1980-81 Buffalo Sabres Season
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1980%E2%80%9381 Buffalo Sabres Season
1980-81 Buffalo Sabres
Adams Division champions
Division1st Adams
1980-81 record36-28-16
Home record21-7-12
Road record18-13-9
Goals for327
Goals against250
Team information
General ManagerScotty Bowman
CoachRoger Neilson
CaptainDanny Gare
Alternate captainsNone
ArenaBuffalo Memorial Auditorium
Average attendance16,408
Team leaders
GoalsDanny Gare (46)
AssistsJohn Van Boxmeer (51)
PointsDanny Gare (85)
Penalty minutesLarry Playfair (169)
WinsDon Edwards (23)
Goals against averageDon Edward (2.96)

The 1980-81 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 11th season of operation for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 22, 1970.[1] The team won their second consecutive Adams Division regular season championship. As of 2012 this is the only time the Buffalo Sabres have won consecutive division titles.

Offseason

Regular season

Final standings

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 20 21 327 250 1194 99
Boston Bruins 80 37 30 13 316 272 1836 87
Minnesota North Stars 80 35 28 17 291 263 1624 87
Quebec Nordiques 80 30 32 18 314 318 1524 78
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 37 15 322 367 1830 71

[2]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 9, 1980 3-4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980-81) 0-1-0
2 T October 12, 1980 3-3 Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 0-1-1
3 W October 15, 1980 2-0 Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 1-1-1
4 W October 18, 1980 4-2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 2-1-1
5 L October 19, 1980 2-4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 2-2-1
6 W October 22, 1980 7-4 Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 3-2-1
7 W October 25, 1980 5-2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 4-2-1
8 W October 26, 1980 5-2 New York Islanders (1980-81) 5-2-1
9 T October 29, 1980 1-1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 5-2-2
10 W November 1, 1980 4-2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 6-2-2
11 W November 2, 1980 4-3 Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 7-2-2
12 W November 5, 1980 5-3 Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 8-2-2
13 T November 8, 1980 3-3 @ Washington Capitals (1980-81) 8-2-3
14 T November 9, 1980 3-3 Washington Capitals (1980-81) 8-2-4
15 T November 12, 1980 4-4 Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 8-2-5
16 L November 15, 1980 1-4 @ New York Islanders (1980-81) 8-3-5
17 W November 16, 1980 8-1 Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 9-3-5
18 L November 19, 1980 2-5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980-81) 9-4-5
19 W November 21, 1980 4-2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 10-4-5
20 L November 23, 1980 3-6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 10-5-5
21 L November 25, 1980 3-5 @ St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 10-6-5
22 W November 27, 1980 6-3 Calgary Flames (1980-81) 11-6-5
23 W November 29, 1980 5-2 @ Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 12-6-5
24 W November 30, 1980 4-1 Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 13-6-5
25 L December 3, 1980 5-6 Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 13-7-5
26 T December 6, 1980 3-3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 13-7-6
27 W December 7, 1980 10-1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 14-7-6
28 T December 9, 1980 4-4 @ Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 14-7-7
29 L December 11, 1980 4-8 @ Calgary Flames (1980-81) 14-8-7
30 W December 13, 1980 5-4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 15-8-7
31 T December 14, 1980 2-2 Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 15-8-8
32 W December 20, 1980 7-4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 16-8-8
33 T December 21, 1980 3-3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 16-8-9
34 W December 26, 1980 3-2 Chicago Black Hawks (1980-81) 17-8-9
35 W December 28, 1980 5-2 Boston Bruins (1980-81) 18-8-9
36 L December 31, 1980 2-5 Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 18-9-9
37 T January 3, 1981 3-3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 18-9-10
38 T January 4, 1981 2-2 Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 18-9-11
39 W January 7, 1981 5-1 Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 19-9-11
40 T January 9, 1981 3-3 @ New York Rangers (1980-81) 19-9-12
41 T January 11, 1981 4-4 Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 19-9-13
42 T January 14, 1981 1-1 Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 19-9-14
43 T January 16, 1981 5-5 Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 19-9-15
44 W January 18, 1981 4-0 New York Rangers (1980-81) 20-9-15
45 L January 19, 1981 1-5 @ Boston Bruins (1980-81) 20-10-15
46 W January 21, 1981 6-5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 21-10-15
47 W January 24, 1981 7-4 @ Washington Capitals (1980-81) 22-10-15
48 W January 26, 1981 5-3 @ New York Islanders (1980-81) 23-10-15
49 T January 28, 1981 4-4 Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 23-10-16
50 W January 31, 1981 5-3 @ Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 24-10-16
51 W February 1, 1981 4-0 Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 25-10-16
52 W February 5, 1981 4-0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 26-10-16
53 W February 6, 1981 7-3 Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 27-10-16
54 T February 8, 1981 3-3 St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 27-10-17
55 W February 12, 1981 6-3 Washington Capitals (1980-81) 28-10-17
56 T February 14, 1981 4-4 @ Calgary Flames (1980-81) 28-10-18
57 T February 15, 1981 2-2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 28-10-19
58 L February 19, 1981 2-5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 28-11-19
59 W February 21, 1981 6-1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 29-11-19
60 L February 22, 1981 2-4 Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 29-12-19
61 L February 25, 1981 3-6 @ New York Rangers (1980-81) 29-13-19
62 W February 27, 1981 6-1 Chicago Black Hawks (1980-81) 30-13-19
63 L March 1, 1981 4-6 @ Boston Bruins (1980-81) 30-14-19
64 W March 4, 1981 4-0 Calgary Flames (1980-81) 31-14-19
65 L March 6, 1981 3-5 Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 31-15-19
66 W March 8, 1981 8-4 Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 32-15-19
67 L March 11, 1981 1-3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 32-16-19
68 W March 13, 1981 5-2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 33-16-19
69 L March 14, 1981 1-2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 33-17-19
70 W March 17, 1981 3-1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 34-17-19
71 W March 19, 1981 14-4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 35-17-19
72 W March 21, 1981 6-2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 36-17-19
73 L March 22, 1981 5-6 St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 36-18-19
74 W March 25, 1981 4-2 New York Rangers (1980-81) 37-18-19
75 W March 27, 1981 5-3 @ Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 38-18-19
76 L March 28, 1981 4-7 @ St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 38-19-19
77 T March 30, 1981 2-2 Boston Bruins (1980-81) 38-19-20
78 T April 2, 1981 2-2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 38-19-21
79 W April 4, 1981 5-4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 39-19-21
80 L April 5, 1981 3-7 New York Islanders (1980-81) 39-20-21

Playoffs

Player statistics

Awards and records

Transactions

Roster

Draft picks

Buffalo's draft picks at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 20 Steve Patrick  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
2 41 Mike Moller  Canada Lethbridge Broncos (WHL)
3 56 Sean McKenna  Canada Sherbrooke Castors (QMJHL)
3 62 Jay North  United States Bloomington Jefferson High School (USHS-MN)
4 83 Jim Wiemer  Canada Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
5 104 Dirk Reuter  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
6 125 Daniel Naud  Canada Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
7 146 Jari Paavola  Finland TPS (Finland)
8 167 Randy Cunneyworth  Canada Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
9 188 Dave Beckon  Canada Peterborough Petes (OMJHL)
10 209 John Bader  United States Irondale High School (USHS-MN)

Farm teams

See also

References

  1. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.

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