1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1995 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1995 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesMay 6-June 24, 1995
Teams16
Defending championsNew York Rangers
Final positions
ChampionsNew Jersey Devils
Runner-upDetroit Red Wings
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Sergei Fedorov (Red Wings)
(24 points)
MVPClaude Lemieux (Devils)
1994
1996
The Stanley Cup, awarded to the champions of the NHL.

The 1995 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League was played between May 6 and June 24, 1995. The 1994-95 NHL regular season was shortened to 48 games, and the playoffs pushed to a later date, due to a lockout. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for the conference quarterfinals, semifinals and championships, and then the conference champions played a best-of-seven series for the Stanley Cup. In the Finals, the New Jersey Devils swept the favored Detroit Red Wings in four games to win their first championship.

This was the only time Patrick Roy missed the playoffs in his career. His team, the Montreal Canadiens, missed the playoffs for the first time since 1970. The Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators missed the playoffs this year. Montreal and Ottawa would not miss the playoffs in the same year again until 2016, when all Canadian teams missed the playoffs. The Quebec Nordiques played their last playoff series during this time. They would move to Denver, Colorado during the summer. For the first time since 1980, no league semifinal/conference final games were played in Canada.

Playoff seeds

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:[1]

Eastern Conference

  1. Quebec Nordiques, Northeast Division champions, Eastern Conference regular season champions - 65 points
  2. Philadelphia Flyers, Atlantic Division champions - 60 points
  3. Pittsburgh Penguins - 61 points
  4. Boston Bruins - 57 points
  5. New Jersey Devils - 52 points (22 wins, 7 points head-to-head vs. Washington)
  6. Washington Capitals - 52 points (22 wins, 1 point head-to-head vs. New Jersey)
  7. Buffalo Sabres - 51 points
  8. New York Rangers - 47 points

Western Conference

  1. Detroit Red Wings, Central Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners - 70 points
  2. Calgary Flames, Pacific Division champions - 55 points
  3. St. Louis Blues - 61 points
  4. Chicago Blackhawks - 53 points
  5. Toronto Maple Leafs - 50 points
  6. Vancouver Canucks - 48 points
  7. San Jose Sharks - 42 points (19 wins)
  8. Dallas Stars - 42 points (17 wins)

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1 Quebec 2     2 Philadelphia 4  
8 NY Rangers 4     8 NY Rangers 0  


2 Philadelphia 4 Eastern Conference
7 Buffalo 1  
    2 Philadelphia 2  
  5 New Jersey 4  
3 Pittsburgh 4  
6 Washington 3  
4 Boston 1   3 Pittsburgh 1
5 New Jersey 4     5 New Jersey 4  


  E5 New Jersey 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 Detroit 0
1 Detroit 4     1 Detroit 4
8 Dallas 1     7 San Jose 0  
2 Calgary 3
7 San Jose 4  
  1 Detroit 4
  4 Chicago 1  
3 St. Louis 3  
6 Vancouver 4   Western Conference
4 Chicago 4   4 Chicago 4
5 Toronto 3     6 Vancouver 0  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.


Conference Quarterfinals

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

(1) Quebec Nordiques vs. (8) New York Rangers

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. This was the final playoff series played by the Quebec Nordiques, as they relocated to Denver, Colorado to become the Colorado Avalanche the next season. Game five was the final NHL game played at the Quebec Coliseum.


May 6 New York Rangers 4-5 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Adam Graves (1) - pp - 04:34 First period 17:03 - sh - Scott Young (1)
19:41 - pp - Joe Sakic (1)
Adam Graves (2) - pp - 05:08
Alexander Karpovtsev (1) - 09:27
Alex Kovalev (1) - 18:51
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 09:44 - Joe Sakic (2)
14:07 - Bob Bassen (1)
19:22 - Joe Sakic (3)
Mike Richter 28 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Stephane Fiset 28 saves / 32 shots
May 8 New York Rangers 8-3 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Steve Larmer (1) - sh - 12:48 First period No scoring
Adam Graves (3) - 05:37
Sergei Nemchinov (1) - 06:10
Mark Messier (1) - pp - 12:41
Second period 13:37 - Janne Laukkanen (1)
Sergei Zubov (1) - 05:35
Petr Nedved (1) - pp - 08:33
Sergei Nemchinov (2) - 11:09
Petr Nedved (2) - 18:31
Third period 16:10 - Valeri Kamensky (1)
Glenn Healy 19 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Stephane Fiset 21 saves / 28 shots
Garth Snow 2 saves / 3 shots
May 10 Quebec Nordiques 3-4 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Scott Young (2) - 01:54 First period 08:50 - Adam Graves (4)
10:58 - Sergei Zubov (2)
Peter Forsberg (1) - 17:14 Second period 14:19 - Sergei Nemchinov (3)
Owen Nolan (1) - 08:00 Third period 12:42 - Brian Leetch (1)
Stephane Fiset 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 17 saves / 20 shots
May 12 Quebec Nordiques 2-3 OT New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Craig Wolanin (1) - 03:50
Owen Nolan (2) - 09:40
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:28 - Brian Leetch (2)
No scoring Third period 02:03 - Alex Kovalev (2)
No scoring First overtime period 08:09 - Steve Larmer (2)
Jocelyn Thibault 31 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 21 saves / 21 shots
Glenn Healy 8 saves / 10 shots
May 14 New York Rangers 2-4 Quebec Nordiques Quebec Coliseum Recap  
Mark Messier (2) - pp - 06:51
Pat Verbeek (1) - pp - 17:34
First period 04:53 - Mike Ricci (1)
11:09 - Wendel Clark (1)
11:40 - Chris Simon (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 19:27 - Scott Young (3)
Mike Richter 25 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Jocelyn Thibault 24 saves / 26 shots
May 16 Quebec Nordiques 2-4 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 02:11 - pp - Pat Verbeek (2)
08:26 - Alex Kovalev (3)
19:57 - Sergei Nemchinov (4)
Joe Sakic (4) - sh - 15:56 Second period 10:18 - Alex Kovalev (4)
Peter Forsberg (2) - pp - 05:34 Third period No scoring
Stephane Fiset 22 saves / 23 shots
Jocelyn Thibault 13 saves / 16 shots
Goalie stats Mike Richter 26 saves / 28 shots
New York won series 4-2


(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (7) Buffalo Sabres

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams; with Philadelphia winning both previous series. They last met in the 1978 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, which Philadelphia won in five games. Game four was the last playoff game at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium.


