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1996-97 NHL Season Summary

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 GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO
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 2619 10.6 2477 .917
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 2439 10.3 2078 .905
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 2593 8.9 2160 .916
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 2644 10.4 2107 .897
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 2726 9.3 2075 .905
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 2090 11.3 2728 .924
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 2387 9.3 2360 .915
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 2528 10.2 2588 .911
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 2331 10.5 2688 .913
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 2414 11.8 2812 .900
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 2467 9.7 2520 .904
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 2415 9.8 2245 .894
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 2491 9.0 2415 .913
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 2521 10.0 2556 .903
15 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 2397 9.4 2117 .889
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 2301 11.2 2476 .890
17 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 2474 10.1 2780 .901
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 2435 9.3 2583 .901
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 2370 9.0 2163 .893
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 2574 8.4 2365 .896
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 2571 8.3 2337 .898
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 2188 11.0 2481 .899
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 2401 9.6 2823 .903
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 2379 9.0 2779 .904
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 2360 8.9 2398 .884
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 2427 9.6 2431 .877
League Average 82 35 35 11 82 .500 239 239 0.00 0.00 5.83 55 336 16.27 55 336 83.73 10 10 2644 2644 .903

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