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1973-74 Results

The Canucks fourth season was a season of change. Hal Laycoe, the team's first coach became the General Manager, replacing Bud Poile. Bill McCreary started the season as the team's new head coach, but was replaced in January by Phil Maloney (the fourth coach in four seasons). Dale Tallon was traded in the off-season in exchange for goaltender Gary Smith and Jerry Korab. During the season, Bobby Schmautz was traded to Boston for three players, of whom only Chris Oddleifson played for the Canucks in 1973-74. The team played well after the coaching change, recording 34 points in their final 37 games and finishing with their best NHL season to that point (59 points).


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 10  A  BOSTON       4-6 L     1  0  1  0   4   6   0 0.000 Boudrias in on all four goals  
OCT 13  A  MONTREAL     3-4 L     2  0  2  0   7  10   0 0.000 Hab Cournoyer gets hat trick   
OCT 14  A  BUFFALO      3-1 W     3  1  2  0  10  11   2 0.333 First NHL point for Bordeleau  
OCT 17  A  CHICAGO      0-5 L     4  1  3  0  10  16   2 0.250 Hawk Esposito gets shutout     
OCT 19  H  PHILADELPHIA 2-1 W     5  2  3  0  12  17   4 0.400 Guevremont gets game winner    
OCT 23  H  ATLANTA      3-0 W     6  3  3  0  15  17   6 0.500 Gary Smith's first shutout     
OCT 26  H  DETROIT      8-3 W     7  4  3  0  23  20   8 0.571 Bobby Schmautz get hat trick   
OCT 30  H  NY RANGERS   3-3 T     8  4  3  1  26  23   9 0.563 Canucks trail 3-1 in third     
NOV  2  H  ST. LOUIS    1-3 L     9  4  4  1  27  26   9 0.500 Guevremont opens scoring       
NOV  6  H  BUFFALO      3-2 W    10  5  4  1  30  28  11 0.550 Canucks down 2-1 after two     
NOV  9  H  CHICAGO      0-4 L    11  5  5  1  30  32  11 0.500 Hawk Esposito does it again    
NOV 11  A  BOSTON       2-4 L    12  5  6  1  32  36  11 0.458 Boudrias assists on both goals 
NOV 13  A  ST. LOUIS    1-6 L    13  5  7  1  33  42  11 0.423 Blue Unger gets hat trick      
NOV 14  A  MINNESOTA    3-6 L    14  5  8  1  36  48  11 0.393 First NHl goal for Ververgaert 
NOV 16  H  TORONTO      3-3 T    15  5  8  2  39  51  12 0.400 First NHl goal for Dave Dunn   
NOV 17  H  PHILADELPHIA 2-2 T    16  5  8  3  41  53  13 0.406 McSheffrey, Lemieux score      
NOV 21  A  PITTSBURGH   4-5 L    17  5  9  3  45  58  13 0.382 Schmautz has two point night   
NOV 23  A  ATLANTA      1-4 L    18  5 10  3  46  62  13 0.361 John Wright opens scoring      
NOV 25  A  NY RANGERS   0-5 L    19  5 11  3  46  67  13 0.342 Ranger Giacomin gets shutout   
NOV 27  A  ST. LOUIS    2-2 T    20  5 11  4  48  69  14 0.350 Guevremont scores and assists  
NOV 30  H  MINNESOTA    4-5 L    21  5 12  4  52  74  14 0.333 Ververgaert opens scoring      
DEC  4  H  LOS ANGELES  2-3 L    22  5 13  4  54  77  14 0.318 Kings lead 2-0 after first     
DEC  7  H  ATLANTA      0-2 L    23  5 14  4  54  79  14 0.304 Flame Bouchard records shutout 
DEC  8  H  PITTSBURGH   3-2 W    24  6 14  4  57  81  16 0.333 Gregg Boddy scores winner      
DEC 11  H  MONTREAL     2-2 T    25  6 14  5  59  83  17 0.340 Canucks trail 2-0 in third     
DEC 15  A  BOSTON       2-7 L    26  6 15  5  61  90  17 0.327 First NHL goal for Bob Dailey  
DEC 16  A  DETROIT      5-7 L    27  6 16  5  66  97  17 0.315 Five different Canucks score   
DEC 18  A  NY ISLANDERS 2-2 T    28  6 16  6  68  99  18 0.321 All scoring in first period    
DEC 20  A  PHILADELPHIA 3-9 L    29  6 17  6  71 108  18 0.310 Dailey scores twice in second  
DEC 22  A  TORONTO      6-4 W    30  7 17  6  77 112  20 0.333 Three point night for Schmautz 
DEC 23  A  CHICAGO      2-6 L    31  7 18  6  79 118  20 0.323 O'Flaherty records two points  
DEC 26  H  CALIFORNIA   6-4 W    32  8 18  6  85 122  22 0.344 Ververgaert gets game winner   
DEC 28  H  MINNESOTA    3-5 L    33  8 19  6  88 127  22 0.333 Lampman scores his only goal   
DEC 29  H  NY ISLANDERS 3-4 L    34  8 20  6  91 131  22 0.324 Schmautz records two points    
JAN  1  H  BOSTON       2-2 T    35  8 20  7  93 133  23 0.329 Boudrias assists on both goals 
JAN  3  A  NY ISLANDERS 2-3 L    36  8 21  7  95 136  23 0.319 Ververgaert scores both goals  
