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1986–87 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
1986–87 record 31–41–8
Goals for 318
Goals against 341
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Pat Quinn
Mike Murphy
Captain Dave Taylor
Arena The Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Luc Robitaille (45)
Assists Marcel Dionne (50)
Points Luc Robitaille (84)
Penalties in minutes Tiger Williams (358)
Wins Roland Melanson (21)
Goals against average Roland Melanson (3.69)
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1985–86 1987–88

The 1986–87 Los Angeles Kings season was the franchise's 20th season in the National Hockey League. The Kings finished 4th in the Smythe Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Edmonton Oilers 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 50 24 6 372 284 106
Calgary Flames 80 46 31 3 318 289 95
Winnipeg Jets 80 40 32 8 279 271 88
Los Angeles Kings 80 31 41 8 318 341 70
Vancouver Canucks 80 29 43 8 282 314 66

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
3 L October 14, 1986 3–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 1–2–0
4 W October 15, 1986 4–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 2–2–0
5 L October 18, 1986 1–4 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 2–3–0
6 W October 19, 1986 7–6 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 3–3–0
7 L October 22, 1986 4–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 3–4–0
8 L October 23, 1986 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 3–5–0
9 L October 25, 1986 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 3–6–0
10 L October 27, 1986 5–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 3–7–0
11 L October 28, 1986 2–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–8–0
12 T November 2, 1986 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 3–8–1
13 L November 3, 1986 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 3–9–1
14 L November 6, 1986 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 3–10–1
15 W November 8, 1986 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 4–10–1
16 W November 11, 1986 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 5–10–1
17 L November 13, 1986 5–6 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 5–11–1
18 W November 15, 1986 4–1 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 6–11–1
19 W November 18, 1986 6–5 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 7–11–1
20 T November 19, 1986 4–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 7–11–2
21 W November 21, 1986 4–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–11–2
22 L November 23, 1986 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–12–2
23 L November 25, 1986 5–11 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 8–13–2
24 L November 26, 1986 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 8–14–2
25 W November 29, 1986 9–6 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 9–14–2
26 W December 2, 1986 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 10–14–2
27 W December 4, 1986 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 11–14–2
28 W December 6, 1986 7–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 12–14–2
29 W December 9, 1986 7–2 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 13–14–2
30 L December 10, 1986 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 13–15–2
31 L December 13, 1986 3–6 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 13–16–2
32 L December 14, 1986 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 13–17–2
33 W December 17, 1986 3–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 14–17–2
34 T December 20, 1986 8–8 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 14–17–3
35 W December 22, 1986 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 15–17–3
36 L December 23, 1986 4–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 15–18–3
37 W December 27, 1986 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (1986–87) 16–18–3
38 W December 30, 1986 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 17–18–3
39 T January 2, 1987 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 17–18–4
40 L January 3, 1987 1–8 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 17–19–4
41 W January 7, 1987 6–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 18–19–4
42 L January 8, 1987 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 18–20–4
43 L January 10, 1987 5–8 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 18–21–4
44 W January 14, 1987 4–0 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 19–21–4
45 W January 16, 1987 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 20–21–4
46 T January 17, 1987 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 20–21–5
47 T January 19, 1987 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) 20–21–6
48 W January 21, 1987 10–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 21–21–6
49 L January 23, 1987 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 21–22–6
50 W January 28, 1987 6–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 22–22–6
51 L January 31, 1987 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 22–23–6
52 L February 1, 1987 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 22–24–6
53 L February 4, 1987 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 22–25–6
54 L February 6, 1987 1–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 22–26–6
55 L February 8, 1987 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 22–27–6
56 W February 14, 1987 5–2 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 23–27–6
57 T February 16, 1987 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 23–27–7
58 W February 18, 1987 7–4 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 24–27–7
59 L February 21, 1987 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 24–28–7
60 W February 24, 1987 8–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–28–7
61 L February 26, 1987 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–29–7
