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1977-1978 Philadelphia Flyers: 45-20-15
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 29-6-5 (170 goals scored, 80 allowed) Road record: 16-14-10 (126 goals scored, 120 allowed) Head Coach: Fred Shero Power Play: 51/219 (23.3%) Penalty Killing: 274/340 (80.6%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 18-5 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 227-129 296 goals scored (4th of 18 teams), 200 goals allowed (2nd), 1668 PIM (1st) 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 Bobby Clarke 5'10 185 28 71 21 68 89 83 5 2 115 35 51 18 131 16.0 +47 LW 7 Bill Barber 6'0 195 25 80 41 31 72 34 8 4 107 34 66 24 262 15.6 +31 C 19 Rick MacLeish 5'11 185 27 76 31 39 70 33 7 2 98 29 54 9 253 12.3 +24 C 26 Orest Kindrachuk 5'10 175 27 73 17 45 62 128 1 1 87 14 56 18 170 10.0 +35 D 2 Bob Dailey 6'5 220 24 76 21 36 57 62 5 2 136 40 77 26 211 10.0 +45 RW 27 Reggie Leach 6'0 180 27 72 24 28 52 24 9 0 82 25 39 2 195 12.3 +20 LW 18 Ross Lonsberry 5'11 195 30 78 18 30 48 45 2 1 82 11 47 17 172 10.5 +41 C 10 Mel Bridgman 6'0 190 22 76 16 32 48 203 3 1 71 11 51 17 154 10.4 +26 RW 11 Don Saleski 6'3 205 28 70 27 18 45 44 5 4 69 10 40 15 163 16.6 +34 D 3 Tom Bladon 6'1 195 25 79 11 24 35 57 1 1 92 13 73 26 153 7.2 +32 RW 17 Paul Holmgren 6'3 210 22 62 16 18 34 190 2 0 66 11 34 2 91 17.6 +23 LW 9 Bob Kelly 5'10 200 27 74 19 13 32 95 0 0 45 1 29 0 96 19.8 +15 LW 29 Barry Dean 6'1 195 22 56 7 18 25 34 0 0 36 3 22 1 76 9.2 +12 D 5 Rick Lapointe 6'2 200 22 47 4 16 20 91 1 0 64 6 32 9 56 7.1 +35 D 20 Jimmy Watson 6'0 195 25 71 5 12 17 62 0 0 75 0 68 26 112 4.5 +33 D 25 Kevin McCarthy 5'11 195 20 62 2 15 17 32 0 0 56 0 35 8 91 2.2 +29 D 14 Joe Watson 5'10 185 34 65 5 9 14 22 0 0 57 0 47 13 68 7.4 +23 D 6 Andre Dupont 6'0 200 28 69 2 12 14 225 0 0 72 1 66 26 108 1.9 +31 RW 12 Gary Dornhoefer 6'1 190 34 47 7 5 12 62 2 0 24 6 22 1 61 11.5 -3 LW 8 Dave Hoyda 6'1 205 20 41 1 3 4 119 0 0 7 0 12 0 8 12.5 -5 C 22 Harvey Bennett 6'4 215 25 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 50.0 +1 C 32 Blake Dunlop 5'10 170 24 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 +1 D 21 Frank Bathe 6'1 185 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 LW 21 Jim Cunningham 5'11 185 21 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 --- +1 C/RW 28 Drew Callander 6'2 185 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 C 15 Al Hill 6'1 175 22 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 G 30 Rick St. Croix 5'10 160 22 7 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 35 Wayne Stephenson 5'9 175 32 26 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Bernie Parent 5'10 180 32 49 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Bernie Parent        32   49  2923  108  2.22  29   6  13 1223   .912   1   7
G   35  Wayne Stephenson     32   26  1482   68  2.75  14  10   1  636   .893   2   3
G   30  Rick St. Croix       22    7   395   20  3.04   2   4   1  169   .882   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
  1   17  D    Kevin McCarthy           537          Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)           
  2   35  RW   Tom Gorence              303          University of Minnesota (NCAA)     
  3   53  LW   Dave Hoyda               132          Portland Winter Hawks (WCHL)       
  4   67  G    Yves Guillemette                      Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)           [pick acquired from LA]
  4   71  LW   Rene Hamelin                          Shawinigan Dynamos (QMJHL)         
  5   89  D    Dan Clark                  4          Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)             
  6  107  C    Alain Chaput                          Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)          
  7  123  C    Richard Dalpe                         Trois Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)    
  8  135  G    Pete Peeters             489          Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)           [pick acquired from PIT]
  8  136  LW   Clint Eccles                          Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)               [pick acquired from BUF]
  8  139  D    Mike Greeder                          St. Paul Jrs. (MWJHL)              
  9  150  LW   Tom Bauer                             Providence College (NCAA)            [pick acquired from PIT]
  9  151  LW   Michel Bauman                         Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)              [pick acquired from BUF]
  9  153  RW   Bruce Crowder            243          University of New Hampshire (NCAA)  
 10  158  D    Rob Nicholson                         St. Paul (MWJHL)                     [pick acquired from PIT]
