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1996-97 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Detroit Red Wings

Hart Memorial Trophy: Dominik Hasek (37-20-10, 2.27 GAA)
Vezina Trophy: Dominik Hasek (37-20-10, 2.27 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Bryan Berard (8 G, 40 A, 48 P)

Goals Leader: Keith Tkachuk (52)
Assists Leader: Wayne Gretzky (72) & Mario Lemieux (72)
Points Leader: Mario Lemieux (122)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Eastern Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Atlantic Division
New Jersey Devils* 82 45 23 14 104 .634 231 182 0.57 -0.03
Philadelphia Flyers* 82 45 24 13 103 .628 274 217 0.67 -0.03
Florida Panthers* 82 35 28 19 89 .543 221 201 0.25 0.00
New York Rangers* 82 38 34 10 86 .524 258 231 0.33 0.01
Washington Capitals 82 33 40 9 75 .457 214 231 -0.17 0.04
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 32 40 10 74 .451 217 247 -0.33 0.04
New York Islanders 82 29 41 12 70 .427 240 250 -0.10 0.02
Northeast Division
Buffalo Sabres* 82 40 30 12 92 .561 237 208 0.31 -0.04
Pittsburgh Penguins* 82 38 36 8 84 .512 285 280 0.04 -0.02
Ottawa Senators* 82 31 36 15 77 .470 226 234 -0.11 -0.02
Montreal Canadiens* 82 31 36 15 77 .470 249 276 -0.34 -0.01
Hartford Whalers 82 32 39 11 75 .457 226 256 -0.37 0.00
Boston Bruins 82 26 47 9 61 .372 234 300 -0.78 0.02
Western Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Central Division
Dallas Stars* 82 48 26 8 104 .634 252 198 0.64 -0.02
Detroit Red Wings* 82 38 26 18 94 .573 253 197 0.66 -0.03
Phoenix Coyotes* 82 38 37 7 83 .506 240 243 -0.02 0.02
St. Louis Blues* 82 36 35 11 83 .506 236 239 -0.03 0.01
Chicago Blackhawks* 82 34 35 13 81 .494 223 210 0.18 0.02
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 68 .415 230 273 -0.48 0.05
Pacific Division
Colorado Avalanche* 82 49 24 9 107 .652 277 205 0.81 -0.07
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim* 82 36 33 13 85 .518 245 233 0.12 -0.03
Edmonton Oilers* 82 36 37 9 81 .494 252 247 0.03 -0.03
Vancouver Canucks 82 35 40 7 77 .470 257 273 -0.20 -0.01
Calgary Flames 82 32 41 9 73 .445 214 239 -0.29 0.02
Los Angeles Kings 82 28 43 11 67 .409 214 268 -0.62 0.04
San Jose Sharks 82 27 47 8 62 .378 211 278 -0.78 0.03

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Final (4-0): Detroit Red Wings over Philadelphia Flyers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Conference Finals (4-2): Detroit Red Wings over Colorado Avalanche  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Flyers over New York Rangers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Conference Semi-Finals (4-0): Detroit Red Wings over Mighty Ducks of Anaheim  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Semi-Finals (4-1): Colorado Avalanche over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Semi-Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Flyers over Buffalo Sabres  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Semi-Finals (4-1): New York Rangers over New Jersey Devils  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3): Mighty Ducks of Anaheim over Phoenix Coyotes  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2): Detroit Red Wings over St. Louis Blues  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3): Edmonton Oilers over Dallas Stars  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2): Colorado Avalanche over Chicago Blackhawks  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1): New York Rangers over Florida Panthers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Flyers over Pittsburgh Penguins  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3): Buffalo Sabres over Ottawa Senators  ▪  View Matchup »  
Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1): New Jersey Devils over Montreal Canadiens  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

