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1973–74 Atlanta Flames · NHL
Division 4th West
1973–74 record 30–34–14
Goals for 214
Goals against 238
General Manager Cliff Fletcher
Coach Bernie Geoffrion
Captain Keith McCreary
Arena Omni Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Jacques Richard (27)
Assists Tom Lysiak (45)
Points Tom Lysiak (64)
Penalties in minutes Pat Quinn (94)
Wins Dan Bouchard (19)
Goals against average Dan Bouchard (2.77)
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1972–73 1974–75

The 1973–74 Atlanta Flames season was the 2nd season for the franchise. The Flames finished 4th in the West Division and lost in the Quarter-finals to the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 0.

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

West Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 78 50 16 12 273 164 112
Chicago Black Hawks 78 41 14 23 272 164 105
Los Angeles Kings 78 33 33 12 233 231 78
Atlanta Flames 78 30 34 14 214 238 74
Pittsburgh Penguins 78 28 41 9 242 273 65
St. Louis Blues 78 26 40 12 206 248 64
Minnesota North Stars 78 23 38 17 235 275 63
California Golden Seals 78 13 55 10 195 342 36

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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 10, 1973 1–1 New York Islanders (1973–74) 0–0–1
2 L October 12, 1973 3–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 0–1–1
3 W October 13, 1973 1–0 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 1–1–1
4 W October 17, 1973 4–3 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 2–1–1
5 W October 20, 1973 4–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 3–1–1
6 L October 23, 1973 0–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 3–2–1
7 L October 24, 1973 4–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 3–3–1
8 W October 26, 1973 3–1 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 4–3–1
9 W November 1, 1973 7–2 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 5–3–1
10 W November 3, 1973 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 6–3–1
11 W November 4, 1973 2–0 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 7–3–1
12 T November 7, 1973 2–2 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 7–3–2
13 T November 9, 1973 3–3 New York Rangers (1973–74) 7–3–3
14 T November 10, 1973 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 7–3–4
15 L November 14, 1973 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 7–4–4
16 L November 16, 1973 1–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 7–5–4
17 L November 18, 1973 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 7–6–4
18 W November 21, 1973 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 8–6–4
19 W November 23, 1973 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 9–6–4
20 W November 25, 1973 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 10–6–4
21 L November 27, 1973 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 10–7–4
22 W November 29, 1973 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 11–7–4
23 T December 1, 1973 2–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 11–7–5
24 L December 2, 1973 1–3 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 11–8–5
25 T December 5, 1973 3–3 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 11–8–6
26 W December 7, 1973 2–0 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 12–8–6
27 L December 8, 1973 0–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 12–9–6
28 L December 13, 1973 1–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 12–10–6
29 W December 15, 1973 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 13–10–6
30 L December 16, 1973 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 13–11–6
31 L December 19, 1973 2–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 13–12–6
32 L December 21, 1973 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 13–13–6
33 W December 23, 1973 3–1 New York Rangers (1973–74) 14–13–6
34 W December 27, 1973 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 15–13–6
35 T December 29, 1973 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–13–7
36 L December 30, 1973 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 15–14–7
37 W January 3, 1974 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 16–14–7
38 L January 6, 1974 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 16–15–7
39 L January 7, 1974 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 16–16–7
40 W January 9, 1974 3–0 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 17–16–7
41 L January 11, 1974 6–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 17–17–7
42 L January 13, 1974 0–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 17–18–7
43 L January 15, 1974 3–4 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 17–19–7
44 W January 18, 1974 6–2 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 18–19–7
45 L January 20, 1974 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 18–20–7
46 L January 23, 1974 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 18–21–7
47 T January 25, 1974 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 18–21–8
48 L January 27, 1974 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 18–22–8
49 L January 31, 1974 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 18–23–8
50 W February 1, 1974 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 19–23–8
51 T February 3, 1974 2–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 19–23–9
52 T February 6, 1974 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 19–23–10
53 L February 8, 1974 0–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 19–24–10
54 L February 10, 1974 3–6 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 19–25–10
55 W February 12, 1974 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 20–25–10
56 W February 13, 1974 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 21–25–10
57 L February 16, 1974 2–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 21–26–10
58 L February 19, 1974 1–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 21–27–10
59 T February 21, 1974 4–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 21–27–11
60 W February 23, 1974 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 22–27–11
61 L February 26, 1974 5–6 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 22–28–11
62 L February 28, 1974 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 22–29–11
63 W March 3, 1974 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 23–29–11
64 W March 5, 1974 4–1 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 24–29–11
65 W March 8, 1974 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 25–29–11
66 W March 10, 1974 4–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 26–29–11
67 L March 13, 1974 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 26–30–11
68 L March 15, 1974 0–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 26–31–11
69 T March 17, 1974 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 26–31–12
70 T March 21, 1974 5–5 New York Rangers (1973–74) 26–31–13
71 W March 23, 1974 4–3 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 27–31–13
72 L March 24, 1974 4–6 New York Islanders (1973–74) 27–32–13
73 T March 28, 1974 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 27–32–14
74 W March 30, 1974 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 28–32–14
75 L March 31, 1974 2–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 28–33–14
76 L April 3, 1974 2–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 28–34–14
77 W April 5, 1974 4–2 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 29–34–14
78 W April 7, 1974 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 30–34–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Flyers 4, Atlanta Flames 0[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Skaters[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Tom Lysiak 12 77 19 45 64 54 4 0 2 2 0
Bob Leiter 16 78 26 26 52 10 4 0 0 0 2
Larry Romanchych 21 73 22 29 51 33 4 2 2 4 4
Jacques Richard 15 78 27 16 43 45 4 0 0 0 2
Curt Bennett 5 71 17 24 41 34 4 0 1 1 34
Keith McCreary 9 76 18 19 37 62 4 0 0 0 0
Randy Manery 7 78 8 29 37 75 4 0 2 2 4
Rey Comeau 18 78 11 23 34 16 4 2 1 3 6
John Stewart 17 74 18 15 33 41 4 0 0 0 10
Pat Quinn 3 77 5 27 32 94 4 0 0 0 6
Leon Rochefort 11 56 10 12 22 13 - - - - -
Al McDonough 14 35 10 9 19 15 4 0 0 0 2
Chuck Arnason 14 33 7 6 13 13 - - - - -
Noel Price 4 62 0 13 13 38 4 0 0 0 6
Eric Vail 25 23 2 9 11 30 1 0 0 0 2
Jean Lemieux 6 32 3 5 8 6 3 1 1 2 0
Arnie Brown 19 48 2 6 8 29 4 0 0 0 0
Butch Deadmarsh 10 42 6 1 7 89 4 0 0 0 17
Bryan Hextall Jr. 20 40 2 4 6 55 4 0 1 1 16
Lew Morrison 8 52 1 4 5 0 - - - - -
Doug Mohns 2 28 0 3 3 10 - - - - -
Bob Murray 23 62 0 3 3 34 4 1 0 1 2
Ed Kea 24 3 0 2 2 0 - - - - -
Bob Paradise 6 18 0 1 1 13 - - - - -
Don Martineau 24 4 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
Dwight Bialowas 22 11 0 0 0 4 - - - - -
Phil Myre 1 36 0 0 0 4 3
Dan Bouchard 30 46 0 0 0 10 1 10

