Division Semifinals, which Los Angeles won in six games.

This was the first Smythe Division Final since 1982 not to have either the Calgary Flames or the Edmonton Oilers. The Vancouver Canucks, who easily won the regular season Smythe Division title, were strong favourites over the Kings. Vancouver's 5-2 win in Game 1 did nothing to change that. Kings head coach Barry Melrose re-inserted Kelly Hrudey as the Kings' starting goaltender in Game 2 and he responded with a strong effort as the Kings evened the series with a 6-3 win. After the teams split the two games in Los Angeles, they headed back to Vancouver for the crucial Game 5. Kings forward Gary Shuchuk scored on a rebound during a goal mouth scramble late in the second overtime and the Kings skated off the ice in front of a stunned Vancouver home crowd with a 3-2 series lead. Back in Los Angeles for Game 6, the Canucks did not recover as the Kings jumped out to a 5-2 lead and won the series despite a late Canuck goal.

This was the only time during this era (1982-1993) that a Canadian team did not advance to the Conference Final representing the Smythe Division.


May 2 Los Angeles Kings 2-5 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Mike Donnelly (3) - 07:02 First period 05:22 - pp - Dixon Ward (1)
13:45 - Dana Murzyn (2)
19:44 - pp - Geoff Courtnall (2)
Wayne Gretzky (3) - pp - 03:10 Second period 12:50 - Gerald Diduck (2)
No scoring Third period 09:48 - Dave Babych (1)
Robb Stauber 37 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 25 saves / 27 shots
May 5 Los Angeles Kings 6-3 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Mark Hardy (1) - 00:19
Jari Kurri (3) - sh - 07:01
Warren Rychel (4) - 10:30
First period 00:52 - pp - Greg Adams (6)
13:12 - pp - Dixon Ward (2)
Tony Granato (3) - 02:01
Wayne Gretzky (4) - 17:39
Second period 11:45 - Pavel Bure (5)
Pat Conacher (4) - 04:55 Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 26 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 25 saves / 31 shots
May 7 Vancouver Canucks 4-7 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Geoff Courtnall (3) - 15:54
Anatoli Semenov (1) - 17:56
Second period 12:24 - pp - Darryl Sydor (2)
19:09 - Warren Rychel (5)
Dave Babych (2) - pp - 11:18
Sergio Momesso (3) - 18:56
Third period 04:41 - Luc Robitaille (3)
06:46 - Jari Kurri (4)
09:03 - Wayne Gretzky (5)
12:13 - Tomas Sandstrom (4)
19:59 - Wayne Gretzky (6)
Kirk McLean 26 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 33 saves / 37 shots
May 9 Vancouver Canucks 7-2 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Dana Murzyn (3) - 11:09 First period 15:49 - pp - Tomas Sandstrom (5)
Petr Nedved (1) - 03:08
Murray Craven (3) - 10:06
Gerald Diduck (3) - 13:21
Geoff Courtnall (4) - 18:25
Second period 00:27 - pp - Luc Robitaille (4)
Jim Sandlak (1) - 02:18
Greg Adams (7) - pp - 17:05
Third period No scoring
Kirk McLean 29 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 28 saves / 35 shots
May 11 Los Angeles Kings 4-3 2OT Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Wayne Gretzky (7) - 06:22
Jari Kurri (5) - 08:15
First period 05:50 - pp - Murray Craven (4)
Luc Robitaille (5) - 08:57 Second period 00:47 - Petr Nedved (2)
13:40 - pp - Trevor Linden (4)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Gary Shuchuk - 06:31 Second overtime period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 36 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 40 saves / 44 shots
May 13 Vancouver Canucks 3-5 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 07:22 - Rob Blake (2)
Gerald Diduck (4) - 08:46
Jim Sandlak (2) - 11:38
Second period 15:48 - pp - Jari Kurri (6)
16:05 - pp - Tomas Sandstrom (6)
17:44 - Warren Rychel (6)
Trevor Linden (5) - 17:05 Third period 08:54 - Wayne Gretzky (8)
Kirk McLean 45 saves / 50 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 25 saves / 28 shots
Los Angeles won series 4-2


Conference Finals

Prince of Wales Conference Final

(A3) Montreal Canadiens vs. (P3) New York Islanders

This was the fourth playoff series between these two teams. Montreal won two of the previous three meetings. New York won the most recent meeting in the 1984 Wales Conference Finals in six games.

