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1996–97 Colorado Avalanche · NHL
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Pacific Division Champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 1st Western
1996–97 record 49–24–9
Home record 26–10–5
Road record 23–14–4
Goals for 277
Goals against 205
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Marc Crawford
Captain Joe Sakic
Arena McNichols Arena
Team leaders
Goals Adam Deadmarsh (33)
Assists Peter Forsberg (58)
Points Peter Forsberg (86)
Penalties in minutes Brent Severyn (193)
Wins Patrick Roy (38)
Goals against average Patrick Roy (2.32)

The 1996–97 Colorado Avalanche season was the Avalanche's second season.


OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
11 Colorado Avalanche 82 49 24 9 277 205 107
24 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 36 33 13 243 231 85
37 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 37 9 252 247 81
49 Vancouver Canucks 82 35 40 7 257 273 77
510 Calgary Flames 82 32 41 9 214 239 73
612 Los Angeles Kings 82 28 43 11 214 268 67
713 San Jose Sharks 82 27 47 8 211 278 62

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

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 4, 19962–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 0–1–0
2LOctober 5, 19961–4 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 0–2–0
3WOctober 8, 19966–0 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 1–2–0
4TOctober 10, 19966–6 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 1–2–1
5WOctober 11, 19962–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 2–2–1
6WOctober 15, 19967–2 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 3–2–1
7LOctober 17, 19961–2 Florida Panthers (1996–97) 3–3–1
8WOctober 19, 19969–2 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 4–3–1
9LOctober 22, 19961–5 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 4–4–1
10WOctober 23, 19964–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 5–4–1
11WOctober 26, 19964–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 6–4–1
12WOctober 28, 19961–0 Washington Capitals (1996–97) 7–4–1
13WOctober 30, 19966–3 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 8–4–1
14TNovember 2, 19960–0 OT Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 8–4–2
15TNovember 3, 19961–1 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 8–4–3
16WNovember 6, 19964–1 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 9–4–3
17WNovember 8, 19964–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 10–4–3
18WNovember 9, 19965–2 Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 11–4–3
19WNovember 11, 19966–2 @ New York Islanders (1996–97) 12–4–3
20WNovember 13, 19964–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 13–4–3
21LNovember 14, 19964–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 13–5–3
22TNovember 16, 19964–4 OT Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 13–5–4
23WNovember 20, 19966–0 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 14–5–4
24WNovember 22, 19963–2 New York Islanders (1996–97) 15–5–4
25LNovember 27, 19962–5 New York Rangers (1996–97) 15–6–4
26WNovember 30, 19962–1 New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 16–6–4
27WDecember 4, 19962–0 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 17–6–4
28LDecember 6, 19963–4 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 17–7–4
29LDecember 7, 19962–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 17–8–4
30WDecember 11, 19966–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 18–8–4
31LDecember 14, 19961–4 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 18–9–4
32WDecember 17, 19964–3 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 19–9–4
33TDecember 18, 19964–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 19–9–5
34LDecember 21, 19962–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 19–10–5
35WDecember 23, 19964–3 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 20–10–5
36WDecember 28, 19965–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 21–10–5
37WDecember 29, 19963–2 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 22–10–5
38WDecember 31, 19964–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 23–10–5
39WJanuary 2, 19973–2 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 24–10–5
40TJanuary 4, 19974–4 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 24–10–6
41TJanuary 6, 19972–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1996–97) 24–10–7
42TJanuary 8, 19971–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 24–10–8
43WJanuary 9, 19972–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 25–10–8
44WJanuary 11, 19973–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 26–10–8
45WJanuary 15, 19974–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 27–10–8
46WJanuary 20, 19974–2 @ Florida Panthers (1996–97) 28–10–8
47LJanuary 21, 19972–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 28–11–8
48WJanuary 23, 19974–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 29–11–8
49LJanuary 25, 19971–4 @ Boston Bruins (1996–97) 29–12–8
50WJanuary 27, 19975–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 30–12–8
51WJanuary 29, 19976–3 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 31–12–8
52LFebruary 1, 19971–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 31–13–8
53WFebruary 2, 19975–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 32–13–8
54LFebruary 8, 19972–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 32–14–8
55WFebruary 11, 19973–1 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 33–14–8
56WFebruary 13, 19973–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 34–14–8
57WFebruary 15, 19975–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 35–14–8
58WFebruary 18, 19973–2 OT Boston Bruins (1996–97) 36–14–8
59WFebruary 21, 19974–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 37–14–8
60WFebruary 23, 19974–3 Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 38–14–8
61LFebruary 25, 19971–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 38–15–8
62LFebruary 27, 19972–6 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 38–16–8
63WMarch 1, 19972–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 39–16–8
64WMarch 3, 19975–1 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 40–16–8
65WMarch 5, 19977–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 41–16–8
66LMarch 6, 19973–6 @ Washington Capitals (1996–97) 41–17–8
67TMarch 9, 19972–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 41–17–9
68LMarch 12, 19972–3 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 41–18–9
69WMarch 14, 19976–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 42–18–9
70WMarch 16, 19974–2 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 43–18–9
71WMarch 18, 19974–2 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 44–18–9
72WMarch 21, 19974–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 45–18–9
73LMarch 23, 19970–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 45–19–9
74WMarch 25, 19974–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 46–19–9
75LMarch 26, 19975–6 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 46–20–9
76LMarch 29, 19972–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 46–21–9
77WApril 2, 19975–1 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 47–21–9
78LApril 4, 19976–7 OT @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 47–22–9
79WApril 6, 19972–1 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 48–22–9
80LApril 9, 19971–4 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 48–23–9
81WApril 11, 19972–1 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 49–23–9
82LApril 13, 19972–4 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 49–24–9

