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.

The Crusaders netted 266 goals and surrendered 264. Gary Jarrett scored 31 goals for Cleveland and contributed 39 assists. Gerry Cheevers earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.03 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

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


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