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1972-1973 Montreal Canadiens: 52-10-16
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 29-4-6 (174 goals scored, 92 allowed) Road record: 23-6-10 (155 goals scored, 92 allowed) Head Coach: Scotty Bowman Power Play: 52/239 (21.8%) Penalty Killing: 198/235 (84.3%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 9-4 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 268-143 329 goals scored (2nd of 16 teams), 184 goals allowed (1st), 783 PIM (14th) 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 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 27 77 44 51 95 16 9 0 145 37 50 1 294 15.0 +59 LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 34 78 38 55 93 51 8 2 134 39 72 19 242 15.7 +42 RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 29 67 40 39 79 18 6 0 117 25 42 0 194 20.6 +50 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 26 61 21 38 59 49 3 4 82 21 58 18 173 12.1 +21 RW 10 Guy Lafleur 6'0 185 21 70 28 27 55 51 9 0 80 26 39 1 176 15.9 +16 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 24 76 19 35 54 117 3 0 164 37 92 16 196 9.7 +51 LW 11 Marc Tardif 6'0 195 23 76 25 25 50 48 3 0 71 21 32 0 152 16.4 +18 LW/RW 14 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 23 72 13 35 48 36 3 0 68 11 35 2 117 11.1 +24 LW 24 Chuck Lefley 6'2 185 22 65 21 25 46 22 1 1 73 3 35 0 99 21.2 +35 C 16 Henri Richard 5'7 160 36 71 8 35 43 21 0 0 58 1 24 1 133 6.0 +34 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 26 74 7 32 39 58 2 1 147 14 85 22 106 6.6 +70 RW 15 Claude Larose 6'0 180 30 73 11 23 34 30 0 0 62 1 41 9 132 8.3 +29 D/RW 6 Jimmy Roberts 5'10 185 32 77 14 18 32 28 0 1 76 1 56 14 104 13.5 +33 LW 17 Murray Wilson 6'1 185 21 52 18 9 27 16 0 0 33 1 18 0 68 26.5 +14 D 23 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 26 69 2 22 24 55 0 0 77 2 54 18 54 3.7 +39 D 2 Jacques Laperriere 6'2 180 31 57 7 16 23 34 2 0 129 11 64 24 88 8.0 +78 LW 22 Steve Shutt 5'11 185 20 50 8 8 16 24 1 0 24 2 17 0 55 14.5 +5 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 24 41 0 7 7 69 0 0 38 0 27 0 31 0.0 +11 D 19 Larry Robinson 6'4 225 21 36 2 4 6 20 0 0 23 1 19 0 36 5.6 +3 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 25 54 0 4 4 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C/LW 21 Randy Rota 5'8 170 22 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 25.0 +2 C 21 Dave Gardner 6'0 185 20 5 1 1 2 0 1 0 3 3 0 0 6 16.7 0 RW 8 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 21 19 1 1 2 2 1 0 6 2 5 0 18 5.6 -1 D 3 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 23 26 0 2 2 2 0 0 17 0 13 0 17 0.0 +4 LW 21 Yvon Lambert 6'2 200 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 G 30 Wayne Thomas 6'2 195 25 10 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Michel Plasse 5'11 172 24 17 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   29  Ken Dryden           25   54  3165  119  2.26  33   7  13 1606   .926   1   6
G   30  Wayne Thomas         25   10   583   23  2.37   8   1   0  258   .911   0   1
G    1  Michel Plasse        24   17   932   40  2.58  11   2   3  456   .912   1   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    4  LW   Steve Shutt              930          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)              [pick acquired from LA]
  1    6  G    Michel Larocque          312          Ottawa 67's (OHA)                    [pick acquired from CAL]
  1    8  C    Dave Gardner             350          Toronto Marlboros (OHA)              [pick acquired from PIT via MIN]
  1   14  D    John Van Boxmeer         588          Guelph CMC's (SOJHL)               
  3   46  C    Ed Gilbert               166     29   Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)           
  4   62  G    Dave Elenbaas                         Cornell University (NCAA)          
  5   66  D    Bill Nyrop               207          Notre Dame (NCAA)                    [pick acquired from ATL]
  6   94  C    D'Arcy Ryan                           Yale University (NCAA)             
  7  110  G    Yves Archambault                 10   Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)          
  8  126  G    Graham Parsons                        Red Deer Rustlers (AJHL)           
  9  142  LW   Eddie Bumbacco                        Notre Dame (NCAA)                  
 10  151  RW   Fred Riggall                          Dartmouth College (NCAA)           
 11  152  RW   Ron LeBlanc                           University of Moncton (CIAU)       

Traded draft picks:

#2 to PIT via STL  (Bernie Lukowich)
#5 to ATL (Jean-Paul Martin)

Transactions
06-1972signed Larry Fullan as a free agent
06-1972sold Ted Tucker to Flames
06-05-1972Maple Leafs claimed Larry Pleau in intra-league draft
