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1972-1973 Philadelphia Flyers: 37-30-11
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 27-8-4 (177 goals scored, 100 allowed) Road record: 10-22-7 (119 goals scored, 156 allowed) Head Coach: Fred Shero Power Play: 74/257 (28.8%) Penalty Killing: 292/360 (81.1%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 10-4 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 212-184 296 goals scored (4th of 16 teams), 256 goals allowed (11th), 1756 PIM (1st) 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 16 Bobby Clarke 5'10 185 23 78 37 67 104 80 10 2 141 50 93 34 231 16.0 +32 C 19 Rick MacLeish 5'11 185 22 78 50 50 100 69 21 2 124 46 83 20 279 17.9 +15 RW 12 Gary Dornhoefer 6'1 190 29 77 30 49 79 168 3 0 109 30 78 16 187 16.0 +17 RW 21 Bill Flett 6'1 205 29 69 43 31 74 53 11 3 119 41 70 23 283 15.2 +31 LW 7 Bill Barber 6'0 195 20 69 30 34 64 46 7 0 98 32 57 1 214 14.0 +10 LW 18 Ross Lonsberry 5'11 195 25 77 21 29 50 59 6 0 94 28 74 14 205 10.2 +6 D 23 Tom Bladon 6'1 195 20 78 11 31 42 26 7 0 116 48 64 5 151 7.3 +9 RW 17 Simon Nolet 5'9 185 31 70 16 20 36 6 6 0 61 28 39 3 146 11.0 -3 C 10 Bill Clement 6'1 194 22 73 14 14 28 51 0 1 38 0 57 8 132 10.6 -11 D 14 Joe Watson 5'10 185 29 63 2 24 26 46 0 0 87 8 77 28 72 2.8 +30 D 28 Andre Dupont 6'0 200 23 46 3 20 23 164 1 0 71 16 63 16 103 2.9 +8 RW 11 Don Saleski 6'3 205 23 78 12 9 21 205 1 1 36 3 57 4 158 7.6 -20 LW 9 Bob Kelly 5'10 200 22 77 10 11 21 238 0 0 35 0 35 1 125 8.0 +1 LW 8 Dave Schultz 6'1 190 23 76 9 12 21 259 0 0 29 0 25 0 63 14.3 +4 D 4 Barry Ashbee 5'10 180 33 64 1 17 18 106 0 1 69 3 92 24 61 1.6 -2 D 5 Brent Hughes 6'0 205 29 29 2 11 13 32 0 0 36 11 43 10 40 5.0 -8 D 25 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 23 35 3 9 12 10 1 0 25 12 17 3 27 11.1 -1 D 2 Ed Van Impe 5'10 205 32 72 1 11 12 76 0 0 81 2 97 40 66 1.5 +22 D 6 Wayne Hillman 6'1 205 34 74 0 10 10 33 0 0 63 1 59 13 41 0.0 +16 C 29 Terry Crisp 5'10 180 29 12 1 5 6 2 0 0 9 0 8 3 18 5.6 +4 RW 20 Pierre Plante 6'1 190 21 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0.0 +3 G 1 Doug Favell 5'10 172 27 44 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 20 Jimmy Watson 6'0 195 20 4 0 1 1 5 0 0 3 3 1 0 4 0.0 -1 LW 3 Willie Brossart 6'0 190 23 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 7 1 6 0.0 -5 C 20 Larry Wright 6'2 180 21 9 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 1 4 0 6 0.0 -3 G 35 Michel Belhumeur 5'10 160 23 23 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Bobby Taylor 6'1 180 27 23 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 26 Orest Kindrachuk 5'10 175 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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  Doug Favell          27   44  2420  115  2.85  20  16   4 1365   .916   3   3
G   35  Michel Belhumeur     23   23  1116   59  3.17   9   6   3  617   .904   0   0
G   30  Bobby Taylor         27   23  1144   76  3.99   8   8   4  697   .891   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    7  LW   Bill Barber              903          Kitchener Rangers (OHA)            
  2   23  D    Tom Bladon               610          Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)          
  3   39  D    Jimmy Watson             613          Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  4   55  RW   Al MacAdam               864          Charlottetown Islanders (MaJHL)    
  5   71  G    Daryl Fedorak                         Victoria Cougars (WCHL)            
  6   87  G    Dave Hastings                         Charlottetown Islanders (MaJHL)    
  7  103  D    Serge Beaudoin             3    332   Trois Rivieres Ducs (QMJHL)        
  8  119  RW   Pat Russell                           Vancouver Nats (WCHL)              
  9  135  G    Ray Boutin                            Sorel Black Hawks (QMJHL)          