May 7 Buffalo Sabres 3-4 OT Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
Jason Dawe (1) - 01:47 First period 10:18 - Rob DiMaio (1)
Pat LaFontaine (1) - pp - 03:15 Second period 16:51 - Brent Fedyk (1)
18:19 - Kevin Haller (1)
Jason Dawe (2) - 12:33 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 10:06 - Karl Dykhuis (1)
Dominik Hasek 27 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 26 saves / 29 shots
May 8 Buffalo Sabres 1-3 Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 03:04 - Rod Brind'Amour (1)
Brian Holzinger (1) - 12:34 Second period 11:43 - sh - Rob DiMaio (2)
18:39 - Anatoli Semenov (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Dominik Hasek 21 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 29 saves / 30 shots
May 10 Philadelphia Flyers 1-3 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Karl Dykhuis (2) - pp - 05:18 First period 12:43 - pp - Donald Audette (1)
14:13 - Wayne Presley (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 19:00 - Alexander Mogilny (1)
Ron Hextall 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Dominik Hasek 18 saves / 19 shots
May 12 Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Rod Brind'Amour (2) - 17:51 First period No scoring
Brent Fedyk (2) - 02:08
Eric Desjardins (1) - pp - 17:14
John LeClair (1) - 18:56
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:18 - Alexander Mogilny (2)
07:55 - Pat LaFontaine (2)
Ron Hextall 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Dominik Hasek 23 saves / 27 shots
May 14 Buffalo Sabres 4-6 Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 04:30 - pp - Rod Brind'Amour (3)
14:19 - Kevin Haller (2)
17:45 - Eric Lindros (1)
18:04 - Patrik Juhlin (1)
Wayne Presley (2) - 12:59
Wayne Presley (3) - sh - 19:51
Second period 04:56 - John LeClair (2)
Alexander Mogilny (3) - 13:00
Brian Holzinger (2) - pp - 19:53
Third period 15:40 - Kevin Dineen (1)
Dominik Hasek 24 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 24 saves / 28 shots
Philadelphia won series 4-1


(3) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (6) Washington Capitals

This was the second consecutive and fourth overall playoff meeting between these two teams; with Pittsburgh winning two of the three previous series. Washington won last year's playoff meeting in six games.

With their win in game seven, the Pens became the first team to have two 3-1 comebacks in a playoff series against the same team.


May 6 Washington Capitals 5-4 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
Dale Hunter (1) - 10:25 First period 01:37 - pp - Len Barrie (1)
Sergei Gonchar (1) - 03:57
Steve Konowalchuk (1) - sh - 10:59
Second period 00:41 - pp - Kevin Stevens (1)
01:38 - pp - Tomas Sandstrom (1)
Dale Hunter (2) - 00:29
Sergei Gonchar (2) - 02:17
Third period 14:42 - Jaromir Jagr (1)
Olaf Kolzig 15 saves / 16 shots
Jim Carey 8 saves / 11 shots
Goalie stats Ken Wregget 29 saves / 34 shots
May 8 Washington Capitals 3-5 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
Sylvain Cote (1) - 04:12
Peter Bondra (1) - pp - 09:50
Keith Jones (1) - 12:43
First period 03:35 - pp - Larry Murphy (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 01:06 - Luc Robitaille (1)
01:35 - Jaromir Jagr (2)
04:20 - pp - Kevin Stevens (2)
19:19 - Luc Robitaille (2)
Jim Carey 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 19 saves / 22 shots
May 10 Pittsburgh Penguins 2-6 Washington Capitals USAir Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 03:01 - Calle Johansson (1)
No scoring Second period 06:58 - Keith Jones (2)
09:59 - pp - Peter Bondra (2)
14:27 - pp - Keith Jones (3)
Ron Francis (1) - pp - 07:20
Luc Robitaille (3) - 08:06
Third period 01:37 - Joe Juneau (1)
13:07 - pp - Calle Johansson (2)
Ken Wregget 14 saves / 18 shots
Tom Barrasso 8 saves / 10 shots
Goalie stats Jim Carey 23 saves / 25 shots
May 12 Pittsburgh Penguins 2-6 Washington Capitals USAir Arena Recap  
Larry Murphy (2) - 10:58
Jaromir Jagr (3) - 16:39
First period 00:40 - Steve Konowalchuk (2)
12:51 - Michal Pivonka (1)
No scoring Second period 12:38 - Robert Pearson (1)
No scoring Third period 01:50 - Dmitri Khristich (1)
06:03 - Joe Juneau (2)
06:38 - Peter Bondra (3)
Tom Barrasso 25 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jim Carey 20 saves / 22 shots
May 14 Washington Capitals 5-6 OT Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
Dale Hunter (3) - pp - 11:19
Calle Johansson (3) - 15:36
First period 17:30 - sh - Jaromir Jagr (4)
Dale Hunter (4) - pp - 09:27 Second period 05:57 - pp - Kevin Stevens (3)
15:42 - Ron Francis (2)
Peter Bondra (4) - 07:14
Peter Bondra (5) - 08:49
Third period 08:23 - Jaromir Jagr (5)
11:41 - Kevin Stevens (4)
No scoring First overtime period 04:30 - Luc Robitaille (4)
Jim Carey 25 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 23 saves / 28 shots
May 16 Pittsburgh Penguins 7-1 Washington Capitals USAir Arena Recap  
Luc Robitaille (5) - 00:42
Jaromir Jagr (6) - 03:37
Jaromir Jagr (7) - pp - 09:31
Luc Robitaille (6) - 12:02
First period No scoring
Troy Murray (1) - 15:27
Tomas Sandstrom (2) - 18:48
Second period No scoring
Tomas Sandstrom (3) - pp - 00:27 Third period 18:33 - Keith Jones (4)
Ken Wregget 30 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jim Carey 27 saves / 31 shots
Byron Dafoe 2 saves / 3 shots
Olaf Kolzig 5 saves / 5 shots
May 18 Washington Capitals 0-3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 01:37 - Norm MacIver (1)
15:40 - pp - Ron Francis (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 19:56 - Troy Murray (2)
Jim Carey 15 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 33 saves / 33 shots
Pittsburgh won series 4-3


(4) Boston Bruins vs. (5) New Jersey Devils

This was the second consecutive and third overall playoff meeting between these two teams; with the teams splitting the two previous series. New Jersey won last year's playoff meeting in six games.

