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1981–82 New York Rangers · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
Conference 5th Wales
1981–82 record 39–27–14
Goals for 316
Goals against 306
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Herb Brooks
Captain Barry Beck
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team Leaders
Goals Ron Duguay (40)
Assists Mike Rogers (65)
Points Mike Rogers (103)
Penalties in minutes Ed Hospodar (152)
Wins Steve Weeks (23)
Goals against average Eddie Mio (3.56)
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1980–81 1982–83

The 1981–82 New York Rangers season was the 56th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers finished 2nd in the Patrick Division, defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3 games to 1 in the Division Semi-finals and lost in the Division Finals to the New York Islanders 4 games to 2.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 54 16 10 385 250 118
New York Rangers 80 39 27 14 316 306 92
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 31 11 325 313 87
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 31 36 13 310 337 75
Washington Capitals 80 26 41 13 319 338 65

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 Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 6, 1981 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 0–1–0
2 L October 9, 1981 3–8 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 0–2–0
3 L October 10, 1981 0–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 0–3–0
4 W October 14, 1981 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 1–3–0
5 L October 17, 1981 4–5 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 1–4–0
6 W October 18, 1981 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 2–4–0
7 L October 21, 1981 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 2–5–0
8 W October 24, 1981 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 3–5–0
9 L October 25, 1981 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 3–6–0
10 L October 28, 1981 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 3–7–0
11 L October 31, 1981 3–7 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 3–8–0
12 W November 1, 1981 4–2 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 4–8–0
13 L November 4, 1981 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 4–9–0
14 W November 5, 1981 6–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 5–9–0
15 W November 7, 1981 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 6–9–0
16 W November 11, 1981 7–3 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 7–9–0
17 T November 13, 1981 3–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 7–9–1
18 L November 15, 1981 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 7–10–1
19 W November 18, 1981 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 8–10–1
20 L November 21, 1981 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 8–11–1
21 L November 22, 1981 2–7 New York Islanders (1981–82) 8–12–1
22 T November 25, 1981 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 8–12–2
23 L November 28, 1981 4–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 8–13–2
24 T November 29, 1981 4–4 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 8–13–3
25 W December 2, 1981 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 9–13–3
26 W December 5, 1981 2–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 10–13–3
27 L December 6, 1981 3–5 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 10–14–3
28 L December 9, 1981 3–4 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 10–15–3
29 W December 12, 1981 5–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 11–15–3
30 W December 14, 1981 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 12–15–3
31 L December 16, 1981 3–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 12–16–3
32 T December 19, 1981 3–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 12–16–4
33 L December 20, 1981 2–3 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 12–17–4
34 W December 23, 1981 5–2 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 13–17–4
35 T December 26, 1981 4–4 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 13–17–5
36 W December 27, 1981 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 14–17–5
37 W December 30, 1981 6–4 New York Islanders (1981–82) 15–17–5
38 W January 2, 1982 6–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 16–17–5
39 L January 3, 1982 3–4 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 16–18–5
40 W January 7, 1982 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 17–18–5
41 W January 9, 1982 7–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 18–18–5
42 W January 11, 1982 5–3 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 19–18–5
43 W January 13, 1982 2–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 20–18–5
44 T January 15, 1982 4–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 20–18–6
45 L January 18, 1982 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 20–19–6
46 W January 20, 1982 3–2 New York Islanders (1981–82) 21–19–6
47 L January 23, 1982 1–6 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 21–20–6
48 T January 24, 1982 4–4 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 21–20–7
49 W January 27, 1982 5–4 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 22–20–7
50 W January 29, 1982 5–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 23–20–7
51 W January 31, 1982 6–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 24–20–7
52 W February 2, 1982 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 25–20–7
53 T February 4, 1982 4–4 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 25–20–8
54 L February 7, 1982 4–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 25–21–8
55 T February 10, 1982 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 25–21–9
56 W February 13, 1982 3–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 26–21–9
57 W February 14, 1982 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 27–21–9
58 W February 17, 1982 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 28–21–9
