The Buffalo Sabres couldn't pull it off against the Vancouver Canucks, 7 to 6, in overtime on December 4, 1996.

Final

VAN

Canucks

14-11-1

7

BUF

Sabres

13-12-1

6

Team

VAN

BUF

1

2

1

2

1

2

3

3

3

OT

1

0

Total

7

6

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

VAN

BUF

Canucks

Jyrki Lumme (PP) assisted by Markus Naslund and Mike Sillinger

1

0

Canucks

Martin Gelinas (EV) unassisted

2

0

Sabres

Michal Grosek (EV) assisted by Matthew Barnaby

2

1

2nd period

VAN

BUF

Canucks

Martin Gelinas (EV) unassisted

3

1

Sabres

Rob Ray (EV) assisted by Michael Peca

3

2

Sabres

Donald Audette (EV) assisted by Brian Holzinger and Dixon Ward

3

3

3rd period

VAN

BUF

Canucks

Donald Brashear (EV) assisted by Leif Rohlin and David Roberts

4

3

Canucks

Troy Crowder (EV) assisted by David Roberts

5

3

Sabres

Michal Grosek (PP) assisted by Alexei Zhitnik and Brian Holzinger

5

4

Canucks

Esa Tikkanen (PP) assisted by Adrian Aucoin

6

4

Sabres

Michael Peca (EV) assisted by Jason Dawe and Darryl Shannon

6

5

Sabres

Michal Grosek (EV) assisted by Darryl Shannon

6

6

OT

VAN

BUF

Canucks

Mike Sillinger (EV) assisted by Markus Naslund and Esa Tikkanen

7

6