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1973-74 Chicago Cougars Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 38-35-5 - 81 points
Finishing 4th in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 8-10
Lost AVCO Cup finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated New England Whalers 4-3
Division Finals - Defeated Toronto Toros 4-3
Avco Cup Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-0
Coach: Pat Stapleton (38-35-5)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
1973-74 Chicago Cougars Statistics
1973-74 Chicago Cougars Roster

The Chicago Cougars of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 38 wins and 35 losses and 5 ties for 81 points, finishing fourth in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 8-10.

The Cougars scored 271 goals and surrendered 273. Ralph Backstrom netted 33 goals for Chicago, while Rosaire Paiement tallied 30 or more also. Pat Stapleton contributed 52 assists. Cam Newton earned 25 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.14 goals against average, leading goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Pat Stapleton coached the team. The 1973-74 Chicago Cougars lost in the AVCO Cup finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 271
Regular Season Goals Against: 273

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 7, 1973 Chicago Cougars 4 at Toronto Toros 4 T 0-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1 OT
October 11, 1973 Chicago Cougars 4 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 3 W 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1
October 13, 1973 Chicago Cougars 4 at New England Whalers 6 L 0-0-0 1-1-1 1-1-1
October 14, 1973 Chicago Cougars 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 L 0-0-0 1-2-1 1-2-1 OT
October 18, 1973 Chicago Cougars 7 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 0-0-0 2-2-1 2-2-1
October 20, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at Vancouver Blazers 4 L 0-0-0 2-3-1 2-3-1
October 21, 1973 Chicago Cougars 1 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 0-0-0 2-4-1 2-4-1
October 25, 1973 Chicago Cougars 4 at Quebec Nordiques 2 W 0-0-0 3-4-1 3-4-1
October 28, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at Toronto Toros 2 W 0-0-0 4-4-1 4-4-1
October 30, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 1 at Chicago Cougars 4 W 1-0-0 4-4-1 5-4-1
November 3, 1973 Chicago Cougars 7 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 W 1-0-0 5-4-1 6-4-1
November 6, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 4 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 2-0-0 5-4-1 7-4-1 OT
November 10, 1973 Toronto Toros 2 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 3-0-0 5-4-1 8-4-1
November 13, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Chicago Cougars 2 L 3-1-0 5-4-1 8-5-1
November 15, 1973 Houston Aeros 2 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 4-1-0 5-4-1 9-5-1
November 17, 1973 Toronto Toros 2 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 5-1-0 5-4-1 10-5-1
November 18, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 5 L 5-1-0 5-5-1 10-6-1
November 22, 1973 Chicago Cougars 4 at Los Angeles Sharks 3 W 5-1-0 6-5-1 11-6-1
November 24, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at Houston Aeros 5 L 5-1-0 6-6-1 11-7-1
December 1, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at Chicago Cougars 4 L 5-2-0 6-6-1 11-8-1 OT
December 2, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at New England Whalers 4 L 5-2-0 6-7-1 11-9-1
December 4, 1973 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Chicago Cougars 0 L 5-3-0 6-7-1 11-10-1
December 8, 1973 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 3 at Chicago Cougars 1 L 5-4-0 6-7-1 11-11-1
December 9, 1973 Chicago Cougars 1 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 5-4-0 6-8-1 11-12-1
December 11, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Chicago Cougars 3 L 5-5-0 6-8-1 11-13-1
December 15, 1973 Houston Aeros 2 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 6-5-0 6-8-1 12-13-1
December 16, 1973 Chicago Cougars 3 at New England Whalers 2 W 6-5-0 7-8-1 13-13-1
December 18, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Chicago Cougars 3 T 6-5-1 7-8-1 13-13-2 OT
December 21, 1973 Chicago Cougars 1 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 5 L 6-5-1 7-9-1 13-14-2
December 23, 1973 Chicago Cougars 6 at Toronto Toros 5 W 6-5-1 8-9-1 14-14-2
December 26, 1973 Chicago Cougars 2 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 6-5-1 8-10-1 14-15-2
December 28, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Chicago Cougars 6 W 7-5-1 8-10-1 15-15-2
December 29, 1973 Chicago Cougars 0 at Houston Aeros 3 L 7-5-1 8-11-1 15-16-2
December 30, 1973 Chicago Cougars 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 W 7-5-1 9-11-1 16-16-2
January 1, 1974 Vancouver Blazers 4 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 8-5-1 9-11-1 17-16-2
January 5, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 at Chicago Cougars 5 L 8-6-1 9-11-1 17-17-2
January 6, 1974 Chicago Cougars 0 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 8-6-1 9-12-1 17-18-2
January 8, 1974 Cleveland Crusaders 0 at Chicago Cougars 0 T 8-6-2 9-12-1 17-18-3 OT
January 13, 1974 Chicago Cougars 1 at Winnipeg Jets 3 L 8-6-2 9-13-1 17-19-3
January 17, 1974 Chicago Cougars 5 at New England Whalers 2 W 8-6-2 10-13-1 18-19-3
