1997–98 New York Islanders season

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1997–98 New York Islanders
Division 4th Atlantic
1997–98 record 30–41–11
Goals for 212
Goals against 225
Team information
General Manager Mike Milbury
Coach Rick Bowness
Mike Milbury (interim)
Captain Bryan McCabe (Oct-Feb)
Trevor Linden (Feb-Apr)

The 1997–98 New York Islanders season was the 26th season in the franchise's history.

Off-season[edit]

In June 1997, New York Islanders general manager Mike Milbury extended an invitation to Cammi Granato to attend Islanders training camp.[1] Granato eventually declined.

Defenceman Bryan McCabe is named team captain.

Regular season[edit]

In February, McCabe is traded to the Vancouver Canucks for Trevor Linden, who's named the new team captain upon arrival.

The Islanders tied the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguins for most short-handed goals allowed, with 16.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 New Jersey Devils 82 48 23 11 225 166 107
2 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 242 193 95
3 Washington Capitals 82 40 30 12 219 202 92
4 New York Islanders 82 30 41 11 212 225 71
5 New York Rangers 82 25 39 18 197 231 68
6 Florida Panthers 82 24 43 15 203 256 63
7 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 17 55 10 151 269 44
Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 New Jersey Devils ATL 82 48 23 11 225 166 107
2 Pittsburgh Penguins NE 82 40 24 18 228 188 98
3 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 42 29 11 242 193 95
4 Washington Capitals ATL 82 40 30 12 219 202 92
5 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 221 194 91
6 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 36 29 17 211 187 89
7 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 37 32 13 235 208 87
8 Ottawa Senators NE 82 34 33 15 193 200 83
9 Carolina Hurricanes NE 82 33 41 8 200 219 74
10 New York Islanders ATL 82 30 41 11 212 225 71
11 New York Rangers ATL 82 25 39 18 197 231 68
12 Florida Panthers ATL 82 24 43 15 203 256 63
13 Tampa Bay Lightning ATL 82 17 55 10 151 269 44

Divisions: ATL – Atlantic, NE – Northeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Islanders missed the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Palffy, ZigmundZigmund Palffy RW 82 45 42 87 34 -2 17 2 5
Reichel, RobertRobert Reichel C 82 25 40 65 32 -11 8 0 2
Berard, BryanBryan Berard D 75 14 32 46 59 -32 8 1 2
Smolinski, BryanBryan Smolinski C 81 13 30 43 34 -16 3 0 4
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson D 81 14 26 40 58 -2 6 0 2
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 82 12 23 35 39 7 1 4 2
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 74 10 19 29 24 3 2 1 1
Green, TravisTravis Green C 54 14 12 26 66 -19 8 0 2
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 68 12 13 25 23 11 2 0 1
Lapointe, ClaudeClaude Lapointe LW/C 78 10 10 20 47 -9 0 1 3
Bertuzzi, ToddTodd Bertuzzi RW 52 7 11 18 58 -19 1 0 1
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden RW 25 10 7 17 33 -1 3 2 1
Lachance, ScottScott Lachance D 63 2 11 13 45 -11 1 0 0
Hough, MikeMike Hough LW 74 5 7 12 27 -4 0 0 0
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe D 56 3 9 12 145 9 1 0 0
Kruse, PaulPaul Kruse LW 62 6 1 7 138 -12 0 0 2
Pilon, RichRich Pilon D 76 0 7 7 291 1 0 0 0
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco RW 25 3 3 6 10 1 0 0 0
Daigneault, J. J.J. J. Daigneault D 18 0 6 6 21 1 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger LW 37 3 1 4 101 1 0 0 1
Miller, KipKip Miller C 9 1 3 4 2 -2 0 0 0
Dawe, JasonJason Dawe RW 13 1 2 3 6 -2 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 31 1 2 3 47 -6 0 0 0
Vaske, DennisDennis Vaske D 19 0 3 3 12 2 0 0 0
Jackson, DaneDane Jackson RW 8 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 1
Chebaturkin, VladimirVladimir Chebaturkin D 2 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara D 25 0 1 1 50 1 0 0 0
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty G 16 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Namestnikov, JohnJohn Namestnikov D 6 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Orszagh, VladimirVladimir Orszagh RW 11 0 1 1 2 -3 0 0 0
Plante, DanDan Plante RW 7 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Salo, TommyTommy Salo G 62 0 1 1 31 0 0 0 0
Schultz, RayRay Schultz D 13 0 1 1 45 3 0 0 0
Strudwick, JasonJason Strudwick D 17 0 1 1 36 1 0 0 0
Fichaud, EricEric Fichaud G 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Haggerty, SeanSean Haggerty LW 5 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Holland, JasonJason Holland D 8 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens C 12 0 0 0 34 -3 0 0 0
Lawrence, MarkMark Lawrence RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Libby, JeffJeff Libby D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luhning, WarrenWarren Luhning RW 8 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Odjick, GinoGino Odjick RW 13 0 0 0 31 1 0 0 0
Webb, SteveSteve Webb RW 20 0 0 0 35 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Salo, TommyTommy Salo 3461 62 23 29 5 152 2.64 4 1617 1465 .906
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty 694 16 4 4 3 23 1.99 3 309 286 .926
Fichaud, EricEric Fichaud 807 17 3 8 3 40 2.97 0 422 382 .905
Team: 4962 82 30 41 11 215 2.60 7 2348 2133 .908

[4]

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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Farber. "The Ice Queen". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1998.html
  3. ^ "1997–1998 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1997-98 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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