1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning
Division 5th Atlantic
1995–96 record 38–32–12
Goals for 238
Goals against 248
Team information
Coach Terry Crisp
Captain Paul Ysebaert

The 1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the Lightning fourth season of operation in the National Hockey League. The Lightning finished with a record of 38-32-12 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

It would also be the Lightning's third and final season in the Thunderdome before moving into their next and current home, the Ice Palace.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Lightning tied the New York Rangers and the Ottawa Senators for fewest short-handed goals scored (6).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 24 13 282 208 103
2 New York Rangers 82 41 27 14 272 237 96
3 Florida Panthers 82 41 31 10 254 234 92
4 Washington Capitals 82 39 32 11 234 204 89
5 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 32 12 238 248 88
6 New Jersey Devils 82 37 33 12 215 202 86
7 New York Islanders 82 22 50 10 229 315 54
Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 45 24 13 282 208 103
2 Pittsburgh Penguins NE 82 49 29 4 362 284 102
3 New York Rangers ATL 82 41 27 14 272 237 96
4 Florida Panthers ATL 82 41 31 10 254 234 92
5 Boston Bruins NE 82 40 31 11 282 269 91
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 40 32 10 265 248 90
7 Washington Capitals ATL 82 39 32 11 234 204 89
8 Tampa Bay Lightning ATL 82 38 32 12 238 248 88
9 New Jersey Devils ATL 82 37 33 12 215 202 86
10 Hartford Whalers NE 82 34 39 9 237 259 77
11 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 33 42 7 247 262 73
12 New York Islanders ATL 82 22 50 10 229 315 54
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 18 59 5 191 291 41

