1978-79 New York Rangers Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 40-29-11 - 91 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 11-7
Lost Stanley Cup finals
Preliminary - Defeated Los Angeles Kings 2-0
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Philadelphia Flyers 4-1
Semi-Finals - Defeated New York Islanders 4-2
Stanley Cup Finals - Lost to Montreal Canadiens 4-1
Coach: Fred Shero (40-29-11)
Location: New York, New York
1978-79 New York Rangers Statistics
1978-79 New York Rangers Roster

The New York Rangers of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 40 wins and 29 losses and 11 ties for 91 points, finishing third in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 11-7.

The Rangers netted 316 goals and allowed 292. Phil Esposito scored 42 goals for New York, while Pat Hickey and Anders Hedberg tallied 30 or more as well. Anders Hedberg accounted for 45 assists. John Davidson topped the squad with 20 wins, plus Wayne Thomas added 15 or more wins, too. John Davidson recorded a 3.52 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Fred Shero coached the team. The 1978-79 New York Rangers lost in the Stanley Cup finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 316
Regular Season Goals Against: 292

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


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