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Semifinals (Best of 7)

 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Washington4-118Juneau (2-4-6)
 Ottawa1-47Alfredsson (4-1-5)
DateWinnerHome Ice
May 7Capitals, 4-2at Washington
May 9Capitals, 6-1at Washington
May 11Senators, 4-3at Ottawa
May 13Capitals, 2-0at Ottawa
May 15Capitals, 3-0at Washington
Shutouts: Kolzig, Washington (2).
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Buffalo4-017Audette (2-4-6)
 Montreal0-410Recchi (1-3-4)
& Stevenson (3-1-4)
DateWinnerHome Ice
May 8Sabres, 3-2 (OT)at Buffalo
May 10Sabres, 6-3at Buffalo
May 12Sabres, 5-4 (2OT)at Montreal
May 14Sabres, 3-1at Montreal

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