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1973–74 St. Louis Blues · NHL
Division 6th West
1973–74 record 26–40–12
Goals for 206
Goals against 248
Coach Jean-Guy Talbot
Lou Angotti
Captain Barclay Plager
Team Leaders
Goals Garry Unger (33)
Assists Garry Unger (35)
Points Garry Unger (68)
Penalties in minutes Steve Durbano (146)
Wins John Davidson
Wayne Stephenson (13)
Goals against average John Davidson (3.08)
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1972–73 1974–75

The 1973–74 St. Louis Blues season was the St. Louis Blues' 7th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Blues finished 6th in the West Division and missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Bobby Orr's second goal of the game, March 21, 1974.

The Boston Bruins capped off their five game winning streak with a 7-0 blanking of St. Louis in which Bobby Orr had a hat trick, including his 30th of the season. Blues goalie Jim Watt played the last 20 minutes of the game in his only NHL appearance and gave up Orr's third goal, a hard slapshot low to the stick side.

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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Blues 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
Unger, GarryGarry Unger C 78 33 35 68 96 -17 9 1 4
Plante, PierrePierre Plante RW 78 26 28 54 85 -14 8 0 3
Sather, GlenGlen Sather LW 69 15 29 44 82 -9 4 0 5
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 64 20 23 43 32 -11 2 0 4
Angotti, LouLou Angotti C/RW 51 12 23 35 9 -3 1 0 5
Thomson, FloydFloyd Thomson LW 77 11 22 33 58 -19 0 0 1
Sabourin, GaryGary Sabourin RW 54 7 23 30 27 -9 1 0 0
Plager, BarclayBarclay Plager D 72 6 20 26 99 -11 1 0 0
Giroux, LarryLarry Giroux D 74 5 17 22 59 -14 2 0 1
Awrey, DonDon Awrey D 75 5 16 21 51 -7 1 0 0
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 37 8 12 20 24 -7 3 0 0
Harbaruk, NickNick Harbaruk RW 56 5 14 19 16 4 0 1 1
Kelly, BobBob Kelly LW 37 9 8 17 45 1 2 0 0
Brooks, GordGord Brooks RW 30 6 8 14 12 0 0 0 1
Plager, BobBob Plager D 61 3 10 13 48 9 0 1 1
Williams, ButchButch Williams RW 31 3 10 13 6 2 0 0 0
DeMarco, AbAb DeMarco D 23 3 9 12 11 6 1 0 0
Evans, ChrisChris Evans D 54 4 7 11 8 5 0 1 0
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 22 7 3 10 20 -1 0 0 0
Durbano, SteveSteve Durbano D 36 4 5 9 146 -1 2 0 0
Wright, JohnJohn Wright C 32 3 6 9 22 -1 0 0 0
Gardner, DaveDave Gardner C 15 5 2 7 6 -6 1 0 0
Collins, BillBill Collins RW 12 2 2 4 14 -10 0 0 0
Collyard, BobBob Collyard C 10 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 0
Harris, TedTed Harris D 24 0 4 4 16 -2 0 0 0
Gassoff, BobBob Gassoff D 28 0 3 3 84 -16 0 0 0
Roberto, PhilPhil Roberto RW 15 1 1 2 10 -4 0 0 0
Hamel, JeanJean Hamel D 23 1 1 2 6 -3 0 0 0
Egers, JackJack Egers RW 6 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 11 0 1 1 19 0 0 0 0
Lampman, MikeMike Lampman LW 15 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson G 40 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Patrick, GlennGlenn Patrick D 1 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Hughes, BrentBrent Hughes D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spring, FrankFrank Spring RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wensink, JohnJohn Wensink LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forey, ConnieConnie Forey LW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
MacNeil, BernieBernie MacNeil LW 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Watt, JimJim Watt G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson G 39 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Davidson, JohnJohn Davidson 2300 39 13 19 7 118 3.08 0
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 2360 40 13 21 5 123 3.13 2
Watt, JimJim Watt 20 1 0 0 0 2 6.00 0
Team: 4680 78 26 40 12 243 3.12 2

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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]

  • The Blues 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. 1973-74 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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