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1978–79 Chicago Black Hawks · NHL
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
Conference 5th Campbell
1978–79 record 29–36–15
Goals for 244
Goals against 277
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Bob Pulford
Captain Keith Magnuson
Arena Chicago Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Ivan Boldirev (29)
Assists Stan Mikita (36)
Points Ivan Boldirev (64)
Penalties in minutes Dave Logan (176)
Wins Tony Esposito (24)
Goals against average Tony Esposito (3.27)
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1977–78 1979–80

The 1978–79 Chicago Black Hawks season was the Hawks' 53rd season in the NHL. The Hawks finished 1st in the Smythe Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the New York Islanders 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 11, 1978 4–4 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 0–0–1
2 T October 15, 1978 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 0–0–2
3 W October 18, 1978 4–2 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 1–0–2
4 W October 19, 1978 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 2–0–2
5 W October 22, 1978 6–5 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 3–0–2
6 T October 25, 1978 2–2 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 3–0–3
7 L October 28, 1978 2–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 3–1–3
8 W October 29, 1978 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 4–1–3
9 L November 1, 1978 0–1 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 4–2–3
10 T November 4, 1978 5–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 4–2–4
11 W November 5, 1978 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–2–4
12 W November 8, 1978 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 6–2–4
13 L November 10, 1978 3–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 6–3–4
14 L November 12, 1978 1–4 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 6–4–4
15 L November 15, 1978 1–8 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 6–5–4
16 W November 16, 1978 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 7–5–4
17 L November 18, 1978 3–8 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 7–6–4
18 L November 20, 1978 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 7–7–4
19 L November 21, 1978 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 7–8–4
20 W November 25, 1978 8–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 8–8–4
21 T November 29, 1978 1–1 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 8–8–5
22 L December 2, 1978 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 8–9–5
23 W December 3, 1978 4–3 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 9–9–5
24 L December 7, 1978 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 9–10–5
25 W December 9, 1978 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 10–10–5
26 T December 10, 1978 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 10–10–6
27 L December 13, 1978 2–6 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 10–11–6
28 L December 14, 1978 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 10–12–6
29 L December 16, 1978 1–5 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 10–13–6
30 T December 17, 1978 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 10–13–7
31 L December 20, 1978 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 10–14–7
32 L December 21, 1978 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 10–15–7
33 W December 23, 1978 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 11–15–7
34 W December 27, 1978 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 12–15–7
35 L December 30, 1978 4–5 New York Rangers (1978–79) 12–16–7
36 L January 3, 1979 3–6 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 12–17–7
37 T January 4, 1979 3–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 12–17–8
38 W January 6, 1979 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 13–17–8
39 W January 7, 1979 5–3 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 14–17–8
40 W January 10, 1979 3–0 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 15–17–8
41 L January 13, 1979 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 15–18–8
42 W January 17, 1979 2–1 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 16–18–8
43 L January 19, 1979 1–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 16–19–8
44 L January 20, 1979 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 16–20–8
45 L January 22, 1979 1–2 New York Islanders (1978–79) 16–21–8
46 W January 24, 1979 5–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 17–21–8
47 L January 27, 1979 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 17–22–8
48 L January 28, 1979 2–7 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 17–23–8
49 T January 31, 1979 2–2 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 17–23–9
50 L February 1, 1979 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 17–24–9
51 W February 3, 1979 4–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 18–24–9
52 W February 4, 1979 5–4 New York Islanders (1978–79) 19–24–9
53 L February 12, 1979 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 19–25–9
54 T February 14, 1979 4–4 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 19–25–10
55 W February 17, 1979 5–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 20–25–10
56 W February 18, 1979 5–3 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 21–25–10
57 W February 21, 1979 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 22–25–10
58 W February 22, 1979 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 23–25–10
59 L February 24, 1979 1–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 23–26–10
60 T February 25, 1979 2–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 23–26–11
61 T February 28, 1979 4–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 23–26–12
62 W March 2, 1979 4–0 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 24–26–12
63 L March 3, 1979 5–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 24–27–12
64 W March 8, 1979 5–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 25–27–12
65 L March 10, 1979 1–7 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 25–28–12
66 L March 11, 1979 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 25–29–12
67 L March 14, 1979 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 25–30–12
68 L March 17, 1979 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 25–31–12
69 L March 18, 1979 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 25–32–12
70 L March 20, 1979 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 25–33–12
71 L March 21, 1979 6–7 New York Rangers (1978–79) 25–34–12
72 T March 24, 1979 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 25–34–13
73 W March 25, 1979 3–0 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 26–34–13
74 T March 27, 1979 1–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 26–34–14
75 W March 29, 1979 6–1 New York Islanders (1978–79) 27–34–14
76 T April 1, 1979 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 27–34–15
77 L April 3, 1979 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 27–35–15
78 W April 4, 1979 7–1 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 28–35–15
79 L April 7, 1979 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 28–36–15
80 W April 8, 1979 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 29–36–15

