League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Stanley Cup Final 4-2 Boston Bruins over New York Rangers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 30 New York Rangers 5 Boston Bruins 6
Game 2 May 2 New York Rangers 1 Boston Bruins 2
Game 3 May 4 Boston Bruins 2 New York Rangers 5
Game 4 May 7 Boston Bruins 3 New York Rangers 2
Game 5 May 9 New York Rangers 3 Boston Bruins 2
Game 6 May 11 Boston Bruins 3 New York Rangers 0
 
Semi-Finals 4-0 New York Rangers over Chicago Black Hawks  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 16 New York Rangers 3 Chicago Black Hawks 2
Game 2 April 18 New York Rangers 5 Chicago Black Hawks 3
Game 3 April 20 Chicago Black Hawks 2 New York Rangers 3
Game 4 April 23 Chicago Black Hawks 2 New York Rangers 6
Semi-Finals 4-0 Boston Bruins over St. Louis Blues  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 18 St. Louis Blues 1 Boston Bruins 6
Game 2 April 20 St. Louis Blues 2 Boston Bruins 10
Game 3 April 23 Boston Bruins 7 St. Louis Blues 2
Game 4 April 25 Boston Bruins 5 St. Louis Blues 3
 
Quarter-Finals 4-3 St. Louis Blues over Minnesota North Stars  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 5 St. Louis Blues 0 Minnesota North Stars 3
Game 2 April 6 St. Louis Blues 5 Minnesota North Stars 6 (OT)
Game 3 April 8 Minnesota North Stars 1 St. Louis Blues 2
Game 4 April 9 Minnesota North Stars 2 St. Louis Blues 3
Game 5 April 11 St. Louis Blues 3 Minnesota North Stars 4
Game 6 April 13 Minnesota North Stars 2 St. Louis Blues 4
Game 7 April 16 St. Louis Blues 2 Minnesota North Stars 1 (OT)
Quarter-Finals 4-0 Chicago Black Hawks over Pittsburgh Penguins  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 5 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 Chicago Black Hawks 3
Game 2 April 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 Chicago Black Hawks 3
Game 3 April 8 Chicago Black Hawks 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 0
Game 4 April 9 Chicago Black Hawks 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (OT)
Quarter-Finals 4-2 New York Rangers over Montreal Canadiens  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 5 Montreal Canadiens 2 New York Rangers 3
Game 2 April 6 Montreal Canadiens 2 New York Rangers 5
Game 3 April 8 New York Rangers 1 Montreal Canadiens 2
Game 4 April 9 New York Rangers 6 Montreal Canadiens 4
Game 5 April 11 Montreal Canadiens 2 New York Rangers 1
Game 6 April 13 New York Rangers 3 Montreal Canadiens 2
Quarter-Finals 4-1 Boston Bruins over Toronto Maple Leafs  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 0 Boston Bruins 5
Game 2 April 6 Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Boston Bruins 3 (OT)
Game 3 April 8 Boston Bruins 2 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
Game 4 April 9 Boston Bruins 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 4
Game 5 April 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 Boston Bruins 3

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 Boston Bruins 15 12 3 0 0 1 .800 64 34 30
2 New York Rangers 16 10 6 0 0 0 .625 52 41 11
3 Chicago Black Hawks 8 4 4 0 1 0 .500 23 25 -2
4 St. Louis Blues 11 4 7 0 1 1 .364 27 47 -20
5 Minnesota North Stars 7 3 4 0 1 1 .429 19 19 0
6 Montreal Canadiens 6 2 4 0 0 0 .333 14 19 -5
7 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 1 4 0 1 0 .200 10 18 -8
8 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 0 4 0 0 1 .000 8 14 -6
League Average 9.0 4.5 4.5 0.0 0.7 0.7 .500 27.1 27.1 0

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1972-04-06 BOS Harrison, Jim TOR 4-3 BOS 1 2:58
1972-04-06 MNS Goldsworthy, Bill MNS 6-5 STL 1 1:36
1972-04-09 PIT Martin, Pit CBH 6-5 PIT 1 0:12
1972-04-16 MNS O'Shea, Kevin STL 2-1 MNS 1 10:07

