1991–92 New Jersey Devils season

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1991–92 New Jersey Devils
Division 4th Patrick
Conference 5th Prince of Wales
1991–92 record 38–31–11
Home record 24–12–4
Road record 14–19–7
Goals for 289
Goals against 259
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Tom McVie
Captain Bruce Driver
Alternate captains John MacLean
Scott Stevens
Laurie Boschman
Arena Brendan Byrne Arena
Team leaders
Goals Claude Lemieux (41)
Assists Scott Stevens and Kevin Todd (42)
Points Claude Lemieux (68)
Penalties in minutes Randy McKay (246)
Plus/minus Claude Vilgrain (+27)
Wins Chris Terreri (22)
Goals against average Craig Billington (3.04)
<1990–91 1992–93>

The 1991–92 New Jersey Devils season was the team's tenth season in New Jersey. For the third consecutive season, the Devils qualified for the playoffs, this time losing in the division semi-finals (4-3) to the New York Rangers.

Regular season[edit]

Goaltender Martin Brodeur made his debut with the Devils. Though he would only play four games during this season, he who would go on to become the franchise goaltender of the Devils.

The Devils scored the fewest power-play goals (59) and had the fewest power-play opportunities in the NHL (338).[1]

Season standings[edit]

Patrick Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 P - New York Rangers 80 50 25 5 321 246 105
2 Washington Capitals 80 45 27 8 330 257 98
3 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 39 32 9 343 308 87
4 New Jersey Devils 80 38 31 11 289 259 87
5 New York Islanders 80 34 35 11 291 299 79
6 Philadelphia Flyers 80 32 37 11 252 273 75

P - Clinched Presidents Trophy

Prince of Wales Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 P — New York Rangers PAT 80 50 25 5 321 246 105
2 Washington Capitals PAT 80 45 27 8 330 257 98
3 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 41 28 11 267 207 93
4 Pittsburgh Penguins PAT 80 39 32 9 343 308 87
5 Boston Bruins ADM 80 36 32 12 270 275 84
6 New Jersey Devils PAT 80 38 31 11 289 259 87
7 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 31 37 12 289 299 74
8 New York Islanders PAT 80 34 35 11 291 299 79
9 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 26 41 13 247 283 65
10 Philadelphia Flyers PAT 80 32 37 11 252 273 75
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 20 48 12 255 318 52

