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1990 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
Dates April 4–May 24, 1990
Teams 16
Defending champions Calgary Flames
Final positions
Champions Edmonton Oilers
Runner-up Boston Bruins
Conference
runners-up
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s) Craig Simpson (Oilers)
Mark Messier (Oilers)
(31 points)
MVP Bill Ranford (Oilers)
1989
1991

The Stanley Cup.

The 1990 Stanley Cup playoffs for the National Hockey League (NHL) championship began on April 5, 1990, following the 1989–90 regular season. The sixteen teams that qualified, from the top four teams of the four divisions, played best-of-seven series. The Conference Champions played a best-of-seven series for the Stanley Cup.

This was the last time that the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs until 2017. They would make the playoffs for 25 consecutive seasons from 1991 to 2016, excluding 2005, when the season was cancelled.

Since entering the NHL as expansion teams in the 1967–68 NHL season this was the first and only time to date that both the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins missed the playoffs in the same season.

The playoffs concluded on May 24 with the Edmonton Oilers winning the Stanley Cup, defeating the Boston Bruins in the final series four games to one. Edmonton goaltender Bill Ranford was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.

Playoff seeds[]

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Prince of Wales Conference[]

Adams Division[]

  1. Boston Bruins, Adams Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners – 101 points
  2. Buffalo Sabres – 98 points
  3. Montreal Canadiens – 93 points
  4. Hartford Whalers – 85 points

Patrick Division[]

  1. New York Rangers, Patrick Division champions – 85 points
  2. New Jersey Devils – 83 points
  3. Washington Capitals – 78 points
  4. New York Islanders – 73 points

Clarence Campbell Conference[]

Norris Division[]

  1. Chicago Blackhawks, Norris Division champions – 88 points
  2. St. Louis Blues – 83 points
  3. Toronto Maple Leafs – 80 points
  4. Minnesota North Stars – 76 points

Smythe Division[]

  1. Calgary Flames, Smythe Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions – 99 points
  2. Edmonton Oilers – 90 points
  3. Winnipeg Jets – 85 points
  4. Los Angeles Kings – 75 points

Playoff bracket[]

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


Division Semifinals[]

Prince of Wales Conference[]

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

This was the first playoff series between these two teams.


April 5 Hartford Whalers 4–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Todd Krygier (1) – 05:42 First period No scoring
Dean Evason (1) – 02:41
Scott Young (1) – 06:16
Randy Ladouceur (1) – 09:19
Second period 06:29 – Cam Neely (1)
15:46 – Bobby Carpenter (1)
No scoring Third period 19:38 – ppDave Poulin (1)
Peter Sidorkiewicz 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Rejean Lemelin 13 saves / 17 shots
April 7 Hartford Whalers 1–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 10:58 – ppRay Bourque (1)
Todd Krygier (2) – 07:42 Second period 14:06 – ppGarry Galley (1)
No scoring Third period 06:57 – ppBobby Carpenter (2)
Peter Sidorkiewicz 32 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 25 saves / 26 shots
April 9 Boston Bruins 3–5 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
Bobby Carpenter (3) – pp – 07:59
Dave Christian (1) – 17:20
First period 12:13 – ppBrad Shaw (1)
14:41 – ppPat Verbeek (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Randy Burridge (1) – 08:25 Third period 00:36 – Dave Babych (1)
02:13 – Pat Verbeek (2)
19:42 – Kevin Dineen (1)
Andy Moog 22 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 22 saves / 25 shots
April 11 Boston Bruins 6–5 Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period 01:18 – Dean Evason (2)
Dave Christian (2) – 04:35
Glen Wesley (1) – 10:24
Second period 02:04 – Brad Shaw (2)
07:02 – Kevin Dineen (2)
08:29 – Yvon Corriveau (1)
16:15 – Ron Francis (1)
Dave Poulin (2) – 01:28
Bob Beers (1) – 07:00
Dave Christian (3) – 08:10
Dave Poulin (3) – 18:16
Third period No scoring
Rejean Lemelin 17 saves / 22 shots
Andy Moog 7 saves / 7 shots
Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 23 saves / 29 shots
April 13 Hartford Whalers 2–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Ulf Samuelsson (1) – 09:36 First period 15:18 – ppBrian Propp (1)
17:27 – ppCam Neely (2)
Dave Tippett (1) – 15:56 Second period 18:07 – sh – Cam Neely (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Peter Sidorkiewicz 15 saves / 18 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 20 saves / 22 shots
April 15 Boston Bruins 2–3 OT Hartford Whalers Hartford Civic Center Recap  
No scoring First period 06:31 – Scott Young (2)
Dave Poulin (4) – 09:00 Second period 01:35 – Ron Francis (2)
Randy Burridge (2) – 01:05 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 12:30 – Kevin Dineen (3)
Andy Moog 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Peter Sidorkiewicz 23 saves / 25 shots
April 17 Hartford Whalers 1–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 01:30 – John Byce (1)
07:29 – ppCraig Janney (1)
No scoring Second period 15:22 – Cam Neely (4)
Ron Francis (3) – pp – 13:48 Third period No scoring
Peter Sidorkiewicz 22 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 27 saves / 28 shots
Boston won series 4–3


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

This was the third playoff series between these two teams. Both teams split their previous two meetings. Buffalo won the most recent meeting in a three-game sweep in the 1983 Adams Division Semifinals.


