1972–73 Detroit Red Wings season

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1972–73 Detroit Red Wings
Division 5th East
1972–73 record 37–29–12
Team information
General Manager Ned Harkness
Coach Johnny Wilson
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Team leaders
<1971–72 1973–74>

The 1972–73 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 47th season of operation in the National Hockey League. The team placed fifth and missed the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Montreal Canadiens 78 52 10 16 329 184 +145 120
2 Boston Bruins 78 51 22 5 330 235 +95 107
3 New York Rangers 78 47 23 8 297 208 +89 102
4 Buffalo Sabres 78 37 27 14 257 219 +38 88
5 Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 265 243 +22 86
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 247 279 -32 −32 64
7 Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 233 339 -106 −106 53
8 New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 170 347 -177 −177 30


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 7, 1972 5–3 New York Rangers (1972–73) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1972 4–3 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 2–0–0
3 W October 14, 1972 5–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 3–0–0
4 W October 15, 1972 8–2 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 4–0–0
5 W October 21, 1972 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 5–0–0
6 W October 22, 1972 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 6–0–0
7 L October 26, 1972 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 6–1–0
8 L October 28, 1972 3–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 6–2–0
9 L October 29, 1972 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 6–3–0
10 L November 1, 1972 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 6–4–0
11 W November 4, 1972 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 7–4–0
12 T November 5, 1972 1–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 7–4–1
13 L November 9, 1972 3–8 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 7–5–1
14 L November 12, 1972 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 7–6–1
15 T November 14, 1972 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 7–6–2
16 W November 15, 1972 4–0 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 8–6–2
17 L November 18, 1972 3–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 8–7–2
18 W November 22, 1972 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 9–7–2
19 W November 25, 1972 6–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 10–7–2
20 L November 26, 1972 4–6 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 10–8–2
21 L November 29, 1972 3–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 10–9–2
22 W December 2, 1972 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 11–9–2
23 L December 3, 1972 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 11–10–2
24 L December 5, 1972 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 11–11–2
25 L December 7, 1972 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 11–12–2
26 L December 9, 1972 0–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 11–13–2
27 T December 10, 1972 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 11–13–3
28 L December 13, 1972 0–2 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 11–14–3
29 W December 16, 1972 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 12–14–3
30 W December 17, 1972 6–4 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 13–14–3
31 W December 20, 1972 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 14–14–3
32 L December 21, 1972 1–8 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 14–15–3
33 W December 23, 1972 5–1 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 15–15–3
34 L December 24, 1972 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 15–16–3
35 T December 26, 1972 1–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 15–16–4
36 T December 30, 1972 2–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 15–16–5
37 T December 31, 1972 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 15–16–6
38 W January 4, 1973 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 16–16–6
39 W January 6, 1973 4–0 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 17–16–6
40 W January 7, 1973 4–0 New York Islanders (1972–73) 18–16–6
41 W January 10, 1973 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 19–16–6
42 W January 12, 1973 7–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 20–16–6
43 W January 14, 1973 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 21–16–6
44 L January 17, 1973 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 21–17–6
45 W January 20, 1973 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 22–17–6
46 L January 21, 1973 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 22–18–6
47 T January 23, 1973 4–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 22–18–7
48 W January 25, 1973 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 23–18–7
49 L January 27, 1973 3–6 New York Rangers (1972–73) 23–19–7
50 W January 28, 1973 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 24–19–7
51 W February 1, 1973 6–4 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 25–19–7
52 W February 3, 1973 1–0 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 26–19–7
53 W February 4, 1973 8–2 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 27–19–7
54 W February 7, 1973 5–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 28–19–7
55 L February 10, 1973 1–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 28–20–7
56 W February 11, 1973 5–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 29–20–7
57 T February 14, 1973 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 29–20–8
58 T February 16, 1973 2–2 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 29–20–9
59 T February 17, 1973 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 29–20–10
60 T February 22, 1973 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 29–20–11
61 L February 24, 1973 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 29–21–11
62 W February 25, 1973 5–0 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 30–21–11
63 W February 28, 1973 6–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 31–21–11
64 L March 3, 1973 3–6 New York Rangers (1972–73) 31–22–11
65 W March 4, 1973 5–1 New York Islanders (1972–73) 32–22–11
66 W March 7, 1973 5–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 33–22–11
67 L March 10, 1973 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 33–23–11
68 W March 11, 1973 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 34–23–11
69 L March 14, 1973 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 34–24–11
70 L March 16, 1973 4–5 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 34–25–11
71 W March 18, 1973 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 35–25–11
72 L March 21, 1973 3–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 35–26–11
73 L March 24, 1973 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 35–27–11
74 L March 25, 1973 5–8 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 35–28–11
75 W March 27, 1973 8–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 36–28–11
76 L March 29, 1973 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 36–29–11
77 W March 31, 1973 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 37–29–11
78 T April 1, 1973 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 37–29–12

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 76 52 41 93 24 6 15 0 7
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 77 40 50 90 21 -4 10 0 6
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 77 18 53 71 13 6 8 0 3
Libett, NickNick Libett LW 78 19 34 53 56 1 4 1 3
Ecclestone, TimTim Ecclestone LW 78 18 30 48 28 6 3 1 2
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 78 13 30 43 8 -14 5 0 1
Collins, BillBill Collins RW 78 21 21 42 44 -1 1 1 6
Karlander, AlAl Karlander C 77 15 22 37 25 2 4 0 4
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 75 18 18 36 23 9 0 0 2
Stackhouse, RonRon Stackhouse D 78 5 29 34 82 22 0 0 0
Bergman, GaryGary Bergman D 68 3 28 31 71 10 0 0 0
Boucha, HenryHenry Boucha C 73 14 14 28 82 -2 0 1 0
Bergman, ThommieThommie Bergman D 75 9 12 21 70 6 1 0 2
Fontaine, LenLen Fontaine RW 39 8 10 18 6 -2 1 0 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 13 2 11 13 16 2 0 0 0
Johnston, LarryLarry Johnston D 73 1 12 13 169 6 0 0 1
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 20 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 44 0 5 5 51 5 0 0 0
Cook, BobBob Cook RW 13 3 1 4 4 -11 1 0 0
Lavender, BrianBrian Lavender LW 26 2 2 4 14 2 0 0 0
Murray, KenKen Murray D 31 1 1 2 36 -1 0 0 0
Hogaboam, BillBill Hogaboam C 4 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Lajeunesse, SergeSerge Lajeunesse D/RW 28 0 1 1 26 -15 0 0 0
Brown, AndyAndy Brown G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
DeJordy, DenisDenis DeJordy G 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, RoyRoy Edwards G 52 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek C/LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newell, RickRick Newell D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Edwards, RoyRoy Edwards 3012 52 27 17 7 132 2.63 6
DeJordy, DenisDenis DeJordy 1331 24 8 11 3 83 3.74 1
Brown, AndyAndy Brown 337 7 2 1 2 20 3.56 0
Team: 4680 78 37 29 12 235 3.01 7

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Note: 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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]