1994–95 St. Louis Blues season

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1994–95 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Central
Conference 3rd Western
1994–95 record 28–15–5
Home record 16–6–2
Road record 12–9–3
Goals for 178
Goals against 135
Team information
General Manager Mike Keenan
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Brett Hull
Arena Kiel Center
Team leaders
Goals Brett Hull (29)
Assists Steve Duchesne (26)
Points Brett Hull (50)
Penalties in minutes Brendan Shanahan (136)
Wins Curtis Joseph (20)
Goals against average Jon Casey (2.75)
<1993–94 1995–96>

The 1994–95 season started with good fortunes for the Blues, as Mike Keenan, who had coached the 1993–94 New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup, signed with the team in the off-season. The Blues also acquired four players from the Cup-winning Rangers: Glenn Anderson, Greg Gilbert, Doug Lidster and Esa Tikkanen. On April 16, 1995, Captain Brett Hull had his first-ever 4-goal game in a 6-5 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Blues played strong all season and finished 3rd in the Conference. They powered their way to 4th place in scoring in the league with 178 goals.

Offseason[edit]

The Blues moved from their home in the Arena where they had played since their inception to the newly built Kiel Center. The inaugural game was set to be played against their rivals, the Chicago Blackhawks, but the NHL lockout kept this game from being played. The first official game wasn't played until January 1995. The regular season was shortened to 48 games.

Regular season[edit]

The Blues scored 135 even-strength goals during the regular season, the most among all 26 NHL teams and tied the Washington Capitals for the fewest short-handed goals allowed (2).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 2 St. Louis Blues 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 4 Chicago Blackhawks 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
4 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
5 8 Dallas Stars 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
6 10 Winnipeg Jets 48 16 25 7 157 177 39

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Western Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 St. Louis Blues CEN 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 Calgary Flames PAC 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
4 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
5 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
6 Vancouver Canucks PAC 48 18 18 12 153 148 48
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 48 19 25 4 129 161 42
8 Dallas Stars CEN 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
9 Los Angeles Kings PAC 48 16 23 9 142 174 41
10 Winnipeg Jets CEN 48 16 25 7 157 177 39
11 Edmonton Oilers PAC 48 17 27 4 136 183 38
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 48 16 27 5 125 164 37

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

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


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W January 20, 1995 5–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 1–0–0
2 W January 21, 1995 7–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 2–0–0
3 L January 24, 1995 4–6 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 2–1–0
4 W January 26, 1995 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 3–1–0
5 L January 28, 1995 1–3 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 3–2–0
6 W January 31, 1995 7–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 4–2–0
7 W February 2, 1995 5–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 5–2–0
8 W February 4, 1995 7–4 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 6–2–0
9 T February 7, 1995 5–5 OT Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 6–2–1
10 L February 9, 1995 0–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 6–3–1
11 L February 11, 1995 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 6–4–1
12 W February 13, 1995 4–2 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 7–4–1
13 W February 17, 1995 4–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 8–4–1
14 L February 18, 1995 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 8–5–1
15 W February 20, 1995 4–0 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 9–5–1
16 W February 22, 1995 4–3 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 10–5–1
17 W February 25, 1995 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 11–5–1
18 W February 27, 1995 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 12–5–1
19 L March 5, 1995 1–2 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 12–6–1
20 W March 7, 1995 6–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 13–6–1
21 W March 9, 1995 5–1 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 14–6–1
22 L March 12, 1995 1–2 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 14–7–1
23 L March 14, 1995 5–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 14–8–1
24 T March 16, 1995 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 14–8–2
25 W March 19, 1995 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 15–8–2
26 L March 20, 1995 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 15–9–2
27 L March 22, 1995 3–4 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 15–10–2
28 W March 26, 1995 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 16–10–2
29 W March 27, 1995 3–2 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 17–10–2
30 W March 29, 1995 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 18–10–2
31 W March 31, 1995 4–1 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 19–10–2
32 T April 2, 1995 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 19–10–3
33 W April 3, 1995 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 20–10–3
34 W April 5, 1995 6–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 21–10–3
35 L April 9, 1995 2–3 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 21–11–3
36 W April 11, 1995 7–5 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 22–11–3
37 L April 13, 1995 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 22–12–3
38 W April 16, 1995 6–5 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 23–12–3
39 W April 18, 1995 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 24–12–3
40 T April 19, 1995 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 24–12–4
41 W April 21, 1995 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 25–12–4
42 T April 23, 1995 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 25–12–5
43 W April 25, 1995 8–4 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 26–12–5
44 L April 27, 1995 2–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 26–13–5
45 L April 28, 1995 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 26–14–5
46 W April 30, 1995 4–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 27–14–5
47 W May 1, 1995 5–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 28–14–5
48 L May 3, 1995 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1994–95) 28–15–5

Playoffs[edit]

With all its firepower and playoff experience, St. Louis was heavily favored to beat 6th place Vancouver in the first round of the 1995 NHL Playoffs. However, after winning game 1, the Blues dropped the next two games and never regained the series lead. After a tough overtime loss in game 5, the Blues fought back in game 6 with an explosive 8–2 victory at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver to tie the series at 3–3. In game 7 at the Kiel Center, the Blues outshot the Canucks 44–22, but Vancouver goaltender Kirk McLean was solid in net, making 41 saves; St. Louis goaltender Curtis Joseph struggled, allowing 4 goals on only 21 shots. Pavel Bure added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Canucks a 5–3 win and the series 4 games to 3.

