1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers season

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1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 4th Wales
1987–88 record 38–33–9
Home record 20–14–6
Road record 18–19–3
Goals for 292 (12th)
Goals against 292 (9th)
Team information
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Dave Poulin
Alternate captains Mark Howe
Brad Marsh
Arena Spectrum
Average attendance 17,405[1]
Team leaders
Goals Rick Tocchet (31)
Assists Brian Propp (49)
Points Murray Craven (70)
Brian Propp (70)
Penalties in minutes Rick Tocchet (299)
Plus/minus Kjell Samuelsson (+28)
Wins Ron Hextall (30)
Goals against average Ron Hextall (3.51)

The 1987–88 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' 21st season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Washington Capitals in seven games.

Regular season[edit]

The season was one of many ups and downs. With Ron Hextall lost to an eight-game suspension to start the year after slashing Kent Nilsson in the Stanley Cup Finals, Tim Kerr lost indefinitely with a shoulder problem, and Brad McCrimmon traded to Calgary over a salary dispute, the club limped to a 3–6–2 record in October.

The free-fall continued until late November. After blowing a 4–1 lead into a 6–4 loss to the Islanders at home on November 21, the Flyers were at 6–13–3 and last in the division. However, just as quickly, the club rebounded with a 14-game unbeaten streak (12–0–2) from November 25 to December 26 – despite losing out to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Paul Coffey sweepstakes. The run was highlighted by Hextall becoming the first goaltender to shoot the puck into the opposing team's net on December 8, a game-winning two-man short tally by Murray Craven in Winnipeg on December 13, and a post-Christmas comeback win against the Capitals.

A 6–0–1 run through late February and early March saw Rick Tocchet post three hat tricks in a span of four games (Detroit, at Los Angeles, at Vancouver). On February 23, the club set a still-standing franchise road record with 11 goals in an amazing 11–6 win in Detroit, including a team-record 7 third-period tallies.

After a 7–3 win over the Canucks March 1, the Flyers finished the year in free-fall due to almost daily injuries, going 4–11–2, ending up the lower seed in a second-place tie with Washington. Kerr returned to the lineup finally on March 10, but was unable to find his range before the playoffs began.

Season standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
New York Islanders 80 39 31 10 308 267 88
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 33 9 292 292 85
Washington Capitals 80 38 33 9 281 249 85
New Jersey Devils 80 38 36 6 295 296 82
New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 300 283 82
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 319 316 81

[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.

Playoffs[edit]

In their first round playoff series with the Washington Capitals, the Flyers blew a 3–1 series lead as Washington forced a Game 7. They then blew a 3–0 lead in Game 7 as Washington won 5-4, in overtime.

Afterwards, general manager Bob Clarke fired head coach Mike Keenan citing a lack of enthusiasm from the club to continue playing for him.[3]

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1987–88 regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

