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1972-73



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Key Personnel

Coach
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Fred Shero
G.M.
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Keith Allen
Captain
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Ed Van Impe
Captain
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Bobby Clarke

W-L-T Record

GP W L T Pts Win% GF GA Division
Overall 78 37 30 11 85 0.545 296 256 2nd
Home 27 8 4 58 0.744 177 100
Road 10 22 7 27 0.346 119 156

Standings

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

Playoff Games

Won Quarterfinals 4-2
4-Apr-73Minnesota North Stars3atFlyers0LBoxscore
5-Apr-73Minnesota North Stars1atFlyers4WBoxscore
7-Apr-73Flyers0atMinnesota North Stars5LBoxscore
8-Apr-73Flyers3atMinnesota North Stars0WBoxscore
10-Apr-73Minnesota North Stars2atFlyers3OTWBoxscore
12-Apr-73Flyers4atMinnesota North Stars1WBoxscore
Lost Semifinals 1-4
14-Apr-73Flyers5atMontreal Canadiens4OTWBoxscore
16-Apr-73Flyers3atMontreal Canadiens4OTLBoxscore
19-Apr-73Montreal Canadiens2atFlyers1LBoxscore
22-Apr-73Montreal Canadiens4atFlyers1LBoxscore
24-Apr-73Flyers3atMontreal Canadiens5LBoxscore

Scoring Leaders

Goals
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Rick MacLeish -50
Assists
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Bobby Clarke -67
Points
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Bobby Clarke -104

Scoring Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW GT Sht Sh% TGF TPGF TGA TPGA
Bobby ClarkeC 783767104 803210 24423116.02 141509334
Rick MacLeishC 785050100 691521 26127917.92 124468320
Gary DornhoeferR 77304979 168173 04118716.04 109307816
Bill FlettR 69433174 533111 36328315.19 119417023
Bill BarberL 69303464 46107 02121414.02 9832571
Ross LonsberryL 77212950 5966 03020510.24 94287414
Tom BladonD 78113142 2697 0001517.28 11648645
Simon NoletR 70162036 6-36 00014610.96 6128393
Bill ClementC 73141428 51-110 13113210.61 380578
Joe WatsonD 6322426 46300 010722.78 8787728
Andre DupontD 4632023 16481 0101032.91 71166316
Don SaleskiR 7812921 205-201 1201587.59 363574
Bob KellyL 77101121 23810 0201258 350351
Dave SchultzL 7691221 25940 0206314.29 290250
Barry AshbeeD 6411718 106-20 100611.64 6939224
Brent HughesD * 2921113 32-80 000405 36114310
Jean PotvinD * 353912 10-11 0102711.11 2512173
Ed Van ImpeD 7211112 76220 000661.52 8129740
Wayne HillmanD 7401010 33160 000410 6315913
Terry CrispC 12156 240 000185.56 9083
Pierre PlanteR * 2033 030 00050 4010
Doug Favell G 44022 400 0000
Michel Belhumeur G 23011 200 0000
Bobby Taylor G 23011 000 0000
Larry WrightC 9011 4-30 00060 2140
Willie BrossartD 4011 0-50 00060 2171
Jim WatsonD 4011 5-10 00040 3310
Orest KindrachukC 2000 000 0000 0000
BenchX 12
* = did not finish season with Flyers
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click on goals, assists or penalty minutes for complete list for that player

Goaltending Statistics

Name GP Mins GA Avg W L T OTL EN SO Shts Pct SO-GA SO-Sht
Doug Favell4424191142.8320154 3313140.913
Michel Belhumeur231117603.22973 006170.903
Bobby Taylor231144784.09884 106950.888

Playoff Statistics

Name Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PP SH GW OT Sht Sh%
Bobby ClarkeC 11268 62 010
Ross LonsberryL 11437 90 010
Bill FlettR 11347 00 110
Rick MacLeishC 10347 22 011
Gary DornhoeferR 11336 161 011
Bill BarberL 11325 220 000
Terry CrispC 11325 21 000
Simon NoletR 11314 40 000
Barry AshbeeD 11044 200 000
Tom BladonD 11044 20 000
Andre DupontD 11123 290 000
Don SaleskiR 11123 40 000
Joe WatsonD 11022 120 000
Dave SchultzL 11101 510 000
Bob KellyL 11011 80 000
Doug Favell G 11000 20 000
Ed Van ImpeD 11000 160 000
Wayne HillmanD 8000 00 000
Brent HughesD 4000 60 000
Bill ClementC 2000 00 000
Jim WatsonD 2000 00 000
Michel BelhumeurG 1000 00 000

click on goals, assists or penalty minutes for complete list for that player

Name GP Mins GA GAA W L EN SO Shts Pct
Doug Favell11669292.6056013610.920
Michel Belhumeur11016.00000090.889

click on games played for indiviual list of games played by goalie

All-Star Game Representatives

Bobby Clarke, Gary Dornhoefer

Shutouts

Date Opponent Score Goalie #
25-Feb-73at California Golden Seals7-0Doug Favell 14
4-Mar-73vs Toronto Maple Leafs10-0Doug Favell 15
22-Mar-73vs Vancouver Canucks9-0Doug Favell 16
8-Apr-73at Minnesota North Stars3-0Doug FavellP 17
# = career number as a Flyer P = playoffs

