1980-81 Montreal Canadiens Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 45-22-13 - 103 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 0-3
Lost NHL preliminary round
Preliminary - Lost to Edmonton Oilers 3-0
Coach: Claude Ruel (45-22-13)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens Statistics
1980-81 Montreal Canadiens Roster

The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 45 wins and 22 losses and 13 ties for 103 points, finishing first in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-3.

The Canadiens paced the league with just 232 goals allowed. Montreal scored 332 goals. Mark Napier and Steve Shutt netted 35 goals for the squad each, while Guy Lafleur contributed 43 assists. Richard Sevigny topped the team with 20 wins, and Michel Larocque added 15 or more victories also. Richard Sevigny registered a 2.40 goals against average, pacing goalies with significant playing time.

Claude Ruel coached the team. The 1980-81 Montreal Canadiens lost in the NHL preliminary round.

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Regular Season Goals For: 332
Regular Season Goals Against: 232

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 5 at Montreal Canadiens 4 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
October 12, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Boston Bruins 3 L 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
October 15, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Washington Capitals 3 T 0-1-0 0-1-1 0-2-1 OT
October 18, 1980 Vancouver Canucks 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 1-1-0 0-1-1 1-2-1
October 19, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 L 1-1-0 0-2-1 1-3-1
October 21, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at St. Louis Blues 4 L 1-1-0 0-3-1 1-4-1
October 23, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 7 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 W 1-1-0 1-3-1 2-4-1
October 25, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 5 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 1-2-0 1-3-1 2-5-1
October 28, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at New York Islanders 6 L 1-2-0 1-4-1 2-6-1
October 30, 1980 Hartford Whalers 2 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 2-2-0 1-4-1 3-6-1
November 1, 1980 New York Rangers 4 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 3-2-0 1-4-1 4-6-1
November 4, 1980 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 4-2-0 1-4-1 5-6-1
November 6, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 4-2-0 1-5-1 5-7-1
November 8, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 0 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 5-2-0 1-5-1 6-7-1
November 11, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 5-2-0 2-5-1 7-7-1
November 12, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 8 at Los Angeles Kings 4 W 5-2-0 3-5-1 8-7-1
November 14, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Vancouver Canucks 3 T 5-2-0 3-5-2 8-7-2 OT
November 16, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Winnipeg Jets 1 W 5-2-0 4-5-2 9-7-2
November 19, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 W 5-2-0 5-5-2 10-7-2
November 20, 1980 Detroit Red Wings 3 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 6-2-0 5-5-2 11-7-2
November 22, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 7-2-0 5-5-2 12-7-2
November 25, 1980 Calgary Flames 5 at Montreal Canadiens 4 L 7-3-0 5-5-2 12-8-2
November 27, 1980 New York Islanders 4 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 7-4-0 5-5-2 12-9-2
November 29, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 4 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 7-5-0 5-5-2 12-10-2
December 3, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Buffalo Sabres 5 W 7-5-0 6-5-2 13-10-2
December 4, 1980 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 7-6-0 6-5-2 13-11-2
December 6, 1980 Boston Bruins 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 8-6-0 6-5-2 14-11-2
December 10, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 L 8-6-0 6-6-2 14-12-2
December 11, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 9-6-0 6-6-2 15-12-2
December 13, 1980 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 10-6-0 6-6-2 16-12-2
December 17, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Vancouver Canucks 4 T 10-6-0 6-6-3 16-12-3 OT
December 18, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Calgary Flames 0 W 10-6-0 7-6-3 17-12-3
December 20, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 10-6-0 7-7-3 17-13-3
December 23, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Quebec Nordiques 2 T 10-6-0 7-7-4 17-13-4 OT
December 27, 1980 Washington Capitals 4 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 11-6-0 7-7-4 18-13-4
December 28, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 5 at New York Rangers 2 W 11-6-0 8-7-4 19-13-4
December 30, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 0 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 12-6-0 8-7-4 20-13-4
