1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 37-35-6 - 80 points
Finishing 3rd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 2-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-2
Coach: Terry Slater (37-35-6)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Statistics
1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks Roster

The Los Angeles Sharks of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 37 wins and 35 losses and 6 ties for 80 points, finishing third in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

The Sharks potted 259 goals and allowed 250. Gary Veneruzzo scored 43 goals for Los Angeles, while J.P. LeBlanc contributed 50 assists. George Gardner topped the squad with 19 wins, plus Russ Gillow added 15 or more wins, too. Russ Gillow recorded a 2.91 goals against average, pacing goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Terry Slater coached the team. The 1972-73 Los Angeles Sharks lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 259
Regular Season Goals Against: 250

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


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