April 5 Montreal Canadiens 1–4 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brian Skrudland (1) – 07:45 Second period 06:28 – Dean Kennedy (1)
09:55 – Rick Vaive (1)
19:08 – Dave Andreychuk (1)
No scoring Third period 04:27 – Bob Corkum (1)
Patrick Roy 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Daren Puppa 34 saves / 35 shots
April 7 Montreal Canadiens 3–0 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Mats Naslund (1) – 04:41
Stephane Richer (1) – pp – 14:09
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Shayne Corson (1) – 14:15 Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 26 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Daren Puppa 33 saves / 36 shots
April 9 Buffalo Sabres 1–2 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Phil Housley (1) – pp – 07:15 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 10:39 – Stephane Richer (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 12:35 – Brian Skrudland (2)
Daren Puppa 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 30 saves / 31 shots
April 11 Buffalo Sabres 4–2 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 07:13 – Stephane Richer
Rick Vaive (2) – pp – 03:16
Doug Bodger (1) – 08:57
Pierre Turgeon (1) – 19:57
Second period 04:21 – Brian Skrudland (3)
Pierre Turgeon (2) – 01:02 Third period No scoring
Daren Puppa 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 23 saves / 27 shots
April 13 Montreal Canadiens 4–2 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 17:55 – Scott Arniel (1)
Stephane Richer (4) – 07:51
Bobby Smith (1) – 17:13
Stephane Richer (5) – 18:25
Second period 10:58 – ppRick Vaive (3)
Russ Courtnall (1) – 18:39 Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Daren Puppa 22 saves / 25 shots
April 15 Buffalo Sabres 2–5 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Rick Vaive (4) – pp – 10:22 First period 09:00 – ppMathieu Schneider (1)
No scoring Second period 16:22 – Brent Gilchrist (1)
Dave Andreychuk (2) – pp – 06:07 Third period 04:47 – Claude Lemieux (1)
08:48 – Russ Courtnall (2)
19:04 – Russ Courtnall (3)
Daren Puppa 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 22 saves / 24 shots
Montreal won series 4–2


(P1) New York Rangers vs. (P4) New York Islanders[]

This was the seventh playoff series meeting between these two teams. The Islanders won five of the previous six meetings. The most recent the Islanders won 3–2 in the 1984 Patrick Division Semifinals.


April 5 New York Islanders 1–2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 05:14 – Bernie Nicholls (1)
Bryan Trottier (1) – 14:36 Second period 13:49 – Mark Janssens (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Mark Fitzpatrick 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 28 saves / 29 shots
April 7 New York Islanders 2–5 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 11:28 – ppJohn Ogrodnick (1)
David Volek (1) – 06:49
Tom Fitzgerald (1) – 10:32
Second period 09:24 – Mark Janssens (2)
11:35 – ppJames Patrick (1)
13:01 – John Ogrodnick (2)
17:33 – ppBernie Nicholls (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Mark Fitzpatrick 15 saves / 19 shots
Glenn Healy 13 saves / 14 shots
Goalie stats Mike Richter 31 saves / 33 shots
April 9 New York Rangers 3–4 2OT New York Islanders Nassau Coliseum Recap  
Troy Mallette (1) – 06:51 First period 01:51 – ppBrent Sutter (1)
James Patrick (2) – pp – 11:19
Bernie Nicholls (3) – pp – 12:40
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 11:47 – ppPatrick Flatley (1)
13:09 – Hubie McDonough (1)
No scoring Second overtime period 00:59 – pp – Brent Sutter (2)
John Vanbiesbrouck 45 saves / 49 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 34 saves / 37 shots
April 11 New York Rangers 6–1 New York Islanders Nassau Coliseum Recap  
Brian Mullen (1) – pp – 00:41
Darren Turcotte (1) – 10:53
First period Patrick Flatley (2) – pp – 12:25
Carey Wilson (1) – pp – 10:59
Randy Moller (1) – 12:12
John Ogrodnick (3) – 13:31
Second period No scoring
Kelly Kisio (1) – sh – 16:31 Third period No scoring
John Vanbiesbrouck 22 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Glenn Healy 16 saves / 20 shots
Mark Fitzpatrick 4 saves / 6 shots
April 13 New York Islanders 5–6 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Jeff Norton (1) – 09:51
Rob DiMaio (1) – 10:20
First period 02:47 – ppMike Gartner (1)
15:47 – ppJohn Ogrodnick (4)
No scoring Second period 01:02 – shNormand Rochefort (1)
08:40 – pp – Mike Gartner (2)
11:34 – Carey Wilson (2)
Wayne McBean (1) – 01:50
Randy Wood (1) – 11:18
Patrick Flatley (3) – 16:53
Third period 11:44 – Mike Gartner (3)
Mark Fitzpatrick 15 saves / 20 shots
Glenn Healy 7 saves / 8 shots
Goalie stats Mike Richter 28 saves / 33 shots
New York Rangers won series 4–1


(P2) New Jersey Devils vs. (P3) Washington Capitals[]

This was the second playoff meeting between these two teams. New Jersey won their only previous meeting in seven games in the 1988 Patrick Division Finals.


