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1991-92 Results

The Canucks finally had their break-through season in 1991-92. On the back of goaltender Kirk McLean, the Canucks found themselves in first place overall after the most successful October in team history. Rookie sensation Pavel Bure joined the team in November, adding a game breaker dimension to the team. Sole captain Trevor Linden led the team in scoring for the second straight season. The Canucks spent the entire season in first place in the Smythe Division. After 77 games, the impressive season was almost wiped out when players went on strike for ten days.

The Canucks met the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the playoffs. After falling behind three games to one, the Canucks finally pounded the Jets into submission in seven games. The series featured back-to-back eight-goal outbursts by the Canucks offense and was capped with an impressive 5-0 victory in the final game. It marked the first time the Canucks played a seventh game at home. In the second round, the Canucks again fell behind three games to one to Edmonton, before finally bowing out in six games.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT  4  H  SAN JOSE     4-3 W     1  1  0  0   4   3   2 1.000 Walter, Babych, Sharks debut   
OCT  5  A  SAN JOSE     5-2 W     2  2  0  0   9   5   4 1.000 First NHL game in San Jose     
OCT  8  A  WINNIPEG     3-2 W OT  3  3  0  0  12   7   6 1.000 Courtnall wins it in overtime  
OCT 10  A  CHICAGO      6-7 L     4  3  1  0  18  14   6 0.750 Lumme only Canuck to score two 
OCT 12  A  TORONTO      2-1 W     5  4  1  0  20  15   8 0.800 Linden records two points      
OCT 13  A  BUFFALO      3-1 W     6  5  1  0  23  16  10 0.833 McLean improves record to 5-0-0
OCT 17  H  BOSTON       3-3 T OT  7  5  1  1  26  19  11 0.786 Canucks trail 2-0 in second    
OCT 19  H  CALGARY      5-2 W     8  6  1  1  31  21  13 0.813 Odjick scores on penalty shot  
OCT 21  H  TORONTO      4-1 W     9  7  1  1  35  22  15 0.833 Ronning gets winner in third   
OCT 24  H  WASHINGTON   3-1 W    10  8  1  1  38  23  17 0.850 Canucks take over first in NHL 
OCT 26  A  EDMONTON     4-5 L    11  8  2  1  42  28  17 0.773 Sandlak records three points   
OCT 27  H  EDMONTON     3-6 L    12  8  3  1  45  34  17 0.708 Canucks down 6-0 in second     
OCT 29  H  NEW JERSEY   4-3 W    13  9  3  1  49  37  19 0.731 Courtnall scores a pair        
NOV  1  H  ST. LOUIS    2-3 L    14  9  4  1  51  40  19 0.679 McLean named player of month   
NOV  3  H  EDMONTON     7-2 W    15 10  4  1  58  42  21 0.700 Smyl's number 12 retired       
NOV  5  H  WINNIPEG     2-2 T OT 16 10  4  2  60  44  22 0.688 Bure makes NHL debut           
NOV  7  A  LOS ANGELES  4-3 W    17 11  4  2  64  47  24 0.706 Valk scores winner in third    
NOV 10  H  NY ISLANDERS 6-0 W    18 12  4  2  70  47  26 0.722 McLean makes 28 saves          
NOV 12  H  LOS ANGELES  8-2 W    19 13  4  2  78  49  28 0.737 Bure scores first two NHL goals
NOV 14  A  CALGARY      2-2 T OT 20 13  4  3  80  51  29 0.725 Courtnall, Bure score          
NOV 16  H  SAN JOSE     1-0 W    21 14  4  3  81  51  31 0.738 McLean gets second shutout     
NOV 19  H  NY RANGERS   3-4 L    22 14  5  3  84  55  31 0.705 Babych opens scoring in first  
NOV 21  A  CALGARY      2-3 L    23 14  6  3  86  58  31 0.674 Diduck, Adams score            
NOV 22  H  CALGARY      6-5 W OT 24 15  6  3  92  63  33 0.688 Babych records the hat trick   
NOV 26  A  SAN JOSE     1-4 L    25 15  7  3  93  67  33 0.660 Gregg scores in first game     
NOV 29  H  CHICAGO      5-2 W    26 16  7  3  98  69  35 0.673 Linden records four points     
DEC  1  A  EDMONTON     0-7 L    27 16  8  3  98  76  35 0.648 Adams misses on penalty shot   
DEC  3  A  QUEBEC       0-3 L    28 16  9  3  98  79  35 0.625 Nordique Tugnutt gets shutout  
DEC  4  A  MONTREAL     3-0 W    29 17  9  3 101  79  37 0.638 Adams hat trick, McLean shutout
DEC  7  A  TORONTO      3-6 L    30 17 10  3 104  85  37 0.617 Leafs up 3-0 in first          
DEC 10  H  EDMONTON     4-7 L    31 17 11  3 108  92  37 0.597 Odjick returns from suspension 
DEC 12  H  MINNESOTA    7-5 W    32 18 11  3 115  97  39 0.609 Lumme records four points      
DEC 14  A  LOS ANGELES  4-4 T OT 33 18 11  4 119 101  40 0.606 Canucks trail 4-2 in third     
DEC 17  H  DETROIT      2-1 W    34 19 11  4 121 102  42 0.618 Valk gets Walter's penalty     
