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Startling:
On May 24, 1994, the Canucks trailed the Maple Leafs 3-0, but won 4-3 in overtime to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Canuck Comebacks

It's happened many times in Canuck history. The team trails by a couple of goals (or more) but fights back valiantly to earn a point or two in the standings. They have earned a "comeback". According to my statistical definition, a Canuck comeback is any game where Vancouver trails by two or more goals, then come back to earn at least a point.

The first report lists all the games where the Canucks have come back from at least a three goal deficit, sorted by size of the comeback. The top five comebacks per team are also listed.

The Canucks had eight comebacks during 2009-10:
On November 20, 2009, they trailed Colorado 2-0 in the second period, but won 5-2.
On December 31, 2009, they trailed St. Louis 3-0 in the second period, but won 4-3 in overtime.
On January 5, 2010 they trailed Columbus 2-0 in the first period, but won 7-3.
On January 30, 2010, they trailed Toronto 3-0 in the second period, but won 5-3.
On February 6, 2010, they trailed Boston 2-0 in the second period but won 3-2 in a shootout.
On February 12, 2010, they trailed Columbus 3-1 in the second period, but won 4-3.
On March 2, 2010, they trailed Columbus 2-0 in the second period, but won 4-3 in overtime.
On March 9, 2010, they trailed Colorado 4-1 in the second period, but won 6-4.


Comebacks by Deficit
DOWN BY   RESULT      DATE      H/A   VS.   DOWN      UNTIL       FINAL 
4 goals    Win     1973/01/16    H    TOR    0-4    8:35 (2nd)   6-4
4 goals    Win     1971/10/15    A    CAL    1-5   17:44 (1st)   9-6

4 goals    Tie     2000/10/24    A    NAS    0-4   17:20 (2nd)   4-4  OT
4 goals    Tie     1977/02/05    A    MIN    0-4    6:40 (2nd)   5-5

4 goals    OTL     2000/03/06    H    TOR    1-5    5:03 (3rd)   5-6  OT

3 goals    Win     1993/04/07    H    EDM    1-4    8:14 (3rd)   5-4  OT
3 goals    Win     1974/10/19    A    TOR    1-4    5:39 (3rd)   5-4
3 goals    Win     2003/02/18    A    DET    0-3    4:59 (3rd)   4-3  OT
3 goals    Win     1974/12/06    H    ATL    1-4   18:36 (2nd)   7-5
3 goals    Win     1984/02/09    A    MON    3-6   17:38 (2nd)   7-6
3 goals    Win     2009/12/31    A    STL    0-3   16:09 (2nd)   4-3  OT
3 goals    Win     2010/03/09    A    COA    1-4   11:45 (2nd)   6-4
3 goals    Win     1980/04/05    A    LA     0-3   11:02 (2nd)   5-3
3 goals    Win     1983/10/07    H    MIN    3-6   10:33 (2nd)   10-9
3 goals    Win     1982/11/21    H    WAS    0-3    9:58 (2nd)   5-3
3 goals    Win     1984/10/13    A    LA     2-5    9:55 (2nd)   6-5  OT
3 goals    Win     2006/03/03    A    CHI    0-3    9:29 (2nd)   5-4  SO
3 goals    Win     2010/01/30    A    TOR    0-3    9:29 (2nd)   5-3
3 goals    Win     1985/03/03    A    HAR    1-4    8:37 (2nd)   7-6  OT
3 goals    Win     1979/01/11    H    STL    0-3    7:34 (2nd)   4-3
3 goals    Win     1996/02/13    H    WIN    1-4    5:40 (2nd)   5-4
3 goals    Win     1976/03/07    A    MIN    0-3    3:40 (2nd)   4-3
3 goals    Win     1974/03/20    A    NYR    0-3   18:47 (1st)   7-5
3 goals    Win     1990/02/24    A    LA     0-3   17:55 (1st)   6-4
3 goals    Win     1993/01/09    A    NYI    0-3   16:14 (1st)   5-4