April 5 Washington Capitals 5–4 OT New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Dino Ciccarelli (1) – 01:23
Dino Ciccarelli (2) – 01:47
First period 09:14 – Bruce Driver (1)
Dale Hunter (1) – 08:12
John Druce (1) – pp – 11:01
Second period 08:02 – Pat Conacher (1)
No scoring Third period 01:45 – shJohn MacLean (1)
08:37 – ppPeter Stastny (1)
Dino Ciccarelli (3) – 05:34 First overtime period No scoring
Mike Liut 26 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Sean Burke 19 saves / 24 shots
April 7 Washington Capitals 5–6 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 06:21 – Brendan Shanahan (1)
14:58 – ppJohn MacLean (2)
18:26 – pp – John MacLean (3)
Dino Ciccarelli (4) – 01:06
Bob Rouse (1) – pp – 06:20
Second period 03:37 – Ken Daneyko (1)
Kelly Miller (1) – 01:06
Bob Joyce (1) – 09:15
Dino Ciccarelli (5) – 18:54
Third period 13:12 – Eric Weinrich (1)
16:55 – Peter Stastny (2)
Don Beaupre 23 saves / 26 shots
Mike Liut 10 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Chris Terreri 21 saves / 26 shots
April 9 New Jersey Devils 2–1 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Ken Daneyko (2) – 04:51 First period No scoring
Brendan Shanahan (2) – pp – 15:21 Second period 17:46 – ppDino Ciccarelli (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Chris Terreri 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Mike Liut 8 saves / 10 shots
April 11 New Jersey Devils 1–3 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Kirk Muller (1) – 13:02 Second period 02:10 – ppScott Stevens (1)
13:17 – John Druce (2)
No scoring Third period 17:31 – Dino Ciccarelli (7)
Sean Burke 30 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 23 saves / 24 shots
April 13 Washington Capitals 4–3 New Jersey Devils Brendan Byrne Arena Recap  
Dale Hunter (2) – 09:03 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 06:07 – ppJon Morris (1)
14:46 – Brendan Shanahan (3)
Mike Ridley (1) – 00:27
Dino Ciccarelli (8) – 04:30
Geoff Courtnall (1) – 17:04
Third period 19:22 – Patrik Sundstrom (1)
Don Beaupre 17 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Chris Terreri 20 saves / 24 shots
April 15 New Jersey Devils 2–3 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
No scoring First period 19:49 – Stephen Leach (1)
John MacLean (4) – 13:21 Second period 03:27 – Geoff Courtnall (2)
19:06 – John Druce (3)
Peter Stastny (3) – 05:00 Third period No scoring
Chris Terreri 29 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 32 saves / 34 shots
Washington won series 4–2


Clarence Campbell Conference[]

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

This was the fifth playoff series meeting between these two teams. Chicago won three of the previous four meetings, including the most recent meeting in six games in the 1985 Norris Division Finals.


April 4 Minnesota North Stars 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Brian Bellows (1) – pp – 09:57 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Brian Bellows (2) – 05:54 Third period 05:01 – ppDenis Savard (1)
Jon Casey 30 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 24 saves / 26 shots
April 6 Minnesota North Stars 3–5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Brian Bellows (3) – pp – 08:49
Shawn Chambers (1) – pp – 10:41
Neal Broten (1) – pp – 11:56
First period 14:24 – ppWayne Presley (1)
No Scoring Second period 01:49 – Greg Gilbert (1)
03:53 – ppJeremy Roenick (1)
07:27 – ppSteve Thomas (1)
16:39 – sh – Wayne Presley (2)
No Scoring Third period No Scoring
Jon Casey 26 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 15 saves / 15 shots
Greg Millen 2 saves / 5 shots
April 8 Chicago Blackhawks 2–1 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
10:12 – Steve Larmer (1)
15:27 – Wayne Presley (3)
Third period Mike Modano (1) – 19:24
Greg Millen 31 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Jon Casey 27 saves / 29 shots
April 10 Chicago Blackhawks 0–4 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
No scoring First period 04:24 – Don Barber (1)
11:41 – pp – Don Barber (2)
No scoring Second period 07:42 – Basil McRae (1)
No scoring Third period 03:41 – Dave Gagner (1)
Ed Belfour 26 saves / 28 shots
Greg Millen 10 saves / 12 shots
Goalie stats Jon Casey 29 saves / 29 shots
April 12 Minnesota North Stars 1–5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 10:17 – ppJeremy Roenick (2)
13:26 – Denis Savard (2)
Brian Bellows (4) – pp – 09:24 Second period 04:53 – Greg Gilbert (2)
No scoring Third period 16:37 – Michel Goulet (1)
17:48 – Steve Thomas
Jon Casey 31 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 26 saves / 27 shots
April 14 Chicago Blackhawks 3–5 Minnesota North Stars Met Center Recap  
Greg Gilbert (3) – 12:33 First period 10:28 – Shawn Chambers (2)
17:25 – Perry Berezan (1)
18:48 – Neal Broten (2)
No scoring Second period 01:26 – Larry Murphy (1)
14:20 – ppDave Gagner (2)
Steve Larmer (2) – sh – 12:57
Jeremy Roenick (3) – 13:57
Third period No scoring
Ed Belfour 31 saves / 33 shots
Greg Millen 7 saves / 10 shots
Goalie stats Jon Casey 27 saves / 30 shots
April 16 Minnesota North Stars 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Don Barber (3) – pp – 09:02 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 03:00 – Wayne Presley (4)
04:06 – Wayne Presley (5)
12:41 – Jeremy Roenick (4)
14:06 – Jeremy Roenick (5)
Ulf Dahlen (1) – 09:58 Third period 17:10 – Greg Gilbert (4)
Jon Casey 28 saves / 33 shots
Kari Takko 0 saves / 0 shots
Goalie stats Greg Millen 30 saves / 32 shots
Chicago won series 4–3


(N2) St. Louis Blues vs. (N3) Toronto Maple Leafs[]

This was the third playoff series meeting between these two teams. Both teams split their first two meetings. Toronto won the most recent meeting in six games in the 1987 Norris Division Semifinals.


