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79-80BufSab
1979–80 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Prince of Wales Trophy Winners
Prince of Wales Conference Champions
Adams Division Champions
Division 1st Adams
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1979–80 record 47–17–16
Goals for 318
Goals against 201
General Manager Scotty Bowman
Coach Scotty Bowman
Captain Danny Gare
Alternate captains None
Team leaders
Goals Danny Gare (56)
Assists Gilbert Perreault (66)
Points Gilbert Perreault (106)
Penalties in minutes Larry Playfair (145)
Wins Don Edwards (27)
Goals against average Bob Sauve (2.36)

The 1979–80 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' tenth seaon.


OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 11. Mike Ramsey (D) Flag of the United States United States U.S. National Team

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 47 17 16 318 201 110
Boston Bruins 80 46 21 13 310 234 105
Minnesota North Stars 80 36 28 16 311 253 88
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 35 40 5 304 327 75
Quebec Nordiques 80 25 44 11 248 313 61

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 logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 11, 19796–3 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 1–0–0
2WOctober 13, 19795–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 2–0–0
3LOctober 14, 19794–5 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 2–1–0
4WOctober 17, 19793–1 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 3–1–0
5LOctober 20, 19792–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 3–2–0
6TOctober 21, 19793–3 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 3–2–1
7WOctober 24, 19797–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 4–2–1
8LOctober 25, 19790–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 4–3–1
9WOctober 27, 19793–0 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 5–3–1
10WOctober 28, 19794–2 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 6–3–1
11TOctober 31, 19790–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 6–3–2
12WNovember 3, 19794–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 7–3–2
13LNovember 4, 19791–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 7–4–2
14TNovember 8, 19793–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 7–4–3
15WNovember 10, 19795–3 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 8–4–3
16LNovember 11, 19793–5 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 8–5–3
17WNovember 15, 19795–1 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 9–5–3
18WNovember 17, 19794–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 10–5–3
19WNovember 18, 19799–7 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 11–5–3
20LNovember 21, 19793–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 11–6–3
21WNovember 24, 19796–1 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 12–6–3
22WNovember 25, 19796–2 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 13–6–3
23WNovember 27, 19795–2 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 14–6–3
24WNovember 29, 19792–1 New York Rangers (1979–80) 15–6–3
25WDecember 2, 19792–0 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 16–6–3
26WDecember 5, 19796–1 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 17–6–3
27WDecember 7, 19795–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 18–6–3
28WDecember 10, 19794–0 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 19–6–3
29WDecember 13, 19795–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 20–6–3
30LDecember 15, 19792–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 20–7–3
31LDecember 16, 19791–5 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 20–8–3
32WDecember 19, 19793–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 21–8–3
33WDecember 20, 19795–3 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 22–8–3
34WDecember 22, 19794–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 23–8–3
35LDecember 23, 19791–3 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 23–9–3
36WDecember 27, 19795–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 24–9–3
37LDecember 29, 19793–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 24–10–3
38WDecember 31, 19796–2 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 25–10–3
39WJanuary 5, 19805–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 26–10–3
40LJanuary 6, 19802–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 26–11–3
41WJanuary 9, 19803–2 New York Islanders (1979–80) 27–11–3
42WJanuary 11, 19804–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 28–11–3
43LJanuary 13, 19805–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 28–12–3
44WJanuary 16, 19804–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 29–12–3
45TJanuary 18, 19802–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 29–12–4
46TJanuary 20, 19804–4 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 29–12–5
47TJanuary 21, 19803–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 29–12–6
48LJanuary 24, 19803–4 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 29–13–6
49WJanuary 26, 19807–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 30–13–6
50WJanuary 27, 19809–1 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 31–13–6
51WJanuary 31, 19806–2 New York Rangers (1979–80) 32–13–6
52LFebruary 2, 19802–3 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 32–14–6
53WFebruary 3, 19803–0 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 33–14–6
54WFebruary 7, 19809–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 34–14–6
55LFebruary 9, 19802–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 34–15–6
56WFebruary 11, 19804–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 35–15–6
57TFebruary 14, 19803–3 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 35–15–7
58WFebruary 16, 19804–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 36–15–7
59TFebruary 17, 19802–2 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 36–15–8
60WFebruary 19, 19803–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 37–15–8
61WFebruary 20, 19804–3 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 38–15–8
62LFebruary 24, 19801–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 38–16–8
63TFebruary 27, 19801–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 38–16–9
64WFebruary 29, 19804–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 39–16–9
65TMarch 2, 19802–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 39–16–10
66LMarch 5, 19802–4 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 39–17–10
67WMarch 6, 19804–3 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 40–17–10
68WMarch 9, 19809–4 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 41–17–10
69TMarch 12, 19803–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 41–17–11
70TMarch 15, 19802–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 41–17–12
71TMarch 19, 19803–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 41–17–13
72WMarch 22, 19805–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 42–17–13
73TMarch 23, 19801–1 New York Islanders (1979–80) 42–17–14
74TMarch 25, 19803–3 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 42–17–15
75WMarch 27, 198010–1 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 43–17–15
76TMarch 30, 19801–1 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 43–17–16
77WApril 1, 19805–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 44–17–16
78WApril 3, 19808–3 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 45–17–16
79WApril 5, 19809–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 46–17–16
80WApril 6, 19807–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 47–17–16

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G= Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player GP G A Pts PIM

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L T SO GAA

PlayoffsEdit

  • First Round
    • No. 2 seed Buffalo over No. 15 seed Vancouver (3 games to 1)
  • Second Round
    • No. 2 seed Buffalo over No. 7 seed Chicago (4 games to 0)
  • Third Round
    • No. 5 seed New York Islanders over No. 2 seed Buffalo (4 games to 2)

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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