January 2, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Hartford Whalers 1 W 12-6-0 9-7-4 21-13-4
January 3, 1981 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 13-6-0 9-7-4 22-13-4
January 6, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 6 at Detroit Red Wings 2 W 13-6-0 10-7-4 23-13-4
January 8, 1981 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 14-6-0 10-7-4 24-13-4
January 10, 1981 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Montreal Canadiens 5 T 14-6-1 10-7-4 24-13-5 OT
January 12, 1981 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 15-6-1 10-7-4 25-13-5
January 15, 1981 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 16-6-1 10-7-4 26-13-5
January 17, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Toronto Maple Leafs 6 L 16-6-1 10-8-4 26-14-5
January 19, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Minnesota North Stars 6 L 16-6-1 10-9-4 26-15-5
January 21, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Chicago Black Hawks 4 L 16-6-1 10-10-4 26-16-5
January 24, 1981 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 17-6-1 10-10-4 27-16-5
January 28, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Edmonton Oilers 9 L 17-6-1 10-11-4 27-17-5
January 29, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Calgary Flames 4 T 17-6-1 10-11-5 27-17-6 OT
January 31, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Los Angeles Kings 4 L 17-6-1 10-12-5 27-18-6
February 3, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 17-6-1 11-12-5 28-18-6
February 5, 1981 Minnesota North Stars 0 at Montreal Canadiens 7 W 18-6-1 11-12-5 29-18-6
February 7, 1981 Boston Bruins 2 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 19-6-1 11-12-5 30-18-6
February 12, 1981 St. Louis Blues 3 at Montreal Canadiens 3 T 19-6-2 11-12-5 30-18-7 OT
February 14, 1981 Washington Capitals 1 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 20-6-2 11-12-5 31-18-7
February 15, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 5 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 T 20-6-2 11-12-6 31-18-8 OT
February 19, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 2 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 21-6-2 11-12-6 32-18-8
February 21, 1981 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 22-6-2 11-12-6 33-18-8
February 22, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 22-6-2 12-12-6 34-18-8
February 24, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 2 at St. Louis Blues 2 T 22-6-2 12-12-7 34-18-9 OT
February 26, 1981 Colorado Rockies 0 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 23-6-2 12-12-7 35-18-9
February 28, 1981 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 24-6-2 12-12-7 36-18-9
March 1, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 4 at New York Rangers 4 T 24-6-2 12-12-8 36-18-10 OT
March 4, 1981 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Montreal Canadiens 9 W 25-6-2 12-12-8 37-18-10
March 7, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 25-6-2 12-13-8 37-19-10
March 9, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Minnesota North Stars 1 T 25-6-2 12-13-9 37-19-11 OT
March 11, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 1 W 25-6-2 13-13-9 38-19-11
March 12, 1981 St. Louis Blues 3 at Montreal Canadiens 4 W 26-6-2 13-13-9 39-19-11
March 14, 1981 Colorado Rockies 1 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 27-6-2 13-13-9 40-19-11
March 17, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 3 at New York Islanders 3 T 27-6-2 13-13-10 40-19-12 OT
March 18, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Hartford Whalers 9 L 27-6-2 13-14-10 40-20-12
March 21, 1981 Vancouver Canucks 3 at Montreal Canadiens 5 W 28-6-2 13-14-10 41-20-12
March 22, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Washington Capitals 2 T 28-6-2 13-14-11 41-20-13 OT
March 26, 1981 Calgary Flames 2 at Montreal Canadiens 8 W 29-6-2 13-14-11 42-20-13
March 28, 1981 New York Rangers 6 at Montreal Canadiens 2 L 29-7-2 13-14-11 42-21-13
March 29, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 0 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 29-7-2 13-15-11 42-22-13
March 31, 1981 New York Islanders 1 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 30-7-2 13-15-11 43-22-13
April 3, 1981 Hartford Whalers 1 at Montreal Canadiens 6 W 31-7-2 13-15-11 44-22-13
April 5, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 4 at Boston Bruins 2 W 31-7-2 14-15-11 45-22-13
April 8, 1981 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Montreal Canadiens 3 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
April 9, 1981 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Montreal Canadiens 1 L 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
April 11, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Edmonton Oilers 6 L 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-3-0


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