1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins season

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1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins
Division 5th Patrick
Conference 9th Wales
1986–87 record 30–38–12
Goals for 297
Goals against 290
Team information
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Mike Bullard (Oct-Nov)
Terry Ruskowski (Nov-Apr)
Alternate captains Moe Mantha
Mario Lemieux
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (54)
Assists Mario Lemieux (53)
Points Mario Lemieux (107)
Penalties in minutes Dan Frawley (218)
Wins Gilles Meloche (13)
Goals against average Pat Riggin (3.34)
<1985–86 1987–88>

The 1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' twentieth 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 46 26 8 310 245 100
Washington Capitals 80 38 32 10 285 278 86
New York Islanders 80 35 33 12 279 281 82
New York Rangers 80 34 38 8 307 323 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 38 12 297 290 72
New Jersey Devils 80 29 45 6 293 368 64

[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 W October 9, 1986 5–4 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1986 6–5 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) 2–0–0
3 W October 12, 1986 4–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 3–0–0
4 W October 14, 1986 4–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 4–0–0
5 W October 17, 1986 7–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 5–0–0
6 W October 18, 1986 8–4 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 6–0–0
7 W October 22, 1986 5–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 7–0–0
8 L October 23, 1986 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 7–1–0
9 W October 25, 1986 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 8–1–0
10 L October 28, 1986 2–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 8–2–0
11 L October 29, 1986 6–8 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 8–3–0
12 T November 1, 1986 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 8–3–1
13 T November 4, 1986 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 8–3–2
14 W November 8, 1986 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 9–3–2
15 L November 9, 1986 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 9–4–2
16 W November 12, 1986 2–1 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 10–4–2
17 L November 14, 1986 4–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 10–5–2
18 W November 15, 1986 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 11–5–2
19 L November 18, 1986 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 11–6–2
20 W November 20, 1986 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 12–6–2
21 W November 22, 1986 5–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 13–6–2
22 L November 25, 1986 1–5 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 13–7–2
23 L November 26, 1986 2–3 New York Islanders (1986–87) 13–8–2
24 T November 29, 1986 5–5 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) 13–8–3
25 T November 30, 1986 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 13–8–4
26 L December 5, 1986 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 13–9–4
27 W December 6, 1986 5–2 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 14–9–4
28 L December 10, 1986 4–6 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 14–10–4
29 W December 12, 1986 8–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 15–10–4
30 L December 13, 1986 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 15–11–4
31 L December 17, 1986 0–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 15–12–4
32 L December 20, 1986 4–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 15–13–4
33 T December 22, 1986 4–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 15–13–5
34 L December 23, 1986 3–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 15–14–5
35 T December 26, 1986 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 15–14–6
36 T December 27, 1986 3–3 OT New York Islanders (1986–87) 15–14–7
37 L December 30, 1986 3–5 New York Rangers (1986–87) 15–15–7
38 L January 1, 1987 3–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 15–16–7
39 W January 3, 1987 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 16–16–7
40 W January 7, 1987 5–2 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 17–16–7
41 L January 9, 1987 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 17–17–7
42 T January 13, 1987 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 17–17–8
43 L January 14, 1987 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 17–18–8
44 L January 17, 1987 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 17–19–8
45 L January 18, 1987 0–1 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 17–20–8
46 L January 21, 1987 5–10 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 17–21–8
47 W January 23, 1987 6–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 18–21–8
48 L January 24, 1987 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 18–22–8
49 W January 27, 1987 7–5 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 19–22–8
50 L January 29, 1987 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 19–23–8
51 L February 1, 1987 6–8 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 19–24–8
52 L February 5, 1987 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 19–25–8
53 W February 7, 1987 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 20–25–8
54 W February 8, 1987 2–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 21–25–8
55 T February 14, 1987 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 21–25–9
56 L February 15, 1987 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 21–26–9
57 L February 17, 1987 1–3 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 21–27–9
58 T February 19, 1987 4–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 21–27–10
59 L February 21, 1987 5–6 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 21–28–10
60 W February 22, 1987 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 22–28–10
61 W February 24, 1987 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 23–28–10
62 L February 26, 1987 4–5 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 23–29–10
63 L February 28, 1987 1–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 23–30–10
64 T March 1, 1987 5–5 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 23–30–11
65 W March 3, 1987 8–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 24–30–11
66 L March 5, 1987 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 24–31–11
67 W March 7, 1987 7–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 25–31–11
68 W March 8, 1987 5–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 26–31–11
69 L March 10, 1987 3–6 New York Islanders (1986–87) 26–32–11
70 W March 12, 1987 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 27–32–11
71 L March 14, 1987 2–3 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) 27–33–11
72 W March 18, 1987 5–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 28–33–11
73 L March 20, 1987 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 28–34–11
74 L March 22, 1987 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 28–35–11
75 T March 24, 1987 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 28–35–12
76 L March 28, 1987 4–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 28–36–12
77 L March 29, 1987 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 28–37–12
78 L March 31, 1987 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 28–38–12
79 W April 2, 1987 6–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 29–38–12
80 W April 4, 1987 4–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 30–38–12

