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National Hockey League (NHL) Season Review 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Season Review 1973-1974

The Boston Bruins with 113 points won the East Division by 14 points over the Montreal Canadiens. The "Broad Street Bullies" from Philadelphia (Flyers) won the West Division. Led by Bobby Clarke and Rick MacLeish, backstopped by Bernie Parent, the Flyers had the league's best goals against average and Parent shared the Vezina Trophy with Tony Esposito.

The Flyers swept Atlanta in the first round and then defeated the New York Rangers in a seven-game series to get into the finals. The Bruins swept Toronto and beat Chicago in six games to reach the Stanley Cup finals.

In the finals, the Philadelphia Flyers became the first expansion team to win a finals game. They did it three more times in the series to defeat Boston and win the first Stanley Cup championship for an expansion team.

Rick MacLeish was the leading scorer in the playoffs, with 22 points in 17 games, but Parent won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the post-season MVP. The Flyers' Fred Shero won the first Adams Award as the NHL coach of the year.

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National Hockey League (NHL) Season Standings 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Season Standings 1973-1974

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

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National Hockey League (NHL) Amateur Draft 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) First Round Amateur Draft 1973-1974

Num. Drafted By Player
Pos
Drafted From
     
 
1 Washington Greg Joly
D
Regina Pats (WCHL)
2 Kansas City Wilf Paiement
R
St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
3 California Rick Hampton
D
St.-Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)
4 NY Islanders Clark Gillies
F
Regina Pats (WCHL)
5 Mtl. Canadiens Cam Connor
R
Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
6 Minnesota Doug Hicks
D
Flin-Flon Bombers (WCHL)
7 Mtl. Canadiens Doug Risebrough
F
Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
8 Pittsburgh Pierre Larouche
F
Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)
9 Detroit Bill Lochead
F
Oshawa Generals (OHA)
10 Mtl. Canadiens Rick Chartraw
D
Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
11 Buffalo Lee Fogolin
D
Oshawa Generals (OHA)
12 Mtl. Canadiens Mario Tremblay
F
Montreal Red White and Blue (QMJHL)
13 Toronto Jack Valiquette
Sault-Ste.-Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
14 NY Rangers Dave Maloney
D
Kitchener Rangers (OHA)
15 Mtl. Canadiens Gord McTavish
F
Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
16 Chicago Grant Mulvey
F
Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
17 California Ron Chipperfield
C
Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)
18 Boston Don Larway
R
Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)

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National Hockey League (NHL) Trophy Winners 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Trophy Winners 1973-1974

Award 1974 Winner
Stanley Cup Philadelphia Flyers
Jack Adams Fred Shero, Philadelphia Flyers
Georges Vezina Tony Esposito, Chicago Black Hawks tied Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
Hart Memorial Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
Bill Masterton Memorial Henri Richard, Montreal Canadiens
Lester Pearson Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers
Calder Memorial Denis Potvin, New York Islanders
Lady Byng Johnny Bucyk, Boston Bruins
Clarence Campbell Bowl Philadelphia Flyers
James Norris Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
Art Ross Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
Prince of Wales Trophy Boston Bruins
Conn Smythe Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
+/- Award Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins

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National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Team Selections 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) All Star Team Selections 1973-1974

Voting for the NHL All Star Teams is conducted by the representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers Association at the end of the season. These are separate selections from the annual All Star game. Other years selections are listed under NHL All Star Selections.

First Team

1973-74

Second Team

Bernie Parent, Philadelphia

G

Tony Esposito, Chicago

Bobby Orr, Boston

D

Bill White, Chicago

Brad Park, NY Rangers

D

Barry Ashbee, Philadelphia

Phil Esposito, Boston

C

Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia

Ken Hodge, Boston

RW

Mickey Redmond, Detroit

Richard Martin, Buffalo

LW

Wayne Cashman, Boston

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National Hockey League (NHL) Points Leaders 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Points Leaders 1973-1974

Player
GP G A PTS
Phil Esposito
78 68 77 145
Bobby Orr
74 32 90 122
Ken Hodge
76 50 55 105
Wayne Cashman
78 30 59 89
Bobby Clarke
77 35 52 87
Rick Martin
78 52 34 86
Syl Apps Jr.
75 24 61 85
Darryl Sittler
78 38 46 84
Lowell MacDonald
78 43 39 82
Brad Park
78 25 57 82

