1992–93 Los Angeles Kings season

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1992–93 Los Angeles Kings
Campbell Conference Champions
Division 3rd Smythe
Conference 6th Campbell
1992–93 record 39–35–10
Home record 22–15–5
Road record 17–20–5
Goals for 338
Goals against 340
Team information
General Manager Nick Beverley
Coach Barry Melrose
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Luc Robitaille (Oct-Jan)
Alternate captains Tony Granato (Oct-Jan)
Paul Coffey (Oct-Jan)
Luc Robitaille
Marty McSorley
Arena Great Western Forum
Team leaders
Goals Luc Robitaille (63)
Assists Luc Robitaille (62)
Points Luc Robitaille (125)
Penalties in minutes Marty McSorley (399)
Plus/minus Jari Kurri (+19)
Wins Kelly Hrudey (18)
Goals against average Robb Stauber (3.84)
<1991–92 1993–94>

The 1992–93 Los Angeles Kings season was the Kings' 26th season. The highlight of the season involved appearing in the Stanley Cup Finals. During their playoff run, the Los Angeles Kings played against Canadian teams all throughout the playoffs (Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens).

Offseason[edit]

In the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, the Kings chose Justin Hocking with their first pick, 39th overall, in the second round.

Regular season[edit]

On Sunday, November 8, 1992, three Los Angeles Kings (Mike Donnelly, Jari Kurri and Luc Robitaille) scored a hat trick in an 11-4 win at San Jose.[1]

The Kings were the most penalized team during the regular season, being shorthanded 529 times.[2]

Los Angeles finished with 2,855 shots on goal during the regular season, second only to the Boston Bruins.[3]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T Pts GF GA
Vancouver Canucks 84 46 29 9 101 346 278
Calgary Flames 84 43 30 11 97 322 282
Los Angeles Kings 84 39 35 10 88 338 340
Winnipeg Jets 84 40 37 7 87 322 320
Edmonton Oilers 84 26 50 8 60 242 337
San Jose Sharks 84 11 71 2 24 218 414

[4]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.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 6, 1992 5–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1992–93) 1–0–0
2 L October 8, 1992 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 1–1–0
3 W October 10, 1992 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 2–1–0
4 W October 13, 1992 2–1 San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 3–1–0
5 W October 15, 1992 4–0 Calgary Flames (1992–93) 4–1–0
6 W October 17, 1992 8–6 Boston Bruins (1992–93) 5–1–0
7 L October 20, 1992 2–6 @ Calgary Flames (1992–93) 5–2–0
8 L October 23, 1992 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 5–3–0
9 T October 24, 1992 5–5 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1992–93) 5–3–1
10 W October 27, 1992 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1992–93) 6–3–1
11 L October 29, 1992 3–8 @ Boston Bruins (1992–93) 6–4–1
12 W October 31, 1992 7–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 7–4–1
13 W November 5, 1992 5–2 New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 8–4–1
14 W November 7, 1992 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1992–93) 9–4–1
15 W November 8, 1992 11–4 @ San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 10–4–1
16 T November 10, 1992 4–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 10–4–2
17 W November 12, 1992 7–4 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 11–4–2
18 W November 14, 1992 6–2 Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 12–4–2
19 L November 16, 1992 3–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 12–5–2
20 L November 17, 1992 0–6 @ San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 12–6–2
21 W November 19, 1992 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 13–6–2
22 W November 21, 1992 6–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 14–6–2
23 W November 25, 1992 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 15–6–2
24 W November 27, 1992 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 16–6–2
25 L November 28, 1992 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 16–7–2
26 W December 1, 1992 6–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 17–7–2
27 W December 3, 1992 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 18–7–2
28 W December 5, 1992 7–3 Hartford Whalers (1992–93) 19–7–2
29 T December 8, 1992 5–5 OT Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 19–7–3
30 L December 10, 1992 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 19–8–3
31 W December 12, 1992 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 20–8–3
32 L December 15, 1992 2–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 20–9–3
33 T December 18, 1992 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 20–9–4
34 L December 19, 1992 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1992–93) 20–10–4
35 L December 22, 1992 2–6 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 20–11–4
36 L December 26, 1992 2–7 @ San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 20–12–4
37 L December 29, 1992 2–10 Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 20–13–4
38 L December 31, 1992 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 20–14–4
39 T January 2, 1993 5–5 OT Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 20–14–5
40 L January 6, 1993 3–6 Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 20–15–5
41 L January 8, 1993 3–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 20–16–5
42 W January 10, 1993 5–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 21–16–5
43 W January 12, 1993 3–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 22–16–5
44 L January 14, 1993 1–7 @ New Jersey Devils (1992–93) 22–17–5
45 L January 16, 1993 2–5 Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 22–18–5
46 W January 19, 1993 5–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 23–18–5
47 L January 21, 1993 4–5 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 23–19–5
48 L January 23, 1993 3–8 New York Rangers (1992–93) 23–20–5
49 W January 26, 1993 7–1 San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 24–20–5
50 L January 28, 1993 1–2 Calgary Flames (1992–93) 24–21–5
51 T January 30, 1993 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 24–21–6
52 L February 2, 1993 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1992–93) 24–22–6
53 L February 3, 1993 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1992–93) 24–23–6
54 L February 9, 1993 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 24–24–6
55 T February 11, 1993 6–6 OT Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 24–24–7
56 L February 13, 1993 3–10 Washington Capitals (1992–93) 24–25–7
57 W February 15, 1993 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 25–25–7
58 W February 17, 1993 10–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1992–93) 26–25–7
59 L February 18, 1993 2–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1992–93) 26–26–7
60 L February 20, 1993 3–7 @ Washington Capitals (1992–93) 26–27–7
61 W February 22, 1993 5–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1992–93) 27–27–7
62 L February 25, 1993 0–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 27–28–7
63 L February 27, 1993 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 27–29–7
64 W March 2, 1993 6–2 Calgary Flames (1992–93) 28–29–7
65 W March 4, 1993 8–6 Ottawa Senators (1992–93) 29–29–7
66 W March 6, 1993 6–1 Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 30–29–7
67 L March 9, 1993 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1992–93) 30–30–7
68 L March 11, 1993 3–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1992–93) 30–31–7
69 W March 15, 1993 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1992–93) 31–31–7
70 W March 16, 1993 8–4 Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 32–31–7
71 W March 18, 1993 7–4 New York Islanders (1992–93) 33–31–7
72 W March 20, 1993 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1992–93) 34–31–7
73 L March 24, 1993 2–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 34–32–7
74 W March 26, 1993 4–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1992–93) 35–32–7
75 T March 28, 1993 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1992–93) 35–32–8
76 W March 29, 1993 9–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1992–93) 36–32–8
77 T March 31, 1993 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1992–93) 36–32–9
78 W April 1, 1993 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1992–93) 37–32–9
79 L April 3, 1993 0–3 Minnesota North Stars (1992–93) 37–33–9
80 T April 6, 1993 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1992–93) 37–33–10
81 W April 8, 1993 2–1 San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 38–33–10
82 W April 10, 1993 3–2 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1992–93) 39–33–10
83 L April 13, 1993 4–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 39–34–10
84 L April 15, 1993 6–8 Vancouver Canucks (1992–93) 39–35–10

