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1997–98 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 1st Northeast
1997–98 record 40–24–18
Goals for 228
Goals against 188
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Kevin Constantine
Captain Ron Francis
Alternate captains Kevin Hatcher
Jaromir Jagr
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Jaromir Jagr (35)
Assists Jaromir Jagr (67)
Points Jaromir Jagr (102)
Penalties in minutes Chris Tamer (181)
Wins Tom Barrasso (31)
Goals against average Peter Skudra (1.83)

The 1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the team's 31st in the National Hockey League. It was their first season under head coach Kevin Constantine and first after the first retirement of Mario Lemieux.

OffseasonEdit

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 1, 19973–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 0–0–1
2WOctober 3, 19974–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 1–0–1
3LOctober 4, 19973–5 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 1–1–1
4LOctober 8, 19970–3 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 1–2–1
5LOctober 9, 19971–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 1–3–1
6WOctober 11, 19974–1 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 2–3–1
7WOctober 14, 19971–0 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 3–3–1
8TOctober 15, 19971–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 3–3–2
9WOctober 17, 19974–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 4–3–2
10WOctober 19, 19974–1 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 5–3–2
11WOctober 22, 19975–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 6–3–2
12LOctober 24, 19973–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 6–4–2
13WOctober 25, 19973–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 7–4–2
14LOctober 28, 19973–6 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 7–5–2
15WNovember 1, 19977–6 OT Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 8–5–2
16LNovember 2, 19971–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 8–6–2
17LNovember 5, 19972–5 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 8–7–2
18TNovember 7, 19971–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 8–7–3
19TNovember 8, 19972–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 8–7–4
20LNovember 12, 19971–4 Washington Capitals (1997–98) 8–8–4
21LNovember 14, 19971–3 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 8–9–4
22WNovember 15, 19975–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 9–9–4
23TNovember 19, 19973–3 OT Boston Bruins (1997–98) 9–9–5
24WNovember 20, 19972–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 10–9–5
25WNovember 22, 19974–3 OT New York Rangers (1997–98) 11–9–5
26WNovember 24, 19975–1 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 12–9–5
27WNovember 26, 19973–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 13–9–5
28WNovember 29, 19976–3 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 14–9–5
29WDecember 1, 19971–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 15–9–5
30LDecember 4, 19970–4 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 15–10–5
31WDecember 6, 19975–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 16–10–5
32WDecember 9, 19972–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 17–10–5
33WDecember 10, 19973–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 18–10–5
34TDecember 12, 19972–2 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 18–10–6
35TDecember 16, 19971–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 18–10–7
36TDecember 19, 19973–3 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 18–10–8
37LDecember 20, 19971–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 18–11–8
38WDecember 26, 19974–1 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 19–11–8
39LDecember 27, 19970–1 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 19–12–8
40WDecember 29, 19975–1 New York Islanders (1997–98) 20–12–8
41WDecember 31, 19973–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 21–12–8
42LJanuary 3, 19984–5 OT Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 21–13–8
43WJanuary 6, 19984–2 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 22–13–8
44LJanuary 7, 19981–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 22–14–8
45WJanuary 10, 19984–1 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 23–14–8
46WJanuary 12, 19984–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 24–14–8
47LJanuary 14, 19982–5 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 24–15–8
48TJanuary 20, 19980–0 OT Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 24–15–9
49WJanuary 22, 19983–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 25–15–9
50WJanuary 24, 19984–2 Boston Bruins (1997–98) 26–15–9
51WJanuary 26, 19984–2 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 27–15–9
52TJanuary 28, 19982–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 27–15–10
53WJanuary 29, 19984–2 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 28–15–10
54WJanuary 31, 19984–2 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 29–15–10
55LFebruary 2, 19982–4 New York Islanders (1997–98) 29–16–10
56TFebruary 4, 19982–2 OT Washington Capitals (1997–98) 29–16–11
57TFebruary 6, 19982–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 29–16–12
58TFebruary 7, 19982–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 29–16–13
59WFebruary 25, 19986–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 30–16–13
60LFebruary 28, 19982–6 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 30–17–13
61WMarch 2, 19983–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 31–17–13
62TMarch 5, 19982–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 31–17–14
63WMarch 7, 19986–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 32–17–14
64LMarch 8, 19983–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 32–18–14
65WMarch 11, 19984–1 Calgary Flames (1997–98) 33–18–14
66WMarch 14, 19982–1 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 34–18–14
67LMarch 15, 19980–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 34–19–14
68WMarch 18, 19984–2 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 35–19–14
69WMarch 21, 19984–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 36–19–14
70TMarch 22, 19980–0 OT @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 36–19–15
71LMarch 26, 19983–4 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 36–20–15
72TMarch 28, 19982–2 OT New York Rangers (1997–98) 36–20–16
73TMarch 29, 19981–1 OT Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 36–20–17
74LApril 1, 19982–3 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 36–21–17
75WApril 4, 19984–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 37–21–17
76LApril 5, 19981–3 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 37–22–17
77LApril 7, 19981–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 37–23–17
78LApril 9, 19981–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 37–24–17
79TApril 11, 19983–3 OT Florida Panthers (1997–98) 37–24–18
80WApril 15, 19985–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 38–24–18
81WApril 16, 19984–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1997–98) 39–24–18
82WApril 18, 19985–2 Boston Bruins (1997–98) 40–24–18

