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The 1984 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament 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.

1984 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 4–May 19, 1984
Teams16
Defending championsNew York Islanders
Final positions
ChampionsEdmonton Oilers
Runner-upNew York Islanders
Semifinalists
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Wayne Gretzky (Oilers)
(35 points)
MVPMark Messier (Oilers)
1983
1985

Playoff seedsEdit

The following teams qualified for the playoffs:

Prince of Wales ConferenceEdit

Adams DivisionEdit

  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 DivisionEdit

  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

Clarence Campbell ConferenceEdit

Norris DivisionEdit

  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 DivisionEdit

  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)

Playoff bracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
A1 Boston 0  
A4 Montreal 3  
  A4 Montreal 4  
 
  A3 Quebec 2  
A2 Buffalo 0
A3 Quebec 3  
  A4 Montreal 2  
Prince of Wales Conference
  P1 NY Islanders 4  
P1 NY Islanders 3  
P4 NY Rangers 2  
  P1 NY Islanders 4
 
  P2 Washington 1  
P2 Washington 3
P3 Philadelphia 0  
  P1 NY Islanders 1
  S1 Edmonton 4
N1 Minnesota 3  
N4 Chicago 2  
  N1 Minnesota 4
 
  N2 St. Louis 3  
N2 St. Louis 3
N3 Detroit 1  
  N1 Minnesota 0
Clarence Campbell Conference
  S1 Edmonton 4  
S1 Edmonton 3  
S4 Winnipeg 0  
  S1 Edmonton 4
 
  S2 Calgary 3  
S2 Calgary 3
S3 Vancouver 1  


Division SemifinalsEdit

Prince of Wales ConferenceEdit

(A1) Boston Bruins vs. (A4) Montreal CanadiensEdit

Montreal won series 3–0


(A2) Buffalo Sabres vs. (A3) Quebec NordiquesEdit

Quebec won series 3–0


(P1) New York Islanders vs. (P4) New York RangersEdit

New York Islanders won series 3–2


(P2) Washington Capitals vs. (P3) Philadelphia FlyersEdit

Washington won series 3–0


Clarence Campbell ConferenceEdit

(N1) Minnesota North Stars vs. (N4) Chicago Black HawksEdit

Minnesota won series 3–2


(N2) St. Louis Blues vs. (N3) Detroit Red WingsEdit

St. Louis won series 3–1


(S1) Edmonton Oilers vs. (S4) Winnipeg JetsEdit

Edmonton won series 3–0


(S2) Calgary Flames vs. (S3) Vancouver CanucksEdit

Calgary won series 3–1


Division FinalsEdit

Prince of Wales ConferenceEdit

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

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


Montreal won series 4–2


(P1) New York Islanders vs. (P2) Washington CapitalsEdit

New York won series 4–1


Clarence Campbell ConferenceEdit

(N1) Minnesota North Stars vs. (N2) St. Louis BluesEdit

Minnesota won series 4–3


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

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


Edmonton won series 4–3


Conference FinalsEdit

Prince of Wales Conference FinalEdit

(P1) New York Islanders vs. (A4) Montreal CanadiensEdit

New York won series 4–2


Clarence Campbell Conference FinalEdit

(S1) Edmonton Oilers vs (N1) Minnesota North StarsEdit

Edmonton won series 4–0


Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

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.


Edmonton won series 4–1


Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[1]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 19 13 22 35 +18 12
Jari Kurri Edmonton Oilers 19 14 14 28 +9 13
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers 19 8 18 26 +9 19
Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers 19 8 14 22 +18 21
Clark Gillies New York Islanders 21 12 7 19 +2 19
Mike Bossy New York Islanders 21 8 10 18 +5 4
Glenn Anderson Edmonton Oilers 19 6 11 17 +6 33
Paul Reinhart Calgary Flames 11 6 11 17 +9 2
Patrick Flatley New York Islanders 21 9 6 15 +7 14
Ken Linseman Edmonton Oilers 19 10 4 14 +7 65

GoaltendersEdit

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage, with at least 420 minutes played. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded.[2]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Steve Penney Montreal Canadiens 15 9 6 355 32 2.21 .910 3 870:31
Mike Liut St. Louis Blues 11 6 5 361 29 2.44 .920 1 712:32
Billy Smith New York Islanders 21 12 8 567 54 2.73 .905 0 1188:11
Dan Bouchard Quebec Nordiques 9 5 4 224 25 2.77 .888 0 542:27
Grant Fuhr Edmonton Oilers 16 11 4 495 44 2.99 .911 1 883:44


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Total Sports Canada. ISBN 1-892129-07-8.
Preceded by
1983 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup playoffs Succeeded by
1985 Stanley Cup playoffs