1980-81 Buffalo Sabres Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 39-20-21 - 99 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Adams Division
Postseason: 4-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Vancouver Canucks 3-0
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Minnesota North Stars 4-1
Coach: Roger Neilson (39-20-21)
Location: Buffalo, New York
1980-81 Buffalo Sabres Statistics
1980-81 Buffalo Sabres Roster

The Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 39 wins and 20 losses and 21 ties for 99 points, finishing first in the NHL's Adams Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-4. Roger Neilson coached the team. The 1980-81 Buffalo Sabres lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 327
Regular Season Goals Against: 250

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 9, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
October 12, 1980 Hartford Whalers 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1-1 OT
October 15, 1980 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 1-0-1 0-1-0 1-1-1
October 18, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 W 1-0-1 1-1-0 2-1-1
October 19, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 1-1-1 1-1-0 2-2-1
October 22, 1980 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Buffalo Sabres 7 W 2-1-1 1-1-0 3-2-1
October 25, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 2-1-1 2-1-0 4-2-1
October 26, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 3-1-1 2-1-0 5-2-1
October 29, 1980 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 3-1-2 2-1-0 5-2-2 OT
November 1, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 3-1-2 3-1-0 6-2-2
November 2, 1980 Vancouver Canucks 3 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 4-1-2 3-1-0 7-2-2
November 5, 1980 Colorado Rockies 3 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 5-1-2 3-1-0 8-2-2
November 8, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Washington Capitals 3 T 5-1-2 3-1-1 8-2-3 OT
November 9, 1980 Washington Capitals 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 5-1-3 3-1-1 8-2-4 OT
November 12, 1980 Detroit Red Wings 4 at Buffalo Sabres 4 T 5-1-4 3-1-1 8-2-5 OT
November 15, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 1 at New York Islanders 4 L 5-1-4 3-2-1 8-3-5
November 16, 1980 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Buffalo Sabres 8 W 6-1-4 3-2-1 9-3-5
November 19, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 L 6-1-4 3-3-1 9-4-5
November 21, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 6-1-4 4-3-1 10-4-5
November 23, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Edmonton Oilers 6 L 6-1-4 4-4-1 10-5-5
November 25, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at St. Louis Blues 5 L 6-1-4 4-5-1 10-6-5
November 27, 1980 Calgary Flames 3 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 7-1-4 4-5-1 11-6-5
November 29, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Hartford Whalers 2 W 7-1-4 5-5-1 12-6-5
November 30, 1980 Colorado Rockies 1 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 8-1-4 5-5-1 13-6-5
December 3, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Buffalo Sabres 5 L 8-2-4 5-5-1 13-7-5
December 6, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Minnesota North Stars 3 T 8-2-4 5-5-2 13-7-6 OT
December 7, 1980 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Buffalo Sabres 10 W 9-2-4 5-5-2 14-7-6
December 9, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Colorado Rockies 4 T 9-2-4 5-5-3 14-7-7 OT
December 11, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Calgary Flames 8 L 9-2-4 5-6-3 14-8-7
December 13, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 W 9-2-4 6-6-3 15-8-7
December 14, 1980 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 2 T 9-2-5 6-6-3 15-8-8 OT
December 20, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 7 at Los Angeles Kings 4 W 9-2-5 7-6-3 16-8-8
December 21, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Vancouver Canucks 3 T 9-2-5 7-6-4 16-8-9 OT
December 26, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 3 W 10-2-5 7-6-4 17-8-9
December 28, 1980 Boston Bruins 2 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 11-2-5 7-6-4 18-8-9
December 31, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 5 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 11-3-5 7-6-4 18-9-9
January 3, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Quebec Nordiques 3 T 11-3-5 7-6-5 18-9-10 OT
January 4, 1981 Minnesota North Stars 2 at Buffalo Sabres 2 T 11-3-6 7-6-5 18-9-11 OT
January 7, 1981 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 12-3-6 7-6-5 19-9-11
January 9, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 at New York Rangers 3 T 12-3-6 7-6-6 19-9-12 OT
January 11, 1981 Los Angeles Kings 4 at Buffalo Sabres 4 T 12-3-7 7-6-6 19-9-13 OT
January 14, 1981 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 12-3-8 7-6-6 19-9-14 OT
