1997-98 Buffalo Sabres Roster and Statistics

Franchise Index

Record: 36-29-17 (89 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lindy Ruff (36-29-17)

Goals For: 211 (17th of 26), Goals Against: 187 (3rd of 26)
SRS: 0.29 (9th of 26), SOS: 0.00 (14th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Finals (4-2) versus Washington Capitals
Won Conference Semi-Finals (4-0) versus Montreal Canadiens
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus Philadelphia Flyers

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Buffalo Sabres 82 36 29 17 89 .543 211 187 0.29 0.00 4.85 51 396 12.88 65 413 84.26 15 12
League Average 82 35 35 13 82 .500 216 216 0.00 0.00 5.28 57 380 15.08 57 380 84.92 10 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
28 Donald Audette RW 28 5-8 190 R/- 7 September 23, 1969 24 G, 20 A, 44 P
36 Matthew Barnaby RW 24 6-0 189 L/- 5 May 4, 1973 5 G, 20 A, 25 P
6 Bob Boughner D 26 6-0 203 R/- 2 March 8, 1971 1 G, 3 A, 4 P
37 Curtis Brown C 21 6-0 200 L/- 3 February 12, 1976 12 G, 12 A, 24 P
12 Randy Burridge LW 32 5-9 188 L/- 12 January 7, 1966 4 G, 6 A, 10 P
17 Jason Dawe RW 24 5-10 189 L/- 4 May 29, 1973 19 G, 17 A, 36 P
18 Michal Grosek LW 22 6-2 207 R/- 4 June 1, 1975 10 G, 20 A, 30 P
39 Dominik Hasek G 33 6-1 166 -/L 7 January 29, 1965 33-23-13, 2.09 GAA
19 Brian Holzinger C 25 5-11 186 R/- 3 October 10, 1972 14 G, 21 A, 35 P
21 Mike Hurlbut D 31 6-2 206 L/- 2 October 7, 1966 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
24 Paul Kruse LW 27 6-1 215 L/- 7 March 15, 1970 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
10 Brad May LW 26 6-1 213 L/- 6 November 29, 1971 4 G, 7 A, 11 P
74 Jay McKee D 20 6-4 203 L/- 2 September 8, 1977 1 G, 13 A, 14 P
40 Rumun Ndur D 22 6-2 222 L/- 1 July 7, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
45 Scott Nichol C 23 5-8 179 R/- 1 December 31, 1974 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
27 Michael Peca C 23 5-11 183 R/- 4 March 26, 1974 18 G, 22 A, 40 P
26 Derek Plante C 27 5-11 181 L/- 4 January 17, 1971 13 G, 21 A, 34 P
22 Wayne Primeau C 21 6-4 225 L/- 3 June 4, 1976 6 G, 6 A, 12 P
9 Erik Rasmussen C 20 6-1 215 L/- R March 28, 1977 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
32 Rob Ray RW 29 6-0 217 L/- 8 June 8, 1968 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
80 Geoff Sanderson LW 25 6-0 190 L/- 7 February 1, 1972 4 G, 5 A, 9 P
81 Miroslav Satan LW 23 6-3 191 L/- 2 October 22, 1974 22 G, 24 A, 46 P
8 Darryl Shannon D 29 6-2 208 L/- 9 June 21, 1968 3 G, 19 A, 22 P
31 Steve Shields G 25 6-3 215 -/L 2 July 19, 1972 3-6-4, 2.83 GAA
42 Richard Smehlik D 28 6-4 222 L/- 4 January 23, 1970 3 G, 17 A, 20 P
25 Vaclav Varada RW 21 6-0 208 L/- 2 April 26, 1976 5 G, 6 A, 11 P
15 Dixon Ward RW 29 6-0 200 R/- 5 September 23, 1968 10 G, 13 A, 23 P
4 Mike Wilson D 22 6-6 229 L/- 2 February 26, 1975 4 G, 4 A, 8 P
5 Jason Woolley D 28 6-0 203 L/- 6 July 27, 1969 9 G, 26 A, 35 P
44 Alexei Zhitnik D 25 5-11 225 L/- 5 October 10, 1972 15 G, 30 A, 45 P

