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1977-1978 Atlanta Flames: 34-27-19
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 20-13-7 (152 goals scored, 132 allowed) Road record: 14-14-12 (122 goals scored, 120 allowed) Head Coach: Fred Creighton Power Play: 43/195 (22.1%) Penalty Killing: 213/264 (80.7%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 4-4 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 227-197 274 goals scored (7th of 18 teams), 252 goals allowed (9th), 984 PIM (11th) NHL Averages: 3.30 goals/game (263.7 goals/team), 1099.7 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 12 Tom Lysiak 6'1 185 24 80 27 42 69 54 3 0 93 19 81 4 215 12.6 -3 C 16 Guy Chouinard 5'11 182 21 73 28 30 58 8 11 0 78 32 38 0 146 19.2 +8 LW 27 Eric Vail 6'1 220 24 79 22 36 58 16 8 0 98 29 68 2 178 12.4 +3 LW 24 Harold Phillipoff 6'3 220 21 67 17 36 53 128 2 0 85 12 46 0 132 12.9 +27 RW 11 Bob MacMillan 5'11 185 25 52 31 21 52 26 5 0 84 22 40 6 148 20.9 +28 C 10 Bill Clement 6'1 194 27 70 20 30 50 34 1 3 70 12 74 34 105 19.0 +18 RW 21 John Gould 5'11 197 28 79 19 28 47 21 2 0 73 16 88 38 133 14.3 +7 RW 25 Willi Plett 6'3 205 22 78 22 21 43 171 2 0 82 14 74 0 191 11.5 -6 RW 6 Ken Houston 6'2 210 24 74 22 16 38 51 2 0 54 4 46 0 147 15.0 +4 C 7 Bobby Lalonde 5'5 155 26 73 14 23 37 28 0 0 53 10 38 0 94 14.9 +5 C 18 Rey Comeau 5'8 190 29 79 10 22 32 20 0 1 42 2 51 11 114 8.8 0 D 4 Richard Mulhern 6'1 188 22 79 9 23 32 47 0 0 88 6 82 11 125 7.2 +11 D 19 Ed Kea 6'3 200 29 60 3 23 26 40 0 0 79 4 63 13 78 3.8 +25 D 8 Dave Shand 6'2 200 21 80 2 23 25 94 0 0 85 4 81 23 83 2.4 +23 D 23 Miles Zaharko 6'0 197 20 71 1 19 20 26 0 0 57 2 77 9 54 1.9 -13 LW 22 Bobby Simpson 6'0 190 21 55 10 8 18 49 0 0 31 1 30 0 91 11.0 0 D 5 Dick Redmond 5'11 178 28 42 7 11 18 16 5 0 64 20 38 6 86 8.1 +12 D 3 Pat Ribble 6'4 210 23 80 5 12 17 68 1 0 83 2 105 28 106 4.7 +4 LW 5 Curt Bennett 6'3 195 29 25 3 7 10 10 0 0 17 0 23 2 44 6.8 -4 D 2 Barry Gibbs 5'11 195 29 27 1 5 6 24 0 0 32 1 40 7 42 2.4 -2 D 2 Greg Fox 6'2 190 24 16 1 2 3 25 1 0 14 1 14 6 15 6.7 +5 G 30 Dan Bouchard 6'0 190 27 58 0 3 3 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 14 Tim Ecclestone 5'10 195 30 11 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 4 1 11 0.0 +1 G 31 Yves Belanger 5'11 170 25 7 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Phil Myre 6'1 185 29 9 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   30  Dan Bouchard         27   58  3340  153  2.75  25  12  19 1441   .894   0   2
G   31  Yves Belanger        25   17   937   55  3.52   7   8   0  433   .873   1   1
G    1  Phil Myre            29    9   523   43  4.93   2   7   0  267   .839   0   0
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1977 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  2   20  D    Miles Zaharko            129          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)        [pick acquired from COL]
  2   28  C    Don Laurence              79          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  2   31  RW   Brian Hill                19          Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)           [pick acquired from LA via VAN]
  4   72  G    Jim Craig                 30          Boston University (NCAA)             [pick acquired from MTL]
  5   82  D    Curt Christofferson                   Colorado College (NCAA)            
  6  100  C    Bernie Harbec                         Laval National (QMJHL)             
  7  118  RW   Bobby Gould              697          University of New Hampshire (NCAA)  
  8  133  LW   Jimmy Bennett                         Brown University (NCAA)            
  9  148  RW   Tim Harrer                 3          University of Minnesota (NCAA)     

Traded draft picks:

#1 to MTL (Mark Napier)
#3 to MTL (Pierre Lagace)
#4 to MTL (Rob Holland)

Transactions
08-1977traded Al McDonough to Red Wings for future considerations
08-18-1977sold Rick Bowness to Red Wings
09-20-1977signed Bobby Lalonde as a free agent
09-29-1977released Bill Moen
12-12-1977traded Phil Myre, Barry Gibbs and Curt Bennett to Blues for Dick Redmond, Bob MacMillan, Yves Belanger and St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1979 draft
06-06-1978signed Gene Carr as a free agent
08-17-1978signed Rejean Lemelin as a free agent
09-06-1978traded Dick Redmond to Bruins for Gregg Sheppard
09-06-1978traded Gregg Sheppard to Penguins for Jean Pronovost


