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1971-1972 Boston Bruins: 54-13-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 28-4-7 (177 goals scored, 84 allowed) Road record: 26-9-4 (153 goals scored, 120 allowed) Head Coach: Tom Johnson Power Play: 74/256 (28.9%) Penalty Killing: 239/290 (82.4%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 18-2 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 238-151 330 goals scored (1st of 14 teams), 204 goals allowed (4th), 1112 PIM (3rd) NHL Averages: 3.07 goals/game (239.1 goals/team), 953.5 PIM/team Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 7 Phil Esposito 6'1 205 29 76 66 67 133 76 28 2 186 71 67 7 426 15.5 +55 D 4 Bobby Orr 6'0 197 23 76 37 80 117 106 11 4 209 69 83 29 353 10.5 +86 LW 9 Johnny Bucyk 6'0 190 36 78 32 51 83 4 13 0 123 65 42 0 174 18.4 +16 LW 17 Fred Stanfield 5'10 185 27 78 23 56 79 12 5 1 112 48 45 1 168 13.7 +20 RW 19 John McKenzie 5'9 175 34 77 22 47 69 126 10 0 121 61 41 0 133 16.5 +19 C 16 Derek Sanderson 6'0 185 25 78 25 33 58 108 0 7 73 1 86 39 198 12.6 +25 C 11 Mike Walton 5'10 175 26 76 28 28 56 45 6 0 83 18 42 0 236 11.9 +23 RW 8 Ken Hodge 6'2 210 27 60 16 40 56 81 0 1 86 7 40 2 140 11.4 +41 RW 12 Wayne Cashman 6'1 208 26 74 23 29 52 103 1 0 98 7 51 2 150 15.3 +42 D/RW 18 Ed Westfall 6'1 197 31 77 18 26 44 19 0 2 68 1 77 39 123 14.6 +29 D 20 Dallas Smith 5'11 180 30 78 8 22 30 132 0 1 119 2 107 24 111 7.2 +34 LW 14 Garnet "Ace" Bailey 5'11 192 23 73 9 13 22 64 0 0 39 1 27 0 64 14.1 +11 RW 27 Reggie Leach 6'0 180 21 56 7 13 20 12 0 0 25 1 19 0 66 10.6 +5 D 6 Ted Green 5'10 200 31 54 1 16 17 21 0 0 60 0 58 8 41 2.4 +10 D 10 Rick Smith 5'11 190 23 61 2 12 14 46 0 0 90 2 56 21 81 2.5 +53 LW 21 Don Marcotte 5'11 183 24 47 6 4 10 12 0 0 16 0 26 10 51 11.8 0 D 10 Carol Vadnais 6'1 185 26 16 4 6 10 37 0 0 36 3 41 10 37 10.8 +2 D 26 Don Awrey 6'0 175 28 34 1 8 9 52 0 0 57 2 44 9 53 1.9 +20 G 1 Eddie Johnston 6'0 190 36 38 0 4 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 22 Ivan Boldirev 6'0 190 22 11 0 2 2 6 0 0 3 0 1 0 2 0.0 +2 G 30 Gerry Cheevers 5'11 185 31 41 0 2 2 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- RW 24 Terry O'Reilly 6'1 200 20 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 50.0 +3 RW 28 Doug Roberts 6'2 212 29 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 33.3 +1 D 23 Matt Ravlich 5'10 185 33 25 0 1 1 2 0 0 13 0 9 0 13 0.0 +4 D 29 Ron Jones 6'1 195 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0.0 +1 D 27 Nick Beverley 6'2 185 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 C 25 Garry Peters 5'10 170 29 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 D 24 Bob Stewart 6'1 206 21 8 0 0 0 15 0 0 5 0 2 0 0 --- +3 LW 27 Chris Hayes 5'10 180 25 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
Skater data: GP: Games played; G: Goals scored; A: Assists; Pts: Total points; PIM: Penalties in minutes; PP: Power play goals; SH: Shorthanded goals; TGF: Total goals on ice for; PGF: Power play goals on ice for; TGA: Total goals on ice against; PGA: Power play goals on ice against; S: Shots taken; S%: Shooting percentage
Pos  #  Goalie              Age   GP   Min   GA   GAA   W   L   T  Sht    Pct  EN  SO
G   30  Gerry Cheevers       31   41  2420  101  2.50  27   5   8 1265   .920   0   2
G    1  Eddie Johnston       36   38  2260  102  2.71  27   8   3 1008   .899   1   2
Goalie data: GP: Games played; Min: Minutes played; GA: Goals allowed; GAA: Goals allowed per 60 minutes; W: Wins; L: Losses; T: Ties; Sht: Shots faced; Pct: Save percentage; EN: Empty net goals allowed; SO: Shutouts
1971 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    6  D    Ron Jones                 54          Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)            [pick acquired from LA]
  1   14  RW   Terry O'Reilly           891          Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  2   28  G    Curt Ridley              104          Portage La Prairie Jrs. (MJHL)     
  3   42  C    Dave Bonter                           Estevan Bruins (WCHL)              
  4   56  LW   Dave Hynes                22     22   Harvard University (NCAA)          
  5   70  C    Bert Scott                            Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)          
  6   84  D    Bob McMahon                           St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   

