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Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs were one of the "original six" teams when the Canucks joined the NHL in 1970-71. Of the "original six" teams, the Canucks have fared best against the Leafs, posting slightly more wins than losses. The Canucks and Leafs have met in the playoffs once.

Historical Notes: The Canucks' first NHL win came at the expense of the Leafs ... Orland Kurtenbach was the first Canuck to score against the Leafs ... Dunc Wilson recorded the first shutout in Canuck history during a scoreless tie in Toronto (October 27, 1971) ... The Canucks once overcame a 4-0 deficit to defeat Toronto 6-4 (January 16, 1973) ... John Gould scored all three goals in a 3-2 victory over Toronto (November 11, 1975) ... Chris Oddleifson set a Canuck record by scoring two short-handed goals against Toronto (January 24, 1976) ... Thomas Gradin recorded his first hat trick in Toronto against Jim Rutherford (March 4, 1981) ... Kirk McLean became the first Canuck goalie to record two playoff shutouts in the same series during the 1994 playoffs against Toronto ... Henrik Sedin scored his first NHL goal against the Leafs (October 16, 2000) ... The Canucks and Leafs did not meet in 2007-08 ... In his first game back to Toronto as a member of the Canucks, long time Leaf Mats Sundin scored the game deciding goal in the shootout (February 21, 2009).


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A SEASON  SCORE OT  GP  W  L  T OL  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
OCT 11  H  1970-71 5-3 W      1  1  0  0      5   3   2 1.000 First Canuck victory           
NOV  7  H          3-2 W      2  2  0  0      8   5   4 1.000 First goal during 2 man adv.   
NOV 11  A          4-2 W      3  3  0  0     12   7   6 1.000 Ray Cullen scores two goals    
DEC 23  A          2-7 L      4  3  1  0     14  14   6 0.750 Orland Kurtenbach injured      
JAN 20  H          1-5 L      5  3  2  0     15  19   6 0.600 Popiel scores lone goal        
MAR  3  A          1-3 L      6  3  3  0     16  22   6 0.500 Orland Kurtenbach returns      
OCT  8  H  1971-72 2-3 L      7  3  4  0     18  25   6 0.429 First NHL goal for Guevremont  
OCT 27  A          0-0 T      8  3  4  1     18  25   7 0.438 First Canuck shut-out (Wilson) 
NOV 13  A          2-2 T      9  3  4  2     20  27   8 0.444 Wilson injured in first minute 
JAN 29  H          5-2 W     10  4  4  2     25  29  10 0.500 Kurtenbach 1 goal, 3 assists   
FEB 26  A          1-7 L     11  4  5  2     26  36  10 0.455 Leaf Henderson gets hat trick  
MAR 24  H          5-3 W     12  5  5  2     31  39  12 0.500 Schmautz scores twice again    
DEC  5  H  1972-73 2-5 L     13  5  6  2     33  44  12 0.462 John Henderson backup goalie   
DEC  9  A          5-5 T     14  5  6  3     38  49  13 0.464 Canucks trail 3-0 in second    
JAN 16  H          6-4 W     15  6  6  3     44  53  15 0.500 Boudrias gets the hat trick    
FEB  3  A          2-1 W     16  7  6  3     46  54  17 0.531 Lalonde wins it late in third  
FEB 28  A          2-7 L     17  7  7  3     48  61  17 0.500 Kearns, Boudrias score         
MAR 25  H          7-4 W     18  8  7  3     55  65  19 0.528 Don Tannahill records hat trick
NOV 16  H  1973-74 3-3 T     19  8  7  4     58  68  20 0.526 First NHl goal for Dave Dunn   
DEC 22  A          6-4 W     20  9  7  4     64  72  22 0.550 Three point night for Schmautz 
JAN 15  H          4-2 W     21 10  7  4     68  74  24 0.571 Phil Maloney's first game      
FEB 23  A          4-3 W     22 11  7  4     72  77  26 0.591 O'Flaherty, Dunn 3 points each 
