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1971-72 Results

After a strong inaugural season, the Canucks did not fare as well in their second season. Despite the efforts of newcomers Dennis Kearns, Bobby Schmautz rookie Jocelyn Guevremont and netminder Ed Dyck, the team actually finished last overall in the NHL for the first (and so far only) time in their history. Still, on most nights you could count on players like Andre Boudrias, Orland Kurtenbach, Wayne Maki, Dale Tallon, Pat Quinn and John Schella to give you an honest effort.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT  8  H  TORONTO      2-3 L     1  0  1  0   2   3   0 0.000 First NHL goal for Guevremont  
OCT 10  H  LOS ANGELES  3-4 L     2  0  2  0   5   7   0 0.000 First NHL point for Fred Speck 
OCT 12  H  PHILADELPHIA 3-2 W     3  1  2  0   8   9   2 0.333 Down 2-0 in second period      
OCT 15  A  CALIFORNIA   9-6 W     4  2  2  0  17  15   4 0.500 Down 5-1 in first period       
OCT 16  H  PITTSBURGH   1-2 L     5  2  3  0  18  17   4 0.400 First NHL point for Lalonde    
OCT 19  A  ST. LOUIS    3-1 W     6  3  3  0  21  18   6 0.500 Mike Corrigan scores two goals 
OCT 20  A  MINNESOTA    0-7 L     7  3  4  0  21  25   6 0.429 Maniago shuts out Canucks      
OCT 22  H  MONTREAL     0-6 L     8  3  5  0  21  31   6 0.375 Hat trick for Hab Mahovlich    
OCT 24  H  BOSTON       3-4 L     9  3  6  0  24  35   6 0.333 Canucks lead 3-2 after two     
OCT 27  A  TORONTO      0-0 T    10  3  6  1  24  35   7 0.350 First Canuck shut-out (Wilson) 
OCT 28  A  PHILADELPHIA 2-3 L    11  3  7  1  26  38   7 0.318 Dunc Wilson faces 37 shots     
OCT 30  H  BUFFALO      4-4 T    12  3  7  2  30  42   8 0.333 Sabre Martin records hat trick 
OCT 31  H  CHICAGO      6-2 W    13  4  7  2  36  44  10 0.385 Ted Taylor records three points
NOV  5  H  PITTSBURGH   4-2 W    14  5  7  2  40  46  12 0.429 Dunc Wilson stops 44 shots     
NOV  6  H  NY RANGERS   1-3 L    15  5  8  2  41  49  12 0.400 Kurtenbach scores only goal    
NOV 10  A  PITTSBURGH   1-3 L    16  5  9  2  42  52  12 0.375 Dale Tallon nets lone goal     
NOV 11  A  PHILADELPHIA 3-4 L    17  5 10  2  45  56  12 0.353 Boudrias has a two point night 
NOV 13  A  TORONTO      2-2 T    18  5 10  3  47  58  13 0.361 Wilson injured in first minute 
NOV 14  A  NY RANGERS   1-6 L    19  5 11  3  48  64  13 0.342 Maki breaks goose egg in third 
NOV 17  A  CHICAGO      0-3 L    20  5 12  3  48  67  13 0.325 Hawk Esposito records shutout  
NOV 18  A  BOSTON       0-5 L    21  5 13  3  48  72  13 0.310 Bruin Johnston records shutout 
NOV 21  H  DETROIT      2-2 T    22  5 13  4  50  74  14 0.318 Boudrias, Kurtenbach score     
NOV 23  H  MINNESOTA    1-2 L    23  5 14  4  51  76  14 0.304 Poul Popiel injured            
NOV 27  H  BUFFALO      5-2 W    24  6 14  4  56  78  16 0.333 Boudrias point in each period  
NOV 30  H  CHICAGO      4-2 W    25  7 14  4  60  80  18 0.360 George Gardner stops 21 shots  
DEC  4  A  MONTREAL     0-7 L    26  7 15  4  60  87  18 0.346 Canadien Lemaire gets hat trick
DEC  5  A  NY RANGERS   3-6 L    27  7 16  4  63  93  18 0.333 Dennis Kearns records 2 assists
DEC  7  H  ST. LOUIS    2-1 W    28  8 16  4  65  94  20 0.357 Barry Wilkins injured          
DEC 11  H  BOSTON       2-6 L    29  8 17  4  67 100  20 0.345 Connelly, Paiement injured     
DEC 14  H  DETROIT      3-4 L    30  8 18  4  70 104  20 0.333 Dale Tallon scores twice       
DEC 17  H  MONTREAL     2-6 L    31  8 19  4  72 110  20 0.323 Guy Lafleur records hat trick  
DEC 19  A  BUFFALO      1-5 L    32  8 20  4  73 115  20 0.313 Dave Balon scores only goal    
DEC 22  A  DETROIT      0-3 L    33  8 21  4  73 118  20 0.303 Wing Al Smith records shutout  
DEC 26  H  CALIFORNIA   6-2 W    34  9 21  4  79 120  22 0.324 Guevremont, Tallon 3 point each
DEC 29  A  LOS ANGELES  1-3 L    35  9 22  4  80 123  22 0.314 Tallon only Canuck to score    
JAN  2  H  LOS ANGELES  3-6 L    36  9 23  4  83 129  22 0.306 Tied at three after two periods
JAN  5  A  MONTREAL     4-6 L    37  9 24  4  87 135  22 0.297 Dave Balon scores twice        
