1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks season

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1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 4th Norris
Conference 8th Campbell
1988–89 record 27–41–12
Home record 16–14–10
Road record 11–27–2
Goals for 297
Goals against 335
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Denis Savard
Alternate captains Keith Brown
Doug Wilson
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team leaders
Goals Steve Larmer (43)
Assists Denis Savard (59)
Points Steve Larmer (87)
Penalties in minutes Dave Manson (352)
Wins Alain Chevrier (13)
Goals against average Alain Chevrier (3.51)
<1987–88 1989–90>

The 1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks season saw the Blackhawks finish in fourth place in the Norris Division with a record of 27 wins, 41 losses, and 12 ties for 66 points. In the playoffs, they defeated the Detroit Red Wings four games to two in the Division Semi-finals and the St. Louis Blues four games to one in the Division Finals. However, they lost the Campbell Conference Finals four games to one to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Calgary Flames.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 8. Jeremy Roenick (C)  United States Thayer Academy (USHS)

Regular season[edit]

The Blackhawks struggled in shorthanded-situations during the regular season, allowing the most power play goals in the league, with 122.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

[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 T October 6, 1988 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1988–89) 0–0–1
2 L October 8, 1988 4–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 0–1–1
3 L October 9, 1988 4–8 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 0–2–1
4 W October 12, 1988 10–1 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 1–2–1
5 L October 15, 1988 5–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 1–3–1
6 L October 16, 1988 3–10 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 1–4–1
7 L October 18, 1988 3–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 1–5–1
8 L October 20, 1988 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 1–6–1
9 L October 22, 1988 4–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 1–7–1
10 W October 25, 1988 7–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 2–7–1
11 L October 28, 1988 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 2–8–1
12 W October 30, 1988 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 3–8–1
13 L October 31, 1988 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 3–9–1
14 W November 3, 1988 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 4–9–1
15 T November 5, 1988 5–5 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 4–9–2
16 L November 6, 1988 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 4–10–2
17 T November 9, 1988 6–6 OT Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 4–10–3
18 W November 11, 1988 6–5 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 5–10–3
19 T November 13, 1988 5–5 OT Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 5–10–4
20 W November 16, 1988 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 6–10–4
21 L November 19, 1988 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 6–11–4
22 L November 20, 1988 4–7 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 6–12–4
23 L November 23, 1988 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 6–13–4
24 L November 25, 1988 4–5 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 6–14–4
25 L November 26, 1988 2–8 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 6–15–4
26 L November 29, 1988 2–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 6–16–4
27 L December 3, 1988 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 6–17–4
28 L December 6, 1988 6–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 6–18–4
29 L December 10, 1988 4–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 6–19–4
30 W December 11, 1988 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 7–19–4
31 W December 14, 1988 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 8–19–4
32 L December 17, 1988 0–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 8–20–4
33 L December 18, 1988 3–5 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 8–21–4
34 L December 21, 1988 3–4 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 8–22–4
35 W December 23, 1988 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–22–4
36 L December 26, 1988 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 9–23–4
37 W December 28, 1988 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 10–23–4
38 L December 31, 1988 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 10–24–4
39 T January 1, 1989 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 10–24–5
40 L January 7, 1989 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 10–25–5
41 W January 8, 1989 3–2 New York Islanders (1988–89) 11–25–5
42 T January 11, 1989 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 11–25–6
43 L January 12, 1989 5–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 11–26–6
44 W January 14, 1989 5–3 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 12–26–6
45 T January 16, 1989 2–2 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 12–26–7
46 L January 18, 1989 4–6 New York Rangers (1988–89) 12–27–7
47 W January 20, 1989 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 13–27–7
48 L January 21, 1989 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 13–28–7
49 W January 24, 1989 4–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 14–28–7
50 W January 25, 1989 6–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 15–28–7
51 L January 28, 1989 4–5 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 15–29–7
52 W January 30, 1989 7–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 16–29–7
53 W February 1, 1989 7–4 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 17–29–7
54 W February 4, 1989 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 18–29–7
55 L February 5, 1989 4–5 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–30–7
56 W February 10, 1989 3–1 New York Islanders (1988–89) 19–30–7
57 L February 12, 1989 2–6 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 19–31–7
58 W February 14, 1989 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 20–31–7
59 W February 15, 1989 7–4 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 21–31–7
60 W February 17, 1989 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 22–31–7
61 T February 19, 1989 4–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 22–31–8
62 T February 22, 1989 5–5 OT Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 22–31–9
63 L February 25, 1989 0–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 22–32–9
64 T February 26, 1989 4–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 22–32–10
65 W March 1, 1989 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 23–32–10
66 T March 4, 1989 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 23–32–11
67 T March 5, 1989 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 23–32–12
68 L March 8, 1989 5–7 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 23–33–12
69 L March 11, 1989 2–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 23–34–12
70 L March 12, 1989 5–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 23–35–12
71 L March 14, 1989 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 23–36–12
72 L March 16, 1989 1–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 23–37–12
73 W March 18, 1989 3–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 24–37–12
74 W March 19, 1989 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 25–37–12
75 L March 22, 1989 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 25–38–12
76 L March 25, 1989 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 25–39–12
77 L March 26, 1989 5–7 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 25–40–12
78 W March 29, 1989 3–1 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 26–40–12
79 L April 1, 1989 1–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 26–41–12
80 W April 2, 1989 4–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 27–41–12