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 63 54 53 107 57 13 19 0 4
Quinn, DanDan Quinn C 64 28 43 71 40 14 10 3 4
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 79 26 27 53 142 14 3 2 5
Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson LW 72 26 25 51 57 11 7 0 3
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 70 14 37 51 145 8 5 0 2
Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D 76 11 38 49 52 6 5 0 1
Mantha, MoeMoe Mantha D 62 9 31 40 44 -6 8 0 0
Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C 72 14 22 36 8 -7 0 0 1
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 72 16 18 34 46 -5 2 1 1
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 80 5 25 30 116 -6 0 0 1
Frawley, DanDan Frawley RW 78 14 14 28 218 -10 0 0 1
LaVallee, KevinKevin LaVallee LW 33 8 20 28 4 -2 5 0 0
Hannan, DaveDave Hannan C 58 10 15 25 56 -2 0 1 2
Lindstrom, WillyWilly Lindstrom RW 60 10 13 23 6 9 1 0 1
Siren, VilleVille Siren D 69 5 17 22 50 8 1 0 0
Young, WarrenWarren Young C 50 8 13 21 103 -5 3 0 1
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 40 5 13 18 30 -8 0 0 0
Buskas, RodRod Buskas D 68 3 15 18 123 2 1 0 0
Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos LW/C 31 8 9 17 6 -6 1 0 1
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 23 8 7 15 22 0 1 0 1
Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D 55 4 8 12 97 12 0 0 0
Bullard, MikeMike Bullard C 14 2 10 12 17 -6 1 0 0
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 25 1 6 7 59 4 0 0 0
Schmidt, NormNorm Schmidt D 20 1 5 6 4 -8 1 0 0
Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW 22 2 3 5 32 -2 0 0 1
McGeough, JimJim McGeough C 11 1 4 5 8 -5 0 0 0
Wilson, MitchMitch Wilson C 17 2 1 3 83 -3 0 0 0
Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW 10 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0
Giffin, LeeLee Giffin RW 8 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0
Belland, NeilNeil Belland D 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Dahlquist, ChrisChris Dahlquist D 19 0 1 1 20 -2 0 0 0
Mathiasen, DwightDwight Mathiasen RW 6 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche G 43 0 1 1 20 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 17 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Charlesworth, ToddTodd Charlesworth D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Guenette, SteveSteve Guenette G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lemieux, AlainAlain Lemieux C 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Mokosak, CarlCarl Mokosak LW 3 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano G 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rowe, MikeMike Rowe D 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche 2343 43 13 19 7 134 3.43 0 1123 989 .881
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano 1438 25 9 11 2 87 3.63 0 713 626 .878
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 988 17 8 6 3 55 3.34 0 465 410 .882
Guenette, SteveSteve Guenette 113 2 0 2 0 8 4.25 0 54 46 .852
Team: 4882 80 30 38 12 284 3.49 0 2355 2071 .879

[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 1986–87 season:

Trades[edit]

October 8, 1986 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Warren Young
To Detroit Red Wings
cash
October 8, 1986 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Dwight Schofield
To Washington Capitals
cash
November 12, 1986 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Dan Quinn
To Calgary Flames
Mike Bullard
January 21, 1987 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Kontos
To New York Rangers
Ron Duguay
February 6, 1987 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Pat Riggin
To Boston Bruins
Roberto Romano

Additions and subtractions[edit]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Carl Mokosak Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1986-07-23)
Mitch Wilson New Jersey Devils free agency (1986-07-24)
Kevin LaVallee St. Louis Blues free agency (1986-09-13)
Neil Belland Vancouver Canucks free agency (1986-09-29)
Alain Lemieux Quebec Nordiques free agency (1986-12)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Tom Roulston EC Salzburg (Austria) free agency
Mitch Lamoureux Philadelphia Flyers free agency (1986-06-30)
Andy Brickley New Jersey Devils free agency (1986-07-08)
Tom O'Regan Detroit Red Wings free agency (1986-09-29)
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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. ^ "1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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