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1971-72 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Bruins

Hart Memorial Trophy: Bobby Orr (37 G, 80 A, 117 P)
Vezina Trophy: Tony Esposito (31-10-6, 1.77 GAA) & Gary Smith (14-5-6, 2.42 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Ken Dryden (39-8-15, 2.24 GAA)

Goals Leader: Phil Esposito (66)
Assists Leader: Bobby Orr (80)
Points Leader: Phil Esposito (133)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
East Division
Boston Bruins* 78 54 13 11 119 .763 330 204 1.50 -0.12
New York Rangers* 78 48 17 13 109 .699 317 192 1.49 -0.11
Montreal Canadiens* 78 46 16 16 108 .692 307 205 1.21 -0.09
Toronto Maple Leafs* 78 33 31 14 80 .513 209 208 0.01 0.00
Detroit Red Wings 78 33 35 10 76 .487 261 262 -0.01 0.00
Buffalo Sabres 78 16 43 19 51 .327 203 289 -1.02 0.08
Vancouver Canucks 78 20 50 8 48 .308 203 297 -1.12 0.09
West Division
Chicago Black Hawks* 78 46 17 15 107 .686 256 166 1.07 -0.08
Minnesota North Stars* 78 37 29 12 86 .551 212 191 0.25 -0.02
St. Louis Blues* 78 28 39 11 67 .429 208 247 -0.46 0.04
Pittsburgh Penguins* 78 26 38 14 66 .423 220 258 -0.45 0.04
Philadelphia Flyers 78 26 38 14 66 .423 200 236 -0.43 0.03
California Golden Seals 78 21 39 18 60 .385 216 288 -0.86 0.07
Los Angeles Kings 78 20 49 9 49 .314 206 305 -1.18 0.09

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Finals (4-2): Boston Bruins over New York Rangers  
 
Semi-Finals (4-0): New York Rangers over Chicago Black Hawks  
Semi-Finals (4-0): Boston Bruins over St. Louis Blues  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-3): St. Louis Blues over Minnesota North Stars  
Quarter-Finals (4-0): Chicago Black Hawks over Pittsburgh Penguins  
Quarter-Finals (4-2): New York Rangers over Montreal Canadiens  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Boston Bruins over Toronto Maple Leafs  

Team Statistics

Rk Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Boston Bruins* 78 54 13 11 119 .763 330 204 1.50 -0.12 6.85 74 256 28.91 51 290 82.41 18 2
2 New York Rangers* 78 48 17 13 109 .699 317 192 1.49 -0.11 6.53 60 257 23.35 44 282 84.40 14 10
3 Montreal Canadiens* 78 46 16 16 108 .692 307 205 1.21 -0.09 6.56 72 266 27.07 41 245 83.27 14 4
4 Chicago Black Hawks* 78 46 17 15 107 .686 256 166 1.07 -0.08 5.41 43 255 16.86 35 240 85.42 7 10
5 Minnesota North Stars* 78 37 29 12 86 .551 212 191 0.25 -0.02 5.17 53 262 20.23 49 277 82.31 4 6
6 Toronto Maple Leafs* 78 33 31 14 80 .513 209 208 0.01 0.00 5.35 48 252 19.05 60 266 77.44 4 7
7 Detroit Red Wings 78 33 35 10 76 .487 261 262 -0.01 0.00 6.71 58 280 20.71 45 261 82.76 6 9
8 St. Louis Blues* 78 28 39 11 67 .429 208 247 -0.46 0.04 5.83 38 270 14.07 65 280 76.79 13 11
9 Philadelphia Flyers 78 26 38 14 66 .423 200 236 -0.43 0.03 5.59 52 268 19.40 53 324 83.64 6 10
10 Pittsburgh Penguins* 78 26 38 14 66 .423 220 258 -0.45 0.04 6.13 46 286 16.08 55 246 77.64 5 7
11 California Golden Seals 78 21 39 18 60 .385 216 288 -0.86 0.07 6.46 44 278 15.83 55 259 78.76 5 6
12 Buffalo Sabres 78 16 43 19 51 .327 203 289 -1.02 0.08 6.31 57 308 18.51 56 281 80.07 1 7
13 Los Angeles Kings 78 20 49 9 49 .314 206 305 -1.18 0.09 6.55 38 272 13.97 50 210 76.19 4 7
14 Vancouver Canucks 78 20 50 8 48 .308 203 297 -1.12 0.09 6.41 48 261 18.39 72 310 76.77 4 9
League Average 78 32 32 13 78 .500 239 239 0.00 0.00 6.13 52 269 19.38 52 269 80.62 8 8

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Tony Esposito*
D: Bobby Orr*
D: Brad Park*
C: Phil Esposito*
LW: Bobby Hull*
RW: Rod Gilbert*
2nd Team
G: Ken Dryden*
D: Pat Stapleton
D: Bill White
C: Jean Ratelle*
LW: Vic Hadfield
RW: Yvan Cournoyer*