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1987–88 Los Angeles Kings season

The 1987–88 Los Angeles Kings season saw the Kings finish in fourth place in the Smythe Division with a record of 30 wins, 42 losses, and 8 ties for 68 points. The team finished last in the league in goaltending, with 359 goals allowed.[1] They lost the Division Semi-finals in five games to the Calgary Flames.

This was the last season that the Kings wore purple and gold uniforms with a crown logo adorning the front. After this season, they would introduce a new logo with a silver and black uniform, coinciding with the acquisition of Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers.

Regular season

Final standings

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Calgary Flames 80 48 23 9 397 305 105
Edmonton Oilers 80 44 25 11 363 288 99
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 36 11 292 310 77
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 42 8 318 359 68
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 272 320 59
[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 8, 1987 1–4 New York Islanders (1987–88) 0–1–0
2 W October 10, 1987 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 1–1–0
3 L October 11, 1987 2–9 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 1–2–0
4 L October 15, 1987 2–3 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 1–3–0
5 L October 18, 1987 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 1–4–0
6 L October 21, 1987 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 1–5–0
7 L October 23, 1987 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 1–6–0
8 W October 25, 1987 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 2–6–0
9 T October 27, 1987 4–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 2–6–1
10 W October 28, 1987 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 3–6–1
11 L October 30, 1987 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 3–7–1
12 L November 1, 1987 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 3–8–1
13 L November 4, 1987 4–5 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 3–9–1
14 W November 7, 1987 5–4 New York Rangers (1987–88) 4–9–1
15 T November 10, 1987 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 4–9–2
16 L November 13, 1987 7–10 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 4–10–2
17 W November 14, 1987 8–7 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 5–10–2
18 L November 17, 1987 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 5–11–2
19 L November 19, 1987 5–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 5–12–2
20 T November 21, 1987 6–6 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 5–12–3
21 W November 22, 1987 8–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 6–12–3
22 W November 25, 1987 6–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 7–12–3
23 L November 28, 1987 4–8 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 7–13–3
24 T November 29, 1987 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 7–13–4
25 L December 1, 1987 6–7 OT Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 7–14–4
26 L December 3, 1987 4–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 7–15–4
27 L December 5, 1987 4–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 7–16–4
28 L December 6, 1987 3–10 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 7–17–4
29 L December 9, 1987 1–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 7–18–4
30 L December 10, 1987 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 7–19–4
31 L December 12, 1987 2–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 7–20–4
32 W December 16, 1987 7–5 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 8–20–4
33 L December 19, 1987 1–4 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 8–21–4
34 W December 20, 1987 6–3 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 9–21–4
35 L December 22, 1987 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 9–22–4
36 L December 23, 1987 1–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 9–23–4
37 W December 26, 1987 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 10–23–4
38 L December 28, 1987 2–5 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 10–24–4
39 W December 30, 1987 6–4 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 11–24–4
40 W January 2, 1988 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 12–24–4
41 W January 4, 1988 6–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 13–24–4
42 T January 5, 1988 4–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 13–24–5
43 L January 8, 1988 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 13–25–5
44 L January 10, 1988 2–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 13–26–5
45 W January 11, 1988 5–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 14–26–5
46 L January 13, 1988 3–8 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 14–27–5
47 L January 16, 1988 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 14–28–5
48 W January 19, 1988 6–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 15–28–5
49 W January 21, 1988 5–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 16–28–5
50 L January 22, 1988 3–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 16–29–5
51 W January 24, 1988 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 17–29–5
52 L January 26, 1988 3–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 17–30–5
53 L January 27, 1988 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 17–31–5
54 W January 30, 1988 5–0 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 18–31–5
55 L February 2, 1988 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 18–32–5
56 W February 3, 1988 7–2 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 19–32–5
57 W February 6, 1988 7–2 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 20–32–5
58 L February 7, 1988 2–5 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 20–33–5
59 W February 11, 1988 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 21–33–5
60 L February 13, 1988 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 21–34–5
61 L February 15, 1988 1–6 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 21–35–5
62 W February 17, 1988 5–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 22–35–5
63 L February 18, 1988 4–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 22–36–5
64 W February 20, 1988 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 23–36–5
65 W February 24, 1988 4–3 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 24–36–5
66 L February 27, 1988 6–8 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 24–37–5
67 W February 28, 1988 2–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 25–37–5
68 L March 1, 1988 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 25–38–5
69 L March 5, 1988 6–7 OT Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 25–39–5
70 L March 9, 1988 4–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 25–40–5
71 T March 10, 1988 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 25–40–6
72 W March 13, 1988 7–6 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 26–40–6
73 T March 16, 1988 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 26–40–7
74 L March 18, 1988 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 26–41–7
75 W March 19, 1988 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 27–41–7
76 L March 23, 1988 2–6 New York Islanders (1987–88) 27–42–7
77 W March 26, 1988 9–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 28–42–7
78 W March 30, 1988 9–7 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 29–42–7
79 W April 1, 1988 6–3 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 30–42–7
80 T April 3, 1988 5–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 30–42–8

