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

Playoffs

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