1975–76 St. Louis Blues season

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1975–76 St. Louis Blues
Division 3rd Smythe
1975–76 record 29–37–14
Goals for 249
Goals against 290
Team information
General Manager Dennis Ball
Coach Garry Young,
Lynn Patrick,
Leo Boivin
Captain Barclay Plager
Red Berenson
Team leaders
<1974–75 1976–77>

The 1975–76 St. Louis Blues season was the ninth for the franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues finished the regular-season with a record of 29 wins, 37 losses and 14 ties, good for 72 points. Because of their third-place finish in the Smythe Division, the Blues qualified for the playoffs for the second consecutive year, only to lose the Buffalo Sabres, 2-1 in the Preliminary Round.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 30 18 254 261 82
Vancouver Canucks 80 33 32 15 271 272 81
St. Louis Blues 80 29 37 14 249 290 72
Minnesota North Stars 80 20 53 7 195 303 47
Kansas City Scouts 80 12 56 12 190 351 36

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1975 1–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 0–0–1
2 L October 11, 1975 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 0–1–1
3 W October 14, 1975 5–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 1–1–1
4 L October 16, 1975 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 1–2–1
5 L October 18, 1975 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 1–3–1
6 W October 21, 1975 6–1 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 2–3–1
7 T October 22, 1975 1–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 2–3–2
8 W October 25, 1975 7–3 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 3–3–2
9 L October 29, 1975 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 3–4–2
10 L October 30, 1975 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 3–5–2
11 T November 1, 1975 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 3–5–3
12 W November 5, 1975 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 4–5–3
13 L November 6, 1975 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 4–6–3
14 T November 8, 1975 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 4–6–4
15 W November 9, 1975 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 5–6–4
16 W November 11, 1975 5–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 6–6–4
17 W November 15, 1975 9–2 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 7–6–4
18 L November 18, 1975 1–5 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 7–7–4
19 W November 22, 1975 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 8–7–4
20 T November 26, 1975 3–3 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 8–7–5
21 L November 27, 1975 2–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 8–8–5
22 L November 29, 1975 2–8 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 8–9–5
23 L November 30, 1975 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 8–10–5
24 L December 2, 1975 1–4 New York Islanders (1975–76) 8–11–5
25 L December 4, 1975 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 8–12–5
26 W December 6, 1975 7–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 9–12–5
27 L December 9, 1975 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 9–13–5
28 L December 10, 1975 0–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 9–14–5
29 L December 12, 1975 2–5 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 9–15–5
30 W December 14, 1975 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 10–15–5
31 L December 17, 1975 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 10–16–5
32 L December 20, 1975 1–7 New York Islanders (1975–76) 10–17–5
33 L December 21, 1975 3–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 10–18–5
34 L December 23, 1975 1–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 10–19–5
35 W December 27, 1975 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 11–19–5
36 L January 2, 1976 1–7 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 11–20–5
37 W January 3, 1976 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 12–20–5
38 W January 6, 1976 5–2 New York Rangers (1975–76) 13–20–5
39 W January 8, 1976 4–2 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 14–20–5
40 L January 10, 1976 0–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 14–21–5
41 W January 13, 1976 7–3 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 15–21–5
42 W January 15, 1976 5–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 16–21–5
43 W January 17, 1976 7–5 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 17–21–5
44 W January 21, 1976 4–2 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 18–21–5
45 L January 24, 1976 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 18–22–5
46 L January 25, 1976 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 18–23–5
47 L January 27, 1976 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 18–24–5
48 L January 29, 1976 3–6 New York Rangers (1975–76) 18–25–5
49 T January 31, 1976 2–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 18–25–6
50 T February 3, 1976 4–4 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 18–25–7
51 T February 4, 1976 3–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 18–25–8
52 W February 6, 1976 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 19–25–8
53 L February 7, 1976 2–8 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 19–26–8
54 L February 10, 1976 1–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 19–27–8
55 W February 13, 1976 2–0 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 20–27–8
56 W February 14, 1976 5–3 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 21–27–8
57 W February 16, 1976 4–2 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 22–27–8
58 T February 18, 1976 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 22–27–9
59 L February 21, 1976 4–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 22–28–9
60 L February 24, 1976 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 22–29–9
61 L February 26, 1976 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 22–30–9
62 T February 28, 1976 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 22–30–10
63 W February 29, 1976 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 23–30–10
64 L March 3, 1976 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 23–31–10
65 W March 6, 1976 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 24–31–10
66 T March 7, 1976 4–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 24–31–11
67 L March 9, 1976 0–4 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 24–32–11
68 T March 10, 1976 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 24–32–12
69 W March 13, 1976 5–3 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 25–32–12
70 L March 14, 1976 1–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 25–33–12
71 T March 16, 1976 3–3 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 25–33–13
72 L March 18, 1976 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 25–34–13
73 W March 21, 1976 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 26–34–13
74 L March 22, 1976 1–7 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 26–35–13
75 W March 25, 1976 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 27–35–13
76 W March 27, 1976 6–3 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 28–35–13
77 W March 30, 1976 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 29–35–13
78 L March 31, 1976 1–2 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 29–36–13
79 T April 3, 1976 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 29–36–14
80 L April 4, 1976 2–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 29–37–14

