1977-1978 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1976-1977        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1978-1979

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDon EdwardsBob SauveGerry Desjardins
10/13/1977vs NY IslandersW32W (60:00, 25/27)(BU)
10/15/1977at TorontoW52W (60:00, 39/41)(BU)
10/16/1977vs ChicagoL02(BU)L (60:00, 15/17)
10/19/1977at ChicagoT22T (60:00, 20/22)(BU)
10/20/1977vs ColoradoW75W (60:00, 16/21)(BU)
10/23/1977vs MinnesotaW41W (60:00, 27/28)(BU)
10/29/1977at NY IslandersL24L (59:00, 22/25)(BU)
10/30/1977at MontrealW40W (60:00, 34/34)(BU)
11/03/1977at BostonW41W (60:00, 25/26)(BU)
11/05/1977at St. LouisW31W (60:00, 24/25)(BU)
11/06/1977vs St. LouisW74W (60:00, 26/30)(BU)
11/09/1977at NY RangersL48L (29:12, 13/19)- (30:48, 5/7)
11/10/1977at PhiladelphiaW32W (60:00, 26/28)(BU)
11/13/1977vs PittsburghT33T (60:00, 13/16)(BU)
11/16/1977at AtlantaW62W (60:00, 24/26)(BU)
11/17/1977vs TorontoL12L (60:00, 12/14)(BU)
11/19/1977at WashingtonW76W (40:00, 11/14)- (20:00, 5/8)
11/20/1977vs WashingtonW52W (60:00, 20/22)(BU)
11/23/1977vs BostonL02L (60:00, 18/20)(BU)
11/24/1977at MontrealL14L (60:00, 29/33)(BU)
11/27/1977vs NY RangersW32W (60:00, 25/27)(BU)
11/30/1977at ChicagoW32W (60:00, 18/20)(BU)
12/01/1977vs MontrealW31W (60:00, 34/35)(BU)
12/03/1977at PittsburghT44T (60:00, 27/31)(BU)
12/04/1977vs DetroitW61W (60:00, 28/29)(BU)
12/08/1977vs ClevelandW52W (60:00, 21/23)(BU)
12/10/1977at MinnesotaW42W (60:00, 27/29)(BU)
12/11/1977vs VancouverW30W (60:00, 19/19)(BU)
12/13/1977at ColoradoL14L (59:00, 35/38)(BU)
12/15/1977at Los AngelesW73W (60:00, 35/38)(BU)
12/17/1977at VancouverT55T (60:00, 28/33)(BU)
12/21/1977at DetroitW53W (60:00, 26/29)(BU)
12/22/1977vs PittsburghT33T (60:00, 12/15)(BU)
12/29/1977vs DetroitT33T (60:00, 24/27)(BU)
12/31/1977at NY RangersT22T (60:00, 34/36)(BU)
01/01/1978vs AtlantaT22T (60:00, 23/25)(BU)
01/05/1978vs ColoradoW53W (60:00, 25/28)(BU)
01/07/1978at WashingtonT44T (60:00, 22/26)(BU)
01/08/1978vs BostonW53W (60:00, 36/39)(BU)
01/11/1978vs Los AngelesT33T (60:00, 31/34)(BU)
01/12/1978at ClevelandL36L (60:00, 24/30)(BU)
01/14/1978at DetroitL26L (53:25, 21/27)- (6:35, 3/3)
01/19/1978vs ClevelandW92W (60:00, 23/25)(BU)
01/21/1978at St. LouisW31(BU)W (60:00, 27/28)
01/22/1978vs VancouverT22T (60:00, 26/28)(BU)
01/26/1978vs MinnesotaL12L (60:00, 29/31)(BU)
01/28/1978at PittsburghT33T (60:00, 38/41)(BU)
01/30/1978vs NY IslandersW32W (60:00, 24/26)(BU)
02/01/1978at TorontoT22T (60:00, 38/40)(BU)
02/02/1978vs BostonW31W (60:00, 29/30)(BU)
02/04/1978at MinnesotaW42(BU)W (60:00, 28/30)
02/05/1978vs WashingtonW41W (59:00, 27/28)- (1:00, 0/0)
02/08/1978at ClevelandW52W (60:00, 25/27)(BU)
02/09/1978vs NY RangersW20W (60:00, 25/25)(BU)
02/13/1978vs TorontoL24L (59:00, 22/25)(BU)
02/16/1978vs Los AngelesW50W (60:00, 29/29)(BU)
02/19/1978vs St. LouisW62(BU)W (60:00, 27/29)
02/20/1978at MontrealL24L (60:00, 28/32)(BU)
02/23/1978vs PhiladelphiaW40W (60:00, 20/20)(BU)
02/25/1978at ClevelandW133(BU)W (60:00, 23/26)
02/26/1978vs PittsburghT44T (60:00, 16/20)(BU)
03/01/1978at AtlantaW43W (60:00, 37/40)(BU)
03/02/1978vs NY IslandersW63W (60:00, 19/22)(BU)
03/04/1978at BostonL37L (40:00, 24/30)- (20:00, 3/4)
03/06/1978vs MontrealW21W (60:00, 32/33)(BU)
03/09/1978vs Los AngelesT33T (60:00, 16/19)(BU)
03/11/1978at NY IslandersL24L (60:00, 28/32)(BU)
03/12/1978vs ChicagoW52W (60:00, 27/29)(BU)
03/16/1978vs PhiladelphiaW31W (60:00, 23/24)(BU)
03/18/1978at PhiladelphiaT22T (60:00, 37/39)(BU)
03/21/1978at Los AngelesW62W (60:00, 25/27)(BU)
03/24/1978at VancouverT22T (60:00, 20/22)(BU)
03/25/1978at ColoradoW43W (60:00, 25/28)(BU)
03/28/1978at DetroitL07L (60:00, 23/30)(BU)
03/30/1978vs ClevelandL35(BU)L (60:00, 21/26)
04/01/1978at TorontoL23L (60:00, 24/27)(BU)
04/02/1978vs AtlantaL24L (60:00, 30/34)(BU)
04/04/1978at WashingtonL34- (28:00, 11/14)L (32:00, 10/11)
04/06/1978at BostonW52(BU)W (60:00, 27/29)
04/09/1978vs TorontoW21W (60:00, 23/24)(BU)
04/11/1978vs NY RangersW41W (60:00, 24/25)(BU)
04/13/1978at NY RangersL34OTL (61:37, 28/32)(BU)
04/15/1978vs NY RangersW41W (60:00, 16/17)(BU)
04/17/1978at PhiladelphiaL14L (60:00, 24/28)(BU)
04/19/1978at PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 31/34)(BU)
04/22/1978vs PhiladelphiaW41W (60:00, 20/21)(BU)
04/23/1978vs PhiladelphiaL24L (60:00, 23/27)(BU)
04/25/1978at PhiladelphiaL24L (60:00, 24/28)(BU)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDon EdwardsBob SauveGerry Desjardins

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1976-1977        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1978-1979

These data reflect every 1977-1978 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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