1972-73 New England Whalers Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 46-30-2 - 94 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 12-3
Won AVCO Cup
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Ottawa Nationals 4-1
Division Finals - Defeated Cleveland Crusaders 4-1
Avco Cup Finals - Defeated Winnipeg Jets 4-1
Coach: Jack Kelley (46-30-2)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1972-73 New England Whalers Statistics
1972-73 New England Whalers Roster

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 46 wins and 30 losses and 2 ties for 94 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 12-3.

The Whalers paced the circuit with 318 goals. New England surrendered 263 goals. Tom Webster scored 53 goals for the squad, while Terry Caffery, Tim Sheehy and Larry Pleau each netted 30 or more, too. Terry Caffery contributed 61 assists. Al Smith earned 31 wins in front of the net for the team, plus Bruce Landon added 15 or more wins, too. Al Smith earned a 3.18 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Jack Kelley coached the team. The 1972-73 New England Whalers won the AVCO Cup.

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Regular Season Goals For: 318
Regular Season Goals Against: 263

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 3 at New England Whalers 4 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
October 16, 1972 Chicago Cougars 1 at New England Whalers 4 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
October 18, 1972 New England Whalers 4 at Houston Aeros 1 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
October 19, 1972 Quebec Nordiques 4 at New England Whalers 3 L 2-1-0 1-0-0 3-1-0
October 21, 1972 New England Whalers 4 at Quebec Nordiques 6 L 2-1-0 1-1-0 3-2-0
October 23, 1972 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at New England Whalers 5 W 3-1-0 1-1-0 4-2-0
October 24, 1972 New England Whalers 3 at Cleveland Crusaders 2 W 3-1-0 2-1-0 5-2-0 OT
October 26, 1972 New England Whalers 6 at New York Raiders 7 L 3-1-0 2-2-0 5-3-0
October 28, 1972 Alberta Oilers 4 at New England Whalers 1 L 3-2-0 2-2-0 5-4-0
November 1, 1972 Chicago Cougars 2 at New England Whalers 4 W 4-2-0 2-2-0 6-4-0
November 4, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 4 at New England Whalers 8 W 5-2-0 2-2-0 7-4-0
November 6, 1972 Winnipeg Jets 2 at New England Whalers 6 W 6-2-0 2-2-0 8-4-0
November 11, 1972 New York Raiders 5 at New England Whalers 6 W 7-2-0 2-2-0 9-4-0
November 13, 1972 Houston Aeros 4 at New England Whalers 4 T 7-2-1 2-2-0 9-4-1 OT
November 17, 1972 New England Whalers 0 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 L 7-2-1 2-3-0 9-5-1
November 18, 1972 Ottawa Nationals 2 at New England Whalers 3 W 8-2-1 2-3-0 10-5-1
November 20, 1972 Ottawa Nationals 5 at New England Whalers 7 W 9-2-1 2-3-0 11-5-1
November 22, 1972 New England Whalers 1 at New York Raiders 3 L 9-2-1 2-4-0 11-6-1
November 24, 1972 Alberta Oilers 2 at New England Whalers 7 W 10-2-1 2-4-0 12-6-1
November 26, 1972 New England Whalers 1 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 3 L 10-2-1 2-5-0 12-7-1
November 27, 1972 Cleveland Crusaders 0 at New England Whalers 3 W 11-2-1 2-5-0 13-7-1
November 29, 1972 New England Whalers 6 at New York Raiders 7 L 11-2-1 2-6-0 13-8-1
December 1, 1972 New England Whalers 3 at Philadelphia Blazers 5 L 11-2-1 2-7-0 13-9-1
December 2, 1972 Quebec Nordiques 2 at New England Whalers 7 W 12-2-1 2-7-0 14-9-1
December 4, 1972 Ottawa Nationals 2 at New England Whalers 7 W 13-2-1 2-7-0 15-9-1
December 6, 1972 New York Raiders 3 at New England Whalers 4 W 14-2-1 2-7-0 16-9-1
December 7, 1972 New England Whalers 4 at Ottawa Nationals 2 W 14-2-1 3-7-0 17-9-1
December 9, 1972 New York Raiders 2 at New England Whalers 4 W 15-2-1 3-7-0 18-9-1
December 11, 1972 Winnipeg Jets 3 at New England Whalers 4 W 16-2-1 3-7-0 19-9-1
December 13, 1972 New England Whalers 3 at Chicago Cougars 6 L 16-2-1 3-8-0 19-10-1
December 14, 1972 New England Whalers 5 at Los Angeles Sharks 2 W 16-2-1 4-8-0 20-10-1
December 16, 1972 New England Whalers 10 at Philadelphia Blazers 6 W 16-2-1 5-8-0 21-10-1
December 17, 1972 Philadelphia Blazers 6 at New England Whalers 3 L 16-3-1 5-8-0 21-11-1
December 19, 1972 New England Whalers 5 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 7 L 16-3-1 5-9-0 21-12-1
December 21, 1972 New England Whalers 4 at Alberta Oilers 5 L 16-3-1 5-10-0 21-13-1
December 24, 1972 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at New England Whalers 3 L 16-4-1 5-10-0 21-14-1
December 25, 1972 New England Whalers 8 at New York Raiders 2 W 16-4-1 6-10-0 22-14-1
December 28, 1972 New England Whalers 5 at Quebec Nordiques 3 W 16-4-1 7-10-0 23-14-1
December 29, 1972 Houston Aeros 4 at New England Whalers 2 L 16-5-1 7-10-0 23-15-1
December 31, 1972 New England Whalers 3 at New York Raiders 0 W 16-5-1 8-10-0 24-15-1
January 9, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Houston Aeros 7 L 16-5-1 8-11-0 24-16-1
