1993-94 NHL season

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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 were the Stanley Cup champions. It was the Rangers' fourth championship. In addition, the final game started the 1994 Stanley Cup riots in Downtown Vancouver.

The play of Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils and Dominik Hasek of the Buffalo Sabres brought in a new era of goaltending dominance in the NHL. Only three teams reached the 300-goal plateau, and only one team, the Detroit Red Wings, averaged more than four goals scored per game. Goaltenders combined for 99 shutouts during the regular season.

Regular season[change | edit source]

This was the first and only season (as of the 2007-08 season) that all 4 former WHA teams (Edmonton, Hartford, Quebec, Winnipeg) missed the playoffs since joining in 1979.

Final standings[change | edit source]

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

Eastern Conference[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

Playoff bracket[change | edit source]

  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
1  Detroit Red Wings 3  
8  San Jose Sharks 4  
  3  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
  8  San Jose Sharks 3  
2  Calgary Flames 3
7  Vancouver Canucks 4  
  3  Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Western Conference
  7  Vancouver Canucks 4  
3  Toronto Maple Leafs 4  
6  Chicago Blackhawks 2  
  4  Dallas Stars 1
  7  Vancouver Canucks 4  
4  Dallas Stars 4
5  St. Louis Blues 0  

Conference Quarterfinals[change | edit source]

Eastern Conference[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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

First games[change | edit source]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1993–94 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark start in playoffs):

Last games[change | edit source]

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):

1994 Trading Deadline[change | edit source]

  • Trading Deadline: MARCH 21, 1994 [1]
  • March 19, 1994: Donald Dufresne traded from Tampa Bay to Los Angeles for Los Angeles's 6th round pick in 1994 Entry Draft.
  • March 19, 1994: Jeff Daniels traded from Pittsburgh to Florida for Greg Hawgood.
  • March 19, 1994: Doug Zmolek and Mike Lalor traded from San Jose to Dallas for Ulf Dahlen.
  • March 21, 1994: Joe Juneau traded from Boston to Washington for Al Iafrate.
  • March 21, 1994: Craig Janney traded from Vancouver to St. Louis for Jeff Brown, Bret Hedican and Nathan Lafayette.
  • March 21, 1994: Jim Johnson traded from Dallas to Washington for Alan May and Washington's 7th round pick in 1995 Entry Draft.
  • March 21, 1994: Joe Reekie traded from Tampa Bay to Washington for Enrico Ciccone and Washington's 3rd round pick in 1994 Entry Draft and a conditional draft pick.
  • March 21, 1994: Steve Konroyd traded from Detroit to Ottawa for Daniel Berthiaume.
  • March 21, 1994: Phil Bourque traded from NY Rangers to Ottawa for future considerations.
  • March 21, 1994: Tony Amonte and the rights to Matt Oates traded from NY Rangers to Chicago for Stephane Matteau and Brian Noonan.
  • March 21, 1994: Peter Andersson traded from NY Rangers to Florida for future considerations.
  • March 21, 1994: Robert Dirk traded from Vancouver to Chicago for Chicago's 4th round pick in 1994 Entry Draft.
  • March 21, 1994: Mike Gartner traded from NY Rangers to Toronto for Glenn Anderson, the rights to Scott Malone and Toronto's 4th round pick in 1994 Entry Draft.
  • March 21, 1994: Craig MacTavish traded from Edmonton to NY Rangers for Todd Marchant.
  • March 21, 1994: Paul Ysebaert traded from Winnipeg to Chicago for Chicago's 3rd round pick in 1995 Entry Draft.
  • March 21, 1994: Alexei Kasatonov traded from Anaheim to St. Louis for Maxim Bets and St. Louis's 6th round pick in 1995 Entry Draft.
  • March 21, 1994: Mike Needham traded from Pittsburgh to Dallas for Jim McKenzie.
  • March 21, 1994: Kevin Todd traded from Chicago to Los Angeles for Los Angeles's 4th round pick in 1994 Entry Draft.
  • March 21, 1994: Pelle Eklund traded from Philadelphia to Dallas for future considerations.
  • March 21, 1994: Roy Mitchell and Reid Simpson traded from Dallas to New Jersey for future considerations.
  • March 21, 1994: Steve Passmore traded from Quebec to Edmonton for Brad Werenka.

Complete List of Neutral-Site Games[change | edit source]

Date Score City Arena Attendance
October 21, 1993 St. Louis Blues 5, San Jose Sharks 2 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 7,144
October 30, 1993 New York Rangers 4, New Jersey Devils 1 Halifax, N.S. Halifax Metro Centre 8,200
November 3, 1993 Pittsburgh Penguins 6, Buffalo Sabres 2 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 10,117
November 9, 1993 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4, Dallas Stars 2 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena 8,143
November 18, 1993 New York Islanders 5, Montréal Canadiens 1 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 17,008
December 9, 1993 Dallas Stars 6, Ottawa Senators 1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 14,058
December 23, 1993 Vancouver Canucks 4, Calgary Flames 3 Saskatoon, Sask. SaskPlace 11,429*
December 31, 1993 Philadelphia Flyers 4, Boston Bruins 3 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 10,855
January 4, 1994 Tampa Bay Lightning 1, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 17,526*
January 5, 1994 Montréal Canadiens 2, Québec Nordiques 0 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena 11,393
January 6, 1994 St. Louis Blues 2, Hartford Whalers 1 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum 6,956
January 16, 1994 Detroit Red Wings 6, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 8,764
January 23, 1994 Vancouver Canucks 5, Edmonton Oilers 4 (OT) Saskatoon, Sask. SaskPlace -
January 24, 1994 Los Angeles Kings 3, Calgary Flames 3 (OT) Phoenix, AZ America West Arena 14,864
February 2, 1994 Washington Capitals 5, Philadelphia Flyers 2 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum 8,312
February 8, 1994 San Jose Sharks 4, Chicago Blackhawks 3 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 14,182*
February 22, 1994 Florida Panthers 3, Winnipeg Jets 2 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 6,291
February 24, 1994 Detroit Red Wings 3, Hartford Whalers 0 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum 11,621
March 4, 1994 Winnipeg Jets 6, Ottawa Senators 1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 6,388
March 8, 1994 Chicago Blackhawks 3, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena 13,847
March 9, 1994 New York Rangers 7, Washington Capitals 5 Halifax, N.S. Halifax Metro Centre 9,200*
March 18, 1994 New York Islanders 2, Buffalo Sabres 2 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 8,016
March 23, 1994 Toronto Maple Leafs 1, Florida Panthers 1 (OT) Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum 17,096*
March 27, 1994 New Jersey Devils 5, Quebec Nordiques 2 Minneapolis, MN Target Center 6,222
April 3, 1994 Pittsburgh Penguins 6, Boston Bruins 2 Cleveland, OH Richfield Coliseum 17,224
April 3, 1994 Los Angeles Kings 6, Edmonton Oilers 1 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena 10,363

References[change | edit source]

  1. http://www.habsinsideout.com/main/3969