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1995-96 Results

During the summer of 1996, Pat Quinn obtained the services of Alexander Mogilny, reuniting him with former linemate Pavel Bure. At the time, it seemed like a good deal. Fifteen games into the season, Pavel Bure went down with a knee injury that would keep him out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Mogilny became the game breaker, scoring 55 goals and adding 52 assists. Trevor Linden had his most productive season as a Canuck, recording 80 points. Martin Gelinas became a fan favourite with his consistent play and 30 goal season. Corey Hirsch and Kirk McLean shared the goaltending duties almost equally. By the end of the regular season, the Canucks finished three games below .500 which set up a date with the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of the playoffs.

The Canucks and Avalanche split the first four games. Vancouver's Trevor Linden and Colorado's Joe Sakic each scored a hat-trick in the pivitol game five, but it was Sakic's overtime marker that won the game. The Avalanche won game six in Vancouver and went on to win the Stanley Cup.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT  9  H  DETROIT      3-5 L     1  0  1  0   3   5   0 0.000 GM Place opens quietly         
OCT 12  A  LOS ANGELES  7-7 T OT  2  0  1  1  10  12   1 0.250 Mogilny records four points    
OCT 14  A  SAN JOSE     7-6 W     3  1  1  1  17  18   3 0.500 Mogilny hat trick, Hirsch debut
OCT 15  H  LOS ANGELES  3-3 T OT  4  1  1  2  20  21   4 0.500 Babych's 100th Canuck point    
OCT 18  A  ANAHEIM      5-1 W     5  2  1  2  25  22   6 0.600 Canucks spoil Duck home opener 
OCT 21  A  EDMONTON     4-6 L     6  2  2  2  29  28   6 0.500 Empty net goal seals it        
OCT 24  A  NY RANGERS   2-5 L     7  2  3  2  31  33   6 0.429 Ronning in on both goals       
OCT 25  A  NEW JERSEY   4-2 W     8  3  3  2  35  35   8 0.500 Linden, Ridley 3 points each   
OCT 28  H  WINNIPEG     1-4 L     9  3  4  2  36  39   8 0.444 Mogilny gets lone goal         
OCT 30  H  SAN JOSE     4-3 W    10  4  4  2  40  42  10 0.500 First NHL goal for Walker      
NOV  1  H  EDMONTON     3-3 T OT 11  4  4  3  43  45  11 0.500 Gelinas ties it in third       
NOV  3  H  TORONTO      4-4 T OT 12  4  4  4  47  49  12 0.500 Momesso gets only goal of third
NOV  4  A  CALGARY      4-4 T OT 13  4  4  5  51  53  13 0.500 Linden leads 3 goal comeback   
NOV  7  A  NY ISLANDERS 5-2 W    14  5  4  5  56  55  15 0.536 Mogilny two goals, winner      
NOV  9  A  CHICAGO      2-5 L    15  5  5  5  58  60  15 0.500 Bure gone for the season       
NOV 11  H  COLORADO AV. 4-8 L    16  5  6  5  62  68  15 0.469 Oksiuta scores a pair          
NOV 12  H  MONTREAL     2-4 L    17  5  7  5  64  72  15 0.441 Mogilny, Oksiuta score         
NOV 16  A  FLORIDA      2-2 T OT 18  5  7  6  66  74  16 0.444 McLean outshot 38 to 27        
NOV 18  A  TAMPA BAY    4-5 L OT 19  5  8  6  70  79  16 0.421 Klima scores in overtime       
NOV 19  A  PHILADELPHIA 2-3 L OT 20  5  9  6  72  82  16 0.400 Therien scores in overtime     
NOV 22  A  DALLAS       3-4 L    21  5 10  6  75  86  16 0.381 Gelinas scores twice           
NOV 23  A  ST. LOUIS    3-2 W    22  6 10  6  78  88  18 0.409 Mogilny in on all three goals  
