1998–99 Florida Panthers season

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1998–99 Florida Panthers
Division2nd Southeast
Conference9th Eastern
1998–99 record30–34–18
Home record17–17–7
Road record13–17–11
Goals for210
Goals against228
Team information
General ManagerBryan Murray
CoachTerry Murray
CaptainScott Mellanby
ArenaBankAtlantic Center
Team leaders
GoalsRay Whitney (26)
AssistsRay Whitney (38)
PointsRay Whitney (64)
Penalty minutesPeter Worrell (258)
Plus/minusJaroslav Spacek (+15)
WinsSean Burke (21)
Goals against averageSean Burke (2.66)

The 1998–99 Florida Panthers season was their sixth season in the National Hockey League. The Panthers missed the playoffs, but made a big acquisition of Pavel Bure during the season.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 34 30 18 210 202 1158 86
2 9 Florida Panthers 82 30 34 18 210 228 1522 78
3 12 Washington Capitals 82 31 45 6 200 218 1381 68
4 14 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 19 54 9 179 292 1316 47

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Eastern Conference[2]
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]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Panthers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season. They last made the playoffs in 1997.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ray Whitney LW 81 26 38 64 18 -3 7 0 6
Rob Niedermayer C 82 18 33 51 50 -13 6 1 3
Viktor Kozlov C 65 16 35 51 24 13 5 1 1
Scott Mellanby RW 67 18 27 45 85 5 4 0 3
Radek Dvorak RW 82 19 24 43 29 7 0 4 0
Mark Parrish RW 73 24 13 37 25 -6 5 0 5
Robert Svehla D 80 8 29 37 83 -13 4 0 0
Bill Lindsay RW 75 12 15 27 92 -1 0 1 2
Oleg Kvasha LW/C 68 12 13 25 45 5 4 0 2
Johan Garpenlov LW 64 8 9 17 42 -9 0 1 0
Pavel Bure RW 11 13 3 16 4 3 5 1 0
Ed Jovanovski D 41 3 13 16 82 -4 1 0 1
Kirk Muller LW 82 4 11 15 49 -11 0 0 1
Jaroslav Spacek D 63 3 12 15 28 15 2 1 0
Dave Gagner C 36 4 10 14 39 -7 2 0 0
Terry Carkner D 62 2 9 11 54 0 0 0 0
Bret Hedican D 25 3 7 10 17 -2 0 0 1
Paul Laus D 75 1 9 10 218 -1 0 0 0
Peter Worrell LW 62 4 5 9 258 0 0 0 2
Dan Boyle D 22 3 5 8 6 0 1 0 1
Dino Ciccarelli RW 14 6 1 7 27 -1 5 0 1
Gord Murphy D 51 0 7 7 16 4 0 0 0
Rhett Warrener D 48 0 7 7 64 -1 0 0 0
Alex Hicks LW 51 0 6 6 58 -4 0 0 0
Sean Burke G 59 0 4 4 27 0 0 0 0
Marcus Nilson LW 8 1 1 2 5 2 0 0 1
Peter Ratchuk D 24 1 1 2 10 -1 0 0 0
Chris Wells C 20 0 2 2 31 -4 0 0 0
Ryan Johnson C 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Filip Kuba D 5 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
David Nemirovsky RW 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Jeff Ware D 6 0 1 1 6 -6 0 0 0
Chris Allen D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Viacheslav Butsayev C 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Dwayne Hay LW 9 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
John Jakopin D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Kirk McLean G 30 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Jeff Norton D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Herberts Vasiljevs RW 5 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Steve Washburn C 4 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Mike Wilson D 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Sean Burke 3402 59 21 24 14 151 2.66 3 1624 1473 .907
Kirk McLean 1597 30 9 10 4 73 2.74 2 727 654 .900
Team: 4999 82 30 34 18 224 2.69 5 2351 2127 .905

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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]

Draft picks[edit]

Florida'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 30 Kyle Rossiter  Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
3 61 Joe DiPenta  Canada Boston University (Hockey East)
3 63 Lance Ward  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
4 89 Ryan Jardine  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
5 117 Jaroslav Spacek  Czech Republic Färjestads BK (Sweden)
6 148 Chris Ovington  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
7 176 B. J. Ketcheson  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
8 203 Ian Jacobs  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
9 231 Adrian Wichser   Switzerland EHC Kloten (Switzerland)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger 2011, p. 155.
  2. ^ "1998-1999 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "1998-99 Florida Panthers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27.