1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 38-39-3 - 79 points
Finishing 5th in the WHA
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to New England Whalers 4-1
Coach: Glen Sather (38-39-3)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Statistics
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers Roster

The Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 38 wins and 39 losses and 3 ties for 79 points, finishing fifth in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Oilers potted 309 goals and conceded 307. Bill Flett scored 41 goals for Edmonton, while Ron Chipperfield and Blair MacDonald netted 30 or more also. Ron Chipperfield accounted for 52 assists. Dave Dryden topped the squad with 21 wins, plus Don McLeod added 15 or more wins, too. Dave Dryden recorded a 3.49 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Glen Sather coached the team. The 1977-78 Edmonton Oilers lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 322
Regular Season Goals Against: 313

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 7 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
October 14, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 2 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
October 15, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
October 19, 1977 New England Whalers 6 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 1-2-0 0-1-0 1-3-0
October 26, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 7 at Houston Aeros 8 L 1-2-0 0-2-0 1-4-0 OT
October 28, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Birmingham Bulls 2 W 1-2-0 1-2-0 2-4-0
October 30, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 1-2-0 1-3-0 2-5-0
November 2, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 6 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 1-3-0 1-3-0 2-6-0
November 4, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 1 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 2-3-0 1-3-0 3-6-0
November 6, 1977 Houston Aeros 1 at Edmonton Oilers 7 W 3-3-0 1-3-0 4-6-0
November 8, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Quebec Nordiques 7 L 3-3-0 1-4-0 4-7-0
November 10, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 5 L 3-3-0 1-5-0 4-8-0
November 11, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Cincinnati Stingers 2 W 3-3-0 2-5-0 5-8-0
November 12, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Birmingham Bulls 1 T 3-3-0 2-5-1 5-8-1 OT
November 16, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 4 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 4-3-0 2-5-1 6-8-1
November 18, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 5-3-0 2-5-1 7-8-1 OT
November 20, 1977 New England Whalers 5 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 5-4-0 2-5-1 7-9-1 OT
November 22, 1977 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 6-4-0 2-5-1 8-9-1
November 24, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Indianapolis Racers 5 L 6-4-0 2-6-1 8-10-1 OT
November 26, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 1 W 6-4-0 3-6-1 9-10-1
November 30, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 2 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 7-4-0 3-6-1 10-10-1
December 2, 1977 Birmingham Bulls 7 at Edmonton Oilers 5 L 7-5-0 3-6-1 10-11-1
December 4, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 7-5-0 4-6-1 11-11-1
December 7, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 4 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 8-5-0 4-6-1 12-11-1 OT
December 9, 1977 Houston Aeros 5 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 8-6-0 4-6-1 12-12-1
December 11, 1977 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 8-7-0 4-6-1 12-13-1
December 14, 1977 Houston Aeros 1 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 9-7-0 4-6-1 13-13-1
December 14, 1977 Czechoslovakia 1 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 10-7-0 4-6-1 14-13-1
December 18, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Houston Aeros 3 L 10-7-0 4-7-1 14-14-1
December 18, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Birmingham Bulls 3 L 10-7-0 4-8-1 14-15-1
December 20, 1977 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Houston Aeros 6 L 10-7-0 4-9-1 14-16-1
December 21, 1977 Soviet All Stars 2 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 11-7-0 4-9-1 15-16-1
December 21, 1977 Cincinnati Stingers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 12-7-0 4-9-1 16-16-1
December 27, 1977 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Edmonton Oilers 9 W 13-7-0 4-9-1 17-16-1
December 30, 1977 Indianapolis Racers 5 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 14-7-0 4-9-1 18-16-1
January 1, 1978 Houston Aeros 2 at Edmonton Oilers 1 L 14-8-0 4-9-1 18-17-1
January 6, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Edmonton Oilers 1 L 14-9-0 4-9-1 18-18-1
January 8, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Houston Aeros 2 W 14-9-0 5-9-1 19-18-1
January 11, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Cincinnati Stingers 0 W 14-9-0 6-9-1 20-18-1
