1986–87 St. Louis Blues season

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1986–87 St. Louis Blues
Norris Division champions
Division1st Norris
1986–87 record32–33–15
Goals for281
Goals against293
Team information
General ManagerRon Caron
CoachJacques Martin
CaptainBrian Sutter
Alternate captainsBernie Federko
Rob Ramage
ArenaSt. Louis Arena

The 1986–87 St. Louis Blues season was the 20th in franchise history. It involved the team finishing with a 32-33-15 record, good for 79 points, as they finished 1st in the Norris Division, clinching the title on the final day of the regular-season. This would be the final division title for the Blues until the 1999-2000 season.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
St. Louis Blues 80 32 33 15 281 293 79
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 36 10 260 274 78
Chicago Blackhawks 80 29 37 14 290 310 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 32 42 6 286 319 70
Minnesota North Stars 80 30 40 10 296 314 70

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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 9, 1986 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 1–0–0
2 L October 11, 1986 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 1–1–0
3 T October 14, 1986 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 1–1–1
4 W October 18, 1986 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 2–1–1
5 L October 22, 1986 3–8 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 2–2–1
6 T October 24, 1986 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 2–2–2
7 L October 25, 1986 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 2–3–2
8 W October 29, 1986 7–2 New York Rangers (1986–87) 3–3–2
9 T November 1, 1986 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 3–3–3
10 W November 2, 1986 7–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 4–3–3
11 L November 5, 1986 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 4–4–3
12 L November 7, 1986 0–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 4–5–3
13 T November 9, 1986 4–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 4–5–4
14 W November 12, 1986 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 5–5–4
15 W November 15, 1986 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 6–5–4
16 W November 18, 1986 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 7–5–4
17 W November 19, 1986 7–5 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 8–5–4
18 L November 21, 1986 0–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 8–6–4
19 L November 22, 1986 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 8–7–4
20 L November 26, 1986 1–5 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 8–8–4
21 W November 28, 1986 2–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 9–8–4
22 L November 29, 1986 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 9–9–4
23 L December 2, 1986 1–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 9–10–4
24 L December 3, 1986 3–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 9–11–4
25 W December 5, 1986 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 10–11–4
26 W December 7, 1986 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 11–11–4
27 W December 9, 1986 4–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 12–11–4
28 L December 10, 1986 2–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 12–12–4
29 T December 13, 1986 4–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 12–12–5
30 L December 16, 1986 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 12–13–5
31 T December 18, 1986 3–3 OT Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 12–13–6
32 L December 20, 1986 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 12–14–6
33 L December 21, 1986 6–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 12–15–6
34 L December 26, 1986 6–8 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 12–16–6
35 W December 27, 1986 3–2 New York Rangers (1986–87) 13–16–6
36 W December 30, 1986 4–3 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 14–16–6
37 W January 3, 1987 7–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 15–16–6
38 L January 5, 1987 4–6 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 15–17–6
39 W January 7, 1987 6–3 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 16–17–6
40 L January 9, 1987 1–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 16–18–6
41 L January 10, 1987 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 16–19–6
42 T January 12, 1987 4–4 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 16–19–7
43 L January 16, 1987 3–5 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 16–20–7
44 T January 17, 1987 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 16–20–8
45 L January 21, 1987 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 16–21–8
46 L January 23, 1987 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 16–22–8
47 W January 24, 1987 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 17–22–8
48 W January 27, 1987 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 18–22–8
49 W January 29, 1987 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 19–22–8
50 T January 31, 1987 4–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 19–22–9
51 L February 3, 1987 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 19–23–9
52 W February 5, 1987 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 20–23–9
53 T February 6, 1987 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 20–23–10
54 L February 8, 1987 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 20–24–10
55 L February 14, 1987 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 20–25–10
56 L February 15, 1987 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 20–26–10
57 L February 17, 1987 3–4 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 20–27–10
58 W February 19, 1987 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 21–27–10
59 W February 21, 1987 4–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 22–27–10
60 W February 24, 1987 3–2 New York Islanders (1986–87) 23–27–10
61 L February 26, 1987 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 23–28–10
62 T February 28, 1987 3–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 23–28–11
63 T March 1, 1987 5–5 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 23–28–12
64 W March 3, 1987 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 24–28–12
65 T March 5, 1987 1–1 OT Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 24–28–13
66 W March 7, 1987 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 25–28–13
67 W March 9, 1987 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 26–28–13
68 W March 11, 1987 3–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 27–28–13
69 L March 12, 1987 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 27–29–13
70 T March 14, 1987 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (1986–87) 27–29–14
71 L March 18, 1987 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 27–30–14
72 L March 21, 1987 6–7 OT New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 27–31–14
73 W March 23, 1987 8–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 28–31–14
74 T March 25, 1987 4–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 28–31–15
75 L March 27, 1987 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 28–32–15
76 W March 29, 1987 4–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 29–32–15
77 L March 31, 1987 3–4 New York Islanders (1986–87) 29–33–15
78 W April 2, 1987 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 30–33–15
79 W April 4, 1987 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 31–33–15
80 W April 5, 1987 3–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 32–33–15

