1985–86 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
1985–86 record 37–31–12
Goals for 311
Goals against 288
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Butch Goring
Captain Ray Bourque
Rick Middleton
Team Leaders
Goals Keith Crowder (38)
Assists Ray Bourque
Ken Linseman (58)
Points Keith Crowder (84)
Penalties in minutes Nevin Markwart (207)
Wins Pat Riggin (17)
Goals against average Bill Ranford (2.50)
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1984–85 1986–87

The 1985–86 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 62nd season. The Bruins finished 3rd in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Quebec Nordiques 80 43 31 6 330 289 92
Montreal Canadiens 80 40 33 7 330 280 87
Boston Bruins 80 37 31 12 311 288 86
Hartford Whalers 80 40 36 4 332 302 84
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 37 6 296 291 80

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1985 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 1–0–0
2 W October 12, 1985 9–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 2–0–0
3 W October 13, 1985 7–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 3–0–0
4 T October 16, 1985 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 3–0–1
5 L October 18, 1985 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 3–1–1
6 W October 19, 1985 6–3 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 4–1–1
7 W October 22, 1985 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 5–1–1
8 L October 27, 1985 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 5–2–1
9 W October 29, 1985 6–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 6–2–1
10 W October 31, 1985 7–4 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 7–2–1
11 W November 2, 1985 5–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 8–2–1
12 L November 5, 1985 5–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 8–3–1
13 W November 7, 1985 2–1 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 9–3–1
14 L November 9, 1985 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 9–4–1
15 W November 10, 1985 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 10–4–1
16 L November 13, 1985 4–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 10–5–1
17 T November 14, 1985 6–6 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 10–5–2
18 T November 16, 1985 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1985–86) 10–5–3
19 L November 18, 1985 2–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 10–6–3
20 T November 21, 1985 4–4 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 10–6–4
21 W November 23, 1985 5–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 11–6–4
22 L November 28, 1985 0–3 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 11–7–4
23 L November 30, 1985 0–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 11–8–4
24 W December 1, 1985 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 12–8–4
25 W December 5, 1985 8–6 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 13–8–4
26 L December 7, 1985 2–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 13–9–4
27 T December 8, 1985 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 13–9–5
28 L December 10, 1985 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 13–10–5
29 T December 12, 1985 1–1 OT Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 13–10–6
30 W December 14, 1985 4–2 New York Rangers (1985–86) 14–10–6
31 W December 19, 1985 2–1 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 15–10–6
32 W December 21, 1985 5–2 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 16–10–6
33 L December 22, 1985 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 16–11–6
34 L December 26, 1985 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 16–12–6
35 W December 28, 1985 5–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 17–12–6
36 L December 29, 1985 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 17–13–6
37 T December 31, 1985 6–6 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 17–13–7
38 L January 2, 1986 5–7 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 17–14–7
39 W January 4, 1986 4–0 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 18–14–7
40 L January 8, 1986 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 18–15–7
41 L January 9, 1986 2–7 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 18–16–7
42 W January 11, 1986 8–4 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 19–16–7
43 L January 13, 1986 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 19–17–7
44 W January 16, 1986 3–2 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 20–17–7
45 W January 19, 1986 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 21–17–7
46 L January 22, 1986 5–6 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 21–18–7
47 W January 23, 1986 7–5 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 22–18–7
48 W January 25, 1986 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 23–18–7
49 W January 27, 1986 6–3 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 24–18–7
50 W January 29, 1986 5–4 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 25–18–7
51 L February 1, 1986 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 25–19–7
52 W February 2, 1986 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 26–19–7
53 L February 6, 1986 6–8 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 26–20–7
54 L February 8, 1986 2–3 New York Rangers (1985–86) 26–21–7
55 L February 9, 1986 3–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 26–22–7
56 L February 11, 1986 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 26–23–7
57 L February 15, 1986 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 26–24–7
58 W February 16, 1986 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 27–24–7
59 L February 18, 1986 4–7 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 27–25–7
60 W February 22, 1986 6–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 28–25–7
61 W February 23, 1986 6–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 29–25–7
62 W February 25, 1986 7–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 30–25–7
63 L February 27, 1986 1–2 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 30–26–7
