1979-80 Montreal Canadiens Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 47-20-13 - 107 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 6-4
Lost NHL quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Hartford Whalers 3-0
Quarter-Finals - Lost to Minnesota North Stars 4-3
Coach: Bernie Geoffrion (15-9-6)
Coach: Claude Ruel (32-11-7)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1979-80 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1979-80 Montreal Canadiens Roster

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 47 wins and 20 losses and 13 ties for 107 points, finishing first in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-4.

The Canadiens paced the circuit with 328 goals. Montreal allowed 240 goals. Pierre Larouche and Guy Lafleur scored 50 goals for the squad each, while Pierre Mondou and Steve Shutt netted 30 or more as well. Guy Lafleur contributed 75 assists. Denis Herron earned 25 wins in front of the net for the team, and Michel Larocque added 15 or more victories also. Denis Herron recorded a 2.51 goals against average, topping regular goalies.

Bernie Geoffrion and Claude Ruel coached the team. The 1979-80 Montreal Canadiens lost in the NHL quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 328
Regular Season Goals Against: 240

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1979 Atlanta Flames 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 13, 1979 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
October 17, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 3 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
October 20, 1979 New York Rangers 4 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 3-0-0 0-1-0 3-1-0
October 21, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Philadelphia Flyers 6 T 3-0-0 0-1-1 3-1-1 OT
October 23, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Atlanta Flames 3 W 3-0-0 1-1-1 4-1-1
October 25, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 4-0-0 1-1-1 5-1-1
October 27, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 5-0-0 1-1-1 6-1-1
October 28, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 5-0-0 1-2-1 6-2-1
October 30, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Washington Capitals 2 T 5-0-0 1-2-2 6-2-2 OT
November 1, 1979 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 6-0-0 1-2-2 7-2-2
November 3, 1979 Philadelphia Flyers 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 6-1-0 1-2-2 7-3-2
November 5, 1979 Washington Capitals 0 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 7-1-0 1-2-2 8-3-2
November 7, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 T 7-1-0 1-2-3 8-3-3 OT
November 10, 1979 St. Louis Blues 5 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 7-2-0 1-2-3 8-4-3
November 13, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 5 at St. Louis Blues 2 W 7-2-0 2-2-3 9-4-3
November 15, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Colorado Rockies 1 W 7-2-0 3-2-3 10-4-3
November 17, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Los Angeles Kings 1 W 7-2-0 4-2-3 11-4-3
November 18, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Vancouver Canucks 5 L 7-2-0 4-3-3 11-5-3
November 22, 1979 Winnipeg Jets 0 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 8-2-0 4-3-3 12-5-3
November 24, 1979 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 9-2-0 4-3-3 13-5-3
November 25, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Boston Bruins 4 L 9-2-0 4-4-3 13-6-3
November 27, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Detroit Red Wings 5 T 9-2-0 4-4-4 13-6-4 OT
November 29, 1979 St. Louis Blues 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 10-2-0 4-4-4 14-6-4
December 1, 1979 Hartford Whalers 4 at Montreal Canadiens 4 T 10-2-1 4-4-4 14-6-5 OT
December 3, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at New York Rangers 3 T 10-2-1 4-4-5 14-6-6 OT
December 5, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 L 10-2-1 4-5-5 14-7-6
December 7, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 11-2-1 4-5-5 15-7-6
December 9, 1979 Colorado Rockies 7 at Montreal Canadiens 5 L 11-3-1 4-5-5 15-8-6
December 11, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Islanders 4 L 11-3-1 4-6-5 15-9-6
December 14, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Edmonton Oilers 5 L 11-3-1 4-7-5 15-10-6
December 15, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 11-3-1 4-8-5 15-11-6
December 18, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 3 at St. Louis Blues 5 L 11-3-1 4-9-5 15-12-6
December 19, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Minnesota North Stars 5 L 11-3-1 4-10-5 15-13-6
December 22, 1979 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 12-3-1 4-10-5 16-13-6
December 23, 1979 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 13-3-1 4-10-5 17-13-6
December 27, 1979 New York Islanders 7 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 13-4-1 4-10-5 17-14-6
December 29, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 14-4-1 4-10-5 18-14-6
January 2, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 L 14-4-1 4-11-5 18-15-6
