1979 WHA Preliminary Round
New England Whalers defeat Cincinnati Stingers 2-1

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Cincinnati Stingers
W-L: 33-41-6, .450
SRS: -0.09 (6th of 10)
Goals: 274 (6th of 10)
Goals Against: 284 (7th of 10)
New England Whalers
W-L: 37-34-9, .519
SRS: 0.13 (4th of 10)
Goals: 298 (3rd of 10)
Goals Against: 287 (8th of 10)
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  

1978-79 Regular Season Stats

Tuesday, Oct 24, 1978
New England Whalers 2
Cincinnati Stingers 1  
Sunday, Oct 29, 1978
Cincinnati Stingers 7
New England Whalers 4  
Sunday, Nov 5, 1978
New England Whalers 4
Cincinnati Stingers 5  
Saturday, Nov 11, 1978
Cincinnati Stingers 1
New England Whalers 2  
Wednesday, Nov 15, 1978
New England Whalers 4
Cincinnati Stingers 4  
Tuesday, Dec 5, 1978
New England Whalers 2
Cincinnati Stingers 2  
Saturday, Dec 30, 1978
New England Whalers 1
Cincinnati Stingers 2  
Sunday, Jan 7, 1979
Cincinnati Stingers 4
New England Whalers 5  
Saturday, Jan 20, 1979
Cincinnati Stingers 1
New England Whalers 3  
Sunday, Feb 11, 1979
New England Whalers 2
Cincinnati Stingers 5  
Sunday, Mar 4, 1979
Cincinnati Stingers 4
New England Whalers 3 OT
Sunday, Mar 11, 1979
New England Whalers 2
Cincinnati Stingers 1  
Sunday, Mar 18, 1979
Cincinnati Stingers 4
New England Whalers 1  
Thursday, Apr 12, 1979
Cincinnati Stingers 0
New England Whalers 4  
Saturday, Apr 14, 1979
Cincinnati Stingers 4
New England Whalers 0  

CNS Scoring Regular Season

CNS Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Robbie Ftorek27C80397711611872214326015.0
2Reg Thomas25C80323971322257022414.3
3Jamie Hislop25RW80304070845209118316.4
4Peter Marsh22LW80432366-31952023032513.2
5Craig Norwich23D80651572734202652.3
6Mike Gartner*19RW78272552-18123189022711.9
7Bill Gilligan24C7417264365415209517.9
8Rick Dudley30LW471720375102143010616.0
9Dave Debol22C59102737-2298201417.1
10Charlie Luksa24D788122001166201415.7
11Darryl Maggs29D2741418-522220636.3
12Byron Shutt23LW6510717111510007713.0
13Barry Melrose22D8021416-4222110852.4
14Bryon Baltimore26D6941014-2283310606.7
15Michel Parizeau30C303912-528300339.1
16Dave Forbes30LW736511-21834025111.8
17Barry Legge24D803811-131313001042.9
18Mark Messier*18C4711011-658100551.8
19Claude St. Sauveur27LW16459-741302615.4
20Gordie Clark26RW21336-223001816.7
21Ed Gilbert26C29336-96210605.0
22Paul Stewart24LW23213145200633.3
23Mike Liut23G54022090000318158:54
24Bryan Watson36D21022-155600090.0
25Kelly Davis20RW18011-220000110.0
26Michel Dion24G30000020000168156:02
27Dave Dornseif22D1000-1000010.0
28Gerry Meehan32C2000-100000
29Sean Shanahan27LW40000700010.0
Team Total80274434708-1471619187816262710.4

CNS Goalies Regular Season

CNS Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1Mike Liut2354232741843.4733181991.35
2Michel Dion243010142933.3201681106-5.45
Team Total334162773.4234862103

NEW Scoring Regular Season

NEW Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Mark Howe*23LW77426510714322313631413.4
2Andre Lacroix33C78325688134217417218.6
3Mike Rogers24C80274572531252018614.5
4Dave Keon*38C7922436542157018911.6
5Gordie Roberts21D79114657-21139201537.2
6Warren Miller24RW77262349744251015317.0
7Mike Antonovich27C69202747-435173015113.2
8John McKenzie41RW761928476115143211316.8
9Gordie Howe*50RW58192443951127011716.2
10George Lyle25LW591718351654161011315.0
11Al Hangsleben25D77101929-114810001417.1
12Rick Ley30D7372027-31355021136.2
13Marty Howe24D669152410318101356.7
14Ron Plumb28D78416205334001083.7
15Jordy Douglas21C5161016-815330767.9
16Brad Selwood30D4241216247220527.7
17Jim Warner24RW416915-1020510688.8
18Blaine Stoughton25RW369312429005317.0
19Larry Pleau32LW286612-865014214.3
20Jack Carlson24LW34279-661200395.1
21Dave Inkpen24D410771015000310.0
22Al Smith33G400330350000239659:54
23Jeff Brubaker20LW12000-2190000
24John Garrett27G41000060000249660:53
25Pierre Roy26D10000200010.0
Team Total802985028004910862305315252011.8

NEW Goalies Regular Season

NEW Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1John Garrett2741201741493.5822496106-8.44
2Al Smith3340171751323.3112396991.89
Team Total373492813.4534892103
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