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1972-1973 Boston Bruins: 51-22-5
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 27-10-2 (185 goals scored, 111 allowed) Road record: 24-12-3 (145 goals scored, 124 allowed) Head Coaches: Tom Johnson (31-16-5), Bep Guidolin (20-6-0) Power Play: 67/241 (27.8%) Penalty Killing: 232/275 (84.4%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 15-5 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 248-187 330 goals scored (1st of 16 teams), 235 goals allowed (6th), 1097 PIM (3rd) NHL Averages: 3.28 goals/game (255.5 goals/team), 947.5 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 30 78 55 75 130 87 19 5 174 67 117 26 411 13.4 +16 D 4 Bobby Orr 6'0 197 24 63 29 72 101 99 7 1 173 57 90 30 282 10.3 +56 LW 9 Johnny Bucyk 6'0 190 37 78 40 53 93 12 10 0 133 53 62 0 168 23.8 +18 RW 8 Ken Hodge 6'2 210 28 73 37 44 81 58 16 0 136 55 77 6 197 18.8 +10 LW 17 Fred Stanfield 5'10 185 28 78 20 58 78 10 7 0 142 63 68 1 214 9.3 +12 RW 12 Wayne Cashman 6'1 208 27 76 29 39 68 100 6 0 98 16 77 0 169 17.2 +5 LW 21 Don Marcotte 5'11 183 25 78 24 31 55 49 1 2 82 1 68 19 175 13.7 +32 C 19 Gregg Sheppard 5'8 170 23 64 24 26 50 18 0 2 62 0 30 5 151 15.9 +37 C 11 Mike Walton 5'10 175 27 56 25 22 47 37 0 0 60 8 42 0 128 19.5 +10 D 10 Carol Vadnais 6'1 185 27 78 7 24 31 127 1 0 117 8 98 10 150 4.7 +21 D 20 Dallas Smith 5'11 180 31 78 4 27 31 72 0 0 118 3 101 24 130 3.1 +38 RW 24 Terry O'Reilly 6'1 200 21 72 5 22 27 109 0 0 54 0 27 0 80 6.2 +27 LW 14 Garnet "Ace" Bailey 5'11 192 24 57 8 13 21 89 0 3 31 1 35 12 76 10.5 +7 D 26 Don Awrey 6'0 175 29 78 2 17 19 90 0 0 120 0 104 13 110 1.8 +29 C 27 Derek Sanderson 6'0 185 26 25 5 10 15 38 0 2 18 0 20 13 41 12.2 +11 RW 16 Fred O'Donnell 5'10 175 23 72 10 4 14 55 0 0 19 0 17 1 56 17.9 +3 RW 28 Doug Roberts 6'2 212 30 45 4 7 11 7 0 0 26 2 11 0 67 6.0 +13 D 6 Nick Beverley 6'2 185 25 75 1 10 11 26 0 0 55 0 58 10 57 1.8 +7 C 18 Rich Leduc 5'11 170 21 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 4 0 12 8.3 -1 G 31 Jacques Plante 6'0 175 43 8 0 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 23 Matt Ravlich 5'10 185 34 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 1 1 0.0 -5 G 30 Ross Brooks 5'8 173 35 16 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Eddie Johnston 6'0 190 37 45 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 25 Gary Doak 5'11 175 26 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 -1 C 22 Chris Oddleifson 6'2 185 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 -1 D 29 Ron Jones 6'1 195 21 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 --- +1 G 31 John Adams 6'0 200 26 14 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   31  Jacques Plante       43    8   480   16  2.00   7   1   0  221   .928   0   2
G   30  Ross Brooks          35   16   910   40  2.64  11   1   3  414   .903   0   1
G   31  John Adams           26   14   780   39  3.00   9   3   1  436   .911   0   1
G    1  Eddie Johnston       37   45  2510  137  3.27  24  17   1 1192   .885   3   5
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
1972 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1   16  LW   Mike Bloom               201          St. Catharines Black Hawks (OHA)   
  2   32  D    Wayne Elder                           London Knights (OHA)               
  3   48  C    Michel Boudreau                  36   Laval National (QMJHL)             
  4   64  LW   Les Jackson                           New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      
  5   80  LW   Brian Coates                    202   Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)         
  6   96  RW   Peter Gaw                             Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  7  112  RW   Gordie Clark               8     21   University of New Hampshire (NCAA)  
  8  128  D    Roy Carmichael                        New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)      

Traded draft picks:

#9 to TOR (Gary Schofield)

Transactions
06-1972signed Ron Anderson as a free agent
06-05-1972Canucks claimed Don Tannahill in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Dan Bouchard in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Ed Westfall in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Garry Peters in expansion draft
06-06-1972claimed Bob Gryp from Tulsa (CHL) in inter-league draft
06-12-1972Rochester (AHL) claimed Don O'Donoghue in reverse draft
11-24-1972signed Dave Reece as a free agent
02-1973signed Derek Sanderson as a free agent
03-01-1973traded Ace Bailey and future considerations (Murray Wing, acq. 6/4/73) to Red Wings for Gary Doak
03-03-1973traded Boston's #1 round pick in the 1973 draft and future considerations (Eddie Johnston, acq. 5/22/73) to Maple Leafs for Jacques Plante and Toronto's #3 pick in the 1973 draft
03-10-1973purchased Ken Broderick from San Diego (WHL)
05-22-1973traded Fred Stanfield to North Stars for Gilles Gilbert
06-12-1973sent John Adams to San Diego (WHL) to complete a previous trade
06-12-1973Penguins claimed Ron Jones in intra-league draft
06-13-1973Rangers claimed Curt Ridley in reverse draft
09-1973signed Dave Forbes as a free agent
10-05-1973traded Don Awrey to Blues for Jake Rathwell and St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1974 draft


