1991-92 NHL season

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The 1991–92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. Twenty-two teams each played 80 games. The Stanley Cup winners were the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won the best of seven series 4–0 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The championship was the second in a row for the Penguins.

Regular season[change | change source]

Final standings[change | change source]

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against

Wales Conference[change | change source]

Adams Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Montreal Canadiens 80 41 28 11 93 267 207
Boston Bruins 80 36 32 12 84 270 275
Buffalo Sabres 80 31 37 12 74 289 299
Hartford Whalers 80 26 41 13 65 247 283
Quebec Nordiques 80 20 48 12 52 255 318
Patrick Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
New York Rangers 80 50 25 5 105 321 246
Washington Capitals 80 45 27 8 98 330 275
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 39 32 9 87 343 308
New Jersey Devils 80 38 31 11 87 289 259
New York Islanders 80 34 35 11 79 291 299
Philadelphia Flyers 80 32 37 11 75 252 273

Campbell Conference[change | change source]

Norris Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Detroit Red Wings 80 43 25 12 98 320 256
Chicago Blackhawks 80 36 29 15 87 257 236
St. Louis Blues 80 36 33 11 83 279 266
Minnesota North Stars 80 32 42 6 70 246 278
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 30 43 7 67 234 294
Smythe Division GP W L T Pts GF GA
Vancouver Canucks 80 42 26 12 96 285 250
Los Angeles Kings 80 35 31 14 84 287 296
Edmonton Oilers 80 36 34 10 82 295 297
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 32 15 81 251 244
Calgary Flames 80 31 37 12 74 296 305
San Jose Sharks 80 17 58 5 39 219 359

Scoring leaders[change | change source]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh 64 44 87 131
Kevin Stevens Pittsburgh 80 54 69 123
Wayne Gretzky Los Angeles 74 31 90 121
Brett Hull St. Louis 73 70 39 109
Luc Robitaille Los Angeles 80 44 63 107
Mark Messier NY Rangers 79 35 72 107
Jeremy Roenick Chicago 80 53 50 103
Steve Yzerman Detroit 79 45 58 103
Brian Leetch NY Rangers 80 22 80 102
Adam Oates St. Louis/Boston 80 20 79 99

Leading goaltenders[change | change source]

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Regular Season
Player Team GP TOI W L T GA SO Sv% GAA
Patrick Roy Montreal 67 3935 36 22 8 155 5 .914 2.36
Ed Belfour Chicago 52 2928 21 18 10 132 5 .894 2.70
Kirk McLean Vancouver 65 3852 38 17 9 176 5 .901 2.74
John Vanbiesbrouck NY Rangers 45 2526 27 13 3 120 2 .910 2.85
Bob Essensa Winnipeg 47 2627 21 17 6 126 5 .910 2.88

Stanley Cup playoffs[change | change source]

Note: All dates in 1992

Playoff bracket[change | change source]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Montreal 4  
4  Hartford 3  
  1  Montreal 0  
 
  2  Boston 4  
2  Boston 4
3  Buffalo 3  
  P3  Pittsburgh 4  
Prince of Wales Conference
  A2  Boston 0  
1  NY Rangers 4  
4  New Jersey 3  
  1  NY Rangers 2
 
  3  Pittsburgh 4  
2  Washington 3
3  Pittsburgh 4  
  P3  Pittsburgh 4
  N2  Chicago 0
1  Detroit 4  
4  Minnesota 3  
  1  Detroit 0
 
  2  Chicago 4  
2  Chicago 4
3  St. Louis 2  
  N2  Chicago 4
Clarence Campbell Conference
  S3  Edmonton 0  
1  Vancouver 4  
4  Winnipeg 3  
  1  Vancouver 2
 
  3  Edmonton 4  
2  Los Angeles 2
3  Edmonton 4  

Division semi-finals[change | change source]

Wales Conference[change | change source]

