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1979 NHL 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 Finals (4-1): Montreal Canadiens over New York Rangers  
 
Semi-Finals (4-3): Montreal Canadiens over Boston Bruins  
Semi-Finals (4-2): New York Rangers over New York Islanders  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-1): New York Rangers over Philadelphia Flyers  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Boston Bruins over Pittsburgh Penguins  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Montreal Canadiens over Toronto Maple Leafs  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): New York Islanders over Chicago Black Hawks  
 
Preliminary Round (2-1): Pittsburgh Penguins over Buffalo Sabres  
Preliminary Round (2-0): Toronto Maple Leafs over Atlanta Flames  
Preliminary Round (2-0): New York Rangers over Los Angeles Kings  
Preliminary Round (2-1): Philadelphia Flyers over Vancouver Canucks  

Team Statistics

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

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