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1977-1978 Boston Bruins: 51-18-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 29-6-5 (180 goals scored, 94 allowed) Road record: 22-12-6 (153 goals scored, 124 allowed) Head Coach: Don Cherry Power Play: 49/242 (20.2%) Penalty Killing: 243/296 (82.1%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 7-2 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 277-163 333 goals scored (3rd of 18 teams), 218 goals allowed (5th), 1237 PIM (7th) 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% +/- RW 24 Terry O'Reilly 6'1 200 26 77 29 61 90 211 5 0 120 28 52 0 166 17.5 +40 C 10 Jean Ratelle 6'1 180 37 80 25 59 84 10 3 0 112 16 53 6 158 15.8 +49 C 8 Peter McNab 6'3 210 25 79 41 39 80 4 5 0 104 16 53 0 227 18.1 +35 D 22 Brad Park 6'0 200 29 80 22 57 79 79 9 0 199 46 118 33 225 9.8 +68 RW 12 Wayne Cashman 6'1 208 32 76 24 38 62 69 1 0 93 9 51 1 134 17.9 +34 RW 16 Rick Middleton 5'11 170 24 79 25 35 60 8 2 0 101 10 52 1 171 14.6 +40 C 19 Gregg Sheppard 5'8 170 28 54 23 36 59 24 5 1 79 25 56 21 160 14.4 +19 RW 11 Bobby Schmautz 5'9 172 32 54 27 27 54 87 4 3 73 23 33 7 174 15.5 +24 LW 21 Don Marcotte 5'11 183 30 77 20 34 54 16 4 2 96 14 94 44 159 12.6 +32 LW 17 Stan Jonathan 5'8 175 22 68 27 25 52 116 0 0 78 11 46 13 121 22.3 +34 C 14 Bob Miller 5'11 180 21 76 20 20 40 41 1 1 52 2 38 4 134 14.9 +16 D 26 Mike Milbury 6'1 200 25 80 8 30 38 151 0 0 135 4 106 27 82 9.8 +52 LW 18 John Wensink 6'0 200 24 80 16 20 36 181 1 0 65 2 40 0 131 12.2 +23 D 23 Rick Smith 5'11 190 29 79 7 29 36 69 0 0 140 8 87 25 116 6.0 +70 LW 9 Johnny Bucyk 6'0 190 42 53 5 13 18 4 5 0 28 15 15 0 47 10.6 -2 D 25 Gary Doak 5'11 175 31 61 4 13 17 50 1 0 83 3 53 10 66 6.1 +37 D 20 Al Sims 6'0 182 24 43 2 8 10 6 0 0 28 0 20 3 55 3.6 +11 C 28 Matti Hagman 6'1 184 22 15 4 1 5 2 3 0 9 6 4 0 13 30.8 -1 D 6 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 28 16 2 3 5 29 0 0 23 0 20 3 15 13.3 +6 D 6 Mike Forbes 6'2 200 20 32 0 4 4 15 0 0 14 3 19 3 22 0.0 -5 RW 27 Dwight Foster 5'10 190 20 14 2 1 3 6 0 0 3 0 2 0 24 8.3 +1 D 29 Doug Halward 6'1 200 22 25 0 2 2 2 0 0 9 3 14 9 18 0.0 +1 G 30 Gerry Cheevers 5'11 185 37 21 0 1 1 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Gilles Gilbert 6'1 175 28 25 0 1 1 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 31 Ron Grahame 5'11 175 27 40 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 29 Jim Pettie 6'0 195 24 1 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 --- -1 LW 32 Steve Langdon 5'11 175 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 -1 C/RW 7 Sean Shanahan 6'3 205 26 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 0.0 -1 C/LW 27 Clayton Pachal 5'10 185 21 10 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 -1
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    1  Gilles Gilbert       28   25  1326   56  2.53  15   6   2  485   .885   0   2
G   30  Gerry Cheevers       37   21  1086   48  2.65  10   5   2  426   .887   1   1
G   31  Ron Grahame          27   40  2328  107  2.76  26   6   7  850   .874   0   3
G   29  Jim Pettie           24    1    60    6  6.00   0   1   0   26   .769   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
  1   16  RW   Dwight Foster            541          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  2   34  G    Dave Parro                77          Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            
  3   52  D    Mike Forbes               50          St. Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
  4   70  RW   Brian McGregor                        Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            
  5   88  D    Doug Butler                           St. Louis University (NCAA)        
  6  106  D    Keith Johnson                         Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            
  7  122  RW   Ralph Cox                             University of New Hampshire (NCAA)  
  8  138  D    Mario Claude                          Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
09-07-1977sold Tom Edur to Rockies
10-10-1977Capitals claimed Dave Forbes in waiver draft
10-13-1977signed Sean Shanahan and Ron Grahame as free agents
12-1977sold Matti Hagman to Nordiques
03-10-1978claimed Dennis O'Brien on waivers from Barons
03-13-1978sold Darryl Edestrand to Kings
09-06-1978traded Gregg Sheppard to Flames for Dick Redmond
