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1976–77 Atlanta Flames · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
1976–77 record 34–34–12
Goals for 264
Goals against 265
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Fred Creighton
Captain Pat Quinn
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Willi Plett (33)
Assists Tom Lysiak (51)
Points Tom Lysiak (81)
Penalties in minutes Willi Plett (123)
Wins Dan Bouchard
Phil Myre (17)
Goals against average Phil Myre (3.07)
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1975–76 1977–78

The 1976–77 Atlanta Flames season was the fifth 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 1.

Regular Season

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 16 16 323 213 112
New York Islanders 80 47 21 12 288 193 106
Atlanta Flames 80 34 34 12 264 265 80
New York Rangers 80 29 37 14 272 310 72

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 1976 5–6 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 0–1–0
2 W October 7, 1976 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 1–1–0
3 W October 9, 1976 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 2–1–0
4 L October 12, 1976 0–7 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 2–2–0
5 W October 13, 1976 4–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 3–2–0
6 W October 15, 1976 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 4–2–0
7 W October 17, 1976 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 5–2–0
8 L October 20, 1976 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 5–3–0
9 L October 22, 1976 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 5–4–0
10 T October 24, 1976 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 5–4–1
11 L October 27, 1976 2–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 5–5–1
12 L October 28, 1976 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 5–6–1
13 T October 30, 1976 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 5–6–2
14 W November 3, 1976 7–0 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 6–6–2
15 L November 5, 1976 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 6–7–2
16 T November 7, 1976 0–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 6–7–3
17 T November 10, 1976 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 6–7–4
18 T November 12, 1976 3–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 6–7–5
19 W November 13, 1976 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 7–7–5
20 W November 17, 1976 6–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 8–7–5
21 W November 19, 1976 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 9–7–5
22 L November 21, 1976 5–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 9–8–5
23 W November 24, 1976 6–2 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 10–8–5
24 W November 26, 1976 5–2 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 11–8–5
25 T November 30, 1976 2–2 New York Rangers (1976–77) 11–8–6
26 W December 3, 1976 3–1 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 12–8–6
27 W December 4, 1976 1–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 13–8–6
28 W December 8, 1976 5–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 14–8–6
29 T December 10, 1976 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 14–8–7
30 W December 11, 1976 3–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 15–8–7
31 L December 15, 1976 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 15–9–7
32 L December 17, 1976 2–4 New York Islanders (1976–77) 15–10–7
33 L December 18, 1976 3–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 15–11–7
34 L December 20, 1976 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 15–12–7
35 W December 22, 1976 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 16–12–7
36 W December 27, 1976 6–2 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 17–12–7
37 L December 29, 1976 3–6 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 17–13–7
38 W December 31, 1976 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 18–13–7
39 L January 2, 1977 0–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 18–14–7
40 W January 5, 1977 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 19–14–7
41 L January 7, 1977 4–5 New York Islanders (1976–77) 19–15–7
42 L January 8, 1977 3–6 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 19–16–7
43 W January 12, 1977 6–1 New York Rangers (1976–77) 20–16–7
44 W January 14, 1977 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 21–16–7
45 W January 16, 1977 6–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 22–16–7
46 T January 20, 1977 4–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 22–16–8
47 T January 22, 1977 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 22–16–9
48 L January 23, 1977 0–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 22–17–9
49 T January 27, 1977 1–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 22–17–10
50 T January 28, 1977 3–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 22–17–11
51 W January 31, 1977 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 23–17–11
52 L February 2, 1977 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 23–18–11
53 W February 4, 1977 6–3 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 24–18–11
54 L February 7, 1977 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 24–19–11
55 L February 9, 1977 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 24–20–11
56 L February 12, 1977 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 24–21–11
57 L February 13, 1977 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 24–22–11
58 W February 17, 1977 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 25–22–11
59 L February 19, 1977 1–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 25–23–11
60 L February 21, 1977 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 25–24–11
61 L February 23, 1977 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 25–25–11
62 W February 25, 1977 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 26–25–11
63 L February 26, 1977 2–8 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 26–26–11
64 L March 2, 1977 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 26–27–11
65 L March 5, 1977 1–2 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 26–28–11
66 W March 6, 1977 4–2 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 27–28–11
67 L March 8, 1977 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 27–29–11
68 L March 9, 1977 2–6 New York Islanders (1976–77) 27–30–11
69 W March 12, 1977 6–3 New York Rangers (1976–77) 28–30–11
70 W March 13, 1977 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 29–30–11
71 W March 15, 1977 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 30–30–11
72 W March 17, 1977 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 31–30–11
73 L March 19, 1977 4–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 31–31–11
74 L March 20, 1977 4–5 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 31–32–11
75 L March 22, 1977 3–6 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 31–33–11
76 W March 24, 1977 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 32–33–11
77 W March 26, 1977 2–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 33–33–11
78 L March 30, 1977 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 33–34–11
79 W April 1, 1977 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 34–34–11
80 T April 3, 1977 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 34–34–12

