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Standout:
The first Canuck to score on a penalty shot was Andre Boudrias.

Penalty Shots

It's often called "the most exciting play in hockey". One shooter taking the puck from centre ice, moving in on the goalie and taking one shot. A goal can lift a team and start a rally. A save can deflate a team that needs a goal. Either way, it is a momentum swing.

There are a number of infractions that call for a penalty shot. The most common is when a player is checked from behind on a breakaway and denied a quality scoring chance. Other rules are explained briefly in the notes.

Historical notes: Twice in their history, the Canucks have been awarded two penalty shots in a single game. On February 11, 1982 they scored on both attempts in a 4-4 tie in Detroit. On January 5, 2006, the Canucks scored on one of their two shots in a 3-2 win in Chicago. Twice in their history, the Canucks have faced two penalty shots in a single game. On February 6, 2014 Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens was stopped on both penalty shots (he still recorded a hat trick that game). On December 30, 2014 San Jose scored on one of their two shots, but it was their lone goal of the game. Pavel Bure set an NHL record by scoring three penalty shot goals in a single season (1997-98).




Team Records

Canuck penalty shots:
20 goals on 54 shots (regular season)
0 goals on 3 shots (playoffs)

Opponent penalty shots:
20 goals on 63 shots (regular season)
2 goals on 3 shots (playoffs)

Rules that resulted in penalty shots:
96 - fouled from behind on a breakaway
11 - puck covered in crease
8 - thrown stick
2 - delay of game
2 - thrown object
4 - unknown

Canuck record when they are awarded a penalty shot,
and score:
11 wins, 5 losses, 4 ties
and fail to score: 18 wins, 15 losses, 1 tie

Canuck record when the opposition are awarded a penalty shot,
and score:
7 wins, 12 losses, 1 tie
and fail to score: 22 wins, 20 losses, 1 tie


Individual Records

Most penalty shot goals scored:
4 - Pavel Bure (6 shots)
2 - Henrik Sedin (3 shots)
2 - Markus Naslund (5 shots)
1 - various players

Most penalty shots taken:
6 - Pavel Bure (4 goals) -- (plus one in the playoffs)
5 - Markus Naslund (2 goals)
5 - Alex Burrows (1 goal) -- (plus one in the playoffs)
5 - Greg Adams (0 goals)
4 - Daniel Sedin (0 goals)

Most penalty shots faced:
17 - Roberto Luongo (14 saves)
9 - Dan Cloutier (5 saves)
5 - Cory Schneider (5 saves)
5 - Ryan Miller (3 saves)
4 - Alex Auld (4 saves)
4 - Kirk McLean (1 save) -- (plus one in the playoffs)




