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1980–81 NHL season

National Hockey League season

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold

Prince of Wales ConferenceEdit

Adams Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 20 21 99 327 250 1194
Boston Bruins 80 37 30 13 87 316 272 1836
Minnesota North Stars 80 35 28 17 87 291 263 1624
Quebec Nordiques 80 30 32 18 78 314 318 1524
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 37 15 71 322 367 1830
Norris Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 80 45 22 13 103 332 232 1398
Los Angeles Kings 80 43 24 13 99 337 290 1627
Chicago Black Hawks 80 31 33 16 78 304 315 1660
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 73 302 345 1807
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 60 292 372 1584
Detroit Red Wings 80 19 43 18 56 252 339 1687

Clarence Campbell ConferenceEdit

Patrick Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
New York Islanders 80 48 18 14 110 355 260 1442
Philadelphia Flyers 80 41 24 15 97 313 249 2621
Calgary Flames 80 39 27 14 92 329 298 1450
New York Rangers 80 30 36 14 74 312 317 1981
Washington Capitals 80 26 36 18 70 286 317 1872
Smythe Division GP W L T Pts GF GA PIM
St. Louis Blues 80 45 18 17 107 352 281 1657
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 32 20 76 289 301 1892
Edmonton Oilers 80 29 35 16 74 328 327 1544
Colorado Rockies 80 22 45 13 57 258 344 1418
Winnipeg Jets 80 9 57 14 32 246 400 1191

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers 80 55 109 164 28
Marcel Dionne Los Angeles Kings 80 58 77 135 70
Kent Nilsson Calgary Flames 80 49 82 131 26
Mike Bossy New York Islanders 79 68 51 119 32
Dave Taylor Los Angeles Kings 72 47 65 112 130
Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques 77 39 70 109 37
Charlie Simmer Los Angeles Kings 65 56 49 105 62
Mike Rogers Hartford Whalers 80 40 65 105 32
Bernie Federko St. Louis Blues 78 31 73 104 47
Jacques Richard Quebec Nordiques 78 52 51 103 39

Stanley Cup playoffsEdit

Playoff bracketEdit

  Preliminary Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Stanley Cup Final
                                         
1  New York Islanders 3  
16  Toronto Maple Leafs 0  
  1  New York Islanders 4  
 
  14  Edmonton Oilers 2  
2  St. Louis Blues 3
15  Pittsburgh Penguins 2  
  1  New York Islanders 4  
  13  New York Rangers 0  
3  Montreal Canadiens 0  
14  Edmonton Oilers 3  
  2  St. Louis Blues 2
 
  13  New York Rangers 4  
4  Los Angeles Kings 1
13  New York Rangers 3  
  1  New York Islanders 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second rounds.)
  9  Minn. North Stars 1
5  Buffalo Sabres 3  
12  Vancouver Canucks 0  
  5  Buffalo Sabres 1
 
  9  Minn. North Stars 4  
6  Philadelphia Flyers 3
11  Quebec Nordiques 2  
  7  Calgary Flames 2
  9  Minn. North Stars 4  
7  Calgary Flames 3  
10  Chicago Black Hawks 0  
  6  Philadelphia Flyers 3
 
  7  Calgary Flames 4  
8  Boston Bruins 0
9  Minn. North Stars 3  

FinalsEdit

New York Islanders vs. Minnesota North Stars

Date Visitors Score Home Score
May 12 Minnesota 3 New York 6
May 14 Minnesota 3 New York 6
May 17 New York 7 Minnesota 5
May 19 New York 2 Minnesota 4
May 21 Minnesota 1 New York 5

New York wins the series 4–1.

NHL awardsEdit

First gamesEdit

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1980–81 (listed with their first team, star(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last gamesEdit

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1980–81 (listed with their last team):

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit