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1990–91 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Clarence Campbell Conference Champions
Division 4th Norris
Conference 7th Clarence Campbell
1990–91 record 27–39–14
Home record 19–15–6
Road record 8–24–8
Goals for 256
Goals against 266
General Manager Bob Clarke
Coach Bob Gainey
Captain Curt Giles
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Dave Gagner (40)
Assists Neal Broten (56)
Points Dave Gagner (82)
Penalties in minutes Shane Churla (286)
Wins Jon Casey (21)
Goals against average Jon Casey (2.98)

The 1990–91 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 24th season. The most striking aspect of the season was that despite qualifying for the playoffs with an under–.500 (or "losing") regular-season record, the team reached the Stanley Cup Final as the Clarence Campbell Conference Champions, eliminating Chicago and St. Louis teams that had finished nearly 40 points ahead of them in the regular season, as well as the defending Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers in five games—a classic "Cinderella" post-season.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 8 Derian Hatcher (D) Flag of the United States United States North Bay Centennials (OHL)

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 80 49 23 8 284 211 106
St. Louis Blues 80 47 22 11 310 250 105
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 38 8 273 298 76
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 39 14 256 266 68
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 23 46 11 241 318 57

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 4, 19902–3 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 0–1–0
2WOctober 6, 19904–2 New York Islanders (1990–91) 1–1–0
4LOctober 9, 19902–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 1–3–0
5TOctober 11, 19903–3 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 1–3–1
6LOctober 13, 19901–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 1–4–1
7LOctober 17, 19902–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 1–5–1
8TOctober 20, 19902–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 1–5–2
9LOctober 21, 19901–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 1–6–2
10WOctober 24, 19903–0 Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 2–6–2
11LOctober 26, 19906–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 2–7–2
12TOctober 27, 19902–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 2–7–3
13LOctober 30, 19904–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 2–8–3
14LNovember 1, 19903–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 2–9–3
15WNovember 3, 19902–0 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 3–9–3
16TNovember 4, 19902–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 3–9–4
17WNovember 8, 19903–2 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 4–9–4
18LNovember 10, 19902–3 OT Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 4–10–4
19LNovember 13, 19901–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 4–11–4
20LNovember 15, 19902–4 New York Rangers (1990–91) 4–12–4
21LNovember 17, 19902–3 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 4–13–4
22TNovember 19, 19902–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 4–13–5
23LNovember 21, 19903–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 4–14–5
24WNovember 23, 19906–4 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 5–14–5
25LNovember 24, 19903–5 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 5–15–5
26TNovember 27, 19901–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 5–15–6
27WNovember 30, 19904–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 6–15–6
28WDecember 1, 19906–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 7–15–6
29WDecember 5, 19903–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 8–15–6
30LDecember 6, 19901–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 8–16–6
31WDecember 8, 19907–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 9–16–6
32LDecember 11, 19904–5 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 9–17–6
33LDecember 13, 19902–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 9–18–6
34WDecember 15, 19905–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 10–18–6
35LDecember 16, 19902–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 10–19–6
36LDecember 20, 19903–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 10–20–6
37LDecember 22, 19902–6 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 10–21–6
38WDecember 23, 19905–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 11–21–6
39LDecember 26, 19904–6 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 11–22–6
40TDecember 29, 19904–4 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 11–22–7
41LDecember 31, 19902–4 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 11–23–7
42LJanuary 2, 19912–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 11–24–7
43TJanuary 3, 19913–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 11–24–8
44LJanuary 5, 19915–6 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 11–25–8
45WJanuary 8, 19913–0 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 12–25–8
46LJanuary 12, 19913–5 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 12–26–8
47LJanuary 13, 19913–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 12–27–8
48LJanuary 15, 19911–5 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 12–28–8
49WJanuary 17, 19915–2 Washington Capitals (1990–91) 13–28–8
50LJanuary 21, 19910–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 13–29–8
51WJanuary 22, 19917–3 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 14–29–8
52TJanuary 25, 19912–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 14–29–9
53WJanuary 26, 19913–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 15–29–9
54LJanuary 28, 19910–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 15–30–9
55WJanuary 30, 19915–2 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 16–30–9
56WFebruary 2, 19916–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 17–30–9
57LFebruary 4, 19913–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 17–31–9
58WFebruary 7, 19914–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 18–31–9
59WFebruary 9, 19916–5 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 19–31–9
60LFebruary 12, 19914–5 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 19–32–9
61TFebruary 13, 19916–6 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 19–32–10
62WFebruary 16, 19913–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 20–32–10
63WFebruary 20, 19915–1 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 21–32–10
64TFebruary 23, 19913–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 21–32–11
65TFebruary 26, 19912–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 21–32–12
66TMarch 1, 19911–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 21–32–13
67LMarch 2, 19911–5 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 21–33–13
68WMarch 6, 19915–1 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 22–33–13
69WMarch 9, 19916–2 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 23–33–13
70WMarch 10, 19917–3 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 24–33–13
71WMarch 12, 19915–2 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 25–33–13
72TMarch 14, 19912–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 25–33–14
73LMarch 16, 19913–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 25–34–14
74WMarch 17, 19914–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 26–34–14
75LMarch 22, 19911–3 @ Washington Capitals (1990–91) 26–35–14
76LMarch 24, 19914–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 26–36–14
77LMarch 25, 19914–5 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 26–37–14
78LMarch 28, 19915–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 26–38–14
79WMarch 30, 19912–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 27–38–14
80LMarch 31, 19911–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 27–39–14

