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1977-1978 St. Louis Blues: 20-47-13
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 12-20-8 (109 goals scored, 139 allowed) Road record: 8-27-5 (86 goals scored, 165 allowed) Head Coaches: Leo Boivin (11-36-7), Barclay Plager (9-11-6) Power Play: 44/264 (16.7%) Penalty Killing: 142/194 (73.2%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 2-3 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 149-249 195 goals scored (17th of 18 teams), 304 goals allowed (12th), 845 PIM (15th) 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 7 Garry Unger 5'11 170 30 80 32 20 52 66 10 0 69 25 82 3 238 13.4 -35 C 24 Bernie Federko 6'0 178 21 72 17 24 41 27 4 0 56 20 71 0 128 13.3 -35 LW 17 Inge Hammarstrom 6'0 180 29 70 19 19 38 4 3 0 55 16 60 0 165 11.5 -21 C 9 Red Berenson 6'0 185 38 80 13 25 38 12 0 1 54 17 89 32 140 9.3 -20 C 6 Larry Patey 6'1 185 24 80 17 17 34 29 3 0 46 5 76 15 129 13.2 -20 RW 14 Bill Fairbairn 5'10 170 30 60 14 16 30 10 2 1 44 4 72 9 82 17.1 -23 LW 19 Curt Bennett 6'3 195 29 50 7 17 24 54 1 0 34 6 53 3 92 7.6 -22 LW 11 Brian Sutter 5'11 173 21 78 9 13 22 123 4 0 42 10 71 1 98 9.2 -38 RW 12 Claude Larose 6'0 180 35 69 8 13 21 20 2 0 38 8 57 8 116 6.9 -19 RW 21 Bob MacMillan 5'11 185 25 28 7 12 19 23 3 0 26 9 34 6 77 9.1 -11 D 22 Barry Gibbs 5'11 195 29 51 6 12 18 45 4 0 82 22 93 22 103 5.8 -11 D 4 Bruce Affleck 6'0 205 23 75 4 14 18 26 0 0 54 6 122 18 95 4.2 -56 D 10 Jack Brownschidle 6'2 195 22 40 2 15 17 23 1 0 40 13 47 9 62 3.2 -11 D 22 Dick Redmond 5'11 178 28 28 4 11 15 16 2 0 25 13 31 5 93 4.3 -14 C 25 Brian Ogilvie 5'11 186 25 32 6 8 14 12 3 0 19 4 30 3 63 9.5 -12 D/RW 26 Jimmy Roberts 5'10 185 37 75 4 10 14 39 0 0 49 5 87 23 70 5.7 -20 D 23 Bob Hess 5'11 180 22 55 2 12 14 16 0 0 48 7 45 4 101 2.0 0 D 16 Rod Seiling 6'0 195 33 78 1 11 12 40 0 0 54 3 129 30 98 1.0 -48 LW 21 Gary Holt 5'9 175 25 49 7 4 11 81 0 0 20 1 27 2 57 12.3 -6 RW 28 Rick Bourbonnais 6'0 186 22 31 3 7 10 11 1 0 19 5 26 0 56 5.4 -12 D 20 Neil Komadoski 6'0 200 26 33 2 8 10 73 0 0 23 4 50 2 26 7.7 -29 RW 15 Tony Currie 5'11 166 20 22 4 5 9 4 1 0 19 8 21 0 35 11.4 -10 C 25 Ken Richardson 6'0 190 26 12 2 5 7 2 0 0 9 0 6 1 14 14.3 +4 LW 27 John Smrke 5'11 205 21 18 2 4 6 11 0 0 11 3 15 0 20 10.0 -7 D 2 Len Frig 5'11 190 27 30 1 3 4 45 0 0 14 1 32 6 32 3.1 -13 LW 18 Floyd Thomson 6'0 190 28 6 1 1 2 4 0 0 2 0 5 0 4 25.0 -3 RW 17 Jerry Butler 6'0 180 26 9 0 2 2 5 0 0 5 1 10 0 15 0.0 -6 G 30 Phil Myre 6'1 185 29 44 0 2 2 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 27 Doug Palazzari 5'5 170 25 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 33.3 -2 G 30 Yves Belanger 5'11 170 25 3 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 29 Doug Grant 6'1 200 29 9 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Eddie Johnston 6'0 190 42 12 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 31 Ed Staniowski 5'9 170 22 17 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 5 Bob Plager 5'11 195 34 18 0 0 0 4 0 0 6 0 17 3 15 0.0 -8
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  Doug Grant           29    9   500   24  2.88   3   3   2  231   .896   1   0
G   30  Phil Myre            29   44  2620  159  3.64  11  25   8 1363   .883   2   1
G   31  Ed Staniowski        22   17   886   57  3.86   1  10   2  391   .854   1   0
G    1  Eddie Johnston       42   12   650   45  4.15   5   6   1  306   .853   0   0
G   30  Yves Belanger        25    3   144   15  6.25   0   3   0   84   .821   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    9  D    Scott Campbell            80          London Knights (OHA)               
  2   27  D    Neil LaBatte              26          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)            
  3   45  C    Tom Roulston             195          Winnipeg Monarchs (WCHL)           
  4   63  RW   Tony Currie              290          Portland Winter Hawks (WCHL)       
