1997–98 Edmonton Oilers season

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The 1997–98 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' 19th season in the NHL, and they were coming off a 36–37–9 record in 1996–97, earning their first Stanley Cup playoff spot in five seasons.wikipedia
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Dallas Stars

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The Oilers then defeated the heavily favoured Colorado Avalanche before losing to the Dallas Stars in the second round.

New Jersey Devils

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Edmonton began the season slowly, and on January 4, with a record of 11–22–9, the Oilers traded Jason Arnott and Bryan Muir to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Bill Guerin and Valeri Zelepukin.

Colorado Avalanche

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The Oilers then defeated the heavily favoured Colorado Avalanche before losing to the Dallas Stars in the second round.

Curtis Joseph

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In goal, Curtis Joseph would get the majority of playing time, winning 29 games, posting a goals against average (GAA) of 2.63 and setting the club record with shutouts in a season at eight.

Doug Weight

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Offensively, Doug Weight had another solid season, leading the Oilers in goals (26), assists (44) and points (70).

Dean McAmmond

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Dean McAmmond had a breakout season, finishing second to Weight with 50 points, as well as third in goals, with 19.

Boris Mironov

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Boris Mironov would lead the defence with 16 goals and 46 points, while Drake Berehowsky would lead the team with 169 penalty minutes.

Ryan Smyth

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Ryan Smyth would be the only other player to score at least 20 goals for the team.

Bob Essensa

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Bob Essensa would back him up once again, contributing a solid GAA of 2.55 and winning six games.

Bill Guerin

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Edmonton began the season slowly, and on January 4, with a record of 11–22–9, the Oilers traded Jason Arnott and Bryan Muir to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Bill Guerin and Valeri Zelepukin.