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Vancouver Canucks vs. Atlanta Flames

The Atlanta Flames joined the NHL for the 1972-73 season. Right from the beginning, the Canucks had trouble defeating the Flames. By the time the Flames relocated to Calgary after the 1979-80 season, the Canucks had managed 14 wins in 38 tries. The Canucks never met the Atlanta Flames in the playoffs.

Historical Notes: Canuck defenseman Pat Quinn was selected by the Flames in their expansion draft and later became their captain ... Don Lever was the first Canuck to score against the Flames ... Gary Smith recorded his first shutout as a Vancouver Canuck against Atlanta (October 23, 1973) ... Gerry O'Flaherty set a team record by scoring two goals in nine seconds (March 15, 1974) ... It was against Atlanta that the Canucks first allowed 12 goals in a single game (March 21, 1975) ... In a major trade, the Canucks sent Don Lever and Brad Smith to the Flames for Ivan Boldirev and Darcy Rota ... Stan Smyl recorded his first hat trick in a 9-3 loss to Atlanta (March 7, 1980) ... Tiger Williams was the last Canuck to score against the Flames.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A SEASON  SCORE OT  GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 28  H  1972-73 1-2 L      1  0  1  0   1   2   0 0.000 First game against Flames      
NOV 12  A          1-3 L      2  0  2  0   2   5   0 0.000 Guevremont scores lone goal    
DEC  7  A          2-5 L      3  0  3  0   4  10   0 0.000 Tannahill, Boudrias score      
JAN  7  A          2-5 L      4  0  4  0   6  15   0 0.000 McSheffrey records two points  
FEB 16  H          5-0 W      5  1  4  0  11  15   2 0.200 Ed Dyck records first shutout  
OCT 23  H  1973-74 3-0 W      6  2  4  0  14  15   4 0.333 Gary Smith's first shutout     
NOV 23  A          1-4 L      7  2  5  0  15  19   4 0.286 John Wright opens scoring      
DEC  7  H          0-2 L      8  2  6  0  15  21   4 0.250 Flame Bouchard records shutout 
MAR  3  A          3-5 L      9  2  7  0  18  26   4 0.222 Oddleifson fractures cheek bone
MAR 15  H          3-0 W     10  3  7  0  21  26   6 0.300 O'Flaherty scores twice in 0:09
OCT  9  H  1974-75 3-3 T     11  3  7  1  24  29   7 0.318 Ververgaert gets tying goal    
DEC  6  H          7-5 W     12  4  7  1  31  34   9 0.375 Oddleifson records hat trick   
JAN 24  A          4-1 W     13  5  7  1  35  35  11 0.423 Lever scores a pair            
FEB 15  H          3-3 T     14  5  7  2  38  38  12 0.429 Lever scores twice, one assist 
MAR 21  A          4-12L     15  5  8  2  42  50  12 0.400 O'Flaherty manages hat trick   
OCT 28  H  1975-76 2-3 L     16  5  9  2  44  53  12 0.375 Flames up 3-0 after two        
NOV 18  A          2-2 T     17  5  9  3  46  55  13 0.382 Canucks trail 2-0 after two    
DEC  5  H          2-6 L     18  5 10  3  48  61  13 0.361 Kearns records two assists     
JAN 11  A          2-5 L     19  5 11  3  50  66  13 0.342 Canucks up 2-1 after second    
MAR 19  A          2-2 T     20  5 11  4  52  68  14 0.350 Kearns in on both goals        
OCT 22  A  1976-77 5-3 W     21  6 11  4  57  71  16 0.381 Ververgaert scores 2 in second 
OCT 30  H          3-3 T     22  6 11  5  60  74  17 0.386 Canucks up 3-1 in second       
JAN  5  A          1-4 L     23  6 12  5  61  78  17 0.370 O'Flaherty nets only goal      
FEB 19  H          5-1 W     24  7 12  5  66  79  19 0.396 Maniago makes 24 saves         
MAR  2  A          2-1 W     25  8 12  5  68  80  21 0.420 Monahan gets winner in third   
DEC  2  H  1977-78 3-2 W     26  9 12  5  71  82  23 0.442 Canucks down 2-0 in second     
DEC  7  A          2-2 T     27  9 12  6  73  84  24 0.444 Gillis scores both goals       
DEC 20  H          2-2 T     28  9 12  7  75  86  25 0.446 Gillis, Ververgaert score      
FEB  7  H          2-4 L     29  9 13  7  77  90  25 0.431 Kearns assists both goals      
MAR  8  A          3-8 L     30  9 14  7  80  98  25 0.417 Flame Houston gets hat trick   
NOV  7  A  1978-79 2-4 L     31  9 15  7  82 102  25 0.403 Atlanta leads 4-0 in second    
DEC  5  H          3-0 W     32 10 15  7  85 102  27 0.422 Hanlon shutout, Graves 2 goals 
FEB  1  A          1-4 L     33 10 16  7  86 106  27 0.409 Gillis scores lone goal        
MAR 18  H          2-1 W     34 11 16  7  88 107  29 0.426 Lever scores winner in second  
NOV 13  A  1979-80 5-3 W     35 12 16  7  93 110  31 0.443 Fraser scores twice in third   
JAN 16  H          3-5 L     36 13 17  7  96 115  31 0.431 Empty netter seals the deal    
MAR  7  H          3-9 L     37 13 18  7  99 124  31 0.419 Stan Smyl records the hat trick
MAR 10  A          5-2 W     38 14 18  7 104 126  33 0.434 Rookie Ashton records 4 assists

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