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1985-86 Results

With Jack Gordon guiding the Canucks and Tom Watt behind the bench, the Canucks continued to flounder. Despite recording the same number of points as the previous season, the Canucks actually made the playoffs. They shouldn't have bothered. The Edmonton Oilers made it look very easy, defeating the Canucks by a combined score of 17-5 in three games.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 10  A  LOS ANGELES  6-5 W     1  1  0  0   6   5   2 1.000 Hall gets two goals, one assist
OCT 12  H  ST. LOUIS    3-4 L     2  1  1  0   9   9   2 0.500 Daigneault turns 20, scores    
OCT 14  H  NY ISLANDERS 4-2 W     3  2  1  0  13  11   4 0.667 Lanthier gets winner in third  
OCT 16  H  BOSTON       3-3 T OT  4  2  1  1  16  14   5 0.625 Smyl, Hall, Tanti score        
OCT 18  H  LOS ANGELES  5-4 W     5  3  1  1  21  18   7 0.700 Bubla scores twice, adds assist
OCT 20  A  NY RANGERS   3-4 L     6  3  2  1  24  22   7 0.583 Canucks down 3-1 after two     
OCT 22  A  NY ISLANDERS 2-2 T OT  7  3  2  2  26  24   8 0.571 Smyl, Gradin two points each   
OCT 23  A  DETROIT      5-0 W     8  4  2  2  31  24  10 0.625 Neely 4 points, Brodeur shutout
OCT 25  A  BUFFALO      4-5 L     9  4  3  2  35  29  10 0.556 Canucks up 3-1 after first     
OCT 27  A  PHILADELPHIA 4-7 L    10  4  4  2  39  36  10 0.500 First NHL goal for Dave Lowry  
OCT 30  H  TORONTO      5-3 W    11  5  4  2  44  39  12 0.545 Tanti and Sundstrom 100th goal 
NOV  2  H  BUFFALO      6-2 W    12  6  4  2  50  41  14 0.583 First NHL goal for Jim Sandlak 
NOV  5  H  EDMONTON     4-6 L    13  6  5  2  54  47  14 0.538 Canucks up 4-3 in third        
NOV  8  A  EDMONTON     0-13L    14  6  6  2  54  60  14 0.500 Worst defeat in team history   
NOV  9  A  WINNIPEG     7-2 W    15  7  6  2  61  62  16 0.533 Lanz records four points       
NOV 11  H  DETROIT      5-0 W    16  8  6  2  66  62  18 0.563 Lanz 4 points, Brodeur shutout 
NOV 13  H  PITTSBURGH   3-6 L    17  8  7  2  69  68  18 0.529 Tanti gets hat trick, no help  
NOV 15  A  WASHINGTON   3-5 L    18  8  8  2  72  73  18 0.500 Canucks down 5-0 in third      
NOV 16  A  ST. LOUIS    5-6 L OT 19  8  9  2  77  79  18 0.474 Teams alternate goals all game 
NOV 19  A  DETROIT      7-5 W    20  9  9  2  84  84  20 0.500 Skriko gets the hat trick      
NOV 20  A  CHICAGO      0-2 L    21  9 10  2  84  86  20 0.476 Hawk Bannerman gets shutout    
NOV 22  H  NEW JERSEY   5-6 L    22  9 11  2  89  92  20 0.455 Smyl scores 200th goal         
NOV 26  H  CHICAGO      3-5 L    23  9 12  2  92  97  20 0.435 Daigneault scores, assists     
NOV 27  A  EDMONTON     5-5 T OT 24  9 12  3  97 102  21 0.438 Canucks down 4-1 in second     
NOV 29  H  HARTFORD     4-5 L    25  9 13  3 101 107  21 0.420 Canucks down 3-0 early         
DEC  2  A  MONTREAL     0-7 L    26  9 14  3 101 114  21 0.404 Hab Soetaert gets shutout      
DEC  4  A  QUEBEC       4-5 L    27  9 15  3 105 119  21 0.389 Smyl records three points      
DEC  6  A  NEW JERSEY   1-4 L    28  9 16  3 106 123  21 0.375 Lemay notches lone goal        
DEC  7  A  WASHINGTON   1-2 L    29  9 17  3 107 125  21 0.362 Smyl end shutout bid in third  
DEC 11  H  WINNIPEG     3-6 L    30  9 18  3 110 131  21 0.350 Sundstrom, Tanti, Neely score  
DEC 14  H  CALGARY      4-3 W    31 10 18  3 114 134  23 0.371 Gradin gets winner in third    
DEC 15  A  EDMONTON     3-5 L    32 10 19  3 117 139  23 0.359 Lanz records two points        
DEC 17  H  WASHINGTON   4-4 T OT 33 10 19  4 121 143  24 0.364 Sundstrom scores two goals     
DEC 20  H  TORONTO      5-3 W    34 11 19  4 126 146  26 0.382 Lemay gets two goals in first  
DEC 21  A  LOS ANGELES  6-2 W    35 12 19  4 132 148  28 0.400 Skriko has a three point game  
DEC 23  H  WINNIPEG     5-3 W    36 13 19  4 137 151  30 0.417 Seven goals in first period    
DEC 27  H  PHILADELPHIA 1-6 L    37 13 20  4 138 157  30 0.405 Flyer Kerr gets hat trick      
DEC 29  H  EDMONTON     3-5 L    38 13 21  4 141 162  30 0.395 Tambellini opens the scoring   
JAN  2  A  MINNESOTA    2-3 L    39 13 22  4 143 165  30 0.385 Canucks lead 2-1 after second  
JAN  5  A  WINNIPEG     0-4 L    40 13 23  4 143 169  30 0.375 Jet Bouchard gets shutout      
JAN  7  A  WINNIPEG     2-2 T OT 41 13 23  5 145 171  31 0.378 Tambellini in on both goals    
