1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 52-17-11 - 115 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 12-4
Won Stanley Cup
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0
Semi-Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-3
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated New York Rangers 4-1
Coach: Scotty Bowman (52-17-11)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1978-79 Montreal Canadiens Roster

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 52 wins and 17 losses and 11 ties for 115 points, finishing first in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-4.

The Canadiens surrendered 204 goals, fewest in the league. Montreal netted 337 goals. Guy Lafleur scored 52 goals for the team, while Pierre Mondou, Steve Shutt and Mario Tremblay each tallied 30 or more also. Guy Lafleur contributed 77 assists. Ken Dryden earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Michel Larocque added 15 or more victories also. Ken Dryden recorded a 2.30 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Scotty Bowman coached the team. The 1978-79 Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup.

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Regular Season Goals For: 337
Regular Season Goals Against: 204

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1978 Minnesota North Stars 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 14, 1978 Colorado Rockies 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
October 15, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
October 17, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Islanders 3 L 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
October 20, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Atlanta Flames 7 L 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
October 22, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 4 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 3-0-0 1-2-0 4-2-0
October 25, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 T 3-0-0 1-2-1 4-2-1 OT
October 28, 1978 New York Rangers 2 at Montreal Canadiens 1 L 3-1-0 1-2-1 4-3-1
October 29, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 L 3-1-0 1-3-1 4-4-1
November 1, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Detroit Red Wings 1 W 3-1-0 2-3-1 5-4-1
November 2, 1978 Washington Capitals 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 4-1-0 2-3-1 6-4-1
November 4, 1978 Atlanta Flames 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 5-1-0 2-3-1 7-4-1
November 5, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Boston Bruins 1 T 5-1-0 2-3-2 7-4-2 OT
November 8, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Washington Capitals 0 W 5-1-0 3-3-2 8-4-2
November 9, 1978 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 6-1-0 3-3-2 9-4-2
November 11, 1978 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 7-1-0 3-3-2 10-4-2
November 15, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Colorado Rockies 1 W 7-1-0 4-3-2 11-4-2
November 16, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Los Angeles Kings 6 L 7-1-0 4-4-2 11-5-2
November 18, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Vancouver Canucks 2 W 7-1-0 5-4-2 12-5-2
November 22, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 W 7-1-0 6-4-2 13-5-2
November 23, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 8-1-0 6-4-2 14-5-2
November 25, 1978 Chicago Black Hawks 8 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 8-2-0 6-4-2 14-6-2
November 28, 1978 Philadelphia Flyers 0 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 9-2-0 6-4-2 15-6-2
December 2, 1978 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 10-2-0 6-4-2 16-6-2
December 3, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Buffalo Sabres 1 W 10-2-0 7-4-2 17-6-2
December 6, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Detroit Red Wings 2 T 10-2-0 7-4-3 17-6-3 OT
December 8, 1978 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 10-2-1 7-4-3 17-6-4 OT
December 10, 1978 New York Islanders 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 11-2-1 7-4-3 18-6-4
December 12, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 6 at St. Louis Blues 0 W 11-2-1 8-4-3 19-6-4
December 13, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Minnesota North Stars 2 W 11-2-1 9-4-3 20-6-4
December 16, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Los Angeles Kings 2 W 11-2-1 10-4-3 21-6-4
December 20, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 11-2-1 11-4-3 22-6-4
December 21, 1978 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 12-2-1 11-4-3 23-6-4
December 23, 1978 Colorado Rockies 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 13-2-1 11-4-3 24-6-4
December 27, 1978 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 13-2-1 12-4-3 25-6-4
December 28, 1978 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 13-2-2 12-4-3 25-6-5 OT
December 30, 1978 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 14-2-2 12-4-3 26-6-5
January 3, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at New York Rangers 6 L 14-2-2 12-5-3 26-7-5
January 4, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 5 at Montreal Canadiens 4 L 14-3-2 12-5-3 26-8-5
January 6, 1979 Vancouver Canucks 0 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 15-3-2 12-5-3 27-8-5