Playoffs[edit]

Conference Finals[edit]

This exciting and very heated seven-game series has long been remembered by hockey fans. The Toronto Maple Leafs iced a highly competitive team for the first time in years and were hoping to break their 26—year Stanley Cup drought; they had not even been to the Final since their last Cup win in 1967. The Los Angeles Kings, led by captain Wayne Gretzky, also had high ambitions. During Game 1 (a dominating victory for the Leafs) Los Angeles blue-liner Marty McSorley delivered a serious open ice hit on Toronto's Doug Gilmour. Leafs captain Wendel Clark took exception to the hit and went after McSorley for striking their star player. Toronto coach Pat Burns tried scaling the bench to get at Los Angeles coach Barry Melrose because he thought he ordered the hit on Gilmour (McSorley later remarked in interviews that he received dozens of death threat messages on his hotel phone from angry fans). Toronto would take a 3–2 series lead after five games. Game 6 went back west to the Great Western Forum in Los Angeles; it too was not without controversy and was also decided on an overtime goal. During the 1992–93 season, there was a league-wide crackdown on high-sticking infractions, whether they were accidental or not. In Game 6, Gilmour was part of controversy once again. With the game tied at 4 in overtime, Wayne Gretzky accidentally clipped him in the face with the blade of his stick, while shooting a slap shot from the right face-off circle. Many thought that referee Kerry Fraser should have called a penalty on the play, but Gretzky was not penalized, and he went on to score the overtime goal moments later, evening the series at 3–3. He would score three goals in the deciding game to give Los Angeles a berth in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history and a win a playoff series against an Original Six team for the first time in franchise history as well. Gretzky has been quoted as saying that his performance in Game 7 was the best NHL game of his career. [1]

  • May 17 - Los Angeles 1 Toronto 4
  • May 19 - Los Angeles 3 Toronto 2
  • May 21 - Toronto 2 Los Angeles 4
  • May 23 - Toronto 4 Los Angeles 2
  • May 25 - Los Angeles 2 Toronto 3 (OT)
  • May 27 - Toronto 4 Los Angeles 5 (OT)
  • May 29 - Los Angeles 5 Toronto 4

Los Angeles wins best-of-seven series 4–3

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
June 1 Los Angeles 4 Montreal 1
June 3 Los Angeles 2 Montreal 3 (OT)
June 5 Montreal 4 Los Angeles 3 (OT)
June 7 Montreal 3 Los Angeles 2 (OT)
June 9 Los Angeles 1 Montreal 4