3 goals    Tie     1990/03/25    H    WIN    0-3   15:47 (3rd)   3-3  OT
3 goals    Tie     1979/11/02    H    BOS    0-3   15:43 (3rd)   3-3
3 goals    Tie     1995/12/31    H    PHI    2-5   10:41 (3rd)   5-5  OT
3 goals    Tie     1982/02/11    A    DET    1-4    5:55 (3rd)   4-4
3 goals    Tie     1980/02/29    A    WIN    0-3    4:32 (3rd)   3-3
3 goals    Tie     1984/12/30    H    EDM    3-6    2:54 (3rd)   7-7  OT
3 goals    Tie     1999/03/10    A    ANA    1-4    0:47 (3rd)   4-4  OT
3 goals    Tie     2003/12/22    H    LA     1-4   17:31 (2nd)   4-4  OT
3 goals    Tie     1985/11/27    A    EDM    1-4   16:12 (2nd)   5-5  OT
3 goals    Tie     1984/11/10    A    MIN    1-4   12:12 (2nd)   5-5  OT
3 goals    Tie     1995/11/04    A    CGY    0-3    7:35 (2nd)   4-4  OT
3 goals    Tie     1972/03/31    H    LA     0-3    7:10 (2nd)   4-4
3 goals    Tie     1980/11/29    H    PHI    0-3    6:22 (2nd)   3-3
3 goals    Tie     1972/12/09    A    TOR    0-3    3:20 (2nd)   5-5
3 goals    Tie     1997/12/27    A    DAL    0-3    3:07 (2nd)   3-3  OT
3 goals    Tie     1982/11/26    H    NJ     0-3    1:50 (2nd)   4-4
3 goals    Tie     1972/11/14    H    DET    0-3   16:26 (1st)   3-3
3 goals    Tie     1982/01/24    H    LA     0-3   16:07 (1st)   5-5

3 goals    OTL     2001/03/04    H    MIW    0-3   19:29 (1st)   3-4  OT

Comebacks Per Team
DOWN BY   RESULT      DATE      H/A   VS.   DOWN      UNTIL       FINAL 
3 goals    Tie     1999/03/10    A    ANA    1-4    0:47 (3rd)   4-4  OT
2 goals    Win     2008/10/31    A    ANA    0-2   12:43 (1st)   7-6  SO
2 goals    Tie     1998/12/09    A    ANA    2-4   18:50 (2nd)   4-4  OT
2 goals    Tie     2000/02/23    A    ANA    0-2   11:34 (1st)   4-4  OT
2 goals    SOL     2009/04/02    H    ANA    0-2   15:29 (1st)   5-6  SO

3 goals    Win     1974/12/06    H    ATL    1-4   18:36 (2nd)   7-5
2 goals    Win     1977/12/02    H    ATL    0-2    4:53 (2nd)   3-2
2 goals    Tie     1976/03/19    A    ATL    0-2   10:40 (3rd)   2-2
2 goals    Tie     1975/11/18    A    ATL    0-2    3:26 (3rd)   2-2
2 goals    Tie     1975/02/15    H    ATL    1-3   16:06 (2nd)   3-3

3 goals    Tie     1979/11/02    H    BOS    0-3   15:43 (3rd)   3-3
2 goals    Win     1988/02/13    H    BOS    3-5   17:49 (2nd)   6-5
2 goals    Win     1989/10/15    H    BOS    3-5   16:44 (2nd)   7-6
2 goals    Win     2010/02/06    A    BOS    0-2    8:51 (2nd)   3-2  SO
2 goals    Win     1972/10/22    A    BOS    1-3    5:24 (2nd)   5-4

2 goals    Tie     1991/01/08    H    BUF    1-3   16:55 (3rd)   3-3  OT
2 goals    Tie     1987/11/11    H    BUF    2-4   15:10 (3rd)   4-4  OT
2 goals    Tie     1978/03/24    H    BUF    0-2    3:30 (3rd)   2-2
2 goals    Tie     1980/03/19    H    BUF    0-2   11:29 (2nd)   3-3
2 goals    Tie     1980/12/14    A    BUF    0-2    5:23 (2nd)   2-2

4 goals    Win     1971/10/15    A    CAL    1-5   17:44 (1st)   9-6
2 goals    Win     1972/12/16    H    CAL    1-3   11:28 (2nd)   4-3
2 goals    Tie     1976/03/30    H    CAL    0-2   15:10 (1st)   4-4