P — Clinched Presidents Trophy, ADM — Adams Division, PAT — Patrick Division


Schedule and results[edit]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W Oct 5, 1991 7–2 St. Louis Blues 1–0–0
2 W Oct 6, 1991 4–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2–0–0
3 W Oct 8, 1991 6–5 Quebec Nordiques 3–0–0
4 W Oct 12, 1991 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins 4–0–0
5 L Oct 13, 1991 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers 4–1–0
6 L Oct 16, 1991 2–4 @ New York Rangers 4–2–0
7 L Oct 18, 1991 5–6 @ Washington Capitals 4–3–0
8 L Oct 19, 1991 1–5 Washington Capitals 4–4–0
9 W Oct 22, 1991 5–2 Los Angeles Kings 5–4–0
10 W Oct 24, 1991 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 6–4–0
11 W Oct 26, 1991 9–0 San Jose Sharks 7–4–0
12 L Oct 29, 1991 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks 7–5–0
13 W Oct 30, 1991 5–2 @ Calgary Flames 8–5–0
14 W Nov 1, 1991 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers 9–5–0
15 L Nov 4, 1991 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens 9–6–0
16 W Nov 8, 1991 3–2 Montreal Canadiens 10–6–0
17 L Nov 9, 1991 0–4 @ Boston Bruins 10–7–0
18 W Nov 12, 1991 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers 11–7–0
19 L Nov 14, 1991 3–4 New York Islanders 11–8–0
20 L Nov 16, 1991 0–1 Winnipeg Jets 11–9–0
21 W Nov 20, 1991 6–5 OT Washington Capitals 12–9–0
22 W Nov 22, 1991 8–2 Hartford Whalers 13–9–0
23 T Nov 23, 1991 5–5 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers 13–9–1
24 L Nov 27, 1991 4–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 13–10–1
25 W Nov 30, 1991 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings 14–10–1
26 W Dec 5, 1991 6–3 Calgary Flames 15–10–1
27 T Dec 7, 1991 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings 15–10–2
28 T Dec 8, 1991 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers 15–10–3
29 L Dec 10, 1991 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars 15–11–3
30 L Dec 13, 1991 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins 15–12–3
31 T Dec 14, 1991 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders 15–12–4
32 W Dec 19, 1991 4–1 @ Hartford Whalers 16–12–4
33 T Dec 21, 1991 1–1 OT Chicago Blackhawks 16–12–5
34 L Dec 23, 1991 0–3 @ New York Rangers 16–13–5
35 T Dec 26, 1991 5–5 OT @ New York Islanders 16–13–6
36 W Dec 28, 1991 3–0 Buffalo Sabres 17–13–6
37 L Dec 29, 1991 3–4 Washington Capitals 17–14–6
38 W Dec 31, 1991 7–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins 18–14–6
39 W Jan 2, 1992 4–0 Pittsburgh Penguins 19–14–6
40 W Jan 4, 1992 6–4 New York Rangers 20–14–6
41 W Jan 9, 1992 4–3 St. Louis Blues 21–14–6
42 L Jan 11, 1992 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 21–15–6
43 W Jan 12, 1992 5–2 Los Angeles Kings 22–15–6
44 T Jan 15, 1992 8–8 OT Buffalo Sabres 22–15–7
45 W Jan 24, 1992 5–2 @ Washington Capitals 23–15–7
46 L Jan 25, 1992 0–7 Detroit Red Wings 23–16–7
47 W Jan 29, 1992 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens 24–16–7
48 W Jan 31, 1992 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings 25–16–7
49 L Feb 1, 1992 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs 25–17–7
50 W Feb 4, 1992 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers 26–17–7
51 L Feb 6, 1992 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues 26–18–7
52 W Feb 8, 1992 6–4 @ Boston Bruins 27–18–7
53 W Feb 9, 1992 2–1 @ Quebec Nordiques 28–18–7
54 W Feb 13, 1992 5–3 Vancouver Canucks 29–18–7
55 W Feb 15, 1992 4–1 Hartford Whalers 30–18–7
56 W Feb 16, 1992 4–2 New York Rangers 31–18–7
57 W Feb 18, 1992 4–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers 32–18–7
58 T Feb 20, 1992 4–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks 32–18–8
59 L Feb 21, 1992 4–6 @ Winnipeg Jets 32–19–8
60 L Feb 24, 1992 1–3 Minnesota North Stars 32–20–8
61 T Feb 25, 1992 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs 32–20–9
62 L Feb 28, 1992 2–3 OT New York Islanders 32–21–9
63 W Feb 29, 1992 3–1 @ New York Islanders 33–21–9
64 L Mar 2, 1992 1–7 New York Rangers 33–22–9
65 W Mar 4, 1992 5–4 @ New York Rangers 34–22–9
66 L Mar 6, 1992 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres 34–23–9
67 L Mar 7, 1992 2–3 OT @ Washington Capitals 34–24–9
68 T Mar 11, 1992 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers 34–24–10
69 L Mar 12, 1992 1–2 @ Vancouver Canucks 34–25–10
70 L Mar 14, 1992 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks 34–26–10
71 L Mar 19, 1992 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 34–27–10
72 T Mar 21, 1992 2–2 OT New York Islanders 34–27–11
73 L Mar 22, 1992 3–6 @ New York Rangers 34–28–11
74 W Mar 24, 1992 4–3 San Jose Sharks 35–28–11
75 W Mar 26, 1992 4–2 Boston Bruins 36–28–11
76 W Mar 28, 1992 5–2 Quebec Nordiques 37–28–11
77 L Mar 29, 1992 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers 37–29–11
78 L Apr 12, 1992 3–4 OT Washington Capitals 37–30–11
79 W Apr 13, 1992 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins 38–30–11
80 L Apr 15, 1992 0–7 @ New York Islanders 38–31–11