Playoffs[edit]

The Blues lost the Norris Division semifinal series to the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Doug Gilmour C 80 42 63 105 58 -2 17 1 2
Bernie Federko C 64 20 52 72 32 -25 9 0 3
Mark Hunter RW 74 36 33 69 167 -19 12 0 4
Greg Paslawski RW 76 29 35 64 27 1 5 1 7
Brian Benning D 78 13 36 49 110 2 7 0 2
Gino Cavallini LW 80 18 26 44 54 4 4 0 2
Rick Meagher C 80 18 21 39 54 -9 2 2 1
Rob Ramage D 59 11 28 39 108 -12 6 0 3
Ron Flockhart C 60 16 19 35 12 -9 2 0 2
Doug Wickenheiser C 80 13 15 28 37 -22 5 2 1
Ric Nattress D 73 6 22 28 24 -34 2 0 0
Cliff Ronning C 42 11 14 25 6 -1 2 0 2
Mark Reeds RW 68 9 16 25 16 -20 1 0 0
Tim Bothwell D 72 5 16 21 46 -14 0 0 1
Jocelyn Lemieux RW 53 10 8 18 94 1 1 0 1
Herb Raglan RW 62 6 10 16 159 6 0 0 0
Bruce Bell D 45 3 13 16 18 3 1 0 0
Doug Evans LW 53 3 13 16 91 2 0 0 0
Charlie Bourgeois D 66 2 12 14 164 16 0 0 1
Jim Pavese D 69 2 9 11 127 -21 0 0 0
Brian Sutter LW 14 3 3 6 18 -5 3 0 0
Pat Hughes RW 43 1 5 6 26 -6 0 0 0
Mike Dark D 13 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Todd Ewen RW 23 2 0 2 84 -1 0 0 0
Greg Millen G 42 0 2 2 12 0 0 0 0
Dave Barr RW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mike Posavad D 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Larry Trader D 5 0 0 0 8 -5 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 41 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Rick Wamsley 2410 41 17 15 6 142 3.54 0 1212 1070 .883
Greg Millen 2482 42 15 18 9 146 3.53 0 1152 1006 .873
Team: 4892 80 32 33 15 288 3.53 0 2364 2076 .878

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bernie Federko C 6 3 3 6 18 0 1 0 0
Gino Cavallini LW 6 3 1 4 2 0 1 0 1
Doug Gilmour C 6 2 2 4 16 1 1 0 1
Rob Ramage D 6 2 2 4 21 0 2 0 0
Brian Benning D 6 0 4 4 9 0 0 0 0
Mark Hunter RW 5 0 3 3 10 -1 0 0 0
Bruce Bell D 4 1 1 2 7 -1 0 0 0
Greg Paslawski RW 6 1 1 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Jocelyn Lemieux RW 5 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Mark Reeds RW 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Cliff Ronning C 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Tim Bothwell D 6 0 0 0 6 -5 0 0 0
Charlie Bourgeois D 6 0 0 0 27 -3 0 0 0
Doug Evans LW 5 0 0 0 10 -2 0 0 0
Todd Ewen RW 4 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0
Tony Hrkac C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Meagher C 6 0 0 0 11 -4 0 0 0
Greg Millen G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ric Nattress D 6 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Herb Raglan RW 4 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doug Wickenheiser C 6 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Greg Millen 250 4 1 3 10 2.40 0 122 112 .918
Rick Wamsley 120 2 1 1 5 2.50 0 54 49 .907
Team: 370 6 2 4 15 2.43 0 176 161 .915

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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]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

St. Louis's draft picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Jocelyn Lemieux  Canada Laval Voisins (QMJHL)
2 31 Mike Posma  United States Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OPJHL)
3 52 Tony Hejna  United States Nichols School (USHS-NY)
4 73 Glen Featherstone  Canada Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL)
5 87 Mike Wolak  United States Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
6 115 Mike O'Toole  Canada Markham Waxers (OJHL)
7 136 Andy May  Canada Bramalea Blues (MetJHL)
8 157 Randy Skarda  United States Saint Thomas Academy (USHS-MN)
9 178 Martyn Ball  Canada St. Michael's Buzzers (MetJHL)
10 199 Rod Thacker  Canada Hamilton Steelhawks (OHL)
11 220 Terry MacLean  Canada Longueuil Chevaliers (QMJHL)
12 234 Bill Butler  United States Northwood School (USHS-NY)
12 241 David O'Brien  United States Northeastern University (Hockey East)
S 20 Marty Raus  United States Northeastern University (Hockey East)

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. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ "1986-87 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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