1998–99 Colorado Avalanche season

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1998–99 Colorado Avalanche
Northwest Division champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 2nd Western
1998–99 record 44–28–10
Home record 21–14–6
Road record 23–14–4
Goals for 239
Goals against 205
Team information
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Bob Hartley
Captain Joe Sakic
Arena McNichols Sports Arena
Team leaders
Goals Joe Sakic (41)
Assists Peter Forsberg (67)
Points Peter Forsberg (97)
Penalties in minutes Jeff Odgers (259)
Wins Patrick Roy (32)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (2.29)

The 1998–99 Colorado Avalanche season was the Avalanche's fourth season and last season at McNichols Sports Arena. They would move to the Pepsi Center during the off-season.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 44 28 10 239 205 1619 98
2 8 Edmonton Oilers 82 33 37 12 230 226 1373 78
3 9 Calgary Flames 82 30 40 12 211 234 1389 72
4 13 Vancouver Canucks 82 23 47 12 192 258 1764 58

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Western Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Dallas Stars PAC 82 51 19 12 236 168 114
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 44 28 10 239 205 98
3 y – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 43 32 7 245 202 93
4 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 39 31 12 205 197 90
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 37 32 13 237 209 87
6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 34 13 215 206 83
7 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 31 33 18 196 191 80
8 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 33 37 12 230 226 78
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 30 40 12 211 234 72
10 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 29 41 12 202 248 70
11 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 32 45 5 189 222 69
12 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 47 7 190 261 63
13 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 23 47 12 192 258 58

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (7) San Jose Sharks[edit]

Colorado won series 4–2


Western Conference Semifinals: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3) Detroit Red Wings[edit]

Colorado won series 4–2


Western Conference Finals: (1) Dallas Stars vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche[edit]

Dallas won series 4–3


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 78 30 67 97 108 27 9 2 7
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 73 41 55 96 29 23 12 5 6
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 82 27 24 51 102 0 11 0 8
Deadmarsh, AdamAdam Deadmarsh RW 66 22 27 49 99 -2 10 0 3
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk RW 82 14 34 48 26 8 4 0 5
Drury, ChrisChris Drury C 79 20 24 44 62 9 6 0 3
Kamensky, ValeriValeri Kamensky LW 65 14 30 44 28 1 2 0 2
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 39 7 25 32 22 10 4 0 3
Fleury, TheorenTheoren Fleury RW 15 10 14 24 18 8 1 0 2
Corbet, ReneRene Corbet LW 53 8 14 22 58 3 2 0 1
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 64 5 16 21 92 20 3 0 0
Lefebvre, SylvainSylvain Lefebvre D 76 2 18 20 48 18 0 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 68 7 12 19 37 4 1 0 1
Miller, AaronAaron Miller D 76 5 13 18 42 3 1 0 2
Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C 72 8 7 15 40 -8 1 0 0
Gusarov, AlexeiAlexei Gusarov D 54 3 10 13 24 12 1 0 0
Podein, ShjonShjon Podein LW 41 2 6 8 24 -3 0 0 0
Messier, EricEric Messier LW 31 4 2 6 14 0 1 0 1
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 12 2 4 6 17 0 0 0 0
Odgers, JeffJeff Odgers RW 75 2 3 5 259 -3 1 0 0
Jones, KeithKeith Jones RW 12 2 2 4 20 -6 1 0 0
de Vries, GregGreg de Vries D 67 1 3 4 60 -3 0 0 0
Klemm, JonJon Klemm D 39 1 2 3 31 4 0 0 0
Russell, CamCam Russell D 35 1 2 3 84 -5 0 0 0
Matte, ChristianChristian Matte RW 7 1 1 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 61 0 2 2 28 0 0 0 0
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel LW 28 0 2 2 63 3 0 0 0
Crowley, TedTed Crowley D 7 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Aubin, SergeSerge Aubin LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belak, WadeWade Belak D 22 0 0 0 71 -2 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Buchanan, JeffJeff Buchanan D 6 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0
Denis, MarcMarc Denis G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dingman, ChrisChris Dingman LW 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Gaul, MikeMike Gaul D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lacroix, EricEric Lacroix LW 7 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Parker, ScottScott Parker RW 27 0 0 0 71 -3 0 0 0
Smith, DanDan Smith D 12 0 0 0 9 5 0 0 0
White, BrianBrian White D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 3648 61 32 19 8 139 2.29 5 1673 1534 .917
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 1086 21 11 8 1 52 2.87 0 492 440 .894
Denis, MarcMarc Denis 217 4 1 1 1 9 2.49 0 110 101 .918
Team: 4951 82 44 28 10 200 2.42 5 2275 2075 .912
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 19 8 16 24 31 7 1 1 0
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 19 6 13 19 8 -2 1 1 1
Fleury, TheorenTheoren Fleury RW 18 5 12 17 20 -2 2 0 0
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 19 3 11 14 26 5 1 0 0
Deadmarsh, AdamAdam Deadmarsh RW 19 8 4 12 20 2 3 0 0
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk RW 16 6 6 12 4 3 1 0 3
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 19 4 8 12 22 -5 3 0 1
Kamensky, ValeriValeri Kamensky LW 10 4 5 9 4 5 1 0 1
Drury, ChrisChris Drury C 19 6 2 8 4 2 0 0 4
Miller, AaronAaron Miller D 19 1 5 6 10 8 0 0 0
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 19 2 3 5 24 3 1 0 0
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 19 1 3 4 38 0 0 0 0
Podein, ShjonShjon Podein LW 19 1 1 2 12 -1 0 0 0
de Vries, GregGreg de Vries D 19 0 2 2 22 3 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 19 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Odgers, JeffJeff Odgers RW 15 1 0 1 14 0 0 0 1
Klemm, JonJon Klemm D 19 0 1 1 10 1 0 0 0
Lefebvre, SylvainSylvain Lefebvre D 19 0 1 1 12 6 0 0 0
Rychel, WarrenWarren Rychel LW 12 0 1 1 14 -1 0 0 0
Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C 10 0 1 1 6 -1 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gusarov, AlexeiAlexei Gusarov D 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Messier, EricEric Messier LW 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 1173 19 11 8 52 2.66 1 650 598 .920
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 9 1 0 0 1 6.67 0 6 5 .833
Team: 1182 19 11 8 53 2.69 1 656 603 .919

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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]

Team trophies[edit]

Player awards and trophies[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Other transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Hockey. Kingston, NY: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-85-X. 
  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
  • Dryden, Steve, ed. (2000). Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9. 
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1. 
Notes
  1. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.436, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. ^ Dinger 2011, p. 155.
  3. ^ "1998-1999 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  4. ^ "1998-99 Colorado Avalanche Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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