1979 WHA Playoffs Summary

Previous Year

League Champion: Winnipeg Jets

WHA Playoff MVP: Rich Preston (8 G, 5 A, 13 P)

Goals Leader: Wayne Gretzky (10) & Willy Lindstrom (10)
Assists Leader: Terry Ruskowski (12)
Points Leader: Wayne Gretzky (20)

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final 4-2 Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers   View Matchup »
 
Semi-Finals 4-3 Edmonton Oilers over New England Whalers   View Matchup »
Semi-Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Quebec Nordiques   View Matchup »
 
Preliminary Round 2-1 New England Whalers over Cincinnati Stingers   View Matchup »

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Winnipeg Jets 10 8 2 0 0 0 .800 51 38 13
2 Edmonton Oilers 13 6 7 0 0 0 .462 61 50 11
3 New England Whalers 10 5 5 0 0 0 .500 39 45 -6
4 Cincinnati Stingers 3 1 2 0 0 0 .333 10 10 0
5 Quebec Nordiques 4 0 4 0 0 0 .000 12 30 -18
League Average 8.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 .500 34.6 34.6 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