The Detroit Red Wings couldn't pull it off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5 to 4, on December 31, 1978.

Final

PIT

Penguins

15-15-7

5

DET

Red Wings

8-20-11

4

Team

PIT

DET

1

0

2

2

1

2

3

4

0

Total

5

4

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

PIT

DET

Red Wings

Bill Lochead (EV) assisted by Dennis Polonich and Willie Huber

0

1

Red Wings

Dale McCourt (PP) assisted by Vaclav Nedomansky and Errol Thompson

0

2

2nd period

PIT

DET

Red Wings

Rob Plumb (EV) assisted by Bill Lochead and Dennis Polonich

0

3

Red Wings

Errol Thompson (EV) assisted by Dale McCourt and Reed Larson

0

4

Penguins

Pete Mahovlich (EV) assisted by Dale Tallon

1

4

3rd period

PIT

DET

Penguins

Peter Lee (EV) assisted by Greg Malone

2

4

Penguins

Greg Malone (EV) assisted by Peter Lee and Rod Schutt

3

4

Penguins

Gregg Sheppard (EV) assisted by Pete Mahovlich and Tom Bladon

4

4

Penguins

Randy Carlyle (EV) assisted by Peter Lee

5

4