1977–78 Buffalo Sabres season

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1977–78 Buffalo Sabres
Division 2nd Adams
Conference 3rd Wales
1977–78 record 44–19–17
Home record 25-7-8
Road record 19-12-9
Goals for 288
Goals against 215
Team information
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Marcel Pronovost
Captain Danny Gare
Arena Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Average attendance 16,433
Team leaders
Goals Gilbert Perreault (41)
Assists Gilbert Perreault (48)
Points Gilbert Perreault and Rene Rober(89)
Penalties in minutes Jerry Korab (119)
Wins Don Edwards (38)
Goals against average Bob Suave (2.50)
<1976–77 1978–79>

The 1977–78 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' eight season season of operation for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 51 18 11 333 218 113
Buffalo Sabres 80 44 19 17 288 215 105
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 41 29 10 271 237 92
Cleveland Barons 80 22 45 13 230 325 57

[2]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 W October 13, 1977 3–2 New York Islanders (1977–78) 1–0–0
2 W October 15, 1977 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 2–0–0
3 L October 16, 1977 0–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 2–1–0
4 T October 19, 1977 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 2–1–1
5 W October 20, 1977 7–5 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 3–1–1
6 W October 23, 1977 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 4–1–1
7 L October 29, 1977 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 4–2–1
8 W October 30, 1977 4–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 5–2–1
9 W November 3, 1977 4–1 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 6–2–1
10 W November 5, 1977 3–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 7–2–1
11 W November 6, 1977 7–4 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 8–2–1
12 L November 9, 1977 4–8 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 8–3–1
13 W November 10, 1977 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 9–3–1
14 T November 13, 1977 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 9–3–2
15 W November 16, 1977 6–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 10–3–2
16 L November 17, 1977 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 10–4–2
17 W November 19, 1977 7–6 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 11–4–2
18 W November 20, 1977 5–2 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 12–4–2
19 L November 23, 1977 0–2 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 12–5–2
20 L November 24, 1977 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 12–6–2
21 W November 27, 1977 3–2 New York Rangers (1977–78) 13–6–2
22 W November 30, 1977 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 14–6–2
23 W December 1, 1977 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 15–6–2
24 T December 3, 1977 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 15–6–3
25 W December 4, 1977 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 16–6–3
26 W December 8, 1977 5–2 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 17–6–3
27 W December 10, 1977 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 18–6–3
28 W December 11, 1977 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 19–6–3
29 L December 13, 1977 1–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 19–7–3
30 W December 15, 1977 7–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 20–7–3
31 T December 17, 1977 5–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 20–7–4
32 W December 21, 1977 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 21–7–4
33 T December 22, 1977 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 21–7–5
34 T December 29, 1977 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 21–7–6
35 T December 31, 1977 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 21–7–7
36 T January 1, 1978 2–2 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 21–7–8
37 W January 5, 1978 5–3 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 22–7–8
38 T January 7, 1978 4–4 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 22–7–9
39 W January 8, 1978 5–3 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 23–7–9
40 T January 11, 1978 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 23–7–10
41 L January 12, 1978 3–6 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 23–8–10
42 L January 14, 1978 2–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 23–9–10
43 W January 19, 1978 9–2 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 24–9–10
44 W January 21, 1978 3–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 25–9–10
45 T January 22, 1978 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 25–9–11
46 L January 26, 1978 1–2 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 25–10–11
47 T January 28, 1978 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 25–10–12
48 W January 30, 1978 3–2 New York Islanders (1977–78) 26–10–12
49 T February 1, 1978 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 26–10–13
50 W February 2, 1978 3–1 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 27–10–13
51 W February 4, 1978 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 28–10–13
52 W February 5, 1978 4–1 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 29–10–13
53 W February 8, 1978 5–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 30–10–13
54 W February 9, 1978 2–0 New York Rangers (1977–78) 31–10–13
55 L February 13, 1978 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 31–11–13
56 W February 16, 1978 5–0 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 32–11–13
57 W February 19, 1978 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 33–11–13
58 L February 20, 1978 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 33–12–13
59 W February 23, 1978 4–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 34–12–13
60 W February 25, 1978 13–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 35–12–13
61 T February 26, 1978 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 35–12–14
62 W March 1, 1978 4–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 36–12–14
63 W March 2, 1978 6–3 New York Islanders (1977–78) 37–12–14
64 L March 4, 1978 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 37–13–14
65 W March 6, 1978 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 38–13–14
66 T March 9, 1978 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 38–13–15
67 L March 11, 1978 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 38–14–15
68 W March 12, 1978 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 39–14–15
69 W March 16, 1978 3–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 40–14–15
70 T March 18, 1978 2–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 40–14–16
71 W March 21, 1978 6–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 41–14–16
72 T March 24, 1978 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1977–78) 41–14–17
73 W March 25, 1978 4–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 42–14–17
74 L March 28, 1978 0–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 42–15–17
75 L March 30, 1978 3–5 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 42–16–17
76 L April 1, 1978 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 42–17–17
77 L April 2, 1978 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 42–18–17
78 L April 4, 1978 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 42–19–17
79 W April 6, 1978 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 43–19–17
80 W April 9, 1978 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 44–19–17

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. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 151. ISBN 9781894801225.