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76-77DetRW
1976–77 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 5th Norris
1976–77 record 16–55–9
Goals for 183
Goals against 309
Coach Alex Delvecchio,
Larry Wilson
Captain Danny Grant
Dennis Polonich
Team leaders



OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 60 8 12 387 171 132
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 31 15 271 241 83
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 33 13 240 252 81
Washington Capitals 80 24 42 14 221 307 62
Detroit Red Wings 80 16 55 9 183 309 41

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 7, 19763–3 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 0–0–1
2WOctober 9, 19764–0 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 1–0–1
3LOctober 12, 19762–4 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 1–1–1
4LOctober 16, 19763–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 1–2–1
5LOctober 17, 19764–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 1–3–1
6WOctober 22, 19765–0 New York Islanders (1976–77) 2–3–1
7LOctober 23, 19762–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 2–4–1
8LOctober 26, 19762–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 2–5–1
9LOctober 28, 19761–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 2–6–1
10LOctober 30, 19761–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 2–7–1
11WOctober 31, 19766–5 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 3–7–1
12WNovember 4, 19763–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 4–7–1
13TNovember 7, 19760–0 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 4–7–2
14LNovember 9, 19761–8 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 4–8–2
15LNovember 10, 19764–6 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 4–9–2
16TNovember 13, 19763–3 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 4–9–3
17LNovember 16, 19760–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 4–10–3
18TNovember 17, 19765–5 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 4–10–4
19WNovember 19, 19765–2 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 5–10–4
20LNovember 21, 19762–4 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–11–4
21WNovember 24, 19764–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 6–11–4
22WNovember 25, 19763–1 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 7–11–4
23LNovember 27, 19760–5 New York Rangers (1976–77) 7–12–4
24LNovember 28, 19761–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 7–13–4
25WDecember 1, 19765–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 8–13–4
26LDecember 4, 19761–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 8–14–4
27LDecember 11, 19760–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 8–15–4
28WDecember 12, 19765–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 9–15–4
29LDecember 15, 19763–7 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 9–16–4
30WDecember 16, 19767–3 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 10–16–4
31WDecember 18, 19766–3 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 11–16–4
32LDecember 19, 19761–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 11–17–4
33LDecember 22, 19761–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 11–18–4
34WDecember 23, 19765–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 12–18–4
35LDecember 27, 19764–7 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 12–19–4
36LDecember 29, 19763–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 12–20–4
37WDecember 31, 19764–2 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 13–20–4
38LJanuary 2, 19774–6 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 13–21–4
39TJanuary 4, 19772–2 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 13–21–5
40LJanuary 6, 19772–7 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 13–22–5
41LJanuary 10, 19770–2 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 13–23–5
42LJanuary 12, 19771–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 13–24–5
43LJanuary 13, 19772–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 13–25–5
44LJanuary 15, 19770–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 13–26–5
45LJanuary 20, 19771–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 13–27–5
46LJanuary 22, 19770–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 13–28–5
47TJanuary 23, 19772–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 13–28–6
48LJanuary 27, 19771–4 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 13–29–6
49WJanuary 29, 19774–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 14–29–6
50LFebruary 2, 19771–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 14–30–6
51LFebruary 5, 19771–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 14–31–6
52WFebruary 6, 19773–2 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 15–31–6
53LFebruary 10, 19774–5 New York Rangers (1976–77) 15–32–6
54TFebruary 12, 19772–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 15–32–7
55LFebruary 13, 19773–5 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 15–33–7
56LFebruary 15, 19772–6 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 15–34–7
57TFebruary 17, 19772–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 15–34–8
58LFebruary 19, 19771–2 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 15–35–8
59LFebruary 20, 19772–3 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 15–36–8
60LFebruary 23, 19772–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 15–37–8
61WFebruary 24, 19773–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 16–37–8
62LFebruary 26, 19773–4 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 16–38–8
63LMarch 1, 19773–8 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 16–39–8
64LMarch 3, 19772–4 New York Islanders (1976–77) 16–40–8
65LMarch 5, 19771–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–41–8
66LMarch 9, 19773–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 16–42–8
67LMarch 10, 19772–4 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 16–43–8
68LMarch 12, 19770–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 16–44–8
69TMarch 13, 19773–3 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 16–44–9
70LMarch 15, 19771–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 16–45–9
71LMarch 17, 19772–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 16–46–9
72LMarch 20, 19771–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 16–47–9
73LMarch 23, 19770–6 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 16–48–9
74LMarch 24, 19771–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 16–49–9
75LMarch 26, 19770–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 16–50–9
76LMarch 27, 19770–6 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 16–51–9
77LMarch 29, 19771–6 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 16–52–9
78LMarch 31, 19771–3 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 16–53–9
79LApril 2, 19773–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 16–54–9
80LApril 3, 19772–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 16–55–9

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
McKechnie, WaltWalt McKechnie C 80 25 34 59 50-24331
Polonich, DennisDennis Polonich C/RW 79 18 28 46 274-20611
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 78 14 32 46 158-35501
Libett, NickNick Libett LW 80 14 27 41 25-25310
Bergeron, MichelMichel Bergeron RW 74 21 12 33 98-40305
Lochead, BillBill Lochead LW 61 16 14 30 39-11403
Maloney, DanDan Maloney LW 34 13 13 26 643310
Harvey, BusterBuster Harvey RW 54 11 11 22 18-13231
LeBlanc, J.P.J.P. LeBlanc C 74 7 11 18 40-16002
Nahrgang, JimJim Nahrgang D 53 5 11 16 34-12311
Cameron, AlAl Cameron D 80 3 13 16 112-43100
Wilson, RickRick Wilson D 77 3 13 16 56-20000
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 49 2 11 13 80-17100
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 52 4 8 12 28-23100
Grant, DannyDanny Grant RW 42 2 10 12 4-34000
Joly, GregGreg Joly D 53 1 11 12 14-22100
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 71 1 10 11 63-18000
Bloom, MikeMike Bloom LW 45 6 3 9 22-10000
Sheehan, BobbyBobby Sheehan C 34 5 4 9 2-10000
Ritchie, BobBob Ritchie LW 17 6 2 8 10-13100
Williams, FredFred Williams C 44 2 5 7 10-17000
Murray, TerryTerry Murray D 23 0 7 7 10-18000
Kelly, Dave LeslieDave Leslie Kelly RW 16 2 0 2 4-8001
Coates, SteveSteve Coates RW 5 1 0 1 24-1000
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 3 1 0 1 20000
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin G 33 0 1 1 40000
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 14 0 1 1 23-2000
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford G 48 0 1 1 20000
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 14 0 1 1 392000
Berry, FredFred Berry C 3 0 0 0 0-3000
Giroux, LarryLarry Giroux D 2 0 0 0 20000
LeBlanc, FernFern LeBlanc C 3 0 0 0 0-3000
Martineau, DonDon Martineau RW 1 0 0 0 00000
McCutcheon, BrianBrian McCutcheon LW 12 0 0 0 00000
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson G 5 0 0 0 20000
Schamehorn, KevinKevin Schamehorn RW 3 0 0 0 9-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 1791 33 8 18 3 107 3.58 3
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford 2740 48 7 34 6 180 3.94 0
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson 269 5 1 3 0 18 4.01 0
Team: 4800 80 16 55 9 305 3.81 3

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals;
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1976-77 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External linksEdit

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