1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks Season
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1980%E2%80%9381 Chicago Black Hawks Season
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks
Division 2nd Smythe
1980-81 record 31-33-16
Goals for 304
Goals against 315
Team information
General Manager Bob Pulford
Coach Keith Magnuson
Captain Terry Ruskowski
Alternate captains None

The 1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks season was the 55th season of operation of the Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League.

Offseason

At the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, the Black Hawks had the third overall pick, and selected Denis Savard from the Montreal Juniors of the QMJHL. In 72 games with the Juniors, Savard had 63 goals and 181 points during the 1979-80 season.

The club replaced head coach Eddie Johnston, as former Black Hawks defenceman and captain Keith Magnuson was named the new head coach of the team. Magnuson appeared in 589 games with Chicago from 1969-1980.

Regular season

The Black Hawks had a tough first half of the season, as the club had a record of 12-22-6 through their first 40 games, clinging on to the fourth and final playoff position in the Smythe Division. The Black Hawks then went 14-2-4 in their next 20 games, which included an eight-game winning streak, to improve their overall record to 26-24-10, and second place in the division. Chicago would finish their final 20 game stretch with a 5-9-6 record, finishing the season with a 31-33-16 record, earning 78 points, and maintaining second place in the Smythe Division, 31 points behind the division winners, the St. Louis Blues.

Offensively, Tom Lysiak led the club with 76 points, as he scored 21 goals and 55 assists. Rookie Denis Savard finished one point behind, scoring 28 goals and 75 points, while having a team best +27 rating. Darryl Sutter led the Black Hawks with 40 goals, while earning 62 points, and Reg Kerr had 30 goals and 60 points in 70 games. Terry Ruskowski chipped in with 59 points, while leading Chicago with 225 penalty minutes. On the blueline, Bob Murray led the scoring, getting 13 goals and 60 points, while Doug Wilson had 12 goals and 51 points.

In goal, Tony Esposito led the way, earning a 29-23-14 record in 66 games, posting a 3.75 GAA.

Final standings

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
St. Louis Blues 80 45 18 17 352 281 107
Chicago Black Hawks 80 31 33 16 304 315 78
Vancouver Canucks 80 28 32 20 289 301 76
Edmonton Oilers 80 29 35 16 328 327 74
Colorado Rockies 80 22 45 13 258 344 57
Winnipeg Jets 80 9 57 14 246 400 32

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

Playoffs

The Black Hawks opened the playoffs with a best-of-five preliminary series against the Calgary Flames. The Flames finished the season with a 39-27-14 record, earning 92 points, 14 more than Chicago, and a third place finish in the Patrick Division. The series opened with two games at the Calgary Corral, and in the first game, the Black Hawks were led by two goals by Darryl Sutter, but it wasn't enough as the Flames held on for a 4-3 victory. In the second game, the Flames dominated the Hawks, defeating Chicago 6-2, as Calgary was led by goaltender Reggie Lemelin, who made 38 saves. The series moved to Chicago Stadium for the third game, as the Flames took a 4-2 lead going into the third period. The Black Hawks tied the game on goals by Al Secord and Darryl Sutter to force overtime, however, in double overtime, Willi Plett of the Flames scored, as Calgary completed the series sweep.

Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1980 4-3 Buffalo Sabres (1980-81) 1-0-0
2 W October 11, 1980 5-4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 2-0-0
3 T October 12, 1980 3-3 Calgary Flames (1980-81) 2-0-1
4 W October 15, 1980 4-2 Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 3-0-1
5 L October 17, 1980 2-6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 3-1-1
6 W October 19, 1980 8-4 Washington Capitals (1980-81) 4-1-1
7 L October 21, 1980 0-2 @ Washington Capitals (1980-81) 4-2-1
8 L October 23, 1980 2-7 Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 4-3-1
9 L October 25, 1980 3-5 @ Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 4-4-1
10 W October 26, 1980 7-4 Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 5-4-1
11 T October 28, 1980 2-2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 5-4-2
12 W October 29, 1980 8-4 Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 6-4-2
13 L November 2, 1980 3-5 St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 6-5-2
14 T November 5, 1980 3-3 New York Rangers (1980-81) 6-5-3
15 L November 8, 1980 3-7 @ New York Islanders (1980-81) 6-6-3
16 L November 9, 1980 1-7 Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 6-7-3
17 T November 11, 1980 6-6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 6-7-4
18 T November 13, 1980 4-4 @ Calgary Flames (1980-81) 6-7-5
19 L November 15, 1980 2-5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 6-8-5
20 L November 16, 1980 4-5 Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 6-9-5
21 W November 19, 1980 5-2 Buffalo Sabres (1980-81) 7-9-5
22 W November 22, 1980 6-2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 8-9-5
23 W November 23, 1980 11-3 Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 9-9-5
24 L November 26, 1980 3-10 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 9-10-5
25 L November 28, 1980 4-6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 9-11-5
26 L November 29, 1980 2-5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 9-12-5
27 L December 4, 1980 5-7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 9-13-5
28 L December 6, 1980 4-6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 9-14-5
29 L December 7, 1980 4-5 @ New York Rangers (1980-81) 9-15-5
30 T December 10, 1980 2-2 Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 9-15-6
31 W December 11, 1980 5-2 @ St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 10-15-6
32 L December 13, 1980 3-7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 10-16-6
33 W December 14, 1980 2-1 New York Rangers (1980-81) 11-16-6
34 L December 17, 1980 1-6 Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 11-17-6
35 W December 20, 1980 5-2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 12-17-6
36 L December 21, 1980 0-9 New York Islanders (1980-81) 12-18-6
37 L December 26, 1980 2-3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980-81) 12-19-6
38 L December 28, 1980 3-6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 12-20-6
39 L December 31, 1980 2-4 Boston Bruins (1980-81) 12-21-6
40 L January 3, 1981 1-2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 12-22-6
41 W January 4, 1981 3-2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 13-22-6
42 W January 7, 1981 6-2 Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 14-22-6
43 W January 10, 1981 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 15-22-6
44 W January 11, 1981 2-1 Calgary Flames (1980-81) 16-22-6
45 W January 15, 1981 3-2 Boston Bruins (1980-81) 17-22-6
46 W January 17, 1981 3-2 @ Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 18-22-6
47 W January 18, 1981 7-2 Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 19-22-6
48 W January 21, 1981 4-2 Montreal Canadiens (1980-81) 20-22-6
49 L January 24, 1981 2-4 @ St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 20-23-6
50 W January 28, 1981 7-3 Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 21-23-6
51 L January 30, 1981 2-4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 21-24-6
52 T January 31, 1981 3-3 @ Calgary Flames (1980-81) 21-24-7
53 W February 2, 1981 8-4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1980-81) 22-24-7
54 W February 4, 1981 6-3 Edmonton Oilers (1980-81) 23-24-7
55 W February 7, 1981 6-2 @ Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 24-24-7
56 W February 8, 1981 9-1 Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 25-24-7
57 T February 12, 1981 5-5 Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 25-24-8
58 W February 14, 1981 4-3 @ Colorado Rockies (1980-81) 26-24-8
59 T February 15, 1981 4-4 Hartford Whalers (1980-81) 26-24-9
60 T February 18, 1981 5-5 @ Washington Capitals (1980-81) 26-24-10
61 L February 21, 1981 3-6 @ New York Islanders (1980-81) 26-25-10
62 L February 22, 1981 4-7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 26-26-10
63 T February 25, 1981 2-2 Washington Capitals (1980-81) 26-26-11
64 L February 27, 1981 1-6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1980-81) 26-27-11
65 T March 1, 1981 4-4 St. Louis Blues (1980-81) 26-27-12
66 T March 4, 1981 3-3 Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 26-27-13
67 L March 7, 1981 1-7 @ Boston Bruins (1980-81) 26-28-13
68 W March 8, 1981 3-2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1980-81) 27-28-13
69 T March 11, 1981 4-4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 27-28-14
70 L March 13, 1981 3-5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1980-81) 27-29-14
71 W March 15, 1981 8-2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1980-81) 28-29-14
72 W March 18, 1981 5-1 Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 29-29-14
73 T March 21, 1981 4-4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1980-81) 29-29-15
74 L March 22, 1981 2-6 New York Islanders (1980-81) 29-30-15
75 L March 25, 1981 2-4 Los Angeles Kings (1980-81) 29-31-15
76 L March 28, 1981 2-5 @ Boston Bruins (1980-81) 29-32-15
77 W March 29, 1981 4-3 Detroit Red Wings (1980-81) 30-32-15
78 T April 1, 1981 2-2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1980-81) 30-32-16
79 L April 3, 1981 1-3 @ New York Rangers (1980-81) 30-33-16
80 W April 5, 1981 8-4 Minnesota North Stars (1980-81) 31-33-16