Player stats[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Larmer 80 43 44 87 54
Denis Savard 58 23 59 82 110
Dirk Graham 80 33 45 78 89
Troy Murray 79 21 30 51 113
Wayne Presley 72 21 19 40 100
Steve Thomas 45 21 19 40 69
Adam Creighton 43 15 14 29 92
Rick Vaive 30 12 13 25 60
Mike Hudson 41 7 16 23 20
Jeremy Roenick 20 9 9 18 4
Brian Noonan 45 4 12 16 28
Bob Bassen 49 4 12 16 62
Duane Sutter 75 7 9 16 214
Mike Eagles 47 5 11 16 44
Everett Sanipass 50 6 9 15 164
Dan Vincelette 66 11 4 15 119
David Mackey 23 1 2 3 78
Bill Gardner 6 1 1 2 0
Mike Stapleton 7 0 1 1 7
Jari Torkki 4 1 0 1 0
Bill Watson 3 0 1 1 4
Steve Ludzik 6 1 0 1 8
Mike Rucinski 1 0 0 0 0
Wayne Van Dorp 8 0 0 0 23
Warren Rychel 2 0 0 0 17
Greg Gilbert 4 0 0 0 0

Defensemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Doug Wilson 66 15 47 62 69
Dave Manson 79 18 36 54 352
Trent Yawney 69 5 19 24 116
Keith Brown 74 2 16 18 84
Steve Konroyd 57 5 7 12 40
Bob Murray 15 2 4 6 27
Gary Nylund 23 3 2 5 63
Bob McGill 68 0 4 4 155
Bruce Cassidy 9 0 2 2 4
Mario Doyon 7 1 1 2 6
Marc Bergevin 11 0 0 0 18
Glen Cochrane 6 0 0 0 13
Kent Paynter 1 0 0 0 2
Jim Playfair 7 0 0 0 28

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Alain Chevrier 27 13 11 2 0 3.51
Darren Pang 35 10 11 6 0 4.38
Ed Belfour 23 4 12 3 0 3.87
Chris Clifford 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jimmy Waite 11 0 7 1 0 5.22

Playoffs[edit]

  • Norris Division Semi-Finals

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Chicago Blackhawks 2 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 6 Chicago Blackhawks 5 Detroit Red Wings 4 (OT)
April 8 Detroit Red Wings 2 Chicago Blackhawks 4
April 9 Detroit Red Wings 2 Chicago Blackhawks 3
April 11 Chicago Blackhawks 4 Detroit Red Wings 6
April 13 Detroit Red Wings 1 Chicago Blackhawks 7

Chicago wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 2

  • Norris Division Finals

Chicago Blackhawks vs. St. Louis Blues

Date Away Score Home Score
April 18 Chicago Blackhawks 3 St. Louis Blues 1
April 20 Chicago Blackhawks 4 St. Louis Blues 5
April 22 St. Louis Blues 2 Chicago Blackhawks 5
April 24 St. Louis Blues 2 Chicago Blackhawks 3
April 26 Chicago Blackhawks 4 St. Louis Blues 2

Chicago wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

  • Campbell Conference Finals

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 2 Chicago Blackhawks 0 Calgary Flames 3
May 4 Chicago Blackhawks 4 Calgary Flames 2
May 6 Calgary Flames 5 Chicago Blackhawks 2
May 8 Calgary Flames 2 Chicago Blackhawks 1 (OT)
May 10 Chicago Blackhawks 1 Calgary Flames 3

Calgary wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1989.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.