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1980–81 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 5th Norris
1980–81 record 19–43–18
Goals for 252
Goals against 339
General Manager Jimmy Skinner
Coach Ted Lindsay
Wayne Maxner
Captain Errol Thompson
Reed Larson
Team Leaders
Goals John Ogrodnick (35)
Assists Dale McCourt (56)
Points Dale McCourt (86)
Penalties in minutes Jim Korn (246)
Wins Gilles Gilbert (11)
Goals against average Gilles Gilbert (4.01)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980-81 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 55th 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 45 22 13 332 232 103
Los Angeles Kings 80 43 24 13 337 290 99
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 37 13 302 345 73
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 292 372 60
Detroit Red Wings 80 19 43 18 252 339 56

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 L October 10, 1980 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 0–1–0
2 L October 11, 1980 1–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 0–2–0
3 L October 15, 1980 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 0–3–0
4 L October 16, 1980 4–6 New York Islanders (1980–81) 0–4–0
5 L October 18, 1980 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 0–5–0
6 W October 23, 1980 5–1 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 1–5–0
7 W October 25, 1980 4–2 New York Rangers (1980–81) 2–5–0
8 L October 26, 1980 6–7 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 2–6–0
9 T October 28, 1980 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 2–6–1
10 L October 29, 1980 3–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 2–7–1
11 L November 1, 1980 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 2–8–1
12 L November 4, 1980 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 2–9–1
13 W November 6, 1980 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 3–9–1
14 L November 8, 1980 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 3–10–1
15 T November 11, 1980 4–4 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 3–10–2
16 T November 12, 1980 4–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 3–10–3
17 L November 15, 1980 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 3–11–3
18 L November 19, 1980 1–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 3–12–3
19 L November 20, 1980 3–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 3–13–3
20 L November 22, 1980 2–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 3–14–3
21 T November 26, 1980 7–7 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 3–14–4
22 L November 29, 1980 1–5 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 3–15–4
23 L December 2, 1980 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 3–16–4
24 L December 4, 1980 1–4 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 3–17–4
25 W December 6, 1980 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 4–17–4
26 T December 7, 1980 1–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 4–17–5
27 L December 11, 1980 1–2 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 4–18–5
28 W December 13, 1980 7–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 5–18–5
29 W December 14, 1980 5–4 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 6–18–5
30 W December 16, 1980 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 7–18–5
31 W December 18, 1980 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 8–18–5
32 T December 20, 1980 3–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 8–18–6
33 L December 23, 1980 2–6 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 8–19–6
34 T December 27, 1980 4–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 8–19–7
35 W December 28, 1980 4–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 9–19–7
36 W December 31, 1980 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 10–19–7
37 T January 2, 1981 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 10–19–8
38 L January 3, 1981 4–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 10–20–8
39 L January 6, 1981 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 10–21–8
40 L January 8, 1981 4–7 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 10–22–8
41 W January 10, 1981 4–1 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 11–22–8
42 T January 13, 1981 3–3 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 11–22–9
43 L January 15, 1981 0–10 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 11–23–9
44 L January 16, 1981 1–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 11–24–9
45 L January 20, 1981 4–11 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 11–25–9
46 L January 22, 1981 0–3 New York Islanders (1980–81) 11–26–9
47 W January 24, 1981 6–2 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 12–26–9
48 W January 26, 1981 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 13–26–9
49 T January 28, 1981 2–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 13–26–10
50 T January 29, 1981 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 13–26–11
51 L February 1, 1981 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 13–27–11
52 W February 3, 1981 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 14–27–11
53 W February 5, 1981 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 15–27–11
54 L February 6, 1981 3–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 15–28–11
55 W February 8, 1981 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 16–28–11
56 T February 12, 1981 2–2 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 16–28–12
57 L February 14, 1981 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 16–29–12
58 W February 17, 1981 6–4 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 17–29–12
59 W February 19, 1981 7–3 New York Rangers (1980–81) 18–29–12
60 L February 21, 1981 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 18–30–12
61 L February 25, 1981 2–3 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 18–31–12
62 L February 27, 1981 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 18–32–12
63 T March 1, 1981 4–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 18–32–13
64 T March 4, 1981 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 18–32–14
65 T March 8, 1981 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 18–32–15
66 T March 10, 1981 4–4 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 18–32–16
67 L March 12, 1981 4–9 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 18–33–16
68 L March 14, 1981 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 18–34–16
69 L March 17, 1981 3–4 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 18–35–16
70 L March 19, 1981 3–6 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 18–36–16
71 W March 21, 1981 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 19–36–16
72 L March 22, 1981 3–9 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980–81) 19–37–16
73 L March 24, 1981 4–7 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 19–38–16
74 L March 26, 1981 0–2 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 19–39–16
75 L March 28, 1981 2–4 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 19–40–16
76 L March 29, 1981 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 19–41–16
77 T March 31, 1981 5–5 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 19–41–17
78 T April 2, 1981 1–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 19–41–18
79 L April 4, 1981 4–5 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 19–42–18
80 L April 5, 1981 2–7 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 19–43–18

