1976 WHA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Winnipeg Jets

WHA Playoff MVP: Ulf Nilsson (7 G, 19 A, 26 P)

Goals Leader: Anders Hedberg (13)
Assists Leader: Ulf Nilsson (19)
Points Leader: Ulf Nilsson (26)

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League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Semi-Finals (4-3): Houston Aeros over New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Semi-Finals (4-1): Winnipeg Jets over Calgary Cowboys  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-2): Houston Aeros over San Diego Mariners  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-3): New England Whalers over Indianapolis Racers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Calgary Cowboys over Quebec Nordiques  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Preliminary Round (2-3): Phoenix Roadrunners tied with San Diego Mariners  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (3-0): New England Whalers over Cleveland Crusaders  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

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

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