  5   81  LW   Bruce Hamilton                        Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            
  6   99  C    Gary McMonagle                        Peterborough Petes (OHA)           
  7  117  C    Matti Forss                           Lukko Rauma (Finland)              
  8  132  D    Raimo Hirvonen                    1   Helsinki IFK (Finland)             
  9  147  D    Bjorn Olsson                          Farjestads BK Karlstad (Sweden)    

Traded draft picks:


Transactions
08-09-1977traded Pierre Plante to Black Hawks for Dick Redmond
08-17-1977traded the rights to Mike Eaves to Barons for Len Frig
08-18-1977traded St. Louis' #3 pick in the 1979 draft to Canadiens for Jim Roberts
10-12-1977signed Larry Huras as a free agent
10-20-1977signed Garry Holt as a free agent
10-24-1977claimed Bill Fairbairn on waivers from North Stars
11-01-1977traded Jerry Butler to Maple Leafs for Inge Hammarstrom
12-12-1977traded Dick Redmond, Bob MacMillan, Yves Belanger and St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1979 draft to Flames for Phil Myre, Barry Gibbs and Curt Bennett
01-14-1978traded St. Louis' #3 pick in the 1980 draft to Kings for Neil Komadoski
01-27-1978sold Eddie Johnston to Black Hawks
06-12-1978traded St. Louis' #4 pick in the 1978 draft to Canucks for Mike Walton
06-13-1978claimed Mike Crombeen from Barons in dispersal draft
06-15-1978traded St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1981 draft to North Stars for Bob Stewart
07-22-1978signed Mike Korney as a free agent
07-26-1978signed Terry Richardson as a free agent
08-08-1978purchased Bob Murdoch from North Stars
08-11-1978signed Steve Durbano as a free agent
08-12-1978claimed Rick Shinske on waivers from North Stars
08-28-1978traded St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1981 draft to North Stars for Harvey Bennett
09-29-1978signed Mike Zuke as a free agent
10-07-1978traded Mike Korney to Canadiens for Gord McTavish

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/12/1977   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     0-1-0
10/15/1977   at Atlanta Flames            L   1-3     0-2-0
10/16/1977   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-7     0-3-0
10/19/1977   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-7     0-4-0
10/22/1977   vs Cleveland Barons          L   2-3     0-5-0
10/23/1977   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     0-6-0
10/25/1977   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     0-6-1
10/26/1977   at New York Rangers          L   2-6     0-7-1
10/29/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-7     0-8-1
11/01/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   7-2     1-8-1
11/02/1977   at Cleveland Barons          T   4-4     1-8-2
11/05/1977   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   1-3     1-9-2
11/06/1977   at Buffalo Sabres            L   4-7     1-10-2
11/09/1977   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   8-6     2-10-2
11/11/1977   at Colorado Rockies          W   2-1     3-10-2
11/12/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          W   3-1     4-10-2
11/15/1977   vs Washington Capitals       T   2-2     4-10-3
11/16/1977   at Detroit Red Wings         L  1-10     4-11-3
11/19/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-2     4-12-3
11/23/1977   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     4-13-3
11/26/1977   at Cleveland Barons          W   2-1     5-13-3
11/27/1977   at Boston Bruins             L   1-4     5-14-3
11/30/1977   vs New York Rangers          L   0-4     5-15-3
12/03/1977   vs New York Islanders        L   2-7     5-16-3
12/06/1977   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   1-6     5-17-3
12/08/1977   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-8     5-18-3
12/10/1977   vs Colorado Rockies          W   6-4     6-18-3
