1997-1998 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1996-1997        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1998-1999

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDominik HasekSteve Shields
10/01/1997at St. LouisW31W (60:00, 33/34)
10/03/1997at WashingtonL26L (60:00, 28/34)
10/05/1997at Tampa BayT11OTT (65:00, 30/31)
10/07/1997vs DallasL24L (60:00, 26/30)
10/09/1997vs WashingtonW52W (60:00, 29/31)
10/11/1997at New JerseyL23L (60:00, 27/30)
10/15/1997at CarolinaT33OTT (65:00, 34/37)
10/17/1997vs MontrealL15L (60:00, 37/42)
10/19/1997at ChicagoL25L (40:00, 31/35)- (20:00, 11/12)
10/22/1997vs CalgaryW41W (60:00, 17/18)
10/26/1997at PhoenixL16L (60:00, 24/30)
10/28/1997at ColoradoL23L (60:00, 16/19)
10/31/1997at CarolinaW32OTW (63:21, 23/25)
11/01/1997at FloridaW43OTW (61:14, 20/23)
11/06/1997vs FloridaL24L (59:00, 21/24)
11/08/1997at PittsburghT22OTT (65:00, 29/31)
11/10/1997vs EdmontonT44OT- (20:00, 6/9)T (45:00, 15/16)
11/13/1997vs WashingtonL23L (60:00, 32/35)
11/15/1997vs New JerseyL23L (60:00, 29/32)
11/20/1997at BostonW50W (60:00, 29/29)
11/22/1997vs NY IslandersW61W (60:00, 28/29)
11/24/1997at PittsburghL15L (60:00, 40/45)
11/26/1997vs PhiladelphiaL13L (60:00, 22/25)
11/28/1997vs NY RangersT33OTT (65:00, 27/30)
12/01/1997at PhiladelphiaT11OTT (65:00, 25/26)
12/03/1997vs AnaheimW40W (60:00, 29/29)
12/05/1997vs Tampa BayW40W (60:00, 38/38)
12/06/1997at OttawaL03L (59:00, 21/23)
12/11/1997at BostonL12L (60:00, 25/27)
12/12/1997vs CarolinaW32OTW (64:45, 35/37)
12/15/1997at DallasL48- (26:29, 9/13)L (33:31, 18/22)
12/17/1997at NY IslandersL04L (60:00, 25/29)
12/19/1997vs MontrealW10W (60:00, 42/42)
12/21/1997at NY RangersW20W (60:00, 33/33)
12/23/1997vs DetroitL13L (60:00, 27/30)
12/26/1997vs NY RangersW30W (60:00, 28/28)
12/27/1997at CarolinaL14L (60:00, 20/24)
12/29/1997vs New JerseyL13L (60:00, 16/19)
12/31/1997vs OttawaW30W (60:00, 36/36)
01/02/1998vs ColoradoT22OTT (65:00, 31/33)
01/07/1998at AnaheimW32W (60:00, 30/32)
01/08/1998at Los AngelesT22OTT (65:00, 24/26)
01/10/1998at San JoseL25L (60:00, 37/42)
01/14/1998at TorontoW41W (60:00, 36/37)
01/15/1998vs VancouverW62W (54:36, 36/37)- (5:24, 6/7)
01/20/1998at PhiladelphiaL03L (40:00, 21/24)- (20:00, 5/5)
01/21/1998vs CarolinaW21W (60:00, 32/33)
01/23/1998vs Tampa BayW41W (60:00, 35/36)
01/27/1998vs St. LouisT33OTT (65:00, 16/19)
01/30/1998vs PhoenixT33OTT (65:00, 33/36)
02/01/1998at FloridaW52W (60:00, 29/31)
02/02/1998at Tampa BayW73W (60:00, 35/38)
02/04/1998vs BostonT22OTT (65:00, 24/26)
02/06/1998vs PittsburghT22OTT (65:00, 35/37)
02/07/1998at MontrealW41W (60:00, 33/34)
02/25/1998vs TorontoT22OTT (65:00, 33/35)
02/26/1998at BostonT11OTT (65:00, 32/33)
03/01/1998at WashingtonW30W (60:00, 36/36)
03/02/1998at NY RangersW10W (60:00, 33/33)
03/06/1998vs NY IslandersL24L (60:00, 18/22)
03/07/1998at MontrealW21W (60:00, 31/32)
03/10/1998at NY IslandersT22OTT (65:00, 20/22)
03/12/1998vs San JoseW31W (60:00, 38/39)
03/14/1998at PittsburghL12L (60:00, 17/19)
03/15/1998vs PittsburghW30W (60:00, 22/22)
03/17/1998vs ChicagoL35L (59:00, 37/41)
03/19/1998vs FloridaW61W (60:00, 31/32)
03/21/1998vs BostonL12L (60:00, 30/32)
03/24/1998at CalgaryW20W (60:00, 29/29)
03/26/1998at VancouverW52W (60:00, 21/23)
03/27/1998at EdmontonW10W (60:00, 20/20)
03/29/1998at DetroitL24L (60:00, 34/38)
04/01/1998vs Los AngelesW40W (60:00, 37/37)
04/03/1998vs BostonW54W (60:00, 22/26)
04/05/1998vs OttawaL01L (60:00, 32/33)
04/08/1998vs CarolinaW31W (60:00, 15/16)
04/10/1998vs MontrealW21W (60:00, 28/29)
04/11/1998at OttawaT44OTT (65:00, 32/36)
04/13/1998vs PhiladelphiaW21W (60:00, 30/31)
04/15/1998at New JerseyL45OTL (64:38, 36/41)
04/18/1998at MontrealT33OTT (65:00, 21/24)
04/19/1998vs OttawaL12- (20:00, 21/22)L (40:00, 28/29)
04/22/1998at PhiladelphiaW32W (60:00, 22/24)
04/24/1998at PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 35/38)
04/27/1998vs PhiladelphiaW61W (60:00, 31/32)
04/29/1998vs PhiladelphiaW41W (60:00, 44/45)
05/01/1998at PhiladelphiaW32OTW (65:40, 35/37)
05/08/1998vs MontrealW32OTW (62:37, 46/48)
05/10/1998vs MontrealW63W (60:00, 23/26)
05/12/1998at MontrealW542OTW (81:24, 42/46)
05/14/1998at MontrealW31W (60:00, 37/38)
05/23/1998at WashingtonW20W (60:00, 19/19)
05/25/1998at WashingtonL23OTL (63:01, 36/39)
05/28/1998vs WashingtonL34OTL (69:37, 26/30)
05/30/1998vs WashingtonL02L (60:00, 17/19)
06/02/1998at WashingtonW21W (60:00, 34/35)
06/04/1998vs WashingtonL23OTL (66:24, 35/38)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDominik HasekSteve Shields

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1996-1997        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1998-1999


These data reflect every 1997-1998 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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