1972–73 St. Louis Blues season

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1972–73 St. Louis Blues
Division 4th West
Conference 4th West
1972–73 record 32-34-12
Goals for 233
Goals against 251
Team information
General Manager Charles Catto
Coach Jean-Guy Talbot
Captain Barclay Plager
Team leaders
Goals Garry Unger (41)
Assists Garry Unger (39)
Points Garry Unger (80)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (231)
Wins Wayne Stephenson (18)
Goals against average Bob Johnson (2.68)
<1971–72 1973–74>

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 9. Wayne Merrick  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHA)

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

West Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Chicago Black Hawks 78 42 27 9 284 225 +59 93
2 Philadelphia Flyers 78 37 30 11 296 256 +40 85
3 Minnesota North Stars 78 37 30 11 254 230 +24 85
4 St. Louis Blues 78 32 34 12 233 251 -18 −18 76
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 257 265 -8 −8 73
6 Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 232 245 -13 −13 73
7 Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 191 239 -106 −106 65
8 California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 213 323 -177 −177 48


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 78 41 39 80 119 7 13 1 5
Egers, JackJack Egers RW 78 24 24 48 26 1 4 0 4
Sabourin, GaryGary Sabourin RW 76 21 27 48 30 -5 1 0 2
Murphy, MikeMike Murphy RW 64 18 27 45 48 13 3 0 3
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 77 20 22 42 99 -12 2 0 5
O'Shea, DannyDanny O'Shea C 75 12 26 38 30 -5 0 2 2
Huck, FranFran Huck C 58 16 20 36 20 -1 2 0 2
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 75 14 20 34 71 -2 1 0 1
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 68 8 25 33 102 0 3 0 2
Plager, BobBob Plager D 77 2 31 33 107 -1 0 0 1
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 49 12 13 25 56 8 0 0 1
St. Marseille, FrankFrank St. Marseille RW 45 7 18 25 8 -6 3 0 0
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 50 10 11 21 10 -2 3 0 0
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 77 9 12 21 31 -2 0 2 3
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 49 3 18 21 231 -3 0 0 0
McCord, BobBob McCord D 43 1 13 14 33 -5 0 0 0
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco D 14 4 9 13 2 4 2 1 1
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 55 2 7 9 24 -5 0 0 0
O'Shea, KevinKevin O'Shea RW 37 3 5 8 31 -13 0 0 0
Dupont, AndreAndre Dupont D 25 1 6 7 51 -2 0 0 0
Lampman, MikeMike Lampman LW 18 2 3 5 2 4 0 0 0
Curtis, PaulPaul Curtis D 29 1 4 5 6 2 0 0 0
Madigan, ConnieConnie Madigan D 20 0 3 3 25 1 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes D 8 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Hamilton, ChuckChuck Hamilton LW 3 0 2 2 2 4 0 0 0
Picard, NoelNoel Picard D 16 1 0 1 10 -2 0 0 0
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron G 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, BobBob Johnson G 12 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Lafreniere, RogerRoger Lafreniere LW 10 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Noris, JoeJoe Noris C/D 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson G 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 2535 45 18 15 7 128 3.03 1
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron 1562 30 8 14 5 92 3.53 1
Johnson, BobBob Johnson 583 12 6 5 0 26 2.68 0
Team: 4680 78 32 34 12 246 3.15 2

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Huck, FranFran Huck C 5 2 2 4 0 1 0 0
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 5 2 1 3 4 0 0 0
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 5 1 2 3 2 0 0 0
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 5 2 0 2 15 0 0 0
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco D 4 1 1 2 2 1 0 0
Sabourin, GaryGary Sabourin RW 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 1
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 5 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Plager, BobBob Plager D 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Egers, JackJack Egers RW 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis, PaulPaul Curtis D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madigan, ConnieConnie Madigan D 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
O'Shea, DannyDanny O'Shea C 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
O'Shea, KevinKevin O'Shea RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 160 3 1 2 14 5.25 0
Caron, JacquesJacques Caron 140 3 0 2 8 3.43 0
Team: 300 5 1 4 22 4.40 0

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

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