1989–90 Boston Bruins season

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1989–90 Boston Bruins
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Prince of Wales Conference Champions
Adams Division Champions
Division 1st Adams
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1989–90 record 46–25–9
Home record 23–13–4
Road record 23–12–5
Goals for 289
Goals against 232
Team information
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Mike Milbury
Captain Ray Bourque
Alternate captains Craig Janney
Cam Neely
Arena Boston Garden
Team leaders
Goals Cam Neely (55)
Assists Ray Bourque (65)
Points Cam Neely (92)
Penalties in minutes Lyndon Byers (159)
Wins Andy Moog (24)
Goals against average Reggie Lemelin (2.80)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The 1989–90 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 66th season. The season involved participating in the Stanley Cup finals.

Offseason[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 17. Shayne Stevenson (C)  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
2 38. Mike Parson (G)  Canada Guelph Platers (OHL)
3 57. Wes Walz (C)  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
4 80. Jackson Penney (RW)  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)

Regular season[edit]

The Bruins concluded the regular season with the best defensive corps in the league, with just 232 goals allowed. They also allowed the fewest power-play goals (53), the fewest short-handed goals (3) and tied the Washington Capitals for the most shutouts (5).[1][2]

Final standings[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

[3]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]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1989 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 1–0–0
2 L October 7, 1989 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 1–1–0
3 W October 9, 1989 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 2–1–0
4 L October 11, 1989 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 2–2–0
5 T October 13, 1989 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 2–2–1
6 L October 15, 1989 6–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 2–3–1
7 W October 17, 1989 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 3–3–1
8 W October 20, 1989 3–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 4–3–1
9 L October 21, 1989 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 4–4–1
10 W October 26, 1989 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 5–4–1
11 L October 28, 1989 0–1 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 5–5–1
12 L October 29, 1989 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 5–6–1
13 W November 2, 1989 5–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 6–6–1
14 T November 4, 1989 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 6–6–2
15 W November 9, 1989 6–2 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 7–6–2
16 W November 10, 1989 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 8–6–2
17 W November 15, 1989 5–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 9–6–2
18 W November 16, 1989 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 10–6–2
19 W November 18, 1989 6–4 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 11–6–2
20 W November 21, 1989 2–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 12–6–2
21 W November 23, 1989 6–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 13–6–2
22 L November 25, 1989 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 13–7–2
23 W November 28, 1989 5–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 14–7–2
24 W November 30, 1989 5–1 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 15–7–2
25 L December 2, 1989 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 15–8–2
26 W December 3, 1989 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 16–8–2
27 T December 5, 1989 3–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 16–8–3
28 L December 7, 1989 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 16–9–3
29 L December 9, 1989 3–7 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 16–10–3
30 L December 12, 1989 5–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 16–11–3
31 W December 13, 1989 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 17–11–3
32 L December 16, 1989 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 17–12–3
33 L December 17, 1989 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 17–13–3
34 L December 20, 1989 3–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 17–14–3
35 W December 21, 1989 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 18–14–3
36 W December 23, 1989 6–5 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 19–14–3
37 W December 26, 1989 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 20–14–3
38 W December 29, 1989 4–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 21–14–3
39 L December 30, 1989 6–7 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 21–15–3
40 W January 2, 1990 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 22–15–3
41 W January 4, 1990 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 23–15–3
42 W January 6, 1990 5–3 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 24–15–3
43 W January 7, 1990 2–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 25–15–3
44 W January 11, 1990 3–1 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 26–15–3
45 L January 13, 1990 2–3 New York Rangers (1989–90) 26–16–3
46 W January 15, 1990 4–1 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 27–16–3
47 T January 17, 1990 5–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 27–16–4
48 T January 18, 1990 2–2 OT Calgary Flames (1989–90) 27–16–5
49 W January 23, 1990 9–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 28–16–5
50 W January 25, 1990 5–2 New York Islanders (1989–90) 29–16–5
51 W January 27, 1990 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 30–16–5
52 W January 29, 1990 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 31–16–5
53 L February 1, 1990 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 31–17–5
54 L February 3, 1990 1–2 New York Rangers (1989–90) 31–18–5
55 W February 4, 1990 3–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 32–18–5
56 W February 6, 1990 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 33–18–5
57 W February 8, 1990 5–1 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 34–18–5
58 L February 10, 1990 3–4 OT New York Islanders (1989–90) 34–19–5
59 L February 11, 1990 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 34–20–5
60 L February 14, 1990 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 34–21–5
61 W February 18, 1990 7–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 35–21–5
62 W February 20, 1990 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 36–21–5
63 W February 22, 1990 6–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 37–21–5
64 W February 24, 1990 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 38–21–5
65 L February 26, 1990 1–6 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 38–22–5
66 W March 1, 1990 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 39–22–5
67 W March 3, 1990 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 40–22–5
68 W March 4, 1990 4–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 41–22–5
69 W March 6, 1990 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 42–22–5
70 L March 8, 1990 4–10 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 42–23–5
71 T March 10, 1990 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 42–23–6
72 W March 11, 1990 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 43–23–6
73 T March 15, 1990 3–3 OT Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 43–23–7
74 L March 17, 1990 4–5 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 43–24–7
75 W March 22, 1990 7–3 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 44–24–7
76 L March 24, 1990 6–7 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 44–25–7
77 W March 27, 1990 3–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 45–25–7
78 W March 29, 1990 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 46–25–7
79 T March 31, 1990 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 46–25–8
80 T April 1, 1990 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 46–25–9

