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Season Review




1977-78



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Key Personnel

Coach
Coach Pic
Fred Shero
G.M.
GM Pic
Keith Allen
Captain
Captain Pic
Bobby Clarke

W-L-T Record

GP W L T Pts Win% GF GA Division
Overall 80 45 20 15 105 0.656 296 200 2nd
Home 29 6 5 63 0.787 170 80
Road 16 14 10 42 0.525 126 120

Standings

Patrick
Team W L T Pts GF GA
New York Islanders 48 17 15 111 334 210
Philadelphia Flyers 45 20 15 105 296 200
Atlanta Flames 34 27 19 87 274 252
New York Rangers 30 37 13 73 279 280

Playoff Games

Won Preliminary Round 2-0
11-Apr-78Colorado Rockies2atFlyers3OTWBoxscore
13-Apr-78Flyers3atColorado Rockies1WBoxscore
Won Quarterfinals 4-1
17-Apr-78Buffalo Sabres1atFlyers4WBoxscore
19-Apr-78Buffalo Sabres2atFlyers3WBoxscore
22-Apr-78Flyers1atBuffalo Sabres4LBoxscore
23-Apr-78Flyers4atBuffalo Sabres2WBoxscore
25-Apr-78Buffalo Sabres2atFlyers4WBoxscore
Lost Semifinals 1-4
2-May-78Flyers2atBoston Bruins3LBoxscore
4-May-78Flyers5atBoston Bruins7LBoxscore
7-May-78Boston Bruins1atFlyers3WBoxscore
9-May-78Boston Bruins4atFlyers2LBoxscore
11-May-78Flyers3atBoston Bruins6LBoxscore

Scoring Leaders

Goals
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Bill Barber -41
Assists
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Bobby Clarke -68
Points
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Bobby Clarke -89

Scoring Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh% TGF TPGF TGA TPGA
Bobby ClarkeC 71216889 83475 21113116.03
Bill BarberL 80413172 34318 49526215.65
Rick MacLeishC 76313970 33247 27425312.25
Orest KindrachukC 73174562 128351 14117010
Bob DaileyD 76213657 62455 2222119.95
Reggie LeachR 72242852 24209 04019512.31
Ross LonsberryL 78183048 45412 15017210.47
Mel BridgmanC 76163248 203263 12015410.39
Don SaleskiR 70271845 44345 41016316.56
Tom BladonD 79112435 57321 1101537.19
Paul HolmgrenR 62161834 190232 0119117.58
Bob KellyL 74191332 95150 0509619.79
Barry DeanL 5671825 34120 020769.21
Rick LapointeD 4741620 91351 000567.14
Jim WatsonD 7151217 62330 0001124.46
Kevin McCarthyD 6221517 32290 000912.2
Joe WatsonD 655914 22230 010687.35
Andre DupontD 6921214 225310 0001081.85
Gary DornhoeferR 477512 62-32 0016111.48
Dave HoydaL 41134 119-50 000812.5
Harvey BennettC * 2101 710 000250
Blake DunlopC 3011 010 00010
BenchX 6
Frank BatheD 1000 000 0000
Jim CunninghamL 1000 410 0000
Drew CallanderR 1000 000 0000
Al HillL 3000 200 00030
Rick St Croix G 7000 000 0000
Wayne Stephenson G 26000 000 0000
Bernie ParentG 49000 400 0000
* = did not finish season with Flyers
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Goaltending Statistics

Name GP Mins GA Avg W L T OTL EN SO Shts Pct SO-GA SO-Sht
Bernie Parent4929231082.2229613 1712230.912
Wayne Stephenson261482682.7514101 236300.892
Rick St.Croix7395203.04241 101880.894

Playoff Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW OT Sht Sh%
Rick MacLeishC 127916 48 030
Bobby ClarkeC 124711 81 000
Orest KindrachukC 125510 132 010
Bill BarberL 12639 21 000
Bob KellyL 12358 260 000
Mel BridgmanC 12178 360 011
Jim WatsonD 12178 60 000
Bob DaileyD 12156 220 000
Paul HolmgrenR 12145 260 000
Reggie LeachR 12224 01 000
Ross LonsberryL 12224 61 010
Andre DupontD 12213 130 000
Rick LapointeD 12033 190 000
Don SaleskiR 11202 190 010
Tom BladonD 12022 110 000
Kevin McCarthyD 10011 80 000
Bernie Parent G 12000 00 000
Dave HoydaL 9000 170 000
Gary DornhoeferR 4000 70 000
Joe WatsonD 1000 00 000
BenchX 2

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Name GP Mins GA GAA W L EN SO Shts Pct
Bernie Parent12722332.7475203040.891

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All-Star Game Representatives

Bill Barber, Tom Bladon, Bobby Clarke, Bob Dailey, Fred Shero (coach), Wayne Stephenson, Jim Watson

Shutouts

Date Opponent Score Goalie #
16-Oct-77vs St.Louis Blues7-0Wayne Stephenson 8
20-Oct-77vs Pittsburgh Penguins11-0Bernie Parent 46
13-Nov-77vs Detroit Red Wings3-0Wayne Stephenson 9
20-Nov-77vs Atlanta Flames4-0Bernie Parent 47
27-Nov-77vs Los Angeles Kings2-0Wayne Stephenson 10
29-Nov-77at Vancouver Canucks3-0Bernie Parent 48
21-Dec-77at Cleveland Barons4-0Bernie Parent 49
2-Feb-78vs Colorado Rockies3-0Bernie Parent 50
6-Feb-78vs St.Louis Blues2-0Bernie Parent 51
6-Apr-78vs New York Rangers3-0Bernie Parent 52
# = career number as a Flyer P = playoffs

