1988 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Edmonton Oilers

Conn Smythe Trophy: Wayne Gretzky (12 G, 31 A, 43 P)

Goals Leader: Jari Kurri (14)
Assists Leader: Wayne Gretzky (31)
Points Leader: Wayne Gretzky (43)

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Final (4-0): Edmonton Oilers over Boston Bruins  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Conference Finals (4-1): Edmonton Oilers over Detroit Red Wings  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Finals (4-3): Boston Bruins over New Jersey Devils  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Division Finals (4-0): Edmonton Oilers over Calgary Flames  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Finals (4-1): Detroit Red Wings over St. Louis Blues  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Finals (4-3): New Jersey Devils over Washington Capitals  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Finals (4-1): Boston Bruins over Montreal Canadiens  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Edmonton Oilers over Winnipeg Jets  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Calgary Flames over Los Angeles Kings  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): St. Louis Blues over Chicago Blackhawks  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Detroit Red Wings over Toronto Maple Leafs  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-3): Washington Capitals over Philadelphia Flyers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): New Jersey Devils over New York Islanders  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Boston Bruins over Buffalo Sabres  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Montreal Canadiens over Hartford Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Edmonton Oilers 19 16 2 1 2 0 .868 87 56 31
2 Boston Bruins 23 12 10 1 0 2 .543 85 72 13
3 New Jersey Devils 20 11 9 0 1 2 .550 67 71 -4
4 Detroit Red Wings 16 9 7 0 0 2 .563 69 57 12
5 Washington Capitals 14 7 7 0 1 1 .500 54 50 4
6 St. Louis Blues 10 5 5 0 0 0 .500 35 38 -3
7 Montreal Canadiens 11 5 6 0 0 0 .455 33 35 -2
8 Calgary Flames 9 4 5 0 0 1 .444 41 36 5
9 Philadelphia Flyers 7 3 4 0 1 1 .429 25 31 -6
10 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 2 4 0 1 0 .333 20 32 -12
11 New York Islanders 6 2 4 0 2 0 .333 18 23 -5
12 Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 1 0 .333 22 28 -6
13 Hartford Whalers 6 2 4 0 0 0 .333 20 23 -3
14 Winnipeg Jets 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 17 25 -8
15 Los Angeles Kings 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 18 30 -12
16 Chicago Blackhawks 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 17 21 -4
League Average 10.5 5.2 5.2 0.1 0.9 0.9 .500 39.3 39.3 0

Overtime Goals

Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1988-04-06 NYI LaFontaine, Pat NYI 4-3 NJD 1 6:11
1988-04-10 BUF Tucker, John BUF 6-5 BOS 1 5:32
1988-04-10 NJD Sutter, Brent NYI 5-4 NJD 1 15:07
1988-04-10 PHI Craven, Murray PHI 5-4 WSH 1 1:18
1988-04-12 DET Olczyk, Ed TOR 6-5 DET 1 0:34
1988-04-16 WSH Hunter, Dale WSH 5-4 PHI 1 5:57
1988-04-21 CGY Gretzky, Wayne EDM 5-4 CGY 1 7:54
1988-05-04 BOS Brown, Doug NJD 3-2 BOS 1 17:46
1988-05-09 DET Kurri, Jari EDM 4-3 DET 1 11:02

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

Playoff Leaders