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1981–82 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 6th Norris
1981–82 record 21–47–12
Goals for 270
Goals against 351
General Manager Jimmy Skinner
Coach Wayne Maxner
Captain Reed Larson
Team Leaders
Goals John Ogrodnick (28)
Assists Mark Osborne (41)
Points Mark Osborne (67)
Penalties in minutes Reed Larson (112)
Wins Bob Sauvé (11)
Goals against average Bob Sauvé (4.19)
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1980–81 1982–83

The 1981-82 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 56th season. The Wings finished 6th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Minnesota North Stars 80 37 23 20 346 288 94
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 33 14 319 332 80
St. Louis Blues 80 32 40 8 315 349 72
Chicago Black Hawks 80 30 38 12 332 363 72
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 20 44 16 298 380 56
Detroit Red Wings 80 21 47 12 270 351 54

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Wings failed to qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Osborne, MarkMark Osborne LW 80 26 41 67 61 -7 5 0 3
Larson, ReedReed Larson D 80 21 39 60 112 -17 4 2 2
Blaisdell, MikeMike Blaisdell RW 80 23 32 55 48 -15 5 0 3
McKechnie, WaltWalt McKechnie C 74 18 37 55 35 -1 2 0 3
Ogrodnick, JohnJohn Ogrodnick LW 80 28 26 54 28 -15 3 2 3
Huber, WillieWillie Huber D 74 15 30 45 98 -16 5 0 2
Kirton, MarkMark Kirton C 74 14 28 42 62 -18 0 1 0
Nedomansky, VaclavVaclav Nedomansky RW 68 12 28 40 22 -15 1 0 0
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 69 10 22 32 79 -22 2 0 1
McCourt, DaleDale McCourt C 26 13 14 27 6 -3 6 0 0
Woods, PaulPaul Woods LW 75 10 17 27 48 -5 0 1 1
Foligno, MikeMike Foligno RW 26 13 13 26 28 -2 3 0 0
Vail, EricEric Vail LW 52 10 14 24 35 -21 3 0 0
Gare, DannyDanny Gare RW 36 13 9 22 74 -4 2 1 0
Murdoch, DonDon Murdoch RW 49 9 13 22 23 1 1 0 1
Smith, DerekDerek Smith C/LW 49 6 14 20 10 -4 0 0 0
Gage, JodyJody Gage RW 31 9 10 19 2 -1 0 0 1
Nolan, TedTed Nolan C 41 4 13 17 45 -6 0 2 0
Schoenfeld, JimJim Schoenfeld D 39 5 9 14 69 2 0 0 0
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 69 1 12 13 93 -31 0 0 0
Korn, JimJim Korn D/LW 59 1 7 8 104 -19 0 0 0
Lofthouse, MarkMark Lofthouse RW/C 12 3 4 7 13 -7 0 0 0
Joly, GregGreg Joly D 37 1 5 6 30 -5 0 1 0
Lyle, GeorgeGeorge Lyle LW 11 1 2 3 4 -2 0 0 0
Smith, BradBrad Smith RW 33 2 0 2 80 -7 0 0 1
Loiselle, ClaudeClaude Loiselle C 4 1 0 1 2 -2 1 0 0
Peterson, BrentBrent Peterson C 15 1 0 1 6 -6 0 0 0
Cloutier, RejeanRejean Cloutier D 2 0 1 1 2
Paterson, JoeJoe Paterson LW 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Legris, ClaudeClaude Legris G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micalef, CorradoCorrado Micalef G 18 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert G 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sauve, BobBob Sauve G 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Sauve, BobBob Sauve 2365 41 11 25 4 165 4.19 0
Gilbert, GillesGilles Gilbert 1478 27 6 10 6 105 4.26 0
Micalef, CorradoCorrado Micalef 809 18 4 10 1 63 4.67 0
Legris, ClaudeClaude Legris 28 1 0 0 1 0 0.00 0
Stefan, GregGreg Stefan 120 2 0 2 0 10 5.00 0
Team: 4800 80 21 47 12 343 4.29 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[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Wings did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1981-82 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.
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