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1977-1978 Los Angeles Kings: 31-34-15
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 18-16-6 (130 goals scored, 114 allowed) Road record: 13-18-9 (113 goals scored, 131 allowed) Head Coach: Ron Stewart Power Play: 50/254 (19.7%) Penalty Killing: 190/236 (80.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 3-6 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 190-193 243 goals scored (12th of 18 teams), 245 goals allowed (8th), 903 PIM (14th) 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 16 Marcel Dionne 5'9 190 26 70 36 43 79 37 9 0 107 43 75 3 294 12.2 -8 C 19 Butch Goring 5'9 170 28 80 37 36 73 2 9 3 101 34 102 31 248 14.9 -4 RW 7 Mike Murphy 6'0 190 27 72 20 36 56 48 7 0 83 28 79 23 207 9.7 -1 C 14 Syl Apps 6'0 185 30 70 19 26 45 18 4 0 58 13 56 0 131 14.5 -11 RW 18 Dave Taylor 6'0 190 22 64 22 21 43 47 4 0 58 11 34 1 122 18.0 +14 D 22 Gary Sargent 5'10 210 23 72 7 34 41 52 3 0 133 41 95 21 182 3.8 +18 LW 17 Tom Williams 5'11 187 26 58 15 22 37 9 6 0 56 20 53 3 147 10.2 -14 D 2 Randy Manery 6'0 185 28 79 6 27 33 61 3 0 100 21 107 16 173 3.5 -12 RW 21 Glenn Goldup 6'0 190 24 66 14 18 32 66 0 0 51 7 52 0 108 13.0 -8 C 11 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 34 80 13 18 31 33 0 0 35 1 47 14 134 9.7 +1 RW 15 Danny Grant 5'10 188 31 41 10 19 29 2 4 0 45 13 34 0 97 10.3 -2 LW 9 Ernie Hicke 5'11 185 30 41 9 15 24 18 1 0 37 4 26 0 60 15.0 +7 LW 8 Bert Wilson 6'0 178 28 79 7 16 23 127 0 0 38 0 44 6 78 9.0 0 RW 12 Hartland Monahan 5'11 197 26 64 10 9 19 45 0 0 35 2 46 0 97 10.3 -13 D 5 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 31 76 2 17 19 68 0 0 80 2 101 25 144 1.4 +2 RW 24 Don Kozak 5'11 190 25 43 8 5 13 45 0 0 20 1 15 0 54 14.8 +4 C 10 Vic Venasky 5'11 185 26 71 3 10 13 6 0 0 16 0 19 4 53 5.7 +1 D 4 Dave Hutchison 6'3 205 25 44 0 10 10 71 0 0 43 0 37 5 60 0.0 +11 D 3 Larry Brown 6'2 210 30 57 1 8 9 23 0 0 40 3 65 15 24 4.2 -13 D 23 Neil Komadoski 6'0 200 26 25 0 6 6 24 0 0 23 0 19 5 14 0.0 +9 D 6 Rob Palmer 5'11 190 21 48 0 3 3 27 0 0 22 1 31 2 38 0.0 -8 C 12 Gene Carr 5'11 185 26 5 2 0 2 4 0 0 3 0 3 0 8 25.0 0 LW 14 Dave Schultz 6'1 190 28 8 2 0 2 27 0 0 4 0 3 0 10 20.0 +1 D 25 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 32 13 0 2 2 15 0 0 11 1 21 3 29 0.0 -8 RW 26 Russ Walker 6'2 185 24 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 D 25 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 LW 27 Lorne Stamler 6'0 190 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 LW 26 Charlie Simmer 6'3 210 23 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 LW 26 Steve Short 6'2 210 23 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0.0 -5 G 31 Gary Simmons 6'2 200 33 14 0 0 0 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 32 70 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  Rogie Vachon         32   70  4107  196  2.86  29  27  13 1806   .891   4   4
G   31  Gary Simmons         33   13   693   44  3.81   2   7   2  335   .869   1   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
  5   84  G    Julian Baretta                        University of Wisconsin (NCAA)       [pick acquired from PIT]
  5   85  C    Warren Holmes             45          Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  6  103  RW   Randy Rudnyk                          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  7  120  D    Bob Suter                             University of Wisconsin (NCAA)     

Traded draft picks:

#1 to NYR (Ron Duguay)
#2 to ATL via VAN  (Brian Hill)
#3 to MTL (Moe Robinson)
#4 to PHI (Yves Guillemette)

Transactions
06-17-1977traded Paul Evans to Flyers for Steve Short
08-08-1977signed Charlie Simmer as a free agent
08-31-1977signed Pete Stemkowski as a free agent
09-16-1977signed Ernie Hicke as a free agent
11-02-1977traded Dave Schultz, Gene Carr and Los Angeles' #4 pick in the 1978 draft to Penguins for Hartland Monahan and Syl Apps
11-21-1977traded Sheldon Kannegiesser to Canucks for Larry Carriere
01-09-1978traded the rights to Barry Long and Montreal's #3 pick in the 1978 draft to Red Wings for Danny Grant
01-14-1978traded Neil Komadoski to Blues for St. Louis' #3 pick in the 1980 draft
03-13-1978purchased Darryl Edestrand from Bruins
06-14-1978signed Mark Heaslip as a free agent
06-14-1978traded Lorne Stamler and Dave Hutchinson to Maple Leafs for Brian Glennie, Scott Garland, Kurt Walker and Toronto's #2 pick in the 1979 draft
07-1978received the rights to Rick Hampton, Dave Gardner and Steve Jensen from North Stars as compensation for their signing of Gary Sargent as a free agent
08-07-1978signed Dan Bonar as a free agent
08-08-1978received the rights to Dale McCourt from Red Wings as compensation for their signing of Rogie Vachon as a free agent
09-05-1978claimed Nick Beverley on waivers from North Stars
09-18-1978traded future considerations to Bruins for Doug Halward
10-05-1978traded Los Angeles' #1 pick in the 1981 draft to Canadiens for Murray Wilson and Montreal's #1 pick in the 1979 draft


