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The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. Twenty-six teams each played 84 games. The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup four games to three over the Vancouver Canucks. It was the Rangers' fourth championship. In addition, the final game started the 1994 Stanley Cup riots in Downtown Vancouver.

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League Business

This season was the first for two expansion teams, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Florida Panthers.

The Minnesota North Stars relocated to Dallas, Texas to become the Dallas Stars. It was the first franchise relocation for the NHL since the Colorado Rockies became the New Jersey Devils in 1982-83.

The names of the conferences were changed from Campbell and Wales to Western and Eastern respectively, and the divisions' names from Adams, Patrick, Norris and Smythe to Northeast, Atlantic, Central and Pacific respectively. New league commissioner Gary Bettman, who had previously worked in the National Basketball Association (NBA), thought the old names could be confusing to non-traditional fans and believed that a change to geographically-named divisions, as used in the NBA and most other North American professional sports, would be more easily understandable to new fans.

In addition, the playoff format was slightly altered to resemble that of the NBA; where playoffs had previously been bracketed and seeded by division, the playoffs were now broken down only by conference: the division winners were seeded one-two by order of point finish, then the top six remaining teams were seeded three through eight. However, unlike the NBA, the NHL matches the highest seeded winners against the lowest seeded winners in the second round. In order to reduce the number of long trips to and from the West Coast, whenever a Central Division team played a Pacific Division team in the playoffs, the format was 2-3-2 rather than the traditional 2-2-1-1-1, a format which lasted only for the 1993-94 season.

Regular season

This was the first season that all 4 former WHA teams (Edmonton, Hartford, Quebec, Winnipeg) missed the playoffs since joining in 1979

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Final standings

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Eastern Conference

Northeast Division
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
y - Pittsburgh Penguins 84 44 27 13 101 299 285
x - Boston Bruins 84 42 29 13 97 289 252
x - Montreal Canadiens 84 41 29 14 96 283 248
x - Buffalo Sabres 84 43 32 9 95 282 218
Quebec Nordiques 84 34 42 8 76 277 292
Hartford Whalers 84 27 48 9 63 227 288
Ottawa Senators 84 14 61 9 37 201 397
Atlantic Division
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
z - New York Rangers 84 52 24 8 112 299 231
x - New Jersey Devils 84 47 25 12 106 306 220
x - Washington Capitals 84 39 35 10 88 277 263
x - New York Islanders 84 36 36 12 84 282 264
Florida Panthers 84 33 34 17 83 233 233
Philadelphia Flyers 84 35 39 10 80 294 314
Tampa Bay Lightning 84 30 43 11 71 224 251

Western Conference

Central Division
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
y - Detroit Red Wings 84 46 30 8 100 356 275
x - Toronto Maple Leafs 84 43 29 12 98 280 243
x - Dallas Stars 84 42 29 13 97 286 265
x - St. Louis Blues 84 40 33 11 91 270 283
x - Chicago Blackhawks 84 39 36 9 87 254 240
Winnipeg Jets 84 24 51 9 57 245 344
Pacific Division
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA
y - Calgary Flames 84 42 29 13 97 302 256
x - Vancouver Canucks 84 41 40 3 85 279 276
x - San Jose Sharks 84 33 35 16 82 252 265
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 84 33 46 5 71 229 251
Los Angeles Kings 84 27 45 12 66 294 322
Edmonton Oilers 84 25 45 14 64 261 305

Note: x = clinched playoff berth, y = clinched division title, z = won Presidents' Trophy

Scoring leaders

Player Team GP G A PTS
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles 81 38 92 130
Sergei Fedorov Detroit 82 56 64 120
Adam Oates Boston 77 32 80 112
Doug Gilmour Toronto 83 27 84 111
Jeremy Roenick Chicago 84 46 61 107
Pavel Bure Vancouver 74 60 47 107
Mark Recchi Philadelphia 84 40 67 107
Brendan Shanahan St. Louis 81 52 50 102
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh 80 32 67 99
Dave Andreychuk Toronto 83 53 46 99

Stanley Cup Playoffs

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  New York Rangers 4  
8  New York Islanders 0  
  1  New York Rangers 4  
  7  Washington Capitals 1  
2  Pittsburgh Penguins 2
7  Washington Capitals 4  
  1  New York Rangers 4  
Eastern Conference
  3  New Jersey Devils 3  
3  New Jersey Devils 4  
6  Buffalo Sabres 3  
  3  New Jersey Devils 4
  4  Boston Bruins 2  
4  Boston Bruins 4
5  Montreal Canadiens 3  
  E1  New York Rangers 4
  W7  Vancouver Canucks 3
3  Toronto Maple Leafs 4  
6  Chicago Blackhawks 2  
  3  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
  8  San Jose Sharks 3  
1  Detroit Red Wings 3
8  San Jose Sharks 4  
  3  Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Western Conference
  7  Vancouver Canucks 4  
4  Dallas Stars 4  
5  St. Louis Blues 0  
  4  Dallas Stars 1
  7  Vancouver Canucks 4  
2  Calgary Flames 3
7  Vancouver Canucks 4  

