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Championship (Best of 7)

 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Washington4-213Nikolishin (1-5-6)
 Buffalo2-411Three tied with 3 each.
 WinnerHome Ice
May 23Sabres, 2-0at Washington
May 25Capitals, 3-2 (OT)at Washington
May 28Capitals, 4-3 (OT)at Buffalo
May 30Capitals, 2-0at Buffalo
June 2Sabres, 2-1at Washington
June 4Capitals, 3-2 (OT)at Buffalo
Shutouts: Hasek, Buffalo; Kolzig, Washington.

Semifinals (Best of 7)Eastern Conference