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Vancouver Canucks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins entered the NHL for the 1967-68 season. Both teams have had similar cycles: mediocre in the 1970s, bad in the 1980s, good in the 1990s. Since 2000, the Canucks have won most of the rare encounters between these teams. The Canucks and Penguins have never met in the playoffs.

Historical Notes: Wayne Maki was the first Canuck to score against the Penguins ... Rick Blight scored four goals against Pittsburgh on opening night in 1976 ... The Canucks set a team record by scoring four goals in 83 seconds against the Penguins (November 26, 1980) ... The Canucks hit double digits against the Penguins on December 19, 1980, winning 10-4 ... Patrik Sundstrom set team records for assists and points in a game when he scored a goal and added six assists for seven points against Pittsburgh (February 29, 1984) ... Kirk McLean recorded his first NHL shutout in a 5-0 win over the Penguins (February 17, 1988) ... In a major trade, the Canucks sent Tony Tanti, Barry Pederson, and Rod Buskas to the Penguins for Dave Capuano, Andrew McBain and Dan Quinn (January 8, 1990) ... Markus Naslund scored four goals, including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 victory over the Penguins (December 9, 2003) ... The Canucks and Penguins did not meet in 2006-07.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A SEASON  SCORE OT  GP  W  L  T OL  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 25  H  1970-71 1-1 T      1  0  0  1      1   1   1 0.500 Maki only Canuck scorer again  
NOV  4  A          3-8 L      2  0  1  1      4   9   1 0.250 Defenseman Pat Quinn two points
DEC  5  A          1-3 L      3  0  2  1      5  12   1 0.167 Boudrias breaks shutout        
JAN 16  H          3-4 L      4  0  3  1      8  16   1 0.125 First NHL goal for Rizzuto     
JAN 23  A          1-4 L      5  0  4  1      9  20   1 0.100 Murray Hall scores only goal   
MAR 19  H          6-4 W      6  1  4  1     15  24   3 0.250 Paiement scores 30th goal      
OCT 16  H  1971-72 1-2 L      7  1  5  1     16  26   3 0.214 First NHL point for Lalonde    
NOV  5  H          4-2 W      8  2  5  1     20  28   5 0.313 Dunc Wilson stops 44 shots     
NOV 10  A          1-3 L      9  2  6  1     21  31   5 0.278 Dale Tallon nets lone goal     
JAN 19  A          6-1 W     10  3  6  1     27  32   7 0.350 Boudrias records 100th point   
FEB 13  A          4-6 L     11  3  7  1     31  38   7 0.318 First NHL goal for Ron Ward    
MAR 14  H          4-7 L     12  3  8  1     35  45   7 0.292 Wayne Maki 1 goal, 2 assists   
OCT 24  H  1972-73 0-4 L     13  3  9  1     35  49   7 0.269 Penguin Herron gets shutout    
NOV 11  A          4-3 W     14  4  9  1     39  52   9 0.321 Coaching turmoil inspires team 
JAN  6  A          2-4 L     15  4 10  1     41  56   9 0.300 Canucks lead 2-1 after two     
FEB 14  A          2-6 L     16  4 11  1     43  62   9 0.281 Tannahill, Guevremont score    
MAR 17  H          6-1 W     17  5 11  1     49  63  11 0.324 Bobby Lalonde records hat trick
NOV 21  A  1973-74 4-5 L     18  5 12  1     53  68  11 0.306 Schmautz has two point night   
DEC  8  H          3-2 W     19  6 12  1     56  70  13 0.342 Gregg Boddy scores winner      
JAN 18  H          2-6 L     20  6 13  1     58  76  13 0.325 Kurtenbach, Schmautz score     
MAR  2  A          1-6 L     21  6 14  1     59  82  13 0.310 Wilkins scores lone goal       
MAR 16  H          6-8 L     22  6 15  1     65  90  13 0.295 Down 7-1 in third, 7-6 late    
NOV  1  H  1974-75 7-4 W     23  7 15  1     72  94  15 0.326 Lever, Lalonde two goals each  
JAN  4  A          3-4 L     24  7 16  1     75  98  15 0.313 Canucks down 4-1 in second     
FEB  4  H          2-3 L     25  7 17  1     77 101  15 0.300 De Marco, Meehan score         
MAR  1  A          3-7 L     26  7 18  1     80 108  15 0.288 Canucks down 4-0 after first   
DEC 19  H  1975-76 5-1 W     27  8 18  1     85 109  17 0.315 Lalonde records three points   
