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1971-1972 Buffalo Sabres: 16-43-19
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 11-19-9 (110 goals scored, 127 allowed) Road record: 5-24-10 (93 goals scored, 162 allowed) Head Coaches: Punch Imlach (8-23-10), Joe Crozier (8-19-9), Floyd Smith (0-1-0) Power Play: 57/308 (18.5%) Penalty Killing: 225/281 (80.1%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 1-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 145-226 203 goals scored (12th of 14 teams), 289 goals allowed (12th), 831 PIM (12th) 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% +/- LW 7 Rick Martin 5'11 179 20 73 44 30 74 36 19 0 109 49 98 0 266 16.5 -38 C 11 Gilbert Perreault 6'1 180 21 76 26 48 74 24 11 0 105 50 100 5 218 11.9 -40 C 15 Gerry Meehan 6'2 200 25 77 19 27 46 12 4 0 56 12 72 0 164 11.6 -28 D 6 Al Hamilton 6'1 195 25 76 4 30 34 105 1 0 93 13 119 27 91 4.4 -12 LW 23 Eddie Shack 6'1 200 34 50 11 14 25 34 4 0 42 19 34 0 92 12.0 -11 RW 19 Steve Atkinson 5'11 170 23 67 14 10 24 26 3 0 41 9 54 0 122 11.5 -22 C/RW 8 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 24 33 10 14 24 12 2 0 36 11 38 2 85 11.8 -11 D 24 Chris Evans 5'9 180 25 61 6 18 24 98 2 0 82 26 91 15 99 6.1 -20 C 10 Phil Goyette 5'11 170 38 37 3 21 24 14 3 0 32 19 24 1 33 9.1 -10 C 20 Don Luce 6'2 185 23 78 11 8 19 38 0 0 26 0 84 40 126 8.7 -18 RW 9 Danny Lawson 5'11 180 24 78 10 6 16 15 0 1 29 2 90 40 176 5.7 -23 RW 12 Mike Byers 5'10 185 25 46 9 7 16 12 3 0 43 13 51 1 69 13.0 -20 LW 25 Craig Ramsay 5'10 175 20 57 6 10 16 0 0 0 32 3 28 4 43 14.0 +5 RW 18 Kevin O'Shea 6'2 205 24 52 6 9 15 44 0 0 21 1 43 4 56 10.7 -19 D 3 Mike Robitaille 5'11 195 23 31 2 10 12 22 1 0 23 13 29 5 62 3.2 -14 D 5 Larry Hillman 6'0 185 34 43 1 11 12 58 0 0 65 19 82 15 78 1.3 -21 D 4 Tracy Pratt 6'2 195 28 27 0 10 10 52 0 0 32 1 40 9 31 0.0 0 RW 23 Rene Robert 5'10 184 22 12 6 3 9 2 3 0 15 8 12 0 42 14.3 -5 D 2 Jim Watson 6'2 186 28 66 2 6 8 101 1 0 39 1 91 20 78 2.6 -33 C 26 Randy Wyrozub 5'11 180 21 34 3 4 7 0 0 0 12 1 13 0 36 8.3 -2 D 5 Doug Barrie 5'9 175 25 27 2 5 7 45 0 0 17 1 44 7 24 8.3 -21 LW 8 Dick Duff 5'9 166 35 8 2 2 4 0 0 0 6 1 7 0 5 40.0 -2 RW 16 Ron Anderson 6'0 170 26 37 0 4 4 19 0 0 10 0 22 2 35 0.0 -10 C 14 Rod Zaine 5'10 180 25 24 2 1 3 4 0 0 8 0 23 1 23 8.7 -14 D 22 Ray McKay 6'4 183 25 39 0 3 3 18 0 0 9 0 32 11 18 0.0 -12 LW 21 Larry Keenan 5'11 175 31 14 2 0 2 2 0 0 5 1 8 1 15 13.3 -3 LW 16 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 21 12 1 1 2 4 0 0 3 0 13 0 10 10.0 -10 RW 21 John Gould 5'11 197 22 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 33.3 -1 RW 21 Larry Mickey 5'11 175 28 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 4 3 1 5 0.0 -1 RW 17 Floyd Smith 5'10 180 36 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 0.0 -4 D 21 Terry Ball 5'9 160 27 10 0 1 1 6 0 0 10 4 13 0 8 0.0 -7 D 3 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 26 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 16 3 7 0.0 -13 G 30 Dave Dryden 6'1 186 30 20 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Roger Crozier 5'8 165 29 63 0 0 0 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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    1  Roger Crozier        29   63  3654  214  3.51  13  35  14 2185   .902   7   2
G   30  Dave Dryden          30   20  1026   68  3.98   3   8   5  600   .887   0   0
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    5  LW   Rick Martin              685          Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  2   19  LW   Craig Ramsay            1070          Peterborough Petes (OHA)           
  3   33  D    Bill Hajt                854          Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            
  4   47  C    Bob Richer                 3          Trois Rivieres Ducs (QMJHL)        
  5   61  D    Steve Warr                       71   Clarkson University (NCAA)         
  6   75  C    Pierre Duguay                         Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)            