DEC 19  H  WINNIPEG     3-1 W    35 20 11  4 124 103  44 0.629 McLean makes 30 saves          
DEC 22  H  QUEBEC       6-6 T OT 36 20 11  5 130 109  45 0.625 Courtnall records five points  
DEC 27  H  PHILADELPHIA 1-1 T OT 37 20 11  6 131 110  46 0.622 Linden scores lone goal        
DEC 28  A  SAN JOSE     3-2 W    38 21 11  6 134 112  48 0.632 Larionov records the hat trick 
DEC 31  A  LOS ANGELES  5-3 W    39 22 11  6 139 115  50 0.641 Canucks trail 2-0 after second 
JAN  3  A  WASHINGTON   3-3 T OT 40 22 11  7 142 118  51 0.638 Fergus in on all three goals   
JAN  4  A  MINNESOTA    3-4 L    41 22 12  7 145 122  51 0.622 Canucks lead 2-1 after first   
JAN  7  H  SAN JOSE     4-1 W    42 23 12  7 149 123  53 0.631 Courtnall records three points 
JAN 12  H  PITTSBURGH   3-4 L    43 23 13  7 152 127  53 0.616 Canucks lead 2-1 in second     
JAN 14  A  WINNIPEG     4-2 W    44 24 13  7 156 129  55 0.625 Bure records three assists     
JAN 15  A  EDMONTON     5-3 W    45 25 13  7 161 132  57 0.633 Larionov scores twice          
JAN 21  A  QUEBEC       5-3 W    46 26 13  7 166 135  59 0.641 Larionov records four points   
JAN 23  A  DETROIT      3-1 W    47 27 13  7 169 136  61 0.649 Four road wins in a row        
JAN 25  A  ST. LOUIS    1-0 W OT 48 28 13  7 170 136  63 0.656 Fergus in OT, McLean shutout   
JAN 28  H  EDMONTON     3-5 L    49 28 14  7 173 141  63 0.643 Bure, Larionov each two points 
JAN 30  H  CHICAGO      4-1 W    50 29 14  7 177 142  65 0.650 Nedved scores a pair           
FEB  1  H  HARTFORD     4-4 T OT 51 29 14  8 181 146  66 0.647 Momesso returns to lineup      
FEB  4  H  MONTREAL     5-3 W    52 30 14  8 186 149  68 0.654 Larionov records three assists 
FEB  6  H  NY ISLANDERS 4-5 L OT 53 30 15  8 190 154  68 0.642 Two Canuck goals in six seconds
FEB 10  A  MONTREAL     3-8 L    54 30 16  8 193 162  68 0.630 Nedved scores twice            
FEB 12  A  NY RANGERS   2-5 L    55 30 17  8 195 167  68 0.618 Diduck, Lidster score          
FEB 13  A  NEW JERSEY   3-5 L    56 30 18  8 198 172  68 0.607 Game tied at three in second   
FEB 15  A  NY ISLANDERS 1-3 L    57 30 19  8 199 175  68 0.596 Longest losing streak of season
FEB 17  A  NY RANGERS   3-3 T OT 58 30 19  9 202 178  69 0.595 Bure in on all three goals     
FEB 19  H  BUFFALO      6-5 W    59 31 19  9 208 183  71 0.602 Linden gets goal one and six   
FEB 21  A  SAN JOSE     5-3 W    60 32 19  9 213 186  73 0.608 Bure scores two, winner        
FEB 23  H  BOSTON       2-1 W OT 61 33 19  9 215 187  75 0.615 Bure in OT, McLean 32 saves    
FEB 25  H  LOS ANGELES  3-4 L    62 33 20  9 218 191  75 0.605 Momesso scores a pair of goals 
FEB 28  H  WINNIPEG     5-3 W    63 34 20  9 223 194  77 0.611 Bure scores on a penalty shot  
MAR  1  H  CALGARY      11-0W    64 35 20  9 234 194  79 0.617 Biggest victory in team history
MAR  2  H  ST. LOUIS    3-5 L    65 35 21  9 237 199  79 0.608 Sandlak scores twice           
MAR  5  A  BOSTON       2-2 T OT 66 35 21 10 239 201  80 0.606 Canucks lead 2-0 in second     
MAR  7  A  HARTFORD     5-1 W    67 36 21 10 244 202  82 0.612 Larionov records three assists 
MAR  8  A  PHILADELPHIA 7-3 W    68 37 21 10 251 205  84 0.618 Sandlak records five points    
MAR 12  H  NEW JERSEY   2-1 W    69 38 21 10 253 206  86 0.623 Canucks clinch playoff spot    
MAR 14  A  CALGARY      6-4 W    70 39 21 10 259 210  88 0.629 Nedved, Linden score late      
MAR 18  H  HARTFORD     3-2 W    71 40 21 10 262 212  90 0.634 Gamble makes 34 saves          
MAR 20  H  WINNIPEG     2-2 T OT 72 40 21 11 264 214  91 0.632 Canucks clinch first in Smythe 
MAR 22  A  WINNIPEG     1-5 L    73 40 22 11 265 219  91 0.623 Odjick scores lone goal        
MAR 24  A  MINNESOTA    4-2 W    74 41 22 11 269 221  93 0.628 Bure records three points      
MAR 26  A  PITTSBURGH   3-7 L    75 41 23 11 272 228  93 0.620 Penguins never trail           
MAR 28  A  DETROIT      1-3 L    76 41 24 11 273 231  93 0.612 Adams scores lone tally        
MAR 29  A  WASHINGTON   4-7 L    77 41 25 11 277 238  93 0.604 Last game before player strike 
APR 12  H  LOS ANGELES  1-6 L    78 41 26 11 278 244  93 0.596 Strike ends, play resumes      
APR 14  A  LOS ANGELES  3-2 W    79 42 26 11 281 246  95 0.601 McLean wins 100th game         
APR 16  H  CALGARY      4-4 T OT 80 42 26 12 285 250  96 0.600 Plavsic gets game tying goal   

