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 April 29 Winnipeg Jets 2 New England Whalers 7
Game 2, May 2 May 2 New England Whalers 7 Winnipeg Jets 4
Game 3, May 3 May 3 New England Whalers 3 Winnipeg Jets 4
Game 4, May 5 May 5 Winnipeg Jets 2 New England Whalers 4
Game 5, May 6 May 6 Winnipeg Jets 6 New England Whalers 9
 
Division Finals 4-0 Winnipeg Jets over Houston Aeros  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 20 April 20 Houston Aeros 1 Winnipeg Jets 5
Game 2, April 22 April 22 Houston Aeros 0 Winnipeg Jets 2
Game 3, April 24 April 24 Winnipeg Jets 4 Houston Aeros 2
Game 4, April 26 April 26 Winnipeg Jets 3 Houston Aeros 0
Division Finals 4-1 New England Whalers over Cleveland Crusaders  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 18 April 18 Cleveland Crusaders 2 New England Whalers 3
Game 2, April 19 April 19 Cleveland Crusaders 2 New England Whalers 3
Game 3, April 21 April 21 New England Whalers 5 Cleveland Crusaders 4
Game 4, April 22 April 22 New England Whalers 2 Cleveland Crusaders 5
Game 5, April 26 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 April 6 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 Winnipeg Jets 3
Game 2, April 8 April 8 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 Winnipeg Jets 5
Game 3, April 10 April 10 Winnipeg Jets 4 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6
Game 4, April 11 April 11 Winnipeg Jets 3 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 (OT)
Game 5, April 15 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 April 5 Los Angeles Sharks 2 Houston Aeros 7
Game 2, April 7 April 7 Los Angeles Sharks 4 Houston Aeros 2
Game 3, April 11 April 11 Houston Aeros 2 Los Angeles Sharks 3
Game 4, April 13 April 13 Houston Aeros 3 Los Angeles Sharks 2 (OT)
Game 5, April 15 April 15 Los Angeles Sharks 3 Houston Aeros 6
Game 6, April 17 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 April 7 Ottawa Nationals 3 New England Whalers 6
Game 2, April 8 April 8 Ottawa Nationals 3 New England Whalers 4 (OT)
Game 3, April 10 April 10 New England Whalers 2 Ottawa Nationals 4
Game 4, April 12 April 12 New England Whalers 7 Ottawa Nationals 3
Game 5, April 14 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 April 4 Philadelphia Blazers 2 Cleveland Crusaders 3 (OT)
Game 2, April 7 April 7 Philadelphia Blazers 1 Cleveland Crusaders 7
Game 3, April 8 April 8 Cleveland Crusaders 3 Philadelphia Blazers 1
Game 4, April 11 April 11 Cleveland Crusaders 6 Philadelphia Blazers 2
 
Preliminary Round 1-0 Minnesota Fighting Saints over Alberta Oilers  View Matchup »
Game 1, April 4 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
1New England Whalers15123020.800704921
2Winnipeg Jets1495010.64355496
3Cleveland Crusaders954010.556332211
4Houston Aeros1046010.4002630-4
5Los Angeles Sharks624001.3331623-7
6Minnesota Fighting Saints624001.3332025-5
7Ottawa Nationals514002.2001724-7
8Alberta Oilers101000.00024-2
9Philadelphia Blazers404001.000619-13
League Average7.83.93.90.00.60.6.50027.227.20

Overtime Goals

Overtime Goals Table
Date Location Name Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1973-04-04CLCBuchanan, RonCLC3-2PHB19:44
1973-04-08NEWSelby, BritNEW4-3OTN13:37
1973-04-11MFSBeaudin, NormWNJ3-2MFS13:12
1973-04-13LASHall, MurrayHSA3-2LAS13:38
1973-04-14NEWByers, MikeNEW5-4OTN13:47

See All-time List of Playoff OT goals.

 

Playoff Leaders

Goals
1. Norm BeaudinWNJ 13
2. Larry PleauNEW 12
Tom WebsterNEW 12
4. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 9
Tim SheehyNEW 9
Assists
1. Jim DoreyNEW 16
Bobby Hull* • WNJ 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. Jim DoreyNEW 19
Larry PleauNEW 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
6. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 0.64
7. Tim SheehyNEW 0.60
8. Mike ByersNEW 0.50
9. Christian BordeleauWNJ 0.42
10. Tommy WilliamsNEW 0.40
Assists Per Game
1. Bobby Hull* • WNJ 1.14
2. Norm BeaudinWNJ 1.07
3. Jim DoreyNEW 1.07
4. Gerry PinderCLC 1.00
Mike McMahonMFS 1.00
Tom MartinOTN 1.00
7. Tim SheehyNEW 0.93
Tom WebsterNEW 0.93
9. Poul PopielHSA 0.90
10. Paul AndreaCLC 0.89
Jim WisteCLC 0.89
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. Larry PleauNEW 1.27
Jim DoreyNEW 1.27
7. Terry CafferyNEW 1.25
8. Gary JarrettCLC 1.22
Gerry PinderCLC 1.22
Jim WisteCLC 1.22
Games Played (Goalie)
1. Al SmithNEW 15
2. Gerry Cheevers* • CLC 9
3. Joe DaleyWNJ 7
Wayne RutledgeHSA 7
Ernie WakelyWNJ 7
6. Russ GillowLAS 5
7. Les BinkleyOTN 4
Jack McCartanMFS 4
9. Yves ArchambaultPHB 3
George GardnerLAS 3
Don McLeodHSA 3
Goals Against
1. Al SmithNEW 49
2. Joe DaleyWNJ 25
3. Gerry Cheevers* • CLC 22
Ernie WakelyWNJ 22
5. Wayne RutledgeHSA 20
6. Les BinkleyOTN 17
7. Jack McCartanMFS 14
8. Russ GillowLAS 12
9. George GardnerLAS 11
Yves ArchambaultPHB 11
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
6. Joe DaleyWNJ 3.55
Shutouts
1. Ernie WakelyWNJ 2

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