 10  159  C    Dave Isherwood                        Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)             [pick acquired from BUF]
 10  161  G    Steve Jones                           Ohio State University (NCAA)       
 11  165  D    Jim Trainor                           Harvard University (NCAA)            [pick acquired from PIT]
 11  166  C    Barry Duench                          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)              [pick acquired from BUF]
 11  168  D    Rod McNair                            Ohio State University (NCAA)       
 12  172  G    Mike Laycock                          Brown University (NCAA)              [pick acquired from PIT]

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
06-17-1977traded Steve Short to Kings for Paul Evans
08-05-1977traded Mark Suzor to Rockies for Barry Dean
09-1977signed Jim Cunningham as a free agent
09-1977signed Guy Delparte as a free agent
09-28-1977signed Bernie Johnston as a free agent
10-07-1977signed Frank Bathe as a free agent
10-23-1977signed Mike Busniuk as a free agent
10-28-1977traded Harvey Bennett to North Stars for Blake Dunlop and Minnesota's #3 pick in the 1978 draft
11-01-1977purchased Terry Murray from Red Wings
06-14-1978traded Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry to Penguins for Pittsburgh's #1 pick in the 1978 draft
08-31-1978sold Joe Watson to Rockies
09-1978signed Maynard Schurman as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/11/1978 vs Colorado Rockies W 3-2 (OT) 04/13/1978 at Colorado Rockies W 3-1 -------------------------------------------------- Round 2 04/17/1978 vs Buffalo Sabres W 4-1 04/19/1978 vs Buffalo Sabres W 3-2 04/22/1978 at Buffalo Sabres L 1-4 04/23/1978 at Buffalo Sabres W 4-2 04/25/1978 vs Buffalo Sabres W 4-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 05/02/1978 at Boston Bruins L 2-3 (OT) 05/04/1978 at Boston Bruins L 5-7 05/07/1978 vs Boston Bruins W 3-1 05/09/1978 vs Boston Bruins L 2-4 05/11/1978 at Boston Bruins L 3-6 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 19 Rick MacLeish 5'11 185 27 12 7 9 16 4 3 0 C 16 Bobby Clarke 5'10 185 28 12 4 7 11 8 1 0 C 26 Orest Kindrachuk 5'10 175 27 12 5 5 10 13 2 0 LW 7 Bill Barber 6'0 195 25 12 6 3 9 2 1 0 C 10 Mel Bridgman 6'0 190 22 12 1 7 8 36 0 0 LW 9 Bob Kelly 5'10 200 27 12 3 5 8 26 0 0 D 20 Jimmy Watson 6'0 195 25 12 1 7 8 6 0 0 D 2 Bob Dailey 6'5 220 24 12 1 5 6 22 0 0 RW 17 Paul Holmgren 6'3 210 22 12 1 4 5 26 0 0 RW 27 Reggie Leach 6'0 180 27 12 2 2 4 0 1 0 LW 18 Ross Lonsberry 5'11 195 30 12 2 2 4 6 1 0 D 6 Andre Dupont 6'0 200 28 12 2 1 3 13 0 0 D 5 Rick Lapointe 6'2 200 22 12 0 3 3 19 0 0 RW 11 Don Saleski 6'3 205 28 11 2 0 2 19 0 0 D 3 Tom Bladon 6'1 195 25 12 0 2 2 11 0 0 D 25 Kevin McCarthy 5'11 195 20 10 0 1 1 8 0 0 D 14 Joe Watson 5'10 185 34 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 12 Gary Dornhoefer 6'1 190 34 4 0 0 0 7 0 0 LW 8 Dave Hoyda 6'1 205 20 9 0 0 0 17 0 0 G 1 Bernie Parent 5'10 180 32 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 21 Frank Bathe 6'1 185 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 22 Harvey Bennett 6'4 215 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/RW 28 Drew Callander 6'2 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 21 Jim Cunningham 5'11 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 29 Barry Dean 6'1 195 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 32 Blake Dunlop 5'10 170 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 15 Al Hill 6'1 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Rick St. Croix 5'10 160 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 35 Wayne Stephenson 5'9 175 32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Bernie Parent 32 12 722 33 2.74 7 5 304 .891 2 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/13/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-1     1-0-0
10/15/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-2     2-0-0
10/16/1977   vs St. Louis Blues           W   7-0     3-0-0
10/20/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W  11-0     4-0-0
10/22/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-6     4-1-0
10/23/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-6     4-2-0
10/26/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     4-2-1
10/29/1977   at St. Louis Blues           W   7-3     5-2-1
11/03/1977   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-1     6-2-1
11/05/1977   at Washington Capitals       W   3-1     7-2-1
11/06/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     8-2-1
11/10/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-3     8-3-1
11/12/1977   at New York Islanders        T   2-2     8-3-2
11/13/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-0     9-3-2
11/17/1977   vs New York Islanders        T   4-4     9-3-3
