1988–89 St. Louis Blues season

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1988–89 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Norris
Conference 5th Campbell
1988–89 record 33-35-12
Home record 22-11-7
Road record 11-24-5
Goals for 275
Goals against 285
Team information
General Manager Ron Caron
Coach Brian Sutter
Captain Bernie Federko
Team leaders
<1987–88 1989–90>

Offseason[edit]

Team captain Brian Sutter retires, to become the new Head coach. Forward Bernie Federko is named team captain.

NHL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1988 NHL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Brett Hull 78 41 43 84 33
Bernie Federko 66 22 45 67 54
Cliff Ronning 64 24 31 55 18
Peter Zezel 52 17 36 53 27
Greg Paslawski 75 26 26 52 18
Tony Hrkac 70 17 28 45 8
Gino Cavallini 74 20 23 43 79
Tony McKegney 71 25 17 42 58
Rick Meagher 78 15 14 29 53
Sergio Momesso 53 9 17 26 139
Steve Tuttle 53 13 12 25 6
Doug Evans 53 7 12 19 81
Herb Raglan 50 7 10 17 144
Mike Bullard 20 4 12 16 46
Todd Ewen 34 4 5 9 171
Craig Coxe 41 0 7 7 127
Dave Lowry 21 3 3 6 11
Jim Vesey 5 1 1 2 7

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Brian Benning 66 8 26 34 102
Gordie Roberts 77 2 24 26 90
Paul Cavallini 65 4 20 24 128
Tom Tilley 70 1 22 23 47
Mike Lalor 36 1 14 15 54
Gaston Gingras 52 3 10 13 6
Dave Richter 66 1 5 6 99
Glen Featherstone 18 0 2 2 22
Robert Dirk 9 0 1 1 11
Tim Bothwell 22 0 0 0 14
Dominic Lavoie 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit]

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Greg Millen 52 22 20 7 6 3.38
Vincent Riendeau 32 11 15 5 0 3.52

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1989_games.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.425, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6