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87-88PitPen
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 6th Patrick
Conference 9th Prince of Wales
1987–88 record 36–35–9
Goals for 319
Goals against 316
General Manager Eddie Johnston
Coach Pierre Creamer
Captain Dan Frawley & Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Dan Quinn
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (70)
Assists Mario Lemieux (98)
Points Mario Lemieux (168)
Penalties in minutes Rod Buskas (206)
Wins Steve Guenette (12)
Goals against average Steve Guenette (3.35)

The 1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the Penguins' twenty-first season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Penguins did not qualify for the playoffs.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
New York Islanders 80 39 31 10 308 267 88
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 33 9 292 292 85
Washington Capitals 80 38 33 9 281 249 85
New Jersey Devils 80 38 36 6 295 296 82
New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 300 283 82
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 319 316 81

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

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3WOctober 13, 19878–3 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 1–1–1
4TOctober 15, 19876–6 OT New York Rangers (1987–88) 1–1–2
5LOctober 17, 19872–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 1–2–2
6LOctober 18, 19872–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 1–3–2
7LOctober 21, 19874–5 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 1–4–2
8LOctober 23, 19872–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 1–5–2
9WOctober 24, 19875–3 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 2–5–2
10TOctober 27, 19874–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 2–5–3
11LOctober 29, 19870–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 2–6–3
12WOctober 31, 19875–4 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 3–6–3
13WNovember 3, 19875–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 4–6–3
14WNovember 5, 19874–2 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 5–6–3
15LNovember 7, 19871–4 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 5–7–3
16WNovember 11, 19873–2 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 6–7–3
17LNovember 12, 19872–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 6–8–3
18WNovember 14, 19873–2 OT New York Rangers (1987–88) 7–8–3
19LNovember 17, 19874–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 7–9–3
20LNovember 20, 19871–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 7–10–3
21TNovember 21, 19874–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 7–10–4
22WNovember 25, 19876–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 8–10–4
23WNovember 27, 19874–2 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 9–10–4
24TNovember 28, 19875–5 OT Washington Capitals (1987–88) 9–10–5
25LDecember 2, 19871–7 New York Islanders (1987–88) 9–11–5
26WDecember 5, 19876–3 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 10–11–5
27WDecember 9, 19875–2 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 11–11–5
28WDecember 11, 19876–4 New York Islanders (1987–88) 12–11–5
29LDecember 12, 19872–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 12–12–5
30LDecember 15, 19872–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 12–13–5
31WDecember 17, 19877–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 13–13–5
32WDecember 19, 19874–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 14–13–5
33WDecember 20, 19878–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 15–13–5
34LDecember 23, 19872–6 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 15–14–5
35WDecember 26, 19876–3 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 16–14–5
36TDecember 27, 19873–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 16–14–6
37TDecember 29, 19874–4 OT Boston Bruins (1987–88) 16–14–7
38LJanuary 1, 19883–5 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 16–15–7
39LJanuary 2, 19882–3 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 16–16–7
40TJanuary 5, 19884–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 16–16–8
41LJanuary 7, 19882–3 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 16–17–8
42LJanuary 9, 19884–5 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 16–18–8
43LJanuary 10, 19885–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 16–19–8
44TJanuary 12, 19885–5 OT New York Islanders (1987–88) 16–19–9
45LJanuary 15, 19884–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 16–20–9
46WJanuary 16, 19884–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 17–20–9
47WJanuary 19, 19886–4 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 18–20–9
48WJanuary 20, 19888–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 19–20–9
49WJanuary 23, 19884–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 20–20–9
50LJanuary 25, 19884–6 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 20–21–9
51LJanuary 27, 19881–4 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 20–22–9
52LJanuary 28, 19883–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 20–23–9
53WJanuary 30, 19884–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 21–23–9
54WFebruary 2, 19883–2 OT Washington Capitals (1987–88) 22–23–9
55WFebruary 4, 19881–0 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 23–23–9
56WFebruary 6, 19885–4 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 24–23–9
57LFebruary 7, 19883–6 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 24–24–9
58WFebruary 13, 19887–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 25–24–9
59LFebruary 17, 19880–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 25–25–9
60LFebruary 19, 19883–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 25–26–9
61LFebruary 21, 19884–5 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 25–27–9
62LFebruary 23, 19883–4 OT Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 25–28–9
63LFebruary 25, 19881–2 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 25–29–9
64LFebruary 28, 19885–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 25–30–9
65WMarch 1, 19888–3 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 26–30–9
66WMarch 5, 19888–3 New York Islanders (1987–88) 27–30–9
67WMarch 7, 19885–4 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 28–30–9
68LMarch 10, 19884–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 28–31–9
69LMarch 12, 19883–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 28–32–9
70WMarch 13, 19885–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 29–32–9
71WMarch 16, 19885–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 30–32–9
72WMarch 19, 19887–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 31–32–9
73LMarch 20, 19882–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 31–33–9
74WMarch 23, 19887–1 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 32–33–9
75WMarch 25, 19885–2 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 33–33–9
76WMarch 27, 19886–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 34–33–9
77LMarch 29, 19880–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 34–34–9
78LMarch 31, 19882–7 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 34–35–9
79WApril 2, 19887–6 OT @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 35–35–9
80WApril 3, 19884–2 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 36–35–9