April 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 05:18 – Brett Hull (1)
17:03 – ppRon Wilson (1)
Brad Marsh (1) – 01:34 Second period No scoring
Wendel Clark (1) – 08:55 Third period 02:27 – Jeff Brown (1)
11:53 – Ron Wilson (2)
Allan Bester 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 27 saves / 29 shots
April 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Mark Osborne (1) – sh – 10:49 First period 04:52 – ppBrett Hull (2)
No scoring Second period 09:49 – ppPaul MacLean (1)
13:32 – shRich Sutter (1)
18:50 – Paul Cavallini (1)
Daniel Marois (1) – pp – 18:13 Third period No scoring
Allan Bester 36 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Curtis Joseph 26 saves / 28 shots
April 8 St. Louis Blues 6–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Paul MacLean (2) – 10:50 First period 05:08 – Mark Osborne (2)
Paul MacLean (3) – pp – 02:08
Dave Lowry (1) – 07:36
Brett Hull (3) – pp – 18:34
Second period 12:32 – Tom Fergus (1)
13:43 – ppDaniel Marois (2)
Sergio Momesso (1) – 10:39 Third period 17:08 – Rob Ramage (1)
18:50 – Tom Fergus (2)
Sergio Momesso (2) – 06:04 First overtime period No scoring
Curtis Joseph 41 saves / 46 shots Goalie stats Allan Bester 34 saves / 40 shots
April 10 St. Louis Blues 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Rod Brind'Amour (1) – 14:20 Second period 09:25 – Scott Pearson (1)
14:00 – ppGary Leeman (1)
Rod Brind'Amour (2) – pp – 13:39 Third period 04:22 – Dave Hannan (1)
19:38 – Eddie Olczyk (1)
Curtis Joseph 28 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jeff Reese 20 saves / 22 shots
April 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Gary Leeman (2) – pp – 19:37 First period 04:00 – Kelly Chase (1)
04:40 – Brett Hull (4)
Scott Pearson (2) – 05:00 Second period 04:14 – ppPeter Zezel (1)
09:29 – pp – Brett Hull (5)
Gary Leeman (3) – 13:47 Third period No scoring
Jeff Reese 24 saves / 28 shots
Allan Bester 7 saves / 7 shots
Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 2 saves / 3 shots
Curtis Joseph 16 saves / 18 shots
St. Louis won series 4–1


(S1) Calgary Flames vs. (S4) Los Angeles Kings[]

This was the third straight and fifth overall playoff meeting between these two teams. Both teams split the previous four meetings. Calgary won last year's Smythe Division Finals in a four-game sweep.


April 4 Los Angeles Kings 5–3 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Luc Robitaille (1) – 07:55 First period 16:52 – ppAl MacInnis (1)
18:34 – Al MacInnis (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Todd Elik (1) – pp – 04:31
Tony Granato (1) – pp – 10:26
Luc Robitaille (2) – 10:44
Steve Kasper (1) – 19:07
Third period 02:26 – Theoren Fleury (1)
Kelly Hrudey 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Mike Vernon 26 saves / 30 shots
April 6 Los Angeles Kings 5–8 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
Marty McSorley (1) – pp – 18:18 First period 01:41 – Doug Gilmour (1)
05:58 – shJoe Mullen (1)
Luc Robitaille (3) – 12:56
Larry Robinson (1) – 14:15
Second period 06:40 – Gary Roberts (1)
10:42 – Joel Otto (1)
12:16 – Jim Korn (1)
18:58 – Doug Gilmour (2)
Luc Robitaille (4) – pp – 04:19
Dave Taylor (1) – pp – 12:52
Third period 08:36 – Joe Nieuwendyk (1)
19:58 – shDana Murzyn (1)
Kelly Hrudey 21 saves / 26 shots
Mario Gosselin 9 saves / 11 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 21 saves / 26 shots
April 8 Calgary Flames 1–2 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 00:23 – Tomas Sandstrom (1)
Joe Mullen (2) – 14:05 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 08:37 – shTony Granato (2)
Mike Vernon 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 32 saves / 33 shots
April 10 Calgary Flames 4–12 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 06:38 – Dave Taylor (2)
08:25 – Tony Granato (3)
11:06 – Tomas Sandstrom (2)
11:55 – Dave Taylor (3)
Joel Otto (2) – 09:16
Paul Ranheim (1) – 09:38
Theoren Fleury (2) – 13:25
Joe Nieuwendyk (2) – 19:05
Second period 02:26 – Tony Granato (4)
04:20 – Jay Miller (1)
07:58 – Tomas Sandstrom (3)
10:57 – Wayne Gretzky (1)
16:44 – Todd Elik (2)
No scoring Third period 09:15 – Dave Taylor (4)
13:59 – Tomas Sandstrom (4)
17:04 – pp – Tony Granato (5)
Rick Wamsley 14 saves / 23 shots Mike Vernon 4 saves / 7 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 20 saves / 24 shots
April 12 Los Angeles Kings 1–5 Calgary Flames Olympic Saddledome Recap  
No scoring First period 15:57 – Dana Murzyn (2)
No scoring Second period 02:35 – ppJoe Nieuwendyk (3)
06:39 – Ric Nattress (1)
Rob Blake (1) – pp – 01:48 Third period 05:53 – Ric Nattress (2)
09:25 – Gary Roberts (2)
Kelly Hrudey 27 saves / 32 shots
Mario Gosselin 3 saves / 3 shots
Goalie stats Mike Vernon 18 saves / 19 shots
April 14 Calgary Flames 3–4 2OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Joe Nieuwendyk (4) – 04:51 First period 01:08 – ppWayne Gretzky (2)
Doug Gilmour (3) – 18:17 Second period No scoring
Joe Mullen (3) – 15:48 Third period 01:01 – ppSteve Duchesne (1)
18:17 – Steve Duchesne (2)
No scoring Second overtime period 03:14 – Mike Krushelnyski (1)
Mike Vernon 31 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 36 saves / 39 shots
Los Angeles won series 4–2


(S2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (S3) Winnipeg Jets[]

This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams. Edmonton won all five previous meetings, including their most recent in the 1988 Smythe Division Semifinals in five games.