Game five was the last game played in the Boston Garden.


May 7 New Jersey Devils 5-0 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Stephane Richer (1) - pp - 06:55
Claude Lemieux (1) - 16:04
Claude Lemieux (2) - 19:12
First period No Scoring
Tommy Albelin (1) - 14:59 Second period No Scoring
Randy McKay (1) - pp - 05:01 Third period No Scoring
Martin Brodeur 23 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Blaine Lacher 13 saves / 17 shots
Craig Billington 9 saves / 10 shots
May 8 New Jersey Devils 3-0 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Stephane Richer (2) - sh - 14:10 First period No Scoring
No Scoring Second period No Scoring
Neal Broten (1) - 18:30
Tom Chorske (1) - 19:29
Third period No Scoring
Martin Brodeur 23 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Blaine Lacher 28 saves / 30 shots
May 10 Boston Bruins 3-2 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No Scoring First period No Scoring
Mats Naslund (1) - 09:51
Mariusz Czerkawski (1) - 11:56
Cam Neely (1) - pp - 18:50
Second period 04:07 - Jim Dowd (1)
No Scoring Third period 04:34 - pp - Scott Niedermayer (1)
Blaine Lacher 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 14 saves / 17 shots
May 12 Boston Bruins 0-1 OT New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No Scoring First period No Scoring
No Scoring Second period No Scoring
No Scoring Third period No Scoring
No Scoring First overtime period 08:51 - Randy McKay (2)
Blaine Lacher 24 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 38 saves / 38 shots
May 14 New Jersey Devils 3-2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Bill Guerin (1) - pp - 09:00 First period No Scoring
Shawn Chambers (1) - pp - 13:54 Second period 00:35 - Cam Neely (2)
Valeri Zelepukin (1) - 04:50 Third period 15:19 - pp - Adam Oates (1)
Martin Brodeur 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Blaine Lacher 17 saves / 20 shots
New Jersey won series 4-1


Western Conference Quarterfinals

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (8) Dallas Stars

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams; with Detroit winning the only previous series. They last met in the 1992 Norris Division Semifinals, which Detroit won in seven games against the Minnesota North Stars.


May 7 Dallas Stars 3-4 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 07:05 - pp - Ray Sheppard (1)
Dean Evason (1) - sh - 00:45 Second period 00:57 - pp - Steve Yzerman (1)
Paul Broten (1) - 03:52
Trent Klatt (1) - pp - 07:50
Third period 00:42 - pp - Nicklas Lidstrom (1)
10:15 - Vyacheslav Kozlov (1)
Andy Moog 33 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 17 saves / 20 shots
May 9 Dallas Stars 1-4 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Peter Zezel (1) - 08:10 First period 03:44 - Paul Coffey (1)
04:27 - pp - Nicklas Lidstrom (2)
17:39 - pp - Nicklas Lidstrom (3)
No scoring Second period 08:33 - Keith Primeau (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Andy Moog 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 20 saves / 21 shots
May 11 Detroit Red Wings 5-1 Dallas Stars Reunion Arena Recap  
Dino Ciccarelli (1) - pp - 03:17
Vyacheslav Kozlov (2) - 10:32
First period 13:49 - pp - Dave Gagner (1)
Keith Primeau (2) - pp - 03:08
Dino Ciccarelli (2) - pp - 15:37
Second period No scoring
Dino Ciccarelli (3) - pp - 10:22 Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 23 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 24 saves / 28 shots
Darcy Wakaluk 8 saves / 9 shots
May 14 Detroit Red Wings 1-4 Dallas Stars Reunion Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 10:52 - Greg Adams (1)
14:00 - pp - Kevin Hatcher (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Kris Draper (1) - 14:58 Third period 14:39 - Corey Millen (1)
15:19 - Greg Adams (2)
Mike Vernon 20 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 34 saves / 35 shots
May 15 Dallas Stars 1-3 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 17:35 - Darren McCarty (1)
Kevin Hatcher (2) - 02:12 Second period 19:17 - Dino Ciccarelli (4)
No scoring Third period 06:08 - Vyacheslav Kozlov (3)
Andy Moog 37 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 24 saves / 25 shots
Detroit won series 4-1


(2) Calgary Flames vs. (7) San Jose Sharks

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. The series had extremely high offensive output. Calgary set an NHL record by scoring 35 goals, the most by any team in a seven game series, but lost in double overtime in game seven. The 35 goals is also the highest number of goals ever scored by a team that lost a series in NHL history. A total of 61 goals were scored in the series, the highest total between both teams in a seven game series in NHL history.


