1973–74 NHL season

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1973–74 NHL season
LeagueNational Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationOctober 10, 1973 – May 19, 1974
Number of games78
Number of teams16
Draft
Top draft pickDenis Potvin
Picked byNew York Islanders
Regular season
Season championsBoston Bruins
Season MVPPhil Esposito (Bruins)
Top scorerPhil Esposito (Bruins)
Playoffs
Playoffs MVPBernie Parent (Flyers)
Stanley Cup
ChampionsPhiladelphia Flyers
  Runners-upBoston Bruins
NHL seasons

The 1973–74 NHL season was the 57th season of the National Hockey League. The Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup championship, the team's first. The team was the first of the post-1967 teams to win the Cup.

League business[edit]

With owner Charles O. Finley unable to find a buyer, the league took over operation of the troubled California Golden Seals in February 1974.

Regular season[edit]

The Philadelphia Flyers, who developed the nickname "Broad Street Bullies" because of their physical style of play, dethroned the Chicago Black Hawks as the West Division champions behind the dominant play of Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent.

In the East Division, the Boston Bruins regained the top spot in the East and the league, behind an ongoing offensive juggernaut that saw Bruins' players finish 1–2–3–4 in NHL scoring (Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, Ken Hodge and Wayne Cashman) for the second and most recent time in league history.

Final standings[edit]

East Division[1]
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 76
6 Detroit Red Wings 78 29 39 10 255 319 −64 68
7 Vancouver Canucks 78 24 43 11 224 296 −72 59
8 New York Islanders 78 19 41 18 182 247 −65 56
West Division[2]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 78 50 16 12 273 164 +109 112
2 Chicago Black Hawks 78 41 14 23 272 164 +108 105
3 Los Angeles Kings 78 33 33 12 233 231 +2 78
4 Atlanta Flames 78 30 34 14 214 238 −24 74
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 78 28 41 9 242 273 −31 65
6 St. Louis Blues 78 26 40 12 206 248 −42 64
7 Minnesota North Stars 78 23 38 17 235 275 −40 63
8 California Golden Seals 78 13 55 10 195 342 −147 36


Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs began on April 9 with the first round, which was played between divisional opponents. The top teams all won their first rounds, with one mild upset, as the third-place New York Rangers defeated the second-place Montreal Canadiens, marking the third straight year that they had defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions in the first round. In the second round, the teams played an inter-divisional round to determine the finalists. The Eastern champion Boston Bruins took on the Western's second-place Chicago Black Hawks, while the Western champion Philadelphia Flyers took on the New York Rangers. Boston won its series in six games to take one Finals spot, while Philadelphia won its series against the New York Rangers in seven games to make the team's first Finals appearance. With Philadelphia defeating the NY Rangers in the semi-finals, this marked the first time a post 1967 NHL expansion team had ever won a playoff series against an Original Six opponent. In the Finals, the Flyers won the series in six games against the Bruins to win not only the franchise's first championship but also to become the first post 1967 NHL expansion team and thus the first non 'Original Six' NHL team to win the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Maroons in 1935.[3]

Playoff bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Stanley Cup Finals
         
E1 Boston 4
E4 Toronto 0
E1 Boston 4
W2 Chicago 2
W2 Chicago 4
W3 Los Angeles 1
E1 Boston 2
W1 Philadelphia 4
W1 Philadelphia 4
W4 Atlanta 0
W1 Philadelphia 4
E3 NY Rangers 3
E2 Montreal 2
E3 NY Rangers 4

Quarterfinals[edit]

(E1) Boston Bruins vs. (E4) Toronto Maple Leafs[edit]

The Boston Bruins finished first in the league with 113 points. The Toronto Maple Leafs finished fourth in the East Division with 86 points. This was the 13th playoff meeting between these two teams. Toronto lead 8–4 in previous meetings. Boston won their most recent meeting in five games in the 1972 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. Boston won four of the six games in this year's regular season series.


