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1971–72 Los Angeles Kings · NHL
Division 7th West
1971–72 record 20–49–9
Goals for 206
Goals against 305
General Manager Larry Regan
Coach Larry Regan
Captain Bob Pulford
Team Leaders
Goals Juha Widing (27)
Assists Butch Goring
Ralph Backstrom (29)
Points Juha Widing (55)
Penalties in minutes Mike Corrigan (95)
Wins Gary Edwards (13)
Goals against average Gary Edwards (3.60)
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1970–71 1972–73

The 1971–72 Los Angeles Kings season was the franchise's 5th season in the National Hockey League. The Kings finished 7th in the West Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

West Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 78 46 17 15 256 166 107
Minnesota North Stars 78 37 29 12 212 191 86
St. Louis Blues 78 28 39 11 208 247 67
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 26 38 14 220 258 66
Philadelphia Flyers 78 26 38 14 200 236 66
California Golden Seals 78 21 39 18 216 288 60
Los Angeles Kings 78 20 49 9 206 305 49

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 1971 4–4 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 0–0–1
2 W October 10, 1971 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 1–0–1
3 L October 13, 1971 1–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 1–1–1
4 L October 16, 1971 0–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 1–2–1
5 L October 17, 1971 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 1–3–1
6 L October 20, 1971 1–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 1–4–1
7 W October 21, 1971 7–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 2–4–1
8 L October 23, 1971 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 2–5–1
9 L October 24, 1971 3–6 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 2–6–1
10 L October 27, 1971 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 2–7–1
11 L October 30, 1971 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 2–8–1
12 L November 3, 1971 1–7 New York Rangers (1971–72) 2–9–1
13 L November 6, 1971 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 2–10–1
14 L November 10, 1971 1–7 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 2–11–1
15 W November 11, 1971 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 3–11–1
16 L November 13, 1971 4–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 3–12–1
17 L November 14, 1971 2–11 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 3–13–1
18 L November 17, 1971 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 3–14–1
19 L November 18, 1971 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 3–15–1
20 W November 20, 1971 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 4–15–1
21 L November 23, 1971 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 4–16–1
22 W November 24, 1971 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 5–16–1
23 L November 27, 1971 1–3 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 5–17–1
24 L December 1, 1971 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 5–18–1
25 L December 2, 1971 0–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 5–19–1
26 L December 4, 1971 1–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 5–20–1
27 L December 5, 1971 0–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 5–21–1
28 L December 8, 1971 3–5 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 5–22–1
29 W December 11, 1971 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 6–22–1
30 L December 15, 1971 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 6–23–1
31 W December 18, 1971 4–2 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 7–23–1
32 L December 21, 1971 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 7–24–1
33 W December 22, 1971 2–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 8–24–1
34 L December 25, 1971 1–3 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 8–25–1
35 L December 26, 1971 3–6 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 8–26–1
36 W December 29, 1971 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 9–26–1
37 L January 1, 1972 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 9–27–1
38 W January 2, 1972 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 10–27–1
39 W January 4, 1972 4–1 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 11–27–1
40 L January 5, 1972 2–6 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 11–28–1
41 L January 8, 1972 2–10 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 11–29–1
42 L January 9, 1972 0–8 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 11–30–1
43 T January 12, 1972 1–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 11–30–2
44 T January 13, 1972 1–1 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 11–30–3
45 L January 15, 1972 4–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 11–31–3
46 T January 16, 1972 3–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 11–31–4
47 L January 19, 1972 1–5 New York Rangers (1971–72) 11–32–4