3 goals    Tie     1995/11/04    A    CGY    0-3    7:35 (2nd)   4-4  OT
2 goals    Win     2006/01/07    H    CGY    1-3   12:29 (3rd)   4-3  OT
2 goals    Win     1995/04/30    H    CGY    2-4    6:15 (3rd)   6-4
2 goals    Win     1987/02/03    A    CGY    0-2   19:45 (2nd)   4-2
2 goals    Win     2008/10/11    A    CGY    1-3    9:41 (2nd)   5-4  OT

3 goals    Win     2006/03/03    A    CHI    0-3    9:29 (2nd)   5-4  SO
2 goals    Win     1997/01/22    A    CHI    1-3   19:29 (2nd)   4-3  OT
2 goals    Win     2003/11/20    H    CHI    0-2    3:07 (2nd)   3-2  OT
2 goals    Win     1981/03/13    H    CHI    0-2   17:48 (1st)   5-3
2 goals    Win     1984/03/09    H    CHI    0-2   15:42 (1st)   4-3  OT

2 goals    Win     1977/11/15    H    CLE    0-2   12:30 (1st)   5-4

3 goals    Win     2010/03/09    A    COA    1-4   11:45 (2nd)   6-4
2 goals    Win     2001/02/01    H    COA    0-2    6:27 (2nd)   5-3
2 goals    Win     2009/11/20    H    COA    0-2    4:22 (2nd)   5-2
2 goals    Win     2003/12/29    A    COA    0-2   17:29 (1st)   3-2
2 goals    Tie     2004/03/03    A    COA    3-5    6:08 (3rd)   5-5  OT

2 goals    Win     2006/10/06    A    COB    0-2   11:48 (3rd)   3-2  OT
2 goals    Win     2002/03/28    H    COB    1-3   13:46 (2nd)   4-3  OT
2 goals    Win     2010/02/12    A    COB    1-3   10:37 (2nd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     2010/03/02    A    COB    0-2    3:40 (2nd)   4-3  OT
2 goals    Win     2000/12/16    H    COB    0-2    9:34 (1st)   4-3

2 goals    Win     1980/01/04    A    COL    0-2   10:35 (2nd)   4-2
2 goals    Win     1982/03/24    H    COL    1-3    7:47 (2nd)   5-4
2 goals    Tie     1981/01/13    H    COL    1-3   14:50 (3rd)   3-3
2 goals    Tie     1981/03/25    H    COL    2-4   13:21 (3rd)   4-4
2 goals    Tie     1977/10/14    A    COL    2-4    5:27 (3rd)   4-4

3 goals    Tie     1997/12/27    A    DAL    0-3    3:07 (2nd)   3-3  OT
2 goals    Win     1998/04/04    H    DAL    1-3    8:53 (3rd)   5-3
2 goals    Tie     2000/03/08    A    DAL    1-3    1:19 (3rd)   3-3  OT
2 goals    Tie     1995/02/24    A    DAL    0-2    6:34 (2nd)   3-3  OT

3 goals    Win     2003/02/18    A    DET    0-3    4:59 (3rd)   4-3  OT
3 goals    Tie     1982/02/11    A    DET    1-4    5:55 (3rd)   4-4
3 goals    Tie     1972/11/14    H    DET    0-3   16:26 (1st)   3-3
2 goals    Win     2006/11/22    A    DET    1-3    4:50 (3rd)   4-3  OT
2 goals    Win     1994/02/08    A    DET    0-2    4:01 (2nd)   6-3

3 goals    Win     1993/04/07    H    EDM    1-4    8:14 (3rd)   5-4  OT
3 goals    Tie     1984/12/30    H    EDM    3-6    2:54 (3rd)   7-7  OT
3 goals    Tie     1985/11/27    A    EDM    1-4   16:12 (2nd)   5-5  OT
2 goals    Win     2004/03/12    A    EDM    1-3   13:46 (2nd)   4-3  OT
2 goals    Win     1980/11/05    H    EDM    0-2    6:27 (2nd)   4-3

2 goals    Win     2008/12/14    H    FLO    0-2   12:42 (1st)   5-3
2 goals    Tie     2004/01/11    H    FLO    0-2    7:02 (3rd)   2-2  OT

3 goals    Win     1985/03/03    A    HAR    1-4    8:37 (2nd)   7-6  OT
2 goals    Tie     1980/12/03    H    HAR    2-4   12:23 (3rd)   4-4
2 goals    Tie     1987/12/20    H    HAR    0-2    4:19 (2nd)   3-3  OT

