1997 NHL Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals
New York Rangers defeat Florida Panthers 4-1

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Florida Panthers
W-L: 35-28-19, .543
SRS: 0.25 (8th of 26)
Goals: 221 (21st of 26)
Goals Against: 201 (4th of 26)
New York Rangers
W-L: 38-34-10, .524
SRS: 0.33 (6th of 26)
Goals: 258 (4th of 26)
Goals Against: 231 (9th of 26)
Game 1, April 17
New York Rangers 0
Florida Panthers 3  
Game 2, April 20
New York Rangers 3
Florida Panthers 0  
Game 3, April 22
Florida Panthers 3
New York Rangers 4 OT
Game 4, April 23
Florida Panthers 2
New York Rangers 3  
Game 5, April 25
New York Rangers 3
Florida Panthers 2 OT

Florida Panthers Skaters Series Stats

Florida Panthers Skaters Series Stats Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
No. Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI ATOI
24Robert SvehlaD285145-440100137.7
5Gord MurphyD295055040000180.0
44Rob NiedermayerC225213-161100540.0
9Kirk MullerLW305123-340100205.0
29Johan GarpenlovLW284202040201633.3
26Ray SheppardRW305202-4011001216.7
27Scott MellanbyRW305022-14000060.0
18Mike HoughLW335101-2210001010.0
15David NemirovskyRW203101-201000425.0
3Paul LausD265011-34000060.0
21Tom FitzgeraldRW285011-100000140.0
11Bill LindsayRW25301108000040.0
12Jody HullRW275000-100000120.0
2Terry CarknerD305000-36000070.0
19Radek DvorakRW19300000000010.0
55Ed JovanovskiD205000-44000070.0
10Dave LowryLW315000-30000080.0
28Martin StrakaC244000-20000020.0
7Rhett WarrenerD21500000000050.0
23Chris WellsC213000-10000010.0
Team Total101727-355046011616.2

Florida Panthers Goalies Series Stats

Florida Panthers Goalies Series Stats Table
Goalie Stats Ice Time
No. Player Pos Age GP DEC GA SA SV SV% SO PIM TOI ATOI
34John VanbiesbrouckG3351-4-013184171.92910327:3265:30
Team Total1-4-013184171.92910327:3265:30

New York Rangers Skaters Series Stats

New York Rangers Skaters Series Stats Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time
No. Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% SHFT TOI ATOI
99Wayne GretzkyC3654263231021921.1
11Mark MessierLW/C3652353220002010.0
20Luc RobitailleLW3053146230002114.3
10Esa TikkanenLW3253143621021520.0
2Brian LeetchD285044300000300.0
24Niklas SundstromRW215044320000130.0
6Doug LidsterD36503314000030.0
32Mike EastwoodC295112381000812.5
9Adam GravesLW285011260000120.0
25Alexander KarpovtsevD26501116000050.0
5Ulf SamuelssonD32501124000030.0
18Bill BergLW293000-12000050.0
23Jeff BeukeboomD31500048000050.0
22Shane ChurlaRW315000-12000010.0
21Russ CourtnallRW31500010000040.0
33Bruce DriverD345000200000120.0
8Pat FlatleyRW33500014000080.0
12Ken GernanderRW2720000000000
15Darren LangdonLW2640000000000
26David OliverRW2510000000000
Team Total1322353658112041847.1

New York Rangers Goalies Series Stats

New York Rangers Goalies Series Stats Table
Goalie Stats Ice Time
No. Player Pos Age GP DEC GA SA SV SV% SO PIM TOI ATOI
35Mike RichterG3054-1-010161151.93810327:3465:31
Team Total4-1-010161151.93810327:3465:31
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1996-97 Regular Season Stats

Sunday, Oct 6, 1996
Florida Panthers 5
New York Rangers 2  
Tuesday, Oct 8, 1996
New York Rangers 1
Florida Panthers 1 OT
Friday, Oct 25, 1996
New York Rangers 4
Florida Panthers 6  
Tuesday, Oct 29, 1996
Florida Panthers 1
New York Rangers 1 OT
Sunday, Dec 22, 1996
Florida Panthers 3
New York Rangers 7  
Sunday, Feb 9, 1997
New York Rangers 3
Florida Panthers 4  

