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.

The Sabres netted 327 goals and allowed 250. Danny Gare scored 46 goals for Buffalo, while Andre Savard, Tony McKegney and Ric Seiling each tallied 30 or more, too. John Van Boxmeer accounted for 51 assists. Don Edwards earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Bob Sauve added 15 or more victories as well. Don Edwards recorded a 2.96 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

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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