1978-1979 New York Islanders Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

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

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTGlenn ReschBill Smith
10/12/1978at BuffaloT22T (60:00, 32/34)
10/14/1978at TorontoL710L (29:00, 15/20)- (31:00, 9/14)
10/17/1978vs MontrealW31W (60:00, 24/25)
10/18/1978at PittsburghW53W (60:00, 35/38)(BU)
10/21/1978vs NY RangersW53W (60:00, 22/25)
10/24/1978vs PhiladelphiaT44T (60:00, 15/19)
10/27/1978at AtlantaL58L (60:00, 22/30)
10/28/1978vs VancouverW52W (60:00, 27/29)
10/31/1978vs ColoradoW85W (60:00, 16/21)
11/02/1978at BostonL14L (60:00, 22/26)
11/04/1978vs WashingtonW41W (60:00, 16/17)
11/07/1978vs MinnesotaW52W (60:00, 27/29)
11/11/1978vs AtlantaW42W (60:00, 20/22)
11/12/1978at NY RangersW53W (60:00, 31/34)
11/14/1978vs ColoradoT22T (60:00, 25/27)
11/17/1978at WashingtonW42W (60:00, 26/28)
11/18/1978vs PhiladelphiaW82W (60:00, 30/32)
11/21/1978at ColoradoW71W (60:00, 23/24)
11/22/1978at MinnesotaW41W (60:00, 31/32)
11/25/1978at VancouverW52W (60:00, 25/27)
11/29/1978at Los AngelesT55T (60:00, 27/32)
12/02/1978at ColoradoW52W (60:00, 23/25)
12/05/1978vs PittsburghT33T (60:00, 25/28)(BU)
12/07/1978vs St. LouisW71W (60:00, 14/15)
12/09/1978at TorontoW32W (60:00, 27/29)
12/10/1978at MontrealL34L (60:00, 30/34)
12/12/1978vs Los AngelesT55T (60:00, 20/25)
12/14/1978vs DetroitW41W (60:00, 36/37)
12/16/1978at St. LouisT22T (60:00, 24/26)
12/17/1978at DetroitW30W (60:00, 21/21)
12/21/1978vs St. LouisW51W (60:00, 21/22)
12/23/1978vs NY RangersW94W (60:00, 27/31)
12/26/1978vs TorontoW51W (60:00, 19/20)
12/28/1978at AtlantaW104W (60:00, 24/28)
12/30/1978vs AtlantaW42W (60:00, 28/30)
01/02/1979vs VancouverW90W (60:00, 23/23)
01/04/1979at PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 28/31)
01/06/1979vs PhiladelphiaW51W (60:00, 19/20)
01/09/1979vs Los AngelesW71W (60:00, 19/20)
01/10/1979at DetroitT55T (60:00, 29/34)
01/12/1979at AtlantaW41W (60:00, 27/28)
01/14/1979at PhiladelphiaT11T (60:00, 18/19)
01/16/1979vs WashingtonW62W (60:00, 29/31)
01/17/1979at NY RangersL35L (60:00, 34/39)
01/20/1979vs ChicagoW42W (60:00, 24/26)
01/22/1979at ChicagoW21W (60:00, 18/19)
01/25/1979at BostonW42W (60:00, 28/30)
01/27/1979vs NY RangersL27L (60:00, 26/33)
01/30/1979vs MinnesotaL45L (60:00, 19/24)
02/01/1979at PhiladelphiaW41W (60:00, 23/24)
02/03/1979vs BostonT44T (60:00, 29/33)
02/04/1979at ChicagoL45L (60:00, 32/37)
02/13/1979vs ColoradoW61W (60:00, 26/27)
02/14/1979at BuffaloL12L (60:00, 27/29)
02/17/1979at VancouverW53W (60:00, 29/32)
02/19/1979at Los AngelesW83W (60:00, 13/16)
02/22/1979vs St. LouisW61W (60:00, 20/21)
02/24/1979vs DetroitW31W (60:00, 27/28)
02/25/1979at NY RangersL23L (60:00, 31/34)
02/27/1979vs MontrealW73W (60:00, 38/41)
03/02/1979at AtlantaL23L (60:00, 32/35)
03/03/1979vs AtlantaW42W (60:00, 22/24)
03/06/1979vs BuffaloL23L (60:00, 30/33)
03/07/1979at St. LouisT55T (60:00, 17/22)
03/10/1979vs ChicagoW71W (60:00, 35/36)
03/11/1979at BostonT44T (60:00, 30/34)
03/13/1979vs BostonW72W (60:00, 28/30)
03/15/1979vs TorontoW62W (60:00, 31/33)
03/17/1979vs NY RangersW52W (60:00, 39/41)
03/18/1979at MinnesotaW53W (60:00, 40/43)
03/22/1979at MontrealW53W (60:00, 30/33)
03/24/1979vs PittsburghT33(BU)T (60:00, 24/27)
03/25/1979at PittsburghT22T (60:00, 30/32)(BU)
03/29/1979at ChicagoL16L (60:00, 22/28)
03/31/1979vs BuffaloW20W (60:00, 32/32)
04/01/1979at WashingtonL46L (50:18, 23/26)- (9:42, 5/8)
04/03/1979vs AtlantaW32W (60:00, 23/25)
04/05/1979at PhiladelphiaW31W (60:00, 33/34)
04/07/1979vs PhiladelphiaW92W (60:00, 30/32)
04/08/1979at NY RangersW52W (60:00, 23/25)
04/16/1979vs ChicagoW62W (60:00, 22/24)
04/18/1979vs ChicagoW10OTW (62:31, 22/22)
04/20/1979at ChicagoW40W (60:00, 21/21)
04/22/1979at ChicagoW31W (60:00, 27/28)
04/26/1979vs NY RangersL14L (60:00, 34/38)
04/28/1979vs NY RangersW43OTW (68:02, 34/37)
05/01/1979at NY RangersL13L (60:00, 29/32)
05/03/1979at NY RangersW32OTW (63:40, 28/30)
05/05/1979vs NY RangersL34L (60:00, 26/30)
05/08/1979at NY RangersL12L (60:00, 25/27)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTGlenn ReschBill Smith

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These data reflect every 1978-1979 New York Islanders 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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