1978–79 Buffalo Sabres season

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1978–79 Buffalo Sabres
Division 2nd Adams
1978–79 record 36–28–16
Home record 25-7-8
Road record 19-12-9
Goals for 280
Goals against 263
Team information
General Manager John Anderson
Coach Marcel Pronovost, Billy Inglis
Captain Danny Gare
Alternate captains None
Arena Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Average attendance 16,433
Team leaders
Goals Rick Martin (32)
Assists Gilbert Perreault (58)
Points Gilbert Perreault (85)
Penalties in minutes Jerry Korab (104)
Wins Don Edwards (26)
Goals against average Don Edward (3.02)

The 1978–79 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' ninth season of operation for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Boston Bruins 80 43 23 14 316 270 100
Buffalo Sabres 80 36 28 16 280 263 88
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 34 33 13 267 252 81
Minnesota North Stars 80 28 40 12 257 289 68

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Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 12, 1978 2–2 New York Islanders (1978–79) 0–0–1
2 W October 14, 1978 5–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 1–0–1
3 L October 15, 1978 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 1–1–1
4 L October 18, 1978 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 1–2–1
5 W October 19, 1978 1–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 2–2–1
6 L October 22, 1978 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 2–3–1
7 L October 26, 1978 0–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 2–4–1
8 T October 28, 1978 7–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 2–4–2
9 T November 2, 1978 3–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 2–4–3
10 L November 4, 1978 1–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 2–5–3
11 W November 5, 1978 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 3–5–3
12 T November 9, 1978 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 3–5–4
13 W November 11, 1978 2–0 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 4–5–4
14 T November 12, 1978 4–4 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 4–5–5
15 T November 15, 1978 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 4–5–6
16 W November 16, 1978 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–5–6
17 W November 18, 1978 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 6–5–6
18 W November 19, 1978 9–2 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 7–5–6
19 L November 22, 1978 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 7–6–6
20 L November 23, 1978 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 7–7–6
21 W November 26, 1978 4–1 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 8–7–6
22 L November 30, 1978 3–4 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 8–8–6
23 L December 2, 1978 1–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 8–9–6
24 L December 3, 1978 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 8–10–6
25 T December 7, 1978 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 8–10–7
26 T December 9, 1978 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 8–10–8
27 W December 10, 1978 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 9–10–8
28 W December 13, 1978 6–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 10–10–8
29 W December 14, 1978 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 11–10–8
30 W December 16, 1978 5–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 12–10–8
31 W December 17, 1978 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 13–10–8
32 L December 20, 1978 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 13–11–8
33 W December 21, 1978 5–4 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 14–11–8
34 L December 23, 1978 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 14–12–8
35 W December 27, 1978 5–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 15–12–8
36 T December 28, 1978 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 15–12–9
37 L December 31, 1978 3–7 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 15–13–9
38 T January 4, 1979 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 15–13–10
39 W January 7, 1979 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 16–13–10
40 L January 9, 1979 3–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 16–14–10
41 W January 11, 1979 6–2 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 17–14–10
42 L January 13, 1979 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 17–15–10
43 L January 14, 1979 4–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 17–16–10
44 T January 18, 1979 4–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 17–16–11
45 W January 20, 1979 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 18–16–11
46 L January 25, 1979 4–5 New York Rangers (1978–79) 18–17–11
47 W January 27, 1979 6–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 19–17–11
48 L January 28, 1979 1–3 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 19–18–11
49 L January 31, 1979 2–5 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 19–19–11
50 W February 3, 1979 2–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 20–19–11
51 W February 4, 1979 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 21–19–11
52 W February 14, 1979 2–1 New York Islanders (1978–79) 22–19–11
53 W February 15, 1979 4–3 New York Rangers (1978–79) 23–19–11
54 L February 17, 1979 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 23–20–11
55 L February 18, 1979 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 23–21–11
56 L February 21, 1979 2–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 23–22–11
57 L February 22, 1979 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 23–23–11
58 W February 24, 1979 6–4 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 24–23–11
59 W February 26, 1979 3–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 25–23–11
60 T March 1, 1979 5–5 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 25–23–12
61 T March 3, 1979 2–2 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 25–23–13
62 L March 4, 1979 1–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 25–24–13
63 W March 6, 1979 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 26–24–13
64 W March 8, 1979 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 27–24–13
65 T March 10, 1979 5–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 27–24–14
66 W March 11, 1979 9–4 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 28–24–14
67 W March 14, 1979 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 29–24–14
68 W March 15, 1979 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 30–24–14
69 L March 17, 1979 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 30–25–14
70 T March 18, 1979 3–3 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 30–25–15
71 W March 21, 1979 3–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 31–25–15
72 W March 23, 1979 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 32–25–15
73 W March 24, 1979 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 33–25–15
74 W March 26, 1979 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 34–25–15
75 W March 28, 1979 9–2 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 35–25–15
76 L March 31, 1979 0–2 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 35–26–15
77 L April 1, 1979 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 35–27–15
78 W April 5, 1979 9–3 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 36–27–15
79 L April 7, 1979 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 36–28–15
80 T April 8, 1979 5–5 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 36–28–16

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  2. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 163, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5