Playoffs

Los Angeles Kings 2, Atlanta Flames 1

Player Stats

Skaters

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 79 30 51 81 52 3 1 3 4 8
Eric Vail 27 78 32 39 71 22 3 1 3 4 0
Willi Plett 25 64 33 23 56 123 3 1 0 1 19
Guy Chouinard 16 80 17 33 50 8 3 2 0 2 0
Curt Bennett 5 76 22 25 47 36 3 1 0 1 7
Ken Houston 6 78 20 24 44 35 3 0 0 0 4
Richard Mulhern 4 79 12 32 44 80 3 0 2 2 5
Bill Clement 10 67 17 26 43 27 3 1 1 2 0
Rey Comeau 18 80 15 18 33 16 3 0 0 0 2
Randy Manery 7 73 5 24 29 33 3 0 0 0 0
Tim Ecclestone 14 78 9 18 27 26 3 0 2 2 6
Ed Kea 19 72 4 21 25 63 3 0 1 1 2
Bobby Simpson 11 72 13 10 23 45 2 0 1 1 0
John Gould 21 54 8 15 23 8 3 0 0 0 2
Barry Gibbs 2 66 1 16 17 63 3 0 0 0 2
Dave Shand 8 55 5 11 16 62 3 0 0 0 33
Hilliard Graves 17 25 8 5 13 17 - - - - -
Pat Quinn 3 59 1 12 13 58 1 0 0 0 0
Larry Romanchych 21/9 25 4 5 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
Bill Flett 9 24 4 4 8 6 - - - - -
Larry Carriere 23 25 2 3 5 16 - - - - -
Pat Ribble 23 23 2 2 4 31 2 0 0 0 6
Rick Bowness 15 28 0 4 4 29 - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 43 0 2 2 6 2 0 0 0 0
Dan Bouchard 30 42 0 1 1 9 1 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

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
Phil Myre 1 43 2422 17 17 7 124 3 3.07 2 120 1 1 5 0 2.50
Dan Bouchard 30 42 2378 17 17 5 139 1 3.51 1 60 0 1 5 0 5.00

Awards and Records

Transactions

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1976–77 season.

Trades

December 1, 1976 To Atlanta Flames
Cash
To Edmonton Oilers (WHA)
Bill Flett
December 2, 1976 To Atlanta Flames
John Gould
Kings' 2nd round pick in 1977 (Brian Hill)
To Vancouver Canucks
Larry Carriere
Hilliard Graves

Draft Picks

See also: 1976 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 8. Dave Shand (D) Flag of Canada Canada Peterborough Petes (OHA)
1 10. Harold Phillipoff (LW) Flag of Canada Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
2 28. Bobby Simpson (LW) Flag of Canada Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
3 46. Rick Hodgson (D) Flag of Canada Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
4 64. Kent Nilsson (C) Flag of Sweden Sweden Djurgårdens IF (Elitserien)
5 82. Mark Earp (G) Flag of Canada Canada Kamloops Chiefs (WCHL)

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