League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Stanley Cup Final 4-2 Montreal Canadiens over Boston Bruins  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 13 Boston Bruins 1 Montreal Canadiens 4
Game 2 May 16 Boston Bruins 2 Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT)
Game 3 May 18 Montreal Canadiens 0 Boston Bruins 4
Game 4 May 21 Montreal Canadiens 3 Boston Bruins 4 (OT)
Game 5 May 23 Boston Bruins 1 Montreal Canadiens 4
Game 6 May 25 Montreal Canadiens 4 Boston Bruins 1
 
Semi-Finals 4-1 Boston Bruins over Philadelphia Flyers  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 2 Philadelphia Flyers 2 Boston Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 2 May 4 Philadelphia Flyers 5 Boston Bruins 7
Game 3 May 7 Boston Bruins 1 Philadelphia Flyers 3
Game 4 May 9 Boston Bruins 4 Philadelphia Flyers 2
Game 5 May 11 Philadelphia Flyers 3 Boston Bruins 6
Semi-Finals 4-0 Montreal Canadiens over Toronto Maple Leafs  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 Montreal Canadiens 5
Game 2 May 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Montreal Canadiens 3
Game 3 May 6 Montreal Canadiens 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 1
Game 4 May 9 Montreal Canadiens 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
 
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Philadelphia Flyers over Buffalo Sabres  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 17 Buffalo Sabres 1 Philadelphia Flyers 4
Game 2 April 19 Buffalo Sabres 2 Philadelphia Flyers 3
Game 3 April 22 Philadelphia Flyers 1 Buffalo Sabres 4
Game 4 April 23 Philadelphia Flyers 4 Buffalo Sabres 2
Game 5 April 25 Buffalo Sabres 2 Philadelphia Flyers 4
Quarter-Finals 4-3 Toronto Maple Leafs over New York Islanders  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 17 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 New York Islanders 4
Game 2 April 19 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 New York Islanders 3 (OT)
Game 3 April 21 New York Islanders 0 Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Game 4 April 23 New York Islanders 1 Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Game 5 April 25 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 New York Islanders 2 (OT)
Game 6 April 27 New York Islanders 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 5
Game 7 April 29 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 New York Islanders 1 (OT)
Quarter-Finals 4-0 Boston Bruins over Chicago Black Hawks  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 17 Chicago Black Hawks 1 Boston Bruins 6
Game 2 April 19 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Boston Bruins 4 (OT)
Game 3 April 21 Boston Bruins 4 Chicago Black Hawks 3 (OT)
Game 4 April 23 Boston Bruins 5 Chicago Black Hawks 2
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Montreal Canadiens over Detroit Red Wings  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 17 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 6
Game 2 April 19 Detroit Red Wings 4 Montreal Canadiens 2
Game 3 April 21 Montreal Canadiens 4 Detroit Red Wings 2
Game 4 April 23 Montreal Canadiens 8 Detroit Red Wings 0
Game 5 April 25 Detroit Red Wings 2 Montreal Canadiens 4
 
Preliminary Round 2-0 Detroit Red Wings over Atlanta Flames  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 11 Detroit Red Wings 5 Atlanta Flames 3
Game 2 April 13 Atlanta Flames 2 Detroit Red Wings 3
Preliminary Round 2-0 Toronto Maple Leafs over Los Angeles Kings  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 11 Los Angeles Kings 3 Toronto Maple Leafs 7
Game 2 April 13 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Los Angeles Kings 0
Preliminary Round 2-1 Buffalo Sabres over New York Rangers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 11 New York Rangers 1 Buffalo Sabres 4
Game 2 April 13 Buffalo Sabres 3 New York Rangers 4 (OT)
Game 3 April 15 New York Rangers 1 Buffalo Sabres 4
Preliminary Round 2-0 Philadelphia Flyers over Colorado Rockies  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 11 Colorado Rockies 2 Philadelphia Flyers 3 (OT)
Game 2 April 13 Philadelphia Flyers 3 Colorado Rockies 1

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Montreal Canadiens 15 12 3 0 1 1 .800 58 29 29
2 Boston Bruins 15 10 5 0 4 1 .667 53 42 11
3 Philadelphia Flyers 12 7 5 0 1 1 .583 37 35 2
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 13 6 7 0 1 2 .462 33 32 1
5 Detroit Red Wings 7 3 4 0 0 0 .429 18 29 -11
6 New York Islanders 7 3 4 0 2 1 .429 13 16 -3
7 Buffalo Sabres 8 3 5 0 0 1 .375 22 22 0
8 New York Rangers 3 1 2 0 1 0 .333 6 11 -5
9 Colorado Rockies 2 0 2 0 0 1 .000 3 6 -3
10 Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0 0 0 .000 5 8 -3
11 Los Angeles Kings 2 0 2 0 0 0 .000 3 11 -8
12 Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 0 2 .000 9 19 -10
League Average 7.5 3.8 3.8 0.0 1.1 1.1 .500 21.7 21.7 0

