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New York Rangers Playoff History: 1990

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
In 1990, the Rangers advanced to the Patrick Division Finals after winning the regular-season division title by two points over New Jersey. The playoff run included a first-round series victory over the Islanders - the first series win over the Isles since 1979. In the division finals, the Rangers were upset by Washington, which had also knocked off the Devils in the previous round.

Here is a summary look back at the Blueshirts' 1990 playoff run:

Totals Games: 10
Record: 5-5
Goals Scored: 37
Goals Against: 35
Defeated: N.Y. Islanders
Eliminated by: Washington
Leading scorer: Bernie Nicholls, 12 points
Most goals: Nicholls, 7
Goaltenders: Mike Richter (started 5 games); John Vanbiesbrouck (started 5 games)


Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Rangers vs. N.Y. Islanders
1 Apr. 5 Islanders 2-1 W
2 Apr. 7 Islanders 5-2 W
3 Apr. 9 at Islanders 3-4 L (OT)
4 Apr. 11 at Islanders 6-1 W
5 Apr. 13 Islanders 6-5 W

Eastern Conference Semifinals: Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
1 Apr. 19 Washington 7-3 W
2 Apr. 21 Washington 3-6 L
3 Apr. 23 at Washington 1-7 L
4 Apr. 25 at Washington 3-4 L (OT)
5 Apr. 27 Washington 1-2 L (OT)

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