At the age of 21 Steve Yzerman is named the youngest captain in team history by new Coach Jacques Demeres. The move would work as the Red Wings double their win total finishing in 2nd place with a 34-36-10 record. In the playoffs the Red Wings would make quick work of the Chicago Blackhawks sweeping them in 4 straight to reach their first Norris Division Final. In a Norris Division Final match up of resurgent teams the Red Wings overcome a 3-1 deficit to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in 7 games to reach their first Conference Finals. In the Campbell Conference Finals the Red Wings take Game 1 by a score of 3-1 stunning the Oilers in Edmonton. However, the superior Oilers would roar back winning 4 straight on the way to their 3rd Stanley Cup in 4 years.