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1986–87 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th Patrick
Conference 7th Wales
1986–87 record 34–38–8
Goals for 307
Goals against 323
General Manager Phil Esposito
Coach Ted Sator/Tom Webster/Phil Esposito
Captain Ron Greschner
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Walt Poddubny/Tomas Sandstrom (40)
Assists Walt Poddubny (47)
Points Walt Poddubny (87)
Penalties in minutes Larry Melnyk (182)
Wins John Vanbiesbrouck (18)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (3.64)

The 1986–87 New York Rangers season was the 61st season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). During the regular season, the Rangers finished in fourth place in the Patrick Division with 76 points, and qualified for the NHL playoffs. New York was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Philadelphia Flyers.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 46 26 8 310 245 100
Washington Capitals 80 38 32 10 285 278 86
New York Islanders 80 35 33 12 279 281 82
New York Rangers 80 34 38 8 307 323 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 38 12 297 290 72
New Jersey Devils 80 29 45 6 293 368 64

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 9, 19863–5 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 0–1–0
2LOctober 11, 19865–6 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 0–2–0
3LOctober 13, 19866–7 OT Washington Capitals (1986–87) 0–3–0
4TOctober 15, 19865–5 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 0–3–1
5WOctober 18, 19863–2 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 1–3–1
6TOctober 19, 19862–2 OT New York Islanders (1986–87) 1–3–2
7WOctober 22, 19865–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 2–3–2
8TOctober 25, 19863–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 2–3–3
9TOctober 26, 19863–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 2–3–4
10LOctober 29, 19862–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 2–4–4
11LNovember 2, 19864–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 2–5–4
12LNovember 5, 19864–5 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 2–6–4
13WNovember 8, 19863–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 3–6–4
14LNovember 9, 19865–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–7–4
15WNovember 12, 19862–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 4–7–4
16WNovember 14, 19862–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 5–7–4
17LNovember 16, 19866–8 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 5–8–4
18LNovember 17, 19862–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 5–9–4
19LNovember 19, 19864–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 5–10–4
20WNovember 21, 19868–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 6–10–4
21LNovember 22, 19865–8 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 6–11–4
22WNovember 26, 19864–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 7–11–4
23TNovember 29, 19865–5 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 7–11–5
24TNovember 30, 19862–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 7–11–6
25LDecember 2, 19865–8 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 7–12–6
26WDecember 5, 19866–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–12–6
27WDecember 10, 19865–4 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 9–12–6
28LDecember 11, 19862–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 9–13–6
29WDecember 14, 19863–1 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 10–13–6
30LDecember 15, 19863–4 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 10–14–6
31WDecember 17, 19866–1 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 11–14–6
32LDecember 20, 19862–5 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 11–15–6
33LDecember 21, 19863–4 OT Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 11–16–6
34WDecember 23, 19868–5 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 12–16–6
35WDecember 26, 19867–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 13–16–6
36LDecember 27, 19862–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 13–17–6
37WDecember 30, 19865–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 14–17–6
38WDecember 31, 19864–3 OT New York Islanders (1986–87) 15–17–6
39WJanuary 3, 19875–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 16–17–6
40TJanuary 5, 19873–3 OT Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 16–17–7
41LJanuary 7, 19873–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 16–18–7
42LJanuary 9, 19871–2 New York Islanders (1986–87) 16–19–7
43WJanuary 11, 19878–3 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 17–19–7
44LJanuary 12, 19871–4 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 17–20–7
45WJanuary 14, 19878–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 18–20–7
46TJanuary 19, 19872–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 18–20–8
47LJanuary 21, 19873–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 18–21–8
48LJanuary 23, 19874–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 18–22–8
49WJanuary 26, 19876–3 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 19–22–8
50LJanuary 28, 19871–2 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 19–23–8
51WJanuary 31, 19873–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 20–23–8
52WFebruary 1, 19875–4 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 21–23–8
53WFebruary 4, 19873–2 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 22–23–8
54WFebruary 7, 19875–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 23–23–8
55LFebruary 8, 19874–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 23–24–8
56WFebruary 15, 19874–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 24–24–8
57WFebruary 17, 19876–2 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 25–24–8
58LFebruary 19, 19872–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 25–25–8
59LFebruary 20, 19873–6 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 25–26–8
60LFebruary 22, 19872–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 25–27–8
61WFebruary 24, 19876–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 26–27–8
62WFebruary 25, 19874–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 27–27–8
63LFebruary 28, 19871–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 27–28–8
64LMarch 1, 19873–7 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 27–29–8
65WMarch 4, 19877–5 New York Islanders (1986–87) 28–29–8
66LMarch 8, 19874–7 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 28–30–8
67WMarch 11, 19873–2 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 29–30–8
68WMarch 12, 19876–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 30–30–8
69WMarch 14, 19873–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 31–30–8
70LMarch 15, 19872–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 31–31–8
71LMarch 17, 19871–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 31–32–8
72LMarch 18, 19873–5 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 31–33–8
73LMarch 21, 19873–4 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 31–34–8
74WMarch 22, 19875–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 32–34–8
75LMarch 25, 19872–8 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 32–35–8
76WMarch 27, 19876–4 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 33–35–8
77WMarch 30, 19876–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 34–35–8
78LApril 1, 19871–5 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 34–36–8
79LApril 4, 19873–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 34–37–8
80LApril 5, 19872–8 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 34–38–8

