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86-87EdmOil
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Campbell Conference Champions
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 1st Campbell
1986–87 record 50–24–6
Home record 29–6–5
Road record 21–18–1
Goals for 372 (1st)
Goals against 284 (10th)
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Wayne Gretzky
Alternate captains Lee Fogolin (Oct-Mar)
Kevin Lowe (Mar-Apr)
Mark Messier
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Average attendance 17,503 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Gretzky (62)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (121)
Points Wayne Gretzky (183)
Penalties in minutes Kevin McClelland (238)
Wins Andy Moog (28)
Goals against average Grant Fuhr (3.44)

The 1986–87 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 8th season in the NHL, and they were coming off a heart breaking playoff loss to the Calgary Flames the year before, ending the Oilers' bid for a third-straight Stanley Cup. Edmonton would win the Presidents' Trophy, as they finished with 106 points, and win their sixth straight Smythe Division title. There was no upset this year and the Oilers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the Final to win their third Stanley Cup in four years.

Regular seasonEdit

Wayne Gretzky would lead the league with 183 points, earning his 7th Art Ross Trophy and win his 8th Hart Trophy. Jari Kurri would finish with 54 goals and 108 points, while Mark Messier had a career high 107 points. Esa Tikkanen had a break out season, getting 78 points, including 34 goals, along with 120 penalty minutes. Paul Coffey missed 21 games, but still finished with 67 points to lead Oilers defensemen.

In goal, Grant Fuhr and Andy Moog would once again split time, with Moog leading the team with 28 wins, while Fuhr posted a team best 3.44 GAA.

Season standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 50 24 6 372 284 106
Calgary Flames 80 46 31 3 318 289 95
Winnipeg Jets 80 40 32 8 279 271 88
Los Angeles Kings 80 31 41 8 318 341 70
Vancouver Canucks 80 29 43 8 282 314 66

