1998-99 Canadiens

1998–99 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 11th Eastern
1998–99 record 32–39–11
Home record 21–15–5
Road record 11–24–6
Goals for 184
Goals against 209
General Manager Rejean Houle
Coach Alain Vigneault
Captain Vincent Damphousse (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
Arena Bell Centre
Team Leaders
Goals Martin Rucinsky (17)
Assists Mark Recchi (35)
Points Mark Recchi (47)
Penalties in minutes Shayne Corson (147)
Wins Jeff Hackett (24)
Goals against average Frederic Chabot (2.23)
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The 1998–99 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 90th season of play. The club finished 5th in the Northeast Division and did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs.


Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 1 Ottawa Senators 82 44 23 15 239 179 892 103
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 30 7 268 231 1095 97
3 6 Boston Bruins 82 39 30 13 214 181 1182 91
4 7 Buffalo Sabres 82 37 28 17 207 175 1561 91
5 11 Montreal Canadiens 82 32 39 11 184 209 1299 75

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; 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]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 1998 7–1 New York Rangers (1998–99) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1998 1–0 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 2–0–0
3 T October 16, 1998 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 2–0–1
4 L October 17, 1998 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 2–1–1
5 L October 19, 1998 1–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 2–2–1
6 W October 21, 1998 3–2 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 3–2–1
7 L October 24, 1998 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 3–3–1
8 L October 28, 1998 2–9 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 3–4–1
9 T October 29, 1998 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 3–4–2
10 L October 31, 1998 1–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 3–5–2
11 W November 4, 1998 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 4–5–2
12 W November 7, 1998 4–2 New York Islanders (1998–99) 5–5–2
13 W November 9, 1998 5–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 6–5–2
14 L November 11, 1998 0–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 6–6–2
15 L November 12, 1998 0–4 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 6–7–2
16 L November 14, 1998 1–4 Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 6–8–2
17 L November 17, 1998 4–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 6–9–2
18 W November 19, 1998 4–3 Calgary Flames (1998–99) 7–9–2
19 L November 21, 1998 2–3 Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 7–10–2
20 L November 27, 1998 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 7–11–2
21 L November 28, 1998 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 7–12–2
22 W November 30, 1998 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 8–12–2
23 L December 2, 1998 1–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 8–13–2
24 T December 4, 1998 1–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 8–13–3
25 L December 5, 1998 3–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 8–14–3
26 L December 9, 1998 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 8–15–3
27 L December 11, 1998 2–3 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 8–16–3
28 T December 12, 1998 2–2 OT @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 8–16–4
29 T December 14, 1998 2–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 8–16–5
30 L December 18, 1998 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 8–17–5
31 T December 19, 1998 1–1 OT New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 8–17–6
32 T December 21, 1998 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1998–99) 8–17–7
33 L December 23, 1998 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 8–18–7
34 W December 26, 1998 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 9–18–7
35 W December 29, 1998 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 10–18–7
36 W December 31, 1998 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 11–18–7
37 W January 2, 1999 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 12–18–7
38 L January 4, 1999 3–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 12–19–7
39 W January 7, 1999 4–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 13–19–7
40 W January 9, 1999 3–2 New York Islanders (1998–99) 14–19–7
41 W January 11, 1999 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 15–19–7
42 L January 12, 1999 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 15–20–7
43 W January 15, 1999 3–0 @ Washington Capitals (1998–99) 16–20–7
44 W January 16, 1999 3–0 New York Rangers (1998–99) 17–20–7
45 T January 18, 1999 4–4 OT Washington Capitals (1998–99) 17–20–8
46 L January 21, 1999 0–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 17–21–8
47 W January 26, 1999 2–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 18–21–8
48 L January 27, 1999 1–2 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 18–22–8
49 L January 30, 1999 1–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 18–23–8
50 L January 31, 1999 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 18–24–8
51 W February 3, 1999 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 19–24–8
52 L February 4, 1999 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 19–25–8
53 W February 6, 1999 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 20–25–8
54 L February 9, 1999 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 20–26–8
55 L February 11, 1999 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 20–27–8
56 W February 13, 1999 4–0 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 21–27–8
57 W February 17, 1999 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 22–27–8
58 W February 18, 1999 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 23–27–8
59 L February 20, 1999 2–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 23–28–8
60 L February 25, 1999 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 23–29–8
61 W February 27, 1999 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 24–29–8
62 W March 2, 1999 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 25–29–8
63 T March 3, 1999 4–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 25–29–9
64 L March 6, 1999 1–6 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 25–30–9
65 L March 8, 1999 2–5 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 25–31–9
66 W March 11, 1999 3–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 26–31–9
67 W March 13, 1999 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 27–31–9
68 W March 18, 1999 3–2 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 28–31–9
69 L March 20, 1999 0–1 Washington Capitals (1998–99) 28–32–9
70 T March 22, 1999 1–1 OT San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 28–32–10
71 W March 24, 1999 2–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 29–32–10
72 L March 25, 1999 1–2 @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 29–33–10
73 L March 27, 1999 1–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 29–34–10
74 L April 1, 1999 2–3 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 29–35–10
75 W April 3, 1999 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 30–35–10
76 L April 5, 1999 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 30–36–10
77 W April 7, 1999 2–0 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 31–36–10
78 L April 8, 1999 1–3 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 31–37–10
79 L April 10, 1999 2–6 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 31–38–10
80 T April 13, 1999 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 31–38–11
81 L April 14, 1999 2–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 31–39–11
82 W April 17, 1999 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 32–39–11

