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1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks · NHL
Division 3rd Norris
1987–88 record 30–41–9
Goals for 284
Goals against 328
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Bob Murdoch
Captain Vacant
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Denis Savard (44)
Assists Denis Savard (87)
Points Denis Savard (131)
Penalties in minutes Gary Nylund (208)
Wins Darren Pang (17)
Goals against average Darren Pang (3.84)
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1986–87 1988–89

The 1987–88 Chicago Black Hawks season was the Hawks' 62nd season in the NHL. The Hawks finished 3rd in the Norris Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the St. Louis Blues 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
Detroit Red Wings 80 41 28 11 322 269 93
St. Louis Blues 80 34 38 8 278 294 76
Chicago Blackhawks 80 30 41 9 284 328 69
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 21 49 10 273 345 52
Minnesota North Stars 80 19 48 13 242 349 51

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

St. Louis Blues 4, Chicago Blackhawks 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
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 80 44 87 131 95 4 14 7 6
Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer RW 80 41 48 89 42 -5 21 7 0
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 76 43 26 69 108 -20 19 0 6
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 79 22 36 58 96 -17 3 2 2
Graham, DirkDirk Graham W 42 17 19 36 32 4 6 1 2
Wilson, DougDoug Wilson D 27 8 24 32 28 -17 6 1 1
Noonan, BrianBrian Noonan RW 77 10 20 30 44 -27 3 0 2
Wilson, BehnBehn Wilson D 58 6 23 29 166 -19 3 0 0
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 30 13 13 26 40 1 5 0 3
Murray, BobBob Murray D 62 6 20 26 44 -7 1 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley RW 42 12 10 22 52 -13 4 0 1
Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik C 73 6 15 21 40 -14 1 0 1
Sanipass, EverettEverett Sanipass LW 57 8 12 20 126 -9 0 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 76 4 15 19 208 -9 0 0 0
Vincelette, DanDan Vincelette LW 69 6 11 17 109 -15 2 0 0
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 37 7 9 16 70 2 3 0 0
Cassidy, BruceBruce Cassidy D 21 3 10 13 6 -3 2 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 67 4 7 11 131 -19 0 0 1
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 53 2 9 11 59 -10 0 0 1
Fraser, CurtCurt Fraser LW 27 4 6 10 57 -13 1 0 1
Yawney, TrentTrent Yawney D 15 2 8 10 15 1 2 0 0
Wilson, RikRik Wilson D 14 4 5 9 6 4 0 0 1
Brown, KeithKeith Brown D 24 3 6 9 45 5 0 0 1
Cochrane, GlenGlen Cochrane D 73 1 8 9 204 -7 0 0 0
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 54 1 6 7 185 -12 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 58 1 6 7 85 -19 0 0 0
Pang, DarrenDarren Pang G 45 0 6 6 2 0 0 0 0
Playfair, JimJim Playfair D 12 1 3 4 21 4 1 0 0
Mackey, DavidDavid Mackey LW 23 1 3 4 71 -14 0 0 1
Watson, BillBill Watson RW 9 2 0 2 0 -5 0 0 0
LaVarre, MarkMark LaVarre RW 18 1 1 2 25 -8 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 41 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Gardner, BillBill Gardner C 2 1 0 1 2 -1 1 0 0
Paynter, KentKent Paynter D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Pang, DarrenDarren Pang 2548 45 17 23 1 163 3.84 0 1501 1338 .891
Mason, BobBob Mason 2312 41 13 18 8 160 4.15 0 1353 1193 .882
Team: 4860 80 30 41 9 323 3.99 0 2854 2531 .887

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Vaive, RickRick Vaive RW 5 6 2 8 38 1 5 0 0
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 5 4 3 7 17 3 0 1 1
Larmer, SteveSteve Larmer RW 5 1 6 7 0 1 1 0 0
Murray, BobBob Murray D 5 1 3 4 2 -1 1 0 0
Yawney, TrentTrent Yawney D 5 0 4 4 8 1 0 0 0
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 3 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 0
Graham, DirkDirk Graham W 4 1 2 3 4 -1 0 0 0
Sanipass, EverettEverett Sanipass LW 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brown, KeithKeith Brown D 5 0 2 2 10 -3 0 0 0
Murray, TroyTroy Murray C 5 1 0 1 8 -4 1 0 0
Ludzik, SteveSteve Ludzik C 5 0 1 1 13 0 0 0 0
Cochrane, GlenGlen Cochrane D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
LaVarre, MarkMark LaVarre RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rucinski, MikeMike Rucinski C 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Wilson, BehnBehn Wilson D 3 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0
McGill, BobBob McGill D 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Noonan, BrianBrian Noonan RW 3 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Vincelette, DanDan Vincelette LW 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Nylund, GaryGary Nylund D 5 0 0 0 10 -1 0 0 0
Presley, WayneWayne Presley RW 5 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 5 0 0 0 21 -1 0 0 0
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 5 0 0 0 27 1 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pang, DarrenDarren Pang G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Pang, DarrenDarren Pang 240 4 1 3 18 4.50 0 130 112 .862
Mason, BobBob Mason 60 1 0 1 3 3.00 0 31 28 .903
Team: 300 5 1 4 21 4.20 0 161 140 .870

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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. 1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-16.

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