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The 1990 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on April 5, 1990 at the end of the 1989-90 regular season.

The sixteen teams that qualified (from the top four teams of the four divisions) played best-of-seven series with re-seeding after the division finals.

The Conference Champions played a best-of-seven series for the Stanley Cup.

This was the last time that the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs. They have since made the playoffs for 24 consecutive seasons.

The playoffs concluded on May 24, 1990 with the Edmonton Oilers winning the Stanley Cup, defeating the Boston Bruins in the final series four games to one.

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Bill Ranford was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the playoffs.

For the first time and only time in history, both the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins missed the playoffs in the same season.

Division SemifinalsEdit

Boston Bruins vs. Hartford Whalers

Boston won the series 4-3.

Buffalo Sabres vs. Montreal Canadiens

Montreal won the series 4-2.

New York Rangers vs. New York Islanders

New York Rangers won the series 4-1.

New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals

Washington won the series 4-2.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Minnesota North Stars

Chicago won the series 4-3.

St. Louis Blues vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

St. Louis won the series 4-1.

Calgary Flames vs. Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings won the series 4-2.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets

Edmonton won the series 4-3.

Division FinalsEdit

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens

Boston won the series 4-1.

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

Washington won the series 4-1.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Chicago won the series 4-3.

Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings

Edmonton won the series 4-0.

Conference FinalsEdit

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals

Boston won the series 4-0.

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton won the series 4-2.

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