1979-1980 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1978-1979        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1980-1981

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDon EdwardsBob Sauve
10/11/1979vs WashingtonW63W (60:00, 14/17)
10/13/1979at NY IslandersW52W (60:00, 22/24)
10/14/1979vs MinnesotaL45- (40:00, 11/15)L (20:00, 6/7)
10/17/1979vs HartfordW31W (60:00, 12/13)
10/20/1979at St. LouisL23L (60:00, 19/22)
10/21/1979vs VancouverT33T (60:00, 19/22)
10/24/1979vs PittsburghW74W (60:00, 14/17)(BU)
10/25/1979at DetroitL04L (60:00, 19/23)
10/27/1979at QuebecW30W (60:00, 19/19)
10/28/1979vs ColoradoW42W (60:00, 25/27)
10/31/1979at ChicagoT00T (60:00, 20/20)
11/03/1979at TorontoW43W (60:00, 24/27)
11/04/1979at PhiladelphiaL13L (60:00, 32/35)
11/08/1979vs ChicagoT33T (60:00, 19/22)
11/10/1979at WashingtonW53W (60:00, 28/31)
11/11/1979vs ColoradoL35L (59:00, 20/24)
11/15/1979vs AtlantaW51W (60:00, 15/16)
11/17/1979at MinnesotaW42W (60:00, 35/37)
11/18/1979vs EdmontonW97W (60:00, 16/23)
11/21/1979at HartfordL35L (60:00, 17/22)
11/24/1979at WashingtonW61W (60:00, 23/24)
11/25/1979vs MinnesotaW62W (60:00, 17/19)
11/27/1979at BostonW52W (60:00, 25/27)
11/29/1979vs NY RangersW21W (60:00, 23/24)
12/02/1979vs WashingtonW20W (60:00, 20/20)
12/05/1979vs AtlantaW61W (60:00, 16/17)
12/07/1979at ColoradoW53W (60:00, 27/30)
12/10/1979vs DetroitW40W (60:00, 14/14)
12/13/1979vs ChicagoW52W (60:00, 14/16)
12/15/1979at PhiladelphiaL23L (60:00, 27/30)
12/16/1979vs BostonL15L (60:00, 20/25)
12/19/1979at WinnipegW32W (60:00, 22/24)
12/20/1979vs Los AngelesW53W (60:00, 16/19)
12/22/1979at HartfordW42W (60:00, 25/27)
12/23/1979vs QuebecL13L (60:00, 20/23)
12/27/1979vs TorontoW53W (60:00, 22/25)
12/29/1979at MontrealL36L (59:00, 23/28)
12/31/1979vs WinnipegW62W (60:00, 22/24)
01/05/1980at PittsburghW54W (60:00, 27/31)(BU)
01/06/1980vs PhiladelphiaL24L (60:00, 23/27)
01/09/1980vs NY IslandersW32W (60:00, 20/22)
01/11/1980at ColoradoW43W (60:00, 19/22)
01/13/1980at EdmontonL56L (60:00, 27/33)
01/16/1980at Los AngelesW42W (60:00, 20/22)
01/18/1980at VancouverT22T (60:00, 13/15)
01/20/1980vs EdmontonT44T (60:00, 18/22)
01/21/1980at AtlantaT33T (60:00, 19/22)
01/24/1980at BostonL34L (60:00, 24/28)
01/26/1980at MontrealW72W (60:00, 23/25)
01/27/1980vs Los AngelesW91W (60:00, 18/19)
01/31/1980vs NY RangersW62W (60:00, 30/32)
02/02/1980at NY IslandersL23L (60:00, 17/20)
02/03/1980vs VancouverW30W (60:00, 22/22)
02/07/1980vs PittsburghW90W (60:00, 25/25)(BU)
02/09/1980at St. LouisL23L (60:00, 26/29)
02/11/1980vs St. LouisW42W (60:00, 19/21)
02/14/1980vs BostonT33T (60:00, 15/18)
02/16/1980at DetroitW43W (60:00, 25/28)
02/17/1980vs MontrealT22T (60:00, 18/20)
02/19/1980at QuebecW31W (60:00, 19/20)
02/20/1980vs WinnipegW43W (60:00, 17/20)
02/24/1980at ChicagoL13L (60:00, 28/31)
02/27/1980vs PhiladelphiaT11T (60:00, 24/25)
02/29/1980at EdmontonW42W (60:00, 24/26)
03/02/1980at MinnesotaT22T (60:00, 34/36)
03/04/1980at NY RangersL24L (60:00, 20/24)
03/06/1980vs HartfordW43W (60:00, 20/23)
03/09/1980vs St. LouisW94W (60:00, 28/32)
03/12/1980at WinnipegT33T (60:00, 20/23)
03/15/1980at Los AngelesT22T (60:00, 25/27)
03/19/1980at VancouverT33T (60:00, 21/24)
03/22/1980at TorontoW51W (60:00, 32/33)
03/23/1980vs NY IslandersT11T (60:00, 21/22)
03/25/1980at NY RangersT33T (60:00, 26/29)
03/27/1980vs DetroitW101W (60:00, 19/20)
03/30/1980vs MontrealT11T (60:00, 13/14)
04/01/1980at AtlantaW52W (60:00, 22/24)
04/03/1980vs QuebecW83W (60:00, 27/30)
04/05/1980at PittsburghW91(BU)W (60:00, 27/28)
04/06/1980vs TorontoW73W (60:00, 20/23)
04/08/1980vs VancouverW21W (60:00, 18/19)
04/09/1980vs VancouverW60W (60:00, 22/22)
04/11/1980at VancouverL45L (60:00, 21/26)
04/12/1980at VancouverW31W (60:00, 23/24)
04/16/1980vs ChicagoW50W (60:00, 17/17)
04/17/1980vs ChicagoW64W (60:00, 17/21)
04/19/1980at ChicagoW21W (60:00, 38/39)
04/20/1980at ChicagoW32W (60:00, 46/48)
04/29/1980vs NY IslandersL14L (60:00, 25/29)
05/01/1980vs NY IslandersL122OTL (81:20, 31/33)
05/03/1980at NY IslandersL47L (59:00, 33/39)
05/06/1980at NY IslandersW74W (60:00, 27/31)
05/08/1980vs NY IslandersW20W (60:00, 22/22)
05/10/1980at NY IslandersL25L (59:00, 26/30)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTDon EdwardsBob Sauve

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1978-1979        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1980-1981


These data reflect every 1979-1980 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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