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1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Schedule and Results

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Record: 40-30-12 (92 points), Finished 1st in NHL Northeast Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ted Nolan (40-30-12)

Goals For: 237 (13th of 26), Goals Against: 208 (6th of 26)
SRS: 0.31 (7th of 26), SOS: -0.04 (25th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Philadelphia Flyers
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-3) versus Ottawa Senators

Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
82 1996-10-04 @ Edmonton Oilers L 3 4 40 30 12 L 1
81 1996-10-06 @ Calgary Flames L 0 3 40 29 12 L 2
80 1996-10-09 @ Vancouver Canucks W 2 1 40 28 12 W 1
79 1996-10-12 Detroit Red Wings L 1 6 39 28 12 L 1
78 1996-10-15 Tampa Bay Lightning L 0 4 39 27 12 L 2
77 1996-10-17 Pittsburgh Penguins W 4 1 39 26 12 W 1
76 1996-10-18 @ Washington Capitals W 4 1 38 26 12 W 2
75 1996-10-24 Montreal Canadiens W 6 3 37 26 12 W 3
74 1996-10-26 Hartford Whalers W 6 3 36 26 12 W 4
73 1996-10-27 @ New York Rangers L 4 6 35 26 12 L 1
72 1996-10-30 @ Dallas Stars L 0 2 35 25 12 L 2
71 1996-11-01 @ St. Louis Blues W 4 2 35 24 12 W 1
70 1996-11-02 @ Colorado Avalanche T OT 0 0 34 24 12 T 1
69 1996-11-07 Philadelphia Flyers L 2 5 34 24 11 L 1
68 1996-11-09 @ Hartford Whalers L OT 3 4 34 23 11 L 2
67 1996-11-11 Florida Panthers W OT 3 2 34 22 11 W 1
66 1996-11-12 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 0 3 33 22 11 L 1
65 1996-11-14 Colorado Avalanche W 5 4 33 21 11 W 1
64 1996-11-19 @ Toronto Maple Leafs L 3 4 32 21 11 L 1
63 1996-11-21 Toronto Maple Leafs W 6 3 32 20 11 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
62 1996-11-23 @ Boston Bruins W OT 3 2 31 20 11 W 2
61 1996-11-26 @ Florida Panthers L 3 4 30 20 11 L 1
60 1996-11-27 @ Tampa Bay Lightning W 3 0 30 19 11 W 1
59 1996-11-29 Ottawa Senators W 3 0 29 19 11 W 2
58 1996-11-30 @ New York Islanders W 3 2 28 19 11 W 3
57 1996-12-04 Vancouver Canucks L OT 6 7 27 19 11 L 1
56 1996-12-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim T OT 1 1 27 18 11 T 1
55 1996-12-07 @ Hartford Whalers L 4 6 27 18 10 L 1
54 1996-12-11 @ Montreal Canadiens W OT 3 2 27 17 10 W 1
53 1996-12-13 New York Rangers L 0 3 26 17 10 L 1
52 1996-12-14 @ Boston Bruins W 4 0 26 16 10 W 1
51 1996-12-18 Tampa Bay Lightning W 5 3 25 16 10 W 2
50 1996-12-20 Los Angeles Kings W 6 2 24 16 10 W 3
49 1996-12-21 @ Ottawa Senators W 3 2 23 16 10 W 4
48 1996-12-23 @ New Jersey Devils T OT 0 0 22 16 10 T 1
47 1996-12-26 Hartford Whalers W 5 1 22 16 9 W 1
46 1996-12-28 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 0 2 21 16 9 L 1
45 1996-12-31 New Jersey Devils W 6 5 21 15 9 W 1
44 1997-01-03 St. Louis Blues T OT 2 2 20 15 9 T 1
43 1997-01-05 Phoenix Coyotes W 5 1 20 15 8 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
42 1997-01-07 @ San Jose Sharks T OT 1 1 19 15 8 T 1
