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80-81MinNS
1980–81 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 3rd Adams
Conference 5th Prince of Wales
1980–81 record 35–28–17
Goals for 291
Goals against 263
Coach Glen Sonmor
Captain Paul Shmyr
Arena Met Center
Team leaders
Goals Steve Payne (30)
Assists Bobby Smith (64)
Points Bobby Smith (93)
Penalties in minutes Greg Smith (126)
Wins Don Beaupre (18)
Goals against average Don Beaupre (3.20)

The 1980–81 Minnesota North Stars season was the North Stars' 14th season. Although the North Stars finished the season with one less win and one less point than the previous year, they made a surprise appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals against the New York Islanders, which they lost 4 games to 1.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 16 Brad Palmer (F) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Adams Division
  GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Buffalo Sabres 80 39 20 21 327 250 1194 99
Boston Bruins 80 37 30 13 316 272 1836 87
Minnesota North Stars 8035 28 17 291 263 1624 87
Quebec Nordiques 80 30 32 18 314 318 1524 78
Toronto Maple Leafs 80 28 37 15 322 367 1830 71

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes
Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 11, 19809–3 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 1–0–0
2WOctober 15, 19803–2 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 2–0–0
3TOctober 17, 19805–5 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 2–0–1
4LOctober 18, 19802–6 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 2–1–1
5WOctober 22, 19804–2 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 3–1–1
6WOctober 24, 19804–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 4–1–1
7WOctober 25, 19804–1 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 5–1–1
8TOctober 29, 19802–2 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 5–1–2
9WNovember 1, 19806–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 6–1–2
10WNovember 2, 19808–3 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 7–1–2
11LNovember 7, 19802–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 7–2–2
12WNovember 9, 19807–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 8–2–2
13TNovember 11, 19806–6 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 8–2–3
14WNovember 12, 19805–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 9–2–3
15WNovember 15, 19805–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 10–2–3
16LNovember 17, 19801–2 New York Islanders (1980–81) 10–3–3
17WNovember 19, 19803–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 11–3–3
18TNovember 20, 19801–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 11–3–4
19LNovember 22, 19802–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 11–4–4
20LNovember 26, 19802–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 11–5–4
21WNovember 29, 19804–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 12–5–4
22WDecember 1, 19805–3 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 13–5–4
23TDecember 3, 19803–3 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 13–5–5
24TDecember 6, 19803–3 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 13–5–6
25TDecember 7, 19801–1 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 13–5–7
26LDecember 9, 19801–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 13–6–7
27LDecember 10, 19802–7 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 13–7–7
28WDecember 13, 19804–3 Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 14–7–7
29LDecember 15, 19803–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 14–8–7
30LDecember 17, 19802–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 14–9–7
31TDecember 20, 19803–3 New York Rangers (1980–81) 14–9–8
32WDecember 23, 19806–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 15–9–8
33WDecember 26, 19805–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 16–9–8
34WDecember 27, 19806–4 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 17–9–8
35WDecember 30, 19806–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 18–9–8
36WJanuary 3, 19813–0 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 19–9–8
37TJanuary 4, 19812–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 19–9–9
38TJanuary 7, 19811–1 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 19–9–10
39LJanuary 9, 19812–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 19–10–10
40WJanuary 10, 19813–2 Washington Capitals (1980–81) 20–10–10
41LJanuary 12, 19813–4 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 20–11–10
42TJanuary 14, 19811–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 20–11–11
43WJanuary 17, 19817–1 Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 21–11–11
44WJanuary 19, 19816–3 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 22–11–11
45WJanuary 21, 19812–1 @ Washington Capitals (1980–81) 23–11–11
46LJanuary 22, 19814–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 23–12–11
47WJanuary 24, 19816–1 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 24–12–11
48WJanuary 26, 19813–2 Calgary Flames (1980–81) 25–12–11
49LJanuary 28, 19811–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 25–13–11
50TJanuary 29, 19813–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 25–13–12
51LJanuary 31, 19813–7 New York Rangers (1980–81) 25–14–12
52LFebruary 4, 19812–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980–81) 25–15–12
53LFebruary 5, 19810–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 25–16–12
54TFebruary 7, 19815–5 @ New York Islanders (1980–81) 25–16–13
55TFebruary 8, 19813–3 @ New York Rangers (1980–81) 25–16–14
56LFebruary 12, 19813–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 25–17–14
57WFebruary 14, 19817–4 Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 26–17–14
58WFebruary 15, 19817–2 Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 27–17–14
59WFebruary 18, 19816–2 Colorado Rockies (1980–81) 28–17–14
60WFebruary 20, 19815–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980–81) 29–17–14
61LFebruary 21, 19813–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980–81) 29–18–14
62LFebruary 23, 19811–4 New York Islanders (1980–81) 29–19–14
63LFebruary 25, 19812–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1980–81) 29–20–14
64LFebruary 26, 19811–5 @ Boston Bruins (1980–81) 29–21–14
65LFebruary 28, 19812–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1980–81) 29–22–14
66TMarch 4, 19813–3 Boston Bruins (1980–81) 29–22–15
67WMarch 7, 19818–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980–81) 30–22–15
68TMarch 9, 19811–1 Montreal Canadiens (1980–81) 30–22–16
69WMarch 11, 19813–1 Buffalo Sabres (1980–81) 31–22–16
70LMarch 12, 19813–6 @ Calgary Flames (1980–81) 31–23–16
71LMarch 14, 19814–10 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 31–24–16
72LMarch 18, 19813–5 Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 31–25–16
73TMarch 20, 19811–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980–81) 31–25–17
74WMarch 22, 19819–3 Detroit Red Wings (1980–81) 32–25–17
75LMarch 24, 19813–4 Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 32–26–17
76LMarch 28, 19812–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980–81) 32–27–17
77WMarch 29, 19814–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980–81) 33–27–17
78WMarch 31, 19816–3 St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 34–27–17
79WApril 4, 19815–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1980–81) 35–27–17
80LApril 5, 19814–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1980–81) 35–28–17

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Bobby Smith 78 29 64 93 +1 73
Tim Young 74 25 41 66 +6 40
Al MacAdam 78 21 39 60 -6 94
Steve Payne 76 30 28 58 +14 88
Tom McCarthy 62 23 25 48 +3 62
Craig Hartsburg 74 13 30 43 -9 124
Kent-Erik Anderson 77 17 24 41 8 22
Steve Christoff 56 26 13 39 -9 58
Gordie Roberts 50 6 31 37 2 94
Mike Eaves 48 10 24 34 1 18
Dino Ciccarelli 32 18 12 30
Curt Giles
Greg Smith
Glen Sharpley
Mike Fidler
Ron Zanussi
Brad Maxwell
Mike Polich
Fred Barrett
Gary Sargent
Tom Youghans
Paul Shmyr
Jack Carlson
Brad Palmer
Kevin Maxwell
Don Jackson
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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

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

New York Islanders vs. Minnesota North Stars

Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 12 Minnesota 3New York 6
May 14 Minnesota 3 New York 6
May 17 New York7 Minnesota 5
May 19 New York2 Minnesota 4
May 21 Minnesota 1 New York 5 OT

New York wins the series 4–1.

Awards and recordsEdit

RosterEdit

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Defensemen

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ReferencesEdit

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