Rk Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Colorado Avalanche* 82 49 24 9 107 .652 277 205 0.81 -0.07 5.88 83 403 20.60 42 339 87.61 14 12
2 Dallas Stars* 82 48 26 8 104 .634 252 198 0.64 -0.02 5.49 46 314 14.65 51 308 83.44 11 9
3 New Jersey Devils* 82 45 23 14 104 .634 231 182 0.57 -0.03 5.04 40 288 13.89 28 235 88.09 4 9
4 Philadelphia Flyers* 82 45 24 13 103 .628 274 217 0.67 -0.03 5.99 53 362 14.64 49 342 85.67 11 8
5 Detroit Red Wings* 82 38 26 18 94 .573 253 197 0.66 -0.03 5.49 66 368 17.93 46 346 86.71 10 8
6 Buffalo Sabres* 82 40 30 12 92 .561 237 208 0.31 -0.04 5.43 43 326 13.19 59 364 83.79 16 4
7 Florida Panthers* 82 35 28 19 89 .543 221 201 0.25 0.00 5.15 50 352 14.20 50 346 85.55 5 17
8 New York Rangers* 82 38 34 10 86 .524 258 231 0.33 0.01 5.96 63 287 21.95 69 344 79.94 15 5
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim* 82 36 33 13 85 .518 245 233 0.12 -0.03 5.83 56 333 16.82 62 336 81.55 9 11
10 Pittsburgh Penguins* 82 38 36 8 84 .512 285 280 0.04 -0.02 6.89 74 339 21.83 64 338 81.07 11 12
11 Phoenix Coyotes* 82 38 37 7 83 .506 240 243 -0.02 0.02 5.89 65 359 18.11 47 334 85.93 9 14
12 St. Louis Blues* 82 36 35 11 83 .506 236 239 -0.03 0.01 5.79 50 327 15.29 55 332 83.43 9 8
13 Chicago Blackhawks* 82 34 35 13 81 .494 223 210 0.18 0.02 5.28 45 304 14.80 59 374 84.22 5 9
14 Edmonton Oilers* 82 36 37 9 81 .494 252 247 0.03 -0.03 6.09 73 406 17.98 59 338 82.54 9 13
15 Montreal Canadiens* 82 31 36 15 77 .470 249 276 -0.34 -0.01 6.40 53 337 15.73 71 347 79.54 10 11
16 Vancouver Canucks 82 35 40 7 77 .470 257 273 -0.20 -0.01 6.46 51 303 16.83 66 344 80.81 12 8
17 Ottawa Senators* 82 31 36 15 77 .470 226 234 -0.11 -0.02 5.61 56 336 16.67 48 265 81.89 9 12
18 Hartford Whalers 82 32 39 11 75 .457 226 256 -0.37 0.00 5.88 58 321 18.07 51 332 84.64 12 11
19 Washington Capitals 82 33 40 9 75 .457 214 231 -0.17 0.04 5.43 51 322 15.84 54 354 84.75 8 10
20 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 32 40 10 74 .451 217 247 -0.33 0.04 5.66 47 340 13.82 55 361 84.76 13 9
21 Calgary Flames 82 32 41 9 73 .445 214 239 -0.29 0.02 5.52 61 361 16.90 58 345 83.19 11 19
22 New York Islanders 82 29 41 12 70 .427 240 250 -0.10 0.02 5.98 48 346 13.87 53 319 83.39 14 9
23 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 68 .415 230 273 -0.48 0.05 6.13 48 309 15.53 59 328 82.01 11 8
24 Los Angeles Kings 82 28 43 11 67 .409 214 268 -0.62 0.04 5.88 46 338 13.61 45 352 87.22 5 14
25 San Jose Sharks 82 27 47 8 62 .378 211 278 -0.78 0.03 5.96 50 349 14.33 66 409 83.86 9 11
26 Boston Bruins 82 26 47 9 61 .372 234 300 -0.78 0.02 6.51 46 310 14.84 56 308 81.82 15 6
League Average 82 35 36 11 81 .495 239 241 -0.03 0.00 5.86 55 335 16.28 55 336 83.65 10 10

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Dominik Hasek*
D: Brian Leetch*
D: Sandis Ozolinsh
C: Mario Lemieux*
LW: Paul Kariya
RW: Teemu Selanne
2nd Team
G: Martin Brodeur
D: Chris Chelios*
D: Scott Stevens*
C: Wayne Gretzky*
LW: John LeClair
RW: Jaromir Jagr

NHL All-Rookie Team

1st Team
G: Patrick Lalime
D: Bryan Berard
D: Janne Niinimaa
F: Sergei Berezin
F: Jim Campbell
F: Jarome Iginla