1978-79 Detroit Red Wings Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 23-41-16 - 62 points
Finishing 5th in the NHL's Norris Division
Coach: Bobby Kromm (23-41-16)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1978-79 Detroit Red Wings Statistics
1978-79 Detroit Red Wings Roster

The Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 23 wins and 41 losses and 16 ties for 62 points, finishing fifth in the NHL's Norris Division.

The Red Wings scored 252 goals and yielded 295. Vaclav Nedomansky netted 38 goals for Detroit, and Reed Larson contributed 49 assists. Jim Rutherford topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 3.27 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Bobby Kromm coached the team.

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Regular Season Goals For: 252
Regular Season Goals Against: 295

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1978 St. Louis Blues 5 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
October 14, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
October 15, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0
October 18, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at New York Rangers 3 T 0-2-0 1-0-1 1-2-1 OT
October 19, 1978 New York Rangers 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 0-2-1 1-0-1 1-2-2 OT
October 21, 1978 Minnesota North Stars 4 at Detroit Red Wings 4 T 0-2-2 1-0-1 1-2-3 OT
October 25, 1978 Colorado Rockies 4 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 1-2-2 1-0-1 2-2-3
October 27, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 1-2-2 2-0-1 3-2-3
October 28, 1978 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Detroit Red Wings 7 W 2-2-2 2-0-1 4-2-3
November 1, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 2-3-2 2-0-1 4-3-3
November 4, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 7 L 2-3-2 2-1-1 4-4-3
November 5, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Washington Capitals 3 T 2-3-2 2-1-2 4-4-4 OT
November 8, 1978 Vancouver Canucks 6 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 2-4-2 2-1-2 4-5-4
November 9, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 8 L 2-4-2 2-2-2 4-6-4
November 11, 1978 Boston Bruins 1 at Detroit Red Wings 7 W 3-4-2 2-2-2 5-6-4
November 15, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Atlanta Flames 5 L 3-4-2 2-3-2 5-7-4
November 18, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 3-5-2 2-3-2 5-8-4
November 19, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 L 3-5-2 2-4-2 5-9-4
November 22, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Los Angeles Kings 3 T 3-5-2 2-4-3 5-9-5 OT
November 25, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 0 at St. Louis Blues 4 L 3-5-2 2-5-3 5-10-5
November 26, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 2 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 4-5-2 2-5-3 6-10-5
November 29, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Colorado Rockies 2 T 4-5-2 2-5-4 6-10-6 OT
December 1, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Vancouver Canucks 2 L 4-5-2 2-6-4 6-11-6
December 2, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Los Angeles Kings 5 L 4-5-2 2-7-4 6-12-6
December 6, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 4-5-3 2-7-4 6-12-7 OT
December 7, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Boston Bruins 6 L 4-5-3 2-8-4 6-13-7
December 9, 1978 New York Rangers 4 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 5-5-3 2-8-4 7-13-7
December 10, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 T 5-5-3 2-8-5 7-13-8 OT
December 13, 1978 Atlanta Flames 5 at Detroit Red Wings 5 T 5-5-4 2-8-5 7-13-9 OT
December 14, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at New York Islanders 4 L 5-5-4 2-9-5 7-14-9
December 16, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 L 5-5-4 2-10-5 7-15-9
December 17, 1978 New York Islanders 3 at Detroit Red Wings 0 L 5-6-4 2-10-5 7-16-9
December 20, 1978 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Detroit Red Wings 7 W 6-6-4 2-10-5 8-16-9
December 22, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 2 at New York Rangers 4 L 6-6-4 2-11-5 8-17-9
December 23, 1978 Washington Capitals 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 6-6-5 2-11-5 8-17-10 OT
December 26, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 6-6-6 2-11-5 8-17-11 OT
December 27, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Detroit Red Wings 2 L 6-7-6 2-11-5 8-18-11
December 30, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 L 6-7-6 2-12-5 8-19-11
December 31, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 6-8-6 2-12-5 8-20-11
January 6, 1979 Washington Capitals 4 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 6-9-6 2-12-5 8-21-11
January 7, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 L 6-9-6 2-13-5 8-22-11
January 10, 1979 New York Islanders 5 at Detroit Red Wings 5 T 6-9-7 2-13-5 8-22-12 OT
January 11, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 T 6-9-7 2-13-6 8-22-13 OT
January 13, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 7 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 6-10-7 2-13-6 8-23-13
January 17, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 7-10-7 2-13-6 9-23-13
January 19, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Washington Capitals 5 L 7-10-7 2-14-6 9-24-13
January 20, 1979 Atlanta Flames 4 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 7-11-7 2-14-6 9-25-13
January 25, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 6 at Los Angeles Kings 6 T 7-11-7 2-14-7 9-25-14 OT
January 27, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 7-12-7 2-14-7 9-26-14
January 28, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Atlanta Flames 7 L 7-12-7 2-15-7 9-27-14
January 30, 1979 Washington Capitals 4 at Detroit Red Wings 7 W 8-12-7 2-15-7 10-27-14
February 1, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Minnesota North Stars 6 L 8-12-7 2-16-7 10-28-14
February 3, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 L 8-12-7 2-17-7 10-29-14
February 4, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Detroit Red Wings 8 W 9-12-7 2-17-7 11-29-14
February 14, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Detroit Red Wings 2 L 9-13-7 2-17-7 11-30-14
February 18, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Detroit Red Wings 6 W 10-13-7 2-17-7 12-30-14
February 19, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 at Detroit Red Wings 2 L 10-14-7 2-17-7 12-31-14
February 21, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Washington Capitals 3 W 10-14-7 3-17-7 13-31-14
February 24, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at New York Islanders 3 L 10-14-7 3-18-7 13-32-14
February 25, 1979 Colorado Rockies 1 at Detroit Red Wings 8 W 11-14-7 3-18-7 14-32-14
February 28, 1979 St. Louis Blues 6 at Detroit Red Wings 5 L 11-15-7 3-18-7 14-33-14
March 3, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 11-15-7 4-18-7 15-33-14
March 4, 1979 Boston Bruins 6 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 11-16-7 4-18-7 15-34-14
March 7, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Minnesota North Stars 5 L 11-16-7 4-19-7 15-35-14
March 11, 1979 Washington Capitals 3 at Detroit Red Wings 3 T 11-16-8 4-19-7 15-35-15 OT
March 12, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 11-16-8 4-19-8 15-35-16 OT
March 14, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Washington Capitals 1 W 11-16-8 5-19-8 16-35-16
March 17, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at St. Louis Blues 1 W 11-16-8 6-19-8 17-35-16
March 18, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 W 11-16-8 7-19-8 18-35-16
March 20, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Detroit Red Wings 5 W 12-16-8 7-19-8 19-35-16
March 21, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 W 12-16-8 8-19-8 20-35-16
March 24, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Boston Bruins 5 L 12-16-8 8-20-8 20-36-16
March 25, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 13-16-8 8-20-8 21-36-16
March 27, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Vancouver Canucks 5 L 13-16-8 8-21-8 21-37-16
March 28, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Los Angeles Kings 8 L 13-16-8 8-22-8 21-38-16
March 31, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 5 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 13-17-8 8-22-8 21-39-16
April 1, 1979 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 14-17-8 8-22-8 22-39-16
April 4, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 L 14-17-8 8-23-8 22-40-16
April 7, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 L 14-17-8 8-24-8 22-41-16
April 8, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 0 at Detroit Red Wings 1 W 15-17-8 8-24-8 23-41-16


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