Montreal's win in Game 3 was their 11th straight, tying the single-playoff record set a year earlier by Pittsburgh and Chicago. Montreal added two more overtime victories during the series bringing their total to seven straight for the playoffs.


May 16 New York Islanders 1-4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 10:18 - Gilbert Dionne (5)
No scoring Second period 03:41 - John LeClair (1)
14:45 - pp - Brian Bellows (3)
Ray Ferraro (13) - 18:53 Third period 12:06 - John LeClair (2)
Glenn Healy 18 saves / 21 shots
Mark Fitzpatrick 6 saves / 7 shots
Goalie stats Patrick Roy 20 saves / 21 shots
May 18 New York Islanders 3-4 2OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Pierre Turgeon (5) - pp - 13:41 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 05:40 - Brian Bellows (4)
09:49 - Stephan Lebeau (1)
Steve Thomas (7) - 10:35
David Volek (3) - 12:41
Third period 14:50 - Paul DiPietro (5)
No scoring Second overtime period 06:21 - Stephan Lebeau (2)
Glenn Healy 37 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 39 saves / 42 shots
May 20 Montreal Canadiens 2-1 OT New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 01:36 - Pierre Turgeon (6)
Vincent Damphousse (9) - 14:46 Third period No scoring
Guy Carbonneau (3) - 12:34 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 21 saves / 23 shots
May 22 Montreal Canadiens 1-4 New York Islanders Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Paul DiPietro (6) - 06:22 Second period 13:14 - Steve Thomas (8)
No scoring Third period 05:57 - Patrick Flatley (2)
10:24 - David Volek (4)
19:16 - Benoit Hogue (5)
Patrick Roy 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 23 saves / 24 shots
May 24 New York Islanders 2-5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 00:58 - Kirk Muller (8)
17:11 - Mike Keane (2)
Steve Thomas (9) - 15:54 Second period 01:58 - Vincent Damphousse (10)
15:02 - J. J. Daigneault (1)
15:11 - Brian Bellows (5)
Benoit Hogue (6) - 03:46 Third period No scoring
Glenn Healy 28 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 26 saves / 28 shots
Montreal won series 4-1


Clarence Campbell Conference Final

(N3) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (S3) Los Angeles Kings

This was the third playoff series meeting between these two teams. Toronto won both previous meetings, including their most recent meeting in a two-game sweep in the 1978 Preliminary Round. This was the first conference final for both teams since the playoffs went to a conference format starting in 1982. Toronto last played a semifinal series in 1978; they were swept by Montreal. Los Angeles last played in such a series in 1969; they were swept by St. Louis. For the first time since 1982, this series did not have either the Calgary Flames or the Edmonton Oilers representing the Smythe Division, and it was the only one between then and 1994 not to feature a team from Western Canada.

During game one, Los Angeles defenceman Marty McSorley delivered a serious, open-ice hit on Toronto's Doug Gilmour. Leafs captain Wendel Clark took exception to the hit and went after McSorley for striking their star player. Toronto head coach Pat Burns tried scaling the bench to confront Los Angeles head coach Barry Melrose. After the game, McSorley claimed in the interviews he received dozens of threats on his hotel phone from angry fans. For their part, the Kings believed Gilmour had attempted to head-butt McSorley in retaliation, which would have made Gilmour subject to a game misconduct and a five-minute major penalty, had the butt been called. However, referee Don Koharski declined to do so.

