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1972-1973 Los Angeles Kings: 31-36-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 21-11-7 (136 goals scored, 101 allowed) Road record: 10-25-4 (96 goals scored, 144 allowed) Head Coach: Bob Pulford Power Play: 52/295 (17.6%) Penalty Killing: 198/229 (86.5%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 4-10 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 176-204 232 goals scored (12th of 16 teams), 245 goals allowed (9th), 888 PIM (7th) 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 15 Juha Widing 6'0 180 25 77 16 54 70 30 0 0 97 32 79 0 189 8.5 -14 RW 21 Serge Bernier 6'1 190 25 75 22 46 68 43 6 0 104 46 78 0 255 8.6 -20 LW 11 Mike Corrigan 5'10 175 26 78 37 30 67 146 14 0 94 34 77 0 180 20.6 -17 LW 18 Bob Berry 6'0 185 29 78 36 28 64 75 14 0 94 33 74 0 176 20.5 -13 C 19 Butch Goring 5'9 170 23 67 28 31 59 2 4 1 74 12 63 1 148 18.9 0 C 9 Ralph Backstrom 5'10 165 35 63 20 29 49 6 1 1 70 10 79 7 132 15.2 -12 D 4 Gilles Marotte 5'9 205 27 78 6 39 45 70 3 0 126 50 121 24 207 2.9 -21 C 10 Vic Venasky 5'11 185 21 77 15 19 34 10 1 0 41 5 57 5 176 8.5 -16 RW 24 Don Kozak 5'11 190 20 72 14 6 20 104 4 0 27 6 47 1 78 17.9 -25 LW 16 Bill Lesuk 5'9 187 26 67 6 14 20 90 0 0 35 4 35 2 129 4.7 -2 LW 7 Real Lemieux 5'11 180 27 74 5 10 15 19 1 1 29 3 45 18 43 11.6 -1 D 5 Harry Howell 6'1 195 40 73 4 11 15 28 0 0 64 4 68 4 97 4.1 -4 D 22 Barry Long 6'2 210 23 70 2 13 15 48 0 0 57 2 65 3 110 1.8 -7 RW 14 Frank St. Marseille 5'11 180 33 29 7 4 11 2 2 0 20 4 17 0 65 10.8 -1 LW 17 Dan Maloney 6'2 195 22 14 4 7 11 18 0 0 18 4 8 0 35 11.4 +6 C 12 Jimmy Peters 6'2 185 28 77 4 5 9 0 1 1 10 2 35 24 40 10.0 -3 D 23 Neil Komadoski 6'0 200 21 62 1 8 9 67 1 0 50 3 76 7 47 2.1 -22 D 2 Terry Harper 6'1 200 32 77 1 8 9 74 0 0 69 1 83 21 64 1.6 +6 D 3 Larry Brown 6'2 210 25 55 0 7 7 8 0 0 36 0 44 4 46 0.0 -4 RW 8 Doug Volmar 6'1 215 27 21 4 2 6 16 0 0 12 0 14 0 33 12.1 -2 D 6 Paul Curtis 6'0 185 25 27 0 5 5 16 0 0 17 0 20 1 16 0.0 -2 LW 14 Phil Hoene 5'9 175 23 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.0 +1 G 1 Gary Edwards 5'9 165 25 27 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Rogie Vachon 5'7 170 27 53 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- --
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  Rogie Vachon         27   53  3120  148  2.85  22  20  10 1466   .899   3   4
G    1  Gary Edwards         25   27  1560   94  3.62   9  16   1  766   .877   0   1
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
  2   20  RW   Don Kozak                437          Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)          
  3   36  D    Dave Hutchison           584     97   London Knights (OHA)               
  4   52  D    John Dobie                            Regina Pats (WCHL)                 
  5   68  G    Bernie Germain                        Regina Pats (WCHL)                 
  6   84  LW   Mike Usitalo                          Michigan Tech (NCAA)               
  7  100  LW   Glen Toner                            Regina Pats (WCHL)                 

Traded draft picks:

