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1978-79 Buffalo Sabres Roster and Statistics

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Record: 36-28-16 (88 points), Finished 2nd in NHL Adams Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Marcel Pronovost (8-10-6), Billy Inglis (28-18-10)

Goals For: 280 (9th of 17), Goals Against: 263 (5th of 17)
SRS: 0.22 (7th of 17), SOS: 0.00 (10th of 17)

Playoffs:
Lost Preliminary Round (2-1) versus Pittsburgh Penguins

Game Results

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Team Statistics

Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
Buffalo Sabres 80 36 28 16 88 .550 280 263 0.22 0.00 6.79 55 267 20.60 55 258 78.68 9 4
League Average 80 33 33 13 80 .500 280 280 0.00 0.00 7.00 62 271 22.72 62 271 77.28 7 7

Roster

Age is on February 1 of given season
No. Player Pos Age Ht Wt S/C Exp Birth Date Summary
15 Mike Boland D 24 6-0 190 R/- 1 October 29, 1954 1 G, 2 A, 3 P
23-26 Ken Breitenbach D 24 6-1 190 L/- 2 January 9, 1955 1 G, 8 A, 9 P
17 Rick Dudley LW 30 6-0 190 L/- 3 January 31, 1949 5 G, 6 A, 11 P
29 Richie Dunn D 21 6-0 200 L/- 1 May 12, 1957 0 G, 3 A, 3 P
1 Don Edwards G 23 5-9 160 -/L 2 September 28, 1955 26-18-9, 3.02 GAA
5 Lee Fogolin D 23 6-0 200 R/- 4 February 7, 1955 3 G, 19 A, 22 P
18 Danny Gare RW 24 5-9 175 R/- 4 May 14, 1954 27 G, 40 A, 67 P
22 Jocelyn Guevremont D 27 6-2 200 R/- 7 March 1, 1951 3 G, 8 A, 11 P
24 Bill Hajt D 27 6-3 215 L/- 5 November 18, 1951 3 G, 8 A, 11 P
30 Randy Ireland G 21 6-0 165 -/L R April 5, 1957 0-0-0, 6.00 GAA
4 Jerry Korab D 30 6-3 220 L/- 8 September 15, 1948 11 G, 40 A, 51 P
20 Don Luce C 30 6-2 185 L/- 9 October 2, 1948 26 G, 35 A, 61 P
7 Rick Martin LW 27 5-11 179 L/- 7 July 26, 1951 32 G, 21 A, 53 P
25 Terry Martin LW 23 5-11 195 L/- 3 October 25, 1955 6 G, 8 A, 14 P
15 Gary McAdam LW 23 5-11 175 L/- 3 December 31, 1955 6 G, 5 A, 11 P
8 Tony McKegney LW 20 6-0 200 L/- R February 15, 1958 8 G, 14 A, 22 P
11 Gilbert Perreault C 28 6-1 180 L/- 8 November 13, 1950 27 G, 58 A, 85 P
27 Larry Playfair D 20 6-4 205 L/- R June 23, 1958 0 G, 3 A, 3 P
10 Craig Ramsay LW 27 5-10 175 L/- 7 March 17, 1951 26 G, 31 A, 57 P
9 Jacques Richard C 26 5-11 180 L/- 5 October 7, 1952 10 G, 15 A, 25 P
14 Rene Robert RW 30 5-10 184 R/- 8 December 31, 1948 22 G, 40 A, 62 P
28 Bob Sauve G 23 5-8 175 -/L 2 June 17, 1955 10-10-7, 3.73 GAA
12 Andre Savard C 25 6-1 185 L/- 5 February 9, 1953 18 G, 22 A, 40 P
6 Jim Schoenfeld D 26 6-2 200 L/- 6 September 4, 1952 8 G, 17 A, 25 P
21 Dave Schultz LW 29 6-1 190 L/- 7 October 14, 1949 2 G, 3 A, 5 P
16 Ric Seiling RW 21 6-1 180 R/- 1 December 15, 1957 20 G, 22 A, 42 P
17-19 Derek Smith C 24 5-11 180 L/- 2 July 31, 1954 14 G, 12 A, 26 P
3 Bill Stewart D 21 6-2 190 R/- 1 October 6, 1957 1 G, 17 A, 18 P

