1977-78 Montreal Canadiens Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 59-10-11 - 129 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 12-3
Won Stanley Cup
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Detroit Red Wings 4-1
Semi-Finals - Defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-2
Coach: Scotty Bowman (59-10-11)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1977-78 Montreal Canadiens Roster

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 59 wins and 10 losses and 11 ties for 129 points, finishing first in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-3.

The Canadiens topped the circuit with 359 goals. Montreal surrendered 183 goals, least in the league. Guy Lafleur scored 60 goals for the squad, while Steve Shutt, Jacques Lemaire and Rejean Houle each netted 30 or more also. Guy Lafleur contributed 72 assists. Ken Dryden recorded 37 wins for the team, and Michel Larocque added 15 or more victories also. Ken Dryden recorded a 2.05 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Scotty Bowman coached the team. The 1977-78 Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup.

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Regular Season Goals For: 359
Regular Season Goals Against: 183

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1977 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 15, 1977 New York Rangers 0 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
October 16, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Boston Bruins 0 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
October 19, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Washington Capitals 3 W 2-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0
October 20, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 2-0-0 2-0-1 4-0-1 OT
October 23, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 6 at New York Rangers 2 W 2-0-0 3-0-1 5-0-1
October 24, 1977 Washington Capitals 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 3-0-0 3-0-1 6-0-1
October 26, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 T 3-0-0 3-0-2 6-0-2 OT
October 29, 1977 Los Angeles Kings 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 3-1-0 3-0-2 6-1-2
October 30, 1977 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Montreal Canadiens 0 L 3-2-0 3-0-2 6-2-2
November 2, 1977 Atlanta Flames 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 3-2-1 3-0-2 6-2-3 OT
November 5, 1977 Boston Bruins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 4-2-1 3-0-2 7-2-3
November 7, 1977 Minnesota North Stars 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 4-3-1 3-0-2 7-3-3
November 10, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 5 at New York Islanders 1 W 4-3-1 4-0-2 8-3-3
November 12, 1977 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 5-3-1 4-0-2 9-3-3
November 13, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 W 5-3-1 5-0-2 10-3-3
November 16, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Colorado Rockies 1 W 5-3-1 6-0-2 11-3-3
November 19, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Los Angeles Kings 2 W 5-3-1 7-0-2 12-3-3
November 23, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Cleveland Barons 2 L 5-3-1 7-1-2 12-4-3
November 24, 1977 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 6-3-1 7-1-2 13-4-3
November 26, 1977 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 7-3-1 7-1-2 14-4-3
November 29, 1977 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 9 W 8-3-1 7-1-2 15-4-3
December 1, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 8-3-1 7-2-2 15-5-3
December 3, 1977 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 9-3-1 7-2-2 16-5-3
December 5, 1977 Atlanta Flames 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 9-3-2 7-2-2 16-5-4 OT
December 8, 1977 St. Louis Blues 1 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 10-3-2 7-2-2 17-5-4
December 10, 1977 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 11-3-2 7-2-2 18-5-4
December 12, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Cleveland Barons 1 W 11-3-2 8-2-2 19-5-4
December 14, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Minnesota North Stars 3 L 11-3-2 8-3-2 19-6-4
December 17, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 L 11-3-2 8-4-2 19-7-4
December 18, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 0 W 11-3-2 9-4-2 20-7-4
December 21, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 W 11-3-2 10-4-2 21-7-4
December 23, 1977 New York Islanders 5 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 12-3-2 10-4-2 22-7-4
December 27, 1977 Cleveland Barons 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 13-3-2 10-4-2 23-7-4
December 29, 1977 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 14-3-2 10-4-2 24-7-4
December 31, 1977 Montreal Canadiens 4 at New York Islanders 2 W 14-3-2 11-4-2 25-7-4
January 3, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 2 at St. Louis Blues 0 W 14-3-2 12-4-2 26-7-4
January 4, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Atlanta Flames 1 W 14-3-2 13-4-2 27-7-4
January 9, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 14-3-3 13-4-2 27-7-5 OT
January 11, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Pittsburgh Penguins 6 W 14-3-3 14-4-2 28-7-5
