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1978-79 Atlanta Flames

1978–79 Atlanta Flames · NHL
Division 4th Patrick
1978–79 record 41–31–8
Goals for 327
Goals against 280
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Fred Creighton
Captain Tom Lysiak
Jean Pronovost
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Guy Chouinard (50)
Assists Bob MacMillan (71)
Points Bob MacMillan (108)
Penalties in minutes Willi Plett (213)
Wins Dan Bouchard (32)
Goals against average Reggie Lemelin (3.32)

The 1978–79 Atlanta Flames season was the seventh season for the franchise.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 51 15 14 358 214 116
Philadelphia Flyers 80 40 25 15 281 248 95
New York Rangers 80 40 29 11 316 292 91
Atlanta Flames 80 41 31 8 327 280 90

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 11, 19784–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 0–0–1
2TOctober 13, 19783–3 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 0–0–2
3WOctober 14, 19786–3 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 1–0–2
4WOctober 17, 19788–2 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 2–0–2
5WOctober 20, 19787–5 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 3–0–2
6WOctober 22, 19785–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 4–0–2
7WOctober 24, 19787–2 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 5–0–2
8WOctober 27, 19788–5 New York Islanders (1978–79) 6–0–2
9WOctober 28, 19784–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 7–0–2
10WOctober 31, 19785–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 8–0–2
11WNovember 1, 19783–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 9–0–2
12WNovember 3, 19782–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 10–0–2
13LNovember 4, 19782–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 10–1–2
14WNovember 7, 19784–2 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 11–1–2
15WNovember 10, 19785–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 12–1–2
16LNovember 11, 19782–4 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 12–2–2
17LNovember 14, 19787–8 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 12–3–2
18WNovember 15, 19785–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 13–3–2
19LNovember 17, 19782–6 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 13–4–2
20WNovember 19, 19783–1 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 14–4–2
21LNovember 21, 19783–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 14–5–2
22WNovember 24, 19784–1 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 15–5–2
23LNovember 26, 19782–4 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 15–6–2
24LNovember 29, 19783–5 New York Rangers (1978–79) 15–7–2
25LDecember 1, 19783–4 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 15–8–2
26LDecember 2, 19783–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 15–9–2
27LDecember 5, 19780–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 15–10–2
28WDecember 8, 19784–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 16–10–2
29LDecember 9, 19781–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 16–11–2
30TDecember 13, 19785–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 16–11–3
31WDecember 14, 19785–3 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 17–11–3
32WDecember 16, 19787–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 18–11–3
33LDecember 19, 19784–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 18–12–3
34LDecember 21, 19784–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 18–13–3
35WDecember 22, 19783–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 19–13–3
36LDecember 26, 19783–5 New York Rangers (1978–79) 19–14–3
37LDecember 28, 19784–10 New York Islanders (1978–79) 19–15–3
38LDecember 30, 19782–4 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 19–16–3
39WDecember 31, 19786–5 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 20–16–3
40WJanuary 3, 19794–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 21–16–3
41TJanuary 5, 19793–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 21–16–4
42WJanuary 9, 19795–3 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 22–16–4
43LJanuary 12, 19791–4 New York Islanders (1978–79) 22–17–4
44LJanuary 14, 19794–6 New York Rangers (1978–79) 22–18–4
45WJanuary 16, 19795–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 23–18–4
46WJanuary 19, 19796–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 24–18–4
47WJanuary 20, 19794–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 25–18–4
48LJanuary 22, 19791–3 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 25–19–4
49LJanuary 25, 19790–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 25–20–4
50WJanuary 26, 19794–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 26–20–4
51WJanuary 28, 19797–2 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 27–20–4
52WJanuary 31, 19795–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 28–20–4
53WFebruary 1, 19794–1 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 29–20–4
54LFebruary 3, 19792–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 29–21–4
55LFebruary 4, 19794–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 29–22–4
56TFebruary 14, 19794–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 29–22–5
57WFebruary 17, 19795–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 30–22–5
58WFebruary 18, 19796–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 31–22–5
59WFebruary 20, 19795–3 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 32–22–5
60TFebruary 23, 19792–2 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 32–22–6
61WFebruary 24, 19796–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 33–22–6
62WFebruary 28, 19796–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 34–22–6
63WMarch 2, 19793–2 New York Islanders (1978–79) 35–22–6
64LMarch 3, 19792–4 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 35–23–6
65WMarch 8, 19797–5 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 36–23–6
66TMarch 10, 19795–5 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 36–23–7
67LMarch 11, 19794–9 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 36–24–7
68WMarch 14, 19796–4 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 37–24–7
69LMarch 15, 19794–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 37–25–7
70LMarch 18, 19791–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 37–26–7
71LMarch 20, 19793–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 37–27–7
72LMarch 23, 19791–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 37–28–7
73WMarch 25, 19798–2 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 38–28–7
74LMarch 27, 19794–6 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 38–29–7
75WMarch 30, 19795–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 39–29–7
76WApril 1, 19797–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 40–29–7
77LApril 3, 19792–3 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 40–30–7
78TApril 4, 19793–3 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 40–30–8
79WApril 6, 19799–2 New York Rangers (1978–79) 41–30–8
80LApril 8, 19792–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 41–31–8