January 8, 1979 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 16-3-2 12-5-3 28-8-5
January 10, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 L 16-3-2 12-6-3 28-9-5
January 13, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 17-3-2 12-6-3 29-9-5
January 16, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Vancouver Canucks 2 T 17-3-2 12-6-4 29-9-6 OT
January 17, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Los Angeles Kings 3 W 17-3-2 13-6-4 30-9-6
January 20, 1979 Philadelphia Flyers 5 at Montreal Canadiens 5 T 17-3-3 13-6-4 30-9-7 OT
January 23, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 6 at St. Louis Blues 3 W 17-3-3 14-6-4 31-9-7
January 25, 1979 Atlanta Flames 0 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 18-3-3 14-6-4 32-9-7
January 27, 1979 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 19-3-3 14-6-4 33-9-7
January 29, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 W 19-3-3 15-6-4 34-9-7
January 31, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 1 W 19-3-3 16-6-4 35-9-7
February 3, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 W 19-3-3 17-6-4 36-9-7
February 4, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Washington Capitals 4 W 19-3-3 18-6-4 37-9-7
February 15, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 19-3-4 18-6-4 37-9-8 OT
February 17, 1979 Washington Capitals 0 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 20-3-4 18-6-4 38-9-8
February 18, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 20-3-4 19-6-4 39-9-8
February 21, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 L 20-3-4 19-7-4 39-10-8
February 22, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 0 at Montreal Canadiens 12 W 21-3-4 19-7-4 40-10-8
February 24, 1979 St. Louis Blues 4 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 22-3-4 19-7-4 41-10-8
February 25, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Washington Capitals 5 W 22-3-4 20-7-4 42-10-8
February 27, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at New York Islanders 7 L 22-3-4 20-8-4 42-11-8
March 1, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 23-3-4 20-8-4 43-11-8
March 3, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 23-4-4 20-8-4 43-12-8
March 5, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Washington Capitals 2 T 23-4-4 20-8-5 43-12-9 OT
March 8, 1979 Vancouver Canucks 1 at Montreal Canadiens 11 W 24-4-4 20-8-5 44-12-9
March 10, 1979 New York Rangers 6 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 24-5-4 20-8-5 44-13-9
March 12, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 24-5-5 20-8-5 44-13-10 OT
March 14, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Minnesota North Stars 4 L 24-5-5 20-9-5 44-14-10
March 17, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Los Angeles Kings 3 L 24-5-5 20-10-5 44-15-10
March 18, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Colorado Rockies 1 W 24-5-5 21-10-5 45-15-10
March 22, 1979 New York Islanders 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 24-6-5 21-10-5 45-16-10
March 24, 1979 Washington Capitals 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 25-6-5 21-10-5 46-16-10
March 25, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Rangers 0 W 25-6-5 22-10-5 47-16-10
March 27, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Atlanta Flames 4 W 25-6-5 23-10-5 48-16-10
March 29, 1979 St. Louis Blues 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 26-6-5 23-10-5 49-16-10
March 31, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 27-6-5 23-10-5 50-16-10
April 1, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Boston Bruins 3 T 27-6-5 23-10-6 50-16-11 OT
April 4, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 28-6-5 23-10-6 51-16-11
April 7, 1979 Washington Capitals 3 at Montreal Canadiens 10 W 29-6-5 23-10-6 52-16-11
April 8, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 0 at Detroit Red Wings 1 L 29-6-5 23-11-6 52-17-11
April 16, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 18, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 21, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0 2OT
April 22, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 W 2-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0 OT
April 26, 1979 Boston Bruins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 3-0-0 2-0-0 5-0-0
April 28, 1979 Boston Bruins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 4-0-0 2-0-0 6-0-0
May 1, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Boston Bruins 2 L 4-0-0 2-1-0 6-1-0
May 3, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Boston Bruins 4 L 4-0-0 2-2-0 6-2-0 OT
May 5, 1979 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 5-0-0 2-2-0 7-2-0
May 8, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Boston Bruins 5 L 5-0-0 2-3-0 7-3-0
May 10, 1979 Boston Bruins 4 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 6-0-0 2-3-0 8-3-0 OT
May 13, 1979 New York Rangers 4 at Montreal Canadiens 1 L 6-1-0 2-3-0 8-4-0
May 15, 1979 New York Rangers 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 7-1-0 2-3-0 9-4-0
May 17, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 4 at New York Rangers 1 W 7-1-0 3-3-0 10-4-0
May 19, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 4 at New York Rangers 3 W 7-1-0 4-3-0 11-4-0 OT
May 21, 1979 New York Rangers 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 8-1-0 4-3-0 12-4-0