Game logEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record Pts
1 October 9 Edmonton Oilers 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers 0–1–0 0
2 October 11 Edmonton Oilers 5–4 Montreal Canadiens 1–1–0 2
3 October 12 Edmonton Oilers 3–5 Winnipeg Jets 1–2–0 2
4 October 15 Quebec Nordiques 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 2–2–0 4
5 October 17 Detroit Red Wings 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 3–2–0 6
6 October 19 Edmonton Oilers 6–7 Los Angeles Kings 3–3–0 6
7 October 21 Chicago Blackhawks 1–9 Edmonton Oilers 4–3–0 8
8 October 22 Edmonton Oilers 3–6 Calgary Flames 4–4–0 8
9 October 24 Boston Bruins 2–6 Edmonton Oilers 5–4–0 10
10 October 26 Vancouver Canucks 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 6–4–0 12
11 October 29 Washington Capitals 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 7–4–0 14
12 October 31 Edmonton Oilers 6–2 Vancouver Canucks 8–4–0 16
13 November 2 Los Angeles Kings 5–5 Edmonton Oilers 8–4–1 17
14 November 5 Calgary Flames 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 8–5–1 17
15 November 7 Edmonton Oilers 4–6 Calgary Flames 8–6–1 17
16 November 8 Montreal Canadiens 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 9–6–1 19
17 November 11 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 New York Islanders 10–6–1 21
18 November 13 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Boston Bruins 10–7–1 21
19 November 15 Edmonton Oilers 2–6 Hartford Whalers 10–8–1 21
20 November 16 Edmonton Oilers 8–6 New York Rangers 11–8–1 23
21 November 19 New York Rangers 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 12–8–1 25
22 November 22 Vancouver Canucks 2–5 Edmonton Oilers 13–8–1 27
23 November 24 Edmonton Oilers 5–6 Calgary Flames 13–9–1 27
24 November 26 Winnipeg Jets 3–4 Edmonton Oilers 14–9–1 29
25 November 28 Chicago Blackhawks 6–5 Edmonton Oilers 14–10–1 29
26 December 3 New York Islanders 1–7 Edmonton Oilers 15–10–1 31
27 December 5 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins 16–10–1 33
28 December 7 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers 16–11–1 33
29 December 9 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Minnesota North Stars 17–11–1 35
30 December 10 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Winnipeg Jets 18–11–1 37
31 December 12 Winnipeg Jets 1–6 Edmonton Oilers 19–11–1 39
32 December 14 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Los Angeles Kings 20–11–1 41
33 December 17 Quebec Nordiques 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 21–11–1 43
34 December 19 Vancouver Canucks 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 22–11–1 45
35 December 20 Los Angeles Kings 8–8 Edmonton Oilers 22–11–2 46
36 December 23 Winnipeg Jets 2–1 Edmonton Oilers 22–12–2 46
37 December 28 Philadelphia Flyers 4–6 Edmonton Oilers 23–12–2 48
38 December 30 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Vancouver Canucks 24–12–2 50
39 January 3 Edmonton Oilers 8–1 Los Angeles Kings 25–12–2 52
40 January 7 Los Angeles Kings 6–1 Edmonton Oilers 25–13–2 52
41 January 9 St. Louis Blues 1–5 Edmonton Oilers 26–13–2 54
42 January 11 Calgary Flames 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 27–13–2 56
43 January 13 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Detroit Red Wings 28–13–2 58
44 January 15 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Quebec Nordiques 29–13–2 60
45 January 17 Edmonton Oilers 7–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 30–13–2 62
46 January 18 Edmonton Oilers 5–6 Buffalo Sabres 30–14–2 62
47 January 21 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Winnipeg Jets 31–14–2 64
48 January 23 New York Rangers 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 32–14–2 66
49 January 24 Pittsburgh Penguins 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 33–14–2 68
50 January 27 Edmonton Oilers 4–4 Vancouver Canucks 33–14–3 69
51 January 28 Vancouver Canucks 3–7 Edmonton Oilers 34–14–3 71
52 January 30 Minnesota North Stars 2–2 Edmonton Oilers 34–14–4 72
53 February 1 Edmonton Oilers 4–6 Chicago Blackhawks 34–15–4 72
54 February 3 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 St. Louis Blues 35–15–4 74
55 February 4 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Minnesota North Stars 36–15–4 76
56 February 6 New York Islanders 3–3 Edmonton Oilers 36–15–5 77
57 February 8 St. Louis Blues 2–6 Edmonton Oilers 37–15–5 79
58 February 15 Washington Capitals 5–3 Edmonton Oilers 37–16–5 79
59 February 18 Toronto Maple Leafs 2–9 Edmonton Oilers 38–16–5 81
60 February 22 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Winnipeg Jets 38–17–5 81
61 February 24 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins 38–18–5 81
62 February 25 Edmonton Oilers 2–4 New Jersey Devils 38–19–5 81
63 February 27 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Washington Capitals 38–20–5 81
64 March 4 Edmonton Oilers 8–5 Vancouver Canucks 39–20–5 83
65 March 6 Los Angeles Kings 3–9 Edmonton Oilers 40–20–5 85
66 March 7 Montreal Canadiens 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 41–20–5 87
67 March 11 Detroit Red Wings 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 42–20–5 89
68 March 14 Buffalo Sabres 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 43–20–5 91
69 March 15 Hartford Whalers 1–4 Edmonton Oilers 44–20–5 93
70 March 17 New Jersey Devils 4–7 Edmonton Oilers 45–20–5 95
71 March 19 Edmonton Oilers 4–5 Calgary Flames 45–21–5 95
72 March 20 Calgary Flames 6–3 Edmonton Oilers 45–22–5 95
73 March 23 Edmonton Oilers 7–6 New Jersey Devils 46–22–5 97
74 March 25 Edmonton Oilers 5–3 Hartford Whalers 47–22–5 99
75 March 26 Edmonton Oilers 1–4 Boston Bruins 47–23–5 99
76 March 28 Edmonton Oilers 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs 47–24–5 99
77 March 29 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Buffalo Sabres 48–24–5 101
78 March 31 Winnipeg Jets 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 49–24–5 103
79 April 2 Calgary Flames 4–4 Edmonton Oilers 49–24–6 104
80 April 4 Edmonton Oilers 7–3 Los Angeles Kings 50–24–6 106

PlayoffsEdit

See also: 1987 Stanley Cup Final

In the playoffs, the Oilers would get a bit of a scare in their opening game against the Los Angeles Kings, losing 5–2, but Edmonton would rebound, winning game two by a 13–3 score, and would win eight games in a row to get past the Kings, and sweep the Winnipeg Jets in the process. Edmonton would have little trouble getting past the Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Final, defeating them in five games, and would face the only other 100-point team in the NHL in the Stanley Cup Final, the Philadelphia Flyers. The series would go the full seven games, with Edmonton winning the seventh and deciding game by a 3–1 score to capture their third Stanley Cup in the past four years. No Oiler won the Conn Smythe Trophy, as Ron Hextall of the Flyers won it despite failing to win the Stanley Cup.

