1995–96 Detroit Red Wings season

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1995–96 Detroit Red Wings
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
Team information
General Manager Scotty Bowman (interim)
Jim Devellano (interim)
Ken Holland (interim)
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)
Plus/minus Vladimir Konstantinov (+60)
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 surpassed most of that year's NBA season win records, only NBA team records that the Red Wings did not surpass were the 64–18 Seattle SuperSonics and the 72–10 Chicago Bulls. The Red Wings had two winning streaks of nine games, and had a 13–game unbeaten streak from Sunday, March 3, 1996, to Sunday, March 31, going 12–0–1 during that stretch. Having the best record in the league, the Red Wings were awarded the Presidents' Trophy. During the 1995–96 regular season, the Red Wings were the only team to score at least one goal in all 82 of its games.[1] While the team is remembered for its record-breaking regular season, it performed poorly in the playoffs. Detroit lost five games to Winnipeg and St. Louis, both teams that failed to get above 80 points in the regular season, including having to go to a decisive game 7 against St. Louis. They were ultimately upset by Colorado, winning only two of the six games in the series, and failed to reach the Stanley Cup Finals.

Off-season[edit]

In September 1995, the former 1974 draft pick and attorney Bill Evo was appointed president the Detroit Red Wings.[2]

Regular season[edit]

  • November 28, 1995: The Montreal Canadiens were playing the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The day before the game, 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.[3] When Leclerc approached Cournoyer, he stated that he did not want to speak about Bowman.[4] The Canadiens lost the game by a score of 3–2. The next day, Le Journal de Montreal had a headline that stated, "Bowman has the last word."[4]
  • December 2, 1995: The Red Wings played at the Montreal Forum and dealt Tremblay's Montreal Canadiens their worst home game in franchise history, with an 11–1 win.[5] The Habs' star goaltender Patrick Roy allowed nine goals on 26 shots (five in the first period, and then another four in the second period), and the crowd jeered him whenever he made an easy save during the second period after the game was already 7–1 in favor of the Red Wings. In response, Roy raised his arms in mock celebration. When Head Coach Mario Tremblay finally pulled Roy in the middle of the second period in favor of Pat Jablonski (who allowed two more goals), Roy stormed past him and told Canadiens President Ronald Corey, "It's my last game in Montreal."[6] Tremblay would be roundly criticized for the goaltender decision, as it violated an unwritten rule where a star goaltender would have been taken out of the game on an off-night.[7] Ironically, Roy would be traded to the Colorado Avalanche after that game, and he would play a key role in eliminating the Red Wings during the Western Conference Finals, precipitating the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry.
  • Against the Hartford Whalers on March 6, 1996, Chris Osgood became the third goaltender in NHL history to score a goal.[8]
  • On March 22, 1996, the Red Wings scored three short-handed goals in a 7–0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.[9]

The Red Wings finished first in wins (62), points (131), tied the Washington Capitals for most shutouts (9), allowed the fewest goals (181), the fewest even-strength goals (128), the fewest power-play goals (44) and had the best penalty-kill percentage (88.27%).[10]

Season standings[edit]

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

Note: 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[11]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 62 13 7 325 181 131
2 Colorado Avalanche PAC 82 47 25 10 326 240 104
3 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 40 28 14 273 220 94
4 Toronto Maple Leafs CEN 82 34 36 12 247 252 80
5 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 32 34 16 219 248 80
6 Calgary Flames PAC 82 34 37 11 241 240 79
7 Vancouver Canucks PAC 82 32 35 15 278 278 79
8 Winnipeg Jets CEN 82 36 40 6 275 291 78
9 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 35 39 8 234 247 78
10 Edmonton Oilers PAC 82 30 44 8 240 304 68
11 Dallas Stars CEN 82 26 42 14 227 280 66
12 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 24 40 18 256 302 66
13 San Jose Sharks PAC 82 20 55 7 252 357 47

