1998–99 New York Islanders season

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1998–99 New York Islanders
Division 5th Atlantic
1998–99 record 24–48–10
Goals for 194
Goals against 244
Team information
General Manager Mike Milbury
Coach Mike Milbury (interim)
Bill Stewart
Captain Trevor Linden

The 1998–99 New York Islanders season was the Islanders' 27th season of operation. The Islanders again missed the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 New Jersey Devils 82 47 24 11 248 196 105
2 5 Philadelphia Flyers 82 37 26 19 231 196 93
3 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 38 30 14 242 225 90
4 10 New York Rangers 82 33 38 11 217 227 77
5 13 New York Islanders 82 24 48 10 194 244 58

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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 L October 10, 1998 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 0–1–0
3 W October 14, 1998 2–0 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 1–2–0
6 L October 22, 1998 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 2–4–0
10 W October 31, 1998 3–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 5–5–0
11 W November 2, 1998 6–2 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 6–5–0
12 L November 5, 1998 3–6 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 6–6–0
13 L November 7, 1998 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 6–7–0
14 W November 9, 1998 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 7–7–0
15 L November 10, 1998 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 7–8–0
16 W November 12, 1998 4–0 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 8–8–0
17 L November 14, 1998 3–5 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 8–9–0
18 L November 17, 1998 2–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 8–10–0
19 L November 20, 1998 2–4 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 8–11–0
20 W November 21, 1998 6–3 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 9–11–0
21 W November 25, 1998 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 10–11–0
22 L November 26, 1998 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 10–12–0
23 L November 28, 1998 1–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 10–13–0
24 L December 2, 1998 2–3 New York Rangers (1998–99) 10–14–0
25 L December 4, 1998 1–5 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 10–15–0
26 L December 5, 1998 5–7 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 10–16–0
27 L December 8, 1998 1–2 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 10–17–0
28 L December 12, 1998 1–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 10–18–0
29 W December 15, 1998 1–0 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 11–18–0
30 W December 17, 1998 5–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 12–18–0
31 T December 18, 1998 2–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 12–18–1
32 L December 20, 1998 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 12–19–1
33 T December 22, 1998 3–3 OT St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 12–19–2
34 W December 26, 1998 4–2 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 13–19–2
35 L December 28, 1998 1–5 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 13–20–2
36 L December 29, 1998 0–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 13–21–2
37 L December 31, 1998 0–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 13–22–2
38 L January 2, 1999 3–4 OT San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 13–23–2
39 T January 5, 1999 1–1 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 13–23–3
40 L January 7, 1999 0–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 13–24–3
41 L January 9, 1999 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 13–25–3
42 L January 11, 1999 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 13–26–3
43 L January 13, 1999 3–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 13–27–3
44 L January 16, 1999 0–1 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 13–28–3
45 L January 20, 1999 2–5 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 13–29–3
46 W January 21, 1999 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 14–29–3
47 W January 26, 1999 4–1 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 15–29–3
48 T January 29, 1999 4–4 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 15–29–4
49 L January 30, 1999 2–9 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 15–30–4
50 L February 3, 1999 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 15–31–4
51 W February 4, 1999 5–4 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 16–31–4
52 T February 7, 1999 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 16–31–5
53 L February 9, 1999 1–2 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 16–32–5
54 L February 12, 1999 1–2 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 16–33–5
55 T February 13, 1999 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 16–33–6
56 T February 15, 1999 3–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 16–33–7
57 W February 17, 1999 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 17–33–7
58 W February 20, 1999 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 18–33–7
59 L February 21, 1999 1–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 18–34–7
60 L February 25, 1999 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 18–35–7
61 W February 27, 1999 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 19–35–7
62 L March 2, 1999 2–4 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 19–36–7
63 L March 4, 1999 2–3 OT Dallas Stars (1998–99) 19–37–7
64 T March 6, 1999 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 19–37–8
65 L March 7, 1999 2–4 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 19–38–8
66 T March 9, 1999 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 19–38–9
67 L March 11, 1999 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 19–39–9
68 L March 14, 1999 2–3 OT New York Rangers (1998–99) 19–40–9
69 L March 15, 1999 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 19–41–9
70 W March 19, 1999 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 20–41–9
71 L March 21, 1999 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 20–42–9
72 L March 24, 1999 1–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 20–43–9
73 L March 27, 1999 3–7 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 20–44–9
74 L March 29, 1999 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 20–45–9
75 W March 31, 1999 5–3 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 21–45–9
76 T April 3, 1999 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 21–45–10
77 L April 6, 1999 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 21–46–10
78 W April 8, 1999 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 22–46–10
79 L April 10, 1999 1–6 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 22–47–10
80 W April 12, 1999 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 23–47–10
81 L April 14, 1999 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 23–48–10
82 W April 17, 1999 7–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 24–48–10