The bad blood between the Kings and Gilmour traced back to the game of November 22, 1992, when Gilmour broke the left arm of Kings forward Tomas Sandstrom with a slash, drawing an eight-day suspension and sidelining Sandstrom for over a month. The fires of the feud were fanned by Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry, who heaped abuse on Melrose throughout the telecast, criticizing everything from his playing style to his haircut, and claimed Sandstrom had "deserved" to have his arm broken, for being a "ChickenSwede". Later, in a post-game interview, Cherry kissed Gilmour, further angering the Kings.[5]

Toronto took a 3-2 series lead heading into game six in Los Angeles. With the game tied at four in overtime, Wayne Gretzky high-sticked Gilmour in the face, cutting his chin open.[6] As with the alleged head-butt in Game 1, high sticking penalties that resulted in a cut at that time resulted in a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct on the play. However, Gretzky was not penalized by referee Kerry Fraser and went on to score the winning goal moments later evening the series at three games each.

In game seven, Gretzky scored a hat-trick and added an assist to give the Kings another 5-4 win and the first Stanley Cup Finals berth in team history. Gretzky later called Game 7 of the 1993 Campbell Conference Finals the greatest game he had ever played. As of the end of the 2021 playoffs, this remains the closest the Maple Leafs have come to winning a Stanley Cup (five wins away) since their last title in 1967.


May 17 Los Angeles Kings 1-4 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 17:19 - Doug Gilmour (7)
Pat Conacher (5) - 14:59 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 09:49 - Glenn Anderson (3)
10:55 - Doug Gilmour (8)
15:21 - Bill Berg (1)
Kelly Hrudey 43 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 28 saves / 29 shots
May 19 Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Mike Donnelly (4) - 02:56 First period 02:25 - pp - Doug Gilmour (9)
03:59 - Glenn Anderson (4)
Tony Granato (4) - pp - 13:00 Second period No scoring
Tomas Sandstrom (7) - 12:20 Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 27 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 25 saves / 28 shots
May 21 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-4 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 08:49 - Rob Blake (3)
Doug Gilmour (10) - pp - 15:15
Ken Baumgartner (1) - 17:04
Second period 09:26 - sh - Jari Kurri (7)
18:18 - pp - Alexei Zhitnik (3)
No scoring Third period 01:26 - sh - Dave Taylor (2)
Felix Potvin 21 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 22 shots
May 23 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Bob Rouse (3) - 02:30
Mike Eastwood (1) - 06:24
Mike Foligno (2) - pp - 14:52
First period 12:22 - pp - Wayne Gretzky (9)
Rob Pearson (2) - 02:34 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 10:59 - pp - Rob Blake (4)
Felix Potvin 23 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 21 saves / 25 shots
May 25 Los Angeles Kings 2-3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Gary Shuchuk (2) - 01:53
Jari Kurri (8) - 14:15
Second period 16:11 - pp - Mike Krushelnyski (3)
No scoring Third period 08:43 - Sylvain Lefebvre (3)
No scoring First overtime period 19:20 - Glenn Anderson (5)
Kelly Hrudey 31 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 41 saves / 43 shots
May 27 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-5 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Glenn Anderson (6) - 00:57 First period 10:32 - Tony Granato (5)
Wendel Clark (6) - 03:57 Second period 08:00 - pp - Marty McSorley (2)
10:22 - pp - Darryl Sydor (3)
16:27 - pp - Luc Robitaille (6)
Wendel Clark (7) - 11:08
Wendel Clark (8) - 18:39
Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 01:41 - pp - Wayne Gretzky (10)
Felix Potvin 30 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 28 saves / 32 shots
May 29 Los Angeles Kings 5-4 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Wayne Gretzky (11) - sh - 09:48
Tomas Sandstrom (8) - 17:30
First period No scoring
Wayne Gretzky (12) - 10:20 Second period 01:25 - pp - Wendel Clark (9)
07:36 - Glenn Anderson (7)
Mike Donnelly (5) - 16:09
Wayne Gretzky (13) - 16:46
Third period 01:25 - Wendel Clark (10)
18:53 - Dave Ellett (4)
Kelly Hrudey 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 21 saves / 26 shots
Los Angeles won series 4-3


Stanley Cup Finals

This was the first and to date only playoff series between these two teams. The Canadiens had not won a Stanley Cup since 1986. This was the thirty-fourth Finals appearance for Montreal, while Los Angeles made their first ever appearance in the Finals. This was Wayne Gretzky's only appearance in the Finals with the Kings, and the last of his career. Patrick Roy won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoffs' MVP. This was the last Finals appearance for Montreal until 2021.


