1997–98 Los Angeles Kings season

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1997–98 Los Angeles Kings
Division 2nd Pacific
1997–98 record 38–33–11
Goals for 227
Goals against 225
Team information
General Manager Dave Taylor
Coach Larry Robinson
Captain Rob Blake

The 1997–98 Los Angeles Kings season was the Kings' thirty-first season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Kings qualified for the playoffs, losing in the first round to St. Louis in four straight games.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On Saturday, April 11, 1998, the Kings scored three short-handed goals in 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Colorado Avalanche 82 39 26 17 231 205 95
2 Los Angeles Kings 82 38 33 11 227 225 87
3 Edmonton Oilers 82 35 37 10 215 224 80
4 San Jose Sharks 82 34 38 10 210 216 78
5 Calgary Flames 82 26 41 15 217 252 67
6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 26 43 13 205 261 65
7 Vancouver Canucks 82 25 43 14 224 273 64

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.

Western Conference[2]
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 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 0–0–1
2 L October 2, 1997 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 0–1–1
3 T October 5, 1997 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 0–1–2
4 T October 7, 1997 3–3 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 0–1–3
5 L October 9, 1997 2–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 0–2–3
6 W October 12, 1997 7–4 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 1–2–3
7 L October 15, 1997 3–5 Boston Bruins (1997–98) 1–3–3
8 W October 17, 1997 5–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 2–3–3
9 L October 19, 1997 2–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 2–4–3
10 W October 21, 1997 3–2 New York Islanders (1997–98) 3–4–3
11 L October 23, 1997 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 3–5–3
12 W October 26, 1997 3–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 4–5–3
13 T October 28, 1997 2–2 OT @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 4–5–4
14 W October 31, 1997 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 5–5–4
15 L November 1, 1997 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 5–6–4
16 W November 4, 1997 3–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 6–6–4
17 W November 6, 1997 5–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 7–6–4
18 L November 8, 1997 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 7–7–4
19 W November 11, 1997 8–2 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 8–7–4
20 W November 13, 1997 6–3 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 9–7–4
21 L November 15, 1997 1–5 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 9–8–4
22 W November 20, 1997 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 10–8–4
23 W November 23, 1997 2–1 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 11–8–4
24 L November 26, 1997 1–4 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 11–9–4
25 T November 27, 1997 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 11–9–5
26 W November 29, 1997 4–1 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 12–9–5
27 L December 3, 1997 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 12–10–5
28 L December 4, 1997 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 12–11–5
29 L December 6, 1997 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 12–12–5
30 L December 9, 1997 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 12–13–5
31 T December 13, 1997 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (1997–98) 12–13–6
32 L December 15, 1997 0–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 12–14–6
33 W December 18, 1997 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 13–14–6
34 W December 20, 1997 4–1 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 14–14–6
35 W December 22, 1997 1–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 15–14–6
36 L December 23, 1997 1–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 15–15–6
37 L December 27, 1997 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 15–16–6
38 W December 29, 1997 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 16–16–6
39 T December 31, 1997 2–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 16–16–7
40 L January 1, 1998 0–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 16–17–7
41 W January 4, 1998 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 17–17–7
42 L January 5, 1998 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 17–18–7
43 T January 8, 1998 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 17–18–8
44 L January 10, 1998 3–4 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 17–19–8
45 W January 12, 1998 3–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 18–19–8
46 W January 14, 1998 4–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 19–19–8
47 W January 20, 1998 4–3 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 20–19–8
48 W January 22, 1998 3–1 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 21–19–8
49 T January 24, 1998 3–3 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 21–19–9
50 W January 29, 1998 5–3 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 22–19–9
51 W January 31, 1998 3–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 23–19–9
52 L February 2, 1998 0–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 23–20–9
53 W February 3, 1998 6–3 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 24–20–9
54 W February 5, 1998 3–1 New York Rangers (1997–98) 25–20–9
55 W February 7, 1998 5–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 26–20–9
56 T February 25, 1998 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 26–20–10
57 W February 26, 1998 7–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 27–20–10
58 L February 28, 1998 2–5 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 27–21–10
59 T March 2, 1998 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 27–21–11
60 L March 5, 1998 1–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 27–22–11
61 W March 7, 1998 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 28–22–11
62 W March 9, 1998 4–3 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 29–22–11
63 W March 10, 1998 4–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 30–22–11
64 L March 12, 1998 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 30–23–11
65 W March 14, 1998 5–2 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 31–23–11
66 L March 16, 1998 1–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 31–24–11
67 L March 17, 1998 3–4 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 31–25–11
68 W March 21, 1998 3–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 32–25–11
69 W March 24, 1998 4–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 33–25–11
70 L March 26, 1998 2–5 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 33–26–11
71 L March 28, 1998 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 33–27–11
72 W March 30, 1998 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 34–27–11
73 L April 1, 1998 0–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 34–28–11
74 L April 2, 1998 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 34–29–11
75 L April 4, 1998 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 34–30–11
76 W April 6, 1998 3–1 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 35–30–11
77 L April 9, 1998 0–4 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 35–31–11
78 W April 11, 1998 4–3 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 36–31–11
79 W April 13, 1998 4–2 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 37–31–11
80 W April 15, 1998 2–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 38–31–11
81 L April 16, 1998 3–7 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 38–32–11
82 L April 18, 1998 1–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 38–33–11

