1998–99 Boston Bruins season

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1998–99 Boston Bruins
Division3rd Northeast
1998–99 record39–30–13
Goals for214
Goals against181
Team information
CoachPat Burns
CaptainRay Bourque

The 1998–99 Boston Bruins season was the teams' 75th season.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Bruins' 11 shutouts were the most among all 27 teams.[1] The Bruins also scored the fewest short-handed goals (3), allowed the fewest power-play goals (33) and had the best penalty-kill percentage (89.18%)[2]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 2 Ottawa Senators 82 44 23 15 239 179 892 103
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 30 7 268 231 1095 97
3 6 Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 214 181 1182 91
4 7 Buffalo Sabres 82 37 28 17 207 175 1561 91
5 11 Montreal Canadiens 82 32 39 11 184 209 1299 75

[3]

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.

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]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 10, 1998 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 0–0–1
2 W October 12, 1998 3–0 New York Islanders (1998–99) 1–0–1
3 W October 14, 1998 3–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 2–0–1
5 W October 18, 1998 3–0 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 3–1–1
6 L October 19, 1998 1–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 3–2–1
7 L October 21, 1998 0–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 3–3–1
8 L October 24, 1998 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 3–4–1
9 W October 28, 1998 9–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 4–4–1
10 T October 29, 1998 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 4–4–2
11 L October 31, 1998 0–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 4–5–2
12 L November 3, 1998 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 4–6–2
13 W November 5, 1998 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 5–6–2
14 T November 7, 1998 0–0 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 5–6–3
15 W November 8, 1998 5–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 6–6–3
16 T November 13, 1998 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 6–6–4
17 L November 14, 1998 1–3 Dallas Stars (1998–99) 6–7–4
18 T November 19, 1998 5–5 OT Florida Panthers (1998–99) 6–7–5
19 W November 21, 1998 5–4 OT Washington Capitals (1998–99) 7–7–5
20 W November 24, 1998 4–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 8–7–5
21 W November 25, 1998 1–0 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 9–7–5
22 W November 27, 1998 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 10–7–5
23 T December 1, 1998 1–1 OT Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 10–7–6
24 W December 5, 1998 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 11–7–6
25 W December 10, 1998 3–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 12–7–6
26 L December 12, 1998 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 12–8–6
27 L December 16, 1998 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 12–9–6
28 W December 17, 1998 5–2 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 13–9–6
29 W December 19, 1998 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 14–9–6
30 W December 21, 1998 3–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 15–9–6
31 L December 23, 1998 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 15–10–6
32 L December 26, 1998 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 15–11–6
33 L December 28, 1998 1–5 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 15–12–6
34 W December 30, 1998 5–2 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 16–12–6
35 L December 31, 1998 1–6 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 16–13–6
36 W January 2, 1999 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 17–13–6
37 W January 4, 1999 5–1 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 18–13–6
38 W January 7, 1999 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 19–13–6
39 L January 9, 1999 3–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 19–14–6
40 L January 15, 1999 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 19–15–6
41 T January 16, 1999 2–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 19–15–7
42 W January 18, 1999 8–1 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 20–15–7
43 L January 21, 1999 1–3 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 20–16–7
44 L January 26, 1999 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 20–17–7
45 L January 28, 1999 0–2 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 20–18–7
46 L January 30, 1999 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 20–19–7
47 T January 31, 1999 0–0 OT Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 20–19–8
48 L February 2, 1999 2–3 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 20–20–8
49 L February 4, 1999 4–5 New York Islanders (1998–99) 20–21–8
50 T February 6, 1999 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 20–21–9
51 W February 7, 1999 3–2 New York Rangers (1998–99) 21–21–9
52 W February 9, 1999 2–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 22–21–9
53 L February 12, 1999 3–4 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 22–22–9
54 L February 13, 1999 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 22–23–9
55 L February 18, 1999 0–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 22–24–9
56 W February 21, 1999 6–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 23–24–9
57 W February 23, 1999 5–2 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 24–24–9
58 T February 25, 1999 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 24–24–10
59 W February 27, 1999 4–3 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 25–24–10
60 W March 2, 1999 3–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 26–24–10
61 L March 3, 1999 1–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 26–25–10
62 W March 5, 1999 4–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 27–25–10
63 L March 7, 1999 1–3 New York Rangers (1998–99) 27–26–10
64 W March 9, 1999 2–0 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 28–26–10
65 W March 12, 1999 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 29–26–10
66 L March 13, 1999 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 29–27–10
67 W March 17, 1999 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 30–27–10
68 T March 20, 1999 2–2 OT San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 30–27–11
69 W March 21, 1999 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 31–27–11
70 W March 24, 1999 3–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 32–27–11
71 T March 25, 1999 3–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 32–27–12
72 T March 27, 1999 2–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 32–27–13
73 L March 30, 1999 1–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 32–28–13
74 W April 1, 1999 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 33–28–13
75 W April 3, 1999 3–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 34–28–13
76 W April 5, 1999 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 35–28–13
77 W April 7, 1999 5–2 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 36–28–13
78 L April 8, 1999 0–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 36–29–13
79 W April 10, 1999 3–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 37–29–13
80 W April 15, 1999 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 38–29–13
81 W April 17, 1999 2–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 39–29–13
82 L April 18, 1999 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 39–30–13

Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Boston Bruins 4, Carolina Hurricanes 2[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Attendance Record
1 April 22 Boston Bruins 2–0 Carolina Hurricanes 11,059 1–0
2 April 24 Boston Bruins 2–3 (OT) Carolina Hurricanes 11,059 1–1
3 April 26 Carolina Hurricanes 3–2 Boston Bruins 17,565 1–2
4 April 28 Carolina Hurricanes 1–4 Boston Bruins 17,565 2–2
5 April 30 Boston Bruins 4–3 (2OT) Carolina Hurricanes 11,059 3–2
6 May 2 Carolina Hurricanes 0–2 Boston Bruins 17,565 4–2

Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

Buffalo Sabres 4, Boston Bruins 2[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Attendance Record
1 May 6 Buffalo Sabres 2–4 Boston Bruins 17,565 1–0
2 May 9 Buffalo Sabres 3–1 Boston Bruins 17,565 1–1
3 May 12 Boston Bruins 2–3 Buffalo Sabres 18,595 1–2
4 May 14 Boston Bruins 0–3 Buffalo Sabres 18,595 1–3
5 May 16 Buffalo Sabres 3–5 Boston Bruins 17,565 2–3
6 May 18 Boston Bruins 2–3 Buffalo Sabres 18,595 2–4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jason Allison C 82 23 53 76 68 5 5 1 3
Dmitri Khristich LW/C 79 29 42 71 48 11 13 1 6
Ray Bourque D 81 10 47 57 34 -7 8 0 3
Sergei Samsonov LW 79 25 26 51 18 -6 6 0 8
Joe Thornton C 81 16 25 41 69 3 7 0 1
Anson Carter RW 55 24 16 40 22 7 6 0 6
Steve Heinze RW 73 22 18 40 30 7 9 0 3
Kyle McLaren D 52 6 18 24 48 1 3 0 0
Rob DiMaio RW 71 7 14 21 95 -14 1 0 0
Darren Van Impe D 60 5 15 20 66 -5 4 0 0
P. J. Axelsson LW 77 7 10 17 18 -14 0 0 2
Peter Ferraro LW 46 6 8 14 44 10 1 0 1
Grant Ledyard D 47 4 8 12 33 -8 1 0 2
Don Sweeney D 81 2 10 12 64 14 0 0 0
Tim Taylor C 49 4 7 11 55 -10 0 0 1
Hal Gill D 80 3 7 10 63 -10 0 0 2
Shawn Bates C 33 5 4 9 2 3 0 0 0
Chris Taylor C 37 3 5 8 12 -3 0 1 0
Cameron Mann RW 33 5 2 7 17 0 1 0 1
Landon Wilson RW 22 3 3 6 17 0 0 0 0
Dave Ellett D 54 0 6 6 25 11 0 0 0
Mattias Timander D 22 0 6 6 10 4 0 0 0
Ken Belanger LW 45 1 4 5 152 -2 0 0 0
Ken Baumgartner LW 69 1 3 4 119 -6 0 0 0
Ted Donato LW 14 1 3 4 4 0 0 0 0
Antti Laaksonen LW 11 1 2 3 2 -1 0 0 0
Byron Dafoe G 68 0 2 2 25 0 0 0 0
Randy Robitaille C 4 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Andre Savage C 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Jonathan Girard D 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jay Henderson LW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Marquis Mathieu C 9 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Eric Nickulas RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peter Nordstrom C 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Brandon Smith D 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Robbie Tallas G 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dennis Vaske D 3 0 0 0 6 -3 0 0 0
Terry Virtue D 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Byron Dafoe 4001 68 32 23 11 133 1.99 10 1800 1667 .926
Robbie Tallas 987 17 7 7 2 43 2.61 1 421 378 .898
Team: 4988 82 39 30 13 176 2.12 11 2221 2045 .921

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jason Allison C 12 2 9 11 6 1 1 0 0
Ray Bourque D 12 1 9 10 14 1 0 0 0
Joe Thornton C 11 3 6 9 4 1 2 0 2
Anson Carter RW 12 4 3 7 0 -3 1 0 1
Steve Heinze RW 12 4 3 7 0 -1 2 0 0
Dmitri Khristich LW/C 12 3 4 7 6 1 0 0 1
Sergei Samsonov LW 11 3 1 4 0 3 0 0 0
Don Sweeney D 11 3 0 3 6 2 1 0 0
Darren Van Impe D 11 1 2 3 4 -3 1 0 0
Kyle McLaren D 12 0 3 3 10 4 0 0 0
Tim Taylor C 12 0 3 3 8 1 0 0 0
Rob DiMaio RW 12 2 0 2 8 2 0 0 1
P. J. Axelsson LW 12 1 1 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Mattias Timander D 4 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0
Landon Wilson RW 8 1 1 2 8 -2 1 0 1
Ken Belanger LW 12 1 0 1 16 2 0 0 0
Shawn Bates C 12 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Ken Baumgartner LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Byron Dafoe G 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dave Ellett D 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Hal Gill D 12 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Grant Ledyard D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Cameron Mann RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Nickulas RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Randy Robitaille C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Byron Dafoe 768 12 6 6 26 2.03 2 330 304 .921
Team: 768 12 6 6 26 2.03 2 330 304 .921

[5]

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]

Boston's draft picks at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft held at the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, New York.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 48 Jonathan Girard  Canada Laval Titan Collège Français (QMJHL)
2 52 Bobby Allen  United States Boston College (Hockey East)
3 78 Peter Nordstrom  Sweden Färjestad BK (Sweden)
5 135 Andrew Raycroft  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
6 165 Ryan Milanovic  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1999_goalies.html
  2. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1999.html
  3. ^ Dinger 2011, p. 155.
  4. ^ "1998-1999 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  5. ^ "1998-99 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-05.
  6. ^ Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.426, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6

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