Montreal vs. Hartford
Date Away Home
April 19 Hartford 0 2 Montreal
April 21 Hartford 2 5 Montreal
April 23 Montreal 2 5 Hartford
April 25 Montreal 1 3 Hartford
April 27 Hartford 4 7 Montreal
April 29 Montreal 1 2 Hartford OT
May 1 Hartford 2 3 Montreal 2OT
Montreal wins series 4–3
Boston vs. Buffalo
Date Away Home
April 19 Buffalo 3 2 Boston
April 21 Buffalo 2 3 Boston OT
April 23 Boston 3 2 Buffalo
April 25 Boston 5 4 Buffalo OT
April 27 Buffalo 2 0 Boston
April 29 Boston 3 9 Buffalo
May 1 Buffalo 2 3 Boston
Boston wins series 4–3
NY Rangers vs. New Jersey
Date Away Home
April 19 New Jersey 1 2 NY Rangers
April 21 New Jersey 7 3 NY Rangers
April 23 NY Rangers 1 3 New Jersey
April 25 NY Rangers 3 0 New Jersey
April 27 New Jersey 5 8 NY Rangers
April 29 NY Rangers 3 5 New Jersey
May 1 New Jersey 4 8 NY Rangers
NY Rangers wins series 4–3
Washington vs. Pittsburgh
Date Away Home
April 19 Pittsburgh 1 3 Washington
April 21 Pittsburgh 2 6 Washington
April 23 Washington 4 6 Pittsburgh
April 25 Washington 7 2 Pittsburgh
April 27 Pittsburgh 5 2 Washington
April 29 Washington 4 6 Pittsburgh
May 1 Pittsburgh 3 1 Washington
Pittsburgh wins series 4–3

Campbell Conference[change | change source]

Detroit vs. Minnesota
Date Away Home
April 18 Minnesota 4 3 Detroit
April 20 Minnesota 4 2 Detroit
April 22 Detroit 5 4 Minnesota OT
April 24 Detroit 4 5 Minnesota
April 26 Minnesota 0 3 Detroit
April 28 Detroit 1 0 Minnesota OT
April 30 Minnesota 2 5 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–3
Chicago vs. St. Louis
Date Away Home
April 18 St. Louis 1 3 Chicago
April 20 St. Louis 5 3 Chicago
April 22 Chicago 4 5 St. Louis 2OT
April 24 Chicago 5 3 St. Louis
April 26 St. Louis 4 6 Chicago
April 28 Chicago 2 1 St. Louis
Chicago wins series 4–2
Vancouver vs. Winnipeg
Date Away Home
April 18 Winnipeg 3 2 Vancouver
April 20 Winnipeg 2 3 Vancouver
April 22 Vancouver 2 4 Winnipeg
April 24 Vancouver 1 3 Winnipeg
April 26 Winnipeg 2 8 Vancouver
April 28 Vancouver 8 3 Winnipeg
April 30 Winnipeg 0 5 Vancouver
Vancouver wins series 4–3
Los Angeles vs. Edmonton
Date Away Home
April 18 Edmonton 3 1 Los Angeles
April 20 Edmonton 5 8 Los Angeles
April 22 Los Angeles 3 4 Edmonton
April 24 Los Angeles 4 3 Edmonton
April 26 Edmonton 5 2 Los Angeles
April 28 Los Angeles 0 3 Edmonton
Edmonton wins series 4–2

Division Finals[change | change source]

Wales Conference
Montreal vs. Boston
Date Away Home
May 3 Boston 6 4 Montreal
May 5 Boston 3 2 Montreal OT
May 7 Montreal 2 3 Boston
May 9 Montreal 0 2 Boston
Boston win series 4–0
NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
Date Away Home
May 3 Pittsburgh 4 2 NY Rangers
May 5 Pittsburgh 2 4 NY Rangers
May 7 NY Rangers 6 5 Pittsburgh OT
May 9 NY Rangers 4 5 Pittsburgh OT
May 11 Pittsburgh 3 2 NY Rangers
May 13 NY Rangers 1 5 Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh wins series 4–2
Campbell Conference
Detroit vs. Chicago
Date Away Home
May 2 Chicago 2 1 Detroit
May 4 Chicago 3 1 Detroit
May 6 Detroit 4 5 Chicago
May 8 Detroit 0 1 Chicago
Chicago wins series 4–0
Vancouver vs. Edmonton
Date Away Home
May 3 Edmonton 4 3 Vancouver OT
May 4 Edmonton 0 4 Vancouver
May 6 Vancouver 2 5 Edmonton
May 8 Vancouver 2 3 Edmonton
May 10 Edmonton 3 4 Vancouver
May 12 Vancouver 0 3 Edmonton
Edmonton wins series 4–2