Calgary Flames 3, Chicago Black Hawks 0

# Date Visitor Score Home Record
1 April 8 Chicago Black Hawks 3-4 Calgary Flames 0-1
2 April 9 Chicago Black Hawks 2-6 Calgary Flames 0-2
3 April 11 Calgary Flames 5-4 Chicago Black Hawks 0-3

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Tom Lysiak C 72 21 55 76 20 7 5 2 3
Denis Savard C 76 28 47 75 47 27 4 0 3
Darryl Sutter LW 76 40 22 62 86 -1 14 0 4
Reg Kerr LW 70 30 30 60 56 10 6 0 4
Bob Murray D 77 13 47 60 93 6 6 0 1
Tim Higgins RW 78 24 35 59 86 20 1 0 1
Terry Ruskowski C 72 8 51 59 225 -19 2 0 2
Doug Wilson D 76 12 39 51 80 6 3 0 1
Keith Brown D 80 9 34 43 80 5 0 1 1
Ted Bulley LW 68 18 16 34 95 18 3 0 2
Grant Mulvey RW 42 18 14 32 81 -18 6 1 4
Glen Sharpley C 35 10 16 26 12 6 4 0 0
Al Secord LW 41 13 9 22 145 -4 3 0 2
Rich Preston RW 47 7 14 21 24 -15 3 0 1
Mike O'Connell D 34 5 16 21 32 5 1 1 0
Greg Fox D 75 3 16 19 112 -10 0 0 0
Ron Sedlbauer LW 39 12 3 15 12 -7 3 0 0
John Marks LW 39 8 6 14 28 -3 1 1 0
Miles Zaharko D 42 3 11 14 40 22 0 0 1
Dave Hutchison D 59 2 9 11 124 12 0 0 0
Rick Paterson C 49 8 2 10 18 -2 1 2 1
Peter Marsh RW 29 4 6 10 10 0 0 0 0
Florent Robidoux LW 39 6 2 8 75 -6 1 0 0
Tony Esposito G 66 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Ken Solheim LW 5 2 0 2 0 -3 0 0 0
Doug Crossman D 9 0 2 2 2 -5 0 0 0
Brian Young D 8 0 2 2 6 -4 0 0 0
Steve Larmer RW 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Murray Bannerman G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bill Gardner C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Doug Lecuyer LW 14 0 0 0 41 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Tony Esposito 3935 66 29 23 14 246 3.75 0
Murray Bannerman 865 15 2 10 2 62 4.30 0
Team: 4800 80 31 33 16 308 3.85 0

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Al Secord LW 3 4 0 4 14 0 0 0
Darryl Sutter LW 3 3 1 4 2 1 0 0
Tom Lysiak C 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Doug Wilson D 3 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Peter Marsh RW 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Keith Brown D 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Terry Ruskowski C 3 0 2 2 11 0 0 0
Glen Sharpley C 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Rick Paterson C 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0
Greg Fox D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Rich Preston RW 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tony Esposito G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tim Higgins RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dave Hutchison D 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Reg Kerr LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
John Marks LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grant Mulvey RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bob Murray D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Denis Savard C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miles Zaharko D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Tony Esposito 215 3 0 3 15 4.19 0
Team: 215 3 0 3 15 4.19 0

[2]

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

Transactions

Roster

Draft picks

Chicago's draft picks at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft held at the Montreal Forum in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 3 Denis Savard  Canada Montreal Juniors (QMJHL)
1 15 Jerry Dupont  Canada Toronto Marlboros (OHA)
2 28 Steve Ludzik  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)
2 30 Ken Solheim  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
2 36 Len Dawes  Canada Victoria Cougars (WHL)
3 57 Troy Murray  Canada St. Albert Saints (AJHL)
3 58 Marcel Frere  Canada Billings Bighorns (WHL)
4 67 Carey Wilson  Canada Darthmouth College (ECAC)
4 78 Brian Shaw  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
5 99 Kevin Ginnell  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
6 120 Steve Larmer  Canada Niagara Falls Flyers (OMJHL)
7 141 Sean Simpson  Canada Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
8 162 Jim Ralph  Canada Ottawa 67's (OMJHL)
9 183 Don Dietrich  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
10 204 Dan Frawley  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)

Farm teams

See also

References

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ "1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved .

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