1981 NHL Quarter-Finals
Minnesota North Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-1

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Buffalo Sabres
W-L: 39-20-21, .619
SRS: 0.92 (3rd of 21)
Goals: 327 (7th of 21)
Goals Against: 250 (3rd of 21)
Minnesota North Stars
W-L: 35-28-17, .544
SRS: 0.33 (9th of 21)
Goals: 291 (16th of 21)
Goals Against: 263 (5th of 21)
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  

Buffalo Sabres Skaters Series Stats

Buffalo Sabres Skaters Series Stats Table
Scoring Goals Assists
No. Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S%
11Gilbert PerreaultC305268-5220002401315.4
8Tony McKegneyLW225336-7221001203010.0
14Alan HaworthC205246-3202003101711.8
10Craig RamsayLW2952241220012001118.2
4John Van BoxmeerD285134-271000210244.2
12Andre SavardC275123-2110100200119.1
16Ric SeilingRW/C235123-301000110812.5
19Derek SmithC/LW265123-420100110714.3
9J.F. SauveC213202201100000540.0
3Richie DunnD235022-64000011040.0
5Mike RamseyD20502204000020050.0
23Bob HessD2511012010000001100.0
22Lindy RuffD/LW2031010121000000520.0
24Bill HajtD295011-67000010090.0
17Gilles HamelLW2020111400001000
15Rob McClanahanC234011-313000001020.0
29Mike MollerRW183011-20000010030.0
26Steve PatrickRW19401104000010060.0
27Larry PlayfairD225000-11000000000
6Jim SchoenfeldD285000-3100000000100.0
Team Total173350-419611601211201719.9

Buffalo Sabres Goalies Series Stats

Buffalo Sabres Goalies Series Stats Table
Goalie Stats Ice Time
No. Player Pos Age GP DEC GA SA SV SV% SO PIM TOI ATOI
1Don EdwardsG2551-4-021182161.88500313:4662:45
Team Total1-4-021182161.88500313:4662:45

Minnesota North Stars Skaters Series Stats

Minnesota North Stars Skaters Series Stats Table
Scoring Goals Assists
No. Player Pos Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S%
20Dino CiccarelliRW2054262031012001822.2
28Steve ChristoffC2343362141200210933.3
26Steve PayneLW2253362021013002213.6
14Brad PalmerLW195235301010300229.1
8Kent-Erik AnderssonRW295145601000400147.1
25Al MacAdamRW2853141030011001127.3
15Bobby SmithC2252241020001101513.3
7Neal BrotenC215123321001200812.5
9Kevin MaxwellC205123321000200911.1
17Tim YoungC255123191000200911.1
2Curt GilesD22503326000003070.0
5Brad MaxwellD235112391000100119.1
4Craig HartsburgD215022540000110100.0
10Gordie RobertsD23502202000011050.0
31Ken SolheimLW191101101000000250.0
21Jack CarlsonLW264011-215000010030.0
23Greg SmithD255011325000010060.0
3Fred BarrettD31400042000000020.0
6Paul ShmyrD351000-1200000000
29Tom YounghansRW28100000000000010.0
Team Total233457399218414277018412.5

Minnesota North Stars Goalies Series Stats

Minnesota North Stars Goalies Series Stats Table
Goalie Stats Ice Time
No. Player Pos Age GP DEC GA SA SV SV% SO PIM TOI ATOI
27Gilles MelocheG3043-1-014132118.89404256:5464:14
33Don BeaupreG1911-0-033936.9230060:0060:00
Team Total4-1-017171154.90104316:5463:23
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1980-81 Regular Season Stats

Saturday, Dec 6, 1980
Buffalo Sabres 3
Minnesota North Stars 3  
Sunday, Jan 4, 1981
Minnesota North Stars 2
Buffalo Sabres 2  
Wednesday, Jan 14, 1981
Minnesota North Stars 1
Buffalo Sabres 1  
Wednesday, Mar 11, 1981
Buffalo Sabres 1
Minnesota North Stars 3  

