1979 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Montreal Canadiens

Conn Smythe Trophy: Bob Gainey (6 G, 10 A, 16 P)

Goals Leader: Jacques Lemaire (11)
Assists Leader: Guy Lafleur (13) & Don Maloney (13)
Points Leader: Guy Lafleur (23) & Jacques Lemaire (23)

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 GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Montreal Canadiens 16 12 4 0 4 1 .750 63 41 22
2 New York Rangers 18 11 7 0 1 4 .611 66 42 24
3 Boston Bruins 11 7 4 0 1 1 .636 36 32 4
4 New York Islanders 10 6 4 0 3 0 .600 27 21 6
5 Philadelphia Flyers 8 3 5 0 1 0 .375 23 37 -14
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 2 4 0 0 2 .333 19 24 -5
7 Pittsburgh Penguins 7 2 5 0 1 0 .286 16 25 -9
8 Vancouver Canucks 3 1 2 0 0 0 .333 9 15 -6
9 Buffalo Sabres 3 1 2 0 0 1 .333 9 9 0
10 Los Angeles Kings 2 0 2 0 0 1 .000 2 9 -7
11 Atlanta Flames 2 0 2 0 0 0 .000 5 9 -4
12 Chicago Black Hawks 4 0 4 0 0 1 .000 3 14 -11
League Average 7.5 3.8 3.8 0.0 1.1 1.1 .500 23.2 23.2 0

Overtime Goals

Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1979-04-12 LAK Esposito, Phil NYR 2-1 LAK 1 6:11
1979-04-14 BUF Ferguson, George PIT 4-3 BUF 1 0:47
1979-04-16 PHI Linseman, Ken PHI 3-2 NYR 1 0:44
1979-04-18 NYI Bossy, Mike NYI 1-0 CBH 1 2:31
1979-04-21 TOR Connor, Cam MTL 4-3 TOR 2 25:25
1979-04-22 TOR Robinson, Larry MTL 5-4 TOR 1 4:14
1979-04-28 NYI Potvin, Denis NYI 4-3 NYR 1 8:02
1979-05-03 BOS Ratelle, Jean BOS 4-3 MTL 1 3:46
1979-05-03 NYR Nystrom, Bob NYI 3-2 NYR 1 3:40
1979-05-10 MTL Lambert, Yvon MTL 5-4 BOS 1 9:33
1979-05-19 NYR Savard, Serge MTL 4-3 NYR 1 7:25

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

Playoff Leaders