1978-79 New York Rangers Statistics

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 Roster
1978-79 New York Rangers Results

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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Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Phil EspositoC8042367837-1140007221519.5
Anders HedbergR80334578331960005221415.4
Pat HickeyL8034417556880001119317.6
Ulf NilssonC5927396621178020519628.1
Ron DuguayC79273663351010203017815.2
Mike McEwenD8020385835107000412049.8
Ron GreschnerD6017365366080001015311.1
Steve VickersL6613344724-74000308615.1
Carol VadnaisD778374586144010101495.4
Walt TkaczukC77152742382040000013411.2
Don MurdochR401522376-640002113311.3
Pierre PlanteR70625313711000010847.1
Mario MaroisD7152631153181000001154.3
Dean TalafousR681316292952020328814.8
Lucien DeBloisF6211172826-1000001110610.4
Dave MaloneyD76111728151171020108313.3
Don MaloneyL28917263943000003923.1
Dave FarrishD711192061-3000010961.0
Eddie JohnstoneR3053827-50000001827.8
Nick FotiuL713581903000010515.9
Greg PolisL6112810000001010.0
Dan ClarkD40116100000040.0
Mike KorneyR18011184000000200.0
Frank BeatonL20000-10000000
Tim BothwellD10002-100000020.0
John DavidsonG390001200000000
Andre DoreD2000000000000
Mike McDougalR1000000000000
Doug SoetaertG17000400000000
Wayne ThomasG31000000000000
Dean TurnerD10000-10000000
Totals14473165398551200127750904011247112.8


Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T/OL ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
John Davidson39223220125101313.520
Wayne Thomas31166815103011013.630
Doug Soetaert1790057320573.800
Totals874800402911312893.610

Postseason - Scoring:

Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG GTG SOG SG%
Phil EspositoC1881220200200020
Anders HedbergR18459120001010
Pat HickeyL1817860000000
Ulf NilssonC200020000000
Ron DuguayC18549110001000
Mike McEwenD182111380200010
Ron GreschnerD187512160401030
Steve VickersL18538130100010
Carol VadnaisD182911130000000
Walt TkaczukC184711100001000
Don MurdochR187512120300010
Pierre PlanteR18066200000000
Mario MaroisD18066290000000
Lucien DeBloisF920240100000
Dave MaloneyD17347450001000
Don MaloneyL1871320190000010
Dave FarrishD7022140000000
Eddie JohnstoneR17505100001010
Nick FotiuL400060000000
John DavidsonG1800060000000
Bobby SheehanC1543780100000
Totals32366102168284014060110

Postseason - Goaltenders:

Player GP Min W L T ENG SHO GA GAA Shts SVS SV%
John Davidson181106117001422.280
Totals181106117001422.280


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