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National Hockey League (NHL) 1997 - 98 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1997 - 98 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
New Jersey Devils 82 48 23 11 0 107 225 166
Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 0 95 242 193
Washington Capitals 82 40 30 12 0 92 219 202
New York Islanders 82 30 41 11 0 71 212 225
New York Rangers 82 25 39 18 0 68 197 231
Florida Panthers 82 24 43 15 0 63 203 256
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 17 55 10 0 44 151 269
Northeast Division
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 40 24 18 0 98 228 188
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 0 91 221 194
Buffalo Sabres 82 36 29 17 0 89 211 187
Montreal Canadiens 82 37 32 13 0 87 235 208
Ottawa Senators 82 34 33 15 0 83 193 200
Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 41 8 0 74 200 219
Central Division
Dallas Stars 82 49 22 11 0 109 242 167
Detroit Red Wings 82 44 23 15 0 103 250 196
St. Louis Blues 82 45 29 8 0 98 256 204
Phoenix Coyotes 82 35 35 12 0 82 224 227
Chicago Blackhawks 82 30 39 13 0 73 192 199
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 43 9 0 69 194 237
Pacific Division
Colorado Avalanche 82 39 26 17 0 95 231 205
Los Angeles Kings 82 38 33 11 0 87 227 225
Edmonton Oilers 82 35 37 10 0 80 215 224
San Jose Sharks 82 34 38 10 0 78 210 216
Calgary Flames 82 26 41 15 0 67 217 252
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 26 43 13 0 65 205 261
Vancouver Canucks 82 25 43 14 0 64 224 273

National Hockey League (NHL) 1997 - 98 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1997 - 98 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Ottawa Senators defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Dallas Stars defeated San Jose Sharks in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Edmonton Oilers defeated Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Phoenix Coyotes in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
St. Louis Blues defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated Ottawa Senators in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Dallas Stars defeated Edmonton Oilers in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated St. Louis Blues in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Washington Capitals defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Dallas Stars in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 0 - 0

1997 - 98 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Steve Yzerman (Captain), Doug Brown, Mathieu Dandenault, Kris Draper, Andres Eriksson, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov, Brent Gilchrist, Kevin Hodson, Tomas Holmstrom,Micheal Knuble, Joey Kocur, Vladimir Konstantinov, Vyacheslav Kozlov, Martin Lapointe. Igor Larionov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jamie Macoun, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Dmitri Mironov, Larry Murphy, Chris Osgood, Bob Rouse, Brendan Shanahan, Aaron Ward Staff: Mike Ilitch, (Owner/Chairman), Marian Ilitch (Owner), Atanas Ilitch (Vice President), Christopher Ilitch, (Vice President), Denise Ilitch, Ronald Ilitch, Micheal Ilitch Jr., Lisa Ilitch Murray, Carole Ilitch Trepeck, Jim Devellano, (Senior Vice Preseident), Scotty Bowman (Head Coach), Ken Holland (General Manager), Don Waddell, (Assistant General Manager), Barry Smith (Associate Coach), Dave Lewis (Associate Coach), Jim Bedard (Goaltending Consultant), Jim Nill (Director of Player Development), Dan Belisle (Pro Scout), Mark Howe (Pro Scout), Hakan Andersson (Director of European Scouting), Mark Leach (USA Scout), Moe McDonnell (Eastern Scout), Bruce Haralson (Western Scout), John Wharton (Athletic Trainer), Paul Boyer (Equipment Manager), Tim Abbott (Assistant Equipment Manager), Bob Huddleston (Messeur), Sergei Mnatsakonov (Messeur), Wally Crossman (Dressing Room Assistant)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1997 - 98 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Detroit Red Wings 22 16 6 0 75 49 334
Detroit Red Wings 22 16 6 0 75 49 334
Washington Capitals 21 12 9 0 53 44 319
Washington Capitals 21 12 9 0 53 44 319
Buffalo Sabres 15 10 5 0 46 32 268
Dallas Stars 17 10 7 0 36 32 300
Dallas Stars 17 10 7 0 36 32 300
Buffalo Sabres 15 10 5 0 46 32 268
St. Louis Blues 10 6 4 0 29 31 185
St. Louis Blues 10 6 4 0 29 31 185
Ottawa Senators 11 5 6 0 20 30 135
Edmonton Oilers 12 5 7 0 24 25 245
Ottawa Senators 11 5 6 0 20 30 135
Edmonton Oilers 12 5 7 0 24 25 245
Montreal Canadiens 10 4 6 0 28 32 148
Montreal Canadiens 10 4 6 0 28 32 148
Colorado Avalanche 7 3 4 0 16 19 209
Colorado Avalanche 7 3 4 0 16 19 209
Pittsburgh Penguins 6 2 4 0 15 18 70
San Jose Sharks 6 2 4 0 12 16 152
New Jersey Devils 6 2 4 0 12 13 92
Phoenix Coyotes 6 2 4 0 18 24 127
Boston Bruins 6 2 4 0 13 15 75
New Jersey Devils 6 2 4 0 12 13 92
Phoenix Coyotes 6 2 4 0 18 24 127
Pittsburgh Penguins 6 2 4 0 15 18 70
San Jose Sharks 6 2 4 0 12 16 152
Boston Bruins 6 2 4 0 13 15 75
Philadelphia Flyers 5 1 4 0 9 18 90
Philadelphia Flyers 5 1 4 0 9 18 90
Los Angeles Kings 4 0 4 0 8 16 108
Los Angeles Kings 4 0 4 0 8 16 108


