1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes · NHL
Division 6th Northeast
1997–98 record 33–41–8
Goals for 200
Goals against 219
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Kevin Dineen
Team Leaders
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The 1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes season was the first for the franchise in North Carolina after leaving Hartford.


Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

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

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 1, 1997 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 0–1–0
2 L October 3, 1997 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 0–2–0
3 L October 4, 1997 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 0–3–0
4 T October 7, 1997 3–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 0–3–1
5 W October 10, 1997 2–1 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 1–3–1
6 L October 11, 1997 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 1–4–1
7 L October 13, 1997 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 1–5–1
8 T October 15, 1997 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 1–5–2
9 L October 18, 1997 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 1–6–2
10 L October 20, 1997 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 1–7–2
11 W October 22, 1997 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1997–98) 2–7–2
12 T October 24, 1997 3–3 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 2–7–3
13 W October 26, 1997 3–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 3–7–3
14 L October 31, 1997 2–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 3–8–3
15 W November 3, 1997 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 4–8–3
16 W November 5, 1997 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1997–98) 5–8–3
17 L November 7, 1997 2–3 New York Islanders (1997–98) 5–9–3
18 W November 9, 1997 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 6–9–3
19 W November 12, 1997 6–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 7–9–3
20 W November 13, 1997 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (1997–98) 8–9–3
21 L November 16, 1997 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1997–98) 8–10–3
22 W November 19, 1997 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 9–10–3
23 L November 21, 1997 3–4 New York Rangers (1997–98) 9–11–3
24 T November 23, 1997 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1997–98) 9–11–4
25 L November 26, 1997 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 9–12–4
26 W November 28, 1997 2–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 10–12–4
27 L November 29, 1997 2–3 Colorado Avalanche (1997–98) 10–13–4
28 W December 1, 1997 3–1 Boston Bruins (1997–98) 11–13–4
29 W December 3, 1997 5–3 New York Islanders (1997–98) 12–13–4
30 T December 5, 1997 2–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 12–13–5
31 L December 6, 1997 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 12–14–5
32 L December 10, 1997 2–5 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 12–15–5
33 L December 12, 1997 2–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 12–16–5
34 W December 16, 1997 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 13–16–5
35 L December 18, 1997 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 13–17–5
36 L December 20, 1997 1–2 Washington Capitals (1997–98) 13–18–5
37 L December 23, 1997 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 13–19–5
38 L December 26, 1997 2–5 Florida Panthers (1997–98) 13–20–5
39 W December 27, 1997 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 14–20–5
40 W December 30, 1997 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 15–20–5
41 L December 31, 1997 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 15–21–5
42 L January 3, 1998 1–6 Dallas Stars (1997–98) 15–22–5
43 W January 5, 1998 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 16–22–5
44 L January 6, 1998 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1997–98) 16–23–5
45 T January 8, 1998 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 16–23–6
46 W January 10, 1998 2–1 OT @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 17–23–6
47 L January 12, 1998 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 17–24–6
48 L January 14, 1998 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1997–98) 17–25–6
49 L January 21, 1998 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 17–26–6
50 W January 22, 1998 4–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1997–98) 18–26–6
51 W January 24, 1998 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 19–26–6
52 L January 27, 1998 0–3 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 19–27–6
53 W January 28, 1998 3–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 20–27–6
54 L January 30, 1998 0–2 @ New York Islanders (1997–98) 20–28–6
55 L February 1, 1998 3–6 Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 20–29–6