Scoring Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Miroslav Satan LW 23 79 22 24 46 19 2 34 13 9 0 4 20 4 0 139 15.8 4.1 0.9 5.0
2 Alexei Zhitnik D 25 78 15 30 45 17 19 102 10 2 3 3 13 15 2 191 7.9 4.6 5.0 9.6
3 Donald Audette RW 28 75 24 20 44 19 10 59 14 10 0 5 16 4 0 198 12.1 4.3 1.2 5.4
4 Michael Peca C 23 61 18 22 40 16 12 57 7 6 5 1 11 7 4 132 13.6 3.8 1.1 4.9
5 Jason Dawe RW 24 68 19 17 36 15 10 36 14 4 1 3 11 6 0 115 16.5 3.2 1.1 4.3
6 Brian Holzinger C 25 69 14 21 35 14 -2 36 8 4 2 1 11 7 3 116 12.1 2.5 0.7 3.2
7 Jason Woolley D 28 71 9 26 35 12 8 35 6 3 0 2 8 18 0 129 7.0 3.1 3.8 6.9
8 Derek Plante C 27 72 13 21 34 13 8 26 8 5 0 1 11 9 1 150 8.7 2.2 1.1 3.2
9 Michal Grosek LW 22 67 10 20 30 11 9 60 8 2 0 1 16 4 0 114 8.8 1.6 1.1 2.7
10 Matthew Barnaby RW 24 72 5 20 25 8 8 289 5 0 0 2 17 3 0 96 5.2 0.4 1.1 1.5
11 Curtis Brown C 21 63 12 12 24 10 11 34 10 1 1 2 8 3 1 91 13.2 1.4 1.1 2.5
12 Dixon Ward RW 29 71 10 13 23 9 9 42 8 0 2 3 11 1 1 99 10.1 0.8 1.1 1.8
13 Darryl Shannon D 29 76 3 19 22 7 26 56 2 1 0 1 16 3 0 85 3.5 1.0 5.5 6.5
14 Richard Smehlik D 28 72 3 17 20 6 11 62 2 0 1 0 11 4 2 90 3.3 0.9 4.1 5.0
15 Jay McKee D 20 56 1 13 14 4 -1 42 1 0 0 0 5 6 2 55 1.8 0.4 2.5 2.8
16 Wayne Primeau C 21 69 6 6 12 5 9 87 4 2 0 1 5 1 0 51 11.8 -0.7 1.1 0.3
17 Vaclav Varada RW 21 27 5 6 11 4 0 15 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 27 18.5 0.6 0.3 0.9
18 Brad May LW 26 36 4 7 11 4 2 113 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 41 9.8 0.2 0.5 0.7
19 Randy Burridge LW 32 30 4 6 10 4 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 0 1 40 10.0 0.3 0.3 0.6
20 Geoff Sanderson LW 25 26 4 5 9 4 6 20 4 0 0 2 3 2 0 72 5.6 0.4 0.5 0.9
21 Mike Wilson D 22 66 4 4 8 3 13 48 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 52 7.7 -0.1 4.0 3.9
22 Rob Ray RW 29 63 2 4 6 2 2 234 1 1 0 1 4 0 0 19 10.5 -1.6 0.7 -0.8
23 Erik Rasmussen C 20 21 2 3 5 2 2 14 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 28 7.1 -0.1 0.3 0.2
24 Bob Boughner D 26 69 1 3 4 1 5 165 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 26 3.8 -0.9 3.5 2.6
25 Paul Kruse LW 27 12 1 1 2 1 1 49 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 12.5 -0.1 0.2 0.0
26 Dominik Hasek G 33 72 0 2 2 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18.6
27 Mike Hurlbut D 31 3 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0
28 Rumun Ndur D 22 1 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1
29 Scott Nichol C 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
30 Steve Shields G 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2.6
Team Total 82 211 342 553 178 1752 145 51 15 36 2172 9.7 31.9 42.6 95.7

Goalies Regular Season

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Dominik Hasek G 33 72 33 23 13 147 2149 2002 .932 2.09 13 4220 73 54.49 18.6
2 Steve Shields G 25 16 3 6 4 37 408 371 .909 2.83 0 785 97 1.25 2.6
Team Total 82 36 29 17 184 2557 2373 .928 2.21 13 5005 21.2

Scoring Playoffs

Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Matthew Barnaby RW 24 15 7 6 13 6 6 22 4 3 0 1 25 28.0
2 Donald Audette RW 28 15 5 8 13 5 -4 10 2 3 0 2 31 16.1
3 Brian Holzinger C 25 15 4 7 11 4 -2 18 2 1 1 0 24 16.7
4 Dixon Ward RW 29 15 3 8 11 4 8 6 3 0 0 0 29 10.3
5 Jason Woolley D 28 15 2 9 11 4 8 12 1 1 0 1 32 6.3
6 Michal Grosek LW 22 15 6 4 10 4 5 28 4 2 0 3 40 15.0
7 Miroslav Satan LW 23 14 5 4 9 4 -9 4 1 4 0 1 20 25.0
8 Vaclav Varada RW 21 15 3 4 7 3 3 18 3 0 0 0 24 12.5
9 Darryl Shannon D 29 15 2 4 6 2 0 8 1 0 1 0 15 13.3
10 Michael Peca C 23 13 3 2 5 2 4 8 3 0 0 1 24 12.5
11 Geoff Sanderson LW 25 14 3 1 4 2 0 4 2 1 0 1 25 12.0
12 Wayne Primeau C 21 14 1 3 4 1 -1 6 1 0 0 0 10 10.0
13 Bob Boughner D 26 14 0 4 4 1 9 15 0 0 0 0 7 0.0
14 Curtis Brown C 21 13 1 2 3 1 6 10 0 1 0 0 23 4.3
15 Derek Plante C 27 11 0 3 3 1 1 10 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
16 Alexei Zhitnik D 25 15 0 3 3 1 1 36 0 0 0 0 24 0.0
17 Richard Smehlik D 28 15 0 2 2 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
18 Paul Kruse LW 27 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 50.0
19 Mike Wilson D 22 15 0 1 1 0 -4 13 0 0 0 0 16 0.0
20 Dominik Hasek G 33 15 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
21 Jay McKee D 20 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Rob Ray RW 29 10 0 0 0 0 -2 24 0 0 0 0 2 0.0
Team Total 15 46 75 121 32 266 28 16 2 10 398 11.6

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Dominik Hasek G 33 15 10 5 0 32 514 482 .938 2.03 1 948 73 11.65
Team Total 15 10 5 0 32 514 482 .938 2.03 1 948