1975–76 Atlanta Flames · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
1975–76 record 35–33–12
Goals for 262
Goals against 237
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Fred Creighton
Captain Pat Quinn
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Curt Bennett (34)
Assists Tom Lysiak (51)
Points Tom Lysiak (82)
Penalties in minutes Pat Quinn (134)
Wins Dan Bouchard (19)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (2.54)
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1974–75 1976–77

The 1975–76 Atlanta Flames season was the 4th season for the franchise. The Flames finished 3rd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the Los Angeles Kings 2 games to 0.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 13 16 348 209 118
New York Islanders 80 42 21 17 297 190 101
Atlanta Flames 80 35 33 12 262 237 82
New York Rangers 80 29 42 9 262 333 67

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 8, 1975 3–4 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 0–1–0
2 L October 10, 1975 1–2 New York Rangers (1975–76) 0–2–0
3 L October 15, 1975 1–3 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 0–3–0
4 L October 17, 1975 0–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 0–4–0
5 W October 18, 1975 5–3 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 1–4–0
6 T October 22, 1975 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 1–4–1
7 W October 24, 1975 7–1 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 2–4–1
8 L October 25, 1975 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 2–5–1
9 W October 28, 1975 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 3–5–1
10 W October 31, 1975 2–0 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 4–5–1
11 L November 1, 1975 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 4–6–1
12 L November 5, 1975 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 4–7–1
13 W November 7, 1975 3–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 5–7–1
14 L November 9, 1975 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 5–8–1
15 W November 12, 1975 2–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 6–8–1
16 W November 14, 1975 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 7–8–1
17 L November 15, 1975 3–5 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 7–9–1
18 T November 18, 1975 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 7–9–2
19 L November 21, 1975 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 7–10–2
20 W November 22, 1975 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 8–10–2
21 L November 25, 1975 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 8–11–2
22 L November 26, 1975 3–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 8–12–2
23 W November 28, 1975 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 9–12–2
24 W November 30, 1975 4–1 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 10–12–2
25 L December 2, 1975 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 10–13–2
26 W December 5, 1975 6–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 11–13–2
27 W December 7, 1975 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 12–13–2
28 W December 9, 1975 7–1 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 13–13–2
29 T December 12, 1975 3–3 New York Islanders (1975–76) 13–13–3
30 W December 14, 1975 7–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 14–13–3
31 W December 16, 1975 3–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 15–13–3
32 L December 17, 1975 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 15–14–3
33 W December 19, 1975 8–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 16–14–3
34 W December 21, 1975 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 17–14–3
35 T December 23, 1975 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 17–14–4
36 W December 26, 1975 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 18–14–4
37 L December 27, 1975 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 18–15–4
38 L December 29, 1975 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 18–16–4
39 W December 31, 1975 8–1 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 19–16–4
40 W January 2, 1976 7–1 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 20–16–4
41 W January 3, 1976 6–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 21–16–4
42 W January 6, 1976 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 22–16–4
43 T January 9, 1976 1–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 22–16–5
44 W January 11, 1976 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 23–16–5
45 L January 13, 1976 0–3 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 23–17–5
46 L January 15, 1976 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 23–18–5
47 T January 17, 1976 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 23–18–6
48 L January 18, 1976 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 23–19–6
49 L January 22, 1976 2–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 23–20–6
50 T January 23, 1976 3–3 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 23–20–7
51 W January 27, 1976 8–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 24–20–7
52 L January 28, 1976 3–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 24–21–7
53 L January 30, 1976 2–4 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 24–22–7
54 L February 1, 1976 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 24–23–7
55 T February 3, 1976 2–2 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 24–23–8
56 W February 4, 1976 4–1 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 25–23–8
57 L February 6, 1976 1–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 25–24–8
58 W February 11, 1976 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 26–24–8
59 L February 13, 1976 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 26–25–8
60 L February 14, 1976 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 26–26–8
61 L February 19, 1976 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 26–27–8
62 W February 20, 1976 3–1 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 27–27–8
63 L February 23, 1976 1–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 27–28–8
64 T February 25, 1976 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 27–28–9
65 L February 28, 1976 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 27–29–9
66 L March 3, 1976 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 27–30–9
67 W March 5, 1976 8–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 28–30–9
68 T March 7, 1976 6–6 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 28–30–10
69 W March 9, 1976 9–0 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 29–30–10
70 W March 10, 1976 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 30–30–10
71 W March 12, 1976 4–1 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 31–30–10
72 L March 14, 1976 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 31–31–10
73 L March 16, 1976 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 31–32–10
74 T March 19, 1976 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 31–32–11
75 W March 24, 1976 7–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 32–32–11
76 L March 27, 1976 0–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 32–33–11
77 W March 28, 1976 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 33–33–11
78 T April 1, 1976 1–1 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 33–33–12
79 W April 2, 1976 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 34–33–12
80 W April 4, 1976 5–2 New York Islanders (1975–76) 35–33–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Los Angeles Kings 2, Atlanta Flames 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Lysiak 12 80 31 51 82 60 2 0 0 0 2
Curt Bennett 5 80 34 31 65 61 2 0 0 0 4
Hilliard Graves 17 80 19 30 49 16 2 0 0 0 0
Claude St. Sauveur 11 79 24 24 48 23 2 0 0 0 0
Eric Vail 25 60 16 31 47 34 2 0 0 0 0
Bill Flett 9 78 23 17 40 30 2 0 0 0 0
Dave Kryskow 20/8 79 15 25 40 65 2 0 0 0 2
Rey Comeau 18 79 17 22 39 42 - - - - -
Randy Manery 7 80 7 32 39 42 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Romanchych 21 67 16 19 35 8 2 0 0 0 0
Barry Gibbs 2 76 8 21 29 92 2 1 0 1 2
Bill Clement 10 31 13 14 27 29 2 0 1 1 0
Ed Kea 19 78 8 19 27 101 2 0 0 0 7
Gerry Meehan 10 48 7 20 27 8 - - - - -
Tim Ecclestone 14 69 6 21 27 30 - - - - -
Larry Carriere 23 75 4 15 19 96 2 0 0 0 2
Jean Lemieux 6 33 4 9 13 10 - - - - -
Pat Quinn 3 80 2 11 13 134 2 0 1 1 2
Ken Houston 24/6 38 5 6 11 11 2 0 0 0 0
Bob Leiter 16 26 2 3 5 4 - - - - -
Guy Chouinard 16 4 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Richard Mulhern 4 12 1 0 1 4 - - - - -
Richard Lemieux 20 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Cam Botting 24 2 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 37 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
Dan Bouchard 30 47 0 1 1 10 2
Buster Harvey 8 1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Noel Price 4 3 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Pat Ribble 23 3 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Willi Plett 22 4 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Rick Bowness 15 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Atlanta. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Dan Bouchard 30 47 2671 19 17 8 113 2 2.54 2 120 0 2 3 0 1.50
Phil Myre 1 37 2129 16 16 4 123 1 3.47 - - - - - - -

