1990–91 St. Louis Blues season

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1990–91 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Norris
Conference 2nd Campbell
1990–91 record 47–22–11
Home record 24–9–7
Road record 23–13–4
Goals for 310
Goals against 250
Team information
General Manager Ron Caron
Coach Brian Sutter
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Garth Butcher
Adam Oates
Team leaders
Goals Brett Hull (86)
Assists Adam Oates (90)
Points Brett Hull (131)
Penalties in minutes Glen Featherstone (204)
Wins Vincent Riendeau (29)
Goals against average Vincent Riendeau (3.01)
<1989–90 1991–92>

The 1990–91 St. Louis Blues season was one in which Brett Hull scored 50 goals in 50 games. Hull finished with 86, the third-highest total in National Hockey League history. After finishing the regular season with the NHL's second highest point total (105), the Blues overcame a 3-games-to-1 series deficit against the Detroit Red Wings in the Norris Division semi-finals before losing the Minnesota North Stars in the Norris Division Final.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Newly acquired defenceman Scott Stevens is named team captain, replacing Rick Meagher.

NHL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Blues allowed the most short-handed goals in the NHL, with 18.[2]

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

[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.

Campbell Conference[4]
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 W October 4, 1990 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 1–0–0
2 L October 6, 1990 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 1–1–0
3 W October 9, 1990 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 2–1–0
4 L October 12, 1990 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 2–2–0
5 L October 14, 1990 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 2–3–0
6 W October 16, 1990 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 3–3–0
7 W October 18, 1990 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 4–3–0
8 T October 20, 1990 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 4–3–1
9 W October 24, 1990 8–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 5–3–1
10 W October 25, 1990 8–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 6–3–1
11 W October 27, 1990 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 7–3–1
12 W October 30, 1990 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 8–3–1
13 L November 1, 1990 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 8–4–1
14 W November 3, 1990 4–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 9–4–1
15 W November 6, 1990 2–1 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 10–4–1
16 W November 8, 1990 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 11–4–1
17 W November 10, 1990 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 12–4–1
18 W November 13, 1990 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 13–4–1
19 W November 17, 1990 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 14–4–1
20 L November 18, 1990 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 14–5–1
21 W November 20, 1990 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 15–5–1
22 L November 23, 1990 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 15–6–1
23 T November 24, 1990 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 15–6–2
24 L November 27, 1990 3–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 15–7–2
25 T November 29, 1990 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 15–7–3
26 L December 1, 1990 1–4 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 15–8–3
27 L December 2, 1990 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 15–9–3
28 W December 7, 1990 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 16–9–3
29 W December 8, 1990 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 17–9–3
30 T December 11, 1990 3–3 OT Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 17–9–4
31 W December 13, 1990 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 18–9–4
32 W December 15, 1990 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 19–9–4
33 W December 16, 1990 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 20–9–4
34 T December 20, 1990 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (1990–91) 20–9–5
35 W December 22, 1990 5–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 21–9–5
36 T December 26, 1990 6–6 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 21–9–6
37 L December 27, 1990 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 21–10–6
38 L December 29, 1990 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 21–11–6
39 L December 31, 1990 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 21–12–6
40 W January 3, 1991 8–7 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 22–12–6
41 L January 5, 1991 2–3 OT New York Rangers (1990–91) 22–13–6
42 W January 8, 1991 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 23–13–6
43 W January 9, 1991 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 24–13–6
44 T January 12, 1991 4–4 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 24–13–7
45 W January 13, 1991 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 25–13–7
46 W January 15, 1991 7–3 Washington Capitals (1990–91) 26–13–7
47 L January 17, 1991 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 26–14–7
48 L January 22, 1991 3–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 26–15–7
49 W January 25, 1991 9–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 27–15–7
50 W January 26, 1991 5–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 28–15–7
51 W January 29, 1991 8–3 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 29–15–7
52 W January 31, 1991 4–3 OT Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 30–15–7
53 W February 2, 1991 5–4 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 31–15–7
54 L February 4, 1991 5–6 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 31–16–7
55 W February 6, 1991 5–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 32–16–7
56 W February 9, 1991 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 33–16–7
57 W February 12, 1991 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 34–16–7
58 W February 14, 1991 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 35–16–7
59 L February 17, 1991 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 35–17–7
60 W February 19, 1991 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 36–17–7
61 W February 21, 1991 7–2 New York Islanders (1990–91) 37–17–7
62 W February 23, 1991 9–2 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 38–17–7
63 L February 24, 1991 2–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 38–18–7
64 W February 26, 1991 3–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 39–18–7
65 T February 28, 1991 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1990–91) 39–18–8
66 T March 2, 1991 4–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 39–18–9
67 W March 5, 1991 4–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 40–18–9
68 T March 7, 1991 5–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 40–18–10
69 L March 9, 1991 4–8 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 40–19–10
70 L March 10, 1991 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 40–20–10
71 T March 14, 1991 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 40–20–11
72 L March 16, 1991 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 40–21–11
73 L March 17, 1991 4–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 40–22–11
74 W March 19, 1991 2–1 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 41–22–11
75 W March 21, 1991 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 42–22–11
76 W March 23, 1991 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 43–22–11
77 W March 25, 1991 5–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 44–22–11
78 W March 28, 1991 3–0 New York Islanders (1990–91) 45–22–11
79 W March 30, 1991 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 46–22–11
80 W March 31, 1991 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 47–22–11

