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1980–81 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 2nd Adams
1980–81 record 37–30–13
Goals for 327 (9th)
Goals against 250 (6th)
General Manager Harry Sinden
Coach Gerry Cheevers
Captain Wayne Cashman
Arena Boston Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Rick Middleton (44)
Assists Rick Middleton (59)
Points Rick Middleton (103)
Penalties in minutes Terry O'Reilly (223)
Wins Rogatien Vachon (25)
Goals against average Marco Baron (2.84)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 57th season. The Bruins finished 2nd in the Adams Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the Minnesota North Stars 3 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

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

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 80 44 59 103 16 15 16 4 7
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 80 37 46 83 24 12 16 0 4
Park, BradBrad Park D 78 14 52 66 111 21 10 0 2
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 77 25 35 60 80 17 7 0 2
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 67 27 29 56 96 29 9 1 6
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 76 21 35 56 94 9 5 0 1
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 77 24 28 52 62 4 3 3 5
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 77 8 35 43 223 2 0 0 0
Jonathan, StanStan Jonathan LW 74 14 24 38 192 5 0 0 2
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 47 11 26 37 16 18 4 0 2
Redmond, DickDick Redmond D 78 15 20 35 60 4 6 2 0
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 72 20 13 33 32 3 4 1 2
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 48 10 22 32 42 -1 2 1 0
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 78 11 18 29 148 27 1 0 1
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 47 13 12 25 172 9 1 0 1
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 77 0 18 18 222 14 0 0 0
Lalonde, BobbyBobby Lalonde C 62 4 12 16 31 3 0 1 0
Morrison, DougDoug Morrison RW 18 7 3 10 13 5 2 0 0
Miller, BobBob Miller C 30 4 4 8 19 -5 0 1 1
MacTavish, CraigCraig MacTavish C 24 3 5 8 13 -1 0 0 0
Gillis, MikeMike Gillis LW 17 2 4 6 15 -2 0 0 0
Pederson, BarryBarry Pederson C 9 1 4 5 6 -5 1 0 0
Melnyk, LarryLarry Melnyk D 26 0 4 4 39 -7 0 0 0
Secord, AlAl Secord LW 18 0 3 3 42 2 0 0 0
Songin, TomTom Songin RW 9 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 1
Craig, JimJim Craig G 23 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 53 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron G 10 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 11 0 0 0 12 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 3021 53 25 19 6 168 3.34 1
Craig, JimJim Craig 1272 23 9 7 6 78 3.68 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron 507 10 3 4 1 24 2.84 0
Team: 4800 80 37 30 13 270 3.38 1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Marcotte, DonDon Marcotte LW 3 2 2 4 6 0 0 0
O'Connell, MikeMike O'Connell D 3 1 3 4 2 0 1 0
Park, BradBrad Park D 3 1 3 4 11 1 0 0
McNab, PeterPeter McNab C 3 3 0 3 0 1 0 0
Lalonde, BobbyBobby Lalonde C 3 2 1 3 2 0 2 0
O'Reilly, TerryTerry O'Reilly RW 3 1 2 3 12 0 0 0
Crowder, KeithKeith Crowder RW 3 2 0 2 9 0 0 0
Foster, DwightDwight Foster RW 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Bourque, RaymondRaymond Bourque D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Cashman, WayneWayne Cashman LW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kasper, SteveSteve Kasper C 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
McCrimmon, BradBrad McCrimmon D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Middleton, RickRick Middleton RW 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Milbury, MikeMike Milbury D 2 0 1 1 10 0 0 0
Redmond, DickDick Redmond D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gillis, MikeMike Gillis LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan, StanStan Jonathan LW 3 0 0 0 30 0 0 0
Ratelle, JeanJean Ratelle C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Baron, MarcoMarco Baron 20 1 0 1 3 9.00 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 164 3 0 2 16 5.85 0
Team: 184 3 0 3 19 6.20 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]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1980-81 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
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