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1984-85 Results

When Bill LaForge was introduced as the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks, he proclaimed that the Canucks would win 50 games because, after all, 30 games is a lot to lose. After the Canucks posted a record of 4-14-2, LaForge was fired. Harry Neale took over in the midst of the team's second nine game losing streak of the season and by early December, the season was a write-off. For the first time since Harry Neale joined the organization, the team missed the playoffs.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 11  H  QUEBEC       2-5 L     1  0  1  0   2   5   0 0.000 Craig Coxe makes his NHL debut 
OCT 13  A  LOS ANGELES  6-5 W OT  2  1  1  0   8  10   2 0.500 Neely scores twice, one assist 
OCT 14  H  CALGARY      5-7 L     3  1  2  0  13  17   2 0.333 Al MacAdam scores twice        
OCT 17  A  PITTSBURGH   3-4 L     4  1  3  0  16  21   2 0.250 Canucks down 4-1 in third      
OCT 18  A  PHILADELPHIA 2-13L     5  1  4  0  18  34   2 0.200 Propp and Sinisalo hat tricks  
OCT 20  A  HARTFORD     2-3 L     6  1  5  0  20  37   2 0.167 Lemay, Lupul score             
OCT 23  A  NY ISLANDERS 5-6 L     7  1  6  0  25  43   2 0.143 Hall, Neely both injured       
OCT 24  A  CHICAGO      3-9 L     8  1  7  0  28  52   2 0.125 Tanti scores twice             
OCT 28  H  WASHINGTON   2-5 L     9  1  8  0  30  57   2 0.111 Smyl scores both goals         
OCT 30  A  EDMONTON     0-7 L    10  1  9  0  30  64   2 0.100 Oiler Moog gets shutout        
OCT 31  H  LOS ANGELES  3-10L    11  1 10  0  33  74   2 0.091 Lidster scores first NHL goal  
NOV  3  H  CHICAGO      6-4 W    12  2 10  0  39  78   4 0.167 Skriko scores first NHL goal   
NOV  7  A  TORONTO      4-4 T OT 13  2 10  1  43  82   5 0.192 Leafs tie it at 19:59 of third 
NOV  9  A  WINNIPEG     5-7 L    14  2 11  1  48  89   5 0.179 Canucks up 3-0 early in first  
NOV 10  A  MINNESOTA    5-5 T OT 15  2 11  2  53  94   6 0.200 Canucks down 4-1 in second     
NOV 12  H  MONTREAL     3-5 L    16  2 12  2  56  99   6 0.188 Smyl records three points      
NOV 14  H  DETROIT      3-2 W    17  3 12  2  59 101   8 0.235 Smyl gets game winner in third 
NOV 16  H  PITTSBURGH   7-6 W    18  4 12  2  66 107  10 0.278 Seven different Canucks score  
NOV 17  A  EDMONTON     0-7 L    19  4 13  2  66 114  10 0.263 Fuhr gets shutout this time    
NOV 20  H  ST. LOUIS    1-5 L    20  4 14  2  67 119  10 0.250 Bill LaForge coaches last game 
NOV 21  A  CALGARY      4-6 L    21  4 15  2  71 125  10 0.238 Harry Neale back behind bench  
NOV 23  H  WINNIPEG     1-5 L    22  4 16  2  72 130  10 0.227 McNab scores lone goal         
NOV 25  H  CALGARY      2-4 L    23  4 17  2  74 134  10 0.217 Halward, Lemay score           
NOV 27  H  ST. LOUIS    1-6 L    24  4 18  2  75 140  10 0.208 Blue Lemieux gets hat trick    
NOV 29  A  LOS ANGELES  1-12L    25  4 19  2  76 152  10 0.200 Kirton breaks goose egg        
DEC  1  A  LOS ANGELES  3-6 L    26  4 20  2  79 158  10 0.192 Caprice out three months       
DEC  3  H  NY ISLANDERS 4-5 L    27  4 21  2  83 163  10 0.185 Islanders up 5-0 after second  
DEC  8  H  EDMONTON     3-2 W OT 28  5 21  2  86 165  12 0.214 McNab snaps streak in overtime 
DEC 11  A  QUEBEC       4-3 W    29  6 21  2  90 168  14 0.241 Canucks down 3-1 in third      
DEC 13  A  MONTREAL     5-4 W    30  7 21  2  95 172  16 0.267 Brodeur outshot 51-20          
DEC 15  A  BOSTON       1-2 L OT 31  7 22  2  96 174  16 0.258 Gradin scores lone goal        
DEC 16  A  BUFFALO      2-2 T OT 32  7 22  3  98 176  17 0.266 Canucks up 2-0 at 1:25 of first
DEC 20  A  CALGARY      1-9 L    33  7 23  3  99 185  17 0.258 Flame Nilsson scores four      
DEC 21  A  EDMONTON     3-1 W    34  8 23  3 102 186  19 0.279 Neely gets game winner         
DEC 23  H  CALGARY      4-5 L    35  8 24  3 106 191  19 0.271 Delorme out for the season     
DEC 26  H  LOS ANGELES  3-3 T OT 36  8 24  4 109 194  20 0.278 Gradin records two points      
DEC 28  H  PHILADELPHIA 4-7 L    37  8 25  4 113 201  20 0.270 Mark Kirton scores twice       
DEC 30  H  EDMONTON     7-7 T OT 38  8 25  5 120 208  21 0.276 Canucks down 6-3 in third      
