1990–91 Detroit Red Wings season

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The 1990–91 Detroit Red Wings season saw the team return to the playoffs after missing the previous season, despite winning only thirty-four games. As of 2013, this is the most recent season with more losses than wins by the Red Wings, who were to set a National Hockey League record for the most consecutive winning seasons during the following two decades.

1990–91 Detroit Red Wings
Division 3rd Norris
1990–91 record 34–38–8
Goals for 273
Goals against 298
Team information
General Manager Bryan Murray
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Gerard Gallant
Rick Zombo
Bob Probert
Team leaders
<1989–90 1991–92>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 80 49 23 8 284 211 106
St. Louis Blues 80 47 22 11 310 250 105
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 38 8 273 298 76
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 39 14 256 266 68
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 23 46 11 241 318 57

[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.

Campbell Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 49 23 8 284 211 106
2 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 46 24 10 340 254 102
3 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 47 22 11 310 250 105
4 Calgary Flames SMY 80 46 26 8 344 263 100
5 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 37 37 6 272 272 80
6 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 34 38 8 273 298 76
7 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 27 39 14 256 266 68
8 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 28 43 9 243 315 65
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 23 46 11 241 318 57
10 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 26 43 11 260 288 63

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe

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


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 4, 1990 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 0–0–1
2 L October 6, 1990 4–6 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 0–1–1
3 L October 7, 1990 2–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 0–2–1
4 W October 10, 1990 6–5 OT Calgary Flames (1990–91) 1–2–1
5 W October 12, 1990 4–2 Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 2–2–1
6 T October 13, 1990 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 2–2–2
7 W October 16, 1990 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 3–2–2
8 W October 18, 1990 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 4–2–2
9 L October 20, 1990 3–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 4–3–2
10 W October 23, 1990 6–0 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 5–3–2
11 W October 26, 1990 8–6 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 6–3–2
12 T October 27, 1990 2–2 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 6–3–3
13 L October 30, 1990 2–5 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 6–4–3
14 W November 1, 1990 5–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 7–4–3
15 L November 3, 1990 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 7–5–3
16 L November 6, 1990 3–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 7–6–3
17 L November 8, 1990 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 7–7–3
18 L November 10, 1990 1–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 7–8–3
19 L November 14, 1990 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 7–9–3
20 W November 17, 1990 8–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 8–9–3
21 L November 19, 1990 2–3 OT Washington Capitals (1990–91) 8–10–3
22 W November 21, 1990 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 9–10–3
23 W November 23, 1990 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 10–10–3
24 W November 27, 1990 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 11–10–3
25 W November 29, 1990 5–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 12–10–3
26 W December 1, 1990 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 13–10–3
27 T December 2, 1990 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 13–10–4
28 L December 4, 1990 4–5 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 13–11–4
29 L December 7, 1990 3–6 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 13–12–4
30 L December 8, 1990 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 13–13–4
31 W December 11, 1990 8–3 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 14–13–4
32 W December 13, 1990 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 15–13–4
33 W December 15, 1990 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 16–13–4
34 L December 16, 1990 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 16–14–4
35 W December 18, 1990 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 17–14–4
36 W December 20, 1990 3–1 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 18–14–4
37 W December 22, 1990 5–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 19–14–4
38 L December 23, 1990 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 19–15–4
39 L December 28, 1990 0–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 19–16–4
40 L December 31, 1990 0–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 19–17–4
41 W January 2, 1991 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 20–17–4
42 L January 4, 1991 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 20–18–4
43 L January 5, 1991 0–7 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 20–19–4
44 W January 9, 1991 5–3 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 21–19–4
45 W January 11, 1991 6–3 New York Rangers (1990–91) 22–19–4
46 T January 12, 1991 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 22–19–5
47 L January 14, 1991 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 22–20–5
48 L January 16, 1991 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 22–21–5
49 L January 22, 1991 1–2 OT Washington Capitals (1990–91) 22–22–5
50 L January 25, 1991 4–9 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 22–23–5
51 L January 26, 1991 4–5 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 22–24–5
52 L January 28, 1991 2–6 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 22–25–5
53 L January 30, 1991 2–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 22–26–5
54 W February 1, 1991 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 23–26–5
55 W February 2, 1991 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 24–26–5
56 L February 4, 1991 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 24–27–5
57 W February 8, 1991 8–4 New York Islanders (1990–91) 25–27–5
58 L February 9, 1991 5–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 25–28–5
59 W February 12, 1991 6–1 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 26–28–5
60 L February 13, 1991 2–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 26–29–5
61 L February 16, 1991 0–3 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 26–30–5
62 T February 17, 1991 3–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 26–30–6
63 T February 19, 1991 4–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 26–30–7
64 T February 22, 1991 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 26–30–8
65 L February 23, 1991 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 26–31–8
66 W February 25, 1991 5–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 27–31–8
67 W February 27, 1991 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 28–31–8
68 L March 1, 1991 1–6 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 28–32–8
69 W March 5, 1991 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 29–32–8
70 W March 7, 1991 2–0 New York Islanders (1990–91) 30–32–8
71 L March 9, 1991 2–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 30–33–8
72 W March 10, 1991 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 31–33–8
73 W March 13, 1991 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 32–33–8
74 L March 14, 1991 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 32–34–8
75 W March 16, 1991 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 33–34–8
76 L March 22, 1991 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 33–35–8
77 L March 23, 1991 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 33–36–8
78 L March 27, 1991 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 33–37–8
79 W March 30, 1991 6–5 New York Rangers (1990–91) 34–37–8
80 L March 31, 1991 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 34–38–8

