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1986-87 Results

The Canucks were basically out of the playoff picture by November. To make matters worse, Canuck management continued making questionable deals. Despite an adequate performance from Barry Pederson, he would always be remembered as the player we got for Cam Neely. The Canucks also lost the services of J.J. Daigneault, Rick Lanz, Thomas Gradin, Doug Halward, Jere Gillis and Jiri Bubla. In January, the news came down that the Canucks had found the "superboss" they had been looking for. Unfortunately, Pat Quinn was coaching the Los Angeles Kings at the time. Despite the legal problems this caused, Quinn took over as General Manager just after the season.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 11  H  ST. LOUIS    4-3 W     1  1  0  0   4   3   2 1.000 Richter, Pederson, Sutter debut
OCT 13  H  QUEBEC       1-7 L     2  1  1  0   5  10   2 0.500 Skriko opens the scoring       
OCT 15  A  NEW JERSEY   2-3 L     3  1  2  0   7  13   2 0.333 Canucks up 2-0 after second    
OCT 16  A  PHILADELPHIA 2-6 L     4  1  3  0   9  19   2 0.250 Petit in on both goals         
OCT 18  A  MINNESOTA    1-4 L     5  1  4  0  10  23   2 0.200 Skriko scores lone marker      
OCT 22  H  BOSTON       5-1 W     6  2  4  0  15  24   4 0.333 Maxwell, Tanti 3 assists each  
OCT 24  H  CHICAGO      2-2 T OT  7  2  4  1  17  26   5 0.357 Sutter gets game tying goal    
OCT 26  A  EDMONTON     2-3 L     8  2  5  1  19  29   5 0.313 Petit, Tanti score             
OCT 28  H  WASHINGTON   2-5 L     9  2  6  1  21  34   5 0.278 Sundstrom assists on both goals
OCT 31  H  EDMONTON     2-6 L    10  2  7  1  23  40   5 0.250 Tambellini records two points  
NOV  2  H  MONTREAL     3-5 L    11  2  8  1  26  45   5 0.227 Peterson from Pederson in third
NOV  4  A  PITTSBURGH   2-2 T OT 12  2  8  2  28  47   6 0.250 Sandlak scores in first minute 
NOV  5  A  WASHINGTON   2-3 L    13  2  9  2  30  50   6 0.231 Sandlak, Tanti score           
NOV  7  A  BUFFALO      7-6 W    14  3  9  2  37  56   8 0.286 Smyl, Sutter two goals each    
NOV  8  A  TORONTO      5-3 W    15  4  9  2  42  59  10 0.333 Skriko two goals, one assist   
NOV 11  A  CALGARY      3-5 L    16  4 10  2  45  64  10 0.313 Pederson scores twice          
NOV 12  H  HARTFORD     3-4 L    17  4 11  2  48  68  10 0.294 Canucks up 3-2 in second       
NOV 14  H  WINNIPEG     2-3 L    18  4 12  2  50  71  10 0.278 Tambellini, Sundstrom score    
NOV 18  H  CALGARY      5-0 W    19  5 12  2  55  71  12 0.316 Skriko 3 goals, Brodeur shutout
NOV 21  H  NY RANGERS   5-8 L    20  5 13  2  60  79  12 0.300 Skriko scores four more goals  
NOV 22  A  EDMONTON     2-5 L    21  5 14  2  62  84  12 0.286 Troy Gamble makes NHL debut    
NOV 25  H  LOS ANGELES  11-5W    22  6 14  2  73  89  14 0.318 Skriko 4 points, player-of-week
NOV 26  A  LOS ANGELES  5-3 W    23  7 14  2  78  92  16 0.348 Skriko gets another hat trick  
NOV 29  H  WINNIPEG     3-6 L    24  7 15  2  81  98  16 0.333 Canucks up 3-2 after second    
DEC  2  H  CHICAGO      2-4 L    25  7 16  2  83 102  16 0.320 Sutter gets assist on birthday 
DEC  5  H  NY ISLANDERS 3-4 L    26  7 17  2  86 106  16 0.308 Canucks trail 2-0 after first  
DEC  7  A  WINNIPEG     3-1 W    27  8 17  2  89 107  18 0.333 Caprice makes 19 saves         
DEC  9  A  PHILADELPHIA 3-6 L    28  8 18  2  92 113  18 0.321 Canucks down 3-0 early         
DEC 11  A  BOSTON       2-4 L    29  8 19  2  94 117  18 0.310 Lidster one goal, one assist   
DEC 13  A  HARTFORD     2-2 T OT 30  8 19  3  96 119  19 0.317 Petit in on both goals         
DEC 14  A  CHICAGO      7-3 W    31  9 19  3 103 122  21 0.339 Smyl all-time point scorer     
DEC 17  H  DETROIT      4-5 L    32  9 20  3 107 127  21 0.328 Tambellini records two points  
DEC 19  A  EDMONTON     2-4 L    33  9 21  3 109 131  21 0.318 Lidster in on both goals       
DEC 20  H  CALGARY      3-5 L    34  9 22  3 112 136  21 0.309 Canucks down 3-0 after first   
DEC 23  H  LOS ANGELES  6-4 W    35 10 22  3 118 140  23 0.329 Sundstrom 2 goals, 1 assist    
DEC 27  H  PHILADELPHIA 4-2 W    36 11 22  3 122 142  25 0.347 Skriko records three points    