May 7 San Jose Sharks 5-4 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Sergei Makarov (1) - 04:44
Mike Rathje (1) - pp - 14:46
Ulf Dahlen (1) - 17:15
First period 02:26 - Paul Kruse (1)
Jamie Baker (1) - 02:58
Jamie Baker (2) - 19:42
Second period 18:19 - sh - Theoren Fleury (1)
No scoring Third period 03:53 - pp - Steve Chiasson (1)
19:54 - German Titov (1)
Arturs Irbe 35 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Trevor Kidd 11 saves / 16 shots
Rick Tabaracci 9 saves / 9 shots
May 9 San Jose Sharks 5-4 OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Sandis Ozolinsh (1) - pp - 19:29 First period 07:26 - German Titov (2)
13:49 - sh - Sheldon Kennedy (1)
Chris Tancill (1) - 05:09
Pat Falloon (1) - 13:29
Second period No scoring
Sandis Ozolinsh (2) - 08:42 Third period 05:58 - Kelly Kisio (1)
19:13 - Robert Reichel (1)
Ulf Dahlen (2) - pp - 12:21 First overtime period No scoring
Arturs Irbe 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Trevor Kidd 32 saves / 37 shots
May 11 Calgary Flames 9-2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Arena Recap  
Paul Kruse (2) - 00:43
Mike Sullivan (1) - 01:20
Mike Sullivan (2) - sh - 05:17
Ronnie Stern (1) - sh - 07:15
First period 05:42 - pp - Ulf Dahlen (3)
Kelly Kisio (2) - pp - 01:28
Joe Nieuwendyk (1) - 03:18
Second period 10:48 - pp - Mike Rathje (2)
Mike Sullivan (3) - 01:02
Joe Nieuwendyk (2) - 02:00
Kelly Kisio (3) - 17:19
Third period No scoring
Trevor Kidd 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Wade Flaherty 21 saves / 26 shots
Arturs Irbe 1 save / 5 shots
May 13 Calgary Flames 6-4 San Jose Sharks San Jose Arena Recap  
Theoren Fleury (2) - pp - 09:08 First period No scoring
Theoren Fleury (3) - 01:19
Theoren Fleury (4) - 03:25
Ronnie Stern (2) - 18:01
Second period 05:45 - Jeff Friesen (1)
10:35 - pp - Mike Rathje (3)
Robert Reichel (2) - 09:55
Theoren Fleury (5) - 19:58
Third period 14:34 - Sergei Makarov (2)
19:51 - Ulf Dahlen (4)
Trevor Kidd 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Arturs Irbe 30 saves / 35 shots
May 15 San Jose Sharks 0-5 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 06:07 - pp - Joe Nieuwendyk (3)
10:12 - Theoren Fleury (6)
18:44 - pp - Theoren Fleury (7)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 08:54 - sh - German Titov (3)
19:51 - pp - Ronnie Stern (3)
Arturs Irbe 21 saves / 25 shots
Wade Flaherty 0 saves / 1 shot
Goalie stats Trevor Kidd 25 saves / 25 shots
May 17 Calgary Flames 3-5 San Jose Sharks San Jose Arena Recap  
German Titov (4) - 06:44
Sheldon Kennedy (2) - 18:11
First period 03:15 - Sandis Ozolinsh (3)
No scoring Second period 01:56 - Craig Janney (1)
13:17 - Jeff Odgers (1)
19:23 - Craig Janney (2)
Paul Kruse (3) - sh - 17:45 Third period 08:38 - Ray Whitney (1)
Trevor Kidd 15 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Wade Flaherty 30 saves / 33 shots
May 19 San Jose Sharks 5-4 2OT Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Pat Falloon (2) - 06:50 First period No scoring
Igor Larionov (1) - 09:30 Second period 19:19 - Paul Kruse (4)
Pat Falloon (3) - 00:19
Craig Janney (3) - 11:33
Third period 04:14 - Sheldon Kennedy (3)
13:22 - pp - Joe Nieuwendyk (4)
14:04 - German Titov (5)
Ray Whitney (2) - 01:54 Second overtime period No scoring
Wade Flaherty 56 saves / 60 shots Goalie stats Trevor Kidd 25 saves / 30 shots
San Jose won series 4-3


(3) St. Louis Blues vs. (6) Vancouver Canucks

This was first playoff meeting between these two teams.


May 7 Vancouver Canucks 1-2 St. Louis Blues Kiel Center Recap  
No scoring First period 18:18 - pp - Brett Hull (1)
Pavel Bure (1) - 10:32 Second period 01:16 - pp - Adam Creighton (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Kirk McLean 34 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 25 saves / 26 shots
May 9 Vancouver Canucks 5-3 St. Louis Blues Kiel Center Recap  
Sergio Momesso (1) - 19:21 First period 07:42 - pp - Todd Elik (1)
16:57 - Todd Elik (2)
Dave Babych (1) - pp - 02:14
Jyrki Lumme (1) - 15:15
Second period 10:27 - Al MacInnis (1)
Russ Courtnall (1) - 08:11
Pavel Bure (2) - sh - 10:18
Third period No scoring
Kirk McLean 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 20 saves / 25 shots
Jon Casey 1 save / 1 shot
May 11 St. Louis Blues 1-6 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Brett Hull (2) - 00:20 First period 01:18 - pp - Jyrki Lumme (2)
04:30 - pp - Geoff Courtnall (1)
10:53 - sh - Dave Babych (2)
No scoring Second period 05:16 - Sergio Momesso (2)
18:34 - pp - Sergio Momesso (3)
No scoring Third period 06:48 - pp - Trevor Linden (1)
Curtis Joseph 30 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 24 saves / 25 shots
May 13 St. Louis Blues 5-2 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Jeff Norton (1) - 07:37 First period 05:53 - pp - Pavel Bure (3)
Brendan Shanahan (1) - 08:26
Brendan Shanahan (2) - 11:17
Brendan Shanahan (3) - pp - 12:42
Second period 04:41 - sh - Russ Courtnall (2)
Glenn Anderson (1) - 13:01 Third period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 32 saves / 37 shots
May 15 Vancouver Canucks 6-5 OT St. Louis Blues Kiel Center Recap  
Pavel Bure (4) - 04:55 First period 12:10 - pp - Brett Hull (3)
Christian Ruuttu (1) - sh - 04:31
Geoff Courtnall (2) - sh - 04:48
Second period 10:13 - Todd Elik (3)
16:56 - Bill Houlder (1)
Josef Beranek (1) - 01:37
Cliff Ronning (1) - pp - 05:56
Third period 02:32 - Brendan Shanahan (4)
08:22 - Murray Baron (1)
Cliff Ronning (2) - 01:48 First overtime period No scoring
Kirk McLean 33 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 15 saves / 19 shots
Jon Casey 7 saves / 9 shots
May 17 St. Louis Blues 8-2 Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Brett Hull (4) - 05:56
Brett Hull (5) - 19:51
First period No scoring
Esa Tikkanen (1) - 08:59
Adam Creighton (2) - 11:54
Basil McRae (1) - 12:35
Todd Elik (4) - sh - 16:53
Second period 11:14 - pp - Geoff Courtnall (3)
17:19 - pp - Pavel Bure (5)
Esa Tikkanen (2) - pp - 08:34
Guy Carbonneau (1) - 11:24
Third period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 23 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 11 saves / 17 shots
Kay Whitmore 16 saves / 18 shots
May 19 Vancouver Canucks 5-3 St. Louis Blues Kiel Center Recap  
Adrian Aucoin (1) - pp - 08:35
Pavel Bure (6) - sh - 12:33
Geoff Courtnall (4) - pp - 18:27
First period 13:36 - Basil McRae (2)
Cliff Ronning (3) - 02:05 Second period 07:55 - Denis Chasse (1)
Pavel Bure (7) - 19:38 Third period 15:25 - Brett Hull (6)
Kirk McLean 41 saves / 44 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 17 saves / 21 shots
Vancouver won series 4-3


