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77-78EdmOil
1977–78 Edmonton Oilers
Division 5th WHA
1977–78 record 38–39–3
Home record 24–15–2
Road record 14–24–1
Goals for 309 (4th)
Goals against 307 (4th)
Team information
General Manager Brian Conacher
Coach Glen Sather
Captain Paul Shmyr
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Bill Flett (41)
Assists Ron Chipperfield (52)
Points Ron Chipperfield (85)
Penalties in minutes Ron Busniuk (157)
Plus/minus Al Hamilton (+24)
Wins Dave Dryden (21)
Goals against average Dave Dryden (3.49)
<1976–77 1978–79>
The 1977–78 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' sixth season of operation. The Oilers placed fifth to qualify for the playoffs, losing in the first round.

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 12, 19773–7 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 0–1–0
2WOctober 14, 19774–2 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 1–1–0
3LOctober 15, 19772–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 1–2–0
4LOctober 19, 19773–6 New England Whalers (1977–78) 1–3–0
5LOctober 26, 19777–8 OT @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 1–4–0
6WOctober 28, 19773–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 2–4–0
7LOctober 30, 19772–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 2–5–0
8LNovember 2, 19773–6 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 2–6–0
9WNovember 4, 19773–1 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 3–6–0
10WNovember 6, 19777–1 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 4–6–0
11LNovember 8, 19773–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 4–7–0
12LNovember 10, 19773–5 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 4–8–0
13WNovember 11, 19773–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 5–8–0
14TNovember 12, 19771–1 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 5–8–1
15WNovember 16, 19776–4 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 6–8–1
16WNovember 18, 19774–3 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 7–8–1
17LNovember 20, 19774–5 OT New England Whalers (1977–78) 7–9–1
18WNovember 22, 19774–2 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 8–9–1
19LNovember 24, 19774–5 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 8–10–1
20WNovember 26, 19773–1 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 9–10–1
21WNovember 30, 19774–2 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 10–10–1
22LDecember 2, 19775–7 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 10–11–1
23WDecember 4, 19773–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 11–11–1
24WDecember 7, 19775–4 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 12–11–1
25LDecember 9, 19773–5 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 12–12–1
26LDecember 11, 19772–4 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 12–13–1
27WDecember 14, 19776–1 Czechoslovakia (1977–78) 13–13–1
28LDecember 18, 19772–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 13–14–1
29LDecember 20, 19774–6 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 13–15–1
30WDecember 21, 19775–2 Soviet All-Stars (1977–78) 14–15–1
31WDecember 27, 19779–3 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 15–15–1
32WDecember 30, 19778–5 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 16–15–1
33LJanuary 1, 19781–2 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 16–16–1
34LJanuary 6, 19781–4 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 16–17–1
35WJanuary 8, 19784–2 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 17–17–1
36WJanuary 11, 19782–0 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 18–17–1
37LJanuary 13, 19780–2 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 18–18–1
38LJanuary 14, 19784–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 18–19–1
39WJanuary 15, 19784–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 19–19–1
40WJanuary 18, 19781–0 New England Whalers (1977–78) 20–19–1
41LJanuary 20, 19783–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 20–20–1
42WJanuary 21, 19783–2 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 21–20–1
43LJanuary 22, 19782–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 21–21–1
44WJanuary 25, 19786–2 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 22–21–1
45WJanuary 27, 19789–6 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 23–21–1
46LJanuary 29, 19783–4 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 23–22–1
47WJanuary 31, 19786–4 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 24–22–1
48LFebruary 1, 19783–4 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 24–23–1
49WFebruary 3, 19786–3 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 25–23–1
50WFebruary 4, 19784–3 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 26–23–1
51LFebruary 5, 19783–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 26–24–1
52TFebruary 8, 19786–6 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 26–24–2
53WFebruary 12, 19787–0 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 27–24–2
54WFebruary 14, 19784–1 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 28–24–2
55LFebruary 15, 19785–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 28–25–2
56WFebruary 17, 19786–4 Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 29–25–2
57WFebruary 19, 19784–3 OT Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 30–25–2
58LFebruary 22, 19785–6 Houston Aeros (1977–78) 30–26–2
59WFebruary 24, 19785–4 OT Houston Aeros (1977–78) 31–26–2
60LFebruary 26, 19785–6 New England Whalers (1977–78) 31–27–2
61LMarch 1, 19784–6 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 31–28–2
62LMarch 3, 19786–8 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 31–29–2
63WMarch 5, 19784–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 32–29–2
64LMarch 7, 19783–4 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 32–30–2
65LMarch 9, 19785–6 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 32–31–2
66LMarch 11, 19780–2 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 32–32–2
67LMarch 14, 19783–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 32–33–2
68LMarch 15, 19784–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 32–34–2
69WMarch 17, 19786–2 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 33–34–2
70WMarch 19, 19784–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1977–78) 34–34–2
71LMarch 22, 19783–5 Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 34–35–2
72WMarch 24, 19784–0 Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 35–35–2
73LMarch 26, 19783–5 @ New England Whalers (1977–78) 35–36–2
74WMarch 28, 19784–3 OT @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 36–36–2
75LMarch 30, 19781–5 @ Houston Aeros (1977–78) 36–37–2
76LMarch 31, 19782–5 @ Birmingham Bulls (1977–78) 36–38–2
77WApril 1, 19784–1 @ Indianapolis Racers (1977–78) 37–38–2
78LApril 4, 19781–9 @ Quebec Nordiques (1977–78) 37–39–2
79TApril 5, 19784–4 New England Whalers (1977–78) 37–39–3
80WApril 7, 19784–2 Winnipeg Jets (1977–78) 38–39–3