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 75 40 47 87 49161105
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 64 40 34 74 6081305
Kisio, KellyKelly Kisio C 70 24 40 64 73-5421
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 73 28 35 63 12-7803
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 72 19 38 57 1177330
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 78 10 45 55 6213500
McKegney, TonyTony McKegney LW 64 29 17 46 56-1726
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 61 6 34 40 62-6111
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 38 16 20 36 20-10401
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 58 17 15 32 101-15502
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 66 8 22 30 68-13310
Erixon, JanJan Erixon LW 68 8 18 26 243011
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 34 9 12 21 9-8210
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 38 6 14 20 22-5201
Giles, CurtCurt Giles D 61 2 17 19 503000
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 73 3 12 15 182-13001
Carkner, TerryTerry Carkner D 52 2 13 15 118-1000
Jensen, ChrisChris Jensen RW 37 6 7 13 21-1012
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 40 3 8 11 27-7100
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 63 1 10 11 65-18101
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 14 4 6 10 6-8100
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 28 2 8 10 20-12100
McPhee, GeorgeGeorge McPhee LW 21 4 4 8 34-2002
Brooke, BobBob Brooke C 15 3 5 8 20-3000
Samuelsson, KjellKjell Samuelsson D 30 2 6 8 50-2000
Jackson, JeffJeff Jackson LW 9 5 1 6 15-3201
Helminen, RaimoRaimo Helminen C 21 2 4 6 2-8100
Gagner, DaveDave Gagner C 10 1 4 5 12-1000
Lambert, LaneLane Lambert RW 18 2 2 4 332001
Maxwell, BradBrad Maxwell D 9 0 4 4 6-1000
Caufield, JayJay Caufield RW 13 2 1 3 45-2000
Donnelly, MikeMike Donnelly LW 5 1 1 2 00000
Froese, BobBob Froese G 28 0 2 2 560000
Price, PatPat Price D 13 0 2 2 49-8000
Jackson, DonDon Jackson D 22 1 0 1 91-1000
Walker, GordGord Walker RW 1 1 0 1 42000
Leavins, JimJim Leavins D 4 0 1 1 40000
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 3 0 1 1 0-5000
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 50 0 1 1 180000
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 3 0 0 0 2-1000
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 8 0 0 0 2-5000
Kulak, StuStu Kulak RW 3 0 0 0 0-1000
Scott, RonRon Scott G 1 0 0 0 00000
Siltala, MikeMike Siltala RW 1 0 0 0 01000
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert G 13 0 0 0 140000
Talakoski, RonRon Talakoski RW 3 0 0 0 211000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 2656 50 18 20 5 161 3.64 013691208.882
Froese, BobBob Froese 1474 28 14 11 0 92 3.74 0784692.883
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 675 13 2 7 2 58 5.16 0368310.842
Scott, RonRon Scott 65 1 0 0 1 5 4.62 03530.857
Team: 4870 80 34 38 8 316 3.89 025562240.876

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Larouche, PierrePierre Larouche C 6 3 2 5 4-4001
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 6 0 5 5 0-1000
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 6 2 1 3 63000
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 6 1 2 3 2-5101
Sandstrom, TomasTomas Sandstrom RW 6 1 2 3 20-8000
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 6 2 0 2 41100
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 6 1 1 2 2-4100
Jackson, JeffJeff Jackson LW 6 1 1 2 16-2000
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 6 0 2 2 6-6000
Erixon, JanJan Erixon LW 6 1 0 1 0-5000
McPhee, GeorgeGeorge McPhee LW 6 1 0 1 28-2100
Kisio, KellyKelly Kisio C 4 0 1 1 2-2000
Price, PatPat Price D 6 0 1 1 27-2000
Carkner, TerryTerry Carkner D 1 0 0 0 00000
Caufield, JayJay Caufield RW 3 0 0 0 120000
DeBlois, LucienLucien DeBlois C 2 0 0 0 2-1000
Froese, BobBob Froese G 4 0 0 0 70000
Giles, CurtCurt Giles D 5 0 0 0 61000
Kulak, StuStu Kulak RW 3 0 0 0 2-1000
McKegney, TonyTony McKegney LW 6 0 0 0 12-3000
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 6 0 0 0 4-4000
Poddubny, WaltWalt Poddubny LW 6 0 0 0 8-7000
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 4 0 0 0 20000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Froese, BobBob Froese 165 4 1 1 10 3.64 09686.896
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 195 4 1 3 11 3.38 111099.900
Team: 360 6 2 4 21 3.50 1206185.898

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1986-87 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

External linksEdit

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


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