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Flames did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1975–76 season.

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 5, 1975 To Atlanta Flames
Dave Kryskow
To Detroit Red Wings
Bryan Hextall Jr.
September 9, 1975 To Atlanta Flames
Curt Ridley
To New York Rangers
Jerry Byers
September 23, 1975 To Atlanta Flames
Rights to Claude St. Sauveur
To California Golden Seals
Cash
October 1, 1975 To Atlanta Flames
Larry Carriere
1st round pick in 1976
(traded to Washington Capitals;
Capitals selected Greg Carroll)
Cash
To Buffalo Sabres
Jacques Richard
October 13, 1975 To Atlanta Flames
Richard Lemieux
Future considerations
To Kansas City Scouts
Buster Harvey
January 20, 1976 To Atlanta Flames
1st round pick in 1976 (Dave Shand)
To Vancouver Canucks
Curt Ridley
January 22, 1976 To Atlanta Flames
Bill Clement
To Washington Capitals
Jean Lemieux
Gerry Meehan
Sabres' 1st round pick in 1976 (Greg Carroll)

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
Player New team

Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
RW Bill Flett Toronto Maple Leafs

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See also: 1975 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 8. Richard Mulhern (D) Flag of Canada Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
2 26. Rick Bowness (RW) Flag of Canada Canada Montreal Bleu Blanc Rouge (QMJHL)
4 62. Dale Ross (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Ottawa 67s (OHA)
5 80. Willi Plett (RW) Flag of Paraguay Paraguay St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
6 98. Paul Heaver (D) Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Oshawa Generals (OHA)
7 116. Dale McMillan (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
8 134. Rick Piche (D) Flag of Canada Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
9 150. Nick Sanza (G) Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
10 167. Brian O'Connell (G) Flag of Canada Canada Saint Louis University (NCAA)
11 181. Joe Augustine (D) Flag of the United States United States Austin Mavericks (MidJHL)
12 192. Torbjorn Nilsson (RW) Flag of Sweden Sweden Skelleftea AIK (Grundserien)
13 216. Gary Gill (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)

References[edit | edit source]

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