2 goals    Tie     1975/03/11    H    KC     1-3   12:24 (3rd)   3-3

3 goals    Win     1980/04/05    A    LA     0-3   11:02 (2nd)   5-3
3 goals    Win     1984/10/13    A    LA     2-5    9:55 (2nd)   6-5  OT
3 goals    Win     1990/02/24    A    LA     0-3   17:55 (1st)   6-4
3 goals    Tie     2003/12/22    H    LA     1-4   17:31 (2nd)   4-4  OT
3 goals    Tie     1972/03/31    H    LA     0-3    7:10 (2nd)   4-4

4 goals    Tie     1977/02/05    A    MIN    0-4    6:40 (2nd)   5-5
3 goals    Win     1983/10/07    H    MIN    3-6   10:33 (2nd)   10-9
3 goals    Win     1976/03/07    A    MIN    0-3    3:40 (2nd)   4-3
3 goals    Tie     1984/11/10    A    MIN    1-4   12:12 (2nd)   5-5  OT
2 goals    Win     1985/03/31    H    MIN    0-2   16:21 (2nd)   3-2

3 goals    OTL     2001/03/04    H    MIW    0-3   19:29 (1st)   3-4  OT
2 goals    Win     2002/04/05    H    MIW    0-2   10:14 (1st)   5-4  OT
2 goals    Win     2009/03/03    H    MIW    0-2    9:57 (1st)   4-2
2 goals    SOL     2008/02/14    H    MIW    0-2   15:37 (2nd)   4-5  SO
2 goals    OTL     2009/01/31    H    MIW    0-2    3:37 (2nd)   3-4  OT

3 goals    Win     1984/02/09    A    MON    3-6   17:38 (2nd)   7-6
2 goals    Win     1985/01/30    H    MON    2-4    3:39 (3rd)   5-4  OT
2 goals    Win     1987/01/07    A    MON    0-2   11:33 (2nd)   3-2  OT
2 goals    Win     2003/11/18    H    MON    0-2    9:31 (2nd)   5-4  OT
2 goals    Win     1980/02/09    A    MON    0-2    5:21 (2nd)   4-3

4 goals    Tie     2000/10/24    A    NAS    0-4   17:20 (2nd)   4-4  OT
2 goals    Win     2003/01/14    H    NAS    1-3   12:31 (2nd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     2005/12/28    H    NAS    0-2    1:20 (2nd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     2000/01/13    A    NAS    0-2   15:09 (1st)   4-3  OT

3 goals    Tie     1982/11/26    H    NJ     0-3    1:50 (2nd)   4-4
2 goals    Win     1990/02/04    H    NJ     0-2   17:14 (2nd)   4-2

3 goals    Win     1993/01/09    A    NYI    0-3   16:14 (1st)   5-4
2 goals    Win     1994/03/09    H    NYI    1-3   15:04 (2nd)   5-4
2 goals    Win     1976/02/10    H    NYI    0-2   11:25 (2nd)   3-2
2 goals    Tie     1999/02/07    A    NYI    1-3   11:02 (3rd)   3-3  OT
2 goals    Tie     1972/12/21    A    NYI    1-3   13:32 (2nd)   4-4

3 goals    Win     1974/03/20    A    NYR    0-3   18:47 (1st)   7-5
2 goals    Win     1996/11/23    H    NYR    0-2    8:28 (2nd)   5-3
2 goals    Tie     1991/01/31    H    NYR    1-3    6:18 (3rd)   3-3  OT
2 goals    Tie     1973/10/30    H    NYR    1-3    4:33 (3rd)   3-3
2 goals    Tie     1976/03/03    A    NYR    1-3   14:51 (2nd)   3-3

2 goals    Win     1998/02/28    H    OTT    0-2   13:46 (1st)   6-4

3 goals    Tie     1995/12/31    H    PHI    2-5   10:41 (3rd)   5-5  OT
3 goals    Tie     1980/11/29    H    PHI    0-3    6:22 (2nd)   3-3
2 goals    Win     1987/11/05    A    PHI    0-2    7:50 (3rd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     1984/02/12    A    PHI    3-5    7:19 (3rd)   6-5
2 goals    Win     1971/10/12    H    PHI    0-2    4:26 (2nd)   3-2

