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88-89PitPen
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 4th Prince of Wales
1988–89 record 40–33–7
Home record 24–13–3
Road record 16–20–4
Goals for 347
Goals against 349
General Manager Tony Esposito
Coach Gene Ubriaco
Captain Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains Paul Coffey
Randy Cunneyworth
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Mario Lemieux (85)
Assists Mario Lemieux (114)
Points Mario Lemieux (199)
Penalties in minutes Jay Caufield (285)
Wins Tom Barrasso (18)
Goals against average Tom Barrasso and
Frank Pietrangelo (4.04)

The 1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins season saw the Penguins finish in second place in the Patrick Division with a record of 40 wins, 33 losses, and 7 ties for 87 points. They swept the New York Rangers in the Division Semi-finals before losing the Division Finals in seven games to the Philadelphia Flyers.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

See also: 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 4. Darrin Shannon (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
2 25. Mark Major (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)

Regular seasonEdit

This was Mario Lemieux's best season offensively. He led the league in goals (85), assists (114, tied with Wayne Gretzky), points (199), power-play goals (31) and shorthanded goals (13).

HighlightsEdit

  • December 31, 1988 – Mario Lemieux scores five goals in an 8–6 win over the New Jersey Devils. Lemieux scores the five goals in five different ways: even strength, shorthanded, power play, penalty shot, and empty net.

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Washington Capitals 80 41 29 10 305 259 92
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 40 33 7 347 349 87
New York Rangers 80 37 35 8 310 307 82
Philadelphia Flyers 80 36 36 8 307 285 80
New Jersey Devils 80 27 41 12 281 325 66
New York Islanders 80 28 47 5 265 325 61

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 7, 19886–4 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 1–0–0
2WOctober 11, 19888–7 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 2–0–0
3LOctober 12, 19885–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 2–1–0
4WOctober 15, 19889–2 St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 3–1–0
5WOctober 18, 19884–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 4–1–0
6LOctober 21, 19884–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 4–2–0
7WOctober 22, 19887–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 5–2–0
8WOctober 25, 19886–1 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 6–2–0
9LOctober 27, 19883–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 6–3–0
10WOctober 29, 19885–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 7–3–0
11LOctober 30, 19882–9 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 7–4–0
12WNovember 1, 19885–3 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 8–4–0
13LNovember 3, 19882–6 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 8–5–0
14LNovember 6, 19884–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 8–6–0
15LNovember 8, 19883–7 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 8–7–0
16WNovember 10, 19885–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 9–7–0
17LNovember 12, 19882–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 9–8–0
18WNovember 13, 19884–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 10–8–0
19LNovember 16, 19885–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 10–9–0
20LNovember 19, 19883–6 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 10–10–0
21WNovember 23, 19888–2 New York Rangers (1988–89) 11–10–0
22WNovember 25, 19885–3 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 12–10–0
23WNovember 26, 19884–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 13–10–0
24WNovember 30, 19886–4 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 14–10–0
25WDecember 3, 19884–2 New York Islanders (1988–89) 15–10–0
26TDecember 4, 19883–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 15–10–1
27WDecember 6, 19887–6 Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 16–10–1
28LDecember 8, 19883–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 16–11–1
29TDecember 10, 19884–4 OT New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 16–11–2
30WDecember 14, 19885–4 Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 17–11–2
31WDecember 15, 19888–2 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 18–11–2
32WDecember 17, 19883–2 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 19–11–2
33WDecember 20, 19885–3 New York Islanders (1988–89) 20–11–2
34WDecember 21, 19886–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988–89) 21–11–2
35TDecember 23, 19882–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 21–11–3
36WDecember 26, 19884–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 22–11–3
37LDecember 29, 19882–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 22–12–3
38WDecember 31, 19888–6 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 23–12–3
39LJanuary 2, 19890–8 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 23–13–3
40LJanuary 7, 19895–7 Vancouver Canucks (1988–89) 23–14–3
41WJanuary 10, 19895–3 New York Islanders (1988–89) 24–14–3
42WJanuary 12, 19899–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 25–14–3
43TJanuary 14, 19894–4 OT New York Rangers (1988–89) 25–14–4
44LJanuary 15, 19894–6 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 25–15–4
45LJanuary 17, 19892–5 @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 25–16–4
46LJanuary 20, 19893–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 25–17–4
47WJanuary 21, 19897–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 26–17–4
48WJanuary 25, 19895–4 Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 27–17–4
49WJanuary 28, 198910–5 Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 28–17–4
50LJanuary 31, 19891–5 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 28–18–4
51WFebruary 2, 19895–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 29–18–4
52TFebruary 3, 19893–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1988–89) 29–18–5
53WFebruary 5, 19895–2 @ Boston Bruins (1988–89) 30–18–5
54WFebruary 9, 19895–2 Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 31–18–5
55LFebruary 11, 19891–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988–89) 31–19–5
56LFebruary 12, 19892–4 Calgary Flames (1988–89) 31–20–5
57WFebruary 14, 19897–3 Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 32–20–5
58LFebruary 17, 19891–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988–89) 32–21–5
59LFebruary 18, 19893–5 New York Rangers (1988–89) 32–22–5
60LFebruary 21, 19891–2 Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 32–23–5
61TFebruary 23, 19896–6 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1988–89) 32–23–6
62TFebruary 25, 19895–5 OT @ New York Islanders (1988–89) 32–23–7
63LFebruary 26, 19896–8 @ Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 32–24–7
64WMarch 1, 19894–1 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 33–24–7
65LMarch 3, 19892–4 @ Washington Capitals (1988–89) 33–25–7
66LMarch 5, 19892–4 Edmonton Oilers (1988–89) 33–26–7
67LMarch 7, 19892–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1988–89) 33–27–7
68LMarch 9, 19893–10 @ Calgary Flames (1988–89) 33–28–7
69WMarch 10, 19895–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988–89) 34–28–7
70WMarch 12, 19896–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988–89) 35–28–7
71LMarch 14, 19892–8 Boston Bruins (1988–89) 35–29–7
72WMarch 16, 19892–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 36–29–7
73LMarch 18, 19892–7 Montreal Canadiens (1988–89) 36–30–7
74LMarch 20, 19892–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988–89) 36–31–7
75LMarch 22, 19894–5 Washington Capitals (1988–89) 36–32–7
76WMarch 25, 19895–4 New Jersey Devils (1988–89) 37–32–7
77WMarch 26, 19896–4 @ New York Rangers (1988–89) 38–32–7
78LMarch 30, 19895–9 Hartford Whalers (1988–89) 38–33–7
79WApril 1, 19895–2 New York Rangers (1988–89) 39–33–7
80WApril 2, 19896–5 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988–89) 40–33–7

