1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks season

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1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 3rd Norris
1986–87 record 29–37–14
Goals for 290
Goals against 310
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Bob Pulford
Captain Darryl Sutter
Alternate captains None
Team leaders
< 1985–86 1987–88>

Offseason[edit]

The 1986–87 Chicago Black Hawks were coming off a year in which they won the Norris Division then somehow got swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Hawks again made no big offseason moves other than acquiring Defenseman Gary Nyland from Toronto and the retirement of Tom Lysiak. Enforcer Behn Wilson would miss the entire season with a back injury.

Regular season[edit]

The Blackhawks started slow winning only eight of their first 25 games, but would heat up mid-season and go 21-12 the rest of the season. They would finish the season 29-37-14 (72 Points) - good for 3rd Place in the Norris Division.

Offensively, the Blackhawks were again led by Denis Savard, who led the team in scoring for the sixth year in a row with team highs of 40 goals and 90 points. Steve Larmer led the team in assists with 56 and in plus/minus with +20, while he was second in points in 86. Wayne Presley was second on the team in goals with 32. On defense, Doug Wilson again led the club with 48 points, with Bob Murray a close second with 44 points. Al Secord once again led the team in penalty minutes, as he accumulated 196.

In goal, Murray Bannerman got off to a slow start and ended with a 9-18-8 record with a 4.14 GAA. Bob Sauve took over as the primary net minder and ended with a 19-19-5 record and a 3.59 GAA in 46 games.

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
St. Louis Blues 80 32 33 15 281 293 79
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 36 10 260 274 78
Chicago Blackhawks 80 29 37 14 290 310 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 32 42 6 286 319 70
Minnesota North Stars 80 30 40 10 296 314 70

