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1977–78 Birmingham Bulls
Division 6th WHA
1977–78 record 36–41–3
Goals for 287
Goals against 314
Team information
Coach Glen Sonmor,
John F. Bassett
Team leaders
<1976–77 1978–79>

The 1977–78 Birmingham Bulls season was the Birmingham Bulls second season of operation in the World Hockey Association. The Bulls qualified for the playoffs, losing in the quarter-finals to the Winnipeg Jets.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

WHA Team W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Winnipeg Jets 50 28 2102 381 270 988
New England Whalers 44 31 5 93 335 269 1255
Houston Aeros 42 34 4 88 296 302 1543
Quebec Nordiques 40 37 3 83 349 347 1185
Edmonton Oilers 38 39 3 79 309 307 1296
Birmingham Bulls 36 41 3 75 287 314 2177
Cincinnati Stingers 35 42 3 73 298 332 1701
Indianapolis Racers 24 51 5 53 267 353 1189
Soviet All-Stars 3 4 1 7 27 36 120
Czechoslovakia All-Stars 1 6 1 3 21 40 87

Game logEdit

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 14, 19775–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 1–0–0
2LOctober 15, 19772–5 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 1–1–0
3LOctober 22, 19775–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 1–2–0
4LOctober 23, 19773–10 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 1–3–0
5LOctober 25, 19774–5 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 1–4–0
6LOctober 28, 19772–3 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 1–5–0
7LOctober 29, 19772–6 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 1–6–0
8LNovember 2, 19773–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 1–7–0
9LNovember 4, 19772–4 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 1–8–0
10WNovember 5, 19775–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 2–8–0
11LNovember 8, 19773–4 New England Whalers (1977–78) 2–9–0
12LNovember 9, 19771–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 2–10–0
13TNovember 12, 19771–1 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 2–10–1
14TNovember 16, 19772–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 2–10–2
15WNovember 18, 19772–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 3–10–2
16WNovember 19, 19774–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 4–10–2
17LNovember 23, 19770–3 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 4–11–2
18WNovember 24, 197712–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 5–11–2
19LNovember 26, 19772–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 5–12–2
20WNovember 27, 19774–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 6–12–2
21LNovember 30, 19772–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 6–13–2
22WDecember 2, 19777–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 7–13–2
23WDecember 4, 19773–0 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 8–13–2
24LDecember 7, 19773–6 New England Whalers (1977–78) 8–14–2
25LDecember 9, 19771–2 OT New England Whalers (1977–78) 8–15–2
26WDecember 13, 19775–3 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 9–15–2
27WDecember 15, 19775–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 10–15–2
28WDecember 18, 19773–2 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 11–15–2
29WDecember 21, 19775–0 Czechoslovakia (1977–78) 12–15–2
30WDecember 26, 19776–1 Soviet All-Stars (1977–78) 13–15–2
31LDecember 27, 19771–8 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 13–16–2
32WDecember 29, 19777–1 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 14–16–2
33LDecember 30, 19772–6 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 14–17–2
34LJanuary 1, 19782–5 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 14–18–2
35LJanuary 4, 19781–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 14–19–2
36WJanuary 6, 19786–4 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 15–19–2
37WJanuary 8, 19785–4 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 16–19–2
38LJanuary 10, 19784–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 16–20–2
39LJanuary 11, 19782–11 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 16–21–2
40WJanuary 14, 19784–3 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 17–21–2
41WJanuary 18, 19783–0 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 18–21–2
42WJanuary 20, 19785–3 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 19–21–2
43LJanuary 22, 19782–4 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 19–22–2
44WJanuary 25, 19786–2 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 20–22–2
45LJanuary 27, 19782–6 New England Whalers (1977–78) 20–23–2
46WJanuary 28, 19788–5 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 21–23–2
47LJanuary 31, 19782–4 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 21–24–2
48LFebruary 2, 19782–4 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 21–25–2
49WFebruary 4, 19785–2 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 22–25–2
50LFebruary 5, 19781–6 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 22–26–2
51LFebruary 7, 19783–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 22–27–2
52LFebruary 8, 19780–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 22–28–2
53LFebruary 12, 19780–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 22–29–2
54LFebruary 14, 19781–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 22–30–2
55WFebruary 16, 19785–2 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 23–30–2
56WFebruary 17, 19785–4 OT Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 24–30–2
57LFebruary 18, 19782–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 24–31–2
58LFebruary 19, 19783–4 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 24–32–2
59WFebruary 23, 19787–3 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 25–32–2
60WFebruary 25, 19787–3 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 26–32–2
61LFebruary 26, 19783–6 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 26–33–2
62WMarch 1, 19784–3 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 27–33–2
63WMarch 4, 19785–2 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 28–33–2
64LMarch 5, 19783–4 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 28–34–2
65WMarch 9, 19789–2 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 29–34–2
66LMarch 10, 19784–5 OT New England Whalers (1977–78) 29–35–2
67LMarch 12, 19782–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 29–36–2
68LMarch 14, 19780–6 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 29–37–2
69LMarch 15, 19782–7 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 29–38–2
70WMarch 17, 19783–2 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 30–38–2
71TMarch 19, 19783–3 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 30–38–3
72WMarch 21, 19785–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 31–38–3
73WMarch 22, 19785–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 32–38–3
74LMarch 24, 19783–4 OT Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 32–39–3
75LMarch 25, 19781–3 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 32–40–3
76WMarch 31, 19785–2 Edmonton Oilers (1977–78) 33–40–3
77WApril 1, 19785–1 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 34–40–3
78LApril 5, 19784–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 34–41–3
79WApril 7, 19785–3 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 35–41–3
80WApril 9, 19789–7 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 36–41–3

