1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-32-9 - 83 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Toronto Toros 4-1
Coach: Bill Needham (37-32-9)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders Roster

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 37 wins and 32 losses and 9 ties for 83 points, finishing third in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4. Bill Needham coached the team. The 1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 266
Regular Season Goals Against: 264

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