MAR 24  H          3-2 W     23 12  7  4     75  79  28 0.609 Lalonde gets winner in second  
OCT 19  A  1974-75 5-4 W     24 13  7  4     80  83  30 0.625 Canucks trail 4-1 in third     
NOV 16  H          5-2 W     25 14  7  4     85  85  32 0.640 Ververgaert 1 goal, 2 assists  
JAN  8  A          4-6 L     26 14  8  4     89  91  32 0.615 First NHL goal for Snepsts     
JAN 26  H          6-4 W     27 15  8  4     95  95  34 0.630 First NHL goal for Sedlbauer   
OCT 22  A  1975-76 2-3 L     28 15  9  4     97  98  34 0.607 Canucks up 2-0 after first     
NOV 11  H          3-2 W     29 16  9  4    100 100  36 0.621 Gould records the hat trick    
JAN 24  H          5-5 T     30 16  9  5    105 105  37 0.617 Oddleifson 2 shorthanded goals 
FEB 14  A          4-3 W     31 17  9  5    109 108  39 0.629 Sedlbauer gets game winner     
NOV 13  H  1976-77 0-3 L     32 17 10  5    109 111  39 0.609 Leaf Palmateer gets shutout    
DEC  8  A          4-3 W     33 18 10  5    113 114  41 0.621 Blight scores winner in third  
JAN 21  H          1-3 L     34 18 11  5    114 117  41 0.603 Lever only Canuck to score     
MAR  5  A          4-4 T     35 18 11  6    118 121  42 0.600 Canucks trail 3-1 in second    
NOV  2  H  1977-78 1-5 L     36 18 12  6    119 126  42 0.583 Sedlbauer scores lone marker   
JAN  7  A          4-6 L     37 18 13  6    123 132  42 0.568 Canucks up 4-3 after second    
JAN 19  H          3-3 T     38 18 13  7    126 135  43 0.566 Oddleifson scores twice        
MAR  4  A          3-4 L     39 18 14  7    129 139  43 0.551 Blight records two assists     
NOV  3  H  1978-79 1-3 L     40 18 15  7    130 142  43 0.538 Don Lever scores lone goal     
DEC 13  A          1-5 L     41 18 16  7    131 147  43 0.524 Sedlbauer records lone marker  
JAN  8  A          5-1 W     42 19 16  7    136 148  45 0.536 Don Lever scores twice         
JAN 19  H          3-3 T     43 19 16  8    139 151  46 0.535 Gassoff records two points     
MAR  7  A          0-2 L     44 19 17  8    139 153  46 0.523 Leaf Palmateer makes 45 saves  
OCT 20  A  1979-80 0-2 L     45 19 18  8    139 155  46 0.511 Leaf Palmateer gets the shutout
OCT 24  H          5-1 W     46 20 18  8    144 156  48 0.522 First NHL goal for Brent Ashton
JAN 12  A          4-6 L     47 20 19  8    148 162  48 0.511 Leaf Paiement records hat trick
JAN 27  H          2-5 L     48 20 20  8    150 167  48 0.500 McCarthy records two assists   
OCT 26  H  1980-81 8-5 W     49 21 20  8    158 172  50 0.510 Brasar, Williams 4 points each 
DEC 10  A          8-5 W     50 22 20  8    166 177  52 0.520 Brasar, Schmautz 4 points each 
JAN 20  H          2-2 T     51 22 20  9    168 179  53 0.520 Rota ties it in third          
MAR  4  A          5-2 W     52 23 20  9    173 181  55 0.529 Gradin gets the hat trick      
DEC 16  H  1981-82 6-6 T     53 23 20 10    179 187  56 0.528 McCarthy has a three point game
FEB  3  H          3-1 W     54 24 20 10    182 188  58 0.537 Williams scores on his birthday
FEB 10  A          4-1 W     55 25 20 10    186 189  60 0.545 First NHL goal for Neil Belland
DEC  8  A  1982-83 7-3 W     56 26 20 10    193 192  62 0.554 Gradin records four points     
FEB  5  A          4-6 L     57 26 21 10    197 198  62 0.544 Brodeur injured on high shot   
FEB 25  H          1-4 L     58 26 22 10    198 202  62 0.534 Molin scores lone goal         
OCT  9  H  1983-84 7-4 W     59 27 22 10    205 206  64 0.542 First NHL goal for Cam Neely   
DEC  3  A          5-5 T OT  60 27 22 11    210 211  65 0.542 Canucks trail 3-1 in second    
