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1979-80 Hartford Whalers Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 27-34-19 - 73 points
Finishing 4th in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 0-3
Lost NHL preliminary round
Preliminary - Lost to Montreal Canadiens 3-0
Coach: Don Blackburn (27-34-19)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1979-80 Hartford Whalers Statistics
1979-80 Hartford Whalers Roster

The Hartford Whalers of the National Hockey League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 27 wins and 34 losses and 19 ties for 73 points, finishing fourth in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-3.

The Whalers scored 303 goals and allowed 312. Blaine Stoughton netted 56 goals for Hartford, while Mike Rogers and Jordy Douglas tallied 30 or more as well. Mike Rogers contributed 61 assists. John Garrett topped the squad with 16 wins, and Al Smith earned a 3.66 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Don Blackburn coached the team. The 1979-80 Hartford Whalers lost in the NHL preliminary round.

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Regular Season Goals For: 303
Regular Season Goals Against: 312

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