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 77 70 98 168 922322107
Quinn, DanDan Quinn C 70 40 39 79 50-82114
Cunneyworth, RandyRandy Cunneyworth LW 71 35 39 74 141131406
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 46 15 52 67 93-1622
Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D 69 14 31 45 103-41301
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 51 24 20 44 5681301
Hunter, DaveDave Hunter LW 59 11 18 29 778021
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 50 11 17 28 246503
Callander, JockJock Callander RW 41 11 16 27 45-13401
Simpson, CraigCraig Simpson LW 21 13 13 26 345403
Siren, VilleVille Siren D 58 1 20 21 6214000
McLlwain, DaveDave McLlwain C/RW 66 11 8 19 40-1100
Loney, TroyTroy Loney LW 65 5 13 18 151-3100
Bourque, PhilPhil Bourque LW 21 4 12 16 203201
Frawley, DanDan Frawley RW 47 6 8 14 1520121
Hillier, RandyRandy Hillier D 55 1 12 13 144-6000
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 55 1 12 13 87-4000
Buskas, RodRod Buskas D 76 4 8 12 2066001
Gotaas, SteveSteve Gotaas C 36 5 6 11 45-11001
Zalapski, ZarleyZarley Zalapski D 15 3 8 11 710000
Mantha, MoeMoe Mantha D 21 2 8 10 236101
Dahlquist, ChrisChris Dahlquist D 44 3 6 9 693000
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 17 3 6 9 186000
Kachowski, MarkMark Kachowski LW 38 5 3 8 1261001
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 23 2 6 8 39-4000
Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos LW/C 36 1 7 8 12-3000
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 16 5 2 7 8-6200
Hannan, DaveDave Hannan C 21 4 3 7 23-2011
Ganchar, PerryPerry Ganchar RW 30 2 5 7 360000
Mathiasen, DwightDwight Mathiasen RW 23 0 6 6 14-7000
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 11 1 4 5 02000
Van Dorp, WayneWayne Van Dorp LW 25 1 3 4 752000
Joseph, ChrisChris Joseph D 17 0 4 4 122000
Schmidt, NormNorm Schmidt D 5 1 2 3 01000
Charlesworth, ToddTodd Charlesworth D 6 2 0 2 20000
Aitken, BradBrad Aitken LW 5 1 1 2 01000
Giffin, LeeLee Giffin RW 19 0 2 2 9-2000
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo G 21 0 2 2 20000
Gruhl, ScottScott Gruhl LW 6 1 0 1 00000
Goertz, DaveDave Goertz D 2 0 0 0 2-1000
Guenette, SteveSteve Guenette G 19 0 0 0 20000
Mann, JimmyJimmy Mann RW 9 0 0 0 530000
Mayer, PatPat Mayer D 1 0 0 0 40000
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche G 27 0 0 0 00000
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 22 0 0 0 120000
Young, WarrenWarren Young C 7 0 0 0 15-4000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Guenette, SteveSteve Guenette 1092 19 12 7 0 61 3.35 1582521.895
Pietrangelo, FrankFrank Pietrangelo 1207 21 9 11 0 80 3.98 1600520.867
Meloche, GillesGilles Meloche 1394 27 8 9 5 95 4.09 0722627.868
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 1169 22 7 8 4 76 3.90 0580504.869
Team: 4862 80 36 35 9 312 3.85 224842172.874

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Note: 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

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1987–88 season:

TradesEdit

November 24, 1987 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul Coffey
Dave Hunter
Wayne Van Dorp
To Edmonton Oilers
Dave Hannan
Chris Joseph
Moe Mantha
Craig Simpson
December 17, 1987 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Perry Ganchar
To Montreal Canadiens
future considerations
February 5, 1988 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bryan Erickson
To Los Angeles Kings
Chris Kontos
6th round pick in 1988 Draft (Micah Aivazoff)

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Jimmy Mann Quebec Nordiques free agency (1987-06-16)
Pat Mayer Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL) free agency (1987-07-10)
Jock Callander St. Louis Blues free agency (1987-07-31)
Mark Kachowski Flint Spirits (IHL) free agency (1987-08-31)
Wilf Paiement Buffalo Sabres free agency (1987-09-10)
Charlie Simmer Boston Bruins Waiver Draft (1987-10-05)
Scott Gruhl Muskegon Lumberjacks (IHL) free agency (1987-12-14)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
John Chabot Detroit Red Wings free agency (1987-06-25)
Neil Belland Lukko (SM-liiga) free agency
Kevin LaVallee Innsbrucker EV (Austria) free agency
Terry Ruskowski Minnesota North Stars free agency (1987-07)
Dwight Schofield Winnipeg Jets free agency (1987-07)
Mike Blaisdell Toronto Maple Leafs free agency (1987-07-10)

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External linksEdit

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Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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