1996-97 Florida Panthers Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

Record: 35-28-19 (89 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doug MacLean (35-28-19)

Goals For: 221 (21st of 26), Goals Against: 201 (4th of 26)
SRS: 0.25 (8th of 26), SOS: 0.00 (13th of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Conference Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus New York Rangers

Regular Season

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

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1997-04-17 New York Rangers W 3 0 1 0 0 W 1
2 1997-04-20 New York Rangers L 0 3 1 1 0 L 1
3 1997-04-22 @ New York Rangers L OT 3 4 1 2 0 L 2
4 1997-04-23 @ New York Rangers L 2 3 1 3 0 L 3
5 1997-04-25 New York Rangers L OT 2 3 1 4 0 L 4