1983–84 Los Angeles Kings season

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1983–84 Los Angeles Kings
Division 5th Smythe
1983–84 record 23–44–13
Goals for 309
Goals against 376
Team information
General Manager George Maguire (Oct-Jan)
Rogatien Vachon (Jan-Apr)
Coach Don Perry
Captain Terry Ruskowski
Alternate captains None

The 1983–84 Los Angeles Kings season saw the Kings miss the playoffs, finishing fifth in the Smythe Division. It was the last season of the Triple Crown line of Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor as Simmer would be traded before the next season. All three would be named to the NHL All-Star game.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 57 18 5 446 314 119
Calgary Flames 80 34 32 14 311 314 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 32 39 9 306 328 73
Winnipeg Jets 80 31 38 11 340 374 73
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 44 13 309 376 59

[1]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 T October 5, 1983 3–3 OT Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 0–0–1
2 L October 8, 1983 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 0–1–1
3 L October 10, 1983 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 0–2–1
4 L October 11, 1983 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 0–3–1
5 L October 13, 1983 4–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 0–4–1
6 T October 15, 1983 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 0–4–2
7 W October 20, 1983 7–2 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 1–4–2
8 W October 22, 1983 8–3 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 2–4–2
9 L October 25, 1983 5–8 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 2–5–2
10 T October 28, 1983 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 2–5–3
11 T October 29, 1983 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 2–5–4
12 L November 1, 1983 4–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 2–6–4
13 W November 3, 1983 6–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 3–6–4
14 L November 5, 1983 1–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 3–7–4
15 L November 6, 1983 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 3–8–4
16 T November 8, 1983 5–5 OT St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 3–8–5
17 W November 10, 1983 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 4–8–5
18 W November 12, 1983 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 5–8–5
19 W November 16, 1983 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 6–8–5
20 W November 18, 1983 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 7–8–5
21 L November 20, 1983 3–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 7–9–5
22 L November 21, 1983 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 7–10–5
23 L November 23, 1983 3–7 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 7–11–5
24 L November 26, 1983 1–4 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 7–12–5
25 L November 29, 1983 5–6 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 7–13–5
26 L December 1, 1983 5–6 OT Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 7–14–5
27 L December 3, 1983 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 7–15–5
28 L December 4, 1983 5–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 7–16–5
29 T December 7, 1983 4–4 OT New York Islanders (1983–84) 7–16–6
30 L December 10, 1983 4–6 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 7–17–6
31 W December 13, 1983 7–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 8–17–6
32 W December 14, 1983 6–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 9–17–6
33 W December 17, 1983 6–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 10–17–6
34 L December 18, 1983 0–5 @ Washington Capitals (1983–84) 10–18–6
35 W December 21, 1983 7–4 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 11–18–6
36 W December 26, 1983 5–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 12–18–6
37 L December 28, 1983 5–6 OT New York Islanders (1983–84) 12–19–6
38 W December 30, 1983 9–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 13–19–6
39 L December 31, 1983 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 13–20–6
40 L January 3, 1984 3–4 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 13–21–6
41 T January 4, 1984 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 13–21–7
42 W January 7, 1984 7–1 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 14–21–7
43 L January 11, 1984 2–4 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 14–22–7
44 T January 13, 1984 7–7 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 14–22–8
45 T January 15, 1984 4–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 14–22–9
46 L January 16, 1984 3–9 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 14–23–9
47 L January 18, 1984 0–4 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 14–24–9
48 L January 20, 1984 5–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 14–25–9
49 L January 21, 1984 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 14–26–9
50 L January 25, 1984 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 14–27–9
51 T January 27, 1984 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 14–27–10
52 W January 28, 1984 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 15–27–10
53 W February 2, 1984 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 16–27–10
54 T February 5, 1984 3–3 OT New York Rangers (1983–84) 16–27–11
55 W February 8, 1984 1–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 17–27–11
56 T February 11, 1984 6–6 OT New York Rangers (1983–84) 17–27–12
57 L February 13, 1984 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 17–28–12
58 L February 14, 1984 4–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 17–29–12
59 L February 16, 1984 2–4 Washington Capitals (1983–84) 17–30–12
60 W February 18, 1984 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 18–30–12
61 W February 20, 1984 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 19–30–12
62 L February 22, 1984 3–6 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 19–31–12
63 L February 24, 1984 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 19–32–12
64 L February 26, 1984 2–5 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 19–33–12
65 L February 28, 1984 1–9 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 19–34–12
66 L March 1, 1984 3–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 19–35–12
67 L March 3, 1984 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 19–36–12
68 L March 4, 1984 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 19–37–12
69 L March 6, 1984 3–7 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 19–38–12
70 L March 8, 1984 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 19–39–12
71 L March 9, 1984 3–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 19–40–12
72 W March 11, 1984 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 20–40–12
73 W March 14, 1984 7–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 21–40–12
74 L March 16, 1984 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 21–41–12
75 L March 17, 1984 1–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 21–42–12
76 L March 20, 1984 1–3 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 21–43–12
77 W March 24, 1984 9–7 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 22–43–12
78 T March 27, 1984 3–3 OT Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 22–43–13
79 W March 29, 1984 6–3 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 23–43–13
80 L March 31, 1984 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 23–44–13