Canuck Penalty Shots
Game Reason Scores Time Referee Shooter Goalie Result
1973/03/09
BUF
Thrown Stick 0-1 / 1-1
5-2 win
8:51
1st
Ron Wicks Andre Boudrias Roger Crozier GOAL
   Penalty: With Andre Boudrias breaking in on net, goalie Roger Crozier threw his stick at the Canuck. Shot: Crozier came well out of his net and Boudrias shot it between his legs.
1977/11/19
at NYI
Breakaway 1-5 / 1-5
2-9 loss
16:25
1st
(?) Ron Sedlbauer Smith Billy Save
   Penalty: Late in the first period, Sedlbauer was tripped on a breakaway by Jean Potvin. Shot: Sedlbauer deked, tried to go five-hole but hit Smith in the midsection.
1978/03/07
at NYI
Breakaway 1-4 / 1-4
2-5 loss
13:14
3rd
(?) Ron Sedlbauer Glenn Resch Save
   Penalty: Sedlbauer was tripped by Dave Lewis on a breakaway. Shot: Sedlbauer skated in fast and Resch came out far to challenge. Sedlbauer shot the puck between the netminder's arm and body. Unfortunately, the puck trickled inches wide of the post.
1979/03/02
WAS
(?) 2-5 / 2-5
2-6 loss
7:00(?)
3rd
(?) Ron Sedlbauer Glen Inness Save
   Shot: Sedlbauer's shot hit the crossbar.
1980/02/02
at MIN
Breakaway 2-1 / 3-1
5-4 win
4:41
2nd
Ron Hoggarth Harold Snepsts Gilles Meloche GOAL
   Penalty: While shorthanded, Harold Snepsts was tripped up by Bobby Smith on a breakaway. Shot: Snepsts scored his first goal of the season firing the puck high over the goalie.
1982/02/11
at DET
Puck in Crease 1-4 / 2-4
4-4 tie
5:55
3rd
Kerry Fraser Thomas Gradin Gilles Gilbert GOAL
   Penalty: Wing Jody Gage covered the puck in the crease with his glove. Shot: Gradin scored.
1982/02/11
at DET
Breakaway 3-4 / 4-4
4-4 tie
19:30
3rd
Kerry Fraser Ivan Hlinka Gilles Gilbert GOAL
   Penalty: With Brodeur on the bench for an extra attacker, Stan Smyl had a breakaway. Willie Huber lunged at the puck, but knocked Smyl down from behind, causing Smyl to slide hard into the goal post. Shot: With Smyl hurt, coach Harry Neale chose Ivan Hlinka to take the shot. Neale told his shooter that if he missed, Hlinka could keep on skating back to Czechoslovakia. Hlinka scored to tie the game.
1987/01/16
CGY
(?) 7-5 / 8-5
9-5 win
5:59
3rd
Dan Marouelli Stan Smyl Mike Vernon GOAL
   Shot: Goal scored while the Canucks are short-handed. Calgary netminder Mike Vernon, who was pulled after allowing six goals in the first period, was put back in net for the penalty shot.
1988/01/07
at NJ
Breakaway 2-1 / 2-1
6-3 win
0:32
2nd
Dan Marouelli Greg Adams Alain Chevrier Save
   Penalty: Andy Brickley hauls down Adams on a breakaway. Shot: Adams deked left and Chevrier stayed with him. Adams shot the puck into his pads.
1989/01/09
at TOR
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
0-3 loss
8:17
2nd
Ron Hoggarth Greg Adams Alan Bester Save
   Penalty: On a breakaway, Greg Adams was chopped to the ice by Luke Richardson. Shot: The puck slid off Adams's stick after he deked Bester. He managed to get a backhand shot off, but hit the post.
1989/12/10
at CHI
Thrown Stick 1-5 / 1-5
1-7 loss
19:59
2nd
Terry Gregson Greg Adams Jacques Cloutier Save
   Penalty: Near the end of the second period, Cloutier threw his stick at the puck. Time had run out in the period before the shot was taken. Had the goal been scored, it would have been recorded as 19:59 since no goal can be scored after time runs out. Shot: After an Adams deke, Cloutier made a diving glove save.
1991/10/19
CGY
Breakaway 3-2 / 4-2
5-2 win
8:23
3rd
Dan Marouelli Gino Odjick Mike Vernon GOAL
   Penalty: Flame defenseman Al MacInnis fouled Odjick as he sped by. Shot: Odjick shoots using "the right stick" given to him by equipment manager Pat O'Neill.
1991/12/01
at EDM
Breakaway 0-3 / 0-3
0-7 loss
11:06
2nd
Dan Marouelli Greg Adams Bill Ranford Save
   Penalty: Adams was chopped down by Manson. Shot: Adams deked right and his backhand hit the post.
1992/01/25
at STL
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
1-0 OT win
2:15
3rd
Bill McCreary Greg Adams Curtis Joseph Save
   Penalty: Adams was hauled down by Brett Hull. Shot: Joseph played the shot perfectly, stearing the wrist shot wide with his glove.
1992/02/17
at NYR
Thrown Stick 2-1 / 2-1
3-3 OT tie
2:43
2nd
Don Koharski Pavel Bure John Vanbiesbrouck Save
   Penalty: John Vanbiesbrouck threw his stick to intercept the puck. Shot: Vanbiesbrouck poked the puck away as Bure tried to deke from left to right.
1992/02/28
WIN
Breakaway 3-3 / 4-3
5-3 win
16:27
3rd
Dan Marouelli Pavel Bure Rick Tabaracci GOAL
   Penalty: Bure was hauled down by Igor Ulanov as he broke in on goal. Shot: Bure skated in and slid the puck under Tabaracci.
1993/10/06
at LA
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
5-2 win
1:12
1st
Richard Trottier Pavel Bure Kelly Hrudey Save
   Penalty: Defenseman Alexei Zhitnik pulled Bure down from behind. Shot: Bure shifted the puck a couple of times and attempted to beat Hrudey between the pads, but the netminder got his stick on it.
1995/03/21
TOR
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
3-1 win
15:15
2nd
Dave Jackson Geoff Courtnall Damian Rhodes Save
   Penalty: Courtnall was on a breakaway when he was pulled down by Jamie Macoun. Shot: Courtnall snapped the puck wide.
