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1997–98 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 11th Eastern
1997–98 record 25–39–18
Goals for 197
Goals against 231
General Manager Neil Smith
Coach Colin Campbell/John Muckler
Captain Brian Leetch
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Wayne Gretzky/Alexei Kovalev/Pat LaFontaine/Brian Leetch (23)
Assists Wayne Gretzky (67)
Points Wayne Gretzky (90)
Penalties in minutes Darren Langdon (197)
Wins Mike Richter (21)
Goals against average Dan Cloutier (2.50)

The 1997–98 New York Rangers season was the 72nd season for the team in the National Hockey League. The Rangers posted a 25–39–18 record in the regular season and finished in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. New York missed the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 1992–93 season.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Atlantic Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New Jersey Devils 82 48 23 11 225 166 107
Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 242 193 95
Washington Capitals 82 40 30 12 219 202 92
New York Islanders 82 30 41 11 212 225 71
New York Rangers 82 25 39 18 197 231 68
Florida Panthers 82 24 43 15 203 256 63
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 17 55 10 151 269 44

Game logEdit

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOct 3, 19972–2 OT New York Islanders0–0–1
2TOct 5, 19972–2 OT Los Angeles Kings0–0–2
3TOct 8, 19973–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers0–0–3
4TOct 9, 19971–1 OT @ Calgary Flames0–0–4
5WOct 11, 19976–3 @ Vancouver Canucks1–0–4
6LOct 14, 19970–1 Pittsburgh Penguins1–1–4
7LOct 15, 19971–5 @ Ottawa Senators1–2–4
8LOct 18, 19973–5 @ St. Louis Blues1–3–4
9WOct 20, 19974–2 Carolina Hurricanes2–3–4
10LOct 22, 19970–1 Chicago Blackhawks2–4–4
11WOct 24, 19974–3 Tampa Bay Lightning3–4–4
12TOct 26, 19973–3 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim3–4–5
13LOct 28, 19972–3 Dallas Stars3–5–5
14LOct 30, 19973–5 @ New York Islanders3–6–5
15TNov 3, 19972–2 OT Edmonton Oilers3–6–6
16WNov 5, 19974–2 @ Colorado Avalanche4–6–6
17TNov 7, 19972–2 OT @ Dallas Stars4–6–7
18LNov 12, 19972–3 New Jersey Devils4–7–7
19WNov 14, 19973–1 Pittsburgh Penguins5–7–7
20WNov 16, 19974–1 Colorado Avalanche6–7–7
21WNov 18, 19973–1 @ Florida Panthers7–7–7
22LNov 19, 19973–6 @ Tampa Bay Lightning7–8–7
23WNov 21, 19974–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes8–8–7
24LNov 22, 19973–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins8–9–7
25LNov 25, 19972–4 Vancouver Canucks8–10–7
26LNov 26, 19971–4 @ New York Islanders8–11–7
27TNov 28, 19973–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres8–11–8
28TNov 30, 19971–1 OT Florida Panthers8–11–9
29LDec 2, 19972–3 OT Washington Capitals8–12–9
30TDec 5, 19974–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers8–12–10
31TDec 6, 19973–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens8–12–11
32WDec 8, 19973–1 Phoenix Coyotes9–12–11
33LDec 10, 19971–4 Calgary Flames9–13–11
34LDec 12, 19973–4 Florida Panthers9–14–11
35LDec 16, 19973–4 @ New Jersey Devils9–15–11
36WDec 17, 19974–2 @ Florida Panthers10–15–11
37TDec 20, 19972–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning10–15–12
38LDec 21, 19970–2 Buffalo Sabres10–16–12
39WDec 23, 19974–1 Tampa Bay Lightning11–16–12
40LDec 26, 19970–3 @ Buffalo Sabres11–17–12
41WDec 28, 19974–3 Boston Bruins12–17–12
42LDec 31, 19970–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning12–18–12
43WJan 3, 19983–2 @ Washington Capitals13–18–12
44WJan 6, 19984–2 Carolina Hurricanes14–18–12
45LJan 8, 19983–5 Washington Capitals14–19–12
46WJan 12, 19983–2 Toronto Maple Leafs15–19–12
47LJan 14, 19981–4 @ New Jersey Devils15–20–12
48WJan 20, 19983–1 St. Louis Blues16–20–12
49LJan 22, 19983–4 Philadelphia Flyers16–21–12
50TJan 24, 19983–3 OT New Jersey Devils16–21–13
51TJan 26, 19982–2 OT Washington Capitals16–21–14
52TJan 29, 19982–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators16–21–15
53LJan 31, 19982–4 @ Boston Bruins16–22–15
54WFeb 2, 19983–2 @ San Jose Sharks17–22–15
55LFeb 4, 19982–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim17–23–15
56LFeb 5, 19981–3 @ Los Angeles Kings17–24–15
57TFeb 7, 19981–1 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes17–24–16
58WFeb 26, 19985–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs18–24–16
59LFeb 28, 19981–3 Philadelphia Flyers18–25–16
60LMar 2, 19980–1 Buffalo Sabres18–26–16
61WMar 4, 19984–3 @ Florida Panthers19–26–16
62LMar 7, 19983–6 @ New Jersey Devils19–27–16
63TMar 9, 19982–2 OT New Jersey Devils19–27–17
64WMar 11, 19985–3 San Jose Sharks20–27–17
65LMar 12, 19981–4 @ Montreal Canadiens20–28–17
66LMar 14, 19981–5 @ Boston Bruins20–29–17
67WMar 16, 19985–4 Ottawa Senators21–29–17
68WMar 18, 19982–1 OT Montreal Canadiens22–29–17
69LMar 21, 19983–4 Detroit Red Wings22–30–17
70LMar 22, 19984–5 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers22–31–17
71LMar 25, 19982–3 OT Ottawa Senators22–32–17
72LMar 26, 19981–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes22–33–17
73TMar 28, 19982–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins22–33–18
74LMar 30, 19981–3 Tampa Bay Lightning22–34–18
75LApr 1, 19982–4 Boston Bruins22–35–18
76LApr 4, 19980–3 @ New York Islanders22–36–18
77WApr 5, 19982–1 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks23–36–18
78LApr 7, 19982–3 Montreal Canadiens23–37–18
79LApr 11, 19982–5 @ Detroit Red Wings23–38–18
80LApr 14, 19981–3 @ Washington Capitals23–39–18
81WApr 15, 19984–2 New York Islanders24–39–18
82WApr 18, 19982–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers25–39–18

