1978-1979 Minnesota North Stars Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTGilles MelocheGary EdwardsPete LoPresti
10/11/1978at MontrealL25L (60:00, 27/32)
10/14/1978vs BuffaloL25L (60:00, 28/33)
10/18/1978vs VancouverW72- (10:48, 4/5)W (49:12, 20/21)
10/19/1978at ChicagoL26L (60:00, 23/29)
10/21/1978at DetroitT44T (60:00, 23/27)
10/25/1978vs BostonT22T (60:00, 16/18)
10/28/1978vs ColoradoL01L (60:00, 20/21)
11/01/1978vs St. LouisW91W (60:00, 17/18)
11/04/1978vs BuffaloW21W (60:00, 31/32)
11/05/1978at BuffaloL12L (60:00, 20/22)
11/07/1978at NY IslandersL25L (60:00, 20/25)
11/08/1978at NY RangersW53W (60:00, 34/37)
11/10/1978at VancouverW32W (60:00, 22/24)
11/11/1978at Los AngelesL18L (60:00, 22/30)
11/15/1978vs WashingtonL23L (60:00, 21/24)
11/18/1978vs NY RangersL27- (40:00, 25/29)L (20:00, 4/7)
11/19/1978at BuffaloL29L (35:17, 19/22)- (24:43, 7/13)
11/22/1978vs NY IslandersL14L (59:00, 24/28)
11/24/1978at PhiladelphiaL34L (60:00, 16/20)
11/25/1978vs Los AngelesL14L (60:00, 32/36)
11/29/1978vs TorontoL35L (60:00, 25/30)
12/01/1978at AtlantaW43W (60:00, 23/26)
12/02/1978vs AtlantaW53W (60:00, 24/27)
12/06/1978vs Los AngelesW40W (60:00, 33/33)
12/09/1978vs ColoradoW30W (60:00, 23/23)
12/10/1978at BostonT44T (60:00, 18/22)
12/13/1978vs MontrealL23L (60:00, 22/25)
12/15/1978at WashingtonW61W (60:00, 32/33)
12/16/1978vs BuffaloL25L (60:00, 21/26)
12/19/1978vs VancouverW53W (60:00, 28/31)
12/20/1978at TorontoL24L (60:00, 29/33)
12/23/1978vs PittsburghW53W (60:00, 26/29)(BU)
12/26/1978at St. LouisW64W (60:00, 21/25)
12/27/1978vs WashingtonW61W (60:00, 28/29)
12/30/1978at ColoradoL27L (60:00, 12/19)
01/03/1979vs St. LouisT33T (60:00, 26/29)
01/06/1979vs BostonL25L (59:00, 32/36)
01/08/1979at MontrealL13L (59:00, 20/22)
01/10/1979at TorontoT22T (60:00, 25/27)
01/11/1979at BostonL46L (60:00, 15/21)
01/13/1979vs ChicagoW43W (60:00, 21/24)
01/15/1979at NY RangersW81W (60:00, 33/34)
01/16/1979at PittsburghL05(BU)L (60:00, 38/43)
01/19/1979at ColoradoL35L (59:00, 26/30)
01/20/1979vs ColoradoT33T (60:00, 26/29)
01/24/1979vs TorontoT22T (60:00, 23/25)
01/27/1979vs PhiladelphiaW31W (60:00, 25/26)
01/28/1979at BuffaloW31W (60:00, 25/26)
01/30/1979at NY IslandersW54W (60:00, 22/26)
02/01/1979vs DetroitW61W (52:16, 24/25)- (7:44, 4/4)
02/03/1979vs BuffaloL12L (60:00, 23/25)
02/04/1979vs TorontoW64W (60:00, 22/26)
02/14/1979vs VancouverW81W (60:00, 24/25)
02/15/1979at PittsburghL56(BU)L (60:00, 32/38)
02/17/1979vs BostonT33T (60:00, 21/24)
02/18/1979at PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 32/35)
02/21/1979vs TorontoW51W (60:00, 23/24)
02/23/1979at AtlantaT22T (60:00, 34/36)
02/24/1979vs AtlantaL36L (60:00, 30/36)
02/28/1979vs NY RangersT44T (60:00, 35/39)
03/01/1979at BuffaloT55T (60:00, 26/31)
03/03/1979at BostonL05L (60:00, 24/29)
03/04/1979at WashingtonL45L (60:00, 22/27)
03/07/1979vs DetroitW51W (60:00, 34/35)
03/10/1979vs BostonL34L (60:00, 30/34)
03/11/1979at St. LouisL28L (60:00, 17/25)
03/14/1979vs MontrealW43W (60:00, 30/33)
03/17/1979at TorontoL46L (59:00, 36/41)
03/18/1979vs NY IslandersL35L (55:06, 23/27)- (4:54, 2/3)
03/21/1979vs PhiladelphiaW73W (60:00, 28/31)
03/24/1979at ColoradoW31W (60:00, 34/35)
03/25/1979at VancouverL12L (60:00, 12/14)
03/27/1979vs PittsburghL15L (60:00, 18/23)(BU)
03/29/1979at BostonL47L (60:00, 18/25)
03/31/1979at TorontoL26L (60:00, 25/31)
04/01/1979at DetroitL13L (60:00, 26/29)
04/03/1979vs ChicagoW43W (60:00, 22/25)
04/04/1979at ChicagoL17L (60:00, 25/32)
04/06/1979at VancouverT22T (60:00, 22/24)
04/07/1979at Los AngelesL17L (60:00, 27/34)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTGilles MelocheGary EdwardsPete LoPresti

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


These data reflect every 1978-1979 Minnesota North Stars 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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