1985-86 St. Louis Blues Season
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1985%E2%80%9386 St. Louis Blues Season
1985-86 St. Louis Blues
Division3rd Norris
Conference5th Campbell
1985-86 record37-34-9
Goals for302
Goals against291
Team information
General managerRon Caron
CoachJacques Demers
CaptainBrian Sutter
Alternate captainsBernie Federko
Rob Ramage
ArenaSt. Louis Arena
Team leaders
GoalsMark Hunter (44)
AssistsBernie Federko (68)
PointsBernie Federko (102)
Penalty minutesMark Hunter and Rob Ramage (171)
WinsRick Wamsley (22)
Goals against averageRick Wamsley (3.43)

The 1985-86 St. Louis Blues season saw the Blues finish in third place in the Norris Division with a record of 37 wins, 34 losses, and 9 ties for 83 points. The Blues participated in the NHL playoffs, beating the Minnesota North Stars in the Norris Division Semi-finals, three games to two, followed by a 4-3 series win over the Toronto Maple Leafs to take the Norris Division playoff title. However, they lost to the Calgary Flames in the Campbell Conference Finals in seven games. The Blues won Game 6 of those Campbell Conference Finals in overtime, 6-5, a victory known to Blues fans as "The Monday Night Miracle".

Offseason

Regular season

Final standings

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 39 33 8 351 349 86
Minnesota North Stars 80 38 33 9 327 305 85
St. Louis Blues 80 37 34 9 302 291 83
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 25 48 7 311 386 57
Detroit Red Wings 80 17 57 6 266 415 40

