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1972–73 Minnesota North Stars · NHL
Division 3rd West
1972–73 record 37–30–11
Goals for 254
Goals against 230
General Manager Wren Blair
Coach Jack Gordon
Captain Ted Harris
Arena Met Center
Team Leaders
Goals Dennis Hextall (30)
Assists Dennis Hextall (52)
Points Dennis Hextall (82)
Penalties in minutes Dennis Hextall (140)
Wins Cesare Maniago (21)
Goals against average Gump Worsley (2.88)
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1971–72 1973–74

The 1972–73 Minnesota North Stars season was the team's sixth season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The North Stars finished 3rd in the West Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.

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 42 27 9 284 225 93
Philadelphia Flyers 78 37 30 11 296 256 85
Minnesota North Stars 78 37 30 11 254 230 85
St. Louis Blues 78 32 34 12 233 251 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 32 37 9 257 265 73
Los Angeles Kings 78 31 36 11 232 245 73
Atlanta Flames 78 25 38 15 191 239 65
California Golden Seals 78 16 46 16 213 323 48

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Minnesota North Stars 2[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The North Stars did not win any awards this season.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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