1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

Record: 52-17-11 (115 points), Finished 1st in NHL Norris Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Scotty Bowman (52-17-11)

1978-79 Stanley Cup Champions

Goals For: 337 (2nd of 17), Goals Against: 204 (1st of 17)
SRS: 1.53 (2nd of 17), SOS: -0.13 (17th of 17)

Playoffs:
Won Stanley Cup Final (4-1) versus New York Rangers
Won Semi-Finals (4-3) versus Boston Bruins
Won Quarter-Finals (4-0) versus Toronto Maple Leafs


Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1978-10-11 Minnesota North Stars W 5 2 1 0 0 W 1
2 1978-10-14 Colorado Rockies W 5 2 2 0 0 W 2
3 1978-10-15 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 3 2 3 0 0 W 3
4 1978-10-17 @ New York Islanders L 1 3 3 1 0 L 1
5 1978-10-20 @ Atlanta Flames L 5 7 3 2 0 L 2
6 1978-10-22 Los Angeles Kings W 8 4 4 2 0 W 1
7 1978-10-25 @ Toronto Maple Leafs T 4 4 4 2 1 T 1
8 1978-10-28 New York Rangers L 1 2 4 3 1 L 1
9 1978-10-29 @ Chicago Black Hawks L 1 4 4 4 1 L 2
10 1978-11-01 @ Detroit Red Wings W 4 1 5 4 1 W 1
11 1978-11-02 Washington Capitals W 4 2 6 4 1 W 2
12 1978-11-04 Atlanta Flames W 4 2 7 4 1 W 3
13 1978-11-05 @ Boston Bruins T 1 1 7 4 2 T 1
14 1978-11-08 @ Washington Capitals W 6 0 8 4 2 W 1
15 1978-11-09 Detroit Red Wings W 8 3 9 4 2 W 2
16 1978-11-11 Toronto Maple Leafs W 3 2 10 4 2 W 3
17 1978-11-15 @ Colorado Rockies W 6 1 11 4 2 W 4
18 1978-11-16 @ Los Angeles Kings L 3 6 11 5 2 L 1
19 1978-11-18 @ Vancouver Canucks W 4 2 12 5 2 W 1
20 1978-11-22 @ Pittsburgh Penguins W 3 2 13 5 2 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1978-11-23 Pittsburgh Penguins W 8 4 14 5 2 W 3
22 1978-11-25 Chicago Black Hawks L 3 8 14 6 2 L 1
23 1978-11-28 Philadelphia Flyers W 3 0 15 6 2 W 1
24 1978-12-02 Buffalo Sabres W 8 1 16 6 2 W 2
25 1978-12-03 @ Buffalo Sabres W 4 1 17 6 2 W 3
26 1978-12-06 @ Detroit Red Wings T 2 2 17 6 3 T 1
27 1978-12-08 Pittsburgh Penguins T 3 3 17 6 4 T 2
28 1978-12-10 New York Islanders W 4 3 18 6 4 W 1
29 1978-12-12 @ St. Louis Blues W 6 0 19 6 4 W 2
30 1978-12-13 @ Minnesota North Stars W 3 2 20 6 4 W 3
31 1978-12-16 @ Los Angeles Kings W 5 2 21 6 4 W 4
32 1978-12-20 @ Chicago Black Hawks W 5 3 22 6 4 W 5
33 1978-12-21 Chicago Black Hawks W 5 1 23 6 4 W 6
34 1978-12-23 Colorado Rockies W 3 2 24 6 4 W 7
35 1978-12-27 @ Detroit Red Wings W 5 2 25 6 4 W 8
36 1978-12-28 Los Angeles Kings T 3 3 25 6 5 T 1
37 1978-12-30 Boston Bruins W 6 1 26 6 5 W 1
38 1979-01-03 @ New York Rangers L 2 6 26 7 5 L 1
39 1979-01-04 Los Angeles Kings L 4 5 26 8 5 L 2
40 1979-01-06 Vancouver Canucks W 2 0 27 8 5 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1979-01-08 Minnesota North Stars W 3 1 28 8 5 W 2
42 1979-01-10 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 2 3 28 9 5 L 1
43 1979-01-13 Buffalo Sabres W 5 2 29 9 5 W 1
44 1979-01-16 @ Vancouver Canucks T 2 2 29 9 6 T 1
45 1979-01-17 @ Los Angeles Kings W 7 3 30 9 6 W 1
46 1979-01-20 Philadelphia Flyers T 5 5 30 9 7 T 1
47 1979-01-23 @ St. Louis Blues W 6 3 31 9 7 W 1
48 1979-01-25 Atlanta Flames W 6 0 32 9 7 W 2
49 1979-01-27 Boston Bruins W 3 1 33 9 7 W 3
50 1979-01-29 @ Philadelphia Flyers W 7 3 34 9 7 W 4
51 1979-01-31 @ Pittsburgh Penguins W 4 1 35 9 7 W 5
52 1979-02-03 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W 6 3 36 9 7 W 6
53 1979-02-04 @ Washington Capitals W 8 4 37 9 7 W 7
54 1979-02-15 Los Angeles Kings T 2 2 37 9 8 T 1
55 1979-02-17 Washington Capitals W 2 0 38 9 8 W 1
56 1979-02-18 @ Buffalo Sabres W 5 2 39 9 8 W 2
57 1979-02-21 @ Pittsburgh Penguins L 1 3 39 10 8 L 1
58 1979-02-22 Pittsburgh Penguins W 12 0 40 10 8 W 1
59 1979-02-24 St. Louis Blues W 6 4 41 10 8 W 2
60 1979-02-25 @ Washington Capitals W 8 5 42 10 8 W 3
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1979-02-27 @ New York Islanders L 3 7 42 11 8 L 1
62 1979-03-01 Toronto Maple Leafs W 2 1 43 11 8 W 1
63 1979-03-03 Detroit Red Wings L 3 5 43 12 8 L 1
64 1979-03-05 @ Washington Capitals T 2 2 43 12 9 T 1
65 1979-03-08 Vancouver Canucks W 11 1 44 12 9 W 1
66 1979-03-10 New York Rangers L 3 6 44 13 9 L 1
67 1979-03-12 Detroit Red Wings T 3 3 44 13 10 T 1
68 1979-03-14 @ Minnesota North Stars L 3 4 44 14 10 L 1
69 1979-03-17 @ Los Angeles Kings L 1 3 44 15 10 L 2
70 1979-03-18 @ Colorado Rockies W 3 1 45 15 10 W 1
71 1979-03-22 New York Islanders L 3 5 45 16 10 L 1
72 1979-03-24 Washington Capitals W 3 1 46 16 10 W 1
73 1979-03-25 @ New York Rangers W 1 0 47 16 10 W 2
74 1979-03-27 @ Atlanta Flames W 6 4 48 16 10 W 3
75 1979-03-29 St. Louis Blues W 5 2 49 16 10 W 4
76 1979-03-31 Pittsburgh Penguins W 5 3 50 16 10 W 5
77 1979-04-01 @ Boston Bruins T 3 3 50 16 11 T 1
78 1979-04-04 Detroit Red Wings W 4 1 51 16 11 W 1
79 1979-04-07 Washington Capitals W 10 3 52 16 11 W 2
80 1979-04-08 @ Detroit Red Wings L 0 1 52 17 11 L 1

