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1997 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Detroit Red Wings

Conn Smythe Trophy: Mike Vernon (16-4, 1.76 GAA)

Goals Leader: Rod Brind'Amour (13) & Claude Lemieux (13)
Assists Leader: Joe Sakic (17)
Points Leader: Eric Lindros (26)

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 OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Detroit Red Wings 20 16 4 0 3 0 .800 58 38 20
2 Philadelphia Flyers 19 12 7 0 0 1 .632 67 55 12
3 Colorado Avalanche 17 10 7 0 1 1 .588 59 41 18
4 New York Rangers 15 9 6 0 3 0 .600 36 35 1
5 New Jersey Devils 10 5 5 0 0 2 .500 27 21 6
6 Buffalo Sabres 12 5 7 0 2 1 .417 27 34 -7
7 Edmonton Oilers 12 5 7 0 3 1 .417 32 37 -5
8 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 11 4 7 0 1 3 .364 25 30 -5
9 Phoenix Coyotes 7 3 4 0 0 1 .429 17 17 0
10 Ottawa Senators 7 3 4 0 1 1 .429 13 14 -1
11 Dallas Stars 7 3 4 0 0 3 .429 18 21 -3
12 Chicago Blackhawks 6 2 4 0 1 0 .333 14 28 -14
13 St. Louis Blues 6 2 4 0 0 0 .333 12 13 -1
14 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 13 20 -7
15 Florida Panthers 5 1 4 0 0 2 .200 10 13 -3
16 Montreal Canadiens 5 1 4 0 1 0 .200 11 22 -11
League Average 10.3 5.1 5.1 0.0 1.1 1.1 .500 27.4 27.4 0

Overtime Goals

Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1997-04-20 CHI Krivokrasov, Sergei CHI 4-3 COL 2 31:03
1997-04-20 EDM Buchberger, Kelly EDM 4-3 DAL 1 9:15
1997-04-22 NYR Tikkanen, Esa NYR 4-3 FLA 1 16:29
1997-04-23 OTT Alfredsson, Daniel OTT 1-0 BUF 1 2:34
1997-04-24 MTL Brisebois, Patrice MTL 4-3 NJD 3 47:37
1997-04-25 DAL Smyth, Ryan EDM 1-0 DAL 2 20:22
1997-04-25 FLA Tikkanen, Esa NYR 3-2 FLA 1 12:02
1997-04-27 PHX Kariya, Paul MDA 3-2 PHX 1 7:29
1997-04-29 BUF Plante, Derek BUF 3-2 OTT 1 5:24
1997-04-29 DAL Marchant, Todd EDM 4-3 DAL 1 12:26
1997-05-02 DET Lapointe, Martin DET 2-1 MDA 1 0:59
1997-05-04 DET Kozlov, Vyacheslav DET 3-2 MDA 3 41:31
1997-05-08 MDA Shanahan, Brendan DET 3-2 MDA 2 37:03
1997-05-09 EDM Lemieux, Claude COL 3-2 EDM 1 8:35
1997-05-09 PHI Ronan, Ed BUF 5-4 PHI 1 6:24
1997-05-11 NJD Graves, Adam NYR 2-1 NJD 1 14:08

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

Playoff Leaders