56 T February 4, 1998 3–3 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (1997–98) 20–29–7
57 W February 7, 1998 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 21–29–7
58 L February 28, 1998 3–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 21–30–7
59 W March 2, 1998 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 22–30–7
60 W March 5, 1998 2–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1997–98) 23–30–7
61 W March 6, 1998 5–4 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) 24–30–7
62 W March 8, 1998 3–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1997–98) 25–30–7
63 L March 12, 1998 0–2 New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 25–31–7
64 L March 14, 1998 1–2 San Jose Sharks (1997–98) 25–32–7
65 W March 15, 1998 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1997–98) 26–32–7
66 L March 18, 1998 0–1 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 26–33–7
67 L March 20, 1998 1–6 @ Dallas Stars (1997–98) 26–34–7
68 W March 23, 1998 5–3 @ Florida Panthers (1997–98) 27–34–7
69 W March 26, 1998 4–1 New York Rangers (1997–98) 28–34–7
70 W March 28, 1998 4–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 29–34–7
71 L March 29, 1998 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1997–98) 29–35–7
72 T March 31, 1998 3–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 29–35–8
73 W April 1, 1998 4–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1997–98) 30–35–8
74 W April 4, 1998 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1997–98) 31–35–8
75 W April 6, 1998 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1997–98) 32–35–8
76 L April 8, 1998 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1997–98) 32–36–8
77 W April 9, 1998 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 33–36–8
78 L April 11, 1998 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1997–98) 33–37–8
79 L April 13, 1998 2–3 Boston Bruins (1997–98) 33–38–8
80 L April 16, 1998 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1997–98) 33–39–8
81 L April 18, 1998 3–4 Washington Capitals (1997–98) 33–40–8
82 L April 19, 1998 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (1997–98) 33–41–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen RW 81 26 37 63 16 9 4 0 5
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 81 26 37 63 110 19 7 3 2
Roberts, GaryGary Roberts LW 61 20 29 49 103 3 4 0 2
Emerson, NelsonNelson Emerson RW 81 21 24 45 50 -17 6 0 4
O'Neill, JeffJeff O'Neill RW 74 19 20 39 67 -8 7 1 4
Kron, RobertRobert Kron LW 81 16 20 36 12 -8 4 0 2
Chiasson, SteveSteve Chiasson D 66 7 27 34 65 -2 6 0 0
Gelinas, MartinMartin Gelinas LW 40 12 14 26 30 1 2 1 4
Wesley, GlenGlen Wesley D 82 6 19 25 36 7 1 0 1
Dineen, KevinKevin Dineen RW 54 7 16 23 105 -7 0 0 1
Sanderson, GeoffGeoff Sanderson LW 40 7 10 17 14 -4 2 0 0
Ranheim, PaulPaul Ranheim LW 73 5 9 14 28 -11 0 1 2
Brown, JeffJeff Brown D 32 3 10 13 16 -1 3 0 0
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 73 2 10 12 45 -2 1 0 1
Burt, AdamAdam Burt D 76 1 11 12 106 -6 0 1 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 45 4 5 9 42 -19 1 1 2
Manderville, KentKent Manderville C 77 4 4 8 31 -6 0 0 0
Haller, KevinKevin Haller D 65 3 5 8 94 -5 0 0 0
Grimson, StuStu Grimson LW 82 3 4 7 204 0 0 0 1
Sheppard, RayRay Sheppard RW 10 4 2 6 2 2 2 0 1
Battaglia, BatesBates Battaglia LW 33 2 4 6 10 -1 0 0 1
Rice, StevenSteven Rice RW 47 2 4 6 38 -16 0 0 0
Hill, SeanSean Hill D 42 0 5 5 48 -2 0 0 0
Ciccone, EnricoEnrico Ciccone D 14 0 3 3 83 3 0 0 0
Halko, StevenSteven Halko D 18 0 2 2 10 -1 0 0 0
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 23 0 2 2 44 -2 0 0 0
Burke, SeanSean Burke G 25 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
McLean, KirkKirk McLean G 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Murray, ChrisChris Murray RW 7 0 1 1 22 2 0 0 0
Rucinski, MikeMike Rucinski D 9 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Brown, KevinKevin Brown RW 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Daniels, JeffJeff Daniels LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fountain, MikeMike Fountain G 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd G 47 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Martins, SteveSteve Martins C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd 2685 47 21 21 3 97 2.17 3 1237 1140 .922
Burke, SeanSean Burke 1415 25 7 11 5 66 2.80 1 655 589 .899
McLean, KirkKirk McLean 401 8 4 2 0 22 3.29 0 181 159 .878
Jablonski, PatPat Jablonski 279 5 1 4 0 14 3.01 0 115 101 .878
Fountain, MikeMike Fountain 163 3 0 3 0 10 3.68 0 68 58 .853
Team: 4943 82 33 41 8 209 2.54 4 2256 2047 .907

[1]

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 records[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  2. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.426, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6


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