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85-86NYR
1985–86 New York Rangers · NHL
Patrick Division Champions
Division 4th Patrick
1985–86 record 34–38–8
Home record 20–18–2
Road record 16–20–4
Goals for 280
Goals against 276
General Manager Phil Esposito
Coach Ted Sator
Captain Barry Beck
Ron Greschner
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Tomas Sandstrom (25)
Assists Mike Ridley (43)
Points Mike Ridley (65)
Penalties in minutes Bob Brooke (111)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (31)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (3.32)

The 1985–86 New York Rangers season was the Rangers' 60th season. The highlight of the season was participating in the Prince of Wales Conference Finals.


OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

See also: 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team (League)
1 7 Ulf Dahlen (RW) Flag of Sweden Sweden Östersund (Sweden)
2 28 Mike Richter (G) Flag of the United States United States University of Wisconsin–Madison (NCAA)

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 10, 19854–2 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 1–0–0
2LOctober 12, 19852–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 1–1–0
3LOctober 13, 19852–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 1–2–0
4LOctober 16, 19853–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 1–3–0
5LOctober 19, 19854–5 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 1–4–0
6WOctober 20, 19854–3 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 2–4–0
7WOctober 23, 19855–1 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 3–4–0
8WOctober 25, 19855–0 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 4–4–0
9WOctober 27, 19852–1 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 5–4–0
10LNovember 2, 19855–6 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 5–5–0
11WNovember 4, 19854–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 6–5–0
12LNovember 6, 19852–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 6–6–0
13WNovember 8, 19857–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 7–6–0
14LNovember 9, 19853–4 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 7–7–0
15LNovember 11, 19854–5 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 7–8–0
16WNovember 13, 19855–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 8–8–0
17TNovember 16, 19852–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 8–8–1
18LNovember 17, 19852–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 8–9–1
19WNovember 20, 19857–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 9–9–1
20WNovember 23, 19855–0 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 10–9–1
21LNovember 24, 19853–4 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 10–10–1
22LNovember 27, 19852–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 10–11–1
23WNovember 29, 19855–2 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 11–11–1
24LNovember 30, 19854–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 11–12–1
25LDecember 2, 19850–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 11–13–1
26WDecember 4, 19857–4 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 12–13–1
27LDecember 7, 19850–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 12–14–1
28WDecember 8, 19853–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 13–14–1
29WDecember 11, 19854–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 14–14–1
30LDecember 14, 19852–4 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 14–15–1
31LDecember 15, 19852–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 14–16–1
32LDecember 18, 19854–5 Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 14–17–1
33TDecember 20, 19852–2 OT New York Islanders (1985–86) 14–17–2
34WDecember 21, 19855–4 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 15–17–2
35WDecember 23, 198510–2 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 16–17–2
36LDecember 26, 19851–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 16–18–2
37LDecember 28, 19851–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 16–19–2
38WDecember 29, 19856–5 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 17–19–2
39LJanuary 1, 19860–3 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 17–20–2
40LJanuary 5, 19864–5 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 17–21–2
41WJanuary 10, 19866–4 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 18–21–2
42TJanuary 12, 19862–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 18–21–3
43WJanuary 14, 19862–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 19–21–3
44WJanuary 15, 19864–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 20–21–3
45WJanuary 18, 19865–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 21–21–3
46LJanuary 20, 19860–5 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 21–22–3
47WJanuary 22, 19864–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 22–22–3
48LJanuary 23, 19860–4 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 22–23–3
49TJanuary 27, 19866–6 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 22–23–4
50LJanuary 29, 19864–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 22–24–4
51LJanuary 31, 19863–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 22–25–4
52WFebruary 1, 19863–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 23–25–4
53LFebruary 5, 19863–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 23–26–4
54WFebruary 8, 19863–2 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 24–26–4
55WFebruary 12, 19865–2 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 25–26–4
56WFebruary 14, 19867–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 26–26–4
57WFebruary 16, 19863–1 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 27–26–4
58WFebruary 20, 19863–2 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 28–26–4
59WFebruary 24, 19865–1 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 29–26–4
60LFebruary 25, 19863–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 29–27–4
61WFebruary 27, 19868–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 30–27–4
62LMarch 1, 19860–4 @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 30–28–4
63LMarch 2, 19862–4 Washington Capitals (1985–86) 30–29–4
64LMarch 5, 19861–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 30–30–4
65WMarch 6, 19865–2 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 31–30–4
66LMarch 9, 19861–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 31–31–4
67WMarch 11, 19866–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 32–31–4
68LMarch 12, 19862–3 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 32–32–4
69TMarch 15, 19862–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 32–32–5
70WMarch 16, 19863–1 New York Islanders (1985–86) 33–32–5
71LMarch 18, 19862–6 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 33–33–5
72LMarch 22, 19862–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 33–34–5
73LMarch 23, 19863–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 33–35–5
74WMarch 25, 19865–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 34–35–5
75WMarch 28, 19864–2 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 35–35–5
76LMarch 29, 19862–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 35–36–5
77WMarch 31, 19869–0 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 36–36–5
78LApril 2, 19862–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 36–37–5
79TApril 5, 19864–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (1985–86) 36–37–6
80LApril 6, 19864–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 36–38–6

