1985–86 St. Louis Blues season

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1985–86 St. Louis Blues
Division 3rd Norris
Conference 5th Campbell
1985–86 record 37–34–9
Goals for 302
Goals against 291
Team information
General Manager Ron Caron
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Brian Sutter
Alternate captains Bernie Federko
Rob Ramage
Arena St. Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mark Hunter (44)
Assists Bernie Federko (68)
Points Bernie Federko (102)
Penalties in minutes Mark Hunter and Rob Ramage (171)
Wins Rick Wamsley (22)
Goals against average Rick Wamsley (3.43)
<1984–85 1986–87>

The 1985–86 St. Louis Blues season saw the Blues finish in third place in the Norris Division with a record of 37 wins, 34 losses, and 9 ties for 83 points. The Blues participated in the NHL playoffs, beating the Minnesota North Stars in the Norris Division Semi-finals, three games to two, followed by a 4–3 series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs to take the Norris Division title. However, they lost to the Calgary Flames in the Campbell Conference Finals in seven games. The Blues won Game 6 of those Campbell Conference Finals in overtime, 6–5, a victory known to Blues fans as "The Monday Night Miracle".

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 39 33 8 351 349 86
Minnesota North Stars 80 38 33 9 327 305 85
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 302 291 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 25 48 7 311 386 57
Detroit Red Wings 80 17 57 6 266 415 40

[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 W October 12, 1985 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 1–0–0
2 L October 13, 1985 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 1–1–0
3 W October 16, 1985 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 2–1–0
4 W October 19, 1985 4–3 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 3–1–0
5 L October 22, 1985 4–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 3–2–0
6 T October 23, 1985 4–4 OT Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 3–2–1
7 L October 26, 1985 2–5 New York Islanders (1985–86) 3–3–1
8 L October 29, 1985 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 3–4–1
9 T November 2, 1985 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 3–4–2
10 W November 3, 1985 4–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 4–4–2
11 L November 6, 1985 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 4–5–2
12 L November 8, 1985 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 4–6–2
13 T November 9, 1985 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 4–6–3
14 W November 12, 1985 4–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 5–6–3
15 W November 14, 1985 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 6–6–3
16 W November 16, 1985 6–5 OT Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 7–6–3
17 L November 20, 1985 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 7–7–3
18 W November 21, 1985 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 8–7–3
19 L November 23, 1985 3–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 8–8–3
20 W November 26, 1985 5–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 9–8–3
21 L November 29, 1985 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 9–9–3
22 W November 30, 1985 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 10–9–3
23 L December 4, 1985 3–6 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 10–10–3
24 L December 5, 1985 2–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 10–11–3
25 W December 7, 1985 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 11–11–3
26 W December 10, 1985 7–3 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 12–11–3
27 L December 11, 1985 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 12–12–3
28 T December 14, 1985 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 12–12–4
29 W December 15, 1985 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 13–12–4
30 W December 17, 1985 8–6 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 14–12–4
31 W December 20, 1985 5–2 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 15–12–4
32 W December 26, 1985 9–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 16–12–4
33 L December 28, 1985 1–5 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 16–13–4
34 L December 31, 1985 4–8 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 16–14–4
35 W January 4, 1986 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 17–14–4
36 L January 6, 1986 2–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 17–15–4
37 L January 7, 1986 4–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 17–16–4
38 W January 9, 1986 7–2 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 18–16–4
39 T January 11, 1986 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 18–16–5
40 T January 12, 1986 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 18–16–6
41 W January 15, 1986 10–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 19–16–6
42 L January 16, 1986 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 19–17–6
43 L January 18, 1986 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 19–18–6
44 L January 21, 1986 3–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 19–19–6
45 W January 23, 1986 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 20–19–6
46 L January 25, 1986 0–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 20–20–6
47 T January 29, 1986 5–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 20–20–7
48 W January 31, 1986 6–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 21–20–7
49 W February 1, 1986 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 22–20–7
50 W February 5, 1986 4–3 New York Rangers (1985–86) 23–20–7
51 L February 6, 1986 3–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 23–21–7
52 L February 8, 1986 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 23–22–7
53 T February 11, 1986 4–4 OT Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 23–22–8
54 W February 13, 1986 5–3 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 24–22–8
55 W February 15, 1986 5–1 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 25–22–8
56 L February 16, 1986 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 25–23–8
57 W February 18, 1986 5–0 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 26–23–8
58 L February 20, 1986 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 26–24–8
59 W February 22, 1986 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 27–24–8
60 W February 23, 1986 8–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 28–24–8
61 L February 25, 1986 1–4 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 28–25–8
62 W March 1, 1986 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 29–25–8
63 L March 2, 1986 4–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 29–26–8
64 W March 4, 1986 6–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 30–26–8
65 W March 6, 1986 7–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 31–26–8
66 W March 8, 1986 7–3 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 32–26–8
67 L March 9, 1986 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 32–27–8
68 W March 11, 1986 3–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 33–27–8
69 L March 13, 1986 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 33–28–8
70 L March 15, 1986 4–5 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 33–29–8
71 L March 17, 1986 5–6 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 33–30–8
72 L March 19, 1986 2–5 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 33–31–8
73 W March 20, 1986 3–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 34–31–8
74 W March 22, 1986 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 35–31–8
75 W March 25, 1986 2–0 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 36–31–8
76 L March 27, 1986 0–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 36–32–8
77 L March 29, 1986 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 36–33–8
78 T April 1, 1986 2–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 36–33–9
79 W April 5, 1986 7–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 37–33–9
80 L April 6, 1986 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 37–34–9