JAN 10  A          3-3 T     28  8 18  2     88 112  18 0.321 Lockett outshot 34-24          
FEB  8  H          3-7 L     29  8 19  2     91 119  18 0.310 Blight scores a pair           
FEB 28  A          4-5 L     30  8 20  2     95 124  18 0.300 Canucks up 4-1 in second       
OCT  6  A  1976-77 5-9 L     31  8 21  2    100 133  18 0.290 Rick Blight starts with 4 goals
JAN  4  A          2-2 T     32  8 21  3    102 135  19 0.297 Canucks down 2-0 early in first
JAN 19  H          0-3 L     33  8 22  3    102 138  19 0.288 All scoring in the first       
FEB 11  H          3-2 W     34  9 22  3    105 140  21 0.309 Sedlbauer in on all three goals
NOV 22  H  1977-78 3-3 T     35  9 22  4    108 143  22 0.314 Lever scores a pair            
JAN  4  A          3-8 L     36  9 23  4    111 151  22 0.306 Penguins up 3-0 after first    
MAR 11  A          3-1 W     37 10 23  4    114 152  24 0.324 Maniago makes 27 saves         
MAR 15  H          7-4 W     38 11 23  4    121 156  26 0.342 Alexander records four assists 
NOV 16  H  1978-79 3-6 L     39 11 24  4    124 162  26 0.333 Jere Gillis has two point night
DEC 16  A          5-6 L     40 11 25  4    129 168  26 0.325 Sedlbauer scores twice         
JAN  3  A          5-3 W     41 12 25  4    134 171  28 0.341 Don Lever records three points 
MAR 13  H          3-9 L     42 12 26  4    137 180  28 0.333 Canucks score three in third   
NOV 16  H  1979-80 5-2 W     43 13 26  4    142 182  30 0.349 Vaive scores a pair in first   
DEC  5  A          3-3 T     44 13 26  5    145 185  31 0.352 Ashton two goals, then injured 
JAN  9  A          2-4 L     45 13 27  5    147 189  31 0.344 Lever, Smyl score              
MAR 25  H          2-4 L     46 13 28  5    149 193  31 0.337 Canucks down 3-0 after two     
NOV 26  A  1980-81 7-4 W     47 14 28  5    156 197  33 0.351 Four Caunck goals in 1:23      
DEC 19  H          10-4W     48 15 28  5    166 201  35 0.365 Smyl records the hat trick     
FEB 14  A          2-2 T     49 15 28  6    168 203  36 0.367 Canucks down 2-0 in second     
MAR 17  H          4-3 W     50 16 28  6    172 206  38 0.380 Butler records two points      
OCT 25  H  1981-82 4-6 L     51 16 29  6    176 212  38 0.373 Gradin nets a pair of goals    
JAN  9  A          3-4 L     52 16 30  6    179 216  38 0.365 Smyl scores twice in first     
JAN 17  H          3-3 T     53 16 30  7    182 219  39 0.368 Canucks up 3-1 in third        
OCT 12  A  1982-83 4-5 L     54 16 31  7    186 224  39 0.361 Smyl two goals, one assist     
FEB  9  A          6-2 W     55 17 31  7    192 226  41 0.373 Halward has a four point night 
MAR 21  H          7-3 W     56 18 31  7    199 229  43 0.384 Rota scores twice, adds assist 
FEB 17  H  1983-84 1-4 L     57 18 32  7    200 233  43 0.377 Gradin scores lone marker      
FEB 29  A          9-5 W     58 19 32  7    209 238  45 0.388 Sundstrom 6 assists, 7 points  
MAR 13  H          4-3 W     59 20 32  7    213 241  47 0.398 Molin gets two points in first 
OCT 17  A  1984-85 3-4 L     60 20 33  7    216 245  47 0.392 Canucks down 4-1 in third      
NOV 16  H          7-6 W     61 21 33  7    223 251  49 0.402 Seven different Canucks score  
JAN  9  A          4-7 L     62 21 34  7    227 258  49 0.395 Lemay, Lidster two points each 
NOV 13  H  1985-86 3-6 L     63 21 35  7    230 264  49 0.389 Tanti gets hat trick, no help  
JAN 24  H          4-3 W     64 22 35  7    234 267  51 0.398 All seven goals in second      
FEB 15  A          4-9 L     65 22 36  7    238 276  51 0.392 Penguin Sheddon gets hat trick 
NOV  4  A  1986-87 2-2 T OT  66 22 36  8    240 278  52 0.394 Sandlak scores in first minute 
JAN 23  H          0-6 L     67 22 37  8    240 284  52 0.388 Two penguins share shutout     
FEB 14  A          3-3 T OT  68 22 37  9    243 287  53 0.390 Pederson ties game in third    
NOV 17  H  1987-88 6-4 W     69 23 37  9    249 291  55 0.399 Hodgson records five points    
