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1986–87 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 2nd Norris
1986–87 record 34–36–10
Goals for 260
Goals against 274
General Manager Jim Devellano
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains John Ogrodnick
Gerard Gallant
Mike O'Connell
Team Leaders
Goals Gerard Gallant (38)
Assists Steve Yzerman (59)
Points Steve Yzerman (90)
Penalties in minutes Joe Kocur (276)
Wins Greg Stefan (20)
Goals against average Sam St. Laurent (2.81)
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1985–86 1987–88

The 1986–87 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 54th season. The Wings finished 2nd in the Norris Division and lost in the Conference Finals to the Edmonton Oilers 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Norris Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 80 32 33 15 281 293 79
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 36 10 260 274 78
Chicago Blackhawks 80 29 37 14 290 310 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 32 42 6 286 319 70
Minnesota North Stars 80 30 40 10 296 314 70

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 0[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3[edit | edit source]

Edmonton Oilers 4, Detroit Red Wings 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 80 31 59 90 43 -1 9 1 2
Gallant, GerardGerard Gallant LW 80 38 34 72 216 -5 17 0 4
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 77 13 45 58 52 14 7 1 2
Klima, PetrPetr Klima W 77 30 23 53 42 -9 6 0 5
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 80 22 25 47 107 2 1 2 1
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 76 15 32 47 21 0 4 0 1
Ogrodnick, JohnJohn Ogrodnick LW 39 12 28 40 6 -2 4 1 1
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 35 15 16 31 22 -3 3 1 3
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 77 5 26 31 70 -25 3 1 0
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 57 6 21 27 163 -23 4 0 2
Barr, DaveDave Barr RW 37 13 13 26 49 7 4 0 5
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 77 12 14 26 124 -2 0 1 1
Probert, BobBob Probert LW 63 13 11 24 221 -6 2 0 0
Kocur, JoeJoe Kocur RW 77 9 9 18 276 -10 2 0 2
Shedden, DougDoug Shedden C 33 6 12 18 6 3 1 0 1
Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts D 54 1 13 14 129 7 0 0 0
Seiling, RicRic Seiling RW/C 74 3 8 11 49 -4 0 0 0
Ladouceur, RandyRandy Ladouceur D 34 3 6 9 70 -4 1 0 1
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 58 2 5 7 66 12 0 0 0
Delorme, GilbertGilbert Delorme D 24 2 3 5 33 -1 0 0 0
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 45 1 4 5 73 -7 0 0 0
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 44 1 4 5 59 -6 0 0 0
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 13 2 2 4 19 1 0 1 1
McRae, BasilBasil McRae LW 36 2 2 4 193 -3 1 0 1
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan G 43 0 4 4 24 0 0 0 0
Lamb, MarkMark Lamb C 22 2 1 3 8 0 0 0 0
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 31 1 2 3 6 -9 0 0 1
Halward, DougDoug Halward D 11 0 3 3 19 4 0 0 0
Sharples, JeffJeff Sharples D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Kumpel, MarkMark Kumpel RW 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
LaForest, MarkMark LaForest G 5 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Cichocki, ChrisChris Cichocki RW 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Johnstone, EddieEddie Johnstone RW 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Krentz, DaleDale Krentz LW 8 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
St. Laurent, SamSam St. Laurent G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 36 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan 2351 43 20 17 3 135 3.45 1 1082 947 .875
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 1963 36 11 16 5 104 3.18 1 975 871 .893
LaForest, MarkMark LaForest 219 5 2 1 0 12 3.29 0 111 99 .892
St. Laurent, SamSam St. Laurent 342 6 1 2 2 16 2.81 0 135 119 .881
Team: 4875 80 34 36 10 267 3.29 2 2303 2036 .884

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 16 5 13 18 8 1 0 0
Gallant, GerardGerard Gallant LW 16 8 6 14 43 2 0 0
Ashton, BrentBrent Ashton LW 16 4 9 13 6 2 0 0
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 16 4 7 11 6 0 0 1
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 16 7 2 9 20 0 0 2
Bridgman, MelMel Bridgman C 16 5 2 7 28 0 1 1
Probert, BobBob Probert LW 16 3 4 7 63 1 0 1
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 12 3 4 7 8 2 0 1
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 16 1 6 7 31 0 0 1
Kocur, JoeJoe Kocur RW 16 2 3 5 71 1 0 2
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 16 1 4 5 14 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 14 0 4 4 10 0 0 0
Klima, PetrPetr Klima W 13 1 2 3 4 0 0 0
Delorme, GilbertGilbert Delorme D 16 0 2 2 14 0 0 0
Snepsts, HaroldHarold Snepsts D 11 0 2 2 18 0 0 0
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan G 9 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Barr, DaveDave Barr RW 13 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Zombo, RickRick Zombo D 7 0 1 1 9 0 0 0
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 12 0 1 1 16 0 0 0
Sharples, JeffJeff Sharples D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0
Seiling, RicRic Seiling RW/C 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Kumpel, MarkMark Kumpel RW 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Lamb, MarkMark Lamb C 11 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 467 8 5 2 13 1.67 2 227 214 .943
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan 508 9 4 5 24 2.83 0 252 228 .905
Team: 975 16 9 7 37 2.28 2 479 442 .923

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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

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1986-87 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

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