1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

Record: 32-40-10 (74 points), Finished 6th in NHL Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Terry Crisp (32-40-10)

Goals For: 217 (22nd of 26), Goals Against: 247 (16th of 26)
SRS: -0.33 (20th of 26), SOS: 0.04 (2nd of 26)

Regular Season

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