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1979–80 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 5th Norris
1979–80 record 26–43–11
Goals for 268
Goals against 306
General Manager Ted Lindsay
Coach Bobby Kromm
Ted Lindsay
Captain Dale McCourt
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Foligno (36)
Assists Dale McCourt (51)
Points Dale McCourt (81)
Penalties in minutes Willie Huber (164)
Wins Rogatien Vachon (20)
Goals against average Rogatien Vachon (3.61)
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1978–79 1980–81

The 1979–80 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 54th season. The Wings finished 5th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[]

Regular Season[]

Final Standings[]

Norris Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 80 47 20 13 328 240 107
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 36 14 290 313 74
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 251 303 73
Hartford Whalers 80 27 34 19 303 312 73
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 43 11 268 306 63

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[]

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

As a result the Red Wings were forced on a four-game road trip from December 16 to 26.

Playoffs[]

  • The Red Wings failed to qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Regular Season[]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
McCourt, DaleDale McCourt C 80 30 51 81 12 1 7 2 3
Nedomansky, VaclavVaclav Nedomansky RW 79 35 39 74 13 -5 11 0 5
Foligno, MikeMike Foligno RW 80 36 35 71 109 -2 9 0 0
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 80 22 44 66 101 -7 7 0 2
Mahovlich, PetePete Mahovlich C 80 16 50 66 69 3 3 0 1
Labraaten, DanDan Labraaten LW 76 30 27 57 8 5 6 0 5
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 77 34 14 48 22 -10 8 2 3
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 76 17 23 40 164 -26 4 2 2
Ogrodnick, JohnJohn Ogrodnick LW 41 8 24 32 8 -4 3 0 1
Woods, PaulPaul Woods LW 79 6 20 26 24 -19 0 0 0
Korn, JimJim Korn D/LW 63 5 13 18 108 -4 1 0 1
Long, BarryBarry Long D 80 0 17 17 38 -28 0 0 0
Hogaboam, BillBill Hogaboam C 42 3 12 15 10 -8 0 0 1
Joly, GregGreg Joly D 59 3 10 13 45 -2 0 0 0
Lyle, GeorgeGeorge Lyle LW 27 7 4 11 2 -2 0 0 2
Bolduc, DannyDanny Bolduc LW 44 6 5 11 19 -14 2 0 0
Sobchuk, DennisDennis Sobchuk C 33 4 6 10 0 -11 0 0 0
Polonich, DennisDennis Polonich C/RW 66 2 8 10 127 -15 0 0 0
Bergman, ThommieThommie Bergman D 28 1 5 6 45 4 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 49 1 4 5 43 -2 0 0 0
Peterson, BrentBrent Peterson C 18 1 2 3 2 -1 0 0 0
Hicks, GlennGlenn Hicks LW 50 1 2 3 43 -21 0 0 0
Miller, PerryPerry Miller D 16 0 3 3 41 -4 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 59 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 0
Pirus, AlexAlex Pirus RW 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cloutier, RejeanRejean Cloutier D 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Webster, TomTom Webster RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Schamehorn, KevinKevin Schamehorn RW 2 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Vasko, RickRick Vasko D 8 0 0 0 2 -11 0 0 0
Hilworth, JohnJohn Hilworth D 15 0 0 0 11 -2 0 0 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford G 23 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 3474 59 20 30 8 209 3.61 4
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford 1326 23 6 13 3 92 4.16 1
Team: 4800 80 26 43 11 301 3.76 5

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus-minus PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[]

  • The Red Wings did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

Game Ads[]

See Also[]

References[]

  1. 1979-80 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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