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World Hockey Association Game Summary
New England Whalers 6 at Birmingham Bulls 2
Jefferson County Civic Center
January 27, 1978

First Period - 1. Birmingham, P. Marrin (J. Turkiewicz) 5:27. 2. New England, D. Keon 5:45. 3. Birmingham, F. Mahovlich (B. Hughes, K. Linseman) 8:17. 4. New England, J. Mayer (G. Roberts) 12:14.
Penalties: Marty Howe, NE 8:02; Marty Howe, NE (major) 8:02; G. Bilodeau, Bir (major) 8:02; B. Butters, NE (major) 9:23; D. Hanson, Bir (major) 9:23; D. Hanson, Bir 9:23; P. Westrum, Bir 13:46; P. Westrum, Bir (major) 13:46; J. Carlson, NE 13:46; J. Carlson, NE (major) 13:46; B. Hughes, Bir 14:22; B. Selwood, NE 19:52.
Second Period - 5. New England, G. Lyle (R. Ley, G. Howe) 12:52. 6. New England, A. Hangsleben (G. Carroll, R. Ley) 19:22.
Penalties: F. Beaton, Bir 7:02; G. Lyle, NE 7:02; B. Butters, NE 7:41; S. Durbano, Bir 10:39.
Third Period - 7. New England, D. Keon 17:16. 8. New England, Mark Howe 19:38.
Penalties: S. Durbano, Bir 3:59; J. Carlson, NE 3:59; B. Butters, NE 14:58; D. Hanson, Bir 14:58.
Shots:
New England3513-21
Birmingham1133-17
Goaltending: A. Smith, NE (60:00 17 shots, 15 saves W). J. Garrett, Bir (60:00 21 shots, 15 saves L).
Attendance: 12,824.
New England Coach: Harry Neale.
Birmingham Coach: Glen Sonmor.
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