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1986–87 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 5th Smythe
Conference 10th Campbell
1986–87 record 29–43–8 (66 points)
Home record 17-19-4
Road record 12-24-4
Goals for 282
Goals against 314
General Manager Jack Gordon
Coach Tom Watt
Captain Stan Smyl
Alternate captains Garth Butcher
Rich Sutter
Tony Tanti
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 10,406
Team Leaders
Goals Tony Tanti (41)
Assists Barry Pederson (52)
Points Tony Tanti (79)
Penalties in minutes Garth Butcher (207)
Wins Richard Brodeur (20)
Goals against average Richard Brodeur (3.59)
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1985–86 1987–88

The 1986–87 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 17th in the NHL. The Canucks finished 5th in the Smythe Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Edmonton Oilers 80 50 24 6 372 284 106
Calgary Flames 80 46 31 3 318 289 95
Winnipeg Jets 80 40 32 8 279 271 88
Los Angeles Kings 80 31 41 8 318 341 70
Vancouver Canucks 80 29 43 8 282 314 66

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[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1986 4–3 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 1–0–0
2 L October 13, 1986 1–7 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 1–1–0
3 L October 15, 1986 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 1–2–0
4 L October 16, 1986 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 1–3–0
5 L October 18, 1986 1–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 1–4–0
6 W October 22, 1986 5–1 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 2–4–0
7 T October 24, 1986 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 2–4–1
8 L October 26, 1986 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 2–5–1
9 L October 28, 1986 2–5 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 2–6–1
10 L October 31, 1986 2–6 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 2–7–1
11 L November 2, 1986 3–5 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 2–8–1
12 T November 4, 1986 2–2 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 2–8–2
13 L November 5, 1986 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1986–87) 2–9–2
14 W November 7, 1986 7–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 3–9–2
15 W November 8, 1986 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 4–9–2
16 L November 11, 1986 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 4–10–2
17 L November 12, 1986 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 4–11–2
18 L November 14, 1986 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 4–12–2
19 W November 18, 1986 5–0 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 5–12–2
20 L November 21, 1986 5–8 New York Rangers (1986–87) 5–13–2
21 L November 22, 1986 2–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 5–14–2
22 W November 25, 1986 11–5 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 6–14–2
23 W November 26, 1986 5–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 7–14–2
24 L November 29, 1986 3–6 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 7–15–2
25 L December 2, 1986 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 7–16–2
26 L December 5, 1986 3–4 New York Islanders (1986–87) 7–17–2
27 W December 7, 1986 3–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–17–2
28 L December 9, 1986 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 8–18–2
29 L December 11, 1986 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 8–19–2
30 T December 13, 1986 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 8–19–3
31 W December 14, 1986 7–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 9–19–3
32 L December 17, 1986 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 9–20–3
33 L December 19, 1986 2–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 9–21–3
34 L December 20, 1986 3–5 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 9–22–3
35 W December 23, 1986 6–4 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 10–22–3
36 W December 27, 1986 4–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 11–22–3
37 L December 30, 1986 3–7 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 11–23–3
38 T January 2, 1987 3–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 11–23–4
39 L January 4, 1987 2–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 11–24–4
40 L January 6, 1987 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 11–25–4
41 W January 7, 1987 3–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 12–25–4
42 T January 10, 1987 2–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 12–25–5
43 L January 11, 1987 3–8 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 12–26–5
44 L January 14, 1987 0–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 12–27–5
45 W January 16, 1987 9–5 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 13–27–5
46 W January 17, 1987 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 14–27–5
47 L January 19, 1987 4–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 14–28–5
48 W January 21, 1987 5–3 New York Rangers (1986–87) 15–28–5
49 L January 23, 1987 0–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 15–29–5
50 T January 27, 1987 4–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 15–29–6
51 L January 28, 1987 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 15–30–6
52 L January 30, 1987 3–4 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 15–31–6
53 L February 1, 1987 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 15–32–6
54 W February 3, 1987 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 16–32–6
55 W February 4, 1987 4–1 New York Islanders (1986–87) 17–32–6
56 T February 6, 1987 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 17–32–7
57 L February 8, 1987 2–3 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 17–33–7
58 T February 14, 1987 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 17–33–8
59 W February 17, 1987 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 18–33–8
60 L February 18, 1987 3–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 18–34–8
61 L February 20, 1987 3–6 Washington Capitals (1986–87) 18–35–8
62 W February 22, 1987 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 19–35–8
63 L February 24, 1987 0–2 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 19–36–8
64 L February 26, 1987 4–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 19–37–8
65 L February 28, 1987 6–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 19–38–8
66 W March 1, 1987 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 20–38–8
67 L March 4, 1987 5–8 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 20–39–8
68 W March 6, 1987 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 21–39–8
69 L March 8, 1987 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 21–40–8
70 W March 10, 1987 7–4 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 22–40–8
71 W March 13, 1987 6–4 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 23–40–8
72 W March 17, 1987 4–2 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 24–40–8
73 W March 20, 1987 6–5 OT Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–40–8
74 L March 22, 1987 2–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 25–41–8
75 W March 26, 1987 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 26–41–8
76 L March 28, 1987 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 26–42–8
77 L March 29, 1987 4–7 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 26–43–8
78 W April 1, 1987 8–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 27–43–8
79 W April 3, 1987 6–4 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 28–43–8
80 W April 5, 1987 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 29–43–8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Canucks did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Canucks did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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