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National Hockey League (NHL) 1990 - 91 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1990 - 91 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Norris Division
Chicago Blackhawks 80 49 23 8 0 106 284 211
St. Louis Blues 80 47 22 11 0 105 310 250
Detroit Red Wings 80 34 38 8 0 76 273 298
Minnesota North Stars 80 27 39 14 0 68 256 266
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 23 46 11 0 57 241 318
Smythe Division
Los Angeles Kings 80 46 24 10 0 102 340 254
Calgary Flames 80 46 26 8 0 100 344 263
Edmonton Oilers 80 37 37 6 0 80 272 272
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 43 9 0 65 243 315
Winnipeg Jets 80 26 43 11 0 63 260 288
Adams Division
Boston Bruins 80 44 24 12 0 100 299 264
Montreal Canadiens 80 39 30 11 0 89 273 249
Buffalo Sabres 80 31 30 19 0 81 292 278
Hartford Whalers 80 31 38 11 0 73 238 276
Quebec Nordiques 80 16 50 14 0 46 236 354
Patrick Division
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 41 33 6 0 88 342 305
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 0 85 297 265
Washington Capitals 80 37 36 7 0 81 258 258
New Jersey Devils 80 32 33 15 0 79 272 264
Philadelphia Flyers 80 33 37 10 0 76 252 267
New York Islanders 80 25 45 10 0 60 223 290

National Hockey League (NHL) 1990 - 91 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1990 - 91 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Bruins defeated Hartford Whalers in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated New Jersey Devils in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated New York Rangers in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated Chicago Blackhawks in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Division Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Calgary Flames in the Division Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Division Final 4 - 3 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Washington Capitals in the Division Final 4 - 1 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated St. Louis Blues in the Division Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Division Final 4 - 2 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Minnesota North Stars defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Conference Final 4 - 1 - 0
Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1990 - 91 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Mario Lemieux (Captain), Paul Coffey, Randy Hillier, Bob Errey, Tom Barrasso, Phil Bourque, Jay Caufield, Ron Francis, Randy Gilhen, Jiri Hrdina, Jaromir Jagr, Grant Jennings, Troy Loney, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy, Jim Paek, Frank Pietrangelo, Barry Pederson, Mark Ricchi, Gordie Roberts, Ulf Samuelsson, Paul Stanton, Kevin Stevens, Peter Tagianetti, Bryan Trottier, Scott Young, Wendall Young Staff: Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (Owner), Marie D. DeBartolo York (President), Paul Martha (Vice President and General Counsel), Craig Patrick (General Manager), Scotty Bowman (Director of Player Development and Recruitment), Bob Johnson (Coach), Rick Kehoe (Assistant Coach), Gilles Meloche (Goaltending Coach and Scout), Rick Paterson (Assistant Coach), Barry Smith (Assistant Coach), Steve Latin (Equipment Manager), Skip Thayer (Trainer), John Welday (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Greg Malone (Scout)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1990 - 91 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Pittsburgh Penguins 24 16 8 0 95 68 571
Pittsburgh Penguins 24 16 8 0 95 68 571
Minnesota North Stars 23 14 9 0 81 75 674
Minnesota North Stars 23 14 9 0 81 75 674
Boston Bruins 19 10 9 0 60 62 439
Boston Bruins 19 10 9 0 60 62 439
Edmonton Oilers 18 9 9 0 57 60 400
Edmonton Oilers 18 9 9 0 57 60 400
Montreal Canadiens 13 7 6 0 47 42 333
Montreal Canadiens 13 7 6 0 47 42 333
Los Angeles Kings 12 6 6 0 46 37 306
Los Angeles Kings 12 6 6 0 46 37 306
St. Louis Blues 13 6 7 0 41 42 421
St. Louis Blues 13 6 7 0 41 42 421
Washington Capitals 11 5 6 0 29 35 328
Washington Capitals 11 5 6 0 29 35 328
Calgary Flames 7 3 4 0 20 22 125
New Jersey Devils 7 3 4 0 21 21 211
Detroit Red Wings 7 3 4 0 20 24 272
Detroit Red Wings 7 3 4 0 20 24 272
New Jersey Devils 7 3 4 0 21 21 211
Calgary Flames 7 3 4 0 20 22 125
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 24 29 221
New York Rangers 6 2 4 0 16 16 183
Vancouver Canucks 6 2 4 0 16 26 154
Hartford Whalers 6 2 4 0 17 24 192
Chicago Blackhawks 6 2 4 0 16 23 278
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 24 29 221
Chicago Blackhawks 6 2 4 0 16 23 278
Vancouver Canucks 6 2 4 0 16 26 154
New York Rangers 6 2 4 0 16 16 183
Hartford Whalers 6 2 4 0 17 24 192


