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96-97DetRW
1996–97 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Western Conference Champions
Division 2nd Central
Conference 3rd Western
1996–97 record 38–26–18
Home record 20–12–9
Road record 18–14–9
Goals for 253
Goals against 197
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Steve Yzerman
Alternate captains Sergei Fedorov
Brendan Shanahan
Arena Joe Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Brendan Shanahan (46)
Assists Steve Yzerman (63)
Points Brendan Shanahan (87)
Penalties in minutes Martin Lapointe (167)
Wins Chris Osgood (23)
Goals against average Kevin Hodson (1.63)

The 1996–97 Detroit Red Wings season was the 71st National Hockey League season in Detroit, Michigan. The highlight of the Red Wings season was winning the Stanley Cup, their first since 1955.

Another highlight was Sergei Fedorov's five-goal performance on Thursday, December 26, 1996, in a game against the Washington Capitals. The Red Wings won 5–4 in overtime. Fedorov's fifth goal of the game came at 2:39 of the overtime period.

On March 26, 1997, the Red Wings – Avalanche brawl continued to fuel the rivalry between the teams. Detroit won that game 6-5 in overtime.

The word "hockeytown" was shown over the Detroit Red Wings logo at center ice starting this season and is still there as of 2009.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Dallas Stars 82 48 26 8 252 198 104
2 3 Detroit Red Wings 82 38 26 18 253 197 94
3 5 Phoenix Coyotes 82 38 37 7 240 243 83
4 6 St. Louis Blues 82 36 35 11 236 239 83
5 8 Chicago Blackhawks 82 34 35 13 223 210 81
6 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 30 44 8 230 273 68

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 5 Detroit 1 – 3 New Jersey 0–1–0 0
2 October 9 Edmonton 0 – 2 Detroit 1–1–0 2
3 October 11 Calgary 2 – 1 Detroit 1–2–0 2
4 October 12 Detroit 6 – 1 Buffalo 2–2–0 4
5 October 15 Detroit 1 – 3 Dallas 2–3–0 4
6 October 17 Detroit 1 – 2 Chicago 2–4–0 4
7 October 19 NY Islanders 2 – 4 Detroit 3–4–0 6
8 October 21 Los Angeles 0 – 3 Detroit 4–4–0 8
9 October 23 Dallas 1 – 4 Detroit 5–4–0 10
10 October 25 Chicago 2 – 2 Detroit * 5–4–1 11
11 October 26 Detroit 2 – 1 Boston 6–4–1 13
12 October 30 Montreal 3 – 5 Detroit 7–4–1 15

NovemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
13 November 1 Detroit 2 – 2 Ottawa * 7–4–2 16
14 November 2 Detroit 2 – 6 Toronto 7–5–2 16
15 November 4 Hartford 5 – 1 Detroit 8–5–2 18
16 November 6 New Jersey 2 – 0 Detroit 8–6–2 18
17 November 8 Detroit 4 – 1 Hartford 9–6–2 20
18 November 10 Tampa Bay 2 – 4 Detroit 10–6–2 22
19 November 13 Colorado 4 – 1 Detroit 10–7–2 22
20 November 15 San Jose 1 – 5 Detroit 11–7–2 24
21 November 18 Detroit 2 – 2 Phoenix * 11–7–3 25
22 November 21 Detroit 6 – 1 San Jose 12–7–3 27
23 November 23 Detroit 6 – 0 Los Angeles 13–7–3 29
24 November 24 Detroit 1 – 3 Anaheim 13–8–3 29
25 November 27 Toronto 2 – 5 Detroit 14–8–3 31

DecemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
26 December 1 Florida 4 – 2 Detroit 14–9–3 31
27 December 3 Vancouver 2 – 2 Detroit * 14–9–4 32
28 December 4 Detroit 2 – 0 Washington 15–9–4 34
29 December 10 Edmonton 0 – 0 Detroit * 15–9–5 35
30 December 12 Chicago 2 – 6 Detroit 16–9–5 37
31 December 15 Toronto 1 – 3 Detroit 17–9–5 39
32 December 17 Detroit 3 – 4 Colorado 17–10–5 39
33 December 18 Detroit 3 – 3 Calgary * 17–10–6 40
34 December 20 Detroit 2 – 3 Vancouver 17–11–6 40
35 December 22 Detroit 6 – 2 Edmonton 18–11–6 42
36 December 26 Washington 4 – 5 Detroit * 19–11–6 44
37 December 28 Detroit 7 – 1 NY Islanders 20–11–6 46
38 December 30 Phoenix 5 – 3 Detroit 20–12–6 46

JanuaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
39 January 3 Dallas 2 – 1 Detroit 20–13–6 46
40 January 5 Detroit 5 – 5 Chicago * 20–13–7 47
41 January 8 Detroit 3 – 6 Dallas 20–14–7 47
42 January 9 Detroit 5 – 4 Phoenix * 21–14–7 49
43 January 11 Chicago 3 – 1 Detroit 21–15–7 49
44 January 14 Los Angeles 3 – 3 Detroit * 21–15–8 50
45 January 20 Detroit 1 – 4 Montreal 21–16–8 50
46 January 22 Philadelphia 2 – 2 Detroit * 21–16–9 51
47 January 25 Detroit 4 – 1 Philadelphia 22–16–9 53
48 January 29 Phoenix 3 – 0 Detroit 22–17–9 53

FebruaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
49 February 1 Detroit 4 – 1 St. Louis 23–17–9 55
50 February 2 Dallas 3 – 4 Detroit * 24–17–9 57
51 February 4 St. Louis 1 – 1 Detroit * 24–17–10 58
52 February 6 Vancouver 7 – 4 Detroit 24–18–10 58
53 February 8 Detroit 6 – 5 Pittsburgh * 25–18–10 60
54 February 12 San Jose 1 – 7 Detroit 26–18–10 62
55 February 14 Detroit 3 – 4 Dallas * 26–19–10 62
56 February 16 Detroit 4 – 2 Florida 27–19–10 64
57 February 17 Detroit 3 – 3 Tampa Bay * 27–19–11 65
58 February 19 Calgary 0 – 4 Detroit 28–19–11 67
59 February 22 Detroit 2 – 2 St. Louis * 28–19–12 68
60 February 24 Detroit 5 – 3 Phoenix 29–19–12 70
61 February 27 Pittsburgh 1 – 4 Detroit 30–19–12 72

MarchEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
62 March 1 NY Rangers 0 – 3 Detroit 31–19–12 74
63 March 2 Anaheim 1 – 1 Detroit * 31–19–13 75
64 March 5 Detroit 4 – 4 Toronto * 31–19–14 76
65 March 8 Detroit 5 – 3 Vancouver 32–19–14 78
66 March 10 Detroit 3 – 3 Los Angeles * 32–19–15 79
67 March 12 Detroit 1 – 2 Anaheim 32–20–15 79
68 March 15 Detroit 7 – 4 San Jose 33–20–15 81
69 March 16 Detroit 2 – 4 Colorado 33–21–15 81
70 March 19 Boston 1 – 4 Detroit 34–21–15 83
71 March 21 Detroit 1 – 3 NY Rangers 34–22–15 83
72 March 23 Detroit 3 – 5 Chicago 34–23–15 83
73 March 26 Colorado 5 – 6 Detroit * 35–23–15 85
74 March 28 Buffalo 1 – 2 Detroit * 36–23–15 87
75 March 30 Anaheim 1 – 0 Detroit * 36–24–15 87

AprilEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Record Pts
76 April 1 St. Louis 1 – 1 Detroit * 36–24–16 88
77 April 3 Toronto 2 – 2 Detroit * 36–24–17 89
78 April 5 Detroit 4 – 2 Toronto 37–24–17 91
79 April 8 Detroit 3 – 2 Calgary * 38–24–17 93
80 April 9 Detroit 3 – 3 Edmonton * 38–24–18 94
81 April 11 Ottawa 3 – 2 Detroit 38–25–18 94
82 April 13 St. Louis 3 – 1 Detroit 38–26–18 94

PlayoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

St. Louis vs. Detroit
Date Away Home
April 16 St. Louis 2 0 Detroit
April 18 St. Louis 1 2 Detroit
April 20 Detroit 3 2 St. Louis
April 22 Detroit 0 4 St. Louis
April 25 St. Louis 2 5 Detroit
April 27 Detroit 3 1 St. Louis
Detroit wins series 4–2

Conference Semi-finalsEdit

Anaheim vs. Detroit
Date Away Home
May 2 Anaheim 1 2 Detroit OT
May 4 Anaheim 2 3 Detroit 3OT
May 6 Detroit 5 3 Anaheim
May 8 Detroit 3 2 Anaheim 2OT
Detroit wins series 4–0

Conference FinalsEdit

Detroit vs. Colorado
Date Away Home
May 15 Detroit 1 2 Colorado
May 17 Detroit 4 2 Colorado
May 19 Colorado 1 2 Detroit
May 22 Colorado 0 6 Detroit
May 24 Detroit 0 6 Colorado
May 26 Colorado 1 3 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–2

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

Detroit vs. Philadelphia
Date Away Home
May 31 Detroit 4 2 Philadelphia
June 3 Detroit 4 2 Philadelphia
June 5 Philadelphia 1 6 Detroit
June 7 Philadelphia 1 2 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–0
and Stanley Cup

Player statsEdit

These stats are not for the 1996-97 but rather for the 97-98 season.

