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1997–98 San Jose Sharks · NHL
Division 4th Pacific
1997–98 record 34–38–10
Goals for 210
Goals against 216
Coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Todd Gill
Team Leaders
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The 1997–98 San Jose Sharks season was the Sharks' seventh season of operation in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Sharks qualified for the playoffs, losing in the first round to the Dallas Stars.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Pacific Division
# CR   GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 39 26 17 231 205 95
2 5 Los Angeles Kings 82 38 33 11 227 225 87
3 7 Edmonton Oilers 82 35 37 10 215 224 80
4 8 San Jose Sharks 82 34 38 10 210 216 78
5 10 Calgary Flames 82 26 41 15 217 252 67
6 12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 26 43 13 205 261 65
7 13 Vancouver Canucks 82 25 43 14 224 273 64

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Game log[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 79 31 32 63 40 8 7 6 7
Nolan, OwenOwen Nolan RW 75 14 27 41 144 -2 3 1 1
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 51 13 19 32 28 0 5 0 2
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau C 74 13 19 32 14 5 1 0 2
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 82 7 25 32 48 13 4 0 2
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW 74 10 20 30 40 -2 2 0 3
Matteau, StephaneStephane Matteau LW 73 15 14 29 60 4 1 0 2
Craven, MurrayMurray Craven LW 67 12 17 29 25 4 2 3 3
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 60 6 22 28 26 -4 3 0 0
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 59 16 9 25 70 3 3 0 2
Ragnarsson, MarcusMarcus Ragnarsson D 79 5 20 25 65 -11 3 0 2
Ricci, MikeMike Ricci C 59 9 14 23 30 -4 5 0 2
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 64 8 13 21 31 -13 4 0 1
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 81 3 12 15 59 -4 1 0 0
Zyuzin, AndreiAndrei Zyuzin D 56 6 7 13 66 8 2 0 2
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 42 6 6 12 50 2 0 0 0
McSorley, MartyMarty McSorley D 56 2 10 12 140 10 0 0 0
Bodger, DougDoug Bodger D 28 4 6 10 32 0 0 0 1
Skalde, JarrodJarrod Skalde C 22 4 6 10 14 -2 0 0 0
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 10 5 4 9 14 1 2 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 21 2 7 9 28 -1 2 0 0
Sutter, RonRon Sutter C 57 2 7 9 22 -2 0 0 1
Lowry, DaveDave Lowry LW 50 4 4 8 51 0 0 0 1
Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov C 18 5 2 7 2 -2 2 0 0
Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW 20 3 3 6 22 3 0 0 0
Korolyuk, AlexanderAlexander Korolyuk LW 19 2 3 5 6 -5 1 0 0
Brennan, RichRich Brennan D 11 1 2 3 2 -4 1 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 12 0 3 3 43 2 0 0 0
Guolla, SteveSteve Guolla C 7 1 1 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Nazarov, AndreiAndrei Nazarov LW 40 1 1 2 112 -4 0 0 0
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon G 62 0 2 2 24 0 0 0 0
Potomski, BarryBarry Potomski LW 9 0 1 1 30 1 0 0 0
Andersson, NiklasNiklas Andersson LW 5 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 28 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Muzzatti, JasonJason Muzzatti G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sutton, KenKen Sutton D 8 0 0 0 15 -4 0 0 0
Wood, DodyDody Wood C 8 0 0 0 40 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon 3564 62 30 22 8 146 2.46 5 1401 1255 .896
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 1360 28 4 16 2 62 2.74 1 600 538 .897
Muzzatti, JasonJason Muzzatti 27 1 0 0 0 2 4.44 0 13 11 .846
Team: 4951 82 34 38 10 210 2.54 6 2014 1804 .896
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
MacLean, JohnJohn MacLean RW 6 2 3 5 4 1 1 0 0
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 6 0 5 5 8 -2 0 0 0
Nolan, OwenOwen Nolan RW 6 2 2 4 26 -1 2 0 1
Ricci, MikeMike Ricci C 6 1 3 4 6 0 0 0 0
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 6 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Craven, MurrayMurray Craven LW 6 1 1 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 6 1 1 2 20 -1 1 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 6 1 0 1 10 -4 1 0 0
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 6 1 0 1 6 -3 1 0 0
Sutter, RonRon Sutter C 6 1 0 1 14 -1 0 0 0
Zyuzin, AndreiAndrei Zyuzin D 6 1 0 1 14 -2 0 0 1
Friesen, JeffJeff Friesen LW 6 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau C 5 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Matteau, StephaneStephane Matteau LW 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 6 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Granato, TonyTony Granato RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lowry, DaveDave Lowry LW 6 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 6 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 0
Ragnarsson, MarcusMarcus Ragnarsson D 6 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon 348 6 2 4 14 2.41 1 138 124 .899
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 20 1 0 0 1 3.00 0 6 5 .833
Team: 368 6 2 4 15 2.45 1 144 129 .896

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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;

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1997-98 San Jose Sharks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.

External links[edit | edit source]


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