1997–98 Dallas Stars season

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1997–98 Dallas Stars
Central Division champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
1997–98 record 49–22–11
Home record 26–8–7
Road record 23–14–4
Goals for 242
Goals against 167
Team information
General Manager Bob Gainey
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain Derian Hatcher
Arena Reunion Arena
Average attendance 16,489[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Joe Nieuwendyk (39)
Assists Sergei Zubov (47)
Points Joe Nieuwendyk (69)
Penalties in minutes Pat Verbeek (170)
Plus/minus (+): Mike Modano (25)
(−): Dave Reid (−15)
Wins Ed Belfour (37)
Goals against average Manny Fernandez (1.74)

The 1997–98 Dallas Stars season was the fifth National Hockey League season in Dallas, Texas (and 31st overall). The most notable aspect of the season was winning the Presidents' Trophy.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Stars tied the Edmonton Oilers for most power-play goals scored, with 77, and had the best power-play percentage in the league, at 20.00%.[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 x – Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 39 26 17 231 205 95
3 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 44 23 15 250 196 103
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 45 29 8 256 204 98
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; x – Won Division; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk C 73 39 30 69 30 16 14 0 11
Modano, MikeMike Modano C 52 21 38 59 32 25 7 5 2
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 82 31 26 57 170 15 9 0 8
Zubov, SergeiSergei Zubov D 73 10 47 57 16 16 5 1 2
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner RW 81 23 29 52 61 9 8 0 6
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D 79 11 35 46 51 17 4 1 1
Lehtinen, JereJere Lehtinen RW 72 23 19 42 20 19 7 2 6
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 49 14 18 32 20 11 7 0 1
Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher D 70 6 25 31 132 9 3 0 2
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 77 7 17 24 40 3 0 1 1
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 57 2 22 24 26 11 1 1 0
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue C 53 6 16 22 35 7 3 0 1
Harvey, ToddTodd Harvey RW/C 59 9 10 19 104 5 0 0 1
Marshall, GrantGrant Marshall RW 72 9 10 19 96 -2 3 0 1
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 65 6 12 18 14 -15 3 0 1
Matvichuk, RichardRichard Matvichuk D 74 3 15 18 63 7 0 0 0
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 59 2 9 11 46 7 0 0 0
Hrkac, TonyTony Hrkac C 13 5 3 8 0 0 3 0 0
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 58 3 4 7 57 -4 0 0 1
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 80 0 7 7 131 21 0 0 0
Wright, JamieJamie Wright LW 21 4 2 6 2 8 0 0 2
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 13 2 3 5 5 0 0 0 1
Lind, JuhaJuha Lind C 39 2 3 5 6 4 0 0 0
Keczmer, DanDan Keczmer D 17 1 2 3 26 5 0 0 0
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 13 2 0 2 10 -2 0 0 0
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 40 1 1 2 25 0 0 0 1
Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D 4 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Tancill, ChrisChris Tancill C 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Belfour, EdEd Belfour G 61 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Botterill, JasonJason Botterill LW 4 0 0 0 19 -1 0 0 0
Buzek, PetrPetr Buzek D 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Cote, PatrickPatrick Cote LW 3 0 0 0 15 -1 0 0 0
Douris, PeterPeter Douris RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gusev, SergeySergey Gusev D 9 0 0 0 2 -5 0 0 0
Kennedy, MikeMike Kennedy C 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Mitchell, JeffJeff Mitchell C/RW 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Skalde, JarrodJarrod Skalde C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turek, RomanRoman Turek G 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 3581 61 37 12 10 112 1.88 9 1335 1223 .916
Turek, RomanRoman Turek 1324 23 11 10 1 49 2.22 1 496 447 .901
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez 69 2 1 0 0 2 1.74 0 35 33 .943
Team: 4974 82 49 22 11 163 1.97 10 1866 1703 .913

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Modano, MikeMike Modano C 17 4 10 14 12 4 1 0 1
Zubov, SergeiSergei Zubov D 17 4 5 9 2 3 3 0 1
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 17 4 4 8 0 7 0 1 1
Lehtinen, JereJere Lehtinen RW 12 3 5 8 2 0 1 0 0
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue C 17 4 2 6 16 0 1 0 2
Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher D 17 3 3 6 39 -1 2 0 0
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 17 3 2 5 26 -3 2 0 1
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner RW 16 1 4 5 14 -5 0 0 1
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D 17 0 5 5 14 5 0 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 16 3 1 4 6 0 0 0 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 12 2 2 4 0 4 0 0 2
Lind, JuhaJuha Lind C 15 2 2 4 8 4 0 0 1
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 14 0 3 3 20 5 0 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 5 0 3 3 2 -2 0 0 0
Matvichuk, RichardRichard Matvichuk D 16 1 1 2 14 2 0 0 0
Marshall, GrantGrant Marshall RW 17 0 2 2 47 0 0 0 0
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 17 1 0 1 12 -3 0 0 0
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk C 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 17 0 1 1 22 0 0 0 0
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 17 0 1 1 16 0 0 0 0
Belfour, EdEd Belfour G 17 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keczmer, DanDan Keczmer D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Muni, CraigCraig Muni D 5 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Wright, JamieJamie Wright LW 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 1039 17 10 7 31 1.79 1 399 368 .922
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 1041 17 10 7 31 1.79 1 399 368 .922

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Playoffs[edit]

San Jose vs. Dallas
Date Away Home
April 22 San Jose 1 4 Dallas
April 24 San Jose 2 5 Dallas
April 26 Dallas 1 4 San Jose
April 28 Dallas 0 1 San Jose OT
April 30 San Jose 2 3 Dallas
May 2 Dallas 3 2 San Jose OT
Dallas wins series 4–2
Edmonton vs. Dallas
Date Away Home
May 7 Edmonton 1 3 Dallas
May 9 Edmonton 2 0 Dallas
May 11 Dallas 1 0 Edmonton OT
May 13 Dallas 3 1 Edmonton
May 16 Edmonton 1 2 Dallas
Dallas wins series 4–1
Detroit vs. Dallas
Date Away Home
May 24 Detroit 2 0 Dallas
May 26 Detroit 1 3 Dallas
May 29 Dallas 3 5 Detroit
May 31 Dallas 2 3 Detroit
June 3 Detroit 2 3 Dallas OT
June 5 Dallas 0 2 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–2

Awards and records[edit]

Roster[edit]

1998-99 Dallas Stars
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

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References[edit]