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1987-88 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Edmonton Oilers

Hart Memorial Trophy: Mario Lemieux (70 G, 98 A, 168 P)
Vezina Trophy: Grant Fuhr (40-24-9, 3.43 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Joe Nieuwendyk (51 G, 41 A, 92 P)

Goals Leader: Mario Lemieux (70)
Assists Leader: Wayne Gretzky (109)
Points Leader: Mario Lemieux (168)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Clarence Campbell Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Norris Division
Detroit Red Wings* 80 41 28 11 93 .581 322 269 0.44 -0.23
St. Louis Blues* 80 34 38 8 76 .475 278 294 -0.35 -0.15
Chicago Blackhawks* 80 30 41 9 69 .431 284 328 -0.67 -0.12
Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 21 49 10 52 .325 273 345 -0.99 -0.09
Minnesota North Stars 80 19 48 13 51 .319 242 349 -1.38 -0.05
Smythe Division
Calgary Flames* 80 48 23 9 105 .656 397 305 1.10 -0.05
Edmonton Oilers* 80 44 25 11 99 .619 363 288 0.91 -0.03
Winnipeg Jets* 80 33 36 11 77 .481 292 310 -0.15 0.08
Los Angeles Kings* 80 30 42 8 68 .425 318 359 -0.41 0.10
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 59 .369 272 320 -0.49 0.11
Prince of Wales Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Adams Division
Montreal Canadiens* 80 45 22 13 103 .644 298 238 0.71 -0.04
Boston Bruins* 80 44 30 6 94 .588 300 251 0.59 -0.03
Buffalo Sabres* 80 37 32 11 85 .531 283 305 -0.22 0.06
Hartford Whalers* 80 35 38 7 77 .481 249 267 -0.17 0.05
Quebec Nordiques 80 32 43 5 69 .431 271 306 -0.37 0.07
Patrick Division
New York Islanders* 80 39 31 10 88 .550 308 267 0.54 0.03
Philadelphia Flyers* 80 38 33 9 85 .531 292 292 0.07 0.07
Washington Capitals* 80 38 33 9 85 .531 281 249 0.44 0.04
New Jersey Devils* 80 38 36 6 82 .513 295 296 0.06 0.07
New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 82 .513 300 283 0.26 0.05
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 81 .506 319 316 0.10 0.06

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Finals (4-0): Edmonton Oilers over Boston Bruins  
 
Conference Finals (4-1): Edmonton Oilers over Detroit Red Wings  
Conference Finals (4-3): Boston Bruins over New Jersey Devils  
 
Division Finals (4-0): Edmonton Oilers over Calgary Flames  
Division Finals (4-1): Detroit Red Wings over St. Louis Blues  
Division Finals (4-3): New Jersey Devils over Washington Capitals  
Division Finals (4-1): Boston Bruins over Montreal Canadiens  
 
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Edmonton Oilers over Winnipeg Jets  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Calgary Flames over Los Angeles Kings  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): St. Louis Blues over Chicago Blackhawks  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Detroit Red Wings over Toronto Maple Leafs  
Division Semi-Finals (4-3): Washington Capitals over Philadelphia Flyers  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): New Jersey Devils over New York Islanders  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Boston Bruins over Buffalo Sabres  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Montreal Canadiens over Hartford Whalers  

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Calgary Flames* 80 48 23 9 105 .656 397 305 1.10 -0.05 8.78 109 383 28.46 94 480 80.42 23 11
2 Montreal Canadiens* 80 45 22 13 103 .644 298 238 0.71 -0.04 6.70 63 397 15.87 64 395 83.80 7 17
3 Edmonton Oilers* 80 44 25 11 99 .619 363 288 0.91 -0.03 8.14 88 402 21.89 86 447 80.76 20 11
4 Boston Bruins* 80 44 30 6 94 .588 300 251 0.59 -0.03 6.89 74 446 16.59 70 425 83.53 14 10
5 Detroit Red Wings* 80 41 28 11 93 .581 322 269 0.44 -0.23 7.39 72 383 18.80 73 453 83.89 20 8
6 New York Islanders* 80 39 31 10 88 .550 308 267 0.54 0.03 7.19 87 387 22.48 94 416 77.40 8 8
7 Philadelphia Flyers* 80 38 33 9 85 .531 292 292 0.07 0.07 7.30 83 461 18.00 90 475 81.05 15 6
8 Washington Capitals* 80 38 33 9 85 .531 281 249 0.44 0.04 6.63 94 469 20.04 75 394 80.96 8 15
9 Buffalo Sabres* 80 37 32 11 85 .531 283 305 -0.22 0.06 7.35 80 464 17.24 96 439 78.13 8 13
10 New Jersey Devils* 80 38 36 6 82 .513 295 296 0.06 0.07 7.39 98 479 20.46 101 467 78.37 18 12
11 New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 82 .513 300 283 0.26 0.05 7.29 111 491 22.61 82 423 80.61 6 11
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 81 .506 319 316 0.10 0.06 7.94 110 500 22.00 120 507 76.33 18 19
13 Hartford Whalers* 80 35 38 7 77 .481 249 267 -0.17 0.05 6.45 84 477 17.61 67 426 84.27 9 17
14 Winnipeg Jets* 80 33 36 11 77 .481 292 310 -0.15 0.08 7.53 110 432 25.46 94 444 78.83 11 17
15 St. Louis Blues* 80 34 38 8 76 .475 278 294 -0.35 -0.15 7.15 82 413 19.85 83 402 79.35 13 5
16 Chicago Blackhawks* 80 30 41 9 69 .431 284 328 -0.67 -0.12 7.65 98 426 23.00 96 484 80.17 18 13
17 Quebec Nordiques 80 32 43 5 69 .431 271 306 -0.37 0.07 7.21 99 456 21.71 96 410 76.59 8 17
18 Los Angeles Kings* 80 30 42 8 68 .425 318 359 -0.41 0.10 8.46 103 474 21.73 96 425 77.41 11 14
19 Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 59 .369 272 320 -0.49 0.11 7.40 81 435 18.62 83 404 79.46 10 18
20 Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 21 49 10 52 .325 273 345 -0.99 -0.09 7.73 54 347 15.56 93 420 77.86 12 9
21 Minnesota North Stars 80 19 48 13 51 .319 242 349 -1.38 -0.05 7.39 81 450 18.00 108 436 75.23 10 16
League Average 80 35 35 9 80 .500 297 297 0.00 0.00 7.43 89 437 20.29 89 437 79.71 13 13

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Grant Fuhr*
D: Raymond Bourque*
D: Scott Stevens*
C: Mario Lemieux*
LW: Luc Robitaille*
RW: Hakan Loob
2nd Team
G: Patrick Roy*
D: Brad McCrimmon
D: Gary Suter
C: Wayne Gretzky*
LW: Michel Goulet*
RW: Cam Neely*

NHL All-Rookie Team

1st Team
G: Darren Pang
D: Calle Johansson
D: Glen Wesley
F: Iain Duncan
F: Joe Nieuwendyk*
F: Ray Sheppard