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1972–73 Detroit Red Wings · NHL
Division 5th East
1972–73 record 37–29–12
Goals for 265
Goals against 243
General Manager Ned Harkness
Coach Johnny Wilson
Captain Alex Delvecchio
Arena Olympia Stadium
Team Leaders
Goals Mickey Redmond (52)
Assists Alex Delvecchio (53)
Points Mickey Redmond (93)
Penalties in minutes Larry Johnston (169)
Wins Roy Edwards (27)
Goals against average Roy Edwards (2.63)
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1971–72 1973–74

The 1972–73 Detroit Red Wings season was the Red Wings' 47th season. The Red Wings finished 5th in the East Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

East Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PIM PTS
Montreal Canadiens 78 52 10 16 329 184 783 120
Boston Bruins 78 51 22 5 330 235 1097 107
New York Rangers 78 47 23 8 297 208 765 102
Buffalo Sabres 78 37 27 14 257 219 940 88
Detroit Red Wings 78 37 29 12 265 243 893 86
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 27 41 10 247 279 716 64
Vancouver Canucks 78 22 47 9 233 339 943 53
New York Islanders 78 12 60 6 170 347 881 30

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 W October 7, 1972 5–3 New York Rangers (1972–73) 1–0–0
2 W October 11, 1972 4–3 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 2–0–0
3 W October 14, 1972 5–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 3–0–0
4 W October 15, 1972 8–2 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 4–0–0
5 W October 21, 1972 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 5–0–0
6 W October 22, 1972 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 6–0–0
7 L October 26, 1972 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 6–1–0
8 L October 28, 1972 3–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 6–2–0
9 L October 29, 1972 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 6–3–0
10 L November 1, 1972 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 6–4–0
11 W November 4, 1972 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 7–4–0
12 T November 5, 1972 1–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 7–4–1
13 L November 9, 1972 3–8 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 7–5–1
14 L November 12, 1972 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 7–6–1
15 T November 14, 1972 3–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 7–6–2
16 W November 15, 1972 4–0 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 8–6–2
17 L November 18, 1972 3–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 8–7–2
18 W November 22, 1972 6–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 9–7–2
19 W November 25, 1972 6–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 10–7–2
20 L November 26, 1972 4–6 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 10–8–2
21 L November 29, 1972 3–8 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 10–9–2
22 W December 2, 1972 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 11–9–2
23 L December 3, 1972 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 11–10–2
24 L December 5, 1972 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 11–11–2
25 L December 7, 1972 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 11–12–2
26 L December 9, 1972 0–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 11–13–2
27 T December 10, 1972 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 11–13–3
28 L December 13, 1972 0–2 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 11–14–3
29 W December 16, 1972 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 12–14–3
30 W December 17, 1972 6–4 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 13–14–3
31 W December 20, 1972 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 14–14–3
32 L December 21, 1972 1–8 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 14–15–3
33 W December 23, 1972 5–1 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 15–15–3
34 L December 24, 1972 0–5 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 15–16–3
35 T December 26, 1972 1–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 15–16–4
36 T December 30, 1972 2–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 15–16–5
37 T December 31, 1972 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 15–16–6
38 W January 4, 1973 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 16–16–6
39 W January 6, 1973 4–0 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 17–16–6
40 W January 7, 1973 4–0 New York Islanders (1972–73) 18–16–6
41 W January 10, 1973 2–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 19–16–6
42 W January 12, 1973 7–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 20–16–6
43 W January 14, 1973 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1972–73) 21–16–6
44 L January 17, 1973 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 21–17–6
45 W January 20, 1973 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 22–17–6
46 L January 21, 1973 3–5 Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 22–18–6
47 T January 23, 1973 4–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 22–18–7
48 W January 25, 1973 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (1972–73) 23–18–7
49 L January 27, 1973 3–6 New York Rangers (1972–73) 23–19–7
50 W January 28, 1973 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 24–19–7
51 W February 1, 1973 6–4 California Golden Seals (1972–73) 25–19–7
52 W February 3, 1973 1–0 Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 26–19–7
53 W February 4, 1973 8–2 Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 27–19–7
54 W February 7, 1973 5–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 28–19–7
55 L February 10, 1973 1–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1972–73) 28–20–7
56 W February 11, 1973 5–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1972–73) 29–20–7
57 T February 14, 1973 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 29–20–8
58 T February 16, 1973 2–2 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 29–20–9
59 T February 17, 1973 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1972–73) 29–20–10
60 T February 22, 1973 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 29–20–11
61 L February 24, 1973 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1972–73) 29–21–11
62 W February 25, 1973 5–0 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 30–21–11
63 W February 28, 1973 6–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1972–73) 31–21–11
64 L March 3, 1973 3–6 New York Rangers (1972–73) 31–22–11
65 W March 4, 1973 5–1 New York Islanders (1972–73) 32–22–11
66 W March 7, 1973 5–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1972–73) 33–22–11
67 L March 10, 1973 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 33–23–11
68 W March 11, 1973 3–1 St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 34–23–11
69 L March 14, 1973 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1972–73) 34–24–11
70 L March 16, 1973 4–5 Boston Bruins (1972–73) 34–25–11
71 W March 18, 1973 2–0 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 35–25–11
72 L March 21, 1973 3–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1972–73) 35–26–11
73 L March 24, 1973 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1972–73) 35–27–11
74 L March 25, 1973 5–8 @ California Golden Seals (1972–73) 35–28–11
75 W March 27, 1973 8–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 36–28–11
76 L March 29, 1973 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1972–73) 36–29–11
77 W March 31, 1973 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1972–73) 37–29–11
78 T April 1, 1973 3–3 @ New York Rangers (1972–73) 37–29–12

