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Vancouver Canucks vs. Hartford Whalers

The Hartford Whalers joined the NHL along with three other teams from the WHA in 1979-80. The Canucks had a slight edge in wins in games with the Whalers, although the two teams were involved in many ties and overtime games. After the 1996-97 season, the Whalers moved out of Hartford and became the Carolina Hurricanes. The Canucks and Whalers never met in the playoffs.

Historical Notes: Don Lever was the first Canuck to score against the Whalers ... Patrik Sundstrom became the first Canuck to score a regular season overtime goal lifting the Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Whalers (October 28, 1983) ... Frank Caprice recorded his only NHL shutout against the Whalers (January 15, 1984), the same night Tony Tanti recorded his first hat trick as a Canuck ... Mike Sillinger was the last Canuck to score against the Whalers.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A SEASON  SCORE OT  GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
DEC 11  H  1979-80 5-3 W      1  1  0  0   5   3   2 1.000 First game against the Whalers 
FEB 12  A          5-5 T      2  1  0  1  10   8   3 0.750 Snepsts ties it in final minute
MAR 13  A          1-3 L      3  1  1  1  11  11   3 0.500 Lindgren scores lone marker    
MAR 28  H          4-4 T      4  1  1  2  15  15   4 0.500 Four different Canucks score   
NOV  1  A  1980-81 4-4 T      5  1  1  3  19  19   5 0.500 Boldirev ties it in third      
NOV 22  A          3-4 L      6  1  2  3  22  23   5 0.417 Whaler Stoughton four points   
DEC  3  H          4-4 T      7  1  2  4  26  27   6 0.429 Gerry Minor gets three points  
MAR  1  H          3-0 W      8  2  2  4  29  27   8 0.500 Schmautz gets a pair of goals  
OCT 23  H  1981-82 2-2 T      9  2  2  5  31  29   9 0.500 Braser scores twice in first   
NOV  4  A          4-1 W     10  3  2  5  35  30  11 0.550 MacDonald scores pair in first 
FEB 20  H          4-2 W     11  4  2  5  39  32  13 0.591 Lindgren gets three assists    
OCT 16  A  1982-83 5-6 L     12  4  3  5  44  38  13 0.542 Hlinka two goals, one assist   
OCT 26  H          8-1 W     13  5  3  5  52  39  15 0.577 Gradin records four assists    
JAN  6  A          6-4 W     14  6  3  5  58  43  17 0.607 Rota records hat trick         
OCT 28  H  1983-84 5-4 W OT  15  7  3  5  63  47  19 0.633 Sundstrom scores first OT goal 
NOV 30  A          6-2 W     16  8  3  5  69  49  21 0.656 Rota records hat trick, assist 
JAN 15  H          5-0 W     17  9  3  5  74  49  23 0.676 Tanti 3 goals, Caprice shutout 
OCT 20  A  1984-85 2-3 L     18  9  4  5  76  52  23 0.639 Lemay, Lupul score             
FEB  1  H          4-3 W OT  19 10  4  5  80  55  25 0.658 Skriko wins it in overtime     
MAR  3  A          7-6 W OT  20 11  4  5  87  61  27 0.675 Lanthier caps 3 goal comeback  
NOV 29  H  1985-86 4-5 L     21 11  5  5  91  66  27 0.643 Canucks down 3-0 early         
JAN 10  H          3-4 L     22 11  6  5  94  70  27 0.614 Canucks down 3-0 after first   
FEB 18  A          4-5 L     23 11  7  5  98  75  27 0.587 Sundstrom scores, assists      
NOV 12  H  1986-87 3-4 L     24 11  8  5 101  79  27 0.563 Canucks up 3-2 in second       
DEC 13  A          2-2 T OT  25 11  8  6 103  81  28 0.560 Petit in on both goals         
MAR 29  A          4-7 L     26 11  9  6 107  88  28 0.538 Lidster records 61st point     
DEC 15  A  1987-88 2-2 T OT  27 11  9  7 109  90  29 0.537 Woodley, LeBlanc score         
DEC 20  H          3-3 T OT  28 11  9  8 112  93  30 0.536 Pederson caps comeback in third
JAN 29  H          2-4 L     29 11 10  8 114  97  30 0.517 Tanti scores both goals        
NOV  5  A  1988-89 3-2 W OT  30 12 10  8 117  99  32 0.533 Skriko gets winner in overtime 
NOV  9  H          1-1 T OT  31 12 10  9 118 100  33 0.532 Weeks best goals against in NHL
MAR  2  A          1-2 L     32 12 11  9 119 102  33 0.516 Sutter scores lone goal        
JAN 10  H  1989-90 1-3 L     33 12 12  9 120 105  33 0.500 McBain and Quinn debut         
FEB  9  A          4-1 W     34 13 12  9 124 106  35 0.515 Murphy gets winner in third    
MAR 13  H          0-1 L     35 13 13  9 124 107  35 0.500 McLean makes 18 saves in loss  
OCT 27  A  1990-91 4-2 W     36 14 13  9 128 109  37 0.514 Linden scores a pair of goals  
JAN  2  A          2-5 L     37 14 14  9 130 114  37 0.500 Kron, Quinn score              
JAN 10  H          4-5 L     38 14 15  9 134 119  37 0.487 Adams scores two goals         
FEB  1  H  1991-92 4-4 T OT  39 14 15 10 138 123  38 0.487 Momesso returns to lineup      
MAR  7  A          5-1 W     40 15 15 10 143 124  40 0.500 Larionov records three assists 
MAR 18  H          3-2 W     41 16 15 10 146 126  42 0.512 Gamble makes 34 saves          
JAN 16  H  1992-93 8-3 W     42 17 15 10 154 129  44 0.524 Kron returns and gets 4 points 
MAR  6  A          1-5 L     43 17 16 10 155 134  44 0.512 Dirk suffers bruised ribs      
DEC  8  A  1993-94 4-1 W     44 18 16 10 159 135  46 0.523 Ronning records three points   
FEB  6  H          2-4 L     45 18 17 10 161 139  46 0.511 Courtnall, Bure score          
JAN 16  A  1995-96 0-3 L     46 18 18 10 161 142  46 0.500 Road trip ends on a downer     
FEB  7  H          3-5 L     47 18 19 10 164 147  46 0.489 Babych's 1000th NHL game       
NOV 27  A  1996-97 6-2 W     48 19 19 10 170 149  48 0.500 Mogilny records five points    
JAN 10  H          5-3 W     49 20 19 10 175 152  50 0.510 Mogilny, Renney seen arguing   

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