1997-98 Montreal Canadiens Roster and Statistics

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Record: 37-32-13 (87 points), Finished 4th in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Alain Vigneault (37-32-13)

Goals For: 235 (5th of 26), Goals Against: 208 (13th of 26)
SRS: 0.33 (7th of 26), SOS: 0.00 (12th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (4-0) versus Buffalo Sabres
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus Pittsburgh Penguins

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
Montreal Canadiens 82 37 32 13 87 .530 235 208 0.33 0.00 5.40 68 372 18.28 62 401 84.54 13 8
League Average 82 34 35 13 81 .493 215 218 -0.04 0.00 5.28 57 380 14.98 58 382 84.83 10 10

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
71 Sebastien Bordeleau C 22 5-11 185 R/- 2 February 15, 1975 6 G, 8 A, 14 P
43 Patrice Brisebois D 27 6-2 197 R/- 7 January 27, 1971 10 G, 27 A, 37 P
17 Benoit Brunet LW 29 6-0 203 L/- 8 August 24, 1968 12 G, 20 A, 32 P
20 Valeri Bure RW 23 5-10 185 R/- 3 June 13, 1974 7 G, 22 A, 29 P
28 Marc Bureau C 31 6-1 203 R/- 8 May 19, 1966 13 G, 6 A, 19 P
29 Brett Clark D 21 6-0 194 L/- R December 23, 1976 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
27 Shayne Corson LW 31 6-1 202 L/- 12 August 13, 1966 21 G, 34 A, 55 P
21 Jassen Cullimore D 25 6-5 235 L/- 3 December 4, 1972 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
25 Vincent Damphousse C 30 6-1 200 L/- 11 December 17, 1967 18 G, 41 A, 59 P
48 Francois Groleau D 25 6-0 197 L/- 2 January 23, 1973 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
46 Matt Higgins C 20 6-2 190 L/- R October 29, 1977 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
44 Jonas Hoglund LW 25 6-3 215 R/- 1 August 29, 1972 6 G, 5 A, 11 P
15 Eric Houde C 21 5-11 191 L/- 1 December 19, 1976 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
11 Saku Koivu C 23 5-10 182 L/- 2 November 23, 1974 14 G, 43 A, 57 P
51 David Ling RW 23 5-10 204 R/- 1 January 9, 1975 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
38 Vladimir Malakhov D 29 6-4 230 L/- 5 August 30, 1968 13 G, 31 A, 44 P
22 Dave Manson D 31 6-2 200 L/- 11 January 27, 1967 4 G, 30 A, 34 P
35 Andy Moog G 37 5-8 175 -/L 17 February 18, 1960 18-17-5, 2.49 GAA
34 Peter Popovic D 29 6-6 243 L/- 4 February 10, 1968 2 G, 6 A, 8 P
37 Patrick Poulin LW 24 6-1 216 L/- 6 April 23, 1973 4 G, 6 A, 10 P
5 Stephane Quintal D 29 6-3 231 R/- 9 October 22, 1968 6 G, 10 A, 16 P
8 Mark Recchi RW 29 5-10 195 L/- 9 February 1, 1968 32 G, 42 A, 74 P
44 Stephane Richer LW 31 6-2 215 R/- 13 June 7, 1966 5 G, 4 A, 9 P
52 Craig Rivet D 23 6-2 207 R/- 3 September 13, 1974 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
26 Martin Rucinsky LW 26 6-1 205 L/- 6 March 11, 1971 21 G, 32 A, 53 P
14 Terry Ryan LW 21 6-1 202 L/- 1 January 14, 1977 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
49 Brian Savage RW 26 6-1 200 L/- 4 February 24, 1971 26 G, 17 A, 43 P
23 Turner Stevenson RW 25 6-3 220 R/- 5 May 18, 1972 4 G, 6 A, 10 P
41 Jocelyn Thibault G 23 5-11 169 -/L 4 January 12, 1975 19-15-8, 2.47 GAA
24 Scott Thornton C 27 6-3 220 L/- 7 January 9, 1971 6 G, 9 A, 15 P
12 Darcy Tucker C 22 5-10 178 L/- 2 March 15, 1975 1 G, 5 A, 6 P
55 Igor Ulanov D 28 6-3 220 L/- 6 October 1, 1969 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
21 Mick Vukota RW 31 6-1 225 R/- 10 September 14, 1966 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