Conference Finals[change | change source]

Wales Conference
Pittsburgh vs. Boston
Date Away Home
May 17 Boston 3 4 Pittsburgh OT
May 19 Boston 2 5 Pittsburgh
May 21 Pittsburgh 5 1 Boston
May 21 Pittsburgh 5 1 Boston
Pittsburgh wins series 4–0
and Prince of Wales Trophy
Campbell Conference
Chicago vs. Edmonton
Date Away Home
May 16 Edmonton 2 8 Chicago
May 18 Edmonton 2 4 Chicago
May 20 Chicago 4 3 Edmonton OT
May 22 Chicago 5 1 Edmonton
Chicago wins series 4–0 and
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Finals[change | change source]

Pittsburgh vs. Chicago
Date Away Home
May 26 Chicago 4 5 Pittsburgh
May 28 Chicago 1 3 Pittsburgh
May 30 Pittsburgh 1 0 Chicago
June 1 Pittsburgh 6 5 Chicago
Pittsburgh wins series 4–0
and Stanley Cup
Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

NHL Awards[change | change source]

Presidents' Trophy: New York Rangers
Prince of Wales Trophy: Pittsburgh Penguins
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Chicago Blackhawks
Art Ross Memorial Trophy: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Mark Fitzpatrick, New York Islanders
Calder Memorial Trophy: Pavel Bure, Vancouver Canucks
Conn Smythe Trophy: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Guy Carbonneau, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Trophy: Mark Messier, New York Rangers
Jack Adams Award: Pat Quinn, Vancouver Canucks
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Brian Leetch, New York Rangers
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles Kings
Lester B. Pearson Award: Mark Messier, New York Rangers
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Paul Ysebaert, Detroit Red Wings
Vezina Trophy: Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens
William M. Jennings Trophy: Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens
Lester Patrick Trophy: Al Arbour, Art Berglund, Lou Lamoriello

All-Star teams[change | change source]

First Team   Position   Second Team
Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens G Kirk McLean, Vancouver Canucks
Brian Leetch, New York Rangers D Phil Housley, Winnipeg Jets
Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins D Scott Stevens, New Jersey Devils
Mark Messier, New York Rangers C Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins
Brett Hull, St. Louis Blues RW Mark Recchi, PIT/PHI
Kevin Stevens, Pittsburgh Penguins LW Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings

Throwback Uniforms[change | change source]

As part of the NHL's 75th anniversary celebration, throwback uniforms were worn by Original Six teams for select games, and throwbacks were also worn for the All-Star Game.

The uniform styles that were worn include: Boston Bruins - circa 1933 Chicago Blackhawks - circa 1940 Detroit Red Wings - circa 1928 Montreal Canadiens - circa 1926 New York Rangers - circa 1940 Toronto Maple Leafs - circa 1940 Wales All-Stars - white All-Star jersey circa 1952 Campbell All-Stars - red All-Star jersey circa 1952

The throwback uniforms would have an impact on future seasons in the NHL, as several teams adopted throwbacks as alternate jerseys. The National Football League and National Basketball Association would follow the NHL's lead, with teams wearing throwbacks to celebrate their leagues' 75th and 50th anniversaries, respectively.

First games[change | change source]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1991–92 (listed with their first team, stars(*) mark start in playoffs):

Last games[change | change source]

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1991–92 (listed with their last team):

References[change | change source]