Traded draft picks:

#7 to TOR (Steve Johnson)

Transactions
06-07-1971purchased Ron Boehm from Cleveland (AHL)
06-08-1971Flyers claimed Frank Spring in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Golden Seals claimed Stan Gilbertson and Wayne Carleton in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Garry Peters from Flyers in intra-league draft
08-1971purchased Alain Caron from San Diego (WHL)
08-1971purchased Ray Fortin from Hershey (AHL)
09-1971signed Chris Hayes as a free agent
09-04-1971purchased Doug Roberts from Golden Seals
10-02-1971signed Ross Brooks as a free agent
11-03-1971claimed Matt Ravlich on waivers from Kings
11-17-1971traded Ivan Boldirev to Golden Seals for Chris Oddleifson and Rich Leduc
02-23-1972traded Reggie Leach, Rick Smith and Bob Stewart to Golden Seals for Carol Vadnais and Don O'Donoghue
03-1972signed Craig Sarner as a free agent
03-05-1972purchased Tommy Williams from Golden Seals
06-1972signed Ron Anderson as a free agent
06-05-1972Canucks claimed Don Tannahill in intra-league draft
06-06-1972claimed Bob Gryp from Tulsa (CHL) in inter-league draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Garry Peters in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Ed Westfall in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Dan Bouchard in expansion draft
06-12-1972Rochester (AHL) claimed Don O'Donoghue in reverse draft


