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1996-97 Results

Once again, Pat Quinn removed himself from the coaching duties and hired Tom Renney to be the bench boss. Renney seemed to be good at getting the most out of fringe players but had a tough time getting the superstars to buy into his system. Martin Gelinas had a career year, scoring 35 goals and being named the team's MVP. Alexander Mogilny recorded only 73 points while Pavel Bure battled nagging injuries all season, before finally finishing with 55 points. The Canucks just missed the playoffs, for the first time in seven seasons.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT  5  H  CALGARY      3-1 W     1  1  0  0   3   1   2 1.000 Bure suffers whiplash injury   
OCT  6  A  EDMONTON     0-2 L     2  1  1  0   3   3   2 0.500 Oiler Joseph gets shutout      
OCT  9  H  BUFFALO      1-2 L     3  1  2  0   4   5   2 0.333 Bure scores lone goal          
OCT 12  H  ST. LOUIS    5-3 W     4  2  2  0   9   8   4 0.500 Gelinas scores twice, assists  
OCT 14  H  BOSTON       4-5 L OT  5  2  3  0  13  13   4 0.400 Lumme records three points     
OCT 17  A  DALLAS       6-1 W     6  3  3  0  19  14   6 0.500 Ridley records four points     
OCT 19  A  COLORADO AV. 2-9 L     7  3  4  0  21  23   6 0.429 Bure, Sillinger score          
OCT 23  H  COLORADO AV. 1-4 L     8  3  5  0  22  27   6 0.375 Sillinger gets lone goal       
OCT 26  H  PITTSBURGH   2-1 W     9  4  5  0  24  28   8 0.444 Hirsch makes 26 saves          
OCT 30  A  ANAHEIM      6-3 W    10  5  5  0  30  31  10 0.500 Linden scores a pair of goals  
NOV  1  A  EDMONTON     5-4 W OT 11  6  5  0  35  35  12 0.545 Tikkanen gets overtime winner  
NOV  2  H  CALGARY      4-3 W    12  7  5  0  39  38  14 0.583 Canucks up 4-1 after second    
NOV  8  H  ST. LOUIS    2-4 L    13  7  6  0  41  42  14 0.538 Mogilny, Bure score            
NOV 11  A  NY RANGERS   3-2 W    14  8  6  0  44  44  16 0.571 Naslund gets winner in third   
NOV 13  A  NY ISLANDERS 4-5 L OT 15  8  7  0  48  49  16 0.533 Bure scores twice              
NOV 14  A  NEW JERSEY   3-0 W    16  9  7  0  51  49  18 0.563 Brashear, Fountain debut       
NOV 16  A  MONTREAL     1-6 L    17  9  8  0  52  55  18 0.529 Brashear, Cullimore cannot play
NOV 19  H  DALLAS       2-0 W    18 10  8  0  54  55  20 0.556 Hirsch makes 36 saves          
NOV 21  H  CHICAGO      2-1 W OT 19 11  8  0  56  56  22 0.579 Joseph gets overtime winner    
NOV 23  H  NY RANGERS   5-3 W    20 12  8  0  61  59  24 0.600 Canucks sweep season series    
NOV 26  A  TORONTO      2-3 L    21 12  9  0  63  62  24 0.571 Linden in on both goals        
NOV 27  A  HARTFORD     6-2 W    22 13  9  0  69  64  26 0.591 Mogilny records five points    
NOV 29  A  BOSTON       3-7 L    23 13 10  0  72  71  26 0.565 Canucks down 4-0 after first   
DEC  1  A  PHILADELPHIA 3-4 L    24 13 11  0  75  75  26 0.542 Linden's streak ends at 482    
DEC  3  A  DETROIT      2-2 T OT 25 13 11  1  77  77  27 0.540 Hirsch outshot 41 to 15        
DEC  4  A  BUFFALO      7-6 W OT 26 14 11  1  84  83  29 0.558 Sillinger ends the shootout    
DEC  7  H  OTTAWA       2-3 L    27 14 12  1  86  86  29 0.537 Bohonos returns from minors    
DEC 11  H  COLORADO AV. 1-6 L    28 14 13  1  87  92  29 0.518 Ridley scores lone goal        
DEC 13  A  DALLAS       1-2 L    29 14 14  1  88  94  29 0.500 Bohonos scores lone goal       
DEC 15  A  ST. LOUIS    8-0 W    30 15 14  1  96  94  31 0.517 Mogilny hat, Hirsh shutout     
DEC 18  H  NEW JERSEY   1-2 L    31 15 15  1  97  96  31 0.500 Canucks only record 8 shots    
DEC 20  H  DETROIT      3-2 W    32 16 15  1 100  98  33 0.516 Gelinas gets winner in third   
DEC 23  H  EDMONTON     0-7 L    33 16 16  1 100 105  33 0.500 Oiler Essensa gets shutout     
DEC 26  A  SAN JOSE     1-6 L    34 16 17  1 101 111  33 0.485 Ridley gets lone goal          
DEC 27  A  PHOENIX      4-7 L    35 16 18  1 105 118  33 0.471 Tied at three after two periods
DEC 31  H  PHILADELPHIA 3-5 L    36 16 19  1 108 123  33 0.458 Wotton scores twice            
JAN  2  H  LOS ANGELES  4-3 W    37 17 19  1 112 126  35 0.473 Bure, Mogilny 3 points each    
JAN  4  H  TORONTO      7-3 W    38 18 19  1 119 129  37 0.487 Six Canucks score (Sillinger 2)