April 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 0–1 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:22 – Gregg Sheppard (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Doug Favell Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
April 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 3–6 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Ron Ellis (1) – 14:24
Dave Keon (1) – 19:06
First period 08:56 – Ken Hodge (1)
15:46 – Bobby Schmautz (1)
Darryl Sittler (1) – pp – 15:01 Second period 03:31 – Johnny Bucyk (1)
13:13 – Wayne Cashman (1)
No scoring Third period 07:34 – ppPhil Esposito (1)
19:14 – shGregg Sheppard (2)
Doug Favell Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
April 13 Boston Bruins 6–3 Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
No scoring First period 08:54 – Bob Neely (1)
Andre Savard (1) – 01:59
Gregg Sheppard (3) – 05:44
Gregg Sheppard (4) – 16:46
Johnny Bucyk (2) – 17:00
Second period 19:30 – Darryl Sittler (2)
Wayne Cashman (2) – 01:22
Bobby Schmautz (2) – 11:42
Third period 02:20 – Eddie Shack (1)
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Ed Johnston
April 14 Boston Bruins 4–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs Maple Leaf Gardens Recap  
Terry O'Reilly (1) – 08:53 First period 14:56 – Ron Ellis (2)
Ken Hodge (2) – 06:51 Second period 08:58 – Norm Ullman (1)
Bobby Orr (1) – pp – 17:34 Third period 18:43 – Inge Hammarstrom (1)
Ken Hodge (3) – 01:27 First overtime period No scoring
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Doug Favell
Boston won series 4–0


(E2) Montreal Canadiens vs. (E3) New York Rangers[edit]

The Montreal Canadiens finished second in the East Division with 99 points. The New York Rangers finished third with 94 points. This was the 11th playoff meeting between these two teams with the teams splitting the ten previous series. They last met in the 1972 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals which New York won in six games. Montreal won four of the six games in this year's regular season series.


April 10 New York Rangers 4–1 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Steve Vickers (1) -pp – 10:48
Bruce MacGregor (1) – 11:07
First period No scoring
Dale Rolfe (1) – 02:43 Second period 08:59 – Steve Shutt (1)
Brad Park (1) – 18:11 Third period No scoring
Ed Giacomin Goalie stats Michel Larocque
April 11 New York Rangers 1–4 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Bruce MacGregor (2) – 12:51 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 05:03 – Steve Shutt (2)
18:11 – Yvan Cournoyer (1)
No scoring Third period 11:53 – Yvan Cournoyer (2)
14:51 – Yvan Cournoyer (3)
Ed Giacomin Goalie stats Michel Larocque
April 13 Montreal Canadiens 4–2 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Peter Mahovlich (1) – 03:38
Steve Shutt (3) – pp – 15:03
Yvan Cournoyer (4) – 18:47
First period No scoring
Yvan Cournoyer (5) – 00:49 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 08:06 – ppPete Stemkowski (1)
11:48 – Jean Ratelle (1)
Michel Larocque Goalie stats Ed Giacomin
April 14 Montreal Canadiens 4–6 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Steve Shutt (4) – 00:46
Peter Mahovlich (2) – pp – 18:37
First period 09:35 – Ron Harris (1)
Frank Mahovlich (1) – 02:56 Second period 04:46 – ppRod Gilbert (1)
14:00 – Ted Irvine (1)
Serge Savard (1) – 13:57 Third period 01:18 – Ted Irvine (2)
15:06 – Bruce MacGregor (3)
19:18 – Pete Stemkowski (2)
Michel Larocque Goalie stats Ed Giacomin
April 16 New York Rangers 3–2 OT Montreal Canadiens Montreal Forum Recap  
Bruce MacGregor (4) – 12:43 First period 00:49 – Henri Richard (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Bruce MacGregor (5) – 19:44 Third period 05:24 – Murray Wilson (1)
Ron Harris (2) – 04:07 First overtime period No scoring
Ed Giacomin Goalie stats Michel Larocque
April 18 Montreal Canadiens 2–5 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Henri Richard (2) – 09:15 First period No scoring
Steve Shutt (5) – 02:07 Second period 08:41 – Bruce MacGregor (6)
09:27 – Bill Fairbairn (1)
No scoring Third period 11:04 – Jean Ratelle (2)
19:06 – Pete Stemkowski (3)
19:24 – Pete Stemkowski (4)
Michel Larocque Goalie stats Ed Giacomin
New York won series 4–2