09-18-1978traded Doug Halward to Kings for future considerations


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 2 04/17/1978 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 6-1 04/19/1978 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 4-3 (OT) 04/21/1978 at Chicago Black Hawks W 4-3 (OT) 04/23/1978 at Chicago Black Hawks W 5-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 05/02/1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 3-2 (OT) 05/04/1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 7-5 05/07/1978 at Philadelphia Flyers L 1-3 05/09/1978 at Philadelphia Flyers W 4-2 05/11/1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 6-3 -------------------------------------------------- Stanley Cup Finals 05/13/1978 at Montreal Canadiens L 1-4 05/16/1978 at Montreal Canadiens L 2-3 (OT) 05/18/1978 vs Montreal Canadiens W 4-0 05/21/1978 vs Montreal Canadiens W 4-3 (OT) 05/23/1978 at Montreal Canadiens L 1-4 05/25/1978 vs Montreal Canadiens L 1-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- D 22 Brad Park 6'0 200 29 15 9 11 20 14 4 0 C 8 Peter McNab 6'3 210 25 15 8 11 19 2 0 0 RW 24 Terry O'Reilly 6'1 200 26 15 5 10 15 40 1 0 RW 11 Bobby Schmautz 5'9 172 32 15 7 8 15 11 2 0 C 19 Gregg Sheppard 5'8 170 28 15 2 10 12 6 0 0 RW 12 Wayne Cashman 6'1 208 32 15 4 6 10 13 3 0 C 10 Jean Ratelle 6'1 180 37 15 3 7 10 0 0 0 LW 21 Don Marcotte 5'11 183 30 15 5 4 9 8 1 0 D 26 Mike Milbury 6'1 200 25 15 1 8 9 27 0 0 RW 16 Rick Middleton 5'11 170 24 15 5 2 7 0 0 0 D 23 Rick Smith 5'11 190 29 15 1 5 6 18 0 0 LW 18 John Wensink 6'0 200 24 15 2 2 4 54 0 0 C 14 Bob Miller 5'11 180 21 13 0 3 3 15 0 0 D 25 Gary Doak 5'11 175 31 12 1 0 1 4 0 0 D 6 Dennis O'Brien 6'0 195 28 14 0 1 1 28 0 0 LW 17 Stan Jonathan 5'8 175 22 15 0 1 1 36 0 0 G 31 Ron Grahame 5'11 175 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 20 Al Sims 6'0 182 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Gerry Cheevers 5'11 185 37 12 0 0 0 6 0 0 LW 9 Johnny Bucyk 6'0 190 42 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 6 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 6 Mike Forbes 6'2 200 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 27 Dwight Foster 5'10 190 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Gilles Gilbert 6'1 175 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 28 Matti Hagman 6'1 184 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 29 Doug Halward 6'1 200 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 32 Steve Langdon 5'11 175 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/LW 27 Clayton Pachal 5'10 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 29 Jim Pettie 6'0 195 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/RW 7 Sean Shanahan 6'3 205 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Gerry Cheevers 37 12 731 35 2.87 8 4 300 .883 0 1 G 31 Ron Grahame 27 4 202 7 2.08 2 1 66 .894 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     0-0-1
10/15/1977   at New York Islanders        L   1-3     0-1-1
10/16/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   0-2     0-2-1
10/19/1977   at St. Louis Blues           W   7-3     1-2-1
10/22/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-3     2-2-1
10/23/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         T   3-3     2-2-2
10/25/1977   at Colorado Rockies          T   4-4     2-2-3
10/26/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     L   0-3     2-3-3
10/29/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     3-3-3
11/03/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     3-4-3
11/05/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     3-5-3
11/06/1977   vs New York Islanders        W   5-3     4-5-3
11/10/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-2     5-5-3
11/12/1977   at Atlanta Flames            W   6-3     6-5-3
11/13/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   3-1     7-5-3
11/17/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     7-5-4
11/19/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-1     8-5-4
11/20/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   1-0     9-5-4
11/23/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            W   2-0     10-5-4
11/24/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   6-0     11-5-4
11/26/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   3-2     12-5-4
