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1977-78 WHA Season Summary

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League Champion: Winnipeg Jets

Goals Leader: Marc Tardif (65)
Assists Leader: Ulf Nilsson (89) & Marc Tardif (89)
Points Leader: Marc Tardif (154)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Winnipeg Jets* 80 50 28 2 102 .638 381 270 1.22 -0.16
New England Whalers* 80 44 31 5 93 .581 335 269 0.73 -0.10
Houston Aeros* 80 42 34 4 88 .550 296 302 -0.07 0.01
Quebec Nordiques* 80 40 37 3 83 .519 349 347 0.03 0.01
Edmonton Oilers* 80 38 39 3 79 .494 309 307 0.04 0.01
Birmingham Bulls* 80 36 41 3 75 .469 287 314 -0.29 0.04
Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 42 3 73 .456 298 332 -0.38 0.05
Indianapolis Racers 80 24 51 5 53 .331 267 353 -0.95 0.13
Soviet All-Stars 8 3 4 1 7 .438 27 36 -1.08 0.04
Czechoslovakia 8 1 6 1 3 .188 21 40 -2.33 0.04

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Semi-Finals (1-4): Quebec Nordiques tied with New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-2): Quebec Nordiques over Houston Aeros  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): New England Whalers over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Winnipeg Jets over Birmingham Bulls  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA S S% SA SV% PDO
1 Winnipeg Jets* 80 50 28 2 102 .638 381 270 1.22 -0.16 8.14 78 330 23.64 44 233 81.12 16 10 2484 15.3 2318 .884
2 New England Whalers* 80 44 31 5 93 .581 335 269 0.73 -0.10 7.55 62 239 25.94 65 315 79.37 9 4 2580 13.0 2306 .885
3 Houston Aeros* 80 42 34 4 88 .550 296 302 -0.07 0.01 7.48 56 270 20.74 77 366 78.96 6 8 2202 13.4 2609 .886
4 Quebec Nordiques* 80 40 37 3 83 .519 349 347 0.03 0.01 8.70 79 277 28.52 60 269 77.70 11 10 2722 12.8 2738 .874
5 Edmonton Oilers* 80 38 39 3 79 .494 309 307 0.04 0.01 7.70 62 283 21.91 60 292 79.45 11 8 2859 10.8 2219 .865
6 Birmingham Bulls* 80 36 41 3 75 .469 287 314 -0.29 0.04 7.51 60 286 20.98 84 355 76.34 8 13 2278 12.6 2508 .877
7 Cincinnati Stingers 80 35 42 3 73 .456 298 332 -0.38 0.05 7.88 62 295 21.02 76 256 70.31 7 10 2488 12.0 2527 .871
8 Indianapolis Racers 80 24 51 5 53 .331 267 353 -0.95 0.13 7.75 56 317 17.67 51 241 78.84 6 13 2346 11.4 2649 .870
9 Soviet All-Stars 8 3 4 1 7 .438 27 36 -1.08 0.04 7.88 216 .833
10 Czechoslovakia 8 1 6 1 3 .188 21 40 -2.33 0.04 7.63 278 .856
League Average 66 31 31 3 66 .500 257 257 0.00 0.00 7.84 64 287 22.42 65 291 77.78 9 10 2495 12.9 2037 .876

WHA All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Al Smith
D: Al Hamilton
D: Lars-Erik Sjoberg
C: Ulf Nilsson
LW: Marc Tardif
RW: Anders Hedberg
2nd Team
G: Ernie Wakely
D: Rick Ley
D: Barry Long
C: Robbie Ftorek
LW: Bobby Hull*
RW: Real Cloutier