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 vs New York Rangers L 2-6 04/05/1973 vs New York Rangers L 2-4 04/07/1973 at New York Rangers W 4-2 04/08/1973 at New York Rangers L 0-4 04/10/1973 vs New York Rangers L 3-6 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- LW 9 Johnny Bucyk 6'0 190 37 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 C 27 Derek Sanderson 6'0 185 26 5 1 2 3 13 0 0 C 19 Gregg Sheppard 5'8 170 23 5 2 1 3 0 0 1 RW 12 Wayne Cashman 6'1 208 27 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 LW 21 Don Marcotte 5'11 183 25 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 D 4 Bobby Orr 6'0 197 24 5 1 1 2 7 0 0 RW 28 Doug Roberts 6'2 212 30 5 2 0 2 6 0 0 D 20 Dallas Smith 5'11 180 31 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 LW 17 Fred Stanfield 5'10 185 28 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 C 11 Mike Walton 5'10 175 27 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 C 7 Phil Esposito 6'1 205 30 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 RW 8 Ken Hodge 6'2 210 28 5 1 0 1 7 1 0 RW 16 Fred O'Donnell 5'10 175 23 5 0 1 1 5 0 0 G 30 Ross Brooks 5'8 173 35 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 Gary Doak 5'11 175 26 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 G 31 Jacques Plante 6'0 175 43 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Eddie Johnston 6'0 190 37 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 26 Don Awrey 6'0 175 29 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 D 6 Nick Beverley 6'2 185 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 24 Terry O'Reilly 6'1 200 21 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 10 Carol Vadnais 6'1 185 27 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 G 31 John Adams 6'0 200 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 14 Garnet "Ace" Bailey 5'11 192 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 29 Ron Jones 6'1 195 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 18 Rich Leduc 5'11 170 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 22 Chris Oddleifson 6'2 185 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 23 Matt Ravlich 5'10 185 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Eddie Johnston 37 3 160 9 3.38 1 2 87 .897 0 0 G 31 Jacques Plante 43 2 120 10 5.00 0 2 63 .841 0 0 G 30 Ross Brooks 35 1 20 3 9.00 0 0 11 .727 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/08/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   2-4     0-1-0
10/11/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   3-4     0-2-0
10/14/1972   at New York Islanders        W   7-4     1-2-0
10/15/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-4     2-2-0
10/18/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-7     2-3-0
10/21/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-2     3-3-0
10/22/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   4-5     3-4-0
10/25/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     3-4-1
10/26/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-6     3-5-1
10/28/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-2     4-5-1
10/29/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   9-1     5-5-1
11/02/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-5     5-6-1
11/03/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   6-6     5-6-2
11/05/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     6-6-2
11/09/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-3     7-6-2
11/12/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     7-7-2
11/16/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   4-0     8-7-2
11/18/1972   at New York Islanders        W   7-3     9-7-2
11/19/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   6-5     10-7-2
11/23/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-2     11-7-2
11/24/1972   at Atlanta Flames            W   4-0     12-7-2
11/26/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-4     13-7-2
11/29/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     13-7-3
11/30/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-4     14-7-3
12/03/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   5-1     15-7-3
12/07/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-0     16-7-3
12/09/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-3     17-7-3
12/10/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   8-4     18-7-3
12/13/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-7     18-8-3
12/14/1972   vs New York Rangers          W   4-2     19-8-3
12/17/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-3     20-8-3
12/19/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-2     21-8-3
12/21/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-1     22-8-3
12/23/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-1     23-8-3
12/27/1972   at Atlanta Flames            W   3-1     24-8-3
12/29/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     W   2-0     25-8-3
01/01/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W   8-2     26-8-3
01/04/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-4     26-9-3
01/07/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   4-5     26-10-3
01/11/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   1-1     26-10-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/13/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-1     27-10-4
01/14/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-0     28-10-4
01/18/1973   vs New York Islanders        L   7-9     28-11-4
01/20/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   0-3     28-12-4
01/21/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     29-12-4
01/24/1973   at New York Rangers          L   2-4     29-13-4
01/25/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     29-14-4
01/27/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     29-15-4
01/28/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-5     30-15-4
02/01/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     31-15-4
02/03/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   3-7     31-16-4
02/04/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   2-2     31-16-5
02/07/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     W   3-2     32-16-5
02/10/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-3     33-16-5
02/11/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   2-0     34-16-5
02/13/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-3     35-16-5
02/15/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-1     36-16-5
02/17/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-5     36-17-5
02/18/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-1     37-17-5
02/20/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W   7-6     38-17-5
02/21/1973   at California Golden Seals   W   6-2     39-17-5
02/24/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   7-5     40-17-5
03/01/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           L   3-4     40-18-5
03/03/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-5     40-19-5
03/04/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-0     41-19-5
03/07/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-5     41-20-5
03/09/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   3-2     42-20-5
03/11/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   5-3     43-20-5
03/13/1973   at New York Islanders        W   3-0     44-20-5
03/15/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-1     45-20-5
03/16/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-4     46-20-5
03/18/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            W   7-1     47-20-5
03/22/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-3     48-20-5
03/24/1973   vs New York Rangers          W   3-0     49-20-5
03/25/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   6-1     50-20-5
03/28/1973   at New York Rangers          W   6-3     51-20-5
03/31/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-7     51-21-5
04/01/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     51-22-5

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