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1973–74 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 8th East
1973–74 record 19-41-18
Goals for 182
Goals against 247
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Ed Westfall
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Ralph Stewart (23)
Assists Denis Potvin (37)
Points Denis Potvin (54)
Penalties in minutes Garry Howatt (204)
Wins Billy Smith
Gerry Desjardins (9)
Goals against average Chico Resch (3.00)
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1972–73 1974–75

The 1973–74 New York Islanders season was their 2nd season in the National Hockey League. The Islanders finished 8th 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
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Boston Bruins 78 52 17 9 349 221 113
Montreal Canadiens 78 45 24 9 293 240 99
New York Rangers 78 40 24 14 300 251 94
Toronto Maple Leafs 78 35 27 16 274 230 86
Buffalo Sabres 78 32 34 12 242 250 76
Detroit Red Wings 78 29 39 10 255 319 68
Vancouver Canucks 78 24 43 11 224 296 59
New York Islanders 78 19 41 18 182 247 56

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 10, 1973 1–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 0–0–1
2 L October 13, 1973 0–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 0–1–1
3 L October 14, 1973 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 0–2–1
4 T October 16, 1973 4–4 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 0–2–2
5 L October 20, 1973 1–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 0–3–2
6 T October 21, 1973 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 0–3–3
7 T October 25, 1973 1–1 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 0–3–4
8 W October 27, 1973 3–2 New York Rangers (1973–74) 1–3–4
9 L October 28, 1973 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 1–4–4
10 T November 1, 1973 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 1–4–5
11 W November 3, 1973 6–4 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 2–4–5
12 T November 7, 1973 1–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 2–4–6
13 T November 10, 1973 3–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 2–4–7
14 L November 11, 1973 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 2–5–7
15 L November 14, 1973 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 2–6–7
16 L November 17, 1973 0–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 2–7–7
17 L November 20, 1973 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 2–8–7
18 W November 22, 1973 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 3–8–7
19 L November 24, 1973 4–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 3–9–7
20 W November 27, 1973 4–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 4–9–7
21 L December 1, 1973 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 4–10–7
22 L December 2, 1973 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 4–11–7
23 L December 4, 1973 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 4–12–7
24 L December 6, 1973 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 4–13–7
25 L December 8, 1973 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 4–14–7
26 W December 11, 1973 6–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 5–14–7
27 L December 13, 1973 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 5–15–7
28 T December 15, 1973 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 5–15–8
29 L December 16, 1973 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 5–16–8
30 T December 18, 1973 2–2 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 5–16–9
31 W December 22, 1973 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 6–16–9
32 T December 23, 1973 1–1 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 6–16–10
33 L December 26, 1973 0–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 6–17–10
34 T December 28, 1973 4–4 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 6–17–11
35 W December 29, 1973 4–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 7–17–11
36 L January 2, 1974 1–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 7–18–11
37 W January 3, 1974 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 8–18–11
38 L January 5, 1974 2–6 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 8–19–11
39 L January 8, 1974 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 8–20–11
40 L January 10, 1974 3–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 8–21–11
41 W January 12, 1974 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 9–21–11
42 W January 15, 1974 4–3 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 10–21–11
43 T January 19, 1974 2–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 10–21–12
44 W January 22, 1974 4–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 11–21–12
45 L January 26, 1974 0–4 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 11–22–12
46 W January 27, 1974 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 12–22–12
47 W January 31, 1974 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 13–22–12
48 T February 2, 1974 2–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 13–22–13
49 L February 3, 1974 2–4 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 13–23–13
50 W February 5, 1974 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 14–23–13
51 L February 6, 1974 0–6 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 14–24–13
52 L February 9, 1974 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 14–25–13
53 L February 12, 1974 1–4 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 14–26–13
54 T February 14, 1974 2–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 14–26–14
55 L February 16, 1974 0–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 14–27–14
56 W February 19, 1974 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 15–27–14
57 L February 24, 1974 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 15–28–14
58 T February 26, 1974 1–1 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 15–28–15
59 L February 28, 1974 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–29–15
60 L March 2, 1974 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–30–15
61 L March 3, 1974 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 15–31–15
62 L March 5, 1974 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 15–32–15
63 L March 9, 1974 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 15–33–15
64 L March 10, 1974 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 15–34–15
65 L March 12, 1974 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 15–35–15
66 L March 14, 1974 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 15–36–15
67 L March 16, 1974 1–3 New York Rangers (1973–74) 15–37–15
68 L March 17, 1974 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 15–38–15
69 W March 19, 1974 5–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 16–38–15
70 T March 20, 1974 1–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 16–38–16
71 T March 23, 1974 1–1 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 16–38–17
72 W March 24, 1974 6–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 17–38–17
73 T March 27, 1974 2–2 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 17–38–18
74 L March 28, 1974 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 17–39–18
75 L March 30, 1974 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 17–40–18
76 W April 2, 1974 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1973–74) 18–40–18
77 L April 4, 1974 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 18–41–18
78 W April 6, 1974 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 19–41–18

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Islanders 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
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 77 17 37 54 175 -16 6 0 3
Harris, BillyBilly Harris RW 78 23 27 50 34 -11 4 0 3
Stewart, RalphRalph Stewart C 67 23 20 43 6 -7 2 5 2
Westfall, EdEd Westfall D/RW 68 19 23 42 28 -5 6 0 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 77 21 20 41 118 -17 3 0 5
Cameron, CraigCraig Cameron RW 78 15 14 29 28 -15 2 0 2
Potvin, JeanJean Potvin D 78 5 23 28 100 -26 2 0 0
Henning, LorneLorne Henning C 60 12 15 27 6 -7 2 0 1
Gagnon, GermainGermain Gagnon LW 62 8 14 22 8 6 0 0 0
Spencer, BrianBrian Spencer LW 54 5 16 21 65 -16 0 0 0
Howatt, GarryGarry Howatt LW 78 6 11 17 204 -13 0 0 0
Lewis, DaveDave Lewis D 66 2 15 17 58 -7 1 1 1
St. Laurent, AndreAndre St. Laurent C 42 5 9 14 18 1 0 0 0
Hicke, ErnieErnie Hicke LW 55 6 7 13 26 -19 2 0 1
MacMillan, BillyBilly MacMillan RW 55 4 9 13 16 -6 0 0 0
Hudson, DaveDave Hudson C 63 2 10 12 7 -6 0 0 0
Hart, GerryGerry Hart D 70 1 10 11 61 -17 0 0 1
Marshall, BertBert Marshall D 69 1 7 8 84 5 0 0 0
Rombough, DougDoug Rombough C 12 3 1 4 8 1 2 0 0
Cook, BobBob Cook RW 22 2 1 3 4 3 0 0 0
Miller, TomTom Miller C 19 2 1 3 4 -3 0 1 0
Teal, VicVic Teal RW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Marchinko, BrianBrian Marchinko C 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lefley, BryanBryan Lefley D/LW 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nicholson, NeilNeil Nicholson D 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Desjardins, GerryGerry Desjardins G 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 46 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Desjardins, GerryGerry Desjardins 1945 36 9 17 6 101 3.12 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2615 46 9 23 12 134 3.07 0
Resch, GlennGlenn Resch 120 2 1 1 0 6 3.00 0
Team: 4680 78 19 41 18 241 3.09 0

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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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1973-74 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-27.
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