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1977-1978 Montreal Canadiens: 59-10-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 32-4-4 (199 goals scored, 91 allowed) Road record: 27-6-7 (160 goals scored, 92 allowed) Head Coach: Scotty Bowman Power Play: 73/229 (31.9%) Penalty Killing: 171/211 (81.0%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 9-1 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 277-142 359 goals scored (1st of 18 teams), 183 goals allowed (1st), 745 PIM (18th) 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 10 Guy Lafleur 6'0 185 26 78 60 72 132 26 15 0 186 57 57 1 307 19.5 +73 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 32 76 36 61 97 14 6 0 143 41 60 12 310 11.6 +54 LW 22 Steve Shutt 5'11 185 25 80 49 37 86 24 16 0 145 42 47 0 243 20.2 +56 D 19 Larry Robinson 6'4 225 26 80 13 52 65 39 3 2 196 45 107 27 154 8.4 +71 LW/RW 15 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 28 76 30 28 58 50 3 0 96 23 41 7 143 21.0 +39 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 34 68 24 29 53 12 4 0 75 16 20 0 125 19.2 +39 C 6 Pierre Mondou 5'10 185 22 71 19 30 49 8 4 0 71 15 24 0 132 14.4 +32 C 28 Pierre Larouche 5'11 175 22 44 17 32 49 11 3 0 70 17 21 0 87 19.5 +32 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 29 49 13 29 42 19 4 0 115 31 52 14 148 8.8 +46 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 31 77 8 34 42 24 4 0 155 33 88 28 103 7.8 +62 C 8 Doug Risebrough 5'11 180 23 72 18 23 41 97 1 0 66 6 34 4 115 15.7 +30 LW 11 Yvon Lambert 6'2 200 27 77 18 22 40 20 7 0 64 19 39 4 107 16.8 +10 C 21 Doug Jarvis 5'9 170 22 80 11 28 39 23 2 2 52 6 59 25 129 8.5 +12 LW 23 Bob Gainey 6'2 200 24 66 15 16 31 57 0 2 50 8 49 18 140 10.7 +11 D 2 Bill Nyrop 6'2 205 25 72 5 21 26 37 1 2 108 1 62 11 69 7.2 +56 RW 14 Mario Tremblay 6'0 185 21 56 10 14 24 44 0 1 34 1 29 2 89 11.2 +6 D/RW 27 Rick Chartraw 6'2 210 23 68 4 12 16 64 0 0 43 0 28 1 75 5.3 +16 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 29 59 4 6 10 29 0 0 42 0 17 2 55 7.3 +27 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 31 17 3 5 8 4 0 0 15 3 7 1 28 10.7 +6 D 24 Gilles Lupien 6'6 210 23 46 1 3 4 108 0 0 28 1 8 0 20 5.0 +19 G 1 Michel Larocque 5'10 185 25 30 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 3 Brian Engblom 6'2 200 20 28 1 2 3 23 0 0 24 0 16 1 28 3.6 +9 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 30 52 0 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- LW 17 Murray Wilson 6'1 185 26 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 6 1 9 0.0 -1 C/LW 17 Mike Polich 5'8 170 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 LW 30 Rod Schutt 5'10 185 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 RW 31 Pat Hughes 6'1 180 22 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 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   29  Ken Dryden           30   52  3071  105  2.05  37   7   7 1336   .921   1   5
G    1  Michel Larocque      25   30  1729   77  2.67  22   3   4  737   .896   0   1
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   10  RW   Mark Napier              767    237   Birmingham Bulls (WHA)               [pick acquired from ATL]
  1   18  LW   Norm Dupont              256          Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)           
  2   36  D    Rod Langway              994     59   University of New Hampshire (NCAA)  
  3   43  LW   Alain Cote               696    106   Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)        [pick acquired from MIN]
  3   46  LW   Pierre Lagace                    38   Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)              [pick acquired from ATL]
  3   49  D    Moe Robinson               1          Kingston Canadians (OHA)             [pick acquired from LA]
  3   54  D    Gordie Roberts          1097    311   New England Whalers (WHA)          
  4   64  G    Rob Holland               44          Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)             [pick acquired from ATL]
  5   90  LW   Gaetan Rochette                       Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)         
  6  108  D    Bill Himmelright                      University of North Dakota (NCAA)  
  7  124  G    Richard Sevigny          176          Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  8  137  D    Keith Hendrickson                     University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)    [pick acquired from NYI]
  8  140  RW   Mike Reilly                           Colorado College (NCAA)            
  9  152  G    Barry Borrett                         Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)              [pick acquired from NYI]
  9  154  C    Sid Tanchak                           Clarkson University (NCAA)         
 10  160  G    Mark Holden                8          Brown University (NCAA)              [pick acquired from NYI]
 10  162  RW   Craig Laughlin           549          Clarkson University (NCAA)         
 11  167  D    Dan Poulin                 3          Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)        [pick acquired from NYI]
 11  169  C    Tom McDonell                          Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
 12  173  RW   Cary Farelli                          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)              [pick acquired from NYI]
 12  174  G    Carey Walker                          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
 13  176  C    Mark Wells                            Bowling Green State Univ. (NCAA)     [pick acquired from NYI]
 13  177  D    Stan Palmer                           University of Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA)  
 14  179  G    Jean Belisle                          Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)        [pick acquired from NYI]
 14  180  G    Bob Daly                              Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
 15  182  RW   Bob Boileau                           Boston University (NCAA)             [pick acquired from NYI]
 15  183  C    John Costello                         University of Lowell (NCAA)        

