The Hartford Whalers emerged victorious over the Buffalo Sabres, 6 to 4, on December 7, 1996.

Final

BUF

Sabres

13-13-2

4

HFD

Whalers

13-7-6

6

Team

BUF

HFD

1

1

2

2

3

0

3

0

4

Total

4

6

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

BUF

HFD

Whalers

Geoff Sanderson (EV) assisted by Kevin Dineen and Gerald Diduck

0

1

Whalers

Geoff Sanderson (EV) assisted by Andrew Cassels

0

2

Sabres

Matthew Barnaby (EV) assisted by Brian Holzinger and Darryl Shannon

1

2

2nd period

BUF

HFD

Sabres

Jason Dawe (PP) assisted by Derek Plante and Jay McKee

2

2

Sabres

Matthew Barnaby (EV) assisted by Darryl Shannon and Brian Holzinger

3

2

Sabres

Randy Burridge (EV) assisted by Michael Peca and Dixon Ward

4

2

3rd period

BUF

HFD

Whalers

Jeff O'Neill (EV) assisted by Jeff Daniels and Robert Kron

4

3

Whalers

Robert Kron (EV) assisted by Jeff Daniels and Jeff O'Neill

4

4

Whalers

Kevin Dineen (EV) assisted by Geoff Sanderson

4

5

Whalers

Andrew Cassels (EV) assisted by Geoff Sanderson and Gerald Diduck

4

6