1988-89 Detroit Red Wings Season
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1988%E2%80%9389 Detroit Red Wings Season
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings
Norris Division champions
Division1st Norris
Conference4th Campbell
1988-89 record34-34-12
Home record20-14-6
Road record14-20-6
Goals for313
Goals against316
Team information
General managerJim Devellano
CoachJacques Demers
CaptainSteve Yzerman
Alternate captainsGerard Gallant
Mike O'Connell
ArenaJoe Louis Arena
Team leaders
GoalsSteve Yzerman (65)
AssistsSteve Yzerman (90)
PointsSteve Yzerman (155)
Penalty minutesGerard Gallant (230)
Plus/minusLarry Trader (20)
WinsGreg Stefan (21)
Goals against averageGlen 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.

Offseason

NHL Draft

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 17 Kory Kocur (RW)  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
2 38 Serge Anglehart (D)  Canada Drummondville Voltigeurs (QMJHL)
3 47 Guy Dupuis (D)  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
3 59 Petr Hrbek (RW)  Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague (Czechoslovakia)
4 80 Sheldon Kennedy (RW)  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
7 143 Kelly Hurd (RW)  Canada Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
8 164 Brian McCormack (D)  United States St. Paul's School (USHS-NH)
9 185 Jody Praznik (D)  Canada Colorado College (WCHA)
10 206 Glen Goodall (C)  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
11 227 Darren Colbourne (RW)  Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)
12 248 Don Stone (C)  United States University of Michigan (CCHA)
S 22 Gary Shuchuk (C)  Canada University of Wisconsin (WCHA)

