1971–72 NHL season

The NHL 1971/72 season was the 55th season in the National Hockey League. 14 teams each played 78 games. The Stanley Cup won by the Boston Bruins for a 4-2 victory in the final series against the New York Rangers. In the previous year the Play Off mode was changed. Of this time benefited the still stronger East and presented both finalists. The season started without two of its stalwarts. Gordie Howe finished his career in Montreal, and had the gap left by the Jean Béliveau, be filled by the young Guy Lafleur. As a coach, the Canadiens Scotty Bowman committed. Financially broke to new times. Bobby Orr signed a contract that brought him in five years a million dollars.

  • 2.1 Round 1
  • 2.2 Round 2
  • 2.3 Stanley Cup final
  • 2.4 Best scorer in the playoffs

Regular Season

Statements Tables

Abbreviations: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals Scored, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Stanley Cup Playoffs

All games were held in 1972

Round 1

Round 2

Stanley Cup Final

Best scorer in the playoffs

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

NHL Awards