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National Hockey League (NHL) Season Review 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Season Review 1975-1976

Although the Philadelphia Flyers won 51 games and accumulated 118 points to lead the Patrick Division, the Montreal Canadiens' record setting performance of 58 victories and 128 points led the Norris division and the NHL regular season. The Bruins won the Adams Division and the Chicago Blackhawks the Smythe Division.

A major trade between Boston and New York Rangers saw Phil Esposito being sent to the New York Rangers, with Carol Vadnais, for Brad Park, Jean Ratelle, and Joe Zanussi. The scoring leader was Montreal's Guy LaFleur. Montreal also had the league's top goaltender in Ken Dryden.

Philadelphia defeated Toronto in the quarter finals and Boston in the semi finals while Montreal beat Chicago and NY Islanders to reach the finals. The Canadiens returned to the top of the hockey world with a sweep of the Flyers in the final series.

National Hockey League (NHL) pages on Rauzulu's Street:

National Hockey League (NHL) Information
National Hockey League (NHL) Directory
National Hockey League Team Information
National Hockey League (NHL) Awards
National Hockey League (NHL) Records
National Hockey League (NHL) Champions
National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Game and Events
National Hockey League (NHL) History of League
National Hockey League Year by Year

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National Hockey League (NHL) Season Standings 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Season Standings 1975-1976

 
GP
W
L
T
Pts
GF
GA
 
Prince of Whales Conference
Adams Division
                   
Boston Bruins
80
48
15
17
113
313
237
 
Buffalo Sabres
80
46
21
13
105
339
240
 
Toronto Maple Leafs
80
34
31
15
83
294
276
 
California Seals
80
27
42
11
65
250
278
 
 
Norris Division
                   
Montreal Canadiens
80
58
11
11
127
337
174
 
Los-Angeles Kings
80
38
33
9
85
263
265
 
Pittsburgh Penguins
80
35
33
12
82
339
303
 
Detroit Red Wings
80
26
44
10
62
226
300
 
Washington Capitals
80
11
59
10
32
224
394
 
 
Clarence Campbell Conference
Patrick Division
 
Philadelphia Flyers
80
51
13
16
118
348
209
 
New-York Islanders
80
42
21
17
101
297
190
 
Atlanta Flames
80
35
33
12
82
262
237
 
New-York Rangers
80
29
42
9
67
262
333
 
 
Smythe Division
 
Chicago Blackhawks
80
32
30
18
82
254
261
 
Vancouver Canucks
80
33
32
15
81
271
272
 
St. Louis Blues
80
29
37
14
72
249
290
 
Minnesota North Stars
80
20
53
7
47
195
303
 
Kansas-City Scouts
80
12
56
12
36
190
351
 

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National Hockey League (NHL) Amateur Draft 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) First Round Amateur Draft 1975-1976

Num. Drafted By Player
Pos
Drafted From
     
 
1 Washington Rick Green
D
London Knights (OHA)
2 Pittsburgh Blair Chapman
R
Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
3 Minnesota Glen Sharpley
C
Hull Festivals (QMJHL)
4 Detroit Fred Williams
Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
5 California Bjorn Johansson
D
Sweden
6 NY Rangers Don Murdoch
Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
7 St. Louis Bernie Federko
F
Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)
8 Atlanta David Shand
D
Peterborough Petes (OHA)
9 Chicago Real Cloutier
F
Quebec Nordiques (WHA)
10 Atlanta Harold Phillipoff
New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
11 Kansas City Paul Gardner
C
Oshawa Generals (OHA)
12 Mtl. Canadiens Peter Lee
L
Ottawa 67's (OHA)
13 Mtl. Canadiens Rod Schutt
L
Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
14 NY Islanders Alex McKendry
F
Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
15 Washington Greg Carroll
C
Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
16 Boston Clayton Pachal
C
New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
17 Philadelphia Mark Suzor
D
Kingston Canadiens (OHA)
18 Mtl. Canadiens Bruce Baker
Ottawa 67's (OHA)

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National Hockey League (NHL) Trophy Winners 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Trophy Winners 1975-1976

Award 1976 Winner
Stanley Cup Philadelphia Flyers
Jack Adams Don Cherry, Boston Bruins
Georges Vezina Ken Dryden, Montreal Canadiens
Hart Memorial Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers
Bill Masterton Memorial Rod Gilbert, New York Rangers
Lester Pearson Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders
Lady Byng Jean Ratelle, New York Rangers/Boston Bruins
Clarence Campbell Bowl Philadelphia Flyers
James Norris Denis Potvin, New York Islanders
Art Ross Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens
Prince of Wales Trophy Montreal Canadiens
Conn Smythe Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
+/- Award Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers

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National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Team Selections 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Team Selections 1975-1976

Voting for the NHL All Star Teams is conducted by the representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the season. These are separate selections from the annual All Star game. Other years selections are listed under NHL All Star Selections.

