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1972-1973 Pittsburgh Penguins: 32-37-9
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 24-11-4 (150 goals scored, 104 allowed) Road record: 8-26-5 (107 goals scored, 161 allowed) Head Coaches: Red Kelly (17-19-6), Ken Schinkel (15-18-3) Power Play: 52/301 (17.3%) Penalty Killing: 215/264 (81.4%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 10-7 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 195-209 257 goals scored (7th of 16 teams), 265 goals allowed (12th), 866 PIM (10th) 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 26 Syl Apps 6'0 185 25 77 29 56 85 18 6 2 106 23 77 19 186 15.6 +25 RW 9 Al McDonough 6'1 175 22 78 35 41 76 26 7 0 118 38 60 0 285 12.3 +20 LW 18 Lowell MacDonald 5'11 185 31 78 34 41 75 8 6 0 115 22 68 12 244 13.9 +37 C 7 Bryan Hextall 5'11 185 31 78 21 33 54 113 6 0 78 22 79 0 169 12.4 -23 LW 22 Greg Polis 6'0 195 22 78 26 23 49 36 8 0 73 23 82 0 221 11.8 -32 C 17 Ron Schock 5'11 180 29 78 13 36 49 23 2 3 63 7 94 26 143 9.1 -12 LW 23 Eddie Shack 6'1 200 35 74 25 20 45 84 8 0 76 30 57 1 192 13.0 -10 RW 19 Jean Pronovost 6'0 185 27 66 21 22 43 16 2 1 68 16 78 11 192 10.9 -15 D 25 Darryl Edestrand 5'11 180 27 78 15 24 39 88 4 1 112 16 110 17 155 9.7 +3 D 4 Dave Burrows 6'1 190 23 78 3 24 27 42 0 0 99 5 118 20 132 2.3 -4 RW 11 Nick Harbaruk 6'0 195 29 78 10 15 25 47 0 2 35 2 63 19 96 10.4 -11 RW 12 Ken Schinkel 5'10 172 40 42 11 10 21 16 1 0 29 6 36 3 79 13.9 -10 D 2 Duane Rupp 6'1 195 34 78 7 13 20 62 2 1 102 22 106 23 132 5.3 -3 D 3 Jack Lynch 6'2 180 20 47 1 18 19 40 0 0 53 21 63 10 78 1.3 -21 D 5 Bryan Watson 5'9 175 30 69 1 17 18 179 0 0 88 2 92 24 47 2.1 +18 C 15 Rick Kessell 5'10 175 23 66 1 13 14 0 0 0 16 2 26 3 35 2.9 -9 D 24 Jean-Guy Lagace 5'10 185 27 31 1 5 6 32 0 0 23 1 32 2 33 3.0 -8 LW 20 Steve Cardwell 5'11 190 22 20 2 2 4 2 0 0 4 0 6 0 21 9.5 -2 LW 27 Jim Shires 6'0 180 27 18 1 2 3 2 0 0 6 0 14 0 22 4.5 -8 LW 10 Robin Burns 6'0 195 26 26 0 2 2 20 0 0 3 0 9 0 26 0.0 -6 C 8 Jim Wiley 6'2 200 22 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0.0 +1 G 1 Cam Newton 5'11 170 22 11 0 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Denis Herron 5'11 165 20 18 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- D 6 Sheldon Kannegiesser 6'0 198 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 -1 G 30 Andy Brown 6'0 185 28 9 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- C 16 Ron Lalonde 5'10 170 20 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.0 0 G 29 Jim Rutherford 5'8 168 23 49 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   29  Jim Rutherford       23   49  2660  129  2.91  20  22   5 1460   .912   3   3
G    1  Denis Herron         20   18   967   55  3.41   6   7   2  453   .879   0   2
G    1  Cam Newton           22   11   533   35  3.94   3   4   0  296   .882   2   0
G   30  Andy Brown           28    9   520   41  4.73   3   4   2  311   .868   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
  2   24  D    Jack Lynch               382          Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  2   30  RW   Bernie Lukowich           79     21   New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)        [pick acquired from MTL via STL]
  3   40  G    Denis Herron             462          Trois Rivieres Ducs (QMJHL)        
  4   56  C    Ron Lalonde              397          Peterborough Petes (OHA)           
  5   72  C    Brian Walker                          Calgary Centennials (WCHL)         
  6   88  LW   Jeff Ablett                           Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)         
  7  104  D    D'Arcy Keating                        Notre Dame (NCAA)                  
  8  120  RW   Yves Bergeron              3     65   Shawinigan Bruins (QMJHL)          
  9  136  LW   Jay Babcock                           London Knights (OHA)               
 10  149  G    Don Atchison                          Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            

Traded draft picks:

#1 to MTL via MIN  (Dave Gardner)

