1972–73 New England Whalers season

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1972–73 New England Whalers
Division 1st East
1972–73 record 46–30–2
Goals for 318
Goals against 263
Team information
General Manager Jack Kelley
Coach Jack Kelley
Captain Ted Green
Team leaders
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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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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 1260 76
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

Schedule and results[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]