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73-74PitPen

1973-74 Pittsburgh Penguins

1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 5th West
1973–74 record 28-41-9
Goals for 242
Goals against 271
Coach Marc Boileau
Captain Ron Schock
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Dave Burrows
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team leaders
Goals Lowell MacDonald (43)
Assists Syl Apps (61)
Points Syl Apps (85)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (138)
Wins Andy Brown (13)
Goals against average Gary Inness (3.26

The 1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's seventh season in the National Hockey League.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

West Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 78 50 16 12 273 164 112
Chicago Black Hawks 78 41 14 23 272 164 105
Los Angeles Kings 78 33 33 12 233 231 78
Atlanta Flames 78 30 34 14 214 238 74
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 28 41 9 242 273 65
St. Louis Blues 78 26 40 12 206 248 64
Minnesota North Stars 78 23 38 17 235 275 63
California Golden Seals 78 13 55 10 195 342 36

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 12, 19734–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 1–0–0
2LOctober 13, 19732–8 New York Rangers (1973–74) 1–1–0
3WOctober 17, 19734–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 2–1–0
4WOctober 20, 19735–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 3–1–0
5LOctober 21, 19732–8 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 3–2–0
6LOctober 24, 19732–3 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 3–3–0
7LOctober 27, 19730–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 3–4–0
8WOctober 28, 19737–2 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 4–4–0
9TOctober 31, 19731–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 4–4–1
10LNovember 3, 19730–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 4–5–1
11LNovember 4, 19730–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 4–6–1
12TNovember 7, 19731–1 New York Islanders (1973–74) 4–6–2
13TNovember 10, 19734–4 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 4–6–3
14WNovember 13, 19735–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 5–6–3
15LNovember 15, 19733–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 5–7–3
16LNovember 17, 19731–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 5–8–3
17LNovember 18, 19730–7 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 5–9–3
18WNovember 21, 19735–4 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 6–9–3
19WNovember 22, 19734–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 7–9–3
20LNovember 24, 19732–5 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 7–10–3
21LNovember 28, 19733–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 7–11–3
22TDecember 1, 19732–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 7–11–4
23LDecember 2, 19731–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 7–12–4
24LDecember 5, 19731–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 7–13–4
25LDecember 7, 19733–4 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 7–14–4
26LDecember 8, 19732–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 7–15–4
27WDecember 12, 19739–1 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 8–15–4
28LDecember 15, 19730–2 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 8–16–4
29WDecember 16, 19732–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 9–16–4
30LDecember 20, 19735–6 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 9–17–4
31LDecember 22, 19731–4 New York Rangers (1973–74) 9–18–4
32LDecember 23, 19732–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 9–19–4
33TDecember 26, 19732–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 9–19–5
34LDecember 28, 19731–3 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 9–20–5
35LDecember 29, 19732–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 9–21–5
36LJanuary 2, 19744–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 9–22–5
37LJanuary 3, 19741–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 9–23–5
38WJanuary 5, 19745–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 10–23–5
39LJanuary 9, 19744–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 10–24–5
40WJanuary 12, 19745–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 11–24–5
41LJanuary 13, 19743–5 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 11–25–5
42LJanuary 16, 19740–2 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 11–26–5
43WJanuary 18, 19746–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 12–26–5
44WJanuary 20, 19745–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 13–26–5
45WJanuary 23, 19744–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 14–26–5
46LJanuary 26, 19740–2 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 14–27–5
47LJanuary 27, 19745–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 14–28–5
48LJanuary 30, 19742–4 New York Rangers (1973–74) 14–29–5
49LFebruary 2, 19741–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 14–30–5
50LFebruary 3, 19744–5 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 14–31–5
51LFebruary 7, 19744–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 14–32–5
52WFebruary 9, 19743–2 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 15–32–5
53LFebruary 10, 19743–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 15–33–5
54WFebruary 13, 19745–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 16–33–5
55WFebruary 16, 19747–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 17–33–5
56TFebruary 20, 19741–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 17–33–6
57LFebruary 23, 19742–6 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 17–34–6
58WFebruary 24, 19744–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 18–34–6
59WFebruary 27, 19744–1 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 19–34–6
60LFebruary 28, 19741–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 19–35–6
61WMarch 2, 19746–1 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 20–35–6
62WMarch 5, 19742–1 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 21–35–6
63TMarch 7, 19742–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 21–35–7
64WMarch 9, 19747–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 22–35–7
65LMarch 10, 19744–5 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 22–36–7
66LMarch 13, 19741–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 22–37–7
67WMarch 15, 19746–1 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 23–37–7
68WMarch 16, 19748–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 24–37–7
69TMarch 20, 19741–1 New York Islanders (1973–74) 24–37–8
70LMarch 23, 19741–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 24–38–8
71WMarch 24, 19748–0 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 25–38–8
72TMarch 27, 19743–3 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 25–38–9
73LMarch 30, 19743–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 25–39–9
74WMarch 31, 19744–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 26–39–9
75LApril 2, 19742–3 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 26–40–9
76WApril 4, 19744–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 27–40–9
77WApril 6, 19746–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 28–40–9
78LApril 7, 19743–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 28–41–9

Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Ted Snell 55 4 12 16 8
Chuck Arnason 41 13 5 18 4
Al McDonough 37 14 22 36 12
Jean Pronovost 77 40 32 72 22
Lowell MacDonald 78 43 39 82 14
Hank Nowak 13 0 0 0 11
Bob Kelly 30 7 10 17 78
Wayne Bianchin 69 12 13 25 38
Greg Polis 41 14 13 27 32
Bryan Hextall 37 2 7 9 39
Blaine Stoughton 34 5 6 11 8
Bernie Lukowich 53 9 10 19 32
Ron Lalonde 73 10 17 27 14
Jim Wiley 22 0 3 3 2
Bob McManama 47 5 14 19 18
Ron Schock 77 14 29 43 22
Syl Apps 75 24 61 85 37

DefencemenEdit

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Darryl Edestrand 3 0 0 0 0
Ron Jones 25 0 3 3 15
Larry Bignell 20 0 3 3 2
Yvon Labre 16 1 2 3 13
Bryan Watson 38 1 4 5 137
Jack Lynch 17 0 7 7 21
Jean-Guy Lagace 31 2 6 8 34
Bob Paradise 38 2 7 9 39
Nick Beverley 67 2 14 16 21
Dave Burrows 71 3 14 17 30
Steve Durbano 33 4 14 18 138
Ron Stackhouse 36 4 15 19 33
Ab DeMarco 34 7 12 19 4

GoaltendingEdit

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Andy Brown 36 13 16 4 1 3.53
Jim Rutherford 26 7 12 4 0 3.44
Gary Inness 20 7 10 1 0 3.26
Denis Herron 5 1 3 0 0 4.15

TransactionsEdit

The Penguins were involved in the following transactions during the 1973–74 season:

TradesEdit

May 22, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Hank Nowak
To Hershey Bears (AHL)
cash
July 3, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Eddie Shack
October 4, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Johnson
To St. Louis Blues
Nick Harbaruk
October 25, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Beverley
To Boston Bruins
Darryl Edestrand
January 4, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chuck Arnason
Bob Paradise
To Atlanta Flames
Al McDonough
January 17, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ab DeMarco
Steve Durbano
Bob Kelly
To St. Louis Blues
Greg Polis
Bryan Watson
2nd round pick in 1974 Draft (Bob Hess)
January 18, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ron Stackhouse
To Detroit Red Wings
Jack Lynch
Jim Rutherford

Additions and subtractionsEdit

Additions
Player Former team Via
Gary Inness University of Toronto Varsity Blues (CIAU) free agency (1973–06)
Ron Jones Boston Bruins Intra-league Draft (1973–06–12)
Bob McManama Harvard Crimson (Ivy League) free agency (1973–08)
Ted Snell Hershey Bears (AHL) free agency (1973–10)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Steve Cardwell Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA) free agency (1973)
Paul Hoganson Los Angeles Sharks (WHA) free agency (1973)
Cam Newton Chicago Cougars (WHA) free agency (1973–05)
Rick Kessell California Golden Seals Reverse Draft (1973–06–13)
Bryan Hextall Atlanta Flames waivers (1974–01–06)

ReferencesEdit

Pittsburgh Penguins
Team FranchisePlayersCoachesGMsSeasonsRecordsDraft picksMellon ArenaNew Pittsburgh Arena
Coaches Sullivan • Kelly • Schinkel • Boileau • WilsonJohnston • Angotti • Berry • Creamer • Ubriaco • Patrick • Johnson • Bowman • Constantine • Brooks • Hlinka • Kehoe • Olczyk • Therrien
Seasons 1967-681968-691969-701970-711971-721972-731973-741974-751975-761976-771977-781978-791979-801980-811981-821982-831983-841984-851985-861986-871987-881988-891989-901990-911991-921992-931993-941994-951995-961996-971997-981998-991999-002000-012001-022002-032003-042004-052005-062006-072007-08
Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)


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