April 4 Winnipeg Jets 7–5 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Dale Hawerchuk (1) – 11:44
Dave Ellett (1) – pp – 18:21
First period 05:04 – Craig Simpson (1)
14:17 – pp – Craig Simpson (2)
16:58 – ppJari Kurri (1)
Moe Mantha (1) – 02:04
Dale Hawerchuk (2) – 13:46
Second period 00:35 – shMark Messier (1)
Pat Elynuik (1) – 01:46
Brent Ashton (1) – pp – 09:55
Teppo Numminen (1) – 19:36
Third period 13:39 – ppPetr Klima (1)
Bob Essensa 32 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 24 saves / 30 shots
April 6 Winnipeg Jets 2–3 OT Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Brent Ashton (2) – 05:39
Paul Fenton (1) – pp – 18:41
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 03:09 – Craig Simpson (3)
12:45 – Joe Murphy (1)
No scoring First overtime period 04:21 – Mark Lamb (1)
Stephane Beauregard 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 23 saves / 25 shots
April 8 Edmonton Oilers 1–2 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Reijo Ruotsalainen (1) – pp – 16:35 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 09:35 – ppPaul Fenton (2)
No scoring Third period 15:30 – Dale Hawerchuk (3)
Bill Ranford 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Bob Essensa 15 saves / 16 shots
April 10 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 2OT Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Petr Klima (2) – 02:07
Steve Smith (1) – sh – 18:01
First period 04:55 – Mark Kumpel (1)
11:42 – Pat Elynuik (2)
12:04 – Doug Evans (1)
Esa Tikkanen (1) – 19:25 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 01:08 – ppDave Ellett (2)
Bill Ranford 36 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Stephane Beauregard 16 saves / 17 shots
Bob Essensa 15 saves / 17 shots
April 12 Winnipeg Jets 3–4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Thomas Steen (1) – pp – 19:00 First period 08:08 – ppEsa Tikkanen (2)
Greg Paslawski (1) – 01:55
Brent Ashton (3) – pp – 07:47
Second period 13:57 – Craig Simpson (4)
14:10 – Mark Lamb (2)
No scoring Third period 03:53 – Mark Messier (2)
Stephane Beauregard 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 26 saves / 29 shots
April 14 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Arena Recap  
Esa Tikkanen (3) – 05:29
Mark Messier (3) – 09:50
Randy Gregg (1) – pp – 16:52
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 11:35 – Mark Kumpel (2)
Jari Kurri (2) – 13:10 Third period 03:44 – Doug Smail (1)
09:17 – Doug Evans (2)
Bill Ranford 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Bob Essensa 26 saves / 30 shots
April 16 Winnipeg Jets 1–4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Thomas Steen (2) – 09:21 First period 08:54 – Glenn Anderson (1)
17:52 – Mark Lamb (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:09 – Esa Tikkanen (4)
17:48 – Jari Kurri (3)
Stephane Beauregard 21 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 26 saves / 27 shots
Edmonton won series 4–3


Division Finals[]

Prince of Wales Conference[]

(A1) Boston Bruins vs. (A3) Montreal Canadiens[]

This was the 25th playoff series meeting between these two teams. Montreal lead the all-time meetings 21–3. This was also the seventh straight year meeting in the playoffs, with Montreal winning last year's Adams Division Finals in five games.


April 19 Montreal Canadiens 0–1 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 17:37 – ppDave Poulin (5)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Patrick Roy 27 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 20 saves / 20 shots
April 21 Montreal Canadiens 4–5 OT Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Mike McPhee (1) – 01:48 First period 06:24 – Brian Propp (2)
Stephane Richer (6) – 01:54
Shayne Corson (2) – 05:30
Second period 03:43 – Cam Neely (5)
12:28 – John Carter (1)
Stephane Richer (7) – 12:50 Third period 18:11 – pp – Cam Neely (6)
No scoring First overtime period 03:42 – Garry Galley (2)
Patrick Roy 19 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 30 saves / 34 shots
April 23 Boston Bruins 6–3 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
John Carter (2) – sh – 09:49
Ray Bourque (2) – 13:02
First period 15:09 – Brent Gilchrist (2)
John Carter (3) – 05:30
Brian Propp (3) – 06:58
Don Sweeney (1) – pp – 13:49
Second period 03:10 – Russ Courtnall (4)
Dave Poulin (6) – 07:48 Third period 14:23 – Russ Courtnall (5)
Andy Moog 20 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Brian Hayward 16 saves / 18 shots
Patrick Roy 8 saves / 12 shots
April 25 Boston Bruins 1–4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
No scoring First period 11:16 – Guy Carbonneau (1)
John Carter (4) – 18:23 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 04:22 – Stephan Lebeau (1)
11:51 – Stephan Lebeau (2)
19:19 – Guy Carbonneau (2)
Andy Moog 32 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Patrick Roy 28 saves / 29 shots
April 27 Montreal Canadiens 1–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 10:00 – shRandy Burridge (3)
Stephan Lebeau (3) – 19:27 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 18:47 – Glen Wesley (2)
19:55 – enCam Neely (7)
Patrick Roy 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 23 saves / 24 shots
Boston won series 4–1


(P1) New York Rangers vs. (P3) Washington Capitals[]

This was the second playoff series meeting between these two teams. New York won the only previous meeting in six games in the 1986 Patrick Division Finals.