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 77 35 67 102 6417708
Francis, RonRon Francis C 81 25 62 87 2012705
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 78 30 35 65 30151515
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 74 19 29 48 66-31313
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 75 19 23 42 28-1434
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 82 15 25 40 59-1404
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 76 6 27 33 4213201
Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov RW 76 13 13 26 8-4203
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 56 11 11 22 35-9511
Lang, RobertRobert Lang C 51 9 13 22 146112
Hicks, AlexAlex Hicks LW 58 7 13 20 544001
Werenka, BradBrad Werenka D 71 3 15 18 4615200
Slegr, JiriJiri Slegr D 73 5 12 17 10910110
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 50 5 10 15 204010
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 81 4 8 12 1273020
Dome, RobertRobert Dome RW 30 5 2 7 12-1100
Ferraro, ChrisChris Ferraro C 46 3 4 7 43-2000
Ferraro, PeterPeter Ferraro LW 29 3 4 7 12-2000
Wright, TylerTyler Wright C 82 3 4 7 112-3100
Moran, IanIan Moran D 37 1 6 7 190001
Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer D 79 0 7 7 1814000
Wilkinson, NeilNeil Wilkinson D 34 2 4 6 240100
Valk, GarryGarry Valk RW 39 2 1 3 33-3000
Gronman, TuomasTuomas Gronman D 22 1 2 3 253101
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 63 0 2 2 140000
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 5 1 0 1 20000
Pronger, SeanSean Pronger C 5 1 0 1 2-1001
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra G 17 0 1 1 20000
Butenschon, SvenSven Butenschon D 8 0 0 0 6-1000
Wregget, KenKen Wregget G 15 0 0 0 60000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 3542 63 31 14 13 122 2.07 715561434.922
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra 851 17 6 4 3 26 1.83 0341315.924
Wregget, KenKen Wregget 611 15 3 6 2 28 2.75 0293265.904
Team: 5004 82 40 24 18 176 2.11 721902014.920

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 6 4 5 9 2100
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 6 3 3 6 2001
Francis, RonRon Francis C 6 1 5 6 2000
Slegr, JiriJiri Slegr D 6 0 4 4 2000
Lang, RobertRobert Lang C 6 0 3 3 2000
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson D 6 0 3 3 2000
Olczyk, EdEd Olczyk C 6 2 0 2 4111
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 6 2 0 2 2010
Brown, RobRob Brown RW 6 1 0 1 4100
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 6 1 0 1 12100
Werenka, BradBrad Werenka D 6 1 0 1 8010
Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov RW 6 0 1 1 2000
Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer D 6 0 1 1 4000
Wright, TylerTyler Wright C 6 0 1 1 4000
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso G 6 0 0 0 2000
Gronman, TuomasTuomas Gronman D 1 0 0 0 0000
Hicks, AlexAlex Hicks LW 6 0 0 0 2000
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 1 0 0 0 0000
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 5 0 0 0 8000
Moran, IanIan Moran D 6 0 0 0 2000
Pronger, SeanSean Pronger C 5 0 0 0 4000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Barrasso, TomTom Barrasso 376 6 2 4 17 2.71 0171154.901
Team: 376 6 2 4 17 2.71 0171154.901

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Note: 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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1997-98 season:

TradesEdit

October 22, 1997 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Tuomas Gronman
To Chicago Blackhawks
Greg Johnson
October 25, 1997 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Robert Lang
To Boston Bruins
Claimed off waivers
January 9, 1998 To New York Rangers
Peter Ferraro
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Claimed off waivers
March 24, 1998 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Sean Pronger
To Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Rights to Patrick Lalime

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Main article: 1997 NHL Entry Draft

The Penguins drafted the following players at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh:

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 17 Robert Dome (RW) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Las Vegas Thunder (IHL)
2 44 Brian Gaffaney (C) Flag of the United States United States North Iowa Huskies (USHL)
3 71 Josef Melichar (D) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Ceske Budejovice (Czech Extraliga)
4 97 Alexandre Mathieu (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
5 124 Harlan Pratt (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Prince Albert Raiders (QMJHL)
6 152 Petr Havelka (LW) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic HC Sparta Praha (Czech Extraliga)
7 179 Mark Moore (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Harvard University (NCAA)
8 208 Andrew Ference (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
9 234 Erik Lind (D) Flag of the United States United States Avon Old Farms (US boarding school)

Farm teamsEdit

The Johnstown Chiefs of the East Coast Hockey League finished last overall in the Northern Conference with a record of 23-41-6.

The AHL's Syracuse Crunch finished in third place in the Empire State Division with a record of 35-32-11-2 record. They were eliminated by the Hamilton Bulldogs in the first round of the playoffs.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

External linksEdit

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