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1986–87 Los Angeles Kings season

The 1986–87 Los Angeles Kings season was the Kings' twentieth season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Kings made the playoffs, losing in the first round to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers.

1986–87 Los Angeles Kings
Division 4th Smythe
1986–87 record 31–41–8
Goals for 318
Goals against 341
Team information
General Manager Rogatien Vachon
Coach Pat Quinn,
Mike Murphy
Captain Dave Taylor

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 50 24 6 372 284 106
Calgary Flames 80 46 31 3 318 289 95
Winnipeg Jets 80 40 32 8 279 271 88
Los Angeles Kings 80 31 41 8 318 341 70
Vancouver Canucks 80 29 43 8 282 314 66

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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.

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3 L October 14, 1986 3–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 1–2–0
4 W October 15, 1986 4–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 2–2–0
5 L October 18, 1986 1–4 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 2–3–0
6 W October 19, 1986 7–6 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 3–3–0
7 L October 22, 1986 4–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 3–4–0
8 L October 23, 1986 3–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 3–5–0
9 L October 25, 1986 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 3–6–0
10 L October 27, 1986 5–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 3–7–0
11 L October 28, 1986 2–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 3–8–0
12 T November 2, 1986 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 3–8–1
13 L November 3, 1986 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 3–9–1
14 L November 6, 1986 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 3–10–1
15 W November 8, 1986 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 4–10–1
16 W November 11, 1986 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 5–10–1
17 L November 13, 1986 5–6 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 5–11–1
18 W November 15, 1986 4–1 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 6–11–1
19 W November 18, 1986 6–5 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 7–11–1
20 T November 19, 1986 4–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 7–11–2
21 W November 21, 1986 4–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–11–2
22 L November 23, 1986 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–12–2
23 L November 25, 1986 5–11 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 8–13–2
24 L November 26, 1986 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 8–14–2
25 W November 29, 1986 9–6 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 9–14–2
26 W December 2, 1986 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 10–14–2
27 W December 4, 1986 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 11–14–2
28 W December 6, 1986 7–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 12–14–2
29 W December 9, 1986 7–2 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 13–14–2
30 L December 10, 1986 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 13–15–2
31 L December 13, 1986 3–6 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 13–16–2
32 L December 14, 1986 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 13–17–2
33 W December 17, 1986 3–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 14–17–2
34 T December 20, 1986 8–8 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 14–17–3
35 W December 22, 1986 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 15–17–3
36 L December 23, 1986 4–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 15–18–3
37 W December 27, 1986 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (1986–87) 16–18–3
38 W December 30, 1986 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 17–18–3
39 T January 2, 1987 3–3 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 17–18–4
40 L January 3, 1987 1–8 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 17–19–4
41 W January 7, 1987 6–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 18–19–4
42 L January 8, 1987 4–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 18–20–4
43 L January 10, 1987 5–8 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 18–21–4
44 W January 14, 1987 4–0 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 19–21–4
45 W January 16, 1987 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 20–21–4
46 T January 17, 1987 4–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 20–21–5
47 T January 19, 1987 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) 20–21–6
48 W January 21, 1987 10–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 21–21–6
49 L January 23, 1987 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 21–22–6
50 W January 28, 1987 6–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 22–22–6
51 L January 31, 1987 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 22–23–6
52 L February 1, 1987 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 22–24–6
53 L February 4, 1987 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 22–25–6
54 L February 6, 1987 1–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 22–26–6
55 L February 8, 1987 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 22–27–6
56 W February 14, 1987 5–2 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 23–27–6
57 T February 16, 1987 1–1 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 23–27–7
58 W February 18, 1987 7–4 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 24–27–7
59 L February 21, 1987 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 24–28–7
60 W February 24, 1987 8–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–28–7
61 L February 26, 1987 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–29–7
62 L February 28, 1987 3–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 25–30–7
63 L March 1, 1987 1–6 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 25–31–7
64 T March 3, 1987 4–4 OT Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 25–31–8
65 L March 5, 1987 2–7 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 25–32–8
66 L March 6, 1987 3–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 25–33–8
67 W March 8, 1987 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 26–33–8
68 L March 11, 1987 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 26–34–8
69 L March 14, 1987 3–6 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 26–35–8
70 W March 17, 1987 5–4 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 27–35–8
71 W March 19, 1987 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 28–35–8
72 L March 21, 1987 6–8 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 28–36–8
73 L March 22, 1987 3–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 28–37–8
74 W March 25, 1987 6–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 29–37–8
75 W March 26, 1987 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 30–37–8
76 L March 28, 1987 3–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 30–38–8
77 W March 30, 1987 5–4 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 31–38–8
78 L April 1, 1987 3–8 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 31–39–8
79 L April 4, 1987 3–7 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 31–40–8
80 L April 5, 1987 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 31–41–8