Transactions
06-05-1972Sabres claimed Tim Horton in intra-league draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Keith McCreary in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected John Stewart in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Bob Leiter in expansion draft
06-25-1972signed Jim Wiley as a free agent
10-1972sold Brian McKenzie to Flames
10-06-1972sold Roy Edwards to Red Wings
01-08-1973traded Joe Noris to Blues for Jim Shires
02-25-1973traded Pittsburgh's #3 pick in the 1973 draft to Red Wings for Andy Brown
03-02-1973traded Sheldon Kannegiesser to Rangers for Steve Andrascik (acq. 5/16/1973)
05-22-1973purchased Hank Nowak from Hershey (AHL)
06-1973signed Gary Inness as a free agent
06-1973sold Ron Snell to Hershey (AHL)
06-12-1973claimed Ron Jones from Bruins in intra-league draft
06-13-1973Golden Seals claimed Rick Kessel in intra-league draft
07-03-1973sold Eddie Shack to Maple Leafs
08-1973signed Bob McManama as a free agent
10-1973signed Ted Snell as a free agent
10-04-1973traded Nick Harbaruk to Blues for Bob Johnson

Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     1-0-0
10/11/1972   at St. Louis Blues           W   5-2     2-0-0
10/14/1972   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     3-0-0
10/15/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   4-8     3-1-0
10/17/1972   at New York Islanders        W   5-0     4-1-0
10/18/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   3-4     4-2-0
10/21/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-4     4-3-0
10/24/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   4-0     5-3-0
10/27/1972   at California Golden Seals   L   3-6     5-4-0
10/28/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-5     5-5-0
11/01/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-7     5-6-0
11/02/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-4     5-7-0
11/04/1972   vs New York Rangers          W   6-4     6-7-0
11/05/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         T   1-1     6-7-1
11/08/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-2     7-7-1
11/11/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         L   3-4     7-8-1
11/12/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            L   0-1     7-9-1
11/15/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   7-1     8-9-1
11/18/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   6-1     9-9-1
11/19/1972   at New York Rangers          W   5-3     10-9-1
11/22/1972   vs St. Louis Blues           W  10-4     11-9-1
11/25/1972   vs New York Islanders        T   2-2     11-9-2
11/26/1972   at Atlanta Flames            L   2-6     11-10-2
11/29/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   7-4     12-10-2
12/02/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-2     13-10-2
12/03/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     13-11-2
12/06/1972   at California Golden Seals   T   4-4     13-11-3
12/09/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   1-3     13-12-3
12/13/1972   vs New York Islanders        W   9-1     14-12-3
12/16/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   5-3     15-12-3
12/17/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-9     15-13-3
12/19/1972   vs Boston Bruins             L   2-3     15-14-3
12/23/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   3-6     15-15-3
12/26/1972   at Detroit Red Wings         T   1-1     15-15-4
12/27/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       T   3-3     15-15-5
12/29/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       L   0-4     15-16-5
12/30/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         T   2-2     15-16-6
01/02/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   4-5     15-17-6
01/03/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-3     16-17-6
01/06/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     17-17-6
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/07/1973   at New York Rangers          L   0-3     17-18-6
01/10/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         L   1-2     17-19-6
01/13/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   3-1     18-19-6
01/14/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   2-3     18-20-6
01/17/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   4-6     18-21-6
01/18/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     18-22-6
01/20/1973   vs Boston Bruins             W   3-0     19-22-6
01/21/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   3-9     19-23-6
01/24/1973   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   5-2     20-23-6
01/25/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-6     20-24-6
01/27/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     20-25-6
01/31/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-1     21-25-6
02/03/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   2-1     22-25-6
02/04/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   3-4     22-26-6
02/07/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L   2-5     22-27-6
02/10/1973   at Boston Bruins             L   3-6     22-28-6
02/14/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     23-28-6
02/17/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   3-3     23-28-7
02/18/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-4     23-29-7
02/20/1973   at New York Islanders        W   4-0     24-29-7
02/22/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   2-1     25-29-7
02/24/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   2-0     26-29-7
02/25/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-2     26-30-7
02/28/1973   vs St. Louis Blues           W   4-2     27-30-7
03/03/1973   vs California Golden Seals   L   1-2     27-31-7
03/04/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   2-5     27-32-7
03/07/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L  4-10     27-33-7
03/10/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   4-5     27-34-7
03/11/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-3     27-35-7
03/14/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   3-2     28-35-7
03/16/1973   at California Golden Seals   T   5-5     28-35-8
03/17/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         L   1-6     28-36-8
03/21/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     29-36-8
03/24/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   4-4     29-36-9
03/25/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   4-2     30-36-9
03/28/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            W   6-3     31-36-9
03/31/1973   at St. Louis Blues           L   2-7     31-37-9
04/01/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   5-4     32-37-9

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