1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Schedule and Results

Franchise IndexPrevious Season

Record: 48-30-2 (98 points), Finished 1st in WHA (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Glen Sather (48-30-2)

Goals For: 340 (1st of 10), Goals Against: 266 (5th of 10)
SRS: 0.77 (2nd of 10), SOS: -0.15 (10th of 10)

Playoffs:
Lost Avco Cup Final (4-2) versus Winnipeg Jets
Won Semi-Finals (4-3) versus New England Whalers

Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1978-10-13 Cincinnati Stingers W 3 2 1 0 0 W 1
2 1978-10-17 New England Whalers L 1 2 1 1 0 L 1
3 1978-10-20 @ Indianapolis Racers W 4 3 2 1 0 W 1
4 1978-10-21 @ Cincinnati Stingers L 3 4 2 2 0 L 1
5 1978-10-22 @ Winnipeg Jets W 6 2 3 2 0 W 1
6 1978-10-24 Birmingham Bulls L 2 3 3 3 0 L 1
7 1978-10-29 Quebec Nordiques L 2 6 3 4 0 L 2
8 1978-10-31 Quebec Nordiques L 4 5 3 5 0 L 3
9 1978-11-03 Winnipeg Jets W OT 4 3 4 5 0 W 1
10 1978-11-05 @ Quebec Nordiques L 0 2 4 6 0 L 1
11 1978-11-08 @ Quebec Nordiques W 6 5 5 6 0 W 1
12 1978-11-09 @ New England Whalers L 1 6 5 7 0 L 1
13 1978-11-11 @ Birmingham Bulls W 5 3 6 7 0 W 1
14 1978-11-12 @ Cincinnati Stingers L 3 5 6 8 0 L 1
15 1978-11-17 Indianapolis Racers W 6 1 7 8 0 W 1
16 1978-11-19 Cincinnati Stingers W 6 3 8 8 0 W 2
17 1978-11-21 Quebec Nordiques W 4 1 9 8 0 W 3
18 1978-11-24 Quebec Nordiques W OT 4 3 10 8 0 W 4
19 1978-11-28 Indianapolis Racers W 8 2 11 8 0 W 5
20 1978-12-01 New England Whalers W 8 2 12 8 0 W 6
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1978-12-03 New England Whalers L 0 7 12 9 0 L 1
22 1978-12-06 @ Quebec Nordiques L 3 6 12 10 0 L 2
23 1978-12-07 @ New England Whalers L 3 5 12 11 0 L 3
24 1978-12-09 @ Birmingham Bulls L 2 6 12 12 0 L 4
25 1978-12-10 @ Indianapolis Racers L 4 6 12 13 0 L 5
26 1978-12-12 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 5 2 13 13 0 W 1
27 1978-12-15 Soviet All-Stars W 5 3 14 13 0 W 2
28 1978-12-19 @ Birmingham Bulls W 5 2 15 13 0 W 3
29 1978-12-22 Winnipeg Jets L 4 5 15 14 0 L 1
30 1978-12-26 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 5 15 15 0 L 2
31 1978-12-27 Winnipeg Jets W 5 3 16 15 0 W 1
32 1978-12-30 Czechoslovakia W 5 1 17 15 0 W 2
33 1979-01-09 @ Winnipeg Jets L OT 3 4 17 16 0 L 1
34 1979-01-13 @ New England Whalers W 3 0 18 16 0 W 1
35 1979-01-16 Winnipeg Jets W 3 1 19 16 0 W 2
36 1979-01-17 @ Winnipeg Jets W 6 3 20 16 0 W 3
37 1979-01-19 Birmingham Bulls W 11 3 21 16 0 W 4
38 1979-01-21 Birmingham Bulls L 3 4 21 17 0 L 1
39 1979-01-23 New England Whalers W 5 1 22 17 0 W 1
40 1979-01-26 Cincinnati Stingers L 2 5 22 18 0 L 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1979-01-28 Cincinnati Stingers W 3 0 23 18 0 W 1
42 1979-01-31 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 6 23 19 0 L 1
