1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 48-30-2 - 98 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA
Postseason: 6-7
Lost AVCO Cup finals
Semi-Finals - Defeated New England Whalers 4-3
Avco Cup Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-2
Coach: Glen Sather (48-30-2)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Statistics
1978-79 Edmonton Oilers Roster

The Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 48 wins and 30 losses and 2 ties for 98 points, finishing first in the WHA. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-7.

The Oilers scored 340 goals, best in the league. Edmonton yielded 266 goals. Wayne Gretzky netted 43 goals for the team, while Brett Callighen, Stan Weir, Blair MacDonald and Ron Chipperfield each tallied 30 or more also. Wayne Gretzky contributed 61 assists. Dave Dryden earned 41 wins for the squad and a team-best 2.89 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Glen Sather coached the team. The 1978-79 Edmonton Oilers lost in the AVCO Cup finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 367
Regular Season Goals Against: 287

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 13, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 17, 1978 New England Whalers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 1 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
October 20, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Indianapolis Racers 3 W 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
October 21, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Cincinnati Stingers 4 L 1-1-0 1-1-0 2-2-0
October 22, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
October 24, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 1-2-0 2-1-0 3-3-0
October 29, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 6 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 1-3-0 2-1-0 3-4-0
October 31, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 1-4-0 2-1-0 3-5-0
November 3, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 2-4-0 2-1-0 4-5-0 OT
November 5, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Quebec Nordiques 2 L 2-4-0 2-2-0 4-6-0
November 8, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Quebec Nordiques 5 W 2-4-0 3-2-0 5-6-0
November 9, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 1 at New England Whalers 6 L 2-4-0 3-3-0 5-7-0
November 11, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Birmingham Bulls 3 W 2-4-0 4-3-0 6-7-0
November 12, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Cincinnati Stingers 5 L 2-4-0 4-4-0 6-8-0
November 17, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 1 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 3-4-0 4-4-0 7-8-0
November 19, 1978 Cincinnati Stingers 3 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 4-4-0 4-4-0 8-8-0
November 21, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 5-4-0 4-4-0 9-8-0
November 24, 1978 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 6-4-0 4-4-0 10-8-0 OT
November 28, 1978 Indianapolis Racers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 7-4-0 4-4-0 11-8-0
December 1, 1978 New England Whalers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 8-4-0 4-4-0 12-8-0
December 3, 1978 New England Whalers 7 at Edmonton Oilers 0 L 8-5-0 4-4-0 12-9-0
December 6, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 8-5-0 4-5-0 12-10-0
December 7, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 5 L 8-5-0 4-6-0 12-11-0
December 9, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Birmingham Bulls 6 L 8-5-0 4-7-0 12-12-0
December 10, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Indianapolis Racers 6 L 8-5-0 4-8-0 12-13-0
December 12, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Cincinnati Stingers 2 W 8-5-0 5-8-0 13-13-0
December 15, 1978 Soviet All Stars 3 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 9-5-0 5-8-0 14-13-0
December 15, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 10-5-0 5-8-0 15-13-0
December 19, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Birmingham Bulls 2 W 10-5-0 6-8-0 16-13-0
December 20, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Cincinnati Stingers 3 W 10-5-0 7-8-0 17-13-0
December 22, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 5 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 10-6-0 7-8-0 17-14-0
December 26, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 10-6-0 7-9-0 17-15-0
December 27, 1978 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 10 L 10-6-0 7-10-0 17-16-0
December 27, 1978 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 11-6-0 7-10-0 18-16-0
December 30, 1978 Birmingham Bulls 1 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 12-6-0 7-10-0 19-16-0
December 30, 1978 Czechoslovakia 1 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 13-6-0 7-10-0 20-16-0
January 9, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 13-6-0 7-11-0 20-17-0 OT
January 13, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 0 W 13-6-0 8-11-0 21-17-0
January 16, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 1 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 14-6-0 8-11-0 22-17-0
January 17, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 14-6-0 9-11-0 23-17-0
January 19, 1979 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Edmonton Oilers 11 W 15-6-0 9-11-0 24-17-0
January 21, 1979 Birmingham Bulls 4 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 15-7-0 9-11-0 24-18-0
January 23, 1979 New England Whalers 1 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 16-7-0 9-11-0 25-18-0
January 26, 1979 Cincinnati Stingers 5 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 16-8-0 9-11-0 25-19-0
