1990–91 Hartford Whalers season

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1990–91 Hartford Whalers
Division 4th Adams
1990–91 record 31–38–11
Goals for 238
Goals against 276
Team information
General Manager Ed Johnston
Coach Rick Ley
Captain Ron Francis (Oct-Dec)
Vacant (Dec-Apr)

The 1990–91 Hartford Whalers season was the franchise's 19th season, 12th in the NHL. The Whalers placed fourth in the Adams Division to qualify for the playoffs. The Whalers were eliminated in the first round by their New England rival Boston Bruins.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Whalers had the most power-play opportunities during the regular season, with 403.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 80 44 24 12 299 264 100
Montreal Canadiens 80 39 30 11 273 249 89
Buffalo Sabres 80 31 30 19 292 278 81
Hartford Whalers 80 31 38 11 238 276 73
Quebec Nordiques 80 16 50 14 236 354 46

[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.

Wales Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Boston Bruins ADM 80 44 24 12 299 264 100
2 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 39 30 11 273 249 89
3 Pittsburgh Penguins PTK 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
4 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
5 Washington Capitals PTK 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
6 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 31 30 19 292 278 81
7 New Jersey Devils PTK 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
8 Philadelphia Flyers PTK 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
9 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 31 38 11 238 276 73
10 New York Islanders PTK 80 25 45 10 223 290 60
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 16 50 14 236 354 46

Divisions: PTK – Patrick, ADM – Adams

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 4, 1990 3–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 0–0–1
2 W October 6, 1990 5–4 New York Rangers (1990–91) 1–0–1
3 L October 8, 1990 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 1–1–1
4 W October 10, 1990 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 2–1–1
5 L October 12, 1990 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 2–2–1
6 W October 13, 1990 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 3–2–1
7 T October 16, 1990 1–1 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 3–2–2
8 W October 17, 1990 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 4–2–2
9 L October 19, 1990 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 4–3–2
10 L October 24, 1990 0–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 4–4–2
11 L October 27, 1990 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 4–5–2
12 L October 28, 1990 0–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 4–6–2
13 L October 31, 1990 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 4–7–2
14 L November 3, 1990 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 4–8–2
15 T November 6, 1990 1–1 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 4–8–3
16 L November 9, 1990 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 4–9–3
17 W November 10, 1990 3–2 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 5–9–3
18 W November 14, 1990 3–1 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 6–9–3
19 W November 15, 1990 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 7–9–3
20 W November 17, 1990 4–2 Washington Capitals (1990–91) 8–9–3
21 T November 21, 1990 4–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 8–9–4
22 W November 23, 1990 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 9–9–4
23 L November 24, 1990 3–4 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 9–10–4
24 L November 28, 1990 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 9–11–4
25 W November 29, 1990 6–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 10–11–4
26 L December 1, 1990 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 10–12–4
27 W December 3, 1990 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 11–12–4
28 L December 5, 1990 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 11–13–4
29 W December 7, 1990 4–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 12–13–4
30 W December 8, 1990 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 13–13–4
31 L December 12, 1990 1–5 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 13–14–4
32 L December 13, 1990 2–8 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 13–15–4
33 W December 15, 1990 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 14–15–4
34 L December 18, 1990 3–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 14–16–4
35 L December 20, 1990 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 14–17–4
36 W December 22, 1990 1–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 15–17–4
37 L December 23, 1990 2–5 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 15–18–4
38 W December 26, 1990 4–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 16–18–4
39 L December 29, 1990 2–8 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 16–19–4
40 L December 30, 1990 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 16–20–4
41 W January 2, 1991 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 17–20–4
42 W January 5, 1991 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 18–20–4
43 L January 8, 1991 3–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 18–21–4
44 W January 10, 1991 5–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 19–21–4
45 T January 12, 1991 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 19–21–5
46 L January 13, 1991 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 19–22–5
47 W January 16, 1991 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 20–22–5
48 W January 23, 1991 5–4 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 21–22–5
49 L January 24, 1991 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 21–23–5
50 W January 26, 1991 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 22–23–5
51 L January 29, 1991 1–8 New York Islanders (1990–91) 22–24–5
52 L January 31, 1991 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 22–25–5
53 W February 2, 1991 2–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 23–25–5
54 T February 3, 1991 1–1 OT @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 23–25–6
55 W February 6, 1991 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 24–25–6
56 L February 9, 1991 2–5 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 24–26–6
57 W February 10, 1991 3–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 25–26–6
58 W February 13, 1991 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 26–26–6
59 L February 15, 1991 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 26–27–6
60 W February 16, 1991 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 27–27–6
61 W February 20, 1991 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 28–27–6
62 L February 23, 1991 4–5 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 28–28–6
63 T February 24, 1991 5–5 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 28–28–7
64 L February 26, 1991 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 28–29–7
65 L February 28, 1991 3–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 28–30–7
66 T March 2, 1991 3–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 28–30–8
67 T March 3, 1991 4–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 28–30–9
68 L March 5, 1991 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 28–31–9
69 L March 9, 1991 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 28–32–9
70 L March 10, 1991 1–2 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 28–33–9
71 W March 12, 1991 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 29–33–9
72 W March 14, 1991 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 30–33–9
73 W March 16, 1991 6–2 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 31–33–9
74 L March 17, 1991 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 31–34–9
75 T March 19, 1991 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 31–34–10
76 L March 23, 1991 3–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 31–35–10
77 L March 25, 1991 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 31–36–10
78 L March 27, 1991 3–4 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 31–37–10
79 T March 30, 1991 5–5 OT Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 31–37–11
80 L March 31, 1991 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 31–38–11