FEB 26  H          4-4 T OT  61 27 22 12    214 215  66 0.541 Lupul scores twice in first    
NOV  7  A  1984-85 4-4 T OT  62 27 22 13    218 219  67 0.540 Leafs tie it at 19:59 of third 
JAN  5  A          4-1 W     63 28 22 13    222 220  69 0.548 Tanti two points, game winner  
JAN 13  H          3-5 L     64 28 23 13    225 225  69 0.539 Six goals in nine minutes      
OCT 30  H  1985-86 5-3 W     65 29 23 13    230 228  71 0.546 Tanti and Sundstrom 100th goal 
DEC 20  H          5-3 W     66 30 23 13    235 231  73 0.553 Lemay gets two goals in first  
FEB 16  A          4-4 T OT  67 30 23 14    239 235  74 0.552 Canucks up 4-2 in third        
NOV  8  A  1986-87 5-3 W     68 31 23 14    244 238  76 0.559 Skriko two goals, one assist   
FEB 22  H          3-2 W     69 32 23 14    247 240  78 0.565 Canucks trail 2-0 at 1:06      
FEB 28  A          6-8 L     70 32 24 14    253 248  78 0.557 Tanti two goals, two assists   
JAN  4  A  1987-88 7-7 T OT  71 32 24 15    260 255  79 0.556 Skriko records four points     
FEB 19  H          0-5 L     72 32 25 15    260 260  79 0.549 Leaf Wregget gets shutout      
MAR 22  H          5-3 W     73 33 25 15    265 263  81 0.555 Adams scores a pair of goals   
JAN  9  A  1988-89 0-3 L     74 33 26 15    265 266  81 0.547 Adams stopped on penalty shot  
FEB 23  H          2-1 W OT  75 34 26 15    267 267  83 0.553 Sandlak scores in overtime     
MAR 22  A          3-5 L     76 34 27 15    270 272  83 0.546 Smyl plays in 800th game       
OCT 18  A  1989-90 3-4 L     77 34 28 15    273 276  83 0.539 Lidster scores on his birthday 
NOV 29  H          2-3 L OT  78 34 29 15    275 279  83 0.532 McLean faces 40 shots          
FEB 26  H          5-2 W     79 35 29 15    280 281  85 0.538 McLean makes 28 saves          
NOV  8  A  1990-91 5-3 W     80 36 29 15    285 284  87 0.544 First NHL goal for Garry Valk  
NOV 29  H          2-1 W     81 37 29 15    287 285  89 0.549 Linden gets winner late        
MAR  7  A          3-3 T OT  82 37 29 16    290 288  90 0.549 Murzyn debuts as Canuck        
OCT 12  A  1991-92 2-1 W     83 38 29 16    292 289  92 0.554 Linden records two points      
OCT 21  H          4-1 W     84 39 29 16    296 290  94 0.560 Ronning gets winner in third   
DEC  7  A          3-6 L     85 39 30 16    299 296  94 0.553 Leafs up 3-0 in first          
JAN  6  A  1992-93 5-2 W     86 40 30 16    304 298  96 0.558 Canucks regain first in Smythe 
FEB 11  A          2-5 L     87 40 31 16    306 303  96 0.552 Bure, Linden score             
FEB 22  H          1-8 L     88 40 32 16    307 311  96 0.545 Worst home loss in 8 seasons   
NOV 22  H  1993-94 2-5 L     89 40 33 16    309 316  96 0.539 Linden, Craven score           
JAN  8  A          3-5 L     90 40 34 16    312 321  96 0.533 Canucks trail 4-0 in second    
MAR 16  A          4-1 W     91 41 34 16    316 322  98 0.538 Bure records three points      
MAR 28  H          3-2 W OT  92 42 34 16    319 324 100 0.543 Canucks clinch playoff spot    
JAN 25  A  1994-95 2-6 L     93 42 35 16    321 330 100 0.538 Adams records two assists      
FEB  1  H          4-4 T OT  94 42 35 17    325 334 101 0.537 Canucks up 4-1 after second    
MAR 21  H          3-1 W     95 43 35 17    328 335 103 0.542 Courtnall misses penalty shot  
APR 26  A          2-5 L     96 43 36 17    330 340 103 0.536 Bure, Lumme score              
NOV  3  H  1995-96 4-4 T OT  97 43 36 18    334 344 104 0.536 Momesso gets only goal of third
JAN 13  A          5-2 W     98 44 36 18    339 346 106 0.541 Hedican, Tikkanen 2 goals each 
MAR 17  A          2-4 L     99 44 37 18    341 350 106 0.535 Linden plays 600th game        
