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1978-79



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Key Personnel

Coach
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Bob McCammon
Coach
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Pat Quinn
G.M.
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Keith Allen
Captain
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Bobby Clarke

W-L-T Record

GP W L T Pts Win% GF GA Division
Overall 80 40 25 15 95 0.594 281 248 2nd
Home 26 10 4 56 0.700 158 113
Road 14 15 11 39 0.487 123 135

Standings

Patrick
Team W L T Pts GF GA
New York Islanders 51 15 14 116 358 214
Philadelphia Flyers 40 25 15 95 281 248
New York Rangers 40 29 11 91 316 292
Atlanta Flames 41 31 8 90 327 280

Playoff Games

Won Preliminary Round 2-1
10-Apr-79Vancouver Canucks3atFlyers2LBoxscore
12-Apr-79Flyers6atVancouver Canucks4WBoxscore
14-Apr-79Vancouver Canucks2atFlyers7WBoxscore
Lost Quarterfinals 1-4
16-Apr-79New York Rangers2atFlyers3OTWBoxscore
18-Apr-79New York Rangers7atFlyers1LBoxscore
20-Apr-79Flyers1atNew York Rangers5LBoxscore
22-Apr-79Flyers0atNew York Rangers6LBoxscore
24-Apr-79New York Rangers8atFlyers3LBoxscore

Scoring Leaders

Goals
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Bill Barber -34
Goals
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Reggie Leach -34
Assists
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Bobby Clarke -57
Points
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Bill Barber -80

Scoring Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh% TGF TPGF TGA TPGA
Bill BarberL 79344680 221910 64025313.44 122507926
Bobby ClarkeC 80165773 68125 11114311.19 105408330
Mel BridgmanC 76243559 184140 03315715.29 77126514
Rick MacLeishC 71263258 4747 54021112.32 83267320
Reggie LeachR 76342054 20-313 06227912.19 7729521
Behn WilsonD 80133649 197136 0201747.47 1283411029
Blake DunlopC 66202848 16275 05012216.39 65143612
Bob DaileyD 7093039 63211 0121645.49 109258724
Bob KellyL 7773138 132151 000858.24 535330
Paul HolmgrenR 57191029 16824 03112215.57 5011370
Ken LinsemanC 3052025 23161 010578.77 368142
Jim WatsonD 7791322 52110 2001128.04 7329131
Rick LapointeD 7731821 53151 100754 8168020
Tom GorenceR 4213619 10161 0318515.29 3942910
Barry DeanL 3041317 20-10 012527.69 225224
Don SaleskiR * 3511516 1431 1227514.67 254246
Dennis VervergaertR 379716 6-42 0105416.67 285281
Al HillL 3151116 2851 0114411.36 273190
Dave HoydaL 6731316 13820 000378.11 280260
Andre DupontD 773912 135210 0001282.34 8929529
Paul EvansC 446511 12-30 0103915.38 1402811
Yves PrestonL 9314 0-20 010742.86 6260
Frank BatheD 21134 7690 0001010 150126
Drew CallanderR * 15213 5-10 000229.09 7170
Kevin McCarthyD * 22123 2120 000166.25 142166
Bernie ParentG 36022 800 0000
Dan LucasR 6101 0-20 000812.5 2130
Wayne Stephenson G 40011 200 0000
Robbie Moore G 5011 000 0000
Terry MurrayD 5000 000 00030 2110
Pete Peeters G 5000 600 0000
Rick St Croix G 2000 000 0000
Glen CochraneD 1000 0-20 0000 0020
BenchX 22
* = did not finish season with Flyers
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Goaltending Statistics

Name GP Mins GA Avg W L T OTL EN SO Shts Pct SO-GA SO-Sht
Robbie Moore523771.77301 02980.929
Bernie Parent361979892.7016127 248340.893
Rick St.Croix211763.08011 00540.889
Wayne Stephenson4021871223.3520105 429440.871
Pete Peeters5280163.43121 201090.853

Playoff Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW OT Sht Sh%
Ken LinsemanC 8268 220 011
Bill BarberL 8347 100 000
Reggie LeachR 8516 08 020
Bobby ClarkeC 8246 81 000
Paul HolmgrenR 8156 220 000
Tom GorenceR 7314 01 000
Mel BridgmanC 8123 170 000
Bob DaileyD 8123 140 000
Blake DunlopC 8112 40 000
Bob KellyL 8112 101 000
Jim WatsonD 8022 20 000
Dennis VervergaertR 3022 20 000
Al HillL 7101 20 000
Frank BatheD 6101 120 000
Behn WilsonD 5101 80 000
Rick LapointeD 7011 140 000
Rick MacLeishC 7011 00 000
Robbie Moore G 5011 20 000
Andre DupontD 8000 170 000
Wayne StephensonG 4000 50 000
Dave HoydaL 3000 00 000
Norm BarnesD 2000 00 000
BenchX 2

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Name GP Mins GA GAA W L EN SO Shts Pct
Robbie Moore5268184.0332001110.838
Wayne Stephenson4213164.5103301020.843

