1991–92 Detroit Red Wings season

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1991–92 Detroit Red Wings
Norris Division Champions
Division 1st Norris
Conference 1st Campbell
1991–92 record 43–25–12
Home record 24–12–4
Road record 19–13–8
Goals for 320
Goals against 256
Team information
General Manager Bryan Murray
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Gerard Gallant
Bob Probert
Brad McCrimmon
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Steve Yzerman (45)
Assists Steve Yzerman (58)
Points Steve Yzerman (103)
Penalties in minutes Bob Probert (276)
Plus/minus Paul Ysebaert (44)
Wins Tim Cheveldae (38)
Goals against average Vincent Riendeau (1.38)
<1990–91 1992–93>

The 1991–92 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 69th season. The Wings made it to the second round of the playoffs before losing to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Red Wings, along with the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, had five 30-goal scorers. This was also the first season for the now retired NHL legend Nicklas Lidstrom.

Offseason[edit]

In the Entry Draft, the Wings picked Martin Lapointe in the first round, 10th overall. In the third round, the Wings picked their goalie of the future Chris Osgood.

Regular season[edit]

The Red Wings led the NHL in short-handed goals scored, with 18.[1]

Season standings[edit]

Norris Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings 80 43 25 12 320 256 98
2 Chicago Blackhawks 80 36 29 15 257 236 87
3 St Louis Blues 80 36 33 11 279 266 83
4 Minnesota North Stars 80 32 42 6 246 278 70
5 Toronto Maple Leafs 80 30 43 7 234 294 67
Campbell Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 43 25 12 320 256 98
2 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 42 26 12 285 250 96
3 Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 36 29 15 257 236 87
4 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 36 33 11 279 266 83
5 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 35 31 14 287 296 84
6 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 36 34 10 295 297 82
7 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 32 42 6 246 278 70
8 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 33 32 15 251 244 81
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 30 43 7 234 294 67
10 Calgary Flames SMY 80 31 37 12 296 305 74
11 San Jose Sharks SMY 80 17 58 5 219 359 39

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
1 October 3 Detroit 3 – 3 Chicago * 0–0–1 1
2 October 5 Detroit 5 – 8 Toronto 0–1–1 1
3 October 10 Montreal 4 – 1 Detroit 0–2–1 1
4 October 12 Detroit 2 – 3 Minnesota 0–3–1 1
5 October 15 Edmonton 1 – 3 Detroit 1–3–1 3
6 October 17 St. Louis 3 – 6 Detroit 2–3–1 5
7 October 19 Detroit 6 – 1 Quebec 3–3–1 7
8 October 23 Winnipeg 3 – 2 Detroit 3–4–1 7
9 October 25 Toronto 0 – 4 Detroit 4–4–1 9
10 October 26 Detroit 1 – 6 Toronto 4–5–1 9
11 October 28 Los Angeles 4 – 3 Detroit 4–6–1 9
12 October 30 Buffalo 1 – 3 Detroit 5–6–1 11

November[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
13 November 1 Hartford 5 – 8 Detroit 6–6–1 13
14 November 2 Detroit 1 – 4 Boston 6–7–1 13
15 November 5 Minnesota 3 – 2 Detroit 6–8–1 13
16 November 7 St. Louis 3 – 10 Detroit 7–8–1 15
17 November 8 Detroit 5 – 4 Washington 8–8–1 17
18 November 10 St. Louis 4 – 6 Detroit 9–8–1 19
19 November 12 Detroit 5 – 4 Calgary * 10–8–1 21
20 November 14 Detroit 3 – 3 San Jose * 10–8–2 22
21 November 16 Detroit 5 – 3 Los Angeles 11–8–2 24
22 November 19 Chicago 1 – 4 Detroit 12–8–2 26
23 November 22 Minnesota 3 – 4 Detroit 13–8–2 28
24 November 23 Detroit 2 – 2 Minnesota * 13–8–3 29
25 November 25 Washington 4 – 5 Detroit 14–8–3 31
26 November 30 Detroit 3 – 7 St. Louis 14–9–3 31

December[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
27 December 3 Calgary 2 – 5 Detroit 15–9–3 33
28 December 6 NY Rangers 5 – 6 Detroit * 16–9–3 35
29 December 7 Detroit 2 – 2 New Jersey * 16–9–4 36
30 December 10 Chicago 3 – 5 Detroit 17–9–4 38
31 December 12 Quebec 1 – 4 Detroit 18–9–4 40
32 December 14 Detroit 4 – 3 Calgary * 19–9–4 42
33 December 15 Detroit 4 – 1 Edmonton 20–9–4 44
34 December 17 Detroit 1 – 2 Vancouver 20–10–4 44
35 December 21 Detroit 5 – 2 Los Angeles 21–10–4 46
36 December 28 Detroit 5 – 4 Toronto 22–10–4 48
37 December 29 Detroit 6 – 4 Chicago 23–10–4 50
38 December 31 Boston 5 – 3 Detroit 23–11–4 50

January[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
39 January 3 Toronto 4 – 6 Detroit 24–11–4 52
40 January 4 Detroit 6 – 2 St. Louis 25–11–4 54
41 January 7 NY Islanders 5 – 2 Detroit 25–12–4 54
42 January 9 Minnesota 4 – 9 Detroit 26–12–4 56
43 January 11 Edmonton 5 – 5 Detroit * 26–12–5 57
44 January 14 Detroit 2 – 6 NY Islanders 26–13–5 57
45 January 16 Pittsburgh 3 – 3 Detroit * 26–13–6 58
46 January 21 Philadelphia 3 – 7 Detroit 27–13–6 60
47 January 23 Vancouver 3 – 1 Detroit 27–14–6 60
48 January 25 Detroit 7 – 0 New Jersey 28–14–6 62
49 January 29 Buffalo 4 – 4 Detroit * 28–14–7 63
50 January 31 New Jersey 6 – 3 Detroit 28–15–7 63

February[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
51 February 1 Detroit 3 - 4 Montreal * 28-16-7 63
52 February 3 Detroit 4 - 4 Pittsburgh * 28-16-8 64
53 February 5 Washington 1 - 4 Detroit 29-16-8 66
54 February 7 Toronto 4 - 3 Detroit 29-17-8 66
55 February 9 Detroit 5 - 5 NY Rangers * 29-17-9 67
56 February 11 Detroit 3 - 4 Toronto 29-18-9 67
57 February 12 Detroit 9 - 4 Buffalo 30-18-9 69
58 February 15 San Jose 1 - 11 Detroit 31-18-9 71
59 February 17 St. Louis 3 - 5 Detroit 32-18-9 73
60 February 20 Toronto 2 - 3 Detroit 33-18-9 75
61 February 22 Chicago 1 - 2 Detroit 34-18-9 77
62 February 23 Detroit 4 - 0 Hartford 35-18-9 79
63 February 27 Detroit 2 - 4 Chicago 35-19-9 79
64 February 29 Detroit 3 - 2 St. Louis 36-19-9 81

March[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
65 March 3 Winnipeg 4 - 3 Detroit 36-20-9 81
66 March 5 Minnesota 4 - 2 Detroit 36-21-9 81
67 March 7 Detroit 4 - 4 Quebec * 36-21-10 82
68 March 8 Detroit 1 - 4 Montreal 36-22-10 82
69 March 12 Detroit 5 - 4 St. Louis 37-22-10 84
70 March 14 Detroit 1 - 4 Minnesota 37-23-10 84
71 March 15 Detroit 1 - 1 Winnipeg * 37-23-11 85
72 March 17 Detroit 5 - 4 San Jose 38-23-11 87
73 March 20 NY Rangers 4 - 2 Detroit 38-24-11 87
74 March 22 Philadelphia 4 - 3 Detroit 38-25-11 87
75 March 24 Pittsburgh 2 - 4 Detroit 39-25-11 89
76 March 28 Vancouver 1 - 3 Detroit 40-25-11 91
77 March 29 Detroit 6 - 2 Vancouver 41-25-11 93
78 March 31 Chicago 3 - 3 Detroit * 41-25-12 94

April[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
79 April 12 Detroit 2 - 1 Chicago 42-25-12 96
80 April 14 Detroit 7 - 4 Minnesota 43-25-12 98

Playoffs[edit]

The Wings won the Division Semi-Finals (4-3) against the Minnesota North Stars but lost the Division Finals (0-4) to the Chicago Blackhawks. They won their 3 division champ for the norris division and went to the second round in all best of seven series.

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Yzerman 79 45 58 103 64
Sergei Fedorov 80 32 54 86 72
Paul Ysebaert 79 35 40 75 55
Jimmy Carson 80 34 35 69 30
Ray Sheppard 74 36 26 62 27
Shawn Burr 79 19 32 51 118
Kevin Miller 80 20 26 46 53
Bob Probert 63 20 24 44 276
Gerard Gallant 69 14 22 36 187
Keith Primeau 35 6 10 16 83

Defencemen[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Nicklas Lidstrom 80 11 49 60 22
Steve Chiasson 62 10 24 34 136
Vladimir Konstantinov 79 8 25 33 172
Brad McCrimmon 79 7 22 29 118
Yves Racine 61 2 22 24 94
Doug Crossman 26 0 8 8 14
Brad Marsh 55 3 4 7 53

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
Tim Cheveldae 72 38 23 9 2 3.20
Greg Millen 10 3 2 3 0 2.71

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

NHL Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 10. Martin Lapointe  Canada Laval Titan (QMJHL)
2 32. Jamie Pushor  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
3 54. Chris Osgood  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
4 76. Mike Knuble  Canada Kalamazoo (NAHL)
5 98. Dmitri Motkov  Russia CSKA Moscow (Russia)

[4]

Other Picks

  • 7th Rd, 142nd pick, Igor Malykhin D CSKA Moscow [Russia]
  • 9th Rd, 186th pick, Jim Bermingham C Laval Titan [QMJHL]
  • 10th Rd, 208th pick, Jason Firth C Kitchener Rangers [OHL]
  • 11th Rd, 230th pick, Bart Turner Michigan State University [NCAA]
  • 12th Rd, 252nd pick, Andrew Miller C Wexford (MTJHL)

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References[edit]