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1975-76 Results

After their best season ever, the question became what to do for an encore. After their first place finish the season before, the Canucks came out to retain their title. The team flirted with the .500 mark all season long, before a late season surge gave them 81 points on the season. The small drop in points was enough to leave the Canucks in second place in the Smythe Division. Dennis Ververgaert led the team in goals (37) and points (71) while Gary Smith spent the most time in net, posting a record of 20-24-6 in 51 games.

In a first round playoff battle with the improving New York Islanders, the Canucks were knocked out in two straight games. Of the four goals the team managed, Chris Oddleifson was in on three of them.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES        
OCT  8  A  MINNESOTA    3-2 W     1  1  0  0   3   2   2 1.000 O'Flaherty pops winner in third
OCT 11  A  KANSAS CITY  2-4 L     2  1  1  0   5   6   2 0.500 Canucks up 2-1 after two       
OCT 12  A  CHICAGO      0-3 L     3  1  2  0   5   9   2 0.333 Hawk Esposito registers shutout
OCT 14  H  WASHINGTON   7-2 W     4  2  2  0  12  11   4 0.500 Ververgaert gets three points  
OCT 17  H  LOS ANGELES  3-5 L     5  2  3  0  15  16   4 0.400 Tied 3-3 in third              
OCT 19  A  NY RANGERS   1-8 L     6  2  4  0  16  24   4 0.333 Gould scores lone marker       
OCT 21  A  NY ISLANDERS 5-5 T     7  2  4  1  21  29   5 0.357 First two NHL goals for Blight 
OCT 22  A  TORONTO      2-3 L     8  2  5  1  23  32   5 0.313 Canucks up 2-0 after first     
OCT 24  H  MINNESOTA    4-2 W     9  3  5  1  27  34   7 0.389 Bordeleau records two points   
OCT 28  H  ATLANTA      2-3 L    10  3  6  1  29  37   7 0.350 Flames up 3-0 after two        
OCT 30  A  BUFFALO      4-4 T    11  3  6  2  33  41   8 0.364 Oddleifson scores two goals    
NOV  1  A  ST. LOUIS    3-3 T    12  3  6  3  36  44   9 0.375 Ververgaert opens scoring      
NOV  2  A  CHICAGO      1-6 L    13  3  7  3  37  50   9 0.346 Blight records lone marker     
NOV  4  H  NY RANGERS   2-4 L    14  3  8  3  39  54   9 0.321 Gould records two points       
NOV  8  H  BOSTON       4-2 W    15  4  8  3  43  56  11 0.367 Sedlbauer gets the hat trick   
NOV 11  H  TORONTO      3-2 W    16  5  8  3  46  58  13 0.406 Gould records the hat trick    
NOV 15  H  NY ISLANDERS 4-3 W    17  6  8  3  50  61  15 0.441 Robitaille gets two points     
NOV 18  A  ATLANTA      2-2 T    18  6  8  4  52  63  16 0.444 Canucks trail 2-0 after two    
NOV 19  A  WASHINGTON   5-2 W    19  7  8  4  57  65  18 0.474 Five different Canucks score   
NOV 22  H  CHICAGO      1-1 T    20  7  8  5  58  66  19 0.475 Sedlbauer gets tying goal      
NOV 25  H  BUFFALO      4-0 W    21  8  8  5  62  66  21 0.500 Smith stops 35 Sabre shots     
NOV 26  A  CALIFORNIA   1-2 L    22  8  9  5  63  68  21 0.477 Lever scores lone goal         
NOV 29  A  MONTREAL     4-6 L    23  8 10  5  67  74  21 0.457 Canucks up 3-2 after first     
NOV 30  A  PHILADELPHIA 3-5 L    24  8 11  5  70  79  21 0.438 First NHL goal for Richardson  
DEC  3  H  DETROIT      9-1 W    25  9 11  5  79  80  23 0.460 Eight different Canucks score  
DEC  5  H  ATLANTA      2-6 L    26  9 12  5  81  86  23 0.442 Kearns records two assists     
DEC  9  H  ST. LOUIS    5-3 W    27 10 12  5  86  89  25 0.463 Oddleifson two goals in second 
DEC 14  A  BOSTON       2-3 L    28 10 13  5  88  92  25 0.446 Blight scores both goals       
DEC 17  A  KANSAS CITY  5-6 L    29 10 14  5  93  98  25 0.431 Gould has a three point game   
DEC 19  H  PITTSBURGH   5-1 W    30 11 14  5  98  99  27 0.450 Lalonde records three points   
DEC 20  H  MONTREAL     2-2 T    31 11 14  6 100 101  28 0.452 Canucks trail 2-0 in third     
DEC 27  A  ST. LOUIS    2-4 L    32 11 15  6 102 105  28 0.438 Ververgaert, O'Flaherty score  
DEC 28  A  DETROIT      3-2 W    33 12 15  6 105 107  30 0.455 Canucks lead 3-0 after second  
DEC 30  H  KANSAS CITY  5-2 W    34 13 15  6 110 109  32 0.471 Lever two goals, one assist    
JAN  2  H  BOSTON       4-4 T    35 13 15  7 114 113  33 0.471 O'Flaherty scores a pair       
JAN  4  A  DETROIT      4-3 W    36 14 15  7 118 116  35 0.486 Lalonde gets game winner       
JAN  6  A  WASHINGTON   5-3 W    37 15 15  7 123 119  37 0.500 Gould records three points     
JAN  8  A  BUFFALO      5-8 L    38 15 16  7 128 127  37 0.487 Ten goals (combined) in third  
