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1977-78 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics

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Record: 30-37-13 (73 points), Finished 4th in NHL Patrick Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jean-Guy Talbot (30-37-13)

Goals For: 279 (6th of 18), Goals Against: 280 (11th of 18)
SRS: 0.02 (9th of 18), SOS: 0.04 (4th of 18)

Playoffs:
Lost Preliminary Round (2-1) versus Buffalo Sabres

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
New York Rangers 80 30 37 13 73 .456 279 280 0.02 0.04 6.99 78 279 27.96 48 244 80.33 10 6
League Average 80 33 33 15 80 .500 264 264 0.00 0.00 6.59 54 255 21.15 54 255 78.85 6 6

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
31 Hardy Astrom G 26 6-0 170 -/L R March 29, 1951 2-2-0, 3.50 GAA
6 Don Awrey D 34 6-0 175 L/- 14 July 18, 1943 2 G, 8 A, 10 P
15 Jerry Byers LW 25 5-11 170 L/- 3 March 29, 1952 2 G, 1 A, 3 P
00 John Davidson G 24 6-3 205 -/L 4 February 27, 1953 14-13-4, 3.18 GAA
23 Lucien DeBlois RW 20 5-11 200 R/- R June 21, 1957 22 G, 8 A, 30 P
9 Wayne Dillon C 22 6-0 185 L/- 2 May 25, 1955 5 G, 13 A, 18 P
10 Ron Duguay C 20 6-2 200 R/- R July 6, 1957 20 G, 20 A, 40 P
77 Phil Esposito C 35 6-1 205 L/- 14 February 20, 1942 38 G, 43 A, 81 P
3 Dave Farrish D 21 6-1 195 L/- 1 August 1, 1956 3 G, 5 A, 8 P
22 Nick Fotiu LW 25 6-2 210 L/- 1 May 25, 1952 2 G, 7 A, 9 P
7 Rod Gilbert RW 36 5-9 180 R/- 17 July 1, 1941 2 G, 7 A, 9 P
12 Bill Goldsworthy RW 33 6-0 190 R/- 13 August 24, 1944 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
11 Benoit Gosselin LW 20 5-11 190 L/- R July 19, 1957 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
4 Ron Greschner D 23 6-2 205 L/- 3 December 22, 1954 24 G, 48 A, 72 P
19 Mark Heaslip RW 26 5-10 190 R/- 1 December 26, 1951 5 G, 10 A, 15 P
28 Greg Hickey LW 22 5-10 160 L/- R March 8, 1955 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
16 Pat Hickey LW 24 6-1 190 L/- 2 May 15, 1953 40 G, 33 A, 73 P
88 Ken Hodge RW 33 6-2 210 R/- 13 June 25, 1944 2 G, 4 A, 6 P
17 Greg Holst C 23 5-10 170 L/- 2 February 21, 1954 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
17 Eddie Johnstone RW 23 5-9 175 R/- 1 March 2, 1954 13 G, 13 A, 26 P
21 Mike Keating LW 21 6-0 185 L/- R January 21, 1957 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
26 Dave Maloney D 21 6-1 195 L/- 3 July 31, 1956 2 G, 19 A, 21 P
25 Mario Marois D 20 5-11 190 R/- R December 15, 1957 1 G, 1 A, 2 P
27 Mike McEwen D 21 6-1 185 L/- 1 August 10, 1956 5 G, 13 A, 18 P
14 Don Murdoch RW 21 5-11 180 R/- 1 October 25, 1956 27 G, 28 A, 55 P
24 Dan Newman LW 26 6-1 195 L/- 1 January 26, 1952 5 G, 13 A, 18 P
20 Greg Polis LW 27 6-0 195 L/- 7 August 8, 1950 7 G, 16 A, 23 P
15 Dallas Smith D 36 5-11 180 L/- 15 October 10, 1941 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
1 Doug Soetaert G 22 6-0 180 -/L 2 April 21, 1955 2-2-2, 3.33 GAA
21 Bud Stefanski C 22 5-10 170 L/- R April 28, 1955 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
33 Wayne Thomas G 30 6-2 195 -/L 4 October 9, 1947 12-20-7, 3.60 GAA
18 Walt Tkaczuk C 30 6-0 185 L/- 10 September 29, 1947 26 G, 40 A, 66 P
5 Carol Vadnais D 32 6-1 185 L/- 11 September 25, 1945 6 G, 40 A, 46 P
8 Steve Vickers LW 26 6-0 180 L/- 5 April 21, 1951 19 G, 44 A, 63 P