(W1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (W4) Atlanta Flames[edit]

The Philadelphia Flyers finished first in the West Division and second in the league with 112 points. The Atlanta Flames finished fourth with 74 points, the lowest points earned by any playoff team in 1974. The Atlanta Flames made their first playoff appearance in their second season after entering the league in the previous year. This was the first playoff series meeting between these two teams. The teams split this year's six-game regular season series.


April 9 Atlanta Flames 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 19:56 – shGary Dornhoefer (1)
No scoring Second period 13:36 – ppTom Bladon (1)
Bob Murray (1) – 09:29 Third period 08:59 – Orest Kindrachuk (1)
12:09 – Orest Kindrachuk (2)
Phil Myre Goalie stats Bernie Parent
April 11 Atlanta Flames 1–5 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 06:01 – Terry Crisp (1)
No scoring Second period 03:26 – Rick MacLeish (1)
06:20 – Rick MacLeish (2)
18:26 – Rich MacLeish (3)
Rey Comeau (1) – 01:31 Third period 11:52 – ppJimmy Watson (1)
Phil Myre Goalie stats Bernie Parent
April 12 Philadelphia Flyers 4–1 Atlanta Flames The Omni Recap  
Don Saleski (1) – 02:51
Bobby Clarke (1) – pp – 05:02
First period No scoring
Rick MacLeish (4) – 13:47 Second period 08:47 – Larry Romanchych (1)
Bill Barber (1) – 02:20 Third period No scoring
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Dan Bouchard
April 14 Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 OT Atlanta Flames The Omni Recap  
No scoring First period 03:28 – Larry Romanchych (2)
Andre Dupont (1) – 16:48 Second period 05:33 – ppJean Lemieux (1)
16:19 – Rey Comeau (2)
Gary Dornhoefer (2) – pp – 01:16
Tom Bladon (2) – pp – 06:34
Third period No scoring
Dave Schultz (1) – 05:40 First overtime period No scoring
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Phil Myre
Philadelphia won series 4–0


(W2) Chicago Black Hawks vs. (W3) Los Angeles Kings[edit]

The Chicago Black Hawks finished second in the West Division with 105 points. The Los Angeles Kings finished third in the West Division with 78 points. This was the first playoff series meeting between these two teams. Chicago won this year's six-game regular season series earning eight of twelve points.


April 10 Los Angeles Kings 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Gene Carr (1) – pp – 09:08 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 11:13 – Darcy Rota (1)
16:51 – Dennis Hull (1)
No scoring Third period 19:12 – Stan Mikita (1)
Rogie Vachon Goalie stats Tony Esposito
April 11 Los Angeles Kings 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 12:21 – ppDick Redmond (1)
Bob Nevin (1) – 04:03 Second period 18:13 – Stan Mikita (2)
No scoring Third period 03:07 – Dennis Hull (2)
19:27 – Jim Pappin (1)
Rogie Vachon Goalie stats Tony Esposito
April 13 Chicago Blackhawks 1–0 Los Angeles Kings The Forum Recap  
Germain Gagnon (1) – 00:40 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Tony Esposito Goalie stats Rogie Vachon
April 14 Chicago Blackhawks 1–5 Los Angeles Kings The Forum Recap  
Dennis Hull (3) – 03:07 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:04 – Gene Carr (2)
No scoring Third period 03:24 – Juha Widing (1)
06:29 – Tom Williams (1)
10:27 – Tom Williams (2)
12:47 – pp – Tom Williams (3)
Mike Veisor Goalie stats Gary Edwards
April 16 Los Angeles Kings 0–1 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 15:23 – Jim Pappin (2)
Rogie Vachon Goalie stats Tony Esposito
Chicago won series 4–1


Semifinals[edit]

(E1) Boston Bruins vs. (W2) Chicago Black Hawks[edit]

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams with Boston winning all three previous series. Boston won their most recent meeting in a four-game sweep in the 1970 Stanley Cup Semifinals. Chicago won this year's five-game regular season series earning seven of ten points.