1988 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
32 Craven, MurrayMurray Craven 23 LW 72 30 46 76 25 58 7 2 5 7 1 4
26 Propp, BrianBrian Propp 28 LW 74 27 49 76 8 76 7 4 2 6 2 8
22 Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet 23 RW 65 31 33 64 3 299 5 1 4 5 −1 55
2 Howe, MarkMark Howe 32 D 75 19 43 62 23 62 7 3 6 9 7 4
25 Zezel, PeterPeter Zezel 22 C 69 22 35 57 7 42 7 3 2 5 0 7
19 Mellanby, ScottScott Mellanby 21 RW 75 25 26 51 −7 185 7 0 1 1 −6 16
20 Poulin, DaveDave Poulin 29 C 68 19 32 51 17 32 7 2 6 8 5 4
23 Sinisalo, IlkkaIlkka Sinisalo 29 RW 68 25 17 42 2 30 7 4 2 6 4 0
9 Eklund, PellePelle Eklund 24 C 71 10 32 42 −6 12 7 0 3 3 4 0
3 Crossman, DougDoug Crossman 27 D 76 9 29 38 −1 43 7 1 1 2 −9 8
14 Sutter, RonRon Sutter 24 C 69 8 25 33 −9 146 7 0 1 1 −7 26
28 Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson 29 D 74 6 24 30 28 184 7 2 5 7 8 23
24 Smith, DerrickDerrick Smith 23 LW 76 16 8 24 −20 104 7 0 0 0 −7 6
5 Huffman, KerryKerry Huffman 20 D 52 6 17 23 −11 34 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 Brown, DaveDave Brown 25 RW 47 12 5 17 10 114 7 1 0 1 −4 27
44, 47 Huber, WillieWillie Huberdagger 30 D 10 4 9 13 −2 16 5 0 0 0 −3 2
8 Marsh, BradBrad Marsh 29 D 70 3 9 12 −13 57 7 1 0 1 −8 8
18 Carson, LindsayLindsay Carsondouble-dagger 27 C 36 2 7 9 −4 37
7 Dobbin, BrianBrian Dobbin 21 RW 21 3 5 8 −1 6
27 Hextall, RonRon Hextall 23 G 62 1 6 7 N/A 104 7 0 2 2 N/A 30
6, 40 Smyth, GregGreg Smyth 21 D 48 1 6 7 −2 192 5 0 0 0 1 38
10 Roupe, MagnusMagnus Roupe 24 LW 33 2 4 6 −6 32
17, 34 Berube, CraigCraig Berube 22 LW 27 3 2 5 1 108
12 Kerr, TimTim Kerr 28 RW 8 3 2 5 0 12 6 1 3 4 −2 4
18 Lawless, PaulPaul Lawlessdaggerdouble-dagger 23 LW 8 0 5 5 0 0
15 Daigneault, J. J.J. J. Daigneault 22 D 28 2 2 4 −8 12
42 Nachbaur, DonDon Nachbaur 29 C 20 0 4 4 2 61 2 0 0 0 −1 2
34, 48 Root, BillBill Rootdagger 28 D 24 1 2 3 3 16 2 0 0 0 0 2
36 Roberts, GordieGordie Robertsdaggerdouble-dagger 30 D 11 1 2 3 7 15
36 Hill, AlAl Hill 32 LW 12 1 0 1 0 10 1 0 1 1 1 4
11 Seabrooke, GlenGlen Seabrooke 20 LW 6 0 1 1 −1 2
29 Fotiu, NickNick Fotiu 35 LW 23 0 0 0 −9 40
33 Laforest, MarkMark Laforest 25 G 21 0 0 0 N/A 8 2 0 0 0 N/A 10
30 Young, WendellWendell Young 24 G 6 0 0 0 N/A 0
39 Fenyves, DavidDavid Fenyves 27 D 5 0 0 0 −1 0
37 Lamoureux, MitchMitch Lamoureux 25 C 3 0 0 0 −1 0
6, 40 Chychrun, JeffJeff Chychrun 21 D 3 0 0 0 −1 4
41 Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens 21 D 3 0 0 0 −1 0
44 Stothers, MikeMike Stothersdouble-dagger 25 D 3 0 0 0 −1 13
45 Freer, MarkMark Freer 19 C 1 0 0 0 −2 0
39 Murray, MikeMike Murray 21 C 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Smith, SteveSteve Smith 24 D 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L T SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
27 Hextall, RonRon Hextall 23 62 30 22 7 0 208 .885 3.51 3560 7 2 4 0 30 .847 4.75 379
33 Laforest, MarkMark Laforest 25 21 5 9 2 1 60 .874 3.70 972 2 1 0 0 1 .917 1.25 48
30 Young, WendellWendell Young 24 6 3 2 0 0 20 .865 3.75 320

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Notes Ref
Lester Patrick Trophy Keith Allen [4]
NHL Player of the Week Ron Hextall (December 14) [5]
Mark Howe (December 28) [6]
Ron Hextall (January 18) [7]
Rick Tocchet (February 28) [8]
Rick Tocchet (March 10) [9]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Ron Hextall Voted starting Goaltender [10][11]
Mark Howe
Mike Keenan (Coach)
Dave Poulin
Kjell Samuelsson
Team awards[12]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Mark Howe
Bobby Clarke Trophy Ron Hextall
Class Guy Award Rick Tocchet

Records[edit]

  •  double-dagger  Tied for NHL record

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 1987–88 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Goals scored Game 4[a] Rick Tocchet 2/27/1988 Los Angeles Kings [13]
Penalties Game 8 Don Nachbaur 3/19/1988 Pittsburgh Penguins [14]
Powerplay goals scored by a defenseman Season 8[b] Mark Howe [15]
Goals against Season 208 Ron Hextall [16]
Goals scored by a goaltender Season 1double-dagger Ron Hextall [16]
Lowest plus-minus, playoffs Season –9 Doug Crossman [17]

Team[edit]

Franchise team records set during the 1987–88 season
Record Type Total Refs
Fewest road ties Season 3[c] [18]

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 1, 1987, the day after the deciding game of the 1987 Stanley Cup Finals, through May 26, 1988, the day of the deciding game of the 1988 Stanley Cup Finals.[19]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 13, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
Mark Laforest
To Detroit Red Wings
2nd-round pick in 1987
[20]
June 13, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
5th-round pick in 1989
To Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver's 5th-round pick in 1987
[21]
July 21, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
future considerations
To New York Rangers
Jeff Brubaker
[22]
August 26, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
1st-round pick in 1989
3rd-round pick in 1988
To Calgary Flames
Brad McCrimmon
[23]
August 31, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
Wendell Young
3rd-round pick in 1990
To Vancouver Canucks
Darren Jensen
Daryl Stanley
[24]
December 4, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
5th-round pick in 1989
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Mike Stothers
[25][26]
January 22, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
Paul Lawless
To Hartford Whalers
Lindsay Carson
[27]
February 9, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
Gordie Roberts
To Minnesota North Stars
4th-round pick in 1988 or 1989[d]
[28]
March 1, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
Willie Huber
To Vancouver Canucks
Paul Lawless
Vancouver's 5th-round pick in 1989
[29]
March 8, 1988 To Philadelphia Flyers
4th or 5th-round pick in 1989[e]
To St. Louis Blues
Gordie Roberts
[30]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency.

