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1987–88 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Division 5th Smythe
1987–88 record 25–46–9
Goals for 272
Goals against 320
General Manager Pat Quinn
Coach Bob McCammon
Captain Stan Smyl
Arena Pacific Coliseum
Average attendance 11,002
Team Leaders
Goals Tony Tanti (40)
Assists Barry Pederson (52)
Points Tony Tanti (77)
Penalties in minutes Garth Butcher (285)
Wins Kirk McLean (11)
Goals against average Steve Weeks (3.38)
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1986–87 1988–89

The 1987–88 Vancouver Canucks season was the team's 18th 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]

The Canucks had a very disappointing season, they were not capable of winning 3 games in a row during the season. However, after the season, they were able to draft future captain Trevor Linden.

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Smythe Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Calgary Flames 80 48 23 9 397 305 105
Edmonton Oilers 80 44 25 11 363 288 99
Winnipeg Jets 80 33 36 11 292 310 77
Los Angeles Kings 80 30 42 8 318 359 68
Vancouver Canucks 80 25 46 9 272 320 59

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]

Regular Season Results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 8, 1987 8–2 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 1–0–0
2 L October 10, 1987 1–7 New York Islanders (1987–88) 1–1–0
3 L October 12, 1987 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 1–2–0
4 W October 18, 1987 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 2–2–0
5 L October 21, 1987 4–5 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 2–3–0
6 L October 23, 1987 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 2–4–0
7 L October 24, 1987 5–9 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 2–5–0
8 L October 27, 1987 2–3 Washington Capitals (1987–88) 2–6–0
9 T October 30, 1987 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (1987–88) 2–6–1
10 L November 1, 1987 3–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 2–7–1
11 L November 3, 1987 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 2–8–1
12 W November 5, 1987 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 3–8–1
13 W November 7, 1987 4–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 4–8–1
14 L November 8, 1987 1–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 4–9–1
15 T November 11, 1987 4–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 4–9–2
16 W November 13, 1987 6–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 5–9–2
17 L November 15, 1987 4–8 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 5–10–2
18 W November 17, 1987 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 6–10–2
19 W November 19, 1987 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 7–10–2
20 L November 21, 1987 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 7–11–2
21 L November 22, 1987 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 7–12–2
22 L November 25, 1987 2–4 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 7–13–2
23 W November 27, 1987 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 8–13–2
24 W December 1, 1987 3–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 9–13–2
25 T December 2, 1987 3–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 9–13–3
26 L December 5, 1987 3–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 9–14–3
27 W December 6, 1987 5–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 10–14–3
28 L December 8, 1987 2–3 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 10–15–3
29 L December 11, 1987 1–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 10–16–3
30 L December 12, 1987 3–6 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 10–17–3
31 T December 15, 1987 2–2 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 10–17–4
32 L December 17, 1987 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 10–18–4
33 T December 20, 1987 3–3 OT Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 10–18–5
34 W December 23, 1987 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 11–18–5
35 L December 26, 1987 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 11–19–5
36 L December 28, 1987 3–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 11–20–5
37 L December 29, 1987 1–4 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 11–21–5
38 W December 31, 1987 2–1 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 12–21–5
39 L January 2, 1988 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 12–22–5
40 T January 4, 1988 7–7 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 12–22–6
41 L January 6, 1988 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 12–23–6
42 W January 7, 1988 6–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 13–23–6
43 W January 9, 1988 3–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 14–23–6
44 L January 12, 1988 3–5 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 14–24–6
45 W January 13, 1988 8–2 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 15–24–6
46 T January 15, 1988 4–4 OT Calgary Flames (1987–88) 15–24–7
47 W January 17, 1988 6–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 16–24–7
48 L January 19, 1988 5–7 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 16–25–7
49 L January 22, 1988 3–6 New York Rangers (1987–88) 16–26–7
50 L January 24, 1988 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 16–27–7
51 L January 26, 1988 6–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 16–28–7
52 L January 29, 1988 2–4 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 16–29–7
53 L January 30, 1988 3–4 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 16–30–7
54 W February 2, 1988 5–2 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 17–30–7
55 L February 3, 1988 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 17–31–7
56 W February 5, 1988 5–1 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 18–31–7
57 L February 11, 1988 2–7 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 18–32–7
58 W February 13, 1988 6–5 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 19–32–7
59 L February 14, 1988 6–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 19–33–7
60 W February 17, 1988 5–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 20–33–7
61 L February 19, 1988 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 20–34–7
62 W February 21, 1988 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 21–34–7
63 L February 23, 1988 1–6 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 21–35–7
64 L February 24, 1988 4–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 21–36–7
65 L February 26, 1988 3–5 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 21–37–7
66 L February 28, 1988 0–2 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 21–38–7
67 L March 1, 1988 3–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 21–39–7
68 L March 3, 1988 3–4 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 21–40–7
69 L March 6, 1988 2–7 @ Washington Capitals (1987–88) 21–41–7
70 L March 8, 1988 4–7 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 21–42–7
71 L March 10, 1988 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 21–43–7
72 T March 12, 1988 3–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 21–43–8
73 L March 13, 1988 5–7 Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 21–44–8
74 T March 16, 1988 3–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 21–44–9
75 W March 18, 1988 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 22–44–9
76 W March 22, 1988 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 23–44–9
77 W March 25, 1988 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 24–44–9
78 L March 26, 1988 1–6 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 24–45–9
79 L March 29, 1988 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 24–46–9
80 W April 1, 1988 6–1 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 25–46–9

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Canucks did not qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Tony Tanti 73 40 37 77 -1 90
Greg Adams 80 36 40 76 -24 30
Barry Pederson 76 19 52 71 2 92
Petri Skriko 73 30 34 64 -12 32
Stan Smyl 57 12 25 37 -5 110
Doug Lidster 64 4 32 36 -19 105

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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