06-05-1972claimed Brad Selwood from Maple Leafs in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Bart Crashley in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Phil Myre in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Kerry Ketter in expansion draft
06-06-1972traded Tony Featherstone, Denis DeJordy, Glenn Resch, Murray Anderson, Alex Campbell and Germain Gagnon (acq. 6/26/72) to Islanders for cash and Islanders' #2 pick in the 1973 draft
06-08-1972sold Ron Busniuk to Sabres
06-09-1972sold Lynn Powis to Flames
06-16-1972sold Rey Comeau to Flames
08-14-1972traded Noel Price to Flames for future considerations and cash
08-22-1972traded Terry Harper to Kings for Los Angeles' #1 draft picks in 1975 and 1976, #2 pick in 1974 and #3 pick in 1975
10-08-1972sold Bob Berry to Kings
05-29-1973traded Murray Anderson and Tony Featherstone to North Stars for future considerations (deal settled with cash)
05-29-1973traded Chuck Arnason to Flames for Atlanta's #1 pick in the 1974 draft
05-29-1973traded Bob Murdoch and Randy Rota to Kings for cash and Los Angeles' #1 pick in the 1974 draft
05-29-1973traded Bob Murray to Flames for Atlanta's #3 pick in the 1977 draft
06-1973signed Don Howse as a free agent
09-1973purchased Gary Geldart from North Stars
09-1973signed Sean Shanahan as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 vs Buffalo Sabres W 2-1 04/05/1973 vs Buffalo Sabres W 7-3 04/07/1973 at Buffalo Sabres W 5-2 04/08/1973 at Buffalo Sabres L 1-5 04/10/1973 vs Buffalo Sabres L 2-3 (OT) 04/12/1973 at Buffalo Sabres W 4-2 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/14/1973 vs Philadelphia Flyers L 4-5 (OT) 04/17/1973 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 4-3 (OT) 04/19/1973 at Philadelphia Flyers W 2-1 04/22/1973 at Philadelphia Flyers W 4-1 04/24/1973 vs Philadelphia Flyers W 5-3 -------------------------------------------------- Stanley Cup Finals 04/29/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 8-3 05/01/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 4-1 05/03/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks L 4-7 05/06/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks W 4-0 05/08/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks L 7-8 05/10/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks W 6-4 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- RW 12 Yvan Cournoyer 5'7 178 29 17 15 10 25 2 3 0 LW 27 Frank Mahovlich 6'0 205 34 17 9 14 23 6 1 0 C 25 Jacques Lemaire 5'10 180 27 17 7 13 20 2 3 0 D 5 Guy Lapointe 6'0 205 24 17 6 7 13 20 2 0 C 20 Pete Mahovlich 6'5 210 26 17 4 9 13 22 2 1 LW 11 Marc Tardif 6'0 195 23 14 6 6 12 6 2 0 D 18 Serge Savard 6'3 210 26 17 3 8 11 22 0 0 C 16 Henri Richard 5'7 160 36 17 6 4 10 14 0 0 LW/RW 14 Rejean Houle 5'11 170 23 17 3 6 9 0 0 0 RW 10 Guy Lafleur 6'0 185 21 17 3 5 8 9 2 0 LW 24 Chuck Lefley 6'2 185 22 17 3 5 8 6 0 0 RW 15 Claude Larose 6'0 180 30 17 3 4 7 6 0 0 LW 17 Murray Wilson 6'1 185 21 16 2 4 6 6 0 0 D 19 Larry Robinson 6'4 225 21 11 1 4 5 9 0 0 D 2 Jacques Laperriere 6'2 180 31 10 1 3 4 2 0 0 D 26 Pierre Bouchard 6'2 205 24 17 1 3 4 13 0 0 D 23 Bob Murdoch 6'0 200 26 13 0 3 3 10 0 0 D/RW 6 Jimmy Roberts 5'10 185 32 17 0 2 2 22 0 0 LW 22 Steve Shutt 5'11 185 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 29 Ken Dryden 6'4 205 25 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 RW 8 Chuck Arnason 5'10 183 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 21 Dave Gardner 6'0 185 20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Dale Hoganson 5'10 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 21 Yvon Lambert 6'2 200 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Michel Plasse 5'11 172 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/LW 21 Randy Rota 5'8 170 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Wayne Thomas 6'2 195 25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 29 Ken Dryden 25 17 1039 50 2.89 12 5 541 .908 2 1
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   3-0     1-0-0
10/11/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     1-0-1
10/12/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   3-0     2-0-1
10/14/1972   vs New York Rangers          W   6-1     3-0-1
10/18/1972   at St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     3-0-2
10/21/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-3     4-0-2
10/22/1972   at New York Rangers          T   1-1     4-0-3
10/24/1972   at New York Islanders        W   4-3     5-0-3
10/26/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   7-0     6-0-3
10/28/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     6-0-4
10/29/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         W   2-1     7-0-4
11/01/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   7-1     8-0-4
11/02/1972   at Atlanta Flames            W   6-1     9-0-4
11/04/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     9-1-4
