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1977-78 New England Whalers Statistics

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 44-31-5 - 93 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA
Postseason: 8-6
Lost AVCO Cup finals
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1
Semi-Finals - Lost to Quebec Nordiques 1-4
Avco Cup Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-0
Coach: Harry Neale (44-31-5)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1977-78 New England Whalers Roster
1977-78 New England Whalers Results

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1977-78 season with a record of 44 wins and 31 losses and 5 ties for 93 points, finishing second in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-6.

The Whalers scored 335 goals and gave up 269. Gordie Howe netted 34 goals for New England, while Mark Howe, George Lyle and Mike Antonovich each tallied 30 or more, too. Gordie Howe contributed 62 assists. Al Smith earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.22 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Harry Neale coached the team. The 1977-78 New England Whalers lost in the AVCO Cup finals.

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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Gordie HoweR763462968546160000016320.9
Mark HoweD70306191323040000022013.6
Mike RogersC80284371462240100020413.7
Mike AntonovichC75323567321750000024313.2
Dave KeonC772438622-410500016914.2
Gordie RobertsD781546611181750000013511.1
John McKenzieR79272956611590000013520.0
George LyleL68302454741230000016118.6
Rick LeyD733414495360000001062.8
Larry PleauC541618344122000009117.6
Brad SelwoodD806253188112000001095.5
Al HangslebenD79111829140170000001527.2
Jack CarlsonL679202919290000008111.1
Greg CarrollC48914232730020007012.9
Tom WebsterR2015520585000007021.4
Jim MayerD51119202111000005719.3
Marty HoweD7510102066101000001466.8
Tim SheehyR258111914-23000004318.6
Bill ButtersD45113146921000000372.7
Steve CarlsonC3867131171010004114.6
Danny BolducR4155102260000003713.5
Ron PlumbD271910186000000741.4
Bryan MaxwellD17213119000000306.7
Al SmithG55033400000000
Andre PeloffyC102022-2000000633.3
Jean-Louis LevasseurG27000200000000
Totals143533554788212413076209000258013.0


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Al Smith55324630203121743.2215101336.885
Jean-Louis Levasseur2716551411233913.30796705.886
Totals82490144315452653.2425712306.897

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Gordie HoweR145510150000020
Mark HoweD148715180000000
Mike RogersC1456118-2000000
Mike AntonovichC141071741000010
Dave KeonC145111642000010
Gordie RobertsD14055291000000
John McKenzieR14661216-2000010
George LyleL12213135000000
Rick LeyD1418942000000
Larry PleauC145498-2000010
Brad SelwoodD1403384000000
Al HangslebenD14145372000000
Jack CarlsonL9112144000000
Marty HoweD1411213-2000010
Tim SheehyR1313491000000
Steve CarlsonC1327924000000
Danny BolducR1424642000000
Ron PlumbD14156162000010
Al SmithG300000000000
Andre PeloffyC20000-1000000
Jean-Louis LevasseurG1201120000000
Totals260568914522421000080

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
Al Smith312002010147.000
Jean-Louis Levasseur1271984010312.590
Totals1583986020453.220