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1987–88 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 2nd Norris
1987–88 record 34–38–8
Goals for 278
Goals against 294
General Manager Ron Caron
Coach Jacques Martin
Captain Brian Sutter
Alternate captains Bernie Federko
Rob Ramage (Oct-Mar)
Arena St. Louis Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Tony McKegney (40)
Assists Bernie Federko (69)
Points Bernie Federko (89)
Penalties in minutes Herb Raglan (190)
Wins Greg Millen (21)
Goals against average Rick Wamsley (3.40)
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1986–87 1988–89

The 1987–88 St. Louis Blues season was the 21st in franchise history. The Blues finished 2nd in the Norris Division and lost in the Division Finals to the Detroit Red Wings 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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 8, 1987 2–8 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 0–1–0
2 L October 10, 1987 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 0–2–0
3 L October 14, 1987 3–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 0–3–0
4 L October 17, 1987 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 0–4–0
5 W October 20, 1987 6–2 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 1–4–0
6 W October 24, 1987 4–0 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 2–4–0
7 L October 27, 1987 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 2–5–0
8 W October 29, 1987 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 3–5–0
9 T October 31, 1987 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 3–5–1
10 L November 2, 1987 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 3–6–1
11 L November 3, 1987 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 3–7–1
12 L November 5, 1987 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 3–8–1
13 W November 7, 1987 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 4–8–1
14 W November 10, 1987 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 5–8–1
15 L November 12, 1987 3–4 New York Islanders (1987–88) 5–9–1
16 L November 14, 1987 5–6 OT Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 5–10–1
17 W November 18, 1987 6–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 6–10–1
18 T November 19, 1987 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 6–10–2
19 W November 21, 1987 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 7–10–2
20 W November 25, 1987 4–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 8–10–2
21 L November 27, 1987 0–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 8–11–2
22 L November 28, 1987 4–6 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 8–12–2
23 W December 2, 1987 5–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 9–12–2
24 L December 3, 1987 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 9–13–2
25 L December 5, 1987 2–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 9–14–2
26 T December 9, 1987 4–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 9–14–3
27 W December 10, 1987 5–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 10–14–3
28 W December 12, 1987 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 11–14–3
29 T December 15, 1987 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 11–14–4
30 W December 17, 1987 2–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 12–14–4
31 W December 19, 1987 7–5 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 13–14–4
32 T December 20, 1987 1–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 13–14–5
33 L December 23, 1987 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 13–15–5
34 W December 26, 1987 5–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 14–15–5
35 W December 27, 1987 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 15–15–5
36 L December 30, 1987 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 15–16–5
37 L December 31, 1987 2–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 15–17–5
38 W January 2, 1988 5–3 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 16–17–5
39 L January 4, 1988 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 16–18–5
40 L January 6, 1988 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 16–19–5
41 L January 7, 1988 4–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 16–20–5
42 L January 9, 1988 1–2 OT Boston Bruins (1987–88) 16–21–5
43 L January 12, 1988 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 16–22–5
44 W January 14, 1988 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 17–22–5
45 W January 16, 1988 3–1 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 18–22–5
46 L January 19, 1988 0–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 18–23–5
47 W January 21, 1988 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 19–23–5
48 W January 23, 1988 5–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 20–23–5
49 W January 26, 1988 7–6 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 21–23–5
50 W January 28, 1988 9–1 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 22–23–5
51 W January 30, 1988 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 23–23–5
52 W February 1, 1988 5–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 24–23–5
53 W February 3, 1988 2–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 25–23–5
54 L February 6, 1988 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 25–24–5
55 L February 12, 1988 3–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 25–25–5
56 W February 13, 1988 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 26–25–5
57 L February 16, 1988 0–3 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 26–26–5
58 W February 18, 1988 7–4 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 27–26–5
59 L February 20, 1988 3–6 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 27–27–5
60 W February 21, 1988 5–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 28–27–5
61 L February 23, 1988 4–6 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 28–28–5
62 L February 25, 1988 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 28–29–5
63 W February 27, 1988 6–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 29–29–5
64 L February 29, 1988 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 29–30–5
65 L March 1, 1988 0–2 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 29–31–5
66 L March 3, 1988 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 29–32–5
67 T March 5, 1988 4–4 OT Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 29–32–6
68 W March 8, 1988 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 30–32–6
69 W March 10, 1988 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 31–32–6
70 L March 13, 1988 6–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 31–33–6
71 T March 15, 1988 7–7 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 31–33–7
72 T March 17, 1988 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 31–33–8
73 L March 19, 1988 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 31–34–8
74 W March 20, 1988 5–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 32–34–8
75 W March 22, 1988 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 33–34–8
76 L March 24, 1988 2–8 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 33–35–8
77 W March 26, 1988 3–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 34–35–8
78 L March 28, 1988 2–7 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 34–36–8
79 L April 1, 1988 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 34–37–8
80 L April 3, 1988 4–5 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 34–38–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