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gretzky, WayneWayne Gretzky C 82 23 67 90 28-11604
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 67 23 39 62 36-161102
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev RW 73 23 30 53 44-22803
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch D 76 17 33 50 32-361102
Sundstrom, NiklasNiklas Sundstrom RW 70 19 28 47 240401
Stevens, KevinKevin Stevens LW 80 14 27 41 130-7503
Graves, AdamAdam Graves LW 72 23 12 35 41-301002
Sweeney, TimTim Sweeney LW 56 11 18 29 267201
Driver, BruceBruce Driver D 75 5 15 20 46-3100
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 70 8 10 18 47-12200
Samuelsson, UlfUlf Samuelsson D 73 3 9 12 1221002
Skrudland, BrianBrian Skrudland C 59 5 6 11 39-4001
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood C 48 5 5 10 16-2000
Karpovtsev, AlexanderAlexander Karpovtsev D 47 3 7 10 38-1101
Berg, BillBill Berg LW 67 1 9 10 55 -15 100
Finley, JeffJeff Finley D 63 1 6 7 55-3000
Langdon, DarrenDarren Langdon LW 70 3 3 6 1970000
Savard, MarcMarc Savard C 28 1 5 6 4-4000
Stock, P.J.P.J. Stock C 38 2 3 5 1144001
Beukeboom, JeffJeff Beukeboom D 63 0 5 5 195-25000
Vorobiev, VladimirVladimir Vorobiev LW 15 2 2 4 6-10001
Lindbom, JohanJohan Lindbom LW 38 1 3 4 284000
Lidster, DougDoug Lidster D 36 0 4 4 242000
Cairns, EricEric Cairns D 39 0 3 3 92-3000
Goneau, DanielDaniel Goneau LW 11 2 0 2 4-4001
Smith, GeoffGeoff Smith D 15 1 1 2 6-4100
VandenBussche, RyanRyan VandenBussche RW 16 1 0 1 38-2000
Galanov, MaximMaxim Galanov D 6 0 1 1 21000
Richter, MikeMike Richter G 72 0 1 1 20000
Blouin, SylvainSylvain Blouin LW 1 0 0 0 50000
Cloutier, DanDan Cloutier G 12 0 0 0 190000
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 12 0 0 0 7-5000
Ferraro, PeterPeter Ferraro LW 1 0 0 0 2-2000
Muzzatti, JasonJason Muzzatti G 6 0 0 0 100000
Sevigny, PierrePierre Sevigny LW 3 0 0 0 20000
Smyth, BradBrad Smyth RW 1 0 0 0 00000
Sundin, RonnieRonnie Sundin D 1 0 0 0 00000
York, HarryHarry York C 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Richter, MikeMike Richter 4143 72 21 31 15 184 2.66 018881704.903
Cloutier, DanDan Cloutier 551 12 4 5 1 23 2.50 0248225.907
Muzzatti, JasonJason Muzzatti 313 6 0 3 2 17 3.26 0156139.891
Team: 5007 82 25 39 18 224 2.68 0 22922068 .902

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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;

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. 1997-98 New York Rangers Statistics. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2010-01-26.


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