BUF Scoring Regular Season

BUF Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Danny Gare26RW73463985121093115072613024918.56.31.37.7
2Andre Savard27C79314374336327224347214920.84.22.06.2
3Tony McKegney22LW80373269112428904275023615.74.31.45.7
4John Van Boxmeer28D80185169-26911612252602587.04.54.69.1
5Derek Smith26LW6921436414121011022617016612.73.21.34.5
6Craig Ramsay29LW80243559401222113320311021.82.62.24.8
7Gilbert Perreault*30C56203959256155032514015013.33.30.84.2
8Ric Seiling23RW74302757218027214233114021.43.21.64.7
9Richie Dunn23D797424921343401192301744.02.35.88.1
10Alan Haworth20C49162036-7341240115507222.21.70.52.2
11Jim Schoenfeld28D718253327110530023111017.91.45.67.1
12Don Luce32C6115132814191104212019416.00.61.21.8
13Lindy Ruff20RW6581826212171021440978.2-0.30.90.7
14Rick Dudley32LW381013237101000012104920.40.80.71.5
15Rick Martin29LW2371421420700113105712.31.00.41.5
16Bill Hajt29D6821921364220001801583.40.25.96.1
17Gilles Hamel20LW5110919-85382009005617.90.00.50.5
18Mike Ramsey20D723141735630011130724.2-0.14.44.3
19Rob McClanahan23C5331215-19382101930674.5-0.90.2-0.7
20J.F. Sauve21C205914-21223008102619.20.50.20.8
21Larry Playfair22D75391251693001900545.6-0.54.74.2
22Steve Patrick19RW301781251000700352.9-0.60.4-0.2
23Mike Moller18RW5224302000200728.60.20.10.4
24Don Edwards25G450220000000269659:540.00.010.1
25Bob Sauve25G350110000000209859:560.00.07.3
26Randy Cunneyworth19C100002000000010.00.00.00.0
27Bob Mongrain21C4000-22000000020.0-0.20.0-0.2
Team Total803275388652161172249699393991279248013.237.947.0102.3

BUF Goalies Regular Season

BUF Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1Don Edwards254523101213313031170.8982.96326968228.37
2Bob Sauve253516109111926815.8803.1822098973.68
Team Total39202124422291985.8913.055479490

MNS Scoring Regular Season

MNS Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Bobby Smith22C782964931731613073331024212.05.61.36.9
2Tim Young25C742541666401510042217221411.73.51.44.9
3Al MacAdam28RW78213960-694156071722014514.52.61.13.7
4Steve Payne22LW763028581488191102208024312.33.21.64.8
5Tom McCarthy20LW6223254836219402205014715.62.51.13.6
6Craig Hartsburg21D74133043-91245802101912076.32.54.36.7
7Kent-Erik Andersson29RW7717244182212142231012713.41.01.52.5
8Steve Christoff23C56261339-95817902103013219.72.40.73.0
9Gordie Roberts23D506313719460002290837.22.03.35.3
10Mike Eaves24C48102434118811118511049.61.20.82.0
11Dino Ciccarelli*20RW3218123022910800111012614.32.10.62.7
12Curt Giles22D675222785641019121826.10.94.75.6
13Greg Smith25D7452126712641011650995.10.75.15.8
14Glen Sharpley24C28121224-4181200011105223.11.40.41.8
15Ron Zanussi24RW4161117389600010104314.00.00.80.7
16Mike Fidler24LW20512175650007504211.90.80.51.2
17Brad Maxwell23D2731316-1980301670714.20.81.72.5
18Mike Polich28LW748513-31970104105813.8-1.51.1-0.4
19Fred Barrett31D6248120724001710735.5-0.24.03.8
20Gary Sargent26D234711-1362200610429.50.61.42.0
21Tom Younghans28RW744610-10792112510557.3-2.01.0-1.1
22Paul Shmyr35D6119104791000801621.6-0.54.13.6
23Jack Carlson26LW43729-510870002002429.2-0.60.60.0
24Brad Palmer19LW23448-5224000310596.8-0.10.20.2
25Ken Solheim19LW5213302000100922.20.20.20.3
26Don Jackson24D100333190000300140.00.00.80.8
27Kevin Maxwell20C6033-17000030090.00.00.10.0
28Neal Broten21C32021122000000633.30.20.10.2
29Ron Friest22LW4101-2101000000616.70.00.00.0
30Don Beaupre19G4401102000000258058:380.00.08.9
31Murray Brumwell20D100010000000000.00.10.1
32Joe Contini24C100000000000000.00.00.0
33Jim Dobson20RW100000000000000.00.00.0
34Rob Flockhart24RW2000-20000000010.0-0.10.0-0.1
35Jon Fontas25C100000000000000.00.00.0
36Roger Melin24LW1000-10000000010.00.00.0-0.1
37Gilles Meloche30G380000200000221158:110.00.07.5
Team Total80291471762121580205797353071576257811.328.844.589.6

MNS Goalies Regular Season

MNS Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1Don Beaupre194418141113813091171.8953.21025808524.12
2Gilles Meloche3038171461201076956.8883.26222119013.26
Team Total35281725823852127.8923.232479188
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