1997/01/14
FLO
Puck in Crease 2-3 / 3-3
4-4 OT tie
5:06
3rd
Kerry Fraser Mike Sillinger Mark Fitzpatrick GOAL
   Penalty: Robert Svehla covered the puck with his hand in the crease. Shot: Sillinger fired the puck over Fitzpatrick's glove.
1997/11/12
at SJ
Puck in Crease 0-0 / 1-0
5-2 win
6:27
1st
Kerry Fraser Pavel Bure Mike Vernon GOAL
   Penalty: Andrei Nazarov covered the puck with his hand in the crease. Shot: Bure calmly skated in and fired a shot past Vernon.
1997/12/01
DET
Breakaway 1-1 / 2-1
3-3 OT tie
15:37
1st
Paul Devorski Alex Mogilny Chris Osgood GOAL
   Penalty: Tomas Holmstrom pulled Mogilny down on a breakaway. Shot: Mogilny beat Osgood low to the glove side.
1998/01/26
at PHO
Breakaway 0-0 / 1-0
2-4 loss
15:35
1st
Stephen Walkom Pavel Bure Nikolai Khabibulin GOAL
   Penalty: Bure was pulled down on a breakaway by Deron Quint. Shot: Bure fired a shot between Khabibulin's pads.
1998/02/28
OTT
Breakaway 5-3 / 6-3
6-4 win
13:14
3rd
Don Koharski Pavel Bure Damian Rhodes GOAL
   Penalty: Bure was hauled down on a breakaway. Shot: After scoring his third penalty shot goal on as many tries this season, Bure quipped, "It's simple -- you just go down and shoot."
1998/12/19
NAS
Puck in Crease 2-1 / 3-1
4-6 loss
7:30
2nd
Lance Roberts Markus Naslund Mike Dunham GOAL
   Penalty: Nashville defenseman Bob Boughner fell on the puck in his crease. Shot: Naslund skated straight toward Dunham and after the goalie went down, Naslund flipped a wrist shot into the right corner of the net.
1999/11/30
COA
Breakaway 2-4 / 2-4
2-4 loss
16:30
3rd
Lance Roberts Andrew Cassels Patrick Roy Save
   Penalty: Cassels was tripped up by Sandis Ozolinsh. Shot: Cassels coasted in towards the net at half speed and then fired a shot wide.
2001/03/18
at ATT
(?) 3-3 / 3-3
5-3 win
19:35
2nd
Tim Peel,
Paul Stewart
Andrew Cassels Norm Maracle Save
   Shot: Cassels fired the shot into Maracle's right pad.
2001/10/18
TOR
Thrown Stick 3-6 / 4-6
5-6 loss
5:33
3rd
Mike Leggo,
Dan Marouelli
Markus Naslund Curtis Joseph GOAL
   Penalty: Curtis Joseph was called for throwing his stick. Shot: Naslund deked to his backhand then back to his forehand before putting the puck past Joseph.
2002/03/21
at NYI
Breakaway 2-3 / 2-3
2-3 loss
11:21
3rd
Greg Kimmerly,
Don Koharski
Markus Naslund Chris Osgood Save
   Penalty: Naslund was dragged down from behind by Adrian Aucoin. Shot: Osgood robbed Naslund with a right-pad stop.
2004/01/17
ANA
Breakaway 1-2 / 1-2
1-2 loss
18:01
2nd
Marc Joannette,
Tim Peel
Daniel Sedin Jean-Sebastien Giguere Save
   Penalty: Henrik Sedin's pass sent Daniel in on a breakaway from centre ice. Vishnevski pulled him down. Shot: Daniel came in from the right and went to his backhand, but Giguere got down and over in plenty of time.
2004/02/13
ATT
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
1-4 loss
5:53
1st
Rob Martell,
Don Van Massenhoven
Jarkko Ruutu Pasi Nurminen Save
   Penalty: Ilya Kovalchuk hauled Ruutu down on a short-handed breakaway. Shot: Ruutu had Nurminen down after a deke to his forehand, but couldn't lift the puck over the tip of Nurminen's outstretched stick.
2005/11/20
at ANA
Breakaway 1-1 / 2-1
3-2 win
19:59
2nd
Shane Heyer,
Dan O'Rourke
Trevor Linden Ilja Bryzgalov GOAL
   Penalty: Duck defenseman Keith Carney hooked Linden from behind, forcing Linden to shoot wide. Referee Dan O'Rourke called for the penalty shot. Shot: Linden deked and beat Bryzgalov with a backhand shot.
2006/01/05
at CHI
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
3-2 win
0:34
2nd
Dennis LaRue,
Mike Leggo
Alex Burrows Craig Anderson Save
   Penalty: Burrows was pulled down from behind by Babchuk on a breakaway. Shot: Anderson made a right pad save on Burrows's attempt.
2006/01/05
at CHI
Breakaway 2-1 / 3-1
3-2 win
17:58
3rd
Dennis LaRue,
Mike Leggo
Jarko Ruutu Craig Anderson GOAL
   Penalty: Ruutu was pulled down from behind by Martin Lapointe. Shot: Ruutu beat Anderson with a backhander.
2006/02/03
at CGY
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
3-1 win
2:51
2nd
Dave Jackson,
Greg Kimmerly
Alex Burrows Miikka Kiprusoff Save
   Penalty: Burrows was hauled down on a partial breakaway by Rhett Warrener. Shot: Kiprusoff stopped Burrows to preserve the lead.
2007/03/08
at PHO
Puck in Crease 3-0 / 3-0
4-2 win
13:11
1st
Don Van Massenhoven,
Dean Warren
Daniel Sedin Curtis Joseph Save
   Penalty: A coyotes player covered the puck in the crease with his glove. Shot: Joseph stopped Henrik Sedin's attempt with a kick save.
2007/11/27
ANA
Breakaway 4-0 / 4-0
4-0 win
19:11
3rd
Steve Kozari,
Dan O'Halloran
Henrik Sedin Jonas Hiller Save
   Penalty: Sedin was hooked by Shane Hnidy. Shot: Sedin was stopped by Hillier, who replaced Jean-Sebastien Giguere halfway through the third period.
2008/02/01
at FLO
Breakaway 3-3 / 3-3
3-4 SO loss
4:13
OT
Paul Devorski,
Wes McCauley
Markus Naslund Tomas Vokoun Save
   Penalty: Naslund stole the puck from Nathan Horton in the Panthers zone. In desperation, Horton pulled Naslund down from behind. Shot: Naslund tried to sneak the puck past Vokoun on the glove side, but the netminder turned him away with a pad save.