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty ,inutes

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Bob MacMillan 11 79 37 71 108 14 2 0 1 1 0
Guy Chouinard 16 80 50 57 107 14 2 1 2 3 0
Eric Vail 27 80 35 48 83 53 2 0 1 1 2
Jean Pronovost 9 75 28 39 67 30 2 2 0 2 0
Tom Lysiak 12 52 23 35 58 36 - - - - -
Bobby Lalonde 7 78 24 32 56 36 2 1 0 1 0
Ken Houston 6 80 21 31 52 135 1 0 0 0 16
Willi Plett 25 74 23 20 43 213 2 1 0 1 29
Bill Clement 10 65 12 23 35 14 2 0 0 0 0
Red Laurence 17 59 14 20 34 6 - - - - -
Harold Phillipoff 24 51 9 17 26 113 - - - - -
Dave Shand 8 79 4 22 26 64 2 0 0 0 20
Ed Kea 19 53 6 18 24 40 2 0 0 0 0
Pat Ribble 3 66 5 16 21 69 - - - - -
Brad Marsh 5 80 0 19 19 101 2 0 0 0 17
Bob Murdoch 20 35 5 11 16 24 2 0 0 0 4
John Gould 21 61 8 7 15 18 2 0 0 0 0
Richard Mulhern 4 37 3 12 15 22 - - - - -
Darcy Rota 18 13 9 5 14 21 2 0 1 1 26
Ivan Boldirev 12 13 6 8 14 6 2 0 2 2 2
Greg Fox 2 64 0 12 12 70 - - - - -
Gene Carr 14 30 3 8 11 6 1 0 0 0
Phil Russell 2 13 1 6 7 28 2 0 0 0 9
Rod Seiling 15 36 0 4 4 12 2 0 0 0 0
Dan Bouchard 30 64 0 3 3 17 2 0 0 0 4
Gerry O'Flaherty 18 1 1 0 1 2 - - - - -
Yves Belanger 31 5 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Reggie Lemelin 1 18 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 1 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Atlanta. Stats reflect time with the Flames only.
Traded mid-season.

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Reggie Lemelin 1 18 994 8 8 1 55 0 3.32 1 20 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dan Bouchard 30 64 3624 32 21 7 201 3 3.33 2 100 0 2 9 0 5.40
Yves Belanger 31 5 182 1 2 0 21 0 6.92 - - - - - - -.--

TransactionsEdit

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1978–79 season.

TradesEdit

September 6, 1978 To Atlanta Flames
Gregg Sheppard
To Boston Bruins
Dick Redmond
September 6, 1978 To Atlanta Flames
Jean Pronovost
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Gregg Sheppard
October 10, 1978 To Atlanta Flames
Gerry O'Flaherty
To Minnesota North Stars
Cash
November 4, 1978 To Atlanta Flames
Rod Seiling
To St. Louis Blues
Cash
January 16, 1979 To Atlanta Flames
Bob Murdoch
2nd round pick in 1980 (Tony Curtale)
To Los Angeles Kings
Richard Mulhern
2nd round pick in 1980 (Dave Morrison)
March 13, 1979 To Atlanta Flames
Ivan Boldirev
Darcy Rota
Phil Russell
To Chicago Black Hawks
Greg Fox
Tom Lysiak
Harold Phillipoff
Pat Ribble
Miles Zaharko

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team
C Gene Carr Pittsburgh Penguins
G Reggie Lemelin Philadelphia Flyers
Player New team
C Rey Comeau Colorado Rockies
D Ab DeMarco, Jr. Boston Bruins


Draft picksEdit

Bernhardt Engelbrecht was the first German player selected in the NHL Draft. The Flames selected him in the 12th round.[1]

See also: 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 11. Brad Marsh (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHA)
3 47. Tim Bernhardt (G) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cornwall Royals (OHA)
4 64. Jim MacRae (F) Flag of Canada.svg Canada London Knights (OHA)
5 80. Gord Wappel (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
6 97. Greg Meredith (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada University of Notre Dame (NCAA)
7 114. Dave Hindmarch (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada University of Alberta (CIAU)
8 131. Dave Morrison (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Wranglers (WCHL)
9 148. Doug Todd (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada University of Michigan (NCAA)
10 165. Mark Green (C) Flag of the United States United States Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
11 180. Bob Sullivan (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Toledo Goaldiggers (IHL)
12 196. Bernhardt Engelbrecht (G) Flag of Germany West Germany Landshut EV (Bundesliga)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.46, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
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