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hull, BrettBrett Hull RW 78 86 45 131 22 23 29 0 11
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 61 25 90 115 29 15 3 1 3
Brown, JeffJeff Brown D 67 12 47 59 39 4 6 1 0
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 66 27 30 57 56 19 9 0 6
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour C 78 17 32 49 93 2 4 0 3
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 78 5 44 49 150 23 1 0 1
Lowry, DaveDave Lowry LW 79 19 21 40 168 19 0 2 5
Wilson, RonRon Wilson C 73 10 27 37 54 -1 1 2 1
Cavallini, PaulPaul Cavallini D 67 10 25 35 89 19 3 0 0
Cavallini, GinoGino Cavallini LW 78 8 27 35 81 4 3 0 2
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 79 16 18 34 183 17 0 2 1
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 48 14 18 32 10 2 5 0 2
Momesso, SergioSergio Momesso LW 59 10 18 28 131 12 0 0 1
Sutter, RichRich Sutter RW 77 16 11 27 122 6 0 2 2
Featherstone, GlenGlen Featherstone D 68 5 15 20 204 19 1 0 1
MacLean, PaulPaul MacLean RW 37 6 11 17 24 -2 0 0 2
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 64 2 14 16 81 17 0 0 0
Quinn, DanDan Quinn C 14 4 7 11 20 -5 4 0 2
Tuttle, SteveSteve Tuttle RW 20 3 6 9 2 2 0 0 0
Raglan, HerbHerb Raglan RW 32 3 3 6 52 4 0 0 1
Tilley, TomTom Tilley D 22 2 4 6 4 5 0 0 0
Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts D 54 1 4 5 50 3 0 0 1
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 24 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 0
Dirk, RobertRobert Dirk D 41 1 3 4 100 2 0 0 0
Butcher, GarthGarth Butcher D 13 0 4 4 32 4 0 0 0
Bruce, DavidDavid Bruce LW 12 1 2 3 14 1 0 0 0
Lavoie, DominicDominic Lavoie D 6 1 2 3 2 4 0 0 0
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson RW 4 0 3 3 2 -2 0 0 0
Kimble, DarinDarin Kimble RW 26 1 1 2 128 2 0 0 1
Mongeau, MichelMichel Mongeau C 7 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau G 44 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Chase, KellyKelly Chase RW 2 1 0 1 15 1 0 0 1
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski G 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph G 30 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 3 0 1 1 8 -1 0 0 0
Thomlinson, DaveDave Thomlinson LW 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau 2671 44 29 9 6 134 3.01 3 1241 1107 .892
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 1710 30 16 10 2 89 3.12 0 874 785 .898
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski 492 8 2 3 3 25 3.05 0 228 203 .890
Team: 4873 80 47 22 11 248 3.05 3 2343 2095 .894

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 13 7 13 20 10 7 2 0 1
Hull, BrettBrett Hull RW 13 11 8 19 4 5 3 0 2
Brown, JeffJeff Brown D 13 3 9 12 6 6 0 0 0
Quinn, DanDan Quinn C 13 4 7 11 32 -2 2 0 1
Brind'Amour, RodRod Brind'Amour C 13 2 5 7 10 0 1 0 0
Sutter, RichRich Sutter RW 13 4 2 6 16 2 0 0 1
Cavallini, PaulPaul Cavallini D 13 2 3 5 20 0 1 0 0
Lowry, DaveDave Lowry LW 13 1 4 5 35 -6 0 0 0
Thomlinson, DaveDave Thomlinson LW 9 3 1 4 4 2 1 0 1
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 13 1 3 4 24 1 0 0 0
Cavallini, GinoGino Cavallini LW 13 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 0
Butcher, GarthGarth Butcher D 13 2 1 3 54 -1 0 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 13 0 3 3 36 8 0 0 0
Tuttle, SteveSteve Tuttle RW 6 0 3 3 0 -3 0 0 0
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 9 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Bruce, DavidDavid Bruce LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chase, KellyKelly Chase RW 6 0 0 0 18 -1 0 0 0
Featherstone, GlenGlen Featherstone D 9 0 0 0 31 -5 0 0 0
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kimble, DarinDarin Kimble RW 13 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0
Marois, MarioMario Marois D 9 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau G 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts D 8 0 0 0 12 -1 0 0 0
Wilson, RonRon Wilson C 7 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Riendeau, VincentVincent Riendeau 687 13 6 7 35 3.06 1 294 259 .881
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski 90 3 0 0 5 3.33 0 35 30 .857
Team: 777 13 6 7 40 3.09 1 329 289 .878

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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]

Norris Division Semi-Finals[edit]

St. Louis vs. Detroit
Date Away Home
April 4 Detroit 6 3 St. Louis
April 6 Detroit 2 4 St. Louis
April 8 St. Louis 2 5 Detroit
April 10 St. Louis 3 4 Detroit
April 12 Detroit 1 6 St. Louis
April 14 St. Louis 3 0 Detroit
April 16 Detroit 2 3 St. Louis
St. Louis wins series 4–3

Norris Division Finals[edit]

St. Louis vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home
April 18 Minnesota 2 1 St. Louis
April 20 Minnesota 2 5 St. Louis
April 22 St. Louis 1 5 Minnesota
April 24 St. Louis 4 8 Minnesota
April 26 Minnesota 2 4 St. Louis
April 28 St. Louis 2 3 Minnesota
Minnesota wins series 4–2

Roster[edit]

Awards and Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1991.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1991.html
  3. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  4. ^ "1990-1991 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  5. ^ "1990-91 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 182, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5