League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Avco Cup Final 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over New England Whalers  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 12 Winnipeg Jets 4 New England Whalers 1
Game 2 May 14 Winnipeg Jets 5 New England Whalers 2
Game 3 May 19 New England Whalers 2 Winnipeg Jets 10
Game 4 May 22 New England Whalers 3 Winnipeg Jets 5
 
Semi-Finals 1-4 Quebec Nordiques tied with New England Whalers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 28 Quebec Nordiques 1 New England Whalers 5
Game 2 April 30 Quebec Nordiques 3 New England Whalers 2
Game 3 May 3 New England Whalers 5 Quebec Nordiques 4
Game 4 May 5 New England Whalers 7 Quebec Nordiques 3
Game 5 May 7 Quebec Nordiques 3 New England Whalers 6
 
Quarter-Finals 4-2 Quebec Nordiques over Houston Aeros  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 Quebec Nordiques 3 Houston Aeros 4 (OT)
Game 2 April 18 Quebec Nordiques 5 Houston Aeros 4 (OT)
Game 3 April 20 Houston Aeros 1 Quebec Nordiques 5
Game 4 April 21 Houston Aeros 0 Quebec Nordiques 3
Game 5 April 23 Quebec Nordiques 2 Houston Aeros 5
Game 6 April 25 Houston Aeros 2 Quebec Nordiques 11
Quarter-Finals 4-1 New England Whalers over Edmonton Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 14 Edmonton Oilers 4 New England Whalers 6
Game 2 April 16 Edmonton Oilers 1 New England Whalers 4
Game 3 April 19 New England Whalers 0 Edmonton Oilers 2
Game 4 April 21 New England Whalers 9 Edmonton Oilers 1
Game 5 April 23 Edmonton Oilers 1 New England Whalers 4
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Winnipeg Jets over Birmingham Bulls  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 14 Birmingham Bulls 3 Winnipeg Jets 9
Game 2 April 16 Birmingham Bulls 3 Winnipeg Jets 8
Game 3 April 19 Winnipeg Jets 2 Birmingham Bulls 3
Game 4 April 21 Winnipeg Jets 5 Birmingham Bulls 1
Game 5 April 23 Birmingham Bulls 2 Winnipeg Jets 5

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Winnipeg Jets 9 8 1 0 0 0 .889 53 20 33
2 New England Whalers 14 8 6 0 0 0 .571 56 47 9
3 Quebec Nordiques 11 5 6 0 1 1 .455 43 41 2
4 Houston Aeros 6 2 4 0 1 1 .333 16 29 -13
5 Edmonton Oilers 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 9 23 -14
6 Birmingham Bulls 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 12 29 -17
League Average 8.3 4.2 4.2 0.0 1.0 1.0 .500 31.5 31.5 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. Mike AntonovichNEW 10
2. Real CloutierQBN 9
Anders HedbergWNJ 9
4. Mark Howe* • NEW 8
Bobby GuindonWNJ 8
Bobby Hull* • WNJ 8
Assists
1. Ulf NilssonWNJ 13
2. Dave Keon* • NEW 11
3. Serge BernierQBN 10
4. Lars-Erik SjobergWNJ 9
Marc TardifQBN 9
Points
1. Mike AntonovichNEW 17
2. Real CloutierQBN 16
Dave Keon* • NEW 16
4. Mark Howe* • NEW 15
Marc TardifQBN 15
Anders HedbergWNJ 15
Penalties in Minutes
1. Kim ClacksonWNJ 61
2. Wally WeirQBN 50
3. Dave HansonBRB 48
4. Serge BeaudoinBRB 46
5. Paul BaxterQBN 42
Goals Per Game
1. Anders HedbergWNJ 1.00
2. Real CloutierQBN 0.90
3. Bobby GuindonWNJ 0.89
Bobby Hull* • WNJ 0.89
5. Mike AntonovichNEW 0.71
Assists Per Game
1. Ulf NilssonWNJ 1.44
2. Lars-Erik SjobergWNJ 1.00
3. Serge BernierQBN 0.91
4. Kent NilssonWNJ 0.89
5. Marc TardifQBN 0.82
Points Per Game
1. Anders HedbergWNJ 1.67
2. Real CloutierQBN 1.60
3. Ulf NilssonWNJ 1.56
4. Bobby GuindonWNJ 1.44
5. Marc TardifQBN 1.36
Games Played
2. Richard BrodeurQBN 11
3. Gary BromleyWNJ 5
Joe DaleyWNJ 5
John GarrettBRB 5
Goals Against
1. Richard BrodeurQBN 38
3. John GarrettBRB 26
4. Wayne RutledgeHSA 21
5. Don McLeodEDO 16
Goals Against Average
1. Gary BromleyWNJ 1.57
3. Joe DaleyWNJ 2.88
4. Richard BrodeurQBN 3.67
5. John GarrettBRB 5.76
Shutouts
1. Richard BrodeurQBN 1
Don McLeodEDO 1

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