The New York Rangers decisively defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 6 to 3, on December 20, 1978.

Final

BUF

Sabres

13-11-8

3

NYR

Rangers

17-10-4

6

Team

BUF

NYR

1

1

1

2

1

2

3

1

3

Total

3

6

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

BUF

NYR

Rangers

Mike McEwen (PP) assisted by Mario Marois and Ulf Nilsson

0

1

Sabres

Derek Smith (EV) assisted by Tony McKegney and Bill Stewart

1

1

2nd period

BUF

NYR

Rangers

Dean Talafous (EV) assisted by Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson

1

2

Rangers

Phil Esposito (PP) assisted by Lucien DeBlois and Mike McEwen

1

3

Sabres

Derek Smith (EV) assisted by Gilbert Perreault and Tony McKegney

2

3

3rd period

BUF

NYR

Rangers

Dean Talafous (PP) assisted by Ron Greschner and Ron Duguay

2

4

Rangers

Mario Marois (EV) assisted by Walt Tkaczuk and Mike McEwen

2

5

Rangers

Anders Hedberg (EV) assisted by Pat Hickey and Dan Clark

2

6

Sabres

Terry Martin (PP) assisted by Rene Robert and Tony McKegney

3

6