1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks season

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1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 5th Central
1996–97 record 34–35–13
Goals for 223
Goals against 210
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Craig Hartsburg
Captain Chris Chelios
Team leaders
<1995–96 1997–98>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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.

Western Conference[1]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 49 24 9 277 205 107
2 Dallas Stars CEN 82 48 26 8 252 198 104
3 Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 38 26 18 253 197 94
4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 36 33 13 245 233 85
5 Phoenix Coyotes CEN 82 38 37 7 240 243 83
6 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 36 35 11 236 239 83
7 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 36 37 9 252 247 81
8 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 34 35 13 223 210 81
9 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 35 40 7 257 273 77
10 Calgary Flames PAC 82 32 41 9 214 239 73
11 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 30 44 8 230 273 68
12 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 28 43 11 214 268 67
13 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 27 47 8 211 278 62

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1996 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1996–97) 1–0–0
2 W October 6, 1996 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 2–0–0
3 L October 9, 1996 0–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 2–1–0
4 L October 11, 1996 0–2 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 2–2–0
5 L October 13, 1996 3–5 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 2–3–0
6 W October 15, 1996 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 3–3–0
7 W October 17, 1996 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 4–3–0
8 W October 20, 1996 2–1 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 5–3–0
9 W October 24, 1996 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 6–3–0
10 T October 25, 1996 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 6–3–1
11 L October 27, 1996 2–6 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 6–4–1
12 T October 29, 1996 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 6–4–2
13 L October 30, 1996 2–3 @ Florida Panthers (1996–97) 6–5–2
14 W November 1, 1996 3–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 7–5–2
15 W November 3, 1996 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 8–5–2
16 L November 7, 1996 2–4 New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 8–6–2
17 W November 9, 1996 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 9–6–2
18 W November 10, 1996 2–0 Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 10–6–2
19 L November 14, 1996 1–2 OT Calgary Flames (1996–97) 10–7–2
20 L November 15, 1996 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 10–8–2
21 L November 17, 1996 2–4 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 10–9–2
22 T November 19, 1996 4–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 10–9–3
23 L November 21, 1996 1–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 10–10–3
24 W November 22, 1996 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 11–10–3
25 L November 27, 1996 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 11–11–3
26 L November 29, 1996 0–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 11–12–3
27 W November 30, 1996 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 12–12–3
28 L December 6, 1996 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 12–13–3
29 L December 7, 1996 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 12–14–3
30 L December 9, 1996 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 12–15–3
31 L December 12, 1996 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 12–16–3
32 W December 13, 1996 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 13–16–3
33 W December 15, 1996 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 14–16–3
34 L December 18, 1996 2–3 OT Dallas Stars (1996–97) 14–17–3
35 L December 20, 1996 1–3 Florida Panthers (1996–97) 14–18–3
36 T December 22, 1996 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 14–18–4
37 T December 23, 1996 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1996–97) 14–18–5
38 T December 26, 1996 4–4 OT St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 14–18–6
39 L December 28, 1996 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 14–19–6
40 W December 29, 1996 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 15–19–6
41 L December 31, 1996 1–4 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 15–20–6
42 L January 2, 1997 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 15–21–6
43 T January 5, 1997 5–5 OT Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 15–21–7
44 W January 8, 1997 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 16–21–7
45 T January 10, 1997 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 16–21–8
46 W January 11, 1997 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 17–21–8
47 L January 13, 1997 0–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 17–22–8
48 L January 20, 1997 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 17–23–8
49 L January 22, 1997 3–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 17–24–8
50 L January 24, 1997 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 17–25–8
51 L January 25, 1997 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1996–97) 17–26–8
52 W January 27, 1997 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1996–97) 18–26–8
53 W February 1, 1997 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 19–26–8
54 W February 3, 1997 4–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 20–26–8
55 L February 6, 1997 2–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 20–27–8
56 W February 8, 1997 4–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 21–27–8
57 W February 13, 1997 7–3 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 22–27–8
58 W February 15, 1997 2–0 New York Rangers (1996–97) 23–27–8
59 L February 17, 1997 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 23–28–8
60 W February 20, 1997 5–3 Boston Bruins (1996–97) 24–28–8
61 W February 22, 1997 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 25–28–8
62 L February 25, 1997 0–1 Dallas Stars (1996–97) 25–29–8
63 T February 26, 1997 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 25–29–9
64 L March 1, 1997 1–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 25–30–9
65 W March 2, 1997 4–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 26–30–9
66 T March 5, 1997 1–1 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 26–30–10
67 L March 8, 1997 0–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 26–31–10
68 T March 10, 1997 2–2 OT Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 26–31–11
69 W March 12, 1997 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 27–31–11
70 T March 14, 1997 4–4 OT @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 27–31–12
71 W March 16, 1997 5–4 New York Islanders (1996–97) 28–31–12
72 L March 20, 1997 2–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 28–32–12
73 W March 23, 1997 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 29–32–12
74 W March 26, 1997 5–3 Washington Capitals (1996–97) 30–32–12
75 L March 28, 1997 3–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 30–33–12
76 W March 30, 1997 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 31–33–12
77 T April 1, 1997 3–3 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 31–33–13
78 L April 3, 1997 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 31–34–13
79 W April 6, 1997 2–1 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 32–34–13
80 L April 9, 1997 0–1 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 32–35–13
81 W April 11, 1997 7–3 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 33–35–13
82 W April 13, 1997 5–2 @ Dallas Stars (1996–97) 34–35–13

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

  • April 24, 1997: Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche 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.[2]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996-1997 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  2. ^ 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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