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/11/1978 at Toronto Maple Leafs L 3-7 04/13/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs L 0-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- D 25 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 32 2 1 1 2 4 0 0 RW 15 Danny Grant 5'10 188 31 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 C 14 Syl Apps 6'0 185 30 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 RW 21 Glenn Goldup 6'0 190 24 2 1 0 1 11 0 0 D 5 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 31 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 C 11 Pete Stemkowski 6'1 196 34 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 D 3 Larry Brown 6'2 210 30 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 C 10 Vic Venasky 5'11 185 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 16 Marcel Dionne 5'9 190 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 19 Butch Goring 5'9 170 28 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 2 Randy Manery 6'0 185 28 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 RW 12 Hartland Monahan 5'11 197 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 7 Mike Murphy 6'0 190 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 Rob Palmer 5'11 190 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 22 Gary Sargent 5'10 210 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 18 Dave Taylor 6'0 190 22 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 G 30 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 32 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 LW 17 Tom Williams 5'11 187 26 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 LW 8 Bert Wilson 6'0 178 28 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 C 12 Gene Carr 5'11 185 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 25 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 9 Ernie Hicke 5'11 185 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Dave Hutchison 6'3 205 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 23 Neil Komadoski 6'0 200 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 24 Don Kozak 5'11 190 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 14 Dave Schultz 6'1 190 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 26 Steve Short 6'2 210 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 26 Charlie Simmer 6'3 210 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 31 Gary Simmons 6'2 200 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 27 Lorne Stamler 6'0 190 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 26 Russ Walker 6'2 185 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Rogie Vachon 32 2 120 11 5.50 0 2 51 .784 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   2-0     1-0-0
10/15/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     2-0-0
10/18/1977   at New York Islanders        T   0-0     2-0-1
10/19/1977   at Cleveland Barons          L   1-3     2-1-1
10/22/1977   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-4     2-2-1
10/25/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         L   1-3     2-3-1
10/26/1977   vs New York Islanders        T   2-2     2-3-2
10/29/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        W   5-3     3-3-2
10/30/1977   at New York Rangers          W   5-3     4-3-2
11/01/1977   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-7     4-4-2
11/03/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     5-4-2
11/05/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   3-1     6-4-2
11/08/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   5-1     7-4-2
11/10/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   2-5     7-5-2
11/12/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   2-2     7-5-3
11/16/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          T   1-1     7-5-4
11/19/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-4     7-6-4
11/23/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   8-3     8-6-4
11/24/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     9-6-4
11/26/1977   at Atlanta Flames            T   4-4     9-6-5
11/27/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-2     9-7-5
11/29/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-2     10-7-5
12/01/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-4     10-8-5
12/03/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            W   4-1     11-8-5
12/06/1977   at St. Louis Blues           W   6-1     12-8-5
12/08/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     13-8-5
12/10/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-3     13-9-5
12/15/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   3-7     13-10-5
12/17/1977   vs Washington Capitals       L   1-2     13-11-5
12/19/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     14-11-5
12/21/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   8-1     15-11-5
12/22/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-0     16-11-5
12/28/1977   vs New York Islanders        L   3-4     16-12-5
12/29/1977   at Colorado Rockies          T   2-2     16-12-6
01/01/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   5-1     17-12-6
01/04/1978   at Washington Capitals       L   0-4     17-13-6
01/05/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     17-13-7
01/07/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     17-13-8
01/08/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-4     17-14-8
01/11/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     17-14-9
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   1-6     17-15-9
01/14/1978   at Atlanta Flames            W   8-4     18-15-9
01/18/1978   vs New York Rangers          L   0-3     18-16-9
01/20/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-5     18-17-9
01/21/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   2-1     19-17-9
01/26/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-1     20-17-9
01/28/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-6     20-18-9
01/29/1978   at New York Rangers          W   4-1     21-18-9
02/01/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   8-3     22-18-9
02/04/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   5-5     22-18-10
02/07/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-2     22-19-10
02/09/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-4     22-20-10
02/11/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     22-20-11
02/14/1978   at New York Islanders        L   2-3     22-21-11
02/16/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-5     22-22-11
02/18/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   1-1     22-22-12
02/19/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-5     22-23-12
02/21/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   4-1     23-23-12
02/22/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-4     23-24-12
02/25/1978   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-4     23-25-12
02/28/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   4-2     24-25-12
03/02/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   5-2     25-25-12
03/04/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-6     25-26-12
03/08/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-1     26-26-12
03/09/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     26-26-13
03/11/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     26-27-13
03/12/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   3-9     26-28-13
03/14/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-2     27-28-13
03/16/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     27-28-14
03/18/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   3-6     27-29-14
03/21/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-6     27-30-14
03/23/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   3-1     28-30-14
03/24/1978   at Cleveland Barons          W   4-3     29-30-14
03/27/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-3     29-31-14
03/29/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     29-32-14
03/30/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         W   4-0     30-32-14
04/01/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-4     30-33-14
04/05/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-3     30-34-14
04/07/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         T   5-5     30-34-15
04/08/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-3     31-34-15

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