League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Avco Cup Final 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 20 Winnipeg Jets 4 Houston Aeros 3
Game 2 May 23 Winnipeg Jets 5 Houston Aeros 4
Game 3 May 25 Houston Aeros 3 Winnipeg Jets 6
Game 4 May 27 Houston Aeros 1 Winnipeg Jets 9
 
Semi-Finals 4-3 Houston Aeros over New England Whalers  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 5 New England Whalers 4 Houston Aeros 2
Game 2 May 7 New England Whalers 2 Houston Aeros 5
Game 3 May 9 Houston Aeros 1 New England Whalers 4
Game 4 May 11 Houston Aeros 4 New England Whalers 3
Game 5 May 13 New England Whalers 2 Houston Aeros 4
Game 6 May 15 Houston Aeros 1 New England Whalers 6
Game 7 May 16 New England Whalers 0 Houston Aeros 2
Semi-Finals 4-1 Winnipeg Jets over Calgary Cowboys  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 23 Calgary Cowboys 1 Winnipeg Jets 6
Game 2 April 25 Calgary Cowboys 2 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 3 April 28 Winnipeg Jets 6 Calgary Cowboys 3
Game 4 April 30 Winnipeg Jets 3 Calgary Cowboys 7
Game 5 May 2 Calgary Cowboys 0 Winnipeg Jets 4
 
Quarter-Finals 4-2 Houston Aeros over San Diego Mariners  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 21 San Diego Mariners 6 Houston Aeros 8
Game 2 April 23 San Diego Mariners 1 Houston Aeros 3
Game 3 April 25 Houston Aeros 8 San Diego Mariners 4
Game 4 April 27 Houston Aeros 2 San Diego Mariners 3
Game 5 April 28 San Diego Mariners 3 Houston Aeros 2
Game 6 April 30 Houston Aeros 3 San Diego Mariners 2
Quarter-Finals 4-3 New England Whalers over Indianapolis Racers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 New England Whalers 4 Indianapolis Racers 1
Game 2 April 17 New England Whalers 0 Indianapolis Racers 4
Game 3 April 21 Indianapolis Racers 0 New England Whalers 3
Game 4 April 23 Indianapolis Racers 1 New England Whalers 2
Game 5 April 24 New England Whalers 0 Indianapolis Racers 4
Game 6 April 27 Indianapolis Racers 5 New England Whalers 3
Game 7 April 29 New England Whalers 6 Indianapolis Racers 0
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Calgary Cowboys over Quebec Nordiques  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 10 Calgary Cowboys 3 Quebec Nordiques 1
Game 2 April 11 Calgary Cowboys 8 Quebec Nordiques 4
Game 3 April 14 Quebec Nordiques 2 Calgary Cowboys 3
Game 4 April 16 Quebec Nordiques 4 Calgary Cowboys 3
Game 5 April 18 Calgary Cowboys 6 Quebec Nordiques 4
Quarter-Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 9 Edmonton Oilers 3 Winnipeg Jets 7
Game 2 April 11 Edmonton Oilers 4 Winnipeg Jets 5 (OT)
Game 3 April 14 Winnipeg Jets 3 Edmonton Oilers 2
Game 4 April 16 Winnipeg Jets 7 Edmonton Oilers 2
 
Preliminary Round 2-3 Phoenix Roadrunners tied with San Diego Mariners  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 9 San Diego Mariners 2 Phoenix Roadrunners 3 (OT)
Game 2 April 10 Phoenix Roadrunners 2 San Diego Mariners 4
Game 3 April 13 San Diego Mariners 4 Phoenix Roadrunners 6
Game 4 April 15 Phoenix Roadrunners 1 San Diego Mariners 5
Game 5 April 17 San Diego Mariners 2 Phoenix Roadrunners 1
Preliminary Round 3-0 New England Whalers over Cleveland Crusaders  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 9 Cleveland Crusaders 3 New England Whalers 5
Game 2 April 10 New England Whalers 6 Cleveland Crusaders 1
Game 3 April 11 New England Whalers 3 Cleveland Crusaders 2

