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1976-77 Philadelphia Flyers

1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers · NHL
Campbell Conference Champions
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Campbell
1976–77 record 48–16–16
Home record 33–6–1
Road record 15–10–15
Goals for 323
Goals against 213
General Manager Keith Allen
Coach Fred Shero
Captain Bobby Clarke
Arena The Spectrum
Average attendance 17,077[1]
Team leaders
Goals Rick MacLeish (49)
Assists Bobby Clarke (62)
Points Rick MacLeish (97)
Penalties in minutes Paul Holmgren (201)
Wins Bernie Parent (35)
Goals against average Wayne Stephenson (2.31)

The 1976–77 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Philadelphia Flyers' tenth season in the National Hockey League (NHL). They finished first in the Patrick Division with a record of 48 wins, 16 losses, and 16 ties for 112 points.

Dethroned, the heyday of the Broad Street Bullies came to an end, as prior to the 1976–77 season, tough-guy Dave Schultz was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. Despite a slight drop-off in performance, the Flyers dominated the Patrick Division with what proved to be their 4th straight division title. After disposing of Toronto — after which series Toronto coach Red Kelly claimed "I don't think I'd call [Bobby] Clarke dirty — mean is a better word" — in six games, the Flyers found themselves in the semifinals for the fifth consecutive season. Pitted against Boston, the Flyers lost Games 1 and 2 at home in overtime and would not return home as they were swept in four straight games.

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

      Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Tie (1 point)

1976–77 Game Log

PlayoffsEdit

Game logEdit

      Win       Loss

1977 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Rick MacLeish 19 80 49 48 97 42 10 4 9 13 2
Bobby Clarke 16 80 27 63 90 71 10 5 5 10 8
Gary Dornhoefer 12 79 25 34 59 85 9 1 0 1 22
Mel Bridgman 10 70 19 38 57 120 7 1 0 1 8
Ross Lonsberry 18 75 23 32 55 43 10 1 2 3 29
Bill Barber 7 73 20 35 55 62 10 1 4 5 2
Tom Bladon 3 80 10 43 53 39 10 1 3 4 4
Orest Kindrachuk 26 78 15 36 51 79 10 2 1 3 0
Reggie Leach 27 77 32 14 46 23 10 4 5 9 0
Bob Kelly 9 73 22 24 46 117 10 0 1 1 18
Don Saleski 11 74 22 16 38 33 10 0 0 0 12
Joe Watson 14 77 4 26 30 39 10 0 0 0 2
Andre Dupont 6 59 10 19 29 168 10 1 1 2 35
Paul Holmgren 17 59 14 12 26 201 10 1 1 2 25
Jim Watson 20 71 3 23 26 35 10 1 2 3 2
Harvey Bennett 22 51 12 8 20 60 4 0 0 0 2
Bob Dailey 2 32 5 14 19 38 10 4 9 13 15
Larry Goodenough 5 32 4 13 17 21 - - - - -
Terry Murray 24 36 0 13 13 14 - - - - -
Rick Lapointe 5 22 1 8 9 39 10 0 0 0 7
Al Hill 37 9 2 4 6 27 - - - - -
Jack McIlhargey 29 40 2 1 3 164 - - - - -
Bill Collins 23 9 1 1 2 4 - - - - -
Drew Callander 28 2 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Gary Inness (G) 30 6 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Mark Suzor - 4 0 1 1 4 - - - - -
Bernie Parent (G) 1 61 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Wayne Stephenson (G) 35 21 0 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 2
John Paddock 21 5 0 0 0 9 - - - - -
Terry Crisp 15 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Norm Barnes 23 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bob Ritchie 31 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bench X 6 8

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Flyers. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Regular season Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO SV% GAA GP TOI W L GA SO SV% GAA
Bernie Parent 1 61 3525 35 13 12 159 5 .897 2.71 3 123 0 3 8 0 .814 3.90
Wayne Stephenson 35 21 1065 12 3 2 41 3 .916 2.31 9 532 4 3 23 1 .900 2.59
Gary Inness 30 6 210 1 0 2 9 0 .904 2.57 - - - - - - - -

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

NHL
Award Recipient
All-Star Game representative Tom Bladon
Bobby Clarke
Gary Dornhoefer
Rick MacLeish
Bernie Parent
Fred Shero (Coach)
Jim Watson
Joe Watson
Team
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Andre Dupont
Class Guy Award Gary Dornhoefer

RecordsEdit

NHL player
Player Record Mark
Al Hill Most points in first NHL game 5 [2]

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

September 29, 1976
To Philadelphia Flyers
4th round pick in 1977
2nd round pick in 1978
To Los Angeles Kings
Dave Schultz
November 24, 1976
To Philadelphia Flyers
Harvey Bennett
To Washington Capitals
cash
December 4, 1976
To Philadelphia Flyers
cash
To Washington Capitals
Bill Collins
January 20, 1977
To Philadelphia Flyers
Bob Dailey
To Vancouver Canucks
Larry Goodenough
Jack McIlhargey
February 17, 1977
To Philadelphia Flyers
Rick Lapointe
Mike Korney
To Detroit Red Wings
Steve Coates
Dave Kelly
Terry Murray
Bob Ritchie

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Bill Collins NY Rangers free agency (10/20)
Al Hill Victoria (WCHL) free agency (10/22)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Terry Crisp retirement (10/1)
Wayne Stephenson retirement (11/16)[3]

Draft picksEdit

Philadelphia's picks at the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec.[4]

Rnd # Player Position Nationality Drafted from
1 17 Mark Suzor Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHA)
2 35 Drew Callander Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
3 53 Craig Hamner Defenseman Flag of the United States United States Mohawk Valley Comets (NAHL)
4 71 Dave Hynek Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kingston Canadians (OHA)
5 89 Robin Lang Defenseman Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cornell University (ECAC)
6 107 Paul Klasinski Left Wing Flag of the United States United States St. Paul Vulcans (MJHL)
7 117 Ray Kurpis Right Wing Flag of the United States United States Austin Mavericks (MJHL)

Farm teamsEdit

The Flyers were affiliated with the Springfield Indians of the AHL and the Philadelphia Firebirds of the NAHL.[5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. FlyersHistory.net, All Time Team Attendance
  2. February 14, 1977 vs. St. Louis
  3. Unretired on December 7.
  4. hockeydb.com, 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
  5. FlyersHistory.net, Non-AHL Affiliates
  6. FlyersHistory.net, AHL Season Overview: 1976–77
Philadelphia Flyers
Team HistoryPlayersAward WinnersRecordsSeasonsDraft PicksThe SpectrumWachovia Center
Head Coaches Allen • Stasiuk • Shero • McCammon • Quinn • McCammon • Keenan • Holmgren • Dineen • Simpson • Murray • Cashman • Neilson • Ramsay • Barber • Hitchcock • Stevens
Division titles 1967-68, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1982-83, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2003-04
Conference Championships 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97
Stanley Cups 1973-74, 1974-75
Affiliates Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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