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First Round (Best of 7)

 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Montreal4-220Zednik (4-4–8)
 Boston2-418Guerin (4-2–6)
& Thornton (2-4–6)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 18Canadiens, 5-2at Boston
April 21Bruins, 6-4at Boston
April 23Canadiens, 5-3at Montreal
April 25Bruins, 5-2at Montreal
April 27Canadiens, 2-1at Boston
April 29Canadiens, 2-1at Montreal
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Ottawa4-111Alfredsson (3-3–6)
 Philadelphia1-42Oates (0-2–2)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 17Flyers, 1-0 (OT)at Philadelphia
April 20Senators, 3-0at Philadelphia
April 22Senators, 3-0at Ottawa
April 24Senators, 3-0at Ottawa
April 26Senators, 2-1 (OT)at Philadelphia
Shutouts: Cechmanek, Philadelphia (1); Lalime, Ottawa (3).
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Carolina4-29Three tied with 3 pts.
 New Jersey2-411Elias (2-4–6)
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 17Hurricanes, 2-1at Carolina
April 19Hurricanes, 2-1 (OT)at Carolina
April 21Devils, 4-0at New Jersey
April 23Devils, 3-1at New Jersey
April 24Hurricanes, 3-2 (OT)at Carolina
April 27Hurricanes, 1-0at New Jersey
Shutouts: Brodeur, New Jersey (1); Weekes, Carolina (1).
 W-LGFLeading Scorers
 Toronto4-322Roberts (2-5–7)
& McCauley (1-6–7)
 NY Islanders3-421Three tied with 7 pts.
DateWinnerHome Ice
April 18Maple Leafs, 3-1at Toronto
April 20Maple Leafs, 2-0at Toronto
April 23Islanders, 6-1at New York
April 24Islanders, 4-3at New York
April 26Maple Leafs, 6-3at Toronto
April 28Islanders, 5-3at New York
April 30Maple Leafs, 4-2at Toronto
Shutouts: Joseph, Toronto (1).

Eastern ConferenceSemifinals (Best of 7)