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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 Game Winning/Tying Goal Record
1 W October 9, 1986 3–2 New York Islanders (1986–87) Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer 1–0–0
2 L October 11, 1986 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman 1–1–0
3 L October 12, 1986 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux 1–2–0
4 T October 15, 1986 5–5 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny 1–2–1
5 L October 18, 1986 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate 1–3–1
6 L October 19, 1986 5–8 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Acton, KeithKeith Acton 1–4–1
7 L October 21, 1986 1–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky 1–5–1
8 T October 24, 1986 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) Sutter, RichRich Sutter 1–5–2
9 W October 26, 1986 8–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 2–5–2
10 L October 28, 1986 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall 2–6–2
11 L October 29, 1986 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Ogrodnick, JohnJohn Ogrodnick 2–7–2
12 W November 1, 1986 6–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Secord, AlAl Secord 3–7–2
13 L November 2, 1986 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Benning, BrianBrian Benning 3–8–2
14 W November 5, 1986 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik 4–8–2
15 L November 8, 1986 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne 4–9–2
16 T November 9, 1986 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 4–9–3
17 T November 12, 1986 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1986–87) Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy 4–9–4
18 L November 15, 1986 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski 4–10–4
19 L November 16, 1986 3–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Leeman, GaryGary Leeman 4–11–4
20 T November 19, 1986 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik 4–11–5
21 L November 20, 1986 1–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) Kerr, TimTim Kerr 4–12–5
22 W November 23, 1986 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 5–12–5
23 L November 26, 1986 2–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli 5–13–5
24 W November 28, 1986 6–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) Secord, AlAl Secord 6–13–5
25 L November 29, 1986 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) DeGray, DaleDale DeGray 6–14–5
26 W December 2, 1986 4–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) Murray, TroyTroy Murray 7–14–5
27 L December 4, 1986 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen 7–15–5
28 L December 6, 1986 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) Galley, GarryGarry Galley 7–16–5
29 W December 10, 1986 6–3 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) Presley, WayneWayne Presley 8–16–5
30 T December 13, 1986 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) LaVarre, MarkMark LaVarre 8–16–6
31 L December 14, 1986 3–7 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) Sutter, RichRich Sutter 8–17–6
32 W December 17, 1986 5–1 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer 9–17–6
33 W December 20, 1986 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser 10–17–6
34 W December 21, 1986 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer 11–17–6
35 L December 23, 1986 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Oates, AdamAdam Oates 11–18–6
36 W December 26, 1986 8–6 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 12–18–6
37 W December 28, 1986 7–5 Washington Capitals (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 13–18–6
38 W December 30, 1986 5–3 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser 14–18–6
39 L December 31, 1986 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk 14–19–6
40 W January 3, 1987 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) Murray, BobBob Murray 15–19–6
41 L January 4, 1987 1–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli 15–20–6
42 W January 7, 1987 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Secord, AlAl Secord 16–20–6
43 W January 11, 1987 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer 17–20–6
44 L January 14, 1987 1–3 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean 17–21–6
45 L January 17, 1987 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows 17–22–6
46 L January 18, 1987 3–5 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) Gillis, PaulPaul Gillis 17–23–6
47 T January 21, 1987 5–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) Murray, TroyTroy Murray 17–23–7
48 L January 23, 1987 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) Carson, LindsayLindsay Carson 17–24–7
49 L January 24, 1987 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) Gainey, BobBob Gainey 17–25–7
50 L January 26, 1987 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) Chelios, ChrisChris Chelios 17–26–7
51 W January 28, 1987 5–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Presley, WayneWayne Presley 18–26–7
52 T January 31, 1987 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Hunter, MarkMark Hunter 18–26–8
53 W February 1, 1987 6–4 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) Murray, TroyTroy Murray 19–26–8
54 W February 4, 1987 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk 20–26–8
55 L February 7, 1987 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson 20–27–8
56 L February 8, 1987 4–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) Smith, DougDoug Smith 20–28–8
57 W February 15, 1987 6–4 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) Murray, TroyTroy Murray 21–28–8
58 L February 17, 1987 4–5 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) Tippett, DaveDave Tippett 21–29–8
59 W February 19, 1987 5–2 New York Rangers (1986–87) Presley, WayneWayne Presley 22–29–8
60 W February 21, 1987 6–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk 23–29–8
61 T February 22, 1987 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Murray, TroyTroy Murray 23–29–9
62 T February 25, 1987 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig 23–29–10
63 W February 28, 1987 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) Presley, WayneWayne Presley 24–29–10
64 W March 1, 1987 6–1 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) Preston, RichRich Preston 25–29–10
65 W March 4, 1987 3–2 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 26–29–10
66 W March 7, 1987 4–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) Wilson, DougDoug Wilson 27–29–10
67 L March 8, 1987 5–6 New York Islanders (1986–87) Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier 27–30–10
68 L March 11, 1987 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Bourgeois, CharlieCharlie Bourgeois 27–31–10
69 T March 14, 1987 4–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) Brown, KeithKeith Brown 27–31–11
70 L March 15, 1987 2–4 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Lawton, BrianBrian Lawton 27–32–11
71 T March 17, 1987 3–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin 27–32–12
72 W March 18, 1987 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 28–32–12
73 L March 21, 1987 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Norwood, LeeLee Norwood 28–33–12
74 L March 22, 1987 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny 28–34–12
75 T March 25, 1987 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) Sutter, DarrylDarryl Sutter 28–34–13
76 L March 28, 1987 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny 28–35–13
77 L March 29, 1987 6–8 Boston Bruins (1986–87) Linseman, KenKen Linseman 28–36–13
78 T April 1, 1987 4–4 OT Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) Wilson, RonRon Wilson 28–36–14
79 L April 4, 1987 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Clark, WendelWendel Clark 28–37–14
80 W April 5, 1987 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) Savard, DenisDenis Savard 29–37–14

Playoffs[edit]

The Hawks took on the Detroit Red Wings, who finished second in the Norris. The series opened with two games in Detroit with the Hawks dropped both games with scores of 3-1 and 5-1. The series moved to the Chicago Stadium where the Hawks took the Red Wings to overtime in game three, but lost 4-3. The Red Wings then completed the sweep with a 3-1 victory. The Red Wings completely shut down the Blackhawks, and no player had more than two points on offense.

