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77-78ColRoc
1977–78 Colorado Rockies (NHL) · NHL
Division 2nd Smythe
1977–78 record 19–40–21
Goals for 257
Goals against 305
Coach Pat Kelly
Captain Wilf Paiement
Team leaders

The 1977–78 Colorado Rockies (NHL) season was the fourth season of the franchise, and second as the Rockies. For the first time in franchise history, the team qualified for the playoffs, something that would not happen again for a decade.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 29 19 230 220 83
Colorado Rockies 80 19 40 21 257 305 59
Vancouver Canucks 80 20 43 17 239 320 57
St. Louis Blues 80 20 47 13 195 304 53
Minnesota North Stars 80 18 53 9 218 325 45

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 14, 19774–4 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 0–0–1
2TOctober 15, 19773–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 0–0–2
3LOctober 19, 19774–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 0–1–2
4LOctober 20, 19775–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 0–2–2
5WOctober 22, 19773–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 1–2–2
6TOctober 25, 19774–4 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 1–2–3
7WOctober 28, 19778–1 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 2–2–3
8WOctober 29, 19776–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 3–2–3
9WNovember 2, 19776–2 New York Rangers (1977–78) 4–2–3
10LNovember 5, 19772–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 4–3–3
11WNovember 8, 19776–2 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 5–3–3
12LNovember 11, 19771–2 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 5–4–3
13LNovember 12, 19771–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 5–5–3
14LNovember 16, 19771–4 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 5–6–3
15WNovember 19, 19777–2 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 6–6–3
16LNovember 22, 19772–4 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 6–7–3
17LNovember 23, 19773–6 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 6–8–3
18LNovember 25, 19771–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 6–9–3
19TNovember 26, 19774–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 6–9–4
20TNovember 30, 19773–3 New York Islanders (1977–78) 6–9–5
21LDecember 3, 19773–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 6–10–5
22TDecember 6, 19773–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 6–10–6
23LDecember 9, 19772–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 6–11–6
24LDecember 10, 19774–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 6–12–6
25WDecember 13, 19774–1 Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 7–12–6
26WDecember 17, 19775–1 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 8–12–6
27LDecember 20, 19771–9 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 8–13–6
28LDecember 21, 19773–6 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 8–14–6
29LDecember 23, 19772–6 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 8–15–6
30LDecember 27, 19772–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 8–16–6
31TDecember 29, 19772–2 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 8–16–7
32TDecember 30, 19772–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 8–16–8
33LJanuary 1, 19781–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 8–17–8
34LJanuary 4, 19780–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 8–18–8
35LJanuary 5, 19783–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 8–19–8
36WJanuary 7, 19783–1 New York Rangers (1977–78) 9–19–8
37LJanuary 10, 19784–7 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 9–20–8
38LJanuary 11, 19782–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 9–21–8
39LJanuary 13, 19781–2 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 9–22–8
40TJanuary 14, 19783–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 9–22–9
41TJanuary 18, 19784–4 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 9–22–10
42WJanuary 20, 19785–2 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 10–22–10
43LJanuary 21, 19784–9 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 10–23–10
44TJanuary 25, 19783–3 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 10–23–11
45LJanuary 26, 19783–4 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 10–24–11
46WJanuary 28, 19786–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 11–24–11
47LJanuary 31, 19783–5 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 11–25–11
48LFebruary 2, 19780–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 11–26–11
49TFebruary 4, 19782–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 11–26–12
50LFebruary 5, 19783–6 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 11–27–12
51LFebruary 7, 19782–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 11–28–12
52WFebruary 10, 19783–2 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 12–28–12
53TFebruary 12, 19783–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 12–28–13
54TFebruary 15, 19782–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 12–28–14
55LFebruary 16, 19784–5 New York Islanders (1977–78) 12–29–14
56LFebruary 18, 19784–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 12–30–14
57TFebruary 19, 19784–4 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 12–30–15
58LFebruary 21, 19782–3 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 12–31–15
59WFebruary 24, 19783–2 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 13–31–15
60TFebruary 25, 19785–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 13–31–16
61LFebruary 28, 19784–7 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 13–32–16
62LMarch 2, 19782–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 13–33–16
63TMarch 3, 19782–2 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 13–33–17
64TMarch 5, 19782–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 13–33–18
65LMarch 8, 19783–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 13–34–18
66LMarch 11, 19784–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 13–35–18
67LMarch 12, 19782–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 13–36–18
68TMarch 14, 19784–4 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 13–36–19
69TMarch 15, 19782–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 13–36–20
70WMarch 17, 19783–1 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 14–36–20
71WMarch 19, 19786–4 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 15–36–20
72WMarch 22, 19785–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 16–36–20
73LMarch 23, 19783–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 16–37–20
74LMarch 25, 19783–4 Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 16–38–20
75WMarch 28, 19784–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 17–38–20
76LMarch 30, 19783–4 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 17–39–20
77WApril 1, 19784–2 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 18–39–20
78LApril 4, 19783–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 18–40–20
79TApril 5, 19784–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 18–40–21
80WApril 8, 19785–2 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 19–40–21

PlayoffsEdit

The Rockies played a best-of-three preliminary round series against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers would sweep the series in two-straight games.

