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1972-1973 Buffalo Sabres: 37-27-14
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 30-6-3 (162 goals scored, 80 allowed) Road record: 7-21-11 (95 goals scored, 139 allowed) Head Coach: Joe Crozier Power Play: 52/270 (19.3%) Penalty Killing: 206/241 (85.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 5-5 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 200-179 257 goals scored (6th of 16 teams), 219 goals allowed (3rd), 940 PIM (5th) 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 11 Gilbert Perreault 6'1 180 22 78 28 60 88 10 8 0 126 43 74 2 234 12.0 +11 RW 14 Rene Robert 5'10 184 24 75 40 43 83 83 9 0 119 43 60 0 265 15.1 +16 LW 7 Rick Martin 5'11 179 21 75 37 36 73 79 11 0 120 45 72 1 299 12.4 +4 C/RW 8 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 25 78 27 35 62 30 11 0 105 35 68 4 175 15.4 +6 C 15 Gerry Meehan 6'2 200 26 77 31 29 60 21 3 1 70 8 61 3 208 14.9 +4 C 20 Don Luce 6'2 185 24 78 18 25 43 32 0 3 51 0 69 25 198 9.1 +7 C 21 Hugh Harris 6'1 195 24 60 12 26 38 17 0 0 54 4 41 0 121 9.9 +9 D 5 Larry Hillman 6'0 185 35 78 5 24 29 56 2 0 93 36 71 11 102 4.9 -3 LW 10 Craig Ramsay 5'10 175 21 76 11 17 28 15 0 1 46 0 46 13 89 12.4 +13 RW 12 Larry Mickey 5'11 175 29 77 15 9 24 47 1 0 40 1 47 2 160 9.4 -6 D 3 Mike Robitaille 5'11 195 24 65 4 17 21 40 0 0 74 8 60 3 182 2.2 +9 D 6 Jim Schoenfeld 6'2 200 20 66 4 15 19 178 1 0 84 6 78 12 91 4.4 +12 RW 19 Steve Atkinson 5'11 170 24 61 9 9 18 36 2 0 34 6 33 0 96 9.4 -5 D 2 Tim Horton 5'10 180 42 69 1 16 17 56 0 0 81 3 91 25 73 1.4 +12 D 4 Tracy Pratt 6'2 195 29 74 1 15 16 116 0 0 79 2 92 24 63 1.6 +9 LW 9 Norm Gratton 5'11 165 22 21 6 5 11 12 2 0 22 11 11 0 26 23.1 0 D 23 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 20 40 2 8 10 52 1 0 26 5 25 3 34 5.9 -1 D 18 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 27 42 0 7 7 8 0 0 32 0 32 7 20 0.0 +7 C 16 Randy Wyrozub 5'11 180 22 45 3 3 6 4 0 0 8 0 9 0 23 13.0 -1 C 22 Doug Rombough 6'3 215 22 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 66.7 +2 LW 9 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 22 34 1 1 2 26 1 0 6 2 7 0 15 6.7 -3 LW 17 Rick Dudley 6'0 190 23 6 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 0 3 0 6 0.0 -2 RW 23 John Gould 5'11 197 23 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.0 0 RW 24 Ron Busniuk 5'11 180 24 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 G 28 Rocky Farr 5'10 175 25 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 24 Ray McKay 6'4 183 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 C 17 Bob Richer 5'10 175 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- 0 G 30 Dave Dryden 6'1 186 31 37 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Roger Crozier 5'8 165 30 49 0 0 0 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Dave Dryden          31   37  2018   89  2.65  14  13   7  972   .908   3   3
G    1  Roger Crozier        30   49  2633  121  2.76  23  13   7 1274   .905   3   3
G   28  Rocky Farr           25    1    29    3  6.21   0   1   0   22   .864   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
1972 Draft:

                                        NHL    WHA
Rnd  Ovr  Pos  Player                  Games  Games  Team
  1    5  D    Jim Schoenfeld           719          Niagara Falls Flyers (OHA)         
  2   25  D    Larry Carriere           367          Loyola University (CIAU)             [pick acquired from STL]
  3   37  D    Jim McMasters                    83   Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  4   53  D    Rychard Campeau                  82   Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)          
  5   69  G    Gilles Gratton            47    162   Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  6   85  C    Peter McNab              954          University of Denver (NCAA)        

Traded draft picks:

#2 to NYR (Larry Sacharuk)
#7 to NYI (Don McLaughlin)
#8 to NYI (Rene Levasseur)
#9 to NYI (Bill Ennos)
#10 to NYI (Rene Lambert)

Transactions
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
02-14-1973traded Butch Deadmarsh to Flames for Norm Gratton
06-12-1973Golden Seals claimed Ray McKay in intra-league draft
06-12-1973claimed Joe Noris from Blues in intra-league draft
06-12-1973Rochester (AHL) claimed Murray Kuntz in reverse draft
06-14-1973traded Jake Rathwell to Blues for Paul Curtis