Traded draft picks:

#10 to MIN (Marcel Comeau)

Transactions
06-06-1972Flames selected Lew Morrison in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Larry Hale in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Jim Mair in expansion draft
06-08-1972Hershey (AHL) claimed Hank Nowak in reverse draft
09-1972signed Jack McIlhargey as a free agent
12-14-1972traded Pierre Plante and Brent Hughes to Blues for Andre Dupont and St. Louis' #3 pick in the 1973 draft
03-05-1973traded Jean Potvin and Glen Irwin to Islanders for Terry Crisp
05-1973purchased Jim Stanfield from Portland (WHL)
05-15-1973traded Rick Foley to Red Wings for Serge Lajeunesse
05-15-1973traded Philadelphia's #1 pick in the 1973 draft and future considerations (Doug Favell, acq. 7/27/73) to Maple Leafs for Bernie Parent and Toronto's #2 pick in the 1973 draft
05-23-1973sold Willie Brossart to Maple Leafs
05-23-1973traded Jim Stanfield, Bob Currier, Tom Trevelyan and Bob Hurlburt to San Diego (WHL) for Bruce Cowick
06-1973signed Steve Coates as a free agent
09-1973signed Mike Boland as a free agent


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 vs Minnesota North Stars L 0-3 04/05/1973 vs Minnesota North Stars W 4-1 04/07/1973 at Minnesota North Stars L 0-5 04/08/1973 at Minnesota North Stars W 3-0 04/10/1973 vs Minnesota North Stars W 3-2 (OT) 04/12/1973 at Minnesota North Stars W 4-1 -------------------------------------------------- Semifinals 04/14/1973 at Montreal Canadiens W 5-4 (OT) 04/17/1973 at Montreal Canadiens L 3-4 (OT) 04/19/1973 vs Montreal Canadiens L 1-2 04/22/1973 vs Montreal Canadiens L 1-4 04/24/1973 at Montreal Canadiens L 3-5 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 16 Bobby Clarke 5'10 185 23 11 2 6 8 6 2 0 C 19 Rick MacLeish 5'11 185 22 10 3 4 7 2 2 0 RW 21 Bill Flett 6'1 205 29 11 3 4 7 0 0 1 LW 18 Ross Lonsberry 5'11 195 25 11 4 3 7 9 0 0 RW 12 Gary Dornhoefer 6'1 190 29 11 3 3 6 16 1 0 LW 7 Bill Barber 6'0 195 20 11 3 2 5 22 0 0 C 29 Terry Crisp 5'10 180 29 11 3 2 5 2 1 0 D 4 Barry Ashbee 5'10 180 33 11 0 4 4 20 0 0 D 23 Tom Bladon 6'1 195 20 11 0 4 4 2 0 0 RW 17 Simon Nolet 5'9 185 31 11 3 1 4 4 0 0 D 28 Andre Dupont 6'0 200 23 11 1 2 3 29 0 0 RW 11 Don Saleski 6'3 205 23 11 1 2 3 4 0 0 D 14 Joe Watson 5'10 185 29 11 0 2 2 12 0 0 LW 9 Bob Kelly 5'10 200 22 11 0 1 1 8 0 0 LW 8 Dave Schultz 6'1 190 23 11 1 0 1 51 0 0 G 35 Michel Belhumeur 5'10 160 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 C 10 Bill Clement 6'1 194 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 20 Jimmy Watson 6'0 195 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 Wayne Hillman 6'1 205 34 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 G 1 Doug Favell 5'10 172 27 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 2 Ed Van Impe 5'10 205 32 11 0 0 0 16 0 0 LW 3 Willie Brossart 6'0 190 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 5 Brent Hughes 6'0 205 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 26 Orest Kindrachuk 5'10 175 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 20 Pierre Plante 6'1 190 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 25 Jean Potvin 5'11 188 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 30 Bobby Taylor 6'1 180 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C 20 Larry Wright 6'2 180 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 1 Doug Favell 27 11 668 29 2.60 5 6 360 .919 1 1 G 35 Michel Belhumeur 23 1 10 1 6.00 0 0 8 .875 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   at St. Louis Blues           T   4-4     0-0-1
10/12/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   7-3     1-0-1
10/14/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   0-5     1-1-1
10/15/1972   vs California Golden Seals   L   1-4     1-2-1
10/18/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         W   4-3     2-2-1
10/20/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   3-3     2-2-2
10/25/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-6     2-3-2
10/26/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   2-1     3-3-2
10/28/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     3-4-2
10/29/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     4-4-2
11/02/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   4-2     5-4-2
11/04/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   5-3     6-4-2
11/05/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   2-3     6-5-2
11/08/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-5     6-6-2
11/09/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-3     7-6-2
11/11/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   3-1     8-6-2
11/12/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   8-3     9-6-2
