1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 43-32-3 - 89 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 5-4
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Philadelphia Blazers 4-0
Division Finals - Lost to New England Whalers 4-1
Coach: Bill Needham (43-32-3)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Roster

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 43 wins and 32 losses and 3 ties for 89 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-4.

The Crusaders gave up 239 goals, the lowest total in the circuit. Cleveland netted 287 goals. Gary Jarrett scored 40 goals for the team, while Gerry Pinder and Ron Buchanan tallied 30 or more as well. Ron Buchanan contributed 44 assists. Gerry Cheevers earned 32 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.84 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Bill Needham coached the team. The 1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 287
Regular Season Goals Against: 239

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1972 Quebec Nordiques 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 14, 1972 Alberta Oilers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
October 15, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 7 at Ottawa Nationals 5 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
October 17, 1972 New York Raiders 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 W 3-0-0 1-0-0 4-0-0 OT
October 19, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at New York Raiders 1 W 3-0-0 2-0-0 5-0-0
October 21, 1972 Ottawa Nationals 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 L 3-1-0 2-0-0 5-1-0
October 24, 1972 New England Whalers 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 L 3-2-0 2-0-0 5-2-0 OT
October 25, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 8 at Philadelphia Blazers 2 W 3-2-0 3-0-0 6-2-0
October 27, 1972 Alberta Oilers 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 6 W 4-2-0 3-0-0 7-2-0
October 29, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Quebec Nordiques 2 T 4-2-0 3-0-1 7-2-1 OT
November 1, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 7 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 L 4-3-0 3-0-1 7-3-1
November 4, 1972 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 5-3-0 3-0-1 8-3-1
November 11, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Chicago Cougars 1 W 5-3-0 4-0-1 9-3-1
November 12, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Alberta Oilers 1 W 5-3-0 5-0-1 10-3-1
November 14, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 L 5-3-0 5-1-1 10-4-1
November 16, 1972 Ottawa Nationals 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 6 W 6-3-0 5-1-1 11-4-1
November 17, 1972 New England Whalers 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 W 7-3-0 5-1-1 12-4-1
November 19, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Houston Aeros 4 L 7-3-0 5-2-1 12-5-1
November 21, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 7-3-0 6-2-1 13-5-1
November 24, 1972 Los Angeles Sharks 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 W 8-3-0 6-2-1 14-5-1 OT
November 25, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 1 L 8-4-0 6-2-1 14-6-1
November 27, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 0 at New England Whalers 3 L 8-4-0 6-3-1 14-7-1
November 28, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 1 L 8-5-0 6-3-1 14-8-1
November 30, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Ottawa Nationals 3 L 8-5-0 6-4-1 14-9-1
December 2, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 8 W 9-5-0 6-4-1 15-9-1
December 3, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New York Raiders 5 L 9-5-0 6-5-1 15-10-1
December 5, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Philadelphia Blazers 3 W 9-5-0 7-5-1 16-10-1 OT
December 7, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Quebec Nordiques 1 W 9-5-0 8-5-1 17-10-1
December 9, 1972 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 L 9-6-0 8-5-1 17-11-1 OT
December 10, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 L 9-6-0 8-6-1 17-12-1 OT
December 15, 1972 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 6 W 10-6-0 8-6-1 18-12-1
December 17, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Quebec Nordiques 3 L 10-6-0 8-7-1 18-13-1
December 19, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Chicago Cougars 6 L 10-6-0 8-8-1 18-14-1
December 21, 1972 New York Raiders 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 6 W 11-6-0 8-8-1 19-14-1
December 23, 1972 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 W 12-6-0 8-8-1 20-14-1
December 25, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 8 W 13-6-0 8-8-1 21-14-1
December 29, 1972 Quebec Nordiques 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 14-6-0 8-8-1 22-14-1
December 30, 1972 Houston Aeros 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 W 15-6-0 8-8-1 23-14-1 OT
January 11, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 W 15-6-0 9-8-1 24-14-1
January 12, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 15-6-0 9-9-1 24-15-1
