1989–90 NHL season

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1989–90 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 5, 1989 – May 24, 1990
Number of games 80
Number of teams 21
Regular season
Presidents' Trophy Boston Bruins
Season MVP Mark Messier, (Edmonton)
Top scorer Wayne Gretzky, (Los Angeles)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Boston Bruins
  Eastern runners-up Washington Capitals
Western champions Edmonton Oilers
  Western runners-up Chicago Blackhawks
Playoffs MVP Bill Ranford, (Edmonton)
Stanley Cup
Champions Edmonton Oilers
  Runners-up Boston Bruins
NHL seasons

The 1989–90 NHL season was the 73rd season of the National Hockey League. The Stanley Cup winners were the Edmonton Oilers, who won the best of seven series 4–1 against the Boston Bruins. The championship was the Oilers' fifth Stanley Cup in the past seven years.

Regular season[edit]

This season marked the first time that all three New York City area NHL teams, including the New Jersey Devils made the playoffs in the same season, a feat which has since been repeated twice more: in the 1993–94 and the 2006–07 seasons.

As of 2014, this was last time the Detroit Red Wings missed the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Sam St. Laurent of the Red Wings became the last goalie to wear a full fiberglass mask during an NHL game.

Final standings[edit]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Prince of Wales Conference[edit]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 46 25 9 289 232 101
Buffalo Sabres 80 45 27 8 286 248 98
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 28 11 288 234 93
Hartford Whalers 80 38 33 9 275 268 85
Quebec Nordiques 80 12 61 7 240 407 31

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Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
New Jersey Devils 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
Washington Capitals 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
New York Islanders 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
Philadelphia Flyers 80 30 39 11 290 297 71

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Wales Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins ADM 80 46 25 9 289 232 101
2 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 45 27 8 286 248 98
3 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 41 28 11 288 234 93
4 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
5 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 38 33 9 275 268 85
6 New Jersey Devils PTK 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
7 Washington Capitals PTK 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
8 New York Islanders PTK 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
9 Pittsburgh Penguins PTK 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
10 Philadelphia Flyers PTK 80 30 39 11 290 297 71
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 12 61 7 240 407 31

Divisions: PTK – Patrick, ADM – Adams

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Clarence Campbell Conference[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 80 41 33 6 315 294 88
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
Detroit Red Wings 80 28 38 14 288 323 70

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Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
Winnipeg Jets 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

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Campbell Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Calgary Flames SMY 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
2 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
3 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
4 Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 41 33 6 316 294 88
5 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
6 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
7 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
8 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
9 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 28 38 14 288 323 70
10 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Playoffs[edit]

Note: All dates in 1990

Final[edit]

The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Boston Bruins in the Final series, four games to one. For the Oilers, it was their fifth Cup win in seven years, and their only one without Wayne Gretzky (in fact, they defeated Gretzky's Kings in the second round). In game one, Petr Klima scored at 15:13 of the third overtime period to give the Oilers a 3–2 win. As of 2013, this game remains the longest in Stanley Cup Finals history (Longest NHL overtime games), edging both Brett Hull's cup-winner in 1999 and Igor Larionov's game-winner in 2002 by less than 30 seconds. In game five at the Boston Garden on May 24, the Oilers won 4–1. Craig Simpson scored the game-winning goal. Oilers goaltender Bill Ranford was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as Playoff MVP.

Boston Bruins vs. Edmonton Oilers
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 15 Edmonton 3 Boston 2 3OT
May 18 Edmonton 7 Boston 2
May 20 Boston 2 Edmonton 1
May 22 Boston 1 Edmonton 5
May 24 Edmonton 4 Boston 1
Edmonton wins series 4–1
and Stanley Cup

Playoff bracket[edit]

Division Semi-finals Division Finals Conference Finals Final
                       
A1 Boston 4
A4 Hartford 3
A1 Boston 4
A3 Montreal 1
A2 Buffalo 2
A3 Montreal 4
A1 Boston 4
P3 Washington 0
P1 NY Rangers 4
P4 NY Islanders 1
P1 NY Rangers 1
P3 Washington 4
P2 New Jersey 2
P3 Washington 4
A1 Boston 1
S2 Edmonton 4
N1 Chicago 4
N4 Minnesota 3
N1 Chicago 4
N2 St. Louis 3
N2 St. Louis 4
N3 Toronto 1
N1 Chicago 2
S2 Edmonton 4
S1 Calgary 2
S4 Los Angeles 4
S2 Edmonton 4
S4 Los Angeles 0
S2 Edmonton 4
S3 Winnipeg 3

Awards[edit]

Presidents' Trophy: Boston Bruins
Prince of Wales Trophy: Boston Bruins
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Edmonton Oilers
Art Ross Trophy: Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Gord Kluzak, Boston Bruins
Calder Memorial Trophy: Sergei Makarov, Calgary Flames
Conn Smythe Trophy: Bill Ranford, Edmonton Oilers
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Rick Meagher, St. Louis Blues
Hart Memorial Trophy: Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers
Jack Adams Award: Bob Murdoch, Winnipeg Jets
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Kevin Lowe, Edmonton Oilers
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Brett Hull, St. Louis Blues
Lester B. Pearson Award: Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Paul Cavallini, St. Louis Blues
Vezina Trophy: Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens
William M. Jennings Trophy: Reggie Lemelin/Andy Moog, Boston Bruins
Lester Patrick Trophy: Len Ceglarski

