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Season Review




1997-98



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Key Personnel

Coach
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Wayne Cashman
Coach
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Roger Neilson
G.M.
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Bob Clarke
Captain
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Eric Lindros

W-L-T Record

GP W L T Pts Win% GF GA Division
Overall 82 42 29 11 95 0.579 242 193 2nd
Home 24 11 6 54 0.659 116 86
Road 18 18 5 41 0.500 126 107

Standings

Atlantic
Team W L T Pts GF GA
New Jersey Devils 48 23 11 107 225 166
Philadelphia Flyers 42 29 11 95 242 193
Washington Capitals 40 30 12 92 219 202
New York Islanders 30 41 11 71 212 225
New York Rangers 25 39 18 68 197 231
Florida Panthers 24 43 15 63 203 256
Tampa Bay Lightning 17 55 10 44 151 269

Playoff Games

Lost Eastern Conference Quarterfinals 1-4
22-Apr-98Buffalo Sabres3atFlyers2LBoxscore
24-Apr-98Buffalo Sabres2atFlyers3WBoxscore
27-Apr-98Flyers1atBuffalo Sabres6LBoxscore
29-Apr-98Flyers1atBuffalo Sabres4LBoxscore
1-May-98Buffalo Sabres3atFlyers2OTLBoxscore

Scoring Leaders

Goals
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John LeClair -51
Assists
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Eric Lindros -42
Points
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John LeClair -89

Scoring Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh% TGF TPGF TGA TPGA
John LeClairL 82513687 323016 09130316.83
Rod Brind'AmourL 82363874 54-210 28020517.56
Eric LindrosC 63304171 1341410 14020214.85
Chris GrattonC 82224062 159115 02018212.09
Trent KlattR 82142842 1625 0301439.79
Janne NiinimaaD * 6633134 5662 0101152.61
Dainius ZubrusR 6982533 42291 0501017.92
Eric DesjardinsD 7762733 36112 1001504
Paul CoffeyD 5722729 3031 0101071.87
Alexandre DaigleR 3791726 6-14 0317811.54
Shjon PodeinL 82111324 5381 1201268.73
Mike SillingerC 27111122 1631 2004027.5
Colin ForbesL 6312719 5922 0209312.9
Chris TherienD 7831619 8051 0101022.94
Vaclav ProspalC * 4151318 17-104 000608.33
Petr SvobodaD 5631518 83192 000446.82
Pat FalloonR * 305712 831 000637.94
Joel OttoC 68347 78-20 001535.66
Dan McGillisD 13156 35-51 000185.56
Luke RichardsonD 81235 13972 000573.51
Daniel LacroixC 56145 13500 000283.57
John DruceR 23123 200 000185.56
Kjell SamuelssonD 49033 2890 000230
Dan KordicL 61112 210-40 000128.33
Craig DarbyC 3101 000 000333.33
Chris JosephD 15101 1910 010205
BenchX 18
Paul HealeyR 4000 1200 0000
Dave BabychD 6000 1220 00060
Sean BurkeG 11000 000 0000
Brantt MyhresR 23000 169-10 0000
Garth SnowG * 29000 1800 0000
Ron HextallG 46000 1000 0000
* = did not finish season with Flyers
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Goaltending Statistics

Name GP Mins GA Avg W L T OTL EN SO Shts Pct SO-GA SO-Sht
Ron Hextall462688972.1721177 2410890.911
Garth Snow291651672.431494 016820.902
Sean Burke11632272.56730 013110.913

Playoff Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW OT Sht Sh%
Rod Brind'AmourL 5224 720 0001513.33
Eric LindrosC 5123 17-30 000137.69
Dan McGillisD 5123 1001 000147.14
Chris GrattonC 5202 10-10 0001612.50
John LeClairL 5112 8-41 010195.26
Alexandre DaigleR 5022 000 00060.00
Dave BabychD 5101 421 000128.33
Mike SillingerC 3101 010 000714.29
Eric DesjardinsD 5011 0-30 000170.00
Chris TherienD 5011 4-10 000150.00
Dainius ZubrusR 5011 220 00060.00
Petr SvobodaD 3011 4-10 00010.00
Sean BurkeG 5000 000 0000
Colin ForbesL 5000 220 00090.00
Trent KlattR 5000 0-60 00060.00
Joel OttoC 5000 0-10 00080.00
Shjon PodeinL 5000 10-10 00050.00
Luke RichardsonD 5000 0-30 00020.00
Daniel LacroixC 4000 400 0000
John DruceR 2000 2-10 00030.00
Ron Hextall G 1000 000 0000
Chris JosephD 1000 200 00020.00
Kjell SamuelssonD 1000 010 0000