3 David Wilkie D 23 6-3 215 R/- 3 May 30, 1974 1 G, 0 A, 1 P
3 Zarley Zalapski D 29 6-1 215 L/- 10 April 22, 1968 1 G, 5 A, 6 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 Mark Recchi RW 29 82 32 42 74 28 11 51 22 9 1 6 22 20 0 216 14.8 0 0:00 7.6 1.4 8.9
2 Vincent Damphousse C 30 76 18 41 59 20 14 58 15 2 1 5 26 13 2 164 11.0 0 0:00 4.9 1.4 6.3
3 Saku Koivu C 23 69 14 43 57 19 8 48 10 2 2 3 23 19 1 145 9.7 0 0:00 4.5 1.1 5.6
4 Shayne Corson LW 31 62 21 34 55 20 2 108 6 14 1 1 23 9 2 142 14.8 0 0:00 5.3 0.8 6.1
5 Martin Rucinsky LW 26 78 21 32 53 20 13 84 13 5 3 3 21 9 2 192 10.9 0 0:00 4.5 1.4 5.9
6 Vladimir Malakhov D 29 74 13 31 44 15 16 70 5 8 0 2 13 17 1 166 7.8 0 0:00 4.2 4.6 8.8
7 Brian Savage RW 26 64 26 17 43 18 11 36 18 8 0 7 14 3 0 152 17.1 0 0:00 4.5 1.2 5.7
8 Patrice Brisebois D 27 79 10 27 37 12 16 67 5 5 0 1 14 12 1 125 8.0 0 0:00 3.1 4.8 7.9
9 Dave Manson D 31 81 4 30 34 10 22 122 2 2 0 0 22 8 0 148 2.7 0 0:00 2.1 5.4 7.5
10 Benoit Brunet LW 29 68 12 20 32 12 11 61 9 1 2 2 15 3 2 87 13.8 0 0:00 1.8 1.2 3.0
11 Valeri Bure RW 23 50 7 22 29 10 -5 33 5 2 0 1 12 10 0 134 5.2 0 0:00 1.7 0.4 2.1
12 Marc Bureau C 31 74 13 6 19 9 0 12 13 0 0 2 4 0 2 82 15.9 0 0:00 0.4 0.8 1.2
13 Stephane Quintal D 29 71 6 10 16 6 13 97 6 0 0 0 10 0 0 88 6.8 0 0:00 0.7 4.2 4.9
14 Scott Thornton C 27 67 6 9 15 6 0 158 5 1 0 1 8 1 0 51 11.8 0 0:00 -0.4 0.8 0.3
15 Sebastien Bordeleau C 22 53 6 8 14 5 5 36 3 2 1 0 4 4 0 55 10.9 0 0:00 0.0 0.8 0.8
16 Jonas Hoglund LW 25 28 6 5 11 5 2 6 2 4 0 0 3 2 0 62 9.7 0 0:00 0.6 0.4 1.0
17 Patrick Poulin LW 24 34 4 6 10 4 -1 8 3 0 1 1 4 2 0 39 10.3 0 0:00 0.1 0.3 0.5
18 Turner Stevenson RW 25 63 4 6 10 4 -8 110 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 43 9.3 0 0:00 -1.0 0.4 -0.6
19 Stephane Richer LW 31 14 5 4 9 4 1 5 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 24 20.8 0 0:00 0.9 0.2 1.1
20 Peter Popovic D 29 69 2 6 8 3 -6 38 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 40 5.0 0 0:00 -0.5 2.7 2.2
21 Darcy Tucker C 22 39 1 5 6 2 -6 57 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 19 5.3 0 0:00 -0.8 0.2 -0.6
22 Zarley Zalapski D 29 28 1 5 6 2 -1 22 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 27 3.7 0 0:00 0.1 1.2 1.3
23 Craig Rivet D 23 61 0 2 2 1 -3 93 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 26 0.0 0 0:00 -1.1 2.5 1.4
24 Jocelyn Thibault G 23 47 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 6.0
25 Brett Clark D 21 41 1 0 1 1 -3 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 3.8 0 0:00 -0.7 1.6 1.0
26 Eric Houde C 21 9 1 0 1 1 -3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.0 -0.2
27 David Wilkie D 23 5 1 0 1 1 -1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0:00 0.1 0.1 0.2
28 Igor Ulanov D 28 4 0 1 1 0 -2 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.0
29 Jassen Cullimore D 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 -0.1 0.1 0.1
30 Francois Groleau D 25 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.1 0.1
31 Matt Higgins C 20 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 -0.1
32 David Ling RW 23 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 -0.1
33 Andy Moog G 37 42 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 6.0
34 Terry Ryan LW 21 4 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
35 Mick Vukota RW 31 22 0 0 0 0 -4 76 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 0:00 -0.8 0.1 -0.7
Team Total 82 235 414 649 101 1531 154 68 13 37 2277 10.3 41.5 40.3 93.7

