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1981–82 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 4th Smythe
1981–82 record 24–41–15
Goals for 314
Goals against 369
General Manager George Maguire
Coach Parker MacDonald
Don Perry
Captain Dave Lewis
Arena The Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Marcel Dionne (50)
Assists Marcel Dionne
Dave Taylor (67)
Points Marcel Dionne (117)
Penalties in minutes Jay Wells (145)
Wins Mario Lessard (13)
Goals against average Doug Keans (4.30)
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1980–81 1982–83

The 1981–82 Los Angeles Kings season was the franchise's 15th season in the National Hockey League. The Kings finished 4th in the Smythe Division and lost in the Division Finals to the Vancouver Canucks 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

The Kings were moved to the Smythe Division. The Kings now were in a division with western teams.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 48 17 15 417 295 111
Vancouver Canucks 80 30 33 17 290 288 77
Calgary Flames 80 29 34 17 334 345 75
Los Angeles Kings 80 24 41 15 314 369 63
Colorado Rockies 80 18 49 13 241 362 49

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Los Angeles Kings 3, Edmonton Oilers 2[edit | edit source]

Vancouver Canucks 4, Los Angeles Kings 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 78 50 67 117 50 -10 17 1 5
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 78 39 67 106 130 -4 13 0 3
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 77 30 38 68 23 -15 5 1 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 79 22 44 66 95 -13 8 1 2
Bozek, SteveSteve Bozek LW 71 33 23 56 68 -6 10 0 5
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 77 6 39 45 130 -12 1 0 0
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 50 15 24 39 42 -7 3 0 2
Terrion, GregGreg Terrion LW 61 15 22 37 23 -12 1 0 3
Bonar, DanDan Bonar C 79 13 23 36 111 -4 1 0 0
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 22 14 18 32 27 2 8 1 1
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 80 16 14 30 64 -13 1 0 1
Jensen, SteveSteve Jensen LW 45 8 19 27 19 -14 1 0 1
Turnbull, IanIan Turnbull D 42 11 15 26 81 0 1 0 1
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 70 12 11 23 100 -21 0 0 0
Korab, JerryJerry Korab D 50 5 13 18 91 -19 3 0 0
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 28 5 10 15 20 0 0 2 0
Hopkins, DeanDean Hopkins RW 41 2 13 15 102 -20 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 64 1 13 14 75 -19 0 0 0
Johansen, TrevorTrevor Johansen D 46 3 7 10 69 -14 0 0 0
Chartraw, RickRick Chartraw D/RW 33 2 8 10 56 -11 1 0 0
Wells, JayJay Wells D 60 1 8 9 145 2 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 14 2 6 8 2 2 0 0 0
Hangsleben, AlAl Hangsleben D 18 2 6 8 65 3 0 0 0
Mulvey, PaulPaul Mulvey LW 11 0 7 7 50 0 0 0 0
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 16 2 4 6 28 2 0 1 0
Martin, RickRick Martin LW 3 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 0
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 16 1 3 4 6 -9 0 0 0
Gruhl, ScottScott Gruhl LW 7 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 0
Sims, AlAl Sims D 8 1 1 2 16 -3 0 0 0
Holmes, WarrenWarren Holmes C 3 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Palmer, RobertRobert Palmer D 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard G 52 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Goldup, GlennGlenn Goldup RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Morrison, DaveDave Morrison RW 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Sheehan, BobbyBobby Sheehan C 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson D 6 0 0 0 18 4 0 0 0
Blake, MikeMike Blake G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard 2933 52 13 28 8 213 4.36 2
Keans, DougDoug Keans 1436 31 8 10 7 103 4.30 0
Rutherford, JimJim Rutherford 380 7 3 3 0 43 6.79 0
Blake, MikeMike Blake 51 2 0 0 0 2 2.35 0
Team: 4800 80 24 41 15 361 4.51 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 10 5 8 13 12 1 0 1
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 10 7 4 11 0 4 0 0
Simmer, CharlieCharlie Simmer LW 10 4 7 11 22 1 0 1
Taylor, DaveDave Taylor RW 10 4 6 10 20 3 0 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 10 2 8 10 12 1 0 0
Bozek, SteveSteve Bozek LW 10 4 1 5 6 2 0 1
Smith, DougDoug Smith C 10 3 2 5 11 1 0 0
Bonar, DanDan Bonar C 10 2 3 5 11 0 0 0
Fox, JimJim Fox RW 9 1 4 5 0 0 0 0
Nicholls, BernieBernie Nicholls C 10 4 0 4 23 0 0 1
Wells, JayJay Wells D 10 1 3 4 41 0 0 0
Hopkins, DeanDean Hopkins RW 10 0 4 4 15 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 10 0 4 4 36 0 0 0
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 10 2 1 3 32 0 0 0
Hardy, MarkMark Hardy D 10 1 2 3 9 0 0 0
Chartraw, RickRick Chartraw D/RW 10 0 2 2 17 0 0 0
Korab, JerryJerry Korab D 10 0 2 2 26 0 0 0
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard G 10 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Paul Kelly, JohnJohn Paul Kelly LW 10 1 0 1 14 1 0 0
Tredway, BrockBrock Tredway RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Lessard, MarioMario Lessard 583 10 4 5 41 4.22 0
Keans, DougDoug Keans 32 2 0 1 1 1.88 0
Team: 615 10 4 6 42 4.10 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]

  • The Kings 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]

  1. 1981-82 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-25.
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