1972–73 Minnesota Fighting Saints season

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1972–73 Minnesota Fighting Saints
Division 4th Western
1972–73 record 38–37–3
Goals for 250
Goals against 269
Team information
Coach Glen Sonmor
Team leaders
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Western Division
GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
Winnipeg Jets 78 43 31 4 285 249 757 90
Houston Aeros 78 39 35 4 284 269 1363 82
Los Angeles Sharks 78 37 35 6 259 250 1477 80
Minnesota Fighting Saints 78 38 37 3 250 269 843 79
Alberta Oilers 78 38 37 3 269 256 1134 79
Chicago Cougars 78 26 50 2 245 295 811 54


Game log[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 13, 1972 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 0–1–0
2 W October 15, 1972 3–2 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 1–1–0
3 L October 17, 1972 1–5 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 1–2–0
4 L October 19, 1972 1–5 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 1–3–0
5 T October 20, 1972 1–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 1–3–1
6 W October 22, 1972 5–4 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 2–3–1
7 L October 23, 1972 1–5 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 2–4–1
8 L October 26, 1972 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 2–5–1
9 W November 1, 1972 3–0 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 3–5–1
10 L November 2, 1972 2–4 New York Raiders (1972–73) 3–6–1
11 W November 5, 1972 3–1 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 4–6–1
12 W November 10, 1972 5–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 5–6–1
13 W November 14, 1972 5–3 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 6–6–1
14 W November 16, 1972 5–4 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 7–6–1
15 W November 18, 1972 5–4 OT @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 8–6–1
16 L November 19, 1972 3–4 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 8–7–1
17 W November 21, 1972 4–3 OT Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 9–7–1
18 W November 23, 1972 4–3 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 10–7–1
19 W November 24, 1972 6–4 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 11–7–1
20 W November 26, 1972 3–1 New England Whalers (1972–73) 12–7–1
21 L November 28, 1972 2–3 OT @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 12–8–1
22 L November 30, 1972 2–5 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 12–9–1
23 W December 1, 1972 6–4 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 13–9–1
24 L December 3, 1972 1–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 13–10–1
25 L December 5, 1972 2–3 OT Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 13–11–1
26 W December 7, 1972 3–0 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 14–11–1
27 L December 8, 1972 3–4 OT @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 14–12–1
28 W December 10, 1972 4–3 OT Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 15–12–1
29 T December 12, 1972 3–3 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 15–12–2
30 W December 14, 1972 6–3 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 16–12–2
31 L December 15, 1972 2–3 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 16–13–2
32 W December 17, 1972 4–2 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 17–13–2
33 W December 19, 1972 7–5 New England Whalers (1972–73) 18–13–2
34 W December 21, 1972 3–0 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 19–13–2
35 L December 23, 1972 1–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 19–14–2
36 L December 26, 1972 2–6 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 19–15–2
37 W December 28, 1972 4–2 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 20–15–2
38 L December 29, 1972 2–5 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 20–16–2
39 T January 1, 1973 4–4 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 20–16–3
40 L January 7, 1973 2–6 Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 20–17–3
41 L January 9, 1973 3–4 OT Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 20–18–3
42 L January 11, 1973 3–4 Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 20–19–3
43 W January 12, 1973 3–2 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 21–19–3
44 W January 14, 1973 3–2 OT Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 22–19–3
45 L January 16, 1973 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1972–73) 22–20–3
46 L January 18, 1973 3–6 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 22–21–3
47 W January 20, 1973 10–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 23–21–3
48 W January 22, 1973 3–2 @ New York Raiders (1972–73) 24–21–3
49 L January 25, 1973 2–5 Houston Aeros (1972–73) 24–22–3
50 W January 26, 1973 4–2 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 25–22–3
51 L January 30, 1973 2–4 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 25–23–3
52 L February 1, 1973 2–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 25–24–3
53 L February 3, 1973 1–7 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 25–25–3
54 W February 5, 1973 6–3 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 26–25–3
55 W February 6, 1973 5–4 New York Raiders (1972–73) 27–25–3
56 L February 8, 1973 1–3 @ Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 27–26–3
57 L February 9, 1973 0–6 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 27–27–3
58 L February 11, 1973 5–7 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 27–28–3
59 W February 15, 1973 3–0 Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 28–28–3
60 W February 17, 1973 7–3 @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 29–28–3
61 W February 18, 1973 7–5 Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 30–28–3
62 L February 25, 1973 1–4 @ Houston Aeros (1972–73) 30–29–3
63 W February 27, 1973 3–0 Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 31–29–3
64 L March 1, 1973 1–4 Los Angeles Sharks (1972–73) 31–30–3
65 W March 4, 1973 4–2 New England Whalers (1972–73) 32–30–3
66 W March 6, 1973 4–3 OT Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 33–30–3
67 L March 8, 1973 1–2 @ Philadelphia Blazers (1972–73) 33–31–3
68 L March 10, 1973 1–3 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 33–32–3
69 W March 11, 1973 2–1 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 34–32–3
70 W March 15, 1973 7–4 @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 35–32–3
71 L March 16, 1973 4–7 @ New England Whalers (1972–73) 35–33–3
72 L March 20, 1973 3–5 @ Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 35–34–3
73 W March 22, 1973 2–1 OT @ Chicago Cougars (1972–73) 36–34–3
74 W March 24, 1973 2–1 OT @ Cleveland Crusaders (1972–73) 37–34–3
75 L March 25, 1973 1–6 @ Ottawa Nationals (1972–73) 37–35–3
76 W March 27, 1973 4–3 New York Raiders (1972–73) 38–35–3
77 L March 29, 1973 3–5 Quebec Nordiques (1972–73) 38–36–3
78 L March 30, 1973 3–5 Alberta Oilers (1972–73) 38–37–3