Most Goals 1990 - 91 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues86
Theoren Fleury Calgary Flames51
Cam Neely Boston Bruins51
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings51
Mike Gartner New York Rangers49



Most Goals 1990 - 91 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Kevin Stevens Pittsburgh Penguins17
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins16
Cam Neely Boston Bruins16
Dave Gagner Minnesota North Stars12
Luc Robitaille Los Angeles Kings12

Most Assists 1990 - 91 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings122
Adam Oates St. Louis Blues90
Al MacInnis Calgary Flames75
Raymond Bourque Boston Bruins73
Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins73

Most Assists 1990 - 91 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins28
Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins24
Brian Bellows Minnesota North Stars19
Raymond Bourque Boston Bruins18
Craig Janney Boston Bruins18

Most Points 1990 - 91 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles Kings41122163
Brett Hull St. Louis Blues8645131
Adam Oates St. Louis Blues2590115
Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins4073113
Joe Sakic Quebec Nordiques4861109

Most Points 1990 - 91 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins162844
Mark Recchi Pittsburgh Penguins102434
Kevin Stevens Pittsburgh Penguins171633
Brian Bellows Minnesota North Stars101929
Dave Gagner Minnesota North Stars121527

Most Penalty Minutes 1990 - 91 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Rob Ray Buffalo Sabres350
Mike Peluso Chicago Blackhawks320
Bob Probert Detroit Red Wings315
Gino Odjick Vancouver Canucks296
Craig Berube Philadelphia Flyers293

Plus/Minus Rating 1990 - 91 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Vincent Damphousse Toronto Maple Leafs-31
Joe Cirella Quebec Nordiques-28
Dan Quinn Vancouver Canucks-28
Luke Richardson Toronto Maple Leafs-28
Steven Finn Quebec Nordiques-26

1990 - 91 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Raymond Bourque - Boston Bruins

1990 - 91 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Brett Hull - St. Louis Blues

1990 - 91 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Wayne Gretzky - Los Angeles Kings

1990 - 91 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Ed Belfour - Chicago Blackhawks

1990 - 91 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Dirk Graham - Chicago Blackhawks

1990 - 91 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Ed Belfour - Chicago Blackhawks

1990 - 91 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Ed Belfour - Chicago Blackhawks

1990 - 91 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Wayne Gretzky - Los Angeles Kings

1990 - 91 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Dave Taylor - Los Angeles Kings

1990 - 91 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Brett Hull - St. Louis Blues

1990 - 91 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Theoren Fleury - Calgary Flames
Plus-Minus Award - Marty McSorley - Los Angeles Kings

1990 - 91 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Ed Belfour - G - Chicago Blackhawks
NHL All-Star Team - Raymond Bourque - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Team - Brett Hull - R - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Team - Al MacInnis - D - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Team - Luc Robitaille - L - Los Angeles Kings

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Chris Chelios - D - Chicago Blackhawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Brian Leetch - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Cam Neely - R - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Adam Oates - C - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Second Team - Patrick Roy - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Kevin Stevens - L - Pittsburgh Penguins

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