The Buffalo Sabres decisively defeated the Hartford Whalers, 6 to 3, on October 26, 1996.

Final

HFD

Whalers

5-2-0

3

BUF

Sabres

5-4-0

6

Team

HFD

BUF

1

2

3

2

1

3

3

0

0

Total

3

6

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

HFD

BUF

Sabres

Anatoli Semenov (PP) assisted by Alexei Zhitnik and Pat LaFontaine

0

1

Whalers

Robert Kron (PP) assisted by Andrei Nikolishin and Keith Primeau

1

1

Whalers

Kevin Dineen (PP) assisted by Andrew Cassels and Glen Wesley

2

1

Sabres

Pat LaFontaine (EV) assisted by Alexei Zhitnik and Richard Smehlik

2

2

Sabres

Richard Smehlik (EV) assisted by Michael Peca and Randy Burridge

2

3

2nd period

HFD

BUF

Sabres

Darryl Shannon (EV) assisted by Jason Dawe

2

4

Whalers

Andrei Nikolishin (EV) assisted by Keith Primeau and Adam Burt

3

4

Sabres

Richard Smehlik (PP) assisted by Alexei Zhitnik and Pat LaFontaine

3

5

Sabres

Rob Ray (EV) assisted by Anatoli Semenov and Dixon Ward

3

6