1987–88 Detroit Red Wings season

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1987–88 Detroit Red Wings
Norris Division champions
Division1st Norris
1987–88 record41–28–11
Goals for322
Goals against269
Team information
General ManagerJim Devellano
CoachJacques Demers
CaptainSteve Yzerman
Alternate captainsGerard Gallant
Mike O'Connell

The 1987–88 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 56th season, the franchise's 62nd.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 41 28 11 322 269 93
St. Louis Blues 80 34 38 8 278 294 76
Chicago Blackhawks 80 30 41 9 284 328 69
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 21 49 10 273 345 52
Minnesota North Stars 80 19 48 13 242 349 51

[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 L October 8, 1987 1–5 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 0–1–0
2 W October 9, 1987 4–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 1–1–0
3 W October 12, 1987 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 2–1–0
4 W October 16, 1987 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 3–1–0
5 L October 17, 1987 4–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 3–2–0
6 L October 21, 1987 1–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 3–3–0
7 W October 23, 1987 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 4–3–0
8 W October 28, 1987 5–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 5–3–0
9 L October 30, 1987 4–5 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 5–4–0
10 T October 31, 1987 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 5–4–1
11 T November 3, 1987 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 5–4–2
12 L November 4, 1987 4–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 5–5–2
13 W November 6, 1987 3–1 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 6–5–2
14 L November 7, 1987 3–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 6–6–2
15 L November 11, 1987 3–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 6–7–2
16 W November 14, 1987 6–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 7–7–2
17 W November 17, 1987 1–0 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 8–7–2
18 L November 19, 1987 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 8–8–2
19 L November 22, 1987 0–1 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 8–9–2
20 W November 25, 1987 10–8 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 9–9–2
21 W November 27, 1987 6–0 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 10–9–2
22 W November 28, 1987 3–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 11–9–2
23 W December 2, 1987 7–4 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 12–9–2
24 W December 4, 1987 12–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 13–9–2
25 L December 7, 1987 4–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 13–10–2
26 T December 9, 1987 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 13–10–3
27 T December 11, 1987 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 13–10–4
28 L December 12, 1987 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 13–11–4
29 L December 14, 1987 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 13–12–4
30 W December 16, 1987 6–1 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 14–12–4
31 W December 18, 1987 8–3 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 15–12–4
32 L December 20, 1987 2–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 15–13–4
33 L December 23, 1987 2–5 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 15–14–4
34 L December 26, 1987 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 15–15–4
35 L December 27, 1987 4–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 15–16–4
36 W December 30, 1987 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 16–16–4
37 W December 31, 1987 7–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 17–16–4
38 T January 3, 1988 4–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 17–16–5
39 W January 6, 1988 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 18–16–5
40 W January 8, 1988 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 19–16–5
41 W January 10, 1988 7–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 20–16–5
42 W January 13, 1988 7–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 21–16–5
43 W January 15, 1988 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 22–16–5
44 L January 16, 1988 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 22–17–5
45 W January 18, 1988 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 23–17–5
46 W January 21, 1988 3–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 24–17–5
47 T January 23, 1988 4–4 OT Calgary Flames (1987–88) 24–17–6
48 L January 24, 1988 1–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 24–18–6
49 L January 26, 1988 4–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 24–19–6
50 T January 29, 1988 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 24–19–7
51 T January 30, 1988 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 24–19–8
52 W February 3, 1988 6–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 25–19–8
53 W February 5, 1988 5–1 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 26–19–8
54 W February 6, 1988 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 27–19–8
55 W February 12, 1988 4–3 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 28–19–8
56 L February 13, 1988 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 28–20–8
57 W February 15, 1988 6–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 29–20–8
58 W February 17, 1988 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 30–20–8
59 W February 20, 1988 6–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 31–20–8
60 L February 21, 1988 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 31–21–8
61 L February 23, 1988 6–11 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 31–22–8
62 L February 26, 1988 2–3 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 31–23–8
63 L February 27, 1988 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 31–24–8
64 W March 1, 1988 4–0 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 32–24–8
65 W March 3, 1988 6–3 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 33–24–8
66 T March 5, 1988 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 33–24–9
67 W March 6, 1988 4–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 34–24–9
68 W March 8, 1988 2–0 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 35–24–9
69 W March 10, 1988 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 36–24–9
70 W March 12, 1988 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 37–24–9
71 W March 13, 1988 5–1 New York Islanders (1987–88) 38–24–9
72 W March 16, 1988 2–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 39–24–9
73 L March 19, 1988 4–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 39–25–9
74 L March 22, 1988 4–6 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 39–26–9
75 L March 24, 1988 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 39–27–9
76 T March 26, 1988 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1987–88) 39–27–10
77 W March 27, 1988 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 40–27–10
78 T March 29, 1988 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 40–27–11
79 W April 1, 1988 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 41–27–11
80 L April 2, 1988 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 41–28–11

Playoffs[edit]