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PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 71 38 38 76 1266540
Marrin, PeterPeter Marrin C 80 28 43 71 539710
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 80 37 29 66 2241110
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 79 33 32 65 90-111400
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes D 80 9 35 44 4812300
Cassolato, TonyTony Cassolato RW 77 18 25 43 59-3400
Gorman, DaveDave Gorman RW 63 19 21 40 9318200
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart C 48 13 26 39 5213210
Mahovlich, FrankFrank Mahovlich LW 72 14 24 38 22-5600
Beaudoin, SergeSerge Beaudoin D 64 8 25 33 10514100
Noris, JoeJoe Noris C/D 45 9 19 28 6-9000
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 53 8 20 28 917000
Turkiewicz, JimJim Turkiewicz D 78 3 21 24 4510000
Hanson, DaveDave Hanson D 42 7 16 23 24110000
Langway, RodRod Langway D 52 3 18 21 5210000
Alley, SteveSteve Alley LW 27 8 12 20 1117100
Beaton, FrankFrank Beaton LW 56 6 9 15 279-8010
Stephenson, BobBob Stephenson RW 39 7 6 13 33-2000
Hoganson, DaleDale Hoganson D 43 1 12 13 29-6000
Westrum, PatPat Westrum D 77 2 10 12 97-7000
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 45 6 4 10 284-12100
Sheehy, TimTim Sheehy RW 13 4 2 6 5-14200
Nedomansky, VaclavVaclav Nedomansky RW 12 2 3 5 6-9100
Bilodeau, GillesGilles Bilodeau LW 59 2 2 4 258-14000
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 12 1 2 3 4-7000
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett G 58 0 3 3 260000
Wood, WayneWayne Wood G 32 0 3 3 220000
Terbenche, PaulPaul Terbenche D 11 1 0 1 01000
Arndt, DannyDanny Arndt LW 4 0 1 1 01000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett 3306 58 24 31 1 210 3.81 2
Wood, WayneWayne Wood 1551 32 12 10 2 99 3.83 1
Team: 4857 80 36 41 3 309 3.82 3
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Linseman, KenKen Linseman C 5 2 2 4 15000
Marrin, PeterPeter Marrin C 5 0 3 3 2000
Beaton, FrankFrank Beaton LW 5 2 0 2 10000
Gorman, DaveDave Gorman RW 4 1 1 2 0000
Henderson, PaulPaul Henderson RW 5 1 1 2 0000
Mahovlich, FrankFrank Mahovlich LW 3 1 1 2 0000
Stewart, JohnJohn Stewart C 5 1 1 2 6001
Turkiewicz, JimJim Turkiewicz D 5 1 1 2 0000
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 4 0 2 2 16000
Napier, MarkMark Napier RW 5 0 2 2 14000
Alley, SteveSteve Alley LW 5 1 0 1 5000
Beaudoin, SergeSerge Beaudoin D 5 1 0 1 46000
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 4 1 0 1 20000
Hanson, DaveDave Hanson D 5 0 1 1 48000
Westrum, PatPat Westrum D 3 0 1 1 2000
Bilodeau, GillesGilles Bilodeau LW 3 0 0 0 27000
Cassolato, TonyTony Cassolato RW 4 0 0 0 4000
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett G 5 0 0 0 0000
Hoganson, DaleDale Hoganson D 5 0 0 0 7000
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes D 5 0 0 0 12000
Langway, RodRod Langway D 4 0 0 0 9000
Wood, WayneWayne Wood G 1 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Garrett, JohnJohn Garrett 271 5 1 4 26 5.76 0
Wood, WayneWayne Wood 29 1 0 0 3 6.21 0
Team: 300 5 1 4 29 5.80 0

[2]

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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1977–78 Birmingham Bulls Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.
  2. 1977-78 Birmingham Bulls Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-28.

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