11/08/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     10-1-4
11/11/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-2     11-1-4
11/12/1972   at Boston Bruins             W   5-3     12-1-4
11/14/1972   at New York Islanders        W   7-2     13-1-4
11/16/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-5     14-1-4
11/18/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-5     14-2-4
11/22/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         T   3-3     14-2-5
11/24/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   9-1     15-2-5
11/26/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-3     15-3-5
11/29/1972   vs Boston Bruins             T   3-3     15-3-6
12/02/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            T   4-4     15-3-7
12/03/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-5     15-4-7
12/06/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-3     16-4-7
12/09/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   2-1     17-4-7
12/10/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   2-4     17-5-7
12/13/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   2-2     17-5-8
12/15/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     18-5-8
12/16/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     19-5-8
12/20/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   4-2     20-5-8
12/23/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-3     21-5-8
12/26/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   4-1     22-5-8
12/27/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-3     22-6-8
12/30/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            T   1-1     22-6-9
01/03/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   8-4     23-6-9
01/06/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-0     24-6-9
01/08/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   3-3     24-6-10
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/10/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     W   6-0     25-6-10
01/12/1973   at California Golden Seals   T   3-3     25-6-11
01/14/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-0     26-6-11
01/17/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-4     27-6-11
01/18/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     28-6-11
01/20/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-3     29-6-11
01/21/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   3-2     30-6-11
01/24/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   6-1     31-6-11
01/27/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     32-6-11
01/28/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   2-4     32-7-11
02/01/1973   at St. Louis Blues           T   3-3     32-7-12
02/03/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   7-1     33-7-12
02/04/1973   at California Golden Seals   W   6-1     34-7-12
02/07/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-2     35-7-12
02/10/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   2-1     36-7-12
02/11/1973   at New York Rangers          T   2-2     36-7-13
02/14/1973   vs New York Rangers          W   6-3     37-7-13
02/17/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   6-7     37-8-13
02/18/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       W   2-1     38-8-13
02/21/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-2     39-8-13
02/22/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         T   3-3     39-8-14
02/24/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-3     40-8-14
02/28/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   5-2     41-8-14
03/03/1973   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-1     42-8-14
03/04/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-2     43-8-14
03/06/1973   at New York Islanders        W   3-2     44-8-14
03/07/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-1     45-8-14
03/10/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   2-0     46-8-14
03/11/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   3-5     46-9-14
03/14/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         W   5-3     47-9-14
03/17/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     47-9-15
03/18/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     47-9-16
03/21/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   3-2     48-9-16
03/24/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W  11-4     49-9-16
03/25/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   5-6     49-10-16
03/28/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-3     50-10-16
03/31/1973   vs New York Rangers          W   5-1     51-10-16
04/01/1973   at Boston Bruins             W   5-3     52-10-16

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