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 Jocelyn Thibault G 23 47 19 15 8 109 1109 1000 .902 2.47 2 2652 105 -5.02 6.0
2 Andy Moog G 37 42 18 17 5 97 1024 927 .905 2.49 3 2337 101 -0.99 6.0
Team Total 82 37 32 13 206 2133 1927 .903 2.48 5 4989 12.0

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 Mark Recchi RW 29 10 4 8 12 4 2 6 4 0 0 2 22 18.2
2 Shayne Corson LW 31 10 3 6 9 3 3 26 2 1 0 1 33 9.1
3 Vincent Damphousse C 30 10 3 6 9 3 -4 22 2 1 0 0 42 7.1
4 Vladimir Malakhov D 29 9 3 4 7 3 -3 10 1 2 0 0 19 15.8
5 Turner Stevenson RW 25 10 3 4 7 3 1 12 3 0 0 0 21 14.3
6 Saku Koivu C 23 6 2 3 5 2 4 2 1 1 0 0 14 14.3
7 Igor Ulanov D 28 10 1 4 5 2 3 12 1 0 0 0 6 16.7
8 Martin Rucinsky LW 26 10 3 0 3 2 -2 4 2 1 0 0 35 8.6
9 Marc Bureau C 31 10 1 2 3 1 -1 6 1 0 0 0 16 6.3
10 Jonas Hoglund LW 25 10 2 0 2 1 -1 0 2 0 0 0 7 28.6
11 Peter Popovic D 29 10 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 33.3
12 Stephane Quintal D 29 9 0 2 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 12 0.0
13 Brian Savage RW 26 9 0 2 2 1 -2 6 0 0 0 0 24 0.0
14 Scott Thornton C 27 9 0 2 2 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 13 0.0
15 Patrice Brisebois D 27 10 1 0 1 1 -5 0 1 0 0 0 26 3.8
16 Benoit Brunet LW 29 8 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 0 1 5 20.0
17 Dave Manson D 31 10 0 1 1 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 25 0.0
18 Jocelyn Thibault G 23 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Zarley Zalapski D 29 6 0 1 1 0 -3 4 0 0 0 0 0
20 Sebastien Bordeleau C 22 5 0 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
21 Andy Moog G 37 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Patrick Poulin LW 24 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
23 Craig Rivet D 23 5 0 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
24 Jose Theodore G 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Mick Vukota RW 31 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 10 28 47 75 -7 148 22 6 0 4 330 8.5

Goalies Playoffs

Goalie Stats
Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Andy Moog G 37 9 4 5 24 204 180 .882 3.04 1 474 139 -6.68
2 Jocelyn Thibault G 23 2 0 0 4 16 12 .750 5.58 0 43
3 Jose Theodore G 21 3 0 1 0 1 35 34 .971 0.50 0 120
Team Total 10 4 6 0 29 255 226 .886 2.73 1 637