1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks season

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1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 5th Central
1997–98 record 30–39–13
Goals for 192
Goals against 199
Team information
General Manager Bob Murray
Coach Craig Hartsburg
Captain Chris Chelios
Team leaders
<1996–97 1998–99>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Blackhawks were shut out a league-high 11 times, tied with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Tampa Bay Lightning. With the 10 shutouts that Blackhawks goaltenders recorded, a total of 21 of Chicago's 82 regular-season games ended in a shutout. The Blackhawks also tied the Florida Panthers, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins for the most short-handed goals allowed, with 16.[1][2]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Dallas Stars 82 49 22 11 242 167 109
2 3 Detroit Red Wings 82 44 23 15 250 196 103
3 4 St. Louis Blues 82 45 29 8 256 204 98
4 7 Phoenix Coyotes 82 35 35 12 224 227 82
5 9 Chicago Blackhawks 82 30 39 13 192 199 73
6 12 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 43 9 194 237 69


Western Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Dallas Stars CEN 82 49 22 11 242 167 109
2 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 44 23 15 250 196 103
3 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 45 29 8 256 204 98
4 Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 39 26 17 231 205 95
5 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 38 33 11 227 225 87
6 Phoenix Coyotes CEN 82 35 35 12 224 227 82
7 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 35 37 10 215 224 80
8 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 34 38 10 210 216 78
9 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 30 39 13 192 199 73
10 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 30 43 9 194 237 69
11 Calgary Flames PAC 82 26 41 15 217 252 67
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 26 43 13 205 261 65
13 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 25 43 14 224 273 64

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 1, 1997 2–6 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 0–1–0
2 L October 4, 1997 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1997 1–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 0–3–0
4 L October 10, 1997 0–7 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 0–4–0
5 L October 13, 1997 1–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 0–5–0
6 L October 15, 1997 0–2 Washington Capitals (1997–98) 0–6–0
7 L October 17, 1997 0–2 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 0–7–0
8 W October 19, 1997 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 1–7–0
9 W October 22, 1997 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 2–7–0
10 L October 24, 1997 0–2 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 2–8–0
11 L October 26, 1997 2–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 2–9–0
12 L October 27, 1997 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 2–10–0
13 W October 29, 1997 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 3–10–0
14 W October 31, 1997 5–3 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 4–10–0
15 W November 2, 1997 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 5–10–0
16 W November 6, 1997 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 6–10–0
17 W November 8, 1997 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 7–10–0
18 T November 10, 1997 1–1 OT Calgary Flames (1997–98) 7–10–1
19 L November 11, 1997 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 7–11–1
20 L November 13, 1997 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 7–12–1
21 T November 16, 1997 3–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 7–12–2
22 W November 19, 1997 4–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 8–12–2
23 L November 20, 1997 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 8–13–2
24 W November 22, 1997 5–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 9–13–2
25 T November 25, 1997 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 9–13–3
26 T November 27, 1997 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 9–13–4
27 W November 29, 1997 3–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 10–13–4
28 L December 4, 1997 1–2 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 10–14–4
29 T December 7, 1997 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 10–14–5
30 T December 10, 1997 3–3 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 10–14–6
31 L December 12, 1997 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 10–15–6
32 L December 14, 1997 1–2 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 10–16–6
33 L December 16, 1997 3–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 10–17–6
34 T December 17, 1997 0–0 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 10–17–7
35 W December 20, 1997 5–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 11–17–7
36 L December 22, 1997 0–1 Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 11–18–7
37 W December 26, 1997 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 12–18–7
38 W December 28, 1997 2–0 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 13–18–7
39 W December 30, 1997 6–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 14–18–7
40 T January 1, 1998 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 14–18–8
41 W January 4, 1998 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 15–18–8
42 T January 5, 1998 1–1 OT Calgary Flames (1997–98) 15–18–9
43 L January 9, 1998 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 15–19–9
44 W January 10, 1998 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 16–19–9
45 W January 12, 1998 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 17–19–9
46 W January 14, 1998 4–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 18–19–9
47 L January 15, 1998 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 18–20–9
48 W January 20, 1998 5–2 New York Islanders (1997–98) 19–20–9
49 L January 22, 1998 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 19–21–9
50 W January 24, 1998 5–4 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 20–21–9
51 W January 29, 1998 3–0 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 21–21–9
52 L January 31, 1998 0–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 21–22–9
53 L February 1, 1998 3–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 21–23–9
54 W February 3, 1998 4–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 22–23–9
55 L February 5, 1998 2–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 22–24–9
56 L February 7, 1998 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 22–25–9
57 L February 26, 1998 4–7 Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 22–26–9
58 W February 28, 1998 4–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 23–26–9
59 T March 1, 1998 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1997–98) 23–26–10
60 L March 3, 1998 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 23–27–10
61 T March 5, 1998 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 23–27–11
62 W March 7, 1998 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 24–27–11
63 L March 9, 1998 3–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 24–28–11
64 L March 12, 1998 0–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 24–29–11
65 L March 14, 1998 0–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 24–30–11
66 W March 15, 1998 8–4 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 25–30–11
67 W March 17, 1998 5–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 26–30–11
68 W March 19, 1998 1–0 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 27–30–11
69 W March 22, 1998 1–0 Boston Bruins (1997–98) 28–30–11
70 T March 23, 1998 5–5 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 28–30–12
71 L March 25, 1998 2–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 28–31–12
72 W March 27, 1998 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 29–31–12
73 L March 29, 1998 0–4 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 29–32–12
74 L March 31, 1998 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 29–33–12
75 W April 2, 1998 2–1 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 30–33–12
76 L April 4, 1998 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 30–34–12
77 L April 5, 1998 1–2 OT New York Rangers (1997–98) 30–35–12
78 L April 9, 1998 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 30–36–12
79 L April 12, 1998 1–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 30–37–12
80 L April 15, 1998 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 30–38–12
81 T April 16, 1998 1–1 OT New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 30–38–13
82 L April 18, 1998 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 30–39–13

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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