League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Avco Cup Final 4-2 Winnipeg Jets over Edmonton Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1, May 11 May 11 Winnipeg Jets 3 Edmonton Oilers 1
Game 2, May 13 May 13 Winnipeg Jets 3 Edmonton Oilers 2
Game 3, May 15 May 15 Edmonton Oilers 8 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 4, May 16 May 16 Edmonton Oilers 2 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 5, May 18 May 18 Winnipeg Jets 2 Edmonton Oilers 10
Game 6, May 20 May 20 Edmonton Oilers 3 Winnipeg Jets 7
 
Semi-Finals 4-3 Edmonton Oilers over New England Whalers  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 26 April 26 New England Whalers 2 Edmonton Oilers 6
Game 2, April 27 April 27 New England Whalers 5 Edmonton Oilers 9
Game 3, April 29 April 29 Edmonton Oilers 1 New England Whalers 4
Game 4, May 1 May 1 Edmonton Oilers 4 New England Whalers 5
Game 5, May 3 May 3 New England Whalers 2 Edmonton Oilers 5
Game 6, May 6 May 6 Edmonton Oilers 4 New England Whalers 8
Game 7, May 8 May 8 New England Whalers 3 Edmonton Oilers 6
Semi-Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Quebec Nordiques  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 23 April 23 Winnipeg Jets 6 Quebec Nordiques 3
Game 2, April 25 April 25 Winnipeg Jets 9 Quebec Nordiques 2
Game 3, April 27 April 27 Quebec Nordiques 5 Winnipeg Jets 9
Game 4, April 29 April 29 Quebec Nordiques 2 Winnipeg Jets 6
 
Preliminary Round 2-1 New England Whalers over Cincinnati Stingers  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 21 April 21 Cincinnati Stingers 3 New England Whalers 5
Game 2, April 22 April 22 New England Whalers 3 Cincinnati Stingers 6
Game 3, April 24 April 24 Cincinnati Stingers 1 New England Whalers 2

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1Winnipeg Jets1082000.800513813
2Edmonton Oilers1367000.462615011
3New England Whalers1055000.5003945-6
4Cincinnati Stingers312000.33310100
5Quebec Nordiques404000.0001230-18
League Average8.04.04.00.0.50034.634.60

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1979-04-12LAKEsposito, PhilNYR2-1LAK16:11
1979-04-14BUFFerguson, GeorgePIT4-3BUF10:47
1979-04-16PHILinseman, KenPHI3-2NYR10:44
1979-04-18NYIBossy, MikeNYI1-0CBH12:31
1979-04-21TORConnor, CamMTL4-3TOR225:25
1979-04-22TORRobinson, LarryMTL5-4TOR14:14
1979-04-28NYIPotvin, DenisNYI4-3NYR18:02
1979-05-03BOSRatelle, JeanBOS4-3MTL13:46
1979-05-03NYRNystrom, BobNYI3-2NYR13:40
1979-05-10MTLLambert, YvonMTL5-4BOS19:33
1979-05-19NYRSavard, SergeMTL4-3NYR17:25

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 10
Willy LindstromWNJ 10
3. Ron ChipperfieldEDO 9
4. Rich PrestonWNJ 8
Morris LukowichWNJ 8
Blair MacDonaldEDO 8
Assists
1. Terry RuskowskiWNJ 12
2. Kent NilssonWNJ 11
3. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 10
Ron ChipperfieldEDO 10
Brett CallighenEDO 10
Blair MacDonaldEDO 10
Points
1. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 20
2. Ron ChipperfieldEDO 19
3. Blair MacDonaldEDO 18
4. Morris LukowichWNJ 15
Willy LindstromWNJ 15
Brett CallighenEDO 15
Penalties in Minutes
1. Dave HunterEDO 42
2. John HughesEDO 35
3. Dave SemenkoEDO 29
4. Warren MillerNEW 28
Kim ClacksonWNJ 28
Goals Per Game
1. Marc TardifQBN 1.50
2. Willy LindstromWNJ 1.00
3. Morris LukowichWNJ 0.80
Rich PrestonWNJ 0.80
5. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 0.77
Assists Per Game
1. Terry RuskowskiWNJ 1.50
2. Kent NilssonWNJ 1.10
3. Dave Keon* • NEW 0.90
Peter SullivanWNJ 0.90
5. Risto SiltanenEDO 0.82
Points Per Game
1. Terry RuskowskiWNJ 1.62
2. Wayne Gretzky* • EDO 1.54
3. Morris LukowichWNJ 1.50
Willy LindstromWNJ 1.50
5. Ron ChipperfieldEDO 1.46
Games Played
1. Dave DrydenEDO 13
2. Gary SmithWNJ 10
3. John GarrettNEW 8
4. Al SmithNEW 4
5. Richard BrodeurQBN 3
Joe DaleyWNJ 3
Eddie MioEDO 3
Mike LiutCNS 3
Goals Against
1. Dave DrydenEDO 42
2. Gary SmithWNJ 35
3. John GarrettNEW 32
4. Richard BrodeurQBN 14
5. Al SmithNEW 12
Goals Against Average
1. Dave DrydenEDO 3.67
2. Gary SmithWNJ 3.73
3. John GarrettNEW 4.30

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