1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes season

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1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes
Division 4th Central
Conference 7th Western
1997–98 record 35–35–12
Goals for 224
Goals against 227
Team information
General Manager Bobby Smith
Coach Jim Schoenfeld
Captain Keith Tkachuk
Arena America West Arena

The 1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes season was the Coyotes' second season in Phoenix, the franchise's 19th season in the NHL and 26th season overall. The Coyotes made the 1998 Stanley Cup playoffs, losing in the first round to the Detroit Red Wings.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(W3) Detroit Red Wings vs. (W6) Phoenix Coyotes[edit]

The series began in Detroit. In Game 1, Detroit won 6–3, but in Game 2, the Coyotes came back and won 7–4. The series then shifted to Phoenix, where the Coyotes were victorious in Game 3, 3–2. However, the Coyotes' 2–1 series lead was short lived, as Detroit won 4–2 in Game 4. For Game 5 back in Detroit, the Red Wings won 3–1. In Game 6, the series went back to Phoenix, where Detroit won the game 5–2 and the series 4–2.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 69 40 26 66 147 9 11 0 8
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C 79 24 32 56 103 5 6 1 3
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 80 11 44 55 36 5 3 0 0
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 68 10 43 53 12 5 4 0 0
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 82 11 40 51 30 25 6 0 2
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet RW 68 26 19 45 157 1 8 0 6
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 60 11 29 40 71 17 3 0 2
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 60 12 15 27 24 -4 4 0 2
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 76 12 9 21 28 -7 0 5 0
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 46 7 12 19 12 1 4 0 1
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 78 8 10 18 118 14 1 0 4
Isbister, BradBrad Isbister LW 66 9 8 17 102 4 1 0 1
Slaney, JohnJohn Slaney D 55 3 14 17 24 -3 1 0 1
Shannon, DarrinDarrin Shannon LW 58 2 12 14 26 4 0 0 0
Ylonen, JuhaJuha Ylonen C 55 1 11 12 10 -3 0 1 0
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 33 5 6 11 35 -3 0 0 3
Quint, DeronDeron Quint D 32 4 7 11 16 -6 1 0 1
More, JayJay More D 41 5 5 10 53 0 0 1 0
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 64 5 5 10 36 -4 1 1 1
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 41 2 6 8 38 -11 0 1 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 64 3 4 7 146 -7 0 0 0
Carney, KeithKeith Carney D 20 1 6 7 18 5 1 0 0
Petit, MichelMichel Petit D 32 4 2 6 77 -4 1 0 0
Lemieux, JocelynJocelyn Lemieux RW 30 3 3 6 27 0 1 0 0
Baron, MurrayMurray Baron D 45 1 5 6 106 -10 0 0 0
Johnson, JimJim Johnson D 16 2 1 3 18 0 0 0 0
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens C 7 1 2 3 4 4 0 0 0
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 70 0 2 2 22 0 0 0 0
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere C 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Doig, JasonJason Doig D 4 0 1 1 12 -4 0 0 0
Gagnon, SeanSean Gagnon D 5 0 1 1 14 1 0 0 0
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger LW 10 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Christian, JeffJeff Christian LW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Cummins, JimJim Cummins RW 20 0 0 0 47 -7 0 0 0
Langkow, ScottScott Langkow G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Levins, ScottScott Levins C/RW 2 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0
Tiley, BradBrad Tiley D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Waite, JimmyJimmy Waite G 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 4026 70 30 28 10 184 2.74 4 1835 1651 .900
Waite, JimmyJimmy Waite 793 17 5 6 1 28 2.12 1 322 294 .913
Langkow, ScottScott Langkow 137 3 0 1 1 10 4.38 0 60 50 .833
Team: 4956 82 35 35 12 222 2.69 5 2217 1995 .900

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Tocchet, RickRick Tocchet RW 6 6 2 8 25 3 0 0
Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C 6 5 3 8 4 2 2 2
Tverdovsky, OlegOleg Tverdovsky D 6 0 7 7 0 0 0 0
Tkachuk, KeithKeith Tkachuk LW 6 3 3 6 10 0 0 0
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 6 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 6 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Baron, MurrayMurray Baron D 6 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 6 0 2 2 20 0 0 0
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 6 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Doan, ShaneShane Doan RW 6 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 5 1 0 1 18 1 0 0
Drake, DallasDallas Drake RW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Maciver, NormNorm Maciver D 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Shannon, DarrinDarrin Shannon LW 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Carney, KeithKeith Carney D 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Cummins, JimJim Cummins RW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Isbister, BradBrad Isbister LW 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Janssens, MarkMark Janssens C 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Numminen, TeppoTeppo Numminen D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Petit, MichelMichel Petit D 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Stapleton, MikeMike Stapleton C 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Waite, JimmyJimmy Waite G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 185 4 2 1 13 4.22 0 106 93 .877
Waite, JimmyJimmy Waite 171 4 0 3 11 3.86 0 97 86 .887
Team: 356 6 2 4 24 4.04 0 203 179 .882

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Note: 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]

Trades[edit]

March 4, 1998 To Chicago Blackhawks
Chad Kilger
Jay More
To Phoenix Coyotes
Keith Carney
Jim Cummins
March 24, 1998 To New York Islanders
9th round pick in 1998 (Jason Doyle)
To Phoenix Coyotes
Mark Janssens
June 11, 1998 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Craig Janney
To Phoenix Coyotes
Louie DeBrusk
5th round pick in 1998 (Jay Leach)
June 18, 1998 To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Jim McKenzie
To Phoenix Coyotes
Jean-Francois Jomphe
June 27, 1998 To San Jose Sharks
5th round pick in 1999 (Marc-Andre Thinel)
To Phoenix Coyotes
5th round pick in 1998 (Josh Blackburn)

Waivers[edit]

September 28, 1997 From Chicago Blackhawks
Jimmy Waite

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Ted Crowley Boston Bruins
Rick Tocchet Washington Capitals
Darin Kimble New Jersey Devils
Jeff Christian Pittsburgh Penguins
Martin Simard Colorado Avalanche
John Slaney Los Angeles Kings
Brad Tiley Los Angeles Kings
Radoslav Suchy Undrafted Free Agent
Michel Petit Philadelphia Flyers
Player New Team
Kris King Toronto Maple Leafs
Jeff Finley New York Rangers
Pat Jablonski Carolina Hurricanes
Brent Thompson New York Rangers
Kevin Dahl Calgary Flames
Igor Korolev Toronto Maple Leafs

Roster[edit]

1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]