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1971–72 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 3rd West
1971–72 record 28–39–11
Goals for 208
Goals against 247
Coach Sid Abel
Captain Jim Roberts
Team leaders

The 1971-72 St. Louis Blues season was the fifth for the franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues finished the season in third place in the Western Division, with a record of 28 wins, 39 losses and 11 ties, good for 67 points, placing them in the playoffs, where they defeated the Minnesota North Stars 4-3 in the first-round, before losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins in four straight in round two.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 78 46 17 15 256 166 107
Minnesota North Stars 78 37 29 12 212 191 86
St. Louis Blues 78 28 39 11 208 247 67
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 26 38 14 220 258 66
Philadelphia Flyers 78 26 38 14 200 236 66
California Golden Seals 78 21 39 18 216 288 60
Los Angeles Kings 78 20 49 9 206 305 49

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 9, 19712–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 0–1–0
2WOctober 12, 19714–1 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 1–1–0
3LOctober 13, 19710–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 1–2–0
4WOctober 16, 19719–2 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 2–2–0
5LOctober 17, 19713–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 2–3–0
6LOctober 19, 19711–3 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 2–4–0
7LOctober 23, 19713–4 New York Rangers (1971–72) 2–5–0
8WOctober 24, 19713–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 3–5–0
9LOctober 27, 19711–2 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 3–6–0
10TOctober 30, 19714–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 3–6–1
11LNovember 3, 19711–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 3–7–1
12LNovember 4, 19711–6 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 3–8–1
13LNovember 6, 19711–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 3–9–1
14LNovember 9, 19711–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 3–10–1
15WNovember 13, 19715–1 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 4–10–1
16TNovember 16, 19712–2 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 4–10–2
17TNovember 18, 19712–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 4–10–3
18WNovember 20, 19714–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 5–10–3
19LNovember 21, 19712–6 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 5–11–3
20WNovember 23, 19713–1 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 6–11–3
21LNovember 24, 19713–8 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 6–12–3
22TNovember 27, 19716–6 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 6–12–4
23WNovember 30, 19715–2 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 7–12–4
24LDecember 1, 19712–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 7–13–4
25WDecember 4, 19715–1 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 8–13–4
26WDecember 5, 19712–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 9–13–4
27LDecember 7, 19711–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 9–14–4
28TDecember 10, 19714–4 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 9–14–5
29LDecember 11, 19711–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 9–15–5
30LDecember 14, 19712–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 9–16–5
31LDecember 15, 19711–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 9–17–5
32LDecember 18, 19712–5 New York Rangers (1971–72) 9–18–5
33LDecember 19, 19710–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 9–19–5
34LDecember 22, 19711–2 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 9–20–5
35TDecember 25, 19714–4 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 9–20–6
36LDecember 26, 19713–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 9–21–6
37WDecember 29, 19716–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 10–21–6
38TJanuary 1, 19724–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 10–21–7
39LJanuary 5, 19721–9 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 10–22–7
40WJanuary 6, 19723–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 11–22–7
41WJanuary 8, 19725–3 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 12–22–7
42WJanuary 11, 19727–3 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 13–22–7
43WJanuary 15, 19727–2 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 14–22–7
44WJanuary 16, 19724–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 15–22–7
45LJanuary 18, 19720–2 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 15–23–7
46WJanuary 22, 19721–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 16–23–7
47LJanuary 23, 19721–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 16–24–7
48WJanuary 26, 19722–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 17–24–7
49LJanuary 29, 19720–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 17–25–7
50LJanuary 30, 19722–5 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 17–26–7
51LFebruary 1, 19721–3 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 17–27–7
52LFebruary 3, 19723–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 17–28–7
53WFebruary 5, 19726–5 New York Rangers (1971–72) 18–28–7
54TFebruary 6, 19722–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 18–28–8
55LFebruary 8, 19721–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 18–29–8
56LFebruary 10, 19721–3 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 18–30–8
57WFebruary 12, 19725–4 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 19–30–8
58LFebruary 15, 19722–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 19–31–8
59WFebruary 16, 19723–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 20–31–8
60LFebruary 18, 19722–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 20–32–8
61TFebruary 20, 19724–4 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 20–32–9
62WFebruary 23, 19722–0 @ Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 21–32–9
63WFebruary 26, 19723–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 22–32–9
64LFebruary 27, 19720–2 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 22–33–9
65LMarch 1, 19721–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 22–34–9
66LMarch 4, 19722–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 22–35–9
67WMarch 5, 19726–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 23–35–9
68WMarch 7, 19724–2 Los Angeles Kings (1971–72) 24–35–9
69LMarch 9, 19721–5 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 24–36–9
70WMarch 11, 19724–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 25–36–9
71TMarch 17, 19722–2 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 25–36–10
72TMarch 19, 19723–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 25–36–11
73WMarch 22, 19724–1 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 26–36–11
74WMarch 25, 19725–3 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 27–36–11
75LMarch 26, 19720–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 27–37–11
76WMarch 28, 19722–1 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 28–37–11
77LApril 1, 19720–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 28–38–11
78LApril 2, 19722–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 28–39–11

