Randy Cunneyworth, LW

71 2 11 13

Head Coach

Jacques Martin

General Manager

Pierre Gauthier

Season Overview

The Senators broke the .500 mark for the first time with a 34-33-15 record. Woo-hoo fever infected the Corel Centre when the club advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating the New Jersey Devils 4-2 in the quarter-final series. The Senators later bowed out to the Washington Capitals with a 4-1 second-round finish. Average attendance at the Corel Centre increased to 16,730, including 13 sellouts.

Season Highlights

Feb. 5, 1998 Ottawa held Toronto to a record 12 shots in a 3-2 home victory.
March 1, 1998 The Senators directed 47 shots at the Calgary net, but lost the road match 2-1. Eighteen of the 47 shots came in the first period.
March 8, 1998 Ottawa scored five goals in the second period to tie a club record for most goals in one period in a 9-3 home win over Tampa Bay.
March 22, 1998 The Senators fired a record 53 shots in a 3-2 home loss against Anaheim. Twenty-two came in final period, which tied a team record. Alexei Yashin led the onslaught with eight shots.
April 19, 1998 Ottawa registered a record 22 shots on goal in the first period in Ottawa's 2-1 win at Buffalo. In total, the Senators collected 51 shots, eight by Shawn McEachern and seven by Alexei Yashin.
May 2, 1998 In only their second playoff appearance, the eighth-seeded Senators played the underdog role against first-place New Jersey. The 3-1 victory in Game 6 clinched the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series for Ottawa, along with their first playoff series victory.
May 11, 1998 The Senators recorded their first semi-final victory in a 4-3 home win against Washington in Game 3. Daniel Alfredsson scored a hat trick – his second of the playoffs.

Division Standings

Pittsburgh 82 40 24 18 98
Boston 82 39 30 13 91
Buffalo 82 36 29 17 89
Montreal 82 37 32 13 87
Ottawa 82 34 33 15 83
Carolina 82 33 41 8 74