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1977–78 Atlanta Flames · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
1977–78 record 34–27–19
Goals for 274
Goals against 252
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Fred Creighton
Captain Tom Lysiak
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Bob MacMillan (31)
Assists Tom Lysiak (42)
Points Tom Lysiak (69)
Penalties in minutes Willi Plett (171)
Wins Dan Bouchard (25)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (2.75)

The 1977–78 Atlanta Flames season was the sixth season for the franchise.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 48 17 15 334 210 111
Philadelphia Flyers 80 45 20 15 296 200 105
Atlanta Flames 80 34 27 19 274 252 87
New York Rangers 80 30 37 13 279 280 73

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 13, 19772–2 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 0–0–1
2WOctober 15, 19773–1 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 1–0–1
3WOctober 19, 19775–1 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 2–0–1
4TOctober 21, 19773–3 New York Islanders (1977–78) 2–0–2
5LOctober 22, 19772–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 2–1–2
6TOctober 25, 19772–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 2–1–3
7LOctober 26, 19772–6 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 2–2–3
8WOctober 29, 19774–3 New York Rangers (1977–78) 3–2–3
9LNovember 1, 19770–9 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 3–3–3
10TNovember 2, 19772–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 3–3–4
11WNovember 4, 19775–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 4–3–4
12TNovember 6, 19773–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 4–3–5
13LNovember 9, 19770–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 4–4–5
14LNovember 12, 19773–6 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 4–5–5
15WNovember 13, 19775–2 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 5–5–5
16LNovember 16, 19772–6 Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 5–6–5
17WNovember 18, 19775–3 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 6–6–5
18LNovember 20, 19770–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 6–7–5
19WNovember 22, 19774–2 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 7–7–5
20TNovember 23, 19772–2 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 7–7–6
21TNovember 26, 19774–4 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 7–7–7
22LNovember 29, 19773–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 7–8–7
23LDecember 2, 19772–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 7–9–7
24LDecember 3, 19771–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 7–10–7
25TDecember 5, 19772–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 7–10–8
26TDecember 7, 19772–2 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 7–10–9
27WDecember 10, 19775–1 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 8–10–9
28WDecember 11, 19775–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 9–10–9
29LDecember 15, 19773–6 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 9–11–9
30LDecember 17, 19773–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 9–12–9
31LDecember 18, 19770–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 9–13–9
32TDecember 20, 19772–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 9–13–10
33WDecember 23, 19776–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 10–13–10
34LDecember 27, 19772–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 10–14–10
35WDecember 29, 19775–4 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 11–14–10
36WDecember 31, 19773–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 12–14–10
37TJanuary 1, 19782–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 12–14–11
38LJanuary 4, 19781–4 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 12–15–11
39WJanuary 6, 19785–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 13–15–11
40WJanuary 9, 19785–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 14–15–11
41WJanuary 11, 19784–2 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 15–15–11
42LJanuary 14, 19784–8 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 15–16–11
43LJanuary 16, 19783–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 15–17–11
44WJanuary 18, 19781–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 16–17–11
45WJanuary 20, 19785–3 New York Rangers (1977–78) 17–17–11
46WJanuary 22, 19784–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 18–17–11
47LJanuary 26, 19782–5 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 18–18–11
48LJanuary 28, 19785–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 18–19–11
49WJanuary 29, 19786–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 19–19–11
50WJanuary 31, 19787–4 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 20–19–11
51LFebruary 2, 19782–5 New York Islanders (1977–78) 20–20–11
52TFebruary 4, 19782–2 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 20–20–12
53WFebruary 7, 19784–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 21–20–12
54WFebruary 9, 19784–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 22–20–12
55LFebruary 10, 19782–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 22–21–12
56TFebruary 12, 19782–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 22–21–13
57TFebruary 15, 19785–5 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 22–21–14
58LFebruary 16, 19783–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 22–22–14
59TFebruary 18, 19783–3 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 22–22–15
60TFebruary 22, 19783–3 New York Islanders (1977–78) 22–22–16
61TFebruary 25, 19782–2 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 22–22–17
62WFebruary 27, 19785–3 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 23–22–17
63LMarch 1, 19783–4 Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 23–23–17
64LMarch 2, 19783–4 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 23–24–17
65WMarch 4, 19789–3 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 24–24–17
66LMarch 7, 19783–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 24–25–17
67WMarch 8, 19788–3 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 25–25–17
68WMarch 11, 19784–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 26–25–17
69TMarch 14, 19784–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 26–25–18
70WMarch 15, 19786–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 27–25–18
71WMarch 18, 19785–2 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 28–25–18
72LMarch 22, 19781–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 28–26–18
73WMarch 23, 19785–3 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 29–26–18
74WMarch 25, 19786–3 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 30–26–18
75WMarch 29, 19787–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 31–26–18
76WApril 1, 19786–0 New York Rangers (1977–78) 32–26–18
77WApril 2, 19784–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 33–26–18
78WApril 5, 19784–2 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 34–26–18
79TApril 8, 19781–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 34–26–19
80LApril 9, 19782–4 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 34–27–19

