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National Hockey League (NHL) 1977 - 78 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1977 - 78 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Patrick Division
New York Islanders 80 48 17 15 0 111 334 210
Philadelphia Flyers 80 45 20 15 0 105 296 200
Atlanta Flames 80 34 27 19 0 87 274 252
New York Rangers 80 30 37 13 0 73 279 280
Smythe Division
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 29 19 0 83 230 220
Colorado Rockies 80 19 40 21 0 59 257 305
Vancouver Canucks 80 20 43 17 0 57 239 320
St. Louis Blues 80 20 47 13 0 53 195 304
Minnesota North Stars 80 18 53 9 0 45 218 325
Adams Division
Boston Bruins 80 51 18 11 0 113 333 218
Buffalo Sabres 80 44 19 17 0 105 288 215
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 41 29 10 0 92 271 237
Cleveland Barons 80 22 45 13 0 57 230 325
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens 80 59 10 11 0 129 359 183
Detroit Red Wings 80 32 34 14 0 78 252 266
Los Angeles Kings 80 31 34 15 0 77 243 245
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 25 37 18 0 68 254 321
Washington Capitals 80 17 49 14 0 48 195 321

National Hockey League (NHL) 1977 - 78 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1977 - 78 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Colorado Rockies in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Buffalo Sabres defeated New York Rangers in the Preliminary Round 2 - 1 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Atlanta Flames in the Preliminary Round 2 - 0 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated New York Islanders in the Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1977 - 78 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


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


National Hockey League (NHL) 1977 - 78 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 15 12 3 0 58 29 213
Montreal Canadiens 15 12 3 0 58 29 213
Boston Bruins 15 10 5 0 53 42 286
Boston Bruins 15 10 5 0 53 42 286
Philadelphia Flyers 12 7 5 0 37 35 245
Philadelphia Flyers 12 7 5 0 37 35 245
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 6 7 0 33 32 265
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 6 7 0 33 32 265
Buffalo Sabres 8 3 5 0 22 22 188
New York Islanders 7 3 4 0 13 16 175
New York Islanders 7 3 4 0 13 16 175
Detroit Red Wings 7 3 4 0 18 29 83
Buffalo Sabres 8 3 5 0 22 22 188
Detroit Red Wings 7 3 4 0 18 29 83
New York Rangers 3 1 2 0 6 11 62
New York Rangers 3 1 2 0 6 11 62
Los Angeles Kings 2 0 2 0 3 11 39
Colorado Rockies 2 0 2 0 3 6 25
Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 9 19 33
Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0 5 8 24
Los Angeles Kings 2 0 2 0 3 11 39
Colorado Rockies 2 0 2 0 3 6 25
Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 9 19 33
Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0 5 8 24


Most Goals 1977 - 78 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Marc Tardif Quebec Nordiques65
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets63
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens60
Robbie Ftorek Cincinnati Stingers59
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques56



Most Goals 1977 - 78 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Mike Antonovich New England Whalers10
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens10
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques9
Anders Hedberg Winnipeg Jets9
Brad Park Boston Bruins9

Most Assists 1977 - 78 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets89
Marc Tardif Quebec Nordiques89
Andre Lacroix Houston Aeros77
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders77
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques73

Most Assists 1977 - 78 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens17
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets13
Dave Keon New England Whalers11
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens11
Peter McNab Boston Bruins11

Most Points 1977 - 78 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Marc Tardif Quebec Nordiques6589154
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens6072132
Real Cloutier Quebec Nordiques5673129
Ulf Nilsson Winnipeg Jets3789126
Bryan Trottier New York Islanders4677123

Most Points 1977 - 78 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens101121
Larry Robinson Montreal Canadiens41721
Brad Park Boston Bruins91120
Peter McNab Boston Bruins81119
Mike Antonovich New England Whalers10717

Most Penalty Minutes 1977 - 78 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Dave Schultz Pittsburgh Penguins378
Tiger Williams Toronto Maple Leafs351
Steve Durbano Birmingham Bulls284
Frank Beaton Birmingham Bulls279
Gilles Bilodeau Birmingham Bulls258

Plus/Minus Rating 1977 - 78 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Brad Maxwell Minnesota North Stars-57
Bruce Affleck St. Louis Blues-56
Dennis Owchar Colorado Rockies-49
Rod Seiling St. Louis Blues-48
Jack McIlhargey Vancouver Canucks-45

1977 - 78 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 - Denis Potvin - New York Islanders

1977 - 78 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

1977 - 78 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

1977 - 78 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Bob Gainey - Montreal Canadiens

1977 - 78 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 - Mike Bossy - New York Islanders

1977 - 78 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

1977 - 78 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 - Butch Goring - Los Angeles Kings

1977 - 78 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 - Butch Goring - Los Angeles Kings

1977 - 78 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

1977 - 78 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 - Ken Dryden - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Clark Gillies - L - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Guy Lafleur - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Brad Park - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Denis Potvin - D - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Bryan Trottier - C - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Team - Al Hamilton - D - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Team - Anders Hedberg - R - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Ulf Nilsson - C - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Lars-Erik Sjoberg - D - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Al Smith - G - New England Whalers
NHL All-Star Team - Marc Tardif - L - Quebec Nordiques

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Mike Bossy - R - New York Islanders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Don Edwards - G - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Second Team - Larry Robinson - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Borje Salming - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Steve Shutt - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Darryl Sittler - C - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Real Cloutier - R - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Second Team - Robbie Ftorek - C - Cincinnati Stingers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Hull - L - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Second Team - Rick Ley - D - New England Whalers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Barry Long - D - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ernie Wakely - G - Cincinnati Stingers

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