11/15/1972   at New York Rangers          L   3-7     9-7-2
11/16/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   5-6     9-8-2
11/19/1972   at Atlanta Flames            L   2-3     9-9-2
11/22/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   5-3     10-9-2
11/25/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         L   4-6     10-10-2
11/26/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   4-6     10-11-2
11/30/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            T   5-5     10-11-3
12/02/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   2-2     10-11-4
12/03/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        W   5-2     11-11-4
12/07/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-2     12-11-4
12/09/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-4     12-12-4
12/10/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     13-12-4
12/13/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-7     13-13-4
12/14/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-3     14-13-4
12/16/1972   at New York Islanders        W   2-1     15-13-4
12/17/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   3-5     15-14-4
12/20/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   1-4     15-15-4
12/21/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   6-3     16-15-4
12/23/1972   at St. Louis Blues           L   1-6     16-16-4
12/27/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   2-2     16-16-5
12/29/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         T   4-4     16-16-6
12/30/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   3-5     16-17-6
01/03/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   3-1     17-17-6
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/07/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-2     17-18-6
01/11/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   2-3     17-19-6
01/13/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     18-19-6
01/14/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   2-5     18-20-6
01/18/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   6-1     19-20-6
01/20/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-6     19-21-6
01/21/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            W   4-3     20-21-6
01/23/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   4-4     20-21-7
01/25/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   6-3     21-21-7
01/27/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-3     22-21-7
01/28/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   4-3     23-21-7
02/01/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-4     24-21-7
02/03/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       T   2-2     24-21-8
02/04/1973   at Boston Bruins             T   2-2     24-21-9
02/07/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-2     24-22-9
02/09/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W  10-5     25-22-9
02/11/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-7     25-23-9
02/13/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   8-2     26-23-9
02/15/1973   vs Boston Bruins             L   1-3     26-24-9
02/17/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        W   7-6     27-24-9
02/18/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   5-1     28-24-9
02/20/1973   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-3     29-24-9
02/25/1973   at California Golden Seals   W   7-0     30-24-9
02/28/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   5-6     30-25-9
03/01/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   0-2     30-26-9
03/04/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W  10-0     31-26-9
03/07/1973   at New York Rangers          T   2-2     31-26-10
03/10/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            W   2-1     32-26-10
03/11/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   3-2     33-26-10
03/14/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   1-5     33-27-10
03/18/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   4-4     33-27-11
03/22/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   9-0     34-27-11
03/24/1973   at New York Islanders        L   2-3     34-28-11
03/25/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   5-2     35-28-11
03/28/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   3-6     35-29-11
03/29/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            W   4-2     36-29-11
03/31/1973   vs New York Islanders        W  10-2     37-29-11
04/01/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   4-5     37-30-11

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