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Cleveland Crusaders

1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Game Results

World Hockey Association (WHA)
Team Record: 43-32-3 - 89 points
Finished 2nd in the WHA's East Division

Postseason: 5-4
Lost AVCO Cup semi-finals

Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Philadelphia Blazers 4-0

Division Finals - Lost to New England Whalers 4-1

Coach: Bill Needham (43-32-3)

1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Roster
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders Statistics

The Cleveland Crusaders of the World Hockey Association ended the 1972-73 season with a record of 43 wins, 32 losses and 3 ties for 89 points, finishing second in the WHA's East Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 5-4. Bill Needham coached the team. The 1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders lost in the AVCO Cup semi-finals.

Regular Season Goals For: 287
Regular Season Goals Against: 239

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


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