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1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 34-27-19 - 87 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Smythe Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated St. Louis Blues 3-0
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Buffalo Sabres 4-0
Coach: Eddie Johnston (34-27-19)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks Statistics
1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks Roster

The Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 34 wins and 27 losses and 19 ties for 87 points, finishing first in the NHL's Smythe Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Black Hawks scored 241 goals and allowed 250. Grant Mulvey netted 39 goals for Chicago, and Rich Preston tallied 30 or more, too. Terry Ruskowski accounted for 55 assists. Tony Esposito earned 31 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.97 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Eddie Johnston coached the team. The 1979-80 Chicago Black Hawks lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 241
Regular Season Goals Against: 250

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 10, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 13, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Minnesota North Stars 5 L 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
October 14, 1979 Hartford Whalers 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 T 1-0-1 0-1-0 1-1-1 OT
October 17, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 2-0-1 0-1-0 2-1-1
October 20, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Atlanta Flames 2 T 2-0-1 0-1-1 2-1-2 OT
October 21, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 0 L 2-1-1 0-1-1 2-2-2
October 24, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 W 3-1-1 0-1-1 3-2-2
October 27, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at New York Islanders 6 L 3-1-1 0-2-1 3-3-2
October 28, 1979 Boston Bruins 4 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 L 3-2-1 0-2-1 3-4-2
October 31, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 0 T 3-2-2 0-2-1 3-4-3 OT
November 3, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 0 at Detroit Red Wings 2 L 3-2-2 0-3-1 3-5-3
November 4, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 L 3-3-2 0-3-1 3-6-3
November 8, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Buffalo Sabres 3 T 3-3-2 0-3-2 3-6-4 OT
November 9, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Hartford Whalers 2 W 3-3-2 1-3-2 4-6-4
November 11, 1979 Hartford Whalers 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 T 3-3-3 1-3-2 4-6-5 OT
November 14, 1979 Vancouver Canucks 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 L 3-4-3 1-3-2 4-7-5
November 17, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Colorado Rockies 1 W 3-4-3 2-3-2 5-7-5
November 18, 1979 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 T 3-4-4 2-3-2 5-7-6 OT
November 21, 1979 Washington Capitals 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 W 4-4-4 2-3-2 6-7-6
November 24, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 1 W 4-4-4 3-3-2 7-7-6
November 25, 1979 St. Louis Blues 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 6 W 5-4-4 3-3-2 8-7-6
November 28, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 5-4-4 3-4-2 8-8-6
November 30, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Vancouver Canucks 1 T 5-4-4 3-4-3 8-8-7 OT
December 1, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 0 at Los Angeles Kings 7 L 5-4-4 3-5-3 8-9-7
December 5, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at New York Rangers 3 T 5-4-4 3-5-4 8-9-8 OT
December 8, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 T 5-4-4 3-5-5 8-9-9 OT
December 9, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 T 5-4-4 3-5-6 8-9-10 OT
December 12, 1979 New York Rangers 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 L 5-5-4 3-5-6 8-10-10
December 13, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Buffalo Sabres 5 L 5-5-4 3-6-6 8-11-10
December 15, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Boston Bruins 1 W 5-5-4 4-6-6 9-11-10
December 16, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 7 W 6-5-4 4-6-6 10-11-10
December 19, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 0 T 6-5-5 4-6-6 10-11-11 OT
December 21, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 6-5-5 4-7-6 10-12-11
December 23, 1979 New York Islanders 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 8 W 7-5-5 4-7-6 11-12-11
December 26, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at St. Louis Blues 3 T 7-5-5 4-7-7 11-12-12 OT
December 28, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Washington Capitals 6 L 7-5-5 4-8-7 11-13-12
December 30, 1979 Boston Bruins 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 W 8-5-5 4-8-7 12-13-12
January 2, 1980 Colorado Rockies 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 W 9-5-5 4-8-7 13-13-12
January 5, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 9-5-5 5-8-7 14-13-12
