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1972-1973 St. Louis Blues: 32-34-12
Previous Season Next Season Home record: 21-11-7 (137 goals scored, 103 allowed) Road record: 11-23-5 (96 goals scored, 148 allowed) Head Coaches: Al Arbour (2-6-5), Jean-Guy Talbot (30-28-7) Power Play: 37/251 (14.7%) Penalty Killing: 221/272 (81.2%) Shorthanded Goals For-Against: 6-1 Even Strength Goals For-Against: 190-199 233 goals scored (10th of 16 teams), 251 goals allowed (10th), 1195 PIM (2nd) 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 7 Garry Unger 5'11 170 25 78 41 39 80 119 13 1 103 34 69 7 342 12.0 +7 RW 15 Jack Egers 6'1 175 23 78 24 24 48 26 4 0 84 22 61 0 240 10.0 +1 RW 11 Gary Sabourin 5'11 180 29 76 21 27 48 30 1 0 68 9 64 0 240 8.8 -5 RW 14 Mike Murphy 6'0 190 22 64 18 27 45 48 3 0 72 12 48 1 182 9.9 +13 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 23 77 20 22 42 99 2 0 69 8 90 17 275 7.3 -12 C 22 Danny O'Shea 6'1 190 27 76 12 26 38 30 0 2 52 2 86 31 110 10.9 -5 C 12 Fran Huck 5'7 165 27 58 16 20 36 20 2 0 49 10 47 7 82 19.5 -1 LW 18 Floyd Thomson 6'0 190 23 75 14 20 34 71 1 0 49 3 50 2 98 14.3 -2 D 8 Barclay Plager 5'11 175 31 68 8 25 33 102 3 0 83 14 98 29 131 6.1 0 D 5 Bob Plager 5'11 195 29 77 2 31 33 107 0 0 94 7 128 40 117 1.7 -1 RW 16 Pierre Plante 6'1 190 21 49 12 13 25 56 0 0 46 6 33 1 90 13.3 +8 RW 9 Frank St. Marseille 5'11 180 33 45 7 18 25 8 3 0 38 11 33 0 119 5.9 -6 C 10 Wayne Merrick 6'1 195 20 50 10 11 21 10 3 0 26 3 27 2 81 12.3 -2 D 6 Chris Evans 5'9 180 26 77 9 12 21 31 0 2 44 4 68 26 138 6.5 -2 D 2 Steve Durbano 6'1 210 21 49 3 18 21 231 0 0 63 18 51 3 83 3.6 -3 D 24 Bob McCord 6'1 202 38 43 1 13 14 33 0 0 41 2 51 7 41 2.4 -5 D 9 Ab DeMarco 6'0 170 23 14 4 9 13 2 2 1 25 9 17 5 51 7.8 +4 D 23 Jean Hamel 5'11 195 20 55 2 7 9 24 0 0 41 1 51 6 56 3.6 -5 RW 21 Kevin O'Shea 6'2 205 25 36 3 5 8 31 0 0 11 1 26 3 39 7.7 -13 D 3 Andre Dupont 6'0 200 23 25 1 6 7 51 0 0 24 2 30 6 38 2.6 -2 LW 19 Mike Lampman 6'2 195 22 18 2 3 5 2 0 0 9 2 3 0 18 11.1 +4 D 4 Paul Curtis 6'0 185 25 29 1 4 5 6 0 0 23 1 22 2 37 2.7 +2 D 25 Connie Madigan 5'10 185 38 20 0 3 3 25 0 0 16 0 16 1 11 0.0 +1 D 3 Brent Hughes 6'0 205 29 8 1 1 2 0 0 0 13 2 12 2 16 6.2 +1 LW 20 Chuck Hamilton 5'11 175 33 3 0 2 2 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 0.0 +4 D 12 Noel Picard 6'1 185 34 16 1 0 1 10 0 0 7 0 9 0 19 5.3 -2 C/D 20 Joe Noris 6'0 185 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 --- -2 LW 16 Roger Lafreniere 6'0 190 30 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0.0 -1 G 31 Bob Johnson 6'1 185 24 12 0 0 0 17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 30 Jacques Caron 6'2 185 32 30 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- G 1 Wayne Stephenson 5'9 175 27 45 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   31  Bob Johnson          24   11   583   25  2.57   6   5   0  264   .905   0   0
G    1  Wayne Stephenson     27   45  2529  128  3.04   8  16   7 1254   .898   2   1
G   30  Jacques Caron        32   30  1568   93  3.56   8  13   5  814   .886   3   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
  1    9  C    Wayne Merrick            774          Ottawa 67's (OHA)                  
  3   41  D    Jean Hamel               699          Drummondville Rangers (QMJHL)      
  4   57  RW   Murray Myers                    148   Saskatoon Blades (WCHL)            
  5   73  LW   Dave Johnson                          Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)            
  6   89  RW   Tom Simpson                     314   Oshawa Generals (OHA)              
  7  105  D    Brian Coughlin                        Verdun Maple Leafs (QMJHL)         
  8  121  C    Gary Winchester                       University of Wisconsin (NCAA)     