(4) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (5) Toronto Maple Leafs

This was the second consecutive and ninth overall playoff meeting between these two teams; with Toronto winning six of the eight previous series. Toronto won last year's playoff meeting in six games.


May 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
Mats Sundin (1) - pp - 04:05 First period No scoring
Paul DiPietro (1) - 19:26 Second period 12:33 - Patrick Poulin (1)
14:01 - Tony Amonte (1)
Mike Gartner (1) - 01:25
Mats Sundin (2) - 10:50
Dave Andreychuk (1) - 11:04
Third period 13:28 - Jeff Shantz (1)
Felix Potvin 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 28 saves / 33 shots
Jeff Hackett 1 save / 1 shot
May 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Mike Ridley (1) - 19:53 Second period No scoring
Mats Sundin (3) - pp - 09:18
Mike Gartner (2) - en - 19:43
Third period No scoring
Felix Potvin 42 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 14 saves / 16 shots
May 11 Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Gary Suter (1) - pp - 18:43 First period 15:16 - pp - Mike Ridley (2)
Gary Suter (2) - 03:44 Second period No scoring
Chris Chelios (1) - sh - 13:02 Third period 19:02 - Mats Sundin (4)
Ed Belfour 34 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 34 saves / 37 shots
May 13 Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Joe Murphy (1) - 13:28 First period No scoring
Murray Craven (1) - 08:22 Second period No scoring
Jeff Shantz (2) - en - 19:14 Third period 01:57 - Jamie Macoun (1)
Ed Belfour 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Felix Potvin 27 saves / 29 shots
May 15 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-4 Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
No scoring First period 10:22 - Murray Craven (2)
Mats Sundin (5) - 19:11 Second period 09:53 - Tony Amonte (2)
Dave Andreychuk (2) - pp - 02:52 Third period 05:30 - Joe Murphy (2)
14:41 - Murray Craven (3)
Felix Potvin 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 23 saves / 25 shots
May 17 Chicago Blackhawks 4-5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Dirk Graham (1) - 17:12 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 05:17 - pp - Dmitri Mironov (1)
12:14 - Tie Domi (1)
14:36 - Mike Ridley (3)
Denis Savard (1) - pp - 02:48
Joe Murphy (3) - 12:49
Brent Sutter (1) - 15:23
Third period 00:55 - pp - Randy Wood (1)
No scoring First overtime period 10:00 - Randy Wood (2)
Ed Belfour 23 saves / 27 shots
Jeff Hackett 9 saves / 10 shots
Goalie stats Felix Potvin 46 saves / 50 shots
May 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 2-5 Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
Dave Andreychuk (3) - pp - 17:03 First period 13:41 - Denis Savard (2)
No scoring Second period 17:51 - Eric Weinrich (1)
Dmitri Mironov (2) - 16:47 Third period 11:53 - Joe Murphy (4)
12:19 - Patrick Poulin (2)
19:50 - en - Joe Murphy (5)
Felix Potvin 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 22 saves / 24 shots
Chicago won series 4-3


Conference Semifinals

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) New York Rangers

This was the ninth playoff meeting between these two teams; with the teams splitting the eight previous series. They last met in the 1987 Patrick Division Semifinals, which Philadelphia won in six games.


May 21 New York Rangers 4-5 OT Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
Brian Leetch (3) - pp - 03:08
Petr Nedved (3) - pp - 19:45
First period No scoring
Pat Verbeek (3) - pp - 15:17 Second period 02:57 - pp - John LeClair (3)
16:52 - John LeClair (4)
Pat Verbeek (4) - 19:40 Third period 12:50 - John LeClair (5)
15:11 - Eric Desjardins (2)
No scoring First overtime period 07:03 - Eric Desjardins (3)
Mike Richter 25 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 22 saves / 26 shots
May 22 New York Rangers 3-4 OT Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
Brian Leetch (4) - pp - 07:35
Brian Leetch (5) - pp - 12:46
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 06:15 - Eric Lindros (2)
16:36 - Dmitry Yushkevich (1)
Brian Leetch (6) - 11:19 Third period 00:25 - Mikael Renberg (1)
No scoring First overtime period 00:25 - Kevin Haller (3)
Mike Richter 22 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 24 saves / 27 shots
May 24 Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Kevin Dineen (2) - 02:54
Mikael Renberg (2) - 19:44
First period No scoring
Kevin Dineen (3) - 03:07
Rod Brind'Amour (4) - pp - 10:23
Kevin Haller (4) - sh - 16:59
Second period 13:00 - Mark Messier (3)
No scoring Third period 13:00 - pp - Sergei Zubov (3)
Ron Hextall 32 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 19 saves / 23 shots
Glenn Healy 10 saves / 11 shots
May 26 Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Karl Dykhuis (3) - 12:37
Karl Dykhuis (4) - pp - 17:08
First period No scoring
Mikael Renberg (3) - 12:29
Anatoli Semenov (2) - 14:22
Second period 19:21 - Mark Osborne (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Ron Hextall 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 26 saves / 30 shots
Philadelphia won series 4-0


(3) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (5) New Jersey Devils

This was the third playoff meeting between these two teams; with Pittsburgh winning both previous series. They last met in the 1993 Patrick Division Semifinals, which Pittsburgh won in five games.