No. R Date Score Opponent Game Winning Goal Record
1 L April 8, 1987 1-3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch 0-1
2 L April 9, 1987 1-5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Kocur, JoeJoe Kocur 0-2
3 L April 11, 1987 3–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Burr, ShawnShawn Burr 0-3
4 L April 12, 1987 1-3 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman 0-4

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 70 40 50 90 108 15 7 0 7
Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer RW 80 28 56 84 22 20 10 0 4
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 77 28 43 71 59 14 4 2 3
Presley, WayneWayne Presley RW 80 32 29 61 114 -18 7 0 4
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 77 29 29 58 196 -20 5 0 3
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 79 16 35 51 119 -4 2 1 2
Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser LW 75 25 25 50 182 5 3 0 2
Wilson, DougDoug Wilson D 69 16 32 48 36 15 7 1 1
Murray, BobBob Murray D 79 6 38 44 80 -9 4 0 1
Watson, BillBill Watson RW 51 13 19 32 6 19 0 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 80 7 20 27 190 -9 2 0 0
Brown, KeithKeith Brown D 73 4 23 27 86 5 2 0 0
LaVarre, MarkMark LaVarre RW 58 8 15 23 33 11 0 0 0
Donnelly, DaveDave Donnelly C 71 6 12 18 81 -7 0 0 0
Preston, RichRich Preston RW 73 8 9 17 19 -8 0 0 1
Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik C 52 5 12 17 34 -3 0 0 1
Sutter, DarrylDarryl Sutter LW 44 8 6 14 16 -3 1 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 66 4 10 14 66 4 0 0 0
O'Callahan, JackJack O'Callahan D 48 1 13 14 59 10 1 0 0
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 39 3 6 9 6 -9 0 0 0
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 63 1 8 9 146 -2 0 0 0
Sanipass, EverettEverett Sanipass LW 7 1 3 4 2 3 0 0 0
Sauve, BobBob Sauve G 46 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
Paterson, RickRick Paterson C 22 1 2 3 6 1 0 1 0
Bannerman, MurrayMurray Bannerman G 39 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Camazzola, JamesJames Camazzola LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cassidy, BruceBruce Cassidy D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Sceviour, DarinDarin Sceviour RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Skorodenski, WarrenWarren Skorodenski G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sauve, BobBob Sauve 2660 46 19 19 5 159 3.59 1 1497 1338 .894
Bannerman, MurrayMurray Bannerman 2059 39 9 18 8 142 4.14 0 1122 980 .873
Skorodenski, WarrenWarren Skorodenski 155 3 1 0 1 7 2.71 0 90 83 .922
Team: 4874 80 29 37 14 308 3.79 1 2709 2401 .886

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser LW 2 1 1 2 10 -1 0 0 0
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 4 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 4 0 2 2 11 -1 0 0 0
Preston, RichRich Preston RW 4 0 2 2 4 2 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 3 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Murray, BobBob Murray D 4 1 0 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley RW 4 1 0 1 9 -2 0 0 0
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 4 1 0 1 12 -3 0 0 0
Brown, KeithKeith Brown D 4 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Watson, BillBill Watson RW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Donnelly, DaveDave Donnelly C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer RW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik C 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 3 0 0 0 10 -2 0 0 0
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 4 0 0 0 5 -3 0 0 0
O'Callahan, JackJack O'Callahan D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sauve, BobBob Sauve G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 4 0 0 0 21 -2 0 0 0
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sutter, DarrylDarryl Sutter LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vincelette, DanDan Vincelette LW 3 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Wilson, DougDoug Wilson D 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sauve, BobBob Sauve 245 4 0 4 15 3.67 0 136 121 .890
Team: 245 4 0 4 15 3.67 0 136 121 .890

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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. ^ "1986-87 Chicago Blackhawks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 

2. 1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks Yearbook (official team publication)

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