1977-78 New England Whalers Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

Record: 44-31-5 (93 points), Finished 2nd in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Harry Neale (44-31-5)

Goals For: 335 (3rd of 10), Goals Against: 269 (3rd of 10)
SRS: 0.73 (2nd of 10), SOS: -0.10 (9th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Avco Cup Final (4-0) versus Winnipeg Jets
Lost Semi-Finals (1-4) versus Quebec Nordiques
Won Quarter-Finals (4-1) versus Edmonton Oilers

Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1977-10-12 @ Houston Aeros W 3 0 1 0 0 W 1
2 1977-10-15 Birmingham Bulls W 5 2 2 0 0 W 2
3 1977-10-16 @ Cincinnati Stingers L 2 6 2 1 0 L 1
4 1977-10-18 @ Indianapolis Racers T 2 2 2 1 1 T 1
5 1977-10-19 @ Edmonton Oilers W 6 3 3 1 1 W 1
6 1977-10-21 @ Winnipeg Jets W 5 2 4 1 1 W 2
7 1977-10-26 Quebec Nordiques W 7 1 5 1 1 W 3
8 1977-10-29 Houston Aeros W 7 2 6 1 1 W 4
9 1977-11-01 @ Quebec Nordiques W 6 3 7 1 1 W 5
10 1977-11-04 Cincinnati Stingers W 4 3 8 1 1 W 6
11 1977-11-06 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 5 2 9 1 1 W 7
12 1977-11-08 @ Birmingham Bulls W 4 3 10 1 1 W 8
13 1977-11-10 Edmonton Oilers W 5 3 11 1 1 W 9
14 1977-11-12 Indianapolis Racers W 5 3 12 1 1 W 10
15 1977-11-15 @ Indianapolis Racers W 6 4 13 1 1 W 11
16 1977-11-18 Winnipeg Jets W 3 2 14 1 1 W 12
17 1977-11-20 @ Edmonton Oilers W OT 5 4 15 1 1 W 13
18 1977-11-22 @ Quebec Nordiques L 4 5 15 2 1 L 1
19 1977-11-23 Indianapolis Racers T 3 3 15 2 2 T 1
20 1977-11-25 Quebec Nordiques L 2 6 15 3 2 L 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1977-11-26 Edmonton Oilers L 1 3 15 4 2 L 2
22 1977-11-30 @ Houston Aeros T 3 3 15 4 3 T 1
23 1977-12-02 Winnipeg Jets W 4 1 16 4 3 W 1
24 1977-12-03 Cincinnati Stingers L 2 5 16 5 3 L 1
25 1977-12-06 @ Indianapolis Racers L 2 5 16 6 3 L 2
26 1977-12-07 @ Birmingham Bulls W 6 3 17 6 3 W 1
27 1977-12-09 @ Birmingham Bulls W OT 2 1 18 6 3 W 2
28 1977-12-14 Soviet All-Stars W 7 2 19 6 3 W 3
29 1977-12-16 Czechoslovakia W 5 3 20 6 3 W 4
30 1977-12-17 Winnipeg Jets L 3 6 20 7 3 L 1
31 1977-12-18 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 7 20 8 3 L 2
32 1977-12-23 Indianapolis Racers W 5 3 21 8 3 W 1
33 1977-12-27 Birmingham Bulls W 8 1 22 8 3 W 2
34 1977-12-30 Birmingham Bulls W 6 2 23 8 3 W 3
35 1978-01-01 @ Cincinnati Stingers W OT 4 3 24 8 3 W 4
36 1978-01-04 Quebec Nordiques L 4 6 24 9 3 L 1
37 1978-01-06 @ Indianapolis Racers L 3 4 24 10 3 L 2
38 1978-01-07 Cincinnati Stingers W 5 3 25 10 3 W 1
39 1978-01-08 Birmingham Bulls L 4 5 25 11 3 L 1
40 1978-01-13 Edmonton Oilers W 2 0 26 11 3 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1978-01-14 Houston Aeros L OT 4 5 26 12 3 L 1
42 1978-01-18 @ Edmonton Oilers L 0 1 26 13 3 L 2
43 1978-01-20 @ Winnipeg Jets T 4 4 26 13 4 T 1
