League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Stanley Cup Final 4-1 New York Islanders over Minnesota North Stars  View Matchup »
Game 1 May 12 Minnesota North Stars 3 New York Islanders 6
Game 2 May 14 Minnesota North Stars 3 New York Islanders 6
Game 3 May 17 New York Islanders 7 Minnesota North Stars 5
Game 4 May 19 New York Islanders 2 Minnesota North Stars 4
Game 5 May 21 Minnesota North Stars 1 New York Islanders 5
 
Semi-Finals 4-2 Minnesota North Stars over Calgary Flames  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 28 Minnesota North Stars 4 Calgary Flames 1
Game 2 April 30 Minnesota North Stars 2 Calgary Flames 3
Game 3 May 3 Calgary Flames 4 Minnesota North Stars 6
Game 4 May 5 Calgary Flames 4 Minnesota North Stars 7
Game 5 May 7 Minnesota North Stars 1 Calgary Flames 3
Game 6 May 9 Calgary Flames 3 Minnesota North Stars 5
Semi-Finals 4-0 New York Islanders over New York Rangers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 28 New York Rangers 2 New York Islanders 5
Game 2 April 30 New York Rangers 3 New York Islanders 7
Game 3 May 2 New York Islanders 5 New York Rangers 1
Game 4 May 5 New York Islanders 5 New York Rangers 2
 
Quarter-Finals 4-3 Calgary Flames over Philadelphia Flyers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 Calgary Flames 0 Philadelphia Flyers 4
Game 2 April 17 Calgary Flames 5 Philadelphia Flyers 4
Game 3 April 19 Philadelphia Flyers 1 Calgary Flames 2
Game 4 April 20 Philadelphia Flyers 4 Calgary Flames 5
Game 5 April 22 Calgary Flames 4 Philadelphia Flyers 9
Game 6 April 24 Philadelphia Flyers 3 Calgary Flames 2
Game 7 April 26 Calgary Flames 4 Philadelphia Flyers 1
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Minnesota North Stars over Buffalo Sabres  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 Minnesota North Stars 4 Buffalo Sabres 3 (OT)
Game 2 April 17 Minnesota North Stars 5 Buffalo Sabres 2
Game 3 April 19 Buffalo Sabres 4 Minnesota North Stars 6
Game 4 April 20 Buffalo Sabres 5 Minnesota North Stars 4 (OT)
Game 5 April 22 Minnesota North Stars 4 Buffalo Sabres 3
Quarter-Finals 4-2 New York Rangers over St. Louis Blues  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 New York Rangers 3 St. Louis Blues 6
Game 2 April 17 New York Rangers 6 St. Louis Blues 4
Game 3 April 19 St. Louis Blues 3 New York Rangers 6
Game 4 April 20 St. Louis Blues 1 New York Rangers 4
Game 5 April 22 New York Rangers 3 St. Louis Blues 4
Game 6 April 24 St. Louis Blues 4 New York Rangers 7
Quarter-Finals 4-2 New York Islanders over Edmonton Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 Edmonton Oilers 2 New York Islanders 8
Game 2 April 17 Edmonton Oilers 3 New York Islanders 6
Game 3 April 19 New York Islanders 2 Edmonton Oilers 5
Game 4 April 20 New York Islanders 5 Edmonton Oilers 4 (OT)
Game 5 April 22 Edmonton Oilers 4 New York Islanders 3
Game 6 April 24 New York Islanders 5 Edmonton Oilers 2
 