MAR 27  H          2-6 L    100 44 38 18    343 356 106 0.530 Rick Ley's last game as coach  
NOV 26  A  1996-97 2-3 L    101 44 39 18    345 359 106 0.525 Linden in on both goals        
JAN  4  H          7-3 W    102 45 39 18    352 362 108 0.529 Six Canucks score (Sillinger 2)
FEB  8  A          2-4 L    103 45 40 18    354 366 108 0.524 Lumme, Ridley score in third   
FEB 18  H          5-6 L    104 45 41 18    359 372 108 0.519 Linden gets three assists      
OCT  9  H  1997-98 2-2 T OT 105 45 41 19    361 374 109 0.519 McLean makes 30 saves          
NOV 29  A          4-2 W    106 46 41 19    365 376 111 0.524 Canucks trail 2-0 after first  
MAR 21  A          1-1 T OT 107 46 41 20    366 377 112 0.523 Mogilny scores 100th as Canuck 
APR 19  H          1-2 L    108 46 42 20    367 379 112 0.519 Bure scores lone goal          
OCT 17  H  1998-99 4-1 W    109 47 42 20    371 380 114 0.523 Garth Snow outshot 40 to 17    
NOV 25  A          1-5 L    110 47 43 20    372 385 114 0.518 Empty net goal early in third  
MAR 31  H          5-6 L    111 47 44 20    377 391 114 0.514 Mogilny records three points   
JAN 17  H  1999-00 4-5 L OT 112 47 44 20  1 381 396 115 0.513 Bertuzzi scores twice          
FEB 12  A          4-1 W    113 48 44 20  1 385 397 117 0.518 Jovanovski gets the winner     
MAR  6  H          5-6 L OT 114 48 44 20  2 390 403 118 0.518 Canucks trail 5-1 in third     
OCT 16  H  2000-01 5-2 W    115 49 44 20  2 395 405 120 0.522 D.Sedin gets winner in 1st     
FEB 22  A          1-4 L    116 49 45 20  2 396 409 120 0.517 Naslund ends shutout bid late  
MAR 10  H          3-3 T OT 117 49 45 21  2 399 412 121 0.517 Naslund scores twice in first  
OCT 18  H  2001-02 5-6 L    118 49 46 21  2 404 418 121 0.513 Naslund records hat trick    
JAN 25  H          6-1 W    119 50 46 21  2 410 419 123 0.517 Canucks score early and often
DEC 31  H  2002-03 3-5 L    120 50 47 21  2 413 424 123 0.513 Canucks lead 3-1 after first
MAR  8  A          3-3 T OT 121 50 47 22  2 416 427 124 0.512 Bertuzzi gets three points  
MAR 15  H          0-1 L    122 50 48 22  2 416 428 124 0.508 May, Lindgren injured       
NOV 22  H  2003-04 3-5 L    123 50 49 22  2 419 433 124 0.504 Tied at two after two       
NOV 24  A          1-2 L    124 50 50 22  2 420 435 124 0.500 Morrison gets lone goal     
JAN 10  H  2005-06 4-3 W    125 51 50 22  2 424 438 126 0.504 Burrows 1st goal and assist 
JAN 13  A  2006-07 6-1 W    126 52 50 22  2 430 439 128 0.508 Danial goal, three assists  
NOV 15  H  2008-09 4-2 W    127 53 50 22  2 434 441 130 0.512 Canucks up 4-0 after 2nd    
FEB 21  A          3-2 W SO 128 54 50 22  2 437 443 132 0.516 Sundin returns, gets winner 
OCT 24  H  2009-10 3-1 W    129 55 50 22  2 440 444 134 0.519 Raymond scores twice        
JAN 30  A          5-3 W    130 56 50 22  2 445 447 136 0.523 Canucks start 14 game trip  

Playoffs

 DATE  H/A SEASON  SCORE OT  GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES         
MAY 16  A  1993-94 2-3 L OT   1  0  1  0   2   3   0 0.000 Babych, Linden score           
MAY 18  A          4-3 W      2  1  1  0   6   6   2 0.500 Four different Canucks score   
MAY 20  H          4-0 W      3  2  1  0  10   6   4 0.667 Bure scores twice, adds assist 
MAY 22  H          2-0 W      4  3  1  0  12   6   6 0.750 McLean outshot 29-21           
MAY 24  H          4-3 W OT   5  4  1  0  16   9   8 0.800 Canucks trail 3-0 after first  
                  VANCOUVER WINS BEST OF SEVEN SERIES FOUR GAMES TO ONE                   

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