1975–76 Buffalo Sabres season

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1975–76 Buffalo Sabres
Division2nd Adams
Conference3rd Wales
1975–76 record46–21–13
Home record28–7–5
Road record21–16–3
Goals for240
Goals against105
Team information
General ManagerPunch Imlach
CoachFloyd Smith
CaptainJim Schoenfeld
Alternate captainsNone
ArenaBuffalo Memorial Auditorium
Average attendance16,433
Team leaders
GoalsDanny Gare (50)
AssistsGilbert Perreault (69)
PointsGilbert Perreault (113)
Penalty minutesDanny Gare (129)
WinsGerry Desjardins (29)
Goals against averageRoger Crozier (2.61)

The 1975–76 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' sixth season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 80 48 15 17 313 237 113
Buffalo Sabres 80 46 21 13 339 240 105
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 34 31 15 294 276 83
California Golden Seals 80 27 42 11 250 278 65

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1975 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 1–0–0
2 W October 12, 1975 8–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 2–0–0
3 W October 16, 1975 7–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 3–0–0
4 W October 18, 1975 5–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 4–0–0
5 W October 19, 1975 5–4 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 5–0–0
6 W October 22, 1975 9–1 New York Rangers (1975–76) 6–0–0
7 W October 25, 1975 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 7–0–0
8 W October 26, 1975 3–2 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 8–0–0
9 L October 29, 1975 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 8–1–0
10 T October 30, 1975 4–4 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 8–1–1
11 W November 2, 1975 7–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 9–1–1
12 L November 3, 1975 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 9–2–1
13 W November 5, 1975 4–0 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 10–2–1
14 W November 9, 1975 5–1 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 11–2–1
15 L November 12, 1975 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 11–3–1
16 W November 15, 1975 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 12–3–1
17 W November 16, 1975 4–1 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 13–3–1
18 W November 18, 1975 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 14–3–1
19 W November 20, 1975 7–2 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 15–3–1
20 W November 23, 1975 6–2 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 16–3–1
21 L November 25, 1975 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 16–4–1
22 W November 28, 1975 4–2 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 17–4–1
23 L November 29, 1975 3–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 17–5–1
24 T December 3, 1975 4–4 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 17–5–2
25 T December 4, 1975 6–6 New York Rangers (1975–76) 17–5–3
26 W December 6, 1975 4–2 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 18–5–3
27 L December 7, 1975 0–3 New York Islanders (1975–76) 18–6–3
28 T December 10, 1975 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 18–6–4
29 L December 14, 1975 4–7 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 18–7–4
30 L December 17, 1975 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 18–8–4
31 W December 18, 1975 5–2 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 19–8–4
32 L December 20, 1975 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 19–9–4
33 W December 21, 1975 14–2 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 20–9–4
34 W December 23, 1975 5–1 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 21–9–4
35 L December 26, 1975 3–6 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 21–10–4
36 T December 28, 1975 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 21–10–5
37 L January 1, 1976 6–9 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 21–11–5
38 W January 5, 1976 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 22–11–5
39 W January 8, 1976 8–5 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 23–11–5
40 W January 11, 1976 6–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 24–11–5
41 L January 13, 1976 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 24–12–5
42 W January 15, 1976 5–3 Washington Capitals (1975–76) 25–12–5
43 L January 17, 1976 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 25–13–5
44 W January 18, 1976 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 26–13–5
45 L January 22, 1976 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 26–14–5
46 T January 23, 1976 3–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 26–14–6
47 W January 25, 1976 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 27–14–6
48 T January 28, 1976 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 27–14–7
49 T January 29, 1976 1–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 27–14–8
50 W February 1, 1976 9–5 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 28–14–8
51 L February 3, 1976 1–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 28–15–8
52 W February 4, 1976 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 29–15–8
53 W February 7, 1976 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 30–15–8
54 T February 8, 1976 5–5 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 30–15–9
55 W February 11, 1976 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 31–15–9
56 W February 13, 1976 3–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 32–15–9
57 L February 15, 1976 1–3 New York Islanders (1975–76) 32–16–9
58 T February 18, 1976 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 32–16–10
59 W February 19, 1976 3–1 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 33–16–10
60 L February 21, 1976 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 33–17–10
61 L February 22, 1976 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 33–18–10
62 W February 26, 1976 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 34–18–10
63 T February 28, 1976 4–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 34–18–11
64 W February 29, 1976 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 35–18–11
65 W March 4, 1976 6–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 36–18–11
66 L March 6, 1976 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 36–19–11
67 T March 7, 1976 4–4 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 36–19–12
68 W March 10, 1976 7–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 37–19–12
69 L March 11, 1976 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 37–20–12
70 W March 14, 1976 8–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 38–20–12
71 W March 16, 1976 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 39–20–12
72 W March 17, 1976 5–3 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 40–20–12
73 W March 21, 1976 3–1 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 41–20–12
74 W March 24, 1976 7–3 New York Rangers (1975–76) 42–20–12
75 W March 26, 1976 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (1975–76) 43–20–12
76 W March 27, 1976 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 44–20–12
77 T March 30, 1976 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 44–20–13
78 W April 1, 1976 7–2 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 45–20–13
79 L April 3, 1976 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 45–21–13
80 W April 4, 1976 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 46–21–13

Playoffs (Preliminary Round)[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L April 6, 1976 2–5 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 0–1
2 W April 8, 1976 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 1–1
3 W April 9, 1976 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 2–1

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Buffalo's draft picks at the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft held in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 17 Bob Sauve (G)  Canada Laval National (QMJHL)
2 35 Ken Breitenbach (D)  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
3 44 Terry Martin (LW)  Canada London Knights (OMJHL)
3 53 Gary McAdam (RW)  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
4 71 Greg Neeld (RW)  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
5 89 Don Edwards (G)  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
6 107 Jim Minor (LW)  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
7 125 Grant Rowe (D)  Canada Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
8 143 Alec Tidey (RW)  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WCHL)
9 159 Andy Whitby (RW)  Canada Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
10 174 Len Moher (G)  United States University of Notre Dame (WCHA)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 151. ISBN 9781894801225.