1978-79 Buffalo Sabres Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 36-28-16 - 88 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Adams Division
Postseason: 1-2
Lost NHL preliminary round
Preliminary - Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1
Coach: Marcel Pronovost (8-10-6)
Coach: Billy Inglis (28-18-10)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres Statistics
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres Roster

The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 36 wins and 28 losses and 16 ties for 88 points, finishing second in the NHL's Adams Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-2.

The Sabres scored 280 goals and surrendered 263. Rick Martin netted 32 goals for Buffalo, and Gilbert Perreault recorded 58 assists. Don Edwards earned 26 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.02 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Marcel Pronovost and Billy Inglis coached the team. The 1978-79 Buffalo Sabres lost in the NHL preliminary round.

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Regular Season Goals For: 280
Regular Season Goals Against: 263

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1978 New York Islanders 2 at Buffalo Sabres 2 T 0-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-1 OT
October 14, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Minnesota North Stars 2 W 0-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-1
October 15, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 0-1-1 1-0-0 1-1-1
October 18, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 L 0-1-1 1-1-0 1-2-1
October 19, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 at Buffalo Sabres 1 W 1-1-1 1-1-0 2-2-1
October 22, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Vancouver Canucks 3 L 1-1-1 1-2-0 2-3-1
October 26, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Los Angeles Kings 6 L 1-1-1 1-3-0 2-4-1
October 28, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 7 at St. Louis Blues 7 T 1-1-1 1-3-1 2-4-2 OT
November 2, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 T 1-1-1 1-3-2 2-4-3 OT
November 4, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Minnesota North Stars 2 L 1-1-1 1-4-2 2-5-3
November 5, 1978 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 2-1-1 1-4-2 3-5-3
November 9, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 4 T 2-1-2 1-4-2 3-5-4 OT
November 11, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Washington Capitals 0 W 2-1-2 2-4-2 4-5-4
November 12, 1978 Boston Bruins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 4 T 2-1-3 2-4-2 4-5-5 OT
November 15, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 T 2-1-3 2-4-3 4-5-6 OT
November 16, 1978 St. Louis Blues 2 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 3-1-3 2-4-3 5-5-6
November 18, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Detroit Red Wings 1 W 3-1-3 3-4-3 6-5-6
November 19, 1978 Minnesota North Stars 2 at Buffalo Sabres 9 W 4-1-3 3-4-3 7-5-6
November 22, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 4-2-3 3-4-3 7-6-6
November 23, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Boston Bruins 5 L 4-2-3 3-5-3 7-7-6
November 26, 1978 Colorado Rockies 1 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 5-2-3 3-5-3 8-7-6
November 30, 1978 Boston Bruins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 5-3-3 3-5-3 8-8-6
December 2, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Montreal Canadiens 8 L 5-3-3 3-6-3 8-9-6
December 3, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 5-4-3 3-6-3 8-10-6
December 7, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 5-4-4 3-6-3 8-10-7 OT
December 9, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 T 5-4-4 3-6-4 8-10-8 OT
December 10, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 6-4-4 3-6-4 9-10-8
December 13, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 W 6-4-4 4-6-4 10-10-8
December 14, 1978 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 3 W 7-4-4 4-6-4 11-10-8
December 16, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Minnesota North Stars 2 W 7-4-4 5-6-4 12-10-8
December 17, 1978 Vancouver Canucks 3 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 8-4-4 5-6-4 13-10-8
December 20, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 3 at New York Rangers 6 L 8-4-4 5-7-4 13-11-8
December 21, 1978 Atlanta Flames 4 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 9-4-4 5-7-4 14-11-8
December 23, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Boston Bruins 6 L 9-4-4 5-8-4 14-12-8
December 27, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 9-4-4 6-8-4 15-12-8