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
July 21, 1987 Don Biggs Edmonton Oilers [22]
August 19, 1987 Mark Lofthouse Los Angeles Kings [32]
October 30, 1987 Nick Fotiu Calgary Flames 1 year [33]
April 20, 1988 Michael Boyce Merrimack Warriors (NCAA) [34]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers.

Date Player Contract details Ref
November 17, 1987 Ron Hextall multi-year [35]

NHL Waiver Draft[edit]

The 1987 NHL Waiver Draft was held on October 5, 1987.[36][37] Each NHL team placed 17 skaters and 2 goaltenders on a protected list from which the other teams could not select.[36] First-year professional players were exempt.[36]

The Flyers left the following players unprotected:[38] Ray Allison, Thomas Eriksson, Ross Fitzpatrick, Al Hill, Ed Hospodar, Mitch Lamoureux, Mark Lofthouse, Kevin Maxwell, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Smith, and Tim Tookey.

Selections involving the Philadelphia Flyers at the 1987 NHL Waiver Draft[36]
Round Player Selected by Selected from Notes
4 Tim Tookey Los Angeles Kings Philadelphia Flyers
5 Ed Hospodar Buffalo Sabres Philadelphia Flyers Sabres removed David Fenyves from protected list
Flyers claimed Fenyves in lieu of cash

Waivers[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following waivers transactions.

Date Player Claimed by Claimed from Ref
November 26, 1987 Bill Root Philadelphia Flyers St. Louis Blues [39]

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes Ref
June 1987 Glenn Resch Retirement No official announcement [20][40]
October 3, 1987 Steve Martinson Detroit Red Wings Free agency [41]
N/A Jere Gillis Brunico SG (Serie A) Free agency [42]

Draft picks[edit]

NHL Entry Draft[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, on June 13, 1987.[43] The Flyers traded their second-round pick, 41st overall, to the Detroit Red Wings for Mark Laforest on June 13, 1987.[44]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1987 and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA Notes
1 20 Rumble, DarrenDarren Rumble Defense  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL) 193 10 26 36 216 &
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2 30 Harding, JeffJeff Harding Right Wing  Canada St. Michael's Buzzers (Toronto) 15 0 0 0 47 &
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3 62 Hostak, MartinMartin Hostak Right Wing  Czech Republic Sparta Praha (Czech) 55 3 11 14 24 &
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4 83 Eriksson, TomazTomaz Eriksson Left Wing  Sweden Djurgardens IF (Elitserien) &
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5 104 Gall, BillBill Gall Defense  United States New Hampton School (N.H.) &
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6 125 Link, TonyTony Link Defense  United States Dimond High School (Alaska) &
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7 146 Strapon, MarcMarc Strapon Defense  United States Hayward High School (Wisconsin) &
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8 167 Ingham, DarrylDarryl Ingham Right Wing  Canada Manitoba Bisons (CIAU) &
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9 188 MacDonald, BruceBruce MacDonald Right Wing  United States Loomis Chaffee School (Conn.) &
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10 209 Morrow, SteveSteve Morrow Defense  United States Westminster School (Conn.) &
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11 230 Rusnak, DariusDarius Rusnak Center  Slovakia Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia) &
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12 251 Roehl, DaleDale Roehl Goaltender  United States Minnetonka High School (Minn.) &
&
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&
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&
&
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&

NHL Supplemental Draft[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 1987 NHL Supplemental Draft.[45][46]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1987 Supplemental Draft and their NHL career regular season statistics
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L T GAA
2 21 David Whyte Left Wing  United States Boston College Eagles (HE)

Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Hershey Bears of the AHL[47] and the Flint Spirits of the IHL.[48] Led by the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award winner as coach of the year (John Paddock), the Eddie Shore Award winner as top defenseman (Dave Fenyves), and the Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award as top goaltender (Wendell Young), Hershey finished first in their division and swept their way through the playoffs with a 12–0 record to a Calder Cup championship. Young was given the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP.[49] In their only season as a Flyers affiliate, Flint finished fourth in the playoffs and lost in the finals to the Salt Lake Golden Eagles in six games.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tied fifteen times by eight different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records
  2. ^ Tied by Eric Desjardins during the 1999–2000 season and Shayne Gostisbehere during the 2015–16 season.
  3. ^ Tied mark set during the 1984–85 and 1985–86 seasons.
  4. ^ The Flyers had the choice of which year to send to Minnesota.[28] The Flyers chose the 1989 draft pick.
  5. ^ The Flyers would receive St. Louis' 4th-round pick if the Blues advanced past the first round of the playoffs,[30] which they did.[31]
  6. ^ The Flyers acquired a second-round pick, 30th overall, from the Quebec Nordiques for a 1986 second-round pick on June 21, 1986.[44]

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