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 80 31 56 87 114-14721
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 75 22 38 60 89-14604
Van Boxmeer, JohnJohn Van Boxmeer D 80 12 42 54 87-12500
Gardner, PaulPaul Gardner C 46 30 22 52 29-171303
Spruce, AndyAndy Spruce LW 74 19 21 40 43-7301
Croteau, GaryGary Croteau LW 62 17 22 39 24-15800
Andruff, RonRon Andruff C 78 15 18 33 31-16001
Hudson, DaveDave Hudson C 60 10 22 32 12-5100
Owchar, DennisDennis Owchar D 60 8 23 31 25-49200
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 54 15 15 30 49224
Contini, JoeJoe Contini C 37 12 9 21 28-2300
Delorme, RonRon Delorme C 68 10 11 21 47-20000
Pyatt, NelsonNelson Pyatt C 71 9 12 21 8-23100
Pierce, RandyRandy Pierce RW 35 9 10 19 150103
Suzor, MarkMark Suzor D 60 4 15 19 56-35200
Kitchen, MikeMike Kitchen D 61 2 17 19 45-12001
Ahern, FredFred Ahern RW 38 5 13 18 19-16100
Lefley, BryanBryan Lefley D/LW 71 4 13 17 12-4011
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 44 6 9 15 8-19300
Edur, TomTom Edur D 20 5 7 12 1010100
Arnason, ChuckChuck Arnason RW 29 4 8 12 10-3200
Christie, MikeMike Christie D 35 2 8 10 28-6000
Neely, BobBob Neely LW 22 3 6 9 2-10100
Skinner, LarryLarry Skinner C 14 3 5 8 02100
Jodzio, RickRick Jodzio LW 32 0 5 5 28-5000
Favell, DougDoug Favell G 47 0 2 2 20000
O'Brien, DennisDennis O'Brien D 16 0 2 2 12-10000
Lemelin, RogerRoger Lemelin D 3 0 0 0 00000
McCahill, JohnJohn McCahill D 1 0 0 0 00000
McElmury, JimJim McElmury D 2 0 0 0 01000
McKenzie, BillBill McKenzie G 12 0 0 0 20000
Nistico, LouLou Nistico C 3 0 0 0 00000
Oleschuk, BillBill Oleschuk G 2 0 0 0 00000
Plasse, MichelMichel Plasse G 25 0 0 0 120000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Favell, DougDoug Favell 2663 47 13 20 11 159 3.58 1
McKenzie, BillBill McKenzie 654 12 3 6 2 42 3.85 0
Plasse, MichelMichel Plasse 1383 25 3 12 8 90 3.90 0
Oleschuk, BillBill Oleschuk 100 2 0 2 0 9 5.40 0
Team: 4800 80 19 40 21 300 3.75 1

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hudson, DaveDave Hudson C 2 1 1 2 0000
Spruce, AndyAndy Spruce LW 2 0 2 2 0000
Dupere, DenisDenis Dupere LW 2 1 0 1 0100
Owchar, DennisDennis Owchar D 2 1 0 1 2000
Ahern, FredFred Ahern RW 2 0 1 1 2000
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 2 0 1 1 0000
Van Boxmeer, JohnJohn Van Boxmeer D 2 0 1 1 2000
Andruff, RonRon Andruff C 2 0 0 0 0000
Christie, MikeMike Christie D 2 0 0 0 0000
Contini, JoeJoe Contini C 2 0 0 0 0000
Delorme, RonRon Delorme C 2 0 0 0 10000
Favell, DougDoug Favell G 2 0 0 0 0000
Kitchen, MikeMike Kitchen D 2 0 0 0 2000
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 2 0 0 0 0000
Lefley, BryanBryan Lefley D/LW 2 0 0 0 0000
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 2 0 0 0 7000
Pierce, RandyRandy Pierce RW 2 0 0 0 0000
Skinner, LarryLarry Skinner C 2 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Favell, DougDoug Favell 120 2 0 2 6 3.00 0
Team: 120 2 0 2 6 3.00 0

[1]

Note: 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 Colorado Rockies Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External linksEdit


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