DEC 30  H  EDMONTON     3-7 L    37 11 23  3 125 149  25 0.338 Canucks trail 4-3 in second    
JAN  2  H  LOS ANGELES  3-3 T OT 38 11 23  4 128 152  26 0.342 Lidster one goal, one assist   
JAN  4  A  WINNIPEG     2-4 L    39 11 24  4 130 156  26 0.333 Smyl, Sandlak score            
JAN  6  A  QUEBEC       2-3 L    40 11 25  4 132 159  26 0.325 Hodgson, Lemay score           
JAN  7  A  MONTREAL     3-2 W OT 41 12 25  4 135 161  28 0.341 Canucks trail 2-0, Bruce in OT 
JAN 10  A  NEW JERSEY   2-2 T OT 42 12 25  5 137 163  29 0.345 Brodeur outshot 37-28          
JAN 11  A  NY RANGERS   3-8 L    43 12 26  5 140 171  29 0.337 Ranger Sandstrom scores four   
JAN 14  A  LOS ANGELES  0-4 L    44 12 27  5 140 175  29 0.330 King Melanson gets shutout     
JAN 16  H  CALGARY      9-5 W    45 13 27  5 149 180  31 0.344 Smyl scores on penalty shot    
JAN 17  A  CALGARY      4-3 W    46 14 27  5 153 183  33 0.359 Lidster records three assists  
JAN 19  A  WINNIPEG     4-5 L    47 14 28  5 157 188  33 0.351 Tanti scores hat trick         
JAN 21  H  NY RANGERS   5-3 W    48 15 28  5 162 191  35 0.365 Pederson scores a pair of goals
JAN 23  H  PITTSBURGH   0-6 L    49 15 29  5 162 197  35 0.357 Two penguins share shutout     
JAN 27  H  EDMONTON     4-4 T OT 50 15 29  6 166 201  36 0.360 Lidster ties it late in third  
JAN 28  A  EDMONTON     3-7 L    51 15 30  6 169 208  36 0.353 Oilers score 7 on 23 shots     
JAN 30  H  NEW JERSEY   3-4 L    52 15 31  6 172 212  36 0.346 Devils lead 2-0 after first    
FEB  1  H  MINNESOTA    3-4 L    53 15 32  6 175 216  36 0.340 Petit, Peterson, Pederson score
FEB  3  A  CALGARY      4-2 W    54 16 32  6 179 218  38 0.352 Canucks trail 2-0 in second    
FEB  4  H  NY ISLANDERS 4-1 W    55 17 32  6 183 219  40 0.364 Caprice makes 26 saves         
FEB  6  H  ST. LOUIS    2-2 T OT 56 17 32  7 185 221  41 0.366 Lemay, LeBlanc score           
FEB  8  H  CALGARY      2-3 L    57 17 33  7 187 224  41 0.360 Butcher in on both goals       
FEB 14  A  PITTSBURGH   3-3 T OT 58 17 33  8 190 227  42 0.362 Pederson ties game in third    
FEB 17  A  ST. LOUIS    4-3 W    59 18 33  8 194 230  44 0.373 Tanti gets winner late in game 
FEB 18  A  MINNESOTA    3-7 L    60 18 34  8 197 237  44 0.367 Canucks up 2-0 in first        
FEB 20  H  WASHINGTON   3-6 L    61 18 35  8 200 243  44 0.361 Cap Gartner scores four        
FEB 22  H  TORONTO      3-2 W    62 19 35  8 203 245  46 0.371 Canucks trail 2-0 at 1:06      
FEB 24  A  CALGARY      0-2 L    63 19 36  8 203 247  46 0.365 Flame Lemelin gets shutout     
FEB 26  A  DETROIT      4-5 L    64 19 37  8 207 252  46 0.359 Tanti hits 30 for fourth season
FEB 28  A  TORONTO      6-8 L    65 19 38  8 213 260  46 0.354 Tanti two goals, two assists   
MAR  1  A  BUFFALO      4-2 W    66 20 38  8 217 262  48 0.364 Pederson gets winner in second 
MAR  4  H  EDMONTON     5-8 L    67 20 39  8 222 270  48 0.358 Five different Canucks score   
MAR  6  H  MONTREAL     4-1 W    68 21 39  8 226 271  50 0.368 Skriko records the hat trick   
MAR  8  A  LOS ANGELES  2-5 L    69 21 40  8 228 276  50 0.362 Lidster, Pederson score        
MAR 10  H  DETROIT      7-4 W    70 22 40  8 235 280  52 0.371 Skriko, Sundstrom 3 points each
MAR 13  H  BUFFALO      6-4 W    71 23 40  8 241 284  54 0.380 Skriko records five points     
MAR 17  H  QUEBEC       4-2 W    72 24 40  8 245 286  56 0.389 Skriko 2 goals, 2 assists      
MAR 20  H  WINNIPEG     6-5 W OT 73 25 40  8 251 291  58 0.397 Tanti gets hat trick, OT goal  
MAR 22  A  WINNIPEG     2-3 L    74 25 41  8 253 294  58 0.392 Canucks lead 2-0 in first      
MAR 26  A  NY ISLANDERS 5-2 W    75 26 41  8 258 296  60 0.400 Sundstrom records three points 
MAR 28  A  BOSTON       1-2 L    76 26 42  8 259 298  60 0.395 Summanen gets only goal        
MAR 29  A  HARTFORD     4-7 L    77 26 43  8 263 305  60 0.390 Lidster records 61st point     
APR  1  A  LOS ANGELES  8-3 W    78 27 43  8 271 308  62 0.397 Sundstrom records four points  
APR  3  H  WINNIPEG     6-4 W    79 28 43  8 277 312  64 0.405 Smyl records hat trick, assist 
APR  5  H  LOS ANGELES  5-2 W    80 29 43  8 282 314  66 0.413 Sutter scores twice            

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

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