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Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Recchi, MarkMark Recchi RW 61 12 35 47 28 -4 3 0 2
Koivu, SakuSaku Koivu C 65 14 30 44 38 -7 4 2 0
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 65 12 24 36 46 -7 3 2 2
Rucinsky, MartinMartin Rucinsky LW 73 17 17 34 50 -25 5 0 1
Malakhov, VladimirVladimir Malakhov D 62 13 21 34 77 -7 8 0 3
Corson, ShayneShayne Corson LW 63 12 20 32 147 -10 7 0 4
Brunet, BenoitBenoit Brunet LW 60 14 17 31 31 -1 4 2 0
Stevenson, TurnerTurner Stevenson RW 69 10 17 27 88 6 0 0 2
Quintal, StephaneStephane Quintal D 82 8 19 27 84 -23 1 1 4
Savage, BrianBrian Savage LW 54 16 10 26 20 -14 5 0 4
Poulin, PatrickPatrick Poulin C 81 8 17 25 21 6 0 1 1
Zholtok, SergeiSergei Zholtok C 70 7 15 22 6 -12 2 0 3
Hoglund, JonasJonas Hoglund LW 74 8 10 18 16 -5 1 0 0
Weinrich, EricEric Weinrich D 66 6 12 18 77 -12 4 0 1
Brisebois, PatricePatrice Brisebois D 54 3 9 12 28 -8 1 0 1
Ulanov, IgorIgor Ulanov D 76 3 9 12 109 -3 0 0 0
Thornton, ScottScott Thornton LW 47 7 4 11 87 -2 1 0 1
Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet D 66 2 8 10 66 -3 0 0 0
Dawe, JasonJason Dawe RW 37 4 5 9 14 0 1 0 1
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus C 17 3 5 8 4 -3 0 0 1
Clark, BrettBrett Clark D 61 2 2 4 16 -3 0 0 0
Houde, EricEric Houde C 8 1 1 2 2 -2 0 0 1
Lachance, ScottScott Lachance D 17 1 1 2 11 -2 0 0 0
Manson, DaveDave Manson D 11 0 2 2 48 -3 0 0 0
Higgins, MattMatt Higgins C 25 1 0 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Guren, MiloslavMiloslav Guren D 12 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Hackett, JeffJeff Hackett G 53 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Asham, ArronArron Asham RW 7 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Bashkirov, AndreiAndrei Bashkirov LW 10 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Blouin, SylvainSylvain Blouin LW 5 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0
Brown, BradBrad Brown D 5 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0
Chabot, FredericFrederic Chabot G 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Delisle, JonathanJonathan Delisle RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jomphe, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Jomphe C 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McCleary, TrentTrent McCleary RW 46 0 0 0 29 -1 0 0 0
Morissette, DaveDave Morissette LW 10 0 0 0 52 1 0 0 0
Nasreddine, AlainAlain Nasreddine D 8 0 0 0 33 1 0 0 0
Ryan, TerryTerry Ryan LW 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore G 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hackett, JeffJeff Hackett 3091 53 24 20 9 117 2.27 5 1360 1243 .914
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 913 18 4 12 0 50 3.29 1 406 356 .877
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault 529 10 3 4 2 23 2.61 1 250 227 .908
Chabot, FredericFrederic Chabot 430 11 1 3 0 16 2.23 0 188 172 .915
Team: 4963 82 32 39 11 206 2.49 7 2204 1998 .907

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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 records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1998 NHL Entry Draft

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1998–99 Montreal Canadiens Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-23.
  2. 1998-99 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.


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