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1976-77 WHA Season Summary

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League Champion: Quebec Nordiques

Goals Leader: Anders Hedberg (70)
Assists Leader: Ulf Nilsson (85)
Points Leader: Real Cloutier (141)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
East Division
Quebec Nordiques* 81 47 31 3 97 .599 353 295 0.67 -0.05
Cincinnati Stingers* 81 39 37 5 83 .512 354 303 0.59 -0.04
Indianapolis Racers* 81 36 37 8 80 .494 276 305 -0.28 0.08
New England Whalers* 81 35 40 6 76 .469 275 290 -0.13 0.06
Birmingham Bulls 81 31 46 4 66 .407 289 309 -0.19 0.06
Minnesota Fighting Saints 42 19 18 5 43 .512 136 129 0.16 -0.01
West Division
Houston Aeros* 80 50 24 6 106 .663 320 241 0.83 -0.16
Winnipeg Jets* 80 46 32 2 94 .588 366 291 0.78 -0.16
San Diego Mariners* 81 40 37 4 84 .519 284 283 -0.04 -0.06
Edmonton Oilers* 81 34 43 4 72 .444 243 304 -0.67 0.08
Calgary Cowboys 81 31 43 7 69 .426 252 296 -0.49 0.06
Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 60 .375 281 383 -1.15 0.12

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final (4-3): Quebec Nordiques over Winnipeg Jets  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Division Finals (4-2): Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Finals (4-1): Quebec Nordiques over Indianapolis Racers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Houston Aeros over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-3): Winnipeg Jets over San Diego Mariners  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-0): Indianapolis Racers over Cincinnati Stingers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Quebec Nordiques over New England Whalers  ▪  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 Houston Aeros* 80 50 24 6 106 .663 320 241 0.83 -0.16 7.01 64 227 28.19 61 361 83.10 11 4
2 Quebec Nordiques* 81 47 31 3 97 .599 353 295 0.67 -0.05 8.00 70 258 27.13 66 316 79.11 16 6
3 Winnipeg Jets* 80 46 32 2 94 .588 366 291 0.78 -0.16 8.21 90 370 24.32 49 231 78.79 9 11
4 San Diego Mariners* 81 40 37 4 84 .519 284 283 -0.04 -0.06 7.00 69 257 26.85 43 204 78.92 11 6
5 Cincinnati Stingers* 81 39 37 5 83 .512 354 303 0.59 -0.04 8.11 54 283 19.08 58 259 77.61 6 7
6 Indianapolis Racers* 81 36 37 8 80 .494 276 305 -0.28 0.08 7.17 57 259 22.01 62 251 75.30 7 2
7 New England Whalers* 81 35 40 6 76 .469 275 290 -0.13 0.06 6.98 47 245 19.18 65 281 76.87 8 10
8 Edmonton Oilers* 81 34 43 4 72 .444 243 304 -0.67 0.08 6.75 50 242 20.66 58 278 79.14 1 11
9 Calgary Cowboys 81 31 43 7 69 .426 252 296 -0.49 0.06 6.77 38 258 14.73 47 228 79.39 8 10
10 Birmingham Bulls 81 31 46 4 66 .407 289 309 -0.19 0.06 7.38 50 261 19.16 54 231 76.62 6 7
11 Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 60 .375 281 383 -1.15 0.12 8.30 47 246 19.11 62 243 74.49 5 10
12 Minnesota Fighting Saints 42 19 18 5 43 .512 136 129 0.16 -0.01 6.31 22 107 20.56 33 130 74.62 3 7
League Average 78 36 37 5 77 .491 283 289 -0.06 0.01 7.31 54 252 21.38 55 252 78.17 7 8

WHA All-Star Team

1st Team
G: John Garrett
D: Darryl Maggs
D: Ron Plumb
C: Robbie Ftorek
LW: Marc Tardif
RW: Anders Hedberg
2nd Team
G: Joe Daley
D: Mark Howe*
D: Poul Popiel
C: Ulf Nilsson
LW: Rick Dudley
RW: Real Cloutier