1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Statistics

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 40-30-12 - 92 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Northeast Division
Postseason: 5-7
Lost NHL conference semi-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Defeated Ottawa Senators 4-3
Conference Semi-Finals - Lost to Philadelphia Flyers 4-1
Coach: Ted Nolan (40-30-12)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Roster
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres Results

The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 40 wins and 30 losses and 12 ties for 92 points, finishing first in the NHL's Northeast Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-7.

The Sabres netted 237 goals and conceded 208. Donald Audette scored 28 goals for Buffalo, while Garry Galley contributed 34 assists. Dominik Hasek earned 37 wins for the squad and a team-best 2.27 goals against average, leading qualifying goaltenders.

Ted Nolan coached the team. The 1996-97 Buffalo Sabres lost in the NHL conference semi-finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Derek PlanteC82272653241455016119114.1
Brian HolzingerC8122295154925216014215.5
Donald AudetteR7328225048-686005118215.4
Michael PecaC79202949802654634013714.6
Jason DaweR81222648321448113013616.2
Dixon WardR7913324536171322409314.0
Matthew BarnabyR681924432491622001012115.7
Garry GalleyD7143438102101131010844.8
Michal GrosekR82152136712514002111712.8
Alexei ZhitnikD8072835951031112011704.1
Randy BurridgeL5510213120171431008511.8
Richard SmehlikD62111930431924001010011.0
Darryl ShannonD824192311223120110944.3
Mike WilsonD7729115113000010573.5
Miroslav SatanL128210412000102927.6
Rob RayR82731028630000104515.6
Jay McKeeD431910353030000293.4
Pat LaFontaineC132684-8150000385.3
Barrie MooreL31268181100000424.8
Bob BoughnerD7717822512000100342.9
Curtis BrownC284371840000103112.9
Brad MayL42347106-8120010754.0
Wayne PrimeauC4524664-2100000258.0
Anatoli SemenovC252462-3100010219.5
Ed RonanR181451140000001010.0
Dominik HasekG670333000000000
Charlie HuddyD10000-10000000
Rumun NdurD2000210000000
Steve ShieldsG13000400000000
Andrei TrefilovG3000000000000
Vaclav VaradaR50002000000020.0
Totals1559237394631182821443811613404209011.3


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Dominik Hasek674037372010351532.2721772024.930
Steve Shields1378938220392.97447408.913
Andrei Trefilov315902010103.779888.898
Totals834985403012652022.4329242722.931

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Derek PlanteC12461044120122615.4
Brian HolzingerC122578-3031012010.0
Donald AudetteR114596-3320003312.1
Michael PecaC100228-301000200.0
Jason DaweR112136-2000001910.5
Dixon WardR122356200111238.7
Matthew BarnabyR804436200000120.0
Garry GalleyD1206614204000220.0
Michal GrosekR1233683000001816.7
Alexei ZhitnikD1210116-900000166.3
Randy BurridgeL125162-5310002619.2
Richard SmehlikD120224001000170.0
Darryl ShannonD122358-110000825.0
Mike WilsonD10011230000080.0
Miroslav SatanL70000-10000050.0
Rob RayR1201128-30000040.0
Jay McKeeD3000000000010.0
Bob BoughnerD11011900000010.0
Brad MayL1011232-200000714.3
Wayne PrimeauC90006-20000040.0
Ed RonanR61016-100001616.7
Dominik HasekG300020000000
Steve ShieldsG1000090000000
Andrei TrefilovG100000000000
Totals230274572220-198142252969.1

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Dominik Hasek31531100051.966863.926
Steve Shields1057046031262.74334308.922
Andrei Trefilov150000000.00441.000
Totals1472857031312.55437406.929


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