64 W March 1, 1986 8–3 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 31–26–7
65 L March 2, 1986 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 31–27–7
66 L March 6, 1986 4–5 OT Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 31–28–7
67 L March 8, 1986 3–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 31–29–7
68 W March 12, 1986 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 32–29–7
69 W March 13, 1986 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 33–29–7
70 T March 15, 1986 1–1 OT Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 33–29–8
71 W March 20, 1986 6–3 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 34–29–8
72 T March 22, 1986 3–3 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 34–29–9
73 T March 23, 1986 5–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 34–29–10
74 L March 25, 1986 3–6 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 34–30–10
75 T March 27, 1986 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 34–30–11
76 W March 29, 1986 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 35–30–11
77 W March 30, 1986 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 36–30–11
78 W April 3, 1986 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 37–30–11
79 T April 5, 1986 2–2 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 37–30–12
80 L April 6, 1986 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 37–31–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 3, Boston Bruins 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 78 38 46 84 177 14 20 0 4
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 64 23 58 81 97 15 8 0 3
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 74 19 58 77 68 17 11 0 3
Pederson, BarryBarry Pederson C 79 29 47 76 60 19 12 0 6
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 55 36 24 60 42 12 14 0 5
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 49 14 30 44 10 17 4 2 0
Burridge, RandyRandy Burridge LW 52 17 25 42 28 17 1 0 2
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 80 17 23 40 73 -10 1 3 1
Kluzak, GordGord Kluzak D 70 8 31 39 155 3 3 0 0
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 64 21 16 37 61 1 2 0 4
Pasin, DaveDave Pasin RW 71 18 19 37 50 -1 4 0 3
Nienhuis, KraigKraig Nienhuis LW 70 16 14 30 37 -10 3 0 2
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 63 8 21 29 47 -8 4 1 0
Thelven, MichaelMichael Thelven D 60 6 20 26 48 7 1 0 0
Markwart, NevinNevin Markwart LW 65 7 15 22 207 -2 0 0 1
Derlago, BillBill Derlago C 39 5 16 21 15 4 1 1 1
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 37 10 10 20 10 2 4 0 1
Blum, JohnJohn Blum D 61 1 7 8 80 8 0 0 0
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 13 3 4 7 8 5 1 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 43 2 5 7 192 6 0 0 0
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 22 2 5 7 102 1 0 0 0
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 13 4 2 6 20 -4 0 0 1
Cote, AlainAlain Cote D 32 0 6 6 14 5 0 0 0
Thelin, MatsMats Thelin D 31 2 3 5 29 3 1 0 0
Lukowich, MorrisMorris Lukowich LW 14 1 4 5 10 2 0 0 0
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 46 3 0 3 178 -3 0 0 0
Byers, LyndonLyndon Byers RW 5 0 2 2 9 1 0 0 0
Johnston, GregGreg Johnston RW 20 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 8 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Simonetti, FrankFrank Simonetti D 17 1 0 1 14 -1 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 30 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Carter, JohnJohn Carter LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Campbell, WadeWade Campbell D 8 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 0
Donnelly, DaveDave Donnelly C 8 0 0 0 17 3 0 0 0
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 13 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Daskalakis, CleonCleon Daskalakis G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ranford, BillBill Ranford G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 39 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 2272 39 17 11 8 127 3.35 1 973 846 .869
Keans, DougDoug Keans 1757 30 14 13 3 107 3.65 0 782 675 .863
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 485 8 3 4 1 31 3.84 0 245 214 .873
Ranford, BillBill Ranford 240 4 3 1 0 10 2.50 0 106 96 .906
Daskalakis, CleonCleon Daskalakis 120 2 0 2 0 10 5.00 0 63 53 .841
Team: 4874 80 37 31 12 285 3.51 1 2169 1884 .869

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Burridge, RandyRandy Burridge LW 3 0 4 4 12 2 0 0 0
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 3 2 0 2 21 1 0 0 0
Kluzak, GordGord Kluzak D 3 1 1 2 16 0 1 0 0
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 3 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 3 1 0 1 4 -4 0 1 0
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 3 1 0 1 6 -2 1 0 0
Pederson, BarryBarry Pederson C 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 3 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 0
Pasin, DaveDave Pasin RW 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Sleigher, LouisLouis Sleigher RW 1 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 1 0 0 0 17 -2 0 0 0
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 2 0 0 0 17 -1 0 0 0
Nienhuis, KraigKraig Nienhuis LW 2 0 0 0 14 -4 0 0 0
Curran, BrianBrian Curran D 2 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 3 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Simonetti, FrankFrank Simonetti D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blum, JohnJohn Blum D 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 3 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Thelven, MichaelMichael Thelven D 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Ranford, BillBill Ranford G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Ranford, BillBill Ranford 120 2 0 2 7 3.50 0 44 37 .841
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 60 1 0 1 3 3.00 0 23 20 .870
Team: 180 3 0 3 10 3.33 0 67 57 .851

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Note: Pos = Position; 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 | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1985-86 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-05.
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