Divisions: ATL – Atlantic, NE – Northeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Game log[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 7, 1995 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1995–96) 0–0–1
2 W October 12, 1995 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 1–0–1
3 L October 14, 1995 0–2 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 1–1–1
4 L October 15, 1995 4–7 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 1–2–1
5 L October 17, 1995 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 1–3–1
6 W October 19, 1995 4–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 2–3–1
7 T October 21, 1995 3–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (1995–96) 2–3–2
8 T October 26, 1995 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1995–96) 2–3–3
9 L October 28, 1995 2–4 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 2–4–3
10 T October 31, 1995 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 2–4–4
11 L November 1, 1995 0–10 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 2–5–4
12 W November 3, 1995 5–3 New York Islanders (1995–96) 3–5–4
13 L November 5, 1995 1–4 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 3–6–4
14 L November 8, 1995 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 3–7–4
15 L November 10, 1995 3–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 3–8–4
16 L November 12, 1995 4–6 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 3–9–4
17 W November 14, 1995 5–3 Boston Bruins (1995–96) 4–9–4
18 L November 16, 1995 4–5 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 4–10–4
19 W November 18, 1995 5–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 5–10–4
20 W November 22, 1995 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 6–10–4
21 W November 24, 1995 2–1 @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 7–10–4
22 W November 25, 1995 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 8–10–4
23 W November 27, 1995 2–0 Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 9–10–4
24 T November 29, 1995 2–2 OT Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 9–10–5
25 L December 1, 1995 1–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 9–11–5
26 L December 3, 1995 4–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 9–12–5
27 W December 6, 1995 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 10–12–5
28 W December 8, 1995 3–1 Boston Bruins (1995–96) 11–12–5
29 W December 11, 1995 6–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 12–12–5
30 W December 13, 1995 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 13–12–5
31 L December 14, 1995 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 13–13–5
32 L December 16, 1995 2–7 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 13–14–5
33 W December 19, 1995 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1995–96) 14–14–5
34 T December 21, 1995 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 14–14–6
35 L December 23, 1995 5–7 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 14–15–6
36 W December 28, 1995 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 15–15–6
37 W December 31, 1995 3–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 16–15–6
38 L January 2, 1996 0–10 @ Calgary Flames (1995–96) 16–16–6
39 W January 3, 1996 5–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1995–96) 17–16–6
40 L January 6, 1996 2–9 @ Vancouver Canucks (1995–96) 17–17–6
41 T January 8, 1996 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 17–17–7
42 W January 13, 1996 4–1 Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 18–17–7
43 L January 15, 1996 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 18–18–7
44 W January 17, 1996 6–4 San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 19–18–7
45 W January 22, 1996 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1995–96) 20–18–7
46 L January 25, 1996 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1995–96) 20–19–7
47 L January 27, 1996 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 20–20–7
48 W January 31, 1996 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 21–20–7
49 L February 3, 1996 3–5 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 21–21–7
50 W February 4, 1996 5–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 22–21–7
51 T February 7, 1996 4–4 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 22–21–8
52 L February 10, 1996 2–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 22–22–8
53 L February 11, 1996 2–6 New York Rangers (1995–96) 22–23–8
54 L February 13, 1996 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1995–96) 22–24–8
55 W February 15, 1996 4–2 Colorado Avalanche (1995–96) 23–24–8
56 W February 17, 1996 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 24–24–8
57 W February 19, 1996 4–2 Dallas Stars (1995–96) 25–24–8
58 W February 21, 1996 3–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1995–96) 26–24–8
59 W February 23, 1996 3–2 OT @ New York Islanders (1995–96) 27–24–8
60 L February 24, 1996 0–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1995–96) 27–25–8
61 W February 28, 1996 5–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1995–96) 28–25–8
62 W March 1, 1996 7–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1995–96) 29–25–8
63 T March 3, 1996 2–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1995–96) 29–25–9
64 W March 5, 1996 2–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1995–96) 30–25–9
65 W March 7, 1996 5–2 New York Rangers (1995–96) 31–25–9
66 W March 10, 1996 1–0 Washington Capitals (1995–96) 32–25–9
67 T March 13, 1996 1–1 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 32–25–10
68 L March 15, 1996 0–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 32–26–10
69 L March 17, 1996 0–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1995–96) 32–27–10
70 L March 18, 1996 3–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 32–28–10
71 T March 21, 1996 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (1995–96) 32–28–11
72 W March 23, 1996 4–2 Florida Panthers (1995–96) 33–28–11
73 L March 26, 1996 4–6 New Jersey Devils (1995–96) 33–29–11
74 W March 30, 1996 2–1 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 34–29–11
75 T March 31, 1996 1–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1995–96) 34–29–12
76 W April 3, 1996 4–2 Hartford Whalers (1995–96) 35–29–12
77 L April 5, 1996 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1995–96) 35–30–12
78 L April 6, 1996 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1995–96) 35–31–12
79 W April 8, 1996 4–3 New York Islanders (1995–96) 36–31–12
80 W April 10, 1996 2–1 @ Florida Panthers (1995–96) 37–31–12
81 W April 12, 1996 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1995–96) 38–31–12
82 L April 14, 1996 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1995–96) 38–32–12

Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Tampa Bay Lightning[edit]

