1977-1978 Washington Capitals Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTBernie WolfeJim BedardGary Smith
10/14/1977vs PittsburghW21W (60:00, 22/23)(BU)
10/15/1977at ClevelandL24(BU)L (59:00, 30/33)
10/19/1977vs MontrealL35- (20:00, 7/10)L (39:00, 20/21)
10/24/1977at MontrealL15(BU)L (60:00, 41/46)
10/26/1977at AtlantaW62(BU)W (60:00, 26/28)
10/28/1977at ColoradoL18- (20:00, 11/13)L (40:00, 26/32)
10/29/1977at MinnesotaL47(BU)L (60:00, 31/38)
11/02/1977vs ChicagoT22T (60:00, 31/33)(BU)
11/03/1977at PhiladelphiaL14L (60:00, 30/34)(BU)
11/05/1977vs PhiladelphiaL13L (60:00, 36/39)(BU)
11/08/1977vs Los AngelesL15(BU)L (60:00, 29/34)
11/09/1977at DetroitT11T (60:00, 28/29)(BU)
11/11/1977vs TorontoL13(BU)L (60:00, 13/16)
11/13/1977vs NY IslandersL06L (60:00, 28/34)(BU)
11/15/1977at St. LouisT22(BU)T (60:00, 29/31)
11/16/1977at TorontoL25(BU)L (60:00, 37/42)
11/19/1977vs BuffaloL67L (60:00, 26/33)(BU)
11/20/1977at BuffaloL25(BU)L (60:00, 36/41)
11/23/1977vs AtlantaT22(BU)T (60:00, 20/22)
11/24/1977at BostonL06(BU)L (60:00, 23/29)
11/26/1977at TorontoT44(BU)T (60:00, 16/20)
11/29/1977at Los AngelesL24(BU)L (60:00, 20/24)
12/02/1977vs ClevelandL23L (60:00, 30/33)(BU)
12/04/1977vs PittsburghL24L (60:00, 16/20)(BU)
12/06/1977vs VancouverL25(BU)L (60:00, 13/18)
12/07/1977at ClevelandW53(BU)W (60:00, 23/26)
12/10/1977at AtlantaL15L (60:00, 35/40)(BU)
12/11/1977vs St. LouisW21W (60:00, 28/29)(BU)
12/13/1977at VancouverL13L (60:00, 25/28)(BU)
12/17/1977at Los AngelesW21W (60:00, 38/39)(BU)
12/21/1977at NY RangersT55(BU)T (60:00, 24/29)
12/23/1977vs DetroitW32W (60:00, 36/38)(BU)
12/27/1977vs BostonL36(BU)L (60:00, 28/34)
12/28/1977at PittsburghT22T (60:00, 24/26)(BU)
12/30/1977vs NY RangersT33T (60:00, 29/32)(BU)
01/02/1978vs PittsburghW32W (60:00, 24/26)(BU)
01/04/1978vs Los AngelesW40(BU)W (60:00, 34/34)
01/07/1978vs BuffaloT44(BU)T (60:00, 24/28)
01/08/1978at ChicagoL13L (60:00, 49/52)(BU)
01/11/1978vs DetroitL36L (20:06, 6/11)- (39:54, 10/11)
01/13/1978at MinnesotaT22(BU)T (60:00, 33/35)
01/14/1978vs NY IslandersL04(BU)L (60:00, 24/28)
01/18/1978at ChicagoL25L (59:00, 33/37)(BU)
01/19/1978at BostonL14(BU)L (60:00, 27/31)
01/21/1978at PittsburghW52(BU)W (60:00, 41/43)
01/22/1978at DetroitL36(BU)L (59:00, 30/34)
01/25/1978vs ColoradoT33(BU)T (60:00, 24/27)
01/27/1978vs BostonL25(BU)L (60:00, 30/35)
01/29/1978vs MinnesotaL04(BU)L (60:00, 19/23)
01/31/1978at VancouverL24(BU)L (59:00, 21/24)
02/01/1978at Los AngelesL38- (40:00, 18/22)L (20:00, 12/16)
02/04/1978at NY IslandersL16L (60:00, 33/39)(BU)
02/05/1978at BuffaloL14(BU)L (60:00, 28/32)
02/10/1978at ClevelandW41(BU)W (60:00, 29/30)
02/12/1978at PhiladelphiaL14(BU)L (60:00, 26/30)
02/14/1978vs VancouverL24(BU)L (60:00, 22/26)
02/17/1978vs MontrealL28L (60:00, 32/40)(BU)
02/19/1978vs MinnesotaW21(BU)W (60:00, 25/26)
02/21/1978vs Los AngelesL14(BU)L (60:00, 22/26)
02/23/1978at DetroitL14L (60:00, 20/24)(BU)
02/25/1978at TorontoL04(BU)L (60:00, 29/33)
02/26/1978vs PhiladelphiaL16(BU)L (60:00, 28/34)
02/28/1978vs ColoradoW74W (60:00, 26/30)(BU)
03/04/1978at St. LouisT33(BU)T (60:00, 19/22)
03/08/1978at MontrealL34(BU)L (60:00, 32/36)
03/12/1978at NY RangersL28(BU)L (60:00, 20/28)
03/15/1978vs TorontoL25L (60:00, 15/20)(BU)
03/18/1978vs ClevelandW83W (60:00, 24/27)(BU)
03/19/1978vs St. LouisL23L (60:00, 29/32)(BU)
03/22/1978vs ChicagoL26(BU)L (60:00, 24/30)
03/24/1978vs NY RangersL411L (27:39, 5/11)- (32:21, 9/14)
03/25/1978at MontrealL05(BU)L (60:00, 28/33)
03/26/1978vs DetroitL14(BU)L (59:00, 28/31)
03/28/1978vs BostonT44(BU)T (60:00, 23/27)
03/30/1978at ColoradoW43(BU)W (60:00, 24/27)
04/01/1978at NY IslandersL23L (60:00, 41/44)(BU)
04/02/1978vs MontrealT44(BU)T (60:00, 16/20)
04/04/1978vs BuffaloW43(BU)W (60:00, 17/20)
04/08/1978at PittsburghW64(BU)W (60:00, 44/48)
04/09/1978vs AtlantaW42(BU)W (60:00, 32/34)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTBernie WolfeJim BedardGary Smith

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


These data reflect every 1977-1978 Washington Capitals 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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