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 75 24 45 69 463620
Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom D 80 17 42 59 1822711
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 75 28 29 57 15461519
Kozlov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kozlov LW 80 25 27 52 4614601
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 82 11 41 52 3735212
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 69 8 39 47 4014302
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 80 19 23 42 1217615
McCarty, DarrenDarren McCarty RW 71 15 22 37 1570512
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 79 15 19 34 1060403
Gilchrist, BrentBrent Gilchrist LW 61 13 14 27 404503
Maltby, KirkKirk Maltby RW 65 14 9 23 8911213
Draper, KrisKris Draper C 64 13 10 23 455104
Holmstrom, TomasTomas Holmstrom LW 57 5 17 22 446101
Eriksson, AndersAnders Eriksson D 66 7 14 21 3221102
Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov C 21 6 11 17 2510202
Dandenault, MathieuMathieu Dandenault D 68 5 12 17 435000
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 58 2 12 14 724001
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 53 7 6 13 162000
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 71 1 11 12 57-9000
Kocur, JoeJoe Kocur RW 63 6 5 11 927002
Ward, AaronAaron Ward D 52 5 5 10 47-1001
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov D 11 2 5 7 40100
Pushor, JamieJamie Pushor D 54 2 5 7 712000
Golubovsky, YanYan Golubovsky D 12 0 2 2 61000
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson G 21 0 0 0 20000
Laplante, DarrylDarryl Laplante C 2 0 0 0 00000
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun D 7 0 0 0 20000
Maracle, NormNorm Maracle G 4 0 0 0 00000
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood G 64 0 0 0 310000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood 3807 64 33 20 11 140 2.21 616051465.913
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson 988 21 9 3 3 44 2.67 2444400.901
Maracle, NormNorm Maracle 178 4 2 0 1 6 2.02 06357.905
Team: 4973 82 44 23 15 190 2.29 821121922.910

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 22 6 18 24 22310
Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov C 22 10 10 20 12211
Holmstrom, TomasTomas Holmstrom LW 22 7 12 19 16200
Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom D 22 6 13 19 8202
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 21 9 6 15 20211
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 22 3 12 15 2121
Kozlov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kozlov LW 22 6 8 14 10104
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 22 3 10 13 12000
McCarty, DarrenDarren McCarty RW 22 3 8 11 34001
Shanahan, BrendanBrendan Shanahan LW 20 5 4 9 22302
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 9 4 2 6 0301
Eriksson, AndersAnders Eriksson D 18 0 5 5 16000
Kocur, JoeJoe Kocur RW 18 4 0 4 30000
Maltby, KirkKirk Maltby RW 22 3 1 4 30010
Macoun, JamieJamie Macoun D 22 2 2 4 18002
Draper, KrisKris Draper C 19 1 3 4 12001
Gilchrist, BrentBrent Gilchrist LW 15 2 1 3 12000
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 21 0 3 3 10000
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov D 7 0 3 3 14000
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 22 0 3 3 16000
Dandenault, MathieuMathieu Dandenault D 3 1 0 1 0100
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 3 0 1 1 0000
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood G 22 0 1 1 12000
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson G 1 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood 1361 22 16 6 48 2.12 2588540.918
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 000
Team: 1362 22 16 6 48 2.11 2588540.918

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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

Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Detroit Red Wings
Conn Smythe Trophy: Mike Vernon
Runner Up: Norris Trophy: Vladimir Konstantinov[2]

TransactionsEdit

Draft picksEdit

Detroit's picks at the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.[3]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 26 Jesse Wallin Defense Flag of Canada.svg Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
2 52 Aren Miller Goalie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
4 108 Johan Forsander Left Wing Flag of Sweden Sweden HV71 (SEL)
5 135 Michael Podolka Goalie Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
6 144 Magnus Nilsson Left Wing Flag of Sweden Sweden Malmo IF (SEL)
6 162 Alexandre Jacques Right Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
7 189 Colin Beardsmore Center Flag of Canada.svg Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)
8 215 Craig Stahl Winger Flag of Canada.svg Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
9 241 Evgeny Afanasiev Winger Flag of Canada.svg Canada Flint Generals (CoHL)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
  2. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 222, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  3. 1996 NHL Entry Draft Results hockeydb.com
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