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76-77NEWha
1976–77 New England Whalers
Division 4th East
1976–77 record 35–40–6
Goals for 275
Goals against 290
Team information
Coach Harry Neale
Captain Rick Ley
Team leaders
<1975–76 1977–78>

The 1976–77 New England Whalers season was the fifth season of operation of the New England Whalers in the World Hockey Association. The Whalers placed fourth in the Eastern Division, qualifying fourth for the playoffs, losing in the first round to the Quebec Nordiques.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Quebec Nordiques 81 47 31 3 353 295 97
Cincinnati Stingers 81 39 37 5 354 303 83
Indianapolis Racers 81 36 37 8 276 305 80
New England Whalers 81 35 40 6 275 290 76
Birmingham Bulls 81 31 46 4 289 309 66
Minnesota Fighting Saints 42 19 18 5 136 129 43

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 8, 19760–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 0–1–0
2LOctober 10, 19762–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 0–2–0
3LOctober 16, 19762–8 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 0–3–0
4TOctober 19, 19764–4 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 0–3–1
5WOctober 22, 19765–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 1–3–1
6WOctober 23, 19765–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 2–3–1
7LOctober 26, 19760–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 2–4–1
8WOctober 29, 19765–1 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 3–4–1
9WOctober 30, 19765–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 4–4–1
10WNovember 5, 19764–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 5–4–1
11LNovember 7, 19762–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 5–5–1
12LNovember 9, 19764–5 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 5–6–1
13TNovember 11, 19763–3 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 5–6–2
14LNovember 12, 19761–3 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 5–7–2
15WNovember 16, 19765–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 6–7–2
16WNovember 17, 19766–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 7–7–2
17LNovember 19, 19763–7 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 7–8–2
18TNovember 20, 19763–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 7–8–3
19LNovember 23, 19763–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 7–9–3
20WNovember 25, 19765–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 8–9–3
21LNovember 27, 19761–3 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 8–10–3
22LNovember 28, 19763–4 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 8–11–3
23LNovember 30, 19761–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 8–12–3
24WDecember 1, 19768–4 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 9–12–3
25TDecember 3, 19765–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 9–12–4
26LDecember 4, 19762–6 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 9–13–4
27LDecember 7, 19762–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 9–14–4
28WDecember 8, 19765–1 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 10–14–4
29WDecember 11, 19763–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 11–14–4
30LDecember 12, 19761–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 11–15–4
31WDecember 14, 19763–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 12–15–4
32LDecember 17, 19764–5 OT Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 12–16–4
33WDecember 18, 19766–2 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 13–16–4
34LDecember 21, 19760–4 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 13–17–4
35WDecember 23, 19765–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 14–17–4
36WDecember 26, 19763–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 15–17–4
37LDecember 28, 19764–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 15–18–4
38WDecember 30, 19766–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 16–18–4
39WJanuary 2, 19773–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 17–18–4
40LJanuary 4, 19773–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 17–19–4
41LJanuary 5, 19771–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 17–20–4
42LJanuary 7, 19773–7 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 17–21–4
43LJanuary 8, 19773–4 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 17–22–4
44LJanuary 11, 19772–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 17–23–4
45LJanuary 13, 19771–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 17–24–4
46LJanuary 14, 19773–5 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 17–25–4
47LJanuary 20, 19774–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 17–26–4
48TJanuary 22, 19773–3 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 17–26–5
49WJanuary 23, 19774–3 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 18–26–5
50LJanuary 25, 19772–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 18–27–5
51WJanuary 27, 19775–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 19–27–5
52WJanuary 28, 19776–2 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 20–27–5
53LJanuary 30, 19770–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 20–28–5
54LFebruary 1, 19773–4 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 20–29–5
55LFebruary 4, 19771–4 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 20–30–5
56LFebruary 5, 19773–8 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 20–31–5
57TFebruary 6, 19775–5 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 20–31–6
58WFebruary 10, 19776–3 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 21–31–6
59LFebruary 12, 19771–5 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 21–32–6
60WFebruary 13, 19775–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 22–32–6
61WFebruary 17, 19774–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 23–32–6
62LFebruary 18, 19772–3 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 23–33–6
63WFebruary 20, 19775–0 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 24–33–6
64LFebruary 22, 19773–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 24–34–6
65WFebruary 25, 19773–2 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 25–34–6
66WFebruary 27, 19773–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 26–34–6
67WMarch 2, 19772–0 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 27–34–6
68WMarch 4, 19773–2 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 28–34–6
69WMarch 6, 19776–2 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 29–34–6
70LMarch 9, 19773–4 OT @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 29–35–6
71LMarch 11, 19773–6 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 29–36–6
72LMarch 13, 19773–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 29–37–6
73WMarch 18, 19773–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 30–37–6
74WMarch 20, 19779–0 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 31–37–6
75LMarch 24, 19774–5 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 31–38–6
76LMarch 26, 19772–4 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 31–39–6
77WMarch 27, 19775–2 Edmonton Oilers (1976–77) 32–39–6
78WMarch 29, 19775–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 33–39–6
79WMarch 31, 19776–2 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 34–39–6
80WApril 2, 19773–2 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 35–39–6
81LApril 5, 19772–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 35–40–6

PlayoffsEdit

The Whalers met the Quebec Nordiques in the first round of the playoffs. The Nordiques defeated the Whalers 4–1 to win the round. The Nordiques would go on to win the league championship.

Player statsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

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