JAN  5  A  MONTREAL     3-5 L    37  8 22  7  98 141  23 0.311 Dave Dunn opens scoring        
JAN  6  A  BUFFALO      3-6 L    38  8 23  7 101 147  23 0.303 Canucks down 3-0 after first   
JAN  8  H  ST. LOUIS    1-3 L    39  8 24  7 102 150  23 0.295 Lemieux scores lone goal       
JAN 11  A  CALIFORNIA   3-2 W    40  9 24  7 105 152  25 0.313 Ververgaert scores a pair      
JAN 12  H  NY RANGERS   1-6 L    41  9 25  7 106 158  25 0.305 Bill McCreary's last game      
JAN 15  H  TORONTO      4-2 W    42 10 25  7 110 160  27 0.321 Phil Maloney's first game      
JAN 18  H  PITTSBURGH   2-6 L    43 10 26  7 112 166  27 0.314 Kurtenbach, Schmautz score     
JAN 20  A  CHICAGO      2-7 L    44 10 27  7 114 173  27 0.307 Gary Smith sent on vacation    
JAN 22  H  PHILADELPHIA 2-3 L    45 10 28  7 116 176  27 0.300 Boudrias assists on both goals 
JAN 25  H  MINNESOTA    4-5 L    46 10 29  7 120 181  27 0.293 Don Lever scores twice         
JAN 27  A  BUFFALO      3-2 W    47 11 29  7 123 183  29 0.309 Bob Dailey gets two goals      
JAN 30  A  DETROIT      7-3 W    48 12 29  7 130 186  31 0.323 O'Flaherty scores game winner  
FEB  2  H  NY ISLANDERS 2-2 T    49 12 29  8 132 188  32 0.327 Dunn, O'Flaherty score         
FEB  6  A  CALIFORNIA   2-4 L    50 12 30  8 134 192  32 0.320 Canucks up 2-0 in second       
FEB  9  H  DETROIT      5-4 W    51 13 30  8 139 196  34 0.333 John Gould scores two, winner  
FEB 10  H  BUFFALO      5-2 W    52 14 30  8 144 198  36 0.346 O'Flaherty one goal, 3 assists 
FEB 12  A  ST. LOUIS    3-2 W    53 15 30  8 147 200  38 0.358 Guevremont records two points  
FEB 13  A  MINNESOTA    3-3 T    54 15 30  9 150 203  39 0.361 Lalonde opens scoring          
FEB 15  H  BOSTON       2-4 L    55 15 31  9 152 207  39 0.355 Schmautz returns as a Bruin    
FEB 16  H  NY RANGERS   4-9 L    56 15 32  9 156 216  39 0.348 Tied at two after one period   
FEB 19  A  LOS ANGELES  4-3 W    57 16 32  9 160 219  41 0.360 Bordeleau gets game winner     
FEB 21  A  MONTREAL     2-5 L    58 16 33  9 162 224  41 0.353 Canucks open, close scoring    
FEB 23  A  TORONTO      4-3 W    59 17 33  9 166 227  43 0.364 O'Flaherty, Dunn 3 points each 
FEB 26  A  NY ISLANDERS 1-1 T    60 17 33 10 167 228  44 0.367 Kearns scores tying goal       
FEB 27  A  NY RANGERS   2-4 L    61 17 34 10 169 232  44 0.361 Dennis Kearns out for season   
MAR  2  A  PITTSBURGH   1-6 L    62 17 35 10 170 238  44 0.355 Wilkins scores lone goal       
MAR  3  A  ATLANTA      3-5 L    63 17 36 10 173 243  44 0.349 Oddleifson fractures cheek bone
MAR  8  H  BUFFALO      2-4 L    64 17 37 10 175 247  44 0.344 Ververgaert, Lalonde score     
MAR  9  H  CHICAGO      4-4 T    65 17 37 11 179 251  45 0.346 Lemieux one goal, one assist   
MAR 12  H  DETROIT      1-2 L    66 17 38 11 180 253  45 0.341 Lever scores lone goal         
MAR 15  H  ATLANTA      3-0 W    67 18 38 11 183 253  47 0.351 O'Flaherty scores twice in 0:09
MAR 16  H  PITTSBURGH   6-8 L    68 18 39 11 189 261  47 0.346 Down 7-1 in third, 7-6 late    
MAR 20  A  NY RANGERS   7-5 W    69 19 39 11 196 266  49 0.355 Canucks down 3-0 in first      
MAR 21  A  PHILADELPHIA 1-3 L    70 19 40 11 197 269  49 0.350 Boudrias scores lone goal      
MAR 23  A  LOS ANGELES  0-5 L    71 19 41 11 197 274  49 0.345 King Edwards gets shutout      
MAR 24  H  TORONTO      3-2 W    72 20 41 11 200 276  51 0.354 Lalonde gets winner in second  
MAR 26  H  MONTREAL     3-4 L    73 20 42 11 203 280  51 0.349 Ververgaert ties game in third 
MAR 30  H  NY ISLANDERS 4-2 W    74 21 42 11 207 282  53 0.358 Jim Mair scores game winner    
MAR 31  H  CALIFORNIA   7-0 W    75 22 42 11 214 282  55 0.367 Lever 5 points, Smith shutout  
APR  3  A  CALIFORNIA   4-1 W    76 23 42 11 218 283  57 0.375 Gary Smith makes 41 saves      
APR  5  H  LOS ANGELES  5-2 W    77 24 42 11 223 285  59 0.383 Canucks up 5-0 after two       
APR  6  A  LOS ANGELES  1-11L    78 24 43 11 224 296  59 0.378 King Kozak records hat trick   

          Canucks finish 7th out of 8 teams in the East Division (out of the playoffs)        

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