January 13, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 0 at New England Whalers 2 L 14-9-0 6-10-1 20-19-1
January 14, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Quebec Nordiques 7 L 14-9-0 6-11-1 20-20-1
January 15, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 14-9-0 7-11-1 21-20-1 OT
January 18, 1978 New England Whalers 0 at Edmonton Oilers 1 W 15-9-0 7-11-1 22-20-1
January 20, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Birmingham Bulls 5 L 15-9-0 7-12-1 22-21-1
January 21, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Indianapolis Racers 2 W 15-9-0 8-12-1 23-21-1
January 22, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Cincinnati Stingers 5 L 15-9-0 8-13-1 23-22-1
January 25, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 16-9-0 8-13-1 24-22-1
January 27, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 6 at Edmonton Oilers 9 W 17-9-0 8-13-1 25-22-1
January 29, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 17-10-0 8-13-1 25-23-1
January 31, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Indianapolis Racers 4 W 17-10-0 9-13-1 26-23-1
February 1, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 4 L 17-10-0 9-14-1 26-24-1
February 3, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 6 at New England Whalers 3 W 17-10-0 10-14-1 27-24-1
February 4, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Quebec Nordiques 3 W 17-10-0 11-14-1 28-24-1 OT
February 5, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 17-10-0 11-15-1 28-25-1
February 8, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 6 at Edmonton Oilers 6 T 17-10-1 11-15-1 28-25-2 OT
February 12, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 0 at Edmonton Oilers 7 W 18-10-1 11-15-1 29-25-2
February 14, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 1 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 19-10-1 11-15-1 30-25-2
February 15, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 19-10-1 11-16-1 30-26-2
February 17, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 20-10-1 11-16-1 31-26-2
February 19, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 21-10-1 11-16-1 32-26-2 OT
February 22, 1978 Houston Aeros 6 at Edmonton Oilers 5 L 21-11-1 11-16-1 32-27-2
February 24, 1978 Houston Aeros 4 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 22-11-1 11-16-1 33-27-2 OT
February 26, 1978 New England Whalers 6 at Edmonton Oilers 5 L 22-12-1 11-16-1 33-28-2
March 1, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 6 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 22-13-1 11-16-1 33-29-2
March 3, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 8 at Edmonton Oilers 6 L 22-14-1 11-16-1 33-30-2
March 5, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Birmingham Bulls 3 W 22-14-1 12-16-1 34-30-2
March 7, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Houston Aeros 4 L 22-14-1 12-17-1 34-31-2
March 9, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Cincinnati Stingers 6 L 22-14-1 12-18-1 34-32-2
March 11, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Cincinnati Stingers 2 L 22-14-1 12-19-1 34-33-2
March 14, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 22-14-1 12-20-1 34-34-2
March 15, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Winnipeg Jets 8 L 22-14-1 12-21-1 34-35-2
March 17, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 23-14-1 12-21-1 35-35-2
March 19, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 24-14-1 12-21-1 36-35-2
March 22, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 5 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 24-15-1 12-21-1 36-36-2
March 24, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 0 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 25-15-1 12-21-1 37-36-2
March 26, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 5 L 25-15-1 12-22-1 37-37-2
March 28, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Indianapolis Racers 3 W 25-15-1 13-22-1 38-37-2 OT
March 30, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Houston Aeros 5 L 25-15-1 13-23-1 38-38-2
March 31, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Birmingham Bulls 5 L 25-15-1 13-24-1 38-39-2
April 1, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Indianapolis Racers 1 W 25-15-1 14-24-1 39-39-2
April 4, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Quebec Nordiques 9 L 25-15-1 14-25-1 39-40-2
April 5, 1978 New England Whalers 4 at Edmonton Oilers 4 T 25-15-2 14-25-1 39-40-3 OT
April 7, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 26-15-2 14-25-1 40-40-3
April 14, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 6 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
April 16, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 1 at New England Whalers 4 L 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-2-0
April 19, 1978 New England Whalers 0 at Edmonton Oilers 2 W 1-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0
April 21, 1978 New England Whalers 9 at Edmonton Oilers 1 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
April 23, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 1 at New England Whalers 4 L 1-1-0 0-3-0 1-4-0