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1978–79 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 3rd Smythe
1978–79 record 18–50–12
Goals for 249
Goals against 348
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Barclay Plager
Captain Barry Gibbs
Arena Checkerdome
Team Leaders
Goals Brian Sutter (41)
Assists Bernie Federko (64)
Points Bernie Federko (95)
Penalties in minutes Brian Sutter (165)
Wins Phil Myre
Ed Staniowski (9)
Goals against average Ed Staniowski (3.82)
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1977–78 1979–80

The 1978–79 St. Louis Blues season was the 12th in franchise history. 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 did not qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, the last time before the 2005–06 season.

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Blues did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 74 31 64 95 14 -15 7 0 1
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 77 41 39 80 165 -2 12 0 3
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 67 27 36 63 75 -11 11 0 0
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 80 30 26 56 44 -44 3 0 3
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 78 15 19 34 60 -27 0 2 2
Hammarstrom, IngeInge Hammarstrom LW 65 12 22 34 8 -13 0 0 1
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 64 10 24 34 14 -21 5 0 1
Bennett, CurtCurt Bennett LW 74 14 19 33 62 -23 1 0 1
Gibbs, BarryBarry Gibbs D 76 2 27 29 46 -42 0 0 0
Giroux, LarryLarry Giroux D 73 5 22 27 111 -25 0 0 1
Murdoch, BobBob Murdoch RW 54 13 13 26 17 -6 1 0 3
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 34 9 17 26 18 -8 3 0 0
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 36 4 15 19 0 -9 1 0 2
Walton, MikeMike Walton C 22 7 11 18 6 -13 3 0 0
Stewart, BobBob Stewart D 78 5 13 18 47 -28 1 0 0
Smrke, JohnJohn Smrke LW 55 6 8 14 20 -24 0 1 0
Bennett, HarveyHarvey Bennett C 52 3 9 12 63 -18 0 0 0
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 37 3 8 11 34 -13 0 0 0
Hess, BobBob Hess D 27 3 4 7 14 -20 0 0 0
Ogilvie, BrianBrian Ogilvie C 14 1 5 6 7 -3 0 0 0
Masters, JamieJamie Masters D 10 0 6 6 0 -6 0 0 0
Palazzari, DougDoug Palazzari C 20 2 3 5 4 -5 0 0 0
Affleck, BruceBruce Affleck D 26 1 3 4 12 -13 0 0 0
Bowness, RickRick Bowness RW 24 1 3 4 30 -17 0 0 0
Lamby, DickDick Lamby D 9 0 4 4 12 5 0 0 0
Shinske, RickRick Shinske C 11 0 4 4 2 -3 0 0 0
Komadoski, NeilNeil Komadoski D 42 1 2 3 30 0 0 0 0
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 13 1 1 2 103 -7 0 0 0
Richardson, KenKen Richardson C 16 1 1 2 2 -5 0 0 0
Labatte, NeilNeil Labatte C/D 22 0 2 2 13 -1 0 0 0
Seiling, RodRod Seiling D 3 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Fairbairn, BillBill Fairbairn RW 5 1 0 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 39 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
McTavish, GordGord McTavish C 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Richardson, TerryTerry Richardson G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Myre, PhilPhil Myre G 39 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
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 Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Blues 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 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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