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 78 36 34 70 104-81414
St. Marseille, FrankFrank St. Marseille RW 78 16 36 52 325101
Egers, JackJack Egers RW 63 21 25 46 345502
Sabourin, GaryGary Sabourin RW 77 28 17 45 523407
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 63 20 23 43 19-4503
Crisp, TerryTerry Crisp C 75 13 18 31 127163
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 78 7 22 29 1766120
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 49 12 13 25 76-1000
Brewer, CarlCarl Brewer D 42 2 16 18 40-6001
Bordeleau, ChristianChristian Bordeleau C 41 8 9 17 6-13101
Lavender, BrianBrian Lavender LW 46 5 11 16 54-2001
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 60 3 10 13 14711000
Morrison, GeorgeGeorge Morrison LW 42 2 11 13 7-11201
Roberts, JimmyJimmy Roberts D/RW 26 5 7 12 44120
Plager, BillBill Plager D 65 1 11 12 64-15001
Plager, BobBob Plager D 50 4 7 11 81-1000
Hornung, LarryLarry Hornung D 47 2 9 11 10-1001
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 15 5 5 10 2-6200
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 49 4 6 10 48-9002
Bennett, CurtCurt Bennett LW 31 3 5 8 30-4000
O'Shea, DannyDanny O'Shea C 20 3 3 6 11-4000
Picard, NoelNoel Picard D 15 1 5 6 501000
Carr, GeneGene Carr C 15 3 2 5 90000
Sutherland, BillBill Sutherland C 9 2 3 5 24010
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 55 1 2 3 8-1010
Parizeau, MichelMichel Parizeau C 21 1 2 3 8-1100
Shires, JimJim Shires LW 18 0 3 3 8-13000
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron G 28 0 1 1 00000
Lorentz, JimJim Lorentz C/RW 12 0 1 1 12-8000
McLeod, JimJim McLeod G 16 0 1 1 00000
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 30 0 1 1 20000
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 17 0 0 0 10-4000
Brooks, GordGord Brooks RW 2 0 0 0 00000
Dennis, NormNorm Dennis C 1 0 0 0 4-1000
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 2 0 0 0 00000
Kannegiesser, GordGord Kannegiesser D 4 0 0 0 2-1000
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe G 10 0 0 0 00000
O'Shea, KevinKevin O'Shea RW 4 0 0 0 2-1000
Selby, BritBrit Selby LW 6 0 0 0 0-2000
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson G 2 0 0 0 00000
Veneruzzo, GaryGary Veneruzzo W 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron 1619 28 14 8 5 68 2.52 1
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 1614 30 8 18 2 92 3.42 1
McLeod, JimJim McLeod 880 16 6 6 4 44 3.00 0
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe 467 10 0 6 0 29 3.73 0
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 100 2 0 1 0 9 5.40 0
Team: 4680 78 28 39 11 242 3.10 2

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 11 7 6 13 29301
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 11 4 5 9 35201
St. Marseille, FrankFrank St. Marseille RW 11 3 5 8 6100
Sabourin, GaryGary Sabourin RW 11 3 3 6 6000
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 11 2 3 5 6100
Egers, JackJack Egers RW 11 1 4 5 14000
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 11 1 4 5 21101
Plager, BobBob Plager D 11 1 4 5 5000
Crisp, TerryTerry Crisp C 11 1 3 4 2000
O'Shea, KevinKevin O'Shea RW 11 2 1 3 10001
Hornung, LarryLarry Hornung D 11 0 2 2 2000
O'Shea, DannyDanny O'Shea C 10 0 2 2 36000
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 11 1 0 1 20000
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 7 1 0 1 4000
Bennett, CurtCurt Bennett LW 10 0 0 0 12000
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron G 9 0 0 0 2000
Lavender, BrianBrian Lavender LW 3 0 0 0 2000
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe G 1 0 0 0 0000
Odrowski, GerryGerry Odrowski D 11 0 0 0 8000
Plager, BillBill Plager D 11 0 0 0 12000
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely G 3 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron 499 9 4 5 26 3.13 0
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe 60 1 0 1 7 7.00 0
Wakely, ErnieErnie Wakely 113 3 0 1 13 6.90 0
Team: 672 11 4 7 46 4.11 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1971-72 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

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