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1973-74 New England Whalers Game-by-Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 43-31-4 - 90 points
Finishing 1st in the WHA's WHA East Division
Postseason: 3-4
Lost AVCO Cup quarter-finals
Division Semi-Finals - Lost to Chicago Cougars 4-3
Coach: Ron Ryan (43-31-4)
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
1973-74 New England Whalers Statistics
1973-74 New England Whalers Roster

The New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association ended the 1973-74 season with a record of 43 wins and 31 losses and 4 ties for 90 points, finishing first in the WHA's WHA East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Whalers scored 291 goals and allowed 260. Tom Webster netted 43 goals for New England, and John French contributed 48 assists. Al Smith earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 3.08 goals against average, pacing regular goalies.

Ron Ryan coached the team. The 1973-74 New England Whalers lost in the AVCO Cup quarter-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 291
Regular Season Goals Against: 260

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


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