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

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 12, 1985 4-3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1985-86) 1-0-0
2 L October 13, 1985 3-6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985-86) 1-1-0
3 W October 16, 1985 2-1 @ Calgary Flames (1985-86) 2-1-0
4 W October 19, 1985 4-3 New Jersey Devils (1985-86) 3-1-0
5 L October 22, 1985 4-5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 3-2-0
6 T October 23, 1985 4-4 OT Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 3-2-1
7 L October 26, 1985 2-5 New York Islanders (1985-86) 3-3-1
8 L October 29, 1985 3-6 @ Washington Capitals (1985-86) 3-4-1
9 T November 2, 1985 5-5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 3-4-2
10 W November 3, 1985 4-3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1985-86) 4-4-2
11 L November 6, 1985 2-4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 4-5-2
12 L November 8, 1985 4-5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985-86) 4-6-2
13 T November 9, 1985 2-2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 4-6-3
14 W November 12, 1985 4-3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 5-6-3
15 W November 14, 1985 5-3 Quebec Nordiques (1985-86) 6-6-3
16 W November 16, 1985 6-5 OT Vancouver Canucks (1985-86) 7-6-3
17 L November 20, 1985 1-3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985-86) 7-7-3
18 W November 21, 1985 4-2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 8-7-3
19 L November 23, 1985 3-7 Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 8-8-3
20 W November 26, 1985 5-1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 9-8-3
21 L November 29, 1985 3-5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 9-9-3
22 W November 30, 1985 4-3 Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 10-9-3
23 L December 4, 1985 3-6 Buffalo Sabres (1985-86) 10-10-3
24 L December 5, 1985 2-3 OT @ Washington Capitals (1985-86) 10-11-3
25 W December 7, 1985 5-4 Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 11-11-3
26 W December 10, 1985 7-3 Edmonton Oilers (1985-86) 12-11-3
27 L December 11, 1985 4-6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 12-12-3
28 T December 14, 1985 2-2 OT @ New York Islanders (1985-86) 12-12-4
29 W December 15, 1985 3-2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985-86) 13-12-4
30 W December 17, 1985 8-6 Winnipeg Jets (1985-86) 14-12-4
31 W December 20, 1985 5-2 Calgary Flames (1985-86) 15-12-4
32 W December 26, 1985 9-6 Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 16-12-4
33 L December 28, 1985 1-5 Boston Bruins (1985-86) 16-13-4
34 L December 31, 1985 4-8 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985-86) 16-14-4
35 W January 4, 1986 2-1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985-86) 17-14-4
36 L January 6, 1986 2-9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985-86) 17-15-4
37 L January 7, 1986 4-7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985-86) 17-16-4
38 W January 9, 1986 7-2 @ Boston Bruins (1985-86) 18-16-4
39 T January 11, 1986 4-4 OT Los Angeles Kings (1985-86) 18-16-5
40 T January 12, 1986 2-2 OT @ New York Rangers (1985-86) 18-16-6
41 W January 15, 1986 10-1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 19-16-6
42 L January 16, 1986 3-4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 19-17-6
43 L January 18, 1986 2-5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985-86) 19-18-6
44 L January 21, 1986 3-6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985-86) 19-19-6
45 W January 23, 1986 4-3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985-86) 20-19-6
46 L January 25, 1986 0-1 Philadelphia Flyers (1985-86) 20-20-6
47 T January 29, 1986 5-5 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985-86) 20-20-7
48 W January 31, 1986 6-4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 21-20-7
49 W February 1, 1986 4-3 Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 22-20-7
50 W February 5, 1986 4-3 New York Rangers (1985-86) 23-20-7
51 L February 6, 1986 3-4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985-86) 23-21-7
52 L February 8, 1986 2-3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 23-22-7
53 T February 11, 1986 4-4 OT Hartford Whalers (1985-86) 23-22-8
54 W February 13, 1986 5-3 Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 24-22-8
55 W February 15, 1986 5-1 Boston Bruins (1985-86) 25-22-8
56 L February 16, 1986 2-4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 25-23-8
57 W February 18, 1986 5-0 Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 26-23-8
58 L February 20, 1986 2-3 @ New York Rangers (1985-86) 26-24-8
59 W February 22, 1986 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985-86) 27-24-8
60 W February 23, 1986 8-2 @ Hartford Whalers (1985-86) 28-24-8
61 L February 25, 1986 1-4 Calgary Flames (1985-86) 28-25-8
62 W March 1, 1986 6-3 Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 29-25-8
63 L March 2, 1986 4-6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 29-26-8
64 W March 4, 1986 6-3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985-86) 30-26-8
65 W March 6, 1986 7-4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1985-86) 31-26-8
66 W March 8, 1986 7-3 Vancouver Canucks (1985-86) 32-26-8
67 L March 9, 1986 2-4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 32-27-8
68 W March 11, 1986 3-2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1985-86) 33-27-8
69 L March 13, 1986 2-3 Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 33-28-8
70 L March 15, 1986 4-5 Washington Capitals (1985-86) 33-29-8
71 L March 17, 1986 5-6 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1985-86) 33-30-8
72 L March 19, 1986 2-5 Hartford Whalers (1985-86) 33-31-8
73 W March 20, 1986 3-2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1985-86) 34-31-8
74 W March 22, 1986 3-2 Montreal Canadiens (1985-86) 35-31-8
75 W March 25, 1986 2-0 @ New York Islanders (1985-86) 36-31-8
76 L March 27, 1986 0-1 @ New Jersey Devils (1985-86) 36-32-8
77 L March 29, 1986 1-4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 36-33-8
78 T April 1, 1986 2-2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1985-86) 36-33-9
79 W April 5, 1986 7-5 Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 37-33-9
80 L April 6, 1986 1-3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985-86) 37-34-9