May 20 New Jersey Devils 2-3 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
Stephane Richer (3) - 11:39 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 08:12 - Ron Francis (4)
Claude Lemieux (3) - 11:01 Third period 01:16 - pp - Jaromir Jagr (8)
18:44 - Luc Robitaille (7)
Martin Brodeur 20 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 27 saves / 29 shots
May 22 New Jersey Devils 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
John MacLean (1) - pp - 06:53 First period 16:34 - Jaromir Jagr (9)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Claude Lemieux (4) - 07:49
Scott Stevens (1) - 19:31
Claude Lemieux (5) - 19:59
Third period 18:45 - Jaromir Jagr (10)
Martin Brodeur 26 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 34 saves / 37 shots
May 24 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-5 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Ron Francis (5) - 10:40 Second period 00:58 - John MacLean (2)
04:03 - Bobby Holik (1)
17:48 - Randy McKay (3)
No scoring Third period 16:17 - Claude Lemieux (6)
18:51 - pp - Scott Niedermayer (2)
Ken Wregget 40 saves / 45 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 21 saves / 22 shots
May 26 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-2 OT New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Ron Francis (6) - 08:57 Third period 00:40 - Neal Broten (2)
No scoring First overtime period 18:36 - Neal Broten (3)
Ken Wregget 49 saves / 51 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 34 saves / 35 shots
May 28 New Jersey Devils 4-1 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Civic Arena Recap  
Bobby Holik (2) - pp - 16:31 First period 09:10 - Chris Joseph (1)
Claude Lemieux (7) - 15:43 Second period No scoring
Shawn Chambers (2) - pp - 06:27
Claude Lemieux (8) - 19:42
Third period No scoring
Martin Brodeur 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Ken Wregget 18 saves / 21 shots
New Jersey won series 4-1


Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (7) San Jose Sharks

This was the second consecutive and second overall playoff meeting between these two teams. San Jose won last year's playoff meeting in seven games.


May 21 San Jose Sharks 0-6 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 09:56 - pp - Dino Ciccarelli (5)
15:33 - pp - Paul Coffey (2)
No scoring Third period 04:01 - Doug Brown (1)
10:08 - pp - Ray Sheppard (2)
15:07 - Sergei Fedorov (1)
19:00 - Kris Draper (2)
Wade Flaherty 27 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 15 saves / 15 shots
May 23 San Jose Sharks 2-6 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 01:37 - Paul Coffey (3)
09:38 - pp - Sergei Fedorov (2)
12:07 - Steve Yzerman (2)
14:47 - Dino Ciccarelli (6)
No scoring Second period 14:01 - pp - Sergei Fedorov (3)
19:45 - sh - Doug Brown (2)
Mike Rathje (4) - pp - 06:01
Ulf Dahlen (5) - pp - 10:19
Third period No scoring
Arturs Irbe 40 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 15 saves / 17 shots
May 25 Detroit Red Wings 6-2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Arena Recap  
Ray Sheppard (3) - 15:08
Vyacheslav Kozlov (4) - 15:51
First period No scoring
Vyacheslav Kozlov (5) - 15:49 Second period No scoring
Sergei Fedorov (4) - 00:19
Darren McCarty (2) - 01:38
Dino Ciccarelli (7) - 18:57
Third period 09:03 - Ray Whitney (3)
11:44 - Sergei Makarov (3)
Mike Vernon 10 saves / 12 shots Goalie stats Wade Flaherty 30 saves / 36 shots
May 27 Detroit Red Wings 6-2 San Jose Sharks San Jose Arena Recap  
Paul Coffey (4) - 06:01
Vyacheslav Kozlov (6) - 06:29
Doug Brown (3) - 09:56
Vyacheslav Kozlov (7) - 10:34
First period No scoring
Bob Errey (1) - pp - 14:39 Second period 01:15 - Ray Whitney (4)
09:16 - pp - Mike Rathje (5)
Darren McCarty (3) - 07:44 Third period No scoring
Mike Vernon 15 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Wade Flaherty 26 saves / 32 shots
Detroit won series 4-0


(4) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (6) Vancouver Canucks

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams; with Vancouver winning the only previous series. They last met in the 1982 Clarence Campbell Conference Final, which Vancouver won in five games.

Game four was the last game played in the Pacific Coliseum.


May 21 Vancouver Canucks 1-2 OT Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Trevor Linden (2) - 19:41 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 10:02 - Denis Savard (3)
No scoring First overtime period 09:04 - pp - Joe Murphy (6)
Kirk McLean 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 26 saves / 27 shots
May 23 Vancouver Canucks 0-2 Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
No scoring First period 13:56 - Jim Cummins (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:48 - Patrick Poulin (3)
Kirk McLean 18 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 17 saves / 17 shots
May 25 Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 OT Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
Patrick Poulin (4) - pp - 18:31 First period 18:16 - sh - Russ Courtnall (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Murray Craven (4) - 19:15 Third period 12:34 - Russ Courtnall (4)
Chris Chelios (2) - 06:22 First overtime period No scoring
Ed Belfour 32 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 23 saves / 26 shots
May 27 Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 OT Vancouver Canucks Pacific Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Murray Craven (5) - 04:13
Gerald Diduck (1) - 19:12
Second period 04:01 - Jeff Brown (1)
09:11 - pp - Roman Oksiuta (1)
17:29 - Roman Oksiuta (2)
Jeremy Roenick (1) - 10:49 Third period No scoring
Chris Chelios (3) - 05:35 First overtime period No scoring
Ed Belfour 22 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Kirk McLean 23 saves / 27 shots
Chicago won series 4-0


Conference Finals

Eastern Conference Final

(2) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (5) New Jersey Devils

This was the second playoff series between these two teams, with Philadelphia winning the only previous meeting in two games. They last met in the 1978 Preliminary Round where Philadelphia swept the Colorado Rockies. This was the third conference final appearance for New Jersey and the second consecutive appearance after losing to the New York Rangers in seven games the year before. Philadelphia made their fourth conference final appearance and first since losing to Montreal in six games in 1989.