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1978-04-11 PHI Bridgman, Mel PHI 3-2 CLR 1 0:23
1978-04-13 NYR Murdoch, Don NYR 4-3 BUF 1 1:37
1978-04-19 BOS O'Reilly, Terry BOS 4-3 CBH 1 1:50
1978-04-19 NYI Bossy, Mike NYI 3-2 TOR 1 2:50
1978-04-21 CBH McNab, Peter BOS 4-3 CBH 1 10:17
1978-04-25 NYI Nystrom, Bob NYI 2-1 TOR 1 8:02
1978-04-29 NYI McDonald, Lanny TOR 2-1 NYI 1 4:13
1978-05-02 BOS Middleton, Rick BOS 3-2 PHI 1 1:43
1978-05-16 MTL Lafleur, Guy MTL 3-2 BOS 1 13:09
1978-05-21 BOS Schmautz, Bobby BOS 4-3 MTL 1 6:22

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Guy Lafleur* • MTL 10
2. Brad Park* • BOS 9
Steve Shutt* • MTL 9
4. Peter McNabBOS 8
5. Yvan Cournoyer* • MTL 7
Rick MacLeishPHI 7
Bobby SchmautzBOS 7
Assists
1. Larry Robinson* • MTL 17
2. Guy Lafleur* • MTL 11
Peter McNabBOS 11
Brad Park* • BOS 11
5. Terry O'ReillyBOS 10
Gregg SheppardBOS 10
Ian TurnbullTOR 10
Points
1. Larry Robinson* • MTL 21
Guy Lafleur* • MTL 21
3. Brad Park* • BOS 20
4. Peter McNabBOS 19
5. Steve Shutt* • MTL 17
Goals Created
1. Guy Lafleur* • MTL 8.7
2. Brad Park* • BOS 7.9
3. Peter McNabBOS 7.4
4. Steve Shutt* • MTL 7.3
5. Larry Robinson* • MTL 7.0
Penalties in Minutes
1. Tiger WilliamsTOR 63
2. Garry HowattNYI 62
3. John WensinkBOS 54
4. Pat BoutetteTOR 40
Terry O'ReillyBOS 40
Even Strength Goals
1. Peter McNabBOS 8
2. Yvan Cournoyer* • MTL 7
Guy Lafleur* • MTL 7
4. Jacques Lemaire* • MTL 6
Steve Shutt* • MTL 6
Power Play Goals
1. Brad Park* • BOS 4
2. Wayne CashmanBOS 3
Guy Lafleur* • MTL 3
Rick MacLeishPHI 3
Steve Shutt* • MTL 3
Short-Handed Goals
1. Dennis HextallDET 1
Doug RisebroughMTL 1
Bob Gainey* • MTL 1
Game-Winning Goals
1. Rick MacLeishPHI 3
2. Wayne CashmanBOS 2
Yvan Cournoyer* • MTL 2
Ron EllisTOR 2
Guy Lafleur* • MTL 2
Lanny McDonald* • TOR 2
Peter McNabBOS 2
Rick MiddletonBOS 2
Bob NystromNYI 2
Goals Per Game
1. Guy Lafleur* • MTL 0.67
2. Brad Park* • BOS 0.60
Steve Shutt* • MTL 0.60
4. Rick MacLeishPHI 0.58
5. Peter McNabBOS 0.53
Assists Per Game
1. Larry Robinson* • MTL 1.13
2. Ian TurnbullTOR 0.77
3. Danny GareBUF 0.75
Rick MacLeishPHI 0.75
5. Guy Lafleur* • MTL 0.73
Peter McNabBOS 0.73
Brad Park* • BOS 0.73
Points Per Game
1. Larry Robinson* • MTL 1.40
Guy Lafleur* • MTL 1.40
3. Rick MacLeishPHI 1.33
Brad Park* • BOS 1.33
5. Peter McNabBOS 1.27
Goals Created Per Game
1. Guy Lafleur* • MTL 0.58
2. Rick MacLeishPHI 0.53
3. Brad Park* • BOS 0.53
4. Peter McNabBOS 0.49
5. Steve Shutt* • MTL 0.49
Games Played
1. Ken Dryden* • MTL 15
2. Mike PalmateerTOR 13
3. Bernie Parent* • PHI 12
Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 12
5. Don EdwardsBUF 8
Wins
1. Ken Dryden* • MTL 12
2. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 8
3. Bernie Parent* • PHI 7
4. Mike PalmateerTOR 6
5. Don EdwardsBUF 3
Glenn ReschNYI 3
Losses
1. Mike PalmateerTOR 7
2. Don EdwardsBUF 5
Bernie Parent* • PHI 5
4. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 4
Tony Esposito* • CBH 4
Glenn ReschNYI 4
Goals Against
1. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 35
2. Bernie Parent* • PHI 33
3. Mike PalmateerTOR 32
4. Ken Dryden* • MTL 29
5. Don EdwardsBUF 22
Goals Against Average
1. Ken Dryden* • MTL 1.89
2. Glenn ReschNYI 2.32
3. Mike PalmateerTOR 2.42
4. Don EdwardsBUF 2.74
5. Bernie Parent* • PHI 2.74
Shutouts
1. Mike PalmateerTOR 2
Ken Dryden* • MTL 2
3. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 1
Minutes
1. Ken Dryden* • MTL 919
2. Mike PalmateerTOR 795
3. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 731
4. Bernie Parent* • PHI 722
5. Don EdwardsBUF 482

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