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1978-79 WHA Season Summary

Previous Season

League Champion: Winnipeg Jets

Goals Leader: Real Cloutier (75)
Assists Leader: Robbie Ftorek (77)
Points Leader: Real Cloutier (129)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Edmonton Oilers* 80 48 30 2 98 .613 340 266 0.77 -0.15
Quebec Nordiques* 80 41 34 5 87 .544 288 271 0.25 0.04
Winnipeg Jets* 80 39 35 6 84 .525 307 306 -0.04 -0.05
New England Whalers* 80 37 34 9 83 .519 298 287 0.13 0.00
Cincinnati Stingers* 80 33 41 6 72 .450 274 284 -0.09 0.04
Birmingham Bulls 80 32 42 6 70 .438 286 311 -0.24 0.07
Indianapolis Racers 25 5 18 2 12 .240 78 130 -1.98 0.10
Soviet All-Stars 6 4 1 1 9 .750 27 20 1.30 0.13
Czechoslovakia 6 1 4 1 3 .250 14 33 -3.04 0.13
Finland 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4 8 -3.23 0.77

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final (4-2): Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Semi-Finals (4-3): Edmonton Oilers over New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Semi-Finals (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over Quebec Nordiques  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Preliminary Round (2-1): New England Whalers over Cincinnati Stingers  ▪  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 Edmonton Oilers* 80 48 30 2 98 .613 340 266 0.77 -0.15 7.58 70 276 25.36 62 288 78.47 9 6
2 Quebec Nordiques* 80 41 34 5 87 .544 288 271 0.25 0.04 6.99 67 272 24.63 63 329 80.85 6 9
3 Winnipeg Jets* 80 39 35 6 84 .525 307 306 -0.04 -0.05 7.66 67 265 25.28 57 274 79.20 5 7
4 New England Whalers* 80 37 34 9 83 .519 298 287 0.13 0.00 7.31 53 259 20.46 63 262 75.95 15 6
5 Cincinnati Stingers* 80 33 41 6 72 .450 274 284 -0.09 0.04 6.98 81 341 23.75 64 278 76.98 6 5
6 Birmingham Bulls 80 32 42 6 70 .438 286 311 -0.24 0.07 7.46 51 259 19.69 69 277 75.09 5 7
7 Indianapolis Racers 25 5 18 2 12 .240 78 130 -1.98 0.10 8.32 16 27 0 7
8 Soviet All-Stars 6 4 1 1 9 .750 27 20 1.30 0.13 7.83
9 Czechoslovakia 6 1 4 1 3 .250 14 33 -3.04 0.13 7.83
10 Finland 1 0 1 0 0 .000 4 8 -3.23 0.77 12.00
League Average 55 25 25 4 55 .500 203 203 0.00 0.00 7.40 58 280 24.46 57 285 77.93 6 7

WHA All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Dave Dryden
D: Rick Ley
D: Rob Ramage
C: Robbie Ftorek
LW: Mark Howe*
RW: Real Cloutier
2nd Team
G: Richard Brodeur
D: Dave Langevin
D: Paul Shmyr
C: Wayne Gretzky*
LW: Morris Lukowich
RW: Blair MacDonald