1976–77 Edmonton Oilers season

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1976–77 Edmonton Oilers
Division 4th Western
1976–77 record 34–43–4
Home record 24–15–3
Road record 10–28–1
Goals for 243 (11th)
Goals against 304 (8th)
Team information
General Manager Bep Guidolin
Coach Bep Guidolin (25–36–2)
Glen Sather (9–7–2)
Captain Glen Sather (Oct–Mar)
Vacant (Mar–Apr)
Alternate captains Doug Barrie
Ron Busniuk
Arena Northlands Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Bill Flett (34)
Assists Bryan Campbell (42)
Points Bill Flett (54)
Bryan Campbell (54)
Penalties in minutes Frank Beaton (274)
Plus/minus Bill Flett (+7)
Wins Ken Broderick (18)
Goals against average Dave Dryden (3.26)

The 1976–77 Edmonton Oilers season was the Oilers' fifth season of operation. The Oilers placed fourth to qualify for the playoffs, losing in the first round.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Western Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Houston Aeros 80 50 24 6 320 241 106
Winnipeg Jets 80 46 32 2 366 291 94
San Diego Mariners 81 40 37 4 284 283 85
Edmonton Oilers 81 34 43 4 243 304 72
Calgary Cowboys 81 31 43 7 252 296 69
Phoenix Roadrunners 80 28 48 4 281 383 60

Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 8, 1976 2–0 New England Whalers (1976–77) 1–0–0
2 L October 15, 1976 1–6 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 1–1–0
3 W October 17, 1976 7–2 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 2–1–0
4 W October 19, 1976 5–4 OT Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 3–1–0
5 L October 24, 1976 3–5 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 3–2–0
6 L October 26, 1976 1–3 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 3–3–0
7 W October 28, 1976 4–3 OT @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 4–3–0
8 L October 29, 1976 3–11 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 4–4–0
9 L October 31, 1976 0–4 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 4–5–0
10 W November 3, 1976 4–2 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 5–5–0
11 L November 4, 1976 2–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 5–6–0
12 L November 5, 1976 3–4 New England Whalers (1976–77) 5–7–0
13 L November 7, 1976 2–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 5–8–0
14 L November 10, 1976 2–4 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 5–9–0
15 W November 13, 1976 3–2 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 6–9–0
16 L November 16, 1976 2–5 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 6–10–0
17 L November 17, 1976 2–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 6–11–0
18 W November 19, 1976 4–3 OT Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 7–11–0
19 W November 21, 1976 6–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 8–11–0
20 L November 23, 1976 3–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 8–12–0
21 L November 24, 1976 2–4 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 8–13–0
22 L November 26, 1976 2–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 8–14–0
23 W November 28, 1976 4–0 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 9–14–0
24 W November 30, 1976 3–2 OT Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 10–14–0
25 W December 2, 1976 4–3 @ Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 11–14–0
26 T December 3, 1976 0–0 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 11–14–1
27 L December 4, 1976 3–5 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 11–15–1
28 L December 5, 1976 1–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 11–16–1
29 W December 7, 1976 4–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 12–16–1
30 L December 11, 1976 0–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 12–17–1
31 W December 12, 1976 5–3 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 13–17–1
32 L December 14, 1976 1–6 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 13–18–1
33 L December 16, 1976 0–3 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 13–19–1
34 W December 17, 1976 1–0 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 14–19–1
35 W December 19, 1976 4–2 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 15–19–1
36 W December 21, 1976 4–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 16–19–1
37 L December 28, 1976 2–3 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 16–20–1
38 L January 1, 1977 1–5 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 16–21–1
39 L January 4, 1977 3–5 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 16–22–1
40 W January 7, 1977 4–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 17–22–1
41 L January 8, 1977 0–5 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1976–77) 17–23–1
42 W January 9, 1977 5–3 Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 18–23–1
43 W January 14, 1977 5–3 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 19–23–1
44 L January 15, 1977 3–6 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 19–24–1
45 L January 16, 1977 1–3 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 19–25–1
46 L January 20, 1977 1–5 @ San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 19–26–1
47 L January 22, 1977 1–4 @ Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 19–27–1
48 W January 23, 1977 9–2 Phoenix Roadrunners (1976–77) 20–27–1
49 W January 26, 1977 5–4 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 21–27–1
50 L January 28, 1977 1–4 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 21–28–1
51 T January 30, 1977 1–1 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 21–28–2
52 L February 1, 1977 1–11 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 21–29–2
53 W February 6, 1977 4–2 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 22–29–2
54 L February 8, 1977 5–6 San Diego Mariners (1976–77) 22–30–2
55 L February 11, 1977 1–3 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 22–31–2
56 W February 13, 1977 5–2 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 23–31–2
57 L February 15, 1977 4–7 Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 23–32–2
58 W February 18, 1977 3–2 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 24–32–2
59 L February 20, 1977 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 24–33–2
60 W February 22, 1977 4–3 New England Whalers (1976–77) 25–33–2
61 L February 25, 1977 2–3 OT Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 25–34–2
62 L February 27, 1977 0–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 25–35–2
63 L March 1, 1977 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 25–36–2
64 W March 3, 1977 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 26–36–2
65 W March 6, 1977 5–2 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 27–36–2
66 L March 8, 1977 3–5 @ Houston Aeros (1976–77) 27–37–2
67 L March 9, 1977 3–5 @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 27–38–2
68 W March 10, 1977 4–3 @ Indianapolis Racers (1976–77) 28–38–2
69 T March 12, 1977 3–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1976–77) 28–38–3
70 L March 13, 1977 3–9 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 28–39–3
71 L March 15, 1977 0–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 28–40–3
72 W March 17, 1977 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 29–40–3
73 L March 22, 1977 3–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 29–41–3
74 W March 24, 1977 5–4 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 30–41–3
75 W March 25, 1977 4–3 OT @ Cincinnati Stingers (1976–77) 31–41–3
76 L March 27, 1977 2–5 @ New England Whalers (1976–77) 31–42–3
77 W March 30, 1977 8–0 Houston Aeros (1976–77) 32–42–3
78 L April 1, 1977 1–3 Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 32–43–3
79 T April 2, 1977 4–4 @ Calgary Cowboys (1976–77) 32–43–4
80 W April 4, 1977 6–2 Winnipeg Jets (1976–77) 33–43–4
81 W April 6, 1977 6–4 Birmingham Bulls (1976–77) 34–43–4

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Playoffs[edit]

Houston Aeros 4, Edmonton Oilers 1 – Semifinals[edit]

