1977-78 New York Islanders Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 48-17-15 - 111 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3
Coach: Al Arbour (48-17-15)
Location: New York, New York
1977-78 New York Islanders Statistics
1977-78 New York Islanders Roster

The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 48 wins and 17 losses and 15 ties for 111 points, finishing first in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Islanders scored 334 goals and allowed 210. Mike Bossy netted 53 goals for New York, while Bob Bourne, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Bob Nystrom and Bryan Trottier each tallied 30 or more, too. Bryan Trottier accounted for 77 assists. Glenn Resch earned 28 wins in front of the net for the squad, plus Billy Smith added 15 or more wins, too. Glenn Resch recorded a 2.55 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Al Arbour coached the team. The 1977-78 New York Islanders lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 334
Regular Season Goals Against: 210

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