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1976–77 Toronto Maple Leafs · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
Conference 5th Prince of Wales
1976–77 record 33-32-15
Goals for 301
Goals against 285
General Manager Jim Gregory
Coach Red Kelly
Captain Darryl Sittler
Alternate captains None
Arena Maple Leaf Gardens
Team Leaders
Goals Lanny McDonald (46)
Assists Borje Salming (66)
Points Darryl Sittler
Lanny McDonald (90)
Penalties in minutes Tiger Williams (338)
Wins Mike Palmateer (23)
Goals against average Mike Palmateer (3.21)
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1975–76 1977–78

The 1976–77 Toronto Maple Leafs season was the franchise's 60th season, 50th as the Maple Leafs. The Leafs finished in third place in the Adams Division with a record of 33 wins, 32 losses and 15 ties for 81 points. They defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Preliminary round 2 games to 1 before being defeated in the Quarter-finals by the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.

Regular SeasonEdit

On February 2, 1977, Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Ian Turnbull became the first player in NHL history to score five goals on five shots and the first defenseman to score five goals in a game.

Final StandingsEdit

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 LogEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 5, 19762–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 0–1–0
2WOctober 9, 19767–5 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 1–1–0
3TOctober 13, 19764–4 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 1–1–1
4LOctober 15, 19763–5 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 1–2–1
5TOctober 16, 19765–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 1–2–2
6TOctober 20, 19764–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 1–2–3
7LOctober 21, 19763–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 1–3–3
8LOctober 23, 19762–5 New York Islanders (1976–77) 1–4–3
9LOctober 27, 19763–5 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 1–5–3
10WOctober 28, 19763–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 2–5–3
11WOctober 30, 19765–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 3–5–3
12WNovember 1, 19766–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 4–5–3
13LNovember 3, 19762–6 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 4–6–3
14WNovember 5, 19764–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 5–6–3
15LNovember 6, 19762–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 5–7–3
16TNovember 10, 19762–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 5–7–4
17WNovember 13, 19763–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 6–7–4
18WNovember 17, 19761–0 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 7–7–4
19WNovember 20, 19768–3 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 8–7–4
20LNovember 21, 19765–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 8–8–4
21LNovember 24, 19763–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 8–9–4
22WNovember 27, 19764–2 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 9–9–4
23WNovember 28, 19765–1 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 10–9–4
24WNovember 30, 19764–2 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 11–9–4
25WDecember 1, 19766–3 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 12–9–4
26TDecember 4, 19762–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 12–9–5
27TDecember 5, 19765–5 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 12–9–6
28LDecember 8, 19763–4 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 12–10–6
29WDecember 11, 19764–1 New York Rangers (1976–77) 13–10–6
30LDecember 12, 19764–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 13–11–6
31WDecember 15, 19764–1 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 14–11–6
32LDecember 17, 19762–3 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 14–12–6
33WDecember 18, 19764–2 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 15–12–6
34WDecember 20, 19766–2 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 16–12–6
35LDecember 22, 19762–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 16–13–6
36LDecember 23, 19762–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 16–14–6
37LDecember 26, 19762–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 16–15–6
38WDecember 29, 19766–2 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 17–15–6
39WJanuary 1, 19773–1 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 18–15–6
40LJanuary 2, 19774–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 18–16–6
41WJanuary 5, 19776–4 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 19–16–6
42LJanuary 8, 19772–4 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 19–17–6
43WJanuary 11, 19772–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 20–17–6
44WJanuary 12, 19773–2 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 21–17–6
45LJanuary 15, 19771–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 21–18–6
46LJanuary 18, 19773–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 21–19–6
47WJanuary 21, 19773–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 22–19–6
48WJanuary 23, 19775–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 23–19–6
49WJanuary 27, 19772–1 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 24–19–6
50TJanuary 29, 19773–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 24–19–7
51LJanuary 31, 19773–7 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 24–20–7
52WFebruary 2, 19779–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 25–20–7
53LFebruary 5, 19775–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 25–21–7
54WFebruary 9, 19775–1 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 26–21–7
55WFebruary 12, 197710–0 Washington Capitals (1976–77) 27–21–7
56LFebruary 13, 19773–8 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 27–22–7
57LFebruary 14, 19772–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 27–23–7
58WFebruary 16, 19775–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 28–23–7
59TFebruary 17, 19772–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 28–23–8
60TFebruary 19, 19776–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 28–23–9
61WFebruary 20, 197710–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 29–23–9
62LFebruary 23, 19774–5 New York Rangers (1976–77) 29–24–9
63LFebruary 25, 19772–4 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 29–25–9
64LFebruary 26, 19775–6 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 29–26–9
65LMarch 2, 19771–4 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 29–27–9
66TMarch 5, 19774–4 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 29–27–10
67WMarch 7, 19774–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 30–27–10
68TMarch 9, 19772–2 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 30–27–11
69WMarch 12, 19776–0 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 31–27–11
70LMarch 13, 19771–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 31–28–11
71WMarch 15, 19774–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 32–28–11
72TMarch 16, 19774–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 32–28–12
73WMarch 19, 19775–4 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 33–28–12
74LMarch 21, 19772–7 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 33–29–12
75TMarch 23, 19771–1 New York Islanders (1976–77) 33–29–13
76LMarch 26, 19775–7 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 33–30–13
77LMarch 27, 19774–7 @ Washington Capitals (1976–77) 33–31–13
78TMarch 30, 19773–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 33–31–14
79TApril 2, 19771–1 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 33–31–15
80LApril 3, 19774–7 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 33–32–15

PlayoffsEdit

Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1Edit

The Leafs' opponent in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was once again the Pittsburgh Penguins. Whilst the Penguins' offensive output greatly improved to ten goals scored (compared to 1976's three goals), the Maple Leafs once again dispatched the Penguins in three games with the away team winning every game in the series.