DEC  5  A          3-6 L     70 23 38  9    252 297  55 0.393 Game tied at three after two   
FEB 17  H          5-0 W     71 24 38  9    257 297  57 0.401 McLean records first shutout   
NOV  1  A  1988-89 3-5 L     72 24 39  9    260 302  57 0.396 Canucks up 2-0 in first        
NOV 13  H          2-4 L     73 24 40  9    262 306  57 0.390 Adams, Tanti score             
JAN  7  A          7-5 W     74 25 40  9    269 311  59 0.399 Tanti scores three in 6:46     
NOV  5  H  1989-90 5-3 W     75 26 40  9    274 314  61 0.407 Sandlak scores two, winner     
JAN  4  A          3-4 L     76 26 41  9    277 318  61 0.401 Adams fractures cheekbone      
MAR 11  H          5-3 W     77 27 41  9    282 321  63 0.409 Krutov scores the game winner  
DEC  7  A  1990-91 2-2 T OT  78 27 41 10    284 323  64 0.410 McLean makes 28 saves          
FEB 27  H          4-3 W     79 28 41 10    288 326  66 0.418 Diduck gets winner in second   
MAR  5  A          1-4 L     80 28 42 10    289 330  66 0.413 "Blues Brothers" debut         
JAN 12  H  1991-92 3-4 L     81 28 43 10    292 334  66 0.407 Canucks lead 2-1 in second     
MAR 26  A          3-7 L     82 28 44 10    295 341  66 0.402 Penguins never trail           
OCT 20  A  1992-93 1-5 L     83 28 45 10    296 346  66 0.398 Nedved only Canuck to score    
JAN 19  H          2-5 L     84 28 46 10    298 351  66 0.393 Morin makes debut as Canuck    
MAR 19  A  1993-94 4-5 L     85 28 47 10    302 356  66 0.388 Pavel Bure scores twice        
MAR 30  H          1-3 L     86 28 48 10    303 359  66 0.384 Bure scores lone goal          
JAN  8  A  1995-96 5-8 L     87 28 49 10    308 367  66 0.379 McLean injured, finishes game  
FEB 27  H          4-7 L     88 28 50 10    312 374  66 0.375 Linden sets new ironman record 
OCT 26  H  1996-97 2-1 W     89 29 50 10    314 375  68 0.382 Hirsch makes 26 saves          
FEB  4  A          4-6 L     90 29 51 10    318 381  68 0.378 Penguin Lemieux scores 600th   
OCT 25  H  1997-98 2-3 L OT  91 29 52 10    320 384  68 0.374 McLean first star despite loss 
NOV  1  A          6-7 L OT  92 29 53 10    326 391  68 0.370 Rob Brown scores in overtime   
OCT 30  H  1998-99 2-2 T OT  93 29 53 11    328 393  69 0.371 Mogilny ties game in third     
FEB 11  A          5-6 L OT  94 29 54 11    333 399  69 0.367 Hirsch outshot 40 to 18        
FEB 14  A  1999-00 0-3 L     95 29 55 11  0 333 402  69 0.363 Penguin Aubin gets the shutout 
NOV  3  H  2000-01 2-4 L     96 29 56 11  0 335 406  69 0.359 Hawgood, Bertuzzi score        
NOV 21  A  2001-02 4-1 W     97 30 56 11  0 339 407  71 0.366 Linden records three assists 
JAN 15  H          5-2 W     98 31 56 11  0 344 409  73 0.372 D.Sedin gets goal, assist    
FEB  4  A  2002-03 3-2 W     99 32 56 11  0 347 411  75 0.379 Lindgren gets game winner   
DEC  9  H  2003-04 4-3 W OT 100 33 56 11  0 351 414  77 0.385 Naslund scores all four     
JAN 16  A  2005-06 4-2 W    101 34 56 11  0 355 416  79 0.391 Five d-men get a point      
DEC  8  H  2007-08 1-2 L SO 102 34 56 11  1 356 418  80 0.392 Kesler ties it in third     
NOV 22  A  2008-09 3-1 W    103 35 56 11  1 359 419  82 0.398 Luongo pulls groin in first 
JAN 16  H  2009-10 6-2 W    104 36 56 11  1 365 421  84 0.404 Henrik gets goal, 2 assists 
NOV 17  A  2010-11 1-3 L    105 36 57 11  1 366 424  84  .400 Hamhuis gets lone goal      
OCT  6  H  2011-12 3-4 L SO 106 36 57 11  2 369 428  85  .401 Sturm, Weise Canuck debuts  
OCT 19  A  2013-14 3-4 L SO 107 36 57 11  3 372 432  86  .402 Schroeder injures ankle     
JAN  7  H          4-5 L SO 108 36 57 11  4 376 437  87  .403 Canucks trail 2-0, lead 4-2 
DEC  4  A  2014-15 3-0 W    109 37 57 11  4 379 437  89  .408 Richardson two goals, assist
FEB  7  H          5-0 W    110 38 57 11  4 384 437  91  .414 Five different Canucks score
NOV  4  H  2015-16 2-3 L    111 38 58 11  4 386 440  91  .410 Daniel, Hansen score late   
JAN 23  A          4-5 L    112 38 59 11  4 390 445  91  .406 Hansen hat trick not enough 

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