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Lysiak 12 80 27 42 69 54 2 1 0 1 2
Guy Chouinard 16 73 28 30 58 8 2 1 0 1 0
Eric Vail 27 79 22 36 58 16 2 1 1 2 0
Harold Phillipoff 24 67 17 36 53 128 2 0 1 1 2
Bob MacMillan 11 52 31 21 52 26 2 0 2 2 0
Bill Clement 10 70 20 30 50 34 2 0 0 0 2
John Gould 21 79 19 28 47 21 2 0 0 0 2
Willi Plett 25 78 22 21 43 171 - - - - -
Ken Houston 6 74 22 16 38 51 2 0 0 0 0
Bobby Lalonde 7 73 14 23 37 28 1 1 0 1 0
Rey Comeau 18 79 10 22 32 20 2 0 0 0 0
Richard Mulhern 4 79 9 23 32 47 2 0 1 1 0
Ed Kea 19 60 3 23 26 40 1 0 0 0 0
Dave Shand 8 80 2 23 25 94 2 0 0 0 4
Miles Zaharko 23 71 1 19 20 26 1 0 0 0 0
Bobby Simpson 22 55 10 8 18 49 2 0 0 0 2
Dick Redmond 5 42 7 11 18 16 2 1 0 1 0
Pat Ribble 3 80 5 12 17 68 2 0 1 1 2
Curt Bennett 5 25 3 7 10 10 - - - - -
Barry Gibbs 2 27 1 5 6 24 - - - - -
Greg Fox 2 16 1 2 3 25 2 0 1 1 8
Dan Bouchard 30 58 0 3 3 6 2
Tim Ecclestone 14 11 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
Yves Belanger 31 17 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 9 0 0 0 2 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Atlanta. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season

GoaltendingEdit

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

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Dan Bouchard 30 58 3340 25 12 19 153 2 2.75 2 120 0 2 7 0 3.50
Yves Belanger 31 17 937 7 8 0 55 1 3.52 - - - - - - -.--
Phil Myre 1 9 523 2 7 0 43 0 4.93 - - - - - - -.--

TransactionsEdit

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1977–78 season.

TradesEdit

May 23, 1977 To Atlanta Flames
Ab DeMarco, Jr.
To Los Angeles Kings
Randy Manery
August 18, 1977 To Atlanta Flames
Cash
To Detroit Red Wings
Rick Bowness
December 12, 1977 To Atlanta Flames
Yves Belanger
Bob MacMillan
Dick Redmond
2nd round pick in 1979 (Mike Perovich)
To St. Louis Blues
Curt Bennett
Barry Gibbs
Phil Myre

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
C Bobby Lalonde Vancouver Canucks
Player New team

Draft picksEdit

See also: 1977 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
2 20. Miles Zaharko (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
2 28. Don Laurence (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
2 31. Brian Hill (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
4 72. Jim Craig (G) Flag of the United States United States Boston University (NCAA)
5 82. Curtis Christopherson (D) Colorado College (NCAA)
6 100. Bernie Harbec (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Laval National (QMJHL)
7 118. Bobby Gould (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada University of New Hampshire (NCAA)
8 133. Jimmy Bennett (RW) Flag of the United States United States Brown University (NCAA)
9 148. Tim Harrer (RW) Flag of the United States United States University of Minnesota (NCAA)

ReferencesEdit


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