1979 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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1979 Stanley Cup Playoffs
1979 Stanley Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 10-May 21, 1979
Teams12
Defending championsMontreal Canadiens
Final positions
ChampionsMontreal Canadiens
Runner-upNew York Rangers
Semifinalists
1978
1980

The 1979 Stanley Cup playoffs, the playoff tournament of the National Hockey League, (NHL) began on April 10, after the conclusion of the 1978-79 NHL season. The playoffs concluded on May 21, with the three-time defending champion Montreal Canadiens defeating the New York Rangers 4-1 to win the Final series four games to one for the Stanley Cup. Three Original Six teams made the semifinals, which would not happen again until the 2014 Conference Finals.

Playoff seeds

The twelve teams that qualified for the playoffs are ranked 1-12 based on regular season points.

Note: Only teams that qualified for the playoffs are listed here.

  1. New York Islanders, Patrick Division champions, Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions - 116 points
  2. Montreal Canadiens, Norris Division champions, Prince of Wales Conference regular season champions - 115 points
  3. Boston Bruins, Adams Division champions - 100 points
  4. Philadelphia Flyers - 95 points
  5. New York Rangers - 91 points
  6. Atlanta Flames - 90 points
  7. Buffalo Sabres - 88 points
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins - 85 points
  9. Toronto Maple Leafs - 81 points
  10. Los Angeles Kings - 80 points
  11. Chicago Black Hawks, Smythe Division champions - 73 points
  12. Vancouver Canucks - 63 points

Playoff bracket

  Preliminary Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
       
  1 NY Islanders 4  
    8 Chicago 0  
     
       
  1 NY Islanders 2  
  4 NY Rangers 4  
1 Philadelphia 2  
8 Vancouver 1  
  4 Philadelphia 1
    5 NY Rangers 4  
2 NY Rangers 2
7 Los Angeles 0  
  2 Montreal 4
  4 NY Rangers 1
       
       
  2 Montreal 4
    7 Toronto 0  
3 Atlanta 0
6 Toronto 2  
  2 Montreal 4
  3 Boston 3  
       
       
  3 Boston 4
    6 Pittsburgh 0  
4 Buffalo 1
5 Pittsburgh 2  
  • Division winners earned a bye to the Quarterfinals
  • Teams were re-seeded based on regular season record after the Preliminary and Quarterfinal rounds

Preliminary Round

(1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (8) Vancouver Canucks

Philadelphia won series 2-1


(2) New York Rangers vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings

New York won series 2-0


(3) Atlanta Flames vs. (6) Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto won series 2-0


(4) Buffalo Sabres vs. (5) Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh won series 2-1


Quarterfinals

(1) New York Islanders vs. (8) Chicago Black Hawks

New York won series 4-0


(2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (7) Toronto Maple Leafs

As of 2020, this was the last time these two teams faced off against each other in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.


Montreal won series 4-0


(3) Boston Bruins vs. (6) Pittsburgh Penguins

Boston won series 4-0


(4) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (5) New York Rangers

New York won series 4-1


Semifinals

(1) New York Islanders vs. (4) New York Rangers

New York Rangers won series 4-2


(2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (3) Boston Bruins

Montreal won series 4-3


Stanley Cup Finals

Prior to 2013, this was the last time two Original Six clubs met in the finals. Both teams would next appear in the Stanley Cup Finals: Canadiens winning in 1986, Rangers winning in 1994.


Montreal won series 4-1


See also

References

Bibliography
  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Stanley Cup. Total Sports Canada. ISBN 1-892129-07-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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