The Red Wings won the Norris Division title in 1987-88, their first division title since the 1964-65 season. They went up against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Norris Division semifinals, and won the series in six games. They next faced the St. Louis Blues in the Norris Division Final and won in five games. The Red Wings then faced the Edmonton Oilers in the Campbell Conference Final for the second year in a row. Just like the year before, the Oilers beat the Red Wings in five games on their way to their 4th Stanley Cup championship in five years.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Steve Yzerman C 64 50 52 102 44 30 10 6 6
Gerard Gallant LW 73 34 39 73 242 24 10 0 3
Petr Klima W 78 37 25 62 46 4 6 5 5
Bob Probert LW 74 29 33 62 398 16 15 0 5
John Chabot C 78 13 44 57 10 12 0 2 0
Adam Oates C 63 14 40 54 20 16 3 0 3
Brent Ashton LW 73 26 27 53 50 10 7 2 3
Shawn Burr LW/C 78 17 23 40 97 7 5 3 3
Dave Barr RW 51 14 26 40 58 20 3 1 0
Darren Veitch D 63 7 33 40 45 11 4 0 1
Jeff Sharples D 56 10 25 35 42 13 2 0 0
Lee Norwood D 51 9 22 31 131 4 3 0 2
Doug Halward D 70 5 21 26 130 6 3 0 1
Tim Higgins RW 62 12 13 25 94 5 0 1 1
Joe Murphy RW 50 10 9 19 37 -4 1 0 2
Mike O'Connell D 48 6 13 19 38 24 0 0 0
Mel Bridgman C 57 6 11 17 42 4 0 0 1
Rick Zombo D 62 3 14 17 96 24 0 0 2
Joe Kocur RW 63 7 7 14 263 -11 0 0 1
Jim Nill RW 36 3 11 14 55 2 0 0 0
Steve Chiasson D 29 2 9 11 57 15 0 0 0
Gilbert Delorme D 55 2 8 10 81 9 0 0 0
Harold Snepsts D 31 1 4 5 67 3 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 7 0 3 3 21 3 0 0 0
Dale Krentz LW 6 2 0 2 5 2 0 0 1
Doug Houda D 11 1 1 2 10 0 0 0 0
Steve Martinson LW 10 1 1 2 84 3 0 0 1
Mark Kumpel RW 13 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Kris King LW 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Murray Eaves C 7 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Brent Fedyk LW 2 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Adam Graves LW 9 0 1 1 8 -2 0 0 0
Glen Hanlon G 47 0 1 1 30 0 0 0 0
Greg Stefan G 33 0 1 1 36 0 0 0 0
Darren Eliot G 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dave Lewis D 6 0 0 0 18 -3 0 0 0
Sam St. Laurent G 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Glen Hanlon 2623 47 22 17 5 141 3.23 4 1292 1151 .891
Greg Stefan 1854 33 17 9 5 96 3.11 1 923 827 .896
Sam St. Laurent 294 6 2 2 0 16 3.27 0 148 132 .892
Darren Eliot 97 3 0 0 1 9 5.57 0 56 47 .839
Team: 4868 80 41 28 11 262 3.23 5 2419 2157 .892

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bob Probert LW 16 8 13 21 51 5 0 1
Adam Oates C 16 8 12 20 6 4 0 1
John Chabot C 16 4 15 19 2 1 0 0
Petr Klima W 12 10 8 18 10 2 1 4
Gerard Gallant LW 16 6 9 15 55 1 0 1
Brent Ashton LW 16 7 5 12 10 2 1 0
Dave Barr RW 16 5 7 12 22 2 0 0
Lee Norwood D 16 2 6 8 40 2 0 0
Jim Nill RW 16 6 1 7 62 0 1 0
Darren Veitch D 11 1 5 6 6 1 0 0
Rick Zombo D 16 0 6 6 55 0 0 0
Mel Bridgman C 16 4 1 5 12 0 0 0
Doug Halward D 8 1 4 5 18 0 0 0
Shawn Burr LW/C 9 3 1 4 14 0 0 1
Steve Chiasson D 9 2 2 4 31 1 0 0
Steve Yzerman C 3 1 3 4 6 0 0 0
Mike O'Connell D 10 0 4 4 8 0 0 0
Gilbert Delorme D 15 0 3 3 22 0 0 0
Jeff Sharples D 4 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Tim Higgins RW 13 1 0 1 26 0 0 1
Joe Kocur RW 10 0 1 1 13 0 0 0
Joe Murphy RW 8 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 4 0 1 1 15 0 0 0
Greg Stefan G 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Glen Hanlon G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dale Krentz LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harold Snepsts D 10 0 0 0 40 0 0 0
Sam St. Laurent G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Greg Stefan 531 10 5 4 32 3.62 1 236 204 .864
Glen Hanlon 431 8 4 3 22 3.06 1 171 149 .871
Sam St. Laurent 10 1 0 0 1 6.00 0 7 6 .857
Team: 972 16 9 7 55 3.40 2 414 359 .867

[2]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; 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]

Detroit's draft picks at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft held at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11 Yves Racine  Canada Longueuil Chevaliers (QMJHL)
2 32 Gord Kruppke  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
2 41 Bob Wilkie  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
3 52 Dennis Holland  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
4 74 Mark Reimer  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
5 95 Radomir Brazda  Czechoslovakia LTC Pardubice (Czechoslovakia)
6 116 Sean Clifford  Canada Ohio State University (CCHA)
7 137 Mike Gober  United States Laval Titan (QMJHL)
8 158 Kevin Scott  Canada Vernon Lakers (BCJHL)
9 179 Mikko Haapakoski  Finland Karpat (Finland)
10 200 Darin Banister  Canada University of Illinois at Chicago (CCHA)
11 221 Craig Quinlan  United States Hill-Murray School (USHS-MN)
12 242 Tomas Jansson  Sweden Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
S 5 Mike LaMoine  United States University of North Dakota (WCHA)

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. ^ "1987-88 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.

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