1994 Stanley Cup Playoffs: A Format Change, Seven-Game Thrillers & A Ranger Cup

The changes of 1994 moved the league to a conference-based format, along the lines of the NBA, and ensured there would be more fluidity among matchups. Whether it was by design or coincidence, the changes worked out well in the first year, with several good, seven-game series, leading up to a seven-game battle in the Stanley Cup Finals