Preliminary Round 3-0 Minnesota North Stars over Boston Bruins  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Minnesota North Stars 5 Boston Bruins 4 (OT)
Game 2 April 9 Minnesota North Stars 9 Boston Bruins 6
Game 3 April 11 Boston Bruins 3 Minnesota North Stars 6
Preliminary Round 3-0 Calgary Flames over Chicago Black Hawks  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Calgary Flames 4
Game 2 April 9 Chicago Black Hawks 2 Calgary Flames 6
Game 3 April 11 Calgary Flames 5 Chicago Black Hawks 4 (2OT)
Preliminary Round 3-2 Philadelphia Flyers over Quebec Nordiques  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Quebec Nordiques 4 Philadelphia Flyers 6
Game 2 April 9 Quebec Nordiques 5 Philadelphia Flyers 8
Game 3 April 11 Philadelphia Flyers 0 Quebec Nordiques 2
Game 4 April 12 Philadelphia Flyers 3 Quebec Nordiques 4 (OT)
Game 5 April 14 Quebec Nordiques 2 Philadelphia Flyers 5
Preliminary Round 3-0 Buffalo Sabres over Vancouver Canucks  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Vancouver Canucks 2 Buffalo Sabres 3 (OT)
Game 2 April 9 Vancouver Canucks 2 Buffalo Sabres 5
Game 3 April 11 Buffalo Sabres 5 Vancouver Canucks 3
Preliminary Round 3-1 New York Rangers over Los Angeles Kings  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 New York Rangers 3 Los Angeles Kings 1
Game 2 April 9 New York Rangers 4 Los Angeles Kings 5
Game 3 April 11 Los Angeles Kings 3 New York Rangers 10
Game 4 April 12 Los Angeles Kings 3 New York Rangers 6
Preliminary Round 3-0 Edmonton Oilers over Montreal Canadiens  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Edmonton Oilers 6 Montreal Canadiens 3
Game 2 April 9 Edmonton Oilers 3 Montreal Canadiens 1
Game 3 April 11 Montreal Canadiens 2 Edmonton Oilers 6
Preliminary Round 3-2 St. Louis Blues over Pittsburgh Penguins  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 St. Louis Blues 4
Game 2 April 9 Pittsburgh Penguins 6 St. Louis Blues 4
Game 3 April 11 St. Louis Blues 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 4
Game 4 April 12 St. Louis Blues 3 Pittsburgh Penguins 6
Game 5 April 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 St. Louis Blues 4 (2OT)
Preliminary Round 3-0 New York Islanders over Toronto Maple Leafs  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 8 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 New York Islanders 9
Game 2 April 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 New York Islanders 5
Game 3 April 11 New York Islanders 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 1

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 New York Islanders 18 15 3 0 1 0 .833 97 48 49
2 Minnesota North Stars 19 12 7 0 2 1 .632 84 74 10
3 Calgary Flames 16 9 7 0 1 0 .563 55 60 -5
4 New York Rangers 14 7 7 0 0 0 .500 60 56 4
5 Philadelphia Flyers 12 6 6 0 0 1 .500 48 39 9
6 Edmonton Oilers 9 5 4 0 0 1 .556 35 35 0
7 St. Louis Blues 11 5 6 0 1 0 .455 42 50 -8
8 Buffalo Sabres 8 4 4 0 2 1 .500 30 30 0
9 Quebec Nordiques 5 2 3 0 1 0 .400 17 22 -5
10 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2 3 0 0 1 .400 21 20 1
11 Los Angeles Kings 4 1 3 0 0 0 .250 12 23 -11
12 Chicago Black Hawks 3 0 3 0 0 1 .000 9 15 -6
13 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 0 3 0 0 0 .000 4 20 -16
14 Boston Bruins 3 0 3 0 0 1 .000 13 20 -7
15 Vancouver Canucks 3 0 3 0 0 1 .000 7 13 -6
16 Montreal Canadiens 3 0 3 0 0 0 .000 6 15 -9
League Average 8.5 4.3 4.3 0.0 0.7 0.7 .500 33.8 33.8 0

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1981-04-08 BOS Payne, Steve MNS 5-4 BOS 1 3:34
1981-04-08 BUF Haworth, Alan BUF 3-2 VAN 1 5:00
1981-04-11 CBH Plett, Willi CGY 5-4 CBH 2 35:17
1981-04-12 QUE Hunter, Dale QUE 4-3 PHI 1 0:37
1981-04-14 STL Crombeen, Mike STL 4-3 PIT 2 25:16
1981-04-16 BUF Payne, Steve MNS 4-3 BUF 1 0:22
1981-04-20 EDM Morrow, Ken NYI 5-4 EDM 1 5:41
1981-04-20 MNS Ramsay, Craig BUF 5-4 MNS 1 16:32