PlayoffsEdit

  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red indicates loss.
1989 Stanely Cup Playoffs
Patrick Division Semi-finals vs NY Rangers: 4–0 (Home: 2–0 ; Road: 2–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home Series
1 April 5 NY Rangers 1 – 3 Pittsburgh 1–0
2 April 6 NY Rangers 4 – 7 Pittsburgh 2–0
3 April 8 Pittsburgh 5 – 3 NY Rangers 3–0
4 April 9 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 NY Rangers 4–0
Patrick Division Finals vs Philadelphia Flyers: 3–4 (Home: 2–2 ; Road: 1–2)
# Date Visitor Score Home Series
1 April 17 Philadelphia 3 – 4 Pittsburgh 1–0
2 April 19 Philadelphia 4 – 2 Pittsburgh 1–1
3 April 21 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Philadelphia 2–1
4 April 23 Pittsburgh 1 – 4 Philadelphia 2–2
5 April 25 Philadelphia 7 – 10 Pittsburgh 3–2
6 April 27 Pittsburgh 2 – 6 Philadelphia 3–3
7 April 29 Philadelphia 4 – 1 Pittsburgh 3–4

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Mario Lemieux 76 85 114 199 100
Rob Brown 68 49 66 115 118
Dan Quinn 79 34 60 94 102
Bob Errey 76 26 32 58 124
John Cullen 79 12 37 49 112
Randy Cunneyworth 70 25 19 44 156
Phil Bourque 80 17 26 43 97
Dave Hannan 72 10 20 30 157
Troy Loney 69 10 6 16 165
Kevin Stevens 24 12 3 15 19
Jock Callander 30 6 5 11 20
Dan Frawley 46 3 4 7 66
Jay Caufield 58 1 4 5 285
Dave McLlwain 24 1 2 3 4
Scott Bjugstad 24 3 0 3 4
Mark Kachowski 12 1 1 2 43
Mark Recchi 15 1 1 2 0
Richard Zemlak 31 0 0 0 135
Perry Ganchar 3 0 0 0 0

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Paul Coffey 75 30 83 113 195
Zarley Zalapski 58 12 33 45 57
Randy Hillier 68 1 23 24 141
Jim Johnson 76 2 14 16 163
Steve Dykstra 65 1 6 7 126
Chris Dahlquist 43 1 5 6 42
Rod Buskas 52 1 5 6 105
Doug Bodger 10 1 4 5 7
Gord Dineen 38 1 2 3 42
Ville Sirén 12 1 0 1 14

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Tom Barrasso 44 18 15 7 0 4.04
Wendell Young 22 12 9 0 0 4.80
Frank Pietrangelo 15 5 3 0 0 4.04
Steve Guenette 11 5 6 0 0 4.29
Rick Tabaracci 1 0 0 0 0 7.27

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.181, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5

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


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