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1985–86 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 1st Campbell
1985–86 record 56–17–7
Home record 32–6–2
Road record 24–11–5
Goals for 426 (1st)
Goals against 310 (13th)
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Alternate captains Lee Fogolin
Mark Messier
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Jari Kurri (68)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (163)
Points Wayne Gretzky (215)
Penalties in minutes Kevin McClelland (266)
Wins Grant Fuhr (29)
Goals against average Andy Moog (3.69)

The 1985–86 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 7th season in the NHL, and they were coming off back to back Stanley Cup Championships. Edmonton would win the Presidents Trophy, as they finished with 119 points, which was a league high and tied the franchise record which was set in the 1983–84 season. The Oilers won the Smythe Division for the 5th consecutive season, and were heavy favourites to win their third-straight Stanley Cup. It was also the 5th consecutive season in which they scored at least 400 goals. However, the Oilers were defeated by the Calgary Flames in the second round.

Regular seasonEdit

Wayne Gretzky would set an NHL record by earning 215 points and 163 assists, breaking records that he had previously set, as he won his 6th Art Ross Trophy and his 7th Hart Trophy. Jari Kurri would become the 1st Oiler other than Gretzky to lead the team in goals as he scored 68 goals, and added 63 assists to finish with 131 points. Paul Coffey would set the record for most goals (48) and points (138) by a defenceman, breaking records that Bobby Orr had previously set. He would go on to win his 2nd straight Norris Trophy.

In goal, Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog would once again split time, with Fuhr leading the team with 29 wins, while Moog posted a team best 3.69 GAA.

Season standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 56 17 7 426 310 119
Calgary Flames 80 40 31 9 354 315 89
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 47 7 295 372 59
Vancouver Canucks 80 23 44 13 282 333 59
Los Angeles Kings 80 23 49 8 284 389 54

Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 10 Winnipeg Jets 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 1–0–0 2
2 October 13 St. Louis Blues 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 2–0–0 4
3 October 16 New York Islanders 4–6 Edmonton Oilers 3–0–0 6
4 October 18 Boston Bruins 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 4–0–0 8
5 October 20 Edmonton Oilers 8–5 Los Angeles Kings 5–0–0 10
6 October 23 Edmonton Oilers 3–9 Winnipeg Jets 5–1–0 10
7 October 25 Calgary Flames 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 6–1–0 12
8 October 28 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 Calgary Flames 7–1–0 14
9 October 30 Winnipeg Jets 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 8–1–0 16
10 November 1 Buffalo Sabres 2–0 Edmonton Oilers 8–2–0 16
11 November 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 1–7 Edmonton Oilers 9–2–0 18
12 November 5 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 Vancouver Canucks 10–2–0 20
13 November 6 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 Los Angeles Kings 10–2–1 21
14 November 8 Vancouver Canucks 0–13 Edmonton Oilers 11–2–1 23
15 November 12 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Washington Capitals 11–3–1 23
16 November 14 Edmonton Oilers 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers 11–4–1 23
17 November 16 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 New York Islanders 11–4–2 24
18 November 17 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 New York Rangers 12–4–2 26
19 November 19 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Quebec Nordiques 13–4–2 28
20 November 20 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Montreal Canadiens 14–4–2 30
21 November 23 New Jersey Devils 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 15–4–2 32
22 November 27 Vancouver Canucks 5–5 Edmonton Oilers 15–4–3 33
23 November 30 Hartford Whalers 5–8 Edmonton Oilers 16–4–3 35
24 December 1 Calgary Flames 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 17–4–3 37
25 December 3 Edmonton Oilers 8–4 Los Angeles Kings 18–4–3 39
26 December 5 Los Angeles Kings 6–6 Edmonton Oilers 18–4–4 40
27 December 7 Minnesota North Stars 4–8 Edmonton Oilers 19–4–4 42
28 December 8 Chicago Black Hawks 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 20–4–4 44
29 December 10 Edmonton Oilers 3–7 St. Louis Blues 20–5–4 44
30 December 11 Edmonton Oilers 12–9 Chicago Black Hawks 21–5–4 46
31 December 13 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Winnipeg Jets 22–5–4 48
32 December 15 Vancouver Canucks 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 23–5–4 50
33 December 18 Washington Capitals 5–2 Edmonton Oilers 23–6–4 50
34 December 20 Los Angeles Kings 4–9 Edmonton Oilers 24–6–4 52
35 December 22 Winnipeg Jets 7–5 Edmonton Oilers 24–7–4 52
36 December 29 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Vancouver Canucks 25–7–4 54
37 December 31 Philadelphia Flyers 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 26–7–4 56
38 January 2 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Calgary Flames 27–7–4 58
39 January 4 Hartford Whalers 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 28–7–4 60
40 January 6 Calgary Flames 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 29–7–4 62
41 January 8 Edmonton Oilers 9–11 Toronto Maple Leafs 29–8–4 62
42 January 10 Edmonton Oilers 3–5 Quebec Nordiques 29–9–4 62
43 January 11 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Montreal Canadiens 30–9–4 64
44 January 13 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Boston Bruins 31–9–4 66
45 January 15 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Hartford Whalers 32–9–4 68
46 January 18 New York Rangers 5–4 Edmonton Oilers 32–10–4 68
47 January 22 Pittsburgh Penguins 7–4 Edmonton Oilers 32–11–4 68
48 January 24 New Jersey Devils 6–7 Edmonton Oilers 33–11–4 70
49 January 25 Los Angeles Kings 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 34–11–4 72
50 January 27 Edmonton Oilers 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks 35–11–4 74
51 January 29 Edmonton Oilers 5–5 St. Louis Blues 35–11–5 75
52 January 31 Calgary Flames 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 36–11–5 77
53 February 1 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 Calgary Flames 36–11–6 78
54 February 6 Edmonton Oilers 6–4 New Jersey Devils 37–11–6 80
55 February 8 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Washington Capitals 37–12–6 80
56 February 9 Edmonton Oilers 2–4 Buffalo Sabres 37–13–6 80
57 February 11 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 38–13–6 82
58 February 14 Quebec Nordiques 2–8 Edmonton Oilers 39–13–6 84
59 February 16 Buffalo Sabres 5–7 Edmonton Oilers 40–13–6 86
60 February 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 5–9 Edmonton Oilers 41–13–6 88
61 February 22 Boston Bruins 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 41–14–6 88
62 February 24 Montreal Canadiens 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 42–14–6 90
63 February 26 Edmonton Oilers 8–2 Winnipeg Jets 43–14–6 92
64 March 2 Philadelphia Flyers 1–2 Edmonton Oilers 44–14–6 94
65 March 4 Edmonton Oilers 6–2 Vancouver Canucks 45–14–6 96
66 March 5 Los Angeles Kings 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 46–14–6 98
67 March 7 Pittsburgh Penguins 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 47–14–6 100
68 March 9 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Los Angeles Kings 48–14–6 102
69 March 11 Edmonton Oilers 0–4 Minnesota North Stars 48–15–6 102
70 March 12 Edmonton Oilers 8–5 Winnipeg Jets 49–15–6 104
71 March 14 Detroit Red Wings 3–12 Edmonton Oilers 50–15–6 106
72 March 18 Winnipeg Jets 2–6 Edmonton Oilers 51–15–6 108
73 March 21 Minnesota North Stars 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 52–15–6 110
74 March 25 Edmonton Oilers 7–2 Detroit Red Wings 53–15–6 112
75 March 26 Edmonton Oilers 8–3 Pittsburgh Penguins 54–15–6 114
76 March 28 Edmonton Oilers 2–4 New York Rangers 54–16–6 114
77 March 29 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 New York Islanders 54–16–7 115
78 April 2 Vancouver Canucks 4–8 Edmonton Oilers 55–16–7 117
79 April 4 Edmonton Oilers 3–9 Calgary Flames 55–17–7 117
80 April 6 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Vancouver Canucks 56–17–7 119

