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1976–77 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 2nd Adams
1976–77 record 48–24–8
Goals for 301
Goals against 220
General Manager Punch Imlach
Coach Floyd Smith
Captain Jim Schoenfeld
Team Leaders
Goals Gilbert Perreault (39)
Assists Gilbert Perreault (56)
Points Gilbert Perreault (95)
Penalties in minutes Jerry Korab (120)
Wins Gerry Desjardins (31)
Goals against average Don Edwards (2.51)
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1975–76 1977–78

The 1976–77 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 7th season in the National Hockey League. The Sabres finished 2nd in the Adams Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the New York Islanders 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 49 23 8 312 240 106
Buffalo Sabres 80 48 24 8 301 220 104
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 33 32 15 301 285 81
Cleveland Barons 80 25 42 13 240 292 63

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 9, 1976 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 0–1–0
2 W October 10, 1976 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 1–1–0
3 L October 13, 1976 3–4 New York Islanders (1976–77) 1–2–0
4 W October 16, 1976 2–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 2–2–0
5 L October 17, 1976 5–6 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 2–3–0
6 W October 20, 1976 4–0 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 3–3–0
7 L October 23, 1976 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 3–4–0
8 W October 24, 1976 2–1 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 4–4–0
9 T October 27, 1976 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 4–4–1
10 W October 31, 1976 4–1 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–4–1
11 L November 1, 1976 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 5–5–1
12 W November 5, 1976 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 6–5–1
13 W November 7, 1976 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 7–5–1
14 W November 10, 1976 5–0 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 8–5–1
15 W November 13, 1976 6–2 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 9–5–1
16 T November 14, 1976 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 9–5–2
17 W November 17, 1976 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 10–5–2
18 W November 20, 1976 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 11–5–2
19 T November 24, 1976 4–4 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 11–5–3
20 L November 27, 1976 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 11–6–3
21 W November 28, 1976 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 12–6–3
22 W November 30, 1976 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 13–6–3
23 L December 4, 1976 0–3 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 13–7–3
24 W December 5, 1976 5–3 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 14–7–3
25 W December 8, 1976 5–1 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 15–7–3
26 L December 9, 1976 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 15–8–3
27 W December 11, 1976 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 16–8–3
28 W December 14, 1976 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 17–8–3
29 W December 16, 1976 7–2 New York Rangers (1976–77) 18–8–3
30 W December 18, 1976 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 19–8–3
31 W December 19, 1976 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 20–8–3
32 W December 22, 1976 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 21–8–3
33 W December 23, 1976 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 22–8–3
34 W December 26, 1976 5–2 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 23–8–3
35 W December 29, 1976 6–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 24–8–3
36 L January 1, 1977 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 24–9–3
37 T January 2, 1977 3–3 New York Islanders (1976–77) 24–9–4
38 L January 5, 1977 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 24–10–4
39 L January 6, 1977 2–9 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 24–11–4
40 W January 8, 1977 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 25–11–4
41 W January 9, 1977 7–4 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 26–11–4
42 W January 13, 1977 7–5 New York Rangers (1976–77) 27–11–4
43 L January 15, 1977 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 27–12–4
44 W January 16, 1977 3–0 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 28–12–4
45 L January 19, 1977 2–4 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 28–13–4
46 L January 22, 1977 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 28–14–4
47 L January 23, 1977 0–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 28–15–4
48 T January 27, 1977 1–1 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 28–15–5
49 T January 29, 1977 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 28–15–6
50 L February 1, 1977 3–6 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 28–16–6
51 W February 3, 1977 6–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 29–16–6
52 L February 5, 1977 5–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 29–17–6
53 W February 9, 1977 2–1 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 30–17–6
54 W February 10, 1977 4–3 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 31–17–6
55 W February 13, 1977 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 32–17–6
56 W February 14, 1977 7–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 33–17–6
57 W February 16, 1977 3–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 34–17–6
58 W February 19, 1977 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 35–17–6
59 L February 20, 1977 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 35–18–6
60 W February 23, 1977 5–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 36–18–6
61 W February 24, 1977 2–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 37–18–6
62 W February 26, 1977 6–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 38–18–6
63 L February 27, 1977 1–5 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 38–19–6
64 W March 2, 1977 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 39–19–6
65 W March 3, 1977 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 40–19–6
66 L March 5, 1977 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 40–20–6
67 W March 6, 1977 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 41–20–6
68 W March 9, 1977 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 42–20–6
69 L March 12, 1977 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 42–21–6
70 W March 13, 1977 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 43–21–6
71 W March 16, 1977 6–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 44–21–6
72 L March 17, 1977 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 44–22–6
73 W March 20, 1977 6–2 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 45–22–6
74 W March 22, 1977 6–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 46–22–6
75 W March 23, 1977 4–2 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 47–22–6
76 T March 25, 1977 2–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 47–22–7
77 L March 26, 1977 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 47–23–7
78 L March 30, 1977 3–4 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 47–24–7
79 T April 2, 1977 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 47–24–8
80 W April 3, 1977 7–3 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 48–24–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Buffalo Sabres 2, Minnesota North Stars 0[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Buffalo Sabres 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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