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1988–89 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 10th Prince of Wales
1988–89 record 28-47-5
Goals for 265
Goals against 325
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Terry Simpson
Al Arbour
Captain Brent Sutter
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Pat LaFontaine (45)
Assists Pat LaFontaine (43)
Points Pat LaFontaine (88)
Penalties in minutes Rich Pilon (242)
Wins Kelly Hrudey (18)
Goals against average Jeff Hackett (3.53)
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1987–88 1989–90

The 1988-89 New York Islanders season was the 17th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The Islanders finished 6th in the Patrick Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Regular Season[]

Final Standings[]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Washington Capitals 80 41 29 10 305 259 92
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 40 33 7 347 349 87
New York Rangers 80 37 35 8 310 307 82
Philadelphia Flyers 80 36 36 8 307 285 80
New Jersey Devils 80 27 41 12 281 325 66
New York Islanders 80 28 47 5 265 325 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[]

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

Playoffs[]

In 1988–89, the Islanders failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since the 1973–74 season. This broke a streak of 14 consecutive playoff appearances for the team, which included four straight Stanley Cup championships from 1980 to 1983.

Player Stats[]

Forwards[]

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

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Pat LaFontaine 79 45 43 88 26
Brent Sutter 77 29 34 63 77
David Volek 77 25 34 59 24
Bryan Trottier 73 17 28 45 44
Mikko Mäkelä 76 17 28 45 22
Derek King 60 14 29 43 14
Alan Kerr 71 20 18 38 144
Randy Wood 77 15 13 28 44
Patrick Flatley 41 10 15 25 31
Brad Dalgarno 55 11 10 21 86
Greg Gilbert 55 8 13 21 45
Raimo Helminen 24 1 11 12 4
Tom Fitzgerald 23 3 5 8 10
Richard Kromm 20 1 6 7 4
Brad Lauer 14 3 2 5 2
Bob Bassen 19 1 4 5 21
Dale Henry 22 2 2 4 66
Mick Vukota 48 2 2 4 237
Bill Berg 7 1 2 3 10
Mike Walsh 13 2 0 2 4
Mike Stevens 9 1 0 1 14
Rob DiMaio 16 1 0 1 30
Rod Dallman 1 0 0 0 15

Defencemen[]

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

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Gerald Diduck 65 11 21 32 155
Tomas Jonsson 53 9 23 32 34
Jeff Norton 69 1 30 31 74
Reed Larson 33 7 13 20 35
Marc Bergevin 58 2 13 15 62
Rich Pilon 62 0 14 14 242
Gary Nylund 46 4 8 12 74
Steve Konroyd 21 1 5 6 2
Ken Morrow 34 1 3 4 32
Wayne McBean 19 0 1 1 12
Jeff Finley 4 0 0 0 6
Dean Chynoweth 6 0 0 0 48
Chris Pryor 7 0 0 0 25

Goaltending[]

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Kelly Hrudey 50 18 24 3 0 3.92
Jeff Hackett 13 4 7 0 0 3.53
Mark Fitzpatrick 11 3 5 2 0 3.92
Billy Smith 17 3 11 0 0 4.44

Awards and Records[]

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

See Also[]

References[]

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