1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Season
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1978%E2%80%9379 Montreal Canadiens Season

1978-79 Montreal Canadiens
Stanley Cup champions
Wales Conference champions
Norris Division champions
Division1st Norris
Conference1st Wales
1978-79 record52-17-11
Home record29-6-5
Road record23-11-6
Goals for337
Goals against204
Team information
General managerIrving Grundman
CoachScotty Bowman
CaptainYvan Cournoyer
Alternate captainsNone
ArenaMontreal Forum
Team leaders
GoalsGuy Lafleur (52)
AssistsGuy Lafleur (77)
PointsGuy Lafleur (129)
Penalty minutesGilles Lupien (124)
Plus/minusPierre Mondou (+59)
WinsKen Dryden (30)
Goals against averageKen Dryden (2.30)

The 1978-79 Montreal Canadiens season was the club's 70th season. The franchise won 52 games and had 11 ties, but finished second overall in the league. The New York Islanders finished first overall by one point over the Canadiens.[1] The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup for the fourth consecutive time, the 15th time in the past 24 seasons, and their 22nd overall. The Canadiens won the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1968.[1][2]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

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

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Playoffs

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Guy Lafleur RW 80 52 77 129 28 56 13 0 12
Steve Shutt LW 72 37 40 77 31 37 10 0 6
Pierre Mondou C 77 31 41 72 26 59 6 1 7
Yvon Lambert LW 79 26 40 66 26 30 5 1 7
Larry Robinson D 67 16 45 61 33 50 4 0 1
Mario Tremblay RW 76 30 29 59 74 23 3 0 4
Jacques Lemaire C 50 24 31 55 10 9 6 1 4
Guy Lapointe D 69 13 42 55 43 27 6 0 1
Rejean Houle W 66 17 34 51 43 16 6 0 4
Bob Gainey LW 79 20 18 38 44 11 1 1 1
Serge Savard D 80 7 26 33 30 46 1 2 0
Mark Napier RW 54 11 20 31 11 17 2 0 0
Doug Risebrough C 48 10 15 25 62 22 0 0 2
Doug Jarvis C 80 10 13 23 16 5 0 1 1
Pierre Larouche C 36 9 13 22 4 3 4 0 0
Pat Hughes RW 41 9 8 17 22 7 1 0 1
Rick Chartraw D/RW 62 5 11 16 29 14 0 0 1
Brian Engblom D 62 3 11 14 60 21 0 0 0
Gilles Lupien D 72 1 9 10 124 33 0 0 0
Rod Langway D 45 3 4 7 30 5 0 0 0
Yvan Cournoyer RW 15 2 5 7 2 5 0 0 0
Cam Connor RW 23 1 3 4 39 2 0 0 0
Ken Dryden G 47 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0
Michel Larocque G 34 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Dan Newman LW 16 0 2 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Dave Lumley RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Ken Dryden 2814 47 30 10 7 108 2.30 5
Michel Larocque 1986 34 22 7 4 94 2.84 3
Team: 4800 80 52 17 11 202 2.52 8

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Jacques Lemaire C 16 11 12 23 6 6 0 2
Guy Lafleur RW 16 10 13 23 0 2 0 2
Bob Gainey LW 16 6 10 16 10 0 0 1
Larry Robinson D 16 6 9 15 8 1 0 1
Yvon Lambert LW 16 5 6 11 16 2 0 1
Steve Shutt LW 11 4 7 11 6 1 0 0
Pierre Mondou C 16 3 6 9 4 1 0 0
Serge Savard D 16 2 7 9 6 1 0 1
Guy Lapointe D 10 2 6 8 10 1 0 0
Mario Tremblay RW 13 3 4 7 13 0 0 1
Doug Risebrough C 15 1 6 7 32 0 0 1
Rejean Houle W 7 1 5 6 2 0 0 0
Mark Napier RW 12 3 2 5 2 0 0 0
Doug Jarvis C 12 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Pierre Larouche C 6 1 3 4 0 0 0 1
Rick Chartraw D/RW 16 2 1 3 24 0 0 0
Pat Hughes RW 8 1 2 3 4 0 0 0
Ken Dryden G 16 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Cam Connor RW 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Brian Engblom D 16 0 1 1 11 0 0 0
Rod Langway D 8 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Michel Larocque G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gilles Lupien D 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Ken Dryden 990 16 12 4 41 2.48 0
Michel Larocque 20 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 1010 16 12 4 41 2.44 0

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

Transactions

Draft picks

Montreal'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)
1 8 Dan Geoffrion  Canada Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
1 17 Dave Hunter  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
2 30 Dale Yakiwchuk  Canada Portland Winterhawks (WCHL)
2 36 Ron Carter  Canada Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
3 42 Richard David  Canada Trois-Rivieres Draveurs (QMJHL)
4 69 Kevin Reeves  Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
5 86 Mike Boyd  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
6 103 Keith Acton  Canada Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
7 120 Jim Lawson  Canada Brown University (ECAC)
8 137 Larry Landon  Canada Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
9 154 Kevin Constantine  United States Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC)
10 171 John Swan  Canada McGill University (CIAU)
11 186 Daniel Metivier  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
12 201 Viacheslav Fetisov  Soviet Union CSKA Moscow (Russia)
13 212 Jeff Mars  United States University of Michigan (WCHA)
14 222 Greg Tignanelli  United States Northern Michigan University (CCHA)
15 225 George Goulakos  Canada St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
16 227 Ken Moodie  Canada Colgate University (ECAC)
17 229 Serge LeBlanc  Canada University of Vermont (ECAC)
18 230 Bob Magnuson  United States Merrimack College (ECAC)
19 231 Chris Nilan  United States Northeastern University (ECAC)
20 232 Rick Wilson  Canada St. Lawrence University (ECAC)
21 233 Louis Sleigher  Canada Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL)
22 234 Doug Robb  Canada Billings Bighorns (WCHL)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b The Montreal Canadiens:100 Years of Glory, D'Arcy Jenish, p.234, Published in Canada by Doubleday, 2009, ISBN 978-0-385-66325-0
  2. ^ "Canadiens do it again". St Petersburg Times (Page 21). May 22, 1979. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 163, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  4. ^ "1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p.220, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5

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