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1972–73 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 4th East
1972–73 record 37–27–14
Coach Punch Imlach
Captain Gerry Meehan
Team leaders

The 1972–73 Buffalo Sabres season was the Sabres' third season of operation in the National Hockey League. The team made it to the playoffs for the first time, but lost in the first round to Montreal, four games to two.


OffseasonEdit

The Sabres added future Hall of Fame defenseman Tim Horton in the intra-league draft. In the Amateur Draft, the Sabres picked defenseman Jim Schoenfeld as their first-round pick, fifth over-all.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

East Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Montreal Canadiens 78 52 10 16 329 184 783 120
Boston Bruins 78 51 22 5 330 235 1097 107
New York Rangers 78 47 23 8 297 208 765 102
Buffalo Sabres 78 37 27 14 257 219 940 88
Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 265 243 893 86
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 247 279 716 64
Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 233 339 943 53
New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 170 347 881 30

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 8, 19725–3 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 1–0–0
2WOctober 11, 19727–3 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 2–0–0
3TOctober 14, 19721–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 2–0–1
4WOctober 15, 19723–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 3–0–1
5WOctober 19, 19726–0 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 4–0–1
6TOctober 21, 19721–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 4–0–2
7WOctober 22, 19727–2 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 5–0–2
8TOctober 25, 19722–2 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 5–0–3
9TOctober 28, 19723–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 5–0–4
10WOctober 29, 19722–1 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 6–0–4
11LNovember 1, 19721–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 6–1–4
12LNovember 4, 19723–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 6–2–4
13TNovember 5, 19721–1 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 6–2–5
14TNovember 9, 19720–0 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 6–2–6
15LNovember 11, 19721–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 6–3–6
16WNovember 12, 19721–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 7–3–6
17TNovember 15, 19723–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 7–3–7
18LNovember 17, 19721–5 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 7–4–7
19LNovember 19, 19725–9 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 7–5–7
20LNovember 22, 19722–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 7–6–7
21WNovember 23, 19725–3 New York Rangers (1972–73) 8–6–7
22WNovember 26, 19729–2 New York Islanders (1972–73) 9–6–7
23WNovember 28, 19727–2 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 10–6–7
24LNovember 30, 19724–5 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 10–7–7
25LDecember 2, 19726–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 10–8–7
26WDecember 3, 19727–4 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 11–8–7
27WDecember 6, 19723–2 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 12–8–7
28WDecember 7, 19726–1 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 13–8–7
29WDecember 10, 19724–2 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 14–8–7
30WDecember 13, 19727–3 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 15–8–7
31WDecember 16, 19724–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 16–8–7
32WDecember 17, 19724–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 17–8–7
33WDecember 20, 19726–3 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 18–8–7
34LDecember 22, 19722–4 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 18–9–7
35LDecember 23, 19720–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 18–10–7
36WDecember 27, 19724–1 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 19–10–7
37WDecember 28, 19728–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 20–10–7
38LDecember 31, 19722–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 20–11–7
39WJanuary 3, 19734–1 New York Islanders (1972–73) 21–11–7
40LJanuary 4, 19732–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 21–12–7
41WJanuary 6, 19734–1 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 22–12–7
42WJanuary 7, 19732–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 23–12–7
43LJanuary 11, 19732–4 New York Rangers (1972–73) 23–13–7
44LJanuary 14, 19730–6 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 23–14–7
45WJanuary 18, 19735–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 24–14–7
46LJanuary 20, 19732–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 24–15–7
47LJanuary 21, 19733–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 24–16–7
48WJanuary 25, 19735–2 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 25–16–7
49LJanuary 28, 19735–8 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 25–17–7
50WFebruary 1, 19735–3 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 26–17–7
51TFebruary 3, 19731–1 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 26–17–8
52WFebruary 4, 19735–1 New York Islanders (1972–73) 27–17–8
53LFebruary 7, 19731–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 27–18–8
54WFebruary 8, 19734–0 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 28–18–8
55LFebruary 10, 19731–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 28–19–8
56LFebruary 11, 19732–5 Detroit Red Wings (1972–73) 28–20–8
57WFebruary 14, 19733–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 29–20–8
58WFebruary 15, 19734–1 New York Rangers (1972–73) 30–20–8
59TFebruary 17, 19733–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 30–20–9
60WFebruary 18, 19734–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 31–20–9
61WFebruary 22, 19733–1 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 32–20–9
62LFebruary 24, 19732–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 32–21–9
63WFebruary 25, 19732–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 33–21–9
64TMarch 1, 19734–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 33–21–10
65LMarch 4, 19732–4 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 33–22–10
66TMarch 6, 19732–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 33–22–11
67TMarch 7, 19732–2 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 33–22–12
68LMarch 9, 19732–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 33–23–12
69LMarch 13, 19730–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 33–24–12
70LMarch 15, 19731–4 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 33–25–12
71TMarch 17, 19733–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 33–25–13
72WMarch 18, 19735–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 34–25–13
73LMarch 21, 19732–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 34–26–13
74TMarch 24, 19734–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 34–26–14
75LMarch 25, 19731–6 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 34–27–14
76WMarch 27, 19733–2 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 35–27–14
77WMarch 28, 19736–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 36–27–14
78WApril 1, 19733–1 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 37–27–14

