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1986–87 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 5th Norris
1986–87 record 30–40–10
Goals for 296
Goals against 314
General Manager Lou Nanne
Coach Lorne Henning
Captain Craig Hartsburg
Arena Met Center
Team Leaders
Goals Dino Ciccarelli (52)
Assists Dino Ciccarelli (51)
Points Dino Ciccarelli (103)
Penalties in minutes Willi Plett (263)
Wins Don Beaupre (17)
Goals against average Kari Takko (3.44)
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1985–86 1987–88

The 1986–87 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 20th season. The Stars finished 5th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The North Stars did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The North Stars did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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