1996-1997 Edmonton Oilers Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTCurtis JosephBob Essensa
10/04/1996vs BuffaloW43W (60:00, 16/19)
10/06/1996vs VancouverW20W (60:00, 35/35)
10/08/1996at TorontoW42W (60:00, 24/26)
10/09/1996at DetroitL02L (59:00, 28/29)
10/11/1996vs St. LouisL13L (60:00, 31/34)
10/14/1996at PhoenixW63W (60:00, 31/34)
10/15/1996at ColoradoL27L (40:00, 15/20)- (20:00, 6/8)
10/20/1996at CalgaryL36L (60:00, 22/28)
10/22/1996vs PittsburghW52W (60:00, 34/36)
10/24/1996at Los AngelesW82W (60:00, 28/30)
10/26/1996vs ColoradoL24L (59:00, 26/29)
10/30/1996vs PhoenixW41W (60:00, 28/29)
11/01/1996vs VancouverL45OTL (60:42, 29/34)
11/03/1996at ChicagoL24L (60:00, 17/21)
11/06/1996at PittsburghL25L (59:00, 29/33)
11/07/1996at BostonW60W (60:00, 25/25)
11/09/1996at TorontoL37L (34:09, 22/28)- (25:51, 16/17)
11/11/1996at MontrealL23OTL (63:37, 31/34)
11/13/1996at OttawaW40W (60:00, 28/28)
11/17/1996vs DallasL37L (60:00, 31/38)
11/19/1996vs ChicagoT44OTT (65:00, 20/24)
11/21/1996vs NY RangersW32W (60:00, 23/25)
11/23/1996vs CalgaryW32W (60:00, 16/18)
11/26/1996at CalgaryW101W (60:00, 33/34)
11/27/1996vs Los AngelesL15L (60:00, 33/38)
11/29/1996at San JoseW32W (60:00, 25/27)
12/01/1996at AnaheimL24L (59:00, 25/28)
12/04/1996at ColoradoL02L (59:00, 30/31)
12/06/1996vs OttawaW52W (60:00, 21/23)
12/08/1996vs St. LouisL23L (60:00, 24/27)
12/10/1996at DetroitT00OTT (65:00, 52/52)
12/12/1996at Tampa BayT22OTT (65:00, 42/44)
12/15/1996at FloridaL36- (11:12, 2/5)L (48:48, 15/18)
12/18/1996vs ColoradoT44OTT (65:00, 37/41)
12/20/1996vs New JerseyL23L (60:00, 17/20)
12/22/1996vs DetroitL26L (48:19, 20/26)- (11:41, 3/3)
12/23/1996at VancouverW70W (60:00, 26/26)
12/27/1996vs PhiladelphiaL46L (60:00, 25/31)
12/28/1996vs San JoseW53W (60:00, 17/20)
12/30/1996vs Los AngelesW21W (60:00, 21/22)
01/03/1997vs TorontoW43W (60:00, 33/36)
01/07/1997at St. LouisW52W (60:00, 30/32)
01/08/1997at ChicagoL14L (59:00, 23/26)
01/11/1997vs San JoseL12L (60:00, 34/36)
01/12/1997vs HartfordW21OTW (62:27, 27/28)
01/15/1997vs FloridaW40W (60:00, 40/40)
01/21/1997at NY RangersT44OTT (65:00, 42/46)
01/22/1997at NY IslandersL18L (43:19, 18/23)- (16:41, 5/8)
01/24/1997at BuffaloW31W (60:00, 22/23)
01/26/1997at WashingtonW31W (60:00, 40/41)
01/29/1997vs San JoseW31W (60:00, 34/35)
01/31/1997vs NY IslandersW10W (60:00, 24/24)
02/05/1997vs CalgaryW52W (60:00, 31/33)
02/08/1997vs AnaheimL12OTL (60:45, 30/32)
02/09/1997vs WashingtonW41W (60:00, 30/31)
02/12/1997vs BostonW43W (60:00, 27/30)
02/13/1997at CalgaryL23OTL (62:20, 33/36)
02/15/1997at Los AngelesT22OTT (65:00, 26/28)
02/17/1997at AnaheimL15L (40:00, 8/13)- (20:00, 13/13)
02/19/1997vs TorontoW65W (60:00, 31/36)
02/21/1997vs ColoradoL34OTL (62:26, 44/48)
02/23/1997at DallasL16L (60:00, 22/28)
02/26/1997at AnaheimT33OTT (65:00, 34/37)
02/27/1997at Los AngelesL36L (60:00, 22/28)
03/01/1997vs MontrealL45L (60:00, 27/32)
03/04/1997vs Los AngelesW41W (60:00, 28/29)
03/07/1997at DallasL12L (10:09, 6/8)- (49:51, 15/15)
03/09/1997at St. LouisW41W (60:00, 26/27)
03/11/1997at New JerseyL16L (11:22, 7/10)- (48:38, 15/18)
03/13/1997at PhiladelphiaL45OTL (64:16, 31/36)
03/15/1997at HartfordW42W (60:00, 43/45)
03/19/1997vs Tampa BayW31W (60:00, 33/34)
03/23/1997vs AnaheimL14L (60:00, 27/31)
03/24/1997at San JoseW51W (60:00, 30/31)
03/28/1997at San JoseL34L (60:00, 26/30)
03/29/1997at PhoenixW31W (60:00, 35/36)
03/31/1997vs DallasL13L (60:00, 21/24)
04/03/1997vs ChicagoW42W (60:00, 23/25)
04/05/1997vs VancouverT22OTT (65:00, 36/38)
04/09/1997vs DetroitT33OTT (65:00, 25/28)
04/11/1997vs PhoenixL26L (60:00, 24/30)
04/12/1997at VancouverL45- (32:31, 12/16)L (27:29, 8/9)
04/16/1997at DallasL35L (59:00, 25/29)
04/18/1997at DallasW40W (60:00, 25/25)
04/20/1997vs DallasW43OTW (69:15, 39/42)
04/22/1997vs DallasL34L (60:00, 26/30)
04/25/1997at DallasW102OTW (80:22, 43/43)
04/27/1997vs DallasL23L (60:00, 38/41)
04/29/1997at DallasW43OTW (72:26, 38/41)
05/02/1997at ColoradoL15L (60:00, 32/37)
05/04/1997at ColoradoL14L (60:00, 21/25)
05/07/1997vs ColoradoW43W (60:00, 21/24)
05/09/1997vs ColoradoL23OTL (68:35, 38/41)
05/11/1997at ColoradoL34L (60:00, 25/29)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTCurtis JosephBob Essensa

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


These data reflect every 1996-1997 Edmonton Oilers 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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