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1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Schedule and Results

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Record: 43-32-3 (89 points), Finished 2nd in WHA East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Needham (43-32-3)

Goals For: 287 (4th of 12), Goals Against: 239 (1st of 12)
SRS: 0.55 (2nd of 12), SOS: -0.06 (11th of 12)

Playoffs:
Lost Division Finals (4-1) versus New England Whalers
Won Division Semi-Finals (4-0) versus Philadelphia Blazers

Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1972-10-11 Quebec Nordiques W 2 0 1 0 0 W 1
2 1972-10-14 Alberta Oilers W 3 2 2 0 0 W 2
3 1972-10-15 @ Ottawa Nationals W 7 5 3 0 0 W 3
4 1972-10-17 New York Raiders W OT 4 3 4 0 0 W 4
5 1972-10-19 @ New York Raiders W 3 1 5 0 0 W 5
6 1972-10-21 Ottawa Nationals L 3 5 5 1 0 L 1
7 1972-10-24 New England Whalers L OT 2 3 5 2 0 L 2
8 1972-10-25 @ Philadelphia Blazers W 8 2 6 2 0 W 1
9 1972-10-27 Alberta Oilers W 6 0 7 2 0 W 2
10 1972-10-29 @ Quebec Nordiques T 2 2 7 2 1 T 1
11 1972-11-01 Philadelphia Blazers L 5 7 7 3 1 L 1
12 1972-11-04 Quebec Nordiques W 5 3 8 3 1 W 1
13 1972-11-11 @ Chicago Cougars W 4 1 9 3 1 W 2
14 1972-11-12 @ Alberta Oilers W 3 1 10 3 1 W 3
15 1972-11-14 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints L 3 5 10 4 1 L 1
16 1972-11-16 Ottawa Nationals W 6 3 11 4 1 W 1
17 1972-11-17 New England Whalers W 3 0 12 4 1 W 2
18 1972-11-19 @ Houston Aeros L 2 4 12 5 1 L 1
19 1972-11-21 @ Los Angeles Sharks W 5 2 13 5 1 W 1
20 1972-11-24 Los Angeles Sharks W OT 3 2 14 5 1 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1972-11-25 Houston Aeros L 1 3 14 6 1 L 1
22 1972-11-27 @ New England Whalers L 0 3 14 7 1 L 2
23 1972-11-28 Houston Aeros L 1 3 14 8 1 L 3
24 1972-11-30 @ Ottawa Nationals L 2 3 14 9 1 L 4
25 1972-12-02 Philadelphia Blazers W 8 2 15 9 1 W 1
26 1972-12-03 @ New York Raiders L 2 5 15 10 1 L 1
27 1972-12-05 @ Philadelphia Blazers W OT 4 3 16 10 1 W 1
28 1972-12-07 @ Quebec Nordiques W 3 1 17 10 1 W 2
29 1972-12-09 Winnipeg Jets L OT 2 3 17 11 1 L 1
30 1972-12-10 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints L OT 3 4 17 12 1 L 2
31 1972-12-15 Quebec Nordiques W 6 3 18 12 1 W 1
32 1972-12-17 @ Quebec Nordiques L 2 3 18 13 1 L 1
33 1972-12-19 @ Chicago Cougars L 1 6 18 14 1 L 2
34 1972-12-21 New York Raiders W 6 2 19 14 1 W 1
35 1972-12-23 Minnesota Fighting Saints W 3 1 20 14 1 W 2
36 1972-12-25 Philadelphia Blazers W 8 0 21 14 1 W 3
37 1972-12-29 Quebec Nordiques W 5 3 22 14 1 W 4
38 1972-12-30 Houston Aeros W OT 4 3 23 14 1 W 5
39 1973-01-11 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints W 4 3 24 14 1 W 6
