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1996 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
#4 Florida (4) vs #5 Boston (1)
DATE VS RESULT ATT. GOALS
4/17 BOS 6-3 W 14,703* Sheppard (2), Hough, Hull, Woolley, Garpenlov
4/22 BOS 6-2 W 14,703* Jovanovski, Sheppard, Lowry (2), Woolley, Garpenlov
4/24 @BOS 4-2 W 14,922 Hull (2), Mellanby, Hough
4/25 @BOS 2-6 L 14,810 Lindsay, Sheppard
4/27 BOS 4-3 W 14,703* Skrudland, Laus, Lowry, Lindsay

1996 EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
 #1 Philadelphia (2) vs #4 Florida (4)
DATE VS RESULT ATT. GOALS
5/2 @PHI 2-0 W 17,380 Barnes, Lowry
5/4 @PHI 2-3 L 17,380 Sheppard, Lowry
5/7 PHI 1-3 L 14,703* Laus
5/9 PHI 4-3 W-OT 14,703* Niedermayer (2), Barnes, Lowry
5/12 @PHI 2-1 W-2OT 17,380 Barnes, Hough
5/14 PHI 4-1 W 14,703* Lindsay, Niedermayer, Lowry, Garpenlov

1996 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
  #2 Pittsburgh (3) vs #4 Florida (4)
DATE VS RESULT ATT. GOALS
5/18 @PIT 5-1 W 17,355 Lowry (2), Fitzgerald (2), Mellanby
5/20 @PIT 2-3 L 17,181 Sheppard, Lindsay
5/24 PIT 5-2 W 14,703* Sheppard, Dvorak, Barnes (2), Straka
5/26 PIT 1-2 L 14,703* Lowry
5/28 @PIT 0-3 L 17,355  
5/30 PIT 4-3 W 14,703* Mellanby, Lindsay, Straka, Niedermayer
6/1 @PIT 3-1 W 17,355 Hough, Fitzgerald, Garpenlov

1996 STANLEY CUP FINALS
   #2 Colorado (4) vs #4 Florida (0)
DATE VS RESULT ATT. GOALS
6/4 @COL 1-3 L 16,061 Fitzgerald
6/6 @COL 1-8 L 16,061 Barnes
6/8 COL 2-3 L 14,703* Sheppard, Niedermayer
6/10 COL 0-1 L-3OT 14,703  
 

# PLAYER GP G A PTS PIM +/- GW
10 Dave Lowry 22 10 7 17 39 8 2
26 Ray Sheppard 21 8 8 16 0 4 0
14 Stu Barnes 22 6 10 16 4 10 2
11 Bill Lindsay 22 5 5 10 18 6 1
27 Scott Mellanby 22 3 6 9 44 -10 0
55 Jovanovski 22 1 8 9 52 2 0
44 Niedermayer 22 5 3 8 12 -8 2
21 Fitzgerald 22 4 4 8 34 3 2
6 Woolley 13 2 6 8 14 3 1
3 Laus 21 2 6 8 62 3 0
29 Garpenlov 20 4 2 6 8 -2 0
24 Svehla 22 0 6 6 32 3 0
18 Hough 22 4 1 5 8 5 2
12 Hull 14 3 2 4 0 4 0
28 Straka 13 2 2 4 2 -2 0
9 Dvorak 16 1 3 4 0 2 0
20 Skrudland 21 1 3 4 18 6 0
5 Murphy 14 0 4 4 6 1 0
2 Carkner 22 0 4 4 10 8 0
23 Warrener 21 0 3 3 10 3 0
40 Washburn 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
34 Vanbiesbrouck 22 0 1 1 20 0 0
25 Smith 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0
30 Fitzpatrick 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
                 
# NAME GP W L GAA MINS SO SV%
34 John Vanbiesbrouck 22 12 10 2.25 1,332 1 .932
30 Mark Fitzpatrick 2 0 0 6.00 60 0 .800
  Totals 22 12 10 2.45 1,397 1 .926
 

 
Packed House
Before a packed house at Miami Arena, the Panthers defeat the Boston Bruins, 6-3, in their first-ever playoff game on April 14, 1996.
 
What A Goal!
In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against Boston, Bill Lindsay scores a spectacular goal with 4:57 left in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and give the Panthers their first-ever playoff series victory on April 27, 1996.
 
Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun
In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia Flyers, Mike Hough scores in double OT to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead in the series on Mary 12, 1996. Florida eliminates the Flyers two days later in Miami.
 
We Are The Champions (Of The Eastern Conference)
The Panthers go on the road and defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to win the Prince of Wales Trophy as champions of the Conference on June 1, 1996. They fly to Colorado after the game to begin preparations for the Stanley Cup Finals.
 
All Good Things Must Come To An End
The Panthers and Colorado Avalanche play one of the classic games in Stanley Cup Finals history on June 10, 1996. The match remains scoreless until Colorado's Uwe Krupp connects at 4:31 of the third overtime period to give the Avalanche the victory and its first-ever Stanley Cup Finals.
 
 
 
   
Wins Losses
Home 7 4
Road 5 6
Total 12 10

   
Name Goals
Dave Lowry 10
Ray Sheppard 8
Stu Barnes 6
Bill Lindsay 5
Rob Niedermayer
5

   
Name GWG
Dave Lowry 2
Stu Barnes 2
Rob Niedermayer 2
Tom Fitzgerald 2
Mike Ho 2
   
 
 
     
 
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