1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes season

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1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
1998–99 record 34–30–18
Goals for 210
Goals against 202
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Keith Primeau
Arena Greensboro Coliseum
Average attendance 8,188[1]
Team leaders
<1997–98

1999–2000 >

The 1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes season was the second season of the former Hartford Whalers NHL franchise in Greensboro, North Carolina. The club qualified for the playoffs, placing first in the NHL Southeast division. The Hurricanes lost in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals to the Boston Bruins.

Offseason[edit]

In a re-organization of the NHL, the club was placed in the new Southeast Division. Another major headline is the Signing of former Hartford Whalers Captain Ron Francis

Regular season[edit]

The Hurricans struggled on the power-play during the regular season, finishing 27th in power-play percentage, at 10.99%.[2]

The division was weaker than the Hurricanes' previous division, the Northeast and the Hurricanes were able to win the division and qualify for the playoffs, the only team from the division to do so.

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 34 30 18 210 202 1158 86
2 9 Florida Panthers 82 30 34 18 210 228 1522 78
3 12 Washington Capitals 82 31 45 6 200 218 1381 68
4 14 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 19 54 9 179 292 1316 47

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Eastern Conference[4]
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]

October[edit]

Record for the month 4-3-3 (Home 2-1-3 Away 2-2-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 10, 1998 4–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 0–0–1
2 L October 13, 1998 2–3 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 0–1–1
3 T October 15, 1998 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1998–99) 0–1–2
4 T October 17, 1998 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 0–1–3
5 W October 20, 1998 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 1–1–3
6 W October 24, 1998 3–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 2–1–3
7 L October 25, 1998 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 2–2–3
8 W October 28, 1998 2–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 3–2–3
9 L October 30, 1998 0–1 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 3–3–3
10 W October 31, 1998 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 4–3–3

November[edit]

Record for the month 7-7-0 (Home 3-4-0 Away 4-3-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
11 L November 2, 1998 2–3 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 4–4–3
12 W November 5, 1998 6–3 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 5–4–3
13 W November 6, 1998 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 6–4–3
14 L November 8, 1998 2–5 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 6–5–3
15 L November 11, 1998 4–5 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 6–6–3
16 L November 12, 1998 0–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 6–7–3
17 W November 14, 1998 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 7–7–3
18 W November 17, 1998 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 8–7–3
19 L November 19, 1998 2–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 8–8–3
20 L November 20, 1998 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 8–9–3
21 L November 22, 1998 2–5 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 8–10–3
22 W November 25, 1998 3–0 San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 9–10–3
23 W November 28, 1998 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 10–10–3
24 W November 29, 1998 3–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 11–10–3

December[edit]

Record for the month 6-4-2 (Home 4-3-1 Away 2-1-1)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
25 W December 2, 1998 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 12–10–3
26 T December 4, 1998 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 12–10–4
27 T December 5, 1998 3–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 12–10–5
28 L December 10, 1998 2–3 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 12–11–5
29 W December 12, 1998 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 13–11–5
30 W December 15, 1998 3–0 Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 14–11–5
31 L December 18, 1998 1–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 14–12–5
32 W December 19, 1998 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 15–12–5
33 L December 21, 1998 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 15–13–5
34 W December 23, 1998 1–0 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 16–13–5
35 L December 26, 1998 3–6 New York Rangers (1998–99) 16–14–5
36 W December 30, 1998 4–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 17–14–5

January[edit]

Record for the month 6-4-3 (Home 4-1-1 Away 2-3-2)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
37 T January 1, 1999 3–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 17–14–6
38 W January 2, 1999 4–1 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 18–14–6
39 T January 4, 1999 4–4 OT Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 18–14–7
40 L January 7, 1999 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 18–15–7
41 L January 9, 1999 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 18–16–7
42 W January 14, 1999 3–2 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 19–16–7
43 L January 16, 1999 2–3 OT Washington Capitals (1998–99) 19–17–7
44 W January 18, 1999 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 20–17–7
45 L January 21, 1999 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 20–18–7
46 W January 26, 1999 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 21–18–7
47 W January 28, 1999 3–2 OT New York Rangers (1998–99) 22–18–7
48 W January 30, 1999 3–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 23–18–7
49 T January 31, 1999 0–0 OT @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 23–18–8

February[edit]

Record for the month 4-5-4 (Home 1-1-2 Away 3-4-2)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
50 L February 3, 1999 1–4 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 23–19–8
51 L February 5, 1999 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 23–20–8
52 T February 6, 1999 3–3 OT Florida Panthers (1998–99) 23–20–9
53 W February 10, 1999 6–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 24–20–9
54 W February 12, 1999 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 25–20–9
55 L February 13, 1999 4–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 25–21–9
56 L February 15, 1999 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 25–22–9
57 T February 18, 1999 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1998–99) 25–22–10
58 W February 20, 1999 3–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 26–22–10
59 W February 21, 1999 4–1 New York Islanders (1998–99) 27–22–10
60 T February 24, 1999 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 27–22–11
61 L February 26, 1999 0–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 27–23–11
62 T February 27, 1999 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 27–23–12

March[edit]

