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1985–86 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th Patrick
1985–86 record 34–38–8
Home record 20–18–2
Road record 16–20–4
Goals for 280
Goals against 276
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Ted Sator
Captain Barry Beck
Ron Greschner
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Tomas Sandstrom (25)
Assists Mike Ridley (43)
Points Mike Ridley (65)
Penalties in minutes Bob Brooke (111)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (31)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (3.32)
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1984–85 1986–87

The 1985–86 New York Rangers season was the 60th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 4th in the Patrick Division and lost in the Conference Finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (League)
1 7 Ulf Dahlen (RW) Flag of Sweden Sweden Östersund (Sweden)
2 28 Mike Richter (G) Flag of the United States United States University of Wisconsin–Madison (NCAA)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

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 4–2 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 1–0–0
2 L October 12, 1985 2–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 1–1–0
3 L October 13, 1985 2–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 1–2–0
4 L October 16, 1985 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 1–3–0
5 L October 19, 1985 4–5 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 1–4–0
6 W October 20, 1985 4–3 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 2–4–0
7 W October 23, 1985 5–1 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 3–4–0
8 W October 25, 1985 5–0 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 4–4–0
9 W October 27, 1985 2–1 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 5–4–0
10 L November 2, 1985 5–6 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 5–5–0
11 W November 4, 1985 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 6–5–0
12 L November 6, 1985 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 6–6–0
13 W November 8, 1985 7–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 7–6–0
14 L November 9, 1985 3–4 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 7–7–0
15 L November 11, 1985 4–5 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 7–8–0
16 W November 13, 1985 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 8–8–0
17 T November 16, 1985 2–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 8–8–1
18 L November 17, 1985 2–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 8–9–1
19 W November 20, 1985 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 9–9–1
20 W November 23, 1985 5–0 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 10–9–1
21 L November 24, 1985 3–4 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 10–10–1
22 L November 27, 1985 2–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 10–11–1
23 W November 29, 1985 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 11–11–1
24 L November 30, 1985 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 11–12–1
25 L December 2, 1985 0–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 11–13–1
26 W December 4, 1985 7–4 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 12–13–1
27 L December 7, 1985 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 12–14–1
28 W December 8, 1985 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 13–14–1
29 W December 11, 1985 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 14–14–1
30 L December 14, 1985 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 14–15–1
31 L December 15, 1985 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 14–16–1
32 L December 18, 1985 4–5 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 14–17–1
33 T December 20, 1985 2–2 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 14–17–2
34 W December 21, 1985 5–4 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 15–17–2
35 W December 23, 1985 10–2 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 16–17–2
36 L December 26, 1985 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 16–18–2
37 L December 28, 1985 1–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 16–19–2
38 W December 29, 1985 6–5 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 17–19–2
39 L January 1, 1986 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 17–20–2
40 L January 5, 1986 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 17–21–2
41 W January 10, 1986 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 18–21–2
42 T January 12, 1986 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 18–21–3
43 W January 14, 1986 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 19–21–3
44 W January 15, 1986 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 20–21–3
45 W January 18, 1986 5–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 21–21–3
46 L January 20, 1986 0–5 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 21–22–3
47 W January 22, 1986 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 22–22–3
48 L January 23, 1986 0–4 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 22–23–3
49 T January 27, 1986 6–6 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 22–23–4
50 L January 29, 1986 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 22–24–4
51 L January 31, 1986 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 22–25–4
52 W February 1, 1986 3–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 23–25–4
53 L February 5, 1986 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 23–26–4
54 W February 8, 1986 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 24–26–4
55 W February 12, 1986 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 25–26–4
56 W February 14, 1986 7–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 26–26–4
57 W February 16, 1986 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 27–26–4
58 W February 20, 1986 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 28–26–4
59 W February 24, 1986 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 29–26–4
60 L February 25, 1986 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 29–27–4
61 W February 27, 1986 8–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 30–27–4
62 L March 1, 1986 0–4 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 30–28–4
63 L March 2, 1986 2–4 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 30–29–4
64 L March 5, 1986 1–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 30–30–4
65 W March 6, 1986 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 31–30–4
66 L March 9, 1986 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 31–31–4
67 W March 11, 1986 6–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 32–31–4
68 L March 12, 1986 2–3 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 32–32–4
69 T March 15, 1986 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 32–32–5
70 W March 16, 1986 3–1 New York Islanders (1985–86) 33–32–5
71 L March 18, 1986 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 33–33–5
72 L March 22, 1986 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 33–34–5
73 L March 23, 1986 3–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 33–35–5
74 W March 25, 1986 5–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 34–35–5
75 W March 28, 1986 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 35–35–5
76 L March 29, 1986 2–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 35–36–5
77 W March 31, 1986 9–0 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 36–36–5
78 L April 2, 1986 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 36–37–5
79 T April 5, 1986 4–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 36–37–6
80 L April 6, 1986 4–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 36–38–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 New York 6 Philadelphia 2
April 10 New York 1 Philadelphia 2
April 12 Philadelphia 2 New York 5
April 13 Philadelphia 7 New York 1
April 15 New York 5 Philadelphia 2