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Chipperfield, RonRon Chipperfield C 80 33 52 85 4811110
Flett, BillBill Flett RW 74 41 28 69 349810
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 80 34 34 68 11-12740
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 71 23 34 57 471230
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 59 11 43 54 4624600
Callighen, BrettBrett Callighen C 80 20 30 50 1125100
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 80 9 40 49 100-9300
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 56 14 34 48 568300
Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 71 26 21 47 214800
Widing, JuhaJuha Widing C 71 18 24 42 810010
Guite, PierrePierre Guite LW 60 12 21 33 71-7200
Rota, RandyRandy Rota C/LW 53 8 22 30 1211000
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 62 6 22 28 9011100
Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell C 53 7 13 20 12-17200
Busniuk, RonRon Busniuk RW 59 2 18 20 157-8000
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco D 47 6 8 14 20-7300
Jarry, PierrePierre Jarry LW 18 4 10 14 4-1000
MacGregor, GaryGary MacGregor C 37 11 2 13 29-2200
Semenko, DaveDave Semenko LW 65 6 6 12 140-4000
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 13 6 3 9 4-4100
McLeod, DonDon McLeod G 33 0 8 8 20000
Baird, KenKen Baird D 6 2 4 6 20000
Miller, WarrenWarren Miller RW 18 2 4 6 181000
McKay, RayRay McKay D 14 1 4 5 43000
Deadmarsh, ButchButch Deadmarsh LW 20 1 3 4 32-1000
Holland, JerryJerry Holland LW 22 2 1 3 14-1100
Sandbeck, CalCal Sandbeck D 11 1 2 3 391100
Troy, JimJim Troy RW 47 2 0 2 124-11000
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 5 1 1 2 7-7010
Topolnisky, CraigCraig Topolnisky D 10 0 2 2 4-1000
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 48 0 1 1 00000
Inkpen, DaveDave Inkpen D 19 0 1 1 16-6000
Lloyd, OwenOwen Lloyd D 3 0 1 1 4-1000
Pinder, GerryGerry Pinder LW 5 0 1 1 0-1000
Primeau, KevinKevin Primeau RW 7 0 1 1 2-1000
Ahrens, ChrisChris Ahrens D 4 0 0 0 15-5000
Broderick, KenKen Broderick G 9 0 0 0 00000
Cross, JimJim Cross LW 2 0 0 0 0-3000
Falkenberg, BobBob Falkenberg D 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Hall, DelDel Hall C 1 0 0 0 00000
McMullen, DaleDale McMullen LW 1 0 0 0 00000
Turnbull, FrankFrank Turnbull G 1 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 2578 48 21 23 2 150 3.49 2
McLeod, DonDon McLeod 1723 33 15 10 1 102 3.55 2
Broderick, KenKen Broderick 497 9 2 5 0 42 5.07 0
Turnbull, FrankFrank Turnbull 60 1 0 1 0 6 6.00 0
Team: 4858 80 38 39 3 300 3.71 4
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 5 2 3 5 0000
Shmyr, PaulPaul Shmyr D 5 1 3 4 11000
Chipperfield, RonRon Chipperfield C 5 1 1 2 0000
Guite, PierrePierre Guite LW 5 1 1 2 20001
MacDonald, BlairBlair MacDonald RW 5 1 1 2 0000
Rota, RandyRandy Rota C/LW 5 1 1 2 4000
Callighen, BrettBrett Callighen C 5 0 2 2 16000
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 5 0 2 2 10000
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 5 0 2 2 4000
Jarry, PierrePierre Jarry LW 5 1 0 1 4000
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 5 1 0 1 4000
McKay, RayRay McKay D 4 0 1 1 4000
Widing, JuhaJuha Widing C 5 0 1 1 0000
Busniuk, RonRon Busniuk RW 5 0 0 0 18000
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco D 1 0 0 0 0000
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 2 0 0 0 0000
Ferguson, NormNorm Ferguson RW 5 0 0 0 0000
McLeod, DonDon McLeod G 4 0 0 0 0000
Primeau, KevinKevin Primeau RW 2 0 0 0 2000
Sandbeck, CalCal Sandbeck D 5 0 0 0 10000
Semenko, DaveDave Semenko LW 5 0 0 0 8000
Troy, JimJim Troy RW 2 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
McLeod, DonDon McLeod 207 4 1 3 16 4.64 1
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 91 2 0 1 6 3.96 0
Team: 298 5 1 4 22 4.43 1

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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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-29.

External linksEdit


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