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bernie Federko C 80 34 68 102 34 10 16 0 2
Mark Hunter RW 78 44 30 74 171 15 11 2 3
Ron Flockhart C 79 22 45 67 26 8 5 2 3
Rob Ramage D 77 10 56 66 171 18 7 0 2
Doug Gilmour C 74 25 28 53 41 -3 2 1 5
Joe Mullen RW 48 28 24 52 10 -7 9 0 4
Dave Barr RW 72 13 38 51 70 11 0 0 2
Brian Sutter LW 44 19 23 42 87 -12 8 0 1
Kevin LaVallee LW 64 18 20 38 8 8 7 0 2
Mark Reeds RW 78 10 28 38 28 11 0 0 2
Greg Paslawski RW 56 22 11 33 18 -12 1 1 2
Rick Meagher C 79 11 19 30 28 -1 0 3 3
Lee Norwood D 71 5 24 29 134 7 2 0 1
Ric Nattress D 78 4 20 24 52 -8 1 0 2
Bruce Bell D 75 2 18 20 43 2 2 0 0
Doug Wickenheiser C 36 8 11 19 16 11 0 0 2
Eddy Beers LW 24 7 11 18 24 -3 4 0 0
Gino Cavallini LW 30 6 5 11 36 -2 1 0 0
Jim Pavese D 69 4 7 11 116 -3 1 0 0
Charlie Bourgeois D 31 2 7 9 116 9 1 0 1
Denis Cyr RW 31 3 4 7 2 -11 0 0 0
Kent Carlson D 26 2 3 5 42 2 0 0 0
Terry Johnson D 49 0 4 4 87 -6 0 0 0
Rik Wilson D 32 0 4 4 48 -9 0 0 0
Normand Baron LW 23 2 0 2 39 -7 0 0 0
Doug Evans LW 13 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Darrell May G 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Greg Millen G 36 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Shawn Evans D 7 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Mike Posavad D 6 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Herb Raglan RW 7 0 0 0 5 -3 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 42 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Rick Wamsley 2517 42 22 16 3 144 3.43 1 1354 1210 .894
Greg Millen 2168 36 14 16 6 129 3.57 1 1140 1011 .887
Darrell May 184 3 1 2 0 13 4.24 0 86 73 .849
Team: 4869 80 37 34 9 286 3.52 2 2580 2294 .889

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Doug Gilmour C 19 9 12 21 25 3 1 2 2
Bernie Federko C 19 7 14 21 17 2 1 0 1
Greg Paslawski RW 17 10 7 17 13 4 2 0 0
Mark Hunter RW 19 7 7 14 48 -7 2 0 1
Rob Ramage D 19 1 10 11 66 2 0 0 0
Gino Cavallini LW 17 4 5 9 10 8 0 0 2
Lee Norwood D 19 2 7 9 64 12 0 0 0
Rick Meagher C 19 4 4 8 12 8 0 1 0
Mark Reeds RW 19 4 4 8 2 8 0 0 1
Eddy Beers LW 19 3 4 7 8 -4 2 0 1
Doug Wickenheiser C 19 2 5 7 12 1 1 0 1
Ric Nattress D 18 1 4 5 24 4 0 0 0
Charlie Bourgeois D 19 2 2 4 116 3 1 0 0
Kevin LaVallee LW 13 2 2 4 6 2 0 0 0
Ron Flockhart C 8 1 3 4 6 -6 0 0 0
Brian Benning D 6 1 2 3 13 1 1 0 0
Brian Sutter LW 9 1 2 3 22 -4 0 0 0
Dave Barr RW 11 1 1 2 14 1 1 0 0
Herb Raglan RW 10 1 1 2 24 2 0 0 0
Cliff Ronning C 5 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0
Bruce Bell D 14 0 2 2 13 -5 0 0 0
Jim Pavese D 19 0 2 2 51 -2 0 0 0
Kent Carlson D 5 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
Greg Millen G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Wamsley G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Greg Millen 586 10 6 3 29 2.97 0 330 301 .912
Rick Wamsley 569 10 4 6 37 3.90 0 307 270 .879
Team: 1155 19 10 9 66 3.43 0 637 571 .896

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Playoffs

Awards and records

Draft picks

St. Louis's draft picks at the 1985 NHL Entry Draft held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 37 Herb Raglan  Canada Kingston Canadians (OHL)
3 44 Nelson Emerson  Canada Stratford Cullitons (OPJHL)
3 54 Ned Desmond  United States Hotchkiss School (USHS-CT)
5 100 Dan Brooks  United States Saint Thomas Academy (USHS-MN)
6 121 Rick Burchill  United States Catholic Memorial School (USHS-MA)
7 138 Pat Jablonski  United States Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
8 159 Scott Brickey  United States Port Huron Flags (NAHL)
9 180 Jeff Urban  United States Minnetonka High School (USHS-MN)
10 201 Vince Guidotti  United States Noble and Greenough School (USHS-MA)
11 222 Ron Saatzer  United States Hopkins High School (USHS-MN)
12 243 Dave Jecha  United States Minnetonka High School (USHS-MN)

References

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ "1985-86 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .

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