1997-1998 Edmonton Oilers Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTCurtis JosephBob Essensa
10/01/1997at San JoseW53W (60:00, 35/38)
10/03/1997vs DetroitL28L (27:23, 14/19)- (32:37, 12/15)
10/05/1997vs ColoradoL03L (60:00, 25/28)
10/08/1997vs NY RangersT33OTT (65:00, 26/29)
10/11/1997vs TorontoW21W (60:00, 28/29)
10/13/1997at VancouverL03L (60:00, 22/25)
10/15/1997vs ColoradoL26L (60:00, 13/19)
10/17/1997at AnaheimL12L (60:00, 21/23)
10/19/1997at Los AngelesW32OTW (63:05, 27/29)
10/21/1997vs BostonL12L (60:00, 30/32)
10/24/1997vs PittsburghW43W (60:00, 26/29)
10/29/1997vs PhoenixW32W (60:00, 21/23)
11/01/1997at BostonL13L (59:00, 31/33)
11/03/1997at NY RangersT22OTT (65:00, 26/28)
11/05/1997at NY IslandersT44OTT (65:00, 20/24)
11/06/1997at PhiladelphiaL26L (60:00, 26/32)
11/08/1997at WashingtonL12L (60:00, 23/25)
11/10/1997at BuffaloT44OTT (65:00, 36/40)
11/12/1997vs CarolinaL46L (60:00, 21/27)
11/15/1997vs CalgaryT22OTT (65:00, 20/22)
11/17/1997at PhoenixL36L (59:00, 23/28)
11/19/1997at DallasL23L (60:00, 26/29)
11/20/1997at St. LouisW30W (60:00, 20/20)
11/22/1997at OttawaW10W (60:00, 26/26)
11/25/1997vs ChicagoT22OTT (65:00, 21/23)
11/28/1997vs AnaheimL13L (60:00, 12/15)
11/30/1997vs San JoseW61W (60:00, 19/20)
12/02/1997at ColoradoL24L (60:00, 37/41)
12/03/1997at DallasL14L (24:31, 12/16)- (35:29, 15/15)
12/05/1997vs DetroitW31W (60:00, 27/28)
12/07/1997at ChicagoT33OTT (65:00, 26/29)
12/10/1997at New JerseyL24L (59:00, 26/29)
12/12/1997at DetroitW32W (60:00, 34/36)
12/13/1997at St. LouisW41W (60:00, 36/37)
12/17/1997vs ChicagoT00OTT (65:00, 28/28)
12/20/1997vs DallasL12OTL (61:07, 23/25)
12/22/1997at MontrealT33OTT (65:00, 23/26)
12/23/1997at TorontoL45L (60:00, 24/29)
12/27/1997vs ColoradoL15L (60:00, 21/26)
12/30/1997vs PhiladelphiaL13L (60:00, 24/27)
01/02/1998vs MontrealL35L (59:00, 32/36)
01/04/1998vs Los AngelesL23L (60:00, 32/35)
01/07/1998vs FloridaW32W (60:00, 19/21)
01/09/1998at AnaheimW51W (60:00, 17/18)
01/10/1998at Los AngelesW43W (60:00, 28/31)
01/12/1998vs St. LouisW21W (60:00, 28/29)
01/14/1998vs CalgaryW52W (60:00, 40/42)
01/20/1998vs PhoenixW62W (60:00, 27/29)
01/23/1998at San JoseL23L (60:00, 25/28)
01/24/1998at PhoenixW52W (60:00, 27/29)
01/26/1998at ColoradoL12OTL (61:49, 26/28)
01/28/1998vs New JerseyT11OTT (65:00, 30/31)
01/31/1998vs VancouverL36L (60:00, 15/21)
02/02/1998vs Los AngelesW10W (60:00, 30/30)
02/04/1998vs San JoseL03L (60:00, 16/19)
02/06/1998at VancouverL45L (60:00, 27/32)
02/07/1998at CalgaryL24- (6:03, 1/3)L (52:57, 23/24)
02/25/1998vs OttawaW52W (60:00, 34/36)
02/27/1998vs AnaheimL04L (59:00, 14/17)
02/28/1998vs San JoseW41W (60:00, 26/27)
03/02/1998at ColoradoW54OT- (38:30, 18/22)W (21:41, 11/11)
03/04/1998vs Tampa BayW42W (60:00, 26/28)
03/07/1998at TorontoL14L (60:00, 31/35)
03/09/1998at ChicagoW43OTW (64:17, 32/35)
03/11/1998at Tampa BayW20W (60:00, 20/20)
03/13/1998at FloridaW40W (60:00, 23/23)
03/15/1998at CarolinaL14L (59:00, 23/26)
03/17/1998at DetroitL34L (60:00, 42/46)
03/18/1998at PittsburghL24L (60:00, 31/35)
03/21/1998vs St. LouisW20W (60:00, 20/20)
03/22/1998vs NY IslandersL13L (60:00, 27/30)
03/25/1998vs WashingtonW32W (60:00, 23/25)
03/27/1998vs BuffaloL01L (60:00, 28/29)
03/30/1998vs CalgaryW31W (60:00, 20/21)
04/01/1998at VancouverL24L (40:00, 9/13)- (20:00, 4/4)
04/03/1998vs DallasW41W (60:00, 30/31)
04/06/1998vs VancouverW32W (60:00, 23/25)
04/08/1998at AnaheimL24L (59:00, 20/23)
04/09/1998at Los AngelesW40W (60:00, 14/14)
04/11/1998at CalgaryW54W (60:00, 26/30)
04/15/1998vs AnaheimW53W (60:00, 25/28)
04/18/1998vs TorontoW43W (60:00, 34/37)
04/22/1998at ColoradoW32W (60:00, 25/27)
04/24/1998at ColoradoL25L (33:23, 17/21)- (26:37, 10/11)
04/26/1998vs ColoradoL45OTL (75:25, 30/35)
04/28/1998vs ColoradoL13L (59:00, 22/24)
04/30/1998at ColoradoW31W (60:00, 30/31)
05/02/1998vs ColoradoW20W (60:00, 31/31)
05/04/1998at ColoradoW40W (60:00, 31/31)
05/07/1998at DallasL13L (60:00, 11/14)
05/09/1998at DallasW20W (60:00, 15/15)
05/11/1998vs DallasL01OTL (73:07, 27/28)
05/13/1998vs DallasL13L (60:00, 33/36)
05/16/1998at DallasL12L (60:00, 24/26)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTCurtis JosephBob Essensa

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


These data reflect every 1997-1998 Edmonton Oilers 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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