1976–77 St. Louis Blues season

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1976–77 St. Louis Blues
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
1976–77 record 32–39–9
Goals for 239
Goals against 276
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Emile Francis
Captain Garry Unger
Arena St. Louis Arena
Team leaders
Goals Garry Unger (30)
Assists Bob MacMillan (39)
Points Bob MacMillan (58)
Penalties in minutes Bob Gassoff (254)
Wins Eddie Johnston (13)
Goals against average Yves Belanger (3.00)
<1975–76 1977–78>

The 1976–77 St. Louis Blues season was the tenth for the franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues won the Smythe Division title with a record of 32 wins, 39 losses and nine ties, good for 73 points, and received a first-round bye in the 1977 NHL Playoffs. However, the Blues were no match for the eventual Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens, as the Montrealers swept the Blues in the quarter-finals.

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

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 80 19 39 58 11 1 10 0 1
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 80 30 27 57 56 -12 7 0 5
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 80 21 29 50 41 11 1 2 2
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 80 21 28 49 8 -28 4 0 3
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 80 29 19 48 22 5 1 1 2
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 71 11 30 41 12 -15 3 0 1
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 76 18 20 38 77 -4 4 0 3
Butler, JerryJerry Butler RW 80 12 20 32 65 -31 0 0 0
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 79 3 26 29 36 1 2 0 1
Irvine, TedTed Irvine LW 69 14 14 28 38 -16 1 0 2
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 80 5 20 25 24 -22 1 0 0
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 77 6 18 24 254 -2 0 0 3
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 31 14 9 23 15 -6 6 0 3
Hess, BobBob Hess D 53 4 18 22 14 -2 1 0 0
Sanderson, DerekDerek Sanderson C 32 8 13 21 26 -8 3 0 2
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 58 7 8 15 11 1 0 1 2
Bourbonnais, RickRick Bourbonnais RW 33 6 8 14 10 -6 2 0 1
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 35 4 10 14 82 -8 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 54 1 9 10 23 -9 0 0 0
Masters, JamieJamie Masters D 16 1 7 8 2 -7 1 0 0
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 47 3 4 7 26 -13 0 0 1
Hrechkosy, DaveDave Hrechkosy LW 15 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Zanussi, JoeJoe Zanussi D 11 0 3 3 4 -6 0 0 0
Palazzari, DougDoug Palazzari C 12 1 0 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger G 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 18 0 1 1 6 -3 0 0 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant G 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ogilvie, BrianBrian Ogilvie C 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 2111 38 13 16 5 108 3.07 1
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 1589 29 10 16 1 108 4.08 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant 960 17 7 7 3 50 3.12 1
Belanger, YvesYves Belanger 140 3 2 0 0 7 3.00 0
Team: 4800 80 32 39 9 273 3.41 2

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose RW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 4 1 0 1 14 0 0 0
Bourbonnais, RickRick Bourbonnais RW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 4 0 1 1 10 0 0 0
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Butler, JerryJerry Butler RW 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Hess, BobBob Hess D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Irvine, TedTed Irvine LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Masters, JamieJamie Masters D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Johnston, EddieEddie Johnston 138 3 0 2 9 3.91 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 102 3 0 2 9 5.29 0
Team: 240 4 0 4 18 4.50 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. ^ "1976-77 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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