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1988–89 Hartford Whalers · NHL
Division 4th Adams
Conference 8th Prince of Wales
1988–89 record 37-38-5
Goals for 299
Goals against 290
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Larry Pleau
Captain Ron Francis
Arena Hartford Civic Center
Team Leaders
Goals Kevin Dineen (45)
Assists Ron Francis (48)
Points Kevin Dineen (89)
Penalties in minutes Ulf Samuelsson (181)
Wins Peter Sidorkiewicz (22)
Goals against average Peter Sidorkiewicz (3.03)
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1987–88 1989–90

The 1988–89 Hartford Whalers season was the Whalers' 10th season in the National Hockey League. The Whalers finished 4th in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 0.

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]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1988 2–5 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1988 2–6 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1988 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 0–3–0
4 W October 12, 1988 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 1–3–0
5 W October 15, 1988 7–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–3–0
6 L October 19, 1988 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 2–4–0
7 W October 22, 1988 8–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 3–4–0
8 W October 26, 1988 7–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 4–4–0
9 L October 28, 1988 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 4–5–0
10 W October 29, 1988 3–0 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 5–5–0
11 L November 1, 1988 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 5–6–0
12 W November 3, 1988 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 6–6–0
13 L November 5, 1988 2–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 6–7–0
14 L November 7, 1988 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 6–8–0
15 T November 9, 1988 1–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 6–8–1
16 L November 10, 1988 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 6–9–1
17 W November 12, 1988 3–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 7–9–1
18 L November 16, 1988 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 7–10–1
19 L November 18, 1988 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 7–11–1
20 L November 19, 1988 2–5 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 7–12–1
21 W November 23, 1988 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 8–12–1
22 W November 26, 1988 4–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 9–12–1
23 L November 30, 1988 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 9–13–1
24 W December 2, 1988 6–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 10–13–1
25 L December 3, 1988 2–4 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 10–14–1
26 W December 6, 1988 9–0 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 11–14–1
27 W December 8, 1988 5–4 New York Rangers (1988–89) 12–14–1
28 W December 10, 1988 4–1 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 13–14–1
29 L December 14, 1988 3–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 13–15–1
30 T December 15, 1988 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 13–15–2
31 L December 17, 1988 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 13–16–2
32 L December 19, 1988 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 13–17–2
33 L December 21, 1988 3–4 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 13–18–2
34 L December 23, 1988 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–19–2
35 L December 26, 1988 3–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 13–20–2
36 T December 28, 1988 4–4 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 13–20–3
37 W December 30, 1988 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 14–20–3
38 W December 31, 1988 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 15–20–3
39 L January 2, 1989 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 15–21–3
40 W January 4, 1989 5–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 16–21–3
41 W January 10, 1989 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 17–21–3
42 L January 14, 1989 6–9 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 17–22–3
43 L January 16, 1989 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 17–23–3
44 L January 18, 1989 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 17–24–3
45 W January 19, 1989 6–4 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 18–24–3
46 W January 21, 1989 5–4 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 19–24–3
47 W January 23, 1989 5–0 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 20–24–3
48 T January 25, 1989 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 20–24–4
49 W January 27, 1989 8–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 21–24–4
50 L January 28, 1989 2–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 21–25–4
51 L January 31, 1989 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 21–26–4
52 L February 3, 1989 0–1 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 21–27–4
53 L February 4, 1989 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 21–28–4
54 W February 9, 1989 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 22–28–4
55 W February 11, 1989 7–3 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 23–28–4
56 W February 15, 1989 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 24–28–4
57 W February 18, 1989 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 25–28–4
58 L February 19, 1989 6–7 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 25–29–4
59 L February 21, 1989 4–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 25–30–4
60 W February 23, 1989 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 26–30–4
61 L February 25, 1989 1–9 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 26–31–4
62 W February 26, 1989 8–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 27–31–4
63 W February 28, 1989 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 28–31–4
64 W March 2, 1989 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 29–31–4
65 L March 4, 1989 1–6 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 29–32–4
66 W March 5, 1989 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 30–32–4
67 W March 8, 1989 7–3 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 31–32–4
68 L March 11, 1989 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 31–33–4
69 T March 12, 1989 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 31–33–5
70 W March 14, 1989 8–2 New York Islanders (1988–89) 32–33–5
71 L March 16, 1989 1–6 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 32–34–5
72 L March 18, 1989 2–8 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 32–35–5
73 W March 19, 1989 3–2 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 33–35–5
74 W March 22, 1989 4–2 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 34–35–5
75 L March 23, 1989 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 34–36–5
76 W March 25, 1989 4–0 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 35–36–5
77 L March 28, 1989 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 35–37–5
78 W March 30, 1989 9–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 36–37–5
79 W April 1, 1989 6–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 37–37–5
80 L April 2, 1989 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 37–38–5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Hartford Whalers 0[edit | edit source]

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Hartford Whalers 2 Montreal Canadiens 6
April 6 Hartford Whalers 2 Montreal Canadiens 3
April 8 Montreal Canadiens 5 Hartford Whalers 4 (OT)
April 9 Montreal Canadiens 4 Hartford Whalers 3

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Kevin Dineen 79 45 44 89 167
Ron Francis 69 29 48 77 36
Ray Ferraro 80 41 35 76 86
Scott Young 76 19 40 59 27
Paul MacDermid 74 17 27 44 141
Dave Tippett 80 17 24 41 45
John Anderson 62 16 24 40 28
Jody Hull 60 16 18 34 10
Sylvain Turgeon 42 16 14 30 40
Dean Evason 67 11 17 28 60
Brian Lawton 35 10 16 26 28
Carey Wilson 34 11 11 22 14
Brent Peterson 66 4 13 17 61
Don Maloney 21 3 11 14 23
Tom Martin 38 7 6 13 113
Torrie Robertson 27 2 4 6 84
Ed Kastelic 10 0 2 2 15
Mark Reeds 7 0 2 2 6
Dallas Gaume 4 1 1 2 0
Terry Yake 2 0 0 0 0
Jim Thomson 5 0 0 0 14

Defensemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Dave Babych 70 6 41 47 54
Ulf Samuelsson 71 9 26 35 181
Norm Maciver 37 1 22 23 24
Sylvain Côté 78 8 9 17 49
Grant Jennings 55 3 10 13 159
Joel Quenneville 69 4 7 11 32
Randy Ladouceur 75 2 5 7 95
Brad Shaw 3 1 0 1 0
Scot Kleinendorst 24 0 1 1 36
Al Tuer 4 0 0 0 23
Adam Burt 5 0 0 0 6
Jim Pavese 5 0 0 0 5

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Peter Sidorkiewicz 44 22 18 4 4 3.03
Mike Liut 35 13 19 1 1 4.25
Kay Whitmore 3 2 1 0 0 3.33

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Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

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