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88-89DetRW
1988–89 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 1st Norris
Conference 4th Clarence Campbell
1988–89 record 34–34–12
Home record 20–14–6
Road record 14–20–6
Goals for 313
Goals against 316
General Manager Jim Devellano
Coach Jacques Demers
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Gerard Gallant
Mike O'Connell
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Steve Yzerman (65)
Assists Steve Yzerman (90)
Points Steve Yzerman (155)
Penalties in minutes Gerard Gallant (230)
Wins Greg Stefan (21)
Goals against average Glen Hanlon (3.56)

The 1988–89 Detroit Red Wings season saw the Red Wings finish in first place in the Norris Division with a record of 34 wins, 34 losses, and 12 ties for 80 points. They lost the Division Semi-finals four games to two to the Chicago Blackhawks.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

See also: 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 17. Kory Kocur (R) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
2 38. Serge Anglehart(D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)

Regular seasonEdit

  • October 6, 1988: In a game against the Detroit Red Wings, Wayne Gretzky made his debut as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. Gretzky scored on his first shot, and contributed 3 assists in an 8-2 victory. [1]

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 34 12 313 316 80
St. Louis Blues 80 33 35 12 275 285 78
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 37 16 258 278 70
Chicago Blackhawks 80 27 41 12 297 335 66
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 46 6 259 342 62

Note: 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
1LOctober 6, 19882–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 0–1–0
2TOctober 8, 19883–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 0–1–1
3LOctober 10, 19882–5 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 0–2–1
4TOctober 14, 19888–8 OT St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 0–2–2
5WOctober 15, 19885–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 1–2–2
6WOctober 18, 19884–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 2–2–2
7LOctober 21, 19882–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 2–3–2
8TOctober 23, 19883–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 2–3–3
9WOctober 26, 19884–2 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 3–3–3
10WOctober 28, 19884–1 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 4–3–3
11LOctober 29, 19882–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 4–4–3
12TNovember 1, 19883–3 OT Washington Capitals (1988–89) 4–4–4
13LNovember 4, 19883–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 4–5–4
14WNovember 6, 19885–2 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 5–5–4
15WNovember 9, 19886–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 6–5–4
16WNovember 12, 19885–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 7–5–4
17WNovember 13, 19885–3 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 8–5–4
18WNovember 16, 19884–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 9–5–4
19WNovember 18, 19885–2 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 10–5–4
20WNovember 20, 19885–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 11–5–4
21LNovember 23, 19883–8 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 11–6–4
22WNovember 25, 19886–3 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 12–6–4
23LNovember 27, 19883–4 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 12–7–4
24WNovember 29, 19885–3 New York Islanders (1988–89) 13–7–4
25WDecember 1, 19887–3 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 14–7–4
26LDecember 3, 19884–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 14–8–4
27LDecember 5, 19882–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 14–9–4
28WDecember 9, 19884–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 15–9–4
29WDecember 10, 19888–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 16–9–4
30WDecember 13, 19885–4 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 17–9–4
31LDecember 16, 19884–6 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 17–10–4
32LDecember 17, 19882–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 17–11–4
33WDecember 20, 19886–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–11–4
34TDecember 22, 19884–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 18–11–5
35LDecember 23, 19882–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 18–12–5
36LDecember 28, 19881–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 18–13–5
37LDecember 30, 19883–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–14–5
38LDecember 31, 19882–3 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 18–15–5
39WJanuary 4, 19894–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 19–15–5
40TJanuary 6, 19892–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 19–15–6
41LJanuary 7, 19892–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 19–16–6
42WJanuary 9, 19893–2 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 20–16–6
43TJanuary 11, 19892–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 20–16–7
44TJanuary 14, 19895–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 20–16–8
45WJanuary 15, 19898–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 21–16–8
46LJanuary 17, 19891–7 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 21–17–8
47LJanuary 20, 19892–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 21–18–8
48WJanuary 22, 19894–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 22–18–8
49LJanuary 25, 19893–6 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 22–19–8
50WJanuary 27, 19898–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 23–19–8
51LJanuary 28, 19895–10 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 23–20–8
52LJanuary 30, 19893–4 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 23–21–8
53LFebruary 2, 19892–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 23–22–8
54LFebruary 3, 19895–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 23–23–8
55WFebruary 5, 19896–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 24–23–8
56LFebruary 9, 19893–6 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 24–24–8
57WFebruary 11, 19895–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 25–24–8
58TFebruary 13, 19892–2 OT Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 25–24–9
59WFebruary 15, 19894–2 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 26–24–9
60LFebruary 17, 19893–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 26–25–9
61LFebruary 19, 19894–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 26–26–9
62WFebruary 21, 19896–5 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 27–26–9
63TFebruary 23, 19896–6 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1988–89) 27–26–10
64WFebruary 25, 19895–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 28–26–10
65TFebruary 26, 19894–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 28–26–11
66WMarch 1, 19896–5 New York Islanders (1988–89) 29–26–11
67WMarch 4, 19895–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 30–26–11
68LMarch 7, 19893–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 30–27–11
69WMarch 9, 19893–2 New York Rangers (1988–89) 31–27–11
70LMarch 11, 19893–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 31–28–11
71TMarch 14, 19892–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 31–28–12
72WMarch 15, 19898–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 32–28–12
73LMarch 18, 19892–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 32–29–12
74LMarch 19, 19893–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 32–30–12
75WMarch 24, 19896–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 33–30–12
76LMarch 25, 19895–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 33–31–12
77LMarch 27, 19892–3 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 33–32–12
78WMarch 29, 19894–3 New York Rangers (1988–89) 34–32–12
79LMarch 31, 19891–5 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 34–33–12
80LApril 2, 19892–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 34–34–12

