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1978–79 Colorado Rockies (NHL) · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
1978–79 record 15–53–12
Goals for 210
Goals against 331
General Manager Ray Miron
Coach Pat Kelly
Bep Guidolin
Captain Wilf Paiement
Arena McNichols Sports Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Wilf Paiement (24)
Assists Wilf Paiement (36)
Points Wilf Paiement (60)
Penalties in minutes Barry Beck (91)
Wins Michel Plasse (9)
Goals against average Bill Oleschuk (3.85)
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1977–78 1979–80

The 1978–79 Colorado Rockies season was the Rockies's third season and the fifth season of the franchise. Like three of the previous four seasons, the Rockies did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[]

Regular Season[]

Final Standings[]

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[]

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

Playoffs[]

  • The Rockies did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Regular Season[]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Paiement, WilfWilf Paiement RW 65 24 36 60 80 -30 5 0 1
Valiquette, JackJack Valiquette C 76 23 34 57 12 -42 8 2 3
Gardner, PaulPaul Gardner C 64 23 26 49 32 -25 14 0 0
Van Boxmeer, JohnJohn Van Boxmeer D 76 9 34 43 46 -26 4 0 0
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 63 14 28 42 91 -30 5 0 0
Croteau, GaryGary Croteau LW 79 23 18 41 18 -28 8 0 1
Pierce, RandyRandy Pierce RW 70 19 17 36 35 -21 4 1 3
Delorme, RonRon Delorme C 77 20 8 28 68 -30 2 0 3
Malinowski, MerlinMerlin Malinowski C 54 6 17 23 10 -17 0 0 1
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 64 6 13 19 12 -25 1 1 2
Comeau, ReyRey Comeau C 70 8 10 18 16 -20 1 2 0
Spruce, AndyAndy Spruce LW 47 3 15 18 31 -18 0 0 0
Contini, JoeJoe Contini C 30 5 12 17 6 -19 2 0 1
Owchar, DennisDennis Owchar D 50 3 13 16 27 -33 1 0 0
Christie, MikeMike Christie D 68 1 10 11 88 -44 0 0 0
Gillis, MikeMike Gillis LW 30 1 7 8 6 -18 0 0 0
Lochead, BillBill Lochead LW 27 4 2 6 14 -15 1 1 0
Beverley, NickNick Beverley D 52 2 4 6 6 -16 0 1 0
Skinner, LarryLarry Skinner C 12 3 2 5 2 -5 1 0 0
Ashby, DonDon Ashby C 12 2 3 5 0 -3 2 0 0
Dwyer, MikeMike Dwyer LW 12 2 3 5 2 -4 0 0 0
Pachal, ClaytonClayton Pachal C/LW 24 2 3 5 69 -11 1 0 0
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 56 1 4 5 18 -33 0 0 0
Kitchen, MikeMike Kitchen D 53 1 4 5 28 -19 0 0 0
Pyatt, NelsonNelson Pyatt C 28 2 2 4 2 -17 0 0 0
Johansen, TrevorTrevor Johansen D 11 1 3 4 16 -8 0 0 0
Lachance, MichelMichel Lachance D 21 0 4 4 22 -9 0 0 0
Saleski, DonDon Saleski RW 16 2 0 2 4 -10 0 0 0
Plasse, MichelMichel Plasse G 41 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Watson, JoeJoe Watson D 16 0 2 2 12 -13 0 0 0
Favell, DougDoug Favell G 7 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 0
Andruff, RonRon Andruff C 3 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Krook, KevinKevin Krook D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Messier, PaulPaul Messier C 9 0 0 0 4 -6 0 0 0
Oleschuk, BillBill Oleschuk G 40 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Plasse, MichelMichel Plasse 2302 41 9 29 2 152 3.96 0
Oleschuk, BillBill Oleschuk 2118 40 6 19 8 136 3.85 1
Favell, DougDoug Favell 380 7 0 5 2 34 5.37 0
Team: 4800 80 15 53 12 322 4.02 1

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Note: 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[]

  • The Rockies did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1978-79 Colorado Rockies Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.
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