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1979–80 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 2nd Norris
1979–80 record 30–36–14
Goals for 290
Goals against 313
General Manager George Maguire
Coach Bob Berry
Captain Mike Murphy
Arena The Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Charlie Simmer (56)
Assists Marcel Dionne (84)
Points Marcel Dionne (137)
Penalties in minutes Jay Wells (113)
Wins Mario Lessard (18)
Goals against average Doug Keans (2.47)
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1978–79 1980–81

The 1979–80 Los Angeles Kings season was the franchise's 13th season in the National Hockey League. The Kings finished 2nd in the Norris Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the New York Islanders 3 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Just prior to the end of the season, the Kings sent Butch Goring to the Islanders and he would help the Islanders defeat the Kings on their way to their Stanley Cup win.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 3, Los Angeles Kings 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 80 53 84 137 32 35 17 0 6
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 64 56 45 101 65 47 21 0 8
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 61 37 53 90 72 39 12 0 7
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 69 20 48 68 12 -21 2 1 1
Halward, DougDoug Halward D 63 11 45 56 52 14 8 0 0
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 80 27 22 49 29 -12 7 3 1
Palmer, RobertRobert Palmer D 78 4 36 40 18 29 1 0 0
Jensen, SteveSteve Jensen LW 76 21 15 36 13 -39 4 2 2
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 77 6 24 30 88 -13 1 0 0
Goldup, GlennGlenn Goldup RW 55 10 11 21 78 -4 1 0 1
Carlson, SteveSteve Carlson C 52 9 12 21 23 -7 1 0 1
Apps, SylSyl Apps C 51 5 16 21 12 -17 1 0 0
Manery, RandyRandy Manery D 52 6 10 16 48 -13 3 0 0
Hopkins, DeanDean Hopkins RW 60 8 6 14 39 -16 1 0 2
Selwood, BradBrad Selwood D 63 1 13 14 82 -14 1 0 0
Gibbs, BarryBarry Gibbs D 63 2 9 11 32 -13 0 0 0
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 11 4 3 7 6 4 1 0 1
Wilson, BertBert Wilson LW 75 4 3 7 91 -19 1 1 0
Howse, DonDon Howse LW 33 2 5 7 6 -16 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 40 2 5 7 28 -6 0 0 0
Korab, JerryJerry Korab D 11 1 2 3 34 -3 0 0 0
Mulhern, RichardRichard Mulhern D 15 0 3 3 16 1 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 11 1 1 2 12 3 0 0 0
Grahame, RonRon Grahame G 26 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 15 0 1 1 10 -7 0 0 0
Holt, RandyRandy Holt D 42 0 1 1 94 -3 0 0 0
Marson, MikeMike Marson LW 3 0 0 0 5 -2 0 0 0
Hampton, RickRick Hampton LW/D 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 43 0 0 0 113 -22 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard G 50 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard 2836 50 18 22 7 185 3.91 0
Grahame, RonRon Grahame 1405 26 9 11 4 98 4.19 2
Keans, DougDoug Keans 559 10 3 3 3 23 2.47 0
Team: 4800 80 30 36 14 306 3.83 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 4 2 1 3 4 0 0 0
Palmer, RobertRobert Palmer D 4 1 2 3 4 0 0 0
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 4 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Carlson, SteveSteve Carlson C 4 1 1 2 7 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 4 1 1 2 9 0 0 0
Goldup, GlennGlenn Goldup RW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 0
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
Hopkins, DeanDean Hopkins RW 4 0 1 1 5 0 0 0
Korab, JerryJerry Korab D 3 0 1 1 11 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Gibbs, BarryBarry Gibbs D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Halward, DougDoug Halward D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Selwood, BradBrad Selwood D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Howse, DonDon Howse LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson, BertBert Wilson LW 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Jensen, SteveSteve Jensen LW 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 4 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard 207 4 1 2 14 4.06 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans 40 1 0 1 7 10.50 0
Team: 247 4 1 3 21 5.10 0

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Note: Pos = Position; 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[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]

  1. 1979-80 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-25.
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