1990–91 Los Angeles Kings season

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1990–91 Los Angeles Kings
Smythe Division champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 3rd Campbell
1990–91 record 46–24–10
Home record 26–9–5
Road record 20–15–5
Goals for 340
Goals against 254
Team information
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Tom Webster
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Alternate captains Larry Robinson
Dave Taylor
Arena Great Western Forum
Team leaders
Goals Luc Robitaille and Tomas Sandstrom (45)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (122)
Points Wayne Gretzky (163)
Penalties in minutes Jay Miller (259)
Plus/minus Marty McSorley (+48)
Wins Kelly Hrudey (26)
Goals against average Kelly Hrudey (2.90)

The 1990–91 Los Angeles Kings season saw the Kings finish first in the Smythe Division with a 46-24-10 record for 102 points. This was the only regular-season division title in Kings history, and the second-best regular-season finish in franchise history. The team defeated the Vancouver Canucks four games to two in the Smythe Division Semi-final before falling to the Edmonton Oilers four games to two in the Division Final.

The Kings were coached by Tom Webster and captained by Wayne Gretzky.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Los Angeles Kings 80 46 24 10 340 254 102
Calgary Flames 80 46 26 8 344 263 100
Edmonton Oilers 80 37 37 6 272 272 80
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 43 9 243 315 65
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 43 11 260 288 63

[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 p – Chicago Blackhawks NRS 80 49 23 8 284 211 106
2 St. Louis Blues NRS 80 47 22 11 310 250 105
3 Los Angeles Kings SMY 80 46 24 10 340 254 102
4 Calgary Flames SMY 80 46 26 8 344 263 100
5 Edmonton Oilers SMY 80 37 37 6 272 272 80
6 Detroit Red Wings NRS 80 34 38 8 273 298 76
7 Minnesota North Stars NRS 80 27 39 14 256 266 68
8 Vancouver Canucks SMY 80 28 43 9 243 315 65
9 Winnipeg Jets SMY 80 26 43 11 260 288 63
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NRS 80 23 46 11 241 318 57

Divisions: NRS – Norris, SMY – Smythe

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 78 41 122 163 16 30 8 0 5
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 76 45 46 91 68 28 11 0 5
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 68 45 44 89 106 27 16 0 6
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 68 30 34 64 154 22 11 1 3
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 78 21 41 62 66 19 8 0 3
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 74 21 37 58 58 20 2 0 4
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 73 23 30 53 148 27 6 0 2
Blake, RobRob Blake D 75 12 34 46 125 3 9 0 2
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 61 7 32 39 221 48 1 1 1
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 72 23 13 36 46 9 2 3 3
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 61 7 24 31 127 12 2 0 1
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 71 14 16 30 49 3 2 0 5
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 67 9 19 28 33 3 0 1 1
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 62 1 22 23 16 22 0 0 0
Jones, BradBrad Jones LW 53 9 11 20 57 11 0 1 1
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 66 8 12 20 259 9 1 0 0
McIntyre, JohnJohn McIntyre C 56 8 5 13 115 6 0 1 0
Donnelly, MikeMike Donnelly LW 53 7 5 12 41 3 0 0 2
Buskas, RodRod Buskas D 57 3 8 11 182 14 0 0 0
Bjugstad, ScottScott Bjugstad RW 31 2 4 6 12 -5 0 0 1
Krushelnyski, MikeMike Krushelnyski LW/C 15 1 5 6 10 7 1 0 0
Breault, FrancoisFrancois Breault RW 17 1 4 5 6 -1 0 0 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 34 1 3 4 133 8 0 0 0
Watters, TimTim Watters D 45 0 4 4 92 7 0 0 0
Thomson, JimJim Thomson RW 8 1 0 1 19 0 0 0 1
Chapdelaine, ReneRene Chapdelaine D 3 0 1 1 10 1 0 0 0
Couturier, SylvainSylvain Couturier C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume G 37 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Hayward, RickRick Hayward D 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 47 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Sinisalo, IlkkaIlkka Sinisalo RW 7 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0
Smith, DennisDennis Smith D 4 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 2730 47 26 13 6 132 2.90 3 1321 1189 .900
Berthiaume, DanielDaniel Berthiaume 2119 37 20 11 4 117 3.31 1 1086 969 .892
Team: 4849 80 46 24 10 249 3.08 4 2407 2158 .897
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 12 12 4 16 22 -2 5 0 2
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 12 4 11 15 2 0 1 0 2
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 12 4 8 12 8 7 1 0 0
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 10 4 6 10 8 4 0 1 0
Donnelly, MikeMike Donnelly LW 12 5 4 9 6 6 0 0 0
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 12 2 7 9 6 0 0 0 0
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 10 4 4 8 14 1 3 0 0
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 12 2 4 6 12 1 1 0 0
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 8 3 2 5 2 4 0 0 0
Blake, RobRob Blake D 12 1 4 5 26 -1 1 0 0
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 12 1 4 5 28 1 0 0 0
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 12 1 4 5 15 7 0 0 0
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 12 0 5 5 6 1 0 0 0
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 12 2 1 3 12 -3 0 0 1
Jones, BradBrad Jones LW 8 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 1
Buskas, RodRod Buskas D 2 0 2 2 22 2 0 0 0
McIntyre, JohnJohn McIntyre C 12 0 1 1 24 -2 0 0 0
Sinisalo, IlkkaIlkka Sinisalo RW 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Bjugstad, ScottScott Bjugstad RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 12 0 0 0 58 -1 0 0 0
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 8 0 0 0 17 -1 0 0 0
Watters, TimTim Watters D 7 0 0 0 12 -4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 798 12 6 6 37 2.78 0 382 345 .903
Team: 798 12 6 6 37 2.78 0 382 345 .903

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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;

Playoffs[edit]

Round 1: (S1) Los Angeles Kings vs. (S4) Vancouver Canucks[edit]

Los Angeles won series 4–2


Round 2: (S1) Los Angeles Kings vs. (S3) Edmonton Oilers[edit]

Edmonton won series 4–2


Awards and records[edit]

  • Wayne Gretzky, Art Ross Trophy
  • Wayne Gretzky, Longest Consecutive Games Assist Streak, 23 games (48 assists during the streak)[4]
  • Marty McSorley, NHL Plus-Minus Award
  • Dave Taylor, Masterton Trophy Winner[5]
  • Tom Webster, runner-up for the Jack Adams Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1990-1991 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  3. ^ "1990-91 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  4. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 187, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  5. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.220, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5