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1980-81 Edmonton Oilers Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 29-35-16 - 74 points
Finishing 4th in the NHL's Smythe Division
Postseason: 5-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Montreal Canadiens 3-0
Quarter-Finals - Lost to New York Islanders 4-2
Coach: Bryan Watson (4-9-5)
Coach: Glen Sather (25-26-11)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers Statistics
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers Roster

The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 29 wins and 35 losses and 16 ties for 74 points, finishing fourth in the NHL's Smythe Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-4.

The Oilers netted 328 goals and conceded 327. Wayne Gretzky scored 55 goals for Edmonton, while Jari Kurri and Glenn Anderson tallied 30 or more as well. Wayne Gretzky contributed 109 assists. Eddie Mio topped the squad with 16 wins and a team-best 3.89 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Bryan Watson and Glen Sather coached the team. The 1980-81 Edmonton Oilers lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 328
Regular Season Goals Against: 327

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