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National Hockey League (NHL) Assist Leaders 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Assist Leaders 1973-1974

Player
GP A
Bobby Orr
74 90
Phil Esposito
78 77
Dennis Hextall
78 62
Syl Apps Jr.
75 61
Wayne Cashman
78 59
Andre Boudrias
78 59
Brad Park
78 57
Ken Hodge
76 55
Marcel Dionne
74 54
Bobby Clarke
77 52

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National Hockey League (NHL) Leading Goal Scorers 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Leading Goal Scorers 1973-1974

Player
GP G
Phil Esposito
78 68
Rick Martin
78 52
Mickey Redmond
76 51
Ken Hodge
76 50
Bill Goldsworthy
74 48
Lowell MacDonald
78 43
Yvan Cournoyer
67 40
Jean Pronovost
77 40
Darryl Sittler
78 38
Rod Gilbert
75 36

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National Hockey League (NHL) Penalty Minutes Leaders 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Penalty Minute Leaders 1973-1974

Player
GP PIM
Dave Schultz
73 348
Steve Durbano
69 284
Bryan Watson
70 255
Andre Dupont
75 216
Garry Howatt
78 204
Phil Russell
75 184
Denis Potvin
77 175
Dennis O'Brien
77 166
Brad Park
78 148
Bob Dailey
76 143

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National Hockey League (NHL) Playoffs 1973-1974

National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs 1973-1974

Quarter Finals

Apr. 9 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 1
Apr. 11 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 1
Apr. 12 at Atlanta Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 1
Apr. 14 at Atlanta Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 3 (05:40 OT)

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Atlanta Flames 4 games to 0


Apr. 10 at Boston Boston 1 Toronto 0
Apr. 11 at Boston Boston 6 Toronto 3
Apr. 13 at Toronto Boston 6 Toronto 3
Apr. 14 at Toronto Boston 4 Toronto 1 (01:27 OT)

Boston Bruins defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 0


Apr. 10 at Montreal Rangers 4 Canadiens 1
Apr. 11 at Montreal Canadiens 4 Rangers 1
Apr. 13 at New York Canadiens 4 Rangers 2
Apr. 14 at New York Rangers 6 Canadiens 4
Apr. 16 at Montreal Rangers 3 Canadiens 2 (04:07 OT)
Apr. 18 at New York Rangers 5 Canadiens 2

New York Rangers defeated Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2

Apr. 10 at Chicago Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1
Apr. 11 at Chicago Chicago 4 Los Angeles 1
Apr. 13 at Los Angeles Chicago 1 Los Angeles 0
Apr. 14 at Los Angeles Los Angeles 5 Chicago 1
Apr. 16 at Chicago Chicago 1 Los Angeles 0

Chicago Blackhawks defeated Los Angeles Kings 4 games to 1


Semi Finals

Apr. 20 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Rangers 0
Apr. 23 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 5 Rangers 2
Apr. 25 at New York Rangers 5 Philadelphia 3
Apr. 28 at New York Rangers 2 Philadelphia 1 (04:20 OT)
Apr. 30 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Rangers 1
May 2 at New York Rangers 4 Philadelphia 1
May 5 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Rangers 3

Philadelphia Flyers defeated New York Rangers 4 games to 3

Apr. 18 at Boston Chicago 4 Boston 2
Apr. 21 at Boston Boston 8 Chicago 6
Apr. 23 at Chicago Chicago 4 Boston 3 (03:48 OT)
Apr. 25 at Chicago Boston 5 Chicago 2
Apr. 28 at Boston Boston 6 Chicago 2
Apr. 30 at Chicago Boston 4 Chicago 2

Boston Bruins defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 2


Stanley Cup Finals

May 7 at Boston Boston 3 Philadelphia 2
May 9 at Boston Philadelphia 3 Boston 2 (12:01 OT)
May 12 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Boston 1
May 14 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 4 Boston 2
May 16 at Boston Boston 5 Philadelphia 1
May 19 at Philadelphia Philadelphia 1 Boston 0

Philadelphia Flyers defeated Boston Bruins 4 games to 2