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Vancouver Canucks vs. California Golden Seals

The California Golden Seals entered the NHL as the Oakland Seals for the 1967-68 season. Despite the three year head start, the Seals were not better than the expansion Canucks. When the Canucks needed a win, they looked for a game against California on the schedule. After the 1975-76 season, the franchise relocated to Cleveland. The Canucks and Seals never met in the playoffs.

Historical Notes: Orland Kurtenbach became the first Canuck to record a hat trick on December 12, 1970 against Gary Smith and the California Golden Seals ... The Canucks hit double-digits for the first time against the Seals (winning 11-5 on March 28, 1971) ... The Seals were the first team to hit double-digits against the Canucks (winning 11-3 on January 3, 1973) ... The Canucks once overcame a 5-1 deficit to win 9-6 (October 15, 1971).


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A SEASON  SCORE OT  GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 20  H  1970-71 2-1 W      1  1  0  0   2   1   2 1.000 Maki, Boudrias score           
DEC  9  A          1-6 L      2  1  1  0   3   7   2 0.500 Ferguson high sticks Doak      
DEC 12  H          5-2 W      3  2  1  0   8   9   4 0.667 First hat trick (Kurtenbach)   
JAN 17  A          3-1 W      4  3  1  0  11  10   6 0.750 Dunc wilson makes 30 saves     
MAR 28  H          11-5W      5  4  1  0  22  15   8 0.800 Team record set: 11 goals      
APR  2  A          7-2 W      6  5  1  0  29  17  10 0.833 Canucks score two goals in 0:08
OCT 15  A  1971-72 9-6 W      7  6  1  0  38  23  12 0.857 Down 5-1 in first period       
DEC 26  H          6-2 W      8  7  1  0  44  25  14 0.875 Guevremont, Tallon 3 point each
JAN 14  A          3-5 L      9  7  2  0  47  30  14 0.778 Kurtenbach 1 goal, 2 assists   
JAN 15  H          4-3 W     10  8  2  0  51  33  16 0.800 First NHL goal for Lemieux     
JAN 30  H          0-2 L     11  8  3  0  51  35  16 0.727 Seal Meloche records shutout   
FEB  2  A          5-1 W     12  9  3  0  56  36  18 0.750 First NHL goal for Gregg Boddy 
OCT  7  H  1972-73 3-2 W     13 10  3  0  59  38  20 0.769 Tannahill, Wright first goals  
DEC 16  H          4-3 W     14 11  3  0  63  41  22 0.786 Canucks trail 3-1 in second    
DEC 26  H          4-3 W     15 12  3  0  67  44  24 0.800 Rookie Tannahill gets hat trick
JAN  3  A          3-11L     16 12  4  0  70  55  24 0.750 First NHL goal for Wilcox      
MAR 14  A          5-2 W     17 13  4  0  75  57  26 0.765 Dunc Wilson gets an assist     
DEC 26  H  1973-74 6-4 W     18 14  4  0  81  61  28 0.778 Ververgaert gets game winner   
JAN 11  A          3-2 W     19 15  4  0  84  63  30 0.789 Ververgaert scores a pair      
FEB  6  A          2-4 L     20 15  5  0  86  67  30 0.750 Canucks up 2-0 in second       
MAR 31  H          7-0 W     21 16  5  0  93  67  32 0.762 Lever 5 points, Smith shutout  
APR  3  A          4-1 W     22 17  5  0  97  68  34 0.773 Gary Smith makes 41 saves      
DEC 10  H  1974-75 3-0 W     23 18  5  0 100  68  36 0.783 Bordeleau scores twice         
DEC 22  A          6-4 W     24 19  5  0 106  72  38 0.792 Lalonde records three points   
APR  1  H          7-0 W     25 20  5  0 113  72  40 0.800 Lever scores 38th goal         
APR  2  A          3-0 W     26 21  5  0 116  72  42 0.808 Lockett second straight shutout
NOV 26  A  1975-76 1-2 L     27 21  6  0 117  74  42 0.778 Lever scores lone goal         
JAN 17  H          3-5 L     28 21  7  0 120  79  42 0.750 Game tied at three after two   
MAR 30  H          4-4 T     29 21  7  1 124  83  43 0.741 Canucks trail 2-0 in first     
APR  2  A          5-0 W     30 22  7  1 129  83  45 0.750 Last game against Seals        

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