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1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

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

Playoffs

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