1978 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Montreal Canadiens

Conn Smythe Trophy: Larry Robinson (4 G, 17 A, 21 P)

Goals Leader: Guy Lafleur (10)
Assists Leader: Larry Robinson (17)
Points Leader: Guy Lafleur (21) & Larry Robinson (21)

League Playoff Series

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

Team Statistics

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

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