January 12, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Detroit Red Wings 1 W 14-3-3 15-4-2 29-7-5
January 14, 1978 Boston Bruins 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 15-3-3 15-4-2 30-7-5
January 18, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Cleveland Barons 4 W 15-3-3 16-4-2 31-7-5
January 19, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Philadelphia Flyers 1 T 15-3-3 16-4-3 31-7-6 OT
January 21, 1978 Vancouver Canucks 1 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 16-3-3 16-4-3 32-7-6
January 26, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Atlanta Flames 2 W 16-3-3 17-4-3 33-7-6
January 28, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 17-3-3 17-4-3 34-7-6
January 31, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Colorado Rockies 3 W 17-3-3 18-4-3 35-7-6
February 2, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Vancouver Canucks 4 T 17-3-3 18-4-4 35-7-7 OT
February 4, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Los Angeles Kings 5 T 17-3-3 18-4-5 35-7-8 OT
February 9, 1978 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 17-3-4 18-4-5 35-7-9 OT
February 11, 1978 St. Louis Blues 3 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 18-3-4 18-4-5 36-7-9
February 12, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at New York Rangers 3 W 18-3-4 19-4-5 37-7-9
February 15, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at St. Louis Blues 2 W 18-3-4 20-4-5 38-7-9
February 17, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Washington Capitals 2 W 18-3-4 21-4-5 39-7-9
February 18, 1978 Colorado Rockies 4 at Montreal Canadiens 9 W 19-3-4 21-4-5 40-7-9
February 20, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 20-3-4 21-4-5 41-7-9
February 23, 1978 Cleveland Barons 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 21-3-4 21-4-5 42-7-9
February 25, 1978 New York Rangers 6 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 21-4-4 21-4-5 42-8-9
February 26, 1978 New York Islanders 1 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 22-4-4 21-4-5 43-8-9
February 28, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 9 W 23-4-4 21-4-5 44-8-9
March 1, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 W 23-4-4 22-4-5 45-8-9
March 4, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 1 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 24-4-4 22-4-5 46-8-9
March 6, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 24-4-4 22-5-5 46-9-9
March 8, 1978 Washington Capitals 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 25-4-4 22-5-5 47-9-9
March 9, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 26-4-4 22-5-5 48-9-9
March 11, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 27-4-4 22-5-5 49-9-9
March 13, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Minnesota North Stars 2 W 27-4-4 23-5-5 50-9-9
March 15, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 W 27-4-4 24-5-5 51-9-9
March 18, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Los Angeles Kings 3 W 27-4-4 25-5-5 52-9-9
March 20, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Vancouver Canucks 1 W 27-4-4 26-5-5 53-9-9
March 23, 1978 Colorado Rockies 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 28-4-4 26-5-5 54-9-9
March 25, 1978 Washington Capitals 0 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 29-4-4 26-5-5 55-9-9
March 26, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Boston Bruins 2 T 29-4-4 26-5-6 55-9-10 OT
March 29, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 30-4-4 26-5-6 56-9-10
April 1, 1978 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 31-4-4 26-5-6 57-9-10
April 2, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Washington Capitals 4 T 31-4-4 26-5-7 57-9-11 OT
April 5, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 W 31-4-4 27-5-7 58-9-11
April 8, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 32-4-4 27-5-7 59-9-11
April 9, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 0 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 32-4-4 27-6-7 59-10-11
April 17, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 19, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
April 21, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
April 23, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Detroit Red Wings 0 W 1-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
April 25, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 2-1-0 2-0-0 4-1-0
May 2, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 3-1-0 2-0-0 5-1-0
May 4, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 4-1-0 2-0-0 6-1-0
May 6, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 1 W 4-1-0 3-0-0 7-1-0
May 9, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 0 W 4-1-0 4-0-0 8-1-0
May 13, 1978 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 5-1-0 4-0-0 9-1-0
May 16, 1978 Boston Bruins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 6-1-0 4-0-0 10-1-0 OT
May 18, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 0 at Boston Bruins 4 L 6-1-0 4-1-0 10-2-0
May 21, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Boston Bruins 4 L 6-1-0 4-2-0 10-3-0 OT
May 23, 1978 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 7-1-0 4-2-0 11-3-0
May 25, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Boston Bruins 1 W 7-1-0 5-2-0 12-3-0