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1987–88 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
1987–88 record 37–32–11
Goals for 283
Goals against 305
General Manager Gerry Meehan
Coach Ted Sator
Captain Lindy Ruff
Team Leaders
Goals Ray Sheppard (38)
Assists Dave Andreychuk (48)
Points Dave Andreychuk (78)
Penalties in minutes Mike Foligno (220)
Wins Tom Barrasso (25)
Goals against average Tom Barrasso (3.31)
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1986–87 1988–89

The 1986–87 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 18th season in the National Hockey League. The Sabres finished 3rd in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 80 45 22 13 298 238 103
Boston Bruins 80 44 30 6 300 251 94
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 32 11 283 305 85
Hartford Whalers 80 35 38 7 249 267 77
Quebec Nordiques 80 32 43 5 271 306 69

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
4 L October 13, 1987 3–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 1–2–1
5 T October 16, 1987 2–2 OT Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 1–2–2
6 W October 17, 1987 6–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 2–2–2
7 L October 21, 1987 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 2–3–2
8 W October 23, 1987 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 3–3–2
9 L October 24, 1987 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 3–4–2
10 T October 28, 1987 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 3–4–3
11 W October 30, 1987 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 4–4–3
12 W November 1, 1987 5–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 5–4–3
13 W November 4, 1987 5–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 6–4–3
14 L November 7, 1987 0–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 6–5–3
15 W November 8, 1987 6–3 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 7–5–3
16 T November 11, 1987 4–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 7–5–4
17 L November 13, 1987 4–5 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 7–6–4
18 W November 15, 1987 5–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 8–6–4
19 L November 18, 1987 1–9 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 8–7–4
20 W November 20, 1987 5–3 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 9–7–4
21 L November 22, 1987 5–8 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 9–8–4
22 L November 25, 1987 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 9–9–4
23 L November 27, 1987 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 9–10–4
24 L November 29, 1987 2–5 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 9–11–4
25 W December 3, 1987 6–3 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 10–11–4
26 L December 5, 1987 1–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 10–12–4
27 L December 6, 1987 1–5 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 10–13–4
28 W December 9, 1987 6–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 11–13–4
29 T December 12, 1987 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 11–13–5
30 L December 13, 1987 1–7 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 11–14–5
31 T December 18, 1987 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 11–14–6
32 W December 19, 1987 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 12–14–6
33 L December 22, 1987 0–9 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 12–15–6
34 W December 23, 1987 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 13–15–6
35 T December 27, 1987 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 13–15–7
36 L December 29, 1987 1–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 13–16–7
37 L December 31, 1987 0–2 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 13–17–7
38 W January 2, 1988 6–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 14–17–7
39 W January 3, 1988 2–1 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 15–17–7
40 W January 6, 1988 6–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 16–17–7
41 W January 8, 1988 3–1 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 17–17–7
42 W January 10, 1988 4–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 18–17–7
43 W January 12, 1988 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 19–17–7
44 L January 14, 1988 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 19–18–7
45 L January 16, 1988 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 19–19–7
46 W January 17, 1988 5–2 New York Islanders (1987–88) 20–19–7
47 W January 20, 1988 5–3 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 21–19–7
48 W January 22, 1988 7–3 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 22–19–7
49 T January 23, 1988 3–3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 22–19–8
50 W January 25, 1988 5–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 23–19–8
51 L January 27, 1988 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 23–20–8
52 L January 29, 1988 2–5 New York Islanders (1987–88) 23–21–8
53 T January 31, 1988 4–4 OT Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 23–21–9
54 W February 2, 1988 6–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 24–21–9
55 W February 5, 1988 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 25–21–9
56 L February 6, 1988 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 25–22–9
57 L February 12, 1988 5–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 25–23–9
58 L February 14, 1988 3–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 25–24–9
59 W February 16, 1988 3–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 26–24–9
60 L February 19, 1988 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 26–25–9
61 L February 21, 1988 5–6 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 26–26–9
62 W February 25, 1988 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 27–26–9
63 W February 27, 1988 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 28–26–9
64 W February 28, 1988 5–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 29–26–9
65 L March 1, 1988 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 29–27–9
66 W March 4, 1988 6–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 30–27–9
67 W March 6, 1988 3–0 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 31–27–9
68 W March 9, 1988 6–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 32–27–9
69 L March 12, 1988 4–10 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 32–28–9
70 W March 13, 1988 7–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 33–28–9
71 L March 15, 1988 4–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 33–29–9
72 W March 19, 1988 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 34–29–9
73 L March 20, 1988 2–6 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 34–30–9
74 W March 22, 1988 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 35–30–9
75 T March 25, 1988 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 35–30–10
76 L March 27, 1988 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 35–31–10
77 W March 29, 1988 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 36–31–10
78 W March 31, 1988 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 37–31–10
79 L April 2, 1988 4–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 37–32–10
80 T April 3, 1988 4–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 37–32–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Buffalo Sabres 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

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]

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