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1981 NHL Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: New York Islanders

Conn Smythe Trophy: Butch Goring (10 G, 10 A, 20 P)

Goals Leader: Mike Bossy (17) & Steve Payne (17)
Assists Leader: Mike Bossy (18) & Bryan Trottier (18)
Points Leader: Mike Bossy (35)

League Playoff Series

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

Team Statistics

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

Playoff Leaders