1978-1979 Pittsburgh Penguins

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36-31-13 Lost Conf Semi
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1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins

What was the record of the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins?

The Pittsburgh Penguins finished the regular season with a 36-31-13 record. They went 23-12-5 at home and 13-19-8 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins went 38-36-13. Their final game was a loss in the Conference Semi-Finals to the Boston Bruins.

What division did the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins play in?

The 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins played in the Norris Division of the Prince of Wales Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins record by month?

The 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins had their best month in December, when they went 9-2-4 and had a 73.3% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 1-6-2 and had a 22.2% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Goal Differential
October '78 1-6-2 22.2% -10
November '78 5-7-1 42.3% -4
December '78 9-2-4 73.3% +18
January '79 5-7-1 42.3% -6
February '79 6-3-1 65% -7
March '79 8-4-4 62.5% +17
April '79 2-2 50% -6

Did the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Pittsburgh Penguins made the Playoffs in 1979. They won their first series against the Buffalo Sabres in the First Round. They eventually lost against the Boston Bruins in the Conference Semi-Finals.

How did the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins perform in overtime games?

The 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins?

The longest losing streak that the Pittsburgh Penguins had during the 1978-79 regular season was 4 games, which occured 3 separate times.

1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Wed, Oct 11, 1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs Loss 2 - 3
Thu, Oct 12, 1978 @ Boston Bruins Loss 2 - 8
Sat, Oct 14, 1978 vs Boston Bruins Tie 4 - 4
Wed, Oct 18, 1978 vs New York Islanders Loss 3 - 5
Thu, Oct 19, 1978 @ Philadelphia Flyers Loss 1 - 3
Sat, Oct 21, 1978 vs Washington Capitals Win 5 - 1
Wed, Oct 25, 1978 vs St. Louis Blues Tie 6 - 6
Sat, Oct 28, 1978 vs Atlanta Flames Loss 2 - 4
Sun, Oct 29, 1978 @ New York Rangers Loss 2 - 3
Wed, Nov 1, 1978 @ Washington Capitals Loss 4 - 6
Fri, Nov 3, 1978 @ Atlanta Flames Loss 0 - 2
Sat, Nov 4, 1978 vs Detroit Red Wings Win 7 - 3
Wed, Nov 8, 1978 vs Colorado Rockies Win 6 - 3
Thu, Nov 9, 1978 @ Buffalo Sabres Tie 4 - 4
Sat, Nov 11, 1978 vs New York Rangers Loss 1 - 2
Thu, Nov 16, 1978 @ Vancouver Canucks Win 6 - 3
Sat, Nov 18, 1978 @ Los Angeles Kings Win 3 - 1
Wed, Nov 22, 1978 vs Montreal Canadiens Loss 2 - 3
Thu, Nov 23, 1978 @ Montreal Canadiens Loss 4 - 8
Sat, Nov 25, 1978 vs Philadelphia Flyers Loss 1 - 3
Sun, Nov 26, 1978 @ Toronto Maple Leafs Loss 2 - 8
Wed, Nov 29, 1978 vs Washington Capitals Win 5 - 3
Fri, Dec 1, 1978 @ Washington Capitals Win 7 - 4
Sat, Dec 2, 1978 vs Chicago Black Hawks Win 5 - 2
Tue, Dec 5, 1978 @ New York Islanders Tie 3 - 3
Wed, Dec 6, 1978 vs Toronto Maple Leafs Win 6 - 4
Fri, Dec 8, 1978 @ Montreal Canadiens Tie 3 - 3
Sat, Dec 9, 1978 vs Buffalo Sabres Tie 4 - 4
Wed, Dec 13, 1978 vs St. Louis Blues Win 3 - 0
Thu, Dec 14, 1978 @ Philadelphia Flyers Loss 1 - 2
Sat, Dec 16, 1978 vs Vancouver Canucks Win 6 - 5