#1 to MTL (Steve Shutt)
#8 to MIN (Scott MacPhail)
#9 to ATL (Jean Lamarre)
#10 to MIN (Steve Lyon)

Transactions
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 Billy Smith in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Lucien Grenier in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Bill Mikkelson 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
10-08-1972purchased Bob Berry from Canadiens
12-1972traded Jim Stanfield, Mike Keeler and Glen Toner to Portland (WHL) for John Van Horlick
01-22-1973traded Paul Curtis to Blues for Frank St. Marseille
02-26-1973traded Ralph Backstrom to Black Hawks for Dan Maloney
05-29-1973traded cash and Los Angeles' #1 pick in the 1974 draft to Canadiens for Bob Murdoch and Randy Rota
06-13-1973claimed Bob Nevin from North Stars in intra-league draft
09-1973signed Mark Heaslip as a free agent

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     0-1-0
10/08/1972   at Boston Bruins             W   4-2     1-1-0
10/11/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-7     1-2-0
10/12/1972   at New York Islanders        L   2-3     1-3-0
10/14/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-6     1-4-0
10/15/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-8     1-5-0
10/18/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-4     1-6-0
10/21/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-1     2-6-0
10/24/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-0     3-6-0
10/26/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-1     4-6-0
10/28/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     5-6-0
10/31/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-1     6-6-0
11/02/1972   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-2     7-6-0
11/04/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   9-2     8-6-0
11/07/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   3-2     9-6-0
11/08/1972   at Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     9-6-1
11/11/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     9-7-1
11/12/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-5     9-8-1
11/14/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-4     9-9-1
11/15/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     9-9-2
11/17/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         L   4-8     9-10-2
11/18/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-3     10-10-2
11/22/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     10-10-3
11/25/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   0-3     10-11-3
11/29/1972   vs New York Rangers          T   2-2     10-11-4
12/02/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   3-2     11-11-4
12/05/1972   at New York Islanders        W   6-1     12-11-4
12/06/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-6     12-12-4
12/09/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-1     13-12-4
12/13/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-1     14-12-4
12/16/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-3     14-13-4
12/17/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   0-2     14-14-4
12/20/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-4     14-15-4
12/21/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-6     14-16-4
12/23/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   2-0     15-16-4
12/24/1972   at California Golden Seals   W   5-3     16-16-4
12/27/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   4-1     17-16-4
12/30/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-3     18-16-4
01/03/1973   at New York Rangers          L   0-3     18-17-4
01/06/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     18-18-4
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/09/1973   at New York Islanders        W   3-2     19-18-4
01/11/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   3-2     20-18-4
01/13/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-3     20-19-4
01/14/1973   at Atlanta Flames            L   1-4     20-20-4
01/17/1973   vs New York Rangers          T   4-4     20-20-5
01/19/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-0     21-20-5
01/20/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-6     21-21-5
01/23/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     T   5-5     21-21-6
01/24/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           L   5-7     21-22-6
01/26/1973   at Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     21-22-7
01/28/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   5-6     21-23-7
01/31/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   1-4     21-24-7
02/01/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-5     21-25-7
02/03/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-7     21-26-7
02/07/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-1     22-26-7
02/10/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     23-26-7
02/11/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   0-2     23-27-7
02/13/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-4     23-28-7
02/14/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     23-28-8
02/17/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     23-28-9
02/18/1973   at California Golden Seals   W   4-2     24-28-9
02/21/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   3-4     24-29-9
02/24/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   5-7     24-30-9
02/28/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     24-31-9
03/01/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       W   2-0     25-31-9
03/03/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   2-0     26-31-9
03/06/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   2-2     26-31-10
03/08/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-1     27-31-10
03/10/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-2     28-31-10
03/13/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     T   2-2     28-31-11
03/14/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-3     28-32-11
03/16/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         L   2-4     28-33-11
03/17/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   3-4     28-34-11
03/21/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-1     29-34-11
03/24/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   5-3     30-34-11
03/28/1973   vs California Golden Seals   L   2-3     30-35-11
03/30/1973   at California Golden Seals   L   1-3     30-36-11
03/31/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-3     31-36-11

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