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/05/1972 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 5-0 04/06/1972 vs Toronto Maple Leafs L 3-4 (OT) 04/08/1972 at Toronto Maple Leafs W 2-0 04/09/1972 at Toronto Maple Leafs W 5-4 04/11/1972 vs Toronto Maple Leafs W 3-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/18/1972 vs St. Louis Blues W 6-1 04/20/1972 vs St. Louis Blues W 10-2 04/23/1972 at St. Louis Blues W 7-2 04/25/1972 at St. Louis Blues W 5-3 -------------------------------------------------- Stanley Cup Finals 04/30/1972 vs New York Rangers W 6-5 05/02/1972 vs New York Rangers W 2-1 05/04/1972 at New York Rangers L 2-5 05/07/1972 at New York Rangers W 3-2 05/09/1972 vs New York Rangers L 2-3 05/11/1972 at New York Rangers W 3-0 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 7 Phil Esposito 6'1 205 29 15 9 15 24 24 2 0 D 4 Bobby Orr 6'0 197 23 15 5 19 24 19 3 0 LW 9 Johnny Bucyk 6'0 190 36 15 9 11 20 6 5 0 RW 8 Ken Hodge 6'2 210 27 15 9 8 17 62 2 1 RW 19 John McKenzie 5'9 175 34 15 5 12 17 37 3 0 LW 17 Fred Stanfield 5'10 185 27 15 7 9 16 0 1 0 C 11 Mike Walton 5'10 175 26 15 6 6 12 13 1 0 RW 12 Wayne Cashman 6'1 208 26 15 4 7 11 42 1 0 D/RW 18 Ed Westfall 6'1 197 31 15 4 3 7 10 0 2 LW 14 Garnet "Ace" Bailey 5'11 192 23 13 2 4 6 16 0 0 D 26 Don Awrey 6'0 175 28 15 0 4 4 45 0 0 D 20 Dallas Smith 5'11 180 30 15 0 4 4 22 0 0 LW 21 Don Marcotte 5'11 183 24 14 3 0 3 6 0 1 C 16 Derek Sanderson 6'0 185 25 11 1 1 2 44 0 1 D 10 Carol Vadnais 6'1 185 26 15 0 2 2 43 0 0 LW 27 Chris Hayes 5'10 180 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 25 Garry Peters 5'10 170 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Eddie Johnston 6'0 190 36 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Gerry Cheevers 5'11 185 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 Ted Green 5'10 200 31 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 Nick Beverley 6'2 185 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 22 Ivan Boldirev 6'0 190 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 29 Ron Jones 6'1 195 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 27 Reggie Leach 6'0 180 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 24 Terry O'Reilly 6'1 200 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 23 Matt Ravlich 5'10 185 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 28 Doug Roberts 6'2 212 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 10 Rick Smith 5'11 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Bob Stewart 6'1 206 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Gerry Cheevers 31 8 483 21 2.61 6 2 247 .915 0 2 G 1 Eddie Johnston 36 7 420 13 1.86 6 1 204 .936 0 1
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/10/1971   vs New York Rangers          L   1-4     0-1-0
10/13/1971   at New York Rangers          W   6-1     1-1-0
10/14/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-2     2-1-0
10/17/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     2-1-1
10/20/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-3     3-1-1
10/22/1971   at California Golden Seals   W   5-1     4-1-1
10/24/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     5-1-1
10/27/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     5-2-1
10/28/1971   vs California Golden Seals   L   0-2     5-3-1
10/31/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     6-3-1
11/04/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-1     7-3-1
11/06/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         W   2-1     8-3-1
11/07/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-3     8-4-1
11/10/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-3     8-5-1
11/11/1971   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     9-5-1
11/14/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W  11-2     10-5-1
11/18/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-0     11-5-1
11/20/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   2-1     12-5-1
11/21/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-2     13-5-1
11/24/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-1     14-5-1
11/25/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     15-5-1
11/27/1971   at St. Louis Blues           T   6-6     15-5-2
12/04/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-3     16-5-2
12/05/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     17-5-2
12/08/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   5-3     18-5-2
12/11/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     19-5-2
12/12/1971   at California Golden Seals   L   2-4     19-6-2
12/16/1971   vs New York Rangers          W   8-1     20-6-2
12/18/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-3     21-6-2
12/19/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   2-2     21-6-3
12/23/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            T   4-4     21-6-4
12/25/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-1     22-6-4
12/26/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-1     23-6-4
12/29/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-1     24-6-4
12/30/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     T   2-2     24-6-5
01/02/1972   at New York Rangers          W   4-1     25-6-5
01/05/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   2-0     26-6-5
01/06/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            W   5-2     27-6-5
01/08/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   3-5     27-7-5
01/12/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   2-2     27-7-6
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/13/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   1-1     27-7-7
01/15/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-2     28-7-7
01/16/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   9-2     29-7-7
01/18/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   2-0     30-7-7
01/22/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        W   8-5     31-7-7
01/23/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     31-7-8
01/27/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     32-7-8
01/29/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     33-7-8
01/30/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-2     34-7-8
02/02/1972   at New York Rangers          W   2-0     35-7-8
02/03/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-1     36-7-8
02/05/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-2     37-7-8
02/06/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-8     37-8-8
02/10/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   9-1     38-8-8
02/12/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-1     39-8-8
02/13/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     39-8-9
02/15/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   6-3     40-8-9
02/17/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-1     41-8-9
02/19/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     W   6-4     42-8-9
02/20/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-1     43-8-9
02/22/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     44-8-9
02/23/1972   at California Golden Seals   W   8-6     45-8-9
02/26/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   5-4     46-8-9
03/02/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-3     47-8-9
03/04/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-4     48-8-9
03/05/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   0-2     48-9-9
03/08/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-4     49-9-9
03/11/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   4-6     49-10-9
03/12/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     49-10-10
03/16/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   8-3     50-10-10
03/19/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-3     51-10-10
03/23/1972   vs New York Rangers          W   4-1     52-10-10
03/25/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   5-5     52-10-11
03/26/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   5-4     53-10-11
03/28/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-6     53-11-11
03/29/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-4     53-12-11
04/01/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-6     53-13-11
04/02/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   6-4     54-13-11

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