Schedule For
1996-97
Coaches listed in chronological order.
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Date
Opponent
Location
Result
November 2, 1996
Tampa Bay Lightning
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Lightning 1
November 6, 1996
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit
Devils 2, Red Wings 1
November 7, 1996
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago
Devils 4, Blackhawks 2
November 9, 1996
New York Islanders
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Islanders 0
November 12, 1996
Washington Capitals
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Capitals 2, OT
November 14, 1996
Vancouver Canucks
E. Rutherford
Canucks 3, Devils 0
November 16, 1996
Tampa Bay Lightning
E. Rutherford
Devils 6, Lightning 3
November 19, 1996
Ottawa Senators
Kanata
Devils 2, Senators 1
November 22, 1996
Washington Capitals
E. Rutherford
Capitals 5, Devils 1
November 23, 1996
Washington Capitals
Landover
Capitals 4, Devils 3
November 27, 1996
Dallas Stars
Dallas
Devils 3, Stars 2
November 28, 1996
Phoenix Coyotes
Phoenix
Coyotes 4, Devils 3, OT
November 30, 1996
Colorado Avalanche
Denver
Avalanche 2, Devils 1
Date
Opponent
Location
Result
October 5, 1996
Detroit Red Wings
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Red Wings 1
October 7 1996
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia
Flyers 3, Devils 1
October 12, 1996
Dallas Stars
E. Rutherford
Stars 4, Devils 2
October 15, 1996
Montreal Canadiens
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Canadiens 2
October 18, 1996
Ottawa Senators
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Senators 2
October 19, 1996
Hartford Whalers
Hartford
Whalers 6, Devils 2
October 24, 1996
San Jose Sharks
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Sharks 2
October 26, 1996
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa
Devils 4, Lightning 1
October 29, 1996
Boston Bruins
Boston
Brunis 5, Devils 2
October 30, 1996
New York Rangers
E. Rutherford
Rangers 6, Devils 1
Date
Opponent
Location
Result
December 3, 1996
Florida Panthers
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Panthers 1
December 5, 1996
Calgary Flames
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Flames 1
December 7, 1996
Phoenix Coyotes
E. Rutherford
Coyotes 4, Devils 3, OT
December 10, 1996
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto
Devils 5, Maple Leafs 2
December 12, 1996
Boston Bruins
Boston
Devils 7, Bruins 4
December 14, 1996
Montreal Canadiens
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Canadiens 3
December 16, 1996
Calgary Flames
Calgary
Devils 5, Flames 0
December 18, 1996
Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver
Devils 2, Canucks 1
December 20, 1996
Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton
Devils 3, Oilers 2
December 23, 1996
Buffalo Sabres
E. Rutherford
Devils 0, Sabres 0
December 26, 1996
New York Islanders
Uniondale
Islanders 4, Devils 1
December 28, 1996
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
E. Rutherford
Devils 5, Ducks 3
December 31, 1996
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo
Sabres 6, Devils 5
Date
Opponent
Location
Result
January 2, 1997
Pittsburgh Penguins
E. Rutherford
Penguins 6, Devils 1
January 3, 1997
Ottawa Senators
Kanata
Devils 1, Senators 0
January 5, 1997
St. Louis Blues
E. Rutherford
Blues 5, Devils 3
January 8, 1997
Colorado Avalanche
E. Rutherford
Devils 1, Avalanche 1
January 10, 1997
Chicago Blackhawks
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Blackhawks 3
January 12, 1997
New York Rangers
New York
Rangers 3, Devils 0
January 14, 1997
Boston Bruins
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Bruins 2
January 21, 1997
Los Angeles Kings
Inglewood
Devils 4, Kings 1
January 22, 1997
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Anaheim
Ducks 3, Devils 1
January 24, 1997
San Jose Sharks
San Jose
