(25-37-18) Finished 4th in Norris Division
June 13 -Ã‚Â Obtained Randy Carlyle and George Ferguson from Toronto for Dave Burrows.
June 14 -Ã‚Â Obtained Tom Bladon, Orest Kindrachuk and Ross Lonsberry from Philadelphia for a first round choice in the 1978 Amateur Draft.
September 6 -Ã‚Â Obtained Rod Schutt from Montreal for a first round choice in the 1981 Amateur Draft.
February 6 -Ã‚Â 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.
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)
1978-79 Pittsburgh Penguins Goaltending
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Edward J. Debartolo
Rookie of the Year:
Greg Millen & Rod Schutt
Most Valuable Player:
Orest Kindrachuk & Ron Stackhouse