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 78 41 54 95 83 -21 8 4 2
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 79 44 48 92 78 7 13 1 4
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 66 39 53 92 28 8 13 0 2
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 80 30 42 72 26 -12 10 0 5
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 63 20 49 69 91 -3 6 0 2
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 72 25 29 54 45 -21 3 1 1
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 79 8 41 49 122 -30 5 0 1
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 72 16 20 36 28 -33 6 0 0
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 47 10 24 34 14 -12 7 0 0
Hakansson, AndersAnders Hakansson LW 80 15 17 32 41 -7 0 1 3
Ruskowski, TerryTerry Ruskowski C 77 7 25 32 89 -24 0 2 1
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 74 2 27 29 59 -9 2 0 0
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 61 9 13 22 36 -7 1 1 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 72 7 14 21 73 -34 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 69 3 18 21 141 -10 0 0 0
Anderson, RussRuss Anderson D 70 5 12 17 126 -30 0 0 1
Houston, KenKen Houston RW 33 8 8 16 11 -3 0 0 0
Christoff, SteveSteve Christoff C 58 8 7 15 13 -19 0 0 1
Chorney, MarcMarc Chorney D 71 3 9 12 58 -24 0 0 0
LaVallee, KevinKevin LaVallee LW 19 3 3 6 2 -5 0 0 0
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 21 2 4 6 6 -3 0 0 0
Kennedy, DeanDean Kennedy D 37 1 5 6 50 -5 0 0 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 6 0 3 3 0 -4 0 0 0
Barrett, FredFred Barrett D 15 2 0 2 8 -2 0 0 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron G 21 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 0
LaForest, BobBob LaForest RW 5 1 0 1 2 -3 1 0 0
Blake, MikeMike Blake G 29 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Heidt, MikeMike Heidt D 6 0 1 1 7 -1 0 0 0
Brennan, DanDan Brennan LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Holmes, WarrenWarren Holmes C 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Jenkins, DeanDean Jenkins RW 5 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Laskoski, GaryGary Laskoski G 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mattsson, MarkusMarkus Mattsson G 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O'Dwyer, BillBill O'Dwyer C 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Blake, MikeMike Blake 1634 29 9 11 5 118 4.33 0
Mattsson, MarkusMarkus Mattsson 1101 19 7 8 2 79 4.31 1
Laskoski, GaryGary Laskoski 665 13 4 7 1 55 4.96 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron 1211 21 3 14 4 87 4.31 0
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard 266 6 0 4 1 26 5.86 0
Team: 4877 80 23 44 13 365 4.49 1
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO

[2]

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]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1983-84 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 

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