January 13, 1973 New York Raiders 3 at New England Whalers 4 W 17-5-1 8-11-0 25-16-1
January 17, 1973 New England Whalers 4 at Chicago Cougars 2 W 17-5-1 9-11-0 26-16-1
January 19, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Winnipeg Jets 6 L 17-5-1 9-12-0 26-17-1
January 21, 1973 New England Whalers 7 at Winnipeg Jets 2 W 17-5-1 10-12-0 27-17-1
January 24, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 1 at New England Whalers 6 W 18-5-1 10-12-0 28-17-1
January 25, 1973 New England Whalers 4 at Ottawa Nationals 2 W 18-5-1 11-12-0 29-17-1
January 27, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 3 at New England Whalers 1 L 18-6-1 11-12-0 29-18-1
January 29, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 3 L 18-6-1 11-13-0 29-19-1
January 31, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at New England Whalers 4 W 19-6-1 11-13-0 30-19-1
February 1, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Houston Aeros 4 W 19-6-1 12-13-0 31-19-1 OT
February 2, 1973 New England Whalers 1 at Los Angeles Sharks 3 L 19-6-1 12-14-0 31-20-1
February 4, 1973 New England Whalers 3 at Los Angeles Sharks 4 L 19-6-1 12-15-0 31-21-1
February 6, 1973 New England Whalers 4 at Alberta Oilers 2 W 19-6-1 13-15-0 32-21-1
February 7, 1973 New England Whalers 1 at Alberta Oilers 3 L 19-6-1 13-16-0 32-22-1
February 9, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 7 at New England Whalers 4 L 19-7-1 13-16-0 32-23-1
February 11, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Quebec Nordiques 2 T 19-7-1 13-16-1 32-23-2 OT
February 13, 1973 New England Whalers 4 at Philadelphia Blazers 5 L 19-7-1 13-17-1 32-24-2
February 15, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 5 at New England Whalers 6 W 20-7-1 13-17-1 33-24-2
February 17, 1973 New England Whalers 6 at Quebec Nordiques 4 W 20-7-1 14-17-1 34-24-2
February 20, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Philadelphia Blazers 4 L 20-7-1 14-18-1 34-25-2
February 23, 1973 Alberta Oilers 2 at New England Whalers 4 W 21-7-1 14-18-1 35-25-2
March 4, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 L 21-7-1 14-19-1 35-26-2
March 7, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 0 at New England Whalers 1 W 22-7-1 14-19-1 36-26-2 OT
March 9, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 4 at New England Whalers 5 W 23-7-1 14-19-1 37-26-2
March 10, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 1 at New England Whalers 3 W 24-7-1 14-19-1 38-26-2
March 13, 1973 New England Whalers 4 at Chicago Cougars 3 W 24-7-1 15-19-1 39-26-2 OT
March 14, 1973 New England Whalers 7 at Winnipeg Jets 5 W 24-7-1 16-19-1 40-26-2
March 16, 1973 Minnesota Fighting Saints 4 at New England Whalers 7 W 25-7-1 16-19-1 41-26-2
March 17, 1973 Philadelphia Blazers 0 at New England Whalers 4 W 26-7-1 16-19-1 42-26-2
March 20, 1973 Los Angeles Sharks 1 at New England Whalers 4 W 27-7-1 16-19-1 43-26-2
March 22, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Ottawa Nationals 4 L 27-7-1 16-20-1 43-27-2
March 23, 1973 Chicago Cougars 1 at New England Whalers 3 W 28-7-1 16-20-1 44-27-2
March 26, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 7 L 28-7-1 16-21-1 44-28-2
March 27, 1973 Houston Aeros 6 at New England Whalers 1 L 28-8-1 16-21-1 44-29-2
March 29, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Ottawa Nationals 5 L 28-8-1 16-22-1 44-30-2
March 30, 1973 New York Raiders 4 at New England Whalers 5 W 29-8-1 16-22-1 45-30-2 OT
April 1, 1973 Quebec Nordiques 3 at New England Whalers 8 W 30-8-1 16-22-1 46-30-2
April 7, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 3 at New England Whalers 6 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 8, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 3 at New England Whalers 4 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 OT
April 10, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Ottawa Nationals 4 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
April 12, 1973 New England Whalers 7 at Ottawa Nationals 3 W 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
April 14, 1973 Ottawa Nationals 4 at New England Whalers 5 W 3-0-0 1-1-0 4-1-0 OT
April 18, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New England Whalers 3 W 4-0-0 1-1-0 5-1-0
April 19, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 2 at New England Whalers 3 W 5-0-0 1-1-0 6-1-0
April 21, 1973 New England Whalers 5 at Cleveland Crusaders 4 W 5-0-0 2-1-0 7-1-0
April 22, 1973 New England Whalers 2 at Cleveland Crusaders 5 L 5-0-0 2-2-0 7-2-0
April 26, 1973 Cleveland Crusaders 1 at New England Whalers 3 W 6-0-0 2-2-0 8-2-0
April 29, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 2 at New England Whalers 7 W 7-0-0 2-2-0 9-2-0
May 2, 1973 New England Whalers 7 at Winnipeg Jets 4 W 7-0-0 3-2-0 10-2-0
May 3, 1973 New England Whalers 3 at Winnipeg Jets 4 L 7-0-0 3-3-0 10-3-0
May 5, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 2 at New England Whalers 4 W 8-0-0 3-3-0 11-3-0
May 6, 1973 Winnipeg Jets 6 at New England Whalers 9 W 9-0-0 3-3-0 12-3-0