June 1 Los Angeles Kings 4-1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Luc Robitaille (7) - pp - 03:03 First period 18:09 - Ed Ronan (2)
Luc Robitaille (8) - pp - 17:41 Second period No scoring
Jari Kurri (9) - 01:51
Wayne Gretzky (14) - 18:04
Third period No scoring
Kelly Hrudey 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 34 saves / 37 shots
June 3 Los Angeles Kings 2-3 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 18:31 - Eric Desjardins (2)
Dave Taylor (3) - sh - 05:12 Second period No scoring
Pat Conacher (6) - 08:32 Third period 18:47 - pp - Eric Desjardins (3)
No scoring First overtime period 00:51 - Eric Desjardins (4)
Kelly Hrudey 38 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 22 saves / 24 shots
June 5 Montreal Canadiens 4-3 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Brian Bellows (6) - pp - 10:26 First period No scoring
Gilbert Dionne (6) - 02:41
Mathieu Schneider (1) - 03:02
Second period 07:52 - Luc Robitaille (9)
11:02 - Tony Granato (6)
17:07 - Wayne Gretzky (15)
No scoring Third period No scoring
John LeClair (3) - 00:34 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 32 saves / 36 shots
June 7 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Kirk Muller (9) - 10:57 First period No scoring
Vincent Damphousse (11) - pp - 05:24 Second period 06:33 - Mike Donnelly (6)
19:55 - pp - Marty McSorley (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
John LeClair (4) - 14:37 First overtime period No scoring
Patrick Roy 40 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 36 saves / 39 shots
June 9 Los Angeles Kings 1-4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 15:10 - Paul DiPietro (7)
Marty McSorley (4) - 02:40 Second period 03:51 - Kirk Muller (10)
11:31 - pp - Stephan Lebeau (3)
No scoring Third period 12:06 - Paul DiPietro (8)
Kelly Hrudey 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 18 saves / 19 shots
Montreal won series 4-1


Playoff statistics

Skaters

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[7]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings 24 15 25 40 +6 4
Doug Gilmour Toronto Maple Leafs 21 10 25 35 +16 30
Tomas Sandstrom Los Angeles Kings 24 8 17 25 -2 12
Vincent Damphousse Montreal Canadiens 20 11 12 23 +8 16
Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings 24 9 13 22 -13 28
Ray Ferraro New York Islanders 18 13 7 20 +5 18
Wendel Clark Toronto Maple Leafs 21 10 10 20 +15 51
Dave Andreychuk Toronto Maple Leafs 21 12 7 19 +6 35
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 11 8 10 18 +2 10
Glenn Anderson Toronto Maple Leafs 21 7 11 18 +7 31

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.[8]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Patrick Roy Montreal Canadiens 20 16 4 647 46 2.13 .929 0 1293:01
Curtis Joseph St. Louis Blues 11 7 4 438 27 2.27 .938 2 714:35
Felix Potvin Toronto Maple Leafs 21 11 10 636 62 2.84 .903 1 1307:53
Tom Barrasso Pittsburgh Penguins 12 7 5 370 35 2.91 .905 2 721:41
Glenn Healy New York Islanders 18 9 8 524 59 3.19 .887 0 1109:06

References

  1. ^ "1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs". www.nhl.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Raising the Cup presents: Game 4 1992 Stanley Cup Final". NHL.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "NHL teams in new divisions with realignment for 2020-21 season". NHL.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "1992-1993 NHL Hockey Standings". NHL.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Baker, Chris (May 20, 1993). "McSorely, Gilmour back at it". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Leahy, Sean (August 6, 2009). "Referee Kerry Fraser addresses non-call on Gretzky, hair secrets". Yahoo! Sports.
  7. ^ NHL.com - Skater Stats
  8. ^ NHL.com - Goalie Stats

See also


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