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1977–78 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 3rd Smythe
Conference 7th Campbell
1977–78 record 20–43–17
Home record 13-15-12
Road record 7-28-6
Goals for 239
Goals against 320
General Manager Jake Milford
Coach Orland Kurtenbach
Captain Don Lever
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 15,123
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Walton (29)
Assists Dennis Kearns (43)
Points Mike Walton (66)
Penalties in minutes Jack McIlhargey (172)
Wins Cesare Maniago (10)
Goals against average Cesare Maniago (4.02)
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1976–77 1978–79

The 1977–78 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 8th in the NHL. The Canucks finished 3rd in the Smythe Division and didn't qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[]

Regular Season[]

Final Standings[]

Smythe Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Chicago Black Hawks 80 32 29 19 230 220 83
Colorado Rockies 80 19 40 21 257 305 59
Vancouver Canucks 80 20 43 17 239 320 57
St. Louis Blues 80 20 47 13 195 304 53
Minnesota North Stars 80 18 53 9 218 325 45

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 12, 1977 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 0–1–0
2 T October 14, 1977 4–4 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 0–1–1
3 W October 15, 1977 5–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 1–1–1
4 W October 18, 1977 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 2–1–1
5 T October 23, 1977 3–3 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 2–1–2
6 W October 25, 1977 3–1 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 3–1–2
7 L October 27, 1977 2–3 New York Islanders (1977–78) 3–2–2
8 L October 29, 1977 2–6 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 3–3–2
9 L November 2, 1977 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 3–4–2
10 L November 4, 1977 1–5 New York Rangers (1977–78) 3–5–2
11 L November 6, 1977 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 3–6–2
12 L November 8, 1977 2–6 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 3–7–2
13 L November 9, 1977 6–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 3–8–2
14 W November 11, 1977 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 4–8–2
15 W November 15, 1977 5–4 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 5–8–2
16 T November 17, 1977 4–4 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 5–8–3
17 L November 19, 1977 2–9 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 5–9–3
18 W November 20, 1977 3–0 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 6–9–3
19 T November 22, 1977 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 6–9–4
20 T November 26, 1977 2–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 6–9–5
21 L November 29, 1977 0–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 6–10–5
22 W December 2, 1977 3–2 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 7–10–5
23 W December 4, 1977 6–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 8–10–5
24 W December 6, 1977 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 9–10–5
25 T December 7, 1977 2–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 9–10–6
26 L December 10, 1977 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 9–11–6
27 L December 11, 1977 0–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 9–12–6
28 W December 13, 1977 3–1 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 10–12–6
29 T December 17, 1977 5–5 Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 10–12–7
30 L December 19, 1977 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 10–13–7
31 T December 20, 1977 2–2 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 10–13–8
32 L December 23, 1977 5–7 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 10–14–8
33 L December 27, 1977 2–4 New York Islanders (1977–78) 10–15–8
34 T December 30, 1977 2–2 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 10–15–9
35 W January 1, 1978 3–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 11–15–9
36 L January 3, 1978 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 11–16–9
37 L January 4, 1978 3–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 11–17–9
38 L January 6, 1978 1–6 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 11–18–9
39 L January 7, 1978 4–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 11–19–9
40 W January 11, 1978 6–4 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 12–19–9
41 T January 14, 1978 3–3 Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 12–19–10
42 L January 17, 1978 4–5 New York Rangers (1977–78) 12–20–10
43 T January 19, 1978 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 12–20–11
44 L January 21, 1978 1–8 @ Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 12–21–11
45 T January 22, 1978 2–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 12–21–12
46 L January 26, 1978 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 12–22–12
47 W January 28, 1978 8–3 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 13–22–12
48 W January 31, 1978 4–2 Washington Capitals (1977–78) 14–22–12
49 T February 2, 1978 4–4 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 14–22–13
50 L February 4, 1978 1–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 14–23–13
51 L February 7, 1978 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 14–24–13
52 L February 9, 1978 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 14–25–13
53 L February 11, 1978 2–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 14–26–13
54 L February 12, 1978 3–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 14–27–13
55 W February 14, 1978 4–2 @ Washington Capitals (1977–78) 15–27–13
56 L February 15, 1978 3–6 @ New York Rangers (1977–78) 15–28–13
57 L February 17, 1978 2–3 @ Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 15–29–13
58 L February 18, 1978 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 15–30–13
59 L February 22, 1978 4–6 Boston Bruins (1977–78) 15–31–13
60 W February 25, 1978 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 16–31–13
61 T February 27, 1978 3–3 Cleveland Barons (1977–78) 16–31–14
62 W March 1, 1978 3–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 17–31–14
63 L March 4, 1978 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1977–78) 17–32–14
64 L March 5, 1978 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1977–78) 17–33–14
65 L March 7, 1978 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1977–78) 17–34–14
66 L March 8, 1978 3–8 @ Atlanta Flames (1977–78) 17–35–14
67 W March 11, 1978 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 18–35–14
68 T March 12, 1978 4–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 18–35–15
69 W March 15, 1978 7–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1977–78) 19–35–15
70 L March 17, 1978 1–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1977–78) 19–36–15
71 L March 18, 1978 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1977–78) 19–37–15
72 L March 20, 1978 1–5 Montreal Canadiens (1977–78) 19–38–15
73 T March 24, 1978 2–2 Buffalo Sabres (1977–78) 19–38–16
74 L March 26, 1978 3–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1977–78) 19–39–16
75 L March 28, 1978 4–9 @ Minnesota North Stars (1977–78) 19–40–16
76 L March 29, 1978 1–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 19–41–16
77 L March 31, 1978 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1977–78) 19–42–16
78 W April 4, 1978 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1977–78) 20–42–16
79 T April 7, 1978 5–5 Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 20–42–17
80 L April 8, 1978 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1977–78) 20–43–17

Playoffs[]

  • The Canucks did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[]

Awards and Records[]

  • The Canucks did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[]

Draft Picks[]

Farm Teams[]

See Also[]

References[]

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