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1986–87 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
1986–87 record 39–34–7
Goals for 301
Goals against 276
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Butch Goring
Captain Ray Bourque
Rick Middleton
Team Leaders
Goals Cam Neely (36)
Assists Ray Bourque (72)
Points Ray Bourque (95)
Penalties in minutes Nevin Markwart (225)
Wins Doug Keans (18)
Goals against average Bill Ranford (3.33)
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1985–86 1987–88

The 1986–87 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 63rd season. The Bruins finished 3rd in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 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
Hartford Whalers 80 43 30 7 287 270 93
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 29 10 277 241 92
Boston Bruins 80 39 34 7 301 276 85
Quebec Nordiques 80 31 39 10 267 276 72
Buffalo Sabres 80 28 44 8 280 308 64

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 Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 9, 1986 3–5 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 0–1–0
2 L October 11, 1986 4–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 0–2–0
3 W October 12, 1986 7–2 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 1–2–0
4 W October 14, 1986 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 2–2–0
5 W October 16, 1986 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 3–2–0
6 W October 18, 1986 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 4–2–0
7 L October 22, 1986 1–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 4–3–0
8 L October 24, 1986 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 4–4–0
9 W October 26, 1986 6–0 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 5–4–0
10 T October 30, 1986 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 5–4–1
11 L November 1, 1986 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 5–5–1
12 L November 2, 1986 1–7 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 5–6–1
13 L November 5, 1986 3–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 5–7–1
14 W November 8, 1986 5–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 6–7–1
15 L November 12, 1986 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 6–8–1
16 W November 13, 1986 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 7–8–1
17 T November 15, 1986 5–5 OT New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 7–8–2
18 L November 17, 1986 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 7–9–2
19 T November 19, 1986 4–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 7–9–3
20 L November 20, 1986 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 7–10–3
21 W November 22, 1986 6–5 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 8–10–3
22 W November 24, 1986 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 9–10–3
23 T November 26, 1986 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 9–10–4
24 L November 28, 1986 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 9–11–4
25 W November 29, 1986 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 10–11–4
26 W December 4, 1986 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 11–11–4
27 W December 6, 1986 5–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 12–11–4
28 W December 7, 1986 3–1 New York Islanders (1986–87) 13–11–4
29 W December 11, 1986 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 14–11–4
30 W December 13, 1986 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 15–11–4
31 W December 14, 1986 6–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 16–11–4
32 L December 18, 1986 5–6 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 16–12–4
33 L December 20, 1986 2–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 16–13–4
34 L December 23, 1986 0–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 16–14–4
35 L December 27, 1986 1–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 16–15–4
36 L December 30, 1986 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 16–16–4
37 W January 2, 1987 7–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 17–16–4
38 W January 3, 1987 5–4 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 18–16–4
39 L January 5, 1987 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 18–17–4
40 T January 8, 1987 4–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 18–17–5
41 L January 10, 1987 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 18–18–5
42 W January 12, 1987 4–1 New York Rangers (1986–87) 19–18–5
43 L January 14, 1987 1–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 19–19–5
44 W January 15, 1987 6–4 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 20–19–5
45 W January 17, 1987 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 21–19–5
46 W January 20, 1987 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 22–19–5
47 W January 22, 1987 7–3 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 23–19–5
48 W January 24, 1987 5–3 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 24–19–5
49 W January 26, 1987 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 25–19–5
50 L January 29, 1987 3–6 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 25–20–5
51 W January 31, 1987 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 26–20–5
52 L February 1, 1987 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 26–21–5
53 W February 5, 1987 6–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 27–21–5
54 W February 7, 1987 8–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 28–21–5
55 L February 8, 1987 1–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 28–22–5
56 L February 14, 1987 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 28–23–5
57 L February 16, 1987 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 28–24–5
58 L February 18, 1987 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 28–25–5
59 L February 20, 1987 2–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 28–26–5
60 W February 21, 1987 1–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 29–26–5
61 L February 25, 1987 4–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 29–27–5
62 W February 26, 1987 6–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 30–27–5
63 W February 28, 1987 5–1 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 31–27–5
64 L March 2, 1987 3–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 31–28–5
65 T March 3, 1987 4–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 31–28–6
66 L March 5, 1987 2–10 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 31–29–6
67 W March 7, 1987 3–2 OT Washington Capitals (1986–87) 32–29–6
68 L March 11, 1987 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 32–30–6
69 W March 12, 1987 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 33–30–6
70 T March 14, 1987 4–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 33–30–7
71 L March 17, 1987 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 33–31–7
72 W March 19, 1987 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 34–31–7
73 W March 21, 1987 8–6 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 35–31–7
74 L March 22, 1987 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 35–32–7
75 W March 26, 1987 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 36–32–7
76 W March 28, 1987 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 37–32–7
77 W March 29, 1987 8–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 38–32–7
78 W March 31, 1987 4–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 39–32–7
79 L April 4, 1987 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 39–33–7
80 L April 5, 1987 4–6 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 39–34–7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, 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
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 78 23 72 95 36 44 6 1 3
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 75 36 36 72 143 23 7 0 3
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 80 29 40 69 59 20 11 0 4
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 76 31 37 68 6 7 4 4 3
McCarthy, TomTom McCarthy LW 68 30 29 59 31 10 7 0 6
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 58 22 30 52 106 20 4 0 5
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 79 20 30 50 51 -4 4 2 2
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 64 15 34 49 126 15 3 0 3
Gradin, ThomasThomas Gradin C 64 12 31 43 18 4 2 3 3
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 65 13 23 36 117 -4 2 0 1
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 66 12 24 36 95 9 9 0 1
Johnston, GregGreg Johnston RW 76 12 15 27 79 -7 0 0 1
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 68 6 16 22 96 22 0 1 1
Thelven, MichaelMichael Thelven D 34 5 15 20 18 -2 3 0 0
Markwart, NevinNevin Markwart LW 64 10 9 19 225 -6 0 0 2
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 47 4 12 16 37 1 0 1 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 52 5 9 14 84 -2 1 1 0
Pedersen, AllenAllen Pedersen D 79 1 11 12 71 -15 0 0 0
Nienhuis, KraigKraig Nienhuis LW 16 4 2 6 2 -5 2 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 12 3 3 6 0 -1 0 0 0
Sweeney, BobBob Sweeney C/RW 14 2 4 6 21 -5 0 0 0
Byers, LyndonLyndon Byers RW 18 2 3 5 53 -1 0 0 0
Burridge, RandyRandy Burridge LW 23 1 4 5 16 -6 0 0 1
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 55 1 4 5 208 -11 0 0 0
Thelin, MatsMats Thelin D 59 1 3 4 69 -8 0 0 0
Campbell, WadeWade Campbell D 14 0 3 3 24 -1 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 36 0 2 2 24 0 0 0 0
Simonetti, FrankFrank Simonetti D 25 1 0 1 17 -6 0 0 0
Carter, JohnJohn Carter LW 8 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
Ranford, BillBill Ranford G 41 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Cote, AlainAlain Cote D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daskalakis, CleonCleon Daskalakis G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Keans, DougDoug Keans 1942 36 18 8 4 108 3.34 0 909 801 .881
Ranford, BillBill Ranford 2234 41 16 20 2 124 3.33 3 1137 1013 .891
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 513 10 3 5 1 29 3.39 0 236 207 .877
Daskalakis, CleonCleon Daskalakis 97 2 2 0 0 7 4.33 0 51 44 .863
Romano, RobertoRoberto Romano 60 1 0 1 0 6 6.00 0 34 28 .824
Team: 4846 80 39 34 7 274 3.39 3 2367 2093 .884

