1996-1997 Montreal Canadiens Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTJocelyn ThibaultJose TheodorePat JablonskiTomas Vokoun
10/05/1996vs OttawaT33OTT (65:00, 22/25)
10/07/1996vs AnaheimT66OT- (35:34, 10/15)T (29:26, 8/9)
10/09/1996vs Los AngelesW63W (60:00, 27/30)
10/12/1996vs NY RangersW52W (60:00, 43/45)
10/15/1996at New JerseyL23L (60:00, 30/33)
10/16/1996vs CalgaryW42W (60:00, 42/44)
10/19/1996at OttawaL36L (60:00, 28/34)
10/24/1996at BuffaloL36- (20:00, 8/10)L (40:00, 13/17)
10/26/1996vs PhiladelphiaW65W (60:00, 37/42)
10/28/1996vs PhoenixL45OTL (61:45, 35/40)
10/30/1996at DetroitL35L (60:00, 35/40)
11/02/1996at San JoseL34OTL (63:07, 31/35)
11/03/1996at PhoenixT44OTT (65:00, 46/50)
11/06/1996at AnaheimW65W (60:00, 38/43)
11/07/1996at Los AngelesL14L (60:00, 32/36)
11/09/1996at ColoradoL25L (60:00, 29/34)
11/11/1996vs EdmontonW32OTW (63:37, 28/30)
11/13/1996vs FloridaL35L (44:05, 20/22)- (15:55, 9/12)
11/15/1996at WashingtonL13L (60:00, 21/24)
11/16/1996vs VancouverW61W (60:00, 38/39)
11/20/1996at HartfordL13L (59:00, 28/30)
11/21/1996at BostonW62W (60:00, 35/37)
11/23/1996at TorontoW43W (60:00, 33/36)
11/25/1996vs Tampa BayW42W (60:00, 29/31)
11/27/1996at PittsburghT22OTT (65:00, 32/34)
11/30/1996vs WashingtonL02L (59:00, 18/19)
12/01/1996at NY RangersL26L (52:36, 40/46)- (7:24, 3/3)
12/04/1996vs BostonL34L (60:00, 29/33)
12/06/1996at ChicagoW31W (60:00, 27/28)
12/07/1996vs ChicagoW32W (60:00, 31/33)
12/11/1996vs BuffaloL23L (60:00, 26/29)
12/14/1996at New JerseyT33OTT (52:58, 29/30)- (12:02, 11/13)
12/16/1996vs Tampa BayL24L (59:00, 37/40)
12/21/1996vs NY RangersL23OTL (60:42, 22/25)
12/23/1996vs OttawaL06L (40:00, 21/25)- (20:00, 9/11)
12/26/1996at PittsburghT33OTT (65:00, 32/35)
12/28/1996at Tampa BayT44OTT (34:17, 19/19)- (30:43, 11/15)
12/29/1996at FloridaW21W (60:00, 29/30)
01/01/1997at DallasW64W (60:00, 32/36)
01/02/1997at St. LouisT22OTT (65:00, 39/41)
01/04/1997vs NY IslandersW31W (60:00, 26/27)
01/06/1997vs HartfordW54W (60:00, 26/30)
01/09/1997at BostonL45L (60:00, 37/42)
01/11/1997vs BostonW63W (60:00, 27/30)
01/13/1997vs DallasL12L (60:00, 31/33)
01/14/1997at PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 32/35)
01/20/1997vs DetroitW41W (60:00, 35/36)
01/22/1997at BuffaloL16L (30:58, 10/14)- (29:02, 17/19)
01/25/1997vs St. LouisL18- (20:00, 10/14)L (40:00, 13/17)
01/26/1997vs PittsburghL25L (59:00, 33/37)
01/28/1997at FloridaL15L (60:00, 33/38)
01/30/1997at Tampa BayW41W (60:00, 35/36)
02/01/1997vs New JerseyT44OTT (65:00, 45/49)
02/03/1997vs FloridaT22OTT (65:00, 39/41)
02/05/1997vs PittsburghL36L (60:00, 28/34)
02/06/1997at PhiladelphiaL59L (40:00, 25/30)- (20:00, 10/14)
02/08/1997vs HartfordW32OTW (61:01, 22/24)
02/10/1997vs San JoseW42W (60:00, 47/49)
02/12/1997at BuffaloT22OTT (65:00, 32/34)
02/15/1997vs New JerseyL14L (60:00, 32/36)
02/17/1997at NY IslandersW41W (60:00, 36/37)
02/22/1997vs TorontoL15L (60:00, 28/33)
02/25/1997at VancouverW42W (60:00, 28/30)
02/28/1997at CalgaryL23L (60:00, 27/30)
03/01/1997at EdmontonW54W (44:04, 22/23)- (15:56, 12/15)
03/05/1997vs ColoradoL37L (31:52, 14/20)- (28:08, 16/17)
03/07/1997at HartfordL02L (60:00, 37/39)
03/08/1997vs BuffaloT33OTT (65:00, 21/24)
03/10/1997at PittsburghT22OTT (65:00, 23/25)
03/13/1997at BostonW30W (60:00, 35/35)
03/15/1997vs OttawaT22OTT (65:00, 28/30)
03/19/1997at NY RangersW54W (60:00, 26/30)
03/22/1997vs WashingtonL13L (60:00, 17/20)
03/24/1997vs BostonW31W (60:00, 19/20)
03/26/1997vs PittsburghW85W (60:00, 26/31)
03/29/1997at OttawaL25- (16:53, 8/9)L (43:07, 21/25)
04/02/1997at HartfordW41W (60:00, 24/25)
04/05/1997vs HartfordL14L (59:00, 27/30)
04/07/1997vs NY IslandersW21W (60:00, 25/26)
04/09/1997at NY IslandersW31W (60:00, 28/29)
04/10/1997at WashingtonL23L (60:00, 30/33)
04/12/1997vs PhiladelphiaT33OTT (65:00, 30/33)
04/17/1997at New JerseyL25L (59:00, 30/34)
04/19/1997at New JerseyL14L (59:00, 37/41)
04/22/1997vs New JerseyL46L (59:14, 21/26)
04/24/1997vs New JerseyW433OTW (107:37, 56/59)
04/26/1997at New JerseyL04L (60:00, 45/49)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTJocelyn ThibaultJose TheodorePat JablonskiTomas Vokoun

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


These data reflect every 1996-1997 Montreal Canadiens 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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