1979–80 St. Louis Blues season

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1979–80 St. Louis Blues
Division 2nd Smythe
1979–80 record 34–34–12
Goals for 266
Goals against 278
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Barclay Plager
Captain Brian Sutter
Alternate captains None
Arena Checkerdome
Average attendance 12,258 (69.5%)

The 1979–80 St. Louis Blues season was the 13th in franchise history. It involved the team returning to the NHL Playoffs for the first time in three seasons, following the team's 34-34-12 record during the regular-season, good for 80 points. The season started the team's run of 25 consecutive seasons of playoff appearances, a record for any non-Original Six NHL franchise.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 80 34 27 19 241 250 87
St. Louis Blues 80 34 34 12 266 278 80
Vancouver Canucks 80 27 37 16 256 281 70
Edmonton Oilers 80 28 39 13 301 322 69
Winnipeg Jets 80 20 49 11 214 314 51
Colorado Rockies 80 19 48 13 234 308 51

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 1979 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 1–0–0
2 T October 11, 1979 3–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 1–0–1
3 L October 13, 1979 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 1–1–1
4 L October 17, 1979 1–5 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 1–2–1
5 W October 20, 1979 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 2–2–1
6 T October 23, 1979 5–5 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 2–2–2
7 L October 24, 1979 2–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 2–3–2
8 L October 27, 1979 0–3 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 2–4–2
9 T October 28, 1979 2–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 2–4–3
10 W October 30, 1979 2–1 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 3–4–3
11 L November 1, 1979 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 3–5–3
12 W November 3, 1979 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 4–5–3
13 L November 7, 1979 4–7 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 4–6–3
14 W November 10, 1979 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 5–6–3
15 L November 11, 1979 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 5–7–3
16 L November 13, 1979 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 5–8–3
17 L November 14, 1979 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 5–9–3
18 T November 17, 1979 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 5–9–4
19 L November 18, 1979 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 5–10–4
20 W November 20, 1979 6–3 New York Islanders (1979–80) 6–10–4
21 L November 21, 1979 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 6–11–4
22 W November 24, 1979 4–3 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 7–11–4
23 L November 25, 1979 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 7–12–4
24 W November 27, 1979 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 8–12–4
25 L November 29, 1979 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 8–13–4
26 L December 1, 1979 0–2 New York Rangers (1979–80) 8–14–4
27 L December 4, 1979 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 8–15–4
28 L December 6, 1979 2–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 8–16–4
29 W December 8, 1979 5–1 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 9–16–4
30 T December 11, 1979 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 9–16–5
31 L December 15, 1979 1–3 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 9–17–5
32 W December 18, 1979 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 10–17–5
33 W December 21, 1979 5–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 11–17–5
34 L December 22, 1979 3–7 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 11–18–5
35 T December 26, 1979 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 11–18–6
36 W December 27, 1979 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 12–18–6
37 W December 29, 1979 3–0 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 13–18–6
38 W January 3, 1980 6–2 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 14–18–6
39 L January 5, 1980 1–3 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 14–19–6
40 W January 8, 1980 6–3 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 15–19–6
41 W January 10, 1980 7–4 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 16–19–6
42 W January 12, 1980 8–2 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 17–19–6
43 T January 13, 1980 1–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 17–19–7
44 W January 15, 1980 2–1 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 18–19–7
45 L January 16, 1980 3–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 18–20–7
46 W January 19, 1980 3–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 19–20–7
47 L January 22, 1980 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 19–21–7
48 T January 26, 1980 4–4 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 19–21–8
49 T January 27, 1980 6–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 19–21–9
50 W January 29, 1980 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 20–21–9
51 W January 30, 1980 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 21–21–9
52 L February 2, 1980 0–3 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 21–22–9
53 W February 3, 1980 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 22–22–9
54 W February 6, 1980 6–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 23–22–9
55 W February 9, 1980 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 24–22–9
56 L February 11, 1980 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 24–23–9
57 W February 14, 1980 6–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 25–23–9
58 T February 17, 1980 5–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 25–23–10
59 W February 19, 1980 3–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 26–23–10
60 L February 23, 1980 2–3 New York Islanders (1979–80) 26–24–10
61 W February 26, 1980 5–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 27–24–10
62 L February 29, 1980 0–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 27–25–10
63 L March 1, 1980 3–6 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 27–26–10
64 W March 3, 1980 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 28–26–10
65 L March 5, 1980 5–7 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 28–27–10
66 T March 8, 1980 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 28–27–11
67 L March 9, 1980 4–9 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 28–28–11
68 W March 12, 1980 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 29–28–11
69 L March 15, 1980 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 29–29–11
70 L March 16, 1980 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 29–30–11
71 T March 18, 1980 3–3 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 29–30–12
72 L March 20, 1980 4–8 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 29–31–12
73 W March 22, 1980 6–2 Washington Capitals (1979–80) 30–31–12
74 W March 24, 1980 7–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 31–31–12
75 L March 26, 1980 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (1979–80) 31–32–12
76 L March 27, 1980 1–7 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 31–33–12
77 L March 29, 1980 3–4 New York Rangers (1979–80) 31–34–12
78 W April 1, 1980 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 32–34–12
79 W April 5, 1980 6–0 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 33–34–12
80 W April 6, 1980 5–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 34–34–12