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 13 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 OT Houston Aeros 0–1
2 April 15 Edmonton Oilers 2–6 Houston Aeros 0–2
3 April 17 Houston Aeros 2–7 Edmonton Oilers 1–2
4 April 20 Houston Aeros 4–1 Edmonton Oilers 1–3
5 April 22 Edmonton Oilers 3–4 Houston Aeros 1–4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Flett, BillBill Flett RW 48 34 20 54 20 7 7 0 0
Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell C 66 12 42 54 18 −10 0 1 0
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 81 19 34 53 77 −17 2 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 81 8 37 45 60 −19 3 0 0
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 67 16 27 43 28 −23 4 0 0
Patenaude, RustyRusty Patenaude RW 73 25 16 41 57 −23 8 0 0
Kirk, GavinGavin Kirk C 52 8 28 36 16 −4 3 0 0
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 79 18 17 35 76 −1 1 0 0
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 38 13 15 28 18 0 4 0 0
Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins D 51 4 24 28 75 −7 0 0 0
Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D 70 8 19 27 92 −4 2 0 0
Callighen, BrettBrett Callighen C 29 9 16 25 48 6 2 0 0
Sheehy, TimTim Sheehy RW 28 15 8 23 4 −7 4 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 77 7 16 23 94 −16 2 0 0
Boddy, GreggGregg Boddy D 46 1 17 18 41 −1 1 0 0
Rota, RandyRandy Rota C/LW 40 9 6 15 8 −10 1 0 0
Russell, BobBob Russell C 57 7 6 13 41 −10 0 0 0
Beaton, FrankFrank Beaton LW 68 4 9 13 274 −12 0 0 0
Williams, ButchButch Williams RW 29 3 10 13 16 −9 1 0 0
St. Sauveur, ClaudeClaude St. Sauveur C 15 5 7 12 2 −1 0 0 0
Peacosh, GeneGene Peacosh LW 11 5 4 9 14 2 2 0 0
Nevin, BobBob Nevin RW 13 3 2 5 0 −8 1 0 0
Simpson, TomTom Simpson RW 15 3 2 5 16 2 0 0 0
Laframboise, PetePete Laframboise LW/C 17 0 5 5 12 −6 0 0 0
Busniuk, RonRon Busniuk RW 29 2 2 4 83 0 0 0 0
Merrell, BarryBarry Merrell C 10 1 3 4 0 −2 0 0 0
Patrick, GlennGlenn Patrick D 23 0 4 4 62 −10 0 0 0
Hornung, LarryLarry Hornung D 21 2 1 3 0 −6 0 0 0
Baird, KenKen Baird D 2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0
Broderick, KenKen Broderick G 40 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Antonovich, MikeMike Antonovich C 7 1 1 2 0 −3 0 0 0
Butters, BillBill Butters D 7 0 2 2 17 −2 0 0 0
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 24 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Patterson, DennisDennis Patterson D 23 0 2 2 2 −18 0 0 0
Scharf, TedTed Scharf RW 5 0 2 2 14 −1 0 0 0
Long, BarryBarry Long D 2 0 1 1 2 −4 0 0 0
Arndt, DannyDanny Arndt LW 1 0 0 0 0 −2 0 0 0
Fortunato, JoeJoe Fortunato LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur G 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Morris, PeterPeter Morris LW 3 0 0 0 2 −2 0 0 0
Prentice, BillBill Prentice D 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Stewart, PaulPaul Stewart LW/D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Broderick, KenKen Broderick 2301 40 18 18 1 134 3.49 4
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 1416 24 10 13 0 77 3.26 1
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur 1213 21 6 12 3 88 4.35 0
Team: 4930 81 34 43 4 299 3.64 5
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Callighen, BrettBrett Callighen C 5 4 1 5 7 0 0 1
Rota, RandyRandy Rota C/LW 5 3 2 5 0 0 0 0
Campbell, BryanBryan Campbell C 5 3 1 4 0 0 0 0
Hamilton, AlAl Hamilton D 5 0 4 4 4 0 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 5 2 1 3 9 0 0 0
Boddy, GreggGregg Boddy D 4 1 2 3 14 0 0 0
Ullman, NormNorm Ullman C 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Beaton, FrankFrank Beaton LW 5 0 2 2 21 0 0 0
Busniuk, RonRon Busniuk RW 5 0 2 2 37 0 0 0
Flett, BillBill Flett RW 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Kirk, GavinGavin Kirk C 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
St. Sauveur, ClaudeClaude St. Sauveur C 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Morris, RickRick Morris LW 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Wilkins, BarryBarry Wilkins D 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Broderick, KenKen Broderick G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur G 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Patenaude, RustyRusty Patenaude RW 2 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Patrick, GlennGlenn Patrick D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russell, BobBob Russell C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Broderick, KenKen Broderick 179 3 1 2 10 3.35 0
Levasseur, Jean-LouisJean-Louis Levasseur 133 2 0 2 10 4.51 0
Team: 312 5 1 4 20 3.85 0

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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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1976–77 Edmonton Oilers Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "1976-77 Edmonton Oilers Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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