2008/02/10
CHI
Delay of Game 2-2 / 2-2
3-2 SO win
2:53
OT
Paul Devorski,
Wes McCauley
Daniel Sedin Nikolai Khabibulin Save
   Penalty: Hawk defenceman Brent Sopel deliberately dislodged the Chicago net. This penalty becomes a penalty shot in overtime. Shot: The puck rolled off Sedin's stick before he could shoot.
2008/03/15
at DAL
(?) 4-3 / 4-3
4-3 win
15:16
3rd
Eric Furlatt,
Rob Shick
Markus Naslund Marty Turco Save
   Shot: Naslund made a nice backhand to forehand deke, but did not score.
2008/11/12
COA
Breakaway 0-0 / 1-0
1-2 SO loss
2:43
2nd
Dennis LaRue,
Tim Peel
Taylor Pyatt Peter Budaj GOAL
   Penalty: Ruslan Salei broke Pyatt's stick with a slash on a breakaway. Shot: Pyatt faked a deke before snapping a shot past Budaj's glove.
2009/03/27
at COA
Thrown Object 0-1 / 0-1
4-1 win
11:04
2nd
Mike Hasenfratz,
Dan O'Halloran
Pavol Demitra Andrew Raycroft Save
   Penalty: Ian Laperriere kicked a teammate's broken stick and it struck the puck as the Canucks were trying to score. In addition to the penalty shot, Laperriere received a ten minute misconduct and a game misconduct. Shot: Demitra fired a backhander, but Raycroft managed to get his arm in the way and the puck deflected off his glove.
2010/01/07
PHO
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
4-0 win
17:55
2nd
Stephen Walkom,
Ian Walsh
Mason Raymond Ilya Brizgalov Save
   Penalty: Vernon Fiddler tripped Raymond on a breakaway. Shot: Bryzgalov stuck out a leg to stop Raymond's deke attempt.
2010/11/01
NJ
Breakaway 2-0 / 3-0
3-0 win
13:43
3rd
Dennis LaRue,
Francois St.Laurent
Henrik Sedin Martin Brodeur GOAL
   Penalty: Colin White cut Henrik's feet out from under him as he was breaking in on net. Shot: Henrik deked from left to right and slid the puck along the ice to beat the outstretched Brodeur.
2011/03/08
at PHO
Breakaway 4-3 / 4-3
4-3 OT win
0:36
Wes McCauley,
Kelly Sutherland
Alex Burrows Ilya Bryzgalov Save
   Penalty: Eric Belanger hauled down Burrows from behind early in overtime. Shot: Burrows missed the chance to end the game shooting the puck wide on the left side.
2011/03/25
at ATT
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
3-1 win
11:59
1st
Paul Devorski,
Frederick L'Ecuyer
Daniel Sedin Chris Mason Save
   Penalty: Daniel Sedin, leading the NHL in points, was tripped by Ron Hainsey on a breakaway. Shot: Chris Mason made the save, but it was one of the few highlights for the Thrashers this night.
2012/03/06
DAL
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
2-5 loss
0:24
1st
Dean Morton,
Kevin Pollock
Zack Kassian Richard Bachman Save
   Penalty: Kassian was dragged down by Mark Fistric. Shot: Kassian tried a deke to the backhand, but the puck slid off his stick.
2012/04/03
ANA
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
5-4 SO win
3:38
1st
Eric Furlatt,
Tom Kowal
David Booth Jonas Hiller Save
   Penalty: Luca Sbisa tripped Booth on an early breakaway. Shot: Booth tried a quick forehand shot, but Hiller got his pad on it.
2013/01/25
at ANA
Breakaway 2-0 / 2-0
5-0 win
5:42
2nd
Steve Kozari,
Dave Jackson
Alex Burrows Jonas Hiller Save
   Penalty: Burrows had a breakaway out of the penalty box when Luca Sbisa hooked his arm and caused Alex to lose the puck. Shot: Burrows bobbled the puck on his way in, made a backhand deke and Hiller made an easy save.
2013/03/14
NAS
Breakaway 5-4 / 6-4
7-4 win
17:26
3rd
Steve Kozari,
Graham Skilliter
Henrik Sedin Chris Mason GOAL
   Penalty: Henrik Sedin was hooked from behind on a partial breakaway keeping him from getting a shot away. Shot: Sedin deked from left to right, then stopped in front of the crease, moving the puck back to his forehand and scoring into the empty net.
2013/03/16
DET
Breakaway 1-2 / 1-2
2-5 loss
15:17
2nd
Wes McCauley,
Brian Pochmara
Jannik Hansen Jimmy Howard Save
   Penalty: Hansen was hauled down by Justin Abdelkader on a breakaway. Shot: Hansen fired a shot that beat Howard, but hit the iron where the post meets the crossbar.
2013/11/22
COB
Breakaway 5-1 / 5-1
6-2 win
16:33
3rd
Eric Furlatt,
Brad Meier
Jannik Hansen Sergei Bobrovsky Save
   Penalty: With Hansen cutting towards the net, Fedor Tyutin pulled him down from behind. Shot: Hansen made a couple of faked shots before firing it into the goalie's crest.
2014/02/03
at DET
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
0-2 loss
4:41
2nd
Mike Leggo,
Tim Peel
David Booth Jimmy Howard Save
   Penalty: Jakub Kindl was guilty of some clutching and grabbing as Booth was trying to break away. Shot: Booth skated in and tried to fire the puck through Howard's legs, but missed.
2015/10/29
at DAL
Breakaway 0-0 / 1-0
3-4 OT loss
11:52
1st
Brian Pochmara,
Trevor Hanson
Alex Burrows Antti Niemi GOAL
   Penalty: Alex Goligoski slashed Burrows as he was breaking in on net. Shot: Burrows fired a wrist shot from the slot that Niemi got a piece of but went through his legs.
2015/11/22
NJ
Puck in Crease 0-2 / 0-2
2-3 loss
5:14
3rd
Steve Kozari,
Marc Joannette
Radim Vrbata Cory Schneider Save
   Penalty: John Moore covered the puck in the crease during a scramble. Shot: Vrbata was chosen to take the shot, but Schneider made a blocker save.