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Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 74 41 27 68 109 9 13 1 8
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 74 29 35 64 25 -1 5 1 6
Todd, KevinKevin Todd C 80 21 42 63 69 8 2 0 2
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 66 24 38 62 42 6 10 1 3
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 68 17 42 59 124 24 7 1 2
Vilgrain, ClaudeClaude Vilgrain RW 71 19 27 46 74 27 1 1 1
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 78 7 35 42 66 5 3 1 1
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 76 12 28 40 70 14 3 2 1
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 76 19 17 36 32 8 0 3 2
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 80 17 16 33 246 6 2 0 1
Weinrich, EricEric Weinrich D 76 7 25 32 55 10 5 0 0
Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin LW 44 13 18 31 28 11 3 0 3
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 71 11 17 28 27 17 1 2 1
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 75 8 20 28 121 9 0 0 2
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 70 3 23 26 108 11 0 0 1
Maley, DavidDavid Maley LW 37 7 11 18 58 0 1 0 0
Barr, DaveDave Barr RW 41 6 12 18 32 9 0 1 0
Ciger, ZdenoZdeno Ciger LW 20 6 5 11 10 -2 1 0 0
Semak, AlexanderAlexander Semak C 25 5 6 11 0 5 0 0 1
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 44 7 3 10 16 0 0 1 1
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 80 1 7 8 170 7 0 0 0
Mallette, TroyTroy Mallette LW 17 3 4 7 43 7 0 0 0
Skalde, JarrodJarrod Skalde C 15 2 4 6 4 -1 0 0 2
Sundstrom, PatrikPatrik Sundstrom C 17 1 3 4 8 -5 1 0 0
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 19 0 4 4 4 7 0 0 0
Morris, JonJon Morris C 7 1 2 3 6 -6 1 0 0
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 7 1 2 3 6 -1 0 0 0
O'Connor, MylesMyles O'Connor D 9 0 2 2 13 -2 0 0 0
Brady, NeilNeil Brady C 7 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 26 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 5 0 1 1 9 1 0 0 0
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 54 0 1 1 13 0 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian, JeffJeff Christian LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Erickson, ChadChad Erickson G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miller, JasonJason Miller LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stewart, AllanAllan Stewart LW 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 3186 54 22 22 10 169 3.18 1 1511 1342 .888
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 1363 26 13 7 1 69 3.04 2 637 568 .892
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 179 4 2 1 0 10 3.35 0 85 75 .882
Erickson, ChadChad Erickson 120 2 1 1 0 9 4.50 0 55 46 .836
Team: 4848 80 38 31 11 257 3.18 3 2288 2031 .888

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 7 3 7 10 19 0 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 7 4 3 7 26 1 0 0
Ciger, ZdenoZdeno Ciger LW 7 2 4 6 0 0 0 1
Todd, KevinKevin Todd C 7 3 2 5 8 1 0 0
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 7 1 3 4 10 1 0 0
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 7 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
Guerin, BillBill Guerin RW 6 3 0 3 4 0 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 7 2 1 3 29 2 0 1
Richer, StephaneStephane Richer RW 7 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 7 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 7 0 3 3 16 0 0 0
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 6 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Albelin, TommyTommy Albelin D 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 7 1 1 2 4 0 1 0
Kasatonov, AlexeiAlexei Kasatonov D 7 1 1 2 12 0 0 0
Vilgrain, ClaudeClaude Vilgrain RW 7 1 1 2 17 0 0 0
Zelepukin, ValeriValeri Zelepukin LW 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Ojanen, JanneJanne Ojanen C 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Weinrich, EricEric Weinrich D 7 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Boschman, LaurieLaurie Boschman C 7 1 0 1 8 0 0 1
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Semak, AlexanderAlexander Semak C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 386 7 3 3 23 3.58 0 203 180 .887
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 32 1 0 1 3 5.63 0 15 12 .800
Team: 418 7 3 4 26 3.73 0 218 192 .881

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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]

Draft picks[edit]

The Devils' draft picks at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 3 Scott Niedermayer  Canada D Kamloops Blazers (WHL) [5]
1 11 Brian Rolston  United States LW Detroit Compuware (NAHL)
2 33 Donevan Hextall  Canada C Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
3 55 Fredrik Bremberg  Sweden RW Djurgårdens IF (Elitserien)
4 77 Brad Willner  United States D Richfield H.S. (Minnesota)
5 99 No fifth-round pick[6]
6 121 Curtis Regnier  Canada LW Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
7 143 Dave Craievich  Canada D Oshawa Generals (OHL)
8 165 Paul Wolanski  Canada D Niagara Falls Thunder (OHL)
9 187 Dan Reimann  United States D Anoka H.S. (Minnesota)
10 209 No tenth-round pick[7]
11 231 Kevin Riehl  Canada C Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
12 253 Jason Hehr  Canada D Kelowna Spartans (BCJHL)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1992.html
  2. ^ "1991-1992 Division Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "1991-1992 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1991-92 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  5. ^ The Devils acquired the 1991 first-round pick from Toronto for Tom Kurvers on October 16, 1989.
  6. ^ The Devils traded their 1991 fifth-round pick (used on Yan Kaminsky) to Winnipeg for Laurie Boschman on September 6, 1990.
  7. ^ The Devils traded their 1991 tenth-round pick (used on Rob Leask) to Washington for Peter Sundstrom on June 19, 1989.