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1978-79 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Montreal Canadiens

Hart Memorial Trophy: Bryan Trottier (47 G, 87 A, 134 P)
Vezina Trophy: Ken Dryden (30-10-7, 2.30 GAA) & Michel Larocque (22-7-4, 2.84 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Bobby Smith (30 G, 44 A, 74 P)

Goals Leader: Mike Bossy (69)
Assists Leader: Bryan Trottier (87)
Points Leader: Bryan Trottier (134)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Clarence Campbell Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Patrick Division
New York Islanders* 80 51 15 14 116 .725 358 214 1.76 -0.04
Philadelphia Flyers* 80 40 25 15 95 .594 281 248 0.52 0.11
New York Rangers* 80 40 29 11 91 .569 316 292 0.40 0.10
Atlanta Flames* 80 41 31 8 90 .563 327 280 0.67 0.08
Smythe Division
Chicago Black Hawks* 80 29 36 15 73 .456 244 277 -0.54 -0.13
Vancouver Canucks* 80 25 42 13 63 .394 217 291 -1.05 -0.12
St. Louis Blues 80 18 50 12 48 .300 249 348 -1.29 -0.05
Colorado Rockies 80 15 53 12 42 .263 210 331 -1.56 -0.05
Prince of Wales Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Adams Division
Boston Bruins* 80 43 23 14 100 .625 316 270 0.57 0.00
Buffalo Sabres* 80 36 28 16 88 .550 280 263 0.22 0.00
Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 34 33 13 81 .506 267 252 0.20 0.02
Minnesota North Stars 80 28 40 12 68 .425 257 289 -0.40 0.00
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens* 80 52 17 11 115 .719 337 204 1.53 -0.13
Pittsburgh Penguins* 80 36 31 13 85 .531 281 279 0.05 0.02
Los Angeles Kings* 80 34 34 12 80 .500 292 286 0.09 0.02
Washington Capitals 80 24 41 15 63 .394 273 338 -0.72 0.10
Detroit Red Wings 80 23 41 16 62 .388 252 295 -0.47 0.07

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Final (4-1): Montreal Canadiens over New York Rangers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Semi-Finals (4-3): Montreal Canadiens over Boston Bruins  ▪  View Matchup »  
Semi-Finals (4-2): New York Rangers over New York Islanders  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-1): New York Rangers over Philadelphia Flyers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Boston Bruins over Pittsburgh Penguins  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Montreal Canadiens over Toronto Maple Leafs  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): New York Islanders over Chicago Black Hawks  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Preliminary Round (2-1): Pittsburgh Penguins over Buffalo Sabres  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (2-0): Toronto Maple Leafs over Atlanta Flames  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (2-0): New York Rangers over Los Angeles Kings  ▪  View Matchup »  
Preliminary Round (2-1): Philadelphia Flyers over Vancouver Canucks  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

Rk Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 New York Islanders* 80 51 15 14 116 .725 358 214 1.76 -0.04 7.15 81 260 31.15 57 287 80.14 7 4
2 Montreal Canadiens* 80 52 17 11 115 .719 337 204 1.53 -0.13 6.76 68 240 28.33 35 213 83.57 7 7
3 Boston Bruins* 80 43 23 14 100 .625 316 270 0.57 0.00 7.33 59 249 23.69 72 285 74.74 6 9
4 Philadelphia Flyers* 80 40 25 15 95 .594 281 248 0.52 0.11 6.61 59 232 25.43 73 344 78.78 16 2
5 New York Rangers* 80 40 29 11 91 .569 316 292 0.40 0.10 7.60 75 306 24.51 78 311 74.92 9 12
6 Atlanta Flames* 80 41 31 8 90 .563 327 280 0.67 0.08 7.59 54 226 23.89 56 290 80.69 6 5
7 Buffalo Sabres* 80 36 28 16 88 .550 280 263 0.22 0.00 6.79 55 267 20.60 55 258 78.68 9 4
8 Pittsburgh Penguins* 80 36 31 13 85 .531 281 279 0.05 0.02 7.00 56 261 21.46 57 250 77.20 7 4
9 Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 34 33 13 81 .506 267 252 0.20 0.02 6.49 60 236 25.42 70 330 78.79 5 7
10 Los Angeles Kings* 80 34 34 12 80 .500 292 286 0.09 0.02 7.23 76 318 23.90 55 245 77.55 6 8
11 Chicago Black Hawks* 80 29 36 15 73 .456 244 277 -0.54 -0.13 6.51 41 247 16.60 70 297 76.43 8 4
12 Minnesota North Stars 80 28 40 12 68 .425 257 289 -0.40 0.00 6.83 63 289 21.80 48 232 79.31 4 9
13 Vancouver Canucks* 80 25 42 13 63 .394 217 291 -1.05 -0.12 6.35 56 295 18.98 49 248 80.24 1 9
14 Washington Capitals 80 24 41 15 63 .394 273 338 -0.72 0.10 7.64 57 302 18.87 83 279 70.25 5 12
15 Detroit Red Wings 80 23 41 16 62 .388 252 295 -0.47 0.07 6.84 78 327 23.85 63 279 77.42 10 9
16 St. Louis Blues 80 18 50 12 48 .300 249 348 -1.29 -0.05 7.46 48 281 17.08 63 244 74.18 3 8
17 Colorado Rockies 80 15 53 12 42 .263 210 331 -1.56 -0.05 6.76 60 267 22.47 62 211 70.62 8 4
League Average 80 32 34 13 78 .487 276 284 -0.09 0.00 7.00 61 273 22.42 62 270 76.99 7 7

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Ken Dryden*
D: Denis Potvin*
D: Larry Robinson*
C: Bryan Trottier*
LW: Clark Gillies*
RW: Guy Lafleur*
2nd Team
G: Glenn Resch
D: Borje Salming*
D: Serge Savard*
C: Marcel Dionne*
LW: Bill Barber*
RW: Mike Bossy*