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

October 26, 1990 To Minnesota North Stars
Brian Glynn
To Calgary Flames
Frank Musil
November 1990 To Minnesota North Stars
Brian Hayward[1]
To Montreal Canadiens
Jayson More

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Dave Gagner 15 73 40 42 82 114 23 12 15 27 28
Brian Bellows 23 80 35 40 75 43 23 10 19 29 30
Brian Propp 16 79 26 47 73 58 23 8 15 23 28
Neal Broten 7 79 13 56 69 26 23 9 13 22 6
Mike Modano 9 79 28 36 64 61 23 8 12 20 16
Bobby Smith 18 73 15 31 46 60 23 8 8 16 56
Ulf Dahlen 22 66 21 18 39 6 15 2 6 8 4
Mark Tinordi 24 69 5 27 32 189 23 5 6 11 78
Doug Smail 14 57 7 13 20 38 1 0 0 0 0
Brian Glynn 6 66 8 11 19 83 23 2 6 8 18
Gaetan Duchesne 10 68 9 9 18 18 23 2 3 5 34
Perry Berezan 21 52 11 6 17 30 1 0 0 0 0
Ilkka Sinisalo - 46 5 12 17 24 - - - - -
Larry Murphy - 31 4 11 15 38 - - - - -
Curt Giles 2 70 4 10 14 48 10 1 0 1 16
Mike Craig 20 39 8 4 12 32 10 1 1 2 20
Neil Wilkinson 5 50 2 9 11 117 22 3 3 6 12
Jim Johnson 8 44 1 9 10 100 14 0 1 1 52
Stewart Gavin 12 38 4 4 8 36 21 3 10 13 20
Chris Dahlquist 4 42 2 6 8 33 23 1 6 7 20
Marc Bureau 11 9 0 6 6 4 23 3 2 5 20
Rob Zettler 3 47 1 4 5 119 - - - - -
Shane Churla 27 40 2 2 4 286 22 2 1 3 90
Shawn Chambers 26 29 1 3 4 24 23 0 7 7 16
Basil McRae 17 40 1 3 4 224 22 1 1 2 94
Larry DePalma 31 14 3 0 3 26 - - - - -
Frank Musil - 8 0 2 2 23 - - - - -
Warren Babe 29 1 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Pat MacLeod 32 1 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Dan Keczmer 46 9 0 1 1 6 - - - - -
Peter Taglianetti - 16 0 1 1 14 - - - - -
Steve Gotaas 34 1 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Mitch Messier 37 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Kevin Evans 44 4 0 0 0 19 - - - - -
Dean Kolstad 40 5 0 0 0 15 - - - - -
Mike McHugh 45 6 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Don Barber - 7 0 0 0 4 - - - - -

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
Jon Casey 55 3185 21 20 11 3 2.98
Brian Hayward 26 1473 6 15 3 2 3.14
Jarmo Myllys 2 78 0 2 0 0 6.15
Kari Takko 2 119 0 2 0 0 6.05

PlayoffsEdit

Norris Division Semi-FinalsEdit

Chicago vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home
April 4 Minnesota 4 3 Chicago OT
April 6 Minnesota 2 5 Chicago
April 8 Chicago 6 5 Minnesota
April 10 Chicago 1 3 Minnesota
April 12 Minnesota 6 0 Chicago
April 14 Chicago 1 3 Minnesota
Minnesota wins series 4–2

Norris Division FinalsEdit

St. Louis vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home
April 18 Minnesota 2 1 St. Louis
April 20 Minnesota 2 5 St. Louis
April 22 St. Louis 1 5 Minnesota
April 24 St. Louis 4 8 Minnesota
April 26 Minnesota 2 4 St. Louis
April 28 St. Louis 2 3 Minnesota
Minnesota wins series 4–2

Campbell Conference FinalsEdit

Campbell Conference
Edmonton vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home
May 2 Minnesota 3 1 Edmonton
May 4 Minnesota 2 7 Edmonton
May 6 Edmonton 3 7 Minnesota
May 8 Edmonton 1 5 Minnesota
May 10 Minnesota 3 2 Edmonton
Minnesota wins series 4–1 and
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Minnesota North Stars

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 15Minnesota North Stars5Pittsburgh Penguins4
May 17Minnesota North Stars1Pittsburgh Penguins4
May 19Pittsburgh Penguins1Minnesota North Stars3
May 21Pittsburgh Penguins5Minnesota North Stars3
May 23Minnesota North Stars4Pittsburgh Penguins6
May 25Pittsburgh Penguins8Minnesota North Stars0

Pittsburgh wins best-of-seven series 4–2

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

RosterEdit

Minnesota North Stars
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

  • GM:
  • Coach:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.278, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2


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