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1984 Stanley Cup playoffs

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Dates  April 4–May 19, 1984
Champions  Edmonton Oilers
Teams  16
Runner-up  New York Islanders
1984 Stanley Cup playoffs
Semifinalists  Minnesota North Stars Montreal Canadiens

The 1984 Stanley Cup playoffs, the championship of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 4, after the conclusion of the 1983–84 NHL season. The playoffs concluded on May 19 with the Edmonton Oilers defeating the four time defending champion New York Islanders 5–2 to win the Stanley Cup Finals four games to one, the franchise's first Stanley Cup.

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Playoff seeds

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Adams Division

  1. Boston Bruins, Adams Division champions – 104 points (49 wins)
  2. Buffalo Sabres – 103 points
  3. Quebec Nordiques – 94 points
  4. Montreal Canadiens – 75 points

Patrick Division

  1. New York Islanders, Patrick Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions – 104 points (50 wins)
  2. Washington Capitals – 101 points
  3. Philadelphia Flyers – 98 points
  4. New York Rangers – 93 points

Norris Division

  1. Minnesota North Stars, Norris Division champions – 88 points
  2. St. Louis Blues – 71 points
  3. Detroit Red Wings – 69 points
  4. Chicago Black Hawks – 68 points

Smythe Division

  1. Edmonton Oilers, Smythe Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions – 119 points
  2. Calgary Flames – 82 points
  3. Vancouver Canucks – 73 points (32 wins)
  4. Winnipeg Jets – 73 points (31 wins)

(A3) Quebec Nordiques vs. (A4) Montreal Canadiens

Game six of this series is referred to as the Good Friday Massacre.

(S1) Edmonton Oilers vs. (S2) Calgary Flames

Lanny McDonald scored the overtime winner for Calgary in Game 6.

Stanley Cup Finals

It was a rematch of the 1983 final as the Islanders attempted to match the 1950s Montreal Canadiens and win five consecutive Stanley Cup champions, against the Edmonton Oilers attempting to win the franchise's first-ever championship. The Islanders lost the first game at home 1-0, but bounced back to defeat the Oilers 6-1 in the second game. Edmonton took over the series from that point, winning the next three games, all played in Edmonton.

References

1984 Stanley Cup playoffs Wikipedia


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