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1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks · NHL
Division 4th Norris
Conference 8th Campbell
1988–89 record 27–41–12
Home record 16–14–10
Road record 11–27–2
Goals for 297
Goals against 335
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Denis Savard (Oct-Mar)
Dirk Graham (Mar-Apr)
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Steve Larmer (43)
Assists Denis Savard (59)
Points Steve Larmer (87)
Penalties in minutes Dave Manson (352)
Wins Alain Chevrier (13)
Goals against average Alain Chevrier (3.51)
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1987–88 1989–90

The 1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks season was the Hawks' 63rd season in the NHL. The Hawks finished 3rd in the Norris Division and they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 2 in the Division Semi-finals and the St. Louis Blues 4 games to 1 in the Division Finals. However, they lost the Campbell Conference Finals 4 games to 1 to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Calgary Flames.

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 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Chicago Blackhawks 4, Detroit Red Wings 2[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Chicago Blackhawks 2 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 6 Chicago Blackhawks 5 Detroit Red Wings 4 (OT)
April 8 Detroit Red Wings 2 Chicago Blackhawks 4
April 9 Detroit Red Wings 2 Chicago Blackhawks 3
April 11 Chicago Blackhawks 4 Detroit Red Wings 6
April 13 Detroit Red Wings 1 Chicago Blackhawks 7

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

Date Away Score Home Score
April 18 Chicago Blackhawks 3 St. Louis Blues 1
April 20 Chicago Blackhawks 4 St. Louis Blues 5
April 22 St. Louis Blues 2 Chicago Blackhawks 5
April 24 St. Louis Blues 2 Chicago Blackhawks 3
April 26 Chicago Blackhawks 4 St. Louis Blues 2

Calgary Flames 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 2 Chicago Blackhawks 0 Calgary Flames 3
May 4 Chicago Blackhawks 4 Calgary Flames 2
May 6 Calgary Flames 5 Chicago Blackhawks 2
May 8 Calgary Flames 2 Chicago Blackhawks 1 (OT)
May 10 Chicago Blackhawks 1 Calgary Flames 3

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
Steve Larmer 80 43 44 87 54
Denis Savard 58 23 59 82 110
Dirk Graham 80 33 45 78 89
Troy Murray 79 21 30 51 113
Wayne Presley 72 21 19 40 100
Steve Thomas 45 21 19 40 69
Adam Creighton 43 15 14 29 92
Rick Vaive 30 12 13 25 60
Mike Hudson 41 7 16 23 20
Jeremy Roenick 20 9 9 18 4
Brian Noonan 45 4 12 16 28
Bob Bassen 49 4 12 16 62
Duane Sutter 75 7 9 16 214
Mike Eagles 47 5 11 16 44
Everett Sanipass 50 6 9 15 164
Dan Vincelette 66 11 4 15 119
David Mackey 23 1 2 3 78
Bill Gardner 6 1 1 2 0
Mike Stapleton 7 0 1 1 7
Jari Torkki 4 1 0 1 0
Steve Ludzik 6 1 0 1 8
Bill Watson 3 0 1 1 4
Mike Rucinski 1 0 0 0 0
Warren Rychel 2 0 0 0 17
Greg Gilbert 4 0 0 0 0
Wayne Van Dorp 8 0 0 0 23

Defensemen[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Doug Wilson 66 15 47 62 69
Dave Manson 79 18 36 54 352
Trent Yawney 69 5 19 24 116
Keith Brown 74 2 16 18 84
Steve Konroyd 57 5 7 12 40
Bob Murray 15 2 4 6 27
Gary Nylund 23 3 2 5 63
Bob McGill 68 0 4 4 155
Bruce Cassidy 9 0 2 2 4
Mario Doyon 7 1 1 2 6
Kent Paynter 1 0 0 0 2
Glen Cochrane 6 0 0 0 13
Jim Playfair 7 0 0 0 28
Marc Bergevin 11 0 0 0 18

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
Alain Chevrier 27 13 11 2 0 3.51
Darren Pang 35 10 11 6 0 4.38
Ed Belfour 23 4 12 3 0 3.87
Chris Clifford 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Jimmy Waite 11 0 7 1 0 5.22

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Blackhawks did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 8. Jeremy Roenick (C) Flag of the United States United States Thayer Academy (USHS)

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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