January 16, 1981 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Buffalo Sabres 5 T 12-3-9 7-6-6 19-9-15 OT
January 18, 1981 New York Rangers 0 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 13-3-9 7-6-6 20-9-15
January 19, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Boston Bruins 5 L 13-3-9 7-7-6 20-10-15
January 21, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Quebec Nordiques 5 W 13-3-9 8-7-6 21-10-15
January 24, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 7 at Washington Capitals 4 W 13-3-9 9-7-6 22-10-15
January 26, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at New York Islanders 3 W 13-3-9 10-7-6 23-10-15
January 28, 1981 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Buffalo Sabres 4 T 13-3-10 10-7-6 23-10-16 OT
January 31, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Hartford Whalers 3 W 13-3-10 11-7-6 24-10-16
February 1, 1981 Winnipeg Jets 0 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 14-3-10 11-7-6 25-10-16
February 5, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 0 W 14-3-10 12-7-6 26-10-16
February 6, 1981 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Buffalo Sabres 7 W 15-3-10 12-7-6 27-10-16
February 8, 1981 St. Louis Blues 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 15-3-11 12-7-6 27-10-17 OT
February 12, 1981 Washington Capitals 3 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 16-3-11 12-7-6 28-10-17
February 14, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Calgary Flames 4 T 16-3-11 12-7-7 28-10-18 OT
February 15, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Edmonton Oilers 2 T 16-3-11 12-7-8 28-10-19 OT
February 19, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 L 16-3-11 12-8-8 28-11-19
February 21, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Pittsburgh Penguins 1 W 16-3-11 13-8-8 29-11-19
February 22, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 16-4-11 13-8-8 29-12-19
February 25, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 at New York Rangers 6 L 16-4-11 13-9-8 29-13-19
February 27, 1981 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Buffalo Sabres 6 W 17-4-11 13-9-8 30-13-19
March 1, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Boston Bruins 6 L 17-4-11 13-10-8 30-14-19
March 4, 1981 Calgary Flames 0 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 18-4-11 13-10-8 31-14-19
March 6, 1981 Hartford Whalers 5 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 18-5-11 13-10-8 31-15-19
March 8, 1981 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Buffalo Sabres 8 W 19-5-11 13-10-8 32-15-19
March 11, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Minnesota North Stars 3 L 19-5-11 13-11-8 32-16-19
March 13, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 19-5-11 14-11-8 33-16-19
March 14, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Vancouver Canucks 2 L 19-5-11 14-12-8 33-17-19
March 17, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Los Angeles Kings 1 W 19-5-11 15-12-8 34-17-19
March 19, 1981 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at Buffalo Sabres 14 W 20-5-11 15-12-8 35-17-19
March 21, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 2 W 20-5-11 16-12-8 36-17-19
March 22, 1981 St. Louis Blues 6 at Buffalo Sabres 5 L 20-6-11 16-12-8 36-18-19
March 25, 1981 New York Rangers 2 at Buffalo Sabres 4 W 21-6-11 16-12-8 37-18-19
March 27, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Colorado Rockies 3 W 21-6-11 17-12-8 38-18-19
March 28, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 4 at St. Louis Blues 7 L 21-6-11 17-13-8 38-19-19
March 30, 1981 Boston Bruins 2 at Buffalo Sabres 2 T 21-6-12 17-13-8 38-19-20 OT
April 2, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 T 21-6-12 17-13-9 38-19-21 OT
April 4, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Detroit Red Wings 4 W 21-6-12 18-13-9 39-19-21
April 5, 1981 New York Islanders 7 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 21-7-12 18-13-9 39-20-21
April 8, 1981 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 OT
April 9, 1981 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 11, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Vancouver Canucks 3 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
April 16, 1981 Minnesota North Stars 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 2-1-0 1-0-0 3-1-0 OT
April 17, 1981 Minnesota North Stars 5 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 2-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0
April 19, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Minnesota North Stars 6 L 2-2-0 1-1-0 3-3-0
April 20, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Minnesota North Stars 4 W 2-2-0 2-1-0 4-3-0 OT
April 22, 1981 Minnesota North Stars 4 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 2-3-0 2-1-0 4-4-0


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