1994–95 Detroit Red Wings season

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1994–95 Detroit Red Wings
Western Conference champions
Central Division champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
1994–95 record 33–11–4
Home record 17–4–3
Road record 16–7–1
Goals for 180
Goals against 117
Team information
General Manager Scotty Bowman (interim)
Jim Devellano (interim)
Ken Holland (interim)
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Paul Coffey
Sergei Fedorov
Dino Ciccarelli
Bob Rouse
Mark Howe
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Ray Sheppard (30)
Assists Paul Coffey (44)
Points Paul Coffey (58)
Penalties in minutes Vladimir Konstantinov (101)
Plus/minus Paul Coffey (18)
Wins Mike Vernon (19)
Goals against average Chris Osgood (2.26)

The 1994–95 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 63rd season, the franchise's 69th. The Red Wings started the 1994–95 season strong, and finished it strong, going 33–11–4 for 70 points in 48 games. Having the league's best regular-season record, they were awarded the Presidents' Trophy. They tied the Chicago Blackhawks for most power play goals with 52 and had the second-best power-play in the league (24.64%). Veteran forward Ray Sheppard scored 30 goals on just 125 shots.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 23 Yan Golubovsky (D)  Russia CSKA Moscow (Russia)
2 49 Mathieu Dandenault (RW)  Canada Sherbrooke Faucons (QMJHL)
3 75 Sean Gillam (D)  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
5 114 Frederic Deschenes (G)  Canada Granby Bisons (QMJHL)
5 127 Doug Battaglia (LW)  Canada Brockville Braves (CJHL)
6 153 Pavel Agarkov (RW)  Russia Krylya Sovetov (Russia)
8 205 Jason Elliott (G)  Canada Cornell University (ECAC)
9 231 Jeff Mikesch (C)  United States Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
10 257 Tomas Holmstrom (LW)  Sweden Bodens BK (Sweden)
11 283 Toivo Suursoo (RW)  Estonia Krylya Sovetov (Russia)

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Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 2 St. Louis Blues 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
3 4 Chicago Blackhawks 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
4 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
5 8 Dallas Stars 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
6 10 Winnipeg Jets 48 16 25 7 157 177 39

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Western Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 48 33 11 4 180 117 70
2 x – Calgary Flames PAC 48 24 17 7 163 135 55
3 St. Louis Blues CEN 48 28 15 5 178 135 61
4 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 48 24 19 5 156 115 53
5 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 48 21 19 8 135 146 50
6 Vancouver Canucks PAC 48 18 18 12 153 148 48
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 48 19 25 4 129 161 42
8 Dallas Stars CEN 48 17 23 8 136 135 42
9 Los Angeles Kings PAC 48 16 23 9 142 174 41
10 Winnipeg Jets CEN 48 16 25 7 157 177 39
11 Edmonton Oilers PAC 48 17 27 4 136 183 38
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 48 16 27 5 125 164 37