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

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; TOI = Time on ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/shootout losses; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Player # GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Dan Bouchard 30 46 2660 19 18 8 123 5 2.77 1 60 0 1 4 0 4.00
Phil Myre 1 36 2020 11 16 6 112 0 3.33 3 186 0 3 13 0 4.19

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Flames did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

The Flames were involved in the following transactions during the 1973–74 season:

Trades[edit | edit source]

May 29, 1973 To Atlanta Flames
Chuck Arnason
To Montreal Canadiens
1st round pick in 1974 Amateur Draft
(Rick Chartraw)
May 29, 1973 To Atlanta Flames
Bob Murray
To Montreal Canadiens
3rd round pick in 1977 Amateur Draft
(Pierre Lagace)
June 10, 1973 To Atlanta Flames
cash
To California Golden Seals
Ted Tucker
January 4, 1974 To Atlanta Flames
Al McDonough
To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chuck Arnason
Bob Paradise

Free Agents[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
Player New team

Claimed Off Waivers[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
C Bryan Hextall Jr. Pittsburgh Penguins

Intra-league Draft[edit | edit source]

Player Former team
D Doug Mohns Minnesota North Stars
Player New team
D Bill Plager Minnesota North Stars


NHL Amateur Draft[edit | edit source]

See also: 1973 NHL Amateur Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 2. Tom Lysiak Flag of Canada Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
1 16. Vic Mercredi Flag of Canada Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
2 21. Eric Vail Flag of Canada Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHA)
4 53. Dean Talafous Flag of the United States United States Wisconsin (NCAA)
5 69. John Flesch Flag of Canada Canada Lake Superior (NCAA)
6 85. Ken Houston Flag of Canada Canada Chatham Maroons (SOJHL)
7 101. Tom Machowski Flag of the United States United States Wisconsin (NCAA)
8 117. Bob Law Flag of Canada Canada North Dakota (NCAA)
9 130. Bob Bilodeau Flag of Canada Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
10 148. Glen Surbey Flag of Canada Canada Loyola College (CIAU)
10 149. Guy Ross Flag of Canada Canada Sherbrooke Beavers (QMJHL)
11 162. Greg Fox Flag of Canada Canada University of Michigan (NCAA)

Video[edit | edit source]

Flyers-Flames 1974 Quarter-finals Game 4.

References[edit | edit source]

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