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78-79SLBlu
1978–79 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 3rd Smythe
1978–79 record 18–50–12
Goals for 249
Goals against 348
Coach Barclay Plager
Captain Barry Gibbs
Arena Checkerdome
Team leaders

The 1978–79 St. Louis Blues season was the 12th for the franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues finished the season with a record of just 18 wins (a franchise low), 50 losses and just 12 ties, for an all-time franchise low of 48 points. The Blues finished out of the playoffs for the second straight season, and the last time before the 2005–06 season, following the lockout.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 80 29 36 15 244 277 73
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 42 13 217 291 63
St. Louis Blues 80 18 50 12 249 348 48
Colorado Rockies 80 15 53 12 210 331 42

Game logEdit

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

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 74 31 64 95 14-15701
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 77 41 39 80 165-21203
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 67 27 36 63 75-111100
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 80 30 26 56 44-44303
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 78 15 19 34 60-27022
Hammarstrom, IngeInge Hammarstrom LW 65 12 22 34 8-13001
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 64 10 24 34 14-21501
Bennett, CurtCurt Bennett LW 74 14 19 33 62-23101
Gibbs, BarryBarry Gibbs D 76 2 27 29 46-42000
Giroux, LarryLarry Giroux D 73 5 22 27 111-25001
Murdoch, BobBob Murdoch RW 54 13 13 26 17-6103
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 34 9 17 26 18-8300
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 36 4 15 19 0-9102
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 22 7 11 18 6-13300
Stewart, BobBob Stewart D 78 5 13 18 47-28100
Smrke, JohnJohn Smrke LW 55 6 8 14 20-24010
Bennett, HarveyHarvey Bennett C 52 3 9 12 63-18000
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 37 3 8 11 34-13000
Hess, BobBob Hess D 27 3 4 7 14-20000
Ogilvie, BrianBrian Ogilvie C 14 1 5 6 7-3000
Masters, JamieJamie Masters D 10 0 6 6 0-6000
Palazzari, DougDoug Palazzari C 20 2 3 5 4-5000
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 26 1 3 4 12-13000
Bowness, RickRick Bowness RW 24 1 3 4 30-17000
Lamby, DickDick Lamby D 9 0 4 4 125000
Shinske, RickRick Shinske C 11 0 4 4 2-3000
Komadoski, NeilNeil Komadoski D 42 1 2 3 300000
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 13 1 1 2 103-7000
Richardson, KenKen Richardson C 16 1 1 2 2-5000
Labatte, NeilNeil Labatte C/D 22 0 2 2 13-1000
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 5 1 0 1 0-2000
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 3 0 1 1 4-1000
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 39 0 1 1 20000
Grant, DougDoug Grant G 4 0 0 0 00000
McTavish, GordGord McTavish C 1 0 0 0 0-2000
Myre, PhilPhil Myre G 39 0 0 0 60000
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson G 1 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Myre, PhilPhil Myre 2259 39 9 22 8 163 4.33 1
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 2291 39 9 25 3 146 3.82 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant 190 4 0 2 1 23 7.26 0
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson 60 1 0 1 0 9 9.00 0
Team: 4800 80 18 50 12 341 4.26 1

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1978-79 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

External linksEdit

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