Hattricks

Date Player # Score Goalie(s)
16-Oct-77Don Saleski3 St.Louis Blues 0 - FLYERS 7E.Johnston(2) E.Staniowski(l)
11-Dec-77Tom Bladon1 (4)Cleveland Barons 1 - FLYERS 11G.Edwards(3) G.Meloche(l)
29-Dec-77Rick MacLeish12 Minnesota North Stars 2 - FLYERS 5P.LoPresti
12-Mar-78Ross Lonsberry3 Colorado Rockies 2 - FLYERS 6D.Favell
po = playoffs, n=natural, 4=4goals, 5=5goals #=career number as a Flyer

Opening Games

SeasonChicago 1 - Flyers 5 (W)
HomeChicago 1 - Flyers 5 (W)
RoadFlyers 8 - Pittsburgh 2 (W)

NHL Awards

Team Awards

Barry Ashbee Trophy
Yanick Dupre Memorial
Best Defenseman
Class Guy Award
Ashbee Winner Pic
Repoire Winner Pic
Jim Watson
Joe Watson

Trades

Date To Flyers Other Team From Flyers
17-Jun-77futures (Paul Evans)Los Angeles KingsSteve Short
5-Aug-77Barry DeanColorado RockiesMark Suzor
28-Oct-77Blake Dunlop & 1978 3rd Rounder (Gord Salt)Minnesota North StarsHarvey Bennett
1-Nov-77Terry MurrayDetroit Red Wingscash
3-Nov-77Paul Evans (completes 6/17/77 trade)Los Angeles Kings

Transactions

Date Aquisition
18-Jun-77Mike Nykoluk signed (Coordinator of player development)
18-Jun-77Terry Crisp signed (Assistant coach)
29-Jun-77Bob McCammon signed (Coach of Maine Mariners)
30-Jun-77Kevin McCarthy signed
1-Aug-77Alan Quinlan signed
4-Aug-77Tom Gorence signed
4-Aug-77Dave Hoyda signed
10-Aug-77Pat Quinn signed (assistant coach)
15-Aug-77Guy Delparte signed as a free agent
17-Aug-77Brian Burke signed as a free agent
1-Sep-77Guy Delparte signed as a free agent
1-Sep-77Jim Cunningham signed as a free agent
7-Sep-77Wayne Schaab signed as a free agent
7-Sep-77Peter McKenzie signed as a free agent
7-Sep-77Wayne Schaab demoted
7-Sep-77Peter McKenzie demoted
15-Sep-77Larry Romanchych signed as a free agent
22-Sep-77Dave Hynek released (FA)
22-Sep-77Dave Leonardo released
22-Sep-77Larry Angus released
22-Sep-77Tom Machowski released
22-Sep-77Doug Melvin released
28-Sep-77Bernie Johnston signed as a free agent
30-Sep-77Drew Callander demoted
30-Sep-77Rick St.Croix demoted
30-Sep-77John Paddock demoted
30-Sep-77Jerome Mrazek demoted
7-Oct-77Frank Bathe signed as a free agent
23-Oct-77Mike Busniuk signed as a free agent
27-Oct-77Grant Cole signed as a free agent
1-Nov-77Terry Murray demoted
1-Nov-77Blake Dunlop demoted
1-Nov-77Danny Clark demoted (to Milwaukee (IHL))
17-Nov-77Rudy Tajcnar signed
17-Nov-77Rudy Tajcnar demoted
30-Dec-77Dave Hoyda called up
30-Dec-77Frank Bathe called up
5-Jan-78Frank Bathe demoted
30-Jan-78Drew Callander called up
30-Jan-78Al Hill called up
30-Jan-78Blake Dunlop called up
2-Feb-78Rick St.Croix called up
3-Mar-78Rick St.Croix called up
7-Mar-78Rick St.Croix demoted
16-Mar-78Terry Murray called up

Draft Picks

Rd # Player Pos
117Kevin McCarthyD
235Tom GorenceRW
353Dave HoydaLW
467Yves GuillemetteG
471Rene HamelinLW
589Dan ClarkD
6107Alain ChaputLW
7123Richard DalpeC
8135Pete PeetersG
8136Clint EcclesC
8139Mike GreederRW
9150Tom BauerLW
9151Mike BaumanLW
9153Bruce CrowderLW
10158Bob NicholsonD
10159Dave IsherwoodC
10161Steve JonesG
11165Jim TrainorD
11166Barry DuenchLW
11168Rod McNairD
12172Mike LaycockG

Record vs. Other Teams

Overall Home Road
Team W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA
Atlanta Flames41102215 300146 11189
Boston Bruins21101716 200126 011510
Buffalo Sabres0310512 01145 02017
Chicago Blackhawks22101613 20093 021710
Cleveland Barons4010299 300237 10162
Colorado Rockies32002215 20092 1201313
Detroit Red Wings2110119 20072 01147
Los Angeles Kings3010148 10164 20084
Minnesota North Stars32001914 12089 200115
Montreal Canadiens0220513 01113 011410
New York Islanders12301521 111910 012611
New York Rangers40202313 300145 10298
Pittsburgh Penguins3010267 101154 200113
St.Louis Blues4100257 300161 11096
Toronto Maple Leafs13001016 11077 02039
Vancouver Canucks5000208 20084 300124
Washington Capitals4000174 20082 20092








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