                            Canucks finish first in Smythe Division                 

Playoffs

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
APR 18  H  WINNIPEG     2-3 L     1  0  1  0   2   3   0 0.000 Larionov, Bure score           
APR 20  H  WINNIPEG     3-2 W     2  1  1  0   5   5   2 0.500 Lumme gets winner in third     
APR 22  A  WINNIPEG     2-4 L     3  1  2  0   7   9   2 0.333 Canucks down 4-0 in third      
APR 24  A  WINNIPEG     1-3 L     4  1  3  0   8  12   2 0.250 Fergus scores lone goal        
APR 26  H  WINNIPEG     8-2 W     5  2  3  0  16  14   4 0.400 Bure records four points       
APR 28  A  WINNIPEG     8-3 W     6  3  3  0  24  17   6 0.500 Bure records hat trick         
APR 30  H  WINNIPEG     5-0 W     7  4  3  0  29  17   8 0.571 Courtnall hat, McLean Shutout  
                       VANCOUVER WINS BEST OF SEVEN SERIES FOUR GAMES TO THREE    

MAY  3  H  EDMONTON     3-4 L  OT 8  4  4  0  32  21   8 0.500 Canucks up 2-0 in second       
MAY  4  H  EDMONTON     4-0 W     9  5  4  0  36  21  10 0.556 McLean's second playoff shutout
MAY  6  A  EDMONTON     2-5 L    10  5  5  0  38  26  10 0.500 Ronning scores a pair          
MAY  8  A  EDMONTON     2-3 L    11  5  6  0  40  29  10 0.455 Plavsic, Babych score          
MAY 10  H  EDMONTON     4-3 W    12  6  6  0  44  32  12 0.500 Ronning records three points   
MAY 12  A  EDMONTON     0-3 L    13  6  7  0  44  35  12 0.462 Canucks can't beat Ranford     
                         Edmonton wins best of seven series four games to two   

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