New York Rangers 4, Washington Capitals 2[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 17 New York 4 Washington 3 (OT)
April 19 New York 1 Washington 8
April 21 Washington 6 New York 3
April 23 Washington 5 New York 6 (OT)
April 25 New York 4 Washington 2
April 27 Washington 1 New York 2

Montreal Canadiens 4, New York Rangers 1[edit | edit source]

This series is best remembered for the third game, in which the Rangers badly outshot the Habs, but were stymied by Patrick Roy. Another Montreal rookie, Claude Lemieux, scored in overtime, his second overtime goal of the playoffs.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 1 New York 1 Montreal 2
May 3 New York 2 Montreal 6
May 5 Montreal 4 New York 3 (OT)
May 7 Montreal 0 New York 2
May 9 New York 1 Montreal 3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 80 22 43 65 69 0 7 0 6
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 80 17 42 59 47 22 6 0 2
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 73 25 29 54 109 -4 8 2 1
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 78 20 28 48 104 9 6 1 2
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 79 24 20 44 111 6 6 2 1
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 75 14 29 43 88 14 2 1 1
Pavelich, MarkMark Pavelich C 59 20 20 40 82 -3 8 0 3
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 62 16 24 40 80 5 5 1 1
Helminen, RaimoRaimo Helminen C 66 10 30 40 10 -1 4 0 2
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 74 13 20 33 52 3 0 1 3
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 51 11 21 32 47 -20 8 0 1
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 68 11 17 28 56 18 0 0 1
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 28 20 7 27 4 -6 7 0 2
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 53 8 15 23 12 7 0 0 1
Erixon, JanJan Erixon LW 31 2 17 19 4 12 0 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 68 6 12 18 103 -3 0 1 0
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 70 7 8 15 85 -11 1 0 2
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 28 2 13 15 22 4 0 0 0
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 25 4 8 12 24 7 3 0 1
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 27 2 9 11 20 -7 0 0 0
Gagner, DaveDave Gagner C 32 4 6 10 19 1 0 0 0
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 46 1 8 9 65 2 0 0 0
McPhee, GeorgeGeorge McPhee LW 30 4 4 8 63 5 0 0 1
Patrick, SteveSteve Patrick RW 28 4 3 7 37 -7 0 0 0
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 16 2 5 7 8 -4 0 0 1
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 8 1 6 7 13 2 0 0 0
Whistle, RobRob Whistle D 32 4 2 6 10 -1 1 0 1
Jensen, ChrisChris Jensen RW 9 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 1
Rogers, MikeMike Rogers C 9 1 3 4 2 2 1 0 1
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 7 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 1
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 11 1 2 3 10 2 0 0 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 61 0 3 3 16 0 0 0 0
Richmond, SteveSteve Richmond D 17 0 2 2 63 2 0 0 0
Heath, RandyRandy Heath LW 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 23 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 9 0 0 0 10 -1 0 0 0
Feltrin, TonyTony Feltrin D 10 0 0 0 21 -3 0 0 0
Kleisinger, TerryTerry Kleisinger G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Scott, RonRon Scott G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 3326 61 31 21 5 184 3.32 3 1625 1441 .887
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 1170 23 5 12 1 65 3.33 0 608 543 .893
Kleisinger, TerryTerry Kleisinger 191 4 0 2 0 14 4.40 0 109 95 .872
Scott, RonRon Scott 156 4 0 3 0 11 4.23 0 56 45 .804
Team: 4843 80 36 38 6 274 3.39 3 2398 2124 .886

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 16 8 9 17 2 -5 4 0 1
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 16 6 9 15 28 7 0 2 2
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 16 6 8 14 26 -5 2 0 1
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 16 5 5 10 45 2 4 0 0
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 16 4 6 10 20 -3 0 0 1
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 16 0 8 8 6 -1 0 0 0
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 16 3 4 7 4 -1 0 1 0
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 16 2 4 6 15 1 0 0 1
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 16 1 5 6 34 1 0 0 0
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 16 3 2 5 16 -5 2 0 0
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 15 2 3 5 26 -2 0 1 1
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 5 3 1 4 11 2 0 0 0
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 16 2 1 3 31 -6 0 0 0
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 16 1 2 3 46 -9 0 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 7 0 2 2 12 -2 0 0 0
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 16 0 2 2 38 -8 0 0 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 16 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 8 1 0 1 6 -1 1 0 1
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 7 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 9 0 1 1 8 -2 0 0 0
Erixon, JanJan Erixon LW 12 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Helminen, RaimoRaimo Helminen C 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Whistle, RobRob Whistle D 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
McPhee, GeorgeGeorge McPhee LW 11 0 0 0 32 -2 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 899 16 8 8 49 3.27 1 477 428 .897
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 75 3 0 0 6 4.80 0 32 26 .813
Team: 974 16 8 8 55 3.39 1 509 454 .892

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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 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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