1985–86 Chicago Black Hawks season

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1985–86 Chicago Black Hawks
Norris Division Champions
Division 1st Norris
1985–86 record 39–33–8
Goals for 351
Goals against 349
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Bob Pulford
Captain Darryl Sutter
Alternate captains None
Team leaders
<1984–85

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Offseason[edit]

The 1985-86 Chicago Black Hawks were coming off a second place Norris Division finish and made it to the Clarence Campbell Conference Finals, but again could not get past Gretzky's Oilers in the playoffs who won their second straight Stanley Cup Championship. The Black Hawks were happy with their roster and made no major offseason moves. There were high hopes and optimism heading into the season. The only Black Hawks change came about while someone was going through the team's records, and discovered in the team's original NHL contract that the name was printed as a compound word "Blackhawks" as opposed to two separate words ("Black Hawks") which was the way most sources had been printing it for 60 years and as the team had always officially listed it. The name officially became "Chicago Blackhawks" from the 1986-87 season on.

Regular season[edit]

The Blackhawks started slow winning only four of their first 14 games, but would heat up winning 14 of 18 games in December–January. They would finish the season in first place in the Norris Division with a record of 39-33-8.

Offensively, the Blackhawks were again led by Denis Savard, who led the team in scoring for the fifth year in a row with team highs of 47 goals, 69 assists and 116 points, which placed him seventh in NHL scoring (Gretzky again lead the league - this time with 215 points). Troy Murray was second on the team in goals, assists and points (45-54-99), led the club with a +32 rating, and won the Selke award as best defensive forward. Al Secord also reached the 40-goal level, and once again led the team in penalty minutes, as he accumulated 201. On defense, Doug Wilson again led the club with 64 points, while Behn Wilson (no relation) added 51 points. Defenseman Bob Murray served as team captain for two months while Darryl Sutter was out due to injury.

In goal, Murray Bannerman led the club with 20 victories in 48 games, but had a high 4.48 GGA. Bob Sauve acquired in October from the Sabres, split time with Bannerman, and had 19 vicotories in 38 games with a 3.94 GAA.

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 39 33 8 351 349 86
Minnesota North Stars 80 38 33 9 327 305 85
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 302 291 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 25 48 7 311 386 57
Detroit Red Wings 80 17 57 6 266 415 40

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 1985 2–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 0–1–0
2 L October 12, 1985 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 0–2–0
3 L October 13, 1985 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 0–3–0
4 T October 16, 1985 5–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 0–3–1
5 W October 19, 1985 6–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 1–3–1
6 L October 20, 1985 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 1–4–1
7 W October 23, 1985 9–2 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 2–4–1
8 W October 24, 1985 6–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 3–4–1
9 L October 27, 1985 2–4 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 3–5–1
10 W October 30, 1985 6–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 4–5–1
11 L November 2, 1985 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 4–6–1
12 L November 5, 1985 4–8 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 4–7–1
13 L November 7, 1985 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 4–8–1
14 L November 9, 1985 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 4–9–1
15 W November 11, 1985 5–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 5–9–1
16 W November 13, 1985 6–4 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 6–9–1
17 L November 16, 1985 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 6–10–1
18 T November 17, 1985 5–5 OT Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 6–10–2
19 W November 20, 1985 2–0 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 7–10–2
20 W November 23, 1985 7–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 8–10–2
21 T November 24, 1985 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 8–10–3
22 W November 26, 1985 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 9–10–3
23 T November 30, 1985 4–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 9–10–4
24 L December 3, 1985 2–9 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 9–11–4
25 L December 6, 1985 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 9–12–4
26 L December 8, 1985 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 9–13–4
27 L December 11, 1985 9–12 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 9–14–4
28 L December 14, 1985 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 9–15–4
29 W December 15, 1985 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 10–15–4
30 W December 18, 1985 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 11–15–4
31 W December 21, 1985 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 12–15–4
32 W December 22, 1985 5–4 OT Calgary Flames (1985–86) 13–15–4
33 L December 26, 1985 6–9 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 13–16–4
34 W December 28, 1985 7–4 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 14–16–4
35 W December 29, 1985 4–3 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 15–16–4
36 W January 1, 1986 7–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 16–16–4
37 W January 4, 1986 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 17–16–4
38 W January 5, 1986 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 18–16–4
39 L January 8, 1986 7–8 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 18–17–4
40 W January 10, 1986 9–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 19–17–4
41 W January 12, 1986 4–2 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 20–17–4
42 T January 14, 1986 3–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 20–17–5
43 W January 15, 1986 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 21–17–5
44 L January 17, 1986 1–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 21–18–5
45 W January 19, 1986 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 22–18–5
46 T January 22, 1986 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 22–18–6
47 W January 24, 1986 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 23–18–6
48 T January 25, 1986 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 23–18–7
49 L January 27, 1986 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 23–19–7
50 W January 29, 1986 5–4 New York Rangers (1985–86) 24–19–7
51 W February 1, 1986 7–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 25–19–7
52 L February 2, 1986 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 25–20–7
53 W February 5, 1986 3–2 New York Islanders (1985–86) 26–20–7
54 L February 8, 1986 5–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 26–21–7
55 T February 9, 1986 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 26–21–8
56 W February 11, 1986 5–4 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 27–21–8
57 W February 13, 1986 5–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 28–21–8
58 L February 15, 1986 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 28–22–8
59 W February 16, 1986 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 29–22–8
60 L February 19, 1986 5–6 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 29–23–8
61 W February 21, 1986 5–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 30–23–8
62 W February 23, 1986 6–2 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 31–23–8
63 W February 27, 1986 6–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 32–23–8
64 L March 1, 1986 3–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 32–24–8
65 W March 2, 1986 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 33–24–8
66 L March 5, 1986 3–8 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 33–25–8
67 L March 8, 1986 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 33–26–8
68 W March 9, 1986 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 34–26–8
69 L March 12, 1986 6–7 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 34–27–8
70 L March 15, 1986 4–11 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 34–28–8
71 W March 16, 1986 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 35–28–8
72 L March 22, 1986 4–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 35–29–8
73 W March 23, 1986 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 36–29–8
74 W March 26, 1986 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 37–29–8
75 L March 29, 1986 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 37–30–8
76 L March 30, 1986 4–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 37–31–8
77 W April 1, 1986 2–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 38–31–8
78 L April 2, 1986 5–7 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 38–32–8
79 L April 5, 1986 5–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 38–33–8
80 W April 6, 1986 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 39–33–8

