League Playoff Series

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League Playoff Series Table
Avco Cup Final 4-1 New England Whalers over Winnipeg Jets  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 29 Winnipeg Jets 2 New England Whalers 7
Game 2 May 2 New England Whalers 7 Winnipeg Jets 4
Game 3 May 3 New England Whalers 3 Winnipeg Jets 4
Game 4 May 5 Winnipeg Jets 2 New England Whalers 4
Game 5 May 6 Winnipeg Jets 6 New England Whalers 9
 
Division Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 20 Houston Aeros 1 Winnipeg Jets 5
Game 2 April 22 Houston Aeros 0 Winnipeg Jets 2
Game 3 April 24 Winnipeg Jets 4 Houston Aeros 2
Game 4 April 26 Winnipeg Jets 3 Houston Aeros 0
Division Finals 4-1 New England Whalers over Cleveland Crusaders  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 18 Cleveland Crusaders 2 New England Whalers 3
Game 2 April 19 Cleveland Crusaders 2 New England Whalers 3
Game 3 April 21 New England Whalers 5 Cleveland Crusaders 4
Game 4 April 22 New England Whalers 2 Cleveland Crusaders 5
Game 5 April 26 Cleveland Crusaders 1 New England Whalers 3
 
Division Semi-Finals 4-1 Winnipeg Jets over Minnesota Fighting Saints  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 6 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 2 April 8 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 Winnipeg Jets 5
Game 3 April 10 Winnipeg Jets 4 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6
Game 4 April 11 Winnipeg Jets 3 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 (OT)
Game 5 April 15 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 Winnipeg Jets 8
Division Semi-Finals 4-2 Houston Aeros over Los Angeles Sharks  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 5 Los Angeles Sharks 2 Houston Aeros 7
Game 2 April 7 Los Angeles Sharks 4 Houston Aeros 2
Game 3 April 11 Houston Aeros 2 Los Angeles Sharks 3
Game 4 April 13 Houston Aeros 3 Los Angeles Sharks 2 (OT)
Game 5 April 15 Los Angeles Sharks 3 Houston Aeros 6
Game 6 April 17 Houston Aeros 3 Los Angeles Sharks 2
Division Semi-Finals 4-1 New England Whalers over Ottawa Nationals  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 7 Ottawa Nationals 3 New England Whalers 6
Game 2 April 8 Ottawa Nationals 3 New England Whalers 4 (OT)
Game 3 April 10 New England Whalers 2 Ottawa Nationals 4
Game 4 April 12 New England Whalers 7 Ottawa Nationals 3
Game 5 April 14 Ottawa Nationals 4 New England Whalers 5 (OT)
Division Semi-Finals 4-0 Cleveland Crusaders over Philadelphia Blazers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 4 Philadelphia Blazers 2 Cleveland Crusaders 3 (OT)
Game 2 April 7 Philadelphia Blazers 1 Cleveland Crusaders 7
Game 3 April 8 Cleveland Crusaders 3 Philadelphia Blazers 1
Game 4 April 11 Cleveland Crusaders 6 Philadelphia Blazers 2
 
Preliminary Round 1-0 Minnesota Fighting Saints over Alberta Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1 April 4 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 Alberta Oilers 2

Team Statistics

Team Statistics Table
Rk Team GP W L T OW OL W-L% G GA DIFF
1 New England Whalers 15 12 3 0 2 0 .800 70 49 21
2 Winnipeg Jets 14 9 5 0 1 0 .643 55 49 6
3 Cleveland Crusaders 9 5 4 0 1 0 .556 33 22 11
4 Houston Aeros 10 4 6 0 1 0 .400 26 30 -4
5 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 2 4 0 0 1 .333 20 25 -5
6 Los Angeles Sharks 6 2 4 0 0 1 .333 16 23 -7
7 Ottawa Nationals 5 1 4 0 0 2 .200 17 24 -7
8 Alberta Oilers 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 2 4 -2
9 Philadelphia Blazers 4 0 4 0 0 1 .000 6 19 -13
League Average 7.8 3.9 3.9 0.0 0.6 0.6 .500 27.2 27.2 0

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1973-04-10 MTL Robert, René BUF 3-2 MTL 1 9:18
1973-04-10 PHI Dornhoefer, Gary PHI 3-2 MNS 1 8:35
1973-04-14 MTL MacLeish, Rick PHI 5-4 MTL 1 2:56
1973-04-17 MTL Robinson, Larry MTL 4-3 PHI 1 6:45

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Norm BeaudinWNJ 13
2. Larry PleauNEW 12
Tom WebsterNEW 12
4. Tim SheehyNEW 9
Bobby Hull* • WNJ 9
Assists
1. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 16
Jim DoreyNEW 16
3. Norm BeaudinWNJ 15
4. Tim SheehyNEW 14
Tom WebsterNEW 14
Points
1. Norm BeaudinWNJ 28
2. Tom WebsterNEW 26
3. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 25
4. Tim SheehyNEW 23
5. Larry PleauNEW 19
Jim DoreyNEW 19
Penalties in Minutes
1. Jim DoreyNEW 41
2. Gerry PinderCLC 30
3. Skip KrakeCLC 27
4. Ted GreenNEW 25
5. Rick LeyNEW 24
Larry LundHSA 24
Goals Per Game
1. Norm BeaudinWNJ 0.93
2. Gary JarrettCLC 0.89
3. Larry PleauNEW 0.80
Tom WebsterNEW 0.80
5. Ron BuchananCLC 0.78
Assists Per Game
1. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 1.14
2. Norm BeaudinWNJ 1.07
3. Jim DoreyNEW 1.07
4. Mike McMahonMFS 1.00
Gerry PinderCLC 1.00
Tom MartinOTN 1.00
Points Per Game
1. Norm BeaudinWNJ 2.00
2. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 1.79
3. Tom WebsterNEW 1.73
4. Tim SheehyNEW 1.53
5. Jim DoreyNEW 1.27
Larry PleauNEW 1.27
Games Played
1. Al SmithNEW 15
2. Gerry Cheevers* • CLC 9
3. Wayne RutledgeHSA 7
Joe DaleyWNJ 7
Ernie WakelyWNJ 7
Goals Against
1. Al SmithNEW 49
2. Joe DaleyWNJ 25
3. Gerry Cheevers* • CLC 22
Ernie WakelyWNJ 22
5. Wayne RutledgeHSA 20
Goals Against Average
1. Gerry Cheevers* • CLC 2.41
2. Wayne RutledgeHSA 2.84
3. Russ GillowLAS 2.92
4. Ernie WakelyWNJ 3.14
5. Al SmithNEW 3.23
Shutouts
1. Ernie WakelyWNJ 2

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