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1997–98 Boston Bruins · NHL
1997–98 record 39-30-13
Goals for 221
Goals against 194
General Manager Mike O'Connell
Coach Pat Burns
Captain Ray Bourque
Alternate captains Unknown
Unknown
Arena Fleet Center
Team leaders
Goals Jason Allison (33)
Assists Jason Allison (50)
Points Jason Allison (83)
Penalties in minutes Ken Baumgartner (199)
Wins Byron Dafoe (30)
Goals against average Rob Tallas (1.83)

The 1997–98 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 73rd season. The season involved drafting Joe Thornton first overall.


OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Boston's picks at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Joe Thornton (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Northeast Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 40 24 18 228 188 98
Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 221 194 91
Buffalo Sabres 82 36 29 17 211 187 89
Montreal Canadiens 82 37 32 13 235 208 87
Ottawa Senators 82 34 33 15 193 200 83
Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 41 8 200 219 74

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 2, 19976–5 Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 1–0–0
2LOctober 4, 19971–4 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 1–1–0
3LOctober 7, 19972–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 1–2–0
4WOctober 8, 19973–2 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 2–2–0
5LOctober 11, 19972–5 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 2–3–0
6WOctober 13, 19973–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 3–3–0
7WOctober 15, 19975–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 4–3–0
8WOctober 17, 19972–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 5–3–0
9WOctober 18, 19973–0 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 6–3–0
10WOctober 21, 19972–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 7–3–0
11TOctober 23, 19972–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 7–3–1
12LOctober 25, 19974–5 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 7–4–1
13LOctober 30, 19970–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 7–5–1
14WNovember 1, 19973–1 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 8–5–1
15WNovember 2, 19973–1 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 9–5–1
16WNovember 6, 19972–0 Washington Capitals (1997–98) 10–5–1
17LNovember 8, 19970–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 10–6–1
18TNovember 12, 19973–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 10–6–2
19LNovember 13, 19972–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 10–7–2
20TNovember 15, 19973–3 OT Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 10–7–3
21WNovember 17, 19974–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 11–7–3
22TNovember 19, 19973–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 11–7–4
23LNovember 20, 19970–5 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 11–8–4
24LNovember 22, 19970–2 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 11–9–4
25LNovember 26, 19975–10 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 11–10–4
26LNovember 28, 19972–5 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 11–11–4
27TNovember 29, 19971–1 OT Washington Capitals (1997–98) 11–11–5
28LDecember 1, 19971–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 11–12–5
29WDecember 3, 19973–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 12–12–5
30WDecember 6, 19974–1 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 13–12–5
31WDecember 11, 19972–1 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 14–12–5
32WDecember 13, 19974–2 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 15–12–5
33WDecember 15, 19976–2 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 16–12–5
34LDecember 17, 19970–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 16–13–5
35TDecember 18, 19972–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 16–13–6
36LDecember 20, 19973–4 New York Islanders (1997–98) 16–14–6
37LDecember 22, 19972–4 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 16–15–6
38WDecember 27, 19973–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 17–15–6
39LDecember 28, 19973–4 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 17–16–6
40TDecember 31, 19972–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 17–16–7
41TJanuary 1, 19980–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 17–16–8
42WJanuary 3, 19983–0 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 18–16–8
43WJanuary 7, 19982–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 19–16–8
44WJanuary 8, 19985–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 20–16–8
45TJanuary 12, 19981–1 OT New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 20–16–9
46WJanuary 14, 19985–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 21–16–9
47LJanuary 21, 19982–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 21–17–9
48LJanuary 24, 19982–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 21–18–9
49LJanuary 25, 19981–4 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 21–19–9
50WJanuary 27, 19986–1 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 22–19–9
51LJanuary 29, 19982–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 22–20–9
52WJanuary 31, 19984–2 New York Rangers (1997–98) 23–20–9
53TFebruary 1, 19982–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 23–20–10
54TFebruary 4, 19982–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 23–20–11
55LFebruary 5, 19981–3 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 23–21–11
56LFebruary 7, 19981–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 23–22–11
57TFebruary 26, 19981–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 23–22–12
58WFebruary 28, 19986–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 24–22–12
59WMarch 1, 19985–4 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 25–22–12
60WMarch 3, 19983–0 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 26–22–12
61TMarch 5, 19981–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 26–22–13
62LMarch 7, 19981–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 26–23–13
63WMarch 10, 19986–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 27–23–13
64LMarch 12, 19982–5 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 27–24–13
65WMarch 14, 19985–1 New York Rangers (1997–98) 28–24–13
66WMarch 16, 19984–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 29–24–13
67WMarch 19, 19984–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 30–24–13
68WMarch 21, 19982–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 31–24–13
69LMarch 22, 19980–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 31–25–13
70WMarch 26, 19984–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 32–25–13
71LMarch 28, 19982–3 OT Florida Panthers (1997–98) 32–26–13
72WMarch 30, 19984–1 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 33–26–13
73WApril 1, 19984–2 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 34–26–13
74LApril 3, 19984–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 34–27–13
75LApril 6, 19980–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 34–28–13
76WApril 7, 19984–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 35–28–13
77WApril 9, 19984–1 New York Islanders (1997–98) 36–28–13
78LApril 11, 19982–3 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 36–29–13
79WApril 13, 19983–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 37–29–13
80WApril 15, 19986–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 38–29–13
81LApril 18, 19982–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 38–30–13
82WApril 19, 19982–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 39–30–13