Traded draft picks:

#4 to ATL (Jim Craig)

Transactions
06-27-1977signed Rick Meagher as a free agent
08-18-1977traded Jim Roberts to Blues for St. Louis' #3 pick in the 1979 draft
10-10-1977Red Wings claimed Paul Woods in waiver draft
11-29-1977traded Pete Mahovlich and Peter Lee to Penguins for Pierre Larouche and the rights to Peter Marsh (acq. 12/15/77)
09-06-1978received Jerome Engle from North Stars as compensation for their signing of Mike Polich as a free agent
10-05-1978traded Murray Wilson and Montreal's #1 pick in the 1979 draft to Kings for Los Angeles' #1 pick in the 1981 draft
10-07-1978traded Gord McTavish to Blues for Mike Korney


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 2 04/17/1978 vs Detroit Red Wings W 6-2 04/19/1978 vs Detroit Red Wings L 2-4 04/21/1978 at Detroit Red Wings W 4-2 04/23/1978 at Detroit Red Wings W 8-0 04/25/1978 vs Detroit Red Wings W 4-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 05/02/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 5-3 05/04/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 3-2 05/06/1978 at Toronto Maple Leafs W 6-1 05/09/1978 at Toronto Maple Leafs W 2-0 -------------------------------------------------- Stanley Cup Finals 05/13/1978 vs Boston Bruins W 4-1 05/16/1978 vs Boston Bruins W 3-2 (OT) 05/18/1978 at Boston Bruins L 0-4 05/21/1978 at Boston Bruins L 3-4 (OT) 05/23/1978 vs Boston Bruins W 4-1 05/25/1978 at Boston Bruins W 4-1 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 10 Guy Lafleur 6'0 185 26 15 10 11 21 16 3 0 D 19 Larry Robinson 6'4 225 26 15 4 17 21 6 2 0 LW 22 Steve Shutt 5'11 185 25 15 9 8 17 20 3 0 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 32 15 6 8 14 10 0 0 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 34 15 7 4 11 10 0 0 LW/RW 15 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 28 15 3 8 11 14 0 0 C 6 Pierre Mondou 5'10 185 22 15 3 7 10 4 2 0 LW 23 Bob Gainey 6'2 200 24 15 2 7 9 14 0 1 C 21 Doug Jarvis 5'9 170 22 15 3 5 8 12 1 0 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 31 15 1 7 8 8 0 0 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 29 14 1 6 7 16 1 0 LW 11 Yvon Lambert 6'2 200 27 15 2 4 6 6 1 0 D 2 Bill Nyrop 6'2 205 25 12 0 4 4 6 0 0 C 8 Doug Risebrough 5'11 180 23 15 2 2 4 17 0 1 C 28 Pierre Larouche 5'11 175 22 5 2 1 3 4 1 0 RW 14 Mario Tremblay 6'0 185 21 5 2 1 3 16 0 0 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 29 10 0 1 1 5 0 0 D/RW 27 Rick Chartraw 6'2 210 23 10 1 0 1 10 0 0 D 3 Brian Engblom 6'2 200 20 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 24 Gilles Lupien 6'6 210 23 8 0 0 0 17 0 0 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 30 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 31 Pat Hughes 6'1 180 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Michel Larocque 5'10 185 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/LW 17 Mike Polich 5'8 170 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 30 Rod Schutt 5'10 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 17 Murray Wilson 6'1 185 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 29 Ken Dryden 30 15 919 29 1.89 12 3 361 .920 0 2
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-3     1-0-0
10/15/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   5-0     2-0-0
10/16/1977   at Boston Bruins             W   2-0     3-0-0
10/19/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   5-3     4-0-0
10/20/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     4-0-1
10/23/1977   at New York Rangers          W   6-2     5-0-1
10/24/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   5-1     6-0-1
10/26/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     6-0-2
10/29/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   3-5     6-1-2
10/30/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   0-4     6-2-2
11/02/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     6-2-3
11/05/1977   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-2     7-2-3
11/07/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   3-5     7-3-3
11/10/1977   at New York Islanders        W   5-1     8-3-3
11/12/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-0     9-3-3
11/13/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     10-3-3
11/16/1977   at Colorado Rockies          W   4-1     11-3-3
11/19/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     12-3-3
11/23/1977   at Cleveland Barons          L   1-2     12-4-3