Playoffs
Game Reason Scores Time Referee Shooter Goalie Result
1994/06/07
NYR
Breakaway 2-1 / 2-1
2-4 loss
6:31
2nd
Terry Gregson Pavel Bure Mike Richter Save
   Penalty: Bure, clearly heading for a breakaway, was hauled down by Brian Leetch. Shot: Bure attempted to deke Richter but the Ranger netminder got his right skate on the shot.
2002/04/21
DET
Breakaway 1-3 / 1-3
1-3 loss
16:54
3rd
Marc Joanette,
Stephen Walkom
Todd Bertuzzi Dominik Hasek Save
   Penalty: Bertuzzi was hauled down on a breakaway and Stephen Walkom called the penalty shot. Shot: Bertuzzi shot for Hasek's five-hole but was stopped.
2011/04/26
CHI
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
2-1 OT win
0:21
3rd
Paul Devorski,
Steve Kozari
Alex Burrows Corey Crawford Save
   Penalty: After he beat Duncan Keith to a loose puck, the Hawk defenseman hauled Alex Burrows down from behind. Shot: Burrows missed the chance to give the Canucks a two goal lead when Crawford got his right pad on the shot.



Opponent Penalty Shots
Game Reason Scores Time Referee Shooter Goalie Result
1970/11/05
at BUF
Breakaway 2-1 / 2-1
4-1 win
18:59
2nd
(?) Paul Andrea Dunc Wilson SAVE
   Penalty: Paul Andrea was on a breakaway when he was pulled down by Barry Wilkins. Shot: Andrea deked and then shot the puck into Wilson's pads.
1972/02/29
at DET
Breakaway (?) / (?)
2-8 loss
(?)
3rd
Dave Newell Guy Charron Ed Dyck SAVE
   Penalty: Guy Charron was on a breakaway when he was hauled down by Dennis Kearns. Shot: Charron was going for his third goal of the game. He shot for the corner on Dyck's stick side, but Dyck kicked the puck out.
1975/02/01
WAS
Breakaway 3-1 / 3-2
5-2 win
12:57
2nd
Andy vanHellemond Steve Atkinson Ken Lockett Goal
   Penalty: Atkinson was shoved down by Dennis Kearns while he was in alone. Shot: Atkinson came in on an angle, then hit the net glove side as Lockett moved with him.
1976/11/03
NYR
Thrown Stick 1-5 / 1-6
1-6 loss
15:17
3rd
(?) Don Murdoch Curt Ridley Goal
   Penalty: With Murdoch on a breakaway, Harold Snepsts threw his stick. Shot: Murdoch fired a quick wrist shot to the lower corner on Ridley's stick side. During the shot, a fan threw a second puck on the ice.
1982/01/10
at CHI
Thrown Stick 1-3 / 1-3
2-3 loss
17:44
3rd
(?) Denis Savard Richard Brodeur SAVE
   Penalty: With 2:16 remaining in the game, Brodeur threw his stick at Savard. Shot: Savard was outguessed by Brodeur.
1983/01/04
at PHI
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-1
1-4 loss
5:50
1st
Andy vanHellemond Brian Propp Ken Ellacott Goal
   Penalty: With Propp on a breakaway, Jiri Bubla hooked him down. Shot: Propp beat Ellacott with a high shot to the glove side.
1983/01/19
at EDM
Breakaway 3-7 / 3-8
4-9 loss
10:52
3rd
Ron Fournier Wayne Gretzky Brodeur Richard Goal
   Penalty: After splitting the defense, Gretzky was pulled down by Jiri Bubla. There was some controversy as to whether this should have been a penalty shot or not. Shot: This was Gretzky's fourth attempt on a penalty shot; he had yet to score. Gretzky deked and beat Brodeur even though there was only a couple of inches open.
1988/12/11
WIN
Puck in Crease 2-1 / 2-2
8-6 win
19:40
1st
Kerry Fraser Brent Ashton Kirk McLean Goal
   Penalty: During a scramble, Dan Hodgson covered the puck in the crease. Shot: Ashton fired a low shot from 15 feet out that beat McLean cleanly. It was Ashton's 200th NHL goal.
1988/12/16
CGY
Breakaway 3-3 / 3-4
3-5 loss
19:56
2nd
Bob Hall Joe Nieuwendyk Steve Weeks Goal
   Penalty: Late in the second period, Garth Butcher hauled down Joe Nieuwendyk. Shot: Nieuwendyk beat Brodeur with a nifty backhand deke.
1992/11/12
at LA
Breakaway 2-4 / 2-5
4-7 loss
14:24
2nd
Dan Marouelli Mike Donnelly Kirk McLean Goal
   Penalty: Donnelly was fouled and his shot was stopped on a breakaway. Shot: Donnelly scored on his first career penalty shot.
1993/12/04
at QUE
Thrown Stick 0-0 / 0-1
1-3 loss
4:42
1st
Ron Hoggarth Andrei Kovalenko Kirk McLean Goal
   Penalty: As the right winger was breaking in on McLean, Greg Adams swung his stick in desperation at Kovalenko and it came out of his hand. Shot: Kovalenko made a backhand deke to beat McLean.
1994/01/27
DAL
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
2-3 OT loss
0:46
2nd
Kerry Fraser Brent Gilchrist Kirk McLean SAVE
   Penalty: Jyrki Lumme interferred with Gilchrist on a partial breakaway while shorthanded. Shot: Gilchrist made a move cutting right to left, but McLean stopped the attempt when Gilchrist couldn't raise the puck over the prone goalie.
1997/03/13
at FLO
Breakaway 2-3 / 2-3
4-5 loss
9:55
2nd
Mark Faucette Rob Niedermayer Corey Hirsch SAVE
   Penalty: Martin Gelinas put a bearhug on Niedermayer to stop his breakaway. Referee Mark Faucette called for a penalty shot even though Niedermayer had a shot on the play.
1998/02/27
at CGY
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-1
4-4 OT tie
16:43
1st
Mick McGeough Hnat Dominichelli Arturs Irbe Goal
   Penalty: Domenchelli was hauled down by Adrian Aucoin while on a breakaway. Shot: Domenchelli beat Irbe with a quick shot to the blocker side.
1998/12/26
at SJ
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
0-2 loss
10:00(?)
2nd
Mick McGeough Owen Nolan Garth Snow SAVE
   Penalty: Skating shorthanded, Nolan was on a breakaway when Peter Zezel hauled him down from behind. Shot: Nolan tried to make a move to his backhand, but the puck slid off his stick and into the left corner.
1999/01/02
MON
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
1-2 loss
19:41
1st
Mick McGeough Martin Rucinsky Corey Hirsch SAVE
   Penalty: Rucinsky was taken down by Strudwick on a breakaway. Shot: Rucinsky tried to go five-hole but Hirsch stopped the attempt.
1999/02/20
ANA
Breakaway 0-3 / 0-4
1-5 loss
19:19
2nd
Paul Devorski Paul Kariya Corey Hirsch Goal
   Penalty: Kariya was hauled down by Bryan McCabe during a short-handed breakaway. Shot: Kariya scored his second penalty shot goal in as many tries in his NHL career.
2000/11/26
at MIW
Puck in Crease 2-4 / 2-4
2-4 loss
10:17
3rd
Greg Kimmerly,
Brad Meier
Maxim Sushinsky Felix Potvin SAVE
   Penalty: Harold Druken covered the puck in the crease. Shot: Potvin made an excellent pad save.
2001/01/22
at DAL
Breakaway 0-2 / 0-2
1-2 loss
12:36
3rd
Blaine Angus,
Greg Kimmerly
Brett Hull Felix Potvin SAVE
   Penalty: Hull was in alone and hauled down by Adrian Aucoin. Shot: Hull took a shot from 25 feet out that was smothered by Potvin.
2001/12/12
at ANA
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
