1987–88 Hartford Whalers season

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1987–88 Hartford Whalers
Division 4th Adams
1987–88 record 35–38–7
Goals for 249
Goals against 267
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Jack Evans,
Larry Pleau
Captain Ron Francis
Team leaders
<1986–87 1988–89>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Whalers had the league's best penalty-kill percentage, with 84.27% (359 for 426).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 45 22 13 298 238 103
Boston Bruins 80 44 30 6 300 251 94
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 32 11 283 305 85
Hartford Whalers 80 35 38 7 249 267 77
Quebec Nordiques 80 32 43 5 271 306 69

[2]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 8, 1987 1–5 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 0–1–0
2 L October 10, 1987 2–6 New York Rangers (1987–88) 0–2–0
3 L October 11, 1987 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 0–3–0
4 L October 14, 1987 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 0–4–0
5 L October 16, 1987 2–6 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 0–5–0
6 W October 17, 1987 4–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 1–5–0
7 W October 21, 1987 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 2–5–0
8 W October 24, 1987 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 3–5–0
9 T October 28, 1987 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 3–5–1
10 W October 31, 1987 7–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 4–5–1
11 W November 1, 1987 5–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 5–5–1
12 T November 4, 1987 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1987–88) 5–5–2
13 L November 6, 1987 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 5–6–2
14 L November 7, 1987 3–5 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 5–7–2
15 T November 11, 1987 0–0 OT Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 5–7–3
16 L November 14, 1987 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 5–8–3
17 T November 16, 1987 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 5–8–4
18 W November 18, 1987 9–1 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 6–8–4
19 L November 21, 1987 3–4 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 6–9–4
20 L November 25, 1987 5–6 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 6–10–4
21 W November 27, 1987 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 7–10–4
22 W November 28, 1987 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 8–10–4
23 L December 2, 1987 3–5 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 8–11–4
24 L December 3, 1987 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 8–12–4
25 W December 5, 1987 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 9–12–4
26 W December 8, 1987 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 10–12–4
27 W December 9, 1987 5–4 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 11–12–4
28 W December 12, 1987 3–2 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 12–12–4
29 T December 15, 1987 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 12–12–5
30 L December 17, 1987 0–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 12–13–5
31 W December 19, 1987 4–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 13–13–5
32 T December 20, 1987 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 13–13–6
33 L December 22, 1987 5–6 OT @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 13–14–6
34 L December 26, 1987 2–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 13–15–6
35 L December 27, 1987 3–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 13–16–6
36 W December 30, 1987 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 14–16–6
37 T January 2, 1988 1–1 OT New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 14–16–7
38 L January 6, 1988 1–5 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 14–17–7
39 L January 8, 1988 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 14–18–7
40 W January 9, 1988 5–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 15–18–7
41 W January 11, 1988 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 16–18–7
42 L January 13, 1988 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 16–19–7
43 L January 14, 1988 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 16–20–7
44 W January 16, 1988 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 17–20–7
45 W January 19, 1988 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 18–20–7
46 W January 21, 1988 4–3 New York Islanders (1987–88) 19–20–7
47 W January 23, 1988 5–0 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 20–20–7
48 W January 24, 1988 2–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 21–20–7
49 L January 27, 1988 1–5 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 21–21–7
50 W January 29, 1988 4–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 22–21–7
51 L January 30, 1988 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 22–22–7
52 L February 1, 1988 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 22–23–7
53 L February 3, 1988 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 22–24–7
54 L February 6, 1988 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 22–25–7
55 W February 7, 1988 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 23–25–7
56 W February 13, 1988 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 24–25–7
57 L February 15, 1988 4–5 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 24–26–7
58 W February 17, 1988 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 25–26–7
59 L February 20, 1988 0–3 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 25–27–7
60 L February 21, 1988 2–7 New York Islanders (1987–88) 25–28–7
61 W February 23, 1988 3–2 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 26–28–7
62 L February 25, 1988 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 26–29–7
63 L February 27, 1988 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 26–30–7
64 L March 1, 1988 3–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 26–31–7
65 W March 2, 1988 2–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 27–31–7
66 W March 5, 1988 3–1 New York Rangers (1987–88) 28–31–7
67 L March 8, 1988 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 28–32–7
68 W March 9, 1988 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 29–32–7
69 L March 12, 1988 0–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 29–33–7
70 L March 13, 1988 1–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 29–34–7
71 L March 15, 1988 6–8 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 29–35–7
72 W March 19, 1988 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 30–35–7
73 L March 20, 1988 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 30–36–7
74 W March 22, 1988 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 31–36–7
75 W March 24, 1988 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 32–36–7
76 W March 26, 1988 8–1 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 33–36–7
77 W March 27, 1988 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 34–36–7
78 L March 31, 1988 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 34–37–7
79 W April 2, 1988 4–2 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 35–37–7
80 L April 3, 1988 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 35–38–7

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1987-88 Hartford Whalers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1988.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 

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