Playoffs[edit]

The Islanders had yet another disappointing season and were unable to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth straight year.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Reichel, RobertRobert Reichel C 70 19 37 56 50 -15 5 1 1
Palffy, ZigmundZigmund Palffy RW 50 22 28 50 34 -6 5 2 1
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden RW 82 18 29 47 32 -14 8 1 1
Smolinski, BryanBryan Smolinski C 82 16 24 40 49 -7 7 0 3
Czerkawski, MariuszMariusz Czerkawski RW 78 21 17 38 14 -10 4 0 1
Lapointe, ClaudeClaude Lapointe LW/C 82 14 23 37 62 -19 2 2 1
Lawrence, MarkMark Lawrence RW 60 14 16 30 38 -8 4 0 2
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson D 63 8 18 26 34 -18 6 0 0
Watt, MikeMike Watt LW 75 8 17 25 12 -2 0 0 4
Richter, BarryBarry Richter D 72 6 18 24 34 -4 0 0 2
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 55 7 11 18 27 -10 2 0 0
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 67 8 8 16 22 -17 1 0 0
Berard, BryanBryan Berard D 31 4 11 15 26 -6 2 0 3
Brewer, EricEric Brewer D 63 5 6 11 32 -14 2 0 0
Lachance, ScottScott Lachance D 59 1 8 9 30 -19 1 0 0
Lindgren, MatsMats Lindgren C/LW 12 5 3 8 2 2 3 0 1
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara D 59 2 6 8 83 -8 0 1 0
Harlock, DavidDavid Harlock D 70 2 6 8 68 -16 0 0 0
Odjick, GinoGino Odjick RW 23 4 3 7 133 -2 1 0 2
Miller, KevinKevin Miller C 33 1 5 6 13 -5 0 0 0
Dawe, JasonJason Dawe RW 22 2 3 5 8 0 0 0 0
Janney, CraigCraig Janney C 18 1 4 5 4 -2 0 0 0
Pilon, RichRich Pilon D 52 0 4 4 88 -8 0 0 0
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco RW 73 3 0 3 45 -24 0 1 2
Cairns, EricEric Cairns D 9 0 3 3 23 1 0 0 0
Belanger, KenKen Belanger LW 9 1 1 2 30 1 0 0 0
Crowley, TedTed Crowley D 6 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0
Nabokov, DmitriDmitri Nabokov C/LW 4 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0
Orszagh, VladimirVladimir Orszagh RW 12 1 0 1 6 2 0 0 0
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Malkoc, DeanDean Malkoc D 2 0 1 1 7 3 0 0 0
Chebaturkin, VladimirVladimir Chebaturkin D 8 0 0 0 12 6 0 0 0
Cousineau, MarcelMarcel Cousineau G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty G 20 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Hough, MikeMike Hough LW 11 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Kennedy, MikeMike Kennedy C 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Luhning, WarrenWarren Luhning RW 11 0 0 0 8 -4 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salo, TommyTommy Salo G 51 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Schultz, RayRay Schultz D 4 0 0 0 7 -2 0 0 0
Webb, SteveSteve Webb RW 45 0 0 0 32 -10 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Salo, TommyTommy Salo 3018 51 17 26 7 132 2.62 5 1368 1236 .904
Flaherty, WadeWade Flaherty 1048 20 5 11 2 53 3.03 0 491 438 .892
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 606 11 2 7 1 37 3.66 0 345 308 .893
Cousineau, MarcelMarcel Cousineau 293 6 0 4 0 14 2.87 0 119 105 .882
Team: 4965 82 24 48 10 236 2.85 5 2323 2087 .898

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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;

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