62 L February 28, 1987 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 25–30–7
63 L March 1, 1987 1–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 25–31–7
64 T March 3, 1987 4–4 OT Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 25–31–8
65 L March 5, 1987 2–7 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 25–32–8
66 L March 6, 1987 3–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 25–33–8
67 W March 8, 1987 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 26–33–8
68 L March 11, 1987 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 26–34–8
69 L March 14, 1987 3–6 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 26–35–8
70 W March 17, 1987 5–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 27–35–8
71 W March 19, 1987 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 28–35–8
72 L March 21, 1987 6–8 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 28–36–8
73 L March 22, 1987 3–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 28–37–8
74 W March 25, 1987 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 29–37–8
75 W March 26, 1987 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 30–37–8
76 L March 28, 1987 3–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 30–38–8
77 W March 30, 1987 5–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 31–38–8
78 L April 1, 1987 3–8 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 31–39–8
79 L April 4, 1987 3–7 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 31–40–8
80 L April 5, 1987 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 31–41–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Edmonton Oilers 4, Los Angeles Kings 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 79 45 39 84 28 -18 18 0 3
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 80 33 48 81 101 -16 10 1 2
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 80 37 42 79 22 -5 18 0 2
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 67 24 50 74 54 -8 9 0 2
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 67 18 44 62 84 0 9 1 3
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 76 19 42 61 48 -10 4 0 2
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 68 20 30 50 26 -12 6 2 4
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 75 13 25 38 74 8 5 0 2
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 67 14 23 37 93 -40 5 0 1
Wells, JayJay Wells D 77 7 29 36 155 -19 6 0 2
Lukowich, MorrisMorris Lukowich LW 60 14 21 35 64 0 4 0 2
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 76 16 18 34 358 -1 1 0 3
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 69 14 19 33 10 11 0 1 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 73 3 27 30 120 16 0 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 78 13 9 22 35 -13 0 3 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 58 6 15 21 133 10 0 1 0
Kennedy, DeanDean Kennedy D 66 6 14 20 91 9 0 0 1
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 30 5 11 16 57 -9 2 0 1
Playfair, LarryLarry Playfair D 37 2 7 9 181 -1 0 0 0
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 16 1 7 8 8 -1 0 0 0
Guay, PaulPaul Guay RW 35 2 5 7 16 -14 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 46 0 6 6 22 0 0 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 10 2 3 5 6 -8 0 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 11 0 4 4 7 -3 0 0 0
Paterson, JoeJoe Paterson LW 45 2 1 3 158 -15 0 0 1
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 11 0 3 3 4 1 0 0 0
Phair, LyleLyle Phair LW 5 2 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Dineen, PeterPeter Dineen D 11 0 2 2 8 -9 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 10 0 2 2 11 2 0 0 0
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot G 24 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wilks, BrianBrian Wilks C 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Duncanson, CraigCraig Duncanson LW 2 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 2734 46 18 21 6 168 3.69 1 1420 1252 .882
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot 1404 24 8 13 2 103 4.40 1 692 589 .851
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 420 7 4 3 0 34 4.86 0 222 188 .847
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 300 5 1 4 0 27 5.40 0 154 127 .825
Team: 4858 80 31 41 8 332 4.10 2 2488 2156 .867
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 5 2 5 7 6 1 1 0 0
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 5 3 2 5 0 -2 1 0 0
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 5 3 2 5 30 2 0 0 1
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 5 2 3 5 6 -2 1 0 0
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 5 1 4 5 2 -7 0 0 0
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 5 2 2 4 4 -8 1 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 5 2 1 3 0 -2 0 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 5 1 2 3 2 -4 0 0 0
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 5 1 2 3 6 -6 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 5 1 2 3 10 3 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 5 1 2 3 10 -3 1 0 0
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Kennedy, DeanDean Kennedy D 5 0 2 2 10 1 0 0 0
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 5 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 5 0 1 1 8 -2 0 0 0
Paterson, JoeJoe Paterson LW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Guay, PaulPaul Guay RW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lukowich, MorrisMorris Lukowich LW 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 5 0 0 0 2 -9 0 0 0
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 5 0 0 0 10 -2 0 0 0
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 260 5 1 4 24 5.54 0 154 130 .844
Eliot, DarrenDarren Eliot 40 1 0 0 7 10.50 0 29 22 .759
Team: 300 5 1 4 31 6.20 0 183 152 .831

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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. 1986-87 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-25.
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