[1]

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 65 28 58 86 7331544
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 65 22 52 74 34-101025
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 80 23 45 68 8841304
Kamensky, ValeriValeri Kamensky LW 68 28 38 66 385804
Deadmarsh, AdamAdam Deadmarsh RW 78 33 27 60 13681034
Jones, KeithKeith Jones RW 67 23 20 43 10551317
Young, ScottScott Young RW 72 18 19 37 14-5700
Lacroix, EricEric Lacroix LW 81 18 18 36 2616204
Ricci, MikeMike Ricci C 63 13 19 32 59-3503
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 45 11 17 28 43-4504
Corbet, ReneRene Corbet LW 76 12 15 27 6714103
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 81 10 17 27 632011
Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C 79 9 17 26 381011
Klemm, JonJon Klemm D 80 9 15 24 3712121
Krupp, UweUwe Krupp D 60 4 17 21 4812201
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 78 2 19 21 13516000
Miller, AaronAaron Miller D 56 5 12 17 1515003
Gusarov, AlexeiAlexei Gusarov D 58 2 12 14 284000
Lefebvre, SylvainSylvain Lefebvre D 71 2 11 13 3012100
Severyn, BrentBrent Severyn LW 66 1 4 5 193-6000
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 11 0 5 5 61000
Sarault, YvesYves Sarault LW 28 2 1 3 60000
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 9 1 2 3 231000
Matte, ChristianChristian Matte RW 5 1 1 2 01000
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 23 0 2 2 20000
Marha, JosefJosef Marha C 6 0 1 1 00000
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 62 0 1 1 150000
Belak, WadeWade Belak D 5 0 0 0 11-1000
Brennan, RichRich Brennan D 2 0 0 0 00000
Denis, MarcMarc Denis G 1 0 0 0 00000
Messier, EricEric Messier LW 21 0 0 0 47000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 3698 62 38 15 7 143 2.32 718611718.923
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 1200 23 11 8 2 53 2.65 1584531.909
Denis, MarcMarc Denis 60 1 0 1 0 3 3.00 02623.885
Team: 4958 82 49 24 9 199 2.41 824712272.919
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 17 8 17 25 145300
Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW 17 13 10 23 327404
Kamensky, ValeriValeri Kamensky LW 17 8 14 22 16-1502
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 14 5 12 17 10-6300
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 17 4 13 17 24-1201
Deadmarsh, AdamAdam Deadmarsh RW 17 3 6 9 24-6101
Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C 12 1 6 7 25000
Young, ScottScott Young RW 17 4 2 6 14-1200
Jones, KeithKeith Jones RW 6 3 3 6 42100
Ricci, MikeMike Ricci C 17 2 4 6 171001
Lacroix, EricEric Lacroix LW 17 1 4 5 192000
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 17 3 1 4 242001
Corbet, ReneRene Corbet LW 17 2 2 4 270000
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 17 0 4 4 623000
Miller, AaronAaron Miller D 17 1 2 3 103000
Gusarov, AlexeiAlexei Gusarov D 17 0 3 3 143000
Klemm, JonJon Klemm D 17 1 1 2 6-1000
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 1 0 0 0 00000
Lefebvre, SylvainSylvain Lefebvre D 17 0 0 0 25-1000
Messier, EricEric Messier LW 6 0 0 0 40000
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 17 0 0 0 120000
Sarault, YvesYves Sarault LW 5 0 0 0 20000
Severyn, BrentBrent Severyn LW 8 0 0 0 121000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 1034 17 10 7 38 2.21 3559521.932
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 20 1 0 0 1 3.00 01312.923
Team: 1054 17 10 7 39 2.22 3572533.932

[2]

Note: Pos = Position; 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;

PlayoffsEdit

  • April 24, 1997: Patrick Roy shut out Chicago by a score of 7-0. He earned his 89th postseason victory and became the goalie with the most postseason wins, surpassing the old record set by New York Islanders goalie Billy Smith. [3]

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1996–97 Colorado Avalanche Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.
  2. 1996-97 Colorado Avalanche Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-10.
  3. Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p.429 , by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2

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