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/11/1978 vs Detroit Red Wings L 3-5 04/13/1978 at Detroit Red Wings L 2-3 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 11 Bob MacMillan 5'11 185 25 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 LW 27 Eric Vail 6'1 220 24 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 C 7 Bobby Lalonde 5'5 155 26 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 C 16 Guy Chouinard 5'11 182 21 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 D 2 Greg Fox 6'2 190 24 2 0 1 1 8 0 0 C 12 Tom Lysiak 6'1 185 24 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 D 4 Richard Mulhern 6'1 188 22 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 LW 24 Harold Phillipoff 6'3 220 21 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 5 Dick Redmond 5'11 178 28 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 D 3 Pat Ribble 6'4 210 23 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 G 31 Yves Belanger 5'11 170 25 - - - - -- -- -- LW 14 Tim Ecclestone 5'10 195 30 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 19 Ed Kea 6'3 200 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 23 Miles Zaharko 6'0 197 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Dan Bouchard 6'0 190 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 10 Bill Clement 6'1 194 27 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 C 18 Rey Comeau 5'8 190 29 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 21 John Gould 5'11 197 28 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 RW 6 Ken Houston 6'2 210 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 Dave Shand 6'2 200 21 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 LW 22 Bobby Simpson 6'0 190 21 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 LW 5 Curt Bennett 6'3 195 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 2 Barry Gibbs 5'11 195 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Phil Myre 6'1 185 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 25 Willi Plett 6'3 205 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Dan Bouchard 27 2 120 7 3.50 0 2 47 .851 1 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1977   at Boston Bruins             T   2-2     0-0-1
10/15/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     1-0-1
10/19/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-1     2-0-1
10/21/1977   vs New York Islanders        T   3-3     2-0-2
10/22/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-5     2-1-2
10/25/1977   at St. Louis Blues           T   2-2     2-1-3
10/26/1977   vs Washington Capitals       L   2-6     2-2-3
10/29/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   4-3     3-2-3
11/01/1977   at New York Islanders        L   0-9     3-3-3
11/02/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     3-3-4
11/04/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     4-3-4
11/06/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     4-3-5
11/09/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-4     4-4-5
11/12/1977   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-6     4-5-5
11/13/1977   at New York Rangers          W   5-2     5-5-5
11/16/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-6     5-6-5
11/18/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   5-3     6-6-5
11/20/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-4     6-7-5
11/22/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     7-7-5
11/23/1977   at Washington Capitals       T   2-2     7-7-6
11/26/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     7-7-7
11/29/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     L   3-4     7-8-7
12/02/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-3     7-9-7
12/03/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-4     7-10-7
12/05/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     7-10-8
12/07/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   2-2     7-10-9
12/10/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   5-1     8-10-9
12/11/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-1     9-10-9
12/15/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          L   3-6     9-11-9
12/17/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-4     9-12-9
12/18/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-3     9-13-9
12/20/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         T   2-2     9-13-10
12/23/1977   at Colorado Rockies          W   6-2     10-13-10
12/27/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     10-14-10
12/29/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-4     11-14-10
12/31/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-0     12-14-10
01/01/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     12-14-11
01/04/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-4     12-15-11
01/06/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-3     13-15-11
01/09/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     14-15-11
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/11/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   4-2     15-15-11
01/14/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   4-8     15-16-11
01/16/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     15-17-11
01/18/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   1-0     16-17-11
01/20/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   5-3     17-17-11
01/22/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     18-17-11
01/26/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     18-18-11
01/28/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   5-7     18-19-11
01/29/1978   at Cleveland Barons          W   6-2     19-19-11
01/31/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-4     20-19-11
02/02/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   2-5     20-20-11
02/04/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          T   2-2     20-20-12
02/07/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     21-20-12
02/09/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     22-20-12
02/10/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-3     22-21-12
02/12/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     22-21-13
02/15/1978   at Cleveland Barons          T   5-5     22-21-14
02/16/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-5     22-22-14
02/18/1978   at New York Islanders        T   3-3     22-22-15
02/22/1978   vs New York Islanders        T   3-3     22-22-16
02/25/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     22-22-17
02/27/1978   at New York Rangers          W   5-3     23-22-17
03/01/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   3-4     23-23-17
03/02/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   3-4     23-24-17
03/04/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   9-3     24-24-17
03/07/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     24-25-17
03/08/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   8-3     25-25-17
03/11/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-1     26-25-17
03/14/1978   at Colorado Rockies          T   4-4     26-25-18
03/15/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   6-2     27-25-18
03/18/1978   at New York Islanders        W   5-2     28-25-18
03/22/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-4     28-26-18
03/23/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-3     29-26-18
03/25/1978   vs Boston Bruins             W   6-3     30-26-18
03/29/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   7-4     31-26-18
04/01/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   6-0     32-26-18
04/02/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     33-26-18
04/05/1978   at New York Rangers          W   4-2     34-26-18
04/08/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   1-1     34-26-19
04/09/1978   at Washington Capitals       L   2-4     34-27-19

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