Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Against Islanders

With a new conference-based playoff format for 1994, the Presidents’ Trophy-winning and No. 1-seeded Rangers began their quest for The Cup against the rival Islanders.

The 8th-seeded Isles proved to be no match for the powerhouse Blueshirts, who breezed through the series in four straight games, outscoring the Islanders 22-3, including a pair of 6-0 shutouts in Games 1 and 2.

Mark Messier and Alexei Kovalev both recorded four goals, while Brian Leetch picked up eight points in the series to lead the Rangers to the next round where they would meet up with the Capitals.