11/27/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   4-1     13-5-4
12/01/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     14-5-4
12/03/1977   at Cleveland Barons          T   4-4     14-5-5
12/04/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-1     15-5-5
12/08/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-4     16-5-5
12/10/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-2     17-5-5
12/11/1977   at New York Rangers          W   8-2     18-5-5
12/15/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   4-6     18-6-5
12/17/1977   at New York Islanders        L   1-4     18-7-5
12/18/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   2-1     19-7-5
12/21/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          W   6-3     20-7-5
12/23/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-1     21-7-5
12/27/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   6-3     22-7-5
12/28/1977   at Cleveland Barons          T   5-5     22-7-6
12/31/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         W   7-0     23-7-6
01/04/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-0     24-7-6
01/07/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   3-1     25-7-6
01/08/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-5     25-8-6
01/10/1978   vs New York Rangers          L   2-3     25-9-6
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-1     26-9-6
01/14/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     26-10-6
01/19/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-1     27-10-6
01/21/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   7-1     28-10-6
01/22/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          L   2-3     28-11-6
01/26/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   4-3     29-11-6
01/27/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   5-2     30-11-6
01/29/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-2     31-11-6
02/01/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-3     32-11-6
02/02/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-3     32-12-6
02/04/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-1     33-12-6
02/05/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     33-12-7
02/09/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-3     34-12-7
02/15/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     35-12-7
02/18/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     35-13-7
02/21/1978   at Colorado Rockies          W   3-2     36-13-7
02/22/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-4     37-13-7
02/25/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     38-13-7
02/28/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     38-13-8
03/02/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            W   4-3     39-13-8
03/04/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   7-3     40-13-8
03/05/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     41-13-8
03/07/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   7-2     42-13-8
03/09/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     42-13-9
03/11/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-6     42-14-9
03/12/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   9-3     43-14-9
03/16/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-2     44-14-9
03/18/1978   at New York Rangers          W   6-3     45-14-9
03/19/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   6-4     46-14-9
03/21/1978   at Cleveland Barons          W   5-3     47-14-9
03/23/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   7-0     48-14-9
03/25/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   3-6     48-15-9
03/26/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     48-15-10
03/28/1978   at Washington Capitals       T   4-4     48-15-11
03/30/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-3     49-15-11
04/01/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-7     49-16-11
04/02/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   8-3     50-16-11
04/06/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-5     50-17-11
04/08/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-1     51-17-11
04/09/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   2-5     51-18-11

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