Traded draft picks:

#2 to BUF (Larry Carriere)
#9 to NYR (Pierre Archambault)

Transactions
06-06-1972Islanders selected Larry Hornung in expansion draft
06-06-1972Islanders selected Terry Crisp in expansion draft
06-06-1972Flames selected Bill Plager in expansion draft
08-1972sold Dave Pulkkinen to Islanders
08-1972signed Butch Williams as a free agent
09-01-1972sold Brian Lavender to Islanders
09-15-1972purchased Christian Bordeleau from Black Hawks
09-19-1972traded Christian Bordeleau to Black Hawks for the rights to John Garrett
10-1972signed Larry Giroux as a free agent
10-01-1972signed Jim Watt as a free agent
10-12-1972signed Jack Borotsik as a free agent
11-25-1972Flames claimed Noel Picard on waivers
12-14-1972traded Andre Dupont and St. Louis' #3 pick in the 1973 draft to Flyers for Pierre Plante and Brent Hughes
01-08-1973traded Jim Shires to Penguins for Joe Noris
01-22-1973traded Frank St. Marseille to Kings for Paul Curtis
01-31-1973traded cash and the loan of Andre Aubry to Portland (WHL) for Connie Madigan
03-02-1973traded Mike Murphy to Rangers for Ab DeMarco
06-12-1973claimed Lou Angotti from Black Hawks in intra-league draft
06-12-1973Sabres claimed Joe Noris in intra-league draft
06-14-1973traded Paul Curtis to Sabres for Jake Rathwell
06-15-1973Canucks claimed Jacques Caron in intra-league draft
08-1973purchased Connie Forey from Islanders
09-1973sold Roger Lafreniere to San Diego (WHL)
09-1973signed Ken Richardson as a free agent
09-08-1973traded Norm Dennis and Don Borgeson to Rangers for Bob Kelly
10-04-1973traded Bob Johnson to Penguins for Nick Harbaruk
10-05-1973traded Jake Rathwell and St. Louis' #2 pick in the 1974 draft to Bruins for Don Awrey


