1996–97 Dallas Stars season

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1996–97 Dallas Stars
Division 1st Central
1996–97 record 48–26–8
Goals for 252
Goals against 198
Team information
General Manager Bob Gainey
Coach Ken Hitchcock
Captain Derian Hatcher

The 1996–97 Dallas Stars season was the fourth National Hockey League season in Dallas, Texas (and 30th as a franchise) as they attempted to bounce back from their dismal last place finish in the Central Division, which they would, finishing first, clinching the first Division title for Dallas. They would face off against the Edmonton Oilers in the Conference Quarterfinals, playing a tough series, losing 4-3.

Offseason[edit]

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 4–1 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 1–0–0
2 W October 8, 1996 5–3 Washington Capitals (1996–97) 2–0–0
3 W October 10, 1996 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1996–97) 3–0–0
4 W October 12, 1996 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 4–0–0
5 W October 13, 1996 5–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 5–0–0
6 W October 15, 1996 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 6–0–0
7 L October 17, 1996 1–6 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 6–1–0
8 W October 19, 1996 2–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 7–1–0
9 L October 23, 1996 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 7–2–0
10 W October 26, 1996 5–1 Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 8–2–0
11 W October 30, 1996 2–0 Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 9–2–0
12 L November 1, 1996 2–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 9–3–0
13 L November 3, 1996 3–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 9–4–0
14 W November 6, 1996 3–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 10–4–0
15 L November 8, 1996 1–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 10–5–0
16 W November 11, 1996 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 11–5–0
17 T November 13, 1996 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1996–97) 11–5–1
18 W November 15, 1996 4–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 12–5–1
19 W November 17, 1996 7–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 13–5–1
20 L November 19, 1996 0–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 13–6–1
21 W November 20, 1996 3–1 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 14–6–1
22 L November 22, 1996 1–2 OT Florida Panthers (1996–97) 14–7–1
23 L November 27, 1996 2–3 New Jersey Devils (1996–97) 14–8–1
24 W November 29, 1996 2–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 15–8–1
25 W November 30, 1996 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 16–8–1
26 L December 4, 1996 1–2 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 16–9–1
27 L December 6, 1996 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 16–10–1
28 T December 8, 1996 1–1 OT @ Florida Panthers (1996–97) 16–10–2
29 T December 11, 1996 5–5 OT St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 16–10–3
30 W December 13, 1996 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 17–10–3
31 W December 15, 1996 4–0 @ Ottawa Senators (1996–97) 18–10–3
32 W December 18, 1996 3–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 19–10–3
33 W December 20, 1996 4–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 20–10–3
34 W December 21, 1996 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1996–97) 21–10–3
35 L December 23, 1996 1–2 San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 21–11–3
36 W December 27, 1996 6–4 Boston Bruins (1996–97) 22–11–3
37 L December 29, 1996 2–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 22–12–3
38 L December 30, 1996 2–3 New York Rangers (1996–97) 22–13–3
39 L January 1, 1997 4–6 Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 22–14–3
40 W January 3, 1997 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 23–14–3
41 L January 4, 1997 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1996–97) 23–15–3
42 W January 8, 1997 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 24–15–3
43 L January 10, 1997 3–4 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 24–16–3
44 W January 13, 1997 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1996–97) 25–16–3
45 L January 14, 1997 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 25–17–3
46 T January 21, 1997 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97) 25–17–4
47 W January 24, 1997 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1996–97) 26–17–4
48 W January 25, 1997 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 27–17–4
49 W January 27, 1997 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 28–17–4
50 W January 29, 1997 3–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 29–17–4
51 L January 31, 1997 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1996–97) 29–18–4
52 L February 2, 1997 3–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 29–19–4
53 W February 5, 1997 4–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (1996–97) 30–19–4
54 L February 6, 1997 4–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 30–20–4
55 W February 8, 1997 5–4 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 31–20–4
56 W February 9, 1997 2–1 OT Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 32–20–4
57 L February 12, 1997 0–5 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 32–21–4
58 W February 14, 1997 4–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1996–97) 33–21–4
59 W February 17, 1997 2–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 34–21–4
60 L February 18, 1997 1–3 @ San Jose Sharks (1996–97) 34–22–4
61 W February 21, 1997 4–2 Calgary Flames (1996–97) 35–22–4
62 W February 23, 1997 6–1 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 36–22–4
63 W February 25, 1997 1–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 37–22–4
64 W February 27, 1997 6–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 38–22–4
65 L March 1, 1997 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1996–97) 38–23–4
66 W March 5, 1997 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 39–23–4
67 W March 7, 1997 2–1 Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 40–23–4
68 T March 10, 1997 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 40–23–5
69 T March 14, 1997 4–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 40–23–6
70 W March 16, 1997 6–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1996–97) 41–23–6
71 W March 19, 1997 7–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 42–23–6
72 W March 21, 1997 2–0 Hartford Whalers (1996–97) 43–23–6
73 W March 23, 1997 4–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1996–97) 44–23–6
74 W March 30, 1997 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1996–97) 45–23–6
75 W March 31, 1997 3–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1996–97) 46–23–6
76 W April 2, 1997 5–4 New York Islanders (1996–97) 47–23–6
77 L April 4, 1997 2–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1996–97) 47–24–6
78 T April 5, 1997 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1996–97) 47–24–7
79 T April 7, 1997 2–2 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1996–97) 47–24–8
80 W April 9, 1997 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1996–97) 48–24–8
81 L April 11, 1997 1–2 Colorado Avalanche (1996–97) 48–25–8
82 L April 13, 1997 2–5 Chicago Blackhawks (1996–97) 48–26–8