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 76 55 37 92 117 10 25 0 12
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 77 19 65 84 50 31 8 0 3
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 55 24 38 62 4 3 11 0 5
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 25 31 56 97 -3 5 0 5
Sweeney, BobBob Sweeney C/RW 70 22 24 46 93 2 5 2 6
Brickley, AndyAndy Brickley LW/C 43 12 28 40 8 11 6 0 1
Carter, JohnJohn Carter LW 76 17 22 39 26 17 2 1 1
Hawgood, GregGreg Hawgood D 77 11 27 38 76 12 2 0 1
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 78 9 27 36 48 6 5 0 4
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 71 8 27 35 75 2 1 0 0
Burridge, RandyRandy Burridge LW 63 17 15 32 47 9 7 0 1
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 50 12 17 29 8 4 2 0 3
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 77 8 17 25 92 -3 0 0 2
Poulin, DaveDave Poulin C 32 6 19 25 12 11 0 1 0
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 32 6 16 22 66 12 1 0 0
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 61 5 14 19 63 11 0 0 1
Cimetta, RobRob Cimetta W 47 8 9 17 33 4 0 0 0
Propp, BrianBrian Propp LW 14 3 9 12 10 2 0 1 0
Douris, PeterPeter Douris RW 36 5 6 11 15 8 1 0 0
Byers, LyndonLyndon Byers RW 43 4 4 8 159 0 0 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 58 3 5 8 58 11 0 0 0
Millar, MikeMike Millar RW 15 1 4 5 0 -2 0 0 0
Kekalainen, JarmoJarmo Kekalainen LW 11 2 2 4 8 2 0 0 1
Quintal, StephaneStephane Quintal D 38 2 2 4 22 -11 0 0 0
Joyce, BobBob Joyce LW 23 1 2 3 22 -8 0 0 0
Markwart, NevinNevin Markwart LW 8 1 2 3 15 -2 1 0 0
Pedersen, AllenAllen Pedersen D 68 1 2 3 71 -5 0 0 0
Moog, AndyAndy Moog G 46 0 3 3 18 0 0 0 0
Johnston, GregGreg Johnston RW 9 1 1 2 6 -1 0 0 0
Walz, WesWes Walz C 2 1 1 2 0 -1 1 0 0
Kluzak, GordGord Kluzak D 8 0 2 2 11 4 0 0 0
Thelven, MichaelMichael Thelven D 6 0 2 2 23 3 0 0 0
Beers, BobBob Beers D 3 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0
O'Dwyer, BillBill O'Dwyer C 6 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Blum, JohnJohn Blum D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Crawford, LouLou Crawford LW 7 0 0 0 20 1 0 0 0
Hoover, RonRon Hoover C 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Lawton, BrianBrian Lawton LW 8 0 0 0 14 -4 0 0 0
Lemelin, ReggieReggie Lemelin G 43 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0
Neufeld, RayRay Neufeld RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shoebottom, BruceBruce Shoebottom D 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Townshend, GraemeGraeme Townshend RW 4 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Moog, AndyAndy Moog 2536 46 24 10 7 122 2.89 3 1145 1023 .893
Lemelin, ReggieReggie Lemelin 2310 43 22 15 2 108 2.81 2 1002 894 .892
Team: 4846 80 46 25 9 230 2.85 5 2147 1917 .893