Playoffs[edit]

The Hawks opened the playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who finished fourth in the Norris with a record of 25-48-7, 29 points behind the Hawks. The series opened with two games at Chicago Stadium, and the Blackhawks dropped both games with scores of 5-3 and 6-4. The series moved to Toronto where the Maple Leafs finished off the shocking series sweep with a 7-2 win to end the series in three. That year Gretzky's Oilers were eliminated in the second round, and if the Blackhawks could have won their highly favored playoff against Toronto, they would not have had to go through Edmonton to get to the Finals.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 80 47 69 116 111 7 14 1 8
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 80 45 54 99 94 32 9 5 7
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 79 29 50 79 47 2 8 1 2
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 80 40 36 76 201 8 12 0 3
Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer RW 80 31 45 76 47 9 13 1 3
Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser LW 61 29 39 68 84 11 7 0 1
Wilson, DougDoug Wilson D 79 17 47 64 80 24 3 0 2
Wilson, BehnBehn Wilson D 69 13 37 50 113 -11 10 0 6
Brown, KeithKeith Brown D 70 11 29 40 87 -6 1 1 0
Murray, BobBob Murray D 80 9 29 38 75 6 3 0 1
Yaremchuk, KenKen Yaremchuk C 78 14 20 34 43 -17 0 0 2
Sutter, DarrylDarryl Sutter LW 50 17 10 27 44 -15 3 0 2
Watson, BillBill Watson RW 52 8 16 24 2 -4 2 0 0
O'Callahan, JackJack O'Callahan D 80 4 19 23 116 5 0 0 0
Lysiak, TomTom Lysiak C 51 2 19 21 14 -19 0 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley RW 38 7 8 15 38 -6 0 0 1
Dupont, JeromeJerome Dupont D 75 2 13 15 173 -17 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 71 7 7 14 60 0 0 0 1
Gardner, BillBill Gardner C 46 3 10 13 6 -8 0 0 0
Paterson, RickRick Paterson C 70 9 3 12 24 -1 0 5 0
Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik C 49 6 5 11 21 -2 0 1 0
Bannerman, MurrayMurray Bannerman G 48 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau C 7 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Sauve, BobBob Sauve G 38 0 1 1 27 0 0 0 0
Cassidy, BruceBruce Cassidy D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larmer, JeffJeff Larmer LW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
LaVarre, MarkMark LaVarre RW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
McMurchy, TomTom McMurchy RW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Posa, VictorVictor Posa LW/D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Skorodenski, WarrenWarren Skorodenski G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Bannerman, MurrayMurray Bannerman 2689 48 20 19 6 201 4.48 1 1538 1337 .869
Sauve, BobBob Sauve 2099 38 19 13 2 138 3.94 0 1210 1072 .886
Skorodenski, WarrenWarren Skorodenski 60 1 0 1 0 6 6.00 0 45 39 .867
Team: 4848 80 39 33 8 345 4.27 1 2793 2448 .876

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 3 4 1 5 6 -1 2 0 0
Lysiak, TomTom Lysiak C 3 2 1 3 2 -1 0 0 0
Sutter, DarrylDarryl Sutter LW 3 1 2 3 0 -4 1 0 0
Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer RW 3 0 3 3 4 -1 0 0 0
Wilson, DougDoug Wilson D 3 1 1 2 2 -5 0 0 0
Yaremchuk, KenKen Yaremchuk C 3 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0
Murray, BobBob Murray D 3 0 2 2 0 -4 0 0 0
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 2 0 2 2 26 -1 0 0 0
Brown, KeithKeith Brown D 3 0 1 1 9 -1 0 0 0
Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser LW 3 0 1 1 12 -4 0 0 0
O'Callahan, JackJack O'Callahan D 3 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 0
Watson, BillBill Watson RW 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Bannerman, MurrayMurray Bannerman G 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Dupont, JeromeJerome Dupont D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik C 3 0 0 0 12 -1 0 0 0
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 2 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 3 0 0 0 0 -6 0 0 0
Paterson, RickRick Paterson C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sauve, BobBob Sauve G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, BehnBehn Wilson D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Bannerman, MurrayMurray Bannerman 81 2 0 1 9 6.67 0 40 31 .775
Sauve, BobBob Sauve 99 2 0 2 8 4.85 0 61 53 .869
Team: 180 3 0 3 17 5.67 0 101 84 .832

[2]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1985-86 Chicago Black Hawks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16. [dead link]

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