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Winnipeg Jets 13 12 1 0 1 0 .923 68 35 33
2 New England Whalers 17 10 7 0 0 0 .588 53 40 13
3 Houston Aeros 17 8 9 0 0 0 .471 56 64 -8
4 Calgary Cowboys 10 5 5 0 0 0 .500 36 37 -1
5 San Diego Mariners 11 5 6 0 0 1 .455 36 39 -3
6 Indianapolis Racers 7 3 4 0 0 0 .429 15 18 -3
7 Phoenix Roadrunners 5 2 3 0 1 0 .400 13 17 -4
8 Quebec Nordiques 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 15 23 -8
9 Cleveland Crusaders 3 0 3 0 0 0 .000 6 14 -8
10 Edmonton Oilers 4 0 4 0 0 1 .000 11 22 -11
League Average 9.2 4.6 4.6 0.0 0.5 0.5 .500 30.9 30.9 0

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1976-04-08 BUF Gare, Danny BUF 3-2 STL 1 11:43
1976-04-09 BUF Luce, Don BUF 2-1 STL 1 14:27
1976-04-13 BOS Goring, Butch LAK 3-2 BOS 1 0:27
1976-04-13 BUF Gare, Danny BUF 3-2 NYI 1 14:04
1976-04-22 LAK Goring, Butch LAK 4-3 BOS 1 18:28
1976-04-29 PHI Leach, Reggie PHI 2-1 BOS 1 13:38

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Anders HedbergWNJ 13
2. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 12
3. Tom WebsterNEW 10
4. John TonelliHSA 7
Ulf NilssonWNJ 7
Veli-Pekka KetolaWNJ 7
Don LarwayHSA 7
Assists
1. Ulf NilssonWNJ 19
2. Mike FordWNJ 12
3. Rosaire PaiementNEW 11
4. Terry RuskowskiHSA 10
Thommie BergmanWNJ 10
Mark Howe* • HSA 10
Points
1. Ulf NilssonWNJ 26
2. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 20
3. Tom WebsterNEW 19
Anders HedbergWNJ 19
5. Mark Howe* • HSA 16
Terry RuskowskiHSA 16
Penalties in Minutes
1. Terry RuskowskiHSA 64
2. Nick FotiuNEW 57
3. Bill ButtersHSA 51
4. Rick LeyNEW 49
5. Rosaire PaiementNEW 41
Peter DriscollCGC 41
Goals Per Game
1. Anders HedbergWNJ 1.00
2. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 0.92
3. Tom WebsterNEW 0.59
4. Ulf NilssonWNJ 0.54
Veli-Pekka KetolaWNJ 0.54
Assists Per Game
1. Ulf NilssonWNJ 1.46
2. Serge BernierQBN 1.20
3. Real CloutierQBN 1.00
Mike FordWNJ 1.00
5. Thommie BergmanWNJ 0.77
Points Per Game
1. Ulf NilssonWNJ 2.00
2. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 1.54
3. Anders HedbergWNJ 1.46
4. Tom WebsterNEW 1.12
5. Mike FordWNJ 1.08
Games Played
1. Ron GrahameHSA 14
Cap RaederNEW 14
3. Joe DaleyWNJ 12
4. Ernie WakelySDM 11
5. Don McLeodCGC 10
Goals Against
1. Ron GrahameHSA 54
2. Ernie WakelySDM 39
3. Don McLeodCGC 37
4. Cap RaederNEW 31
5. Joe DaleyWNJ 29
Goals Against Average
1. Cap RaederNEW 2.27
2. Jim ParkINR 2.46
3. Joe DaleyWNJ 2.59
4. Jack NorrisPHR 3.42
5. Ernie WakelySDM 3.66
Shutouts
1. Cap RaederNEW 2
Jim ParkINR 2
3. Ron GrahameHSA 1
Joe DaleyWNJ 1

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