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Chicago Black Hawks 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Boldirev, IvanIvan Boldirev C 66 29 35 64 25 7 10 0 4
Mikita, StanStan Mikita C/RW 65 19 36 55 34 3 4 0 1
Murray, BobBob Murray D 79 19 32 51 38 4 4 1 0
Bulley, TedTed Bulley LW 75 27 23 50 153 18 1 0 8
Marks, JohnJohn Marks LW 80 21 24 45 35 2 4 0 2
Kerr, RegReg Kerr LW 73 16 24 40 50 -7 2 2 4
Bordeleau, J.P.J.P. Bordeleau RW 63 15 21 36 34 -7 2 1 2
Mulvey, GrantGrant Mulvey RW 80 19 15 34 99 -14 5 0 1
Koroll, CliffCliff Koroll RW 78 12 19 31 20 3 1 2 2
Russell, PhilPhil Russell D 66 8 23 31 122 -7 1 1 1
Rota, DarcyDarcy Rota LW 63 13 17 30 77 -10 1 0 1
Wilson, DougDoug Wilson D 56 5 21 26 37 4 2 1 0
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 48 4 22 26 20 -1 1 0 0
Daigle, AlainAlain Daigle RW 74 11 14 25 55 2 0 0 0
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 36 7 16 23 30 6 0 0 1
Logan, DaveDave Logan D 76 1 14 15 176 -9 0 0 0
Lysiak, TomTom Lysiak C 14 0 10 10 14 3 0 0 0
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 26 6 3 9 4 -4 3 0 1
Harrison, JimJim Harrison C 21 4 5 9 22 -6 0 0 0
Hicks, DougDoug Hicks D 44 1 8 9 15 -12 0 0 0
Kelly, BobBob Kelly LW 63 2 5 7 85 -10 0 0 0
Magnuson, KeithKeith Magnuson D 26 1 4 5 41 -4 0 0 0
Fox, GregGreg Fox D 14 0 5 5 16 9 0 0 0
Orr, BobbyBobby Orr D 6 2 2 4 4 2 0 0 0
Ribble, PatPat Ribble D 12 1 3 4 8 7 0 0 1
Phillipoff, HaroldHarold Phillipoff LW 14 0 4 4 6 -4 0 0 0
Hoffmeyer, BobBob Hoffmeyer D 6 0 2 2 5 -4 0 0 0
Lecuyer, DougDoug Lecuyer LW 2 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Savard, JeanJean Savard C 11 0 1 1 9 -2 0 0 0
Veisor, MikeMike Veisor G 17 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito G 63 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Zaharko, MilesMiles Zaharko D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito 3780 63 24 28 11 206 3.27 4
Veisor, MikeMike Veisor 1020 17 5 8 4 60 3.53 0
Team: 4800 80 29 36 15 266 3.32 4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Kerr, RegReg Kerr LW 4 1 0 1 5 0 0 0
Murray, BobBob Murray D 4 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Paterson, RickRick Paterson C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bordeleau, J.P.J.P. Bordeleau RW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Fox, GregGreg Fox D 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Phillipoff, HaroldHarold Phillipoff LW 4 0 1 1 7 0 0 0
Mulvey, GrantGrant Mulvey RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Bowman, KirkKirk Bowman LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulley, TedTed Bulley LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daigle, AlainAlain Daigle RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Higgins, TimTim Higgins RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kelly, BobBob Kelly LW 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 0
Koroll, CliffCliff Koroll RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Logan, DaveDave Logan D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Lysiak, TomTom Lysiak C 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Marks, JohnJohn Marks LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Ribble, PatPat Ribble D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Esposito, TonyTony Esposito 243 4 0 4 14 3.46 0
Team: 243 4 0 4 14 3.46 0

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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 Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Black Hawks did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1978-79 Chicago Black Hawks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-16.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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