1981–82 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
1981–82 record 39–26–15
Goals for 307
Goals against 273
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Jimmy Roberts
Captain Danny Gare (Oct-Nov)
Gilbert Perreault (Nov-Apr)
Team Leaders
Goals Gilbert Perreault (31)
Assists John Van Boxmeer (54)
Points Gilbert Perreault (73)
Penalties in minutes Larry Playfair (258)
Wins Don Edwards (26)
Goals against average Jacques Cloutier (2.51)
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1980–81 1982–83

The 1981–82 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' 12th season in the National Hockey League. The Sabres finished 3rd in the Adams Division and lost in the Preliminary round to the Boston Bruins 3 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Adams Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Montreal Canadiens 80 46 17 17 360 223 109
Boston Bruins 80 43 27 10 323 285 96
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 26 15 307 273 93
Quebec Nordiques 80 33 31 16 356 345 82
Hartford Whalers 80 21 41 18 264 351 60

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 W October 7, 1981 5–3 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 1–0–0
2 L October 10, 1981 0–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 1–1–0
3 T October 11, 1981 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 1–1–1
4 W October 14, 1981 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 2–1–1
5 W October 17, 1981 4–2 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 3–1–1
6 T October 18, 1981 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 3–1–2
7 T October 21, 1981 2–2 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 3–1–3
8 W October 23, 1981 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 4–1–3
9 L October 25, 1981 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 4–2–3
10 W October 28, 1981 6–2 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 5–2–3
11 L October 31, 1981 1–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 5–3–3
12 W November 1, 1981 6–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 6–3–3
13 T November 4, 1981 3–3 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 6–3–4
14 W November 7, 1981 6–2 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 7–3–4
15 T November 8, 1981 2–2 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 7–3–5
16 L November 11, 1981 3–7 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 7–4–5
17 T November 13, 1981 3–3 New York Rangers (1981–82) 7–4–6
18 W November 15, 1981 3–1 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 8–4–6
19 L November 18, 1981 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 8–5–6
20 W November 20, 1981 4–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 9–5–6
21 W November 21, 1981 7–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 10–5–6
22 W November 25, 1981 3–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 11–5–6
23 T November 28, 1981 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 11–5–7
24 W November 29, 1981 5–2 New York Islanders (1981–82) 12–5–7
25 L December 3, 1981 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 12–6–7
26 W December 4, 1981 4–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 13–6–7
27 W December 6, 1981 7–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 14–6–7
28 W December 9, 1981 7–1 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 15–6–7
29 W December 12, 1981 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 16–6–7
30 T December 13, 1981 4–4 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 16–6–8
31 L December 15, 1981 3–4 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 16–7–8
32 L December 17, 1981 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 16–8–8
33 L December 19, 1981 3–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 16–9–8
34 W December 20, 1981 8–2 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 17–9–8
35 L December 22, 1981 2–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 17–10–8
36 W December 26, 1981 7–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 18–10–8
37 W December 27, 1981 3–2 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 19–10–8
38 W December 31, 1981 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 20–10–8
39 L January 2, 1982 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 20–11–8
40 W January 3, 1982 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 21–11–8
41 W January 6, 1982 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 22–11–8
42 W January 9, 1982 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 23–11–8
43 W January 10, 1982 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 24–11–8
44 W January 13, 1982 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 25–11–8
45 W January 15, 1982 8–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 26–11–8
46 W January 17, 1982 7–1 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 27–11–8
47 T January 19, 1982 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 27–11–9
48 W January 22, 1982 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 28–11–9
49 W January 23, 1982 3–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 29–11–9
50 L January 27, 1982 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 29–12–9
51 L January 29, 1982 1–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 29–13–9
52 L January 30, 1982 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 29–14–9
53 L February 3, 1982 2–5 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 29–15–9
54 L February 4, 1982 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 29–16–9
55 L February 7, 1982 3–7 New York Islanders (1981–82) 29–17–9
56 W February 10, 1982 4–3 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 30–17–9
57 L February 11, 1982 4–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 30–18–9
58 W February 16, 1982 2–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 31–18–9
59 W February 17, 1982 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 32–18–9
60 T February 20, 1982 2–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 32–18–10
61 W February 21, 1982 6–2 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 33–18–10
62 L February 24, 1982 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 33–19–10
63 T February 26, 1982 4–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 33–19–11
64 T February 27, 1982 5–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 33–19–12
65 T March 3, 1982 3–3 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 33–19–13
66 T March 6, 1982 2–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 33–19–14
67 L March 7, 1982 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 33–20–14
68 W March 10, 1982 7–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 34–20–14
69 W March 12, 1982 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 35–20–14
70 L March 13, 1982 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 35–21–14
71 T March 16, 1982 3–3 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 35–21–15
72 L March 18, 1982 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 35–22–15
73 L March 20, 1982 4–6 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 35–23–15
74 W March 21, 1982 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 36–23–15
75 L March 25, 1982 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 36–24–15
76 L March 26, 1982 5–8 New York Rangers (1981–82) 36–25–15
77 W March 28, 1982 9–5 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 37–25–15
78 W March 30, 1982 6–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 38–25–15
79 W April 3, 1982 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 39–25–15
80 L April 4, 1982 4–7 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 39–26–15

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 3, Buffalo Sabres 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Sabres did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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