Playoffs[edit]

Round 1: (2) Dallas Stars vs. (7) Edmonton Oilers[edit]

Edmonton won series 4–3


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Modano, MikeMike Modano C 80 35 48 83 42 43 9 5 9
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 81 17 36 53 128 3 5 0 4
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk C 66 30 21 51 32 -5 8 0 2
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D 82 8 40 48 51 37 2 0 2
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue C 73 19 24 43 54 8 5 0 5
Lehtinen, JereJere Lehtinen RW 63 16 27 43 2 26 3 1 2
Zubov, SergeiSergei Zubov D 78 13 30 43 24 19 1 0 3
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 82 19 20 39 10 12 1 1 4
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner RW 76 13 26 39 51 -2 3 0 3
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 50 21 15 36 2 27 5 0 4
Harvey, ToddTodd Harvey RW/C 71 9 22 31 142 19 1 0 2
Gilchrist, BrentBrent Gilchrist LW 67 10 20 30 24 6 2 0 2
Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher D 63 3 19 22 97 8 0 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 73 5 16 21 36 9 0 1 0
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 67 1 15 16 61 31 0 0 0
Broten, NealNeal Broten C 20 8 7 15 12 6 1 1 2
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 77 2 11 13 62 17 0 0 1
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 46 5 7 12 41 5 0 0 2
Matvichuk, RichardRichard Matvichuk D 57 5 7 12 87 1 0 2 0
Huard, BillBill Huard LW 40 5 6 11 105 5 0 0 0
Marshall, GrantGrant Marshall RW 56 6 4 10 98 5 0 0 0
Kennedy, MikeMike Kennedy C 24 1 6 7 13 3 0 0 1
Lalor, MikeMike Lalor D 55 1 1 2 42 3 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 35 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0
Keczmer, DanDan Keczmer D 13 0 1 1 6 3 0 0 0
Moog, AndyAndy Moog G 48 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Cote, PatrickPatrick Cote LW 3 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 0
Labelle, MarcMarc Labelle LW 9 0 0 0 46 -4 0 0 0
Makarov, SergeiSergei Makarov RW 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Turek, RomanRoman Turek G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Moog, AndyAndy Moog 2738 48 28 13 5 98 2.15 3 1121 1023 .913
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 1965 35 17 12 3 88 2.69 3 825 737 .893
Turek, RomanRoman Turek 263 6 3 1 0 9 2.05 0 129 120 .930
Team: 4966 82 48 26 8 195 2.36 6 2075 1880 .906

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Modano, MikeMike Modano C 7 4 1 5 0 2 1 1 2
Bassen, BobBob Bassen C 7 3 1 4 4 3 0 0 0
Gilchrist, BrentBrent Gilchrist LW 6 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue C 7 2 2 4 6 -1 1 0 0
Lehtinen, JereJere Lehtinen RW 7 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk C 7 2 2 4 6 -1 0 0 0
Verbeek, PatPat Verbeek RW 7 1 3 4 16 -2 1 0 0
Zubov, SergeiSergei Zubov D 7 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 0
Langenbrunner, JamieJamie Langenbrunner RW 5 1 1 2 14 1 0 0 1
Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher D 7 0 2 2 20 1 0 0 0
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 7 0 2 2 0 -3 0 0 0
Ludwig, CraigCraig Ludwig D 7 0 2 2 18 1 0 0 0
Marshall, GrantGrant Marshall RW 5 0 2 2 8 2 0 0 0
Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D 7 0 2 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Reid, DaveDave Reid LW 7 1 0 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Broten, NealNeal Broten C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Carbonneau, GuyGuy Carbonneau C 7 0 1 1 6 -3 0 0 0
Harvey, ToddTodd Harvey RW/C 7 0 1 1 10 -2 0 0 0
Matvichuk, RichardRichard Matvichuk D 7 0 1 1 20 -1 0 0 0
Moog, AndyAndy Moog G 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Moog, AndyAndy Moog 449 7 3 4 21 2.81 0 214 193 .902
Irbe, ArtursArturs Irbe 13 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 4 1.000
Team: 462 7 3 4 21 2.73 0 218 197 .904

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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]

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