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80-81NYI
1980–81 New York Islanders · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Clarence Campbell Conference Champions
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Clarence Campbell
1980–81 record 48–18–14
Goals for 355
Goals against 260
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Denis Potvin
Alternate captains None
Arena Nassau Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Mike Bossy (68)
Assists Bryan Trottier (72)
Points Mike Bossy (119)
Penalties in minutes Garry Howatt (174)
Wins Billy Smith (22)
Goals against average Glenn Resch (3.07)

The 1980-81 New York Islanders season was the ninth in the franchise's history. It involved winning the Stanley Cup.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

See also: 1980 NHL Entry Draft

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 48 18 14 355 260 110
Philadelphia Flyers 80 41 24 15 313 249 97
Calgary Flames 80 39 27 14 329 298 92
New York Rangers 80 30 36 14 312 317 74
Washington Capitals 80 26 36 18 286 317 70

Game logEdit

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

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 79 68 51 119 323728210
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 73 31 72 103 7449925
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 80 33 45 78 9926903
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 78 35 41 76 6234975
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 74 20 56 76 10438904
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 78 36 28 64 3225764
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 80 9 52 61 8224602
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 78 23 37 60 04411
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 70 20 32 52 578203
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 79 14 30 44 1456300
Tambellini, SteveSteve Tambellini C 61 19 17 36 17-12204
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 71 16 15 31 3012102
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 70 4 15 19 17412000
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 23 7 11 18 26-8101
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 75 1 16 17 12240000
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 80 2 11 13 2019000
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 73 1 12 13 7745000
Lane, GordGord Lane D 60 3 9 12 124-6011
Marini, HectorHector Marini RW 14 4 7 11 399100
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 18 4 4 8 63001
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 18 2 3 5 25-4201
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 3 2 2 4 02001
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 9 1 2 3 244000
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 13 0 3 3 103000
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 32 0 1 1 00000
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 11 0 0 0 40000
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 41 0 0 0 330000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2363 41 22 10 8 129 3.28 2
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 1817 32 18 7 5 93 3.07 3
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 620 11 8 1 1 32 3.10 0
Team: 4800 80 48 18 14 254 3.17 5
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 18 17 18 35 4903
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 18 11 18 29 34421
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 18 8 17 25 16612
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 18 10 10 20 6422
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 18 6 12 18 8001
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 18 6 9 15 28300
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 17 6 8 14 6400
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 16 5 8 13 16002
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 18 6 6 12 20001
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 18 3 9 12 4011
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 14 4 6 10 19111
Marini, HectorHector Marini RW 9 3 6 9 14000
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 12 4 3 7 10020
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 18 3 4 7 8001
Lane, GordGord Lane D 12 1 5 6 32000
Lorimer, BobBob Lorimer D 18 1 4 5 27000
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 7 0 5 5 6000
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 12 3 1 4 10000
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 18 0 3 3 25000
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 8 0 2 2 15000
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 17 0 1 1 2000
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 1 0 0 0 0000
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 3 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 994 17 14 3 42 2.54 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 92 3 1 0 6 3.91 0
Team: 1086 18 15 3 48 2.65 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;

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.

1981 New York Islanders Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit

Gord Lane, Jean Potvin, Bob Lorimer, Denis Potvin, Stefan Persson, Mike McEwen, Ken Morrow, Dave Langevin, Duane Sutter, Garry Howatt, Clark Gillies, Lorne Henning, Hector Marini, Wayne Merrick, Bob Bourne, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Bob Nystrom, John Tonelli, Anders Kallur, Butch Goring, Billy Carroll, Roland Melanson, Billy Smith, Al Arbour (coach), Bill Torrey (general manager), Ron Waske, Jim Pickard (trainers)

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Butch Goring, Conn Smythe Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1980-81 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-13.

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Preceded by
New York Islanders
1980
New York Islanders
Stanley Cup Champions

1981
Succeeded by
New York Islanders
1982


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