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1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 44-32-2 - 90 points
Finishing 2nd in the WHA's WHA West Division
Postseason: 6-5
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Edmonton Oilers 4-1
Division Finals - Lost to Houston Aeros 4-2
Coach: Harry Neale (42-32-2)
Coach: Jack McCartan (2-0)
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints Statistics
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints Roster

The Minnesota Fighting Saints of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 44 wins and 32 losses and 2 ties for 90 points, finishing second in the WHA's WHA West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 6-5.

The Fighting Saints paced the league with 332 goals. Minnesota yielded 275 goals. Mike Walton scored 57 goals for the team, while Wayne Connelly and George Morrison tallied 30 or more also. Mike Walton contributed 60 assists. Mike Curran earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, plus John Garrett added 15 or more wins, too. Mike Curran recorded a 3.27 goals against average, leading qualifying goaltenders.

Harry Neale and Jack McCartan coached the team. The 1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 332
Regular Season Goals Against: 275

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1973 Vancouver Blazers 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 14, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Toronto Toros 2 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
October 15, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 at New England Whalers 3 T 1-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-1 OT
October 19, 1973 New England Whalers 0 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 W 2-0-0 1-0-1 3-0-1
October 21, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Winnipeg Jets 2 L 2-0-0 1-1-1 3-1-1 OT
October 24, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 5 L 2-0-0 1-2-1 3-2-1
October 26, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 L 2-1-0 1-2-1 3-3-1
October 27, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 3-1-0 1-2-1 4-3-1
October 30, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Houston Aeros 6 L 3-1-0 1-3-1 4-4-1
November 2, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Los Angeles Sharks 1 W 3-1-0 2-3-1 5-4-1
November 4, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 3-1-0 2-4-1 5-5-1
November 7, 1973 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 10 W 4-1-0 2-4-1 6-5-1
November 9, 1973 Vancouver Blazers 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 W 5-1-0 2-4-1 7-5-1
November 11, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 W 6-1-0 2-4-1 8-5-1
November 13, 1973 Houston Aeros 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 L 6-2-0 2-4-1 8-6-1
November 15, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Vancouver Blazers 7 L 6-2-0 2-5-1 8-7-1
November 18, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Edmonton Oilers 2 W 6-2-0 3-5-1 9-7-1
November 20, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Los Angeles Sharks 6 L 6-2-0 3-6-1 9-8-1
November 22, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 W 7-2-0 3-6-1 10-8-1
November 25, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 8-2-0 3-6-1 11-8-1
November 28, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 at Vancouver Blazers 5 L 8-2-0 3-7-1 11-9-1
November 30, 1973 Toronto Toros 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 L 8-3-0 3-7-1 11-10-1
December 2, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 2 L 8-3-0 3-8-1 11-11-1
December 4, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 9 W 9-3-0 3-8-1 12-11-1
December 7, 1973 Vancouver Blazers 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 W 10-3-0 3-8-1 13-11-1
December 8, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 W 11-3-0 3-8-1 14-11-1
December 9, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Toronto Toros 10 L 11-3-0 3-9-1 14-12-1
December 11, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 11-3-0 4-9-1 15-12-1
December 14, 1973 Houston Aeros 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 L 11-4-0 4-9-1 15-13-1
December 16, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 11-4-0 5-9-1 16-13-1
December 19, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Vancouver Blazers 2 W 11-4-0 6-9-1 17-13-1
December 21, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 W 12-4-0 6-9-1 18-13-1
December 22, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 L 12-4-0 6-10-1 18-14-1
December 23, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 L 12-5-0 6-10-1 18-15-1
December 27, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Edmonton Oilers 4 W 12-5-0 7-10-1 19-15-1
December 29, 1973 Toronto Toros 9 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 L 12-6-0 7-10-1 19-16-1
December 30, 1973 Chicago Cougars 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 L 12-7-0 7-10-1 19-17-1
January 5, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 at Chicago Cougars 5 W 12-7-0 8-10-1 20-17-1
January 6, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 L 12-8-0 8-10-1 20-18-1
January 9, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 6 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 L 12-9-0 8-10-1 20-19-1
