1978 WHA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Winnipeg Jets

WHA Playoff MVP: Bobby Guindon (8 G, 5 A, 13 P)

Goals Leader: Mike Antonovich (10)
Assists Leader: Ulf Nilsson (13)
Points Leader: Mike Antonovich (17)

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Semi-Finals (1-4): Quebec Nordiques tied with New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-2): Quebec Nordiques over Houston Aeros  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): New England Whalers over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Winnipeg Jets over Birmingham Bulls  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

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 Birmingham Bulls 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 12 29 -17
6 Edmonton Oilers 5 1 4 0 0 0 .200 9 23 -14
League Average 8.3 4.2 4.2 0.0 1.0 1.0 .500 31.5 31.5 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