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1971-1972 Los Angeles Kings: 20-49-9
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 14-23-2 (117 goals scored, 135 allowed) Road record: 6-26-7 (89 goals scored, 170 allowed) Head Coaches: Larry Regan (2-7-1), Fred Glover (18-42-8) Power Play: 38/272 (14.0%) Penalty Killing: 160/210 (76.2%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 4-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 164-248 206 goals scored (11th of 14 teams), 305 goals allowed (14th), 719 PIM (14th) 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 15 Juha Widing 6'0 180 24 78 27 28 55 26 3 0 64 16 86 2 192 14.1 -36 C 9 Ralph Backstrom 5'10 165 34 76 23 29 52 22 7 1 64 15 95 24 181 12.7 -22 C 19 Butch Goring 5'9 170 22 74 21 29 50 2 3 0 65 15 64 4 137 15.3 -10 LW 18 Bob Berry 6'0 185 28 78 17 22 39 44 3 0 59 10 72 0 102 16.7 -23 LW 7 Real Lemieux 5'11 180 26 78 13 25 38 28 2 0 56 12 103 19 102 12.7 -40 LW 20 Bob Pulford 5'11 188 35 73 13 24 37 48 2 1 57 14 99 31 170 7.6 -25 LW 11 Mike Corrigan 5'10 175 25 56 12 22 34 93 3 0 53 9 51 0 102 11.8 -7 D 4 Gilles Marotte 5'9 205 26 72 10 24 34 83 4 0 111 26 152 34 203 4.9 -33 LW 8 Ross Lonsberry 5'11 195 24 50 9 14 23 39 1 0 33 3 52 4 112 8.0 -18 RW 21 Serge Bernier 6'1 190 24 26 11 11 22 12 1 0 33 10 20 0 97 11.3 +3 RW 17 Bill Flett 6'1 205 28 45 7 12 19 18 1 0 30 5 55 0 113 6.2 -30 D 5 Harry Howell 6'1 195 39 77 1 17 18 53 0 0 83 5 139 27 138 0.7 -34 C 8 Jim Johnson 5'9 190 29 28 8 9 17 6 3 2 27 5 30 7 53 15.1 -1 D 3 Doug Barrie 5'9 175 25 48 3 13 16 47 1 0 56 11 61 6 69 4.3 -10 C 16 Eddie Joyal 6'0 178 31 44 11 3 14 17 2 0 11 4 20 0 41 26.8 -13 LW 16 Bill Lesuk 5'9 187 25 27 4 10 14 14 1 0 27 6 19 0 47 8.5 +2 D 6 Paul Curtis 6'0 185 24 64 1 12 13 57 0 0 65 1 109 13 66 1.5 -32 RW 12 Mike Byers 5'10 185 25 28 4 5 9 11 0 0 20 4 30 1 48 8.3 -13 RW 14 Lucien Grenier 5'10 163 25 60 3 4 7 4 1 0 11 2 20 5 22 13.6 -6 RW 21 Al McDonough 6'1 175 21 31 3 2 5 8 1 0 9 5 12 0 28 10.7 -8 D 22 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 22 39 2 3 5 35 0 0 25 3 67 6 55 3.6 -39 D 2 Bob Woytowich 6'0 185 30 36 0 4 4 6 0 0 31 9 40 10 19 0.0 -8 D 2 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 22 10 1 2 3 14 0 0 8 1 9 0 17 5.9 -2 D 3 Larry Hillman 6'0 185 34 22 1 2 3 11 0 0 7 0 17 3 13 7.7 -7 LW 12 Brian Carlin 5'10 175 21 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 33.3 0 C 23 Jim Stanfield 5'10 160 24 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 0.0 -1 D 2 Bill Mikkelson 6'0 185 23 15 0 1 1 6 0 0 3 0 15 1 8 0.0 -11 G 29 Billy Smith 5'10 185 21 5 0 0 0 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Denis DeJordy 5'9 185 33 5 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 26 28 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Gary Edwards 5'9 165 24 44 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    1  Gary Edwards         24   44  2504  150  3.59  13  23   5 1477   .898   2   2
G   30  Rogie Vachon         26   28  1586  107  4.05   6  18   3  921   .884   0   0
G   29  Billy Smith          21    5   300   23  4.60   1   3   1  178   .871   0   0
G   30  Denis DeJordy        33    5   291   23  4.74   0   5   0  147   .844   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
  3   34  C    Vic Venasky              430          University of Denver (NCAA)        
  4   48  D    Neil Komadoski           502          Winnipeg Jets (WCHL)               
  5   62  C    Gary Crosby                           Michigan Tech (NCAA)               
  6   76  C    Camille LaPierre                 33   Montreal Junior Canadiens (OHA)    
  7   89  LW   Peter Harasym                         Clarkson University (NCAA)           [pick acquired from BUF]
  7   90  LW   Norm Dube                 57    148   Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)         
  8  103  LW   Lorne Stamler            116          Michigan Tech (NCAA)                 [pick acquired from BUF]

Traded draft picks:

#1 to BOS (Ron Jones)
#2 to MTL (Larry Robinson)
#8 to CAL (Rod Lyons)