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Neely, CamCam Neely RW 4 5 1 6 8 -1 3 0 0
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 4 2 2 4 0 -1 1 1 0
Gradin, ThomasThomas Gradin C 4 0 4 4 0 -1 0 0 0
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 4 1 2 3 0 -1 0 0 0
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 4 1 1 2 22 -2 0 0 0
McCarthy, TomTom McCarthy LW 4 1 1 2 4 -4 1 0 0
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 3 0 2 2 0 -4 0 0 0
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 4 0 2 2 2 -6 0 0 0
Burridge, RandyRandy Burridge LW 2 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 4 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Byers, LyndonLyndon Byers RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Sweeney, BobBob Sweeney C/RW 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Markwart, NevinNevin Markwart LW 4 0 0 0 9 -3 0 0 0
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 4 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Pedersen, AllenAllen Pedersen D 4 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Johnston, GregGreg Johnston RW 4 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Simonetti, FrankFrank Simonetti D 4 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
Campbell, WadeWade Campbell D 4 0 0 0 11 -2 0 0 0
Ranford, BillBill Ranford G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Keans, DougDoug Keans 120 2 0 2 11 5.50 0 58 47 .810
Ranford, BillBill Ranford 123 2 0 2 8 3.90 0 55 47 .855
Team: 243 4 0 4 19 4.69 0 113 94 .832

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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]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1986-87 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-05.
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