1989–90 Minnesota North Stars season

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1989–90 Minnesota North Stars
Division 4th Norris
Conference 7th Campbell
1989–90 record 36–40–4
Home record 26–12–2
Road record 10–28–2
Goals for 284
Goals against 291
Team information
General Manager Jack Ferreira
Coach Pierre Page
Captain Curt Giles
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Brian Bellows (55)
Assists Neal Broten (62)
Points Brian Bellows (99)
Penalties in minutes Shane Churla (292)
Plus/minus Stewart Gavin (+9)
Wins Jon Casey (31)
Goals against average Jon Casey (3.22)
<1988–89 1990–91>

The 1989–90 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 23rd season.

Coached by Pierre Page, the team compiled a record of 36-40-4 for 76 points, to finish the regular season 4th in the Norris Division. In the playoffs they lost the division semi-finals 4-3 to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 7. Doug Zmolek (D)  United States Rochester John Marshall H.S. (Minn.)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 80 41 33 6 315 294 88
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
Detroit Red Wings 80 28 38 14 288 323 70

[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.

Campbell Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Calgary Flames SMY 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
2 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
3 Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 41 33 6 316 294 88
4 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
5 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 37 34 9 295 279 83
6 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 38 38 4 337 358 80
7 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 36 40 4 284 291 76
8 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
9 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 28 38 14 288 323 70
10 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1989 6–5 New York Islanders (1989–90) 1–0–0
2 W October 7, 1989 6–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 2–0–0
3 T October 8, 1989 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 2–0–1
4 W October 12, 1989 3–0 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 3–0–1
5 W October 14, 1989 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 4–0–1
6 W October 17, 1989 6–3 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 5–0–1
7 L October 18, 1989 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 5–1–1
8 L October 21, 1989 2–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 5–2–1
9 W October 25, 1989 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 6–2–1
10 L October 26, 1989 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 6–3–1
11 W October 28, 1989 6–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 7–3–1
12 L October 31, 1989 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 7–4–1
13 L November 2, 1989 3–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 7–5–1
14 W November 4, 1989 3–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 8–5–1
15 L November 6, 1989 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 8–6–1
16 W November 9, 1989 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 9–6–1
17 W November 11, 1989 3–2 OT Calgary Flames (1989–90) 10–6–1
18 W November 12, 1989 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 11–6–1
19 W November 15, 1989 2–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 12–6–1
20 L November 16, 1989 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 12–7–1
21 W November 18, 1989 3–0 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 13–7–1
22 L November 21, 1989 4–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 13–8–1
23 W November 22, 1989 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 14–8–1
24 W November 24, 1989 7–6 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 15–8–1
25 W November 26, 1989 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 16–8–1
26 L November 30, 1989 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 16–9–1
27 L December 2, 1989 1–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 16–10–1
28 L December 3, 1989 5–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 16–11–1
29 L December 6, 1989 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 16–12–1
30 L December 8, 1989 1–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 16–13–1
31 L December 9, 1989 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 16–14–1
32 L December 12, 1989 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 16–15–1
33 T December 14, 1989 4–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 16–15–2
34 W December 16, 1989 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 17–15–2
35 L December 19, 1989 0–5 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 17–16–2
36 L December 21, 1989 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 17–17–2
37 L December 23, 1989 3–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 17–18–2
38 L December 26, 1989 3–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 17–19–2
39 T December 28, 1989 1–1 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 17–19–3
40 L December 30, 1989 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 17–20–3
41 W December 31, 1989 2–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 18–20–3
42 W January 4, 1990 8–2 New York Rangers (1989–90) 19–20–3
43 W January 6, 1990 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 20–20–3
44 L January 9, 1990 0–9 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 20–21–3
45 L January 11, 1990 4–8 New York Islanders (1989–90) 20–22–3
46 W January 13, 1990 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 21–22–3
47 L January 15, 1990 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 21–23–3
48 L January 17, 1990 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 21–24–3
49 W January 18, 1990 7–4 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 22–24–3
50 L January 24, 1990 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 22–25–3
51 W January 26, 1990 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 23–25–3
52 L January 27, 1990 1–3 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 23–26–3
53 W January 29, 1990 4–2 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 24–26–3
54 L January 31, 1990 3–4 OT Washington Capitals (1989–90) 24–27–3
55 L February 3, 1990 6–7 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 24–28–3
56 L February 4, 1990 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 24–29–3
57 L February 7, 1990 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 24–30–3
58 W February 10, 1990 6–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 25–30–3
59 L February 11, 1990 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 25–31–3
60 L February 13, 1990 1–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 25–32–3
61 W February 15, 1990 6–3 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 26–32–3
62 L February 18, 1990 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 26–33–3
63 L February 21, 1990 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 26–34–3
64 L February 24, 1990 2–3 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 26–35–3
65 W February 27, 1990 8–3 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 27–35–3
66 W March 3, 1990 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 28–35–3
67 L March 4, 1990 6–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 28–36–3
68 W March 7, 1990 5–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 29–36–3
69 T March 10, 1990 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1989–90) 29–36–4
70 W March 12, 1990 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 30–36–4
71 L March 13, 1990 1–3 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 30–37–4
72 W March 17, 1990 6–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 31–37–4
73 L March 18, 1990 3–4 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 31–38–4
74 W March 20, 1990 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 32–38–4
75 W March 22, 1990 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 33–38–4
76 W March 24, 1990 7–6 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 34–38–4
77 W March 26, 1990 5–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 35–38–4
78 L March 29, 1990 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 35–39–4
79 W March 31, 1990 6–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 36–39–4
80 L April 1, 1990 1–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 36–40–4

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1989–1990 Minnesota North Stars Roster
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1989-1990 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.