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific

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


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
1 October 6 Detroit 2 – 3 Colorado Vernon 16,061 0–1–0 0
2 October 8 Detroit 3 – 1 Edmonton Osgood 13,302 1–1–0 2
3 October 9 Detroit 5 – 3 Vancouver Vernon 19,024 2–1–0 4
4 October 13 Edmonton 0 – 9 Detroit Osgood 19,875 3–1–0 6
5 October 15 Detroit 5 – 5 Winnipeg * Vernon 9,399 3–1–1 7
6 October 17 Calgary 3 – 3 Detroit * Osgood 19,638 3–1–2 8
7 October 19 Detroit 2 – 4 New Jersey Vernon 16,147 3–2–2 8
8 October 21 Boston 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,875 4–2–2 10
9 October 24 Ottawa 2 – 1 Detroit Vernon 19,512 4–3–2 10
10 October 27 Detroit 3 – 0 Calgary Osgood 19,001 5–3–2 12
11 October 30 Detroit 2 – 3 Winnipeg Osgood 7,905 5–4–2 12

November[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
12 November 1 Detroit 1 – 2 Buffalo Osgood 12,653 5–5–2 12
13 November 2 Detroit 6 – 5 Boston * Osgood 17,565 6–5–2 14
14 November 4 Dallas 1 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,852 7–5–2 16
15 November 7 Edmonton 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,776 8–5–2 18
16 November 11 Detroit 5 – 2 San Jose Vernon 17,190 9–5–2 20
17 November 14 Detroit 6 – 5 Los Angeles Osgood 14,154 10–5–2 22
18 November 17 Detroit 5 – 4 Edmonton Vernon 10,803 11–5–2 24
19 November 22 San Jose 2 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,983 12–5–2 26
20 November 24 Detroit 1 – 4 Philadelphia Vernon 17,380 12–6–2 26
21 November 25 NY Rangers 0 – 2 Detroit Osgood 19,983 13–6–2 28
22 November 28 Montreal 2 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,945 14–6–2 30

December[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
23 December 1 Anaheim 2 – 5 Detroit Vernon 19,881 15–6–2 32
24 December 2 Detroit 11 – 1 Montreal Vernon 17,803 16–6–2 34
25 December 5 Philadelphia 3 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,918 17–6–2 36
26 December 7 Dallas 1 – 3 Detroit Vernon 19,640 18–6–2 38
27 December 8 Detroit 1 – 2 NY Rangers * Osgood 18,200 18–7–2 38
28 December 12 Detroit 5 – 2 St. Louis Vernon 17,965 19–7–2 40
29 December 13 Chicago 1 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,983 20–7–2 42
30 December 15 New Jersey 1 – 3 Detroit Vernon 19,983 21–7–2 44
31 December 20 Detroit 6 – 1 Anaheim Vernon 17,174 22–7–2 46
32 December 22 Detroit 5 – 1 Calgary Osgood 17,302 23–7–2 48
33 December 23 Detroit 1 – 0 Vancouver Vernon 18,422 24–7–2 50
34 December 26 St. Louis 2 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,983 25–7–2 52
35 December 29 Detroit 2 – 1 Dallas Osgood 16,924 26–7–2 54
36 December 31 Hartford 2 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,983 27–7–2 56

January[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
37 January 3 Dallas 3 – 3 Detroit * Osgood 19,944 27–7–3 57
38 January 5 Detroit 2 – 5 Pittsburgh Osgood 17,181 27–8–3 57
39 January 6 Chicago 0 – 3 Detroit Hodson 19,983 28–8–3 59
40 January 8 Winnipeg 6 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,825 28–9–3 59
41 January 10 Detroit 4 – 0 Dallas Osgood 15,621 29–9–3 61
42 January 12 Los Angeles 2 – 3 Detroit Hodson 19,983 30–9–3 63
43 January 13 Detroit 4 – 2 Washington Osgood 18,130 31–9–3 65
44 January 17 Colorado 2 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,983 32–9–3 67
45 January 24 San Jose 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,946 33–9–3 69
46 January 25 Detroit 4 – 2 Ottawa Osgood 16,882 34–9–3 71
47 January 27 Detroit 5 – 5 Chicago * Osgood 22,640 34–9–4 72
48 January 30 Toronto 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,983 35–9–4 74

