• Two teams begin the season in new homes. The Kansas City Scouts moved to Denver to become the Colorado Rockies, and the California Golden Seals relocated to Cleveland, becoming the Cleveland Barons.

• The Montreal Canadiens dominate the league, earning points in 72 out of 80 games played (60-8-12). Their 60 wins was an NHL record (since broken by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings). Their record of 132 points still stands.

• The Canadiens continued their dominance all the way through the Stanley Cup Final, where the swept the Boston Bruins.

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Chicago Black Hawks

Cleveland Barons

Colorado Rockies

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Los Angeles Kings

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New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers

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St. Louis Blues

Toronto Maple Leafs

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1977 All-Star Game
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