1973–74 New York Rangers season

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1973–74 New York Rangers
Division 3rd East
1973–74 record 40–24–14
Goals for 300
Goals against 251
Team information
General Manager Emile Francis
Coach Larry Popein
Emile Francis
Captain Vic Hadfield
Alternate captains Brad Park
Arena Madison Square Garden
Team leaders
Goals Rod Gilbert (36)
Assists Brad Park (57)
Points Brad Park (82)
Penalties in minutes Brad Park (148)
Wins Ed Giacomin (30)
Goals against average Ed Giacomin (3.07)
<1972–73 1974–75>

The 1973–74 New York Rangers season was the 48th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Rangers compiled 94 points during the regular season and finished third in the East Division.[1] The team made the Stanley Cup playoffs, where New York defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4–2 in the quarter-finals. The Rangers then lost in a seven-game semi-finals series to the Philadelphia Flyers, who went on to win the Stanley Cup that season.[2]

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

East Division[5]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Boston Bruins 78 52 17 9 349 221 +128 113
2 Montreal Canadiens 78 45 24 9 293 240 +53 99
3 New York Rangers 78 40 24 14 300 251 +49 94
4 Toronto Maple Leafs 78 35 27 16 274 230 +44 86
5 Buffalo Sabres 78 32 34 12 242 250 -8 −8 76
6 Detroit Red Wings 78 29 39 10 255 319 -64 −64 68
7 Vancouver Canucks 78 24 43 11 224 296 -72 −72 59
8 New York Islanders 78 19 41 18 182 247 -65 −65 56


Schedule and results[edit]

1973-74 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

Key:      Win      Loss

1974 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 56 3286 30 15 10 168 3.07 5
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 21 1054 7 7 3 62 3.53 0
McDuffe, PeterPeter McDuffe 6 340 3 2 1 18 3.18 0
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L GA GAA SO
Giacomin, EdEd Giacomin 13 788 7 6 37 2.82 0
Villemure, GillesGilles Villemure 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[6]

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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[7][8]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 14 Rick Middleton RW  Canada Oshawa Generals (OHA)
2 30 Pat Hickey LW  Canada Hamilton Red Wings (OHA)
3 46 John Campbell LW  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHA)
4 62 Brian Molvik D  Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
5 78 Pierre Laganiere RW  Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
6 94 Dwayne Pentland D  CAN Brandon Wheat Kings (WCHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973–74 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  2. ^ "1974 NHL Playoff Summary". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  3. ^ Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball, pp.47-48, Bill Madden, Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-169031-0
  4. ^ "War hero dies". The Bryan Times. United Press International. 1987-02-06. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  5. ^ "1973–1974 Division Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". National Hockey League. 
  6. ^ "1973-74 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  7. ^ "1973 NHL Amateur Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  8. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 

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