Transactions
06-07-1971signed Phil Hoene as a free agent
06-08-1971purchased Claude Provost from Canadiens
06-08-1971Salt Lake City (WHL) claimed Wayne Rutledge in reverse draft
06-08-1971claimed Gary Edwards from Sabres in intra-league draft
06-08-1971Baltimore (AHL) claimed Norm Amrstrong in reverse draft
06-13-1971traded Larry Mickey to Flyers for Larry Hillman
11-03-1971Bruins claimed Matt Ravlich on waivers
11-04-1971traded Dale Hoganson, Noel Price, Doug Robinson and Denis DeJordy to Canadiens for Rogie Vachon
11-22-1971claimed Mike Corrigan on waivers from Canucks
12-16-1971traded Larry Hillman and Mike Byers to Sabres for Mike Keeler and Doug Barrie
01-11-1972traded Al McDonough to Penguins for Bob Woytowich
01-28-1972claimed Larry Brown on waivers from Flyers
01-28-1972traded Ross Lonsberry, Bill Flett, Eddie Joyal and Jean Potvin to Flyers for Jim Johnson, Bill Lesuk and Serge Bernier
06-05-1972claimed Barry Long from Black Hawks in intra-league draft
06-05-1972claimed Doug Volmar from Red Wings in intra-league draft
06-05-1972Black Hawks claimed Bill Orban in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Bill Mikkelson in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Lucien Grenier in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Billy Smith in expansion draft
08-22-1972traded Los Angeles' #1 draft picks in 1975 and 1976, #2 pick in 1974 and #3 pick in 1975 to Canadiens for Terry Harper
10-02-1972signed Doug Buhr as a free agent

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/08/1971   at California Golden Seals   T   4-4     0-0-1
10/10/1971   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-3     1-0-1
10/13/1971   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-4     1-1-1
10/16/1971   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-1     1-2-1
10/17/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-4     1-3-1
10/20/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-8     1-4-1
10/21/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   7-0     2-4-1
10/23/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-3     2-5-1
10/24/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   3-6     2-6-1
10/27/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   2-3     2-7-1
10/30/1971   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-5     2-8-1
11/03/1971   vs New York Rangers          L   1-7     2-9-1
11/06/1971   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     2-10-1
11/10/1971   at New York Rangers          L   1-7     2-11-1
11/11/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     3-11-1
11/13/1971   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   4-6     3-12-1
11/14/1971   at Boston Bruins             L  2-11     3-13-1
11/17/1971   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-5     3-14-1
11/18/1971   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   0-2     3-15-1
11/20/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   3-1     4-15-1
11/23/1971   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     4-16-1
11/24/1971   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-3     5-16-1
11/27/1971   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-3     5-17-1
12/01/1971   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-5     5-18-1
12/02/1971   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-2     5-19-1
12/04/1971   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-5     5-20-1
12/05/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-7     5-21-1
12/08/1971   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-5     5-22-1
12/11/1971   vs St. Louis Blues           W   4-1     6-22-1
12/15/1971   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-3     6-23-1
12/18/1971   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   4-2     7-23-1
12/21/1971   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     7-24-1
12/22/1971   at St. Louis Blues           W   2-1     8-24-1
12/25/1971   vs California Golden Seals   L   1-3     8-25-1
12/26/1971   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-6     8-26-1
12/29/1971   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     9-26-1
01/01/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     9-27-1
01/02/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     10-27-1
01/04/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-1     11-27-1
01/05/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   2-6     11-28-1
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/08/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L  2-10     11-29-1
01/09/1972   at New York Rangers          L   0-8     11-30-1
01/12/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   1-1     11-30-2
01/13/1972   at Boston Bruins             T   1-1     11-30-3
01/15/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   4-7     11-31-3
01/16/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   3-3     11-31-4
01/19/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   1-5     11-32-4
01/22/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   4-2     12-32-4
01/23/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   3-5     12-33-4
01/26/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-3     13-33-4
01/29/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     13-33-5
01/30/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     13-33-6
02/01/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   7-4     14-33-6
02/03/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   1-1     14-33-7
02/05/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   8-1     15-33-7
02/09/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-4     15-34-7
02/10/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-6     15-35-7
02/12/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   5-6     15-36-7
02/13/1972   at New York Rangers          L   2-4     15-37-7
02/16/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           L   1-3     15-38-7
02/17/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   4-6     15-39-7
02/19/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-3     16-39-7
02/23/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           L   0-2     16-40-7
02/26/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   4-5     16-41-7
03/01/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   4-6     16-42-7
03/04/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-3     16-43-7
03/05/1972   at Boston Bruins             W   2-0     17-43-7
03/07/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-4     17-44-7
03/09/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     17-45-7
03/11/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-3     18-45-7
03/15/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   2-5     18-46-7
03/16/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-8     18-47-7
03/18/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       T   4-4     18-47-8
03/22/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   3-6     18-48-8
03/25/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-4     18-49-8
03/29/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     19-49-8
03/31/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     19-49-9
04/01/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   9-4     20-49-9

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