New Jersey handed Philadelphia their first two playoff home losses of the season winning 4-1 in game one and 5-2 in game two and they outshot the Flyers 28-21 and 24-20 respectively. In game three Philadelphia played with a sense of urgency. Trailing 2-1 the Flyers tied the game on Rod Brind'Amour's goal with 6:03 to go in regulation. They went on to win the game 3-2 on captain Eric Lindros' goal at 4:19 of the first overtime period. Playing with their newfound confidence the Flyers won game four by a score of 4-2 despite being outshot 34-19, Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall made 32 saves. In game five the Devils took a 2-1 lead into the second period which ended up scoreless. The Flyers tied the game on Kevin Dineen's second goal of the game at 3:13 of the third period. The Devils almost regained the lead on Stephane Richer's breakaway shot that hit the crossbar with less than four minutes to go in regulation. Then with less than a minute remaining Devils forward Claude Lemieux picked up the puck on a backcheck in the New Jersey zone and skated up the ice, once over the Flyers' blue line Lemieux fired a slap shot that beat Hextall on his blocker side. The goal silenced the Spectrum crowd and gave New Jersey a 3-2 lead with just 44.2 seconds to play. The Devils hung on to win the game 3-2.

In game six Philadelphia opened the scoring on Jim Montgomery's goal at 4:05 of the first period. The Devils calmly utilized the neutral-zone trap to shut down the Flyers' offense while their forwards took advantage. Stephane Richer tied the game with a power play goal at 10:25 and Brian Rolston put the Devils up 2-1 with a goal at 18:15. The scored remained 2-1 for New Jersey until midway through the second period. After a blocked shot by Devils defenceman Shawn Chambers led to a three on one rush for New Jersey, Randy McKay scored his seventh goal of the postseason. The Devils made it 4-1 at 10:11 of the third period when Bobby Carpenter passed the puck past Flyers defenceman Karl Dykhuis up to Claude Lemieux at center ice who went in on a breakaway and scored his league leading eleventh goal of the playoffs. The Flyers fought back as Mikael Renberg scored on the power play at 16:29 to cut the Devils' lead to 4-2 but New Jersey held on to the lead and went on to win the game and series, advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in team history.


June 3 New Jersey Devils 4-1 Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
Bill Guerin (2) - 15:06
Scott Niedermayer (3) - 18:34
First period No scoring
Randy McKay (4) - 15:02 Second period No scoring
Bill Guerin (3) - 02:04 Third period 18:06 - Craig MacTavish (1)
Martin Brodeur 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 24 saves / 28 shots
June 5 New Jersey Devils 5-2 Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
Randy McKay (5) - pp - 12:32
John MacLean (3) - pp - 19:48
First period 07:08 - Eric Lindros (3)
13:54 - pp - Mikael Renberg (4)
Neal Broten (4) - pp - 03:51
Bobby Holik (3) - 04:59
Ken Daneyko (1) - 17:02
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Martin Brodeur 18 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 11 saves / 16 shots
Dominic Roussel 8 saves / 8 shots
June 7 Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 OT New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Kevin Dineen (4) - 04:34 First period 01:32 - Claude Lemieux (9)
No scoring Second period 02:53 - Randy McKay (6)
Rod Brind'Amour (5) - 13:57 Third period No scoring
Eric Lindros (4) - 04:19 First overtime period No scoring
Ron Hextall 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 22 saves / 25 shots
June 10 Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Shjon Podein (1) - 18:09 First period 14:44 - pp - Brian Rolston (1)
Mikael Renberg (5) - 17:50 Second period No scoring
Rod Brind'Amour (6) - sh - 04:53
Eric Desjardins (4) - 11:47
Third period 13:31 - Mike Peluso (1)
Ron Hextall 32 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 13 saves / 17 shots
Chris Terreri 2 saves / 2 shots
June 11 New Jersey Devils 3-2 Philadelphia Flyers CoreStates Spectrum Recap  
John MacLean (4) - 03:42
Bobby Carpenter (1) - pp - 17:17
First period 07:28 - pp - Kevin Dineen (5)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Claude Lemieux (10) - 19:15 Third period 03:13 - Kevin Dineen (6)
Martin Brodeur 16 saves / 18 shots Goalie stats Ron Hextall 29 saves / 32 shots
June 13 Philadelphia Flyers 2-4 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Jim Montgomery (1) - 04:05 First period 10:25 - pp - Stephane Richer (4)
18:15 - Brian Rolston (2)
No scoring Second period 11:58 - Randy McKay (7)
Mikael Renberg (6) - pp - 16:29 Third period 10:11 - Claude Lemieux (11)
Ron Hextall 25 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 14 saves / 16 shots
New Jersey won series 4-2


Western Conference Final

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (4) Chicago Blackhawks

This was the 14th playoff series between these two teams, with Chicago winning eight of the thirteen previous series. They last met in the 1992 Norris Division Final where Chicago swept Detroit in four games. This was the seventh conference final appearance for Chicago and first since 1992 where the Blackhawks swept Edmonton in four games. Detroit made their third conference final appearance and first since losing to Edmonton in five games in 1988.

Game one of the series at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit saw a goaltending battle between Ed Belfour and Mike Vernon. The two teams skated to a 1-1 tie after regulation before Nicklas Lidstrom scored the game-winning goal for Detroit at 1:01 of the first overtime period. It was the first overtime playoff game that Detroit had won at home since 1960. In game two Chicago led by a score of 2-1 after two periods on goals by Chris Chelios and Tony Amonte. In the third period, Detroit kept pressing and eventually tied the game on Doug Brown's goal. Kris Draper scored the winner for Detroit with just 1:45 remaining in regulation. In game three of the series at the United Center, Detroit led 3-2 going into the third period. Jeff Shantz scored at 8:33 to tie the game for Chicago. The game went to double overtime where Vladimir Konstantinov scored the game-winner for Detroit at 9:25. The win gave the Red Wings a commanding 3-0 series lead. The Blackhawks responded to the urgency and came out flying in game four as Denis Savard and Joe Murphy both scored twice and captain Dirk Graham had a goal to give Chicago a dominating 5-0 lead after 40 minutes. Detroit scored twice in the third period on goals by Kris Draper and Ray Sheppard as the Blackhawks went on to win the game 5-2. In game five Chicago jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Denis Savard's power play goal at 10:18 of the first period. Detroit then tied the game on captain Steve Yzerman's goal at 11:36 of the second. After a scoreless third period the game went into double overtime where Vyacheslav Kozlov scored at 2:25 to give the Red Wings a 2-1 win and a series clinching victory.


