1998–99 Ottawa Senators season

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1998–99 Ottawa Senators
Northeast Division Champions
Division 1st Northeast
Conference 2nd Eastern
1998–99 record 44–23–15
Home record 22–11–8
Road record 22–12–7
Goals for 239
Goals against 179
Team information
General Manager Rick Dudley
Coach Jacques Martin
Captain Alexei Yashin
Alternate captains Daniel Alfredsson
Wade Redden
Arena Corel Centre
Average attendance 17,219 per game (705,990 total)
Team leaders
Goals Alexei Yashin (44)
Assists Alexei Yashin (50)
Points Alexei Yashin (94)
Penalties in minutes Vaclav Prospal (58)
Plus/minus Magnus Arvedson (+33)
Wins Damian Rhodes and Ron Tugnutt (22)
Goals against average Ron Tugnutt (1.79)
<1997–98 1999–00>

The 1998–99 Ottawa Senators cracked the 100 point barrier, as they finished with 103 points, and won the Northeast Division for the first time in club history.

Senators head coach Jacques Martin won the Jack Adams Trophy for the first time in his career and in Senators history, while Alexei Yashin, who was named team captain prior to the season, was a finalist for the Hart Trophy after his 94 point season. His 94 points shattered the club record of 79, which Yashin set in the 1993–94 season.

Goaltenders Damian Rhodes and Ron Tugnutt split duties throughout the season, with each goalie winning 22 games, sharing the team record for goaltender victories in a season, while Tugnutt's 1.79 GAA was an NHL low.

The Senators great regular season success did not continue to the playoffs, as the Buffalo Sabres, led by Dominik Hasek, swept the Senators out of the playoffs in 4 games, ending the Senators' season in the first round for the 2nd time in 3 seasons.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 2 Ottawa Senators 82 44 23 15 239 179 892 103
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 30 7 268 231 1095 97
3 6 Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 214 181 1182 91
4 7 Buffalo Sabres 82 37 28 17 207 175 1561 91
5 11 Montreal Canadiens 82 32 39 11 184 209 1299 75

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Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils ATL 82 47 24 11 248 196 105
2 y – Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 23 15 239 179 103
3 y – Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 34 30 18 210 202 86
4 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 30 7 268 231 97
5 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 37 26 19 231 196 93
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 214 181 91
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 37 28 17 207 175 91
8 Pittsburgh Penguins ATL 82 38 30 14 242 225 90
9 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 34 18 210 228 78
10 New York Rangers ATL 82 33 38 11 217 227 77
11 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 32 39 11 184 209 75
12 Washington Capitals SE 82 31 45 6 200 218 68
13 New York Islanders ATL 82 24 48 10 194 244 58
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 19 54 9 179 292 47