48 W January 22, 1972 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 12–32–4
49 L January 23, 1972 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 12–33–4
50 W January 26, 1972 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 13–33–4
51 T January 29, 1972 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 13–33–5
52 T January 30, 1972 2–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 13–33–6
53 W February 1, 1972 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 14–33–6
54 T February 3, 1972 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 14–33–7
55 W February 5, 1972 8–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 15–33–7
56 L February 9, 1972 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1971–72) 15–34–7
57 L February 10, 1972 1–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 15–35–7
58 L February 12, 1972 5–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1971–72) 15–36–7
59 L February 13, 1972 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1971–72) 15–37–7
60 L February 16, 1972 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 15–38–7
61 L February 17, 1972 4–6 New York Rangers (1971–72) 15–39–7
62 W February 19, 1972 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 16–39–7
63 L February 23, 1972 0–2 St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 16–40–7
64 L February 26, 1972 4–5 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 16–41–7
65 L March 1, 1972 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1971–72) 16–42–7
66 L March 4, 1972 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 16–43–7
67 W March 5, 1972 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (1971–72) 17–43–7
68 L March 7, 1972 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1971–72) 17–44–7
69 L March 9, 1972 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1971–72) 17–45–7
70 W March 11, 1972 5–3 Buffalo Sabres (1971–72) 18–45–7
71 L March 15, 1972 2–5 @ California Golden Seals (1971–72) 18–46–7
72 L March 16, 1972 3–8 Boston Bruins (1971–72) 18–47–7
73 T March 18, 1972 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1971–72) 18–47–8
74 L March 22, 1972 3–6 Detroit Red Wings (1971–72) 18–48–8
75 L March 25, 1972 0–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1971–72) 18–49–8
76 W March 29, 1972 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 19–49–8
77 T March 31, 1972 4–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1971–72) 19–49–9
78 W April 1, 1972 9–4 California Golden Seals (1971–72) 20–49–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Kings did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Widing, JuhaJuha Widing C 78 27 28 55 26 -36 3 0 3
Backstrom, RalphRalph Backstrom C 76 23 29 52 22 -22 7 1 4
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 74 21 29 50 2 -10 3 0 2
Berry, BobBob Berry LW 78 17 22 39 44 -23 3 0 3
Lemieux, RealReal Lemieux LW 78 13 25 38 28 -40 2 0 0
Pulford, BobBob Pulford LW 73 13 24 37 48 -25 2 1 0
Corrigan, MikeMike Corrigan LW 56 12 22 34 95 -7 3 0 1
Marotte, GillesGilles Marotte D 72 10 24 34 83 -33 4 0 1
Lonsberry, RossRoss Lonsberry LW 50 9 14 23 39 -18 1 0 0
Bernier, SergeSerge Bernier RW 26 11 11 22 12 3 1 0 1
Flett, BillBill Flett RW 45 7 12 19 18 -30 1 0 0
Howell, HarryHarry Howell D 77 1 17 18 53 -34 0 0 0
Johnson, JimJim Johnson C 28 8 9 17 6 -1 3 2 0
Barrie, DougDoug Barrie D 48 3 13 16 47 -10 1 0 0
Joyal, EddieEddie Joyal C 44 11 3 14 17 -30 1 0 2
Lesuk, BillBill Lesuk LW 27 4 10 14 14 2 1 0 1
Curtis, PaulPaul Curtis D 64 1 12 13 57 -32 0 0 0
Byers, MikeMike Byers RW 28 4 5 9 11 -13 0 0 1
Grenier, LucienLucien Grenier RW 60 3 4 7 4 -6 1 0 0
McDonough, AlAl McDonough RW 31 3 2 5 8 -8 1 0 0
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 39 2 3 5 35 -39 0 0 1
Woytowich, BobBob Woytowich D 36 0 4 4 6 -8 0 0 0
Hillman, LarryLarry Hillman D 22 1 2 3 11 -7 0 0 0
Hoganson, DaleDale Hoganson D 10 1 2 3 14 -2 0 0 0
Carlin, BrianBrian Carlin LW 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stanfield, JimJim Stanfield C/RW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Mikkelson, BillBill Mikkelson D 15 0 1 1 6 -11 0 0 0
DeJordy, DenisDenis DeJordy G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon G 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, GaryGary Edwards G 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Edwards, GaryGary Edwards 2503 44 13 23 5 150 3.60 2
Vachon, RogieRogie Vachon 1586 28 6 18 3 107 4.05 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 300 5 1 3 1 23 4.60 0
DeJordy, DenisDenis DeJordy 291 5 0 5 0 23 4.74 0
Team: 4680 78 20 49 9 303 3.88 2

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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 | edit source]

  • The Kings did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1971-72 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-14.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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