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Playoffs[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 78 40 30 70 16 0 10 0 6
Hampson, TedTed Hampson C 77 17 45 62 20 0 4 0 2
Klatt, BillBill Klatt RW 78 36 22 58 22 0 12 0 5
McMahon, MikeMike McMahon D 75 12 39 51 87 0 4 0 0
Christiansen, KeithKeith Christiansen C 64 12 30 42 24 0 2 0 0
Morrison, GeorgeGeorge Morrison LW 70 16 24 40 20 0 9 0 0
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 75 13 27 40 48 0 1 0 0
Ball, TerryTerry Ball D 78 6 34 40 66 0 1 0 0
Antonovich, MikeMike Antonovich C 75 20 19 39 46 0 1 0 0
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 76 6 27 33 186 0 1 0 0
Speck, FredFred Speck C 47 13 16 29 52 0 5 0 0
Johnson, JimJim Johnson C 33 9 14 23 12 0 0 0 0
Lilyholm, LenLen Lilyholm RW 77 8 13 21 37 0 0 0 0
Pearson, MelMel Pearson LW 70 8 12 20 12 0 0 0 0
Ryan, TerryTerry Ryan C 76 13 6 19 13 0 1 6 0
Paradise, DickDick Paradise D 77 3 15 18 189 0 0 0 0
Sanders, FrankFrank Sanders D 76 8 8 16 94 0 1 0 0
Konik, GeorgeGeorge Konik D/LW 54 4 12 16 34 0 0 0 0
Young, BillBill Young LW 23 5 6 11 20 0 2 0 0
Falkman, CraigCraig Falkman RW 45 1 5 6 12 0 0 0 0
Curran, MikeMike Curran G 43 0 1 1 26 0 0 0 0
Rydman, BlaineBlaine Rydman D 29 0 1 1 65 0 0 0 0
McCartan, JackJack McCartan G 38 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0
Wetzel, CarlCarl Wetzel G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Curran, MikeMike Curran 2540 43 23 17 2 131 3.09 4
McCartan, JackJack McCartan 2160 38 15 19 1 129 3.58 1
Wetzel, CarlCarl Wetzel 60 1 0 1 0 3 3.00 0
Team: 4760 78 38 37 3 263 3.32 5
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
McMahon, MikeMike McMahon D 5 0 5 5 2 0 0 0
Hampson, TedTed Hampson C 5 3 1 4 0 0 0 0
Connelly, WayneWayne Connelly C 5 1 3 4 0 0 0 0
Klatt, BillBill Klatt RW 5 1 3 4 5 1 0 0
Johnson, JimJim Johnson C 5 2 1 3 2 0 0 0
Ball, TerryTerry Ball D 5 1 2 3 4 1 0 0
MacMillan, BobBob MacMillan RW 5 0 3 3 0 0 0 0
Antonovich, MikeMike Antonovich C 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pearson, MelMel Pearson LW 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
Morrison, GeorgeGeorge Morrison LW 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Young, BillBill Young LW 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 1
Ryan, TerryTerry Ryan C 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Christiansen, KeithKeith Christiansen C 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Lilyholm, LenLen Lilyholm RW 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Arbour, JohnJohn Arbour D 5 0 1 1 12 0 0 0
McCartan, JackJack McCartan G 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Paradise, DickDick Paradise D 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Sanders, FrankFrank Sanders D 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Curran, MikeMike Curran G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rydman, BlaineBlaine Rydman D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
McCartan, JackJack McCartan 213 4 1 2 14 3.94 0
Curran, MikeMike Curran 90 2 0 2 9 6.00 0
Team: 303 5 1 4 23 4.55 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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972–73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Games". Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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