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1980-81 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: New York Islanders

Hart Memorial Trophy: Wayne Gretzky (55 G, 109 A, 164 P)
Vezina Trophy: Denis Herron (6-9-6, 3.50 GAA) & Michel Larocque (19-12-5, 3.51 GAA) & Richard Sevigny (20-4-3, 2.40 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Peter Stastny (39 G, 70 A, 109 P)

Goals Leader: Mike Bossy (68)
Assists Leader: Wayne Gretzky (109)
Points Leader: Wayne Gretzky (164)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Clarence Campbell Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Patrick Division
New York Islanders* 80 48 18 14 110 .688 355 260 1.13 -0.06
Philadelphia Flyers* 80 41 24 15 97 .606 313 249 0.76 -0.04
Calgary Flames* 80 39 27 14 92 .575 329 298 0.37 -0.02
New York Rangers* 80 30 36 14 74 .463 312 317 -0.06 0.00
Washington Capitals 80 26 36 18 70 .438 286 317 -0.37 0.02
Smythe Division
St. Louis Blues* 80 45 18 17 107 .669 352 281 0.85 -0.04
Chicago Black Hawks* 80 31 33 16 78 .488 304 315 -0.13 0.01
Vancouver Canucks* 80 28 32 20 76 .475 289 301 -0.14 0.01
Edmonton Oilers* 80 29 35 16 74 .463 328 327 0.01 0.00
Colorado Rockies 80 22 45 13 57 .356 258 344 -1.02 0.05
Winnipeg Jets 80 9 57 14 32 .200 246 400 -1.83 0.09
Prince of Wales Conference GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
Adams Division
Buffalo Sabres* 80 39 20 21 99 .619 327 250 0.92 -0.05
Boston Bruins* 80 37 30 13 87 .544 316 272 0.52 -0.03
Minnesota North Stars* 80 35 28 17 87 .544 291 263 0.33 -0.02
Quebec Nordiques* 80 30 32 18 78 .488 314 318 -0.05 0.00
Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 28 37 15 71 .444 322 367 -0.54 0.03
Norris Division
Montreal Canadiens* 80 45 22 13 103 .644 332 232 1.19 -0.06
Los Angeles Kings* 80 43 24 13 99 .619 337 290 0.56 -0.03
Pittsburgh Penguins* 80 30 37 13 73 .456 302 345 -0.51 0.03
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 60 .375 292 372 -0.95 0.05
Detroit Red Wings 80 19 43 18 56 .350 252 339 -1.04 0.05

League Playoff Series

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

Team Statistics

Rk Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 New York Islanders* 80 48 18 14 110 .688 355 260 1.13 -0.06 7.69 93 317 29.34 76 368 79.35 19 6
2 St. Louis Blues* 80 45 18 17 107 .669 352 281 0.85 -0.04 7.91 85 359 23.68 61 338 81.95 16 12
3 Montreal Canadiens* 80 45 22 13 103 .644 332 232 1.19 -0.06 7.05 72 299 24.08 51 279 81.72 8 8
4 Los Angeles Kings* 80 43 24 13 99 .619 337 290 0.56 -0.03 7.84 90 366 24.59 81 356 77.25 12 7
5 Buffalo Sabres* 80 39 20 21 99 .619 327 250 0.92 -0.05 7.21 73 310 23.55 44 268 83.58 9 10
6 Philadelphia Flyers* 80 41 24 15 97 .606 313 249 0.76 -0.04 7.03 75 278 26.98 85 432 80.32 10 4
7 Calgary Flames* 80 39 27 14 92 .575 329 298 0.37 -0.02 7.84 81 301 26.91 70 364 80.77 8 12
8 Boston Bruins* 80 37 30 13 87 .544 316 272 0.52 -0.03 7.35 87 342 25.44 82 358 77.09 13 8
9 Minnesota North Stars* 80 35 28 17 87 .544 291 263 0.33 -0.02 6.93 88 408 21.57 64 304 78.95 7 13
10 Chicago Black Hawks* 80 31 33 16 78 .488 304 315 -0.13 0.01 7.74 67 302 22.19 91 364 75.00 8 9
11 Quebec Nordiques* 80 30 32 18 78 .488 314 318 -0.05 0.00 7.90 81 339 23.89 79 335 76.42 7 10
12 Vancouver Canucks* 80 28 32 20 76 .475 289 301 -0.14 0.01 7.38 68 330 20.61 81 340 76.18 11 14
13 Edmonton Oilers* 80 29 35 16 74 .463 328 327 0.01 0.00 8.19 77 347 22.19 85 348 75.57 13 7
14 New York Rangers* 80 30 36 14 74 .463 312 317 -0.06 0.00 7.86 63 351 17.95 83 392 78.83 14 12
15 Pittsburgh Penguins* 80 30 37 13 73 .456 302 345 -0.51 0.03 8.09 92 400 23.00 99 370 73.24 6 11
16 Toronto Maple Leafs* 80 28 37 15 71 .444 322 367 -0.54 0.03 8.61 85 339 25.07 93 408 77.21 9 4
17 Washington Capitals 80 26 36 18 70 .438 286 317 -0.37 0.02 7.54 74 394 18.78 83 318 73.90 8 14
18 Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 60 .375 292 372 -0.95 0.05 8.30 60 318 18.87 80 328 75.61 13 15
19 Colorado Rockies 80 22 45 13 57 .356 258 344 -1.02 0.05 7.53 76 373 20.38 70 286 75.52 5 8
20 Detroit Red Wings 80 19 43 18 56 .350 252 339 -1.04 0.05 7.39 60 316 18.99 82 317 74.13 7 12
21 Winnipeg Jets 80 9 57 14 32 .200 246 400 -1.83 0.09 8.08 60 345 17.39 67 261 74.33 8 15
League Average 80 31 33 16 78 .489 305 311 -0.07 0.00 7.70 76 342 22.28 77 338 77.30 10 10

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Mike Liut
D: Randy Carlyle
D: Denis Potvin*
C: Wayne Gretzky*
LW: Charlie Simmer
RW: Mike Bossy*
2nd Team
G: Mario Lessard
D: Raymond Bourque*
D: Larry Robinson*
C: Marcel Dionne*
LW: Bill Barber*
RW: Dave Taylor