This Year in Edmonton Oilers’ History: 1987-1988

The Great One Meets the Odd One

The 1988 Stanley Cup Finals was between the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins, and the Oilers won the series 4–0 in five games. How can a five game series be won by one team 4-0? This is where the “odd one” comes in. Game four in Boston was abandoned due to technical problems at the Boston Garden with the score tied 3–3 and replayed, with the Oilers prevailing.

The Oilers, although they dominated the Stanley Cup finals, didn’t even win their own division that year. In 1987-8 season, the Smythe Division was won by Calgary with a 48-23-9 record and the Oil finished 44-25-11. And the Oilers, even with such a potent offence, were outscored during the regular season, when the Flames scored 397 goals to 363 goals for the Great One and teammates.

The following trivia questions test your knowledge of this great season in Edmonton Oiler history.

Question One: Who led the Oilers in points scoring?

It is pretty obvious that the Great One was in his prime and, although Wayne missed 16 games in the 1987-88 season, he led the team with 149 points. But match the following Oilers with their points scoring totals.

111, 96, 88, 74

Glenn Anderson
Esa Tikkanen
Jari Kurri
Mark Messier

Question Two: Who lead the Oilers in goals in 1987-88?

(a) Wayne Gretzky
(b) Mark Messier
(c) Craig Simpson
(d) Jari Kurri

Question Three: Which of these players were NOT on the Oilers roster in 1987-88?

(a) Craig Muni
(b) Paul Coffey
(c) Kevin McClelland
(d) Lee Fogolin
(e)Geoff Courtnall

The first comment below with all 3 correct answers will receive Oilers Insider swag. Make sure you leave a way for us to directly message you in you are in fact the correct response.


messier, kurri, anderson, esa
randy 780 993 6631

July 19, 2009 at 10:32 PM comment-delete

to anonymous above.. close on two out of three, but not quite.

July 19, 2009 at 10:41 PM comment-delete

Fogolin wasnt there either randy again

July 19, 2009 at 10:43 PM comment-delete

You are getting much closer. You've almost got the whole thing completed.

July 19, 2009 at 10:44 PM comment-delete

# 2 was kurri and simpson with 43

July 19, 2009 at 10:48 PM comment-delete

Question 1) Glenn Anderson 88 Pts
Esa Tikkanen 74 Pts
Jari Kurri 96 Pts
Mark Messier 111 Pts
Question 2) Tied with 43 goals Craig Simpson and Jari Kurri
Question 3) Paul Coffey & Lee Fogolin did not play in 87-88 season with the Oilers.

Contact: Justin

July 19, 2009 at 10:50 PM comment-delete

Congrats to you both. The fact that you were able to answer correctly within mere minutes of the post deserves some free swag.

If you email the with your contact information, we will send it out in the mail for you.

Thanks for playing.


Oilers Insider

July 19, 2009 at 10:52 PM comment-delete

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July 19, 2009 at 10:54 PM comment-delete

lol, that other Anonymous was me as well, randy

July 19, 2009 at 11:03 PM comment-delete

It's all good Randy. We had both yourself and another entry going back and forth answering the question almost at the exact same time.

I've got no issues giving you both a freebie.

July 19, 2009 at 11:28 PM comment-delete

sorry man, i guess i was a little cunfused there, i must be tired, lol. go oil

July 19, 2009 at 11:54 PM comment-delete

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