Divisions: ATL - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1998 4–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1998 4–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 2–0–0
3 W October 17, 1998 3–1 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 3–0–0
4 L October 21, 1998 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 3–1–0
5 L October 22, 1998 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 3–2–0
6 L October 24, 1998 1–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 3–3–0
7 W October 29, 1998 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 4–3–0
8 W October 31, 1998 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 5–3–0
9 W November 1, 1998 5–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 6–3–0
10 L November 5, 1998 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 6–4–0
11 L November 7, 1998 5–8 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 6–5–0
12 T November 10, 1998 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 6–5–1
13 T November 12, 1998 1–1 OT Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 6–5–2
14 L November 14, 1998 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 6–6–2
15 T November 15, 1998 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 6–6–3
16 W November 20, 1998 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 7–6–3
17 W November 21, 1998 4–1 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 8–6–3
18 W November 23, 1998 4–3 Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 9–6–3
19 W November 26, 1998 4–1 New York Islanders (1998–99) 10–6–3
20 L November 28, 1998 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 10–7–3
21 W December 1, 1998 3–1 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 11–7–3
22 W December 3, 1998 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 12–7–3
23 L December 5, 1998 1–2 New York Rangers (1998–99) 12–8–3
24 W December 8, 1998 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 13–8–3
25 L December 9, 1998 5–6 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 13–9–3
26 L December 12, 1998 0–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 13–10–3
27 L December 17, 1998 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 13–11–3
28 W December 18, 1998 5–1 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 14–11–3
29 L December 20, 1998 2–3 Dallas Stars (1998–99) 14–12–3
30 W December 23, 1998 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 15–12–3
31 L December 26, 1998 1–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 15–13–3
32 T December 28, 1998 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 15–13–4
33 W December 30, 1998 3–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 16–13–4
34 W January 1, 1999 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 17–13–4
35 W January 2, 1999 6–0 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 18–13–4
36 T January 4, 1999 4–4 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 18–13–5
37 W January 6, 1999 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 19–13–5
38 W January 8, 1999 5–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 20–13–5
39 W January 10, 1999 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 21–13–5
40 W January 11, 1999 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 22–13–5
41 W January 14, 1999 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 23–13–5
42 T January 16, 1999 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 23–13–6
43 L January 18, 1999 0–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 23–14–6
44 W January 19, 1999 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 24–14–6
45 W January 21, 1999 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 25–14–6
46 L January 26, 1999 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 25–15–6
47 W January 30, 1999 9–2 New York Islanders (1998–99) 26–15–6
48 W February 1, 1999 1–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 27–15–6
49 T February 3, 1999 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 27–15–7
50 W February 6, 1999 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 28–15–7
51 T February 9, 1999 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 28–15–8
52 L February 11, 1999 1–3 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 28–16–8
53 W February 13, 1999 2–1 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 29–16–8
54 W February 15, 1999 6–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 30–16–8
55 W February 18, 1999 2–0 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 31–16–8
56 W February 20, 1999 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 32–16–8
57 L February 23, 1999 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 32–17–8
58 W February 25, 1999 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 33–17–8
59 L February 27, 1999 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 33–18–8
60 W March 2, 1999 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 34–18–8
61 W March 4, 1999 5–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 35–18–8
62 W March 6, 1999 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 36–18–8
63 W March 8, 1999 9–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 37–18–8
64 W March 10, 1999 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 38–18–8
65 L March 13, 1999 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 38–19–8
66 L March 15, 1999 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 38–20–8
67 T March 17, 1999 2–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 38–20–9
68 W March 19, 1999 2–1 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 39–20–9
69 W March 20, 1999 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 40–20–9
70 L March 24, 1999 0–3 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 40–21–9
71 T March 26, 1999 1–1 OT San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 40–21–10
72 W March 27, 1999 7–3 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 41–21–10
73 W March 30, 1999 6–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 42–21–10
74 T April 1, 1999 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 42–21–11
75 W April 3, 1999 6–4 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 43–21–11
76 T April 5, 1999 4–4 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 43–21–12
77 L April 7, 1999 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 43–22–12
78 W April 8, 1999 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 44–22–12
79 T April 10, 1999 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 44–22–13
80 L April 12, 1999 0–2 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 44–23–13
81 T April 15, 1999 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1998–99) 44–23–14
82 T April 17, 1999 1–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 44–23–15

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Playoffs[edit]

The Ottawa Senators ended the 1998–99 regular season as the Eastern Conference's second seed.

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (7) Buffalo Sabres[edit]

Buffalo wins series 4–0

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 21 Buffalo 2 – 1 Ottawa 0 – 1
2 April 23 Buffalo 3 – 2 Ottawa 0 – 2
3 April 25 Ottawa 0 – 3 Buffalo 0 – 3
4 April 27 Ottawa 3 – 4 Buffalo 0 – 4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin C 82 44 50 94 54 16 19 0 5
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 77 31 25 56 46 8 7 0 4
Dackell, AndreasAndreas Dackell RW 77 15 35 50 30 9 6 0 3
Arvedson, MagnusMagnus Arvedson LW 80 21 26 47 50 33 0 4 6
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 69 21 16 37 34 1 7 0 6
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal C 79 10 26 36 58 8 2 0 3
York, JasonJason York D 79 4 31 35 48 17 2 0 0
Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson RW 58 11 22 33 14 8 3 0 5
Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk C 81 16 16 32 48 15 0 1 6
Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW 60 15 15 30 37 18 1 0 2
Redden, WadeWade Redden D 72 8 21 29 54 7 3 0 1
Kravchuk, IgorIgor Kravchuk D 79 4 21 25 32 14 3 0 0
Salo, SamiSami Salo D 61 7 12 19 24 20 2 0 1
Van Allen, ShaunShaun Van Allen C 79 6 11 17 30 3 0 1 0
Gardiner, BruceBruce Gardiner RW 59 4 8 12 43 6 0 0 1
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 50 1 11 12 40 18 0 0 0
Traverse, PatrickPatrick Traverse D 46 1 9 10 22 12 0 0 0
Pitlick, LanceLance Pitlick D 50 3 6 9 33 7 0 0 0
Martins, SteveSteve Martins C 36 4 3 7 10 4 1 0 1
Oliver, DavidDavid Oliver RW 17 2 5 7 4 1 0 0 0
Murray, ChrisChris Murray RW 38 1 6 7 65 -2 0 0 0
Phillips, ChrisChris Phillips D 34 3 3 6 32 -5 2 0 0
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 13 3 2 5 10 2 1 0 0
Berg, BillBill Berg LW 44 2 2 4 28 4 0 0 0
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson RW 3 1 1 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes G 45 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 9 0 2 2 6 -1 0 0 0
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 3 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Butsayev, VyacheslavVyacheslav Butsayev C 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Crowe, PhilPhil Crowe LW 8 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Gruden, JohnJohn Gruden D 13 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Sarault, YvesYves Sarault LW 11 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Bicanek, RadimRadim Bicanek D 7 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt G 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 2480 45 22 13 7 101 2.44 3 1060 959 .905
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt 2508 43 22 10 8 75 1.79 3 1005 930 .925
Team: 4988 82 44 23 15 176 2.12 6 2065 1889 .915