11/19/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     W   7-2     10-3-3
11/20/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            W   4-0     11-3-3
11/23/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-4     11-4-3
11/25/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W   7-2     12-4-3
11/27/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   2-0     13-4-3
11/29/1977   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-0     14-4-3
12/01/1977   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     15-4-3
12/03/1977   at Colorado Rockies          W   6-3     16-4-3
12/07/1977   at New York Rangers          T   3-3     16-4-4
12/08/1977   vs New York Rangers          W   7-4     17-4-4
12/10/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-2     18-4-4
12/11/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          W  11-1     19-4-4
12/15/1977   vs Boston Bruins             W   6-4     20-4-4
12/17/1977   at Atlanta Flames            W   4-3     21-4-4
12/18/1977   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   0-2     21-5-4
12/21/1977   at Cleveland Barons          W   4-0     22-5-4
12/23/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   1-6     22-6-4
12/28/1977   at New York Rangers          W   4-3     23-6-4
12/29/1977   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     24-6-4
12/31/1977   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-3     24-7-4
01/03/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   5-4     25-7-4
01/05/1978   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   4-4     25-7-5
01/06/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   3-5     25-8-5
01/09/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     25-8-6
01/11/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   4-5     25-9-6
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/12/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     25-9-7
01/14/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   4-1     26-9-7
01/16/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            W   5-3     27-9-7
01/19/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   1-1     27-9-8
01/21/1978   at New York Islanders        L   1-6     27-10-8
01/26/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     28-10-8
01/28/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   4-6     28-11-8
01/29/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     28-11-9
02/01/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-3     28-12-9
02/02/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   3-0     29-12-9
02/04/1978   at Cleveland Barons          T   2-2     29-12-10
02/06/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   2-0     30-12-10
02/09/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-2     31-12-10
02/12/1978   vs Washington Capitals       W   4-1     32-12-10
02/16/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   2-4     32-13-10
02/18/1978   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     33-13-10
02/19/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   1-4     33-14-10
02/23/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-4     33-15-10
02/25/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-1     34-15-10
02/26/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   6-1     35-15-10
02/28/1978   at Boston Bruins             T   4-4     35-15-11
03/01/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     35-16-11
03/04/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-7     35-17-11
03/05/1978   vs St. Louis Blues           W   7-1     36-17-11
03/07/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            W   5-3     37-17-11
03/11/1978   vs Boston Bruins             W   6-2     38-17-11
03/12/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          W   6-2     39-17-11
03/15/1978   at New York Rangers          T   2-2     39-17-12
03/16/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-3     39-18-12
03/18/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     39-18-13
03/20/1978   vs New York Islanders        W   4-2     40-18-13
03/23/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-1     41-18-13
03/25/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     42-18-13
03/28/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   3-4     42-19-13
03/31/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     43-19-13
04/01/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     44-19-13
04/04/1978   at New York Islanders        T   3-3     44-19-14
04/06/1978   vs New York Rangers          W   3-0     45-19-14
04/08/1978   at Atlanta Flames            T   1-1     45-19-15
04/09/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-3     45-20-15

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