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National Hockey League (NHL) 1973 - 74 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 1973 - 74 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Eastern Division
Boston Bruins 78 52 17 9 0 113 349 221
Montreal Canadiens 78 45 24 9 0 99 293 240
New York Rangers 78 40 24 14 0 94 300 251
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 35 27 16 0 86 274 230
Buffalo Sabres 78 32 34 12 0 76 242 250
Detroit Red Wings 78 29 39 10 0 68 255 319
Vancouver Canucks 78 24 43 11 0 59 224 296
New York Islanders 78 19 41 18 0 56 182 247
Western Division
Philadelphia Flyers 78 50 16 12 0 112 273 164
Chicago Black Hawks 78 41 14 23 0 105 272 164
Los Angeles Kings 78 33 33 12 0 78 233 231
Atlanta Flames 78 30 34 14 0 74 214 238
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 28 41 9 0 65 242 273
St. Louis Blues 78 26 40 12 0 64 206 248
Minnesota North Stars 78 23 38 17 0 63 235 275
California Golden Seals 78 13 55 10 0 36 195 342

National Hockey League (NHL) 1973 - 74 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 1973 - 74 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Bruins defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
New York Rangers defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Atlanta Flames in the Quarter Final 4 - 0 - 0
Chicago Black Hawks defeated Los Angeles Kings in the Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Boston Bruins defeated Chicago Black Hawks in the Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated New York Rangers in the Semi Final 4 - 3 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 2 - 0

1973 - 74 Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup Rooster


Players: Bernie Parent, Ed Van Impe, Tom Bladon, André Dupont, Joe Watson, Jim Watson, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber, Dave Schultz, Don Saleski, Gary Dornhoefer, Terry Crisp, Bobby Clarke, Simon Nolet, Ross Lonsberry, Rick MacLeish, Bill Flett, Orest Kindrachuk, Bill Clement, Bob Kelly, Bruce Cowick, Al MacAdam, Bobby Taylor Staff: Fred Shero (Coach), Keith Allen (General Manager), Frank Lewis, Jim McKenzie (Trainers)


National Hockey League (NHL) 1973 - 74 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Philadelphia Flyers 17 12 5 0 54 36 578
Philadelphia Flyers 17 12 5 0 54 36 578
Boston Bruins 16 10 6 0 58 44 349
Boston Bruins 16 10 6 0 58 44 349
New York Rangers 13 7 6 0 38 39 245
New York Rangers 13 7 6 0 38 39 245
Chicago Black Hawks 11 6 5 0 30 35 196
Chicago Black Hawks 11 6 5 0 30 35 196
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 17 21 91
Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 17 21 91
Los Angeles Kings 5 1 4 0 7 10 109
Los Angeles Kings 5 1 4 0 7 10 109
Atlanta Flames 4 0 4 0 6 17 123
Atlanta Flames 4 0 4 0 6 17 123
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 9 17 45
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 0 4 0 9 17 45


Most Goals 1973 - 74 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins68
Mike Walton Minnesota Fighting Saints57
Bobby Hull Winnipeg Jets53
Rick Martin Buffalo Sabres52
Mickey Redmond Detroit Red Wings51



Most Goals 1973 - 74 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Rick MacLeish Philadelphia Flyers13
Gregg Sheppard Boston Bruins11
Mike Walton Minnesota Fighting Saints10
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins9
Murray Hall Houston Aeros9

Most Assists 1973 - 74 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins90
Andre Lacroix New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights80
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins77
Gordie Howe Houston Aeros69
Bryan Campbell Vancouver Blazers62

Most Assists 1973 - 74 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Ralph Backstrom Chicago Cougars14
Gordie Howe Houston Aeros14
Larry Lund Houston Aeros14
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins14
Poul Popiel Houston Aeros14

Most Points 1973 - 74 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins6877145
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins3290122
Mike Walton Minnesota Fighting Saints5760117
Andre Lacroix New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights3180111
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins5055105

Most Points 1973 - 74 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Larry Lund Houston Aeros91423
Rick MacLeish Philadelphia Flyers13922
Ralph Backstrom Chicago Cougars51419
Mark Howe Houston Aeros91019
Gregg Sheppard Boston Bruins11819

Most Penalty Minutes 1973 - 74 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Dave Schultz Philadelphia Flyers348
Gord Gallant Minnesota Fighting Saints223
Andre Dupont Philadelphia Flyers216
Doug Barrie Edmonton Oilers214
Garry Howatt New York Islanders204

Plus/Minus Rating 1973 - 74 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Reggie Leach California Golden Seals-61
Ivan Boldirev California Golden Seals-51
Gary Croteau California Golden Seals-47
Marshall Johnston California Golden Seals-45
Terry Murray California Golden Seals-43

1973 - 74 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

1973 - 74 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 - Phil Esposito - Boston Bruins

1973 - 74 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

1973 - 74 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 - Denis Potvin - New York Islanders

1973 - 74 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 - Tony Esposito - Chicago Black Hawks
Vezina Trophy - Bernie Parent - Philadelphia Flyers

1973 - 74 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 - John Bucyk - Boston Bruins

1973 - 74 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 - Henri Richard - Montreal Canadiens

1973 - 74 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 - Bobby Clarke - Philadelphia Flyers

1973 - 74 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 - Phil Esposito - C - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Ken Hodge - R - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Rick Martin - L - Buffalo Sabres
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Orr - D - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Team - Bernie Parent - G - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Team - Brad Park - D - New York Rangers
NHL All-Star Team - Gordie Howe - R - Houston Aeros
NHL All-Star Team - Bobby Hull - L - Winnipeg Jets
NHL All-Star Team - Andre Lacroix - C - New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights
NHL All-Star Team - Don McLeod - G - Houston Aeros
NHL All-Star Team - Paul Shmyr - D - Cleveland Crusaders
NHL All-Star Team - Pat Stapleton - D - Chicago Cougars

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Barry Ashbee - D - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Wayne Cashman - L - Boston Bruins
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bobby Clarke - C - Philadelphia Flyers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Tony Esposito - G - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mickey Redmond - R - Detroit Red Wings
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bill White - D - Chicago Black Hawks
NHL All-Star Second Team - Wayne Carleton - L - Toronto Toros
NHL All-Star Second Team - Gerry Cheevers - G - Cleveland Crusaders
NHL All-Star Second Team - Al Hamilton - D - Edmonton Oilers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mark Howe - L - Houston Aeros
NHL All-Star Second Team - J.C. Tremblay - D - Quebec Nordiques
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mike Walton - L - Minnesota Fighting Saints

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