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson RW 4 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0
Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson RW 4 1 2 3 4 -1 1 0 0
Redden, WadeWade Redden D 4 1 2 3 2 -1 1 0 0
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 4 2 0 2 6 1 1 0 0
York, JasonJason York D 4 1 1 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW 4 0 2 2 4 1 0 0 0
Arvedson, MagnusMagnus Arvedson LW 3 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Dackell, AndreasAndreas Dackell RW 4 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Berg, BillBill Berg LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk C 4 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gardiner, BruceBruce Gardiner RW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Kravchuk, IgorIgor Kravchuk D 4 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Phillips, ChrisChris Phillips D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Pitlick, LanceLance Pitlick D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal C 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salo, SamiSami Salo D 4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Van Allen, ShaunShaun Van Allen C 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin C 4 0 0 0 10 -4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Rhodes, DamianDamian Rhodes 150 2 0 2 6 2.40 0 65 59 .908
Tugnutt, RonRon Tugnutt 118 2 0 2 6 3.05 0 41 35 .854
Team: 268 4 0 4 12 2.69 0 106 94 .887

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 27, 1998 To San Jose Sharks
Ottawa's eighth-round pick 1999 Entry Draft
To Ottawa Senators
San Jose's eighth-round pick 1998 Entry Draft (Sergei Verenikin)
August 21, 1998 To Chicago Blackhawks
Justin Hocking
To Ottawa Senators
Brian Felsner
November 27, 1998 To New York Rangers
Stan Neckar
To Ottawa Senators
Bill Berg
New York's second-round pick 1999 Entry Draft (Simon Lajeunesse)
March 8, 1999 To Florida Panthers
Ottawa's sixth-round pick 1999 Entry Draft (later traded)
To Ottawa Senators
Vyacheslav Butsayev
March 12, 1999 To Chicago Blackhawks
Radim Bicanek
To Ottawa Senators
Chicago's sixth-round pick 1999 Entry Draft (Martin Prusek)
March 19, 1999 To New York Islanders
future considerations
To Ottawa Senators
Chris Luongo
March 12, 1999 To Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa's fourth-round pick 1999 Entry Draft (Preston Mizzi)
To Ottawa Senators
Ted Donato
March 23, 1999 To New York Islanders
Chris Murray
To Ottawa Senators
Nelson Emerson

Waivers[edit]

No waiver transactions.

Free agents[edit]

Player Former team
David Oliver Houston Aeros (IHL)
John Gruden Detroit Vipers (IHL)
Steve Martins Carolina Hurricanes
John Emmons Michigan K-Wings (IHL)
Andreas Johansson Pittsburgh Penguins
Steve Leach Carolina Hurricanes
Brad Shaw Detroit Vipers (IHL)
Andre Roy Boston Bruins
Player New team
Derek Armstrong New York Rangers
Scott Ferguson Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pat Falloon Edmonton Oilers
Randy Cunneyworth Buffalo Sabres
Sergei Zholtok Montreal Canadiens
Steve Leach Phoenix Coyotes

Expansion draft[edit]

June 26, 1998 To Nashville Predators
Denny Lambert

Source: Ottawa Senators 2008–09 Media Guide. Ottawa Senators. 2008. p. 188. 

Roster[edit]

1998-99 Ottawa Senators
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

Sources:

Draft picks[edit]

Ottawa's draft picks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 15 Mathieu Chouinard  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
2 44 Mike Fisher  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
2 58 Chris Bala  United States Harvard University (NCAA)
3 74 Julien Vauclair   Switzerland Lugano (Switzerland)
4 101 Petr Schastlivy  Russia Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
5 130 Gavin McLeod  Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
6 161 Chris Neil  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
7 188 Michel Periard  Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
8 223 Sergei Verenikin  Russia Yaroslavl Torpedo (Russia)
9 246 Rastislav Pavlikovsky  Slovakia Utah Grizzlies (IHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger 2011, p. 155.
  2. ^ "1998-1999 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  3. ^ "1998–99 Ottawa Senators Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. ^ "1998-99 Ottawa Senators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-17.