All-Star teams[edit]

First team   Position   Second team
Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens G Daren Puppa, Buffalo Sabres
Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins D Paul Coffey, Pittsburgh Penguins
Al MacInnis, Calgary Flames D Doug Wilson, Chicago Blackhawks
Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers C Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
Brett Hull, St. Louis Blues RW Cam Neely, Boston Bruins
Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings LW Brian Bellows, Minnesota North Stars

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes, PPG = Powerplay Goals, SHG = Shorthanded Goals, GWG = Game Winning Goals

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings 73 40 102 142 42 +8 10 4 4
Mark Messier Edmonton Oilers 79 45 84 129 79 +19 13 6 3
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings 79 62 65 127 79 -6 16 7 8
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins 59 45 78 123 78 -18 14 3 4
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues 80 72 41 113 24 -1 27 0 12
Bernie Nicholls New York Rangers 79 39 73 112 86 -9 15 0 1
Pierre Turgeon Buffalo Sabres 80 40 66 106 29 +10 17 1 10
Pat LaFontaine New York Islanders 74 54 51 105 38 -13 13 2 8
Paul Coffey Pittsburgh Penguins 80 29 74 103 95 -25 10 0 3
Joe Sakic Quebec Nordiques 80 39 63 102 27 -40 8 1 2
Adam Oates St. Louis Blues 80 23 79 102 30 9 6 2 3

Sources: NHL,[4] Quanthockey.com.[5]

Leading goaltenders[edit]

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average; Sv% = Save percentage

Player Team GP Min W L T SO GAA Sv%
Kirk McLean Vancouver Canucks 63 3739 21 30 10 0 3.47 88.0
Jon Casey Minnesota North Stars 61 3407 31 22 4 3 3.22 89.6
Daren Puppa Buffalo Sabres 56 3241 31 16 6 1 2.89 90.3
Bill Ranford Edmonton Oilers 56 3107 24 16 9 1 3.19 88.7
Patrick Roy Montreal Canadiens 54 3173 31 16 5 3 2.53 91.2
Sean Burke New Jersey Devils 52 2914 22 22 6 0 3.60 88.0
Kelly Hrudey Los Angeles Kings 52 2860 22 21 6 2 4.07 87.3
Ken Wregget Philadelphia Flyers 51 2961 22 24 3 0 3.42 89.2
Greg Millen Quebec Nordiques 49 2900 19 25 5 1 3.89 87.2
Don Beaupre Washington Capitals 48 2793 23 18 5 2 3.22 89.0

Source: Quanthockey.com.[6]

Milestones[edit]

This season would be the last the Toronto Maple Leafs would play under the 29 year ownership of Harold Ballard as a result of his death in April 1990 and the subsequent sale of the franchise.

Debuts[edit]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1989–90 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last games[edit]

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1989–90 (listed with their last team):

Trading deadline[edit]

Trading deadline: March 6, 1990.[7]

  • March 6, 1990: Adrien Plavsic, St. Louis' first round pick in 1990 Entry Draft and second round pick in 1991 Entry Draft traded from St. Louis to Vancouver for Rich Sutter, Harold Snepsts and St. Louis' second round pick in 1990 Entry Draft (acquired previously).
  • March 6, 1990: Mike Gartner traded from Minnesota to NY Rangers for Ulf Dahlen, NY Rangers' fourth round pick in 1990 Entry Draft and future considerations.
  • March 6, 1990: Alain Chevrier traded from Chicago to Pittsburgh for future considerations.
  • March 6, 1990: Jack Capuano traded from NY Islanders to Vancouver for Jeff Rohlicek.
  • March 6, 1990: Jyrki Lumme traded from Montreal to Vancouver for St. Louis' second round pick in 1991 Entry Draft (acquired previously).
  • March 6, 1990: Jim Korn traded from New Jersey to Calgary for Calgary's fifth round pick in 1990 Entry Draft.
  • March 6, 1990: Peter Stastny traded from Quebec to New Jersey for Craig Wolanin and future considerations.
  • March 6, 1990: Jeff Sharples traded from Edmonton to New Jersey for Reijo Ruotsalainen.
  • March 6, 1990: Brian Wilks traded from Edmonton to Pittsburgh for future considerations.
  • March 6, 1990: The rights to Cam Brauer traded from Edmonton to Hartford for Marc Laforge.

Hat Tricks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Hockey. Kingston, NY: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-85-X. 
  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
  • Dryden, Steve, ed. (2000). Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9. 
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1. 
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1989–1990 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1989-1990 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  4. ^ Dinger 2011, p. 153.
  5. ^ "1989-90 Stats". Quanthockey.com. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ 1989-90 NHL Goalie Leaders | QuantHockey.com
  7. ^ NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out

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