1977–78 NHL season

The NHL season 1977/78 was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. 18 teams each played 80 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Canadiens after a 4-2 victory in the final series against the Boston Bruins. The Canadiens led by Guy Lafleur, who was top scorer for the third time in a row. In Draft, the New York Islanders were very successful. With the 15th pick they took Mike Bossy, who saw with 53 goals and 91 points sensation. Together with Denis Potvin, the James Norris Memorial Trophy his second won this season, grew up with the Islanders zoom Large. To bring about the strikers can be granted honor, who went not only for goals, but absicherten backwards, the league honored the best defensive forward with the Frank J. Selke Trophy. First winner was Montreal's Bob Gainey. After 31 years the NHL President Clarence Campbell handed over the management of the League of John Ziegler, the first American NHL president.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Round 2
  • 2.3 Round 3
  • 2.4 Stanley Cup final
  • 2.5 Best scorer in the playoffs

Regular Season

Statements Tables

Abbreviations: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Wales Conference

Campbell Conference

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

All games were held in 1978

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Stanley Cup Final

Best scorer in the playoffs

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

NHL Awards