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Allison, JasonJason Allison C 81 33 50 83 6033508
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich LW/C 82 29 37 66 42251321
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 82 13 35 48 802903
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 81 22 25 47 89703
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 61 26 20 46 548906
Carter, AnsonAnson Carter RW 78 16 27 43 317604
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 79 16 23 39 546305
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 79 20 11 31 57-16130
DiMaio, RobRob DiMaio RW 79 10 17 27 82-13004
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 82 8 19 27 38-14201
McLaren, KyleKyle McLaren D 66 5 20 25 5613200
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 82 3 20 23 673201
Sullivan, MikeMike Sullivan C 77 5 13 18 34-1002
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 59 1 15 16 2412000
Van Impe, DarrenDarren Van Impe D 50 2 8 10 364200
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 22 2 7 9 6-2100
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 55 3 4 7 19-6001
Gill, HalHal Gill D 68 2 4 6 474000
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 28 1 5 6 73000
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe G 65 0 3 3 20000
Bates, ShawnShawn Bates C 13 2 0 2 2-3000
Timander, MattiasMattias Timander D 23 1 1 2 6-9000
Malkoc, DeanDean Malkoc D 40 1 0 1 86-12000
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner LW 82 0 1 1 199-14000
Mann, CameronCameron Mann RW 9 0 1 1 41000
Carey, JimJim Carey G 10 0 0 0 00000
Chynoweth, DeanDean Chynoweth D 2 0 0 0 0-4000
Lang, RobertRobert Lang C 3 0 0 0 21000
Nielsen, KirkKirk Nielsen RW 6 0 0 0 0-1000
Prpic, JoelJoel Prpic C 1 0 0 0 20000
Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitaille C 4 0 0 0 0-2000
Roy, Jean-YvesJean-Yves Roy RW 2 0 0 0 00000
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas G 14 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 3693 65 30 25 9 138 2.24 616021464.914
Tallas, RobbieRobbie Tallas 788 14 6 3 3 24 1.83 1326302.926
Carey, JimJim Carey 496 10 3 2 1 24 2.90 2225201.893
Team: 4977 82 39 30 13 186 2.24 921531967.914

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Allison, JasonJason Allison C 6 2 6 8 40100
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 6 2 5 7 01001
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 6 1 4 5 2-2100
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich LW/C 6 2 2 4 21200
Van Impe, DarrenDarren Van Impe D 6 2 1 3 00101
Carter, AnsonAnson Carter RW 6 1 1 2 0-3000
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 6 1 0 1 0-3000
DiMaio, RobRob DiMaio RW 6 1 0 1 8-3000
McLaren, KyleKyle McLaren D 6 1 0 1 4-3100
Ellett, DaveDave Ellett D 6 0 1 1 6-1000
Sullivan, MikeMike Sullivan C 6 0 1 1 20000
Baumgartner, KenKen Baumgartner LW 6 0 0 0 140000
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe G 6 0 0 0 00000
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 5 0 0 0 2-3000
Gill, HalHal Gill D 6 0 0 0 4-1000
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 6 0 0 0 6-4000
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 6 0 0 0 2-3000
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 6 0 0 0 10-2000
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 6 0 0 0 90000
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 1 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 422 6 2 4 14 1.99 1159145.912
Team: 422 6 2 4 14 1.99 1159145.912

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Note: Pos = Position; 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;

PlayoffsEdit

RosterEdit

THIS IS AN INCOMPLETE LIST

Boston Bruins
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1997-98 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-05.

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