NOV 25  A  SAN JOSE     2-7 L    23  6 11  6  80  95  18 0.391 Canucks up 2-0 after first     
NOV 29  H  CHICAGO      2-2 T OT 24  6 11  7  82  97  19 0.396 Canucks trail 2-0 in second    
DEC  1  H  SAN JOSE     7-2 W    25  7 11  7  89  99  21 0.420 Ronning gets hat trick         
DEC  5  H  EDMONTON     6-2 W    26  8 11  7  95 101  23 0.442 Oksiuta leads with 3 points    
DEC  8  H  ST. LOUIS    3-6 L    27  8 12  7  98 107  23 0.426 Linden nets two points         
DEC  9  A  CALGARY      4-3 W    28  9 12  7 102 110  25 0.446 Ridley gets winner in third    
DEC 13  A  EDMONTON     2-2 T OT 29  9 12  8 104 112  26 0.448 Canucks trail 2-0 in second    
DEC 17  H  OTTAWA       4-1 W    30 10 12  8 108 113  28 0.467 Sandlak plays 500th Canuck game
DEC 18  A  COLORADO AV. 4-2 W    31 11 12  8 112 115  30 0.484 First trip to Denver since 1982
DEC 20  A  LOS ANGELES  2-2 T OT 32 11 12  9 114 117  31 0.484 McLean makes 38 saves          
DEC 22  A  ANAHEIM      6-2 W    33 12 12  9 120 119  33 0.500 Mogilny gets hat trick, assist 
DEC 23  H  DETROIT      0-1 L    34 12 13  9 120 120  33 0.485 Vernon outduels McLean         
DEC 26  H  CALGARY      2-4 L    35 12 14  9 122 124  33 0.471 Gelinas, Rohlin score          
DEC 28  H  NY RANGERS   2-3 L    36 12 15  9 124 127  33 0.458 Linden, Lumme score            
DEC 31  H  PHILADELPHIA 5-5 T OT 37 12 15 10 129 132  34 0.459 Canucks down 5-2 in third      
JAN  3  H  FLORIDA      7-2 W    38 13 15 10 136 134  36 0.474 Tikkanen makes Canuck debut    
JAN  6  H  TAMPA BAY    9-2 W    39 14 15 10 145 136  38 0.487 Mogilny scores in each period  
JAN  8  A  PITTSBURGH   5-8 L    40 14 16 10 150 144  38 0.475 McLean injured, finishes game  
JAN 10  A  MONTREAL     2-2 T OT 41 14 16 11 152 146  39 0.476 Last Canuck game at Forum      
JAN 13  A  TORONTO      5-2 W    42 15 16 11 157 148  41 0.488 Hedican, Tikkanen 2 goals each 
JAN 15  A  BOSTON       6-0 W    43 16 16 11 163 148  43 0.500 Hirsch makes 37 saves          
JAN 16  A  HARTFORD     0-3 L    44 16 17 11 163 151  43 0.489 Road trip ends on a downer     
JAN 22  H  DALLAS       4-6 L    45 16 18 11 167 157  43 0.478 Mogilny scores twice           
JAN 24  H  ANAHEIM      1-2 L OT 46 16 19 11 168 159  43 0.467 Tikkanen gets lone goal        
JAN 25  A  COLORADO AV. 2-2 T OT 47 16 19 12 170 161  44 0.468 Ronning's 100th caps comeback  
JAN 27  H  NY ISLANDERS 6-3 W    48 17 19 12 176 164  46 0.479 Third (red) uniform debuts     
JAN 30  H  NEW JERSEY   2-3 L OT 49 17 20 12 178 167  46 0.469 Rohlin, Mogilny score          
FEB  1  A  ST. LOUIS    2-2 T OT 50 17 20 13 180 169  47 0.470 Linden, Mogilny score          
FEB  2  A  DALLAS       5-4 W    51 18 20 13 185 173  49 0.480 Gelinas gets winner late in 3rd
FEB  4  A  WINNIPEG     4-2 W    52 19 20 13 189 175  51 0.490 Russ Courtnall gets winner     
FEB  7  H  HARTFORD     3-5 L    53 19 21 13 192 180  51 0.481 Babych's 1000th NHL game       
FEB  9  A  EDMONTON     3-2 W OT 54 20 21 13 195 182  53 0.491 Courtnall caps 2 goal comeback 
FEB 10  H  WASHINGTON   4-4 T OT 55 20 21 14 199 186  54 0.491 Lumme ties it in third         
FEB 13  H  WINNIPEG     5-4 W    56 21 21 14 204 190  56 0.500 Canucks trail 4-1 in second    
