1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 30-37-13 - 73 points
Finishing 3rd in the NHL's Norris Division
Postseason: 2-3
Lost NHL preliminary round
Preliminary - Lost to St. Louis Blues 3-2
Coach: Eddie Johnston (30-37-13)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics
1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins Roster

The Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 30 wins and 37 losses and 13 ties for 73 points, finishing third in the NHL's Norris Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Penguins scored 302 goals and yielded 345. Rick Kehoe netted 55 goals for Pittsburgh, while Paul Gardner and Peter Lee tallied 30 or more also. Randy Carlyle contributed 67 assists. Greg Millen earned 25 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 4.16 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Eddie Johnston coached the team. The 1980-81 Pittsburgh Penguins lost in the NHL preliminary round.

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Regular Season Goals For: 302
Regular Season Goals Against: 345

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