April 18 Chicago Blackhawks 4–2 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 06:40 – ppPhil Esposito (2)
Stan Mikita (3) – 03:48
Darcy Rota (2) – 08:12
Second period No scoring
John Marks (1) – 16:56
Dennis Hull (4) – 19:39
Third period 09:08 – Darryl Edestrand (1)
Tony Esposito Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
April 21 Chicago Blackhawks 6–8 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
Darcy Rota (3) – 09:04
Dale Tallon (1) – pp – 19:15
First period 06:44 – ppJohnny Bucyk (3)
11:56 – pp – Johnny Bucyk (4)
Dennis Hull (5) – 04:40
Germain Gagnon (2) – pp – 12:38
Second period 01:28 – Terry O'Reilly (2)
17:34 – pp – Johnny Bucyk (5)
Dennis Hull (6) – pp – 05:12
John Marks (2) – 13:52
Third period 02:59 – Phil Esposito (3)
07:56 – Bobby Schmautz (3)
08:40 – Don Marcotte (1)
11:53 – Gregg Sheppard (5)
Tony Esposito Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
April 23 Boston Bruins 3–4 OT Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Carol Vadnais (1) – pp – 13:18 First period No scoring
Gregg Sheppard (6) – 16:39 Second period 03:09 – ppBill White (1)
Ken Hodge (4) – pp – 04:53 Third period 11:38 – ppStan Mikita (4)
19:18 – Stan Mikita (5)
No scoring First overtime period 03:48 – Jim Pappin (3)
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Tony Esposito
April 25 Boston Bruins 5–2 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
Gregg Sheppard (7) – 12:07
Ken Hodge (5) – 19:51
First period 10:50 – Pit Martin (1)
Phil Esposito (4) – pp – 10:29
Andre Savard (2) – 14:31
Second period 15:23 – Keith Magnuson (1)
Wayne Cashman (3) – 19:31 Third period No scoring
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Tony Esposito
April 28 Chicago Blackhawks 2–6 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 15:13 – Johnny Bucyk (6)
Cliff Koroll (1) – pp – 06:02 Second period 00:47 – Johnny Bucyk (7)
02:09 – Phil Esposito (5)
03:35 – Dallas Smith (1)
06:50 – Phil Esposito (6)
17:25 – Gregg Sheppard (8)
Pit Martin (2) – pp – 02:25 Third period No scoring
Tony Esposito
Mike Veisor
Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
April 30 Boston Bruins 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Stadium Recap  
No scoring First period 07:16 – Cliff Koroll (2)
Don Marcotte (2) – 05:59
Don Marcotte (3) – 10:05
Second period No scoring
Gregg Sheppard (9) – 18:11
Phil Esposito (7) – 18:44
Third period 04:18 – ppLen Frig (1)
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Tony Esposito
Boston won series 4–2


(W1) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (E3) New York Rangers[edit]

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. New York won this year's five-game regular season series earning six of ten points.


