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1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 5th West
1973–74 record 28-41-9
Goals for 242
Goals against 271
General Manager Jack Riley
Coach Marc Boileau
Captain Ron Schock
Alternate captains Syl Apps
Dave Burrows
Arena Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Lowell MacDonald (43)
Assists Syl Apps, Jr. (61)
Points Syl Apps Jr. (85)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (138)
Wins Andy Brown (13)
Goals against average Gary Inness (3.26)
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1972–73 1974–75

The 1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the franchise's 7th season in the National Hockey League. The Penguins finished 5th 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
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 W October 12, 1973 4–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 1–0–0
2 L October 13, 1973 2–8 New York Rangers (1973–74) 1–1–0
3 W October 17, 1973 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 2–1–0
4 W October 20, 1973 5–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 3–1–0
5 L October 21, 1973 2–8 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 3–2–0
6 L October 24, 1973 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 3–3–0
7 L October 27, 1973 0–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 3–4–0
8 W October 28, 1973 7–2 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 4–4–0
9 T October 31, 1973 1–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 4–4–1
10 L November 3, 1973 0–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 4–5–1
11 L November 4, 1973 0–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 4–6–1
12 T November 7, 1973 1–1 New York Islanders (1973–74) 4–6–2
13 T November 10, 1973 4–4 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 4–6–3
14 W November 13, 1973 5–2 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 5–6–3
15 L November 15, 1973 3–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 5–7–3
16 L November 17, 1973 1–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 5–8–3
17 L November 18, 1973 0–7 @ New York Rangers (1973–74) 5–9–3
18 W November 21, 1973 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 6–9–3
19 W November 22, 1973 4–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 7–9–3
20 L November 24, 1973 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 7–10–3
21 L November 28, 1973 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 7–11–3
22 T December 1, 1973 2–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 7–11–4
23 L December 2, 1973 1–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 7–12–4
24 L December 5, 1973 1–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 7–13–4
25 L December 7, 1973 3–4 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 7–14–4
26 L December 8, 1973 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 7–15–4
27 W December 12, 1973 9–1 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 8–15–4
28 L December 15, 1973 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 8–16–4
29 W December 16, 1973 2–1 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 9–16–4
30 L December 20, 1973 5–6 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 9–17–4
31 L December 22, 1973 1–4 New York Rangers (1973–74) 9–18–4
32 L December 23, 1973 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 9–19–4
33 T December 26, 1973 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 9–19–5
34 L December 28, 1973 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 9–20–5
35 L December 29, 1973 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 9–21–5
36 L January 2, 1974 4–8 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 9–22–5
37 L January 3, 1974 1–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 9–23–5
38 W January 5, 1974 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 10–23–5
39 L January 9, 1974 4–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 10–24–5
40 W January 12, 1974 5–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 11–24–5
41 L January 13, 1974 3–5 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 11–25–5
42 L January 16, 1974 0–2 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 11–26–5
43 W January 18, 1974 6–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 12–26–5
44 W January 20, 1974 5–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 13–26–5
45 W January 23, 1974 4–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 14–26–5
46 L January 26, 1974 0–2 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 14–27–5
47 L January 27, 1974 5–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 14–28–5
48 L January 30, 1974 2–4 New York Rangers (1973–74) 14–29–5
49 L February 2, 1974 1–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 14–30–5
50 L February 3, 1974 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (1973–74) 14–31–5
51 L February 7, 1974 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 14–32–5
52 W February 9, 1974 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 15–32–5
53 L February 10, 1974 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 15–33–5
54 W February 13, 1974 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 16–33–5
55 W February 16, 1974 7–3 California Golden Seals (1973–74) 17–33–5
56 T February 20, 1974 1–1 St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 17–33–6
57 L February 23, 1974 2–6 Boston Bruins (1973–74) 17–34–6
58 W February 24, 1974 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1973–74) 18–34–6
59 W February 27, 1974 4–1 Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 19–34–6
60 L February 28, 1974 1–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 19–35–6
61 W March 2, 1974 6–1 Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 20–35–6
62 W March 5, 1974 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 21–35–6
63 T March 7, 1974 2–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1973–74) 21–35–7
64 W March 9, 1974 7–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 22–35–7
65 L March 10, 1974 4–5 Montreal Canadiens (1973–74) 22–36–7
66 L March 13, 1974 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1973–74) 22–37–7
67 W March 15, 1974 6–1 @ California Golden Seals (1973–74) 23–37–7
68 W March 16, 1974 8–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1973–74) 24–37–7
69 T March 20, 1974 1–1 New York Islanders (1973–74) 24–37–8
70 L March 23, 1974 1–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 24–38–8
71 W March 24, 1974 8–0 Detroit Red Wings (1973–74) 25–38–8
72 T March 27, 1974 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1973–74) 25–38–9
73 L March 30, 1974 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1973–74) 25–39–9
74 W March 31, 1974 4–2 Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 26–39–9
75 L April 2, 1974 2–3 @ New York Islanders (1973–74) 26–40–9
76 W April 4, 1974 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (1973–74) 27–40–9
77 W April 6, 1974 6–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1973–74) 28–40–9
78 L April 7, 1974 3–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1973–74) 28–41–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Penguins did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Syl Apps 75 24 61 85 37
Lowell MacDonald 78 43 39 82 14
Jean Pronovost 77 40 32 72 22
Ron Schock 77 14 29 43 22
Al McDonough 37 14 22 36 12
Greg Polis 41 14 13 27 32
Ron Lalonde 73 10 17 27 14
Wayne Bianchin 69 12 13 25 38
Bernie Lukowich 53 9 10 19 32
Bob McManama 47 5 14 19 18
Chuck Arnason 41 13 5 18 4
Bob Kelly 30 7 10 17 78
Ted Snell 55 4 12 16 8
Blaine Stoughton 34 5 6 11 8
Bryan Hextall 37 2 7 9 39
Jim Wiley 22 0 3 3 2
Hank Nowak 13 0 0 0 11

