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1973-74 WHA Season Summary

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League Champion: Houston Aeros

Goals Leader: Mike Walton (57)
Assists Leader: Andre Lacroix (80)
Points Leader: Mike Walton (117)

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 43 31 4 90 .577 291 260 0.36 -0.04
Toronto Toros* 78 41 33 4 86 .551 304 272 0.39 -0.02
Cleveland Crusaders* 78 37 32 9 83 .532 266 264 0.05 0.03
Chicago Cougars* 78 38 35 5 81 .519 271 273 -0.02 0.01
Quebec Nordiques 78 38 36 4 80 .513 306 280 0.33 -0.01
New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights 78 32 42 4 68 .436 268 313 -0.50 0.08
West Division
Houston Aeros* 78 48 25 5 101 .647 318 219 1.11 -0.16
Minnesota Fighting Saints* 78 44 32 2 90 .577 332 275 0.65 -0.08
Edmonton Oilers* 78 38 37 3 79 .506 268 269 -0.05 -0.03
Winnipeg Jets* 78 34 39 5 73 .468 264 296 -0.39 0.02
Vancouver Blazers 78 27 50 1 55 .353 278 345 -0.80 0.06
Los Angeles Sharks 78 25 53 0 50 .321 239 339 -1.15 0.13

League Playoff Series

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Avco Cup Final (4-0): Houston Aeros over Chicago Cougars  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Division Finals (4-2): Houston Aeros over Minnesota Fighting Saints  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Finals (4-3): Chicago Cougars over Toronto Toros  ▪  View Matchup »  
 
Division Semi-Finals (4-0): Houston Aeros over Winnipeg Jets  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Minnesota Fighting Saints over Edmonton Oilers  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-1): Toronto Toros over Cleveland Crusaders  ▪  View Matchup »  
Division Semi-Finals (4-3): Chicago Cougars over New England Whalers  ▪  View Matchup »  

Team Statistics

Rk Team AvAge GP W L T PTS PTS% GF GA SRS SOS TG/G PP PPO PP% PPA PPOA PK% SH SHA
1 Houston Aeros* 78 48 25 5 101 .647 318 219 1.11 -0.16 6.88 64 223 28.70 47 288 83.68 17 3
2 Minnesota Fighting Saints* 78 44 32 2 90 .577 332 275 0.65 -0.08 7.78 61 262 23.28 53 265 80.00 20 11
3 New England Whalers* 78 43 31 4 90 .577 291 260 0.36 -0.04 7.06 47 228 20.61 36 197 81.73 3 7
4 Toronto Toros* 78 41 33 4 86 .551 304 272 0.39 -0.02 7.38 60 257 23.35 42 249 83.13 5 4
5 Cleveland Crusaders* 78 37 32 9 83 .532 266 264 0.05 0.03 6.79 56 245 22.86 59 237 75.11 6 12
6 Chicago Cougars* 78 38 35 5 81 .519 271 273 -0.02 0.01 6.97 51 245 20.82 45 289 84.43 7 8
7 Quebec Nordiques 78 38 36 4 80 .513 306 280 0.33 -0.01 7.51 61 280 21.79 44 194 77.32 1 6
8 Edmonton Oilers* 78 38 37 3 79 .506 268 269 -0.05 -0.03 6.88 39 245 15.92 66 295 77.63 9 4
9 Winnipeg Jets* 78 34 39 5 73 .468 264 296 -0.39 0.02 7.18 39 240 16.25 45 207 78.26 8 15
10 New York Golden Blades/New Jersey Knights 78 32 42 4 68 .436 268 313 -0.50 0.08 7.45 52 213 24.41 55 241 77.18 7 4
11 Vancouver Blazers 78 27 50 1 55 .353 278 345 -0.80 0.06 7.99 47 289 16.26 66 286 76.92 7 12
12 Los Angeles Sharks 78 25 53 0 50 .321 239 339 -1.15 0.13 7.41 43 255 16.86 62 234 73.50 4 8
League Average 78 36 38 4 76 .490 281 287 -0.07 0.01 7.28 51 249 20.46 53 250 79.03 8 8

WHA All-Star Team

1st Team
G: Don McLeod
D: Paul Shmyr
D: Pat Stapleton
C: Andre Lacroix
LW: Bobby Hull*
RW: Gordie Howe*
2nd Team
G: Gerry Cheevers*
D: Al Hamilton
D: J.C. Tremblay
C: Wayne Carleton
LW: Mark Howe*
RW: Mike Walton