Scoring Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1 Gilbert Perreault C 28 79 27 58 85 31 12 20 21 6 0 4 41 17 0 172 15.7 0 0:00 5.6 1.4 7.0
2 Danny Gare RW 24 71 27 40 67 26 18 90 20 7 0 3 28 11 1 260 10.4 0 0:00 4.5 1.5 5.9
3 Rene Robert RW 30 68 22 40 62 23 -12 46 21 1 0 6 18 22 0 206 10.7 0 0:00 3.8 0.5 4.4
4 Don Luce C 30 79 26 35 61 24 20 14 18 6 2 7 26 5 4 149 17.4 0 0:00 3.6 1.6 5.2
5 Craig Ramsay LW 27 80 26 31 57 23 21 10 19 4 3 3 23 6 2 113 23.0 0 0:00 3.2 1.7 4.9
6 Rick Martin LW 27 73 32 21 53 23 -7 35 24 8 0 3 14 7 0 250 12.8 0 0:00 3.7 0.8 4.4
7 Jerry Korab D 30 78 11 40 51 17 5 104 2 8 1 0 23 15 2 204 5.4 0 0:00 3.2 4.5 7.7
8 Ric Seiling RW 21 78 20 22 42 17 15 56 18 2 0 4 22 0 0 136 14.7 0 0:00 1.7 1.5 3.1
9 Andre Savard C 25 65 18 22 40 16 2 20 14 2 2 1 20 1 1 97 18.6 0 0:00 1.9 0.9 2.8
10 Derek Smith C 24 43 14 12 26 11 -5 8 11 3 0 0 8 4 0 85 16.5 0 0:00 1.4 0.4 1.8
11 Jacques Richard C 26 61 10 15 25 10 8 26 10 0 0 1 13 2 0 85 11.8 0 0:00 0.2 1.0 1.3
12 Jim Schoenfeld D 26 46 8 17 25 9 8 67 2 6 0 0 13 2 2 99 8.1 0 0:00 1.6 3.0 4.6
13 Tony McKegney LW 20 52 8 14 22 8 -2 10 8 0 0 1 12 2 0 67 11.9 0 0:00 0.2 0.6 0.8
14 Lee Fogolin D 23 74 3 19 22 7 -4 103 3 0 0 0 19 0 0 70 4.3 0 0:00 0.4 3.8 4.2
15 Bill Stewart D 21 68 1 17 18 5 5 101 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 87 1.1 0 0:00 0.0 4.0 4.0
16 Terry Martin LW 23 64 6 8 14 6 -17 33 5 1 0 0 8 0 0 38 15.8 0 0:00 -1.1 0.3 -0.7
17 Gary McAdam LW 23 40 6 5 11 5 -6 13 5 1 0 1 4 1 0 39 15.4 0 0:00 -0.3 0.4 0.0
18 Rick Dudley LW 30 24 5 6 11 4 11 2 5 0 0 1 6 0 0 36 13.9 0 0:00 0.3 0.6 0.9
19 Jocelyn Guevremont D 27 34 3 8 11 4 12 8 3 0 0 0 4 3 1 51 5.9 0 0:00 0.4 2.6 2.9
20 Bill Hajt D 27 40 3 8 11 4 -4 20 2 0 1 1 7 1 0 53 5.7 0 0:00 0.2 1.9 2.2
21 Ken Breitenbach D 24 30 1 8 9 3 5 25 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 41 2.4 0 0:00 0.1 1.9 2.1
22 Dave Schultz LW 29 28 2 3 5 2 -12 86 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 16 12.5 0 0:00 -0.6 0.0 -0.6
23 Mike Boland D 24 22 1 2 3 1 6 29 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 17 5.9 0 0:00 -0.2 1.5 1.4
24 Richie Dunn D 21 24 0 3 3 1 -2 14 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 18 0.0 0 0:00 -0.3 1.2 0.9
25 Larry Playfair D 20 26 0 3 3 1 1 60 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 12 0.0 0 0:00 -0.3 1.5 1.1
26 Don Edwards G 23 54 0 2 2 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 10.5
27 Randy Ireland G 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 0.0
28 Bob Sauve G 23 29 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00 0.0 0.0 3.8
Team Total 80 280 459 739 78 1010 216 55 9 36 2401 11.7 33.2 39.2 86.6

Goalies Regular Season

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA GPS
1 Don Edwards G 23 54 26 18 9 159 3.02 2 3160 10.5
2 Bob Sauve G 23 29 10 10 7 100 3.73 0 1610 3.8
3 Randy Ireland G 21 2 0 0 0 3 6.00 0 30 0.0
Team Total 80 36 28 16 262 3.27 2 4800 14.2

Scoring Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI
1 Rene Robert RW 30 3 2 2 4 2 4 2 0 0 0
2 Rick Martin LW 27 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Rick Dudley LW 30 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
4 Don Luce C 30 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
5 Andre Savard C 25 3 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0
6 Dave Schultz LW 29 3 0 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0
7 Mike Boland D 24 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
8 Jerry Korab D 30 3 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
9 Gilbert Perreault C 28 3 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0
10 Craig Ramsay LW 27 3 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
11 Jacques Richard C 26 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1
12 Ken Breitenbach D 24 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
13 Tony McKegney LW 20 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Jim Schoenfeld D 26 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ric Seiling RW 21 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
16 Bill Stewart D 21 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Lee Fogolin D 23 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
18 Danny Gare RW 24 3 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
19 Bob Sauve G 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Total 3 9 16 25 41 8 1 0 1

Goalies Playoffs

Rk Player Pos Age GP W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN GA%- GSAA
1 Bob Sauve G 23 3 1 2 9 2.98 0 181
Team Total 3 1 2 9 2.98 0 181