88-89BosBru.jpg
1988–89 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Prince of Wales
1988–89 record 37-29-14
Goals for 289
Goals against 256
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Terry O'Reilly
Captain Ray Bourque
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Cam Neely (37)
Assists Craig Janney (46)
Points Cam Neely (75)
Penalties in minutes Lyndon Byers (218)
Wins Réjean Lemelin (19)
Goals against average Réjean Lemelin (3.01)
← Seasons →
1987–88 1989–90

The 1988–89 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 65th season. The Bruins finished 2nd in the Adams Division, defeated the Buffalo Sabres in 4 games to 1 in the Division Semi-finals before falling to the Montreal Canadiens in the Division Finals 4 games to 1.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 80 53 18 9 315 218 115
Boston Bruins 80 37 29 14 289 256 88
Buffalo Sabres 80 38 35 7 291 299 83
Hartford Whalers 80 37 38 5 299 290 79
Quebec Nordiques 80 27 46 7 269 342 61

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 W October 6, 1988 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 1–0–0
2 W October 8, 1988 6–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 2–0–0
3 W October 9, 1988 3–1 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 3–0–0
4 L October 12, 1988 2–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 3–1–0
5 L October 15, 1988 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 3–2–0
6 W October 16, 1988 10–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 4–2–0
7 W October 19, 1988 5–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 5–2–0
8 W October 22, 1988 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 6–2–0
9 T October 25, 1988 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 6–2–1
10 W October 27, 1988 6–2 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 7–2–1
11 T October 29, 1988 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 7–2–2
12 T October 30, 1988 3–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 7–2–3
13 W November 2, 1988 7–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 8–2–3
14 L November 3, 1988 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 8–3–3
15 W November 6, 1988 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 9–3–3
16 T November 11, 1988 4–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 9–3–4
17 L November 12, 1988 1–2 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 9–4–4
18 T November 15, 1988 5–5 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 9–4–5
19 L November 17, 1988 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 9–5–5
20 L November 18, 1988 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–6–5
21 L November 20, 1988 4–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 9–7–5
22 L November 23, 1988 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 9–8–5
23 W November 24, 1988 2–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 10–8–5
24 W November 26, 1988 8–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 11–8–5
25 L November 29, 1988 1–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 11–9–5
26 L December 1, 1988 1–4 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 11–10–5
27 T December 3, 1988 1–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 11–10–6
28 T December 4, 1988 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 11–10–7
29 W December 6, 1988 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 12–10–7
30 L December 8, 1988 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 12–11–7
31 T December 10, 1988 1–1 OT New York Rangers (1988–89) 12–11–8
32 L December 12, 1988 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 12–12–8
33 W December 15, 1988 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 13–12–8
34 T December 17, 1988 2–2 OT Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 13–12–9
35 L December 18, 1988 2–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 13–13–9
36 W December 21, 1988 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 14–13–9
37 L December 22, 1988 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 14–14–9
38 L December 26, 1988 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 14–15–9
39 W December 29, 1988 6–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 15–15–9
40 W January 2, 1989 8–7 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 16–15–9
41 L January 5, 1989 3–5 New York Islanders (1988–89) 16–16–9
42 L January 7, 1989 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 16–17–9
43 W January 8, 1989 4–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 17–17–9
44 L January 12, 1989 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 17–18–9
45 T January 14, 1989 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 17–18–10
46 W January 15, 1989 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 18–18–10
47 L January 19, 1989 2–7 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 18–19–10
48 L January 21, 1989 5–6 OT Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 18–20–10
49 L January 22, 1989 4–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 18–21–10
50 W January 25, 1989 2–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 19–21–10
51 W January 26, 1989 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 20–21–10
52 L January 28, 1989 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 20–22–10
53 T February 1, 1989 4–4 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 20–22–11
54 W February 3, 1989 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 21–22–11
55 L February 5, 1989 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 21–23–11
56 W February 9, 1989 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 22–23–11
57 W February 11, 1989 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 23–23–11
58 L February 14, 1989 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 23–24–11
59 W February 15, 1989 7–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 24–24–11
60 W February 18, 1989 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 25–24–11
61 W February 19, 1989 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 26–24–11
62 W February 25, 1989 9–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 27–24–11
63 T February 28, 1989 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 27–24–12
64 W March 2, 1989 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 28–24–12
65 W March 4, 1989 6–4 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 29–24–12
66 W March 5, 1989 5–0 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 30–24–12
67 W March 7, 1989 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 31–24–12
68 L March 9, 1989 2–7 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 31–25–12
69 T March 11, 1989 6–6 OT Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 31–25–13
70 L March 12, 1989 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 31–26–13
71 W March 14, 1989 8–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 32–26–13
72 T March 16, 1989 2–2 OT Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 32–26–14
73 W March 18, 1989 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 33–26–14
74 L March 19, 1989 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 33–27–14
75 L March 22, 1989 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 33–28–14
76 W March 23, 1989 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 34–28–14
77 W March 25, 1989 6–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 35–28–14
78 L March 27, 1989 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 35–29–14
79 W April 1, 1989 5–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 36–29–14
80 W April 2, 1989 3–2 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 37–29–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Buffalo Sabres 1[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Boston Bruins 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Cam Neely 74 37 38 75 190
Ken Linseman 78 27 45 72 164
Craig Janney 62 16 46 62 12
Randy Burridge 80 31 30 61 39
Bob Joyce 77 18 31 49 46
Andy Brickley 71 13 22 35 20
Keith Crowder 69 15 18 33 147
Bob Sweeney 75 14 14 28 99
Steve Kasper 49 10 16 26 49
John Carter 44 12 10 22 24
Greg Johnston 57 11 9 20 32
Bobby Carpenter 18 5 9 14 10
Tommy Lehman 26 4 2 6 10
Jay Miller 37 2 4 6 168
Ray Neufeld 14 1 3 4 28
Lyndon Byers 49 0 4 4 218
Bill O'Dwyer 19 1 2 3 8
Paul Guay 5 0 2 2 0
Rob Cimetta 7 2 0 2 0
Ray Podloski 8 0 1 1 17
Ron Flockhart 4 0 0 0 0
Carl Mokosak 7 0 0 0 31
Paul Beraldo 7 0 0 0 4
Moe Lemay 12 0 0 0 33

Defensemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ray Bourque 60 18 43 61 52
Glen Wesley 77 19 35 54 61
Greg Hawgood 56 16 24 40 84
Garry Galley 78 8 22 30 80
Michael Thelven 40 3 18 21 71
Don Sweeney 36 3 5 8 20
Allen Pedersen 51 0 6 6 69
Alain Côté 31 2 3 5 51
Bruce Shoebottom 29 1 3 4 44
Gord Kluzak 3 0 1 1 2
Stéphane Quintal 26 0 1 1 29
Dale Dunbar 1 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Réjean Lemelin 40 19 15 6 0 3.01
Andy Moog 41 18 14 8 1 3.22

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]

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 1988–89 Boston Bruins season. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.