FLA Scoring Regular Season

FLA Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Ray Sheppard30RW6829316044161307229022612.85.61.16.7
2Scott Mellanby30RW82272956717017914236022112.24.51.45.9
3Robert Svehla28D821332452868503181401598.23.74.98.6
4Radek Dvorak19LW78182139-23016201165013912.92.21.03.3
5Rob Niedermayer22C6014243845411302167113610.32.51.03.5
6Johan Garpenlov28LW5311253610471010118708313.32.31.13.4
7Bill Lindsay25LW8111233411201001320031686.51.01.22.2
8Dave Lowry31LW771514292511320211309615.61.11.22.2
9Per Gustafsson26D587222911225201121001056.72.24.16.3
10Martin Straka24C557222991252011750947.41.21.12.3
11Tom Fitzgerald28C71101424764802113011357.40.41.21.6
12Gord Murphy29D808152335162009421375.81.34.86.1
13Ed Jovanovski20D6171623-117243011150808.81.63.45.0
14Brian Skrudland33C515131844850021300578.80.10.91.0
15Jody Hull27RW67106161490124209210.9-0.21.00.8
16Mike Hough33LW69861412488002600859.4-0.61.40.7
17David Nemirovsky20RW39771413261006105313.20.40.61.0
18Terry Carkner30D7001414-49600001310380.0-0.13.83.7
19Rhett Warrener21D62491320883101720586.90.35.05.3
20Paul Laus26D77012121331300001011630.0-0.45.44.9
21Stu Barnes26C192810-3101100440444.50.40.20.5
22Steve Washburn21C183692421006002114.30.40.30.7
23Chris Wells21C472685422000600296.9-0.90.8-0.1
24Kirk Muller30C10123-240101110214.80.00.10.1
25Jason Podollan20C19112-340100100205.0-0.50.2-0.3
26John Vanbiesbrouck33G570220800000334758:430.00.010.8
27Brad Smyth23RW8101-3210000001010.0-0.10.0-0.1
28Mark Fitzpatrick28G3001101300000168055:590.00.04.9
29Craig Ferguson26C3000-10000000050.0-0.10.0-0.1
30Craig Fisher26C4000-20000000020.0-0.20.0-0.2
31Craig Martin26RW100005000000010.00.00.00.0
32Geoff Smith27D300012000000020.0-0.10.20.2
33Jason Woolley27D300012000000070.0-0.10.20.2
Team Total822213816029916081665053528387823879.327.847.591.1

FLA Goalies Regular Season

FLA Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1John Vanbiesbrouck335727191012815821454.9192.29233478522.72
2Mark Fitzpatrick283089966771705.9142.3601680907.46
Team Total35281919423532159.9182.322502788

NYR Scoring Regular Season

NYR Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Wayne Gretzky*36C82257297122819602462512868.78.21.39.5
2Mark Messier*36C713648841288247593111622715.98.41.19.6
3Brian Leetch*28D82205878314011902352122567.87.55.613.1
4Adam Graves28LW823328611066191043206226912.35.61.26.8
5Niklas Sundstrom21RW82242852232018514242213218.23.91.65.6
6Luc Robitaille*30LW69242448164819504159020012.04.01.35.3
7Alexander Karpovtsev26D77929381592610161308410.72.93.36.2
8Alex Kovalev23RW45132235114212100148011011.82.70.83.6
9Bruce Driver34D79525308483202131201543.21.73.95.6
10Pat Flatley33RW681012226261000211109610.40.40.91.3
11Sergei Nemchinov33C636131951251011210906.7-0.10.80.7
12Ulf Samuelsson32D7361117313851011001777.80.73.34.0
13Brian Noonan31RW446915-7283301630629.70.30.20.5
14Bill Berg29LW6786142376023600849.5-0.50.80.2
15Daniel Goneau21LW4110313-51073022104422.70.60.20.8
16Jeff Beukeboom31D803912221673000801555.5-0.24.94.7
17Vladimir Vorobiev24RW1655104632004104211.90.80.31.1
18Darren Langdon26LW60369-119530016002412.5-1.20.6-0.6
19Mike Eastwood29C271782101000601224.5-0.20.30.1
20Doug Lidster36D4834710243000301427.10.02.72.7
21Russ Courtnall31RW14257-320111320248.30.30.00.3
22David Oliver25RW142133420001001315.4-0.10.20.2
23Esa Tikkanen32C14123060010110303.3-0.20.10.0
24Christian Dube19C27112-440100010147.1-0.80.1-0.6
25Chris Ferraro24RW12112161000010234.3-0.20.20.0
26Ryan VandenBussche23RW11101-2301000000425.0-0.20.0-0.2
27Eric Cairns22D40011-71470000100170.0-0.71.20.5
28Shane Churla31RW45011-101060000100190.0-1.70.1-1.5
29Jay More28D140110250000100100.0-0.20.60.4
30Sylvain Blouin22D6000-118000000010.0-0.10.20.1
31Dallas Eakins29D3000-16000000020.0-0.10.10.0
32Peter Ferraro24C200000000000030.0-0.10.0-0.1
33Glenn Healy34G230000400000135759:010.00.03.6
34Sergio Momesso31LW9000-2110000000110.0-0.30.0-0.3
35Jeff Nielsen25RW2000-12000000010.0-0.10.0-0.1
36Mike Richter30G610000400000359858:590.00.013.0
Team Total82258432690138146718063153829611917252810.241.138.095.7

NYR Goalies Regular Season

NYR Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1Mike Richter30613322616119451784.9172.69435988724.31
2Glenn Healy3423512459632573.9072.6111357981.21
Team Total38341022025772357.9152.665495593
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