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1979-04-16 Toronto Maple Leafs W 5 2 1 0 0 W 1
2 1979-04-18 Toronto Maple Leafs W 5 1 2 0 0 W 2
3 1979-04-21 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W 2OT 4 3 3 0 0 W 3
4 1979-04-22 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W OT 5 4 4 0 0 W 4
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
5 1979-04-26 Boston Bruins W 4 2 5 0 0 W 5
6 1979-04-28 Boston Bruins W 5 2 6 0 0 W 6
7 1979-05-01 @ Boston Bruins L 1 2 6 1 0 L 1
8 1979-05-03 @ Boston Bruins L OT 3 4 6 2 0 L 2
9 1979-05-05 Boston Bruins W 5 1 7 2 0 W 1
10 1979-05-08 @ Boston Bruins L 2 5 7 3 0 L 1
11 1979-05-10 Boston Bruins W OT 5 4 8 3 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
12 1979-05-13 New York Rangers L 1 4 8 4 0 L 1
13 1979-05-15 New York Rangers W 6 2 9 4 0 W 1
14 1979-05-17 @ New York Rangers W 4 1 10 4 0 W 2
15 1979-05-19 @ New York Rangers W OT 4 3 11 4 0 W 3
16 1979-05-21 New York Rangers W 4 1 12 4 0 W 4