December 28, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Vancouver Canucks 3 T 9-4-4 6-8-5 15-12-9 OT
December 31, 1978 Boston Bruins 7 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 9-5-4 6-8-5 15-13-9
January 4, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 9-5-5 6-8-5 15-13-10 OT
January 7, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 10-5-5 6-8-5 16-13-10
January 9, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Atlanta Flames 5 L 10-5-5 6-9-5 16-14-10
January 11, 1979 Washington Capitals 2 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 11-5-5 6-9-5 17-14-10
January 13, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 L 11-5-5 6-10-5 17-15-10
January 14, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 at Buffalo Sabres 4 L 11-6-5 6-10-5 17-16-10
January 18, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 T 11-6-5 6-10-6 17-16-11 OT
January 20, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Boston Bruins 1 W 11-6-5 7-10-6 18-16-11
January 25, 1979 New York Rangers 5 at Buffalo Sabres 4 L 11-7-5 7-10-6 18-17-11
January 27, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 11-7-5 8-10-6 19-17-11
January 28, 1979 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 11-8-5 8-10-6 19-18-11
January 31, 1979 Atlanta Flames 5 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 11-9-5 8-10-6 19-19-11
February 3, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Minnesota North Stars 1 W 11-9-5 9-10-6 20-19-11
February 4, 1979 St. Louis Blues 1 at Buffalo Sabres 3 W 12-9-5 9-10-6 21-19-11
February 14, 1979 New York Islanders 1 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 13-9-5 9-10-6 22-19-11
February 15, 1979 New York Rangers 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 14-9-5 9-10-6 23-19-11
February 17, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 6 L 14-9-5 9-11-6 23-20-11
February 18, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 14-10-5 9-11-6 23-21-11
February 21, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 L 14-10-5 9-12-6 23-22-11
February 22, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 14-11-5 9-12-6 23-23-11
February 24, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Washington Capitals 4 W 14-11-5 10-12-6 24-23-11
February 26, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at Buffalo Sabres 3 W 15-11-5 10-12-6 25-23-11
March 1, 1979 Minnesota North Stars 5 at Buffalo Sabres 5 T 15-11-6 10-12-6 25-23-12 OT
March 3, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at New York Rangers 2 T 15-11-6 10-12-7 25-23-13 OT
March 4, 1979 Philadelphia Flyers 6 at Buffalo Sabres 1 L 15-12-6 10-12-7 25-24-13
March 6, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at New York Islanders 2 W 15-12-6 11-12-7 26-24-13
March 8, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 4 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 16-12-6 11-12-7 27-24-13
March 10, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Atlanta Flames 5 T 16-12-6 11-12-8 27-24-14 OT
March 11, 1979 Atlanta Flames 4 at Buffalo Sabres 9 W 17-12-6 11-12-8 28-24-14
March 14, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 1 W 17-12-6 12-12-8 29-24-14
March 15, 1979 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 18-12-6 12-12-8 30-24-14
March 17, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 18-12-6 12-13-8 30-25-14
March 18, 1979 Washington Capitals 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 18-12-7 12-13-8 30-25-15 OT
March 21, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 18-12-7 13-13-8 31-25-15
March 23, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Vancouver Canucks 3 W 18-12-7 14-13-8 32-25-15
March 24, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Los Angeles Kings 2 W 18-12-7 15-13-8 33-25-15
March 26, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 4 at St. Louis Blues 2 W 18-12-7 16-13-8 34-25-15
March 28, 1979 Boston Bruins 2 at Buffalo Sabres 9 W 19-12-7 16-13-8 35-25-15
March 31, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 0 at New York Islanders 2 L 19-12-7 16-14-8 35-26-15
April 1, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 19-13-7 16-14-8 35-27-15
April 5, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 9 at Boston Bruins 3 W 19-13-7 17-14-8 36-27-15
April 7, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 6 L 19-13-7 17-15-8 36-28-15
April 8, 1979 Colorado Rockies 5 at Buffalo Sabres 5 T 19-13-8 17-15-8 36-28-16 OT
April 10, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
April 12, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 1 W 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
April 14, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0 OT


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