1989–90 Buffalo Sabres season

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1989–90 Buffalo Sabres
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 2nd Wales
1989–90 record 45–27–8
Home record 27–11–2
Road record 18–16–6
Goals for 286
Goals against 248
Team information
General Manager Gerry Meehan
Coach Rick Dudley
Captain Mike Foligno
Alternate captains Phil Housley
Mike Ramsey
Arena Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Team leaders
Goals Dave Andreychuk
Pierre Turgeon (40)
Assists Pierre Turgeon (66)
Points Pierre Turgeon (106)
Penalties in minutes Mike Hartman (211)
Wins Daren Puppa (31)
Goals against average Daren Puppa (2.89)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The 1989–90 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 20th season in the National Hockey League. They finished the season with the third best record in the NHL. The season also featured the NHL debuts of Alexander Mogilny, Rob Ray, and Donald Audette.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 14. Kevin Haller (D)  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)

Regular season[edit]

Season 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

[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.

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 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 38 33 9 275 268 85
5 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 279 267 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


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM

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

Playoffs[edit]

1990 Stanley Cup playoffs

Montreal won series 4-2


Awards and records[edit]

  • Daren Puppa, Goaltender, NHL All-Star Game Appearance
  • Pierre Turgeon, Phil Housley, Dave Anderchuk, NHL All-Star Game Appearance
  • Daren Puppa, Goaltender, NHL Second Team All-Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.