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1980-1981 NHL Playoffs

Preliminary Round

Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 Boston Bruins 4 Minnesota North Stars 5 1 Boston Garden Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 Boston Bruins 6 Minnesota North Stars 9 Boston Garden Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 2-0
3 4/11/1981 Minnesota North Stars 6 Boston Bruins 3 Met Center Minnesota North Stars Sweep Series 3-0
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 6 Quebec Nordiques 4 The Spectrum Philadelphia Flyers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 8 Quebec Nordiques 5 The Spectrum Philadelphia Flyers Lead Series 2-0
3 4/11/1981 Quebec Nordiques 2 Philadelphia Flyers 0 Colisee de Quebec Philadelphia Flyers Lead Series 2-1
4 4/12/1981 Quebec Nordiques 4 Philadelphia Flyers 3 1 Colisee de Quebec Series Tied 2-2
5 4/14/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 5 Quebec Nordiques 2 The Spectrum Philadelphia Flyers Win Series 3-2
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 Vancouver Canucks 2 1 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Buffalo Sabres Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 Buffalo Sabres 5 Vancouver Canucks 2 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Buffalo Sabres Lead Series 2-0
3 4/11/1981 Vancouver Canucks 3 Buffalo Sabres 5 Pacific Coliseum Buffalo Sabres Sweep Series 3-0
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 St. Louis Blues 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 St Louis Arena St Louis Blues Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 St. Louis Blues 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 6 St Louis Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 4/11/1981 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 St. Louis Blues 5 Civic Arena St Louis Blues Lead Series 2-1
4 4/12/1981 Pittsburgh Penguins 6 St. Louis Blues 3 Civic Arena Series Tied 2-2
5 4/14/1981 St. Louis Blues 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 1 St Louis Arena St Louis Blues Win Series 3-2
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 Los Angeles Kings 1 New York Rangers 3 Great Western Forum New York Rangers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 Los Angeles Kings 5 New York Rangers 4 Great Western Forum Series Tied 1-1
3 4/11/1981 New York Rangers 10 Los Angeles Kings 3 Madison Square Garden New York Rangers Lead Series 2-1
4 4/12/1981 New York Rangers 6 Los Angeles Kings 3 Madison Square Garden New York Rangers Win Series 3-1
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 Montreal Canadiens 3 Edmonton Oilers 6 Montreal Forum Edmonton Oilers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 Montreal Canadiens 1 Edmonton Oilers 3 Montreal Forum Edmonton Oilers Lead Series 2-0
3 4/11/1981 Edmonton Oilers 6 Montreal Canadiens 2 Rexall Place Edmonton Oilers Sweep Series 3-0
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 New York Islanders 9 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 New York Islanders 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 2-0
3 4/11/1981 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 New York Islanders 6 Maple Leaf Gardens New York Islanders Sweep Series 3-0
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/8/1981 Calgary Flames 4 Chicago Black Hawks 3 Stampede Corral Calgary Flames Lead Series 1-0
2 4/9/1981 Calgary Flames 6 Chicago Black Hawks 2 Stampede Corral Calgary Flames Lead Series 2-0
3 4/11/1981 Chicago Black Hawks 4 Calgary Flames 5 2 Chicago Stadium Calgary Flames Sweep Series 3-0