44 1978-01-21 @ Quebec Nordiques L 2 3 26 14 4 L 1
45 1978-01-22 Quebec Nordiques W 6 3 27 14 4 W 1
46 1978-01-25 @ Cincinnati Stingers L OT 7 8 27 15 4 L 1
47 1978-01-27 @ Birmingham Bulls W 6 2 28 15 4 W 1
48 1978-01-28 @ Houston Aeros W 3 0 29 15 4 W 2
49 1978-01-29 @ Houston Aeros L 4 6 29 16 4 L 1
50 1978-02-01 Edmonton Oilers W 4 3 30 16 4 W 1
51 1978-02-03 Edmonton Oilers L 3 6 30 17 4 L 1
52 1978-02-04 @ Houston Aeros L 4 5 30 18 4 L 2
53 1978-02-11 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 8 7 31 18 4 W 1
54 1978-02-14 Quebec Nordiques W 5 1 32 18 4 W 2
55 1978-02-16 Winnipeg Jets L OT 1 2 32 19 4 L 1
56 1978-02-18 @ Indianapolis Racers W 4 1 33 19 4 W 1
57 1978-02-21 @ Quebec Nordiques L OT 5 6 33 20 4 L 1
58 1978-02-22 @ Winnipeg Jets L 2 4 33 21 4 L 2
59 1978-02-24 @ Winnipeg Jets L 2 7 33 22 4 L 3
60 1978-02-26 @ Edmonton Oilers W 6 5 34 22 4 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1978-03-01 Quebec Nordiques L OT 3 4 34 23 4 L 1
62 1978-03-03 Houston Aeros L OT 2 3 34 24 4 L 2
63 1978-03-04 Birmingham Bulls L 2 5 34 25 4 L 3
64 1978-03-05 @ Quebec Nordiques L 1 2 34 26 4 L 4
65 1978-03-09 @ Houston Aeros L 4 6 34 27 4 L 5
66 1978-03-10 @ Birmingham Bulls W OT 5 4 35 27 4 W 1
67 1978-03-14 Birmingham Bulls W 6 0 36 27 4 W 2
68 1978-03-15 Indianapolis Racers W 7 0 37 27 4 W 3
69 1978-03-17 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 6 2 38 27 4 W 4
70 1978-03-18 @ Quebec Nordiques L 3 5 38 28 4 L 1
71 1978-03-21 Indianapolis Racers W 6 3 39 28 4 W 1
72 1978-03-22 Winnipeg Jets L 3 5 39 29 4 L 1
73 1978-03-24 Houston Aeros L 0 1 39 30 4 L 2
74 1978-03-26 Edmonton Oilers W 5 3 40 30 4 W 1
75 1978-03-29 Cincinnati Stingers W 6 1 41 30 4 W 2
76 1978-04-03 Houston Aeros W 8 6 42 30 4 W 3
77 1978-04-05 @ Edmonton Oilers T 4 4 42 30 5 T 1
78 1978-04-06 @ Winnipeg Jets L 4 7 42 31 5 L 1
79 1978-04-10 Cincinnati Stingers W 6 1 43 31 5 W 1
80 1978-04-11 Indianapolis Racers W 6 3 44 31 5 W 2

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1978-04-14 Edmonton Oilers W 6 4 1 0 0 W 1
2 1978-04-16 Edmonton Oilers W 4 1 2 0 0 W 2
3 1978-04-19 @ Edmonton Oilers L 0 2 2 1 0 L 1
4 1978-04-21 @ Edmonton Oilers W 9 1 3 1 0 W 1
5 1978-04-23 Edmonton Oilers W 4 1 4 1 0 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
6 1978-04-28 Quebec Nordiques W 5 1 5 1 0 W 3
7 1978-04-30 Quebec Nordiques L 2 3 5 2 0 L 1
8 1978-05-03 @ Quebec Nordiques W 5 4 6 2 0 W 1
9 1978-05-05 @ Quebec Nordiques W 7 3 7 2 0 W 2
10 1978-05-07 Quebec Nordiques W 6 3 8 2 0 W 3
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
11 1978-05-12 Winnipeg Jets L 1 4 8 3 0 L 1
12 1978-05-14 Winnipeg Jets L 2 5 8 4 0 L 2
13 1978-05-19 @ Winnipeg Jets L 2 10 8 5 0 L 3
14 1978-05-22 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 5 8 6 0 L 4