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1980–81 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Smythe Division Champions
Division 1st Smythe
1980–81 record 45–18–17
Goals for 352
Goals against 281
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Red Berenson
Captain Brian Sutter
Arena Checkerdome
Team Leaders
Goals Wayne Babych (54)
Assists Bernie Federko (73)
Points Bernie Federko (104)
Penalties in minutes Brian Sutter (232)
Wins Mike Liut (33)
Goals against average Mike Liut (3.34)
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1979–80 1981–82

The 1980–81 St. Louis Blues season was the 14th in franchise history. The Blues finished 1st in the Smythe Division, defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Preliminary round 3 games to 2 before losing in the Quarter-finals to the New York Rangers 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

The Blues won the Smythe Division for the first time in four seasons, with a record of 45 wins, 18 losses and 17 ties, good for 107 points, and second place overall in the entire NHL. This was the first time that the Blues had ever accumulated 100 or more points in a season.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 80 45 18 14 352 281 107
Chicago Black Hawks 80 31 33 16 304 315 78
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 32 20 289 301 76
Edmonton Oilers 80 29 35 16 328 327 74
Colorado Rockies 80 22 45 13 258 344 57
Winnipeg Jets 80 9 57 14 246 400 32

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

St. Louis Blues 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 4, St. Louis Blues 2[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 78 31 73 104 47 9 9 2 4
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 78 54 42 96 93 14 14 0 7
Dunlop, BlakeBlake Dunlop C 80 20 67 87 40 16 6 0 2
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 62 37 36 73 24 14 8 0 5
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 78 35 34 69 232 12 17 0 4
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 74 24 44 68 57 15 10 1 1
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 75 34 22 56 209 15 5 0 5
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 61 23 32 55 38 32 2 0 4
Chapman, BlairBlair Chapman RW 55 20 26 46 41 3 5 0 3
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 80 22 23 45 107 2 0 8 3
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 80 8 25 33 124 36 0 0 3
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 63 4 27 31 53 12 3 0 1
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 71 5 23 28 12 5 3 1 1
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 66 9 14 23 58 1 0 1 1
Stewart, BillBill Stewart D 60 2 21 23 114 19 0 0 0
Kea, EdEd Kea D 74 3 18 21 60 15 0 0 0
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 66 6 12 18 23 -5 0 1 0
Norwich, CraigCraig Norwich D 23 4 12 16 14 1 3 0 1
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 63 4 11 15 132 9 0 0 0
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 40 3 10 13 137 7 0 0 0
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 25 4 2 6 4 2 0 2 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 19 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Heinz, RickRick Heinz G 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MacLean, PaulPaul MacLean RW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Lamby, DickDick Lamby D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hess, BobBob Hess D 4 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Liut, MikeMike Liut 3570 61 33 14 13 199 3.34 1
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 1010 19 10 3 3 72 4.28 0
Heinz, RickRick Heinz 220 4 2 1 1 8 2.18 0
Team: 4800 80 45 18 17 279 3.49 1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 11 8 10 18 2 4 0 1
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 11 4 12 16 4 1 0 0
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 11 1 11 12 10 1 0 0
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 11 6 3 9 77 3 0 0
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 11 4 5 9 4 3 0 0
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 11 4 3 7 0 1 0 2
Chapman, BlairBlair Chapman RW 9 2 5 7 6 0 0 0
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 11 2 4 6 30 0 0 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 8 2 2 4 12 0 0 0
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 11 3 0 3 8 0 0 2
Kea, EdEd Kea D 11 1 2 3 12 0 0 0
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 11 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Dunlop, BlakeBlake Dunlop C 11 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 11 2 0 2 8 1 0 0
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 11 2 0 2 2 0 0 0
Stewart, BillBill Stewart D 4 1 0 1 11 0 0 0
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 11 0 1 1 54 0 0 0
MacLean, PaulPaul MacLean RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 10 0 0 0 27 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Liut, MikeMike Liut 685 11 5 6 50 4.38 0
Team: 685 11 5 6 50 4.38 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. 1980-81 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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