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National Hockey League (NHL) 1972 - 73 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1972 - 73 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Eastern Division
Montreal Canadiens 78 52 10 16 0 120 329 184
Boston Bruins 78 51 22 5 0 107 330 235
New York Rangers 78 47 23 8 0 102 297 208
Buffalo Sabres 78 37 27 14 0 88 257 219
Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 0 86 265 243
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 0 64 247 279
Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 0 53 233 339
New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 0 30 170 347
Western Division
Chicago Black Hawks 78 42 27 9 0 93 284 225
Philadelphia Flyers 78 37 30 11 0 85 296 256
Minnesota North Stars 78 37 30 11 0 85 254 230
St. Louis Blues 78 32 34 12 0 76 233 251
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 0 73 257 265
Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 0 73 232 245
Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 0 65 191 239
California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 0 48 213 323

National Hockey League (NHL) 1972 - 73 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1972 - 73 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Montreal Canadiens defeated Buffalo Sabres in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Boston Bruins in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Minnesota North Stars in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated New York Rangers in the Semi Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1972 - 73 Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Ken Dryden, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, Larry Robinson, Jacques Laperriére, Bob Murdoch, Pierre Bouchard, Jim Roberts, Yvan Cournoyer, Frank Mahovlich, Jacques Lemaire, Pete Mahovlich, Marc Tardif, Henri Richard, Réjean Houle, Guy Lafleur, Chuck Lefley, Claude Larose, Murray Wilson, Steve Shutt, Lichel Plasse Staff: Scotty Bowman (Coach), Sam Pollock (General Manager), Ed Palchak, Bob Williams (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1972 - 73 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Montreal Canadiens 17 12 5 0 73 52 179
Montreal Canadiens 17 12 5 0 73 52 179
Chicago Black Hawks 16 10 6 0 60 53 155
Chicago Black Hawks 16 10 6 0 60 53 155
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 33 26 98
Philadelphia Flyers 11 5 6 0 27 31 205
Philadelphia Flyers 11 5 6 0 27 31 205
New York Rangers 10 5 5 0 33 26 98
Minnesota North Stars 6 2 4 0 12 14 112
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 16 21 59
Buffalo Sabres 6 2 4 0 16 21 59
Minnesota North Stars 6 2 4 0 12 14 112
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 11 22 66
Boston Bruins 5 1 4 0 11 22 66
St. Louis Blues 5 1 4 0 9 22 51
St. Louis Blues 5 1 4 0 9 22 51


Most Goals 1972 - 73 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Danny Lawson Philadelphia Blazers61
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins55
Tom Webster New England Whalers53
Mickey Redmond Detroit Red Wings52
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets51



Most Goals 1972 - 73 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens15
Norm Beaudin Winnipeg Jets13
Larry Pleau New England Whalers12
Tom Webster New England Whalers12
Pit Martin Chicago Black Hawks10

Most Assists 1972 - 73 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins75
J.C. Tremblay Quebec Nordiques75
Andre Lacroix Philadelphia Blazers74
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins72
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers67

Most Assists 1972 - 73 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Jim Dorey New England Whalers16
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets16
Norm Beaudin Winnipeg Jets15
Dennis Hull Chicago Black Hawks15
Pat Stapleton Chicago Black Hawks15

Most Points 1972 - 73 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins5575130
Andre Lacroix Philadelphia Blazers5074124
Ron Ward New York Raiders5167118
Danny Lawson Philadelphia Blazers6145106
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers3767104

Most Points 1972 - 73 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Norm Beaudin Winnipeg Jets131528
Tom Webster New England Whalers121426
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal Canadiens151025
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets91625
Dennis Hull Chicago Black Hawks91524

Most Penalty Minutes 1972 - 73 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Dave Schultz Philadelphia Flyers259
John Schella Houston Aeros239
Bob Kelly Philadelphia Flyers238
Steve Durbano St. Louis Blues231
Don Saleski Philadelphia Flyers205

Plus/Minus Rating 1972 - 73 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Bill Mikkelson New York Islanders-54
Arnie Brown New York Islanders-47
Brian Spencer New York Islanders-47
Bob Stewart California Golden Seals-46
Billy Harris New York Islanders-44

1972 - 73 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Bobby Orr - Boston Bruins

1972 - 73 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Bobby Clarke - Philadelphia Flyers

1972 - 73 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1972 - 73 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Steve Vickers - New York Rangers

1972 - 73 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vézina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Ken Dryden - Montreal Canadiens

1972 - 73 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Gilbert Perreault - Buffalo Sabres

1972 - 73 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Lowell MacDonald - Pittsburgh Penguins

1972 - 73 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1972 - 73 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Ken Dryden - G - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Phil Esposito - C - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Guy Lapointe - D - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Frank Mahovlich - L - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Orr - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Mickey Redmond - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Team - Gerry Cheevers - G - Cleveland Crusaders
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Hull - L - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Andre Lacroix - C - Philadelphia Blazers
NHL All-Star Team - Danny Lawson - R - Philadelphia Blazers
NHL All-Star Team - Paul Shmyr - D - Cleveland Crusaders
NHL All-Star Team - J.C. Tremblay - D - Quebec Nordiques

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Clarke - C - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Yvan Cournoyer - R - Montreal Canadiens
NHL All-Star Second Team - Tony Esposito - G - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Dennis Hull - L - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Brad Park - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bill White - D - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Jim Dorey - D - New England Whalers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Larry Hornung - D - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gary Jarrett - L - Cleveland Crusaders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bernie Parent - G - Philadelphia Blazers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ron Ward - C - New York Raiders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Tom Webster - R - New England Whalers

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