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85-86BufSab
1985–86 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 5th Adams Division
Conference 8th Prince of Wales Conference
1985–86 record 37-37-6
Home record TBD
Road record TBD
Goals for 296
Goals against 291
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Scotty Bowman and Jim Schoenfeld
Captain Gilbert Perreault
Alternate captains Unknown
Unknown
Arena Buffalo War Memorial Auditorium
Average attendance TBD
Team leaders
Goals Mike Foligno (41)
Assists Dave Andreychuk (51)
Points Dave Andreychuk (87)
Penalties in minutes Mike Foligno (168)
Wins Tom Barrasso (29)
Goals against average Jacques Cloutier (3.37)

The 1985–86 Buffalo Sabres season was the 16th season for the franchise in Buffalo.


Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Adams Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Quebec Nordiques 80 43 31 6 330 289 92
Montreal Canadiens 80 40 33 7 330 280 87
Boston Bruins 80 37 31 12 311 288 86
Hartford Whalers 80 40 36 4 332 302 84
Buffalo Sabres 80 37 37 6 296 291 80

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3WOctober 14, 19856–1 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 2–1–0
4WOctober 16, 19856–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 3–1–0
5LOctober 18, 19851–4 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 3–2–0
6TOctober 19, 19852–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 3–2–1
7LOctober 23, 19854–5 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 3–3–1
8WOctober 25, 19855–4 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 4–3–1
9WOctober 27, 19853–2 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 5–3–1
10LOctober 30, 19852–4 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 5–4–1
11WNovember 1, 19852–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 6–4–1
12LNovember 2, 19852–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 6–5–1
13WNovember 6, 19857–3 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 7–5–1
14WNovember 8, 19855–4 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 8–5–1
15WNovember 10, 19855–1 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 9–5–1
16WNovember 13, 19856–4 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 10–5–1
17LNovember 16, 19851–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 10–6–1
18LNovember 17, 19853–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 10–7–1
19WNovember 19, 19852–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 11–7–1
20WNovember 22, 19857–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 12–7–1
21LNovember 25, 19853–4 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 12–8–1
22LNovember 27, 19851–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 12–9–1
23LNovember 29, 19852–5 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 12–10–1
24LNovember 30, 19852–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 12–11–1
25WDecember 4, 19856–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 13–11–1
26LDecember 6, 19851–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 13–12–1
27TDecember 8, 19853–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 13–12–2
28LDecember 10, 19853–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 13–13–2
29LDecember 13, 19854–6 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 13–14–2
30WDecember 15, 19856–2 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 14–14–2
31LDecember 17, 19853–7 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 14–15–2
32WDecember 18, 19855–4 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 15–15–2
33LDecember 21, 19851–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 15–16–2
34WDecember 22, 19855–3 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 16–16–2
35WDecember 26, 19856–1 New York Rangers (1985–86) 17–16–2
36WDecember 29, 19854–3 New York Islanders (1985–86) 18–16–2
37TDecember 31, 19856–6 OT Boston Bruins (1985–86) 18–16–3
38TJanuary 2, 19862–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 18–16–4
39LJanuary 4, 19860–4 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 18–17–4
40LJanuary 5, 19862–3 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 18–18–4
41WJanuary 10, 19869–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 19–18–4
42TJanuary 11, 19863–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 19–18–5
43LJanuary 15, 19862–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 19–19–5
44WJanuary 17, 19865–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 20–19–5
45WJanuary 19, 19866–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 21–19–5
46WJanuary 22, 19866–3 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 22–19–5
47LJanuary 24, 19863–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 22–20–5
48LJanuary 25, 19863–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 22–21–5
49LJanuary 27, 19861–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 22–22–5
50LJanuary 29, 19863–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 22–23–5
51WJanuary 31, 19865–3 New York Rangers (1985–86) 23–23–5
52WFebruary 2, 19865–3 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 24–23–5
53WFebruary 6, 19868–6 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 25–23–5
54WFebruary 8, 19864–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 26–23–5
55WFebruary 9, 19864–2 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 27–23–5
56LFebruary 12, 19860–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 27–24–5
57TFebruary 14, 19863–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 27–24–6
58LFebruary 16, 19865–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 27–25–6
59LFebruary 19, 19864–6 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 27–26–6
60WFebruary 21, 19865–1 New York Islanders (1985–86) 28–26–6
61WFebruary 23, 19864–1 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 29–26–6
62LFebruary 26, 19862–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 29–27–6
63LFebruary 28, 19862–6 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 29–28–6
64WMarch 1, 19868–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 30–28–6
65WMarch 4, 19866–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 31–28–6
66LMarch 5, 19861–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 31–29–6
67LMarch 7, 19862–6 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 31–30–6
68WMarch 9, 19864–3 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 32–30–6
69LMarch 11, 19862–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 32–31–6
70WMarch 12, 19867–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 33–31–6
71LMarch 15, 19863–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 33–32–6
72WMarch 19, 19864–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 34–32–6
73LMarch 21, 19863–6 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 34–33–6
74WMarch 23, 19866–1 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 35–33–6
75WMarch 27, 19861–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 36–33–6
76LMarch 29, 19861–2 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 36–34–6
77LMarch 30, 19863–5 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 36–35–6
78LApril 1, 19863–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 36–36–6
79WApril 4, 19864–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 37–36–6
80LApril 5, 19862–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 37–37–6

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Dave Andreychuk 80 36 51 87 61
Mike Foligno 79 41 39 80 168
John Tucker 75 31 34 65 39
Phil Housley 79 15 47 62 54
Gilbert Perreault 72 21 39 60 28
Lindy Ruff 54 20 12 32 158
Mike Ramsey 76 7 21 28 117
Steve Dykstra 64 4 21 25 108
Bill Hajt 58 1 16 17 25
Normand Lacombe 25 6 7 13 13

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP TOI W L OT GA SO SV% GAA

Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract Terms
Player New team

Claimed from waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picksEdit

Buffalo's picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 14 Calle Johansson (D) Flag of Sweden Sweden Västra Frölunda HC (Sweden)
2 35 Benoit Hogue (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Jean Beavers (QMJHL)
3 56 Keith Gretzky (F) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

RosterEdit

1985-86 Buffalo Sabres Roster
Goaltenders


Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

Farm teamsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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