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4–1.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 84 63 62 125 100 18 24 2 8
Kurri, JariJari Kurri RW 82 27 60 87 38 19 12 2 3
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 81 37 45 82 171 -1 14 2 6
Donnelly, MikeMike Donnelly LW 84 29 40 69 45 17 8 1 2
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 45 16 49 65 6 6 0 2 1
Blake, RobRob Blake D 76 16 43 59 152 18 10 0 4
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 50 8 49 57 50 9 2 0 0
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 39 25 27 52 57 12 8 0 3
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 78 12 36 48 80 -3 5 0 2
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 81 15 26 41 399 1 3 3 0
Millen, CoreyCorey Millen C 42 23 16 39 42 16 9 2 1
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D 80 6 23 29 63 -2 0 0 1
Huddy, CharlieCharlie Huddy D 82 2 25 27 64 16 0 0 1
Loach, LonnieLonnie Loach LW 50 10 13 23 27 3 1 0 0
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 34 12 10 22 14 -2 4 0 1
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 81 9 8 17 20 -16 0 2 1
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 48 6 9 15 49 1 1 0 1
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel LW 70 6 7 13 314 -15 0 0 1
Hiller, JimJim Hiller RW 40 6 6 12 90 0 1 0 2
McIntyre, JohnJohn McIntyre C 49 2 5 7 80 -13 0 0 0
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 15 3 3 6 8 -3 0 0 1
Shuchuk, GaryGary Shuchuk RW 25 2 4 6 16 0 0 0 0
Lang, RobertRobert Lang C 11 0 5 5 2 -3 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 50 0 4 4 10 0 0 0 0
Thompson, BrentBrent Thompson D 30 0 4 4 76 -4 0 0 0
Leveque, GuyGuy Leveque C 12 2 1 3 19 -4 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 11 0 3 3 4 -4 0 0 0
Ahola, PeterPeter Ahola D 8 1 1 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber G 31 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Watters, TimTim Watters D 22 0 2 2 18 -3 0 0 0
Whyte, SeanSean Whyte RW 18 0 2 2 12 1 0 0 0
Chychrun, JeffJeff Chychrun D 17 0 1 1 23 -3 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 20 0 1 1 61 -10 0 0 0
Breault, FrancoisFrancois Breault RW 4 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
Chapdelaine, ReneRene Chapdelaine D 13 0 0 0 12 -6 0 0 0
Fortier, MarcMarc Fortier C 6 0 0 0 5 -2 0 0 0
Goverde, DavidDavid Goverde G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Knickle, RickRick Knickle G 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Semchuk, BrandyBrandy Semchuk RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Thomson, JimJim Thomson RW 9 0 0 0 56 -1 0 0 0
Williams, DarrylDarryl Williams LW 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 2718 50 18 21 6 175 3.86 2 1552 1377 .887
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber 1735 31 15 8 4 111 3.84 0 987 876 .888
Knickle, RickRick Knickle 532 10 6 4 0 35 3.95 0 292 257 .880
Goverde, DavidDavid Goverde 98 2 0 2 0 13 7.96 0 51 38 .745
Team: 5083 84 39 35 10 334 3.94 2 2882 2548 .884
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 24 15 25 40 4 6 4 1 3
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 24 8 17 25 12 -2 2 0 2
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 24 9 13 22 28 -13 4 0 2
Kurri, JariJari Kurri RW 24 9 8 17 12 2 2 2 0
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 24 6 11 17 50 3 1 0 1
Donnelly, MikeMike Donnelly LW 24 6 7 13 14 3 0 0 0
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel LW 23 6 7 13 39 4 0 0 2
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 24 3 9 12 26 -4 2 0 1
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D 24 3 8 11 16 4 2 0 0
Conacher, PatPat Conacher LW 24 6 4 10 6 8 0 0 0
Blake, RobRob Blake D 23 4 6 10 46 3 1 1 0
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 24 4 6 10 60 -2 2 0 1
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 18 5 4 9 2 1 2 0 0
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 22 3 5 8 31 7 0 2 0
Millen, CoreyCorey Millen C 23 2 4 6 12 1 0 0 0
Huddy, CharlieCharlie Huddy D 23 1 4 5 12 9 0 0 0
Shuchuk, GaryGary Shuchuk RW 17 2 2 4 12 -6 0 0 1
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 15 1 2 3 30 7 0 0 0
Watters, TimTim Watters D 22 0 2 2 30 -3 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 20 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Loach, LonnieLonnie Loach LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Potvin, MarcMarc Potvin RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomson, JimJim Thomson RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 1261 20 10 10 74 3.52 0 656 582 .887
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber 240 4 3 1 16 4.00 0 157 141 .898
Team: 1501 24 13 11 90 3.60 0 813 723 .889

[5]

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;

Awards and records[edit]

  • Clarence S. Campbell Bowl
  • Luc Robitaille, Left Wing, NHL First Team All-Star
  • Luc Robitaille, Most Goals by a Left Wing in One Season (63) [6]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round # Player Nationality
2 39 Justin Hocking  Canada

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199211080SJS.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1993.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/LAK/1993.html
  4. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 154. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  5. ^ "1992-93 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  6. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.182, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5