41 1997-01-09 @ Los Angeles Kings L 3 6 19 15 7 L 1
40 1997-01-10 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim L 2 5 19 14 7 L 2
39 1997-01-12 @ Phoenix Coyotes W OT 3 2 19 13 7 W 1
38 1997-01-15 @ New York Islanders W 2 1 18 13 7 W 2
37 1997-01-20 Chicago Blackhawks W 2 1 17 13 7 W 3
36 1997-01-22 Montreal Canadiens W 6 1 16 13 7 W 4
35 1997-01-24 Edmonton Oilers L 1 3 15 13 7 L 1
34 1997-01-25 Hartford Whalers L 1 5 15 12 7 L 2
33 1997-01-29 Pittsburgh Penguins W 3 1 15 11 7 W 1
32 1997-01-31 Dallas Stars W 3 1 14 11 7 W 2
31 1997-02-02 Washington Capitals T OT 2 2 13 11 7 T 1
30 1997-02-04 @ Philadelphia Flyers T OT 1 1 13 11 6 T 2
29 1997-02-06 Florida Panthers T OT 1 1 13 11 5 T 3
28 1997-02-08 @ Tampa Bay Lightning W 3 1 13 11 4 W 1
27 1997-02-09 Ottawa Senators W 2 1 12 11 4 W 2
26 1997-02-12 Montreal Canadiens T OT 2 2 11 11 4 T 1
25 1997-02-16 San Jose Sharks W 6 2 11 11 3 W 1
24 1997-02-18 Calgary Flames T OT 5 5 10 11 3 T 1
23 1997-02-21 New York Islanders W 5 2 10 11 2 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
22 1997-02-23 Boston Bruins W 5 1 9 11 2 W 2
21 1997-02-27 @ New Jersey Devils L 1 4 8 11 2 L 1
20 1997-03-01 @ Ottawa Senators W 3 1 8 10 2 W 1
19 1997-03-05 Pittsburgh Penguins W 4 2 7 10 2 W 2
18 1997-03-08 @ Montreal Canadiens T OT 3 3 6 10 2 T 1
17 1997-03-09 New Jersey Devils L 1 4 6 10 1 L 1
16 1997-03-11 Philadelphia Flyers W OT 3 2 6 9 1 W 1
15 1997-03-15 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 7 5 5 9 1 W 2
14 1997-03-17 Boston Bruins W 5 1 4 9 1 W 3
13 1997-03-18 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 3 5 3 9 1 L 1
12 1997-03-21 @ Washington Capitals W 4 1 3 8 1 W 1
11 1997-03-22 @ Florida Panthers L 2 3 2 8 1 L 1
10 1997-03-26 New York Islanders L OT 2 3 2 7 1 L 2
9 1997-03-28 @ Detroit Red Wings L OT 1 2 2 6 1 L 3
8 1997-03-30 @ Chicago Blackhawks L 2 3 2 5 1 L 4
7 1997-04-01 @ New York Rangers T OT 1 1 2 4 1 T 1
6 1997-04-02 Ottawa Senators L 0 2 2 4 0 L 1
5 1997-04-04 New York Rangers W 5 1 2 3 0 W 1
4 1997-04-07 @ Hartford Whalers L 2 4 1 3 0 L 1
3 1997-04-10 @ Boston Bruins W 5 1 1 2 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
2 1997-04-12 @ Ottawa Senators L 0 1 0 2 0 L 1
1 1997-04-13 Washington Capitals L 3 8 0 1 0 L 2

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
12 1997-04-17 Ottawa Senators W 3 1 5 7 0 W 1
11 1997-04-19 Ottawa Senators L 1 3 4 7 0 L 1
10 1997-04-21 @ Ottawa Senators W 3 2 4 6 0 W 1
9 1997-04-23 @ Ottawa Senators L OT 0 1 3 6 0 L 1
8 1997-04-25 Ottawa Senators L 1 4 3 5 0 L 2
7 1997-04-27 @ Ottawa Senators W 3 0 3 4 0 W 1
6 1997-04-29 Ottawa Senators W OT 3 2 2 4 0 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
5 1997-05-03 Philadelphia Flyers L 3 5 1 4 0 L 1
4 1997-05-05 Philadelphia Flyers L 1 2 1 3 0 L 2
3 1997-05-07 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 1 4 1 2 0 L 3
2 1997-05-09 @ Philadelphia Flyers W OT 5 4 1 1 0 W 1
1 1997-05-11 Philadelphia Flyers L 3 6 0 1 0 L 1