1988–89 Detroit Red Wings season

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1988–89 Detroit Red Wings
Norris Division champions
Division 1st Norris
Conference 4th Campbell
1988–89 record 34–34–12
Home record 20–14–6
Road record 14–20–6
Goals for 313
Goals against 316
Team information
General Manager Jim Devellano
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Gerard Gallant
Mike O'Connell
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Steve Yzerman (65)
Assists Steve Yzerman (90)
Points Steve Yzerman (155)
Penalties in minutes Gerard Gallant (230)
Plus/minus Larry Trader (20)
Wins Greg Stefan (21)
Goals against average Glen Hanlon (3.56)

The 1988–89 Detroit Red Wings season saw the Red Wings finish in first place in the Norris Division with a record of 34 wins, 34 losses, and 12 ties for 80 points. They lost the Division Semi-finals four games to two to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 17. Kory Kocur (R)  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
2 38. Serge Anglehart(D)  Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Regular season[edit]

  • October 6, 1988: In a game against the Detroit Red Wings, Wayne Gretzky made his debut as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. Gretzky scored on his first shot, and contributed 3 assists in an 8-2 victory.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

[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 6, 1988 2–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 0–1–0
2 T October 8, 1988 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 0–1–1
3 L October 10, 1988 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 0–2–1
4 T October 14, 1988 8–8 OT St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 0–2–2
5 W October 15, 1988 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 1–2–2
6 W October 18, 1988 4–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–2–2
7 L October 21, 1988 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 2–3–2
8 T October 23, 1988 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 2–3–3
9 W October 26, 1988 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 3–3–3
10 W October 28, 1988 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 4–3–3
11 L October 29, 1988 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 4–4–3
12 T November 1, 1988 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (1988–89) 4–4–4
13 L November 4, 1988 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 4–5–4
14 W November 6, 1988 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 5–5–4
15 W November 9, 1988 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 6–5–4
16 W November 12, 1988 5–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 7–5–4
17 W November 13, 1988 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 8–5–4
18 W November 16, 1988 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 9–5–4
19 W November 18, 1988 5–2 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 10–5–4
20 W November 20, 1988 5–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 11–5–4
21 L November 23, 1988 3–8 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–6–4
22 W November 25, 1988 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 12–6–4
23 L November 27, 1988 3–4 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 12–7–4
24 W November 29, 1988 5–3 New York Islanders (1988–89) 13–7–4
25 W December 1, 1988 7–3 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 14–7–4
26 L December 3, 1988 4–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 14–8–4
27 L December 5, 1988 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 14–9–4
28 W December 9, 1988 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 15–9–4
29 W December 10, 1988 8–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 16–9–4
30 W December 13, 1988 5–4 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 17–9–4
31 L December 16, 1988 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 17–10–4
32 L December 17, 1988 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 17–11–4
33 W December 20, 1988 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–11–4
34 T December 22, 1988 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–11–5
35 L December 23, 1988 2–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 18–12–5
36 L December 28, 1988 1–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 18–13–5
37 L December 30, 1988 3–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–14–5
38 L December 31, 1988 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–15–5
39 W January 4, 1989 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 19–15–5
40 T January 6, 1989 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 19–15–6
41 L January 7, 1989 2–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 19–16–6
42 W January 9, 1989 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 20–16–6
43 T January 11, 1989 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 20–16–7
44 T January 14, 1989 5–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 20–16–8
45 W January 15, 1989 8–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 21–16–8
46 L January 17, 1989 1–7 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–17–8
47 L January 20, 1989 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 21–18–8
48 W January 22, 1989 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 22–18–8
49 L January 25, 1989 3–6 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 22–19–8
50 W January 27, 1989 8–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 23–19–8
51 L January 28, 1989 5–10 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 23–20–8
52 L January 30, 1989 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 23–21–8
53 L February 2, 1989 2–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 23–22–8
54 L February 3, 1989 5–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 23–23–8
55 W February 5, 1989 6–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 24–23–8
56 L February 9, 1989 3–6 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 24–24–8
57 W February 11, 1989 5–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 25–24–8
58 T February 13, 1989 2–2 OT Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 25–24–9
59 W February 15, 1989 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 26–24–9
60 L February 17, 1989 3–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 26–25–9
61 L February 19, 1989 4–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 26–26–9
62 W February 21, 1989 6–5 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 27–26–9
63 T February 23, 1989 6–6 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 27–26–10
64 W February 25, 1989 5–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 28–26–10
65 T February 26, 1989 4–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 28–26–11
66 W March 1, 1989 6–5 New York Islanders (1988–89) 29–26–11
67 W March 4, 1989 5–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 30–26–11
68 L March 7, 1989 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 30–27–11
69 W March 9, 1989 3–2 New York Rangers (1988–89) 31–27–11
70 L March 11, 1989 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 31–28–11
71 T March 14, 1989 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 31–28–12
72 W March 15, 1989 8–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 32–28–12
73 L March 18, 1989 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 32–29–12
74 L March 19, 1989 3–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 32–30–12
75 W March 24, 1989 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 33–30–12
76 L March 25, 1989 5–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 33–31–12
77 L March 27, 1989 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 33–32–12
78 W March 29, 1989 4–3 New York Rangers (1988–89) 34–32–12
79 L March 31, 1989 1–5 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 34–33–12
80 L April 2, 1989 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 34–34–12

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Goaltending[edit]

Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan 46 2499 21 17 3 167 4.01 1290 0.871 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 39 2092 13 14 8 124 3.56 1055 0.882 1
St. Laurent, SamSam St. Laurent 4 141 0 1 1 9 3.83 91 0.901 0
Cheveldae, TimTim Cheveldae 2 122 0 2 0 9 4.43 74 0.878 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan 5 294 2 3 18 3.67 151 0.881 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 2 78 0 1 7 5.38 47 0.851 0

[3]

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Red Wings. Stats reflect time with the Red Wings only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Playoffs[edit]

The Red Wings won their second straight division championship and went against Chicago in the first round in a best of seven series and lost in 6 games, or 2-4.

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gretzky’s Tears, Stephen Brunt, pp.182-183, Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, Toronto, Canada, 2009, ISBN 978-0-307-39729-4
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ 1988–89 Detroit Red Wings at Hockey Reference