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. John Bucyk* • BOS 9
Phil Esposito* • BOS 9
Ken HodgeBOS 9
4. Rod Gilbert* • NYR 7
Vic HadfieldNYR 7
Phil RobertoSTL 7
Fred StanfieldBOS 7
Assists
1. Bobby Orr* • BOS 19
2. Phil Esposito* • BOS 15
3. John McKenzieBOS 12
4. Bobby RousseauNYR 11
John Bucyk* • BOS 11
Points
1. Phil Esposito* • BOS 24
Bobby Orr* • BOS 24
3. John Bucyk* • BOS 20
4. Ken HodgeBOS 17
John McKenzieBOS 17
Bobby RousseauNYR 17
Goals Created
1. Phil Esposito* • BOS 9.0
2. John Bucyk* • BOS 7.9
Bobby Orr* • BOS 7.9
4. Ken HodgeBOS 7.1
5. Vic HadfieldNYR 6.3
Bobby RousseauNYR 6.3
Penalties in Minutes
1. Ken HodgeBOS 62
2. Gary DoakNYR 46
3. Don AwreyBOS 45
4. Derek SandersonBOS 44
5. Carol VadnaisBOS 43
Even Strength Goals
1. Phil Esposito* • BOS 7
2. Ken HodgeBOS 6
Bobby RousseauNYR 6
Fred StanfieldBOS 6
5. Vic HadfieldNYR 5
Mike WaltonBOS 5
Power Play Goals
1. John Bucyk* • BOS 5
2. Rod Gilbert* • NYR 4
3. John McKenzieBOS 3
Bobby Orr* • BOS 3
Phil RobertoSTL 3
Short-Handed Goals
1. Ed WestfallBOS 2
2. Derek SandersonBOS 1
Jean PronovostPIT 1
Jim PappinCBH 1
Jim McKennyTOR 1
Don MarcotteBOS 1
Bruce MacGregorNYR 1
Bobby Hull* • CBH 1
Ken HodgeBOS 1
Game-Winning Goals
1. Ken HodgeBOS 3
Phil Esposito* • BOS 3
3. Mike WaltonBOS 2
Walt TkaczukNYR 2
Rod Gilbert* • NYR 2
Goals Per Game
1. Phil RobertoSTL 0.64
2. John Bucyk* • BOS 0.60
Phil Esposito* • BOS 0.60
Ken HodgeBOS 0.60
5. Fred StanfieldBOS 0.47
Assists Per Game
1. Bobby Orr* • BOS 1.27
2. Phil Esposito* • BOS 1.00
3. Murray OliverMNS 0.86
4. John McKenzieBOS 0.80
5. Christian BordeleauCBH 0.75
Points Per Game
1. Phil Esposito* • BOS 1.60
Bobby Orr* • BOS 1.60
3. John Bucyk* • BOS 1.33
4. Phil RobertoSTL 1.18
5. Ken HodgeBOS 1.13
John McKenzieBOS 1.13
Goals Created Per Game
1. Phil Esposito* • BOS 0.60
2. John Bucyk* • BOS 0.53
Bobby Orr* • BOS 0.53
4. Phil RobertoSTL 0.52
5. Ken HodgeBOS 0.47
Games Played
1. Ed Giacomin* • NYR 10
2. Jacques CaronSTL 9
3. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 8
4. Eddie JohnstonBOS 7
5. Ken Dryden* • MTL 6
Gilles VillemureNYR 6
Wins
1. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 6
Eddie JohnstonBOS 6
Ed Giacomin* • NYR 6
4. Jacques CaronSTL 4
Gilles VillemureNYR 4
Losses
1. Jacques CaronSTL 5
2. Ken Dryden* • MTL 4
Ed Giacomin* • NYR 4
Jim RutherfordPIT 4
5. Tony Esposito* • CBH 3
Cesare ManiagoMNS 3
Bernie Parent* • TOR 3
Goals Against
1. Ed Giacomin* • NYR 27
2. Jacques CaronSTL 26
3. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 21
4. Ken Dryden* • MTL 17
5. Tony Esposito* • CBH 16
Goals Against Average
1. Eddie JohnstonBOS 1.86
2. Gilles VillemureNYR 2.33
3. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 2.61
4. Ed Giacomin* • NYR 2.70
5. Ken Dryden* • MTL 2.83
Shutouts
1. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 2
2. Gump Worsley* • MNS 1
Gary SmithCBH 1
Eddie JohnstonBOS 1
Minutes
1. Ed Giacomin* • NYR 600
2. Jacques CaronSTL 499
3. Gerry Cheevers* • BOS 483
4. Eddie JohnstonBOS 420
5. Ken Dryden* • MTL 360
Gilles VillemureNYR 360

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