2 goals    Win     2009/02/12    A    PHO    1-3    2:16 (3rd)   4-3

2 goals    Win     1986/01/24    H    PIT    0-2   13:40 (2nd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     1979/01/03    A    PIT    0-2    4:10 (2nd)   5-3
2 goals    Tie     1977/01/04    A    PIT    0-2   10:17 (3rd)   2-2
2 goals    Tie     1998/10/30    H    PIT    0-2    9:04 (2nd)   2-2  OT
2 goals    Tie     1981/02/14    A    PIT    0-2    7:26 (2nd)   2-2

2 goals    Win     1984/12/11    A    QUE    1-3    7:07 (3rd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     1987/11/13    H    QUE    0-2    0:44 (2nd)   6-4
2 goals    Win     1980/03/16    A    QUE    0-2   17:59 (1st)   3-2
2 goals    Win     1986/03/26    H    QUE    2-4   17:46 (1st)   7-6

2 goals    Win     1992/02/21    A    SJ     0-2    2:25 (2nd)   5-3
2 goals    Win     1992/12/09    H    SJ     0-2   12:38 (1st)   8-3

3 goals    Win     2009/12/31    A    STL    0-3   16:09 (2nd)   4-3  OT
3 goals    Win     1979/01/11    H    STL    0-3    7:34 (2nd)   4-3
2 goals    Win     1990/03/15    A    STL    3-5   17:07 (3rd)   6-5  OT
2 goals    Win     2006/10/20    A    STL    0-2    7:30 (3rd)   3-2  OT
2 goals    Win     1986/10/11    H    STL    0-2   17:05 (2nd)   4-3

2 goals    Win     2000/10/08    A    TAM    2-4   17:05 (3rd)   5-4
2 goals    Win     2004/01/21    H    TAM    1-3    9:46 (2nd)   5-4  OT

4 goals    Win     1973/01/16    H    TOR    0-4    8:35 (2nd)   6-4
4 goals    OTL     2000/03/06    H    TOR    1-5    5:03 (3rd)   5-6  OT
3 goals    Win     1974/10/19    A    TOR    1-4    5:39 (3rd)   5-4
3 goals    Win     2010/01/30    A    TOR    0-3    9:29 (2nd)   5-3
3 goals    Tie     1972/12/09    A    TOR    0-3    3:20 (2nd)   5-5

3 goals    Win     1982/11/21    H    WAS    0-3    9:58 (2nd)   5-3
2 goals    Win     1991/02/16    H    WAS    0-2    3:36 (3rd)   4-2
2 goals    Tie     1989/11/14    H    WAS    2-4   18:44 (2nd)   4-4  OT
2 goals    OTL     2001/02/14    H    WAS    1-3    4:53 (3rd)   3-4  OT

3 goals    Win     1996/02/13    H    WIN    1-4    5:40 (2nd)   5-4
3 goals    Tie     1990/03/25    H    WIN    0-3   15:47 (3rd)   3-3  OT
3 goals    Tie     1980/02/29    A    WIN    0-3    4:32 (3rd)   3-3
2 goals    Win     1988/12/11    H    WIN    4-6   12:24 (3rd)   8-6
2 goals    Win     1991/03/28    H    WIN    0-2   16:33 (2nd)   3-2  OT

Column Headings
Down by - number of goals the Canucks trailed by
Result - wins, ties or overtime loss (only if Canucks earned a point)
Date - date the game was played
H/A - Home, Away or Neutral Site
Vs. - Team the Canucks were playing (using the
standard team codes)
Down - Score when the comeback began
Until - Time of the goal when the comeback began
Final - Final score in the game

Notes
The Down/Until columns are based on when the comeback "began". For example, if the Kings are leading 4-1, the comeback does not begin until the Canucks make it 4-2. The time of the 4-2 goal would be listed in the "Until" column.

Only one comeback per game is listed, although several can occur during the game. If the Canucks trail 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 and finish the game tied at four, only the 4-2 comeback is listed (as it occurred last). If the Canucks trail 4-0, 4-1 and 4-2, only the 4-0 comeback is listed (as it was the biggest deficit the Canucks overcame).

The Canucks have had at least one comeback against every NHL team they have played except for the Atlanta Thrashers and the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canucks have had more comebacks against Los Angeles (21) than any other team.

Comebacks from 2009-10 are listed in bold print.

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This page last updated July 24, 2010