1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)

1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) 2011-12-28T21:05:09+00:00


(25-37-18) Finished 4th in Norris Division

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June 13 - Obtained Randy Carlyle and George Ferguson from Toronto for Dave Burrows.

June 14 - Obtained Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry from Philadelphia for a first round choice in the 1978 Amateur Draft.

September 6 - Obtained Rod Schutt from Montreal for a first round choice in the 1981 Amateur Draft.

February 6 - Obtained Gary McAdam from Buffalo for Dave Schultz.

• Montreal handed the Penguins a 12-0 loss on February 22 to set the franchise mark for the greatest margin of defeat.

• Penguins reeled off a seven-goal unbeaten streak (5-0-2) from March 13 through March 27.

• Penguins set a season record with 34 road points (13 wins, 8 ties).

• George Ferguson scored in overtime to eliminate Buffalo in the preliminary round of the playoffs, 2-1.

• Boston swept Pittsburgh, 4-0, in the Quarterfinals.

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Front row: Denis Herron, Ross Lonsberry, Orest Kindrachuk, Johnny Wilson (Head Coach), Paul Martha (President), Aldege "Baz” Bastien (General Manager), Pete Mahovlich, Rick Kehoe & Greg Millen

Middle row: Randy Carlyle, Greg Malone, Dave Schultz, Russ Anderson, Ron Stackhouse, Tom Bladon, Dale Tallon, Bob Paradise, George Ferguson & Terry Schiffhauer (PR)

Back row: Steve Thomas (Trainer), Rod Schutt, Jacques Cossette, Wayne Bianchin, Blair Chapman, Peter Lee, Colin Campbell, Gregg Sheppard & John Doolan (Equip. Manager)

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1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending

# Goalie GP G A PTS PIM W L T MIN GA GAA SO SV PCT
1 Denis Herron 56 0 2 2 18 22 19 12 3208 180 3.37 0 0 0
  Denis Herron playoffs 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 - 421 24 3.42      
                               
29 Greg Millen 28 0 0 0 0 14 11 1 1532 86 3.37 2 0 0
30 Gord Laxton 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 60 8 8 0 0 0

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LEADERSHIP
Primary Owners:
Edward J. Debartolo

General Manager:
Baz Bastien

Head Coach:
Johnny Wilson

Captain:
Orest Kindrachuk

 

AWARDS
Rookie of the Year:
Greg Millen & Rod Schutt

Player’s Player:
Greg Malone

Most Valuable Player:
Orest Kindrachuk & Ron Stackhouse

Booster Club:
Randy Carlyle

Leading Scorer:
Greg Malone

Unsung Hero:
George Ferguson

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