1996-1997 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1995-1996        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1997-1998

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDominik HasekSteve ShieldsAndrei Trefilov
10/04/1996at EdmontonL34L (60:00, 18/22)
10/06/1996at CalgaryL02L (60:00, 25/27)
10/09/1996at VancouverW21W (60:00, 34/35)
10/12/1996vs DetroitL16L (60:00, 29/35)
10/15/1996vs Tampa BayL04L (60:00, 26/30)
10/17/1996vs PittsburghW41W (60:00, 29/30)
10/18/1996at WashingtonW41W (60:00, 31/32)
10/24/1996vs MontrealW63W (60:00, 27/30)
10/26/1996vs HartfordW63W (60:00, 26/29)
10/27/1996at NY RangersL46L (60:00, 34/40)
10/30/1996at DallasL02L (60:00, 29/31)
11/01/1996at St. LouisW42W (60:00, 33/35)
11/02/1996at ColoradoT00OTT (65:00, 32/32)
11/07/1996vs PhiladelphiaL25L (59:00, 33/37)
11/09/1996at HartfordL34OTL (64:55, 40/44)
11/11/1996vs FloridaW32OTW (64:01, 29/31)
11/12/1996at PittsburghL03L (59:00, 35/37)
11/14/1996vs ColoradoW54W (60:00, 30/34)
11/19/1996at TorontoL34L (60:00, 28/32)
11/21/1996vs TorontoW63W (60:00, 34/37)
11/23/1996at BostonW32OTW (62:39, 34/36)
11/26/1996at FloridaL34L (20:00, 10/12)- (40:00, 19/21)
11/27/1996at Tampa BayW30W (60:00, 32/32)
11/29/1996vs OttawaW30W (60:00, 31/31)
11/30/1996at NY IslandersW32W (60:00, 27/29)
12/04/1996vs VancouverL67OTL (63:38, 31/38)
12/06/1996vs AnaheimT11OTT (65:00, 39/40)
12/07/1996at HartfordL46L (60:00, 30/36)
12/11/1996at MontrealW32OTW (62:42, 43/45)
12/13/1996vs NY RangersL03L (60:00, 23/26)
12/14/1996at BostonW40W (60:00, 29/29)
12/18/1996vs Tampa BayW53W (60:00, 29/32)
12/20/1996vs Los AngelesW62W (60:00, 37/39)
12/21/1996at OttawaW32W (60:00, 27/29)
12/23/1996at New JerseyT00OTT (65:00, 37/37)
12/26/1996vs HartfordW51W (60:00, 26/27)
12/28/1996at PittsburghL02L (60:00, 27/29)
12/31/1996vs New JerseyW65W (60:00, 31/36)
01/03/1997vs St. LouisT22OTT (65:00, 33/35)
01/05/1997vs PhoenixW51W (60:00, 30/31)
01/07/1997at San JoseT11OTT (65:00, 42/43)
01/09/1997at Los AngelesL36L (60:00, 19/25)
01/10/1997at AnaheimL25L (60:00, 47/52)
01/12/1997at PhoenixW32OTW (60:10, 32/34)
01/15/1997at NY IslandersW21W (60:00, 25/26)
01/20/1997vs ChicagoW21W (60:00, 43/44)
01/22/1997vs MontrealW61W (60:00, 32/33)
01/24/1997vs EdmontonL13L (60:00, 32/35)
01/25/1997vs HartfordL15L (60:00, 13/18)
01/29/1997vs PittsburghW31W (60:00, 21/22)
01/31/1997vs DallasW31W (60:00, 34/35)
02/02/1997vs WashingtonT22OTT (65:00, 27/29)
02/04/1997at PhiladelphiaT11OTT (65:00, 28/29)
02/06/1997vs FloridaT11OTT (65:00, 32/33)
02/08/1997at Tampa BayW31W (60:00, 31/32)
02/09/1997vs OttawaW21W (60:00, 32/33)
02/12/1997vs MontrealT22OTT (65:00, 43/45)
02/16/1997vs San JoseW62W (60:00, 31/33)
02/18/1997vs CalgaryT55OTT (65:00, 37/42)
02/21/1997vs NY IslandersW52W (60:00, 34/36)
02/23/1997vs BostonW51W (60:00, 21/22)
02/27/1997at New JerseyL14L (59:00, 34/37)
03/01/1997at OttawaW31W (60:00, 29/30)
03/05/1997vs PittsburghW42W (60:00, 23/25)
03/08/1997at MontrealT33OTT (65:00, 40/43)
03/09/1997vs New JerseyL14L (59:00, 27/30)
03/11/1997vs PhiladelphiaW32OTW (60:42, 29/31)
03/15/1997at PhiladelphiaW75W (60:00, 39/44)
03/17/1997vs BostonW51W (60:00, 27/28)
03/18/1997at PittsburghL35L (59:00, 28/32)
03/21/1997at WashingtonW41W (60:00, 30/31)
03/22/1997at FloridaL23L (60:00, 29/32)
03/26/1997vs NY IslandersL23OTL (61:00, 25/28)
03/28/1997at DetroitL12OTL (63:10, 39/41)
03/30/1997at ChicagoL23L (60:00, 19/22)
04/01/1997at NY RangersT11OTT (65:00, 37/38)
04/02/1997vs OttawaL02L (60:00, 34/36)
04/04/1997vs NY RangersW51W (60:00, 20/21)
04/07/1997at HartfordL24L (60:00, 37/41)
04/10/1997at BostonW51W (60:00, 27/28)
04/12/1997at OttawaL01L (60:00, 33/34)
04/13/1997vs WashingtonL38L (60:00, 30/38)
04/17/1997vs OttawaW31W (60:00, 22/23)
04/19/1997vs OttawaL13L (60:00, 26/29)
04/21/1997at OttawaW32- (35:33, 12/13)W (24:27, 14/15)
04/23/1997at OttawaL01OTL (62:34, 35/36)
04/25/1997vs OttawaL14L (54:49, 22/26)- (5:11, 4/4)
04/27/1997at OttawaW30W (60:00, 31/31)
04/29/1997vs OttawaW32OTW (65:24, 25/27)
05/03/1997vs PhiladelphiaL35L (59:00, 42/46)
05/05/1997vs PhiladelphiaL12L (59:00, 35/37)
05/07/1997at PhiladelphiaL14L (59:00, 34/37)
05/09/1997at PhiladelphiaW54OTW (66:24, 39/43)
05/11/1997vs PhiladelphiaL36L (59:00, 34/39)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDominik HasekSteve ShieldsAndrei Trefilov

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1995-1996        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1997-1998


These data reflect every 1996-1997 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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