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1977-1978 New York Islanders: 48-17-15
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 29-3-8 (184 goals scored, 94 allowed) Road record: 19-14-7 (150 goals scored, 116 allowed) Head Coach: Al Arbour Power Play: 71/227 (31.3%) Penalty Killing: 227/272 (83.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 7-6 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 256-159 334 goals scored (2nd of 18 teams), 210 goals allowed (3rd), 938 PIM (13th) 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 19 Bryan Trottier 5'11 195 21 77 46 77 123 46 13 2 156 55 55 6 193 23.8 +52 D 5 Denis Potvin 6'0 205 24 80 30 64 94 81 9 0 204 70 107 30 288 10.4 +57 RW 22 Mike Bossy 6'0 186 20 73 53 38 91 6 25 0 130 57 42 0 235 22.6 +31 LW 9 Clark Gillies 6'3 215 23 80 35 50 85 76 9 0 146 54 43 0 277 12.6 +49 C 14 Bob Bourne 6'3 200 23 80 30 33 63 31 2 0 81 10 56 0 178 16.9 +15 RW 15 Billy Harris 6'2 195 25 80 22 38 60 40 1 1 77 7 53 10 148 14.9 +27 RW 23 Bob Nystrom 6'1 200 25 80 30 29 59 94 3 0 85 6 60 0 178 16.9 +19 D 7 Stefan Persson 6'1 189 23 66 6 50 56 54 3 0 128 66 52 9 77 7.8 +19 C 21 Mike Kaszycki 5'9 190 21 58 13 29 42 24 3 0 59 7 37 0 85 15.3 +15 LW 12 J.P. Parise 5'9 175 36 39 12 16 28 12 1 0 44 3 22 0 68 17.6 +19 C 10 Lorne Henning 5'11 185 25 79 12 15 27 6 0 2 34 0 65 41 79 15.2 +10 D 2 Gerry Hart 5'9 190 29 78 2 23 25 94 0 0 101 0 76 19 126 1.6 +44 C 11 Wayne Merrick 6'1 195 25 37 10 14 24 8 2 0 31 5 24 0 60 16.7 +2 D/RW 18 Ed Westfall 6'1 197 37 71 5 19 24 14 0 1 35 1 58 31 72 6.9 +7 C 17 Jude Drouin 5'10 160 29 56 5 17 22 12 0 0 40 4 22 0 78 6.4 +14 LW 8 Garry Howatt 5'9 175 25 61 7 12 19 146 0 0 38 0 31 0 60 11.7 +7 RW 16 Michel Bergeron 5'10 170 23 25 9 6 15 2 0 0 22 0 6 0 40 22.5 +16 D 25 Dave Lewis 6'2 205 24 77 3 11 14 58 0 1 93 0 82 21 111 2.7 +32 D 3 Pat Price 6'2 200 22 52 2 10 12 27 0 0 60 5 30 0 50 4.0 +25 D 4 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 28 34 1 10 11 8 0 0 33 1 27 6 36 2.8 +11 D 6 Bert Marshall 6'3 205 34 58 0 7 7 44 0 0 43 0 38 5 32 0.0 +10 D 4 Bob Lorimer 6'1 200 24 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 5 0 3 33.3 0 G 1 Glenn Resch 5'9 165 29 45 0 1 1 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Goran Hogosta 6'1 179 23 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 20 Neil Nicholson 5'11 180 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0.0 +2 C 21 Andre St. Laurent 5'10 180 24 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 C 12 Richie Hansen 5'10 185 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 LW/RW 20 Alex McKendry 6'4 200 21 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0.0 0 G 31 Billy Smith 5'10 185 27 38 0 0 0 35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Goran Hogosta        23    1     9    0  0.00   0   0   0    4  1.000   0   0
G    1  Glenn Resch          29   45  2637  112  2.55  28   9   7 1208   .907   1   3
G   31  Billy Smith          27   38  2154   95  2.65  20   8   8 1039   .909   2   2
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   15  RW   Mike Bossy               752          Laval National (QMJHL)             
  2   33  C    John Tonelli            1028    224   Houston Aeros (WHA)                
  3   50  RW   Hector Marini            154          Sudbury Wolves (OHA)                 [pick acquired from BUF]
  3   51  RW   Bruce Andres                          New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  4   69  C    Steve Stoyanovich         23          R.P.I. (NCAA)                      
  5   87  G    Markus Mattsson           92     68   Ilves Tampere (Finland)            
  6  105  D    Steve Letzgus                         Michigan Tech (NCAA)               
  7  121  C    Harald Luckner                        Karlstad (Sweden)                  

Traded draft picks:

#8 to MTL (Keith Hendrickson)
#9 to MTL (Barry Borrett)
#10 to MTL (Mark Holden)
#11 to MTL (Dan Poulin)
#12 to MTL (Cary Farelli)
#13 to MTL (Mark Wells)
#14 to MTL (Jean Belisle)
#15 to MTL (Bob Boileau)

Transactions
06-18-1977signed Goran Hogosta as a free agent
10-20-1977traded Andre St. Laurent to Red Wings for Michel Bergeron
01-10-1978traded J.P. Parise and Jean Potvin to Barons for Wayne Merrick, Darcy Reiger and Cleveland's #4 pick in the 1978 draft (pick later cancelled)
07-06-1978reclaimed the rights to John Tonelli (after Houston franchise folded) from Aeros