January 14, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Winnipeg Jets 3 L 15-6-0 9-10-1 24-16-1
January 16, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Philadelphia Blazers 3 W 15-6-0 10-10-1 25-16-1
January 17, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Houston Aeros 0 W 15-6-0 11-10-1 26-16-1
January 19, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Los Angeles Sharks 1 W 15-6-0 12-10-1 27-16-1
January 21, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Los Angeles Sharks 3 L 15-6-0 12-11-1 27-17-1
January 23, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 16-6-0 12-11-1 28-17-1 OT
January 25, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 7 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 L 16-7-0 12-11-1 28-18-1
January 27, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Chicago Cougars 1 W 16-7-0 13-11-1 29-18-1
January 29, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 W 17-7-0 13-11-1 30-18-1
January 31, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at New England Whalers 4 L 17-7-0 13-12-1 30-19-1
February 1, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 T 17-7-1 13-12-1 30-19-2 OT
February 2, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 18-7-1 13-12-1 31-19-2
February 4, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Ottawa Nationals 2 W 18-7-1 14-12-1 32-19-2
February 5, 1973 Chicago Cougars 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 7 W 19-7-1 14-12-1 33-19-2
February 10, 1973 New York Raiders 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 8 W 20-7-1 14-12-1 34-19-2
February 11, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Philadelphia Blazers 6 L 20-7-1 14-13-1 34-20-2
February 12, 1973 New York Raiders 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 8 W 21-7-1 14-13-1 35-20-2
February 14, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 5 at Philadelphia Blazers 6 L 21-7-1 14-14-1 35-21-2
February 17, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 L 21-8-1 14-14-1 35-22-2
February 20, 1973 Alberta Oilers 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 22-8-1 14-14-1 36-22-2
February 24, 1973 Chicago Cougars 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 L 22-9-1 14-14-1 36-23-2
February 25, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 5 at New York Raiders 9 L 22-9-1 14-15-1 36-24-2
February 27, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Ottawa Nationals 2 L 22-9-1 14-16-1 36-25-2
March 3, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at New York Raiders 3 W 22-9-1 15-16-1 37-25-2
March 7, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 0 at New England Whalers 1 L 22-9-1 15-17-1 37-26-2 OT
March 9, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at New England Whalers 5 L 22-9-1 15-18-1 37-27-2
March 11, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 11 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 22-9-1 16-18-1 38-27-2
March 13, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Alberta Oilers 4 L 22-9-1 16-19-1 38-28-2
March 14, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at Alberta Oilers 4 L 22-9-1 16-20-1 38-29-2
March 17, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 0 L 22-10-1 16-20-1 38-30-2
March 19, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 T 22-10-2 16-20-1 38-30-3 OT
March 20, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Quebec Nordiques 4 L 22-10-2 16-21-1 38-31-3
March 24, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 1 L 22-11-2 16-21-1 38-32-3 OT
March 25, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Houston Aeros 2 W 22-11-2 17-21-1 39-32-3
March 26, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 7 W 23-11-2 17-21-1 40-32-3
March 30, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 W 24-11-2 17-21-1 41-32-3
March 31, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 W 25-11-2 17-21-1 42-32-3
April 1, 1973 Chicago Cougars 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 26-11-2 17-21-1 43-32-3
April 4, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 OT
April 7, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 7 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 8, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 3 at Philadelphia Blazers 1 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
April 11, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 6 at Philadelphia Blazers 2 W 2-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0
April 18, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New England Whalers 3 L 2-0-0 2-1-0 4-1-0
April 19, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New England Whalers 3 L 2-0-0 2-2-0 4-2-0
April 21, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 L 2-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0
April 22, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 W 3-1-0 2-2-0 5-3-0
April 26, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at New England Whalers 3 L 3-1-0 2-3-0 5-4-0


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