St. Louis Blues 4, Chicago Black Hawks 1[edit | edit source]

Detroit Red Wings 4, St. Louis Blues 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
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 79 20 69 89 52 -12 9 0 2
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 72 36 50 86 59 -13 19 2 4
McKegney, TonyTony McKegney LW 80 40 38 78 82 10 13 3 1
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 66 32 31 63 136 -6 14 0 0
Hrkac, TonyTony Hrkac C 67 11 37 48 22 5 2 1 3
Ramage, RobRob Ramage D 67 8 34 42 127 -20 5 0 0
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 76 15 22 37 147 -16 4 1 2
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 77 8 29 37 107 -5 5 0 5
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 76 18 16 34 76 0 0 5 3
Cavallini, GinoGino Cavallini LW 64 15 17 32 62 -4 2 1 3
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 68 7 22 29 18 0 3 0 0
Raglan, HerbHerb Raglan RW 73 10 15 25 190 -10 0 0 2
Nordmark, RobertRobert Nordmark D 67 3 18 21 60 -6 2 0 0
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 51 10 9 19 82 8 0 0 2
Bothwell, TimTim Bothwell D 78 6 13 19 76 6 0 0 1
Hull, BrettBrett Hull RW 13 6 8 14 4 4 2 0 0
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 26 5 8 13 12 6 1 0 1
Evans, DougDoug Evans LW 41 5 7 12 49 -7 0 0 1
Cavallini, PaulPaul Cavallini D 48 4 7 11 86 7 1 0 0
Flockhart, RonRon Flockhart C 21 5 4 9 4 5 0 0 1
Dark, MichaelMichael Dark D 30 3 6 9 12 6 0 0 1
Ewen, ToddTodd Ewen RW 64 4 2 6 227 -5 0 0 0
Whistle, RobRob Whistle D 19 3 3 6 6 0 0 0 1
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 11 1 3 4 25 0 0 0 0
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 17 2 1 3 4 -14 0 0 1
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 23 1 0 1 42 -5 0 0 0
Harlow, ScottScott Harlow LW 1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Pavese, JimJim Pavese D 4 0 1 1 8 -1 0 0 0
Handy, RonRon Handy LW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Dirk, RobertRobert Dirk D 7 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0
Bourgeois, CharlieCharlie Bourgeois D 30 0 1 1 78 -2 0 0 0
MacEachern, ShaneShane MacEachern C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trader, LarryLarry Trader D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Bozek, SteveSteve Bozek LW 7 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Root, BillBill Root D 9 0 0 0 6 -7 0 0 0
May, DarrellDarrell May G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley G 31 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Millen, GregGreg Millen G 48 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Millen, GregGreg Millen 2854 48 21 19 7 167 3.51 1 1396 1229 .880
Wamsley, RickRick Wamsley 1818 31 13 16 1 103 3.40 2 922 819 .888
May, DarrellDarrell May 180 3 0 3 0 18 6.00 0 107 89 .832
Team: 4852 80 34 38 8 288 3.56 3 2425 2137 .881

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 10 3 14 17 18 3 1 0 0
Cavallini, GinoGino Cavallini LW 10 5 5 10 19 3 2 0 0
Hull, BrettBrett Hull RW 10 7 2 9 4 1 4 0 3
McKegney, TonyTony McKegney LW 9 3 6 9 8 -3 1 0 1
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 10 2 6 8 18 -6 2 0 0
Hrkac, TonyTony Hrkac C 10 6 1 7 4 1 3 1 1
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 10 1 6 7 25 -7 1 0 0
Cavallini, PaulPaul Cavallini D 10 1 6 7 26 5 0 1 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 5 2 3 5 24 -4 1 0 0
Gingras, GastonGaston Gingras D 10 1 3 4 4 -1 0 0 0
Raglan, HerbHerb Raglan RW 10 1 3 4 11 -1 0 0 0
Roberts, GordieGordie Roberts D 10 1 2 3 33 0 0 0 0
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 10 0 3 3 49 -4 0 0 0
Paslawski, GregGreg Paslawski RW 3 1 1 2 2 -1 1 0 0
Bozek, SteveSteve Bozek LW 7 1 1 2 6 -3 0 0 0
Dirk, RobertRobert Dirk D 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Bothwell, TimTim Bothwell D 10 0 1 1 18 -9 0 0 0
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Whistle, RobRob Whistle D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evans, DougDoug Evans LW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Carlson, KentKent Carlson D 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 5 0 0 0 15 -1 0 0 0
Ewen, ToddTodd Ewen RW 6 0 0 0 21 -1 0 0 0
Meagher, RickRick Meagher C 10 0 0 0 8 -5 0 0 0
Millen, GregGreg Millen G 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Millen, GregGreg Millen 600 10 5 5 38 3.80 0 252 214 .849
Team: 600 10 5 5 38 3.80 0 252 214 .849

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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]

  • The Blues did not win any awards this season.

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 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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