April 19 Washington Capitals 3–7 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 11:04 – Bernie Nicholls (4)
No scoring Second period 02:44 – ppBrian Mullen (2)
08:03 – shJan Erixon (1)
Bob Rouse (2) – 03:01
John Druce (4) – 08:20
Scott Stevens (2) – 09:29
Third period 05:55 – John Ogrodnick (5)
11:49 – Bernie Nicholls (5)
13:26 – ppMike Gartner (4)
17:36 – pp – Bernie Nicholls (6)
Mike Liut 31 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 32 saves / 35 shots
April 21 Washington Capitals 6–3 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Mike Ridley (2) – 07:36
John Druce (5) – pp – 08:59
First period 10:29 – Kelly Kisio (2)
Bob Joyce (2) – 00:45
John Druce (6) – 01:10
Dale Hunter (3) – pp – 04:53
Second period 02:27 – James Patrick (3)
19:35 – ppMike Gartner (5)
John Druce (7) – sh – 19:07 Third period No scoring
Don Beaupre 25 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Mike Richter 12 saves / 12 shots
John Vanbiesbrouck 7 saves / 12 shots
April 23 New York Rangers 1–7 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Paul Broten (1) – sh – 09:29 First period 06:04 – ppJohn Druce (8)
08:20 – Geoff Courtnall (3)
10:33 – pp – John Druce (9)
11:29 – shMike Ridley (3)
No scoring Second period 04:14 – Calle Johansson (1)
No scoring Third period 11:58 – pp – Geoff Courtnall (4)
17:05 – Stephen Leach (2)
Mike Richter 42 saves / 49 shots Goalie stats Mike Liut 17 saves / 18 shots
Don Beaupre 1 save / 1 shot
April 25 New York Rangers 3–4 OT Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Troy Mallette (2) – 10:41 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 13:13 – Tim Bergland (1)
19:13 – ppJohn Druce (10)
John Ogrodnick (6) – pp – 15:57
Bernie Nicholls (7) – 18:48
Third period 00:56 – pp – John Druce (11)
No scoring First overtime period 00:34 – Rod Langway (1)
Mike Richter 21 saves / 25 shots
John Vanbiesbrouck 0 saves / 0 shots
Goalie stats Mike Liut 30 saves / 33 shots
April 27 Washington Capitals 2–1 OT New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Kelly Miller (2) – 03:16 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 01:47 – Normand Rochefort (2)
John Druce (12) – 06:48 First overtime period No scoring
Mike Liut 28 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats John Vanbiesbrouck 32 saves / 34 shots
Washington won series 4–1


Clarence Campbell Conference[]

(N1) Chicago Blackhawks vs. (N2) St. Louis Blues[]

This was the third straight and seventh overall playoff meeting between these two teams. Chicago won five of the prior six meetings, including last year's Norris Division Finals in five games.


April 18 St. Louis Blues 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Rod Brind'Amour (3) – 05:42
Rick Meagher (1) – 18:58
First period 09:26 – Doug Wilson (1)
Rod Brind'Amour (4) – 06:05
Brett Hull (6) – 10:59
Second period 13:43 – ppTrent Yawney (1)
18:24 – Adam Creighton (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Vincent Riendeau 29 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 13 saves / 13 shots
Greg Millen 9 saves / 13 shots
April 20 St. Louis Blues 3–5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 12:39 – ppSteve Larmer (3)
Brett Hull (7) – 00:35 Second period 06:18 – Wayne Presley (6)
Brett Hull (8) – pp – 07:06
Paul Cavallini (2) – 14:34
Third period 08:37 – ppTroy Murray (1)
08:47 – Steve Thomas (3)
19:46 – Jeremy Roenick (6)
Vincent Riendeau 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 24 saves / 27 shots
April 22 Chicago Blackhawks 4–5 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
Doug Wilson (2) – pp – 02:12 First period 00:18 – Sergio Momesso (3)
16:46 – ppBrett Hull (9)
Dave Manson (1) – 04:38 Second period 09:42 – ppJeff Brown (2)
Bob Murray (1) – 12:26
Steve Thomas (4) – 14:38
Third period 15:24 – Brett Hull (10)
19:51 – Gino Cavallini (1)
Greg Millen 23 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 44 saves / 48 shots
April 24 Chicago Blackhawks 3–2 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Wayne Presley (7) – 02:06
Michel Goulet (2) – 02:42
Trent Yawney (2) – pp – 18:09
Second period 12:53 – Rod Brind'Amour (5)
No scoring Third period 05:26 – ppRon Wilson (3)
Ed Belfour 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 22 saves / 25 shots
April 26 St. Louis Blues 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Adam Oates (1) – pp – 14:05 First period No scoring
Brett Hull (11) – pp – 14:33 Second period 03:56 – Jocelyn Lemieux (1)
04:59 – Troy Murray (2)
06:12 – Steve Thomas (5)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Vincent Riendeau 29 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Ed Belfour 18 saves / 20 shots
April 28 Chicago Blackhawks 2–4 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 01:36 – ppBrett Hull (12)
02:30 – Dave Lowry (2)
Denis Savard (3) – pp – 07:39
Jeremy Roenick (7) – pp – 14:32
Second period 15:18 – Brett Hull (13)
No scoring Third period 11:07 – Rich Sutter (2)
Jacques Cloutier 24 saves / 26 shots
Ed Belfour 0 saves / 2 shots
Goalie stats Vincent Riendeau 37 saves / 39 shots
April 30 St. Louis Blues 2–8 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 02:47 – Jeremy Roenick (8)
13:03 – Jeremy Roenick (9)
Paul MacLean (4) – pp – 12:06 Second period 03:03 – shSteve Larmer (4)
07:28 – Denis Savard (4)
10:22 – ppDave Manson (2)
Adam Oates (2) – 17:19 Third period 00:35 – Greg Gilbert (5)
03:45 – shAdam Creighton (2)
19:49 – Duane Sutter (1)
Curtis Joseph 10 saves / 14 shots
Vincent Riendeau 11 saves / 15 shots
Goalie stats Ed Belfour 26 saves / 28 shots
Chicago won series 4–3


(S2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (S4) Los Angeles Kings[]

This was the second straight and fifth overall playoff meeting between these two teams. The teams split the previous four meetings. Los Angeles last year's Smythe Division Semifinals in seven games.