Record for the month 4-5-4 (Home 4-2-1 Away 0-3-3)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
63 W March 3, 1999 2–1 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 28–23–12
64 T March 6, 1999 2–2 OT @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 28–23–13
65 W March 8, 1999 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 29–23–13
66 L March 10, 1999 2–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 29–24–13
67 W March 12, 1999 2–1 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 30–24–13
68 T March 15, 1999 5–5 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 30–24–14
69 L March 18, 1999 2–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 30–25–14
70 L March 21, 1999 2–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 30–26–14
71 L March 22, 1999 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 30–27–14
72 W March 24, 1999 2–1 New York Islanders (1998–99) 31–27–14
73 L March 26, 1999 2–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 31–28–14
74 T March 28, 1999 3–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 31–28–15
75 T March 30, 1999 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 31–28–16

April[edit]

Record for the month 3-2-2 (Home 2-0-1 Away 1-2-1)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
76 L April 3, 1999 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 31–29–16
77 W April 6, 1999 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 32–29–16
78 L April 7, 1999 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 32–30–16
79 W April 10, 1999 6–1 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 33–30–16
80 W April 14, 1999 3–0 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 34–30–16
81 T April 16, 1999 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 34–30–17
82 T April 17, 1999 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 34–30–18

Playoffs[edit]

The Hurricanes drew the Boston Bruins as their first-round opponent. The Hurricanes were defeated in six games.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Carolina Hurricanes (3) vs. Boston Bruins (6)

Game-by-Game Score
1 April 22 Bruins 2, at Hurricanes 0
2 April 24 OT at Hurricanes 3, Bruins 2
3 April 26 Hurricanes 3, at Bruins 2
4 April 28 at Bruins 4, Hurricanes 1
5 April 30 OT Bruins 4, at Hurrincanes 3
6 May 2 at Bruins 2, Hurricanes 0
Bruins win series 4–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 78 30 32 62 75 8 9 1 5
Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen RW 81 24 35 59 10 -1 5 0 7
Sheppard, RayRay Sheppard RW 74 25 33 58 16 4 5 0 4
Francis, RonRon Francis C 82 21 31 52 34 -2 8 0 2
Roberts, GaryGary Roberts LW 77 14 28 42 178 2 1 1 4
O'Neill, JeffJeff O'Neill RW 75 16 15 31 66 3 4 0 2
Gelinas, MartinMartin Gelinas LW 76 13 15 28 67 3 0 0 2
Kron, RobertRobert Kron LW 75 9 16 25 10 -13 3 1 2
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 74 7 17 24 44 14 0 0 2
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson RW 35 8 13 21 36 1 3 0 0
Ranheim, PaulPaul Ranheim LW 78 9 10 19 39 4 0 2 1
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 67 8 10 18 97 5 0 0 1
Battaglia, BatesBates Battaglia LW 60 7 11 18 22 7 0 0 0
Manderville, KentKent Manderville C 81 5 11 16 38 9 0 0 0
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 61 1 14 15 95 15 0 0 1
Kovalenko, AndreiAndrei Kovalenko RW 18 6 6 12 0 3 1 0 1
Malik, MarekMarek Malik D 52 2 9 11 36 -6 1 0 0
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 44 2 8 10 28 -1 1 0 0
Hill, SeanSean Hill D 54 0 10 10 48 9 0 0 0
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 65 2 7 9 50 -1 0 0 0
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 28 1 8 9 16 7 1 0 0
Burt, AdamAdam Burt D 51 0 3 3 46 3 0 0 0
Halko, StevenSteven Halko D 20 0 3 3 24 5 0 0 0
Karpa, DaveDave Karpa D 33 0 2 2 55 1 0 0 0
Rucinski, MikeMike Rucinski D 15 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 62 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd G 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MacDonald, CraigCraig MacDonald LW 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ritchie, ByronByron Ritchie C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Willis, ShaneShane Willis RW 7 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 3643 62 27 20 12 135 2.22 6 1753 1618 .923
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd 1358 25 7 10 6 61 2.70 2 640 579 .905
Team: 5001 82 34 30 18 196 2.35 8 2393 2197 .918

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Sheppard, RayRay Sheppard RW 6 5 1 6 2 1 0 1
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 6 1 2 3 2 1 0 0
Battaglia, BatesBates Battaglia LW 6 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Gelinas, MartinMartin Gelinas LW 6 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 6 0 3 3 6 0 0 0
Kron, RobertRobert Kron LW 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 1
Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen RW 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Roberts, GaryGary Roberts LW 6 1 1 2 8 0 0 0
Kovalenko, AndreiAndrei Kovalenko RW 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Francis, RonRon Francis C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
O'Neill, JeffJeff O'Neill RW 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Halko, StevenSteven Halko D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karpa, DaveDave Karpa D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
MacDonald, CraigCraig MacDonald LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malik, MarekMarek Malik D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Manderville, KentKent Manderville C 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Ranheim, PaulPaul Ranheim LW 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 408 6 2 4 15 2.21 0 181 166 .917
Team: 408 6 2 4 15 2.21 0 181 166 .917

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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;

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Beast of New Haven are the Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate for the 1998–99 AHL season.

East Coast Hockey League[edit]

The Florida Everblades are the Hurricanes East Coast Hockey League affiliate.

Roster[edit]

1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

External links[edit]