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0
2 April 7 Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-1
3 April 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2Edit

Player StatsEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald RW 80 46 44 90 77121645
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 73 38 52 90 8981215
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 80 22 57 79 8447420
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 76 12 66 78 4645100
Valiquette, JackJack Valiquette C 66 15 30 45 75031
McKenny, JimJim McKenny D 76 14 31 45 36 -26303
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 77 18 25 43 33811100
Ashby, DonDon Ashby C 76 19 23 42 24 -14304
Hammarstrom, IngeInge Hammarstrom LW 78 24 17 41 168503
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 41 21 16 37 8 -10812
Boutette, PatPat Boutette C/RW 80 18 18 36 10713301
Neely, BobBob Neely LW 70 17 16 33 16 -17305
Weir, StanStan Weir C 65 11 19 30 142102
Garland, ScottScott Garland C 69 9 20 29 83 -18301
Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C 50 9 15 24 240020
Alexander, ClaireClaire Alexander D 48 1 12 13 12 -4000
Glennie, BrianBrian Glennie D 69 1 10 11 73 -1000
Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau C 15 2 5 7 42001
Walker, KurtKurt Walker D 26 2 3 5 245000
Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D 45 0 5 5 51 -19000
Evans, PaulPaul Evans C/LW 7 1 1 2 193000
Warner, BobBob Warner D 10 1 1 2 44000
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk D 13 0 2 2 4 -4000
Palmateer, MikeMike Palmateer G 50 0 2 2 80000
Pratt, TracyTracy Pratt D 11 0 1 1 8 -7000
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas G 33 0 1 1 40000
MacKasey, BlairBlair MacKasey D 1 0 0 0 2
McRae, GordGord McRae G 2 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Palmateer, MikeMike Palmateer 2877 50 23 18 8 154 3.21 4
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas 1803 33 10 13 6 116 3.86 1
McRae, GordGord McRae 120 2 0 1 1 9 4.50 0
Team: 4800 80 33 32 15 279 3.49 5

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Sittler, DarrylDarryl Sittler C 9 5 16 21 4300
McDonald, LannyLanny McDonald RW 9 10 7 17 6301
Salming, BorjeBorje Salming D 9 3 6 9 6200
Williams, TigerTiger Williams LW 9 3 6 9 29001
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 9 4 4 8 10400
Neely, BobBob Neely LW 9 1 3 4 6100
Boutette, PatPat Boutette C/RW 9 0 4 4 17000
Weir, StanStan Weir C 7 2 1 3 0101
Ferguson, GeorgeGeorge Ferguson C 9 0 3 3 7000
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 9 2 0 2 0001
McKenny, JimJim McKenny D 9 0 2 2 2000
Pelyk, MikeMike Pelyk D 9 0 2 2 4000
Ashby, DonDon Ashby C 9 1 0 1 4000
Carlyle, RandyRandy Carlyle D 9 0 1 1 20000
Evans, PaulPaul Evans C/LW 2 0 0 0 0000
Warner, BobBob Warner D 2 0 0 0 0000
Glennie, BrianBrian Glennie D 2 0 0 0 0000
Hammarstrom, IngeInge Hammarstrom LW 2 0 0 0 0000
Boudreau, BruceBruce Boudreau C 3 0 0 0 0000
Pratt, TracyTracy Pratt D 4 0 0 0 0000
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas G 4 0 0 0 0000
Palmateer, MikeMike Palmateer G 6 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Palmateer, MikeMike Palmateer 360 6 3 3 16 2.67 0
Thomas, WayneWayne Thomas 202 4 1 2 12 3.56 0
Team: 562 9 4 5 28 2.99 0

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Note: 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

TransactionsEdit

The Maple Leafs were involved in the following transactions during the 1976-77 season.

TradesEdit

September 9, 1976 To St. Louis Blues
FA Signing of Rod Seiling
To Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd round pick in 1978 - Joel Quenneville
Cash
September 15, 1976 To Colorado Rockies
Doug Favell
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Cash
September 27, 1976 To Washington Capitals
Cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Blair MacKasey
September 28, 1976 To Chicago Black Hawks
Jim Harrison
To Toronto Maple Leafs
2nd round pick in 1977 - Bob Gladney
March 8, 1977 To Colorado Rockies
3rd round pick in 1977 - Randy Pierce
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Tracy Pratt

Free AgentsEdit

Player New Team
Rod Seiling St. Louis Blues
Tom Cassidy Boston Bruins

Awards and RecordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1976-77 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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