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New York Rangers Playoff History: 1991

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
In 1991, the Rangers lost a six-game series to Washington in the Patrick Division Semifinals, even though they had finished ahead of the Capitals in the regular season. It marked the only time in the 1990s that one of their playoff runs ended in the opening round. That disappointing playoff performance helped inspire the team to acquire Mark Messier for the following season.

Here is a summary look back at the Blueshirts' 1991 playoff performance:

Totals Games: 6
Record: 2-4
Goals Scored: 16
Goals Against: 16
Eliminated by: Washington
Leading scorer: Bernie Nicholls, 7 points
Most goals: Nicholls, 4
Goaltenders: Mike Richter (started 6 games); John Vanbiesbrouck (appeared in one game)


Patrick Division Semifinals: Rangers vs. Washington Capitals
1 Apr. 3 Washington 2-1 W
2 Apr. 5 Washington 0-3 L
3 Apr. 7 at Washington 6-0 W
4 Apr. 9 at Washington 2-3 L
5 Apr. 11 Washington 4-5 L(OT)
6 Apr. 13 at Washington 2-4 L

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