February[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
49 February 3 Pittsburgh 0 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,983 36–9–4 76
50 February 6 Florida 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,983 37–9–4 78
51 February 8 Detroit 1 – 3 Florida Vernon 14,703 37–10–4 78
52 February 10 Detroit 3 – 2 Tampa Bay * Osgood 22,636 38–10–4 80
53 February 13 Los Angeles 4 – 9 Detroit Vernon 19,983 39–10–4 82
54 February 15 Washington 3 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,952 40–10–4 84
55 February 16 Detroit 3 – 4 St. Louis Vernon 20,156 40–11–4 84
56 February 18 Detroit 3 – 2 Toronto Osgood 15,746 41–11–4 86
57 February 19 Vancouver 3 – 4 Detroit Vernon 19,983 42–11–4 88
58 February 22 Toronto 3 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,983 43–11–4 90
59 February 24 Tampa Bay 0 – 2 Detroit Vernon 19,983 44–11–4 92
60 February 27 Detroit 6 – 2 NY Islanders Osgood 11,762 45–11–4 94
61 February 29 NY Islanders 1 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,983 46–11–4 96

March[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
62 March 2 Vancouver 3 – 2 Detroit Vernon 19,983 46–12–4 96
63 March 3 Detroit 6 – 2 Chicago Vernon 22,540 47–12–4 98
64 March 6 Detroit 4 – 2 Hartford Osgood 11,252 48–12–4 100
65 March 8 Detroit 4 – 2 Colorado Vernon 16,061 49–12–4 102
66 March 10 Detroit 5 – 2 Winnipeg Osgood 14,757 50–12–4 104
67 March 12 Winnipeg 2 – 5 Detroit Vernon 19,983 51–12–4 106
68 March 17 Calgary 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,983 52–12–4 108
69 March 19 Toronto 5 – 6 Detroit Vernon 19,983 53–12–4 110
70 March 20 Detroit 4 – 3 Toronto * Osgood 15,746 54–12–4 112
71 March 22 Colorado 0 – 7 Detroit Vernon 19,983 55–12–4 114
72 March 24 Detroit 2 – 2 St. Louis * Osgood 20,708 55–12–5 115
73 March 25 Anaheim 1 – 5 Detroit Vernon 19,983 56–12–5 117
74 March 27 Buffalo 2 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,983 57–12–5 119
75 March 31 St. Louis 1 – 8 Detroit Vernon 19,983 58–12–5 121

April[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record Pts
76 April 2 Detroit 3 – 6 San Jose Osgood 17,190 58–13–5 121
77 April 3 Detroit 2 – 2 Los Angeles * Vernon 14,663 58–13–6 122
78 April 5 Detroit 2 – 2 Anaheim * Osgood 17,174 58–13–7 123
79 April 7 Detroit 4 – 1 Chicago Vernon 21,986 59–13–7 125
80 April 10 Winnipeg 2 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,983 60–13–7 127
81 April 12 Chicago 3 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,983 61–13–7 129
82 April 14 Detroit 5 – 1 Dallas Osgood 16,924 62–13–7 131

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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 Lidstrom 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

Playoffs[edit]

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. In the Western Conference Finals, the Red Wings were ousted in six games by the Colorado Avalanche, who were in the first year after moving from Quebec. These two teams would start the famed Red Wings-Avalanche Rivalry, which lasted nearly a decade.

Western Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (8) Winnipeg Jets[edit]

Detroit wins series 4–2

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 April 17 Winnipeg 1 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,983 1 – 0
2 April 19 Winnipeg 0 – 4 Detroit Osgood 19,983 2 – 0
3 April 21 Detroit 1 – 4 Winnipeg Osgood 15,544 2 – 1
4 April 23 Detroit 6 – 1 Winnipeg Vernon 15,557 3 – 1
5 April 26 Winnipeg 3 – 1 Detroit Osgood 19,983 3 – 2
6 April 27 Detroit 4 – 1 Winnipeg Vernon 15,567 4 – 2

Western Conference Semi-finals: vs. (5) St. Louis Blues[edit]

