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1972-73 WHA Season Summary

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League Champion: New England Whalers

Goals Leader: Danny Lawson (61)
Assists Leader: J.C. Tremblay (75)
Points Leader: Andre Lacroix (124)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS
East Division                    
New England Whalers* 78 46 30 2 94 .603 318 263 0.63 -0.08
Cleveland Crusaders* 78 43 32 3 89 .571 287 239 0.55 -0.06
Philadelphia Blazers* 78 38 40 0 76 .487 288 305 -0.19 0.03
Ottawa Nationals* 78 35 39 4 74 .474 279 301 -0.27 0.02
Quebec Nordiques 78 33 40 5 71 .455 276 313 -0.44 0.04
New York Raiders 78 33 43 2 68 .436 303 334 -0.35 0.05
West Division                    
Winnipeg Jets* 78 43 31 4 90 .577 285 249 0.42 -0.04
Houston Aeros* 78 39 35 4 82 .526 284 269 0.18 -0.01
Los Angeles Sharks* 78 37 35 6 80 .513 259 250 0.11 -0.01
Minnesota Fighting Saints* 78 38 37 3 79 .506 250 269 -0.23 0.01
Alberta Oilers 78 38 37 3 79 .506 269 256 0.16 0.00
Chicago Cougars 78 26 50 2 54 .346 245 295 -0.59 0.06

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Finals (4-1): New England Whalers over Winnipeg Jets  
 
Division Finals (4-0): Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros  
Division Finals (4-1): New England Whalers over Cleveland Crusaders  
 
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Winnipeg Jets over Minnesota Fighting Saints  
Division Semi-Finals (4-2): Houston Aeros over Los Angeles Sharks  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): New England Whalers over Ottawa Nationals  
Division Semi-Finals (4-0): Cleveland Crusaders over Philadelphia Blazers  
 
Preliminary Round (1-0): Minnesota Fighting Saints over Alberta Oilers  

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 New England Whalers* 78 46 30 2 94 .603 318 263 0.63 -0.08 7.45 49 272 18.01 45 234 80.77 6 6
2 Winnipeg Jets* 78 43 31 4 90 .577 285 249 0.42 -0.04 6.85 57 292 19.52 43 230 81.30 7 5
3 Cleveland Crusaders* 78 43 32 3 89 .571 287 239 0.55 -0.06 6.74 51 272 18.75 59 338 82.54 11 5
4 Houston Aeros* 78 39 35 4 82 .526 284 269 0.18 -0.01 7.09 50 188 26.60 63 330 80.91 10 2
5 Los Angeles Sharks* 78 37 35 6 80 .513 259 250 0.11 -0.01 6.53 51 259 19.69 59 315 81.27 8 11
6 Alberta Oilers 78 38 37 3 79 .506 269 256 0.16 0.00 6.73 48 248 19.35 56 252 77.78 13 7
7 Minnesota Fighting Saints* 78 38 37 3 79 .506 250 269 -0.23 0.01 6.65 54 300 18.00 48 269 82.16 6 12
8 Philadelphia Blazers* 78 38 40 0 76 .487 288 305 -0.19 0.03 7.60 71 293 24.23 60 295 79.66 10 10
9 Ottawa Nationals* 78 35 39 4 74 .474 279 301 -0.27 0.02 7.44 59 321 18.38 51 278 81.65 6 7
10 Quebec Nordiques 78 33 40 5 71 .455 276 313 -0.44 0.04 7.55 68 317 21.45 58 289 79.93 10 15
11 New York Raiders 78 33 43 2 68 .436 303 334 -0.35 0.05 8.17 60 305 19.67 63 268 76.49 10 12
12 Chicago Cougars 78 26 50 2 54 .346 245 295 -0.59 0.06 6.92 45 248 18.15 57 253 77.47 6 11
League Average 78 37 37 3 78 .500 279 279 0.00 0.00 7.14 55 276 20.00 55 279 80.24 9 9

WHA All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Gerry Cheevers*
D: Paul Shmyr
D: J.C. Tremblay
C: Andre Lacroix
LW: Bobby Hull*
RW: Danny Lawson
2nd Team
G: Bernie Parent*
D: Jim Dorey
D: Larry Hornung
C: Ron Ward
LW: Gary Jarrett
RW: Tom Webster