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 2 04/17/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 4-1 04/19/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 3-2 (OT) 04/21/1978 at Toronto Maple Leafs L 0-2 04/23/1978 at Toronto Maple Leafs L 1-3 04/25/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 2-1 (OT) 04/27/1978 at Toronto Maple Leafs L 2-5 04/29/1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs L 1-2 (OT) Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 14 Bob Bourne 6'3 200 23 7 2 3 5 2 1 0 RW 22 Mike Bossy 6'0 186 20 7 2 2 4 2 0 0 C 21 Mike Kaszycki 5'9 190 21 7 1 3 4 4 0 0 RW 23 Bob Nystrom 6'1 200 25 7 3 1 4 14 1 0 D 5 Denis Potvin 6'0 205 24 7 2 2 4 6 0 0 C 19 Bryan Trottier 5'11 195 21 7 0 3 3 4 0 0 LW 9 Clark Gillies 6'3 215 23 7 2 0 2 15 1 0 D 6 Bert Marshall 6'3 205 34 7 0 2 2 9 0 0 D 7 Stefan Persson 6'1 189 23 7 0 2 2 6 0 0 D 3 Pat Price 6'2 200 22 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 LW 8 Garry Howatt 5'9 175 25 7 0 1 1 62 0 0 D 25 Dave Lewis 6'2 205 24 7 0 1 1 11 0 0 C 11 Wayne Merrick 6'1 195 25 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 G 31 Billy Smith 5'10 185 27 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 D/RW 18 Ed Westfall 6'1 197 37 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 17 Jude Drouin 5'10 160 29 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 RW 15 Billy Harris 6'2 195 25 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 D 2 Gerry Hart 5'9 190 29 7 0 0 0 16 0 0 C 10 Lorne Henning 5'11 185 25 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 G 1 Glenn Resch 5'9 165 29 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 16 Michel Bergeron 5'10 170 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 12 Richie Hansen 5'10 185 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Goran Hogosta 6'1 179 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Bob Lorimer 6'1 200 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW/RW 20 Alex McKendry 6'4 200 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 20 Neil Nicholson 5'11 180 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 12 J.P. Parise 5'9 175 36 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 4 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 28 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 21 Andre St. Laurent 5'10 180 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Glenn Resch 29 7 388 15 2.32 3 4 178 .916 0 0 G 31 Billy Smith 27 1 47 1 1.28 0 0 14 .929 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-3     0-1-0
10/15/1977   vs Boston Bruins             W   3-1     1-1-0
10/16/1977   at New York Rangers          L   2-4     1-2-0
10/18/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   0-0     1-2-1
10/21/1977   at Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     1-2-2
10/22/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   7-2     2-2-2
10/26/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     2-2-3
10/27/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     3-2-3
10/29/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     4-2-3
11/01/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            W   9-0     5-2-3
11/02/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     5-3-3
11/05/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-3     6-3-3
11/06/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   3-5     6-4-3
11/10/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-5     6-5-3
11/12/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     6-5-4
11/13/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   6-0     7-5-4
11/15/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   1-1     7-5-5
11/17/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     7-5-6
11/19/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   9-2     8-5-6
11/22/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          W   4-2     9-5-6
11/23/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     W   9-2     10-5-6
11/26/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-5     10-6-6
11/27/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         W   4-1     11-6-6
11/30/1977   at Colorado Rockies          T   3-3     11-6-7
12/03/1977   at St. Louis Blues           W   7-2     12-6-7
12/06/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   4-2     13-6-7
12/07/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-0     14-6-7
12/10/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   7-4     15-6-7
12/13/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     15-6-8
12/14/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     15-7-8
12/17/1977   vs Boston Bruins             W   4-1     16-7-8
12/20/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          W   9-1     17-7-8
12/22/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-3     18-7-8
12/23/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   5-7     18-8-8
12/27/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     19-8-8
12/28/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-3     20-8-8
12/31/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-4     20-9-8
01/03/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-1     21-9-8
01/07/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   5-3     22-9-8
01/10/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   7-4     23-9-8
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/11/1978   at Cleveland Barons          L   3-5     23-10-8
01/14/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   4-0     24-10-8
01/18/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     25-10-8
01/19/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-0     26-10-8
01/21/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-1     27-10-8
01/26/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     28-10-8
01/28/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   6-2     29-10-8
01/30/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-3     29-11-8
02/01/1978   at New York Rangers          W   7-6     30-11-8
02/02/1978   at Atlanta Flames            W   5-2     31-11-8
02/04/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   6-1     32-11-8
02/08/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   4-5     32-12-8
02/11/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-5     33-12-8
02/12/1978   at Cleveland Barons          T   2-2     33-12-9
02/14/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-2     34-12-9
02/16/1978   at Colorado Rockies          W   5-4     35-12-9
02/18/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     35-12-10
02/19/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-1     36-12-10
02/22/1978   at Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     36-12-11
02/25/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   7-1     37-12-11
02/26/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-2     37-13-11
02/28/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-3     38-13-11
03/02/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-6     38-14-11
03/04/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-3     39-14-11
03/05/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     39-14-12
03/07/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-2     40-14-12
03/09/1978   at St. Louis Blues           W   6-3     41-14-12
03/11/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     42-14-12
03/14/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           T   3-3     42-14-13
03/18/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-5     42-15-13
03/20/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-4     42-16-13
03/22/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   6-2     43-16-13
03/25/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          T   4-4     43-16-14
03/26/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-3     44-16-14
03/29/1978   at New York Rangers          L   1-5     44-17-14
04/01/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   3-2     45-17-14
04/02/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-2     46-17-14
04/04/1978   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   3-3     46-17-15
04/08/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   7-2     47-17-15
04/09/1978   at Boston Bruins             W   5-2     48-17-15

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