1978–79 Los Angeles Kings season

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1978–79 Los Angeles Kings
Division 3rd Norris
1978–79 record 34–34–12
Goals for 292
Goals against 286
Team information
General Manager George Maguire
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Mike Murphy
Alternate captains None

The 1978–79 Los Angeles Kings season was the Kings' twelfth season of play.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 52 17 11 337 204 115
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 31 13 281 279 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 34 12 292 286 80
Washington Capitals 80 24 41 15 273 338 63
Detroit Red Wings 80 23 41 16 252 295 62

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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 L October 11, 1978 2–4 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 0–1–0
2 W October 14, 1978 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 1–1–0
3 L October 18, 1978 2–3 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 1–2–0
4 W October 20, 1978 6–4 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 2–2–0
5 L October 22, 1978 4–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 2–3–0
6 L October 24, 1978 2–7 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 2–4–0
7 W October 26, 1978 6–0 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 3–4–0
8 W October 28, 1978 5–1 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 4–4–0
9 L November 1, 1978 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 4–5–0
10 L November 4, 1978 3–7 New York Rangers (1978–79) 4–6–0
11 L November 8, 1978 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 4–7–0
12 W November 11, 1978 8–1 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 5–7–0
13 W November 12, 1978 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 6–7–0
14 W November 14, 1978 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 7–7–0
15 W November 16, 1978 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 8–7–0
16 L November 18, 1978 1–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 8–8–0
17 W November 20, 1978 4–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 9–8–0
18 T November 22, 1978 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 9–8–1
19 W November 25, 1978 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 10–8–1
20 L November 26, 1978 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 10–9–1
21 T November 29, 1978 5–5 New York Islanders (1978–79) 10–9–2
22 W December 2, 1978 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 11–9–2
23 W December 4, 1978 10–2 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 12–9–2
24 L December 6, 1978 0–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 12–10–2
25 T December 7, 1978 3–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 12–10–3
26 W December 9, 1978 5–1 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 13–10–3
27 T December 12, 1978 5–5 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 13–10–4
28 L December 13, 1978 7–8 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 13–11–4
29 L December 16, 1978 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 13–12–4
30 T December 19, 1978 2–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 13–12–5
31 L December 21, 1978 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 13–13–5
32 L December 23, 1978 0–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 13–14–5
33 L December 27, 1978 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 13–15–5
34 T December 28, 1978 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 13–15–6
35 W December 30, 1978 4–0 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 14–15–6
36 W January 1, 1979 5–3 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 15–15–6
37 L January 3, 1979 3–8 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 15–16–6
38 W January 4, 1979 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 16–16–6
39 W January 6, 1979 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 17–16–6
40 L January 7, 1979 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 17–17–6
41 L January 9, 1979 1–7 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 17–18–6
42 L January 10, 1979 0–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 17–19–6
43 W January 13, 1979 7–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 18–19–6
44 W January 14, 1979 6–3 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 19–19–6
45 L January 17, 1979 3–7 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 19–20–6
46 L January 20, 1979 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 19–21–6
47 W January 24, 1979 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 20–21–6
48 T January 25, 1979 6–6 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 20–21–7
49 L January 27, 1979 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 20–22–7
50 W January 28, 1979 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 21–22–7
51 L January 30, 1979 1–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 21–23–7
52 L January 31, 1979 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 21–24–7
53 W February 3, 1979 4–2 New York Rangers (1978–79) 22–24–7
54 W February 4, 1979 4–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 23–24–7
55 W February 14, 1979 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 24–24–7
56 T February 15, 1979 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 24–24–8
57 L February 17, 1979 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 24–25–8
58 L February 19, 1979 3–8 New York Islanders (1978–79) 24–26–8
59 W February 21, 1979 3–1 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 25–26–8
60 L February 24, 1979 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 25–27–8
61 W February 26, 1979 2–0 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 26–27–8
62 T February 28, 1979 3–3 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 26–27–9
63 W March 3, 1979 8–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 27–27–9
64 W March 4, 1979 3–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 28–27–9
65 W March 7, 1979 4–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 29–27–9
66 L March 8, 1979 4–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 29–28–9
67 L March 10, 1979 4–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 29–29–9
68 L March 11, 1979 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 29–30–9
69 T March 14, 1979 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 29–30–10
70 W March 17, 1979 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 30–30–10
71 W March 20, 1979 4–3 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 31–30–10
72 T March 22, 1979 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 31–30–11
73 L March 24, 1979 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 31–31–11
74 W March 28, 1979 8–1 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 32–31–11
75 L March 30, 1979 3–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 32–32–11
76 W March 31, 1979 5–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 33–32–11
77 L April 2, 1979 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 33–33–11
78 L April 3, 1979 2–6 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 33–34–11
79 T April 5, 1979 4–4 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 33–34–12
80 W April 7, 1979 7–1 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 34–34–12

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Los Angeles's draft picks at the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
5 77 Paul Mancini  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
6 94 Doug Keans  Canada Oshawa Generals (OMJHL)
7 111 Don Waddell  United States Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
8 128 Rob Mierkalns  Canada Hamilton Fincups (OMJHL)
9 145 Rick Scully  Canada Brown University (ECAC)
10 162 Brad Thiessen  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OMJHL)
11 177 Jim Armstrong  United States Clarkson University (ECAC)
12 193 Claude Larochelle  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 163, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5

External links[edit]