Detroit wins series 4–3

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 May 3 St. Louis 2 – 3 Detroit Osgood 19,983 1 – 0
2 May 5 St. Louis 3 – 8 Detroit Osgood 19,983 2 – 0
3 May 8 Detroit 4 – 5 St. Louis * Vernon 20,796 2 – 1
4 May 10 Detroit 0 – 1 St. Louis Osgood 20,796 2 – 2
5 May 12 St. Louis 3 – 2 Detroit Osgood 19,983 2 – 3
6 May 14 Detroit 4 – 2 St. Louis Osgood 20,796 3 – 3
7 May 16 St. Louis 0 – 1 Detroit ** Osgood 19,983 4 – 3

Western Conference Finals: vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche[edit]

Colorado wins series 4–2

Game Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Series
1 May 19 Colorado 3 – 2 Detroit * Osgood 19,957 0 – 1
2 May 21 Colorado 3 – 0 Detroit Osgood 19,983 0 – 2
3 May 23 Detroit 6 – 4 Colorado Osgood 16,061 1 – 2
4 May 25 Detroit 2 – 4 Colorado Osgood 16,061 1 – 3
5 May 27 Colorado 2 – 5 Detroit Osgood 19,983 2 – 3
6 May 29 Detroit 1 – 4 Colorado Osgood 16,061 2 – 4
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Yzerman, SteveSteve Yzerman C 18 8 12 20 4 4 0 1
Fedorov, SergeiSergei Fedorov C 19 2 18 20 10 0 0 2
Coffey, PaulPaul Coffey D 17 5 9 14 30 3 2 1
Lidstrom, NicklasNicklas Lidstrom D 19 5 9 14 10 1 0 0
Larionov, IgorIgor Larionov C 19 6 7 13 6 3 0 2
Kozlov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kozlov LW 19 5 7 12 10 2 0 1
Konstantinov, VladimirVladimir Konstantinov D 19 4 5 9 28 0 1 0
Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli RW 17 6 2 8 26 6 0 1
Draper, KrisKris Draper C 18 4 2 6 18 0 1 0
Brown, DougDoug Brown RW 13 3 3 6 4 0 1 0
McCarty, DarrenDarren McCarty RW 19 3 2 5 20 0 0 1
Fetisov, ViacheslavViacheslav Fetisov D 19 1 4 5 34 0 0 1
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau C 17 1 4 5 28 0 0 0
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 13 3 1 4 8 0 0 0
Errey, BobBob Errey LW 14 0 4 4 8 0 0 0
Ramsey, MikeMike Ramsey D 15 0 4 4 10 0 0 0
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 18 0 4 4 4 0 0 0
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 11 1 2 3 12 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 17 1 0 1 14 1 0 0
Maltby, KirkKirk Maltby RW 8 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 7 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Eriksson, AndersAnders Eriksson D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grimson, StuStu Grimson LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood G 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon G 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood 936 15 8 7 33 2.12 2 322 289 .898
Vernon, MikeMike Vernon 243 4 2 2 11 2.72 0 81 70 .864
Team: 1179 19 10 9 44 2.24 2 403 359 .891

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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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

August 17, 1995 Acquired Marc Bergevin & Ben Hankinson from the Tampa Bay Lightning for Shawn Burr & round 3 pick in the 1996 draft.

October 24, 1995 Acquired Igor Larionov and a conditional 1998 draft pick from the San Jose Sharks for Ray Sheppard.

March 20, 1996 Acquired Kirk Maltby from the Edmonton Oilers for Dan McGillis.

Roster[edit]

1995-96 Detroit Red Wings
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings Schedule and Results | Hockey-Reference.com
  2. ^ Ludington Daily News - July 24, 1996, Page 7
  3. ^ Roy, Michel (2008). Patrick Roy Winning, Nothing Else. John Wiley & Sons. p. 350. ISBN 0-470-15616-3. 
  4. ^ a b Roy, Michel (2008). Patrick Roy Winning, Nothing Else. John Wiley & Sons. p. 351. ISBN 0-470-15616-3. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Roy". Hockey Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  6. ^ "Remembering Roy's Career-Changing Game". TSN. 2005-12-02. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Legends of Hockey - NHL Player Search - Player - Chris Osgood
  9. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199603220DET.html
  10. ^ 1995-96 NHL Season Summary | Hockey-Reference.com
  11. ^ "1995-1996 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  12. ^ "1995-96 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  13. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/DET/1996.html

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