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First Round (Best of 7)

 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 New Jersey4-220Holik (4-4–8)
 Carolina2-48Kapanen (2-3–5)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 12Devils, 5-1at New Jersey
April 15Devils, 2-0at New Jersey
April 17Devils, 4-0at Carolina
April 18Hurricanes, 3-2 (OT)at Carolina
April 20Hurricanes, 3-2at New Jersey
April 22Devils, 5-1at Carolina
Shutouts: Brodeur, New Jersey (2).
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Toronto4-010Sundin (2-2–4)
& Berezin (1-3–4)
 Ottawa0-43Hossa (1-1–2)
& McEachern (0-2–2)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 13Maple Leafs, 1-0 (OT)at Ottawa
April 14Maple Leafs, 3-0at Ottawa
April 16Maple Leafs, 3-2 (OT)at Toronto
April 18Maple Leafs, 3-1at Toronto
Shutouts: Joseph, Toronto (2).
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Pittsburgh4-214Lemieux (4-3-7)
 Washington2-410Konowalchuk (2-3–5)
& Halpern (2-3–5)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 12Capitals, 1-0at Washington
April 14Penguins, 2-1at Washington
April 16Penguins, 3-0at Pittsburgh
April 18Capitals, 4-3 (OT)at Pittsburgh
April 21Penguins, 2-1at Washington
April 23Penguins, 4-3 (OT)at Pittsburgh
Shutouts: Kolzig, Washington (1); Hedberg, Pittsburgh (1).
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Buffalo4-221Satan (2-7–9)
 Philadelphia2-413Langkow (2-4–6)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 11Sabres, 2-1at Philadelphia
April 14Sabres, 4-3 (OT)at Philadelphia
April 16Flyers, 3-2at Buffalo
April 17Sabres, 4-3 (OT)at Buffalo
April 19Flyers, 3-1at Philadelphia
April 21Sabres, 8-0at Buffalo
Shutout: Hasek, Buffalo (1).

Eastern ConferenceSemifinals (Best of 7)