11/24/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-1     13-4-3
11/26/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-1     14-4-3
11/29/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   9-1     15-4-3
12/01/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-3     15-5-3
12/03/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     16-5-3
12/05/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     16-5-4
12/08/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   8-1     17-5-4
12/10/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-2     18-5-4
12/12/1977   at Cleveland Barons          W   5-1     19-5-4
12/14/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     19-6-4
12/17/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   3-5     19-7-4
12/18/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-0     20-7-4
12/21/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-2     21-7-4
12/23/1977   vs New York Islanders        W   7-5     22-7-4
12/27/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   5-3     23-7-4
12/29/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-3     24-7-4
12/31/1977   at New York Islanders        W   4-2     25-7-4
01/03/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   2-0     26-7-4
01/04/1978   at Atlanta Flames            W   4-1     27-7-4
01/09/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   3-3     27-7-5
01/11/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-6     28-7-5
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         W   6-1     29-7-5
01/14/1978   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-3     30-7-5
01/18/1978   at Cleveland Barons          W   7-4     31-7-5
01/19/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   1-1     31-7-6
01/21/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   8-1     32-7-6
01/26/1978   at Atlanta Flames            W   5-2     33-7-6
01/28/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-3     34-7-6
01/31/1978   at Colorado Rockies          W   5-3     35-7-6
02/02/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     35-7-7
02/04/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         T   5-5     35-7-8
02/09/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     35-7-9
02/11/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   7-3     36-7-9
02/12/1978   at New York Rangers          W   5-3     37-7-9
02/15/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   6-2     38-7-9
02/17/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   8-2     39-7-9
02/18/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   9-4     40-7-9
02/20/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     41-7-9
02/23/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   5-1     42-7-9
02/25/1978   vs New York Rangers          L   3-6     42-8-9
02/26/1978   vs New York Islanders        W   2-1     43-8-9
02/28/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   9-3     44-8-9
03/01/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     45-8-9
03/04/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   7-1     46-8-9
03/06/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-2     46-9-9
03/08/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-3     47-9-9
03/09/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-1     48-9-9
03/11/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-3     49-9-9
03/13/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     50-9-9
03/15/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   6-2     51-9-9
03/18/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         W   6-3     52-9-9
03/20/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         W   5-1     53-9-9
03/23/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   5-3     54-9-9
03/25/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   5-0     55-9-9
03/26/1978   at Boston Bruins             T   2-2     55-9-10
03/29/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-2     56-9-10
04/01/1978   vs Boston Bruins             W   7-1     57-9-10
04/02/1978   at Washington Capitals       T   4-4     57-9-11
04/05/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   6-3     58-9-11
04/08/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   5-1     59-9-11
04/09/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         L   0-4     59-10-11

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