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National Hockey League (NHL) 1976 - 77 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1976 - 77 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 16 16 0 112 323 213
New York Islanders 80 47 21 12 0 106 288 193
Atlanta Flames 80 34 34 12 0 80 264 265
New York Rangers 80 29 37 14 0 72 272 310
Smythe Division
St. Louis Blues 80 32 39 9 0 73 239 276
Minnesota North Stars 80 23 39 18 0 64 240 310
Chicago Black Hawks 80 26 43 11 0 63 240 298
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 42 13 0 63 235 294
Colorado Rockies 80 20 46 14 0 54 226 307
Adams Division
Boston Bruins 80 49 23 8 0 106 312 240
Buffalo Sabres 80 48 24 8 0 104 301 220
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 33 32 15 0 81 301 285
Cleveland Barons 80 25 42 13 0 63 240 292
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 60 8 12 0 132 387 171
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 31 15 0 83 271 241
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 33 13 0 81 240 252
Washington Capitals 80 24 42 14 0 62 221 307
Detroit Red Wings 80 16 55 9 0 41 183 309

National Hockey League (NHL) 1976 - 77 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1976 - 77 Stanley Cup Playoffs

New York Islanders defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Los Angeles Kings defeated Atlanta Flames in the Preliminary Round 2 - 1 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Pittsburgh Penguins in the Preliminary Round 2 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated St. Louis Blues in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Islanders defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Islanders in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 0 - 0

1976 - 77 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe, Jimmy Roberts, Rick Chartraw, Bill Nyrop, Pierre Bouchard, Brian Engblom, Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur, Jacques Lameire, Steve Shutt, Pete Mahovlich, Murray Wilson, Doug Jarvis, Yvon Lambert, Bob Gainey, Doug Risebrough, Mario Tremblay, Rejean Houle, Pierre Mondou, Mike Polich, Michel Larocque Staff: Scotty Bowman (Coach), Sam Pollock (General Manager), Eddy Palchak, Pierre Meilleur (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1976 - 77 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 14 12 2 0 54 23 170
Montreal Canadiens 14 12 2 0 54 23 170
New York Islanders 12 8 4 0 36 32 160
Boston Bruins 14 8 6 0 50 48 217
Boston Bruins 14 8 6 0 50 48 217
New York Islanders 12 8 4 0 36 32 160
Los Angeles Kings 9 4 5 0 35 37 158
Toronto Maple Leafs 9 4 5 0 31 29 115
Philadelphia Flyers 10 4 6 0 27 32 199
Toronto Maple Leafs 9 4 5 0 31 29 115
Philadelphia Flyers 10 4 6 0 27 32 199
Los Angeles Kings 9 4 5 0 35 37 158
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 21 19 96
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 21 19 96
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 2 0 10 13 60
Atlanta Flames 3 1 2 0 7 11 96
Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 2 0 10 13 60
Atlanta Flames 3 1 2 0 7 11 96
Chicago Black Hawks 2 0 2 0 3 7 19
Minnesota North Stars 2 0 2 0 3 11 25
St. Louis Blues 4 0 4 0 4 19 60
Minnesota North Stars 2 0 2 0 3 11 25
Chicago Black Hawks 2 0 2 0 3 7 19
St. Louis Blues 4 0 4 0 4 19 60


Most Goals 1976 - 77 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets70
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques66
Mark Napier Birmingham Bulls60
Steve Shutt Montreal Canadiens60
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens56



Most Goals 1976 - 77 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Serge Bernier Quebec Nordiques14
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques14
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets13
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets13
Paulin Bordeleau Quebec Nordiques12

Most Assists 1976 - 77 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets85
Andre Lacroix San Diego Mariners82
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens80
Christian Bordeleau Quebec Nordiques75
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques75

Most Assists 1976 - 77 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Serge Bernier Quebec Nordiques22
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets21
Dan Labraaten Winnipeg Jets17
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens17
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets16

Most Points 1976 - 77 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques6675141
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens5680136
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets7061131
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets3985124
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings5369122

Most Points 1976 - 77 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Serge Bernier Quebec Nordiques142236
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets131629
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques141327
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets62127
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens91726

Most Penalty Minutes 1976 - 77 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Tiger Williams Toronto Maple Leafs338
Frank Beaton Edmonton Oilers274
Dennis Polonich Detroit Red Wings274
Bob Gassoff St. Louis Blues254
Paul Baxter Quebec Nordiques244

Plus/Minus Rating 1976 - 77 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Ron Huston Phoenix Roadrunners-57
Al Cameron Detroit Red Wings-43
Mike Hobin Phoenix Roadrunners-43
Duane Bray Phoenix Roadrunners-41
Michel Bergeron Detroit Red Wings-40

1976 - 77 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Larry Robinson - Montreal Canadiens

1976 - 77 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens

1976 - 77 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens

1976 - 77 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Willi Plett - Atlanta Flames

1976 - 77 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vézina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Ken Dryden - Montreal Canadiens
Vezina Trophy - Michel Larocque - Montreal Canadiens

1976 - 77 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Marcel Dionne - Los Angeles Kings

1976 - 77 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Ed Westfall - New York Islanders

1976 - 77 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Guy Lafleur - Montreal Canadiens

1976 - 77 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Marcel Dionne - C - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Team - Ken Dryden - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Guy Lafleur - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Larry Robinson - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Borje Salming - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Team - Steve Shutt - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Robbie Ftorek - C - Phoenix Roadrunners
NHL All-Star Team - John Garrett - G - Birmingham Bulls
NHL All-Star Team - Anders Hedberg - R - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Rob Plumb - -
NHL All-Star Team - Poul Popiel - D - Houston Aeros
NHL All-Star Team - Marc Tardif - L - Quebec Nordiques

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Guy Lapointe - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rick Martin - L - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Lanny McDonald - R - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gilbert Perreault - C - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Denis Potvin - D - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rogie Vachon - G - Los Angeles Kings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mike Antonovich - C - Minnesota Fighting Saints
NHL All-Star Second Team - Real Cloutier - R - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Second Team - Joe Daley - G - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Second Team - Dale Hoganson - D - Birmingham Bulls
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rich LeDuc - C - Cincinnati Stingers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Pat Stapleton - D - Indianapolis Racers

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