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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 Finals (4-2): Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers  
 
Semi-Finals (4-3): Edmonton Oilers over New England Whalers  
Semi-Finals (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over Quebec Nordiques  
 
Preliminary Round (2-1): New England Whalers over Cincinnati Stingers  

Team Statistics

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

Playoff Leaders