JAN 10  A  PITTSBURGH   3-3 T    39 15 16  8 131 130  38 0.487 Lockett outshot 34-24          
JAN 11  A  ATLANTA      2-5 L    40 15 17  8 133 135  38 0.475 Canucks up 2-1 after second    
JAN 14  H  NY RANGERS   5-1 W    41 16 17  8 138 136  40 0.488 Oddleifson three assists       
JAN 16  H  CHICAGO      1-2 L    42 16 18  8 139 138  40 0.476 Dailey scores lone goal        
JAN 17  H  CALIFORNIA   3-5 L    43 16 19  8 142 143  40 0.465 Game tied at three after two   
JAN 21  A  MINNESOTA    1-5 L    44 16 20  8 143 148  40 0.455 Ververgaert scores lone goal   
JAN 23  H  MINNESOTA    8-3 W    45 17 20  8 151 151  42 0.467 Monahan records hat trick      
JAN 24  H  TORONTO      5-5 T    46 17 20  9 156 156  43 0.467 Oddleifson 2 shorthanded goals 
JAN 27  H  MONTREAL     2-2 T    47 17 20 10 158 158  44 0.468 Canucks trail 2-0 in third     
JAN 30  H  WASHINGTON   4-2 W    48 18 20 10 162 160  46 0.479 Blight scores a pair of goals  
FEB  1  A  CHICAGO      3-2 W    49 19 20 10 165 162  48 0.490 Monahan gets game winner       
FEB  3  H  BUFFALO      2-1 W    50 20 20 10 167 163  50 0.500 Six game unbeaten streak       
FEB  5  A  PHILADELPHIA 1-6 L    51 20 21 10 168 169  50 0.490 Ververgaert scores lone goal   
FEB  6  A  ST. LOUIS    3-5 L    52 20 22 10 171 174  50 0.481 Tied at three after two        
FEB  8  H  PITTSBURGH   3-7 L    53 20 23 10 174 181  50 0.472 Blight scores a pair           
FEB 10  H  NY ISLANDERS 3-2 W    54 21 23 10 177 183  52 0.481 Canucks trail 2-0 after first  
FEB 12  A  MONTREAL     6-4 W    55 22 23 10 183 187  54 0.491 Canucks lead 5-0 in second     
FEB 14  A  TORONTO      4-3 W    56 23 23 10 187 190  56 0.500 Sedlbauer gets game winner     
FEB 17  H  PHILADELPHIA 2-2 T    57 23 23 11 189 192  57 0.500 Ververgaert gets tying goal    
FEB 18  H  PHILADELPHIA 4-6 L    58 23 24 11 193 198  57 0.491 Postponed from Dec. 12, 1975   
FEB 20  H  MINNESOTA    7-0 W    59 24 24 11 200 198  59 0.500 Canucks outshoot stars 50-16   
FEB 21  H  ST. LOUIS    5-4 W    60 25 24 11 205 202  61 0.508 Canucks up 5-2 after second    
FEB 24  H  CHICAGO      1-4 L    61 25 25 11 206 206  61 0.500 Richardson scores lone goal    
FEB 28  A  PITTSBURGH   4-5 L    62 25 26 11 210 211  61 0.492 Canucks up 4-1 in second       
FEB 29  A  BOSTON       3-5 L    63 25 27 11 213 216  61 0.484 Gould records two points       
MAR  3  A  NY RANGERS   3-3 T    64 25 27 12 216 219  62 0.484 Blight in on all three goals   
MAR  4  A  NY ISLANDERS 3-3 T    65 25 27 13 219 222  63 0.485 Mike Walton opens scoring      
MAR  6  A  KANSAS CITY  5-3 W    66 26 27 13 224 225  65 0.492 Five different Canucks score   
MAR  7  A  MINNESOTA    4-3 W    67 27 27 13 228 228  67 0.500 Canucks trail 3-0 after first  
MAR  9  A  LOS ANGELES  1-6 L    68 27 28 13 229 234  67 0.493 Gould records lone marker      
MAR 10  H  KANSAS CITY  3-1 W    69 28 28 13 232 235  69 0.500 Blight records game winner     
MAR 13  H  NY RANGERS   3-7 L    70 28 29 13 235 242  69 0.493 Penalty Free Game              
MAR 16  H  DETROIT      4-2 W    71 29 29 13 239 244  71 0.500 Lever gets game winning goal   
MAR 18  A  PHILADELPHIA 2-3 L    72 29 30 13 241 247  71 0.493 Lalonde, Ververgaert score     
MAR 19  A  ATLANTA      2-2 T    73 29 30 14 243 249  72 0.493 Kearns in on both goals        
MAR 21  H  ST. LOUIS    2-5 L    74 29 31 14 245 254  72 0.486 Canucks down 2-0 after first   
MAR 23  H  NY ISLANDERS 5-2 W    75 30 31 14 250 256  74 0.493 Walton, Blight 3 points each   
MAR 26  H  LOS ANGELES  4-3 W    76 31 31 14 254 259  76 0.500 Walton scores game winner      
MAR 27  A  LOS ANGELES  3-7 L    77 31 32 14 257 266  76 0.494 Gould opens scoring            
MAR 30  H  CALIFORNIA   4-4 T    78 31 32 15 261 270  77 0.494 Canucks trail 2-0 in first     
APR  2  A  CALIFORNIA   5-0 W    79 32 32 15 266 270  79 0.500 Last game against Seals        
APR  4  H  KANSAS CITY  5-2 W    80 33 32 15 271 272  81 0.506 Last game against Scouts       

                           Canucks finish second in Smythe Division                     

Playoffs

APR  6  A  NY ISLANDERS 3-5 L     1  0  1  0   5   5   0 0.000 Oddleifson records two assists
APR  8  H  NY ISLANDERS 1-3 L     2  0  2  0   4   8   0 0.000 Oddleifson scores only goal   

                    NY Islanders win best of three series 2 games to 0                       

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