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 80 22 43 65 690706
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 80 17 42 59 4722602
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 73 25 29 54 109-4821
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 78 20 28 48 1049612
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 79 24 20 44 1116621
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 75 14 29 43 8814211
Pavelich, MarkMark Pavelich C 59 20 20 40 82-3803
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 62 16 24 40 805511
Helminen, RaimoRaimo Helminen C 66 10 30 40 10-1402
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 74 13 20 33 523013
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 51 11 21 32 47-20801
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 68 11 17 28 5618001
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 28 20 7 27 4-6702
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 53 8 15 23 127001
Erixon, JanJan Erixon LW 31 2 17 19 412000
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 68 6 12 18 103-3010
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 70 7 8 15 85-11102
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 28 2 13 15 224000
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 25 4 8 12 247301
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 27 2 9 11 20-7000
Gagner, DaveDave Gagner C 32 4 6 10 191000
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 46 1 8 9 652000
McPhee, GeorgeGeorge McPhee LW 30 4 4 8 635001
Patrick, SteveSteve Patrick RW 28 4 3 7 37-7000
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 16 2 5 7 8-4001
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 8 1 6 7 132000
Whistle, RobRob Whistle D 32 4 2 6 10-1101
Jensen, ChrisChris Jensen RW 9 1 3 4 01001
Rogers, MikeMike Rogers C 9 1 3 4 22101
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 7 3 0 3 20001
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 11 1 2 3 102000
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 61 0 3 3 160000
Richmond, SteveSteve Richmond D 17 0 2 2 632000
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 23 0 1 1 40000
Heath, RandyRandy Heath LW 1 0 1 1 01000
Feltrin, TonyTony Feltrin D 10 0 0 0 21-3000
Kleisinger, TerryTerry Kleisinger G 4 0 0 0 20000
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 9 0 0 0 10-1000
Scott, RonRon Scott G 4 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 3326 61 31 21 5 184 3.32 316251441.887
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 1170 23 5 12 1 65 3.33 0608543.893
Kleisinger, TerryTerry Kleisinger 191 4 0 2 0 14 4.40 010995.872
Scott, RonRon Scott 156 4 0 3 0 11 4.23 05645.804
Team: 4843 80 36 38 6 274 3.39 323982124.886

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 16 8 9 17 2-5401
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 16 6 9 15 287022
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 16 6 8 14 26-5201
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 16 5 5 10 452400
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 16 4 6 10 20-3001
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 16 0 8 8 6-1000
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 16 3 4 7 4-1010
MacLellan, BrianBrian MacLellan LW 16 2 4 6 151001
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 16 1 5 6 341000
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 16 3 2 5 16-5200
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 15 2 3 5 26-2011
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 5 3 1 4 112000
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 16 2 1 3 31-6000
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 16 1 2 3 46-9000
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 16 0 2 2 38-8000
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 7 0 2 2 12-2000
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 16 0 2 2 20000
Wiemer, JimJim Wiemer D 8 1 0 1 6-1101
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 7 0 1 1 80000
Erixon, JanJan Erixon LW 12 0 1 1 4-2000
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 9 0 1 1 8-2000
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 3 0 0 0 00000
Helminen, RaimoRaimo Helminen C 2 0 0 0 0-2000
McPhee, GeorgeGeorge McPhee LW 11 0 0 0 32-2000
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 1 0 0 0 2-1000
Whistle, RobRob Whistle D 3 0 0 0 21000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 899 16 8 8 49 3.27 1477428.897
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 75 3 0 0 6 4.80 03226.813
Team: 974 16 8 8 55 3.39 1509454.892

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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;

PlayoffsEdit

Patrick Division Semi-FinalsEdit

New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 New York 6 Philadelphia 2
April 10 New York 1 Philadelphia 2
April 12 Philadelphia 2 New York 5
April 13 Philadelphia 7 New York 1
April 15 New York 5 Philadelphia 2

New York Rangers wins best-of-five series 3–2

Patrick Division FinalsEdit

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 17 New York 4 Washington 3 (OT)
April 19 New York 1 Washington 8
April 21 Washington 6 New York 3
April 23 Washington 5 New York 6 (OT)
April 25 New York 4 Washington 2
April 27 Washington 1 New York 2

New York Rangers wins best-of-seven series 4–2

Conference FinalsEdit

New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens

This series is best remembered for the third game, in which the Rangers badly outshot the Habs, but were stymied by Patrick Roy. Another Montreal rookie, Claude Lemieux, scored in overtime--his second overtime goal of the playoffs.

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 1 New York 1 Montreal 2
May 3 New York 2 Montreal 6
May 5 Montreal 4 New York 3 (OT)
May 7 Montreal 0 New York 2
May 9 New York 1 Montreal 3

Montreal wins best-of-seven series 4–1

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1985-86 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

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New York Rangers
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Madison Square Garden
Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)


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