League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Avco Cup Final 4-2 Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 11 Winnipeg Jets 3 Edmonton Oilers 1
Game 2 May 13 Winnipeg Jets 3 Edmonton Oilers 2
Game 3 May 15 Edmonton Oilers 8 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 4 May 16 Edmonton Oilers 2 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 5 May 18 Winnipeg Jets 2 Edmonton Oilers 10
Game 6 May 20 Edmonton Oilers 3 Winnipeg Jets 7
 
Semi-Finals 4-3 Edmonton Oilers over New England Whalers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 26 New England Whalers 2 Edmonton Oilers 6
Game 2 April 27 New England Whalers 5 Edmonton Oilers 9
Game 3 April 29 Edmonton Oilers 1 New England Whalers 4
Game 4 May 1 Edmonton Oilers 4 New England Whalers 5
Game 5 May 3 New England Whalers 2 Edmonton Oilers 5
Game 6 May 6 Edmonton Oilers 4 New England Whalers 8
Game 7 May 8 New England Whalers 3 Edmonton Oilers 6
Semi-Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Quebec Nordiques  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 23 Winnipeg Jets 6 Quebec Nordiques 3
Game 2 April 25 Winnipeg Jets 9 Quebec Nordiques 2
Game 3 April 27 Quebec Nordiques 5 Winnipeg Jets 9
Game 4 April 29 Quebec Nordiques 2 Winnipeg Jets 6
 
Preliminary Round 2-1 New England Whalers over Cincinnati Stingers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 21 Cincinnati Stingers 3 New England Whalers 5
Game 2 April 22 New England Whalers 3 Cincinnati Stingers 6
Game 3 April 24 Cincinnati Stingers 1 New England Whalers 2

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
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

Overtime Goals Table
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

Goals
1. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 10
Willy LindstromWNJ 10
3. Ron ChipperfieldEDO 9
4. Morris LukowichWNJ 8
Rich PrestonWNJ 8
Blair MacDonaldEDO 8
Assists
1. Terry RuskowskiWNJ 12
2. Kent NilssonWNJ 11
3. Brett CallighenEDO 10
Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 10
Blair MacDonaldEDO 10
Ron ChipperfieldEDO 10
Points
1. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 20
2. Ron ChipperfieldEDO 19
3. Blair MacDonaldEDO 18
4. Willy LindstromWNJ 15
Brett CallighenEDO 15
Morris LukowichWNJ 15
Penalties in Minutes
1. Dave HunterEDO 42
2. John HughesEDO 35
3. Dave SemenkoEDO 29
4. Kim ClacksonWNJ 28
Warren MillerNEW 28
Goals Per Game
1. Marc TardifQBN 1.50
2. Willy LindstromWNJ 1.00
3. Rich PrestonWNJ 0.80
Morris LukowichWNJ 0.80
5. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 0.77
Assists Per Game
1. Terry RuskowskiWNJ 1.50
2. Kent NilssonWNJ 1.10
3. Peter SullivanWNJ 0.90
Dave Keon* • NEW 0.90
5. Risto SiltanenEDO 0.82
Points Per Game
1. Terry RuskowskiWNJ 1.62
2. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 1.54
3. Morris LukowichWNJ 1.50
Willy LindstromWNJ 1.50
5. Ron ChipperfieldEDO 1.46
Games Played
1. Dave DrydenEDO 13
2. Gary SmithWNJ 10
3. John GarrettNEW 8
4. Al SmithNEW 4
5. Eddie MioEDO 3
Mike LiutCNS 3
Joe DaleyWNJ 3
Richard BrodeurQBN 3
Goals Against
1. Dave DrydenEDO 42
2. Gary SmithWNJ 35
3. John GarrettNEW 32
4. Richard BrodeurQBN 14
5. Al SmithNEW 12
Goals Against Average
1. Dave DrydenEDO 3.67
2. Gary SmithWNJ 3.73
3. John GarrettNEW 4.30

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