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1972–73 New England Whalers
Avco Cup Champions
Division 1st East
1972–73 record 46–30–2
Goals for 318
Goals against 263
Team information
Coach Jack Kelley
Captain Ted Green
Team leaders
1973–74>

The 1972–73 New England Whalers season was the Whalers' first season. The Whalers were competitive from the start, placing first in the Eastern Division to qualify for the playoffs. The Whalers then won three playoff series to become the first winner of the Avco World Trophy.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Eastern Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
New England Whalers 78 46 30 2 318 263 858 94
Cleveland Crusaders 78 43 32 3 287 239 1095 89
Philadelphia Blazers 78 38 40 0 288 305 126076
Ottawa Nationals 78 35 39 4 279 301 1067 74
Quebec Nordiques 78 33 40 5 276 313 1354 71
New York Raiders 78 33 43 2 303 334 900 68

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 12, 19724–3 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 1–0–0
2WOctober 16, 19724–1 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 2–0–0
3WOctober 18, 19724–1 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 3–0–0
4LOctober 19, 19723–4 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 3–1–0
5LOctober 21, 19724–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 3–2–0
6WOctober 23, 19725–1 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 4–2–0
7WOctober 24, 19723–2 OT @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 5–2–0
8LOctober 26, 19726–7 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 5–3–0
9LOctober 28, 19721–4 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 5–4–0
10WNovember 1, 19724–2 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 6–4–0
11WNovember 4, 19728–4 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 7–4–0
12WNovember 6, 19726–2 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 8–4–0
13WNovember 11, 19726–5 New York Raiders (1972–73) 9–4–0
14TNovember 13, 19724–4 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 9–4–1
15LNovember 17, 19720–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 9–5–1
16WNovember 18, 19723–2 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 10–5–1
17WNovember 20, 19727–5 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 11–5–1
18LNovember 22, 19721–3 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 11–6–1
19WNovember 24, 19727–2 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 12–6–1
20LNovember 26, 19721–3 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 12–7–1
21WNovember 27, 19723–0 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 13–7–1
22LNovember 29, 19726–7 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 13–8–1
23LDecember 1, 19723–5 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 13–9–1
24WDecember 2, 19727–2 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 14–9–1
25WDecember 4, 19727–2 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 15–9–1
26WDecember 6, 19724–3 New York Raiders (1972–73) 16–9–1
27WDecember 7, 19724–2 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 17–9–1
28WDecember 9, 19724–2 New York Raiders (1972–73) 18–9–1
29WDecember 11, 19724–3 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 19–9–1
30LDecember 13, 19723–6 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 19–10–1
31WDecember 14, 19725–2 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 20–10–1
32WDecember 16, 197210–6 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 21–10–1
33LDecember 17, 19723–6 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 21–11–1
34LDecember 19, 19725–7 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 21–12–1
35LDecember 21, 19724–5 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 21–13–1
36LDecember 24, 19723–5 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 21–14–1
37WDecember 25, 19728–2 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 22–14–1
38WDecember 28, 19725–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 23–14–1
39LDecember 29, 19722–4 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 23–15–1
40WDecember 31, 19723–0 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 24–15–1
41LJanuary 9, 19735–7 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 24–16–1
42WJanuary 13, 19734–3 New York Raiders (1972–73) 25–16–1
43WJanuary 17, 19734–2 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 26–16–1
44LJanuary 19, 19732–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 26–17–1
45WJanuary 21, 19737–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 27–17–1
46WJanuary 24, 19736–1 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 28–17–1
47WJanuary 25, 19734–2 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 29–17–1
48LJanuary 27, 19731–3 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 29–18–1
49LJanuary 29, 19732–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 29–19–1
50WJanuary 31, 19734–1 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 30–19–1
51WFebruary 1, 19735–4 OT @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 31–19–1
52LFebruary 2, 19731–3 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 31–20–1
53LFebruary 4, 19733–4 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 31–21–1
54WFebruary 6, 19734–2 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 32–21–1
55LFebruary 7, 19731–3 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 32–22–1
56LFebruary 9, 19734–7 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 32–23–1
57TFebruary 11, 19732–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 32–23–2
58LFebruary 13, 19734–5 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 32–24–2
59WFebruary 15, 19736–5 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 33–24–2
60WFebruary 17, 19736–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 34–24–2
61LFebruary 20, 19732–4 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 34–25–2
62WFebruary 23, 19734–2 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 35–25–2
63LMarch 4, 19732–4 @ Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 35–26–2
64WMarch 7, 19731–0 OT Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 36–26–2
65WMarch 9, 19735–4 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 37–26–2
66WMarch 10, 19733–1 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 38–26–2
67WMarch 13, 19734–3 OT @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 39–26–2
68WMarch 14, 19737–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 40–26–2
69WMarch 16, 19737–4 Minnesota Fighting Saints (1972–73) 41–26–2
70WMarch 17, 19734–0 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 42–26–2
71WMarch 20, 19734–1 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 43–26–2
72LMarch 22, 19732–4 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 43–27–2
73WMarch 23, 19733–1 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 44–27–2
74LMarch 26, 19735–7 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 44–28–2
75LMarch 27, 19731–6 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 44–29–2
76LMarch 29, 19732–5 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 44–30–2
77WMarch 30, 19735–4 OT New York Raiders (1972–73) 45–30–2
78WApril 1, 19738–3 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 46–30–2

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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