Scoring Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Phil Esposito C 35 79 38 43 81 33 -22 53 17 21 0 5 25 1 17 259 14.7 0 0:00 6.8 0.6 7.4
2 Pat Hickey LW 24 80 40 33 73 32 -19 47 29 10 1 3 14 1 18 215 18.6 0 0:00 6.3 0.7 6.9
3 Ron Greschner D 23 78 24 48 72 27 3 100 15 8 1 5 24 1 23 180 13.3 0 0:00 6.5 4.5 11.0
4 Walt Tkaczuk C 30 80 26 40 66 26 15 30 19 6 1 3 33 4 3 144 18.1 0 0:00 4.5 1.7 6.2
5 Steve Vickers LW 26 79 19 44 63 23 10 30 10 9 0 2 27 0 17 113 16.8 0 0:00 3.7 1.5 5.2
6 Don Murdoch RW 21 66 27 28 55 23 -5 41 17 10 0 1 20 0 8 188 14.4 0 0:00 4.2 0.9 5.1
7 Carol Vadnais D 32 80 6 40 46 15 -25 115 2 3 1 1 19 0 21 164 3.7 0 0:00 2.7 2.9 5.6
8 Ron Duguay C 20 71 20 20 40 17 -17 43 17 3 0 1 14 0 6 129 15.5 0 0:00 2.1 0.6 2.7
9 Lucien DeBlois RW 20 71 22 8 30 15 -11 27 21 1 0 3 6 0 2 111 19.8 0 0:00 1.5 0.8 2.2
10 Eddie Johnstone RW 23 53 13 13 26 11 -3 44 10 2 1 0 8 1 4 93 14.0 0 0:00 1.1 0.7 1.9
11 Greg Polis LW 27 37 7 16 23 8 -3 12 3 0 4 1 15 0 1 72 9.7 0 0:00 1.0 0.5 1.5
12 Dave Maloney D 21 56 2 19 21 6 18 63 2 0 0 0 17 0 2 71 2.8 0 0:00 0.7 4.2 5.0
13 Wayne Dillon C 22 59 5 13 18 6 -8 15 4 1 0 1 12 0 1 50 10.0 0 0:00 -0.5 0.7 0.2
14 Mike McEwen D 21 57 5 13 18 6 -11 52 3 2 0 0 7 0 6 65 7.7 0 0:00 0.7 2.5 3.2
15 Dan Newman LW 26 59 5 13 18 6 -11 22 5 0 0 1 12 0 1 81 6.2 0 0:00 -0.5 0.6 0.1
16 Mark Heaslip RW 26 29 5 10 15 6 3 34 5 0 0 0 7 2 1 32 15.6 0 0:00 0.5 0.5 1.0
17 Don Awrey D 34 78 2 8 10 3 -14 38 2 0 0 1 7 0 1 40 5.0 0 0:00 -0.7 3.4 2.8
18 Nick Fotiu LW 25 59 2 7 9 3 -14 105 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 32 6.3 0 0:00 -1.5 0.5 -1.0
19 Rod Gilbert RW 36 19 2 7 9 3 -10 6 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 27 7.4 0 0:00 0.1 0.0 0.1
20 Dave Farrish D 21 66 3 5 8 3 -13 62 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 100 3.0 0 0:00 -0.5 2.8 2.4
21 Ken Hodge RW 33 18 2 4 6 2 -6 8 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 13 15.4 0 0:00 -0.1 0.1 0.0
22 Dallas Smith D 36 29 1 4 5 2 -11 23 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 35 2.9 0 0:00 -0.1 0.9 0.8
23 Jerry Byers LW 25 7 2 1 3 1 -1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 28.6 0 0:00 0.1 0.1 0.2
24 Mario Marois D 20 8 1 1 2 1 -3 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 13 7.7 0 0:00 0.1 0.3 0.3
25 Bill Goldsworthy RW 33 7 0 1 1 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.1 -0.1
26 Wayne Thomas G 30 41 0 1 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 5.3
27 Hardy Astrom G 26 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.6
28 John Davidson G 24 34 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 5.2
29 Benoit Gosselin LW 20 7 0 0 0 0 -3 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0:00 -0.3 0.0 -0.3
30 Greg Hickey LW 22 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 -0.1
31 Greg Holst C 23 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 -0.2 0.0 -0.1
32 Mike Keating LW 21 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 -0.1
33 Doug Soetaert G 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.9
34 Bud Stefanski C 22 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 -0.1
Team Total 80 279 440 719 -164 1049 191 78 10 30 2252 12.4 38.1 32.0 82.2

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 John Davidson G 24 34 14 13 4 98 3.18 1 1848 5.2
2 Wayne Thomas G 30 41 12 20 7 141 3.60 4 2352 5.3
3 Hardy Astrom G 26 4 2 2 0 14 3.50 0 240 0.6
4 Doug Soetaert G 22 6 2 2 2 20 3.33 0 360 0.9
Team Total 80 30 37 13 273 3.41 5 4800 12.0

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV SH PP S S% TOI ATOI
1 Don Murdoch RW 21 3 1 3 4 1 4 1 0 0 1
2 Steve Vickers LW 26 3 2 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0
3 Pat Hickey LW 24 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0
4 Ron Duguay C 20 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0
5 Walt Tkaczuk C 30 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Carol Vadnais D 32 3 0 2 2 1 16 0 0 0 0
7 Wayne Dillon C 22 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Phil Esposito C 35 3 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
9 Dallas Smith D 36 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Don Awrey D 34 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
11 John Davidson G 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Lucien DeBlois RW 20 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
13 Dave Farrish D 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Nick Fotiu LW 25 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
15 Ron Greschner D 23 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
16 Mark Heaslip RW 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Dave Maloney D 21 3 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
18 Mario Marois D 20 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
19 Dan Newman LW 26 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
20 Wayne Thomas G 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 3 6 12 18 62 4 2 0 1

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 John Davidson G 24 2 1 1 7 3.44 0 122
2 Wayne Thomas G 30 1 0 1 4 4.00 0 60
Team Total 3 1 2 11 3.63 0 182