Playoffs[edit]

The Kings were swept by the St. Louis Blues in 4 games in the 1st Round. It should be noted at home (game 3) LA were leading 3-0, until Storr was run by Geoff Courtnall with 11:27 remaining in the 3rd period. Kings player Sean O'Donnell stuck up for Storr resulting in a 5 minute major for the Blues. St. Louis went on to score 4 PP goals in a 3:07 span. Jamie likely had a concussion or some injury from the charge as his reactions and play were sluggishly uncoordinated contributing to the goals especially the 4th one.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 77 21 58 79 53 17 4 0 2
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 81 29 31 60 54 6 7 3 7
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 73 18 34 52 18 15 2 0 1
Blake, RobRob Blake D 81 23 27 50 94 -3 11 0 4
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault C 79 28 20 48 32 6 3 2 3
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 57 16 24 40 66 5 5 0 7
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson LW 74 17 21 38 42 9 6 0 2
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 74 9 28 37 63 -5 7 0 0
Moger, SandySandy Moger C 62 11 13 24 70 4 1 0 2
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere RW 77 6 15 21 131 0 0 1 1
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 58 12 6 18 27 -2 1 4 4
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 80 2 15 17 179 7 0 0 1
Boucher, PhilippePhilippe Boucher D 45 6 10 16 49 6 1 0 0
Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro C 40 6 9 15 42 -10 0 0 2
Norstrom, MattiasMattias Norstrom D 73 1 12 13 90 14 0 0 0
Bylsma, DanDan Bylsma RW 65 3 9 12 33 9 0 0 0
LaFayette, NathanNathan LaFayette C 34 5 3 8 32 2 1 0 1
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW 62 4 4 8 150 -9 1 0 0
Berg, AkiAki Berg D 72 0 8 8 61 3 0 0 0
Zmolek, DougDoug Zmolek D 46 0 8 8 111 0 0 0 0
MacLean, DonDon MacLean C 22 5 2 7 4 -1 2 0 0
Johnson, MattMatt Johnson LW 66 2 4 6 249 -8 0 0 0
Vopat, JanJan Vopat D 21 1 5 6 10 8 0 0 1
Smyth, BradBrad Smyth RW 9 1 3 4 4 -1 0 0 0
Vopat, RomanRoman Vopat C 25 0 3 3 55 -7 0 0 0
Morgan, JasonJason Morgan C 11 1 0 1 4 -7 0 0 0
Fiset, StephaneStephane Fiset G 60 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Yachmenev, VitaliVitali Yachmenev LW 4 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Chabot, FredericFrederic Chabot G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen C 8 0 0 0 6 -5 0 0 0
Storr, JamieJamie Storr G 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Fiset, StephaneStephane Fiset 3497 60 26 25 8 158 2.71 2 1728 1570 .909
Storr, JamieJamie Storr 920 17 9 5 1 34 2.22 2 482 448 .929
Chabot, FredericFrederic Chabot 554 12 3 3 2 29 3.14 0 267 238 .891
Team: 4971 82 38 33 11 221 2.67 4 2477 2256 .911
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault C 4 1 2 3 6 -1 1 0 0
Robitaille, LucLuc Robitaille LW 4 1 2 3 6 1 0 0 0
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 4 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 0
Berg, AkiAki Berg D 4 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 4 2 0 2 6 2 0 0 0
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson LW 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0
Laperriere, IanIan Laperriere RW 4 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 0
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 4 1 0 1 36 1 0 0 0
Ferraro, RayRay Ferraro C 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 4 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW 3 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 4 0 1 1 8 -1 0 0 0
Vopat, JanJan Vopat D 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Blake, RobRob Blake D 4 0 0 0 6 -4 0 0 0
Bylsma, DanDan Bylsma RW 2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Courtnall, RussRuss Courtnall RW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Fiset, StephaneStephane Fiset G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, MattMatt Johnson LW 4 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
LaFayette, NathanNathan LaFayette C 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Norstrom, MattiasMattias Norstrom D 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Storr, JamieJamie Storr G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zmolek, DougDoug Zmolek D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Fiset, StephaneStephane Fiset 93 2 0 2 7 4.52 0 61 54 .885
Storr, JamieJamie Storr 145 3 0 2 9 3.72 0 77 68 .883
Team: 238 4 0 4 16 4.03 0 138 122 .884

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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]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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