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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 2620 10.6 2471 .919
2 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 2154 .918
3 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 2075 .906
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 2101 .900
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 2071 .907
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 2722 .926
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 2353 .918
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 2577 .915
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 2682 .915
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 2801 .904
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 2512 .906
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 2239 .896
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 2408 .916
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 2550 .905
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 2474 10.1 2775 .902
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 2472 .892
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 2397 9.4 2113 .891
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 2576 .903
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 2154 .897
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 2356 .899
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 2331 .900
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 2473 .902
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 2815 .906
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 2770 .906
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 2389 .887
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 2424 .879
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 2444 9.8 2437 .905

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