April 18 Los Angeles Kings 0–7 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 04:41 – Glenn Anderson (2)
09:38 – Jari Kurri (4)
No scoring Second period 14:31 – ppMark Messier (4)
17:47 – Martin Gelinas (1)
No scoring Third period 00:57 – Esa Tikkanen (5)
10:26 – Joe Murphy (2)
13:57 – Esa Tikkanen (6)
Kelly Hrudey 16 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 25 saves / 25 shots
April 20 Los Angeles Kings 1–6 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 09:12 – Martin Gelinas (2)
No scoring Second period 11:11 – ppCraig Simpson (5)
Chris Kontos (1) – pp – 03:45 Third period 13:14 – ppJari Kurri (5)
14:29 – ppMark Lamb (4)
16:38 – shEsa Tikkanen (7)
17:39 – Craig MacTavish (1)
Kelly Hrudey 19 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 33 saves / 34 shots
Eldon Reddick 1 save / 1 shots
April 22 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Craig Simpson (6) – pp – 15:26 First period 01:06 – Tomas Sandstrom (5)
19:20 – Larry Robinson (2)
19:31 – Todd Elik (3)
Craig Simpson (7) – 05:34
Petr Klima (3) – 06:50
Reijo Ruotsalainen (2) – 12:13
Adam Graves (1) – 15:33
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 18:51 – Wayne Gretzky (3)
Bill Ranford 35 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Ron Scott 6 saves / 10 shots
Mario Gosselin 7 saves / 8 shots
April 24 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 OT Los Angeles Kings Great Western Forum Recap  
Mark Messier (5) – 04:57
Glenn Anderson (3) – 12:02
First period No scoring
Mark Lamb (5)- 08:28
Craig Simpson (8) – 10:38
Second period 02:44 – Keith Crowder (1)
13:39 – Bob Kudelski (1)
17:52 – Luc Robitaille (5)
18:38 – John Tonelli (1)
Esa Tikkanen (8) – 17:05 Third period 01:15 – shMike Allison (1)
Joe Murphy (3) – 04:42 First overtime period No scoring
Bill Ranford 34 saves / 39 shots Goalie stats Kelly Hrudey 31 saves / 37 shots
Edmonton won series 4–0


Conference Finals[]

See also: NHL Conference Finals

Prince of Wales Conference Final[]

(A1) Boston Bruins vs. (P3) Washington Capitals[]

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams.


May 3 Washington Capitals 3–5 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
John Druce (13) – pp – 10:08 First period 01:18 – Garry Galley (3)
18:37 – ppCam Neely (8)
John Tucker (1) – 16:18
Kelly Miller (3) – sh – 17:39
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 01:05 – Dave Poulin (7)
14:38 – Brian Propp (4)
19:45 – Dave Poulin (8)
Mike Liut 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 23 saves / 26 shots
May 5 Washington Capitals 0–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 03:23 – Bobby Carpenter (4)
No scoring Third period 02:56 – Cam Neely (9)
06:03 – Craig Janney (2)
Don Beaupre 27 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 28 saves / 28 shots
May 7 Boston Bruins 4–1 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
Dave Christian (4) – pp – 06:53 First period No scoring
Craig Janney (3) – 18:08 Second period 15:23 – ppJohn Druce (14)
Randy Burridge (4) – 09:59
Cam Neely (10) – 19:39
Third period No scoring
Andy Moog 25 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Don Beaupre 20 saves / 23 shots
May 9 Boston Bruins 3–2 Washington Capitals Capital Centre Recap  
John Carter (5) – 00:53
Cam Neely (11) – pp – 18:42
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 15:32 – Nick Kypreos (1)
Cam Neely (12) – 02:08 Third period 10:27 – Dale Hunter (4)
Andy Moog 12 saves / 14 shots Goalie stats Mike Liut 14 saves / 17 shots
Boston won series 4–0


Clarence Campbell Conference Final[]

(S2) Edmonton Oilers vs. (N1) Chicago Blackhawks[]

This was the third playoff series meeting between these two teams. Edmonton won both prior playoff meetings, including the most recent in six games in the 1985 Clarence Campbell Conference Final.