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Red Wings did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Redmond, MickeyMickey Redmond RW 76 52 41 93 24 6 15 0 7
Dionne, MarcelMarcel Dionne C 77 40 50 90 21 -4 10 0 6
Delvecchio, AlexAlex Delvecchio C/LW 77 18 53 71 13 6 8 0 3
Libett, NickNick Libett LW 78 19 34 53 56 1 4 1 3
Ecclestone, TimTim Ecclestone LW 78 18 30 48 28 6 3 1 2
Berenson, RedRed Berenson C 78 13 30 43 8 -14 5 0 1
Collins, BillBill Collins RW 78 21 21 42 44 -1 1 1 6
Karlander, AlAl Karlander C 77 15 22 37 25 2 4 0 4
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 75 18 18 36 23 9 0 0 2
Stackhouse, RonRon Stackhouse D 78 5 29 34 82 22 0 0 0
Bergman, GaryGary Bergman D 68 3 28 31 71 10 0 0 0
Boucha, HenryHenry Boucha C 73 14 14 28 82 -2 0 1 0
Bergman, ThommieThommie Bergman D 75 9 12 21 70 6 1 0 2
Fontaine, LenLen Fontaine RW 39 8 10 18 6 -2 1 0 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 13 2 11 13 16 2 0 0 0
Johnston, LarryLarry Johnston D 73 1 12 13 169 6 0 0 1
Rochefort, LeonLeon Rochefort RW 20 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 0
Doak, GaryGary Doak D 44 0 5 5 51 5 0 0 0
Cook, BobBob Cook RW 13 3 1 4 4 -11 1 0 0
Lavender, BrianBrian Lavender LW 26 2 2 4 14 2 0 0 0
Murray, KenKen Murray D 31 1 1 2 36 -1 0 0 0
Hogaboam, BillBill Hogaboam C 4 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Lajeunesse, SergeSerge Lajeunesse D/RW 28 0 1 1 26 -15 0 0 0
Gruen, DannyDanny Gruen LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ftorek, RobbieRobbie Ftorek C/LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newell, RickRick Newell D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Brown, AndyAndy Brown G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
DeJordy, DenisDenis DeJordy G 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Edwards, RoyRoy Edwards G 52 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Edwards, RoyRoy Edwards 3012 52 27 17 7 132 2.63 6
DeJordy, DenisDenis DeJordy 1331 24 8 11 3 83 3.74 1
Brown, AndyAndy Brown 337 7 2 1 2 20 3.56 0
Team: 4680 78 37 29 12 235 3.01 7

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Note: 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 Red Wings did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1972-73 Detroit Red Wings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-04.
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