1972-73 New England Whalers Schedule and Results

Franchise Index

Record: 46-30-2 (94 points), Finished 1st in WHA East Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack Kelley (46-30-2)

1972-73 Avco Cup Champions

Goals For: 318 (1st of 12), Goals Against: 263 (5th of 12)
SRS: 0.63 (1st of 12), SOS: -0.07 (12th of 12)

Playoffs:
Won Avco Cup Final (4-1) versus Winnipeg Jets
Won Division Finals (4-1) versus Cleveland Crusaders
Won Division Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Ottawa Nationals


Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1972-10-12 Philadelphia Blazers W 4 3 1 0 0 W 1
2 1972-10-16 Chicago Cougars W 4 1 2 0 0 W 2
3 1972-10-18 @ Houston Aeros W 4 1 3 0 0 W 3
4 1972-10-19 Quebec Nordiques L 3 4 3 1 0 L 1
5 1972-10-21 @ Quebec Nordiques L 4 6 3 2 0 L 2
6 1972-10-23 Minnesota Fighting Saints W 5 1 4 2 0 W 1
7 1972-10-24 @ Cleveland Crusaders W OT 3 2 5 2 0 W 2
8 1972-10-26 @ New York Raiders L 6 7 5 3 0 L 1
9 1972-10-28 Alberta Oilers L 1 4 5 4 0 L 2
10 1972-11-01 Chicago Cougars W 4 2 6 4 0 W 1
11 1972-11-04 Philadelphia Blazers W 8 4 7 4 0 W 2
12 1972-11-06 Winnipeg Jets W 6 2 8 4 0 W 3
13 1972-11-11 New York Raiders W 6 5 9 4 0 W 4
14 1972-11-13 Houston Aeros T 4 4 9 4 1 T 1
15 1972-11-17 @ Cleveland Crusaders L 0 3 9 5 1 L 1
16 1972-11-18 Ottawa Nationals W 3 2 10 5 1 W 1
17 1972-11-20 Ottawa Nationals W 7 5 11 5 1 W 2
18 1972-11-22 @ New York Raiders L 1 3 11 6 1 L 1
19 1972-11-24 Alberta Oilers W 7 2 12 6 1 W 1
20 1972-11-26 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints L 1 3 12 7 1 L 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1972-11-27 Cleveland Crusaders W 3 0 13 7 1 W 1
22 1972-11-29 @ New York Raiders L 6 7 13 8 1 L 1
23 1972-12-01 @ Philadelphia Blazers L 3 5 13 9 1 L 2
24 1972-12-02 Quebec Nordiques W 7 2 14 9 1 W 1
25 1972-12-04 Ottawa Nationals W 7 2 15 9 1 W 2
26 1972-12-06 New York Raiders W 4 3 16 9 1 W 3
27 1972-12-07 @ Ottawa Nationals W 4 2 17 9 1 W 4
28 1972-12-09 New York Raiders W 4 2 18 9 1 W 5
29 1972-12-11 Winnipeg Jets W 4 3 19 9 1 W 6
30 1972-12-13 @ Chicago Cougars L 3 6 19 10 1 L 1
31 1972-12-14 @ Los Angeles Sharks W 5 2 20 10 1 W 1
32 1972-12-16 @ Philadelphia Blazers W 10 6 21 10 1 W 2
33 1972-12-17 Philadelphia Blazers L 3 6 21 11 1 L 1
34 1972-12-19 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints L 5 7 21 12 1 L 2
35 1972-12-21 @ Alberta Oilers L 4 5 21 13 1 L 3
36 1972-12-24 Los Angeles Sharks L 3 5 21 14 1 L 4
37 1972-12-25 @ New York Raiders W 8 2 22 14 1 W 1
38 1972-12-28 @ Quebec Nordiques W 5 3 23 14 1 W 2
39 1972-12-29 Houston Aeros L 2 4 23 15 1 L 1
40 1972-12-31 @ New York Raiders W 3 0 24 15 1 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1973-01-09 @ Houston Aeros L 5 7 24 16 1 L 1
42 1973-01-13 New York Raiders W 4 3 25 16 1 W 1
43 1973-01-17 @ Chicago Cougars W 4 2 26 16 1 W 2
44 1973-01-19 @ Winnipeg Jets L 2 6 26 17 1 L 1
45 1973-01-21 @ Winnipeg Jets W 7 2 27 17 1 W 1
46 1973-01-24 Winnipeg Jets W 6 1 28 17 1 W 2
47 1973-01-25 @ Ottawa Nationals W 4 2 29 17 1 W 3
48 1973-01-27 Quebec Nordiques L 1 3 29 18 1 L 1
49 1973-01-29 @ Cleveland Crusaders L 2 3 29 19 1 L 2
50 1973-01-31 Cleveland Crusaders W 4 1 30 19 1 W 1
51 1973-02-01 @ Houston Aeros W OT 5 4 31 19 1 W 2
52 1973-02-02 @ Los Angeles Sharks L 1 3 31 20 1 L 1
53 1973-02-04 @ Los Angeles Sharks L 3 4 31 21 1 L 2
54 1973-02-06 @ Alberta Oilers W 4 2 32 21 1 W 1
55 1973-02-07 @ Alberta Oilers L 1 3 32 22 1 L 1
56 1973-02-09 Ottawa Nationals L 4 7 32 23 1 L 2
57 1973-02-11 @ Quebec Nordiques T 2 2 32 23 2 T 1
58 1973-02-13 @ Philadelphia Blazers L 4 5 32 24 2 L 1
59 1973-02-15 Los Angeles Sharks W 6 5 33 24 2 W 1
60 1973-02-17 @ Quebec Nordiques W 6 4 34 24 2 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1973-02-20 @ Philadelphia Blazers L 2 4 34 25 2 L 1
62 1973-02-23 Alberta Oilers W 4 2 35 25 2 W 1
63 1973-03-04 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints L 2 4 35 26 2 L 1
64 1973-03-07 Cleveland Crusaders W OT 1 0 36 26 2 W 1
65 1973-03-09 Cleveland Crusaders W 5 4 37 26 2 W 2
66 1973-03-10 Minnesota Fighting Saints W 3 1 38 26 2 W 3
67 1973-03-13 @ Chicago Cougars W OT 4 3 39 26 2 W 4
68 1973-03-14 @ Winnipeg Jets W 7 5 40 26 2 W 5
69 1973-03-16 Minnesota Fighting Saints W 7 4 41 26 2 W 6
70 1973-03-17 Philadelphia Blazers W 4 0 42 26 2 W 7
71 1973-03-20 Los Angeles Sharks W 4 1 43 26 2 W 8
72 1973-03-22 @ Ottawa Nationals L 2 4 43 27 2 L 1
73 1973-03-23 Chicago Cougars W 3 1 44 27 2 W 1
74 1973-03-26 @ Cleveland Crusaders L 5 7 44 28 2 L 1
75 1973-03-27 Houston Aeros L 1 6 44 29 2 L 2
76 1973-03-29 @ Ottawa Nationals L 2 5 44 30 2 L 3
77 1973-03-30 New York Raiders W OT 5 4 45 30 2 W 1
78 1973-04-01 Quebec Nordiques W 8 3 46 30 2 W 2