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 75 43 42 85 41 15 4 8 9
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 80 39 44 83 95 1 13 0 3
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 65 24 43 67 59 13 6 6 1
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 80 20 32 52 41 13 2 1 2
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 72 20 27 47 47 -11 9 2 1
Butler, JerryJerry Butler RW 66 17 24 41 75 0 1 0 3
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 67 13 25 38 48 7 3 0 0
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 74 14 19 33 77 -22 5 0 2
Hess, BobBob Hess D 78 9 23 32 58 3 2 2 2
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 80 4 26 30 20 3 3 0 1
Irvine, TedTed Irvine LW 69 10 13 23 80 -12 2 0 2
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 58 8 10 18 25 -4 0 0 1
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 19 7 8 15 0 0 1 0 0
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 53 8 6 14 26 -12 2 1 0
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 80 1 12 13 306 -8 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 63 3 8 11 90 17 0 1 1
Smith, RickRick Smith D 24 1 7 8 18 2 0 0 0
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 64 0 8 8 67 -6 0 0 0
Wilson, RickRick Wilson D 65 1 6 7 20 -10 1 0 0
Hrechkosy, DaveDave Hrechkosy LW 13 3 3 6 0 2 1 0 0
Wilson, BertBert Wilson LW 45 2 3 5 47 -6 0 0 1
Ogilvie, BrianBrian Ogilvie C 9 2 1 3 2 -1 0 0 0
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger G 31 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Babin, MitchMitch Babin C 8 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Bourbonnais, RickRick Bourbonnais RW 7 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Cowick, BruceBruce Cowick LW 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Gratton, GillesGilles Gratton G 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Masters, JamieJamie Masters D 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger 1763 31 11 17 1 113 3.85 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 2152 38 11 17 9 130 3.62 1
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 620 11 5 3 2 33 3.19 0
Gratton, GillesGilles Gratton 265 6 2 0 2 11 2.49 0
Team: 4800 80 29 37 14 287 3.59 1

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 2 2 1 3 0 0 1 0
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 3 2 1 3 7 0 0 0
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 1
Irvine, TedTed Irvine LW 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Hrechkosy, DaveDave Hrechkosy LW 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
Hess, BobBob Hess D 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Butler, JerryJerry Butler RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Larose b. 1942, ClaudeClaude Larose b. 1942 RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Masters, JamieJamie Masters D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 1 0 0 0 13 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, RickRick Wilson D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 206 3 1 2 7 2.04 0
Team: 206 3 1 2 7 2.04 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 151. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1975-76 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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