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1990–91 Hartford Whalers · NHL
Division 4th Adams
1990–91 record 31–38–11
Goals for 238
Goals against 276
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Rick Ley
Captain Ron Francis (Oct-Dec)
Vacant
Arena Hartford Civic Center
Team Leaders
Goals Pat Verbeek (43)
Assists Ron Francis (55)
Points Pat Verbeek (82)
Penalties in minutes Pat Verbeek (246)
Wins Peter Sidorkiewicz (21)
Goals against average Daryl Reaugh (3.15)
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1989–90 1991–92

The 1990–91 Hartford Whalers season was the Whalers' 12th 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 2.

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 44 24 12 299 264 100
Montreal Canadiens 80 39 30 11 273 249 89
Buffalo Sabres 80 31 30 19 292 278 81
Hartford Whalers 80 31 38 11 238 276 73
Quebec Nordiques 80 16 50 14 236 354 46

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 4, 1990 3–3 OT Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 0–0–1
2 W October 6, 1990 5–4 New York Rangers (1990–91) 1–0–1
3 L October 8, 1990 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 1–1–1
4 W October 10, 1990 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 2–1–1
5 L October 12, 1990 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 2–2–1
6 W October 13, 1990 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 3–2–1
7 T October 16, 1990 1–1 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 3–2–2
8 W October 17, 1990 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 4–2–2
9 L October 19, 1990 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 4–3–2
10 L October 24, 1990 0–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 4–4–2
11 L October 27, 1990 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 4–5–2
12 L October 28, 1990 0–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 4–6–2
13 L October 31, 1990 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 4–7–2
14 L November 3, 1990 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 4–8–2
15 T November 6, 1990 1–1 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 4–8–3
16 L November 9, 1990 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 4–9–3
17 W November 10, 1990 3–2 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 5–9–3
18 W November 14, 1990 3–1 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 6–9–3
19 W November 15, 1990 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 7–9–3
20 W November 17, 1990 4–2 Washington Capitals (1990–91) 8–9–3
21 T November 21, 1990 4–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 8–9–4
22 W November 23, 1990 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 9–9–4
23 L November 24, 1990 3–4 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 9–10–4
24 L November 28, 1990 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 9–11–4
25 W November 29, 1990 6–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 10–11–4
26 L December 1, 1990 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 10–12–4
27 W December 3, 1990 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 11–12–4
28 L December 5, 1990 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 11–13–4
29 W December 7, 1990 4–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 12–13–4
30 W December 8, 1990 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 13–13–4
31 L December 12, 1990 1–5 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 13–14–4
32 L December 13, 1990 2–8 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 13–15–4
33 W December 15, 1990 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 14–15–4
34 L December 18, 1990 3–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 14–16–4
35 L December 20, 1990 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 14–17–4
36 W December 22, 1990 1–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 15–17–4
37 L December 23, 1990 2–5 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 15–18–4
38 W December 26, 1990 4–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 16–18–4
39 L December 29, 1990 2–8 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 16–19–4
40 L December 30, 1990 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 16–20–4
41 W January 2, 1991 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 17–20–4
42 W January 5, 1991 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 18–20–4
43 L January 8, 1991 3–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 18–21–4
44 W January 10, 1991 5–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 19–21–4
45 T January 12, 1991 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 19–21–5
46 L January 13, 1991 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 19–22–5
47 W January 16, 1991 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 20–22–5
48 W January 23, 1991 5–4 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 21–22–5
49 L January 24, 1991 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 21–23–5
50 W January 26, 1991 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 22–23–5
51 L January 29, 1991 1–8 New York Islanders (1990–91) 22–24–5
52 L January 31, 1991 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 22–25–5
53 W February 2, 1991 2–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 23–25–5
54 T February 3, 1991 1–1 OT @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 23–25–6
55 W February 6, 1991 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 24–25–6
56 L February 9, 1991 2–5 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 24–26–6
57 W February 10, 1991 3–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 25–26–6
58 W February 13, 1991 6–2 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 26–26–6
59 L February 15, 1991 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 26–27–6
60 W February 16, 1991 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 27–27–6
61 W February 20, 1991 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 28–27–6
62 L February 23, 1991 4–5 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 28–28–6
63 T February 24, 1991 5–5 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 28–28–7
64 L February 26, 1991 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 28–29–7
65 L February 28, 1991 3–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 28–30–7
66 T March 2, 1991 3–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 28–30–8
67 T March 3, 1991 4–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 28–30–9
68 L March 5, 1991 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 28–31–9
69 L March 9, 1991 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 28–32–9
70 L March 10, 1991 1–2 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 28–33–9
71 W March 12, 1991 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 29–33–9
72 W March 14, 1991 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 30–33–9
73 W March 16, 1991 6–2 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 31–33–9
74 L March 17, 1991 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 31–34–9
75 T March 19, 1991 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 31–34–10
76 L March 23, 1991 3–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 31–35–10
77 L March 25, 1991 2–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 31–36–10
78 L March 27, 1991 3–4 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 31–37–10
79 T March 30, 1991 5–5 OT Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 31–37–11
80 L March 31, 1991 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 31–38–11