Regular season

  • 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 standings

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

[2]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 L October 6, 1988 2-8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1988-89) 0-1-0
2 T October 8, 1988 3-3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988-89) 0-1-1
3 L October 10, 1988 2-5 @ Calgary Flames (1988-89) 0-2-1
4 T October 14, 1988 8-8 OT St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 0-2-2
5 W October 15, 1988 5-3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 1-2-2
6 W October 18, 1988 4-3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 2-2-2
7 L October 21, 1988 2-4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 2-3-2
8 T October 23, 1988 3-3 OT New Jersey Devils (1988-89) 2-3-3
9 W October 26, 1988 4-2 Montreal Canadiens (1988-89) 3-3-3
10 W October 28, 1988 4-1 Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 4-3-3
11 L October 29, 1988 2-3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 4-4-3
12 T November 1, 1988 3-3 OT Washington Capitals (1988-89) 4-4-4
13 L November 4, 1988 3-4 Philadelphia Flyers (1988-89) 4-5-4
14 W November 6, 1988 5-2 Edmonton Oilers (1988-89) 5-5-4
15 W November 9, 1988 6-3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 6-5-4
16 W November 12, 1988 5-4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988-89) 7-5-4
17 W November 13, 1988 5-3 @ New York Rangers (1988-89) 8-5-4
18 W November 16, 1988 4-3 @ Hartford Whalers (1988-89) 9-5-4
19 W November 18, 1988 5-2 Boston Bruins (1988-89) 10-5-4
20 W November 20, 1988 5-4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988-89) 11-5-4
21 L November 23, 1988 3-8 Los Angeles Kings (1988-89) 11-6-4
22 W November 25, 1988 6-3 Winnipeg Jets (1988-89) 12-6-4
23 L November 27, 1988 3-4 Washington Capitals (1988-89) 12-7-4
24 W November 29, 1988 5-3 New York Islanders (1988-89) 13-7-4
25 W December 1, 1988 7-3 Quebec Nordiques (1988-89) 14-7-4
26 L December 3, 1988 4-6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1988-89) 14-8-4
27 L December 5, 1988 2-7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1988-89) 14-9-4
28 W December 9, 1988 4-3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 15-9-4
29 W December 10, 1988 8-2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 16-9-4
30 W December 13, 1988 5-4 Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 17-9-4
31 L December 16, 1988 4-6 Los Angeles Kings (1988-89) 17-10-4
32 L December 17, 1988 2-3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988-89) 17-11-4
33 W December 20, 1988 6-3 St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 18-11-4
34 T December 22, 1988 4-4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 18-11-5
35 L December 23, 1988 2-7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 18-12-5
36 L December 28, 1988 1-4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988-89) 18-13-5
37 L December 30, 1988 3-4 @ Hartford Whalers (1988-89) 18-14-5
38 L December 31, 1988 2-3 Hartford Whalers (1988-89) 18-15-5
39 W January 4, 1989 4-2 St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 19-15-5
40 T January 6, 1989 2-2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1988-89) 19-15-6
41 L January 7, 1989 2-5 @ New Jersey Devils (1988-89) 19-16-6
42 W January 9, 1989 3-2 Montreal Canadiens (1988-89) 20-16-6
43 T January 11, 1989 2-2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 20-16-7
44 T January 14, 1989 5-5 OT @ Boston Bruins (1988-89) 20-16-8
45 W January 15, 1989 8-4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1988-89) 21-16-8
46 L January 17, 1989 1-7 Calgary Flames (1988-89) 21-17-8
47 L January 20, 1989 2-3 Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 21-18-8
48 W January 22, 1989 4-3 @ Washington Capitals (1988-89) 22-18-8
49 L January 25, 1989 3-6 Buffalo Sabres (1988-89) 22-19-8
50 W January 27, 1989 8-1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 23-19-8
51 L January 28, 1989 5-10 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1988-89) 23-20-8
52 L January 30, 1989 3-4 Quebec Nordiques (1988-89) 23-21-8
53 L February 2, 1989 2-3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1988-89) 23-22-8
54 L February 3, 1989 5-8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988-89) 23-23-8
55 W February 5, 1989 6-2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1988-89) 24-23-8
56 L February 9, 1989 3-6 New Jersey Devils (1988-89) 24-24-8
57 W February 11, 1989 5-1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 25-24-8
58 T February 13, 1989 2-2 OT Winnipeg Jets (1988-89) 25-24-9
59 W February 15, 1989 4-2 Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 26-24-9
60 L February 17, 1989 3-5 Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 26-25-9
61 L February 19, 1989 4-8 @ Buffalo Sabres (1988-89) 26-26-9
62 W February 21, 1989 6-5 @ New York Islanders (1988-89) 27-26-9
63 T February 23, 1989 6-6 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1988-89) 27-26-10
64 W February 25, 1989 5-0 Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 28-26-10
65 T February 26, 1989 4-4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 28-26-11
66 W March 1, 1989 6-5 New York Islanders (1988-89) 29-26-11
67 W March 4, 1989 5-4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 30-26-11
68 L March 7, 1989 3-5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 30-27-11
69 W March 9, 1989 3-2 New York Rangers (1988-89) 31-27-11
70 L March 11, 1989 3-5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 31-28-11
71 T March 14, 1989 2-2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1988-89) 31-28-12
72 W March 15, 1989 8-6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1988-89) 32-28-12
73 L March 18, 1989 2-3 @ St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 32-29-12
74 L March 19, 1989 3-5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1988-89) 32-30-12
75 W March 24, 1989 6-2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 33-30-12
76 L March 25, 1989 5-6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1988-89) 33-31-12
77 L March 27, 1989 2-3 St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 33-32-12
78 W March 29, 1989 4-3 New York Rangers (1988-89) 34-32-12
79 L March 31, 1989 1-5 Minnesota North Stars (1988-89) 34-33-12
80 L April 2, 1989 2-4 @ St. Louis Blues (1988-89) 34-34-12

Player statistics

Skaters

Goaltending

Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Greg Stefan 46 2499 21 17 3 167 4.01 1290 0.871 0
Glen Hanlon 39 2092 13 14 8 124 3.56 1055 0.882 1
Sam St. Laurent 4 141 0 1 1 9 3.83 91 0.901 0
Tim Cheveldae 2 122 0 2 0 9 4.43 74 0.878 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO
Greg Stefan 5 294 2 3 18 3.67 151 0.881 0
Glen Hanlon 2 78 0 1 7 5.38 47 0.851 0

[3]

+Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Red Wings. Stats reflect time with the Red Wings only.
?Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Playoffs

The Red Wings won their second straight division championship and went against Chicago in the first round in a best of seven series and lost in 6 games, or 2-4.

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ Gretzky's Tears, Stephen Brunt, pp.182-183, Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, Toronto, Canada, 2009, ISBN 978-0-307-39729-4
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  3. ^ 1988–89 Detroit Red Wings at Hockey Reference

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