FEB 15  H  ANAHEIM      5-3 W    57 22 21 14 209 193  58 0.509 Mogilny, Ronning 5 points each 
FEB 17  H  BOSTON       1-4 L    58 22 22 14 210 197  58 0.500 Oksiuta gets lone goal         
FEB 19  A  DETROIT      3-4 L    59 22 23 14 213 201  58 0.492 Canucks up 3-1 in second       
FEB 21  A  WINNIPEG     5-3 W    60 23 23 14 218 204  60 0.500 McLean returns, makes 33 saves 
FEB 23  H  SAN JOSE     3-1 W    61 24 23 14 221 205  62 0.508 Gelinas scores two goals       
FEB 27  H  PITTSBURGH   4-7 L    62 24 24 14 225 212  62 0.500 Linden sets new ironman record 
FEB 29  H  ST. LOUIS    2-2 T OT 63 24 24 15 227 214  63 0.500 Mogilny hits 50 (and 51) mark  
MAR  2  A  DETROIT      3-2 W    64 25 24 15 230 216  65 0.508 Ronning scores two in third    
MAR  3  A  BUFFALO      3-0 W    65 26 24 15 233 216  67 0.515 McLean makes 32 saves          
MAR  6  H  BUFFALO      5-2 W    66 27 24 15 238 218  69 0.523 Russ Courtnall gets hat trick  
MAR  9  H  COLORADO AV. 5-7 L    67 27 25 15 243 225  69 0.515 Linden gets natural hat trick  
MAR 12  A  WASHINGTON   0-9 L    68 27 26 15 243 234  69 0.507 Odjick only Canuck on statsheet
MAR 14  A  CHICAGO      1-5 L    69 27 27 15 244 239  69 0.500 Gelinas scores lone goal       
MAR 15  A  OTTAWA       0-2 L    70 27 28 15 244 241  69 0.493 First game at Corel Centre     
MAR 17  A  TORONTO      2-4 L    71 27 29 15 246 245  69 0.486 Linden plays 600th game        
MAR 19  H  COLORADO AV. 3-4 L    72 27 30 15 249 249  69 0.479 Linden records 500th point     
MAR 22  H  DALLAS       5-2 W    73 28 30 15 254 251  71 0.486 Lumme gets winner in first     
MAR 23  H  CALGARY      0-4 L    74 28 31 15 254 255  71 0.480 Flame Kidd gets shutout        
MAR 25  H  LOS ANGELES  4-1 W    75 29 31 15 258 256  73 0.487 Mogilny hits 100 point mark    
MAR 27  H  TORONTO      2-6 L    76 29 32 15 260 262  73 0.480 Rick Ley's last game as coach  
MAR 29  H  CHICAGO      4-2 W    77 30 32 15 264 264  75 0.487 Linden, Courtnall 2 goals each 
APR  1  H  EDMONTON     2-6 L    78 30 33 15 266 270  75 0.481 Courtnall, Gelinas score       
APR  3  A  CALGARY      3-4 L    79 30 34 15 269 274  75 0.475 Mogilny scores twice           
APR  6  A  LOS ANGELES  4-2 W    80 31 34 15 273 276  77 0.481 Sandlak gets winner shorthanded
APR  8  A  ANAHEIM      0-2 L    81 31 35 15 273 278  77 0.475 Former Canuck Oksiuta scores   
APR 13  H  CALGARY      5-0 W    82 32 35 15 278 278  79 0.482 Naslund hat, McLean shutout    

                            Canucks finish seventh in Western Conference      

Playoffs

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
APR 16  A  COLORADO AV. 2-5 L     1  0  1  0   2   5   0 0.000 Courtnall opens the scoring    
APR 18  A  COLORADO AV. 5-4 W     2  1  1  0   7   9   2 0.500 Odjick scores twice, winner    
APR 20  H  COLORADO AV. 0-4 L     3  1  2  0   7  13   2 0.333 Av's Roy gets shutout          
APR 22  H  COLORADO AV. 4-3 W     4  2  2  0  11  16   4 0.500 Mogilny records three assists  
APR 25  A  COLORADO AV. 4-5 L OT  5  2  3  0  15  21   4 0.400 Linden, Sakic get hat tricks   
APR 27  H  COLORADO AV. 2-3 L     6  2  4  0  17  24   4 0.333 Av's go on to win Stanley Cup  
                         Colorado wins best of seven series four games to two  

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