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 56 86 50 -17 11 2 2
Ogrodnick, JohnJohn Ogrodnick LW 80 35 35 70 14 -17 9 2 2
Foligno, MikeMike Foligno RW 80 28 35 63 210 -13 3 0 5
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 78 27 31 58 153 -35 8 0 0
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 80 15 34 49 130 -28 3 0 0
Nedomansky, VaclavVaclav Nedomansky RW 74 12 20 32 30 -35 6 0 0
Kirton, MarkMark Kirton C 50 18 13 31 24 -30 6 1 3
Thompson, ErrolErrol Thompson LW 39 14 12 26 52 -4 5 0 2
Lyle, GeorgeGeorge Lyle LW 31 10 14 24 28 0 3 0 0
Woods, PaulPaul Woods LW 67 8 16 24 45 -10 1 1 1
Peterson, BrentBrent Peterson C 53 6 18 24 24 2 1 0 1
Korn, JimJim Korn D/LW 63 5 15 20 246 -5 1 1 1
McAdam, GaryGary McAdam LW 40 5 14 19 27 -14 1 0 0
Hicks, GlennGlenn Hicks LW 58 5 10 15 84 0 1 0 0
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 56 3 10 13 60 -21 0 0 1
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 68 5 7 12 57 -1 0 0 0
Labraaten, DanDan Labraaten LW 44 3 8 11 12 -19 0 0 0
Vasko, RickRick Vasko D 20 3 7 10 20 -3 1 0 0
Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW 32 3 6 9 10 -7 0 0 0
Miller, PerryPerry Miller D 64 1 8 9 70 -18 0 0 0
Smith, BradBrad Smith RW 20 5 2 7 93 -12 0 0 0
Paterson, JoeJoe Paterson LW 38 2 5 7 53 4 0 0 0
Mahovlich, PetePete Mahovlich C 24 1 4 5 26 -8 0 0 1
Gage, JodyJody Gage RW 16 2 2 4 22 -10 0 0 0
Polonich, DennisDennis Polonich C/RW 32 2 2 4 77 -14 0 0 0
Ingarfield, EarlEarl Ingarfield C 22 2 1 3 16 2 0 0 0
Davis, MalMal Davis LW 5 2 0 2 0 5 0 0 0
Smith, RickRick Smith D 11 0 2 2 6 -5 0 0 0
Joly, GregGreg Joly D 17 0 2 2 10 -8 0 0 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford G 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lozinski, LarryLarry Lozinski G 30 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert G 48 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Bladon, TomTom Bladon D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legris, ClaudeClaude Legris G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert 2618 48 11 24 9 175 4.01 0
Lozinski, LarryLarry Lozinski 1459 30 6 11 7 105 4.32 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford 600 10 2 6 2 43 4.30 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 60 1 0 1 0 7 7.00 0
Legris, ClaudeClaude Legris 63 3 0 1 0 4 3.81 0
Team: 4800 80 19 43 18 334 4.17 0

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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. 1980-81 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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