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1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 38-37-3 - 79 points
Finishing 4th in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 1-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Preliminary - Defeated Alberta Oilers 1-0
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Winnipeg Jets 4-1
Coach: Glen Sonmor (28-28-3)
Coach: Harry Neale (10-9)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics
1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints Roster

The Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 38 wins and 37 losses and 3 ties for 79 points, finishing fourth in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-4.

The Fighting Saints scored 250 goals and gave up 269. Wayne Connelly netted 40 goals for Minnesota, while Bill Klatt tallied 30 or more, too. Ted Hampson contributed 45 assists. Mike Curran earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Jack McCartan added 15 or more wins, too. Mike Curran recorded a 3.09 goals against average, leading goalies with significant playing time.

Glen Sonmor and Harry Neale coached the team. The 1972-73 Minnesota Fighting Saints lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 250
Regular Season Goals Against: 269

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


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