1987–88 New York Islanders season

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1987–88 New York Islanders
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
1987–88 record 39–31–10
Goals for 308
Goals against 267
Team information
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Terry Simpson
Captain Brent Sutter
Alternate captains Bryan Trottier
Team leaders
<1986–87 1988–89>

The 1987–88 New York Islanders season was the 16th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Denis Potvin resigns the team capaincy, before playing his last season. Forward Brent Sutter, is named team captain.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
New York Islanders 80 39 31 10 308 267 88
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 33 9 292 292 85
Washington Capitals 80 38 33 9 281 249 85
New Jersey Devils 80 38 36 6 295 296 82
New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 300 283 82
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 319 316 81

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

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 75 47 45 92 52 12 15 0 7
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 77 30 52 82 48 10 15 0 3
Makela, MikkoMikko Makela RW 73 36 40 76 22 14 13 2 4
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 70 29 31 60 55 13 11 2 2
Kerr, AlanAlan Kerr RW 80 24 34 58 198 30 4 0 2
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 72 19 32 51 112 26 9 0 3
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 72 6 41 47 115 6 1 0 1
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 76 17 28 45 46 14 1 1 0
Wood, RandyRandy Wood LW/C 75 22 16 38 80 -2 0 1 2
King, DerekDerek King LW 55 12 24 36 30 7 1 0 4
Lauer, BradBrad Lauer LW 69 17 18 35 67 13 3 0 4
Flatley, PatPat Flatley RW 40 9 15 24 28 7 5 1 0
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 77 6 16 22 99 8 1 0 2
Henry, DaleDale Henry LW 48 5 15 20 115 8 0 0 0
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 68 7 12 19 113 22 4 0 1
Leiter, KenKen Leiter D 51 4 13 17 24 18 1 0 1
Konroyd, SteveSteve Konroyd D 62 2 15 17 99 16 1 0 0
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 57 4 12 16 62 9 1 0 0
Kromm, RichardRichard Kromm LW 71 5 10 15 20 2 0 1 1
Dalgarno, BradBrad Dalgarno RW 38 2 8 10 58 4 0 0 1
Norton, JeffJeff Norton D 15 1 6 7 14 3 1 0 1
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 53 1 4 5 40 0 0 0 0
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 10 0 5 5 15 5 0 0 0
McLellan, ToddTodd McLellan C 5 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 47 0 2 2 20 0 0 0 0
Dallman, RodRod Dallman LW 3 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0
Vukota, MickMick Vukota RW 17 1 0 1 82 1 0 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 22 0 1 1 68 -9 0 0 0
Coulter, NealNeal Coulter RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Haanpaa, AriAri Haanpaa LW 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Okerlund, ToddTodd Okerlund RW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pryor, ChrisChris Pryor D 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 38 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Walsh, MikeMike Walsh W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 2751 47 22 17 5 153 3.34 3 1467 1314 .896
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2107 38 17 14 5 113 3.22 2 1062 949 .894
Team: 4858 80 39 31 10 266 3.29 5 2529 2263 .895
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 6 4 5 9 8 2 1 0 1
Makela, MikkoMikko Makela RW 6 1 4 5 6 -6 1 0 0
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 5 1 4 5 6 -3 1 0 0
Lauer, BradBrad Lauer LW 5 3 1 4 4 5 0 0 0
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 5 2 2 4 10 -3 1 0 0
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 6 2 1 3 18 2 0 1 1
King, DerekDerek King LW 5 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0
Norton, JeffJeff Norton D 3 0 2 2 13 -1 0 0 0
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 6 1 0 1 42 -1 1 0 0
Henry, DaleDale Henry LW 6 1 0 1 17 0 0 1 0
Kerr, AlanAlan Kerr RW 6 1 0 1 14 0 0 0 0
Konroyd, SteveSteve Konroyd D 6 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 0
Wood, RandyRandy Wood LW/C 5 1 0 1 6 4 0 0 0
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 6 0 1 1 23 2 0 0 0
Leiter, KenKen Leiter D 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Dalgarno, BradBrad Dalgarno RW 4 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 4 0 0 0 6 -4 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Kromm, RichardRichard Kromm LW 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 6 0 0 0 8 -2 0 0 0
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 6 0 0 0 10 -9 0 0 0
Vukota, MickMick Vukota RW 2 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 381 6 2 4 23 3.62 0 154 131 .851
Team: 381 6 2 4 23 3.62 0 154 131 .851

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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. ^ "1987-88 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. [dead link]

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