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, the Oilers swept the Vancouver Canucks in the opening round, and set up a matchup with the Calgary Flames for another Battle of Alberta. The Oilers could never seem to get on a roll against the Flames, as the series was pushed to the limit as they would meet for a 7th game in Edmonton. With the score tied up at 2 late in the 3rd period, Oilers defenceman Steve Smith was playing the puck behind the Edmonton goal, and attempted to make a pass, however it hit goalie Grant Fuhr and the puck ended up in the Oilers goal, giving the Flames a 3–2 lead. Edmonton could not come back, as the Flames ended up winning the game, and the series, and ending the Oilers chance at winning a 3rd Stanley Cup in a row.

Edmonton Oilers 3, Vancouver Canucks 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 9 Vancouver Canucks 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 10 Vancouver Canucks 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 12 Edmonton Oilers 5–1 Vancouver Canucks 3–0

Calgary Flames 4, Edmonton Oilers 3 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 18 Calgary Flames 4–1 Edmonton Oilers 0–1
2 April 20 Calgary Flames 5–6 Edmonton Oilers 1–1
3 April 22 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Calgary Flames 1–2
4 April 24 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Calgary Flames 2–2
5 April 26 Calgary Flames 4–1 Edmonton Oilers 2–3
6 April 28 Edmonton Oilers 5–2 Calgary Flames 3–3
7 April 30 Calgary Flames 3–2 Edmonton Oilers 3–4

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 80 52 163 215 46
Paul Coffey 79 48 90 138 120
Jari Kurri 78 68 63 131 22
Glenn Anderson 72 54 48 102 90
Mark Messier 63 35 49 84 68
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Andy Moog 47 2664 27 9 7 164 1 .889 3.69
Grant Fuhr 40 2184 29 8 0 143 0 .890 3.93

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 10 8 11 19 2
Jari Kurri 10 2 10 12 4
Glenn Anderson 10 8 3 11 14
Mark Messier 10 4 6 10 18
Paul Coffey 10 1 9 10 30
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Andy Moog 1 60 1 0 1 0 .963 1.00
Grant Fuhr 9 541 5 4 28 0 .897 3.11

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

May 31, 1985 To Minnesota North Stars
Paul Houck
To Edmonton Oilers
Gilles Meloche
September 11, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Gilles Meloche
To Edmonton Oilers
Marty McSorley
Tim Hrynewich
Craig Muni
October 4, 1985 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Pat Hughes
To Edmonton Oilers
Mike Moller
December 20, 1985 To Minnesota North Stars
Marc Habscheid
Don Barber
Emanuel Viveiros
To Edmonton Oilers
Gord Sherven
Don Biggs
December 20, 1985 To New York Rangers
Larry Melnyk
Todd Strueby
To Edmonton Oilers
Mike Rogers
December 28, 1985 To Detroit Red Wings
Billy Carroll
To Edmonton Oilers
Bruce Eakin

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
F Ken Solheim Minnesota North Stars
F Dean Hopkins Los Angeles Kings
Player New team
D Rejean Cloutier Montreal Canadiens
F Pat Conacher New Jersey Devils
D Tony Currie Quebec Nordiques
F Simon Wheeldon New York Rangers

Draft picksEdit

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (league)
120 Scott Metcalfe Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
241 Todd Carnelley Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
362 Mike Ware Flag of Canada.svg Canada Hamilton Steelhawks (OHL)
5104 Tomas Kapusta Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Gottwaldov (Czech.)
6125 Brian Tessier Flag of Canada.svg Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
7146 Shawn Tyers Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
8167 Tony Fairfield Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
9188 Kelly Buchberger Flag of Canada.svg Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
10209 Mario Barbe Flag of Canada.svg Canada Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
11230 Peter Headon Flag of Canada.svg Canada Notre Dame High School (Canada)
12251 John Haley Flag of the United States United States Hull High School (USHS)


ReferencesEdit


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