April 20 New York Rangers 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 19:03 – ppRick MacLeish (5)
No scoring Second period 04:33 – Ross Lonsberry (1)
05:25 – Bill Barber (2)
No scoring Third period 18:07 – Rick MacLeish (6)
Ed Giacomin Goalie stats Bernie Parent
April 23 New York Rangers 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 08:13 – ppBobby Clarke (2)
Jack Egers (1) – 18:36 Second period 10:37 – Ed Van Impe (1)
Brad Park (2) – pp – 08:10 Third period 07:54 – shRoss Lonsberry (2)
16:20 – Rick MacLeish (7)
19:26 – pp – Ross Lonsberry (3)
Ed Giacomin
Gilles Villemure
Goalie stats Bernie Parent
April 25 Philadelphia Flyers 3–5 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Rick MacLeish (8) – pp – 06:57
Andre Dupont (2) – 12:20
First period 14:28 – Bill Fairbairn (2)
Gary Dornhoefer (3) – pp – 11:33 Second period 13:57 – ppSteve Vickers (2)
18:44 – Vic Hadfield (1)
No scoring Third period 08:53 – ppBrad Park (3)
13:14 – Rod Gilbert (2)
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Ed Giacomin
April 28 Philadelphia Flyers 1–2 OT New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Joe Watson (1) – 15:32 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 18:13 – ppBobby Rousseau (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 04:20 – Rod Gilbert (3)
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Ed Giacomin
April 30 New York Rangers 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
Pete Stemkowski (5) – 06:16 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 06:49 – Tom Bladon (3)
17:39 – Rick MacLeish (9)
No scoring Third period 08:05 – Simon Nolet (1)
19:27 – Rick MacLeish (10)
Ed Giacomin Goalie stats Bernie Parent
May 2 Philadelphia Flyers 1–4 New York Rangers Madison Square Garden Recap  
Don Saleski (2) – 05:41 First period 16:59 – Brad Park (4)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 04:10 – Ron Harris (3)
05:48 – Ted Irvine (3)
19:39 – Steve Vickers (3)
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Ed Giacomin
May 5 New York Rangers 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
Bill Fairbairn (3) – 13:43 First period 14:40 – ppRick MacLeish (11)
No scoring Second period 02:27 – Orest Kindrachuk (3)
11:26 – Gary Dornhoefer (4)
Steve Vickers (4) – 08:49
Pete Stemkowski (6) – 14:43
Third period 09:01 – Gary Dornhoefer (5)
Ed Giacomin Goalie stats Bernie Parent
Philadelphia won series 4–3


Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

This was the first playoff meeting between these two teams. The Bruins made their thirteenth Finals appearance; winning in their last appearance in 1972 where they defeated the New York Rangers in six games. The Flyers made their first Finals appearance in their seventh season since entering the league in the 1967–68 NHL season. Boston won this year's five-game regular season series earning seven of ten points. Boston was the prohibitive favorite entering the series.

However, the Philadelphia Flyers stunned the Bruins in six games to become the first non-Original Six team to win the Stanley Cup since 1935 and the first expansion team to do so since the league began expanding in 1967.


May 7 Philadelphia Flyers 2–3 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 12:05 – ppWayne Cashman (4)
13:01 – Gregg Sheppard (10)
Orest Kindrachuk (4) – 07:47 Second period No scoring
Bobby Clarke (3) – 05:32 Third period 19:38 – Bobby Orr (2)
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
May 9 Philadelphia Flyers 3–2 OT Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 14:24 – Wayne Cashman (5)
17:22 – Phil Esposito (8)
Bobby Clarke (4) – 01:08 Second period No scoring
Andre Dupont (3) – 19:08 Third period No scoring
Bobby Clarke (5) – 12:01 First overtime period No scoring
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
May 12 Boston Bruins 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
Johnny Bucyk (8) – 01:03 First period 10:27 – ppTom Bladon (4)
15:43 – Terry Crisp (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 07:53 – Orest Kindrachuk (5)
14:19 – Ross Lonsberry (4)
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Bernie Parent
May 14 Boston Bruins 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
Phil Esposito (9) – pp – 07:12
Andre Savard (3) – 11:24
First period 04:40 – ppRick MacLeish (12)
05:30 – Dave Schultz (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 14:25 – Bill Barber (3)
16:40 – Andre Dupont (4)
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Bernie Parent
May 16 Philadelphia Flyers 1–5 Boston Bruins Boston Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 08:14 – shGregg Sheppard (11)
Bill Clement (1) – 06:04 Second period 12:06 – Bobby Orr (3)
16:55 – Bobby Orr (4)
No scoring Third period 00:39 – ppKen Hodge (6)
18:59 – Don Marcotte (4)
Bernie Parent Goalie stats Gilles Gilbert
May 19 Boston Bruins 0–1 Philadelphia Flyers The Spectrum Recap  
No scoring First period 14:48 – ppRick MacLeish (13)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Gilles Gilbert Goalie stats Bernie Parent
Philadelphia won series 4–2


Awards[edit]

A new award, the Jack Adams for the best coach, was introduced for this season. The first winner was Fred Shero of the Philadelphia Flyers.