Playoff Results:   Click on the date to view the game summary. Date Opponent Result Round 1 04/04/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks L 1-7 04/05/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks L 0-1 04/07/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks L 2-5 04/08/1973 vs Chicago Black Hawks W 5-3 04/10/1973 at Chicago Black Hawks L 1-6 Playoff Stats: Pos # Player Hgt Wgt Age GP G A Pts PIM PP SH TGF PGF TGA PGA S S% +/- C 12 Fran Huck 5'7 165 27 5 2 2 4 0 1 0 RW 17 Phil Roberto 6'1 190 23 5 2 1 3 4 0 0 C 7 Garry Unger 5'11 170 25 5 1 2 3 2 0 0 D 9 Ab DeMarco 6'0 170 23 4 1 1 2 2 1 0 D 2 Steve Durbano 6'1 210 21 5 0 2 2 8 0 0 D 5 Bob Plager 5'11 195 29 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 RW 16 Pierre Plante 6'1 190 21 5 2 0 2 15 0 0 RW 11 Gary Sabourin 5'11 180 29 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 RW 15 Jack Egers 6'1 175 23 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 6 Chris Evans 5'9 180 26 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 C 10 Wayne Merrick 6'1 195 20 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 D 8 Barclay Plager 5'11 175 31 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 LW 18 Floyd Thomson 6'0 190 23 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 RW 21 Kevin O'Shea 6'2 205 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 23 Jean Hamel 5'11 195 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 Paul Curtis 6'0 185 25 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 D 25 Connie Madigan 5'10 185 38 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 C 22 Danny O'Shea 6'1 190 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 G 30 Jacques Caron 6'2 185 32 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Andre Dupont 6'0 200 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 20 Chuck Hamilton 5'11 175 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 3 Brent Hughes 6'0 205 29 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 31 Bob Johnson 6'1 185 24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 16 Roger Lafreniere 6'0 190 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- LW 19 Mike Lampman 6'2 195 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 24 Bob McCord 6'1 202 38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 14 Mike Murphy 6'0 190 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- C/D 20 Joe Noris 6'0 185 21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- D 12 Noel Picard 6'1 185 34 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- RW 9 Frank St. Marseille 5'11 180 33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- G 1 Wayne Stephenson 5'9 175 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Pos # Goalie Age GP Min GA GAA W L T Sht Pct EN SO G 30 Jacques Caron 32 3 140 8 3.43 0 2 77 .896 0 0 G 1 Wayne Stephenson 27 3 160 14 5.25 1 2 100 .860 0 0
Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
10/07/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       T   4-4     0-0-1
10/11/1972   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-5     0-1-1
10/14/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     0-2-1
10/15/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   3-1     1-2-1
10/18/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   4-4     1-2-2
10/21/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            T   1-1     1-2-3
10/24/1972   vs Minnesota North Stars     L   1-2     1-3-3
10/26/1972   at Montreal Canadiens        L   0-7     1-4-3
10/28/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   8-3     2-4-3
11/01/1972   at Minnesota North Stars     T   3-3     2-4-4
11/04/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     2-5-4
11/05/1972   at Buffalo Sabres            T   1-1     2-5-5
11/07/1972   vs Los Angeles Kings         L   2-3     2-6-5
11/11/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   1-0     3-6-5
11/16/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   0-4     3-7-5
11/18/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   1-3     3-8-5
11/21/1972   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   4-2     4-8-5
11/22/1972   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L  4-10     4-9-5
11/25/1972   vs Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-4     4-10-5
11/28/1972   vs Toronto Maple Leafs       W   4-2     5-10-5
11/29/1972   at California Golden Seals   W   2-1     6-10-5
12/01/1972   at Vancouver Canucks         W   6-2     7-10-5
12/02/1972   at Los Angeles Kings         L   2-3     7-11-5
12/05/1972   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   2-1     8-11-5
12/07/1972   at Boston Bruins             L   0-5     8-12-5
12/09/1972   vs Atlanta Flames            W   2-1     9-12-5
12/10/1972   at Atlanta Flames            W   5-4     10-12-5
12/12/1972   at New York Islanders        T   4-4     10-12-6
12/14/1972   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     10-13-6
12/16/1972   vs Buffalo Sabres            L   3-4     10-14-6
12/20/1972   vs New York Rangers          L   4-5     10-15-6
12/23/1972   vs Philadelphia Flyers       W   6-1     11-15-6
12/26/1972   vs Montreal Canadiens        L   1-4     11-16-6
12/27/1972   at Chicago Black Hawks       W   5-3     12-16-6
12/30/1972   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   4-5     12-17-6
12/31/1972   at New York Rangers          L   1-6     12-18-6
01/02/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   5-4     13-18-6
01/04/1973   vs Boston Bruins             W   4-2     14-18-6
01/06/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            T   2-2     14-18-7
01/09/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         L   0-3     14-19-7
   Date         Opponent                  Result      Record
01/10/1973   at California Golden Seals   L   5-6     14-20-7
01/13/1973   vs New York Rangers          L   3-5     14-21-7
01/14/1973   at New York Islanders        W   2-1     15-21-7
01/17/1973   vs Atlanta Flames            T   3-3     15-21-8
01/19/1973   at Atlanta Flames            W   2-1     16-21-8
01/20/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   5-1     17-21-8
01/24/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         W   7-5     18-21-8
01/26/1973   at California Golden Seals   T   1-1     18-21-9
01/27/1973   at Vancouver Canucks         W   3-1     19-21-9
02/01/1973   vs Montreal Canadiens        T   3-3     19-21-10
02/03/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   6-1     20-21-10
02/04/1973   at Chicago Black Hawks       L   2-5     20-22-10
02/06/1973   vs Vancouver Canucks         W   5-1     21-22-10
02/08/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     W   3-2     22-22-10
02/10/1973   vs California Golden Seals   W   5-2     23-22-10
02/13/1973   vs Los Angeles Kings         W   4-2     24-22-10
02/14/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     L   2-5     24-23-10
02/17/1973   vs Chicago Black Hawks       W   4-3     25-23-10
02/20/1973   vs Philadelphia Flyers       L   3-5     25-24-10
02/21/1973   at Minnesota North Stars     W   5-2     26-24-10
02/24/1973   at Toronto Maple Leafs       L   2-4     26-25-10
02/25/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   0-5     26-26-10
02/28/1973   at Pittsburgh Penguins       L   2-4     26-27-10
03/01/1973   at Boston Bruins             W   4-3     27-27-10
03/03/1973   at Los Angeles Kings         L   0-2     27-28-10
03/07/1973   vs Boston Bruins             W   5-2     28-28-10
03/10/1973   vs New York Islanders        W   5-4     29-28-10
03/11/1973   at Detroit Red Wings         L   1-3     29-29-10
03/13/1973   vs Buffalo Sabres            W   2-0     30-29-10
03/14/1973   at Atlanta Flames            T   1-1     30-29-11
03/17/1973   at New York Islanders        L   4-6     30-30-11
03/18/1973   at New York Rangers          L   1-3     30-31-11
03/21/1973   vs Detroit Red Wings         W   6-3     31-31-11
03/24/1973   at Montreal Canadiens        L  4-11     31-32-11
03/25/1973   at Philadelphia Flyers       L   2-5     31-33-11
03/28/1973   vs Minnesota North Stars     T   3-3     31-33-12
03/31/1973   vs Pittsburgh Penguins       W   7-2     32-33-12
04/01/1973   at Buffalo Sabres            L   1-3     32-34-12

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