January 6, 1980 Vancouver Canucks 1 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 10-5-5 5-8-7 15-13-12
January 9, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 L 10-6-5 5-8-7 15-14-12
January 12, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 W 10-6-5 6-8-7 16-14-12
January 13, 1980 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 11-6-5 6-8-7 17-14-12
January 16, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 L 11-7-5 6-8-7 17-15-12
January 17, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 11-7-5 6-9-7 17-16-12
January 19, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Hartford Whalers 5 L 11-7-5 6-10-7 17-17-12
January 20, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at New York Rangers 1 W 11-7-5 7-10-7 18-17-12
January 23, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 L 11-8-5 7-10-7 18-18-12
January 25, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Atlanta Flames 4 T 11-8-5 7-10-8 18-18-13 OT
January 27, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 12-8-5 7-10-8 19-18-13
January 30, 1980 Washington Capitals 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 W 13-8-5 7-10-8 20-18-13
February 2, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 5 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 W 13-8-5 8-10-8 21-18-13
February 3, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 W 14-8-5 8-10-8 22-18-13
February 6, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Quebec Nordiques 3 T 14-8-5 8-10-9 22-18-14 OT
February 9, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Boston Bruins 5 L 14-8-5 8-11-9 22-19-14
February 10, 1980 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 15-8-5 8-11-9 23-19-14
February 13, 1980 New York Rangers 1 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 16-8-5 8-11-9 24-19-14
February 17, 1980 Atlanta Flames 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 17-8-5 8-11-9 25-19-14
February 20, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 W 18-8-5 8-11-9 26-19-14
February 23, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at Washington Capitals 6 L 18-8-5 8-12-9 26-20-14
February 24, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 19-8-5 8-12-9 27-20-14
February 27, 1980 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 L 19-9-5 8-12-9 27-21-14
March 1, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Minnesota North Stars 1 W 19-9-5 9-12-9 28-21-14
March 2, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 19-9-5 10-12-9 29-21-14
March 5, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Vancouver Canucks 3 T 19-9-5 10-12-10 29-21-15 OT
March 7, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 19-9-5 11-12-10 30-21-15
March 8, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Los Angeles Kings 3 T 19-9-5 11-12-11 30-21-16 OT
March 12, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 6 T 19-9-6 11-12-11 30-21-17 OT
March 14, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Edmonton Oilers 6 L 19-9-6 11-13-11 30-22-17
March 16, 1980 New York Islanders 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 L 19-10-6 11-13-11 30-23-17
March 19, 1980 Quebec Nordiques 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 W 20-10-6 11-13-11 31-23-17
March 22, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at New York Islanders 4 T 20-10-6 11-13-12 31-23-18 OT
March 23, 1980 Atlanta Flames 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 W 21-10-6 11-13-12 32-23-18
March 25, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Montreal Canadiens 8 L 21-10-6 11-14-12 32-24-18
March 26, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 7 at Quebec Nordiques 2 W 21-10-6 12-14-12 33-24-18
March 30, 1980 Colorado Rockies 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 T 21-10-7 12-14-12 33-24-19 OT
April 1, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 2 at St. Louis Blues 5 L 21-10-7 12-15-12 33-25-19
April 2, 1980 Winnipeg Jets 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 L 21-11-7 12-15-12 33-26-19
April 5, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at Detroit Red Wings 1 W 21-11-7 13-15-12 34-26-19
April 6, 1980 St. Louis Blues 5 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 L 21-12-7 13-15-12 34-27-19
April 8, 1980 St. Louis Blues 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 OT
April 9, 1980 St. Louis Blues 1 at Chicago Black Hawks 5 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 11, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at St. Louis Blues 1 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
April 16, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 0 at Buffalo Sabres 5 L 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
April 17, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Buffalo Sabres 6 L 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
April 19, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 L 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
April 20, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 L 2-2-0 1-2-0 3-4-0


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