59 T February 18, 1982 4–4 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 28–21–10
60 L February 21, 1982 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 28–22–10
61 W February 24, 1982 6–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 29–22–10
62 W February 27, 1982 6–4 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 30–22–10
63 L February 28, 1982 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 30–23–10
64 W March 3, 1982 4–2 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 31–23–10
65 T March 4, 1982 4–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 31–23–11
66 L March 6, 1982 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 31–24–11
67 W March 8, 1982 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 32–24–11
68 T March 10, 1982 5–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 32–24–12
69 W March 11, 1982 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 33–24–12
70 T March 14, 1982 5–5 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 33–24–13
71 W March 17, 1982 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 34–24–13
72 W March 20, 1982 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 35–24–13
73 W March 21, 1982 8–5 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 36–24–13
74 W March 24, 1982 7–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 37–24–13
75 W March 26, 1982 8–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 38–24–13
76 L March 28, 1982 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 38–25–13
77 L March 29, 1982 3–7 New York Islanders (1981–82) 38–26–13
78 W March 31, 1982 4–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 39–26–13
79 L April 2, 1982 5–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 39–27–13
80 T April 3, 1982 3–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 39–27–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 1[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 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
Rogers, MikeMike Rogers C 80 38 65 103 43 2 6 1 2
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 72 40 36 76 82 18 10 1 3
Pavelich, MarkMark Pavelich C 79 33 43 76 67 21 12 3 3
Johnstone, EddieEddie Johnstone RW 68 30 28 58 57 -5 4 0 3
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 54 22 36 58 73 9 6 1 5
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 78 18 38 56 27 18 7 0 3
Maloney, DaveDave Maloney D 64 13 36 49 105 2 6 1 3
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 60 9 29 38 111 19 5 0 0
Silk, DaveDave Silk RW 64 15 20 35 39 17 1 0 0
Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek C/LW 30 8 24 32 24 8 2 0 2
Leinonen, MikkoMikko Leinonen C 53 11 20 31 18 2 2 0 3
Hickey, PatPat Hickey LW 53 15 14 29 32 -15 3 0 3
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 48 7 15 22 74 -3 0 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 79 3 18 21 104 7 0 0 0
Vickers, SteveSteve Vickers LW 34 9 11 20 13 4 2 0 2
Dore, AndreAndre Dore D 56 4 16 20 64 10 0 0 0
Fotiu, NickNick Fotiu LW 70 8 10 18 151 -7 0 0 1
Greschner, RonRon Greschner D 29 5 11 16 16 -11 0 0 0
McClanahan, RobRob McClanahan C 22 5 9 14 10 7 0 0 1
Talafous, DeanDean Talafous RW 29 6 7 13 8 -3 1 0 2
Gillis, JereJere Gillis LW 26 3 9 12 16 -2 0 0 1
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 50 5 6 11 45 -2 1 0 0
Hospodar, EdEd Hospodar D 41 3 8 11 152 -8 0 0 0
Wallin, PeterPeter Wallin RW 40 2 9 11 12 1 0 0 1
Younghans, TomTom Younghans RW 47 3 5 8 17 0 0 0 0
Bothwell, TimTim Bothwell D 13 0 3 3 10 -5 0 0 0
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks G 49 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Morrison, MarkMark Morrison C 9 1 1 2 0 -5 0 0 1
Backman, MikeMike Backman RW 3 0 2 2 4 7 0 0 0
Hedberg, AndersAnders Hedberg RW 4 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Nethery, LanceLance Nethery C 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baker, SteveSteve Baker G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mio, EddieEddie Mio G 25 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks 2852 49 23 16 9 179 3.77 1
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 1500 25 13 6 5 89 3.56 0
Baker, SteveSteve Baker 328 6 1 5 0 33 6.04 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 60 1 1 0 0 1 1.00 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 60 1 1 0 0 1 1.00 0
Team: 4800 80 39 27 14 303 3.79 1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek C/LW 10 7 4 11 11 4 0 1
Maloney, DonDon Maloney LW 10 5 5 10 10 2 0 0
Ruotsalainen, ReijoReijo Ruotsalainen D 10 4 5 9 2 2 0 1
Johnstone, EddieEddie Johnstone RW 10 2 6 8 25 1 0 0
McClanahan, RobRob McClanahan C 10 2 5 7 2 0 0 0
Leinonen, MikkoMikko Leinonen C 7 1 6 7 20 0 0 0
Rogers, MikeMike Rogers C 9 1 6 7 2 0 0 0
Duguay, RonRon Duguay C/RW 10 5 1 6 31 1 0 0
Silk, DaveDave Silk RW 9 2 4 6 4 0 0 1
Beck, BarryBarry Beck D 10 1 5 6 14 1 0 0
Pavelich, MarkMark Pavelich C 6 1 5 6 0 0 0 0
Maloney, DaveDave Maloney D 10 1 4 5 6 1 0 1
Connor, CamCam Connor RW 10 4 0 4 4 1 0 1
Allison, MikeMike Allison LW 10 1 3 4 18 0 0 0
Laidlaw, TomTom Laidlaw D 10 0 3 3 14 0 0 0
Dore, AndreAndre Dore D 10 1 1 2 16 0 0 0
Fotiu, NickNick Fotiu LW 10 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Vadnais, CarolCarol Vadnais D 10 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Backman, MikeMike Backman RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Larose, ClaudeClaude Larose LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Younghans, TomTom Younghans RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burns, GaryGary Burns LW/C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks G 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Mio, EddieEddie Mio G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Mio, EddieEddie Mio 443 8 4 3 28 3.79 0
Weeks, SteveSteve Weeks 127 4 1 2 9 4.25 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 33 1 0 0 3 5.45 0
Team: 603 10 5 5 40 3.98 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 Rangers did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1981-82 New York Rangers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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