1989–90 Hartford Whalers · NHL
Division 4th Adams
1989–90 record 38–33–9
Goals for 275
Goals against 268
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Rick Ley
Captain Ron Francis
Arena Hartford Civic Center
Team Leaders
Goals Pat Verbeek (44)
Assists Ron Francis (69)
Points Ron Francis (101)
Penalties in minutes Pat Verbeek (228)
Wins Peter Sidorkiewicz (19)
Goals against average Mike Liut (2.64)
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1988–89 1990–91

The 1989–90 Hartford Whalers season was the Whalers' 11th season in the National Hockey League. The Whalers finished 4th in the Adams Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the Boston Bruins 4 games to 3.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 46 25 9 289 232 101
Buffalo Sabres 80 45 27 8 286 248 98
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 28 11 288 234 93
Hartford Whalers 80 38 33 9 275 268 85
Quebec Nordiques 80 12 61 7 240 407 31

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 5, 1989 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 1989 4–6 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 0–2–0
3 W October 8, 1989 9–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 1–2–0
4 W October 11, 1989 4–1 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 2–2–0
5 L October 13, 1989 1–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 2–3–0
6 L October 14, 1989 2–3 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 2–4–0
7 W October 18, 1989 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 3–4–0
8 L October 19, 1989 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 3–5–0
9 T October 21, 1989 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 3–5–1
10 L October 23, 1989 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 3–6–1
11 W October 25, 1989 2–0 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 4–6–1
12 W October 26, 1989 7–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 5–6–1
13 W October 28, 1989 1–0 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 6–6–1
14 L November 1, 1989 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 6–7–1
15 W November 3, 1989 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 7–7–1
16 W November 4, 1989 6–3 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 8–7–1
17 L November 8, 1989 3–6 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 8–8–1
18 W November 10, 1989 4–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 9–8–1
19 L November 12, 1989 2–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 9–9–1
20 W November 14, 1989 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 10–9–1
21 L November 15, 1989 2–5 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 10–10–1
22 L November 18, 1989 2–3 New York Rangers (1989–90) 10–11–1
23 L November 22, 1989 2–4 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 10–12–1
24 W November 25, 1989 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 11–12–1
25 L November 26, 1989 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 11–13–1
26 L November 28, 1989 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 11–14–1
27 W November 30, 1989 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 12–14–1
28 W December 2, 1989 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 13–14–1
29 L December 6, 1989 3–4 New York Islanders (1989–90) 13–15–1
30 W December 7, 1989 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 14–15–1
31 W December 9, 1989 7–3 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 15–15–1
32 L December 13, 1989 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 15–16–1
33 W December 14, 1989 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 16–16–1
34 L December 16, 1989 2–5 Washington Capitals (1989–90) 16–17–1
35 W December 19, 1989 8–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 17–17–1
36 W December 20, 1989 4–3 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 18–17–1
37 W December 23, 1989 4–3 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 19–17–1
38 T December 26, 1989 3–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 19–17–2
39 L December 30, 1989 3–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 19–18–2
40 L January 3, 1990 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 19–19–2
41 L January 5, 1990 4–6 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 19–20–2
42 T January 6, 1990 4–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 19–20–3
43 W January 10, 1990 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 20–20–3
44 W January 13, 1990 6–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 21–20–3
45 L January 15, 1990 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 21–21–3
46 T January 17, 1990 5–5 OT Boston Bruins (1989–90) 21–21–4
47 T January 19, 1990 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1989–90) 21–21–5
48 W January 23, 1990 4–2 New York Islanders (1989–90) 22–21–5
49 L January 25, 1990 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 22–22–5
50 W January 27, 1990 6–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 23–22–5
51 T January 30, 1990 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 23–22–6
52 L February 1, 1990 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 23–23–6
53 W February 3, 1990 5–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 24–23–6
54 L February 4, 1990 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 24–24–6
55 W February 7, 1990 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 25–24–6
56 L February 9, 1990 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 25–25–6
57 W February 10, 1990 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 26–25–6
58 T February 14, 1990 6–6 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 26–25–7
59 L February 17, 1990 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 26–26–7
60 W February 18, 1990 6–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 27–26–7
61 W February 21, 1990 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 28–26–7
62 L February 23, 1990 3–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 28–27–7
63 L February 24, 1990 1–3 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 28–28–7
64 W February 28, 1990 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 29–28–7
65 W March 2, 1990 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1989–90) 30–28–7
66 W March 3, 1990 6–4 New York Rangers (1989–90) 31–28–7
67 W March 6, 1990 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 32–28–7
68 L March 8, 1990 6–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 32–29–7
69 L March 10, 1990 0–5 Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 32–30–7
70 L March 11, 1990 3–4 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 32–31–7
71 W March 13, 1990 1–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 33–31–7
72 L March 17, 1990 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 33–32–7
73 W March 18, 1990 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 34–32–7
74 W March 21, 1990 4–1 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 35–32–7
75 W March 24, 1990 7–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 36–32–7
76 W March 25, 1990 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 37–32–7
77 T March 27, 1990 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 37–32–8
78 L March 29, 1990 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 37–33–8
79 W March 31, 1990 3–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 38–33–8
80 T April 1, 1990 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 38–33–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Hartford Whalers 3[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Whalers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

Highlights of Game 4 of the Bruins-Whalers Adams Division Semi-finals on April 11, 1990 in which Boston overcomes a 5-2 deficit to win 6-5.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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