1976–77 Minnesota North Stars season

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1976–77 Minnesota North Stars
Division 2nd Smythe
1976–77 record 23–39–18
Goals for 240
Goals against 310
Team information
General Manager Jack Gordon
Coach Ted Harris
Captain Bill Hogaboam
Team leaders
<1975–76 1977–78>

The 1976–77 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 10th season.

Coached by Ted Harris, the team compiled a record of 23-39-18 for 64 points, to finish the regular season 2nd in the Smythe Division. In the playoffs they lost the Preliminary Round 2-0 to the Buffalo Sabres.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 80 32 39 9 239 276 73
Minnesota North Stars 80 23 39 18 240 310 64
Chicago Black Hawks 80 26 43 11 240 298 63
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 42 13 235 294 63
Colorado Rockies 80 20 46 14 226 307 54

[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 L October 6, 1976 5–6 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 0–1–0
2 L October 7, 1976 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 0–2–0
3 W October 9, 1976 4–1 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 1–2–0
4 L October 12, 1976 4–10 New York Rangers (1976–77) 1–3–0
5 L October 16, 1976 1–2 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 1–4–0
6 L October 17, 1976 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 1–5–0
7 W October 20, 1976 4–3 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 2–5–0
8 T October 22, 1976 3–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 2–5–1
9 W October 23, 1976 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 3–5–1
10 W October 27, 1976 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 4–5–1
11 L October 30, 1976 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 4–6–1
12 L October 31, 1976 1–9 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 4–7–1
13 L November 3, 1976 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 4–8–1
14 L November 6, 1976 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 4–9–1
15 L November 7, 1976 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 4–10–1
16 W November 10, 1976 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 5–10–1
17 L November 13, 1976 2–3 New York Islanders (1976–77) 5–11–1
18 T November 14, 1976 4–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 5–11–2
19 T November 17, 1976 3–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 5–11–3
20 L November 19, 1976 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 5–12–3
21 L November 20, 1976 3–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 5–13–3
22 L November 24, 1976 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 5–14–3
23 W November 27, 1976 6–1 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 6–14–3
24 L November 28, 1976 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 6–15–3
25 T December 1, 1976 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 6–15–4
26 L December 4, 1976 4–11 New York Rangers (1976–77) 6–16–4
27 L December 7, 1976 2–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 6–17–4
28 L December 8, 1976 0–5 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 6–18–4
29 T December 10, 1976 3–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 6–18–5
30 T December 11, 1976 1–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 6–18–6
31 T December 14, 1976 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 6–18–7
32 L December 18, 1976 1–3 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 6–19–7
33 T December 21, 1976 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 6–19–8
34 L December 22, 1976 3–4 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 6–20–8
35 W December 28, 1976 8–3 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 7–20–8
36 T December 30, 1976 5–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 7–20–9
37 L January 1, 1977 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 7–21–9
38 W January 5, 1977 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 8–21–9
39 W January 6, 1977 7–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 9–21–9
40 W January 8, 1977 3–1 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 10–21–9
41 L January 12, 1977 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 10–22–9
42 T January 15, 1977 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 10–22–10
43 L January 16, 1977 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 10–23–10
44 L January 18, 1977 2–7 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 10–24–10
45 T January 20, 1977 4–4 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 10–24–11
46 W January 22, 1977 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 11–24–11
47 L January 23, 1977 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 11–25–11
48 W January 26, 1977 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 12–25–11
49 L January 29, 1977 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 12–26–11
50 L January 30, 1977 2–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 12–27–11
51 L February 2, 1977 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 12–28–11
52 T February 5, 1977 5–5 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 12–28–12
53 W February 6, 1977 3–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 13–28–12
54 L February 9, 1977 6–8 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 13–29–12
55 T February 12, 1977 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 13–29–13
56 L February 13, 1977 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 13–30–13
57 T February 15, 1977 3–3 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 13–30–14
58 T February 17, 1977 4–4 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 13–30–15
59 W February 19, 1977 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 14–30–15
60 L February 20, 1977 2–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 14–31–15
61 W February 23, 1977 2–1 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 15–31–15
62 L February 25, 1977 2–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 15–32–15
63 W February 26, 1977 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 16–32–15
64 L March 1, 1977 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–33–15
65 W March 5, 1977 6–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 17–33–15
66 W March 6, 1977 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 18–33–15
67 W March 8, 1977 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 19–33–15
68 L March 9, 1977 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 19–34–15
69 T March 12, 1977 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 19–34–16
70 T March 13, 1977 5–5 New York Islanders (1976–77) 19–34–17
71 L March 16, 1977 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 19–35–17
72 T March 18, 1977 2–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 19–35–18
73 W March 20, 1977 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 20–35–18
74 L March 22, 1977 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 20–36–18
75 L March 26, 1977 2–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 20–37–18
76 W March 28, 1977 5–4 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 21–37–18
77 W March 29, 1977 4–2 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 22–37–18
78 W March 31, 1977 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 23–37–18
79 L April 2, 1977 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 23–38–18
80 L April 3, 1977 3–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 23–39–18

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

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. 

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