JAN  9  A  CALGARY      4-5 L OT 42 13 24  5 149 176  31 0.369 Game ends 13 seconds into OT   
JAN 10  H  HARTFORD     3-4 L    43 13 25  5 152 180  31 0.360 Canucks down 3-0 after first   
JAN 14  H  NY RANGERS   1-2 L    44 13 26  5 153 182  31 0.352 Lowry nets lone marker         
JAN 17  H  LOS ANGELES  7-9 L    45 13 27  5 160 191  31 0.344 Tanti records four points      
JAN 18  A  LOS ANGELES  4-4 T OT 46 13 27  6 164 195  32 0.348 Tambellini at 0:06 of second   
JAN 21  H  NEW JERSEY   5-3 W    47 14 27  6 169 198  34 0.362 Tanti gets the hat trick       
JAN 24  H  PITTSBURGH   4-3 W    48 15 27  6 173 201  36 0.375 All seven goals in second      
JAN 29  H  CALGARY      4-4 T OT 49 15 27  7 177 205  37 0.378 Sundstrom gets three assists   
JAN 31  H  MINNESOTA    10-5W    50 16 27  7 187 210  39 0.390 Lidster, Skriko 4 points each  
FEB  7  H  WINNIPEG     5-2 W    51 17 27  7 192 212  41 0.402 Gradin scores two, winner      
FEB  9  H  WINNIPEG     3-3 T OT 52 17 27  8 195 215  42 0.404 Canucks up 3-1 after second    
FEB 11  A  NY ISLANDERS 0-1 L    53 17 28  8 195 216  42 0.396 Brodeur outdueled by Smith     
FEB 12  A  NY RANGERS   2-5 L    54 17 29  8 197 221  42 0.389 Tanti, Lanz score in first     
FEB 15  A  PITTSBURGH   4-9 L    55 17 30  8 201 230  42 0.382 Penguin Sheddon gets hat trick 
FEB 16  A  TORONTO      4-4 T OT 56 17 30  9 205 234  43 0.384 Canucks up 4-2 in third        
FEB 18  A  HARTFORD     4-5 L    57 17 31  9 209 239  43 0.377 Sundstrom scores, assists      
FEB 21  H  CALGARY      0-4 L    58 17 32  9 209 243  43 0.371 Flame Vernon gets the shutout  
FEB 23  H  BOSTON       1-6 L    59 17 33  9 210 249  43 0.364 Petit scores one on powerplay  
FEB 26  H  MONTREAL     2-4 L    60 17 34  9 212 253  43 0.358 Smyl, Gradin score             
FEB 28  H  PHILADELPHIA 3-1 W    61 18 34  9 215 254  45 0.369 Brodeur records 100th win      
MAR  1  A  CALGARY      2-3 L    62 18 35  9 217 257  45 0.363 Tambellini, Skriko score       
MAR  4  H  EDMONTON     2-6 L    63 18 36  9 219 263  45 0.357 Lowry records two assists      
MAR  6  H  LOS ANGELES  5-5 T OT 64 18 36 10 224 268  46 0.359 Five different Canucks score   
MAR  8  A  ST. LOUIS    3-7 L    65 18 37 10 227 275  46 0.354 Lanz, Tanti, Sundstrom score   
MAR 11  A  QUEBEC       1-1 T OT 66 18 37 11 228 276  47 0.356 Wendell Young makes 31 saves   
MAR 12  A  MONTREAL     2-3 L    67 18 38 11 230 279  47 0.351 Canucks up 2-0 after first     
MAR 15  A  BOSTON       1-1 T OT 68 18 38 12 231 280  48 0.353 Wendell Young outshot 43-25    
MAR 16  A  CHICAGO      4-5 L    69 18 39 12 235 285  48 0.348 Canucks up 4-3 after second    
MAR 19  H  BUFFALO      3-4 L    70 18 40 12 238 289  48 0.343 Smyl in on all three goals     
MAR 21  A  CALGARY      5-5 T OT 71 18 40 13 243 294  49 0.345 Bubla scores two goals         
MAR 22  H  MINNESOTA    6-2 W    72 19 40 13 249 296  51 0.354 Skriko records three points    
MAR 24  A  WINNIPEG     4-8 L    73 19 41 13 253 304  51 0.349 Marc Crawford scores twice     
MAR 26  H  QUEBEC       7-6 W    74 20 41 13 260 310  53 0.358 Tanti records three assists    
MAR 28  H  LOS ANGELES  2-1 W OT 75 21 41 13 262 311  55 0.367 Lowry scores late in overtime  
MAR 30  H  CALGARY      4-2 W    76 22 41 13 266 313  57 0.375 Neely scores a pair of goals   
APR  1  A  CALGARY      5-6 L    77 22 42 13 271 319  57 0.370 Skriko records four points     
APR  2  A  EDMONTON     4-8 L    78 22 43 13 275 327  57 0.365 A sign of things to come       
APR  5  A  LOS ANGELES  5-3 W    79 23 43 13 280 330  59 0.373 Canucks trail 2-0 after first  
APR  6  H  EDMONTON     2-3 L    80 23 44 13 282 333  59 0.369 Skriko, Sundstrom score        

                            Canucks finish fourth in Smythe Division                

Playoffs

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
APR  9  A  EDMONTON     3-7 L     1  0  1  0   3   7   0 0.000 Gradin records two points      
APR 10  A  EDMONTON     1-5 L     2  0  2  0   4  12   0 0.000 Peterson ends shutout bid      
APR 12  H  EDMONTON     1-5 L     3  0  3  0   5  17   0 0.000 Less than 8,000 at Coliseum    
                       Edmonton wins best of five series three games to none   

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