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New York Rangers Playoff History: 1997

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
In 1997, the Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals as the conference's No. 5 seed. The playoff run included a major upset of the top-seeded New Jersey Devils in Round 2.


Here is a summary look back at the Blueshirts' 1997 playoff run:

Totals Games: 15
Record: 9-6
Goals Scored: 36
Goals Against: 35
Defeated: Florida, New Jersey
Eliminated by: Philadelphia
Leading scorer: Wayne Gretzky, 20 points
Most goals: Gretzky, 10
Goaltenders: Mike Richter (started 15 games)

GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Rangers vs. Florida Panthers
1 Apr. 17 at Florida 0-3 L
2 Apr. 20 at Florida 3-0 W
3 Apr. 22 Florida 4-3 W (OT, won by Esa Tikkanen at 16:29)
4 Apr. 23 Florida 3-2 W
5 Apr. 25 at Florida 3-2 W (OT, won by Esa Tikkanen at 12:02)

Eastern Conference Semifinals: Rangers vs. New Jersey Devils
1 May 2 at New Jersey 0-2 L
2 May 4 at New Jersey 2-0 W
3 May 6 New Jersey 3-2 W
4 May 8 New Jersey 3-0 W
5 May 11 at New Jersey 2-1 W (OT, won by Adam Graves at 14:08)

Eastern Conference Finals: Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
1 May 16 at Philadelphia 1-3 L
2 May 18 at Philadelphia 5-4 W
3 May 20 Philadelphia 3-6 L
4 May 23 Philadelphia 2-3 L
5 May 25 at Philadelphia 2-4 L

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