JAN  6  A  ANAHEIM      5-1 W    39 19 19  1 124 130  39 0.500 McLean makes 30 saves          
JAN  7  A  LOS ANGELES  2-6 L    40 19 20  1 126 136  39 0.488 King Olczyk gets hat trick     
JAN 10  H  HARTFORD     5-3 W    41 20 20  1 131 139  41 0.500 Mogilny, Renney seen arguing   
JAN 12  H  ANAHEIM      2-3 L    42 20 21  1 133 142  41 0.488 Wotton, Sillinger score        
JAN 14  H  FLORIDA      4-4 T OT 43 20 21  2 137 146  42 0.488 Sillinger goal on penalty shot 
JAN 20  H  SAN JOSE     6-1 W    44 21 21  2 143 147  44 0.500 Postponed from Dec.29 (snow)   
JAN 22  A  CHICAGO      4-3 W OT 45 22 21  2 147 150  46 0.511 Mogilny caps comeback from 3-1 
JAN 23  A  ST. LOUIS    3-4 L    46 22 22  2 150 154  46 0.500 Bure scores 200th goal         
JAN 25  A  PHOENIX      0-4 L    47 22 23  2 150 158  46 0.489 Brashear receives 31 minutes   
JAN 27  H  SAN JOSE     5-2 W    48 23 23  2 155 160  48 0.500 Five different Canucks score   
JAN 30  H  NY ISLANDERS 2-1 W OT 49 24 23  2 157 161  50 0.510 Lumme scores in overtime       
FEB  1  A  CALGARY      0-3 L    50 24 24  2 157 164  50 0.500 Flame Kidd gets shutout        
FEB  3  A  OTTAWA       4-6 L    51 24 25  2 161 170  50 0.490 Ridley records three points    
FEB  4  A  PITTSBURGH   4-6 L    52 24 26  2 165 176  50 0.481 Penguin Lemieux scores 600th   
FEB  6  A  DETROIT      7-4 W    53 25 26  2 172 180  52 0.491 Gelinas nets the hat trick     
FEB  8  A  TORONTO      2-4 L    54 25 27  2 174 184  52 0.481 Lumme, Ridley score in third   
FEB 11  H  WASHINGTON   2-5 L    55 25 28  2 176 189  52 0.473 Mogilny gets both goals        
FEB 15  H  ANAHEIM      4-2 W    56 26 28  2 180 191  54 0.482 Ridley gets winner in second   
FEB 18  H  TORONTO      5-6 L    57 26 29  2 185 197  54 0.474 Linden gets three assists      
FEB 20  A  SAN JOSE     6-1 W    58 27 29  2 191 198  56 0.483 Hirsch makes 27 saves          
FEB 22  A  LOS ANGELES  0-4 L    59 27 30  2 191 202  56 0.475 King Fiset gets shutout        
FEB 23  A  ANAHEIM      2-5 L    60 27 31  2 193 207  56 0.467 Hedican opens the scoring      
FEB 25  H  MONTREAL     2-4 L    61 27 32  2 195 211  56 0.459 Mogilny, Gelinas score         
FEB 27  H  PHOENIX      6-2 W    62 28 32  2 201 213  58 0.468 Gelinas 4 goals, 1 assist      
MAR  1  H  LOS ANGELES  0-3 L    63 28 33  2 201 216  58 0.460 Hedican in rare fight          
MAR  3  A  COLORADO AV. 1-5 L    64 28 34  2 202 221  58 0.453 Bure gone for season (again)   
MAR  5  H  CHICAGO      1-1 T OT 65 28 34  3 203 222  59 0.454 Tikkanen gets lone goal        
MAR  8  H  DETROIT      3-5 L    66 28 35  3 206 227  59 0.447 Canucks trail 4-0 in second    
MAR 10  A  CHICAGO      2-2 T OT 67 28 35  4 208 229  60 0.448 Hirsch makes 30 saves          
MAR 11  A  WASHINGTON   1-4 L    68 28 36  4 209 233  60 0.441 Gelinas gets lone goal         
MAR 13  A  FLORIDA      4-5 L    69 28 37  4 213 238  60 0.435 Toe in crease costs Canuck     
MAR 15  A  TAMPA BAY    5-2 W    70 29 37  4 218 240  62 0.443 Noonan scores two, assists     
MAR 18  A  COLORADO AV. 2-4 L    71 29 38  4 220 244  62 0.437 Beranek, Kucera sent packing   
MAR 20  H  SAN JOSE     1-2 L    72 29 39  4 221 246  62 0.431 Gelinas gets lone goal         
MAR 22  H  TAMPA BAY    3-2 W    73 30 39  4 224 248  64 0.438 Naslund gets winner in second  
MAR 24  H  LOS ANGELES  2-2 T OT 74 30 39  5 226 250  65 0.439 All goals scored in second     
MAR 26  H  ANAHEIM      5-3 W    75 31 39  5 231 253  67 0.447 Brashear gets winner in second 
MAR 29  A  CALGARY      5-2 W    76 32 39  5 236 255  69 0.454 Linden gets winner shorthanded 
MAR 30  H  DALLAS       2-3 L    77 32 40  5 238 258  69 0.448 Linden, Roberts score          
APR  4  H  CALGARY      3-3 T OT 78 32 40  6 241 261  70 0.449 Naslund, Mogilny, Aucoin score 
APR  5  A  EDMONTON     2-2 T OT 79 32 40  7 243 263  71 0.449 Gelinas ties game at 19:58     
APR  7  A  SAN JOSE     3-2 W    80 33 40  7 246 265  73 0.456 Nemchinov gets winner in third 
APR  9  H  PHOENIX      6-4 W    81 34 40  7 252 269  75 0.463 Gelinas records four points    
APR 12  H  EDMONTON     5-4 W    82 35 40  7 257 273  77 0.470 Too little, too late           

          Canucks finish 9th out of 13 teams in Western Conference (out of the playoffs)

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