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1996-97 Florida Panthers Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 35-28-19 - 89 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Atlantic Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost NHL conference quarter-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Lost to New York Rangers 4-1
Coach: Doug MacLean (35-28-19)
Location: Miami, Florida
1996-97 Florida Panthers Statistics
1996-97 Florida Panthers Roster

The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 35 wins and 28 losses and 19 ties for 89 points, finishing third in the NHL's Atlantic Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Panthers scored 221 goals and allowed 201. Ray Sheppard netted 29 goals for Florida, while Robert Svehla contributed 32 assists. John Vanbiesbrouck earned 27 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.29 goals against average, topping regularly-used goaltenders.

Doug MacLean coached the team. The 1996-97 Florida Panthers lost in the NHL conference quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 221
Regular Season Goals Against: 201

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 5, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 1 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
October 6, 1996 Florida Panthers 5 at New York Rangers 2 W 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
October 8, 1996 New York Rangers 1 at Florida Panthers 1 T 0-0-1 2-0-0 2-0-1 OT
October 12, 1996 Hartford Whalers 0 at Florida Panthers 6 W 1-0-1 2-0-0 3-0-1
October 16, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at San Jose Sharks 3 T 1-0-1 2-0-1 3-0-2 OT
October 17, 1996 Florida Panthers 2 at Colorado Avalanche 1 W 1-0-1 3-0-1 4-0-2
October 20, 1996 Florida Panthers 1 at Phoenix Coyotes 1 T 1-0-1 3-0-2 4-0-3 OT
October 23, 1996 Ottawa Senators 2 at Florida Panthers 5 W 2-0-1 3-0-2 5-0-3
October 25, 1996 New York Rangers 4 at Florida Panthers 6 W 3-0-1 3-0-2 6-0-3
October 27, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 W 3-0-1 4-0-2 7-0-3
October 29, 1996 Florida Panthers 1 at New York Rangers 1 T 3-0-1 4-0-3 7-0-4 OT
October 30, 1996 Chicago Blackhawks 2 at Florida Panthers 3 W 4-0-1 4-0-3 8-0-4
November 2, 1996 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Florida Panthers 2 L 4-1-1 4-0-3 8-1-4
November 7, 1996 Washington Capitals 2 at Florida Panthers 4 W 5-1-1 4-0-3 9-1-4
November 9, 1996 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Florida Panthers 4 W 6-1-1 4-0-3 10-1-4
November 11, 1996 Florida Panthers 2 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 6-1-1 4-1-3 10-2-4 OT
November 13, 1996 Florida Panthers 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 6-1-1 5-1-3 11-2-4
November 15, 1996 New York Islanders 3 at Florida Panthers 3 T 6-1-2 5-1-3 11-2-5 OT
November 18, 1996 Washington Capitals 4 at Florida Panthers 2 L 6-2-2 5-1-3 11-3-5
November 20, 1996 Los Angeles Kings 1 at Florida Panthers 4 W 7-2-2 5-1-3 12-3-5
November 22, 1996 Florida Panthers 2 at Dallas Stars 1 W 7-2-2 6-1-3 13-3-5 OT
November 23, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at St. Louis Blues 1 W 7-2-2 7-1-3 14-3-5
November 26, 1996 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Florida Panthers 4 W 8-2-2 7-1-3 15-3-5
November 29, 1996 Hartford Whalers 1 at Florida Panthers 1 T 8-2-3 7-1-3 15-3-6 OT
December 1, 1996 Florida Panthers 4 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 8-2-3 8-1-3 16-3-6
December 3, 1996 Florida Panthers 0 at New Jersey Devils 2 L 8-2-3 8-2-3 16-4-6
December 5, 1996 New York Islanders 2 at Florida Panthers 4 W 9-2-3 8-2-3 17-4-6
December 8, 1996 Dallas Stars 1 at Florida Panthers 1 T 9-2-4 8-2-3 17-4-7 OT
December 10, 1996 Florida Panthers 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 9-2-4 8-3-3 17-5-7
December 11, 1996 Florida Panthers 2 at Hartford Whalers 5 L 9-2-4 8-4-3 17-6-7
December 15, 1996 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Florida Panthers 6 W 10-2-4 8-4-3 18-6-7
December 19, 1996 Florida Panthers 2 at Ottawa Senators 5 L 10-2-4 8-5-3 18-7-7
December 20, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at Chicago Blackhawks 1 W 10-2-4 9-5-3 19-7-7
December 22, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at New York Rangers 7 L 10-2-4 9-6-3 19-8-7
December 23, 1996 Florida Panthers 4 at New York Islanders 3 W 10-2-4 10-6-3 20-8-7 OT
December 26, 1996 Florida Panthers 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 T 10-2-4 10-6-4 20-8-8 OT
December 28, 1996 Florida Panthers 1 at Washington Capitals 1 T 10-2-4 10-6-5 20-8-9 OT
December 29, 1996 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Florida Panthers 1 L 10-3-4 10-6-5 20-9-9
