1981 NHL Stanley Cup 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)

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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 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 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 2 3 0 0 1 .400 21 20 1
10 Quebec Nordiques 5 2 3 0 1 0 .400 17 22 -5
11 Los Angeles Kings 4 1 3 0 0 0 .250 12 23 -11
12 Boston Bruins 3 0 3 0 0 1 .000 13 20 -7
13 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 0 3 0 0 0 .000 4 20 -16
14 Vancouver Canucks 3 0 3 0 0 1 .000 7 13 -6
15 Chicago Black Hawks 3 0 3 0 0 1 .000 9 15 -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

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