1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 36-31-13 - 85 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 2-5
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Buffalo Sabres 2-1
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Boston Bruins 4-0
Coach: Johnny Wilson (36-31-13)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

The Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 36 wins and 31 losses and 13 ties for 85 points, finishing second in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-5.

The Penguins scored 281 goals and gave up 279. Greg Malone netted 35 goals for Pittsburgh, and Peter Lee tallied 30 or more as well. Orest Kindrachuk accounted for 42 assists. Denis Herron topped the squad with 22 wins, while Denis Herron and Greg Millen earned a 3.37 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Johnny Wilson coached the team. The 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 281
Regular Season Goals Against: 279

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