First Team

1975-76

Second Team

Ken Dryden, Montreal

G

Glenn Resch, NY Islanders

Denis Potvin, NY Islanders

D

Borje Salming, Toronto

Brad Park, Boston

D

Guy Lapointe, Montreal

Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia

C

Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo

Guy Lafleur, Montreal

RW

Reggie Leach, Philadelphia

Bill Barber, Philadelphia

LW

Richard Martin, Buffalo

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National Hockey League (NHL) Points Leaders 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Points Leaders 1975-1976

Player
GP G A PTS
Guy Lafleur
80 56 69 125
Bobby Clarke
76 30 89 119
Gil Perreault
80 44 69 113
Bill Barber
80 50 62 112
Pierre Larouche
76 53 58 111
Jean Ratelle
80 36 69 105
Pete Mahovlich
80 34 71 105
Jean Pronovost
80 52 52 104
Darryl Sittler
79 41 59 100
Syl Apps Jr.
80 32 67 99

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National Hockey League (NHL) Assist Leaders 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Assist Leaders 1975-197

Player
GP A
Bobby Clarke
76 89
Pete Mahovlich
80 71
Guy Lafleur
80 69
Gil Perreault
80 69
Jean Ratelle
80 69
Syl Apps Jr.
80 67
Denis Potvin
78 67
Bryan Trottier
80 63
Bill Barber
80 62
Ron Stackhouse
80 60

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National Hockey League (NHL) Leading Goal Scorers 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Leading Goal Scorers 1975-1976

Player
GP G
Reggie Leach
80 61
Guy Lafleur
80 56
Pierre Larouche
76 53
Jean Pronovost
80 52
Bill Barber
80 50
Danny Gare
79 50
Rick Martin
80 49
Steve Shutt
80 45
Gil Perreault
80 44
Errol Thompson
75 43

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National Hockey League (NHL) Penalty Minutes Leaders 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Penalty Minute Leaders 1975-1976

Player
GP PIM
Steve Durbano
69 370
Bryan Watson
79 322
Dave Schultz
71 307
Bob Gassoff
80 306
Dennis Polonich
57 302
Dave "Tiger" Williams
78 299
Andre Dupont
75 214
Jack McIlhargey
57 205
Dan Maloney
77 203
Garry Howatt
80 197

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National Hockey League (NHL) Playoffs 1975-1976

National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs 1975-1976

Preliminary Round

Apr. 6 at New York Islanders 5 Vancouver 3
Apr. 8 at Vancouver Islanders 3 Vancouver 1

New York Islanders defeated Vancouver Canucks 2 games to 0


Apr. 6 at Los Angeles Los Angeles 2 Atlanta 1
Apr. 7 at Atlanta Los Angeles 1 Atlanta 0

Los Angeles Kings defeated Atlanta Flames 2 games to 0


Apr. 6 at Toronto Toronto 4 Pittsburgh 1
Apr. 8 at Pittsburgh Pittsburgh 2 Toronto 0
Apr. 9 at Toronto Toronto 4 Pittsburgh 0

Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Pittsburgh Penguins 2 games to 1


Apr. 6 at St. Louis St. Louis 5 Buffalo 2
Apr. 8 at Buffalo Buffalo 3 St. Louis 2 (11:43 OT)
Apr. 9 at Buffalo Buffalo 2 St. Louis 1 (14:27 OT)

Buffalo Sabres defeated St. Louis Blues 2 games to 1


Quarter Finals

Apr. 12 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Toronto 1
Apr. 13 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 3 Toronto 1
Apr. 15 at Toronto Toronto 5 Philadelphia 4
Apr. 17 at Toronto Toronto 4 Philadelphia 3
Apr. 20 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 7 Toronto 1
Apr. 22 at Toronto Toronto 8 Philadelphia 5
Apr. 25 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 7 Toronto 3

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 3


Apr. 11 at Boston Boston 4 Los Angeles 0
Apr. 13 at Boston Los Angeles 3 Boston 2 (00:27 OT)
Apr. 15 at Los Angeles Los Angeles 6 Boston 4
Apr. 17 at Los Angeles Boston 3 Los Angeles 0
Apr. 20 at Boston Boston 7 Los Angeles 1
Apr. 22 at Los Angeles Los Angeles 4 Boston 3 (18:28 OT)
Apr. 25 at Boston Boston 3 Los Angeles 0

Boston Bruins defeated Los Angeles Kings 4 games to 3


Apr. 11 at Buffalo Buffalo 5 Islanders 3
Apr. 13 at Buffalo Buffalo 3 Islanders 2 (14:04 OT)
Apr. 15 at New York Islanders 5 Buffalo 3
Apr. 17 at New York Islanders 4 Buffalo 2
Apr. 20 at Buffalo Islanders 4 Buffalo 3
Apr. 22 at New York Islanders 3 Buffalo 2

New York Islanders defeated Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2


Apr. 11 at Montreal Canadiens 4 Chicago 0
Apr. 13 at Montreal Canadiens 3 Chicago 1
Apr. 15 at Chicago Canadiens 2 Chicago 1
Apr. 18 at Chicago Canadiens 4 Chicago 1

Montreal Canadiens defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 0


Semi Finals

Apr. 27 at Montreal Canadiens 3 Islanders 2
Apr. 29 at Montreal Canadiens 4 Islanders 3
May 1 at New York Canadiens 3 Islanders 2
May 4 at New York Islanders 5 Canadiens 2
May 6 at Montreal Canadiens 5 Islanders 2

Montreal Canadiens defeated New York Islanders 4 games to 1


Apr. 27 at Philadelphia Boston 4 Philadelphia 2
Apr. 29 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 2 Boston 1 (13:38 OT)
May 2 at Boston Philadelphia 5 Boston 2
May 4 at Boston Philadelphia 4 Boston 2
May 6 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 6 Boston 3

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Boston Bruins 4 games to 1


Stanley Cup Finals

May 9 at Montreal Canadiens 4 Philadelphia 3
May 11 at Montreal Canadiens 2 Philadelphia 1
May 13 at Philadelphia Canadiens 3 Philadelphia 2
May 16 at Philadelphia Canadiens 5 Philadelphia 3

Montreal Canadiens defeated Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 0