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1979–80 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Prince of Wales Conference Champions
Adams Division Champions
Division 1st Adams
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1979–80 record 47–17–16
Goals for 318
Goals against 201
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Danny Gare
Alternate captains None
Team Leaders
Goals Danny Gare (56)
Assists Gilbert Perreault (66)
Points Gilbert Perreault (106)
Penalties in minutes Larry Playfair (145)
Wins Don Edwards (27)
Goals against average Bob Sauve (2.36)
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1978–79 1980–81

The 1979–80 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 10th season in the National Hockey League. The Sabres finished 1st in the Adams Division and lost in the Semi-finals to the New York Islanders 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 11. Mike Ramsey (D) Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 47 17 16 318 201 110
Boston Bruins 80 46 21 13 310 234 105
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 28 16 311 253 88
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 35 40 5 304 327 75
Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 248 313 61

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


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1979 6–3 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 1–0–0
2 W October 13, 1979 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 2–0–0
3 L October 14, 1979 4–5 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 2–1–0
4 W October 17, 1979 3–1 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 3–1–0
5 L October 20, 1979 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 3–2–0
6 T October 21, 1979 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 3–2–1
7 W October 24, 1979 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 4–2–1
8 L October 25, 1979 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 4–3–1
9 W October 27, 1979 3–0 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 5–3–1
10 W October 28, 1979 4–2 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 6–3–1
11 T October 31, 1979 0–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 6–3–2
12 W November 3, 1979 4–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 7–3–2
13 L November 4, 1979 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 7–4–2
14 T November 8, 1979 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 7–4–3
15 W November 10, 1979 5–3 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 8–4–3
16 L November 11, 1979 3–5 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 8–5–3
17 W November 15, 1979 5–1 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 9–5–3
18 W November 17, 1979 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 10–5–3
19 W November 18, 1979 9–7 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 11–5–3
20 L November 21, 1979 3–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 11–6–3
21 W November 24, 1979 6–1 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 12–6–3
22 W November 25, 1979 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 13–6–3
23 W November 27, 1979 5–2 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 14–6–3
24 W November 29, 1979 2–1 New York Rangers (1979–80) 15–6–3
25 W December 2, 1979 2–0 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 16–6–3
26 W December 5, 1979 6–1 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 17–6–3
27 W December 7, 1979 5–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 18–6–3
28 W December 10, 1979 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 19–6–3
29 W December 13, 1979 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 20–6–3
30 L December 15, 1979 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 20–7–3
31 L December 16, 1979 1–5 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 20–8–3
32 W December 19, 1979 3–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 21–8–3
33 W December 20, 1979 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 22–8–3
34 W December 22, 1979 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 23–8–3
35 L December 23, 1979 1–3 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 23–9–3
36 W December 27, 1979 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 24–9–3
37 L December 29, 1979 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 24–10–3
38 W December 31, 1979 6–2 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 25–10–3
39 W January 5, 1980 5–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 26–10–3
40 L January 6, 1980 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 26–11–3
41 W January 9, 1980 3–2 New York Islanders (1979–80) 27–11–3
42 W January 11, 1980 4–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 28–11–3
43 L January 13, 1980 5–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 28–12–3
44 W January 16, 1980 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 29–12–3
45 T January 18, 1980 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 29–12–4
46 T January 20, 1980 4–4 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 29–12–5
47 T January 21, 1980 3–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 29–12–6
48 L January 24, 1980 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 29–13–6
49 W January 26, 1980 7–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 30–13–6
50 W January 27, 1980 9–1 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 31–13–6
51 W January 31, 1980 6–2 New York Rangers (1979–80) 32–13–6
52 L February 2, 1980 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 32–14–6
53 W February 3, 1980 3–0 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 33–14–6
54 W February 7, 1980 9–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 34–14–6
55 L February 9, 1980 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 34–15–6
56 W February 11, 1980 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 35–15–6
57 T February 14, 1980 3–3 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 35–15–7
58 W February 16, 1980 4–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 36–15–7
59 T February 17, 1980 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 36–15–8
60 W February 19, 1980 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 37–15–8
61 W February 20, 1980 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 38–15–8
62 L February 24, 1980 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 38–16–8
63 T February 27, 1980 1–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 38–16–9
64 W February 29, 1980 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 39–16–9
65 T March 2, 1980 2–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 39–16–10
66 L March 5, 1980 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 39–17–10
67 W March 6, 1980 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 40–17–10
68 W March 9, 1980 9–4 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 41–17–10
69 T March 12, 1980 3–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 41–17–11
70 T March 15, 1980 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 41–17–12
71 T March 19, 1980 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 41–17–13
72 W March 22, 1980 5–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 42–17–13
73 T March 23, 1980 1–1 New York Islanders (1979–80) 42–17–14
74 T March 25, 1980 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 42–17–15
75 W March 27, 1980 10–1 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 43–17–15
76 T March 30, 1980 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 43–17–16
77 W April 1, 1980 5–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 44–17–16
78 W April 3, 1980 8–3 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 45–17–16
79 W April 5, 1980 9–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 46–17–16
80 W April 6, 1980 7–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 47–17–16

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Buffalo Sabres 3, Vancouver Canucks 1[edit | edit source]

Buffalo Sabres 4, Chicago Black Hawks 0[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Buffalo Sabres 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G= Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]


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