1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Schedule and Results

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Record: 49-24-9 (107 points), Finished 1st in NHL Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Marc Crawford (49-24-9)

Goals For: 277 (2nd of 26), Goals Against: 205 (5th of 26)
SRS: 0.81 (1st of 26), SOS: -0.07 (26th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Finals (4-2) versus Detroit Red Wings
Won Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Edmonton Oilers
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus Chicago Blackhawks

Regular Season

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

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1997-04-16 Chicago Blackhawks W 6 0 1 0 0 W 1
2 1997-04-18 Chicago Blackhawks W 3 1 2 0 0 W 2
3 1997-04-20 @ Chicago Blackhawks L 2OT 3 4 2 1 0 L 1
4 1997-04-22 @ Chicago Blackhawks L 3 6 2 2 0 L 2
5 1997-04-24 Chicago Blackhawks W 7 0 3 2 0 W 1
6 1997-04-26 @ Chicago Blackhawks W 6 3 4 2 0 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
7 1997-05-02 Edmonton Oilers W 5 1 5 2 0 W 3
8 1997-05-04 Edmonton Oilers W 4 1 6 2 0 W 4
9 1997-05-07 @ Edmonton Oilers L 3 4 6 3 0 L 1
10 1997-05-09 @ Edmonton Oilers W OT 3 2 7 3 0 W 1
11 1997-05-11 Edmonton Oilers W 4 3 8 3 0 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
12 1997-05-15 Detroit Red Wings W 2 1 9 3 0 W 3
13 1997-05-17 Detroit Red Wings L 2 4 9 4 0 L 1
14 1997-05-19 @ Detroit Red Wings L 1 2 9 5 0 L 2
15 1997-05-22 @ Detroit Red Wings L 0 6 9 6 0 L 3
16 1997-05-24 Detroit Red Wings W 6 0 10 6 0 W 1
17 1997-05-26 @ Detroit Red Wings L 1 3 10 7 0 L 1