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1980–81 Hartford Whalers · NHL
Division 4th Norris
1980–81 record 21–41–18
Goals for 292
Goals against 372
General Manager Jack Kelley
Coach Don Blackburn
Captain Mike Rogers
Arena Hartford Civic Center
Team Leaders
Goals Blaine Stoughton (43)
Assists Mike Rogers (65)
Points Mike Rogers (105)
Penalties in minutes Tom Rowe (190)
Wins John Garrett (15)
Goals against average Mike Veisor (4.46)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 Hartford Whalers season was the Whalers' 2nd season in the National Hockey League. The Whalers finished 4th 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[]

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

Playoffs[]

  • The Whalers did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Awards and Records[]

  • The Whalers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

See Also[]

References[]

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