1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th Patrick
Conference 10th Wales
1985–86 record 34–38–8
Goals for 313
Goals against 305
Team information
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Mike Bullard
Alternate captains Moe Mantha
Terry Ruskowski
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (48)
Assists Mario Lemieux (93)
Points Mario Lemieux (141)
Penalties in minutes Dan Frawley (174)
Wins Roberto Romano (21)
Goals against average Roberto Romano (3.55)
<1984–85 1986–87>

The 1985–86 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' nineteenth season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins did not qualify for the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

[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]

Season also included an Exhibition game against HC Dynamo Moscow in front of a sold out Civic Arena on January 4, 1986.

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

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 79 48 93 141 43 -6 17 0 4
Bullard, MikeMike Bullard C 77 41 42 83 69 -16 16 2 5
Mantha, MoeMoe Mantha D 78 15 52 67 102 -4 11 2 0
Shedden, DougDoug Shedden C 67 32 34 66 32 -7 19 0 5
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 73 26 37 63 162 10 11 0 7
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 75 15 30 45 74 12 2 2 2
Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C 77 14 31 45 6 -1 1 2 3
Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D 79 4 33 37 63 3 1 0 1
Hannan, DaveDave Hannan C 75 17 18 35 91 -4 0 3 1
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 71 14 17 31 30 0 0 0 1
Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW 66 15 14 29 36 15 0 0 0
Schmidt, NormNorm Schmidt D 66 15 14 29 57 7 3 0 0
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 80 3 26 29 115 12 0 0 0
Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson LW 76 11 17 28 49 1 2 1 0
Frawley, DanDan Frawley RW 69 10 11 21 174 -19 4 0 1
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 37 11 6 17 8 1 1 0 2
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 13 6 7 13 6 -14 3 0 0
Siren, VilleVille Siren D 60 4 8 12 32 -8 1 0 0
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 47 3 9 12 95 -8 0 0 1
Buskas, RodRod Buskas D 72 2 7 9 159 -9 1 0 0
McGeough, JimJim McGeough C 17 3 2 5 8 -4 0 0 1
Dahlquist, ChrisChris Dahlquist D 5 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0
O'Regan, TomTom O'Regan C/D 9 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0
Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D 28 0 3 3 53 -3 0 0 0
Nolan, TedTed Nolan C 18 1 1 2 34 -1 0 0 0
Mathiasen, DwightDwight Mathiasen RW 4 1 0 1 2 -4 0 0 0
Charlesworth, ToddTodd Charlesworth D 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche G 34 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano G 46 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Herron, DenisDenis Herron G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDonnell, JoeJoe McDonnell D 3 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Roulston, TomTom Roulston C/RW 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Rowe, MikeMike Rowe D 3 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano 2684 46 21 20 3 159 3.55 2 1394 1235 .886
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche 1989 34 13 15 5 119 3.59 0 1003 884 .881
Herron, DenisDenis Herron 180 3 0 3 0 14 4.67 0 92 78 .848
Team: 4853 80 34 38 8 292 3.61 2 2489 2197 .883

[2]

Note: 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]

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1985–86 season:

Trades[edit]

September 12, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Gilles Meloche
To Edmonton Oilers
Tim Hrynewich
Marty McSorley
September 16, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
rights to Ted Nolan
To Buffalo Sabres
cash
October 4, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Randy Cunneyworth
Mike Moller
To Buffalo Sabres
Pat Hughes
October 4, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Pat Hughes
To Edmonton Oilers
Mike Moller
October 20, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To Quebec Nordiques
Wayne Babych
March 11, 1986 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ron Duguay
To Detroit Red Wings
Doug Shedden

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Chris Dahlquist Lake Superior State Lakers (CCHA) free agency (1985-05-07)
Jim Johnson University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (WCHA) free agency (1985-06-09)
Terry Ruskowski Los Angeles Kings free agency (1985-10-03)
Willy Lindstrom Edmonton Oilers Waiver Draft (1985-10-07)
Dan Frawley Chicago Black Hawks Waiver Draft (1985-10-07)
Mike Blaisdell New York Rangers Waiver Draft (1985-10-07)
Dwight Mathiasen University of Denver Pioneers (WCHA) free agency (1986-03-31)
Steve Guenette Guelph Platers (OHL) free agency (1986-04-06)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Warren Young Detroit Red Wings free agency (1985-07-10)
Tim Tookey Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1985-07-11)
Kevin McCarthy Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1985-07-19)
Arto Javanainen Assat Pori (SM-liiga) free agency
Petteri Lehto TPS Turku (SM-liiga) free agency
Rod Schutt Toronto Maple Leafs free agency (1985-10-03)
Tony Feltrin New York Rangers free agency (1985-10-08)
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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 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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