The series opened up in Philadelphia. The Flyers won Game 1 7-3, but the Lightning rebounded in Game 2 by a 2-1 overtime win. Games 3 and 4 were in Tampa Bay. The Lightning won again in overtime in Game 3, but this time, by a score of 5-4. However, the series was tied up at 2-2 thanks to Philadelphia's 4-1 win in Game 4. The series shifted back to Philadelphia, where the Flyers won 4-1 again in Game 5. In Game 6, Philadelphia won 6-1 and won the series 4-2.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bradley, BrianBrian Bradley C 75 23 56 79 77 -11 9 0 5
Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik D 82 16 49 65 103 -24 12 0 2
Selivanov, AlexAlex Selivanov RW 79 31 21 52 93 3 13 0 5
Klima, PetrPetr Klima W 67 22 30 52 68 -25 8 0 3
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 76 16 34 50 65 1 8 0 3
Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows LW 79 23 26 49 39 -14 13 0 4
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 82 17 21 38 105 -13 7 0 3
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 72 15 20 35 62 11 0 3 4
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert C 55 16 15 31 16 -19 4 1 1
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 81 13 15 28 119 4 1 0 2
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 61 5 23 28 22 1 3 0 0
Andersson, MikaelMikael Andersson LW 64 8 11 19 2 0 0 0 1
Wiemer, JasonJason Wiemer C 66 9 9 18 81 -9 4 0 1
Cross, CoryCory Cross D 75 2 14 16 66 4 0 0 0
Gavey, AaronAaron Gavey C 73 8 4 12 56 -6 1 1 2
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 66 1 11 12 64 5 0 0 0
Petit, MichelMichel Petit D 45 4 7 11 108 -10 0 0 1
Tucker, JohnJohn Tucker C 63 3 7 10 18 -8 0 1 0
Ciccone, EnricoEnrico Ciccone D 55 2 3 5 258 -4 0 0 0
Poeschek, RudyRudy Poeschek RW/D 57 1 3 4 88 -2 0 0 0
Ulanov, IgorIgor Ulanov D 11 2 1 3 24 -1 0 0 1
Plavsic, AdrienAdrien Plavsic D 7 1 2 3 6 5 0 0 0
Bannister, DrewDrew Bannister D 13 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Langkow, DaymondDaymond Langkow C 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Poulin, PatrickPatrick Poulin C 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa G 57 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Bergeron, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Bergeron G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Charron, EricEric Charron D 14 0 0 0 18 -6 0 0 0
Egeland, AllanAllan Egeland C 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Finn, StevenSteven Finn D 16 0 0 0 24 -6 0 0 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 3 0 0 0 7 -1 0 0 0
LiPuma, ChrisChris LiPuma D 21 0 0 0 13 -7 0 0 0
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toms, JeffJeff Toms C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilkinson, DerekDerek Wilkinson G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa 3189 57 29 16 9 131 2.46 5 1605 1474 .918
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 994 19 7 7 1 54 3.26 0 464 410 .884
Bergeron, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Bergeron 595 12 2 6 2 42 4.24 0 250 208 .832
Wilkinson, DerekDerek Wilkinson 200 4 0 3 0 15 4.50 0 105 90 .857
Team: 4978 82 38 32 12 242 2.92 5 2424 2182 .900

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Cullen, JohnJohn Cullen C 5 3 3 6 0 4 0 1 0
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 6 2 3 5 10 -1 0 1 0
Selivanov, AlexAlex Selivanov RW 6 2 2 4 6 2 0 0 1
Bradley, BrianBrian Bradley C 5 0 3 3 6 -5 0 0 0
Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows LW 6 2 0 2 4 -2 0 0 1
Klima, PetrPetr Klima W 4 2 0 2 14 0 2 0 0
Andersson, MikaelMikael Andersson LW 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
Burr, ShawnShawn Burr LW/C 6 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 6 0 2 2 27 -3 0 0 0
Wiemer, JasonJason Wiemer C 6 1 0 1 28 -3 1 0 0
Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik D 5 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Shaw, DavidDavid Shaw D 6 0 1 1 4 -4 0 0 0
Cross, CoryCory Cross D 6 0 0 0 22 -4 0 0 0
Gavey, AaronAaron Gavey C 6 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Petit, MichelMichel Petit D 6 0 0 0 20 -3 0 0 0
Poeschek, RudyRudy Poeschek RW/D 3 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Poulin, PatrickPatrick Poulin C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reese, JeffJeff Reese G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tucker, JohnJohn Tucker C 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Ulanov, IgorIgor Ulanov D 5 0 0 0 15 -1 0 0 0
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert C 5 0 0 0 0 -6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa 173 4 1 3 14 4.86 0 86 72 .837
Reese, JeffJeff Reese 198 5 1 1 12 3.64 0 100 88 .880
Team: 371 6 2 4 26 4.20 0 186 160 .860

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1996.html
  2. ^ "1995–1996 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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