1986–87 Buffalo Sabres season

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1986–87 Buffalo Sabres
Division 5th Adams
1986–87 record 28–44–8
Team information
Coach Scotty Bowman
Gerry Meehan
Captain Lindy Ruff
Alternate captains Mike Foligno
Mike Ramsey

The 1986–87 Buffalo Sabres season was the 17th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Hartford Whalers 80 43 30 7 287 270 93
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 29 10 277 241 92
Boston Bruins 80 39 34 7 301 276 85
Quebec Nordiques 80 31 39 10 267 276 72
Buffalo Sabres 80 28 44 8 280 308 64

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Sabres failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Buffalo'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 5 Shawn Anderson  Canada Canadian National Development Team
2 26 Greg Brown  United States St. Mark's School (ISL)
3 47 Bob Corkum  United States University of Maine (Hockey East)
3 56 Kevin Kerr  Canada Windsor Compuware Spitfires (OHL)
4 68 David Baseggio  Canada Yale University (ECAC)
5 89 Larry Rooney  United States Thayer Academy (ISL)
6 110 Miguel Baldris  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
7 131 Mike Hartman  United States North Bay Centennials (OHL)
8 152 Francois Guay  Canada Laval Titan (QMJHL)
9 173 Sean Whitham  Canada Providence College (Hockey East)
10 194 Kenton Rein  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
11 215 Troy Arndt  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
S 2 Jeff Capello  Canada University of Vermont (Hockey East)
S 3 John Cullen  Canada Boston University (Hockey East)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.