43 1979-02-02 @ Winnipeg Jets L 2 4 23 20 0 L 2
44 1979-02-04 @ Quebec Nordiques L 3 6 23 21 0 L 3
45 1979-02-06 Birmingham Bulls W 6 2 24 21 0 W 1
46 1979-02-07 Cincinnati Stingers W 8 5 25 21 0 W 2
47 1979-02-09 Quebec Nordiques W 3 0 26 21 0 W 3
48 1979-02-11 Birmingham Bulls W OT 4 3 27 21 0 W 4
49 1979-02-13 Quebec Nordiques W 6 1 28 21 0 W 5
50 1979-02-16 @ New England Whalers W 4 2 29 21 0 W 6
51 1979-02-18 @ Birmingham Bulls W 6 3 30 21 0 W 7
52 1979-02-20 New England Whalers W 8 2 31 21 0 W 8
53 1979-02-23 Cincinnati Stingers W 3 1 32 21 0 W 9
54 1979-02-25 Birmingham Bulls W 5 4 33 21 0 W 10
55 1979-02-27 New England Whalers T 1 1 33 21 1 T 1
56 1979-03-02 Cincinnati Stingers W 5 2 34 21 1 W 1
57 1979-03-03 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 6 4 35 21 1 W 2
58 1979-03-06 @ Quebec Nordiques L 3 4 35 22 1 L 1
59 1979-03-07 @ Quebec Nordiques L 3 6 35 23 1 L 2
60 1979-03-09 @ Birmingham Bulls T 4 4 35 23 2 T 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1979-03-11 @ Birmingham Bulls W 4 0 36 23 2 W 1
62 1979-03-13 @ Cincinnati Stingers L 1 5 36 24 2 L 1
63 1979-03-16 Quebec Nordiques W 6 1 37 24 2 W 1
64 1979-03-18 Quebec Nordiques L 2 7 37 25 2 L 1
65 1979-03-20 Finland W 8 4 38 25 2 W 1
66 1979-03-21 @ Winnipeg Jets W 7 4 39 25 2 W 2
67 1979-03-23 Winnipeg Jets L 4 6 39 26 2 L 1
68 1979-03-25 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 6 5 40 26 2 W 1
69 1979-03-28 @ Quebec Nordiques L 0 3 40 27 2 L 1
70 1979-03-30 @ New England Whalers W 3 1 41 27 2 W 1
71 1979-04-01 @ New England Whalers W 5 3 42 27 2 W 2
72 1979-04-03 @ Cincinnati Stingers W 5 1 43 27 2 W 3
73 1979-04-04 @ Quebec Nordiques L 2 4 43 28 2 L 1
74 1979-04-06 New England Whalers W 7 2 44 28 2 W 1
75 1979-04-08 Birmingham Bulls W 5 4 45 28 2 W 2
76 1979-04-10 Winnipeg Jets L 4 6 45 29 2 L 1
77 1979-04-13 @ Birmingham Bulls W 6 4 46 29 2 W 1
78 1979-04-14 @ Birmingham Bulls L 6 7 46 30 2 L 1
79 1979-04-15 @ New England Whalers W 4 1 47 30 2 W 1
80 1979-04-18 Winnipeg Jets W 9 3 48 30 2 W 2

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1979-04-26 New England Whalers W 6 2 1 0 0 W 1
2 1979-04-27 New England Whalers W 9 5 2 0 0 W 2
3 1979-04-29 @ New England Whalers L 1 4 2 1 0 L 1
4 1979-05-01 @ New England Whalers L 4 5 2 2 0 L 2
5 1979-05-03 New England Whalers W 5 2 3 2 0 W 1
6 1979-05-06 @ New England Whalers L 4 8 3 3 0 L 1
7 1979-05-08 New England Whalers W 6 3 4 3 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
8 1979-05-11 Winnipeg Jets L 1 3 4 4 0 L 1
9 1979-05-13 Winnipeg Jets L 2 3 4 5 0 L 2
10 1979-05-15 @ Winnipeg Jets W 8 3 5 5 0 W 1
11 1979-05-16 @ Winnipeg Jets L 2 3 5 6 0 L 1
12 1979-05-18 Winnipeg Jets W 10 2 6 6 0 W 1
13 1979-05-20 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 7 6 7 0 L 1