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1977-1978 Buffalo Sabres: 44-19-17
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 25-7-8 (142 goals scored, 86 allowed) Road record: 19-12-9 (146 goals scored, 129 allowed) Head Coach: Marcel Pronovost Power Play: 52/234 (22.2%) Penalty Killing: 187/218 (85.8%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 7-3 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 229-181 288 goals scored (5th of 18 teams), 215 goals allowed (4th), 800 PIM (17th) 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 11 Gilbert Perreault 6'1 180 27 79 41 48 89 20 7 0 122 36 68 0 192 21.4 +18 RW 18 Danny Gare 5'9 175 23 69 39 38 77 95 9 0 105 28 46 1 265 14.7 +32 RW 14 Rene Robert 5'10 184 28 67 25 48 73 25 7 0 110 34 57 0 209 12.0 +19 LW 10 Craig Ramsay 5'10 175 26 80 28 43 71 18 2 5 105 17 73 23 159 17.6 +38 LW 7 Rick Martin 5'11 179 26 65 28 35 63 16 7 0 87 21 50 0 221 12.7 +16 C 20 Don Luce 6'2 185 29 78 26 35 61 24 5 2 103 17 79 25 170 15.3 +32 LW 15 Gary McAdam 5'11 175 22 79 19 22 41 44 2 0 62 8 51 0 160 11.9 +3 D 4 Jerry Korab 6'3 220 29 77 7 34 41 119 3 0 135 26 113 23 204 3.4 +19 C 12 Andre Savard 6'1 185 24 80 19 20 39 40 2 0 56 5 51 1 127 15.0 +1 RW/C 16 Ric Seiling 6'1 180 20 80 19 19 38 33 2 0 64 5 46 0 114 16.7 +13 D 22 Jocelyn Guevremont 6'2 200 26 66 7 28 35 46 0 0 98 22 59 8 162 4.3 +25 C/RW 8 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 30 70 9 15 24 12 6 0 40 14 34 4 85 10.6 -4 D 5 Lee Fogolin 6'0 200 22 76 0 23 23 98 0 0 78 2 75 6 77 0.0 +7 D 24 Bill Hajt 6'3 215 26 76 4 18 22 30 0 0 98 0 73 11 78 5.1 +36 D 6 Jim Schoenfeld 6'2 200 25 60 2 20 22 89 0 0 101 10 81 14 114 1.8 +24 LW 17 Fred Stanfield 5'10 185 33 57 3 8 11 2 0 0 21 12 21 4 38 7.9 -8 C 21 Ron Schock 5'11 180 34 40 4 4 8 0 0 0 10 0 16 1 19 21.1 -5 C/LW 19 Derek Smith 5'11 180 23 36 3 3 6 0 0 0 9 1 12 0 25 12.0 -4 LW 25 Terry Martin 5'11 195 22 21 3 2 5 9 0 0 6 0 7 0 17 17.6 -1 D 29 Richie Dunn 6'0 200 20 25 0 3 3 16 0 0 10 0 13 0 23 0.0 -3 G 1 Don Edwards 5'9 160 22 72 0 3 3 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Bill Stewart 6'2 190 20 13 2 0 2 15 0 0 6 0 5 0 12 16.7 +1 G 28 Bob Sauve 5'8 175 22 11 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 26 Alec Tidey 6'0 182 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 -1 D 32 Wayne Ramsey 6'0 185 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 G 30 Gerry Desjardins 5'11 190 33 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 27 Joe Kowal 6'5 212 21 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.0 0 D 23 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 25 9 0 0 0 18 0 0 2 1 2 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   28  Bob Sauve            22   11   480   20  2.50   6   2   0  226   .912   0   0
G    1  Don Edwards          22   72  4209  185  2.64  38  16  17 1970   .906   3   5
G   30  Gerry Desjardins     33    3   111    7  3.78   0   1   0   32   .781   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   14  RW   Ric Seiling              738          St. Catharines Fincups (OHA)       
  2   32  C    Ron Areshenkoff            4          Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)         
  4   68  D    Bill Stewart             261          Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)         
  5   86  G    Rich Sirois                           Laval National (QMJHL)             
  6  104  D    Wayne Ramsey               2          Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         

Traded draft picks:

#3 to NYI (Hector Marini)
#8 to PHI (Clint Eccles)
#9 to PHI (Michel Bauman)
#10 to PHI (Dave Isherwood)
#11 to PHI (Barry Duench)

