1977-78 Detroit Red Wings Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 32-34-14 - 78 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Atlanta Flames 2-0
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Montreal Canadiens 4-1
Coach: Bobby Kromm (32-34-14)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings Statistics
1977-78 Detroit Red Wings Roster

The Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 32 wins and 34 losses and 14 ties for 78 points, finishing second in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Red Wings scored 252 goals and yielded 266. Dale McCourt netted 33 goals for Detroit, while Andre St. Laurent tallied 30 or more also. Reed Larson contributed 41 assists. Jim Rutherford topped the squad with 20 wins and a team-best 3.26 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Bobby Kromm coached the team. The 1977-78 Detroit Red Wings lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 252
Regular Season Goals Against: 266

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 13, 1977 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Detroit Red Wings 3 T 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-1 OT
October 15, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Los Angeles Kings 4 L 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1-1
October 18, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Vancouver Canucks 3 L 0-0-1 0-2-0 0-2-1
October 20, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 0-0-2 0-2-0 0-2-2 OT
October 22, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Minnesota North Stars 2 W 0-0-2 1-2-0 1-2-2
October 26, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 W 0-0-2 2-2-0 2-2-2
October 27, 1977 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 1-0-2 2-2-0 3-2-2
October 29, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 7 L 1-0-2 2-3-0 3-3-2
November 2, 1977 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 2-0-2 2-3-0 4-3-2
November 5, 1977 Cleveland Barons 4 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 2-1-2 2-3-0 4-4-2
November 6, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Cleveland Barons 1 W 2-1-2 3-3-0 5-4-2
November 9, 1977 Washington Capitals 1 at Detroit Red Wings 1 T 2-1-3 3-3-0 5-4-3 OT
November 12, 1977 New York Rangers 1 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 3-1-3 3-3-0 6-4-3
November 13, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 0 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 L 3-1-3 3-4-0 6-5-3
November 16, 1977 St. Louis Blues 1 at Detroit Red Wings 10 W 4-1-3 3-4-0 7-5-3
November 18, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Atlanta Flames 5 L 4-1-3 3-5-0 7-6-3
November 19, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 2 at St. Louis Blues 1 W 4-1-3 4-5-0 8-6-3
November 23, 1977 Philadelphia Flyers 1 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 5-1-3 4-5-0 9-6-3
November 26, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 5-1-3 4-6-0 9-7-3
November 27, 1977 New York Islanders 4 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 5-2-3 4-6-0 9-8-3
November 30, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 6 L 5-2-3 4-7-0 9-9-3
December 3, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 L 5-2-3 4-8-0 9-10-3
December 4, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Buffalo Sabres 6 L 5-2-3 4-9-0 9-11-3
December 6, 1977 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 5-3-3 4-9-0 9-12-3
December 8, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Boston Bruins 6 L 5-3-3 4-10-0 9-13-3
December 10, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 4 at New York Islanders 7 L 5-3-3 4-11-0 9-14-3
December 15, 1977 New York Rangers 5 at Detroit Red Wings 5 T 5-3-4 4-11-0 9-14-4 OT
December 17, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 3 at St. Louis Blues 2 W 5-3-4 5-11-0 10-14-4
December 18, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 2 at New York Rangers 6 L 5-3-4 5-12-0 10-15-4
December 21, 1977 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 5-4-4 5-12-0 10-16-4
December 23, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Washington Capitals 3 L 5-4-4 5-13-0 10-17-4
December 27, 1977 Colorado Rockies 2 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 6-4-4 5-13-0 11-17-4
December 29, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 6-4-4 5-13-1 11-17-5 OT
December 31, 1977 Boston Bruins 7 at Detroit Red Wings 0 L 6-5-4 5-13-1 11-18-5
January 5, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 7-5-4 5-13-1 12-18-5
January 8, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 8-5-4 5-13-1 13-18-5
January 11, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 6 at Washington Capitals 3 W 8-5-4 6-13-1 14-18-5
January 12, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 8-6-4 6-13-1 14-19-5
January 14, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Detroit Red Wings 6 W 9-6-4 6-13-1 15-19-5
January 18, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Colorado Rockies 4 T 9-6-4 6-13-2 15-19-6 OT