Sun, Dec 17, 1978 @ Chicago Black Hawks Tie 3 - 3
Thu, Dec 21, 1978 @ Los Angeles Kings Win 4 - 1
Sat, Dec 23, 1978 @ Minnesota North Stars Loss 3 - 5
Wed, Dec 27, 1978 vs Los Angeles Kings Win 5 - 2
Sat, Dec 30, 1978 vs Detroit Red Wings Win 3 - 1
Sun, Dec 31, 1978 @ Detroit Red Wings Win 5 - 4
Wed, Jan 3, 1979 vs Vancouver Canucks Loss 3 - 5
Fri, Jan 5, 1979 @ Atlanta Flames Tie 3 - 3
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 vs Los Angeles Kings Loss 3 - 4
Wed, Jan 10, 1979 vs Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 2
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 vs Boston Bruins Win 5 - 3
Sun, Jan 14, 1979 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 5 - 4
Tue, Jan 16, 1979 vs Minnesota North Stars Win 5 - 0
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 1 - 4
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 vs Washington Capitals Loss 2 - 5
Wed, Jan 24, 1979 @ Los Angeles Kings Loss 1 - 4
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 @ Colorado Rockies Loss 3 - 5
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 vs Los Angeles Kings Win 5 - 3
Wed, Jan 31, 1979 vs Montreal Canadiens Loss 1 - 4
Sat, Feb 3, 1979 vs Detroit Red Wings Win 4 - 2
Sun, Feb 4, 1979 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 3 - 8
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 vs Minnesota North Stars Win 6 - 5
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 vs Buffalo Sabres Win 6 - 3
Sun, Feb 18, 1979 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 2 - 6
Wed, Feb 21, 1979 vs Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 1
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 @ Montreal Canadiens Loss 0 - 12
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 vs Chicago Black Hawks Win 5 - 1
Sun, Feb 25, 1979 @ Chicago Black Hawks Tie 2 - 2
Wed, Feb 28, 1979 vs Colorado Rockies Win 5 - 3
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 @ St. Louis Blues Loss 4 - 8
Sun, Mar 4, 1979 @ Colorado Rockies Win 7 - 2
Wed, Mar 7, 1979 vs Los Angeles Kings Loss 0 - 4
Sat, Mar 10, 1979 vs Philadelphia Flyers Win 3 - 2
Sun, Mar 11, 1979 @ Toronto Maple Leafs Loss 0 - 4
Tue, Mar 13, 1979 @ Vancouver Canucks Win 9 - 3
Wed, Mar 14, 1979 @ Los Angeles Kings Tie 3 - 3
Sat, Mar 17, 1979 @ Washington Capitals Win 5 - 2
Sun, Mar 18, 1979 @ New York Rangers Win 5 - 1
Wed, Mar 21, 1979 vs Washington Capitals Tie 2 - 2
Thu, Mar 22, 1979 @ Boston Bruins Win 3 - 1
Sat, Mar 24, 1979 @ New York Islanders Tie 3 - 3
Sun, Mar 25, 1979 vs New York Islanders Tie 2 - 2
Tue, Mar 27, 1979 @ Minnesota North Stars Win 5 - 1
Wed, Mar 28, 1979 vs New York Rangers Win 7 - 1
Sat, Mar 31, 1979 @ Montreal Canadiens Loss 3 - 5
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 vs Atlanta Flames Loss 2 - 7
Tue, Apr 3, 1979 @ St. Louis Blues Win 3 - 2
Sat, Apr 7, 1979 vs Detroit Red Wings Win 4 - 3
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 @ Washington Capitals Loss 2 - 5
Playoffs
First Round (Won 2 - 1)
Tue, Apr 10, 1979 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 4 - 3
Thu, Apr 12, 1979 vs Buffalo Sabres Loss 1 - 3
Sat, Apr 14, 1979 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 4 - 3 OT
Conference Semi-Finals (Lost 0 - 4)
Mon, Apr 16, 1979 @ Boston Bruins Loss 2 - 6
Wed, Apr 18, 1979 @ Boston Bruins Loss 3 - 4
Sat, Apr 21, 1979 vs Boston Bruins Loss 1 - 2
Sun, Apr 22, 1979 vs Boston Bruins Loss 1 - 4

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