Playoffs[edit]

1980 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Preliminary Round vs. Chicago Blackhawks (7)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Series
1 April 8 St. Louis 2 – 3 Chicago OT 0 – 1
2 April 9 St. Louis 1 – 5 Chicago 0 – 2
3 April 11 Chicago 4 – 1 St. Louis 0 – 3

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 79 38 56 94 24 3 7 0 4
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 69 22 42 64 30 -2 6 1 1
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 59 26 35 61 49 11 7 0 3
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 71 23 35 58 156 3 6 0 1
Chapman, BlairBlair Chapman RW 63 25 26 51 28 -5 7 0 6
Dunlop, BlakeBlake Dunlop C 72 18 27 45 28 -6 8 0 2
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 77 12 32 44 8 16 3 0 2
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 80 16 19 35 124 -11 3 0 1
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 78 17 17 34 76 -18 0 3 3
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 40 19 14 33 4 9 2 0 3
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 80 9 16 25 10 -19 0 0 3
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 80 6 19 25 87 -24 0 0 1
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 71 10 12 22 20 -14 1 0 2
Kea, EdEd Kea D 69 3 16 19 79 9 0 0 1
Micheletti, JoeJoe Micheletti D 54 2 16 18 29 -5 2 0 0
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 72 5 12 17 36 -22 1 1 0
Lefley, ChuckChuck Lefley LW 28 6 6 12 0 5 0 0 0
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 57 1 11 12 112 -13 0 0 0
Komadoski, NeilNeil Komadoski D 49 0 12 12 52 -22 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 11 1 5 6 6 5 0 0 0
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 11 2 3 5 18 -1 0 0 0
Simpson, BobbyBobby Simpson LW 18 2 2 4 0 -2 0 0 0
Bowness, RickRick Bowness RW 10 1 2 3 11 -2 0 0 0
Laurence, DonDon Laurence C 20 1 2 3 8 -7 0 0 1
Frig, LenLen Frig D 7 0 2 2 4 -5 0 0 0
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 8 1 0 1 2 -6 0 0 0
Lamby, DickDick Lamby D 12 0 1 1 10 -7 0 0 0
Stewart, BobBob Stewart D 10 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Giroux, LarryLarry Giroux D 3 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 64 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski G 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Liut, MikeMike Liut 3661 64 32 23 9 194 3.18 2
Staniowski, EdEd Staniowski 1108 22 2 11 3 80 4.33 0
Grant, DougDoug Grant 31 1 0 0 0 1 1.94 0
Team: 4800 80 34 34 12 275 3.44 2

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Babych, WayneWayne Babych RW 3 1 2 3 2 0 0 0
Turnbull, PerryPerry Turnbull C 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 0
Dunlop, BlakeBlake Dunlop C 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Federko, BernieBernie Federko C 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Patey, LarryLarry Patey C 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Lapointe, RickRick Lapointe D 3 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Brownschidle, JackJack Brownschidle D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chapman, BlairBlair Chapman RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crombeen, MikeMike Crombeen RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Currie, TonyTony Currie RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frig, LenLen Frig D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Harper, TerryTerry Harper D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Kea, EdEd Kea D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Klassen, RalphRalph Klassen C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maxwell, BryanBryan Maxwell D 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mullen, JoeJoe Mullen RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sutter, BrianBrian Sutter LW 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Zuke, MikeMike Zuke C 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Liut, MikeMike Liut 193 3 0 3 12 3.73 0
Team: 193 3 0 3 12 3.73 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 152. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  2. ^ "1979-80 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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