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1978–79 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 2nd Smythe
Conference 6th Campbell
1978–79 record 25–42–13
Home record 15-18-7
Road record 10-24-6
Goals for 217
Goals against 291
General Manager Jake Milford
Coach Harry Neale
Captain Don Lever
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 13,622
Team Leaders
Goals Ron Sedlbauer (40)
Assists Thomas Gradin (31)
Dennis Kearns (31)
Points Ron Sedlbauer (56)
Penalties in minutes Harold Snepsts (130)
Wins Glen Hanlon (12)
Goals against average Glen Hanlon (3.10)
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1977–78 1979–80

The 1978–79 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 9th in the NHL. The Canucks finished 2nd in the Smythe Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the Philadelphia Flyers 2 games to 1.

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 8–2 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1978 8–4 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 2–0–0
3 T October 15, 1978 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 2–0–1
4 L October 17, 1978 6–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 2–1–1
5 L October 18, 1978 2–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 2–2–1
6 L October 20, 1978 1–5 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 2–3–1
7 W October 22, 1978 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 3–3–1
8 L October 25, 1978 2–6 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 3–4–1
9 L October 28, 1978 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 3–5–1
10 W October 29, 1978 5–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 4–5–1
11 W November 1, 1978 1–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 5–5–1
12 L November 3, 1978 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 5–6–1
13 L November 5, 1978 2–5 New York Rangers (1978–79) 5–7–1
14 L November 7, 1978 2–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 5–8–1
15 W November 8, 1978 6–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 6–8–1
16 L November 10, 1978 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 6–9–1
17 L November 12, 1978 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 6–10–1
18 L November 16, 1978 3–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 6–11–1
19 L November 18, 1978 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 6–12–1
20 W November 21, 1978 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 7–12–1
21 W November 23, 1978 7–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 8–12–1
22 L November 25, 1978 2–5 New York Islanders (1978–79) 8–13–1
23 W November 28, 1978 6–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 9–13–1
24 T November 29, 1978 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 9–13–2
25 W December 1, 1978 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 10–13–2
26 W December 5, 1978 3–0 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 11–13–2
27 W December 7, 1978 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 12–13–2
28 L December 9, 1978 5–7 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 12–14–2
29 L December 12, 1978 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 12–15–2
30 L December 13, 1978 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 12–16–2
31 L December 16, 1978 5–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 12–17–2
32 L December 17, 1978 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 12–18–2
33 L December 19, 1978 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 12–19–2
34 L December 20, 1978 2–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 12–20–2
35 W December 23, 1978 2–0 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 13–20–2
36 T December 28, 1978 3–3 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 13–20–3
37 L December 30, 1978 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 13–21–3
38 L January 2, 1979 0–9 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 13–22–3
39 W January 3, 1979 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 14–22–3
40 L January 5, 1979 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 14–23–3
41 L January 6, 1979 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 14–24–3
42 W January 8, 1979 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 15–24–3
43 W January 11, 1979 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 16–24–3
44 T January 13, 1979 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 16–24–4
45 L January 14, 1979 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 16–25–4
46 T January 16, 1979 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 16–25–5
47 T January 19, 1979 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 16–25–6
48 L January 24, 1979 0–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 16–26–6
49 W January 26, 1979 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 17–26–6
50 T January 27, 1979 2–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 17–26–7
51 L January 30, 1979 3–5 New York Rangers (1978–79) 17–27–7
52 L February 1, 1979 1–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 17–28–7
53 W February 3, 1979 5–1 @ Washington Capitals (1978–79) 18–28–7
54 L February 4, 1979 1–6 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 18–29–7
55 T February 13, 1979 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 18–29–8
56 L February 14, 1979 1–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 18–30–8
57 L February 17, 1979 3–5 New York Islanders (1978–79) 18–31–8
58 T February 20, 1979 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 18–31–9
59 W February 22, 1979 3–0 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 19–31–9
60 L February 24, 1979 3–4 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 19–32–9
61 L February 26, 1979 0–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 19–33–9
62 T February 28, 1979 4–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 19–33–10
63 L March 2, 1979 2–6 Washington Capitals (1978–79) 19–34–10
64 L March 4, 1979 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 19–35–10
65 L March 7, 1979 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 19–36–10
66 L March 8, 1979 1–11 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 19–37–10
67 L March 10, 1979 1–3 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 19–38–10
68 L March 13, 1979 3–9 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 19–39–10
69 L March 15, 1979 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 19–40–10
70 W March 16, 1979 4–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 20–40–10
71 W March 18, 1979 2–1 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 21–40–10
72 T March 21, 1979 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 21–40–11
73 L March 23, 1979 3–4 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 21–41–11
74 W March 25, 1979 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 22–41–11
75 W March 27, 1979 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 23–41–11
76 L March 29, 1979 0–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 23–42–11
77 W March 31, 1979 2–0 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 24–42–11
78 T April 1, 1979 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 24–42–12
79 W April 3, 1979 2–1 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 25–42–12
80 T April 6, 1979 2–2 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 25–42–13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Flyers 2, Vancouver Canucks 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Canucks did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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