St. Louis vs. Vancouver
Date Away Home
May 7 Vancouver 1 2 St. Louis
May 9 Vancouver 5 3 St. Louis
May 11 St. Louis 1 6 Vancouver
May 13 St. Louis 5 2 Vancouver
May 15 Vancouver 6 5 St. Louis OT
May 17 St. Louis 8 2 Vancouver
May 19 Vancouver 5 3 St. Louis
Vancouver wins series 4–3

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hull, BrettBrett Hull RW 48 29 21 50 10 13 9 3 6
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 45 20 21 41 136 7 6 2 6
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 47 12 26 38 36 29 1 0 1
Tikkanen, EsaEsa Tikkanen LW 43 12 23 35 22 13 5 2 1
Creighton, AdamAdam Creighton C 48 14 20 34 74 17 3 0 1
MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis D 32 8 20 28 43 19 2 0 0
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere RW 37 13 14 27 85 12 1 0 1
Anderson, GlennGlenn Anderson RW 36 12 14 26 37 9 0 0 3
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 46 11 14 25 11 22 0 0 3
Norton, JeffJeff Norton D 28 2 18 20 33 21 0 0 1
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 41 5 13 18 20 16 1 0 0
Chasse, DenisDenis Chasse RW 47 7 9 16 133 12 1 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 42 5 11 16 16 11 1 0 1
Tardif, PatricePatrice Tardif C 27 3 10 13 29 4 1 0 0
Roberts, DavidDavid Roberts LW 19 6 5 11 10 2 3 0 2
Karamnov, VitaliVitali Karamnov LW 26 3 7 10 14 7 0 0 0
Lidster, DougDoug Lidster D 37 2 7 9 12 9 1 0 0
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 8 2 5 7 0 3 1 0 0
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 15 2 5 7 0 4 0 0 0
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson LW 15 3 3 6 6 4 0 0 0
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 13 2 4 6 4 5 0 0 0
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 23 1 4 5 24 7 0 0 1
Baron, MurrayMurray Baron D 39 0 5 5 93 9 0 0 0
McRae, BasilBasil McRae LW 21 0 5 5 72 4 0 0 0
Twist, TonyTony Twist LW 28 3 0 3 89 0 0 0 1
Dufresne, DonaldDonald Dufresne D 22 0 3 3 10 2 0 0 0
Stastny, PeterPeter Stastny C 6 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph G 36 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sarjeant, GeoffGeoff Sarjeant G 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Batters, JeffJeff Batters D 10 0 0 0 21 -5 0 0 0
Bozon, PhilippePhilippe Bozon LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Casey, JonJon Casey G 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Felsner, DennyDenny Felsner LW 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Hollinger, TerryTerry Hollinger D 5 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Laperriere, DanielDaniel Laperriere D 4 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 0
Prokhorov, VitaliVitali Prokhorov LW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 1914 36 20 10 1 89 2.79 1 904 815 .902
Casey, JonJon Casey 872 19 7 5 4 40 2.75 0 400 360 .900
Sarjeant, GeoffGeoff Sarjeant 120 4 1 0 0 6 3.00 0 52 46 .885
Team: 2906 48 28 15 5 135 2.79 1 1356 1221 .900

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 5 4 5 9 14 2 1 0 1
Hull, BrettBrett Hull RW 7 6 2 8 0 0 2 0 0
Chasse, DenisDenis Chasse RW 7 1 7 8 23 7 0 0 0
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 7 4 3 7 2 1 1 1 0
MacInnis, AlAl MacInnis D 7 1 5 6 10 -3 0 0 0
Tikkanen, EsaEsa Tikkanen LW 7 2 2 4 20 -1 1 0 1
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 7 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere RW 7 0 4 4 21 3 0 0 0
McRae, BasilBasil McRae LW 7 2 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 7 1 2 3 6 3 0 0 0
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 7 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0
Creighton, AdamAdam Creighton C 7 2 0 2 16 -1 1 0 1
Anderson, GlennGlenn Anderson RW 6 1 1 2 49 0 0 0 0
Baron, MurrayMurray Baron D 7 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 4 1 1 2 0 6 0 0 0
Norton, JeffJeff Norton D 7 1 1 2 11 1 0 0 0
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph G 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Casey, JonJon Casey G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dufresne, DonaldDonald Dufresne D 3 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Karamnov, VitaliVitali Karamnov LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Lidster, DougDoug Lidster D 4 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0
Roberts, DavidDavid Roberts LW 6 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Twist, TonyTony Twist LW 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph 392 7 3 3 24 3.67 0 178 154 .865
Casey, JonJon Casey 30 2 0 1 2 4.00 0 10 8 .800
Team: 422 7 3 4 26 3.70 0 188 162 .862

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1995.html
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  4. ^ "1994-95 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.