January 19, 1974 Quebec Nordiques 2 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 9-6-2 10-13-1 19-19-3
January 22, 1974 New England Whalers 3 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 10-6-2 10-13-1 20-19-3
January 25, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 L 10-6-2 10-14-1 20-20-3
January 30, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at Vancouver Blazers 2 W 10-6-2 11-14-1 21-20-3
February 1, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 10-6-2 11-15-1 21-21-3
February 3, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 10-6-2 11-16-1 21-22-3
February 5, 1974 Winnipeg Jets 1 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 11-6-2 11-16-1 22-22-3
February 6, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 L 11-6-2 11-17-1 22-23-3
February 9, 1974 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 2 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 12-6-2 11-17-1 23-23-3
February 10, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 12-6-2 12-17-1 24-23-3
February 12, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 13-6-2 12-17-1 25-23-3
February 14, 1974 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Chicago Cougars 3 L 13-7-2 12-17-1 25-24-3
February 16, 1974 Toronto Toros 5 at Chicago Cougars 4 L 13-8-2 12-17-1 25-25-3
February 17, 1974 Chicago Cougars 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 6 L 13-8-2 12-18-1 25-26-3
February 18, 1974 Chicago Cougars 3 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 4 L 13-8-2 12-19-1 25-27-3
February 21, 1974 Vancouver Blazers 4 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 14-8-2 12-19-1 26-27-3
February 23, 1974 New England Whalers 3 at Chicago Cougars 0 L 14-9-2 12-19-1 26-28-3
February 24, 1974 Chicago Cougars 1 at Winnipeg Jets 3 L 14-9-2 12-20-1 26-29-3
February 26, 1974 Los Angeles Sharks 2 at Chicago Cougars 4 W 15-9-2 12-20-1 27-29-3
February 28, 1974 Houston Aeros 9 at Chicago Cougars 4 L 15-10-2 12-20-1 27-30-3
March 1, 1974 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Chicago Cougars 7 W 16-10-2 12-20-1 28-30-3
March 3, 1974 Toronto Toros 5 at Chicago Cougars 4 L 16-11-2 12-20-1 28-31-3
March 5, 1974 New England Whalers 3 at Chicago Cougars 2 L 16-12-2 12-20-1 28-32-3
March 7, 1974 Chicago Cougars 3 at Quebec Nordiques 2 W 16-12-2 13-20-1 29-32-3
March 9, 1974 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 17-12-2 13-20-1 30-32-3 OT
March 12, 1974 New England Whalers 3 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 18-12-2 13-20-1 31-32-3
March 14, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Chicago Cougars 7 W 19-12-2 13-20-1 32-32-3
March 16, 1974 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Chicago Cougars 4 W 20-12-2 13-20-1 33-32-3 OT
March 17, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at Toronto Toros 2 W 20-12-2 14-20-1 34-32-3
March 19, 1974 Cleveland Crusaders 7 at Chicago Cougars 4 L 20-13-2 14-20-1 34-33-3
March 21, 1974 Vancouver Blazers 5 at Chicago Cougars 5 T 20-13-3 14-20-1 34-33-4 OT
March 23, 1974 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 1 at Chicago Cougars 4 W 21-13-3 14-20-1 35-33-4
March 24, 1974 Chicago Cougars 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 T 21-13-3 14-20-2 35-33-5 OT
March 26, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Chicago Cougars 4 W 22-13-3 14-20-2 36-33-5
March 29, 1974 Chicago Cougars 5 at Vancouver Blazers 2 W 22-13-3 15-20-2 37-33-5
March 31, 1974 Chicago Cougars 1 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 22-13-3 15-21-2 37-34-5
April 2, 1974 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 3 at Chicago Cougars 7 W 23-13-3 15-21-2 38-34-5
April 3, 1974 Chicago Cougars 1 at Houston Aeros 3 L 23-13-3 15-22-2 38-35-5
April 6, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at New England Whalers 6 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
April 7, 1974 Chicago Cougars 3 at New England Whalers 4 L 0-0-0 0-2-0 0-2-0 OT
April 9, 1974 New England Whalers 6 at Chicago Cougars 8 W 1-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0
April 10, 1974 New England Whalers 1 at Chicago Cougars 2 W 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0 OT
April 12, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at New England Whalers 2 W 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
April 14, 1974 New England Whalers 2 at Chicago Cougars 0 L 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
April 16, 1974 Chicago Cougars 3 at New England Whalers 2 W 2-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0
April 19, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at Toronto Toros 6 L 2-1-0 2-3-0 4-4-0
April 22, 1974 Chicago Cougars 4 at Toronto Toros 3 W 2-1-0 3-3-0 5-4-0
April 28, 1974 Toronto Toros 2 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 3-1-0 3-3-0 6-4-0
April 30, 1974 Toronto Toros 7 at Chicago Cougars 6 L 3-2-0 3-3-0 6-5-0
May 1, 1974 Chicago Cougars 3 at Toronto Toros 5 L 3-2-0 3-4-0 6-6-0
May 4, 1974 Toronto Toros 2 at Chicago Cougars 9 W 4-2-0 3-4-0 7-6-0
May 6, 1974 Chicago Cougars 5 at Toronto Toros 2 W 4-2-0 4-4-0 8-6-0
May 12, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Houston Aeros 3 L 4-2-0 4-5-0 8-7-0
May 15, 1974 Chicago Cougars 1 at Houston Aeros 6 L 4-2-0 4-6-0 8-8-0
May 17, 1974 Houston Aeros 7 at Chicago Cougars 4 L 4-3-0 4-6-0 8-9-0
May 19, 1974 Houston Aeros 6 at Chicago Cougars 2 L 4-4-0 4-6-0 8-10-0