Devils 3, Sharks 1
January 29, 1997
Ottawa Senators
E. Rutherford
Devils 1, Senators 1
January 31, 1997
Toronto Maple Leafs
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Maple Leafs 3
Date
Opponent
Location
Result
February 1, 1997
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal
Devils 4, Canadiens 4
February 5, 1997
New York Islanders
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Islanders 1
February 7, 1997
Florida Panthers
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Panthers 2
February 8, 1997
Philadelphia Flyers
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Flyers 2
February 12, 1997
Hartford Whalers
Hartford
Devils 3, Whalers 2
February 13, 1997
Hartford Whalers
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Whalers 0
February 15, 1997
Montreal Canadiens
Montreal
Devils 4, Canadiens 1
February 17, 1997
New York Rangers
New York
Devils 2, Rangers 2
February 19, 1997
New York Rangers
E. Rutherford
Devils 1, Rangers 1
February 20, 1997
Florida Panthers
Miami
Devils 2, Panthers 2
February 22, 1997
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa
Lightning 3, Devils 1
February 26, 1997
New York Islanders
Uniondale
Devils 5, Islanders 3
February 27, 1997
Buffalo Sabres
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Sabres 1
Date
Opponent
Location
Result
March 1, 1997
Pittsburgh Penguins
E. Rutherford
Devils 6, Penguins 3
March 4, 1997
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh
Devils 3, Penguins 1
March 5, 1997
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia
Devils 3, Flyers 1
March 8, 1997
New York Islanders
Uniondale
Islanders 5, Devils 1
March 9, 1997
Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo
Devils 4, Sabres 1
March 11, 1997
Edmonton Oilers
E. Rutherford
Devils 6, Oilers 1
March 13, 1997
Hartford Whalers
E. Rutherford
Devils 6, Whalers 0
March 15, 1997
Washington Capitals
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Capitals 2
March 17, 1997
Florida Panthers
E. Rutherford
Panthers 4, Devils 1
March 19, 1997
Washington Capitals
Landover
Devils 2, Capitals 2
March 22, 1997
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh
Devils 3, Penguins 2
March 25, 1997
Philadelphia Flyers
E. Rutherford
Flyers 4, Devils 3
March 27, 1997
New York Rangers
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Rangers 0
March 30, 1997
Los Angeles Kings
E. Rutherford
Devils 5, Kings 2
Date
Opponent
Location
Result
April 1, 1997
Washington Capitals
Landover
Devils 1, Capitals 0
April 4 1997
Tampa Bay Lightning
E. Rutherford
Devils 3, Lightning 0
April 6, 1997
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis
Devils 2, Blues 0
April 8, 1997
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa
Devils 2, Lightning 2
April 9, 1997
Florida Panthers
Miami
Panthers 4, Devils 2
April 11, 1997
Boston Bruins
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Bruins 0
April 13, 1997
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia
Flyers 5, Devils 4
Next Year
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
vs. Montreal Canadiens
Game #
Date
Location
Result
1
April 17, 1997
E. Rutherford
Devils 5, Canadiens 2
2
April 19, 1997
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Canadiens 1
3
April 22, 1997
Montreal
Devils 6, Canadiens 4
4
April 24, 1997
Montreal
Canadiens 4, Devils 3, 3 OT
5
April 26, 1997
E. Rutherford
Devils 4, Canadiens 0
Coach
W
L
T
Pts.
Win %
Jacques Lemaire
45
23
14
104
.634
Eastern Conference Semifinals
vs. New York Rangers
Game #
Date
Location
Result
1
May 2, 1997
E. Rutherford
Devils 2, Rangers 0
2
May 4, 1997
E. Rutherford
Rangers 2, Devils 0
3
May 6, 1997
New York
Rangers 3, Devils 2
4
May 8, 1997
New York
Rangers 3, Devils 0
5
May 11, 1997
E. Rutherford
Rangers 2, Devils 1, OT
The Breakdown
 
Wins
Losses
Ties
Home Record
23
9
9
Road Record
22
14
5
vs. Eastern Conference
29
16
11
vs. Western Conference
16
7
3
Divisional Record
14
12
6