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1977-78 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Montreal Canadiens

Hart Memorial Trophy: Guy Lafleur (60 G, 72 A, 132 P)
Vezina Trophy: Ken Dryden (37-7-7, 2.05 GAA) & Michel Larocque (22-3-4, 2.67 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Mike Bossy (53 G, 38 A, 91 P)

Goals Leader: Guy Lafleur (60)
Assists Leader: Bryan Trottier (77)
Points Leader: Guy Lafleur (132)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Clarence Campbell Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Patrick Division
New York Islanders* 80 48 17 15 111 .694 334 210 1.47 -0.08
Philadelphia Flyers* 80 45 20 15 105 .656 296 200 1.12 -0.08
Atlanta Flames* 80 34 27 19 87 .544 274 252 0.28 0.00
New York Rangers* 80 30 37 13 73 .456 279 280 0.02 0.04
Smythe Division
Chicago Black Hawks* 80 32 29 19 83 .519 230 220 0.05 -0.07
Colorado Rockies* 80 19 40 21 59 .369 257 305 -0.62 -0.02
Vancouver Canucks 80 20 43 17 57 .356 239 320 -1.01 0.01
St. Louis Blues 80 20 47 13 53 .331 195 304 -1.33 0.03
Minnesota North Stars 80 18 53 9 45 .281 218 325 -1.31 0.03
Prince of Wales Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Adams Division
Boston Bruins* 80 51 18 11 113 .706 333 218 1.37 -0.07
Buffalo Sabres* 80 44 19 17 105 .656 288 215 0.90 -0.01
Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 41 29 10 92 .575 271 237 0.43 0.01
Cleveland Barons 80 22 45 13 57 .356 230 325 -1.06 0.13
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens* 80 59 10 11 129 .806 359 183 2.06 -0.14
Detroit Red Wings* 80 32 34 14 78 .488 252 266 -0.15 0.02
Los Angeles Kings* 80 31 34 15 77 .481 243 245 -0.01 0.01
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 25 37 18 68 .425 254 321 -0.77 0.07
Washington Capitals 80 17 49 14 48 .300 195 321 -1.45 0.12

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Final (4-2): Montreal Canadiens over Boston Bruins  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Semi-Finals (4-1): Boston Bruins over Philadelphia Flyers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Semi-Finals (4-0): Montreal Canadiens over Toronto Maple Leafs  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Flyers over Buffalo Sabres  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-3): Toronto Maple Leafs over New York Islanders  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Boston Bruins over Chicago Black Hawks  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Montreal Canadiens over Detroit Red Wings  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Preliminary Round (2-0): Detroit Red Wings over Atlanta Flames  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (2-0): Toronto Maple Leafs over Los Angeles Kings  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (2-1): Buffalo Sabres over New York Rangers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (2-0): Philadelphia Flyers over Colorado Rockies  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

Rk Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Montreal Canadiens* 80 59 10 11 129 .806 359 183 2.06 -0.14 6.78 73 229 31.88 40 211 81.04 9 1
2 Boston Bruins* 80 51 18 11 113 .706 333 218 1.37 -0.07 6.89 49 242 20.25 53 296 82.09 7 2
3 New York Islanders* 80 48 17 15 111 .694 334 210 1.47 -0.08 6.80 71 227 31.28 45 272 83.46 7 6
4 Philadelphia Flyers* 80 45 20 15 105 .656 296 200 1.12 -0.08 6.20 51 219 23.29 66 340 80.59 18 5
5 Buffalo Sabres* 80 44 19 17 105 .656 288 215 0.90 -0.01 6.29 52 234 22.22 31 218 85.78 7 3
6 Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 41 29 10 92 .575 271 237 0.43 0.01 6.35 57 261 21.84 55 295 81.36 5 7
7 Atlanta Flames* 80 34 27 19 87 .544 274 252 0.28 0.00 6.58 43 195 22.05 51 264 80.68 4 4
8 Chicago Black Hawks* 80 32 29 19 83 .519 230 220 0.05 -0.07 5.63 43 205 20.98 46 295 84.41 4 3
9 Detroit Red Wings* 80 32 34 14 78 .488 252 266 -0.15 0.02 6.48 59 293 20.14 64 296 78.38 10 7
10 Los Angeles Kings* 80 31 34 15 77 .481 243 245 -0.01 0.01 6.10 50 254 19.69 46 236 80.51 3 6
11 New York Rangers* 80 30 37 13 73 .456 279 280 0.02 0.04 6.99 78 279 27.96 48 244 80.33 10 6
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 80 25 37 18 68 .425 254 321 -0.77 0.07 7.19 53 261 20.31 61 251 75.70 5 7
13 Colorado Rockies* 80 19 40 21 59 .369 257 305 -0.62 -0.02 7.03 63 279 22.58 53 237 77.64 5 7
14 Vancouver Canucks 80 20 43 17 57 .356 239 320 -1.01 0.01 6.99 60 269 22.30 65 230 71.74 3 7
15 Cleveland Barons 80 22 45 13 57 .356 230 325 -1.06 0.13 6.94 42 275 15.27 61 235 74.04 3 8
16 St. Louis Blues 80 20 47 13 53 .331 195 304 -1.33 0.03 6.24 44 264 16.67 52 194 73.20 2 3
17 Washington Capitals 80 17 49 14 48 .300 195 321 -1.45 0.12 6.45 34 278 12.23 73 260 71.92 2 15
18 Minnesota North Stars 80 18 53 9 45 .281 218 325 -1.31 0.03 6.79 49 328 14.94 61 218 72.02 3 10
League Average 80 32 33 15 79 .491 262 267 -0.06 0.00 6.60 54 257 20.95 54 255 78.66 6 6

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Ken Dryden*
D: Brad Park*
D: Denis Potvin*
C: Bryan Trottier*
LW: Clark Gillies*
RW: Guy Lafleur*
2nd Team
G: Don Edwards
D: Larry Robinson*
D: Borje Salming*
C: Darryl Sittler*
LW: Steve Shutt*
RW: Mike Bossy*