June 1 Chicago Blackhawks 1-2 OT Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Joe Murphy (7) - pp - 15:19 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 02:26 - Keith Primeau (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 01:01 - Nicklas Lidstrom (4)
Ed Belfour 22 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 13 saves / 14 shots
June 4 Chicago Blackhawks 2-3 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Chris Chelios (4) - 07:59 First period 16:43 - pp - Dino Ciccarelli (8)
Tony Amonte (3) - 11:07 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:57 - Doug Brown (4)
18:15 - Kris Draper (3)
Ed Belfour 35 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 18 saves / 20 shots
June 6 Detroit Red Wings 4-3 2OT Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
Keith Primeau (4) - pp - 18:31 First period 07:23 - pp - Denis Savard (4)
Stu Grimson (1) - 05:32
Paul Coffey (5) - pp - 13:20
Second period 03:02 - pp - Bernie Nicholls (1)
No scoring Third period 08:33 - Jeff Shantz (3)
Vladimir Konstantinov (1) - 09:25 Second overtime period No scoring
Mike Vernon 26 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 47 saves / 51 shots
June 8 Detroit Red Wings 2-5 Chicago Blackhawks United Center Recap  
No scoring First period 07:07 - Denis Savard (5)
11:18 - Joe Murphy (8)
16:41 - Dirk Graham (2)
No scoring Second period 04:08 - Denis Savard (6)
18:03 - pp - Joe Murphy (9)
Kris Draper (4) - 04:49
Ray Sheppard (4) - 10:25
Third period No scoring
Chris Osgood 13 saves / 14 shots
Mike Vernon 6 saves / 10 shots
Goalie stats Ed Belfour 21 saves / 23 shots
June 11 Chicago Blackhawks 1-2 2OT Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
Denis Savard (7) - pp - 10:18 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 11:36 - Steve Yzerman (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 02:25 - Vyacheslav Kozlov (8)
Ed Belfour 45 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 25 saves / 26 shots
Detroit won series 4-1


Stanley Cup Finals

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. Detroit made their nineteenth appearance in the Finals, and first since 1966 where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in six games. New Jersey made their first Finals appearance in their twenty-first season after entering the league in 1974 as the Kansas City Scouts. Detroit last won the Stanley Cup in 1955.


June 17 New Jersey Devils 2-1 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Stephane Richer (5) - pp - 09:41 Second period 13:08 - pp - Dino Ciccarelli (9)
Claude Lemieux (12) - 03:17 Third period No scoring
Martin Brodeur 16 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 26 saves / 28 shots
June 20 New Jersey Devils 4-2 Detroit Red Wings Joe Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
John MacLean (5) - 09:40 Second period 07:17 - pp - Vyacheslav Kozlov (9)
Scott Niedermayer (4) - 09:47
Jim Dowd (2) - 18:36
Stephane Richer (6) - 19:39
Third period 01:36 - Sergei Federov (5)
Martin Brodeur 16 saves / 18 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 19 saves / 22 shots
June 22 Detroit Red Wings 2-5 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 10:30 - pp - Bruce Driver (1)
16:52 - Claude Lemieux (13)
No scoring Second period 06:59 - Neal Broten (5)
08:20 - Randy McKay (8)
Sergei Fedorov (6) - pp - 16:57
Steve Yzerman (4) - pp - 18:27
Third period 08:14 - pp - Bobby Holik (4)
Chris Osgood 10 saves / 11 shots
Mike Vernon 16 saves / 20 shots
Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 22 saves / 24 shots
June 24 Detroit Red Wings 2-5 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Sergei Federov (7) - 02:03
Paul Coffey (6) - sh - 13:01
First period 01:08 - Neal Broten (6)
17:45 - Shawn Chambers (3)
No scoring Second period 07:56 - Neal Broten (7)
No scoring Third period 07:46 - Sergei Brylin (1)
12:32 - Shawn Chambers (4)
Mike Vernon 21 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Martin Brodeur 14 saves / 16 shots
New Jersey won series 4-0


Playoff statistics

Skaters

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings 17 7 17 24 +13 6
Stephane Richer New Jersey Devils 19 6 15 21 +9 2
Neal Broten New Jersey Devils 20 7 12 19 +13 6
Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins 12 6 13 19 +3 4
Denis Savard Chicago Blackhawks 16 7 11 18 +12 10
Paul Coffey Detroit Red Wings 18 6 12 18 +4 10
John MacLean New Jersey Devils 20 5 13 18 +8 14
Claude Lemieux New Jersey Devils 20 13 3 16 +12 20
Vyacheslav Kozlov Detroit Red Wings 18 9 7 16 +12 10
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings 18 4 12 16 +4 8

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
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 20 16 4 463 34 1.67 .927 3 1221:58
Ed Belfour Chicago Blackhawks 16 9 7 479 37 2.19 .923 1 1013:38
Mike Vernon Detroit Red Wings 18 12 6 370 41 2.31 .889 1 1063:17
Ron Hextall Philadelphia Flyers 15 10 5 437 42 2.81 .904 0 896:41
Felix Potvin Toronto Maple Leafs 7 3 4 253 20 2.83 .921 1 423:41

References

  1. ^ "1994-1995 NHL Hockey Standings". NHL.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ NHL.com - Skater Stats
  3. ^ NHL.com - Goalie Stats

See also

Preceded by
1994 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs
1995
Succeeded by
1996 Stanley Cup playoffs

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