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

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


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W January 20, 1995 4–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 1–0–0
2 L January 22, 1995 1–4 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 1–1–0
3 W January 24, 1995 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 2–1–0
4 W January 26, 1995 5–1 Calgary Flames (1994–95) 3–1–0
5 W January 28, 1995 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 4–1–0
6 W January 30, 1995 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 5–1–0
7 L February 1, 1995 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 5–2–0
8 W February 3, 1995 5–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 6–2–0
9 L February 4, 1995 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 6–3–0
10 W February 7, 1995 6–0 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 7–3–0
11 L February 10, 1995 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 7–4–0
12 T February 12, 1995 4–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 7–4–1
13 W February 15, 1995 5–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 8–4–1
14 W February 17, 1995 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 9–4–1
15 W February 20, 1995 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 10–4–1
16 W February 22, 1995 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 11–4–1
17 W February 23, 1995 4–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 12–4–1
18 L February 25, 1995 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 12–5–1
19 W March 2, 1995 6–1 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 13–5–1
20 L March 5, 1995 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1994–95) 13–6–1
21 W March 6, 1995 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 14–6–1
22 T March 9, 1995 4–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 14–6–2
23 W March 12, 1995 2–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 15–6–2
24 W March 14, 1995 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 16–6–2
25 W March 16, 1995 5–4 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 17–6–2
26 W March 17, 1995 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 18–6–2
27 W March 22, 1995 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 19–6–2
28 L March 24, 1995 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (1994–95) 19–7–2
29 W March 25, 1995 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1994–95) 20–7–2
30 W March 28, 1995 6–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 21–7–2
31 W March 30, 1995 3–2 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 22–7–2
32 W April 1, 1995 3–2 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 23–7–2
33 T April 2, 1995 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 23–7–3
34 W April 5, 1995 5–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 24–7–3
35 W April 7, 1995 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1994–95) 25–7–3
36 W April 9, 1995 4–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 26–7–3
37 W April 11, 1995 4–1 @ Dallas Stars (1994–95) 27–7–3
38 W April 13, 1995 3–0 San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 28–7–3
39 W April 14, 1995 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 29–7–3
40 L April 16, 1995 5–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 29–8–3
41 T April 19, 1995 5–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 29–8–4
42 W April 21, 1995 6–5 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1994–95) 30–8–4
43 W April 23, 1995 5–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1994–95) 31–8–4
44 L April 25, 1995 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1994–95) 31–9–4
45 L April 27, 1995 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1994–95) 31–10–4
46 W April 29, 1995 4–2 Dallas Stars (1994–95) 32–10–4
47 L April 30, 1995 0–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1994–95) 32–11–4
48 W May 3, 1995 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1994–95) 33–11–4

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Playoffs[edit]

The Red Wings dominated the first three rounds of the 1995 NHL Playoffs, going 12–2 and outscoring their opponents 54–28 during that span. On Sunday June 11, the Red Wings advanced to the Stanley Cup Final, their first Finals appearance since 1966 with a 2–1 double-overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks in game five of the 1995 Western Conference Final. Forward Vyacheslav Kozlov scored the game-winner at 2:25 of the second overtime period.

The Red Wings were stunned in the 1995 Stanley Cup Final in four-game sweep at the hands of the underdog New Jersey Devils, whose neutral-zone trap system held Detroit to just seven goals in the series.

Detroit vs. Dallas
Date Away Home
May 7 Dallas 3 4 Detroit
May 9 Dallas 1 4 Detroit
May 11 Detroit 5 1 Dallas
May 14 Detroit 1 4 Dallas
May 15 Dallas 1 3 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–1
Detroit vs. San Jose
Date Away Home
May 21 San Jose 0 6 Detroit
May 23 San Jose 2 6 Detroit
May 25 Detroit 6 2 San Jose
May 27 Detroit 6 2 San Jose
Detroit wins series 4–0
Western Conference
Detroit vs. Chicago
Date Away Home
June 1 Chicago 1 2 Detroit OT
June 4 Chicago 2 3 Detroit
June 6 Detroit 4 3 Chicago 2OT
June 8 Detroit 2 5 Chicago
June 11 Chicago 1 2 Detroit 2OT
Detroit wins series 4–1 and
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Stanley Cup Final[edit]

