1987–88 St. Louis Blues season

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1987–88 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Norris
1987–88 record 34–38–8
Goals for 278
Goals against 294
Team information
General Manager Ron Caron
Coach Jacques Martin
Captain Brian Sutter
Alternate captains Bernie Federko
Rob Ramage (Oct-Mar)
Doug Gilmour (Mar-Apr)
Arena St. Louis Arena

The 1987–88 St. Louis Blues season was the St. Louis Blues' 21st season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Blues allowed the fewest short-handed goals during the regular season, with just 5.[1]

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

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

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bernie Federko C 79 20 69 89 52 -12 9 0 2
Doug Gilmour C 72 36 50 86 59 -13 19 2 4
Tony McKegney LW 80 40 38 78 82 10 13 3 1
Mark Hunter RW 66 32 31 63 136 -6 14 0 0
Tony Hrkac C 67 11 37 48 22 5 2 1 3
Rob Ramage D 67 8 34 42 127 -20 5 0 0
Brian Sutter LW 76 15 22 37 147 -16 4 1 2
Brian Benning D 77 8 29 37 107 -5 5 0 5
Rick Meagher C 76 18 16 34 76 0 0 5 3
Gino Cavallini LW 64 15 17 32 62 -4 2 1 3
Gaston Gingras D 68 7 22 29 18 0 3 0 0
Herb Raglan RW 73 10 15 25 190 -10 0 0 2
Robert Nordmark D 67 3 18 21 60 -6 2 0 0
Perry Turnbull C 51 10 9 19 82 8 0 0 2
Tim Bothwell D 78 6 13 19 76 6 0 0 1
Brett Hull RW 13 6 8 14 4 4 2 0 0
Cliff Ronning C 26 5 8 13 12 6 1 0 1
Doug Evans LW 41 5 7 12 49 -7 0 0 1
Paul Cavallini D 48 4 7 11 86 7 1 0 0
Ron Flockhart C 21 5 4 9 4 5 0 0 1
Mike Dark D 30 3 6 9 12 6 0 0 1
Todd Ewen RW 64 4 2 6 227 -5 0 0 0
Rob Whistle D 19 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1
Gordie Roberts D 11 1 3 4 25 0 0 0 0
Greg Paslawski RW 17 2 1 3 4 -14 0 0 1
Jocelyn Lemieux RW 23 1 0 1 42 -5 0 0 0
Charlie Bourgeois D 30 0 1 1 78 -2 0 0 0
Robert Dirk D 7 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0
Ron Handy LW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Scott Harlow LW 1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 4 0 1 1 8 -1 0 0 0
Steve Bozek LW 7 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Shane MacEachern C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darrell May G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Millen G 48 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Bill Root D 9 0 0 0 6 -7 0 0 0
Larry Trader D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 31 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Greg Millen 2854 48 21 19 7 167 3.51 1 1396 1229 .880
Rick Wamsley 1818 31 13 16 1 103 3.40 2 922 819 .888
Darrell May 180 3 0 3 0 18 6.00 0 107 89 .832
Team: 4852 80 34 38 8 288 3.56 3 2425 2137 .881

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Doug Gilmour C 10 3 14 17 18 3 1 0 0
Gino Cavallini LW 10 5 5 10 19 3 2 0 0
Brett Hull RW 10 7 2 9 4 1 4 0 3
Tony McKegney LW 9 3 6 9 8 -3 1 0 1
Bernie Federko C 10 2 6 8 18 -6 2 0 0
Tony Hrkac C 10 6 1 7 4 1 3 1 1
Brian Benning D 10 1 6 7 25 -7 1 0 0
Paul Cavallini D 10 1 6 7 26 5 0 1 0
Mark Hunter RW 5 2 3 5 24 -4 1 0 0
Gaston Gingras D 10 1 3 4 4 -1 0 0 0
Herb Raglan RW 10 1 3 4 11 -1 0 0 0
Gordie Roberts D 10 1 2 3 33 0 0 0 0
Brian Sutter LW 10 0 3 3 49 -4 0 0 0
Steve Bozek LW 7 1 1 2 6 -3 0 0 0
Greg Paslawski RW 3 1 1 2 2 -1 1 0 0
Tim Bothwell D 10 0 1 1 18 -9 0 0 0
Robert Dirk D 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Kent Carlson D 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Doug Evans LW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Todd Ewen RW 6 0 0 0 21 -1 0 0 0
Jocelyn Lemieux RW 5 0 0 0 15 -1 0 0 0
Rick Meagher C 10 0 0 0 8 -5 0 0 0
Greg Millen G 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Perry Turnbull C 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rob Whistle D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Greg Millen 600 10 5 5 38 3.80 0 252 214 .849
Team: 600 10 5 5 38 3.80 0 252 214 .849

[3]

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 1987 NHL Entry Draft held at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 12 Keith Osborne  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
3 54 Kevin Miehm  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
3 59 Robert Nordmark  Sweden Lulea HF (Sweden)
4 75 Darin Smith  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
4 82 Andy Rymsha  Canada Western Michigan University (CCHA)
6 117 Rob Robinson  Canada Miami University (CCHA)
7 138 Todd Crabtree  United States Governor Dummer Academy (USHS-MA)
8 159 Guy Hebert  United States Hamilton College (NESCAC)
9 180 Rob Dumas  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
10 201 David Marvin  United States Warroad High School (USHS-MN)
10 207 Andy Cesarski  United States Culver Military Academy (USHS-IN)
11 222 Daniel Rolfe  Canada Brockville Braves (OPJHL)
12 243 Ray Savard  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1988.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  3. ^ "1987-88 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.

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