Hattricks

Date Player # Score Goalie(s)
9-Nov-72Rick MacLeish1 Chicago Blackhawks 3 - FLYERS 5T.Esposito
10-Dec-72Gary Dornhoefer3 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 - FLYERS 5J.Plante
21-Jan-73Bill Flett2 FLYERS 4 - Buffalo Sabres 3D.Dryden
13-Feb-73Rick MacLeish2 (4)New York Islanders 2 - FLYERS 8B.Smith
17-Feb-73Bobby Clarke1 FLYERS 7 - Montreal Canadiens 6M.Plasse(2) K.Dryden(1)
4-Mar-73Rick MacLeish3 (4)Toronto Maple Leafs 0 - FLYERS 10R.Low(3) G.McRae(1)
22-Mar-73Ross Lonsberry1 Vancouver Canucks 0 - FLYERS 9D.Wilson
po = playoffs, n=natural, 4=4goals, 5=5goals #=career number as a Flyer

Opening Games

SeasonFlyers 4 - St.Louis 4 (T)
HomeVancover 3 - Flyers 7 (W)
RoadFlyers 4 - St.Louis 4 (T)

NHL Awards

Hart Trophy
Winner
Award Pic
Winner Pic
NHL MVP
Bobby Clarke
Lester B. Pearson
Winner
Award Pic
Winner Pic
Players' NHL MVP
Bobby Clarke
2nd Team
Winner
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Winner Pic
Center
Bobby Clarke

Team Awards

-none established yet

Trades

Date To Flyers Other Team From Flyers
14-Dec-72Andre Dupont & 1973 3rd Rounder (Bob Stumpf)St.Louis BluesBrent Hughes & Pierre Plante
5-Mar-73Terry CrispNew York IslandersJean Potvin & player be named later (Glen Irwin)

Transactions

Date Aquisition
18-May-72Dave Schultz signed (3 yr)
22-May-72Larry Wilson signed (Coach of Richmond Robins)
22-May-72Rick Foley signed (3 yr)
22-May-72Bob Kelly signed (2 yr)
24-May-72Rick MacLeish signed (3 yr)
25-May-72Joe Watson signed (2 yr)
25-May-72Bill Clement signed (2 yr)
31-May-72Don Saleski signed (2 yr)
2-Jun-72Gary Dornhoefer signed (3 yr)
2-Jun-72Lew Morrison signed (2 yr)
2-Jun-72Michel Belhumeur signed (3 yr)
5-Jun-72Mike Nykoluk signed (Assistant coach)
5-Jun-72Doug Favell signed (3 yrs)
6-Jun-72Lew Morrison claimed by Atlanta Flames in expansion draft
6-Jun-72Larry Hale claimed by Atlanta Flames in expansion draft
6-Jun-72Jim Mair claimed by New York Islanders in expansion draft
8-Jun-72Hank Nowak lost to Hershey (AHL) via intra-league draft
19-Jun-72Bill Flett signed (3 yr)
20-Jun-72Bill Barber signed (3 yr)
20-Jun-72Tom Bladon signed
20-Jun-72Jim Watson signed
20-Jun-72Al MacAdam signed
15-Aug-72Wayne Hillman signed
15-Aug-72Bob Currier signed
15-Aug-72Rene Drolet signed
15-Aug-72Orest Kindrachuk signed
15-Aug-72Tom Trevelyan signed
15-Aug-72Andre Gaudette signed
15-Aug-72Roger Kosar signed
15-Aug-72Willie Brossart signed
15-Aug-72Yvon Bilodeau signed
16-Aug-72Barry Ashbee signed (3 yr)
16-Aug-72Bob Currier signed
1-Sep-72Jack McIlhargey signed as a free agent
6-Sep-72Bruce Gamble signed (as a scout)
19-Sep-72Curtis Brackenbury signed
1-Nov-72Pierre Plante called up
3-Nov-72Larry Wright demoted
6-Nov-72Willie Brossart demoted
10-Dec-72Bobby Taylor demoted
10-Dec-72Willie Brossart called up
26-Dec-72Bobby Taylor called up
2-Jan-73Willie Brossart demoted
4-Jan-73Bobby Taylor demoted (Conditioning)
8-Jan-73Keith Allen signed (3 yr extension as GM & VP)
17-Jan-73Bobby Taylor called up
11-Mar-73Willie Brossart called up
11-Apr-73Willie Brossart called up
11-Apr-73Jim Watson called up
11-Apr-73Orest Kindrachuk called up
11-Apr-73Larry Wright called up
11-Apr-73Al MacAdam called up

Draft Picks

Rd # Player Pos
17Bill BarberLW
223Tom BladonD
339Jim WatsonD
455Al MacAdamLW
571Darryl FedorakG
687Dave HastingsG
7103Serge BeaudoinD
8119Pat RussellRW
9135Ray BoutinG

Record vs. Other Teams

Overall Home Road
Team W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA W L T OL GF GA
Atlanta Flames31101612 201118 11054
Boston Bruins04101320 030712 01168
Buffalo Sabres32001515 20084 120711
California Golden Seals31202515 2101310 102125
Chicago Blackhawks22101318 10175 120613
Detroit Red Wings13101522 10165 030917
Los Angeles Kings24001618 12088 120810
Minnesota North Stars32002013 300174 02039
Montreal Canadiens22102424 10196 1201518
New York Islanders41002711 300237 11044
New York Rangers04101023 02048 021615
Pittsburgh Penguins42002420 300137 1201113
St.Louis Blues31102018 200105 1111013
Toronto Maple Leafs31102311 300204 01137
Vancouver Canucks40103516 300217 101149








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