1-0 OT win
3:56
3rd
Stephane Auger,
Greg Kimmerly
Dan Bylsma Dan Cloutier SAVE
   Penalty: Bylsma was hooked from behind by Brendan Morrison. Shot: Bylsma shot the puck into Cloutier's midsection while aiming for the top left corner.
2002/03/02
MIW
Breakaway 6-1 / 6-2
6-3 win
2:38
3rd
Terry Gregson,
Kelly Sutherland
Stacy Roest Dan Cloutier Goal
   Penalty: Roest was hauled down on a short-handed breakaway. Shot: Roest fired a wrist shot that beat Cloutier high on the glove side.
2002/03/14
at COB
Breakaway 5-1 / 5-1
5-1 win
11:38
3rd
Marc Joannette,
Don Koharski
Mike Sillinger Dan Cloutier SAVE
   Penalty: Sillinger was hauled down by Brent Sopel. Shot: Cloutier came well out of his crease and made a right pad save.
2002/11/06
at DAL
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-2
0-4 loss
5:05
1st
Paul Devorski,
Mike Hasenfratz
Brenden Morrow Dan Cloutier Goal
   Penalty: Morrow was hauled down by Ed Jovanovski on a breakaway while the Stars were killing a penalty. Shot: Morrow fired a 20-foot wrist shot through Cloutier's pads.
2003/01/19
at DET
Breakaway 4-1 / 4-1
4-1 win
16:22
3rd
Don Koharski,
Mike Leggo
Tomas Holmstrom Dan Cloutier SAVE
   Penalty: Murray Baron hooked Holmstrom on a breakaway. Shot: Holmstrom hit the post with his shot.
2003/10/18
at MIW
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
2-2 OT tie
8:31
1st
Bill McCreary,
Craig Spada
Antti Laaksonen Johan Hedberg SAVE
   Penalty: Laaksonen was hauled down by Sami Salo on a breakaway. Shot: Laaksonen faked a move to his forehand, deked to his backhand and clanged the puck off the post.
2003/11/06
at STL
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
2-3 loss
3:57
1st
Rob Martell,
Mick McGeough
Eric Nickulas Dan Cloutier SAVE
   Penalty: Ed Jovanovski tripped Nickulas on a breakaway. Shot: Nickulas shot the puck over the net.
2003/12/26
at CGY
Puck in Crease 2-0 / 2-0
2-0 win
6:50
3rd
Terry Gregson,
Brad Meier
Oleg Saprykin Dan Cloutier SAVE
   Penalty: Mattias Ohlund was called for gloving the puck inside the crease. Shot: Saprykin took a wrist shot, but the puck went wide.
2004/01/03
at CGY
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
3-1 win
19:27
1st
Dan Marouelli,
Brad Meier
Jarome Iginla Alex Auld SAVE
   Penalty: Brent Sopel hauled down Iginla on a breakaway. Shot: Iginla attempted a forehand deke, but lost his balance before shooting.
2004/02/19
at MIW
Breakaway 1-6 / 1-7
2-6 loss
14:55
2nd
Greg Kimmerly,
Don Van Massenhoven
Antti Laaksonen Dan Cloutier Goal
   Penalty: Laaksonen was taken down by Marek Malik on a shorthanded breakaway. Shot: Laaksonen was awarded his second penalty shot against the Canucks this season. He made a similar deke and scored on the backhand.
2004/02/28
STL
Delay of Game 2-0 / 2-0
2-0 win
19:57
3rd
Eric Furlatt,
Stephen Walkom
Pavol Demitra Johan Hedberg SAVE
   Penalty: With 3.4 seconds left in the game, defenseman Bryan Allen knocked his net off its moorings. Shot: Demitra deked several times before trying to wrap a backhand shot around Hedberg. Hedberg stayed with him and gloved the shot.
2005/10/12
at MIW
Breakaway 0-3 / 0-4
0-6 loss
9:54
3rd
Tim Peel,
Dean Warren
Pierre-Marc Bouchard Dan Cloutier Goal
   Penalty: Bryan Allen tripped Bouchard to keep him from shooting on a breakaway. Shot: Bouchard beat Cloutier on the stick side.
2005/11/07
at CGY
Breakaway 1-1 / 1-1
3-4 loss
9:53
2nd
Don Van Massenhoven,
Dean Warren
Chuck Kobasew Alex Auld SAVE
   Penalty: Kobasew was hooked by Mattias Ohlund while on a partial breakaway. Shot: Auld outwaited Kobasew to make the save.
2005/11/26
at PHO
Breakaway 0-2 / 0-2
1-2 loss
5:34
3rd
Mike Hasenfratz,
Wes McCauley
Shane Doan Alex Auld SAVE
   Penalty: Doan was pulled down from behind by Ed Jovanovski. Shot: Doan skated straight at Auld, switching briefly from his forehand to his backhand and back again, before shooting into Auld's midsection.
2006/02/06
COB
Breakaway 4-1 / 4-1
7-4 win
13:09
2nd
Bill McCreary,
Dean Warren
Rick Nash Alex Auld SAVE
   Penalty: Nash had a breakaway and was tripped by Bieksa. Nash got a shot away, but Bill McCreary awarded the Blue Jackets forward a penalty shot. Shot: Auld stood his ground and held the post as Nash tried a backhand-forehand move.
2006/11/02
at MIW
Breakaway 2-1 / 2-2
2-5 loss
17:01
2nd
Tom Kowal,
Kelly Sutherland
Brian Rolston Roberto Luongo Goal
   Penalty: Rolston was tripped from behind by Rory Fitzpatrick. Shot: Rolston sped into the offensive zone, abruptly stopped at the top of the circles, pulled back and unleashed a slapshot that whistled just inside the right post.
2006/12/08
CAR
Breakaway 2-0 / 2-0
4-3 OT win
18:50
2nd
Gord Dwyer,
Mike Hasenfratz
Eric Staal Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Kevin Bieksa tripped Staal while he was shooting. Shot: Luongo got a glove on the shot.
2007/12/08
PIT
Breakaway 1-1 / 1-1
1-2 SO loss
2:31
OT
Tom Kowal,
Chris Lee
Sidney Crosby Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: As he was bearing down on Luongo, Crosby was pulled down by Aaron Miller. Shot: Crosby came in slowly, finally pulling the puck to the left edge of the crease and shooting. Luongo sprawled to make the save.
2008/10/13
at WAS
Thrown Object 1-4 / 1-5
1-5 loss
16:36
2nd
Dave Jackson,
Wes McCauley
Michael Nylander Roberto Luongo Goal
   Penalty: Willie Mitchell flipped a loose stick off the ice toward Nylander while he was carrying the puck on a power play. Shot: Nylander faked to the backhand before slipping a forehand shot under Luongo's stick.
2008/10/25
EDM
Breakaway 3-3 / 3-3
6-3 win
17:48
2nd
Tom Kowal,
Brad Meier
Sam Gagner Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Gagner was on a breakaway when Alex Edler hooked him from behind. Shot: Gagner decided to take a wrist shot since it was late in the period. Luongo flashed the leather and easily caught the puck.
2008/10/30
at LA
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
4-0 win
16:42
1st
Steve Kozari,
Rob Shick
Alexander Frolov Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Frolov was pulled down from behind by Sami Salo on a breakaway. Shot: Frolov attempted a backhand, but the puck slid off his stick as he skated past the crease.
2009/03/29
at CHI
Breakaway 4-0 / 4-0
4-0 win
14:19
3rd
Paul Devorski,
Mike Hasenfratz
Patrick Sharp Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Kane was awarded a penalty shot after being pulled down by Pavol Demitra. Shot: As he came in, Sharp lost the handle on the puck before he could shoot.
2009/12/18
WAS
Breakaway 3-2 / 3-2