Playoffs[edit]

At 34-38-8, the Red Wings finished 3rd in the Campbell Conference. In the playoffs, they faced the St. Louis Blues who had finished 47-22-11 (and 2nd in the Campbell Conference). The Red Wings were beaten in the 7 game series 3 victories to 4.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 80 51 57 108 34 -2 12 6 4
Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov C 77 31 48 79 66 11 11 3 5
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 80 20 30 50 112 14 6 0 4
Racine, YvesYves Racine D 62 7 40 47 33 1 2 0 1
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 64 21 25 46 28 3 5 1 4
Barr, DaveDave Barr RW 70 18 22 40 55 20 2 2 2
Garpenlov, JohanJohan Garpenlov LW 71 18 22 40 18 -4 2 0 3
Probert, BobBob Probert LW 55 16 23 39 315 -3 4 0 3
Fedyk, BrentBrent Fedyk LW 67 16 19 35 38 20 0 0 1
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert C 51 15 18 33 16 -8 5 0 1
Gallant, GerardGerard Gallant LW 45 10 16 26 111 6 3 0 1
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 77 4 19 23 55 -2 0 0 0
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 42 3 17 20 80 0 1 0 1
Habscheid, MarcMarc Habscheid RW/C 46 9 8 17 22 -10 0 4 1
Green, RickRick Green D 65 2 14 16 24 10 0 0 0
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 58 3 12 15 106 -12 0 0 1
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 64 0 13 13 81 7 0 0 0
Djoos, PerPer Djoos D 26 0 12 12 16 -2 0 0 0
Chabot, JohnJohn Chabot C 27 5 5 10 4 6 2 0 1
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 21 3 7 10 50 6 1 0 0
Kocur, JoeJoe Kocur RW 52 5 4 9 253 -6 0 0 0
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas D 56 3 5 8 20 6 0 0 1
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 47 1 7 8 183 -15 0 0 0
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 11 5 2 7 4 -4 0 1 0
Crossman, DougDoug Crossman D 17 3 4 7 17 -6 1 0 0
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae G 65 0 5 5 2 0 0 0 0
Marsh, BradBrad Marsh D 20 1 3 4 16 -3 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 22 0 4 4 43 -2 0 0 0
Shuchuk, GaryGary Shuchuk RW 6 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 0
Wilkie, BobBob Wilkie D 8 1 2 3 2 -2 0 0 0
Kennedy, SheldonSheldon Kennedy RW 7 1 0 1 12 -1 0 0 0
Luongo, ChrisChris Luongo D 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
McDougall, BillBill McDougall C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Shank, DanielDaniel Shank RW 7 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0
Sillinger, MikeMike Sillinger C 3 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bissett, TomTom Bissett C 5 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gagnon, DavidDavid Gagnon G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 19 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
King, ScottScott King G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kruppke, GordGord Kruppke D 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
McClelland, KevinKevin McClelland RW 3 0 0 0 7 -4 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 9 0 0 0 55 -4 0 0 0
Vial, DennisDennis Vial D/LW 9 0 0 0 16 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae 3615 65 30 26 5 214 3.55 2 1716 1502 .875
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 862 19 4 6 3 46 3.20 0 438 392 .895
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 178 3 0 3 0 13 4.38 0 99 86 .869
Chevrier, AlainAlain Chevrier 108 3 0 2 0 11 6.11 0 55 44 .800
Gagnon, DavidDavid Gagnon 35 2 0 1 0 6 10.29 0 28 22 .786
King, ScottScott King 45 1 0 0 0 2 2.67 0 11 9 .818
Team: 4843 80 34 38 8 292 3.62 2 2347 2055 .876

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 7 3 3 6 4 1 0 0
Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov C 7 1 5 6 4 0 0 1
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 7 3 2 5 20 0 1 0
Crossman, DougDoug Crossman D 6 0 5 5 6 0 0 0
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 5 3 1 4 19 1 0 0
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 7 0 4 4 15 0 0 0
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 7 2 1 3 4 0 0 1
Probert, BobBob Probert LW 6 1 2 3 50 0 0 0
Racine, YvesYves Racine D 7 2 0 2 0 2 0 0
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 7 1 1 2 21 0 0 0
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 5 1 1 2 25 0 0 0
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert C 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Dollas, BobbyBobby Dollas D 7 1 0 1 13 0 0 0
Fedyk, BrentBrent Fedyk LW 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 1
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 7 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Garpenlov, JohanJohan Garpenlov LW 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 5 0 1 1 41 0 0 0
Sillinger, MikeMike Sillinger C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bester, AllanAllan Bester G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Habscheid, MarcMarc Habscheid RW/C 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marsh, BradBrad Marsh D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McDougall, BillBill McDougall C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 6 0 0 0 32 0 0 0
Shuchuk, GaryGary Shuchuk RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae 398 7 3 4 22 3.32 0 208 186 .894
Bester, AllanAllan Bester 20 1 0 0 1 3.00 0 12 11 .917
Team: 418 7 3 4 23 3.30 0 220 197 .895

[3]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1990-1991 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  3. ^ "1990-91 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 

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