PlayoffsEdit

Player statisticsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Luc Robitaille LW 79 45 39 84 28 -18 18 0 3
Bernie Nicholls C 80 33 48 81 101 -16 10 1 2
Jimmy Carson C 80 37 42 79 22 -5 18 0 2
Marcel Dionne C 67 24 50 74 54 -8 9 0 2
Dave Taylor RW 67 18 44 62 84 0 9 1 3
Jim Fox RW 76 19 42 61 48 -10 4 0 2
Bryan Erickson RW 68 20 30 50 26 -12 6 2 4
Steve Duchesne D 75 13 25 38 74 8 5 0 2
Grant Ledyard D 67 14 23 37 93 -40 5 0 1
Jay Wells D 77 7 29 36 155 -19 6 0 2
Morris Lukowich LW 60 14 21 35 64 0 4 0 2
Tiger Williams LW 76 16 18 34 358 -1 1 0 3
Sean McKenna RW 69 14 19 33 10 11 0 1 0
Mark Hardy D 73 3 27 30 120 16 0 0 0
Bob Bourne C 78 13 9 22 35 -13 0 3 0
Phil Sykes LW 58 6 15 21 133 10 0 1 0
Dean Kennedy D 66 6 14 20 91 9 0 0 1
Garry Galley D 30 5 11 16 57 -9 2 0 1
Larry Playfair D 37 2 7 9 181 -1 0 0 0
Craig Redmond D 16 1 7 8 8 -1 0 0 0
Paul Guay RW 35 2 5 7 16 -14 0 0 0
Roland Melanson G 46 0 6 6 22 0 0 0 0
Bobby Carpenter C 10 2 3 5 6 -8 0 0 0
Dave Langevin D 11 0 4 4 7 -3 0 0 0
Joe Paterson LW 45 2 1 3 158 -15 0 0 1
Tom Laidlaw D 11 0 3 3 4 1 0 0 0
Lyle Phair LW 5 2 0 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Peter Dineen D 11 0 2 2 8 -9 0 0 0
Ken Hammond D 10 0 2 2 11 2 0 0 0
Darren Eliot G 24 0 1 1 18 0 0 0 0
Al Jensen G 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Duncanson LW 2 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0
Bob Janecyk G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brian Wilks C 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roland Melanson 2734 46 18 21 6 168 3.69 1 1420 1252 .882
Darren Eliot 1404 24 8 13 2 103 4.40 1 692 589 .851
Bob Janecyk 420 7 4 3 0 34 4.86 0 222 188 .847
Al Jensen 300 5 1 4 0 27 5.40 0 154 127 .825
Team: 4858 80 31 41 8 332 4.10 2 2488 2156 .867
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bernie Nicholls C 5 2 5 7 6 1 1 0 0
Jim Fox RW 5 3 2 5 0 -2 1 0 0
Tiger Williams LW 5 3 2 5 30 2 0 0 1
Dave Taylor RW 5 2 3 5 6 -2 1 0 0
Luc Robitaille LW 5 1 4 5 2 -7 0 0 0
Steve Duchesne D 5 2 2 4 4 -8 1 0 0
Bob Bourne C 5 2 1 3 0 -2 0 0 0
Bobby Carpenter C 5 1 2 3 2 -4 0 0 0
Jimmy Carson C 5 1 2 3 6 -6 0 0 0
Mark Hardy D 5 1 2 3 10 3 0 0 0
Jay Wells D 5 1 2 3 10 -3 1 0 0
Bryan Erickson RW 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Dean Kennedy D 5 0 2 2 10 1 0 0 0
Sean McKenna RW 5 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Phil Sykes LW 5 0 1 1 8 -2 0 0 0
Darren Eliot G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Guay RW 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Tom Laidlaw D 5 0 0 0 2 -9 0 0 0
Grant Ledyard D 5 0 0 0 10 -2 0 0 0
Morris Lukowich LW 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0
Roland Melanson G 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Joe Paterson LW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roland Melanson 260 5 1 4 24 5.54 0 154 130 .844
Darren Eliot 40 1 0 0 7 10.50 0 29 22 .759
Team: 300 5 1 4 31 6.20 0 183 152 .831

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Los Angeles's draft picks at the 1986 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Jimmy Carson   United States Verdun Junior Canadiens (QMJHL)
3 44 Denis Larocque   Canada Guelph Platers (OHL)
4 65 Sylvain Couturier   Canada Laval Titan (QMJHL)
5 86 Dave Guden   United States Roxbury Latin School (ISL)
6 107 Robb Stauber   United States Duluth Denfeld High School (USHS-MN)
7 128 Sean Krakiwsky   Canada Calgary Wranglers (WHL)
8 149 Rene Chapdelaine   Canada Lake Superior State University (CCHA)
9 170 Trevor Pochipinski   Canada Penticton Knights (BCJHL)
10 191 Paul Kelly   Canada Guelph Platers (OHL)
11 212 Russ Mann   United States St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
12 233 Brian Hayton   Canada Guelph Platers (OHL)
S 9 Bob Kudelski   United States Yale University (ECAC)
S 10 Grant Paranica   Canada University of North Dakota (WCHA)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1986-87 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 

External linksEdit