January 1, 1997 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3 at Florida Panthers 0 L 10-4-4 10-6-5 20-10-9
January 4, 1997 Florida Panthers 5 at Los Angeles Kings 0 W 10-4-4 11-6-5 21-10-9
January 8, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 3 L 10-4-4 11-7-5 21-11-9
January 11, 1997 Florida Panthers 4 at Calgary Flames 1 W 10-4-4 12-7-5 22-11-9
January 14, 1997 Florida Panthers 4 at Vancouver Canucks 4 T 10-4-4 12-7-6 22-11-10 OT
January 15, 1997 Florida Panthers 0 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 10-4-4 12-8-6 22-12-10
January 20, 1997 Colorado Avalanche 4 at Florida Panthers 2 L 10-5-4 12-8-6 22-13-10
January 22, 1997 Florida Panthers 1 at Hartford Whalers 2 L 10-5-4 12-9-6 22-14-10 OT
January 23, 1997 Florida Panthers 4 at Boston Bruins 1 W 10-5-4 13-9-6 23-14-10
January 25, 1997 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Florida Panthers 3 W 11-5-4 13-9-6 24-14-10
January 28, 1997 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Florida Panthers 5 W 12-5-4 13-9-6 25-14-10
January 30, 1997 Boston Bruins 1 at Florida Panthers 3 W 13-5-4 13-9-6 26-14-10
February 1, 1997 Washington Capitals 3 at Florida Panthers 1 L 13-6-4 13-9-6 26-15-10
February 3, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 13-6-4 13-9-7 26-15-11 OT
February 6, 1997 Florida Panthers 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 13-6-4 13-9-8 26-15-12 OT
February 7, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at New Jersey Devils 2 T 13-6-4 13-9-9 26-15-13 OT
February 9, 1997 New York Rangers 3 at Florida Panthers 4 W 14-6-4 13-9-9 27-15-13
February 12, 1997 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Florida Panthers 5 W 15-6-4 13-9-9 28-15-13
February 15, 1997 Florida Panthers 0 at New York Islanders 1 L 15-6-4 13-10-9 28-16-13 OT
February 16, 1997 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Florida Panthers 2 L 15-7-4 13-10-9 28-17-13
February 18, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 L 15-7-4 13-11-9 28-18-13
February 20, 1997 New Jersey Devils 2 at Florida Panthers 2 T 15-7-5 13-11-9 28-18-14 OT
February 22, 1997 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Florida Panthers 3 L 15-8-5 13-11-9 28-19-14 OT
February 25, 1997 San Jose Sharks 2 at Florida Panthers 2 T 15-8-6 13-11-9 28-19-15 OT
February 27, 1997 St. Louis Blues 2 at Florida Panthers 3 W 16-8-6 13-11-9 29-19-15 OT
March 1, 1997 Florida Panthers 0 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 16-8-6 13-12-9 29-20-15
March 5, 1997 Phoenix Coyotes 3 at Florida Panthers 0 L 16-9-6 13-12-9 29-21-15
March 7, 1997 Calgary Flames 3 at Florida Panthers 1 L 16-10-6 13-12-9 29-22-15
March 9, 1997 Boston Bruins 3 at Florida Panthers 1 L 16-11-6 13-12-9 29-23-15
March 11, 1997 New York Islanders 2 at Florida Panthers 3 W 17-11-6 13-12-9 30-23-15
March 13, 1997 Vancouver Canucks 4 at Florida Panthers 5 W 18-11-6 13-12-9 31-23-15
March 15, 1997 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Florida Panthers 3 T 18-11-7 13-12-9 31-23-16 OT
March 17, 1997 Florida Panthers 4 at New Jersey Devils 1 W 18-11-7 14-12-9 32-23-16
March 19, 1997 Florida Panthers 4 at New York Islanders 7 L 18-11-7 14-13-9 32-24-16
March 20, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at Ottawa Senators 2 T 18-11-7 14-13-10 32-24-17 OT
March 22, 1997 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Florida Panthers 3 W 19-11-7 14-13-10 33-24-17
March 27, 1997 Ottawa Senators 3 at Florida Panthers 2 L 19-12-7 14-13-10 33-25-17
March 29, 1997 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at Florida Panthers 1 T 19-12-8 14-13-10 33-25-18 OT
March 31, 1997 Florida Panthers 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 L 19-12-8 14-14-10 33-26-18
April 2, 1997 Florida Panthers 1 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 L 19-12-8 14-15-10 33-27-18
April 5, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at Boston Bruins 4 L 19-12-8 14-16-10 33-28-18
April 6, 1997 Florida Panthers 3 at Washington Capitals 3 T 19-12-8 14-16-11 33-28-19 OT
April 9, 1997 New Jersey Devils 2 at Florida Panthers 4 W 20-12-8 14-16-11 34-28-19
April 11, 1997 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Florida Panthers 4 W 21-12-8 14-16-11 35-28-19
April 17, 1997 New York Rangers 0 at Florida Panthers 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 20, 1997 New York Rangers 3 at Florida Panthers 0 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
April 22, 1997 Florida Panthers 3 at New York Rangers 4 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0 OT
April 23, 1997 Florida Panthers 2 at New York Rangers 3 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
April 25, 1997 New York Rangers 3 at Florida Panthers 2 L 1-2-0 0-2-0 1-4-0 OT