1974 NHL awards
Prince of Wales Trophy:
(East Division champion, regular season)
Boston Bruins
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl:
(West Division champion, regular season)
Philadelphia Flyers
Art Ross Trophy:
(Top scorer, regular season)
Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy:
(Perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication)
Henri Richard, Montreal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy:
(Top first-year player)
Denis Potvin, New York Islanders
Conn Smythe Trophy:
(Most valuable player, playoffs)
Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
Hart Memorial Trophy:
(Most valuable player, regular season)
Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
Jack Adams Award:
(Best coach)
Fred Shero, Philadelphia Flyers
James Norris Memorial Trophy:
(Best defenceman)
Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy:
(Excellence and sportsmanship)
Johnny Bucyk, Boston Bruins
Lester B. Pearson Award:
(Outstanding player, regular season)
Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins
Vezina Trophy:
(Goaltender(s) of team(s) with best goaltending record)
Tony Esposito, Chicago Black Hawks and Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers
Lester Patrick Trophy:
(Service to hockey in the U.S.)
Alex Delvecchio, Murray Murdoch, Weston W. Adams, Sr., Charles L. Crovat

All-Star teams[edit]

First team   Position   Second team
Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers G Tony Esposito, Chicago Black Hawks
Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins D Bill White, Chicago Black Hawks
Brad Park, New York Rangers D Barry Ashbee, Philadelphia Flyers
Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins C Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers
Ken Hodge, Boston Bruins RW Mickey Redmond, Detroit Red Wings
Rick Martin, Buffalo Sabres LW Wayne Cashman, Boston Bruins

Player statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Phil Esposito Boston Bruins 78 68 77 145 58
Bobby Orr Boston Bruins 74 32 90 122 82
Ken Hodge Boston Bruins 76 50 55 105 43
Wayne Cashman Boston Bruins 78 30 59 89 111
Bobby Clarke Philadelphia Flyers 77 35 52 87 113
Rick Martin Buffalo Sabres 78 52 34 86 38
Syl Apps, Jr Pittsburgh Penguins 75 24 61 85 37
Darryl Sittler Toronto Maple Leafs 78 38 46 84 55
Lowell MacDonald Pittsburgh Penguins 78 43 39 82 14
Brad Park New York Rangers 78 25 57 82 148
Dennis Hextall Minnesota North Stars 78 20 62 82 138

Source: NHL.[4]

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; Min – Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP MIN GA GAA W L T SO
Bernie Parent Philadelphia Flyers 73 4314 136 1.89 47 13 12 12
Tony Esposito Chicago Black Hawks 70 4143 141 2.04 34 14 21 10
Ross Brooks Boston Bruins 21 1170 46 2.36 16 3 0 3
Doug Favell Toronto Maple Leafs 32 1752 79 2.71 14 7 9 0
Wayne Thomas Montreal Canadiens 42 2410 111 2.76 23 12 5 1
Dan Bouchard Atlanta Flames 46 2660 123 2.77 19 18 8 5
Rogie Vachon L.A. Kings 65 3751 175 2.80 28 26 10 5
Michel Larocque Montreal Canadiens 27 1431 69 2.89 15 8 2 0
Dunc Wilson Toronto Maple Leafs 24 1412 68 2.89 9 11 3 1
Gilles Gilbert Boston Bruins 54 3210 158 2.95 34 12 8 6

Other statistics[edit]

Coaches[edit]

East[edit]

West[edit]

Debuts[edit]

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 1973–74 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last games[edit]

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 1973–74 (listed with their last team):

NOTE: Frank Mahovlich would finish his major professional career in the World Hockey Association.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000). Total Hockey. Kingston, NY: Total Sports. ISBN 1-892129-85-X.
  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)
  • Dryden, Steve, ed. (2000). Century of hockey. Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. ISBN 0-7710-4179-9.CS1 maint: ref duplicates default (link)
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1.
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