1977-1978 Minnesota North Stars Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTPete LoPrestiPaul HarrisonGary Smith
10/12/1977at MontrealL37L (60:00, 27/34)(BU)
10/15/1977vs VancouverL35L (60:00, 18/23)(BU)
10/19/1977at AtlantaL15(BU)L (60:00, 43/48)
10/20/1977vs ClevelandL47(BU)L (60:00, 18/25)
10/22/1977vs DetroitL24L (60:00, 25/29)(BU)
10/23/1977at BuffaloL14L (60:00, 18/22)(BU)
10/26/1977vs BostonW30W (60:00, 16/16)(BU)
10/27/1977at DetroitL13L (60:00, 20/23)(BU)
10/29/1977vs WashingtonW74W (60:00, 31/35)(BU)
11/02/1977vs NY IslandersW32W (60:00, 26/28)(BU)
11/05/1977vs ChicagoL25L (60:00, 18/23)(BU)
11/07/1977at MontrealW53W (60:00, 33/36)(BU)
11/09/1977at ChicagoT22T (60:00, 34/36)(BU)
11/11/1977at VancouverL24L (60:00, 18/22)(BU)
11/12/1977at Los AngelesT22T (60:00, 30/32)(BU)
11/16/1977vs PittsburghW74W (60:00, 38/42)(BU)
11/19/1977vs PhiladelphiaL27L (60:00, 22/29)(BU)
11/22/1977at AtlantaL24L (20:00, 7/11)- (40:00, 11/11)
11/23/1977vs NY IslandersL29L (25:16, 17/22)- (34:44, 12/16)
11/26/1977vs ColoradoT44T (60:00, 23/27)(BU)
11/29/1977vs AtlantaW43W (60:00, 25/28)(BU)
12/01/1977at BostonL24L (60:00, 30/34)(BU)
12/03/1977vs NY RangersL04L (60:00, 36/40)(BU)
12/04/1977at NY RangersT44(BU)T (60:00, 36/40)
12/06/1977at NY IslandersL24L (60:00, 27/31)(BU)
12/07/1977at TorontoL36(BU)L (60:00, 32/38)
12/10/1977vs BuffaloL24L (60:00, 21/24)(BU)
12/11/1977at ChicagoL38L (60:00, 31/39)(BU)
12/14/1977vs MontrealW32W (60:00, 33/35)(BU)
12/16/1977vs TorontoL58L (60:00, 17/25)(BU)
12/17/1977at ColoradoL15L (60:00, 23/28)(BU)
12/21/1977at Los AngelesL18L (20:00, 9/12)- (40:00, 28/33)
12/23/1977at VancouverW75W (60:00, 22/27)(BU)
12/27/1977vs St. LouisW10W (60:00, 37/37)(BU)
12/29/1977at PhiladelphiaL25L (60:00, 34/39)(BU)
01/04/1978vs NY RangersL35L (60:00, 23/28)(BU)
01/07/1978vs BostonL13L (60:00, 27/30)(BU)
01/08/1978vs St. LouisL13L (60:00, 22/25)(BU)
01/11/1978vs TorontoL34L (60:00, 35/39)(BU)
01/13/1978vs WashingtonT22T (60:00, 16/18)(BU)
01/14/1978at St. LouisL25L (60:00, 36/41)(BU)
01/18/1978vs NY IslandersL25L (60:00, 27/32)(BU)
01/21/1978vs ChicagoL14L (60:00, 34/38)(BU)
01/22/1978vs AtlantaL34(BU)L (60:00, 28/32)
01/26/1978at BuffaloW21(BU)W (60:00, 34/35)
01/28/1978vs ClevelandL12(BU)L (60:00, 16/18)
01/29/1978at WashingtonW40(BU)W (60:00, 30/30)
01/31/1978at AtlantaL47(BU)L (60:00, 31/38)
02/01/1978at PittsburghL16L (60:00, 26/32)(BU)
02/04/1978vs BuffaloL24(BU)L (60:00, 32/36)
02/08/1978at NY RangersL03(BU)L (60:00, 17/20)
02/11/1978vs VancouverW32W (60:00, 25/27)(BU)
02/12/1978vs ColoradoT33(BU)T (60:00, 18/21)
02/16/1978at PhiladelphiaW42W (60:00, 41/43)(BU)
02/18/1978at TorontoL45L (60:00, 30/35)(BU)
02/19/1978at WashingtonL12(BU)L (60:00, 26/28)
02/22/1978vs Los AngelesW41(BU)W (60:00, 25/26)
02/24/1978at ColoradoL23(BU)L (60:00, 26/29)
02/25/1978at VancouverL15L (60:00, 25/30)(BU)
02/28/1978at St. LouisL17(BU)L (60:00, 18/25)
03/01/1978vs St. LouisL23L (60:00, 22/25)(BU)
03/04/1978vs DetroitL13(BU)L (60:00, 25/28)
03/05/1978at DetroitL34(BU)L (60:00, 32/36)
03/08/1978vs ChicagoL34(BU)L (60:00, 24/28)
03/11/1978at St. LouisT11(BU)T (60:00, 32/33)
03/13/1978vs MontrealL25L (60:00, 30/35)(BU)
03/16/1978at BostonL27(BU)L (60:00, 24/31)
03/17/1978at ClevelandT44T (60:00, 25/29)(BU)
03/19/1978vs NY RangersT77T (60:00, 42/49)(BU)
03/21/1978vs PittsburghW71(BU)W (60:00, 12/13)
03/23/1978vs Los AngelesL13L (60:00, 32/35)(BU)
03/25/1978vs PhiladelphiaL34(BU)L (60:00, 20/24)
03/26/1978at NY IslandersL36L (59:00, 27/32)(BU)
03/28/1978vs VancouverW94(BU)W (60:00, 28/32)
03/29/1978at ClevelandL37L (60:00, 25/32)(BU)
04/01/1978at ColoradoL24(BU)L (60:00, 29/33)
04/04/1978vs ColoradoW53W (60:00, 36/39)(BU)
04/05/1978at PittsburghL27(BU)L (60:00, 42/49)
04/08/1978at ChicagoL24L (60:00, 24/28)(BU)
04/09/1978at PhiladelphiaW31(BU)W (60:00, 37/38)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTPete LoPrestiPaul HarrisonGary Smith

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


These data reflect every 1977-1978 Minnesota North Stars 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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