40 1973-01-12 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 5 24 15 1 L 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1973-01-14 @ Winnipeg Jets L 1 3 24 16 1 L 2
42 1973-01-16 @ Philadelphia Blazers W 4 3 25 16 1 W 1
43 1973-01-17 @ Houston Aeros W 5 0 26 16 1 W 2
44 1973-01-19 @ Los Angeles Sharks W 4 1 27 16 1 W 3
45 1973-01-21 @ Los Angeles Sharks L 2 3 27 17 1 L 1
46 1973-01-23 Winnipeg Jets W OT 5 4 28 17 1 W 1
47 1973-01-25 Philadelphia Blazers L 4 7 28 18 1 L 1
48 1973-01-27 @ Chicago Cougars W 2 1 29 18 1 W 1
49 1973-01-29 New England Whalers W 3 2 30 18 1 W 2
50 1973-01-31 @ New England Whalers L 1 4 30 19 1 L 1
51 1973-02-01 Ottawa Nationals T 2 2 30 19 2 T 1
52 1973-02-02 Philadelphia Blazers W 5 3 31 19 2 W 1
53 1973-02-04 @ Ottawa Nationals W 3 2 32 19 2 W 2
54 1973-02-05 Chicago Cougars W 7 5 33 19 2 W 3
55 1973-02-10 New York Raiders W 8 4 34 19 2 W 4
56 1973-02-11 @ Philadelphia Blazers L 1 6 34 20 2 L 1
57 1973-02-12 New York Raiders W 8 2 35 20 2 W 1
58 1973-02-14 @ Philadelphia Blazers L 5 6 35 21 2 L 1
59 1973-02-17 Minnesota Fighting Saints L 3 7 35 22 2 L 2
60 1973-02-20 Alberta Oilers W 5 4 36 22 2 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1973-02-24 Chicago Cougars L 2 5 36 23 2 L 1
62 1973-02-25 @ New York Raiders L 5 9 36 24 2 L 2
63 1973-02-27 @ Ottawa Nationals L 1 2 36 25 2 L 3
64 1973-03-03 @ New York Raiders W 4 3 37 25 2 W 1
65 1973-03-07 @ New England Whalers L OT 0 1 37 26 2 L 1
66 1973-03-09 @ New England Whalers L 4 5 37 27 2 L 2
67 1973-03-11 @ Winnipeg Jets W 11 2 38 27 2 W 1
68 1973-03-13 @ Alberta Oilers L 2 4 38 28 2 L 1
69 1973-03-14 @ Alberta Oilers L 2 4 38 29 2 L 2
70 1973-03-17 Los Angeles Sharks L 0 2 38 30 2 L 3
71 1973-03-19 Los Angeles Sharks T 5 5 38 30 3 T 1
72 1973-03-20 @ Quebec Nordiques L 1 4 38 31 3 L 1
73 1973-03-24 Minnesota Fighting Saints L OT 1 2 38 32 3 L 2
74 1973-03-25 @ Houston Aeros W 4 2 39 32 3 W 1
75 1973-03-26 New England Whalers W 7 5 40 32 3 W 2
76 1973-03-30 Winnipeg Jets W 4 2 41 32 3 W 3
77 1973-03-31 Ottawa Nationals W 4 2 42 32 3 W 4
78 1973-04-01 Chicago Cougars W 5 1 43 32 3 W 5

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1973-04-04 Philadelphia Blazers W OT 3 2 1 0 0 W 1
2 1973-04-07 Philadelphia Blazers W 7 1 2 0 0 W 2
3 1973-04-08 @ Philadelphia Blazers W 3 1 3 0 0 W 3
4 1973-04-11 @ Philadelphia Blazers W 6 2 4 0 0 W 4
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
5 1973-04-18 @ New England Whalers L 2 3 4 1 0 L 1
6 1973-04-19 @ New England Whalers L 2 3 4 2 0 L 2
7 1973-04-21 New England Whalers L 4 5 4 3 0 L 3
8 1973-04-22 New England Whalers W 5 2 5 3 0 W 1
9 1973-04-26 @ New England Whalers L 1 3 5 4 0 L 1