Playoffs[edit]

Adams Division Semi-finals
No. R Date Score Opponent Series
1 W April 3, 1991 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) HAR leads 1–0
2 L April 5, 1991 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) Series tied 1–1
3 L April 7, 1991 3–6 Boston Bruins (1990–91) BOS leads 2–1
4 W April 9, 1991 4–3 Boston Bruins (1990–91) Series tied 2–2
5 L April 11, 1991 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) BOS leads 3–2
6 L April 13, 1991 1–3 Boston Bruins (1990–91) BOS wins 4–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 80 43 39 82 246 0 15 0 5
Francis, RonRon Francis C 67 21 55 76 51 -2 10 1 6
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 61 17 30 47 104 -15 4 0 2
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 78 21 22 43 113 -3 8 0 3
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 44 18 24 42 101 -7 10 0 2
Shaw, BradBrad Shaw D 72 4 28 32 29 -10 2 0 1
Krygier, ToddTodd Krygier LW 72 13 17 30 95 1 3 0 2
Evason, DeanDean Evason C 75 6 23 29 170 -6 1 0 0
Cyr, PaulPaul Cyr LW 70 12 13 25 107 -8 0 1 2
Wilson, CareyCarey Wilson C 45 8 15 23 16 -14 4 0 1
Crossman, DougDoug Crossman D 41 4 19 23 19 -13 2 0 0
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 62 3 18 21 174 13 0 0 0
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote D 73 7 12 19 17 -17 1 0 0
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 13 8 8 16 18 -6 4 0 1
Tomlak, MikeMike Tomlak C/LW 64 8 8 16 55 -9 0 1 0
Young, ScottScott Young RW 34 6 9 15 8 -9 3 1 2
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 32 9 5 14 49 -6 0 0 1
Andersson, MikaelMikael Andersson LW 41 4 7 11 8 0 0 0 0
Burt, AdamAdam Burt D 42 2 7 9 63 -4 1 0 1
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 11 4 3 7 40 3 1 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 41 4 3 7 108 -7 0 0 0
Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro C 15 2 5 7 18 -1 1 0 0
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 11 3 3 6 6 -7 3 0 0
Babych, DaveDave Babych D 8 0 6 6 4 -4 0 0 0
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 44 1 4 5 82 -13 0 0 0
Yake, TerryTerry Yake C 19 1 4 5 10 -3 0 0 1
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 45 2 2 4 211 -7 0 0 0
Govedaris, ChrisChris Govedaris LW 14 1 3 4 4 -4 0 0 1
Ladouceur, RandyRandy Ladouceur D 67 1 3 4 118 -10 0 0 0
Richards, ToddTodd Richards D 2 0 4 4 2 -4 0 0 0
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz G 52 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 19 1 2 3 41 -3 0 0 0
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 23 1 1 2 18 -8 0 0 0
Tancill, ChrisChris Tancill C 9 1 1 2 4 2 0 1 0
Baca, JergusJergus Baca D 9 0 2 2 14 -3 0 0 0
Picard, MichelMichel Picard LW 5 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 2 1 0 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens D 14 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0
Whitmore, KayKay Whitmore G 18 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 4 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Black, JamesJames Black LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chapman, BrianBrian Chapman D 3 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0
Greig, MarkMark Greig RW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
McKay, RossRoss McKay G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parker, JeffJeff Parker RW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Reaugh, DarylDaryl Reaugh G 20 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz 2953 52 21 22 7 164 3.33 1 1284 1120 .872
Reaugh, DarylDaryl Reaugh 1010 20 7 7 1 53 3.15 1 479 426 .889
Whitmore, KayKay Whitmore 850 18 3 9 3 52 3.67 0 379 327 .863
McKay, RossRoss McKay 35 1 0 0 0 3 5.14 0 15 12 .800
Team: 4848 80 31 38 11 272 3.37 2 2157 1885 .874

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 6 2 7 9 10 0 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 6 5 1 6 17 3 0 0
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 6 3 2 5 40 2 0 0
Ladouceur, RandyRandy Ladouceur D 6 1 4 5 6 0 0 0
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 6 1 3 4 8 0 0 1
Evason, DeanDean Evason C 6 0 4 4 29 0 0 0
Shaw, BradBrad Shaw D 6 1 2 3 2 0 0 0
Yake, TerryTerry Yake C 6 1 1 2 16 0 1 0
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote D 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Krygier, ToddTodd Krygier LW 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 5 1 0 1 7 1 0 1
Cyr, PaulPaul Cyr LW 6 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 6 1 0 1 16 0 0 0
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz G 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Richards, ToddTodd Richards D 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tomlak, MikeMike Tomlak C/LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz 359 6 2 4 24 4.01 0 174 150 .862
Team: 359 6 2 4 24 4.01 0 174 150 .862

[4]

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]

1990-91 Hartford Whalers
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1991.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1990–1991 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1990-91 Hartford Whalers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  5. ^ Stripped of captaincy, in December 1990

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