May 2 Chicago Blackhawks 2–5 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 09:42 – Mark Messier (6)
No scoring Second period 03:17 – Mark Lamb (6)
08:52 – Steve Smith (2)
Wayne Presley (8) – 00:57
Steve Larmer (5) – pp – 06:55
Third period 04:43 – Steve Smith (3)
07:39 – Craig MacTavish (2)
Ed Belfour 23 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 23 saves / 25 shots
May 4 Chicago Blackhawks 4–3 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Troy Murray (3) – 17:50 First period No scoring
Denis Savard (5) – 02:020
Steve Thomas (6) – 17:36
Second period 09:49 – Glenn Anderson (4)
18:01 – ppJari Kurri (6)
Doug Wilson (3) – 18:01 Third period 02:10 – Esa Tikkanen (9)
Greg Millen 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 35 saves / 39 shots
May 6 Edmonton Oilers 1–5 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Craig Simpson (9) – pp – 06:01 First period 08:41 – Bob Murray (2)
12:32 – Steve Larmer (6)
No scoring Second period 03:05 – Steve Larmer (7)
No scoring Third period 07:27 – shDirk Graham (1)
13:51 – Wayne Presley (9)
Bill Ranford 24 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 31 saves / 32 shots
May 8 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Glenn Anderson (5) – pp – 15:02
Mark Messier (7) – 17:25
First period 18:22 – ppDenis Savard (6)
Craig Simpson (10) – 00:11
Mark Messier (8) – 14:06
Second period 07:16 – Jeremy Roenick (10)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Bill Ranford 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Jacques Cloutier 11 saves / 12 shots
Greg Millen 1 save / 4 shots
May 10 Chicago Blackhawks 3–4 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
Steve Konroyd (1) – 14:14 First period 02:08 – Randy Gregg (2)
12:25 – ppCraig Simpson (11)
14:32 – Adam Graves (2)
Troy Murray (4) – 04:03
Denis Savard (7) – pp – 12:45
Second period 18:29 – ppJari Kurri (7)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jacques Cloutier 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 18 saves / 21 shots
May 12 Edmonton Oilers 8–4 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Esa Tikkanen (1) – sh – 02:010
Craig Simpson (12) – pp – 12:26
Petr Klima (4) – 15:11
First period 05:01 – ppJeremy Roenick (11)
Adam Graves (3) – 05:17
Joe Murphy (4) – 15:22
Glenn Anderson (6) – 17:31
Mark Messier (9) – 17:48
Second period No scoring
Steve Smith (4) – 03:06 Third period 01:31 – Adam Creighton (3)
08:11 – Steve Thomas (7)
09:04 – ppTrent Yawney (3)
Bill Ranford 26 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Greg Millen 18 saves / 25 shots
Jacques Cloutier 2 saves / 3 shots
Edmonton won series 4–2


Stanley Cup Finals[]

This was second Finals meeting between these two teams. Edmonton won the only previous meeting 4–0–1 in the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals.

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins in five games. For the Oilers, it was their fifth Cup win in seven years, and their only one without Wayne Gretzky. In Game 1, Petr Klima scored at 15:13 of the third overtime period to give the Oilers a 3–2 win. The game broke the record for longest Finals game, set in 1931 between Chicago and Montreal. This game remains the longest in Stanley Cup Finals history (Longest NHL overtime games) to date, edging both Brett Hull's cup-winner in 1999 and Igor Larionov's game-winner in 2002 by less than 30 seconds. In Game 5 at the Boston Garden on May 24, the Oilers won 4–1, with Craig Simpson scoring the game-winning goal.


May 15 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 3OT Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Adam Graves (4) – 09:46 First period No scoring
Glenn Anderson (7) – 13:00 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 03:43 – Ray Bourque (3)
18:31 – Ray Bourque (4)
Petr Klima (5) – 15:13 Third overtime period No scoring
Bill Ranford 50 saves / 52 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 28 saves / 31 shots
May 18 Edmonton Oilers 7–2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Adam Graves (5) – 08:38
Jari Kurri (8) – pp – 10:53
First period 19:07 – Ray Bourque (5)
Jari Kurri (9) – 04:21
Craig Simpson (13) – 15:28
Esa Tikkanen (11) – 17:10
Joe Murphy (5) – 19:12
Second period 02:56 – ppGreg Hawgood (1)
Jari Kurri (10) – pp – 07:27 Third period No scoring
Bill Ranford 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Rejean Lemelin 14 saves / 18 shots
Andy Moog 1 saves / 4 shots
May 20 Boston Bruins 2–1 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
John Byce (2) – 00:10
Greg Johnston (1) – 15:04
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 05:54 – ppEsa Tikkanen (12)
Andy Moog 28 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 20 saves / 22 shots
May 22 Boston Bruins 1–5 Edmonton Oilers Northlands Coliseum Recap  
No scoring First period 02:13 – ppGlenn Anderson (8)
16:27 – Glenn Anderson (9)
No scoring Second period 01:00 – Craig Simpson (14)
19:15 – Esa Tikkanen (13)
John Carter (6) – 15:02 Third period 18:36 – Craig Simpson (15)
Andy Moog 28 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Bill Ranford 24 saves / 25 shots
May 24 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Glenn Anderson (10) – 01:17
Craig Simpson (16) – 09:31
Second period No scoring
Steve Smith (5) – 06:09
Joe Murphy (6) – 14:53
Third period 16:30 – Lyndon Byers (1)
Bill Ranford 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Andy Moog 18 saves / 22 shots
Edmonton won series 4–1


Playoff statistics[]

Skaters[]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Craig Simpson Edmonton Oilers 22 16 15 31 +11 8
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers 22 9 22 31 +5 20
Cam Neely Boston Bruins 21 12 16 28 +7 51
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers 22 10 15 25 +13 18
Esa Tikkanen Edmonton Oilers 22 13 11 24 +12 26
Glenn Anderson Edmonton Oilers 22 10 12 22 +12 20
Steve Larmer Chicago Blackhawks 20 7 15 22 +2 8
Denis Savard Chicago Blackhawks 20 7 15 22 0 41
Craig Janney Boston Bruins 18 3 19 22 +3 2
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues 12 13 8 21 +1 17

Goaltenders[]

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

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Moog, AndyAndy Moog align=left|Boston Bruins 20 13 7 484 44 2.21 .909 2 1195:14
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy align=left|Montreal Canadiens 11 5 6 291 26 2.43 .911 1 640:46
Ranford, BillBill Ranford align=left|Edmonton Oilers 22 16 6 671 59 2.53 .912 1 1401:13
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz align=left|Hartford Whalers 7 3 4 193 23 3.21 .881 0 429:26
Liut, MikeMike Liut align=left|Washington Capitals 9 4 4 222 28 3.31 .874 0 507:14


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