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Yzerman 80 65 90 155 61
Gerard Gallant 76 39 54 93 230
Adam Oates 69 16 62 78 14
Paul MacLean 76 36 35 71 118
Dave Barr 73 27 32 59 69
Shawn Burr 79 19 27 46 78
Petr Klíma 51 25 16 41 44
Joe Kocur 60 9 9 18 213
Miroslav Fryčer 23 7 8 15 47
Jim Nill 71 8 7 15 83
Tim Higgins 42 5 9 14 62
Adam Graves 56 7 5 12 60
John Chabot 52 2 10 12 6
Joe Murphy 26 1 7 8 28
Bob Probert 25 4 2 6 106
Dale Krentz 16 3 3 6 4
Kris King 55 2 3 5 168
Torrie Robertson 12 2 2 4 63
Brent Fedyk 5 2 0 2 0
Jeff Brubaker 1 0 0 0 0
Randy McKay 3 0 0 0 0
Miroslav Ihnačák 1 0 0 0 0

DefenseEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Chiasson 65 12 35 47 149
Lee Norwood 66 10 32 42 100
Rick Zombo 75 1 20 21 106
Mike O'Connell 66 1 15 16 41
Jeff Sharples 46 4 9 13 26
Doug Houda 57 2 11 13 67
Jim Pavese 39 3 6 9 130
Gilbert Delorme 42 1 3 4 51
Doug Halward 18 0 1 1 36
John Mokosak 8 0 1 1 14
John Blum 6 0 0 0 8

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; MIN = Minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Greg Stefan 46 2499 21 17 3 0 4.01
Glen Hanlon 39 2092 13 14 8 1 3.56
Sam St. Laurent 4 141 0 1 1 0 3.83
Tim Cheveldae 2 122 0 2 0 0 4.43

[2]

PlayoffsEdit

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 5 Chicago Blackhawks 2 Detroit Red Wings 3
April 6 Chicago Blackhawks 5 Detroit Red Wings 4 (OT)
April 8 Detroit Red Wings 2 Chicago Blackhawks 4
April 9 Detroit Red Wings 2 Chicago Blackhawks 3
April 11 Chicago Blackhawks 4 Detroit Red Wings 6
April 13 Detroit Red Wings 1 Chicago Blackhawks 7

Chicago wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 2

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gretzky’s Tears, Stephen Brunt, pp.182-183, Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, Toronto, Canada, 2009, ISBN 978-0-307-39729-4
  2. 1988–89 Detroit Red Wings at Hockey Reference

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