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1976–77 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
1976–77 record 47–21–12
Goals for 288
Goals against 193
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Ed Westfall
Clark Gillies
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Clark Gillies (33)
Assists Denis Potvin (55)
Points Denis Potvin (80)
Penalties in minutes Garry Howatt (182)
Wins Chico Resch (26)
Goals against average Chico Resch (2.28)
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1975–76 1977–78

The 1976–77 New York Islanders season was the 5th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The Islanders finished 2nd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Semi-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 2, Vancouver Canucks 0[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Buffalo Sabres 2[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, New York Islanders 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 80 25 55 80 103 42 7 1 4
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 76 30 42 72 34 28 11 1 6
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 80 24 43 67 44 18 5 1 3
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 80 29 27 56 91 22 5 0 3
Parise, J.P.J.P. Parise LW 80 25 31 56 46 26 5 0 7
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 70 33 22 55 93 18 12 0 5
Drouin, JudeJude Drouin C 78 24 29 53 27 18 4 0 2
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 79 14 33 47 8 21 1 3 0
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 79 10 36 46 26 14 1 1 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 75 16 19 35 30 27 0 0 5
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 80 13 18 31 10 21 0 6 2
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 70 13 15 28 182 14 1 0 4
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 79 4 24 28 44 29 0 1 1
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 72 4 21 25 61 48 0 0 1
Price, PatPat Price D 71 3 22 25 25 26 2 0 0
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 72 10 13 23 55 8 2 0 3
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 80 4 18 22 98 29 0 1 0
MacMillan, BillyBilly MacMillan RW 43 6 8 14 13 4 0 1 1
Hansen, RichieRichie Hansen C 4 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 36 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 46 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ledingham, WaltWalt Ledingham LW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 2711 46 26 13 6 103 2.28 4
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2089 36 21 8 6 87 2.50 2
Team: 4800 80 47 21 12 190 2.37 6
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 12 7 7 14 8 2 0 1
Drouin, JudeJude Drouin C 12 5 6 11 6 1 0 0
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 12 6 4 10 20 2 0 0
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 12 2 8 10 2 0 0 0
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 12 4 4 8 15 0 0 4
Parise, J.P.J.P. Parise LW 11 4 4 8 6 1 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 12 1 6 7 4 0 0 0
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 12 1 5 6 0 0 1 0
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 11 0 4 4 6 0 0 0
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 12 1 2 3 6 0 0 1
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 8 2 0 2 4 0 0 0
MacMillan, BillyBilly MacMillan RW 12 2 0 2 7 0 0 2
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 12 1 1 2 28 0 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 12 0 2 2 23 0 0 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 12 0 2 2 7 0 0 0
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 12 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Price, PatPat Price D 10 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Salvian, DaveDave Salvian RW 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 10 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 580 10 7 3 27 2.79 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 144 3 1 1 5 2.08 0
Team: 724 12 8 4 32 2.65 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 | 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]

  1. 1976-77 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-27.
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