1978-1979 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1977-1978        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1979-1980

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDon EdwardsBob SauveRandy Ireland
10/12/1978vs NY IslandersT22T (60:00, 23/25)
10/14/1978at MinnesotaW52W (60:00, 42/44)
10/15/1978vs DetroitL23L (60:00, 31/34)
10/18/1978at TorontoL02L (60:00, 33/35)
10/19/1978vs TorontoW10W (60:00, 19/19)
10/22/1978at VancouverL23L (60:00, 16/19)
10/26/1978at Los AngelesL06L (60:00, 18/24)
10/28/1978at St. LouisT77T (60:00, 27/34)
11/02/1978at PhiladelphiaT33T (60:00, 39/42)
11/04/1978at MinnesotaL12L (60:00, 30/32)
11/05/1978vs MinnesotaW21W (60:00, 21/22)
11/09/1978vs PittsburghT44T (60:00, 32/36)(BU)
11/11/1978at WashingtonW20W (60:00, 25/25)
11/12/1978vs BostonT44T (60:00, 29/33)
11/15/1978at TorontoT22T (60:00, 40/42)
11/16/1978vs St. LouisW62W (60:00, 31/33)
11/18/1978at DetroitW31W (60:00, 38/39)
11/19/1978vs MinnesotaW92W (60:00, 19/21)
11/22/1978vs PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 30/33)
11/23/1978at BostonL25L (50:00, 17/20)- (10:00, 7/9)
11/26/1978vs ColoradoW41W (60:00, 29/30)
11/30/1978vs BostonL34L (60:00, 40/44)
12/02/1978at MontrealL18L (40:00, 19/26)- (20:00, 10/11)
12/03/1978vs MontrealL14L (60:00, 27/31)
12/07/1978vs Los AngelesT33T (60:00, 30/33)
12/09/1978at PittsburghT44T (60:00, 30/34)(BU)
12/10/1978vs TorontoW53W (60:00, 21/24)
12/13/1978at ChicagoW62W (50:00, 24/26)- (10:00, 5/5)
12/14/1978vs ChicagoW32W (60:00, 23/25)
12/16/1978at MinnesotaW52W (60:00, 25/27)
12/17/1978vs VancouverW63- (20:00, 8/8)W (40:00, 15/18)
12/20/1978at NY RangersL36L (60:00, 30/36)
12/21/1978vs AtlantaW54W (60:00, 20/24)
12/23/1978at BostonL46L (60:00, 22/28)
12/27/1978at ColoradoW52W (60:00, 34/36)
12/28/1978at VancouverT33T (60:00, 24/27)
12/31/1978vs BostonL37L (40:00, 11/18)- (20:00, 11/11)
01/04/1979vs ChicagoT33T (60:00, 20/23)
01/07/1979vs DetroitW43W (60:00, 28/31)
01/09/1979at AtlantaL35L (60:00, 34/39)
01/11/1979vs WashingtonW62W (60:00, 25/27)
01/13/1979at MontrealL25L (59:00, 22/26)
01/14/1979vs PittsburghL45(BU)L (60:00, 18/23)
01/18/1979at PhiladelphiaT44T (60:00, 24/28)
01/20/1979at BostonW21W (60:00, 26/27)
01/25/1979vs NY RangersL45L (60:00, 16/21)
01/27/1979at DetroitW63W (60:00, 21/24)
01/28/1979vs MinnesotaL13L (60:00, 16/19)
01/31/1979vs AtlantaL25L (60:00, 19/24)
02/03/1979at MinnesotaW21W (60:00, 43/44)
02/04/1979vs St. LouisW31W (60:00, 31/32)
02/14/1979vs NY IslandersW21W (60:00, 25/26)
02/15/1979vs NY RangersW43W (60:00, 27/30)
02/17/1979at PittsburghL36(BU)L (60:00, 26/32)
02/18/1979vs MontrealL25L (60:00, 33/38)
02/21/1979at ChicagoL23L (60:00, 21/24)
02/22/1979vs ChicagoL24L (60:00, 25/29)
02/24/1979at WashingtonW64W (60:00, 28/32)
02/26/1979vs TorontoW31W (60:00, 25/26)
03/01/1979vs MinnesotaT55T (60:00, 31/36)
03/03/1979at NY RangersT22T (60:00, 21/23)
03/04/1979vs PhiladelphiaL16L (60:00, 32/38)
03/06/1979at NY IslandersW32W (60:00, 32/34)
03/08/1979vs Los AngelesW64W (60:00, 32/36)
03/10/1979at AtlantaT55T (60:00, 21/26)
03/11/1979vs AtlantaW94W (60:00, 22/26)
03/14/1979at TorontoW41W (60:00, 25/26)
03/15/1979vs VancouverW42W (60:00, 18/20)
03/17/1979at PhiladelphiaL35L (60:00, 36/41)
03/18/1979vs WashingtonT33T (60:00, 31/34)
03/21/1979at ColoradoW32W (60:00, 17/19)
03/23/1979at VancouverW43W (60:00, 22/25)
03/24/1979at Los AngelesW32W (60:00, 35/37)
03/26/1979at St. LouisW42W (60:00, 25/27)
03/28/1979vs BostonW92W (60:00, 25/27)
03/31/1979at NY IslandersL02L (60:00, 28/30)
04/01/1979vs TorontoL36L (60:00, 23/29)
04/05/1979at BostonW93W (60:00, 32/35)
04/07/1979at TorontoL26L (60:00, 23/29)
04/08/1979vs ColoradoT55T (60:00, 32/37)
04/10/1979vs PittsburghL34(BU)L (60:00, 18/22)
04/12/1979at PittsburghW31(BU)W (60:00, 30/31)
04/14/1979vs PittsburghL34OTL (60:47, 20/24)(BU)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDon EdwardsBob SauveRandy Ireland

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1977-1978        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1979-1980


These data reflect every 1978-1979 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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