January 5, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 14-5-1 4-11-5 18-16-6
January 7, 1980 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 15-5-1 4-11-5 19-16-6
January 9, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 W 15-5-1 5-11-5 20-16-6
January 12, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 16-5-1 5-11-5 21-16-6
January 14, 1980 Atlanta Flames 2 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 17-5-1 5-11-5 22-16-6
January 16, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 W 17-5-1 6-11-5 23-16-6
January 19, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 18-5-1 6-11-5 24-16-6
January 22, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Islanders 2 L 18-5-1 6-12-5 24-17-6
January 24, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Hartford Whalers 2 W 18-5-1 7-12-5 25-17-6
January 26, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 7 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 18-6-1 7-12-5 25-18-6
January 29, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Vancouver Canucks 3 W 18-6-1 8-12-5 26-18-6
January 30, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 18-6-1 9-12-5 27-18-6
February 2, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Los Angeles Kings 4 W 18-6-1 10-12-5 28-18-6
February 7, 1980 Colorado Rockies 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 19-6-1 10-12-5 29-18-6
February 9, 1980 Vancouver Canucks 4 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 19-7-1 10-12-5 29-19-6
February 10, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Boston Bruins 2 W 19-7-1 11-12-5 30-19-6
February 14, 1980 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 20-7-1 11-12-5 31-19-6
February 16, 1980 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 21-7-1 11-12-5 32-19-6
February 17, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Buffalo Sabres 2 T 21-7-1 11-12-6 32-19-7 OT
February 19, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Washington Capitals 3 L 21-7-1 11-13-6 32-20-7
February 21, 1980 Winnipeg Jets 0 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 22-7-1 11-13-6 33-20-7
February 23, 1980 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 23-7-1 11-13-6 34-20-7
February 26, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Atlanta Flames 3 T 23-7-1 11-13-7 34-20-8 OT
February 28, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 24-7-1 11-13-7 35-20-8
March 1, 1980 Washington Capitals 3 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 25-7-1 11-13-7 36-20-8
March 2, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Philadelphia Flyers 1 W 25-7-1 12-13-7 37-20-8
March 6, 1980 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 26-7-1 12-13-7 38-20-8
March 8, 1980 New York Rangers 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 27-7-1 12-13-7 39-20-8
March 10, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 28-7-1 12-13-7 40-20-8
March 12, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Minnesota North Stars 3 W 28-7-1 13-13-7 41-20-8
March 14, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 28-7-1 14-13-7 42-20-8
March 15, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Edmonton Oilers 3 W 28-7-1 15-13-7 43-20-8
March 19, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Hartford Whalers 5 T 28-7-1 15-13-8 43-20-9 OT
March 22, 1980 Hartford Whalers 5 at Montreal Canadiens 5 T 28-7-2 15-13-8 43-20-10 OT
March 23, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 6 at New York Rangers 1 W 28-7-2 16-13-8 44-20-10
March 25, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 29-7-2 16-13-8 45-20-10
March 28, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 29-7-3 16-13-8 45-20-11 OT
March 30, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 29-7-3 16-13-9 45-20-12 OT
April 2, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 29-7-3 17-13-9 46-20-12
April 5, 1980 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 30-7-3 17-13-9 47-20-12
April 6, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Quebec Nordiques 4 T 30-7-3 17-13-10 47-20-13 OT
April 8, 1980 Hartford Whalers 1 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 9, 1980 Hartford Whalers 4 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 11, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Hartford Whalers 3 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0 OT
April 16, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Montreal Canadiens 0 L 2-1-0 1-0-0 3-1-0
April 17, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 4 at Montreal Canadiens 1 L 2-2-0 1-0-0 3-2-0
April 19, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Minnesota North Stars 0 W 2-2-0 2-0-0 4-2-0
April 20, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Minnesota North Stars 1 W 2-2-0 3-0-0 5-2-0
April 22, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 3-2-0 3-0-0 6-2-0
April 24, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Minnesota North Stars 5 L 3-2-0 3-1-0 6-3-0
April 27, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 3 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 3-3-0 3-1-0 6-4-0