1973 WHA East Division Finals
New England Whalers defeat Cleveland Crusaders 4-1

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Cleveland Crusaders
W-L: 43-32-3, .571
SRS: 0.55 (2nd of 12)
Goals: 287 (4th of 12)
Goals Against: 239 (1st of 12)
New England Whalers
W-L: 46-30-2, .603
SRS: 0.63 (1st of 12)
Goals: 318 (1st of 12)
Goals Against: 263 (5th of 12)
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  

1972-73 Regular Season Stats

Tuesday, Oct 24, 1972
New England Whalers 3
Cleveland Crusaders 2 OT
Friday, Nov 17, 1972
New England Whalers 0
Cleveland Crusaders 3  
Monday, Nov 27, 1972
Cleveland Crusaders 0
New England Whalers 3  
Monday, Jan 29, 1973
New England Whalers 2
Cleveland Crusaders 3  
Wednesday, Jan 31, 1973
Cleveland Crusaders 1
New England Whalers 4  
Wednesday, Mar 7, 1973
Cleveland Crusaders 0
New England Whalers 1 OT
Friday, Mar 9, 1973
Cleveland Crusaders 4
New England Whalers 5  
Monday, Mar 26, 1973
New England Whalers 5
Cleveland Crusaders 7  

CLC Scoring Regular Season

CLC Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Ron Buchanan28C753744812031605
2Gary Jarrett30LW774039797932807
3Jim Wiste26C702843712424403
4Gerry Pinder24LW7830366612120733
5Paul Andrea31RW66213051121470
6Joe Hardy27C72173350801610
7Paul Shmyr27D7354348169401
8Ray Clearwater30D78113647411010
9Grant Erickson25LW77152944231221
10Rich Pumple24C77212041451650
11Ted Hodgson27RW74152338931320
12Doug Brindley23C7315112661320
13John Hanna37D666202668330
14Skip Krake29C269101961720
15Bill Horton26D742171955200
16Bob Dillabough31C7288168116
17Wayne Muloin31D672131562200
18Ralph Hopiavouri21D2945944400
19Jim McMasters20D7417837100
20Al Rycroft23RW70220000
21Gerry Cheevers*32G5201130000314460:28
22Bob Whidden26G260005000160961:53
Team Total782874707571083225511118

CLC Goalies Regular Season

CLC Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1Gerry Cheevers*3252322001492.84531448036.98
2Bob Whidden262611123883.2801609919.22
Team Total433232372.995475386

NEW Scoring Regular Season

NEW Scoring Regular Season Table
Scoring Goals Assists Ice Time Point Shares
Rk Player Age Pos GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI OPS DPS PS
1Tom Webster24RW77535010389411206
2Terry Caffery23C7439611001429917
3Larry Pleau26LW7839488742291004
4Tim Sheehy24C783338713028504
5Jim Dorey25D7575663956011
6John French22C742435594322203
7Ted Green32D78163046471420
8Kevin Ahearn24LW78202242181910
9Brit Selby27LW65132942481120
10John Danby24C77142337101310
11Brad Selwood24D751321341141210
12Tommy Williams32C6910213114820
13Rick Ley24D7632730108300
14Tom Earl25RW771013234604
15Mike Hyndman27RW594141821400
16Paul Hurley26D783151858210
17Dick Sarrazin27RW3547110310
18Mike Byers26RW1964104600
19John Cunniff29LW3335816300
20Guy Smith23RW223366300
21Ric Jordan22D3415612100
22Bruce Landon23G300118000167155:42
23Al Smith27G5101139000305959:59
Team Total7831852984784026349625

NEW Goalies Regular Season

NEW Goalies Regular Season Table
Goalie Stats
Rk Player Age GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA
1Al Smith2751311911623.1833059966.43
2Bruce Landon2330151111003.5911671103-2.56
Team Total463022623.3244730100
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