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1995–96 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Central Division Champions
Division 1st Central
Conference 1st Western
1995–96 record 62–13–7
Home record 36–3–2
Road record 26–10–5
Goals for 325
Goals against 181
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Paul Coffey
Sergei Fedorov
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Sergei Fedorov (39)
Assists Sergei Fedorov (68)
Points Sergei Fedorov (107)
Penalties in minutes Keith Primeau (168)
Wins Chris Osgood (39)
Goals against average Kevin Hodson (1.10)

With their 62 wins, the 1995–96 Detroit Red Wings eclipsed the all-time record of most regular-season wins, which had been set at 60 by the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens. Their 131 points during the regular season were the most since the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens accumulated 132 points (still an all-time record). They had two winning streaks of 9 games, and had a 13–game unbeaten streak from Sunday, March 3, 1996 to Sunday, March 31, 1996, going 12–0–1 during that stretch. Having the best record in the league, the Red Wings were awarded the President's Trophy. During the 1995–96 regular season, the Red Wings were the only team to score a goal in all 82 of its games.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Red Wings defeated the eighth-place Winnipeg Jets marking the Jets' final games in Winnipeg as the franchise relocated to Phoenix following their playoff defeat. The Wings then defeated the fifth-place St. Louis Blues in the second round. The latter series went to seven games, the seventh of which went to double overtime where Steve Yzerman's slap-shot goal beat Jon Casey in the top right-hand corner of the net. In the Western Conference Finals, the Red Wings were ousted in 6 games by the Colorado Avalanche who were in the first year after moving from Quebec. These two teams would start a rivalry which lasted nearly a decade. Currently, the rivalry has lessened due to poor performance of the Colorado Avalanche.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • November 28, 1995: The Montreal Canadiens were playing the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The day before the match, Mario Tremblay spoke to Mario Leclerc of "Le Journal de Montreal" newspaper. Tremblay mentioned that he was resentful of current Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman. The first five years of Tremblay’s career were played under Bowman, and Tremblay told Leclerc that Bowman would always threaten to send him to the minors.[1] When Leclerc approached Cournoyer, he stated that he did not want to speak about Bowman.[2] The Canadiens lost the game by a score of 3-2. The next day, the Journal de Montreal had a headline that stated, Bowman has the last word.[3]
  • Against the Hartford Whalers on March 6, 1996, Chris Osgood became the third goaltender in NHL history to score a goal.[4]

Season standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 62 13 7 325 181 131
2 3 Chicago Blackhawks 82 40 28 14 273 220 94
3 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 34 36 12 247 252 80
4 5 St. Louis Blues 82 32 34 16 219 248 80
5 8 Winnipeg Jets 82 36 40 6 275 291 78
6 12 Dallas Stars 82 26 42 14 227 280 66

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.


Game logEdit

OctoberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
1 October 6 Detroit 2 – 3 Colorado 0–1–0 0
2 October 8 Detroit 3 – 1 Edmonton 1–1–0 2
3 October 9 Detroit 5 – 3 Vancouver 2–1–0 4
4 October 13 Edmonton 0 – 9 Detroit 3–1–0 6
5 October 15 Detroit 5 – 5 Winnipeg * 3–1–1 7
6 October 17 Calgary 3 – 3 Detroit * 3–1–2 8
7 October 19 Detroit 2 – 4 New Jersey 3–2–2 8
8 October 21 Boston 2 – 4 Detroit 4–2–2 10
9 October 24 Ottawa 2 – 1 Detroit 4–3–2 10
10 October 27 Detroit 3 – 0 Calgary 5–3–2 12
11 October 30 Detroit 2 – 3 Winnipeg 5–4–2 12

NovemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
12 November 1 Detroit 1 – 2 Buffalo 5–5–2 12
13 November 2 Detroit 6 – 5 Boston * 6–5–2 14
14 November 4 Dallas 1 – 5 Detroit 7–5–2 16
15 November 7 Edmonton 2 – 4 Detroit 8–5–2 18
16 November 11 Detroit 5 – 2 San Jose 9–5–2 20
17 November 14 Detroit 6 – 5 Los Angeles 10–5–2 22
18 November 17 Detroit 5 – 4 Edmonton 11–5–2 24
19 November 22 San Jose 2 – 5 Detroit 12–5–2 26
20 November 24 Detroit 1 – 4 Philadelphia 12–6–2 26
21 November 25 NY Rangers 0 – 2 Detroit 13–6–2 28
22 November 28 Montreal 2 – 3 Detroit 14–6–2 30

DecemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
23 December 1 Anaheim 2 – 5 Detroit 15–6–2 32
24 December 2 Detroit 11 – 1 Montreal 16–6–2 34
25 December 5 Philadelphia 3 – 5 Detroit 17–6–2 36
26 December 7 Dallas 1 – 3 Detroit 18–6–2 38
27 December 8 Detroit 1 – 2 NY Rangers * 18–7–2 38
28 December 12 Detroit 5 – 2 St. Louis 19–7–2 40
29 December 13 Chicago 1 – 3 Detroit 20–7–2 42
30 December 15 New Jersey 1 – 3 Detroit 21–7–2 44
31 December 20 Detroit 6 – 1 Anaheim 22–7–2 46
32 December 22 Detroit 5 – 1 Calgary 23–7–2 48
33 December 23 Detroit 1 – 0 Vancouver 24–7–2 50
34 December 26 St. Louis 2 – 3 Detroit 25–7–2 52
35 December 29 Detroit 2 – 1 Dallas 26–7–2 54
36 December 31 Hartford 2 – 3 Detroit 27–7–2 56

JanuaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
37 January 3 Dallas 3 – 3 Detroit * 27–7–3 57
38 January 5 Detroit 2 – 5 Pittsburgh 27–8–3 57
39 January 6 Chicago 0 – 3 Detroit 28–8–3 59
40 January 8 Winnipeg 6 – 4 Detroit 28–9–3 59
41 January 10 Detroit 4 – 0 Dallas 29–9–3 61
42 January 12 Los Angeles 2 – 3 Detroit 30–9–3 63
43 January 13 Detroit 4 – 2 Washington 31–9–3 65
44 January 17 Colorado 2 – 3 Detroit 32–9–3 67
45 January 24 San Jose 2 – 4 Detroit 33–9–3 69
46 January 25 Detroit 4 – 2 Ottawa 34–9–3 71
47 January 27 Detroit 5 – 5 Chicago * 34–9–4 72
48 January 30 Toronto 2 – 4 Detroit 35–9–4 74

FebruaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
49 February 3 Pittsburgh 0 – 3 Detroit 36–9–4 76
50 February 6 Florida 2 – 4 Detroit 37–9–4 78
51 February 8 Detroit 1 – 3 Florida 37–10–4 78
52 February 10 Detroit 3 – 2 Tampa Bay * 38–10–4 80
53 February 13 Los Angeles 4 – 9 Detroit 39–10–4 82
54 February 15 Washington 3 – 4 Detroit 40–10–4 84
55 February 16 Detroit 3 – 4 St. Louis 40–11–4 84
56 February 18 Detroit 3 – 2 Toronto 41–11–4 86
57 February 19 Vancouver 3 – 4 Detroit 42–11–4 88
58 February 22 Toronto 3 – 5 Detroit 43–11–4 90
59 February 24 Tampa Bay 0 – 2 Detroit 44–11–4 92
60 February 27 Detroit 6 – 2 NY Islanders 45–11–4 94
61 February 29 NY Islanders 1 – 5 Detroit 46–11–4 96

MarchEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
62 March 2 Vancouver 3 – 2 Detroit 46–12–4 96
63 March 3 Detroit 6 – 2 Chicago 47–12–4 98
64 March 6 Detroit 4 – 2 Hartford 48–12–4 100
65 March 8 Detroit 4 – 2 Colorado 49–12–4 102
66 March 10 Detroit 5 – 2 Winnipeg 50–12–4 104
67 March 12 Winnipeg 2 – 5 Detroit 51–12–4 106
68 March 17 Calgary 2 – 4 Detroit 52–12–4 108
69 March 19 Toronto 5 – 6 Detroit 53–12–4 110
70 March 20 Detroit 4 – 3 Toronto * 54–12–4 112
71 March 22 Colorado 0 – 7 Detroit 55–12–4 114
72 March 24 Detroit 2 – 2 St. Louis * 55–12–5 115
73 March 25 Anaheim 1 – 5 Detroit 56–12–5 117
74 March 27 Buffalo 2 – 4 Detroit 57–12–5 119
75 March 31 St. Louis 1 – 8 Detroit 58–12–5 121

AprilEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
76 April 2 Detroit 3 – 6 San Jose 58–13–5 121
77 April 3 Detroit 2 – 2 Los Angeles * 58–13–6 122
78 April 5 Detroit 2 – 2 Anaheim * 58–13–7 123
79 April 7 Detroit 4 – 1 Chicago 59–13–7 125
80 April 10 Winnipeg 2 – 5 Detroit 60–13–7 127
81 April 12 Chicago 3 – 5 Detroit 61–13–7 129
82 April 14 Detroit 5 – 1 Dallas 62–13–7 131

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Forwards

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Sergei Fedorov 78 39 68 107 48
Steve Yzerman 80 36 59 95 64
Vyacheslav Kozlov 82 36 37 73 70
Igor Larionov 69 21 50 71 34
Keith Primeau 74 27 25 52 168
Dino Ciccarelli 64 22 21 43 99
Greg Johnson 60 18 22 40 30
Bob Errey 71 11 21 32 66
Darren McCarty 63 15 14 29 158
Doug Brown 62 12 15 27 4
Tim Taylor 72 11 14 25 39
Kris Draper 52 7 9 16 32
Martin Lapointe 58 6 3 9 93
Ray Sheppard 5 2 2 4 2
Stu Grimson 56 0 1 1 128
Kirk Maltby 6 1 0 1 6
Wes Walz 2 0 0 0 0
Defencemen

Note: GP = Games played; G= Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Paul Coffey 76 14 60 74 90
Nicklas Lidström 81 17 50 67 20
Viacheslav Fetisov 69 7 35 42 96
Vladimir Konstantinov 81 14 20 34 139
Mathieu Dandenault 34 5 7 12 6
Marc Bergevin 70 1 9 10 33
Bob Rouse 58 0 6 6 48
Mike Ramsey 47 2 4 6 35
Jamie Pushor 5 0 1 1 17
Anders Eriksson 1 0 0 0 2
Goaltending

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA Goals
Chris Osgood 50 39 6 5 5 2.17 1
Mike Vernon 32 21 7 2 3 2.26 0
Kevin Hodson 4 2 0 0 1 1.10 0

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 18 8 12 20 4401
Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov C 19 2 18 20 10002
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 17 5 9 14 30321
Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom D 19 5 9 14 10100
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 19 6 7 13 6302
Kozlov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kozlov LW 19 5 7 12 10201
Konstantinov, VladimirVladimir Konstantinov D 19 4 5 9 28010
Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli RW 17 6 2 8 26601
Draper, KrisKris Draper C 18 4 2 6 18010
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 13 3 3 6 4010
McCarty, DarrenDarren McCarty RW 19 3 2 5 20001
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 19 1 4 5 34001
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 17 1 4 5 28000
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 13 3 1 4 8000
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 14 0 4 4 8000
Ramsey, MikeMike Ramsey D 15 0 4 4 10000
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 18 0 4 4 4000
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 11 1 2 3 12000
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 17 1 0 1 14100
Maltby, KirkKirk Maltby RW 8 0 1 1 4000
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 7 0 1 1 4000
Eriksson, AndersAnders Eriksson D 3 0 0 0 0000
Grimson, StuStu Grimson LW 2 0 0 0 0000
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood G 15 0 0 0 4000
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon G 4 0 0 0 2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood 936 15 8 7 33 2.12 2322289.898
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon 243 4 2 2 11 2.72 08170.864
Team: 1179 19 10 9 44 2.24 2403359.891

[5]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.350 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.351 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  3. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.351 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  4. http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=18352
  5. 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

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