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 21 12 16 28 51 7 4 1 2
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 18 3 19 22 2 3 1 0 2
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 17 5 12 17 16 11 1 0 0
Burridge, RandyRandy Burridge LW 21 4 11 15 14 2 0 1 0
Poulin, DaveDave Poulin C 18 8 5 13 8 1 2 0 2
Propp, BrianBrian Propp LW 20 4 9 13 2 5 1 0 2
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 21 4 6 10 39 -3 2 0 1
Carter, JohnJohn Carter LW 21 6 3 9 45 0 0 1 0
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 21 2 6 8 36 6 0 0 1
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 21 3 3 6 34 -8 1 0 2
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 21 1 5 6 18 -10 1 0 0
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 21 4 1 5 4 -6 1 0 0
Hawgood, GregGreg Hawgood D 15 1 3 4 12 -9 1 0 0
Byce, JohnJohn Byce C 8 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Beers, BobBob Beers D 14 1 1 2 18 1 0 0 0
Sweeney, BobBob Sweeney C/RW 20 0 2 2 30 -7 0 0 0
Byers, LyndonLyndon Byers RW 17 1 0 1 12 -4 0 0 0
Johnston, GregGreg Johnston RW 5 1 0 1 4 -1 0 0 1
Douris, PeterPeter Douris RW 8 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 8 0 1 1 4 -4 0 0 0
Brickley, AndyAndy Brickley LW/C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crawford, LouLou Crawford LW 1 0 0 0 0 -1
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 17 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Lemelin, ReggieReggie Lemelin G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moog, AndyAndy Moog G 20 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
O'Dwyer, BillBill O'Dwyer C 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pedersen, AllenAllen Pedersen D 21 0 0 0 41 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Moog, AndyAndy Moog 1195 20 13 7 44 2.21 2 486 442 .909
Lemelin, ReggieReggie Lemelin 135 3 0 1 13 5.78 0 57 44 .772
Team: 1330 21 13 8 57 2.57 2 543 486 .895

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Playoffs[edit]

Adams Division Semifinals[edit]

Boston Bruins vs. Hartford Whalers
Date Away Score Home Score
Apr. 5 Hartford 4 Boston 3
Apr. 7 Hartford 1 Boston 3
Apr. 9 Boston 3 Hartford 5
Apr. 11 Boston 6 Hartford 5
Apr. 13 Hartford 2 Boston 3
Apr. 15 Boston 2 Hartford 3 (OT)
Apr. 17 Hartford 1 Boston 3
Boston wins best-of-seven series 4–3

Adams Division Finals[edit]

Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Date Away Score Home Score
Apr. 19 Montreal 0 Boston 1
Apr. 21 Montreal 4 Boston 5 (OT)
Apr. 23 Boston 6 Montreal 3
Apr. 25 Boston 1 Montreal 4
Apr. 27 Montreal 1 Boston 3
Boston wins best-of-seven series 4–1

Wales Conference Finals[edit]

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals
Date Away Score Home Score
May 3 Washington 3 Boston 5
May 5 Washington 0 Boston 3
May 7 Boston 4 Washington 1
May 9 Boston 3 Washington 2
Boston wins best-of-seven series 4–0

Stanley Cup finals[edit]

In game 1, Petr Klima scored at 15:13 of the third overtime period to give the Oilers a 3–2 win; 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.

Roster[edit]

Boston Bruins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1990.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1990_goalies.html
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  4. ^ "1989-90 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05. [dead link]