JAN  2  A  NY RANGERS   0-6 L    39  8 26  5 120 214  21 0.269 Vanbiesbrouck gets shutout     
JAN  3  A  NEW JERSEY   6-4 W    40  9 26  5 126 218  23 0.288 Gradin scores twice            
JAN  5  A  TORONTO      4-1 W    41 10 26  5 130 219  25 0.305 Tanti two points, game winner  
JAN  8  A  PHILADELPHIA 3-5 L    42 10 27  5 133 224  25 0.298 Butcher gets assist on birthday
JAN  9  A  PITTSBURGH   4-7 L    43 10 28  5 137 231  25 0.291 Lemay, Lidster two points each 
JAN 13  H  TORONTO      3-5 L    44 10 29  5 140 236  25 0.284 Six goals in nine minutes      
JAN 15  H  NY ISLANDERS 6-5 W OT 45 11 29  5 146 241  27 0.300 Neely scores two goals         
JAN 18  H  EDMONTON     4-4 T OT 46 11 29  6 150 245  28 0.304 Gillis scores on 28th birthday 
JAN 19  A  EDMONTON     5-7 L    47 11 30  6 155 252  28 0.298 Lupul has a three point game   
JAN 21  H  CALGARY      3-3 T OT 48 11 30  7 158 255  29 0.302 Tony Tanti scores twice        
JAN 23  H  WINNIPEG     4-6 L    49 11 31  7 162 261  29 0.296 Sundstrom scores a pair        
JAN 25  H  WINNIPEG     7-4 W    50 12 31  7 169 265  31 0.310 Smyl, Lupul three points each  
JAN 26  A  CALGARY      2-6 L    51 12 32  7 171 271  31 0.304 Sundstrom, McNab score         
JAN 30  H  MONTREAL     5-4 W OT 52 13 32  7 176 275  33 0.317 Tanti hat trick, overtime goal 
FEB  1  H  HARTFORD     4-3 W OT 53 14 32  7 180 278  35 0.330 Skriko wins it in overtime     
FEB  3  H  NY RANGERS   4-1 W    54 15 32  7 184 279  37 0.343 Tanti scores twice             
FEB  6  A  ST. LOUIS    0-4 L    55 15 33  7 184 283  37 0.336 Blue Liut gets shutout         
FEB  8  A  WINNIPEG     5-5 T OT 56 15 33  8 189 288  38 0.339 Smyl bulges the twine twice    
FEB 10  A  WINNIPEG     5-3 W    57 16 33  8 194 291  40 0.351 Canucks down 3-1 in first      
FEB 16  H  BOSTON       3-2 W OT 58 17 33  8 197 293  42 0.362 Gradin scores at 0:26 of OT    
FEB 19  H  NEW JERSEY   7-5 W    59 18 33  8 204 298  44 0.373 Sundstrom, Tanti 3 points each 
FEB 21  H  WASHINGTON   2-6 L    60 18 34  8 206 304  44 0.367 Capital Gartner gets hat trick 
FEB 23  H  QUEBEC       5-7 L    61 18 35  8 211 311  44 0.361 Game tied at two after two     
FEB 26  A  WASHINGTON   2-3 L    62 18 36  8 213 314  44 0.355 Lupul injures both knees       
FEB 27  A  DETROIT      5-11L    63 18 37  8 218 325  44 0.349 Caprice returns to net in third
MAR  2  A  BOSTON       0-5 L    64 18 38  8 218 330  44 0.344 Bruin Peeters gets shutout     
MAR  3  A  HARTFORD     7-6 W OT 65 19 38  8 225 336  46 0.354 Lanthier caps 3 goal comeback  
MAR  6  H  NY RANGERS   3-6 L    66 19 39  8 228 342  46 0.348 Rangers up 5-0 in second       
MAR  8  H  LOS ANGELES  4-3 W    67 20 39  8 232 345  48 0.358 Gradin records 500th point     
MAR 10  H  EDMONTON     6-3 W    68 21 39  8 238 348  50 0.368 MacAdam, Tanti two goals each  
MAR 13  H  BUFFALO      6-4 W    69 22 39  8 244 352  52 0.377 Kirton scores twice            
MAR 15  H  DETROIT      5-6 L    70 22 40  8 249 358  52 0.371 Wing Duguay scores 3 in second 
MAR 17  H  CHICAGO      4-6 L    71 22 41  8 253 364  52 0.366 Teams score twice in 4 seconds 
MAR 20  A  BUFFALO      5-4 W    72 23 41  8 258 368  54 0.375 Petit gets game winner in third
MAR 21  A  NEW JERSEY   3-2 W    73 24 41  8 261 370  56 0.384 Canucks up 3-0 after first     
MAR 23  A  WINNIPEG     4-6 L    74 24 42  8 265 376  56 0.378 Game tied at four after second 
MAR 25  A  MINNESOTA    3-5 L    75 24 43  8 268 381  56 0.373 Canucks up 2-0 after first     
MAR 27  H  WINNIPEG     3-5 L    76 24 44  8 271 386  56 0.368 Lanthier scores on birthday    
MAR 31  H  MINNESOTA    3-2 W    77 25 44  8 274 388  58 0.377 Canucks down 2-0 in second     
APR  3  A  CALGARY      3-5 L    78 25 45  8 277 393  58 0.372 Neely scores twice in second   
APR  5  H  LOS ANGELES  3-4 L    79 25 46  8 280 397  58 0.367 Smyl records three assists     
APR  6  A  LOS ANGELES  4-4 T OT 80 25 46  9 284 401  59 0.369 Neely ties game late in third  

                 Canucks finish fifth in Smythe Division (out of the playoffs)      

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