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; AST= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G AST PTS PIM
Ab DeMarco 34 7 12 19 4
Ron Stackhouse 36 4 15 19 33
Steve Durbano 33 4 14 18 138
Dave Burrows 71 3 14 17 30
Nick Beverley 67 2 14 16 21
Bob Paradise 38 2 7 9 39
Jean-Guy Lagace 31 2 6 8 34
Jack Lynch 17 0 7 7 21
Bryan Watson 38 1 4 5 137
Yvon Labre 16 1 2 3 13
Larry Bignell 20 0 3 3 2
Ron Jones 25 0 3 3 15
Darryl Edestrand 3 0 0 0 0

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Andy Brown 36 13 16 4 1 3.53
Jim Rutherford 26 7 12 4 0 3.44
Gary Inness 20 7 10 1 0 3.26
Denis Herron 5 1 3 0 0 4.15

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Penguins did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

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

Trades[edit | edit source]

May 22, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Hank Nowak
To Hershey Bears (AHL)
cash
July 3, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
cash
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Eddie Shack
October 4, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Bob Johnson
To St. Louis Blues
Nick Harbaruk
October 25, 1973 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Nick Beverley
To Boston Bruins
Darryl Edestrand
January 4, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Chuck Arnason
Bob Paradise
To Atlanta Flames
Al McDonough
January 17, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ab DeMarco
Steve Durbano
Bob Kelly
To St. Louis Blues
Greg Polis
Bryan Watson
2nd round pick in 1974 Draft (Bob Hess)
January 18, 1974 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ron Stackhouse
To Detroit Red Wings
Jack Lynch
Jim Rutherford

Additions and Subtractions[edit | edit source]

Additions
Player Former team Via
Gary Inness University of Toronto Varsity Blues (CIAU) free agency (1973–06)
Ron Jones Boston Bruins Intra-league Draft (1973–06–12)
Bob McManama Harvard Crimson (Ivy League) free agency (1973–08)
Ted Snell Hershey Bears (AHL) free agency (1973–10)
Subtractions
Player New team Via
Steve Cardwell Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA) free agency (1973)
Paul Hoganson Los Angeles Sharks (WHA) free agency (1973)
Cam Newton Chicago Cougars (WHA) free agency (1973–05)
Rick Kessell California Golden Seals Reverse Draft (1973–06–13)
Bryan Hextall Atlanta Flames waivers (1974–01–06)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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Affiliates Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), Wheeling Nailers (ECHL)
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