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Sixth Place, Atlantic Division
12th Place In Eastern Conference
Did Not Qualify For Playoffs
  24-43-15 (63 Pts)
203 GF
256 GA
FULL STANDINGS›
 

DOUG MacLEAN   BRYAN MURRAY   BRYAN MURRAY
GC W PCT. GC W PCT. GM W PCT.
23 7 .391 59 17 .381 82 24 .384
 

# PLAYER POS   # PLAYER POS
2 Terry Carkner*
D 22 Steve Washburn*
C
3 Paul Laus
D 23 Chris Wells
C
5 Gord Murphy
D 24 Robert Svehla
D
7 Rhett Warrener
D 26 Ray Sheppard
RW
8 Dallas Eakins*
D 27 Scott Mellanby "C"
RW
9 Kirk Muller
C/LW 29 Johan Garpenlov
LW
10 Dave Lowry*
LW 30 Mark Fitzpatrick
G
11 Bill Lindsay
LW 34 John Vanbiesbrouck
G
12 Jody Hull
RW 44 Rob Niedermayer
C
15 Dave Gagner
C 51 Dave Nemirovsky
RW
19 Radek Dvorak
RW 55 Ed Jovanovski
D
21 Tom Fitzgerald
RW 97 Esa Tikkanen
LW
           
  *Did Not Dress  
COMPLETE ROSTER›
 

 
Coaching Change
Doug MacLean is relieved of his head coaching duties. General Manager Bryan Murray agrees to coach for the remainder of the season on November 24, 1997.
 
Hanging A 10 Spot
In Bryan Murray's first game behind the Florida bench, the Panthers set a team record for scoring 10 goals in a 10-5 win over the Boston Bruins on November 26, 1997.
 
300 For Beezer
John Vanbiesbrouck records the 300th victory of his NHL career and 100th as a Panther in a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. Vanbiesbrouck becomes the 15th goaltender in NHL history - and second American - to win 300 games on December 27, 1997.
 
And 600 For Dino
Dino Ciccarelli, who was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning three weeks earlier, scores the 600th goal of his NHL career as the Panthers tie the Detroit Red Wings, 1-1. Ciccarelli becomes the ninth player in NHL history to reach this milestone on February 3, 1998.
 
One Last Time For Miami Arena
The Panthers play their final game at Miami Arena, losing to the Philadelphia Flyers, 7-3. Florida compiles a record of 81-78-29 (.508 winning pct.) in Miami. Afterwards, the players toss merchandise to the fans and original Panthers John Vanbiesbrouck, Scott Mellanby, Ford Murphy, Paul Laus, Bill Lindsay and Rob Niedermayer are honored on April 16, 1998.
 
 
   
Date Opponent Result
Apr. 18 @TBL 2-2 T
Apr. 16 PHL 3-7 L
Apr. 14 OTT 2-3 L
Apr. 12 @NJD 5-5 T
Apr. 11 @PIT 3-3 T
GAME-BY-GAME›

   
Name G PTS
Ray Whitney
33 65
Dave Gagner 20 48
Robert Svehla 9 43
Scott Mellanby
15 39
Radek Dvorak 12 36
FULL STATS›

   
Player Rd Pick
Mike Brown 1 20
Kristian Huselius 2 47
Vratislav Cech 3 56
Nick Smith 3 74
Ivan Novoseltsev 4 95
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