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1989–90 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
Conference 8th Clarence Campbell
1989–90 record 34–39–7
Home record 21–16–3
Road record 13–23–4
Goals for 338
Goals against 337
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Tom Webster
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Alternate captains Larry Robinson
Dave Taylor
Arena Great Western Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Luc Robitaille (52)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (102)
Points Wayne Gretzky (142)
Penalties in minutes Marty McSorley (322)
Wins Kelly Hrudey (22)
Goals against average Ron Scott (3.67)
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1988–89 1990–91

The 1989–90 Los Angeles Kings season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Hockey League. The Kings finished 4th in the Smythe Division and lost in the Division Finals to the Edmonton Oilers 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The Kings held their training camp in Hull, Quebec.

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Mario Gosselin was the first goaltender in NHL history to lose a game without giving up a goal. [1] Gosselin filled in for Kelly Hrudey and the Kings gave up an empty net goal. The result was a 7-6 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Wayne Gretzky's Scoring Record[edit | edit source]

On October 15, 1989, playing in only his 780th career game, Wayne Gretzky became the all-time leading scorer in NHL history, breaking the record of 1,850 career points set by his idol, Gordie Howe. Gretzky set the new record on a game-tying goal against Bill Ranford in the final minute of a contest against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers, in Edmonton. Afterwards, Howe was on hand to congratulate Gretzky on his accomplishment. The Kings went on to win the game in overtime.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Calgary Flames 80 42 23 15 348 265 99
Edmonton Oilers 80 38 28 14 315 283 90
Winnipeg Jets 80 37 32 11 298 290 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 39 7 338 337 75
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 41 14 245 306 64

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Los Angeles Kings 4, Calgary Flames 2[edit | edit source]

Edmonton Oilers 4, Los Angeles Kings 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 73 40 102 142 42 8 10 4 4
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 80 52 49 101 38 8 20 0 7
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 47 27 48 75 66 -6 8 0 1
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 73 31 37 68 62 -8 15 0 4
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 79 20 42 62 36 -3 6 0 1
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 77 17 28 45 27 4 1 1 4
Krushelnyski, MikeMike Krushelnyski LW/C 63 16 25 41 50 7 2 2 2
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 58 15 26 41 96 17 2 0 1
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 64 7 32 39 34 7 1 0 1
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 62 23 13 36 49 -7 2 2 3
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 75 15 21 36 322 2 2 1 0
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 28 13 20 33 28 -1 1 1 0
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 48 10 23 33 41 4 1 0 0
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 48 5 18 23 104 1 3 0 0
Makela, MikkoMikko Makela RW 45 7 14 21 16 -4 0 0 0
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 55 4 13 17 93 2 0 0 1
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 55 2 11 13 78 -6 0 0 1
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 68 10 2 12 224 -6 0 0 1
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 19 5 6 11 45 -2 1 0 0
Watters, TimTim Watters D 62 1 10 11 92 23 0 0 0
Prajsler, PetrPetr Prajsler D 34 3 7 10 47 -9 1 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 57 1 8 9 42 4 0 0 0
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 52 1 7 8 53 3 0 0 0
McDonough, HubieHubie McDonough C 22 3 4 7 10 4 0 0 1
Duncanson, CraigCraig Duncanson LW 10 3 2 5 9 1 0 0 0
Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos LW/C 6 2 2 4 4 3 0 0 0
Lindholm, MikaelMikael Lindholm C 18 2 2 4 2 2 0 0 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 20 0 4 4 56 4 0 0 0
Bjugstad, ScottScott Bjugstad RW 11 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 1
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 11 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 1
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner LW 12 1 0 1 28 -10 0 0 0
Walker, GordGord Walker RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blake, RobRob Blake D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scott, RonRon Scott G 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin G 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 52 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 2860 52 22 21 6 194 4.07 2 1532 1338 .873
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin 1226 26 7 11 1 79 3.87 0 587 508 .865
Scott, RonRon Scott 654 12 5 6 0 40 3.67 0 321 281 .875
Stauber, RobbRobb Stauber 83 2 0 1 0 11 7.95 0 43 32 .744
Team: 4823 80 34 39 7 324 4.03 2 2483 2159 .870
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Elik, ToddTodd Elik C 10 3 9 12 10 1 1 0 0
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 10 2 9 11 6 -2 1 0 0
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 10 5 5 10 12 -5 1 0 1
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 7 3 7 10 0 -4 1 0 0
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 10 5 4 9 12 -2 2 1 2
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 10 5 4 9 19 -5 0 0 0
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 6 4 4 8 2 2 2 0 0
Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson D 10 2 3 5 10 2 0 0 0
Blake, RobRob Blake D 8 1 3 4 4 -4 1 0 0
Krushelnyski, MikeMike Krushelnyski LW/C 10 1 3 4 12 0 0 0 1
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 10 1 3 4 18 -8 1 0 0
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 8 1 2 3 2 -5 0 0 0
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 10 1 2 3 6 -6 0 0 0
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 10 1 1 2 2 -4 0 0 0
Miller, JayJay Miller LW 10 1 1 2 10 -6 0 0 0
Benning, BrianBrian Benning D 7 0 2 2 10 -9 0 0 0
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 4 1 0 1 2 -2 0 1 0
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 7 1 0 1 9 -1 0 0 0
Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos LW/C 5 1 0 1 0 -6 0 1 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 8 0 1 1 8 -7 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Makela, MikkoMikko Makela RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bjugstad, ScottScott Bjugstad RW 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Prajsler, PetrPetr Prajsler D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Watters, TimTim Watters D 4 0 0 0 6 4 0 0 0
Scott, RonRon Scott G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 539 9 4 4 39 4.34 0 265 226 .853
Gosselin, MarioMario Gosselin 63 3 0 2 3 2.86 0 23 20 .870
Scott, RonRon Scott 32 1 0 0 4 7.50 0 10 6 .600
Team: 634 10 4 6 46 4.35 0 298 252 .846

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.16, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  2. 1989-90 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-25.
  3. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.221, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
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