12/11/1977   at Washington Capitals       L   1-2     6-19-3
12/14/1977   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-2     7-19-3
12/17/1977   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-3     7-20-3
12/19/1977   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   4-4     7-20-4
12/21/1977   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-6     7-21-4
12/22/1977   at New York Islanders        L   3-6     7-22-4
12/27/1977   at Minnesota North Stars     L   0-1     7-23-4
12/29/1977   at Atlanta Flames            L   4-5     7-24-4
12/31/1977   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     8-24-4
01/03/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   0-2     8-25-4
01/07/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   0-0     8-25-5
01/08/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   3-1     9-25-5
01/11/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         L   4-6     9-26-5
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/13/1978   at Colorado Rockies          W   2-1     10-26-5
01/14/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     11-26-5
01/17/1978   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     11-26-6
01/19/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   0-3     11-27-6
01/21/1978   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   1-3     11-28-6
01/22/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-3     11-29-6
01/26/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-5     11-30-6
01/28/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         L   3-8     11-31-6
02/01/1978   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-5     11-32-6
02/04/1978   vs New York Rangers          T   2-2     11-32-7
02/06/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-2     11-33-7
02/08/1978   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-5     11-34-7
02/11/1978   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-7     11-35-7
02/15/1978   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-6     11-36-7
02/18/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     12-36-7
02/19/1978   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-6     12-37-7
02/21/1978   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   4-5     12-38-7
02/22/1978   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   2-2     12-38-8
02/25/1978   vs Colorado Rockies          T   5-5     12-38-9
02/26/1978   at Detroit Red Wings         W   3-1     13-38-9
02/28/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-1     14-38-9
03/01/1978   at Minnesota North Stars     W   3-2     15-38-9
03/04/1978   vs Washington Capitals       T   3-3     15-38-10
03/05/1978   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-7     15-39-10
03/07/1978   at Boston Bruins             L   2-7     15-40-10
03/09/1978   vs New York Islanders        L   3-6     15-41-10
03/11/1978   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     15-41-11
03/14/1978   at New York Islanders        T   3-3     15-41-12
03/15/1978   vs Atlanta Flames            L   2-6     15-42-12
03/18/1978   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-4     16-42-12
03/19/1978   at Washington Capitals       W   3-2     17-42-12
03/22/1978   vs New York Rangers          L   1-6     17-43-12
03/23/1978   at Atlanta Flames            L   3-5     17-44-12
03/25/1978   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     17-44-13
03/27/1978   at New York Rangers          L   2-5     17-45-13
03/29/1978   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     18-45-13
04/01/1978   vs Cleveland Barons          W   3-1     19-45-13
04/04/1978   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-3     19-46-13
04/05/1978   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-2     20-46-13
04/08/1978   at Colorado Rockies          L   2-5     20-47-13

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