Detroit vs. New Jersey
Date Away Score Home Score Notes
June 17 New Jersey 2 Detroit 1
June 20 New Jersey 4 Detroit 2
June 22 Detroit 2 New Jersey 5
June 24 Detroit 2 New Jersey 5
New Jersey wins series 4–0
and Stanley Cup
Claude Lemieux (New Jersey)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Paul Coffey D 45 14 44 58 72 18 4 1 2
Sergei Fedorov C 42 20 30 50 24 6 7 3 5
Dino Ciccarelli RW 42 16 27 43 39 12 6 0 3
Keith Primeau C 45 15 27 42 99 17 1 0 3
Ray Sheppard RW 43 30 10 40 17 11 11 0 5
Steve Yzerman C 47 12 26 38 40 6 4 0 1
Vyacheslav Kozlov LW 46 13 20 33 45 12 5 0 3
Nicklas Lidstrom D 43 10 16 26 6 15 7 0 0
Doug Brown RW 45 9 12 21 16 14 1 1 2
Bob Errey LW 30 6 11 17 31 9 0 0 1
Shawn Burr LW/C 42 6 8 14 60 13 0 0 3
Viacheslav Fetisov D 14 3 11 14 2 3 3 0 0
Vladimir Konstantinov D 47 3 11 14 101 10 0 0 0
Darren McCarty RW 31 5 8 13 88 5 1 0 2
Martin Lapointe RW 39 4 6 10 73 1 0 0 1
Greg Johnson C 22 3 5 8 14 1 2 0 0
Kris Draper C 36 2 6 8 22 1 0 0 0
Mike Sillinger C 13 2 6 8 2 3 0 0 0
Bob Rouse D 48 1 7 8 36 14 0 0 1
Mark Howe D 18 1 5 6 10 -3 0 0 1
Mike Krushelnyski LW/C 20 2 3 5 6 3 0 0 0
Tim Taylor C 22 0 4 4 16 3 0 0 0
Terry Carkner D 20 1 2 3 21 7 0 0 0
Mike Ramsey D 33 1 2 3 23 11 0 0 0
Jason York D 10 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Bob Halkidis D 4 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0
Aaron Ward D 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Mark Ferner D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stu Grimson LW 11 0 0 0 37 -4 0 0 0
Andrew McKim C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chris Osgood G 19 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Mike Vernon G 30 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Mike Vernon 1807 30 19 6 4 76 2.52 1 710 634 .893
Chris Osgood 1087 19 14 5 0 41 2.26 1 496 455 .917
Team: 2894 48 33 11 4 117 2.43 2 1206 1089 .903

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Sergei Fedorov C 17 7 17 24 6 3 0 0
Paul Coffey D 18 6 12 18 10 2 1 0
Vyacheslav Kozlov LW 18 9 7 16 10 1 0 4
Nicklas Lidstrom D 18 4 12 16 8 3 0 2
Doug Brown RW 18 4 8 12 2 0 1 1
Steve Yzerman C 15 4 8 12 0 2 0 1
Dino Ciccarelli RW 16 9 2 11 22 6 0 2
Keith Primeau C 17 4 5 9 45 2 0 0
Viacheslav Fetisov D 18 0 8 8 14 0 0 0
Ray Sheppard RW 17 4 3 7 5 2 0 0
Bob Errey LW 18 1 5 6 30 1 0 0
Kris Draper C 18 4 1 5 12 0 1 1
Darren McCarty RW 18 3 2 5 14 0 0 0
Bob Rouse D 18 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Vladimir Konstantinov D 18 1 1 2 22 0 0 1
Shawn Burr LW/C 16 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Stu Grimson LW 11 1 0 1 26 0 0 0
Martin Lapointe RW 2 0 1 1 8 0 0 0
Mike Ramsey D 15 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Tim Taylor C 6 0 1 1 12 0 0 0
Mark Howe D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Johnson C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Krushelnyski LW/C 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Osgood G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Vernon G 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Mike Vernon 1063 18 12 6 41 2.31 1 370 329 .889
Chris Osgood 68 2 0 0 2 1.76 0 25 23 .920
Team: 1131 18 12 6 43 2.28 1 395 352 .891

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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;

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 29, 1994 To Calgary Flames
Steve Chiasson
To Detroit Red Wings
Mike Vernon

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1994e.html
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy; et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0.
  3. ^ "1994-1995 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  4. ^ "1994–95 Detroit Red Wings Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 3 June 2009.
  5. ^ "1994-95 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2 June 2009.