January 12, 1974 Toronto Toros 6 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 8 W 13-9-0 8-10-1 21-19-1
January 13, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 L 13-9-0 8-11-1 21-20-1
January 15, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 13-9-0 8-12-1 21-21-1
January 19, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at New England Whalers 5 L 13-9-0 8-13-1 21-22-1
January 20, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Quebec Nordiques 5 L 13-9-0 8-14-1 21-23-1 OT
January 23, 1974 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 L 13-10-0 8-14-1 21-24-1
January 25, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 W 14-10-0 8-14-1 22-24-1
January 27, 1974 Winnipeg Jets 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 12 W 15-10-0 8-14-1 23-24-1
February 2, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 W 15-10-0 9-14-1 24-24-1
February 3, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Toronto Toros 5 L 15-10-0 9-15-1 24-25-1
February 5, 1974 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 W 16-10-0 9-15-1 25-25-1
February 6, 1974 Chicago Cougars 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 W 17-10-0 9-15-1 26-25-1
February 8, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 17-10-0 10-15-1 27-25-1 OT
February 10, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at New England Whalers 2 W 17-10-0 11-15-1 28-25-1
February 12, 1974 Houston Aeros 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 L 17-11-0 11-15-1 28-26-1
February 13, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 W 18-11-0 11-15-1 29-26-1
February 15, 1974 Winnipeg Jets 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 W 19-11-0 11-15-1 30-26-1
February 17, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 at Houston Aeros 1 W 19-11-0 12-15-1 31-26-1
February 22, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 at Quebec Nordiques 4 W 19-11-0 13-15-1 32-26-1
February 24, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 1 W 19-11-0 14-15-1 33-26-1
February 27, 1974 Los Angeles Sharks 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 20-11-0 14-15-1 34-26-1
February 28, 1974 Cleveland Crusaders 6 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 T 20-11-1 14-15-1 34-26-2 OT
March 1, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Winnipeg Jets 0 W 20-11-1 15-15-1 35-26-2
March 3, 1974 Los Angeles Sharks 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 21-11-1 15-15-1 36-26-2
March 6, 1974 New England Whalers 6 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 8 W 22-11-1 15-15-1 37-26-2
March 9, 1974 Quebec Nordiques 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 9 W 23-11-1 15-15-1 38-26-2
March 10, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Los Angeles Sharks 6 L 23-11-1 15-16-1 38-27-2
March 12, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Houston Aeros 3 L 23-11-1 15-17-1 38-28-2
March 14, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Chicago Cougars 7 L 23-11-1 15-18-1 38-29-2
March 15, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 at New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 5 L 23-11-1 15-19-1 38-30-2
March 17, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Quebec Nordiques 3 W 23-11-1 16-19-1 39-30-2
March 19, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Vancouver Blazers 5 L 23-11-1 16-20-1 39-31-2
March 22, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 23-11-1 17-20-1 40-31-2
March 24, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Houston Aeros 3 W 23-11-1 18-20-1 41-31-2
March 27, 1974 New York Golden Blades/Jersey Knights 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 W 24-11-1 18-20-1 42-31-2
March 29, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 L 24-12-1 18-20-1 42-32-2
March 31, 1974 Houston Aeros 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 25-12-1 18-20-1 43-32-2
April 3, 1974 Vancouver Blazers 0 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 9 W 26-12-1 18-20-1 44-32-2
April 6, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 7, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 8 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 10, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 6 at Edmonton Oilers 2 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
April 12, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at Edmonton Oilers 2 L 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
April 14, 1974 Edmonton Oilers 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 W 3-0-0 1-1-0 4-1-0
April 18, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 5 at Houston Aeros 4 W 3-0-0 2-1-0 5-1-0 OT
April 20, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 2 at Houston Aeros 5 L 3-0-0 2-2-0 5-2-0
April 21, 1974 Houston Aeros 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 W 4-0-0 2-2-0 6-2-0
April 28, 1974 Houston Aeros 4 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 L 4-1-0 2-2-0 6-3-0
April 29, 1974 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at Houston Aeros 9 L 4-1-0 2-3-0 6-4-0
May 1, 1974 Houston Aeros 3 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 L 4-2-0 2-3-0 6-5-0