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Hartford Whalers 2[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Series
1 W April 3, 1991 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) HAR leads 1–0
2 L April 5, 1991 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) Series tied 1–1
3 L April 7, 1991 3–6 Boston Bruins (1990–91) BOS leads 2–1
4 W April 9, 1991 4–3 Boston Bruins (1990–91) Series tied 2–2
5 L April 11, 1991 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) BOS leads 3–2
6 L April 13, 1991 1–3 Boston Bruins (1990–91) BOS wins 4–2

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 80 43 39 82 246 0 15 0 5
Francis, RonRon Francis C 67 21 55 76 51 -2 10 1 6
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 61 17 30 47 104 -15 4 0 2
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 78 21 22 43 113 -3 8 0 3
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 44 18 24 42 101 -7 10 0 2
Shaw, BradBrad Shaw D 72 4 28 32 29 -10 2 0 1
Krygier, ToddTodd Krygier LW 72 13 17 30 95 1 3 0 2
Evason, DeanDean Evason C 75 6 23 29 170 -6 1 0 0
Cyr, PaulPaul Cyr LW 70 12 13 25 107 -8 0 1 2
Wilson, CareyCarey Wilson C 45 8 15 23 16 -14 4 0 1
Crossman, DougDoug Crossman D 41 4 19 23 19 -13 2 0 0
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 62 3 18 21 174 13 0 0 0
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote D 73 7 12 19 17 -17 1 0 0
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 13 8 8 16 18 -6 4 0 1
Tomlak, MikeMike Tomlak C/LW 64 8 8 16 55 -9 0 1 0
Young, ScottScott Young RW 34 6 9 15 8 -9 3 1 2
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 32 9 5 14 49 -6 0 0 1
Andersson, MikaelMikael Andersson LW 41 4 7 11 8 0 0 0 0
Burt, AdamAdam Burt D 42 2 7 9 63 -4 1 0 1
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 11 4 3 7 40 3 1 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 41 4 3 7 108 -7 0 0 0
Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro C 15 2 5 7 18 -1 1 0 0
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 11 3 3 6 6 -7 3 0 0
Babych, DaveDave Babych D 8 0 6 6 4 -4 0 0 0
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 44 1 4 5 82 -13 0 0 0
Yake, TerryTerry Yake C 19 1 4 5 10 -3 0 0 1
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 45 2 2 4 211 -7 0 0 0
Govedaris, ChrisChris Govedaris LW 14 1 3 4 4 -4 0 0 1
Ladouceur, RandyRandy Ladouceur D 67 1 3 4 118 -10 0 0 0
Richards, ToddTodd Richards D 2 0 4 4 2 -4 0 0 0
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz G 52 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 19 1 2 3 41 -3 0 0 0
Tancill, ChrisChris Tancill C 9 1 1 2 4 2 0 1 0
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 23 1 1 2 18 -8 0 0 0
Baca, JergusJergus Baca D 9 0 2 2 14 -3 0 0 0
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 2 1 0 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Picard, MichelMichel Picard LW 5 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Stevens, JohnJohn Stevens D 14 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0
Whitmore, KayKay Whitmore G 18 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
McKay, RossRoss McKay G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Black, JamesJames Black LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chapman, BrianBrian Chapman D 3 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0
Greig, MarkMark Greig RW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 4 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Parker, JeffJeff Parker RW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Reaugh, DarylDaryl Reaugh G 20 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz 2953 52 21 22 7 164 3.33 1 1284 1120 .872
Reaugh, DarylDaryl Reaugh 1010 20 7 7 1 53 3.15 1 479 426 .889
Whitmore, KayKay Whitmore 850 18 3 9 3 52 3.67 0 379 327 .863
McKay, RossRoss McKay 35 1 0 0 0 3 5.14 0 15 12 .800
Team: 4848 80 31 38 11 272 3.37 2 2157 1885 .874

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 6 2 7 9 10 0 0 0
Hunter, MarkMark Hunter RW 6 5 1 6 17 3 0 0
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 6 3 2 5 40 2 0 0
Ladouceur, RandyRandy Ladouceur D 6 1 4 5 6 0 0 0
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 6 1 3 4 8 0 0 1
Evason, DeanDean Evason C 6 0 4 4 29 0 0 0
Shaw, BradBrad Shaw D 6 1 2 3 2 0 0 0
Yake, TerryTerry Yake C 6 1 1 2 16 0 1 0
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote D 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Krygier, ToddTodd Krygier LW 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 5 1 0 1 7 1 0 1
Cyr, PaulPaul Cyr LW 6 1 0 1 10 0 0 0
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 6 1 0 1 16 0 0 0
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz G 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tomlak, MikeMike Tomlak C/LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Richards, ToddTodd Richards D 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sidorkiewicz, PeterPeter Sidorkiewicz 359 6 2 4 24 4.01 0 174 150 .862
Team: 359 6 2 4 24 4.01 0 174 150 .862

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Note: 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]

  • The Whalers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1990-91 Hartford Whalers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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