Most Goals 1997 - 98 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Peter Bondra Washington Capitals52
Teemu Selanne Mighty Ducks of Anaheim52
Pavel Bure Vancouver Canucks51
John LeClair Philadelphia Flyers51
Ziggy Palffy New York Islanders45



Most Goals 1997 - 98 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings10
Martin Lapointe Detroit Red Wings9
Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Senators7
Matthew Barnaby Buffalo Sabres7
Peter Bondra Washington Capitals7

Most Assists 1997 - 98 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Wayne Gretzky New York Rangers67
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins67
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche66
Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins62
Adam Oates Washington Capitals58

Most Assists 1997 - 98 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings18
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings13
Andrei Nikolishin Washington Capitals13
Tomas Holmstrom Detroit Red Wings12
Larry Murphy Detroit Red Wings12

Most Points 1997 - 98 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins3567102
Peter Forsberg Colorado Avalanche256691
Pavel Bure Vancouver Canucks513990
Wayne Gretzky New York Rangers236790
Ron Francis Pittsburgh Penguins256287

Most Points 1997 - 98 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Steve Yzerman Detroit Red Wings61824
Sergei Fedorov Detroit Red Wings101020
Tomas Holmstrom Detroit Red Wings71219
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings61319
Joe Juneau Washington Capitals71017

Most Penalty Minutes 1997 - 98 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Donald Brashear Vancouver Canucks372
Tie Domi Toronto Maple Leafs365
Krzysztof Oliwa New Jersey Devils295
Paul Laus Florida Panthers293
Rich Pilon New York Islanders291

Plus/Minus Rating 1997 - 98 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Paul Ysebaert Tampa Bay Lightning-43
Alex Selivanov Tampa Bay Lightning-38
Mikael Renberg Tampa Bay Lightning-37
Brian Leetch New York Rangers-36
Bryan Berard New York Islanders-32

1997 - 98 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 - Rob Blake - Los Angeles Kings

1997 - 98 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 - Dominik Hasek - Buffalo Sabres

1997 - 98 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 - Jaromir Jagr - Pittsburgh Penguins

1997 - 98 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 - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

1997 - 98 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 - Jere Lehtinen - Dallas Stars

1997 - 98 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 - Sergei Samsonov - Boston Bruins

1997 - 98 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 - Dominik Hasek - Buffalo Sabres

1997 - 98 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 - Ron Francis - Pittsburgh Penguins

1997 - 98 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 - Jamie McLennan - St. Louis Blues

1997 - 98 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 - Dominik Hasek - Buffalo Sabres

1997 - 98 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 - Chris Pronger - St. Louis Blues

1997 - 98 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 - Rob Blake - D - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Team - Peter Forsberg - C - Colorado Avalanche
NHL All-Star Team - Dominik Hasek - G - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Team - Jaromir Jagr - R - Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL All-Star Team - John LeClair - L - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - Nicklas Lidstrom - D - Detroit Red Wings

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Martin Brodeur - G - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Second Team - Wayne Gretzky - C - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Scott Niedermayer - D - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Second Team - Chris Pronger - D - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Second Team - Teemu Selanne - R - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
NHL All-Star Second Team - Keith Tkachuk - L - Phoenix Coyotes

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