Transactions
09-20-1977traded Brian Spencer to Penguins for Ron Schock
09-22-1977sold Rick Jodzio to Rockies
10-03-1977signed Richie Dunn as a free agent
03-12-1978signed Larry Carriere as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/11/1978 vs New York Rangers W 4-1 04/13/1978 at New York Rangers L 3-4 (OT) 04/15/1978 vs New York Rangers W 4-1 -------------------------------------------------- Round 2 04/17/1978 at Philadelphia Flyers L 1-4 04/19/1978 at Philadelphia Flyers L 2-3 04/22/1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 4-1 04/23/1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers L 2-4 04/25/1978 at Philadelphia Flyers L 2-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 18 Danny Gare 5'9 175 23 8 4 6 10 37 2 0 LW 7 Rick Martin 5'11 179 26 7 2 4 6 13 1 0 C/LW 19 Derek Smith 5'11 180 23 8 3 3 6 7 0 0 D 4 Jerry Korab 6'3 220 29 8 0 5 5 6 0 0 C 11 Gilbert Perreault 6'1 180 27 8 3 2 5 0 0 0 LW 15 Gary McAdam 5'11 175 22 8 2 2 4 7 0 0 LW 10 Craig Ramsay 5'10 175 26 8 3 1 4 9 1 0 D 22 Jocelyn Guevremont 6'2 200 26 8 1 2 3 2 0 0 D 5 Lee Fogolin 6'0 200 22 6 0 2 2 23 0 0 RW 14 Rene Robert 5'10 184 28 7 2 0 2 23 0 0 C 20 Don Luce 6'2 185 29 8 0 2 2 6 0 0 LW 25 Terry Martin 5'11 195 22 8 2 0 2 5 0 0 RW/C 16 Ric Seiling 6'1 180 20 8 0 2 2 7 0 0 D 3 Bill Stewart 6'2 190 20 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 D 6 Jim Schoenfeld 6'2 200 25 8 0 1 1 28 0 0 D 29 Richie Dunn 6'0 200 20 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 LW 27 Joe Kowal 6'5 212 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 21 Ron Schock 5'11 180 34 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 12 Andre Savard 6'1 185 24 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 G 1 Don Edwards 5'9 160 22 8 0 0 0 7 0 0 D 24 Bill Hajt 6'3 215 26 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 23 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Gerry Desjardins 5'11 190 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/RW 8 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 32 Wayne Ramsey 6'0 185 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 28 Bob Sauve 5'8 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 17 Fred Stanfield 5'10 185 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 26 Alec Tidey 6'0 182 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Don Edwards 22 8 482 22 2.74 3 5 212 .896 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1977   vs New York Islanders        W   3-2     1-0-0
10/15/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     2-0-0
10/16/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     2-1-0
10/19/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     2-1-1
10/20/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          W   7-5     3-1-1
10/23/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-1     4-1-1
10/29/1977   at New York Islanders        L   2-4     4-2-1
10/30/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        W   4-0     5-2-1
11/03/1977   at Boston Bruins             W   4-1     6-2-1
11/05/1977   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     7-2-1
11/06/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   7-4     8-2-1
11/09/1977   at New York Rangers          L   4-8     8-3-1
11/10/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     9-3-1
11/13/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     9-3-2
11/16/1977   at Atlanta Flames            W   6-2     10-3-2
11/17/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-2     10-4-2
11/19/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   7-6     11-4-2
11/20/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   5-2     12-4-2
11/23/1977   vs Boston Bruins             L   0-2     12-5-2
11/24/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-4     12-6-2
11/27/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   3-2     13-6-2
11/30/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     14-6-2
12/01/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   3-1     15-6-2
12/03/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     15-6-3
12/04/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-1     16-6-3
12/08/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   5-2     17-6-3
12/10/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     18-6-3
12/11/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-0     19-6-3
12/13/1977   at Colorado Rockies          L   1-4     19-7-3
12/15/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         W   7-3     20-7-3
12/17/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         T   5-5     20-7-4
12/21/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-3     21-7-4
12/22/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     21-7-5
12/29/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     21-7-6
12/31/1977   at New York Rangers          T   2-2     21-7-7
01/01/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     21-7-8
01/05/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   5-3     22-7-8
01/07/1978   at Washington Capitals       T   4-4     22-7-9
01/08/1978   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-3     23-7-9
01/11/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     23-7-10
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1978   at Cleveland Barons          L   3-6     23-8-10
01/14/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-6     23-9-10
01/19/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   9-2     24-9-10
01/21/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     25-9-10
01/22/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         T   2-2     25-9-11
01/26/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     25-10-11
01/28/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     25-10-12
01/30/1978   vs New York Islanders        W   3-2     26-10-12
02/01/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     26-10-13
02/02/1978   vs Boston Bruins             W   3-1     27-10-13
02/04/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     28-10-13
02/05/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-1     29-10-13
02/08/1978   at Cleveland Barons          W   5-2     30-10-13
02/09/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   2-0     31-10-13
02/13/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     31-11-13
02/16/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-0     32-11-13
02/19/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-2     33-11-13
02/20/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-4     33-12-13
02/23/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-0     34-12-13
02/25/1978   at Cleveland Barons          W  13-3     35-12-13
02/26/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     35-12-14
03/01/1978   at Atlanta Flames            W   4-3     36-12-14
03/02/1978   vs New York Islanders        W   6-3     37-12-14
03/04/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   3-7     37-13-14
03/06/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   2-1     38-13-14
03/09/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     38-13-15
03/11/1978   at New York Islanders        L   2-4     38-14-15
03/12/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-2     39-14-15
03/16/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     40-14-15
03/18/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     40-14-16
03/21/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         W   6-2     41-14-16
03/24/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         T   2-2     41-14-17
03/25/1978   at Colorado Rockies          W   4-3     42-14-17
03/28/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   0-7     42-15-17
03/30/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          L   3-5     42-16-17
04/01/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     42-17-17
04/02/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-4     42-18-17
04/04/1978   at Washington Capitals       L   3-4     42-19-17
04/06/1978   at Boston Bruins             W   5-2     43-19-17
04/09/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   2-1     44-19-17

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