Conference Quarterfinals

Eastern Conference

NY Rangers (1) vs. NY Islanders (8)
Date Away Home OT
April 17 NY Islanders 0 6 NY Rangers
April 18 NY Islanders 0 6 NY Rangers
April 21 NY Rangers 5 1 NY Islanders
April 24 NY Rangers 5 2 NY Islanders
NY Rangers wins series 4–0
Pittsburgh (2) vs. Washington (7)
Date Away Home OT
April 17 Washington 5 3 Pittsburgh
April 19 Washington 1 2 Pittsburgh
April 21 Pittsburgh 0 2 Washington
April 23 Pittsburgh 1 4 Washington
April 25 Washington 2 3 Pittsburgh
April 27 Pittsburgh 3 6 Washington
Washington wins series 4–2
New Jersey (3) vs. Buffalo (6)
Date Away Home OT
April 17 Buffalo 2 0 New Jersey
April 19 Buffalo 1 2 New Jersey
April 21 New Jersey 2 1 Buffalo
April 23 New Jersey 3 5 Buffalo
April 25 Buffalo 3 5 New Jersey
April 27 New Jersey 0 1 Buffalo 4 OT
April 29 Buffalo 1 2 New Jersey
New Jersey wins series 4–3
Boston (4) vs. Montreal (5)
Date Away Home OT
April 16 Montreal 2 3 Boston
April 18 Montreal 3 2 Boston
April 21 Boston 6 3 Montreal
April 23 Boston 2 5 Montreal
April 25 Montreal 2 1 Boston OT
April 27 Boston 3 2 Montreal
April 29 Montreal 3 5 Boston
Boston wins series 4–3

Western Conference

Detroit (1) vs. San Jose (8)
Date Away Home OT
April 18 San Jose 5 4 Detroit
April 20 San Jose 0 4 Detroit
April 22 Detroit 3 2 San Jose
April 23 Detroit 3 4 San Jose
April 26 Detroit 4 6 San Jose
April 28 San Jose 1 7 Detroit
April 30 San Jose 3 2 Detroit
San Jose wins series 4–3
Calgary (2) vs. Vancouver (7)
Date Away Home OT
April 18 Vancouver 5 0 Calgary
April 20 Vancouver 5 7 Calgary
April 22 Calgary 4 2 Vancouver
April 24 Calgary 3 2 Vancouver
April 26 Vancouver 2 1 Calgary OT
April 28 Calgary 2 3 Vancouver OT
April 30 Vancouver 4 3 Calgary 2 OT
Vancouver wins series 4–3
Toronto (3) vs. Chicago (6)
Date Away Home OT
April 18 Chicago 1 5 Toronto
April 20 Chicago 0 1 Toronto OT
April 22 Toronto 4 5 Chicago
April 24 Toronto 3 4 Chicago OT
April 26 Chicago 0 1 Toronto
April 28 Toronto 1 0 Chicago
Toronto wins series 4–2
Dallas (4) vs. St. Louis (5)
Date Away Home OT
April 17 St. Louis 3 5 Dallas
April 20 St. Louis 2 4 Dallas
April 22 Dallas 5 4 St. Louis OT
April 24 Dallas 2 1 St. Louis
Dallas wins series 4–0

Conference Semifinals

NY Rangers (1) vs. Washington (7)
Date Away Home OT
May 1 Washington 3 6 NY Rangers
May 3 Washington 2 5 NY Rangers
May 5 NY Rangers 3 0 Washington
May 7 NY Rangers 2 4 Washington
May 9 Washington 3 4 NY Rangers
NY Rangers win series 4–1
New Jersey (3) vs. Boston (4)
Date Away Home OT
May 1 Boston 2 1 New Jersey
May 3 Boston 6 5 New Jersey OT
May 5 New Jersey 4 2 Boston
May 7 New Jersey 5 4 Boston OT
May 9 Boston 0 2 New Jersey
May 11 New Jersey 5 3 Boston
New Jersey wins series 4–2
Toronto (3) vs. San Jose (8)
Date Away Home OT
May 2 San Jose 3 2 Toronto
May 4 San Jose 1 5 Toronto
May 6 Toronto 2 5 San Jose
May 8 Toronto 8 3 San Jose
May 10 Toronto 2 5 San Jose
May 12 San Jose 2 3 Toronto OT
May 14 San Jose 2 4 Toronto
Toronto wins series 4–3
Dallas (4) vs. Vancouver (7)
Date Away Home OT
May 2 Vancouver 6 4 Dallas
May 4 Vancouver 3 0 Dallas
May 6 Dallas 4 3 Vancouver
May 8 Dallas 1 2 Vancouver OT
May 10 Dallas 2 4 Vancouver
Vancouver wins series 4–1