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 80 34 68 102 34 10 16 0 2
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 78 44 30 74 171 15 11 2 3
Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart C 79 22 45 67 26 8 5 2 3
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 77 10 56 66 171 18 7 0 2
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 74 25 28 53 41 -3 2 1 5
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 48 28 24 52 10 -7 9 0 4
Barr, DaveDave Barr RW 72 13 38 51 70 11 0 0 2
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 44 19 23 42 87 -12 8 0 1
LaVallee, KevinKevin LaVallee LW 64 18 20 38 8 8 7 0 2
Reeds, MarkMark Reeds RW 78 10 28 38 28 11 0 0 2
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 56 22 11 33 18 -12 1 1 2
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 79 11 19 30 28 -1 0 3 3
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 71 5 24 29 134 7 2 0 1
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 78 4 20 24 52 -8 1 0 2
Bell, BruceBruce Bell D 75 2 18 20 43 2 2 0 0
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser C 36 8 11 19 16 11 0 0 2
Beers, EddyEddy Beers LW 24 7 11 18 24 -3 4 0 0
Cavallini, GinoGino Cavallini LW 30 6 5 11 36 -2 1 0 0
Pavese, JimJim Pavese D 69 4 7 11 116 -3 1 0 0
Bourgeois, CharlieCharlie Bourgeois D 31 2 7 9 116 9 1 0 1
Cyr, DenisDenis Cyr RW 31 3 4 7 2 -11 0 0 0
Carlson, KentKent Carlson D 26 2 3 5 42 2 0 0 0
Johnson, TerryTerry Johnson D 49 0 4 4 87 -6 0 0 0
Wilson, RikRik Wilson D 32 0 4 4 48 -9 0 0 0
Baron, NormandNormand Baron LW 23 2 0 2 39 -7 0 0 0
Evans, DougDoug Evans LW 13 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
May, DarrellDarrell May G 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Millen, GregGreg Millen G 36 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Evans, ShawnShawn Evans D 7 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Posavad, MikeMike Posavad D 6 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Raglan, HerbHerb Raglan RW 7 0 0 0 5 -3 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 42 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 2517 42 22 16 3 144 3.43 1 1354 1210 .894
Millen, GregGreg Millen 2168 36 14 16 6 129 3.57 1 1140 1011 .887
May, DarrellDarrell May 184 3 1 2 0 13 4.24 0 86 73 .849
Team: 4869 80 37 34 9 286 3.52 2 2580 2294 .889

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 19 9 12 21 25 3 1 2 2
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 19 7 14 21 17 2 1 0 1
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 17 10 7 17 13 4 2 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 19 7 7 14 48 -7 2 0 1
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 19 1 10 11 66 2 0 0 0
Cavallini, GinoGino Cavallini LW 17 4 5 9 10 8 0 0 2
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 19 2 7 9 64 12 0 0 0
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 19 4 4 8 12 8 0 1 0
Reeds, MarkMark Reeds RW 19 4 4 8 2 8 0 0 1
Beers, EddyEddy Beers LW 19 3 4 7 8 -4 2 0 1
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser C 19 2 5 7 12 1 1 0 1
Nattress, RicRic Nattress D 18 1 4 5 24 4 0 0 0
Bourgeois, CharlieCharlie Bourgeois D 19 2 2 4 116 3 1 0 0
LaVallee, KevinKevin LaVallee LW 13 2 2 4 6 2 0 0 0
Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart C 8 1 3 4 6 -6 0 0 0
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 6 1 2 3 13 1 1 0 0
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 9 1 2 3 22 -4 0 0 0
Barr, DaveDave Barr RW 11 1 1 2 14 1 1 0 0
Raglan, HerbHerb Raglan RW 10 1 1 2 24 2 0 0 0
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 5 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0
Bell, BruceBruce Bell D 14 0 2 2 13 -5 0 0 0
Pavese, JimJim Pavese D 19 0 2 2 51 -2 0 0 0
Carlson, KentKent Carlson D 5 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
Millen, GregGreg Millen G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Millen, GregGreg Millen 586 10 6 3 29 2.97 0 330 301 .912
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 569 10 4 6 37 3.90 0 307 270 .879
Team: 1155 19 10 9 66 3.43 0 637 571 .896

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

Roster[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1985-86 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.