Playoffs

Player stats

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 80 53 58 111 82 -9 17 0 6
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 80 55 52 107 45 -19 22 0 7
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 65 32 46 78 114 2 8 7 1
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 68 26 41 67 129 -4 9 0 2
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 71 16 39 55 109 0 5 0 4
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 71 19 33 52 84 -21 10 0 2
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 68 16 35 51 18 -7 2 0 1
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 71 20 23 43 46 -14 8 1 1
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 37 16 12 28 57 3 5 1 2
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 61 6 22 28 99 -27 4 1 1
Wells, JayJay Wells D 58 2 23 25 159 -3 1 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 40 9 12 21 82 5 3 1 0
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 42 6 15 21 20 -14 2 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 72 7 11 18 28 -31 1 0 1
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 46 7 9 16 69 -1 1 0 1
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 57 1 12 13 47 3 0 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 19 4 8 12 6 -8 2 0 0
Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos LW/C 6 2 10 12 2 1 1 0 0
Kennedy, DeanDean Kennedy D 58 1 11 12 158 -22 0 0 0
Phair, LyleLyle Phair LW 28 4 6 10 8 -5 0 0 0
Guay, PaulPaul Guay RW 33 4 4 8 40 -7 0 0 0
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 15 2 6 8 17 -5 0 0 1
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 23 1 7 8 52 -7 1 0 0
Tookey, TimTim Tookey C 20 1 6 7 8 -2 0 0 0
Playfair, LarryLarry Playfair D 54 0 7 7 197 -13 0 0 0
McKenna, SeanSean McKenna RW 30 3 2 5 12 -14 0 0 0
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner LW 30 2 3 5 189 5 0 0 0
English, JohnJohn English D 3 1 3 4 4 2 1 0 0
Paterson, JoeJoe Paterson LW 32 1 3 4 113 -10 0 0 0
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy G 34 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Gratton, DanDan Gratton C 7 1 0 1 5 1 0 0 0
Germain, EricEric Germain D 4 0 1 1 13 -2 0 0 0
Kudelski, BobBob Kudelski RW 26 0 1 1 8 -10 0 0 0
Larocque, DenisDenis Larocque D 8 0 1 1 18 -4 0 0 0
McBean, WayneWayne McBean D 27 0 1 1 26 -14 0 0 0
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 7 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Duncanson, CraigCraig Duncanson LW 9 0 0 0 12 -5 0 0 0
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk G 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 47 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0
Prajsler, PetrPetr Prajsler D 7 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Redmond, CraigCraig Redmond D 2 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 2 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 2676 47 17 20 7 195 4.37 2 1399 1204 .861
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 1869 34 12 18 1 135 4.33 1 1005 870 .866
Janecyk, BobBob Janecyk 303 5 1 4 0 23 4.55 0 165 142 .861
Team: 4848 80 30 42 8 353 4.37 3 2569 2216 .863
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Carson, JimmyJimmy Carson C 5 5 3 8 4 -2 1 0 0
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 5 2 6 8 11 -3 1 0 0
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 5 2 5 7 18 -8 2 0 1
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 5 3 3 6 6 -3 2 0 0
Duchesne, SteveSteve Duchesne D 5 1 3 4 14 -5 1 0 0
Fenton, PaulPaul Fenton LW 5 2 1 3 2 -3 1 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 5 1 2 3 21 0 0 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 5 1 1 2 0 -7 0 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 5 0 2 2 4 -8 0 0 0
Kontos, ChrisChris Kontos LW/C 4 1 0 1 4 -3 0 0 0
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner LW 5 0 1 1 28 -6 0 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Guay, PaulPaul Guay RW 4 0 1 1 8 -1 0 0 0
Kennedy, DeanDean Kennedy D 4 0 1 1 10 4 0 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 3 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 5 0 0 0 16 -3 0 0 0
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
English, JohnJohn English D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Germain, EricEric Germain D 1 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Hammond, KenKen Hammond D 2 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy G 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phair, LyleLyle Phair LW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Playfair, LarryLarry Playfair D 3 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Sykes, PhilPhil Sykes LW 4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Healy, GlennGlenn Healy 240 4 1 3 20 5.00 0 128 108 .844
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 60 1 0 1 9 9.00 0 50 41 .820
Team: 300 5 1 4 29 5.80 0 178 149 .837

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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;

Defencemen

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Steve Duchesne 71 16 39 55 109
Mark Hardy 61 6 22 28 99
Jay Wells 58 2 23 25 159

Awards and records

Transactions

Roster

Draft picks

Farm teams

See also

References

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