Edmonton Oilers 4, Los Angeles Kings 1 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 8 Los Angeles Kings 5–2 Edmonton Oilers 0–1
2 April 9 Los Angeles Kings 3–13 Edmonton Oilers 1–1
3 April 11 Edmonton Oilers 6–5 Los Angeles Kings 2–1
4 April 12 Edmonton Oilers 6–3 Los Angeles Kings 3–1
5 April 14 Los Angeles Kings 4–5 Edmonton Oilers 4–1

Edmonton Oilers 4, Winnipeg Jets 0 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 21 Winnipeg Jets 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 April 23 Winnipeg Jets 3–5 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 April 25 Edmonton Oilers 5–2 Winnipeg Jets 3–0
4 April 27 Edmonton Oilers 4–2 Winnipeg Jets 4–0

Edmonton Oilers 4, Detroit Red Wings 1 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 5 Detroit Red Wings 3–1 Edmonton Oilers 0–1
2 May 7 Detroit Red Wings 1–4 Edmonton Oilers 1–1
3 May 9 Edmonton Oilers 2–1 Detroit Red Wings 2–1
4 May 11 Edmonton Oilers 3–2 Detroit Red Wings 3–1
5 May 13 Detroit Red Wings 3–6 Edmonton Oilers 4–1

Edmonton Oilers 4, Philadelphia Flyers 3 Edit

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 May 17 Philadelphia Flyers 2–4 Edmonton Oilers 1–0
2 May 20 Philadelphia Flyers 2–3 Edmonton Oilers 2–0
3 May 22 Edmonton Oilers 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers 2–1
4 May 24 Edmonton Oilers 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers 3–1
5 May 26 Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 Edmonton Oilers 3–2
6 May 28 Edmonton Oilers 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers 3–3
3 May 31 Philadelphia Flyers 1–3 Edmonton Oilers 4–3

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 79 62 121 183 28
Jari Kurri 79 54 54 108 41
Mark Messier 77 37 70 107 73
Esa Tikkanen 76 34 44 78 120
Glenn Anderson 80 35 38 73 65
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO Save % GAA
Grant Fuhr 44 2388 22 13 3 137 0 .881 3.44
Andy Moog 46 2461 28 11 3 144 0 .882 3.51

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring leaders
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky 21 5 29 34 6
Mark Messier 21 12 16 28 16
Glenn Anderson 21 14 13 27 59
Jari Kurri 21 15 10 25 20
Kent Nilsson 21 6 13 19 6
Goaltending
Player GP TOI W L GA SO Save % GAA
Grant Fuhr 19 1148 14 5 47 0 .908 2.46
Andy Moog 2 120 2 0 8 0 .784 4.00

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 25, 1986 To Montreal Canadiens
Future considerations
To Edmonton Oilers
Alfie Turcotte
July 3, 1986 To Winnipeg Jets
Future considerations
To Edmonton Oilers
Murray Eaves
October 2, 1986 To Buffalo Sabres
Craig Muni
To Edmonton Oilers
Cash
October 15, 1986 To St. Louis
Todd Ewen
To Edmonton Oilers
Shawn Evans
October 23, 1986 To New York Rangers
Don Jackson
Stu Kulak
Miloslav Horava
Mike Golden
To Edmonton Oilers
Reijo Ruotsalainen
Jim Wiemer
Ville Kentala
Clark Donatelli
December 11, 1986 To Vancouver Canucks
Cash
To Edmonton Oilers
Stu Kulak
December 12, 1986 To Hartford Whalers
Dave Semenko
To Edmonton Oilers
3rd round pick in 1988 - Trevor Sim
March 2, 1987 To Minnesota North Stars
2nd round pick in 1988 - Link Gaetz
To Edmonton Oilers
Kent Nilsson
March 6, 1987 To Buffalo Sabres
Lee Fogolin
Mark Napier
4th round pick in 1987 - John Bradley
To Edmonton Oilers
Normand Lacombe
Wayne Van Dorp
4th round in 1987 - Peter Eriksson
March 9, 1987 To Philadelphia Flyers
Jeff Brubaker
To Edmonton Oilers
Dom Campedelli
March 10, 1987 To Vancouver Canucks
Raimo Summanen
To Edmonton Oilers
Moe Lemay
May 14, 1987 To Montreal Canadiens
Alfie Turcotte
To Edmonton Oilers
Cash

Free agentsEdit

Player Former Team
F Tom McMurchy Calgary Flames
D Craig Muni Toronto Maple Leafs
D Allan Tuer Los Angeles Kings
F Danny Gare Detroit Red Wings
Player New Team
F Simon Wheeldon New York Rangers

Draft picksEdit

Edmonton's draft picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
121 Kim Issel Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
242 Jamie Nicolls Flag of Canada.svg Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
363 Ron Shudra Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
484 Dan Currie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
5105 David Haas Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHL)
6126 Jim Ennis Flag of Canada.svg Canada Boston University (NCAA)
7147 Ivan Matulik Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Bratislava Slovan Harvard (Czech.)
8168 Nick Beaulieu Flag of Canada.svg Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
9189 Mike Greenlay Flag of Canada.svg Canada Penticton Knights (BCJHL)
10210 Matt Lanza Flag of the United States United States Winthrop High School (USHS)
11231 Mojmir Bozik Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Kosice (Czech.)
12252 Tony Hand Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Murrayfield Racers (BHL)


ReferencesEdit



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