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1996-97 Montreal Canadiens Statistics

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 31-36-15 - 77 points
Finishing 4th in the NHL's Northeast Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost NHL conference quarter-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1
Coach: Mario Tremblay (31-36-15)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens Roster
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens Results

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 31 wins and 36 losses and 15 ties for 77 points, finishing fourth in the NHL's Northeast Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Canadiens potted 249 goals and yielded 276. Mark Recchi scored 34 goals for Montreal, while Vincent Damphousse recorded 54 assists. Jocelyn Thibault topped the squad with 22 wins and a team-best 2.90 goals against average, pacing qualifying goaltenders.

Mario Tremblay coached the team. The 1996-97 Montreal Canadiens lost in the NHL conference quarter-finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Vincent DamphousseC8227548182-6714233224411.1
Mark RecchiR8234468058-1713213020216.8
Brian SavageL8123376039-1457002021910.5
Saku KoivuC50173956387512013013512.6
Martin RucinskyL7028275562169303117216.3
Stephane RicherR6322244632024002112617.5
Valeri BureR641421356448002113110.7
Vladimir MalakhovD651020304335901101775.6
Benoit BrunetL391013231462101216315.9
Stephane QuintalD717152210011501001395.0
Turner StevensonR658132197-141100007610.5
Shayne CorsonL476152180-5210120966.3
Scott ThorntonC73101020128-191110101109.1
Darcy TuckerC7371320110-51100316211.3
Marc BureauC4369151641011205610.7
David WilkieD61691563-9320000659.2
Patrice BriseboisD492131524-7050010722.8
Peter PopovicD7811314329000100821.2
Sebastien BordeleauC2829112-3000200277.4
Pierre TurgeonC91101124040000224.5
Jassen CullimoreD49268424031010523.8
Chris MurrayR56426114-80000003212.5
Murray BaronD60156107-16010100521.9
Craig RivetD35044547000000240.0
Dave MansonD911223-1010000224.5
Eric HoudeC130222100000010.0
Rory FitzpatrickD60116-200000050.0
Donald BrashearL1000038-200000060.0
Brad BrownD800022-10000000
Francois GroleauD50004000000030.0
Pat JablonskiG17000000000000
David LingR2000000000000
Terry RyanL3000000000000
Pierre SevignyL130005000000010.0
Jose TheodoreG16000000000000
Jocelyn ThibaultG61000000000000
Tomas VokounG1000000000000
Totals15572494316801445-62531021014317247410.1


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Jocelyn Thibault613397222411511642.9018151651.910
Jose Theodore1682156200533.87508455.896
Pat Jablonski1775446200503.98438388.886
Tomas Vokoun12000000412.001410.714
Totals954992313615512713.2630462775.911

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Vincent DamphousseC50002-50000070.0
Mark RecchiR542622000101822.2
Brian SavageL51120100000616.7
Saku KoivuC5134101000001010.0
Martin RucinskyL50004-500000100.0
Stephane RicherR50000-30000090.0
Valeri BureR50112-40000070.0
Vladimir MalakhovD50006-300000120.0
Benoit BrunetL41344400100812.5
Stephane QuintalD50116-10001060.0
Turner StevensonR51122100000520.0
Shayne CorsonL51014-500100812.5
Scott ThorntonC51012100000119.1
Darcy TuckerC4000000000040.0
David WilkieD2000200000010.0
Patrice BriseboisD311224300001333.3
Peter PopovicD30002-30000010.0
Jassen CullimoreD20002-1000000
Craig RivetD501114-20000060.0
Dave MansonD500017600000100.0
Jose TheodoreG200000000000
Jocelyn ThibaultG300000000000
Totals93111425105-13002211427.7

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Jocelyn Thibault317903020134.3610188.871
Jose Theodore21681100072.50108101.935
Totals534714020203.46229209.913