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Name GP Mins GA GAA W L EN SO Shts Pct
Ron Hextall12013.00000080.875
Sean Burke5283173.6014001210.860

click on games played for indiviual list of games played by goalie

All-Star Game Representatives

Eric Lindros, John LeClair

Shutouts

Date Opponent Score Goalie #
11-Nov-97at Ottawa Senators1-0Ron Hextall 17
14-Dec-97at Tampa Bay Lightning3-0Ron Hextall 18
20-Dec-97at Florida Panthers2-0Garth Snow 3
31-Dec-97vs Vancouver Canucks8-0Ron Hextall 19
20-Jan-98at Buffalo Sabres3-0Ron Hextall 20
2-Apr-98at Los Angeles Kings3-0Sean Burke 1
# = career number as a Flyer P = playoffs

Hattricks

Date Player # Score Goalie(s)
11-Oct-97John LeClair8 FLYERS 6 - Montreal Canadiens 2A.Moog
11-Dec-97Eric Lindros11 New York Islanders 3 - FLYERS 4T.Salo
14-Mar-98Alexandre Daigle1 Detroit Red Wings 1 - FLYERS 6C.Osgood
po = playoffs, n=natural, 4=4goals, 5=5goals #=career number as a Flyer

Opening Games

SeasonFlorida 1 - Flyers 3 (W)
HomeFlorida 1 - Flyers 3 (W)
RoadFlyers 1 - New Jersey 4 (L)

NHL Awards

1st Team
Winner
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Winner Pic
Left Wing
John LeClair

Team Awards

Barry Ashbee Trophy
Bobby Clarke Trophy
Yanick Dupre Memorial
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial
Best Defenseman
Team MVP
Class Guy Award
Most Improved
Ashbee Winner Pic
Clarke Winner Pic
Repoire Winner Pic
Lindbergh Winner Pic
Eric Desjardins
John LeClair
Trent Klatt
Colin Forbes

Trades

Date To Flyers Other Team From Flyers
18-Jun-97rights to Martin CervenEdmonton Oilers1997 7th Rounder (Chad Hinz)
21-Jun-971998 2nd Rounder (later transferred to Ottawa; Chris Bala)Dallas Stars1997 3rd Rounder (Steve Gainey)
20-Aug-97Philadelphia's 1998 (Simon Gagne),1999 (Maxime Ouellet),2000 (Justin Williams), 2001 1st Rounder (transfered to Ottawa - Tim Gleason)Tampa Bay LightningMikael Renberg & Karl Dykhuis
15-Oct-97Brantt MyhresEdmonton OilersJason Bowen
21-Oct-97Mike ManelukOttawa SenatorsCash
17-Jan-98Alexandre DaigleOttawa SenatorsVaclav Prospal, Pat Falloon & Dallas' 1998 2nd Rounder (Chris Bala)
5-Feb-98Mike SillingerVancouver CanucksPhiladelphia's 1998 5th Rounder (later traded back to Flyers - Garrett Prosofsky)
4-Mar-98Sean BurkeVancouver CanucksGarth Snow
9-Mar-98Roger NeilsonSt.Louis Blues1999 6th Rounder (Tore Vikingstad)
24-Mar-98Dave Babych & Philadelphia's Philadelphia's 1998 5th Rounder (previously acquired - Garrett Prosofsky)Vancouver CanucksPhiladelphia's 1998 3rd Rounder (Justin Morrison)
24-Mar-98Dan McGillis & Edmonton's 1998 2nd Rounder (Jason Beckett)Edmonton OilersJanne Niinimaa