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Mike Bossy* • NYI 17
Steve PayneMNS 17
3. Dino Ciccarelli* • MNS 14
4. Bryan Trottier* • NYI 11
Bill Barber* • PHI 11
Assists
1. Bryan Trottier* • NYI 18
Mike Bossy* • NYI 18
3. Bobby SmithMNS 17
Denis Potvin* • NYI 17
5. Ken LinsemanPHI 16
Points
1. Mike Bossy* • NYI 35
2. Bryan Trottier* • NYI 29
Steve PayneMNS 29
4. Bobby SmithMNS 25
Denis Potvin* • NYI 25
Goals Created
1. Mike Bossy* • NYI 14.4
2. Steve PayneMNS 12.7
3. Bryan Trottier* • NYI 11.1
4. Dino Ciccarelli* • MNS 9.7
5. Denis Potvin* • NYI 9.2
Penalties in Minutes
1. Ed HospodarNYR 93
2. Willi PlettCGY 89
3. Brian SutterSTL 77
4. Ken LinsemanPHI 67
5. Chris KotsopoulosNYR 63
Even Strength Goals
1. Steve PayneMNS 11
2. Dino Ciccarelli* • MNS 9
3. Mike Bossy* • NYI 8
4. Ron DuguayNYR 7
Bill Barber* • PHI 7
Al MacAdamMNS 7
Power Play Goals
1. Mike Bossy* • NYI 9
2. Steve PayneMNS 6
Denis Potvin* • NYI 6
4. Dino Ciccarelli* • MNS 5
Steve ChristoffMNS 5
Ken HoustonCGY 5
Willi PlettCGY 5
Short-Handed Goals
1. Butch GoringNYI 2
Brad PalmerMNS 2
Bryan Trottier* • NYI 2
Bobby LalondeBOS 2
Anders KallurNYI 2
Game-Winning Goals
1. Steve PayneMNS 4
2. Ken LinsemanPHI 3
Mike Bossy* • NYI 3
Willi PlettCGY 3
Dino Ciccarelli* • MNS 3
Goals Per Game
1. Mike Bossy* • NYI 0.94
2. Bill Barber* • PHI 0.92
3. Steve PayneMNS 0.89
4. Wayne Gretzky* • EDM 0.78
5. Dino Ciccarelli* • MNS 0.74
Assists Per Game
1. Peter Stastny* • QUE 1.60
2. Wayne Gretzky* • EDM 1.56
3. Ken LinsemanPHI 1.33
4. Gilbert Perreault* • BUF 1.25
5. George FergusonPIT 1.20
Points Per Game
1. Wayne Gretzky* • EDM 2.33
2. Peter Stastny* • QUE 2.00
3. Mike Bossy* • NYI 1.94
4. Ken LinsemanPHI 1.67
5. Bernie Federko* • STL 1.64
Goals Created Per Game
1. Wayne Gretzky* • EDM 0.86
2. Mike Bossy* • NYI 0.80
3. Steve PayneMNS 0.67
4. Bernie Federko* • STL 0.65
5. Bill Barber* • PHI 0.62
Games Played
1. Billy Smith* • NYI 17
2. Steve BakerNYR 14
3. Gilles MelocheMNS 13
4. Mike LiutSTL 11
Pat RigginCGY 11
Wins
1. Billy Smith* • NYI 14
2. Gilles MelocheMNS 8
3. Steve BakerNYR 7
4. Pat RigginCGY 6
5. Andy MoogEDM 5
Mike LiutSTL 5
Losses
1. Steve BakerNYR 7
2. Mike LiutSTL 6
3. Rick St. CroixPHI 5
Gilles MelocheMNS 5
5. Andy MoogEDM 4
Don EdwardsBUF 4
Pat RigginCGY 4
Goals Against
1. Steve BakerNYR 55
2. Mike LiutSTL 50
3. Gilles MelocheMNS 47
4. Billy Smith* • NYI 42
5. Pat RigginCGY 37
Goals Against Average
1. Billy Smith* • NYI 2.54
2. Rick St. CroixPHI 2.99
3. Don EdwardsBUF 3.34
4. Greg MillenPIT 3.51
5. Gilles MelocheMNS 3.52
Shutouts
1. Rick St. CroixPHI 1
Dan BouchardQUE 1
Minutes
1. Billy Smith* • NYI 994
2. Steve BakerNYR 826
3. Gilles MelocheMNS 802
4. Mike LiutSTL 685
5. Pat RigginCGY 629

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