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1979-80 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: New York Islanders

Hart Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky (51 G, 86 A, 137 P)
Vezina Trophy: Don Edwards (27-9-12, 2.57 GAA) & Bob Sauve (20-8-4, 2.36 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Raymond Bourque (17 G, 48 A, 65 P)

Goals Leader: Danny Gare (56) & Charlie Simmer (56) & Blaine Stoughton (56)
Assists Leader: Wayne Gretzky (86)
Points Leader: Marcel Dionne (137) & Wayne Gretzky (137)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Clarence Campbell Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Patrick Division
Philadelphia Flyers* 80 48 12 20 116 .725 327 254 0.87 -0.04
New York Islanders* 80 39 28 13 91 .569 281 247 0.41 -0.02
New York Rangers* 80 38 32 10 86 .538 308 284 0.29 -0.01
Atlanta Flames* 80 35 32 13 83 .519 282 269 0.16 -0.01
Washington Capitals 80 27 40 13 67 .419 261 293 -0.38 0.02
Smythe Division
Chicago Black Hawks* 80 34 27 19 87 .544 241 250 -0.11 0.01
St. Louis Blues* 80 34 34 12 80 .500 266 278 -0.14 0.01
Vancouver Canucks* 80 27 37 16 70 .438 256 281 -0.30 0.02
Edmonton Oilers* 80 28 39 13 69 .431 301 322 -0.25 0.01
Winnipeg Jets 80 20 49 11 51 .319 214 314 -1.19 0.06
Colorado Rockies 80 19 48 13 51 .319 234 308 -0.88 0.04
Prince of Wales Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Adams Division
Buffalo Sabres* 80 47 17 16 110 .688 318 201 1.39 -0.07
Boston Bruins* 80 46 21 13 105 .656 310 234 0.91 -0.05
Minnesota North Stars* 80 36 28 16 88 .550 311 253 0.69 -0.04
Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 35 40 5 75 .469 304 327 -0.27 0.01
Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 61 .381 248 313 -0.77 0.04
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens* 80 47 20 13 107 .669 328 240 1.05 -0.05
Los Angeles Kings* 80 30 36 14 74 .463 290 313 -0.27 0.01
Pittsburgh Penguins* 80 30 37 13 73 .456 251 303 -0.62 0.03
Hartford Whalers* 80 27 34 19 73 .456 303 312 -0.11 0.01
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 63 .394 268 306 -0.45 0.02

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Finals (4-2): New York Islanders over Philadelphia Flyers  
 
Semi-Finals (4-2): New York Islanders over Buffalo Sabres  
Semi-Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Flyers over Minnesota North Stars  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-1): New York Islanders over Boston Bruins  
Quarter-Finals (4-3): Minnesota North Stars over Montreal Canadiens  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Buffalo Sabres over Chicago Black Hawks  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Philadelphia Flyers over New York Rangers  
 
Preliminary Round (3-1): New York Rangers over Atlanta Flames  
Preliminary Round (3-0): Chicago Black Hawks over St. Louis Blues  
Preliminary Round (3-0): Minnesota North Stars over Toronto Maple Leafs  
Preliminary Round (3-1): New York Islanders over Los Angeles Kings  
Preliminary Round (3-2): Boston Bruins over Pittsburgh Penguins  
Preliminary Round (3-0): Montreal Canadiens over Hartford Whalers  
Preliminary Round (3-1): Buffalo Sabres over Vancouver Canucks  
Preliminary Round (3-0): Philadelphia Flyers over Edmonton Oilers  

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Philadelphia Flyers* 80 48 12 20 116 .725 327 254 0.87 -0.04 7.26 44 270 16.30 79 381 79.27 15 7
2 Buffalo Sabres* 80 47 17 16 110 .688 318 201 1.39 -0.07 6.49 67 275 24.36 43 252 82.94 2 4
3 Montreal Canadiens* 80 47 20 13 107 .669 328 240 1.05 -0.05 7.10 77 264 29.17 46 247 81.38 2 7
4 Boston Bruins* 80 46 21 13 105 .656 310 234 0.91 -0.05 6.80 60 246 24.39 53 312 83.01 8 4
5 New York Islanders* 80 39 28 13 91 .569 281 247 0.41 -0.02 6.60 63 265 23.77 71 317 77.60 7 4
6 Minnesota North Stars* 80 36 28 16 88 .550 311 253 0.69 -0.04 7.05 75 316 23.73 43 240 82.08 4 7
7 Chicago Black Hawks* 80 34 27 19 87 .544 241 250 -0.11 0.01 6.14 64 269 23.79 56 293 80.89 6 9
8 New York Rangers* 80 38 32 10 86 .538 308 284 0.29 -0.01 7.40 79 304 25.99 54 304 82.24 8 7
9 Atlanta Flames* 80 35 32 13 83 .519 282 269 0.16 -0.01 6.89 51 216 23.61 52 272 80.88 6 7
10 St. Louis Blues* 80 34 34 12 80 .500 266 278 -0.14 0.01 6.80 53 289 18.34 40 263 84.79 5 4
11 Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 35 40 5 75 .469 304 327 -0.27 0.01 7.89 68 275 24.73 69 325 78.77 2 5
12 Los Angeles Kings* 80 30 36 14 74 .463 290 313 -0.27 0.01 7.54 83 311 26.69 94 291 67.70 7 9
13 Hartford Whalers* 80 27 34 19 73 .456 303 312 -0.11 0.01 7.69 42 216 19.44 64 249 74.30 7 1
14 Pittsburgh Penguins* 80 30 37 13 73 .456 251 303 -0.62 0.03 6.93 52 262 19.85 64 247 74.09 6 4
15 Vancouver Canucks* 80 27 37 16 70 .438 256 281 -0.30 0.02 6.71 53 312 16.99 69 282 75.53 2 12
16 Edmonton Oilers* 80 28 39 13 69 .431 301 322 -0.25 0.01 7.79 61 282 21.63 74 315 76.51 11 4
17 Washington Capitals 80 27 40 13 67 .419 261 293 -0.38 0.02 6.93 54 295 18.31 65 248 73.79 5 4
18 Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 63 .394 268 306 -0.45 0.02 7.18 61 276 22.10 64 270 76.30 6 2
19 Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 61 .381 248 313 -0.77 0.04 7.01 63 300 21.00 71 267 73.41 4 9
20 Colorado Rockies 80 19 48 13 51 .319 234 308 -0.88 0.04 6.78 53 304 17.43 52 233 77.68 6 3
21 Winnipeg Jets 80 20 49 11 51 .319 214 314 -1.19 0.06 6.60 63 336 18.75 63 275 77.09 4 10
League Average 80 33 33 14 80 .500 281 281 0.00 0.00 7.03 61 280 21.86 61 280 78.14 6 6

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Tony Esposito*
D: Raymond Bourque*
D: Larry Robinson*
C: Marcel Dionne*
LW: Charlie Simmer
RW: Guy Lafleur*
2nd Team
G: Don Edwards
D: Borje Salming*
D: Jim Schoenfeld
C: Wayne Gretzky*
LW: Steve Shutt*
RW: Danny Gare