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1976–77 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 4th Patrick
Conference 5th Clarence Campbell
1976–77 record 29-37-14
Goals for 272
Goals against 310
General Manager John Ferguson
Coach John Ferguson
Captain Phil Esposito
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Phil Esposito (34)
Assists Rod Gilbert (48)
Points Phil Esposito (80)
Penalties in minutes Nick Fotiu (174)
Wins John Davidson (14)
Goals against average Doug Soetaert (2.95)

The 1976–77 New York Rangers season was the fifty-first season of the New York Rangers franchise in the National Hockey League. The Rangers placed fourth in the Patrick Division and did not qualify for the playoffs. The Rangers had a better regular season record than two playoff teams and the league would change the rules in the following season to place the top twelve teams in the playoffs, regardless of division.


OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Main article: 1976 NHL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/club team

Regular seasonEdit

Season StandingsEdit

Patrick Division GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 16 16 323 213 112
New York Islanders 80 47 21 12 288 193 106
Atlanta Flames 80 34 34 12 264 265 80
New York Rangers 80 29 37 14 272 310 72

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 6, 19766–5 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 1–0–0
2WOctober 8, 19765–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 2–0–0
3LOctober 9, 19761–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 2–1–0
4WOctober 12, 197610–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 3–1–0
5LOctober 13, 19761–5 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 3–2–0
6LOctober 16, 19764–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 3–3–0
7WOctober 17, 19764–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 4–3–0
8LOctober 20, 19762–4 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 4–4–0
9LOctober 24, 19764–5 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 4–5–0
10WOctober 26, 19765–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 5–5–0
11LOctober 27, 19763–4 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–6–0
12TOctober 30, 19762–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 5–6–1
13LOctober 31, 19765–6 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 5–7–1
14WNovember 3, 19766–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 6–7–1
15TNovember 6, 19763–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 6–7–2
16LNovember 10, 19765–7 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 6–8–2
17LNovember 13, 19762–6 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 6–9–2
18LNovember 14, 19761–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 6–10–2
19WNovember 17, 19763–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 7–10–2
20LNovember 20, 19761–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 7–11–2
21WNovember 22, 19763–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 8–11–2
22TNovember 24, 19762–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 8–11–3
23WNovember 27, 19765–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 9–11–3
24WNovember 28, 19764–1 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 10–11–3
25TNovember 30, 19762–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 10–11–4
26WDecember 1, 19764–1 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 11–11–4
27WDecember 4, 197611–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 12–11–4
28TDecember 5, 19765–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 12–11–5
29TDecember 8, 19764–4 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 12–11–6
30LDecember 11, 19761–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 12–12–6
31WDecember 12, 19765–2 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 13–12–6
32TDecember 14, 19764–4 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 13–12–7
33LDecember 16, 19762–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 13–13–7
34TDecember 18, 19763–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 13–13–8
35WDecember 19, 19763–2 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 14–13–8
36TDecember 22, 19763–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 14–13–9
37TDecember 23, 19763–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 14–13–10
38LDecember 26, 19761–2 New York Islanders (1976–77) 14–14–10
39WDecember 28, 19765–2 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 15–14–10
40LDecember 31, 19762–4 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 15–15–10
41WJanuary 2, 19775–3 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 16–15–10
42TJanuary 5, 19774–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–15–11
43TJanuary 7, 19774–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 16–15–12
44LJanuary 9, 19774–5 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 16–16–12
45LJanuary 12, 19771–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 16–17–12
46LJanuary 13, 19775–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 16–18–12
47WJanuary 16, 19775–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 17–18–12
48TJanuary 19, 19773–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 17–18–13
49LJanuary 22, 19770–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 17–19–13
50LJanuary 23, 19772–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 17–20–13
51LJanuary 27, 19770–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 17–21–13
52WJanuary 30, 19775–2 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 18–21–13
53LFebruary 1, 19772–5 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 18–22–13
54LFebruary 3, 19773–6 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 18–23–13
55WFebruary 6, 19774–0 New York Islanders (1976–77) 19–23–13
56LFebruary 9, 19771–2 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 19–24–13
57WFebruary 10, 19775–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 20–24–13
58WFebruary 13, 19778–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 21–24–13
59LFebruary 17, 19771–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 21–25–13
60LFebruary 19, 19772–5 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 21–26–13
61WFebruary 20, 19773–2 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 22–26–13
62WFebruary 23, 19775–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 23–26–13
63LFebruary 26, 19771–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 23–27–13
64LFebruary 27, 19771–8 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 23–28–13
65LMarch 3, 19771–4 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 23–29–13
66LMarch 5, 19772–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 23–30–13
67WMarch 6, 19774–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 24–30–13
68WMarch 9, 19776–4 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 25–30–13
69LMarch 10, 19773–10 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 25–31–13
70LMarch 12, 19773–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 25–32–13
71LMarch 13, 19773–5 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 25–33–13
72TMarch 16, 19774–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 25–33–14
73WMarch 19, 19775–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 26–33–14
74WMarch 20, 19775–3 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 27–33–14
75WMarch 23, 19775–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 28–33–14
76LMarch 25, 19772–7 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 28–34–14
77LMarch 27, 19773–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 28–35–14
78WMarch 30, 19774–3 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 29–35–14
79LApril 2, 19771–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 29–36–14
80LApril 3, 19772–5 New York Islanders (1976–77) 29–37–14

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Esposito, PhilPhil Esposito C 80 34 46 80 52-281504
Gilbert, RodRod Gilbert RW 77 27 48 75 50-17702
Hodge, KenKen Hodge RW 78 21 41 62 43-18605
Murdoch, DonDon Murdoch RW 59 32 24 56 4751106
Vickers, SteveSteve Vickers LW 75 22 31 53 26-14403
Tkaczuk, WaltWalt Tkaczuk C 80 12 38 50 3811110
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 74 11 37 48 131-20310
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 80 11 36 47 890021
Dillon, WayneWayne Dillon C 78 17 29 46 33-14101
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 80 14 29 43 38-24500
Hickey, PatPat Hickey LW 80 23 17 40 35-11411
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 77 16 23 39 440302
Goldsworthy, BillBill Goldsworthy RW 61 10 12 22 43-17002
Maloney, DaveDave Maloney D 66 3 18 21 100-8001
Farrish, DaveDave Farrish D 80 2 17 19 102-16000
Newman, DanDan Newman LW 41 9 8 17 37-4001
Stemkowski, PetePete Stemkowski C 61 2 13 15 8-14010
Fotiu, NickNick Fotiu LW 70 4 8 12 174-23000
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 9 1 2 3 01000
Heaslip, MarkMark Heaslip RW 19 1 0 1 31-3000
Bednarski, JohnJohn Bednarski D 5 0 0 0 0-3000
Beverley, NickNick Beverley D 9 0 0 0 20000
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 39 0 0 0 60000
Gratton, GillesGilles Gratton G 41 0 0 0 130000
Holst, GregGreg Holst C 5 0 0 0 0-2000
Huras, LarryLarry Huras D 2 0 0 0 00000
Jarrett, DougDoug Jarrett D 9 0 0 0 4-6000
Sacharuk, LarryLarry Sacharuk D 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert G 12 0 0 0 00000
Tataryn, DaveDave Tataryn G 2 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 2116 39 14 14 6 125 3.54 1
Gratton, GillesGilles Gratton 2034 41 11 18 7 143 4.22 0
Soetaert, DougDoug Soetaert 570 12 3 4 1 28 2.95 1
Tataryn, DaveDave Tataryn 80 2 1 1 0 10 7.50 0
Team: 4800 80 29 37 14 306 3.83 2

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Note: Pos = Position; 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;

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1976-77 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
New York Rangers
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Stanley Cups 1928, 1933, 1940, 1994
Affiliates Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL)


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