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All-Star Game Representatives

Bill Barber, Bobby Clarke (NHL Challenge Cup vs Soviet Union)

Shutouts

Date Opponent Score Goalie #
26-Oct-78vs Toronto Maple Leafs5-0Bernie Parent 53
30-Oct-78vs St.Louis Blues3-0Wayne Stephenson 11
12-Nov-78at Vancouver Canucks4-0Bernie Parent 54
10-Dec-78at New York Rangers4-0Bernie Parent 55
7-Jan-79vs Los Angeles Kings3-0Bernie Parent 56
6-Mar-79vs Colorado Rockies5-0Robbie Moore 1
14-Mar-79at Chicago Blackhawks4-0Wayne Stephenson 12
29-Mar-79vs Vancouver Canucks5-0Robbie Moore 2
# = career number as a Flyer P = playoffs

Hattricks

Date Player # Score Goalie(s)
9-Dec-78Rick MacLeish13 Boston Bruins 2 - FLYERS 9G.Gilbert(2) G.Cheevers(1)
po = playoffs, n=natural, 4=4goals, 5=5goals #=career number as a Flyer

Opening Games

SeasonFlyers 3 - NY Rangers 3 (T)
HomeMontreal 3 - Flyers 2 (L)
RoadFlyers 3 - NY Rangers 3 (T)

NHL Awards

2nd Team
Winner
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Winner Pic
Left Wing
Bill Barber

Team Awards

Barry Ashbee Trophy
Yanick Dupre Memorial
Best Defenseman
Class Guy Award
Ashbee Winner Pic
Repoire Winner Pic
Bob Dailey
Bernie Parent

Trades

Date To Flyers Other Team From Flyers
2-Jun-781978 1st Rounder (Ken Linseman)New York RangersFred Shero
14-Jun-781978 1st Rounder (Behn Wilson)Pittsburgh PenguinsTom Bladon, Ross Lonsberry & Orest Kindrachuk
31-Aug-78cashColorado RockiesJoe Watson
29-Dec-78Dennis VervergaertVancouver CanucksDrew Callander & Kevin McCarthy
3-Mar-791979 2nd Rounder (Blake Wesley)Colorado RockiesDon Saleski

Transactions

Date Aquisition
19-Jul-78Brian Burke retired
1-Sep-78M.F. Schurman signed as a free agent
9-Oct-78Yves Preston signed as a free agent
9-Oct-78Glen Cochrane demoted
9-Oct-78Terry Murray demoted
9-Oct-78Blake Dunlop demoted
27-Oct-78Danny Lucas demoted
7-Nov-78Blake Dunlop called up
7-Nov-78Robbie Moore signed as a free agent
20-Nov-78Reid Bailey signed as a free agent
20-Nov-78Terry Murray demoted
23-Nov-78Glen Cochrane called up
30-Nov-79Ken Linseman demoted
3-Dec-78Drew Callander demoted
13-Dec-78Yves Preston called up
31-Dec-78Yves Preston demoted
31-Dec-78Al Hill called up
31-Dec-78Tom Gorence called up
1-Jan-79Yves Preston demoted
8-Jan-79Pete Peeters demoted
15-Jan-79Barry Dean demoted
1-Feb-79Paul Evans demoted
17-Feb-79Rick St.Croix called up
27-Feb-79Ken Linseman called up
2-Mar-79Robbie Moore called up
9-Apr-79Rick St.Croix called up (from Philly Firebirds)
11-Apr-79Norm Barnes called up
22-Apr-79Norm Barnes demoted

Draft Picks

Rd # Player Pos
16Behn WilsonD
17Ken LinsemanC
114Dan LucasRW
232Mike SimurdaRW
336Gord SaltRW
349Glen CochraneD
466Russ WildermanC
583Brad TamblynD
6100Mark TaylorLW
7117Mike EwanouskiRW
8126Jerry PriceG
8134Darre SwitzerC/LW
9151Greg FrancisD
10167Rick BerardD
10168Don LuciaD
11182Marke BergeD
11183Ken MooreG
12195Jim OlsonD
12198Anton Stastny (voided)RW

Record vs. Other Teams

Overall Home Road
Team W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA
Atlanta Flames44002431 3101815 130616
Boston Bruins31102817 200145 1111412
Buffalo Sabres30202113 1021210 20093
Chicago Blackhawks13001014 02049 11065
Colorado Rockies3010189 200114 10175
Detroit Red Wings2020129 10176 10153
Los Angeles Kings4000189 20093 20096
Minnesota North Stars22001115 20075 020410
Montreal Canadiens03101018 020510 01158
New York Islanders15201536 121610 031926
New York Rangers32303329 2201717 1031612
Pittsburgh Penguins3100106 20052 11054
St.Louis Blues41001912 300124 11078
Toronto Maple Leafs22101710 200122 02158
Vancouver Canucks2110148 11075 10173
Washington Capitals30102112 200126 10196








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