JAN  8  A  MINNESOTA    5-1 W    38 10 24  4  92 136  24 0.316 Kurtenbach 2 goals, 1 assist   
JAN 11  H  MINNESOTA    2-2 T    39 10 24  5  94 138  25 0.321 Dennis Kearns gets two points  
JAN 14  A  CALIFORNIA   3-5 L    40 10 25  5  97 143  25 0.313 Kurtenbach 1 goal, 2 assists   
JAN 15  H  CALIFORNIA   4-3 W    41 11 25  5 101 146  27 0.329 First NHL goal for Lemieux     
JAN 19  A  PITTSBURGH   6-1 W    42 12 25  5 107 147  29 0.345 Boudrias records 100th point   
JAN 20  A  BUFFALO      0-1 L    43 12 26  5 107 148  29 0.337 Sabre Crozier records shutout  
JAN 22  H  NY RANGERS   5-2 W    44 13 26  5 112 150  31 0.352 Andre Boudrias gets hat trick  
JAN 27  A  CHICAGO      0-4 L    45 13 27  5 112 154  31 0.344 Schmautz returns (has 2 fights)
JAN 29  H  TORONTO      5-2 W    46 14 27  5 117 156  33 0.359 Kurtenbach 1 goal, 3 assists   
JAN 30  H  CALIFORNIA   0-2 L    47 14 28  5 117 158  33 0.351 Seal Meloche records shutout   
FEB  2  A  CALIFORNIA   5-1 W    48 15 28  5 122 159  35 0.365 First NHL goal for Gregg Boddy 
FEB  4  H  CHICAGO      2-6 L    49 15 29  5 124 165  35 0.357 Hawk Hull brothers each score  
FEB  6  H  MONTREAL     2-4 L    50 15 30  5 126 169  35 0.350 Tied 2-2 early in third period 
FEB  8  H  PHILADELPHIA 1-3 L    51 15 31  5 127 172  35 0.343 Wayne Connelly lone scorer     
FEB 10  A  BOSTON       1-9 L    52 15 32  5 128 181  35 0.337 At least Paiement scored       
FEB 12  A  ST. LOUIS    4-5 L    53 15 33  5 132 186  35 0.330 Kurtenbach tallies two goals   
FEB 13  A  PITTSBURGH   4-6 L    54 15 34  5 136 192  35 0.324 First NHL goal for Ron Ward    
FEB 15  H  NY RANGERS   1-5 L    55 15 35  5 137 197  35 0.318 Hat trick for Ranger Ratelle   
FEB 18  H  ST. LOUIS    5-2 W    56 16 35  5 142 199  37 0.330 Dunc Wilson stops 29 shots     
FEB 19  A  LOS ANGELES  3-5 L    57 16 36  5 145 204  37 0.325 Dennis Kearns records 2 assists
FEB 22  H  BOSTON       3-4 L    58 16 37  5 148 208  37 0.319 Wilkins returns and is injured 
FEB 24  A  DETROIT      0-2 L    59 16 38  5 148 210  37 0.314 Smith shuts out Canucks again  
FEB 26  A  TORONTO      1-7 L    60 16 39  5 149 217  37 0.308 Leaf Henderson gets hat trick  
FEB 27  A  CHICAGO      3-3 T    61 16 39  6 152 220  38 0.311 Wilkins returns again          
FEB 29  A  DETROIT      2-8 L    62 16 40  6 154 228  38 0.306 Ed Dyck stops a penalty shot   
MAR  2  A  BOSTON       3-7 L    63 16 41  6 157 235  38 0.302 Bruin Esposito gets hat trick  
MAR  4  A  MONTREAL     0-5 L    64 16 42  6 157 240  38 0.297 Eliminated from playoffs       
MAR  5  A  NY RANGERS   1-6 L    65 16 43  6 158 246  38 0.292 Guevremont scores lone goal    
MAR  8  H  PHILADELPHIA 5-6 L    66 16 44  6 163 252  38 0.288 Canucks up 3-1 after first     
MAR 10  H  BUFFALO      3-2 W    67 17 44  6 166 254  40 0.299 Boudrias records three points  
MAR 14  H  PITTSBURGH   4-7 L    68 17 45  6 170 261  40 0.294 Wayne Maki 1 goal, 2 assists   
MAR 16  A  MINNESOTA    2-6 L    69 17 46  6 172 267  40 0.290 Taylor, Balon score            
MAR 17  A  BUFFALO      6-2 W    70 18 46  6 178 269  42 0.300 Guevremont records three points
MAR 19  H  ST. LOUIS    3-3 T    71 18 46  7 181 272  43 0.303 Dale Tallon injured            
MAR 21  H  DETROIT      5-7 L    72 18 47  7 186 279  43 0.299 Bobby Schmautz scores twice    
MAR 24  H  TORONTO      5-3 W    73 19 47  7 191 282  45 0.308 Schmautz scores twice again    
MAR 26  A  PHILADELPHIA 1-4 L    74 19 48  7 192 286  45 0.304 Wayne Maki tallies lone marker 
MAR 28  A  ST. LOUIS    1-2 L    75 19 49  7 193 288  45 0.300 Ed Dyck outshot 38-24          
MAR 29  A  LOS ANGELES  2-4 L    76 19 50  7 195 292  45 0.296 First NHL goal for Lalonde     
MAR 31  H  LOS ANGELES  4-4 T    77 19 50  8 199 296  46 0.299 Canucks trail 3-0 in second    
APR  2  H  MINNESOTA    4-1 W    78 20 50  8 203 297  48 0.308 Kurtenbach notches game winner 

          Canucks finish 7th out of 7 teams in the East Division (out of the playoffs)        

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