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1972-73 NHL Season Summary

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League Champion: Montreal Canadiens

Hart Memorial Trophy: Bobby Clarke (37 G, 67 A, 104 P)
Vezina Trophy: Ken Dryden (33-7-13, 2.26 GAA)
Calder Memorial Trophy: Steve Vickers (30 G, 23 A, 53 P)

Goals Leader: Phil Esposito (55)
Assists Leader: Phil Esposito (75)
Points Leader: Phil Esposito (130)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
East Division
Montreal Canadiens* 78 52 10 16 120 .769 329 184 1.73 -0.13
Boston Bruins* 78 51 22 5 107 .686 330 235 1.14 -0.08
New York Rangers* 78 47 23 8 102 .654 297 208 1.07 -0.08
Buffalo Sabres* 78 37 27 14 88 .564 257 219 0.46 -0.03
Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 86 .551 265 243 0.27 -0.02
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 64 .410 247 279 -0.38 0.03
Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 53 .340 233 339 -1.26 0.10
New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 30 .192 170 347 -2.10 0.17
West Division
Chicago Black Hawks* 78 42 27 9 93 .596 284 225 0.70 -0.05
Minnesota North Stars* 78 37 30 11 85 .545 254 230 0.29 -0.02
Philadelphia Flyers* 78 37 30 11 85 .545 296 256 0.46 -0.05
St. Louis Blues* 78 32 34 12 76 .487 233 251 -0.21 0.02
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 73 .468 257 265 -0.11 -0.01
Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 73 .468 232 245 -0.17 0.00
Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 65 .417 191 239 -0.57 0.05
California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 48 .308 213 323 -1.32 0.09

League Playoff Series

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Stanley Cup Finals (4-2): Montreal Canadiens over Chicago Black Hawks  
 
Semi-Finals (4-1): Chicago Black Hawks over New York Rangers  
Semi-Finals (4-1): Montreal Canadiens over Philadelphia Flyers  
 
Quarter-Finals (4-2): Philadelphia Flyers over Minnesota North Stars  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): Chicago Black Hawks over St. Louis Blues  
Quarter-Finals (4-1): New York Rangers over Boston Bruins  
Quarter-Finals (4-2): Montreal Canadiens over Buffalo Sabres  

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 Montreal Canadiens* 78 52 10 16 120 .769 329 184 1.73 -0.13 6.58 52 239 21.76 37 235 84.26 9 4
2 Boston Bruins* 78 51 22 5 107 .686 330 235 1.14 -0.08 7.24 67 241 27.80 43 275 84.36 15 5
3 New York Rangers* 78 47 23 8 102 .654 297 208 1.07 -0.08 6.47 54 238 22.69 39 250 84.40 5 5
4 Chicago Black Hawks* 78 42 27 9 93 .596 284 225 0.70 -0.05 6.53 52 244 21.31 51 255 80.00 10 4
5 Buffalo Sabres* 78 37 27 14 88 .564 257 219 0.46 -0.03 6.10 52 270 19.26 35 241 85.48 5 5
6 Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 86 .551 265 243 0.27 -0.02 6.51 53 268 19.78 40 261 84.67 4 8
7 Minnesota North Stars* 78 37 30 11 85 .545 254 230 0.29 -0.02 6.21 37 237 15.61 59 265 77.74 1 7
8 Philadelphia Flyers* 78 37 30 11 85 .545 296 256 0.46 -0.05 7.08 74 257 28.79 68 360 81.11 10 4
9 St. Louis Blues* 78 32 34 12 76 .487 233 251 -0.21 0.02 6.21 37 251 14.74 51 272 81.25 6 1
10 Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 73 .468 232 245 -0.17 0.00 6.12 52 295 17.63 31 229 86.46 4 10
11 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 73 .468 257 265 -0.11 -0.01 6.69 52 301 17.28 49 264 81.44 10 7
12 Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 65 .417 191 239 -0.57 0.05 5.51 38 265 14.34 48 266 81.95 4 5
13 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 64 .410 247 279 -0.38 0.03 6.74 44 274 16.06 51 239 78.66 3 8
14 Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 53 .340 233 339 -1.26 0.10 7.33 47 282 16.67 59 255 76.86 4 6
15 California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 48 .308 213 323 -1.32 0.09 6.87 41 250 16.40 56 242 76.86 4 4
16 New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 30 .192 170 347 -2.10 0.17 6.63 28 258 10.85 63 261 75.86 2 13
League Average 78 34 34 11 78 .500 256 256 0.00 0.00 6.55 49 261 18.71 49 261 81.29 6 6

NHL All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Ken Dryden*
D: Guy Lapointe*
D: Bobby Orr*
C: Phil Esposito*
LW: Frank Mahovlich*
RW: Mickey Redmond
2nd Team
G: Tony Esposito*
D: Brad Park*
D: Bill White
C: Bobby Clarke*
LW: Dennis Hull
RW: Yvan Cournoyer*