January 28, 1979 Cincinnati Stingers 0 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 17-8-0 9-11-0 26-19-0
January 31, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 17-8-0 9-12-0 26-20-0
February 2, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 17-8-0 9-13-0 26-21-0
February 4, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 17-8-0 9-14-0 26-22-0
February 6, 1979 Birmingham Bulls 2 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 18-8-0 9-14-0 27-22-0
February 7, 1979 Cincinnati Stingers 5 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 19-8-0 9-14-0 28-22-0
February 9, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 0 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 20-8-0 9-14-0 29-22-0
February 11, 1979 Birmingham Bulls 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 21-8-0 9-14-0 30-22-0 OT
February 13, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 22-8-0 9-14-0 31-22-0
February 16, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 2 W 22-8-0 10-14-0 32-22-0
February 18, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Birmingham Bulls 3 W 22-8-0 11-14-0 33-22-0
February 20, 1979 New England Whalers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 23-8-0 11-14-0 34-22-0
February 23, 1979 Cincinnati Stingers 1 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 24-8-0 11-14-0 35-22-0
February 25, 1979 Birmingham Bulls 4 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 25-8-0 11-14-0 36-22-0
February 27, 1979 New England Whalers 1 at Edmonton Oilers 1 T 25-8-1 11-14-0 36-22-1 OT
March 2, 1979 Cincinnati Stingers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 26-8-1 11-14-0 37-22-1
March 3, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Cincinnati Stingers 4 W 26-8-1 12-14-0 38-22-1
March 6, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 26-8-1 12-15-0 38-23-1
March 7, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 26-8-1 12-16-0 38-24-1
March 9, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Birmingham Bulls 4 T 26-8-1 12-16-1 38-24-2 OT
March 11, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Birmingham Bulls 0 W 26-8-1 13-16-1 39-24-2
March 13, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Cincinnati Stingers 5 L 26-8-1 13-17-1 39-25-2
March 16, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 27-8-1 13-17-1 40-25-2
March 18, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 7 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 27-9-1 13-17-1 40-26-2
March 20, 1979 Finland 4 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 28-9-1 13-17-1 41-26-2
March 20, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Edmonton Oilers 8 W 29-9-1 13-17-1 42-26-2
March 21, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 7 at Winnipeg Jets 4 W 29-9-1 14-17-1 43-26-2
March 23, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 6 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 29-10-1 14-17-1 43-27-2
March 25, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Cincinnati Stingers 5 W 29-10-1 15-17-1 44-27-2
March 28, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Quebec Nordiques 3 L 29-10-1 15-18-1 44-28-2
March 30, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New England Whalers 1 W 29-10-1 16-18-1 45-28-2
April 1, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 5 at New England Whalers 3 W 29-10-1 17-18-1 46-28-2
April 3, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Cincinnati Stingers 1 W 29-10-1 18-18-1 47-28-2
April 4, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 29-10-1 18-19-1 47-29-2
April 6, 1979 New England Whalers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 7 W 30-10-1 18-19-1 48-29-2
April 8, 1979 Birmingham Bulls 4 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 31-10-1 18-19-1 49-29-2
April 10, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 6 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 31-11-1 18-19-1 49-30-2
April 13, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Birmingham Bulls 4 W 31-11-1 19-19-1 50-30-2
April 14, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Birmingham Bulls 7 L 31-11-1 19-20-1 50-31-2
April 15, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 1 W 31-11-1 20-20-1 51-31-2
April 18, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Edmonton Oilers 9 W 32-11-1 20-20-1 52-31-2
April 26, 1979 New England Whalers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 27, 1979 New England Whalers 5 at Edmonton Oilers 9 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 29, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 1 at New England Whalers 4 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
May 1, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 5 L 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0
May 3, 1979 New England Whalers 2 at Edmonton Oilers 5 W 3-0-0 0-2-0 3-2-0
May 6, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 8 L 3-0-0 0-3-0 3-3-0
May 8, 1979 New England Whalers 3 at Edmonton Oilers 6 W 4-0-0 0-3-0 4-3-0
May 11, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Edmonton Oilers 1 L 4-1-0 0-3-0 4-4-0
May 13, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 4-2-0 0-3-0 4-5-0
May 15, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 8 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 4-2-0 1-3-0 5-5-0
May 16, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Winnipeg Jets 3 L 4-2-0 1-4-0 5-6-0
May 18, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Edmonton Oilers 10 W 5-2-0 1-4-0 6-6-0
May 20, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 7 L 5-2-0 1-5-0 6-7-0