Transactions

Date Aquisition
9-Jun-97Andy Delmore signed as a free agent
12-Jun-97Jim Montgomery signed (3 yr)
18-Jun-97Kjell Samuelsson signed (1 yr)
7-Jul-97Wayne Cashman signed (Head coach)
9-Jul-97Jean-Marc Pelletier signed
10-Jul-97Martin Cerven signed
10-Jul-97Jamie Heward signed
14-Jul-97Luke Richardson signed (5 yr/$12.6M)
15-Jul-97Neil Little signed (1 yr)
15-Jul-97Craig Darby signed (2 yr)
16-Jul-97Travis Van Tighem signed (1 yr)
17-Jul-97Brett Bruininks signed (1 yr)
23-Jul-97Luke Richardson signed as a free agent
31-Jul-97Jamie Heward signed as a free agent
3-Aug-97Dan Kordic signed (2 yr)
6-Aug-97Paul Holmgren signed (Director of player personnel)
14-Aug-97Chris Gratton signed as a free agent
14-Aug-97Chris Gratton signed (5 yr/$16.5M)
19-Aug-97Garth Snow signed (1 yr/$675K)
25-Aug-97Dale Hawerchuk retired
1-Sep-97Chris Joseph signed as a free agent
3-Sep-97Dan Kordic signed (2 yr)
4-Sep-97Chris Joseph signed (1 yr)
12-Sep-97Chris Therien signed (3 yr)
28-Sep-97Scott Daniels lost to New Jersey Devils via waiver draft
10-Oct-97Colin Forbes called up
16-Oct-97Brantt Myhres demoted
16-Oct-97Brantt Myhres signed (1 yr)
17-Oct-97John LeClair signed
30-Oct-97Neil Little demoted
30-Oct-97Colin Forbes demoted
30-Oct-97Mike Maneluk demoted
3-Nov-97Neil Little called up
3-Nov-97Brantt Myhres called up
5-Nov-97John Druce demoted
5-Nov-97Neil Little demoted
24-Nov-97Paul Healey called up
24-Nov-97Colin Forbes called up
4-Dec-97Chris Joseph demoted (conditioning assignment)
10-Dec-97Paul Healey demoted
17-Dec-97Eric Lindros signed (2 yr)
14-Jan-98John Druce demoted
14-Jan-98John Druce called up
5-Mar-98John Druce called up
9-Mar-98Brantt Myhres demoted
9-Mar-98Craig Darby called up
9-Mar-98Neil Little called up
10-Mar-98John Druce demoted
10-Mar-98Craig Darby demoted
10-Mar-98Roger Neilson signed (Head coach)
16-Mar-98Neil Little called up
16-Mar-98Craig Darby called up
20-Mar-98Neil Little demoted
26-Mar-98John Druce demoted
26-Mar-98John Druce called up
31-Mar-98Neil Little called up
1-Apr-98Neil Little demoted
2-Apr-98Neil Little called up
3-Apr-98Neil Little demoted
3-Apr-98Paul Healey demoted
18-May-98Ryan Bast signed (2 yr/$1.85M)

Draft Picks

Rd # Player Pos
230Jean-Marc PelletierG
250Pat KavanaghRW
362Kris MalletteD
4103Mihail ChernovD
6158Jordon FlodellD
7164Todd FedorukLW
8214Marko KauppinenD
9240Par StyfD

Record vs. Other Teams

Overall Home Road
Team W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA
Anaheim Mighty Ducks002055 00133 00122
Boston Bruins0310511 01125 02036
Buffalo Sabres211084 10141 11043
Calgary Flames110068 10043 01025
Carolina Hurricanes21101210 11066 10164
Chicago Blackhawks200064 10032 10032
Colorado Avalanche020035 01012 01023
Dallas Stars011034 00133 01001
Detroit Red Wings110062 10061 01001
Edmonton Oilers200093 10062 10031
Florida Panthers42002013 21065 210148
Los Angeles Kings110045 10030 01015
Montreal Canadiens2110149 01156 20093
New Jersey Devils0410818 01127 030611
New York Islanders32001314 300115 02029
New York Rangers31101714 11066 201118
Ottawa Senators4000178 20063 200115
Phoenix Coyotes110074 01012 10062
Pittsburgh Penguins22001414 20074 020710
San Jose Sharks110035 01003 10032
St.Louis Blues110074 01023 10051
Tampa Bay Lightning5010279 300133 201146
Toronto Maple Leafs110054 10041 01013
Vancouver Canucks2000112 10032 10080
Washington Capitals22101214 21098 01136








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