1985–86 NHL season

The NHL 1985/86 season was the 69th season in the National Hockey League. 21 teams each played 80 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Canadiens after a 4-1 victory in the final series against the Calgary Flames. In Division Finals Calgary stopped the Edmonton Oilers in seven games. Previously, the Oilers were again dominated the regular season, so the NHL even changed the rules. Frequently Edmonton had tried that a player had by both teams to the penalty box, the playful to strong Oilers Gretzky could now take advantage of the extra space on the ice gates at 4 against 4. Had now from both teams at the same time, a player on the penalty bench, they played more with unchanged team strength. This rule change has been referred to as " Lex Gretzky ". Gretzky also managed only 52 goals. His incredible 163 assists, but had to be alone enough to topscorer, and are to this day a valid record, just like the 215 points. That would have also thought of Bobby Orr's 46 goals as a defender. Paul Coffey put it another two and hit 48 times. Orr's point record of 139 Coffey missed by one point. In addition to these highlights, there were also sad this season. Philadelphia goalie Pelle Lindbergh celebrated with his teammates the tenth consecutive victory Sozzled and then drove his Porsche home. With 2.4 per mil he drove at 60 km / h against a wall and did not survive the accident.

  • 2.1 Round 1 2.1.1 Wales Conference
  • 2.1.2 Campbell Conference
  • 2.2.1 Wales Conference
  • 2.2.2 Campbell Conference

Regular Season

Statements Tables

Abbreviations: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Wales Conference

Campbell Conference

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

All games were held in 1986

Round 1

Wales Conference

Campbell Conference

Round 2

Wales Conference

Campbell Conference

Round 3 ( Conference Finals )

Stanley Cup Final

Stanley Cup winner

Goalkeepers: Doug Soetaert, Patrick Roy

Defender: Chris Chelios, Gaston Gingras, Rick Green, John Kordic, Mike Lalor, Craig Ludwig, Tom Kurvers, Larry Robinson, Petr Svoboda

Attacker: Serge Boisvert, Guy Carbonneau, Kjell Dahlin, Lucien DeBlois, Bob Gainey, Claude Lemieux, David Maley, Mike McPhee, Mats Naslund, Chris Nilan, Stéphane Richer, Steve Rooney, Brian Skrudland, Bobby Smith, Mario Tremblay, Ryan Walter

Head Coach: Jean Perron General Manager Serge Savard

Best scorer in the playoffs

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

NHL Awards