January 19, 1978 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 10-6-4 6-13-2 16-19-6
January 21, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Boston Bruins 7 L 10-6-4 6-14-2 16-20-6
January 22, 1978 Washington Capitals 3 at Detroit Red Wings 6 W 11-6-4 6-14-2 17-20-6
January 28, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Chicago Black Hawks 6 L 11-6-4 6-15-2 17-21-6
January 29, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Detroit Red Wings 3 T 11-6-5 6-15-2 17-21-7 OT
January 31, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 11-7-5 6-15-2 17-22-7
February 1, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 0 at Cleveland Barons 2 L 11-7-5 6-16-2 17-23-7
February 4, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 T 11-7-5 6-16-3 17-23-8 OT
February 5, 1978 Cleveland Barons 3 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 12-7-5 6-16-3 18-23-8
February 7, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Los Angeles Kings 1 W 12-7-5 7-16-3 19-23-8
February 9, 1978 Boston Bruins 5 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 12-8-5 7-16-3 19-24-8
February 11, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 5 at New York Islanders 8 L 12-8-5 7-17-3 19-25-8
February 12, 1978 Vancouver Canucks 3 at Detroit Red Wings 8 W 13-8-5 7-17-3 20-25-8
February 16, 1978 Atlanta Flames 3 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 14-8-5 7-17-3 21-25-8
February 18, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 L 14-8-5 7-18-3 21-26-8
February 19, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 1 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 15-8-5 7-18-3 22-26-8
February 23, 1978 Washington Capitals 1 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 16-8-5 7-18-3 23-26-8
February 25, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Atlanta Flames 2 T 16-8-5 7-18-4 23-26-9 OT
February 26, 1978 St. Louis Blues 3 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 16-9-5 7-18-4 23-27-9
February 28, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 9 L 16-9-5 7-19-4 23-28-9
March 1, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at New York Rangers 3 L 16-9-5 7-20-4 23-29-9
March 4, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Minnesota North Stars 1 W 16-9-5 8-20-4 24-29-9
March 5, 1978 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 17-9-5 8-20-4 25-29-9
March 9, 1978 Boston Bruins 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 17-9-6 8-20-4 25-29-10 OT
March 11, 1978 Colorado Rockies 4 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 18-9-6 8-20-4 26-29-10
March 12, 1978 Vancouver Canucks 4 at Detroit Red Wings 4 T 18-9-7 8-20-4 26-29-11 OT
March 16, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Los Angeles Kings 3 T 18-9-7 8-20-5 26-29-12 OT
March 18, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Vancouver Canucks 4 W 18-9-7 9-20-5 27-29-12
March 19, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Colorado Rockies 6 L 18-9-7 9-21-5 27-30-12
March 22, 1978 Atlanta Flames 1 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 19-9-7 9-21-5 28-30-12
March 25, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 T 19-9-7 9-21-6 28-30-13 OT
March 26, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Washington Capitals 1 W 19-9-7 10-21-6 29-30-13
March 28, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Detroit Red Wings 7 W 20-9-7 10-21-6 30-30-13
March 30, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 4 at Detroit Red Wings 0 L 20-10-7 10-21-6 30-31-13
April 1, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 L 20-10-7 10-22-6 30-32-13
April 2, 1978 New York Islanders 5 at Detroit Red Wings 2 L 20-11-7 10-22-6 30-33-13
April 5, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Cleveland Barons 5 T 20-11-7 10-22-7 30-33-14 OT
April 6, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Detroit Red Wings 6 W 21-11-7 10-22-7 31-33-14
April 8, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 L 21-11-7 10-23-7 31-34-14
April 9, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 0 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 22-11-7 10-23-7 32-34-14
April 11, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Atlanta Flames 3 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
April 13, 1978 Atlanta Flames 2 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
April 17, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 L 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
April 19, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 1-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
April 21, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Detroit Red Wings 2 L 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
April 23, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Detroit Red Wings 0 L 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-3-0
April 25, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 L 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-4-0


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