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1981–82 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 3rd Norris
1981–82 record 32–40–8
Goals for 315
Goals against 349
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Red Berenson
Emile Francis
Captain Brian Sutter
Arena Checkerdome
Team Leaders
Goals Brian Sutter (39)
Assists Bernie Federko (62)
Points Bernie Federko (92)
Penalties in minutes Brian Sutter (239)
Wins Mike Liut (28)
Goals against average Mike Liut (4.06)
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1980–81 1982–83

The 1981–82 St. Louis Blues season was the 15th in franchise history. The Blues finished 3rd in the Norris Division, defeated the Winnipeg Jets in the Division Semi-finals 3 games to 1 before losing in the Division Finals to the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 2.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Prior to the season, realignment took place in the NHL, as the Blues were assigned to the new-look James Norris Division in the Clarence Campbell Conference, along with the Chicago Black Hawks, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota North Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets.

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

St. Louis Blues 3, Winnipeg Jets 1[edit | edit source]

Chicago Black Hawks 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 74 30 62 92 70 -10 11 0 6
Dunlop, BlakeBlake Dunlop C 77 25 53 78 32 -9 10 1 1
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 74 39 36 75 239 -2 14 0 3
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 77 38 31 69 28 -8 8 0 2
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 79 33 26 59 161 -15 2 0 2
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 45 25 34 59 4 11 10 0 3
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 76 13 40 53 41 -18 1 1 2
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 51 19 25 44 51 -12 4 0 3
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 48 18 22 40 17 -7 4 0 2
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 80 5 33 38 26 -5 3 0 1
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 71 19 8 27 32 -10 0 1 1
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 70 14 12 26 97 -10 1 4 2
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 71 2 20 22 127 -6 0 0 0
Nill, JimJim Nill RW 61 9 12 21 127 -13 1 2 0
Wilson, RikRik Wilson D 48 3 18 21 24 -10 1 0 1
Chapman, BlairBlair Chapman RW 18 6 11 17 8 1 2 0 0
Kea, EdEd Kea D 78 2 14 16 62 19 0 0 0
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 20 3 11 14 28 -2 2 0 0
Pavese, JimJim Pavese D 42 2 9 11 101 -14 0 0 1
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 45 3 7 10 6 -3 0 1 1
Baker, BillBill Baker D 35 3 5 8 50 -8 1 0 0
Eloranta, KariKari Eloranta D 12 1 7 8 6 5 1 0 1
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe D 8 0 6 6 4 -3 0 0 0
Stewart, BillBill Stewart D 22 0 5 5 25 -5 0 0 0
Reeds, MarkMark Reeds RW 9 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 0
Anderson, PerryPerry Anderson LW 5 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0
Vigneault, AlainAlain Vigneault D 14 1 2 3 43 -1 0 0 0
Hansen, RichieRichie Hansen C 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 64 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Lemieux, AlainAlain Lemieux C 3 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 3 0 1 1 0 -4 0 0 0
Edwards, GaryGary Edwards G 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 35 0 1 1 102 -5 0 0 0
Campbell, ScottScott Campbell D 3 0 0 0 52 -1 0 0 0
Labatte, NeilNeil Labatte C/D 4 0 0 0 6 -3 0 0 0
Skidmore, PaulPaul Skidmore G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heinz, RickRick Heinz G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Liut, MikeMike Liut 3691 64 28 28 7 250 4.06 2
Heinz, RickRick Heinz 433 9 2 5 0 35 4.85 0
Edwards, GaryGary Edwards 480 10 1 5 1 45 5.63 0
Skidmore, PaulPaul Skidmore 120 2 1 1 0 6 3.00 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 76 2 0 1 0 8 6.32 0
Team: 4800 80 32 40 8 344 4.30 2

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 10 7 11 18 4 1 0 0
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 10 3 15 18 10 1 0 1
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 10 8 6 14 49 0 0 1
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 10 2 4 6 13 0 1 0
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 7 3 2 5 8 0 0 1
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 5 3 2 5 11 1 0 0
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 10 3 1 4 20 0 0 1
Dunlop, BlakeBlake Dunlop C 10 2 2 4 4 0 0 0
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 10 2 2 4 10 0 0 0
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 7 1 2 3 0 1 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 10 0 3 3 33 0 0 0
Pavese, JimJim Pavese D 3 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Wilson, RikRik Wilson D 9 0 3 3 14 0 0 0
Anderson, PerryPerry Anderson LW 10 2 0 2 4 1 0 0
Kea, EdEd Kea D 10 1 1 2 16 0 0 0
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 8 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 8 0 2 2 14 0 0 0
Lapointe, GuyGuy Lapointe D 7 1 0 1 8 1 0 1
Reeds, MarkMark Reeds RW 10 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Chapman, BlairBlair Chapman RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baker, BillBill Baker D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eloranta, KariKari Eloranta D 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Liut, MikeMike Liut 494 10 5 3 27 3.28 0
Hanlon, GlenGlen Hanlon 109 3 0 2 9 4.95 0
Team: 603 10 5 5 36 3.58 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 Blues 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 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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