3-2 win
14:15
3rd
Mike Leggo,
Brad Meier
Alexander Semin Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Semin was hauled down by Kevin Bieksa on a partial breakaway. Shot: Luongo kicked out the left pad to turn away Semin's shot.
2010/12/12
at EDM
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
2-1 win
7:13
1st
Brad Meier,
Tim Peel
Magnus Paajarvi Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Paajarvi was hauled down by Andrew Alberts on a breakaway. Shot: Paajarvi went to his backhand, but Luongo made the save.
2010/12/31
at DAL
Breakaway 3-0 / 3-0
4-1 win
13:39
2nd
Gord Dwyer,
Kevin Pollock
James Neal Cory Schneider SAVE
   Penalty: Kevin Bieksa tripped up Neal on a power-play breakaway. Shot: Neal tried a shot low to the blocker side, but Schneider came up with the pad save.
2011/01/18
at COA
Breakaway 2-1 / 2-1
3-4 OT loss
10:55
2nd
Rob Martell,
Brad Watson
Kevin Porter Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Kevin Bieksa hooked Porter from behind on a breakaway. Shot: Porter fired his shot wide of the net.
2011/04/02
EDM
Breakaway 1-3 / 1-3
1-4 loss
16:29
2nd
Steve Kozari,
Rob Martell
Teemu Hartikainen Cory Schneider SAVE
   Penalty: Hartikainen was hooked by Yann Sauve and hacked by Christian Ehrhoff while on a breakaway. Shot: Hartikainen fired the puck wide.
2011/10/10
at COB
Puck in Crease 1-2 / 1-2
3-2 win
0:51
3rd
Paul Devorski,
Marcus Vinnerborg
Maksim Mayorov Cory Schneider SAVE
   Penalty: With the Blue Jackets crashing the crease, Canuck defenseman Chris Tanev grabbed and covered the puck with his glove. Shot: Mayorov tried a shot high on the glove side, but Schneider got a piece of it with his arm.
2011/10/29
WAS
Breakaway 3-2 / 3-3
7-4 win
5:07
2nd
Kevin Pollock,
Kyle Rehman
Mike Knuble Roberto Luongo Goal
   Penalty: Alexander Edler tripped Knuble on a breakaway. Shot: Luongo blocked the shot with his arm, but the puck went in as he fell backwards.
2012/01/07
at BOS
Breakaway 1-1 / 1-1
4-3 win
0:23
2nd
Don Van Massenhoven,
Dan O'Rourke
Daniel Paille Cory Schneider SAVE
   Penalty: After Alexander Edler gave up the puck at the blueline, Henrik Sedin tripped up Paille on the breakaway. Shot: Paille took a snap shot, but Schneider picked it off with his glove.
2012/03/22
at DAL
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
2-1 win
12:55
2nd
Wes McCauley,
Brad Watson
Mike Ribeiro Cory Schneider SAVE
   Penalty: Coming out of the penalty box, Mike Ribeiro was slashed by Dan Hamhuis on a breakaway. Shot: Ribeiro tried a backhand shot, but Schneider stood his ground.
2013/02/04
at EDM
Breakaway 3-2 / 3-2
3-2 OT win
2:47
Dean Morton,
Dan O'Halloran
Taylor Hall Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Hall was pulled down by Daniel Sedin on a breakaway. Shot: Hall skated in fast weaving from side to side, then shot the puck into Luongo's blocker.
2013/10/12
MON
Breakaway 1-2 / 1-2
1-4 loss
1:30
3rd
Tom Kowal,
Steve Kozari
Max Pacioretty Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Pacioretty was given a little tug on the arm by Kevin Bieksa causing him to fan on his initial shot attempt. Shot: Pacioretty skated down the right side and fired a shot wide on Luongo's blocker side.
2013/10/19
at PIT
Breakaway 3-3 / 3-3
3-4 SO loss
18:36
3rd
Dave Lewis,
Dan O'Rourke
Brandon Sutter Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Brandon Sutter was hauled down by Chris Tanev with the game tied late in the third period. Shot: Roberto Luongo made a nice glove save to push the game into overtime.
2013/10/28
WAS
Breakaway 0-0 / 0-0
3-2 win
1:19
1st
Chris Rooney,
Ian Walsh
Alex Ovechkin Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Alexander Edler tripped Ovechkin after the Capital player made a move around him, causing Ovechkin to slide into Luongo and the net. Shot: Ovechkin made a deke to his forehand, then took a quick shot that Luongo was able to glove.
2014/02/06
at MON
Breakaway 1-2 / 1-2
2-5 loss
11:47
2nd
Eric Furlatt,
Dean Morton
Max Pacioretty Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Raphael Diaz gave Pacioretty a bump as he was trying to get a shot away. Shot: Pacioretty faked a shot then took a quick wrist shot that Luongo deflected over the net with his stick.
2014/02/06
at MON
Breakaway 1-2 / 1-2
2-5 loss
13:38
2nd
Eric Furlatt,
Dean Morton
Max Pacioretty Roberto Luongo SAVE
   Penalty: Alex Burrows to Pacioretty's feet out while trying to knock the puck away. Shot: Pacioretty slowed down in the slot, then tried a backhand deke that Luongo stopped easily.
2014/03/12
at WIJ
Breakaway 0-1 / 0-1
3-2 SO win
9:01
2nd
Francis Charron,
Brad Meier
Evander Kane Eddie Lack SAVE
   Penalty: After intercepting a weak pass, Kane was hooked while trying to get his shot away. Shot: Evander Kane took a shot that went high and wide.
2014/12/13
NYR
Breakaway 0-4 / 0-4
1-5 loss
12:27
2nd
Dan O'Halloran,
Graham Skilliter
Martin St. Louis Ryan Miller SAVE
   Penalty: Kevin Bieksa gave Martin St. Louis a tug with his stick that didn't seem to affect St. Louis's shot on net. Shot: St. Louis went from right to left but Miller stayed with him all the way and made a nice pad save.
2014/12/30
at SJ
Breakaway 1-0 / 1-0
3-1 win
8:28
1st
Rob Martell,
Dave Jackson
Joe Pavelski Ryan Miller SAVE
   Penalty: Alexander Edler tripped Pavelski after receiving a breakaway pass. Shot: Pavelski's shot hit the crossbar and went over the net.
2014/12/30
at SJ
Breakaway 2-0 / 2-1
3-1 win
4:36
2nd
Rob Martell,
Dave Jackson
Joe Thornton Ryan Miller Goal
   Penalty: Chris Tanev slid in front of Thornton, taking out his feet. Shot: Thornton fired a shot that went in off the left post.
2015/03/14
TOR
Breakaway 3-0 / 3-1
4-1 win
12:38
3rd
Tom Kowal,
Ian Walsh
Phil Kessel Eddie Lack Goal
   Penalty: Kessel was hooked by Henrik Sedin while on a breakaway. Shot: Kessel made a deke to the backhand to spoil Lack's shutout bid.
2015/11/14
at TOR
Breakaway 0-2 / 0-2
2-4 loss
14:50
2nd
Justin St.Pierre,
Trevor Hanson
Michael Grabner Ryan Miller SAVE
   Penalty: Alexander Edler tripped Grabner while the Canucks were on the powerplay to prevent the Leaf from breaking away. Shot: Grabner took a shot from the high slot and Miller made a right leg save.
2015/12/09
NYR
Puck in Crease 1-0 / 1-1
2-1 win
8:54
3rd
Ian Walsh,
Graham Skilliter
Dan Boyle Ryan Miller Goal
   Penalty: During a scramble, Chris Tanev was called for covering the puck in the crease, although Alexander Edler was more likely the culprit. Shot: Dan Boyle made a patient forehand move to beat Miller.

