1997-98 Colorado Avalanche Season
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1997%E2%80%9398 Colorado Avalanche Season
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche
Pacific Division champions
Division1st Pacific
Conference2nd Western
1997-98 record39-26-17
Goals for231
Goals against205
Team information
General ManagerPierre Lacroix
CoachMarc Crawford
CaptainJoe Sakic
Alternate captainsClaude Lemieux
Adam Foote
ArenaMcNichols Sports Arena
Team leaders
GoalsJoe Sakic (27)
AssistsPeter Forsberg (66)
PointsPeter Forsberg (91)
Penalty minutesJeff Odgers (213)
WinsPatrick Roy (31)
Goals against averageCraig Billington (2.32)

The 1997-98 Colorado Avalanche season was the Avalanche's third season.

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Colorado Avalanche 82 39 26 17 231 205 95
2 Los Angeles Kings 82 38 33 11 227 225 87
3 Edmonton Oilers 82 35 37 10 215 224 80
4 San Jose Sharks 82 34 38 10 210 216 78
5 Calgary Flames 82 26 41 15 217 252 67
6 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 26 43 13 205 261 65
7 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.

Western Conference[1]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p - Dallas Stars CEN 82 49 22 11 242 167 109
2 x - Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 39 26 17 231 205 95
3 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 44 23 15 250 196 103
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 45 29 8 256 204 98
5 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 38 33 11 227 225 87
6 Phoenix Coyotes CEN 82 35 35 12 224 227 82
7 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 35 37 10 215 224 80
8 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 34 38 10 210 216 78
9 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 30 39 13 192 199 73
10 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 30 43 9 194 237 69
11 Calgary Flames PAC 82 26 41 15 217 252 67
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 26 43 13 205 261 65
13 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 25 43 14 224 273 64

Divisions: CEN - Central, PAC - Pacific

bold - Qualified for playoffs; x - Won Division; p - Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results

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

Playoffs

Western Conference Quarter-finals

Colorado vs. Edmonton
Date Away Home
April 22 Edmonton 3 2 Colorado
April 24 Edmonton 2 5 Colorado
April 26 Colorado 5 4 Edmonton OT
April 28 Colorado 3 1 Edmonton
April 30 Edmonton 3 1 Colorado
May 2 Colorado 0 2 Edmonton
May 4 Edmonton 4 0 Colorado
Edmonton wins series 4-3

Roster

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Player statistics

Regular season
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Peter Forsberg C 72 25 66 91 94 6 7 3 7
Valeri Kamensky LW 75 26 40 66 60 -2 8 0 4
Joe Sakic C 64 27 36 63 50 0 12 1 2
Claude Lemieux RW 78 26 27 53 115 -7 11 1 1
Sandis Ozolinsh D 66 13 38 51 65 -12 9 0 2
Adam Deadmarsh RW 73 22 21 43 125 0 10 0 6
Eric Lacroix LW 82 16 15 31 84 0 5 0 6
Uwe Krupp D 78 9 22 31 38 21 5 0 2
Rene Corbet LW 68 16 12 28 133 8 4 0 4
Stephane Yelle C 81 7 15 22 48 -10 0 1 0
Jari Kurri RW 70 5 17 22 12 6 2 0 0
Adam Foote D 77 3 14 17 124 -3 0 0 1
Eric Messier LW 62 4 12 16 20 4 0 0 0
Jon Klemm D 67 6 8 14 30 -3 0 0 0
Alexei Gusarov D 72 4 10 14 42 9 0 1 1
Jeff Odgers RW 68 5 8 13 213 5 0 0 0
Shean Donovan RW 47 5 7 12 48 3 0 0 0
Keith Jones RW 23 3 7 10 22 -4 1 0 2
Sylvain Lefebvre D 81 0 10 10 48 2 0 0 0
Josef Marha C 11 2 5 7 4 0 0 0 0
Aaron Miller D 55 2 2 4 51 0 0 0 0
Mike Ricci C 6 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0
Tom Fitzgerald RW 11 2 1 3 22 0 0 1 0
Francois Leroux D 50 1 2 3 140 -3 0 0 0
Patrick Roy G 65 0 3 3 39 0 0 0 0
Wade Belak D 8 1 1 2 27 -3 0 0 1
Yves Sarault LW 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Pascal Trepanier D 15 0 1 1 18 -2 0 0 0
Craig Billington G 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brad Larsen LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Matte RW 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Warren Rychel LW 8 0 0 0 23 -1 0 0 0
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Patrick Roy 3835 65 31 19 13 153 2.39 4 1825 1672 .916
Craig Billington 1162 23 8 7 4 45 2.32 1 588 543 .923
Team: 4997 82 39 26 17 198 2.38 5 2413 2215 .918
Playoffs
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Peter Forsberg C 7 6 5 11 12 3 2 0 0
Sandis Ozolinsh D 7 0 7 7 14 -3 0 0 0
Claude Lemieux RW 7 3 3 6 8 2 1 0 1
Valeri Kamensky LW 7 2 3 5 18 1 1 0 0
Joe Sakic C 6 2 3 5 6 0 0 1 2
Adam Deadmarsh RW 7 2 0 2 4 -1 1 0 0
Stephane Yelle C 7 1 0 1 12 -3 0 0 0
Tom Fitzgerald RW 7 0 1 1 20 -2 0 0 0
Alexei Gusarov D 7 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0
Uwe Krupp D 7 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 0
Patrick Roy G 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Craig Billington G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rene Corbet LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Adam Foote D 7 0 0 0 23 -1 0 0 0
Keith Jones RW 7 0 0 0 13 -1 0 0 0
Jon Klemm D 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Jari Kurri RW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Eric Lacroix LW 7 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0
Sylvain Lefebvre D 7 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Aaron Miller D 7 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Jeff Odgers RW 6 0 0 0 25 -1 0 0 0
Warren Rychel LW 6 0 0 0 24 -2 0 0 0
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Patrick Roy 430 7 3 4 18 2.51 0 191 173 .906
Craig Billington 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 431 7 3 4 18 2.51 0 191 173 .906

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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

Team trophies

Player awards and trophies

Transactions

Trades

Other transactions

Draft picks

Colorado's draft picks at the 1997 NHL Entry Draft held at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 26 Kevin Grimes  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
2 53 Graham Belak  Canada Edmonton Ice (WHL)
3 55 Rick Berry  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
3 78 Ville Nieminen  Finland Tappara (Finland)
4 87 Brad Larsen  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
5 133 Aaron Miskovich  United States Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)
6 161 David Aebischer   Switzerland HC Fribourg-Gotteron (Switzerland)
8 217 Doug Schmidt  United States Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
9 243 Kyle Kidney  United States Salisbury School (USHS-CT)
9 245 Steve Lafleur  Canada Belleville Bulls (OHL)

See also

References

  1. ^ "1997-1998 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL.
  2. ^ Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-May-10.
  3. ^ "1997-98 Colorado Avalanche Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .

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