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 at Montreal Canadiens L 1-2 04/05/1973 at Montreal Canadiens L 3-7 04/07/1973 vs Montreal Canadiens L 2-5 04/08/1973 vs Montreal Canadiens W 5-1 04/10/1973 at Montreal Canadiens W 3-2 (OT) 04/12/1973 vs Montreal Canadiens L 2-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 11 Gilbert Perreault 6'1 180 22 6 3 7 10 2 1 0 RW 14 Rene Robert 5'10 184 24 6 5 3 8 2 1 0 LW 7 Rick Martin 5'11 179 21 6 3 2 5 12 2 0 C/RW 8 Jim Lorentz 6'0 190 25 6 0 3 3 2 0 0 D 6 Jim Schoenfeld 6'2 200 20 6 2 1 3 4 0 0 C 20 Don Luce 6'2 185 24 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 LW 10 Craig Ramsay 5'10 175 21 6 1 1 2 0 0 0 G 1 Roger Crozier 5'8 165 30 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 23 Larry Carriere 6'1 190 20 6 0 1 1 8 0 0 LW 9 Norm Gratton 5'11 165 22 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 2 Tim Horton 5'10 180 42 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 C 15 Gerry Meehan 6'2 200 26 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 RW 12 Larry Mickey 5'11 175 29 6 1 0 1 5 0 0 RW 19 Steve Atkinson 5'11 170 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 30 Dave Dryden 6'1 186 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 21 Hugh Harris 6'1 195 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 Larry Hillman 6'0 185 35 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 D 4 Tracy Pratt 6'2 195 29 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 D 3 Mike Robitaille 5'11 195 24 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 18 Paul Terbenche 5'10 170 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 RW 24 Ron Busniuk 5'11 180 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 9 Butch Deadmarsh 5'11 186 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 17 Rick Dudley 6'0 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 28 Rocky Farr 5'10 175 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 23 John Gould 5'11 197 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Ray McKay 6'4 183 26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 17 Bob Richer 5'10 175 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 22 Doug Rombough 6'3 215 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 16 Randy Wyrozub 5'11 180 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Roger Crozier 30 4 249 11 2.65 2 2 114 .904 1 0 G 30 Dave Dryden 31 2 120 9 4.50 0 2 71 .873 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/08/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   5-3     1-0-0
10/11/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   7-3     2-0-0
10/14/1972   at Atlanta Flames            T   1-1     2-0-1
10/15/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-2     3-0-1
10/19/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-0     4-0-1
10/21/1972   at St. Louis Blues           T   1-1     4-0-2
10/22/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   7-2     5-0-2
10/25/1972   vs Boston Bruins             T   2-2     5-0-3
10/28/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     5-0-4
10/29/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   2-1     6-0-4
11/01/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-7     6-1-4
11/04/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     6-2-4
11/05/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           T   1-1     6-2-5
11/09/1972   vs California Golden Seals   T   0-0     6-2-6
11/11/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   1-3     6-3-6
11/12/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   1-0     7-3-6
11/15/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     7-3-7
11/17/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   1-5     7-4-7
11/19/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   5-9     7-5-7
11/22/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-6     7-6-7
11/23/1972   vs New York Rangers          W   5-3     8-6-7
11/26/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   9-2     9-6-7
11/28/1972   at New York Islanders        W   7-2     10-6-7
11/30/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   4-5     10-7-7
12/02/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   6-8     10-8-7
12/03/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-4     11-8-7
12/06/1972   at New York Rangers          W   3-2     12-8-7
12/07/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-1     13-8-7
12/10/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   4-2     14-8-7
12/13/1972   vs Boston Bruins             W   7-3     15-8-7
12/16/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   4-3     16-8-7
12/17/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-0     17-8-7
12/20/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     18-8-7
12/22/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   2-4     18-9-7
12/23/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   0-2     18-10-7
12/27/1972   at New York Rangers          W   4-1     19-10-7
12/28/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   8-2     20-10-7
12/31/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     20-11-7
01/03/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   4-1     21-11-7
01/04/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     21-12-7
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/06/1973   at New York Rangers          W   4-1     22-12-7
01/07/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-0     23-12-7
01/11/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   2-4     23-13-7
01/14/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   0-6     23-14-7
01/18/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-1     24-14-7
01/20/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     24-15-7
01/21/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-4     24-16-7
01/25/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     25-16-7
01/28/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            L   5-8     25-17-7
02/01/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-3     26-17-7
02/03/1973   at New York Islanders        T   1-1     26-17-8
02/04/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   5-1     27-17-8
02/07/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-2     27-18-8
02/08/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-0     28-18-8
02/10/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   1-2     28-19-8
02/11/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-5     28-20-8
02/14/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   3-2     29-20-8
02/15/1973   vs New York Rangers          W   4-1     30-20-8
02/17/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   3-3     30-20-9
02/18/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-1     31-20-9
02/22/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     32-20-9
02/24/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-4     32-21-9
02/25/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   2-1     33-21-9
03/01/1973   at Atlanta Flames            T   4-4     33-21-10
03/04/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-4     33-22-10
03/06/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         T   2-2     33-22-11
03/07/1973   at California Golden Seals   T   2-2     33-22-12
03/09/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-5     33-23-12
03/13/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   0-2     33-24-12
03/15/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-4     33-25-12
03/17/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     33-25-13
03/18/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-1     34-25-13
03/21/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-6     34-26-13
03/24/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     34-26-14
03/25/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   1-6     34-27-14
03/27/1973   at New York Islanders        W   3-2     35-27-14
03/28/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-3     36-27-14
04/01/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   3-1     37-27-14

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