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1973-04-07 Ottawa Nationals W 6 3 1 0 0 W 1
2 1973-04-08 Ottawa Nationals W OT 4 3 2 0 0 W 2
3 1973-04-10 @ Ottawa Nationals L 2 4 2 1 0 L 1
4 1973-04-12 @ Ottawa Nationals W 7 3 3 1 0 W 1
5 1973-04-14 Ottawa Nationals W OT 5 4 4 1 0 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
6 1973-04-18 Cleveland Crusaders W 3 2 5 1 0 W 3
7 1973-04-19 Cleveland Crusaders W 3 2 6 1 0 W 4
8 1973-04-21 @ Cleveland Crusaders W 5 4 7 1 0 W 5
9 1973-04-22 @ Cleveland Crusaders L 2 5 7 2 0 L 1
10 1973-04-26 Cleveland Crusaders W 3 1 8 2 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
11 1973-04-29 Winnipeg Jets W 7 2 9 2 0 W 2
12 1973-05-02 @ Winnipeg Jets W 7 4 10 2 0 W 3
13 1973-05-03 @ Winnipeg Jets L 3 4 10 3 0 L 1
14 1973-05-05 Winnipeg Jets W 4 2 11 3 0 W 1
15 1973-05-06 Winnipeg Jets W 9 6 12 3 0 W 2