Quarterfinals

Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/16/1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 Minnesota North Stars 4 1 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 1-0
2 4/17/1981 Buffalo Sabres 2 Minnesota North Stars 5 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 2-0
3 4/19/1981 Minnesota North Stars 6 Buffalo Sabres 4 Met Center Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 3-0
4 4/20/1981 Minnesota North Stars 4 Buffalo Sabres 5 1 Met Center Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 3-1
5 4/22/1981 Buffalo Sabres 3 Minnesota North Stars 4 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Minnesota North Stars Win Series 4-1
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/16/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 4 Calgary Flames 0 The Spectrum Philadelphia Flyers Lead Series 1-0
2 4/17/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 4 Calgary Flames 5 The Spectrum Series Tied 1-1
3 4/19/1981 Calgary Flames 2 Philadelphia Flyers 1 Stampede Corral Calgary Flames Lead Series 2-1
4 4/20/1981 Calgary Flames 5 Philadelphia Flyers 4 Stampede Corral Calgary Flames Lead Series 3-1
5 4/22/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 9 Calgary Flames 4 The Spectrum Calgary Flames Lead Series 3-2
6 4/24/1981 Calgary Flames 2 Philadelphia Flyers 3 Stampede Corral Series Tied 3-3
7 4/26/1981 Philadelphia Flyers 1 Calgary Flames 4 The Spectrum Calgary Flames Win Series 4-3
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/16/1981 New York Islanders 8 Edmonton Oilers 2 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 1-0
2 4/17/1981 New York Islanders 6 Edmonton Oilers 3 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 2-0
3 4/19/1981 Edmonton Oilers 5 New York Islanders 2 Rexall Place New York Islanders Lead Series 2-1
4 4/20/1981 Edmonton Oilers 4 New York Islanders 5 1 Rexall Place New York Islanders Lead Series 3-1
5 4/22/1981 New York Islanders 3 Edmonton Oilers 4 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 3-2
6 4/24/1981 Edmonton Oilers 2 New York Islanders 5 Rexall Place New York Islanders Win Series 4-2
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/16/1981 St. Louis Blues 6 New York Rangers 3 St Louis Arena St Louis Blues Lead Series 1-0
2 4/17/1981 St. Louis Blues 4 New York Rangers 6 St Louis Arena Series Tied 1-1
3 4/19/1981 New York Rangers 6 St. Louis Blues 3 Madison Square Garden New York Rangers Lead Series 2-1
4 4/20/1981 New York Rangers 4 St. Louis Blues 1 Madison Square Garden New York Rangers Lead Series 3-1
5 4/22/1981 St. Louis Blues 4 New York Rangers 3 St Louis Arena New York Rangers Lead Series 3-2
6 4/24/1981 New York Rangers 7 St. Louis Blues 4 Madison Square Garden New York Rangers Win Series 4-2

Semifinals

Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/28/1981 New York Islanders 5 New York Rangers 2 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 1-0
2 4/30/1981 New York Islanders 7 New York Rangers 3 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 2-0
3 5/2/1981 New York Rangers 1 New York Islanders 5 Madison Square Garden New York Islanders Lead Series 3-0
4 5/5/1981 New York Rangers 2 New York Islanders 5 Madison Square Garden New York Islanders Sweep Series 4-0
Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 4/28/1981 Calgary Flames 1 Minnesota North Stars 4 Stampede Corral Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 1-0
2 4/30/1981 Calgary Flames 3 Minnesota North Stars 2 Stampede Corral Series Tied 1-1
3 5/3/1981 Minnesota North Stars 6 Calgary Flames 4 Met Center Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 2-1
4 5/5/1981 Minnesota North Stars 7 Calgary Flames 4 Met Center Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 3-1
5 5/7/1981 Calgary Flames 3 Minnesota North Stars 1 Stampede Corral Minnesota North Stars Lead Series 3-2
6 5/9/1981 Minnesota North Stars 5 Calgary Flames 3 Met Center Minnesota North Stars Win Series 4-2

Stanley Cup Finals

Game # Date Home Team Home Score Away Team Away Score OT? Venue Series Update
1 5/12/1981 New York Islanders 6 Minnesota North Stars 3 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 1-0
2 5/14/1981 New York Islanders 6 Minnesota North Stars 3 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Lead Series 2-0
3 5/17/1981 Minnesota North Stars 5 New York Islanders 7 Met Center New York Islanders Lead Series 3-0
4 5/19/1981 Minnesota North Stars 4 New York Islanders 2 Met Center New York Islanders Lead Series 3-1
5 5/21/1981 New York Islanders 5 Minnesota North Stars 1 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum New York Islanders Win Series 4-1