Playoffs
Game Reason Scores Time Referee Shooter Goalie Result
1991/04/10
LA
Thrown Stick 1-5 / 1-6
1-6 loss
18:44
3rd
Paul Stewart Steve Duchesne Kirk McLean Goal
   Penalty: Cliff Ronning threw his stick at the puck carrier. Shot: Duchesne closed out the scoring on a night where the Canucks did not play well.
2011/04/24
at CHI
Breakaway 3-2 / 3-3
3-4 OT loss
2:31
3rd
Kelly Sutherland,
Wes McCauley
Michael Frolik Cory Schneider Goal
   Penalty: Dan Hamhuis tripped Frolik as he was breaking in on net. Shot: Frolik deked from his backhand to his forhand and scored high on the stick side. Schneider fell awkwardly on the goal and had to leave the game.
2012/04/18
at LA
Breakaway 2-1 / 2-1
3-1 win
5:23
3rd
Dan O'Halloran,
Tom Kowal
Dustin Brown Cory Schneider SAVE
   Penalty: Canuck defenseman Kevin Bieksa hauled down Dustin Brown to prevent a clean breakaway. Shot: Brown made several moves on the way in, but Schneider made one of his 43 saves on the night.


Notes:
The Reason column is determined by the type of infraction that resulted in the penalty shot. Breakaway means a player is fouled (hooked, tripped, etc.) from behind on a breakaway. Puck in Crease means a non-goaltender covered the puck in the crease. Thrown Stick means a player throws or slides his own stick at the puck carrier. Thrown Object is similar, but means a player was called for shooting or throwing something (for example, a piece of someone else's broken stick) at the puck carrier. Delay of Game means a player took a certain type of delay of game penalty in the final two minutes of the third period or in overtime. Consult an official rule book for complete details on these infractions.

The Scores column has three scores. Each score has the Canuck goals, a dash, and the opponent goals. The first set of numbers is the score before the penalty shot is taken. The second set of numbers is the score immediately after the penalty shot. For example a listing of 2-1 / 3-1 means the Canucks were ahead 2-1 when the shot was taken and scored on the shot to make the score 3-1. The final set of numbers is the final score in the game.

Several penalty shots will have a (?) notation. This shows where I am missing information about the specific penalty shot. In some cases, information is provided but there is a (?) afterwards. This shows that information is provided, but may be an estimate. For example, a time of (?) means I don't know when the shot was taken. A time of 16:00(?) 1st means the shot was taken in the first period, but the exact time is unknown. Penalty shots that do not result in goals do not appear on many official game summaries, so information is taken from accounts from the game.

In recent years, penalty shots have become far more common. There were eight penalty shots in Canuck games during the 1970s. Compare that to the eight penalty shots during 2013-14 alone. And here I thought this would be an easy page to keep up-to-date.

Results are listed as "Goal" or "Save". When the player "misses" on his shot (shooting the puck wide, for example), this is still recorded as a "Save". Goals and saves are capitalized when the result is good for the Canucks.

Records up to the end of the 2015-16 season.

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