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Perreault, GilbertGilbert Perreault C 78 28 60 88 1011807
Robert, ReneRene Robert RW 75 40 43 83 8316906
Martin, RickRick Martin LW 75 37 36 73 7941104
Lorentz, JimJim Lorentz C/RW 78 27 35 62 3061105
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan C 77 31 29 60 214316
Luce, DonDon Luce C 78 18 25 43 327032
Harris, HughHugh Harris C 60 12 26 38 179000
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 78 5 24 29 56-3200
Ramsay, CraigCraig Ramsay LW 76 11 17 28 1513011
Mickey, LarryLarry Mickey RW 77 15 9 24 47-6102
Robitaille, MikeMike Robitaille D 65 4 17 21 409000
Schoenfeld, JimJim Schoenfeld D 66 4 15 19 17812100
Atkinson, SteveSteve Atkinson RW 61 9 9 18 36-5201
Horton, TimTim Horton D 69 1 16 17 5612000
Pratt, TracyTracy Pratt D 74 1 15 16 1169000
Gratton, NormNorm Gratton LW 21 6 5 11 120201
Carriere, LarryLarry Carriere D 40 2 8 10 52-1100
Terbenche, PaulPaul Terbenche D 42 0 7 7 87000
Wyrozub, RandyRandy Wyrozub C 45 3 3 6 4-1002
Rombough, DougDoug Rombough C 5 2 0 2 02000
Deadmarsh, ButchButch Deadmarsh LW 34 1 1 2 26-3100
Dudley, RickRick Dudley LW 6 0 1 1 7-2000
Gould, JohnJohn Gould RW 8 0 1 1 00000
Busniuk, RonRon Busniuk RW 1 0 0 0 90000
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 49 0 0 0 40000
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 37 0 0 0 00000
Farr, RockyRocky Farr G 1 0 0 0 00000
McKay, RayRay McKay D 1 0 0 0 00000
Richer, BobBob Richer C 3 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 2633 49 23 13 7 121 2.76 3
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 2018 37 14 13 7 89 2.65 3
Farr, RockyRocky Farr 29 1 0 1 0 3 6.21 0
Team: 4680 78 37 27 14 213 2.73 6
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Perreault, GilbertGilbert Perreault C 6 3 7 10 2101
Robert, ReneRene Robert RW 6 5 3 8 2101
Martin, RickRick Martin LW 6 3 2 5 12200
Schoenfeld, JimJim Schoenfeld D 6 2 1 3 4000
Lorentz, JimJim Lorentz C/RW 6 0 3 3 2000
Luce, DonDon Luce C 6 1 1 2 2000
Ramsay, CraigCraig Ramsay LW 6 1 1 2 0000
Mickey, LarryLarry Mickey RW 6 1 0 1 5000
Carriere, LarryLarry Carriere D 6 0 1 1 8000
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 4 0 1 1 2000
Gratton, NormNorm Gratton LW 6 0 1 1 2000
Horton, TimTim Horton D 6 0 1 1 4000
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan C 6 0 1 1 0000
Atkinson, SteveSteve Atkinson RW 1 0 0 0 0000
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden G 2 0 0 0 0000
Harris, HughHugh Harris C 3 0 0 0 0000
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 6 0 0 0 8000
Pratt, TracyTracy Pratt D 6 0 0 0 6000
Robitaille, MikeMike Robitaille D 6 0 0 0 0000
Terbenche, PaulPaul Terbenche D 6 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 249 4 2 2 11 2.65 0
Dryden, DaveDave Dryden 120 2 0 2 9 4.50 0
Team: 369 6 2 4 20 3.25 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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1972-73 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-13.


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