Conference Finals

Main article: 1994 Eastern Conference Finals (NHL)
Main article: 1994 Western Conference Finals (NHL)
NY Rangers (1) vs. New Jersey (3)
Date Away Home OT
May 15 New Jersey 4 3 NY Rangers 2 OT
May 17 New Jersey 0 4 NY Rangers
May 19 NY Rangers 3 2 New Jersey 2 OT
May 21 NY Rangers 1 3 New Jersey
May 23 New Jersey 4 1 NY Rangers
May 25 NY Rangers 4 2 New Jersey
May 27 New Jersey 1 2 NY Rangers 2 OT
NY Rangers wins series 4–3
and Prince of Wales Trophy
Toronto (3) vs. Vancouver (7)
Date Away Home OT
May 16 Vancouver 2 3 Toronto OT
May 18 Vancouver 4 3 Toronto
May 20 Toronto 0 4 Vancouver
May 22 Toronto 0 2 Vancouver
May 24 Toronto 3 4 Vancouver 2OT
Vancouver wins series 4–1 and
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Finals

NY Rangers (1) vs. Vancouver (7)
Date Away Score Home Score OT
May 31 Vancouver 3 New York 2 OT
June 2 Vancouver 1 New York 3
June 4 New York 5 Vancouver 1
June 7 New York 4 Vancouver 2
June 9 Vancouver 6 New York 3
June 11 New York 1 Vancouver 4
June 14 Vancouver 2 New York 3
New York Rangers wins series 4–3
and Stanley Cup
Brian Leetch (NY Rangers)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

NHL Awards

The NHL Awards presentation took place on June 16, 1994.

1993-94 NHL Awards
Presidents' Trophy: New York Rangers
Prince of Wales Trophy: New York Rangers
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Vancouver Canucks
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Cam Neely, Boston Bruins
Calder Memorial Trophy: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
Conn Smythe Trophy: Brian Leetch, New York Rangers
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Red Wings
Hart Memorial Trophy: Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Red Wings
Jack Adams Award: Jacques Lemaire, New Jersey Devils
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Adam Graves, New York Rangers
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
Lester B. Pearson Award: Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Red Wings
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Scott Stevens, New Jersey Devils
Vezina Trophy: Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres
William M. Jennings Trophy: Dominik Hasek and Grant Fuhr, Buffalo Sabres
Lester Patrick Trophy: Wayne Gretzky

All-Star teams

First Team   Position   Second Team
Dominik Hasek, Buffalo Sabres G John Vanbiesbrouck, Florida Panthers
Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins D Al MacInnis, Calgary Flames
Scott Stevens, New Jersey Devils D Brian Leetch, New York Rangers
Sergei Fedorov, Detroit Red Wings C Ron Francis, Pittsburgh Penguins
Pavel Bure, Vancouver Canucks RW Cam Neely, Boston Bruins
Brendan Shanahan, St. Louis Blues LW Adam Graves, New York Rangers

Debuts

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1993-94 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1993-94 (listed with their last team):

Trivia

Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals was the most-watched game in NHL history, whether it was on ESPN in the United States, MSG Network, or on the CBC in Canada. (ESPN was blacked out in the New York City area and in the border cities).[1]

See also

References

  • Hockey Database
  • http://nhl.com/
1993-94 NHL season by team
Northeast Boston • Buffalo • Hartford • Montreal • Ottawa • Pittsburgh • Quebec
Atlantic Florida • New Jersey • NY Islanders • NY Rangers • Philadelphia • Tampa Bay • Washington
Central Chicago • Detroit • Dallas • St. Louis • Toronto • Winnepeg
Pacific Anaheim • Calgary • Edmonton • Los Angeles • San Jose • Vancouver
See also 1993 NHL Entry Draft1994 Stanley Cup FinalsStanley Cup Finals
NHL seasons

1989-90 | 1990-91 | 1991-92 | 1992-93 | 1993-94 | 1994-95 | 1995-96 | 1996-97 | 1997-98


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