1996-97 NHL Season

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1996-97 NHL Season Summary

Who won the 1996-97 Stanley Cup?

The 1996-97 Stanley Cup Finals winner was the Detroit Red Wings, who defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in 4 games. The final game was on on Jun 7, 1997, in which the Red Wings won 2-1 at home.

When was the 1996-97 Stanley Cup Finals?

The 1996-97 Stanley Cup Finals started on May 31, 1997 and ended on Jun 7, 1997, lasting 4 games.

Which NHL team had the best regular season record in 1996-97?

The Colorado Avalanche had the best regular season record in the 1996-97 NHL season at 49-24-9.

Which NHL team had the best goal differential in the 1996-97 regular season?

The Colorado Avalanche had the best goal differential in the 1996-97 regular season at +72 goals.

Which NHL team had the worst goal differential in the 1996-97 regular season?

The San Jose Sharks had the worst goal differential in the 1996-97 regular season at -67 goals.

Which NHL team had the most goals per game in the 1996-97 regular season?

The Pittsburgh Penguins had the most goals per game in the 1996-97 regular season at 3.48 GPG.

Which NHL team allowed the fewest goals per game in the 1996-97 regular season?

The New Jersey Devils allowed the fewest goals per game in the 1996-97 regular season at 2.22 goals allowed per game.

1996-97 NHL Standings

Team Record Streak Goal Diff Playoff Result
1 Colorado Avalanche 49-24-9 L1 +72 Lost Conf Finals
2 Dallas Stars 48-26-8 L2 +54 Lost First Round
New Jersey Devils 45-23-14 L1 +49 Lost Conf Semi
4 Philadelphia Flyers 45-24-13 W1 +57 Lost Final
5 Detroit Red Wings 38-26-18 L2 +56 Won Final
6 Buffalo Sabres 40-30-12 L2 +29 Lost Conf Semi
7 Florida Panthers 35-28-19 W2 +20 Lost First Round
8 New York Rangers 38-34-10 L1 +27 Lost Conf Finals
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 36-33-13 W3 +12 Lost Conf Semi
10 Pittsburgh Penguins 38-36-8 L3 +5 Lost First Round
11 Phoenix Coyotes 38-37-7 W1 -3 Lost First Round
St. Louis Blues 36-35-11 W3 -3 Lost First Round
13 Edmonton Oilers 36-37-9 L2 +5 Lost Conf Semi
Chicago Blackhawks 34-35-13 W2 +13 Lost First Round
15 Vancouver Canucks 35-40-7 W3 -16
Ottawa Senators 31-36-15 W3 -8 Lost First Round
Montreal Canadiens 31-36-15 T1 -27 Lost First Round
18 Washington Capitals 33-40-9 W3 -17
Hartford Whalers 32-39-11 W1 -30
20 Tampa Bay Lightning 32-40-10 L1 -30
21 Calgary Flames 32-41-9 L4 -25
22 New York Islanders 29-41-12 L1 -10
23 Toronto Maple Leafs 30-44-8 W1 -43
24 Los Angeles Kings 28-43-11 W2 -54
25 San Jose Sharks 27-47-8 L2 -67
26 Boston Bruins 26-47-9 W1 -66

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