Traded draft picks:

#7 to LA (Peter Harasym)
#8 to LA (Lorne Stamler)

Transactions
06-07-1971Providence (AHL) claimed Brian Perry in reverse draft
06-08-1971Kings claimed Gary Edwards in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Hugh Harris from Canadiens in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Tom Miller from Red Wings in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Ken Murray from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Rod Zaine from Penguins in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Ray McKay from Black Hawks in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Danny Lawson from North Stars in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Maple Leafs claimed Donnie Marshall in intra-league draft
06-08-1971claimed Rene Robert from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Penguins claimed Rene Robert in intra-league draft
07-1971Jean-Guy Talbot retired
08-1971signed John Gould as a free agent
09-1971signed Rick Dudley as a free agent
09-29-1971signed Gary Bromley as a free agent
11-16-1971traded Larry Keenan to Flyers for Larry Mickey
12-16-1971traded Mike Keeler and Doug Barrie to Kings for Larry Hillman and Mike Byers
01-14-1972traded Buffalo's #2 pick in the 1972 draft to Rangers for Jim Lorentz
03-03-1972Blues claimed Kevin O'Shea on waivers
03-04-1972traded Eddie Shack to Penguins for Rene Robert
03-05-1972sold Phil Goyette to Rangers
03-05-1972traded Chris Evans to Blues for George Morrison and St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1972 draft
03-08-1972suspended George Morrison for refusing to report to the minors
06-05-1972claimed Tim Horton from Penguins in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Tom Miller in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Ken Murray in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Rod Zaine in expansion draft
06-08-1972purchased Ron Busniuk from Canadiens

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/10/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   2-1     1-0-0
10/12/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-4     1-1-0
10/14/1971   at Boston Bruins             L   2-6     1-2-0
10/16/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-9     1-3-0
10/17/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     1-4-0
10/20/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   7-2     2-4-0
10/21/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-5     2-5-0
10/23/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-5     2-6-0
10/24/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-3     2-7-0
10/27/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-2     3-7-0
10/30/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     3-7-1
10/31/1971   at California Golden Seals   T   2-2     3-7-2
11/04/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     3-7-3
11/05/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-2     4-7-3
11/07/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     4-7-4
11/11/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   2-4     4-8-4
11/13/1971   at New York Rangers          L   2-5     4-9-4
11/14/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   2-2     4-9-5
11/18/1971   vs California Golden Seals   L   5-7     4-10-5
11/21/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     4-11-5
11/24/1971   at Los Angeles Kings         L   3-5     4-12-5
11/27/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-5     4-13-5
11/28/1971   at California Golden Seals   L   3-5     4-14-5
12/01/1971   at New York Rangers          L   2-7     4-15-5
12/02/1971   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   2-0     5-15-5
12/04/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-5     5-16-5
12/05/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   3-1     6-16-5
12/09/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-3     6-17-5
12/11/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     6-17-6
12/12/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     6-18-6
12/15/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-2     6-19-6
12/16/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-5     6-20-6
12/18/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-8     6-21-6
12/19/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-1     7-21-6
12/23/1971   vs Boston Bruins             T   4-4     7-21-7
12/25/1971   at St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     7-21-8
12/26/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   6-3     8-21-8
12/29/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   3-7     8-22-8
12/31/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     8-22-9
01/02/1972   vs California Golden Seals   T   4-4     8-22-10
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/06/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-5     8-23-10
01/09/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-2     8-24-10
01/13/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   2-5     8-25-10
01/15/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-6     8-26-10
01/16/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   4-2     9-26-10
01/20/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   1-0     10-26-10
01/22/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-3     10-27-10
01/23/1972   at Boston Bruins             T   3-3     10-27-11
01/26/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-5     10-28-11
01/27/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-3     10-29-11
01/30/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     10-29-12
02/03/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   2-4     10-30-12
02/05/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     T   3-3     10-30-13
02/06/1972   vs Boston Bruins             W   8-2     11-30-13
02/10/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     11-31-13
02/12/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   1-5     11-32-13
02/13/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     11-32-14
02/17/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   0-2     11-33-14
02/19/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-4     11-34-14
02/20/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   0-4     11-35-14
02/23/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   2-1     12-35-14
02/24/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-3     13-35-14
02/27/1972   vs California Golden Seals   T   4-4     13-35-15
03/01/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-4     13-36-15
03/02/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   3-4     13-37-15
03/05/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           L   2-6     13-38-15
03/08/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   3-6     13-39-15
03/10/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-3     13-40-15
03/11/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   3-5     13-41-15
03/14/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     W   4-3     14-41-15
03/16/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   3-3     14-41-16
03/17/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   2-6     14-42-16
03/19/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       T   3-3     14-42-17
03/22/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-3     15-42-17
03/23/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   4-4     15-42-18
03/26/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   2-2     15-42-19
03/30/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-3     15-43-19
04/02/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     16-43-19

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