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Complete list of every time Canucks have given up 8 goals and lost

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Rob Williams Dec 14, 2016 3:38 am 1,107
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Tuesday night’s game in Carolina was ugly.

The Canucks carried a 5-2 lead into the third period against the Hurricanes, fresh off a period in which they outscored the Canes 4-0. They proceeded to allow six goals in the third period, losing 8-6. If you thought to yourself that’s a scoreline you’d expect to see in 1986, not 2016, you’re right.

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The loss was spectacular. What it wasn’t, was unique.

Don’t believe me? Here’s TSN and Sportsnet’s stats departments tripping over each other to give you the best not-so-fun-facts.

Let’s start off slow…

That’s bad, but the season is still pretty young.

Ok, this is the 46th season in Canucks history, that’s pretty alarming.

Most goals in a loss since the 80s? Against Gretzky’s Oilers?? Wow.

Hey, they beat LA 11-5 in 1986? They were 29-43-8 that year. That’s pretty impressive all things considered.

Well this is getting a lot less fun…

Ok, this was historically significant for the Hurricanes too? Caman!

The 80s were a wild time.

If you’re not old enough to remember Canucks games in the 70s or 80s, you might think Tuesday’s wild night in Carolina was a rarity in franchise history. Well, if you think that, I encourage you to look into the eyes of someone who has seen the entire 46-year history of the franchise. You don’t know their pain.

Here’s a list of every time the Canucks have given up eight goals or more in a loss. Spoiler alert, it’s happened 95 times! Two of those occasions were playoff games. One occasion was March 8th, 2004 (aka a night Todd Bertuzzi will never forget).

More spoilers. The Canucks lost and gave up 8+ goals 33 times in the 1970s, 32 times in the 1980s, 23 times in the 1990s, twice from 2000 to 2010, and five times since 2010.

So listen. Last night was bad, but we got through 93 other brutal losses like it. What’s one more? Twenty years from now you can tell some young whippersnapper upset by a 5-4 loss to look into your eyes.

1970-10-14 Chicago Blackhawks 8-2
1970-11-04 Pittsburgh Penguins 8-3
1971-02-25 Boston Bruins 8-3
1971-02-27 Philadelphia Flyers 8-1
1972-02-10 Boston Bruins 9-1
1972-02-29 Detroit Red Wings 8-2
1972-11-24 Montreal Canadiens 9-1
1973-01-01 Boston Bruins 8-2
1973-02-09 Philadelphia Flyers 10-5
1973-03-03 New York Islanders 9-3
1973-03-22 Philadelphia Flyers 9-0
1974-02-16 New York Rangers 9-4
1974-03-16 Pittsburgh Penguins 8-6
1974-04-06 Los Angeles Kings 11-1
1975-03-21 Atlanta Flames 12-4
1975-10-19 New York Rangers 8-1
1976-01-08 Buffalo Sabres 8-5
1976-10-06 Pittsburgh Penguins 9-5
1976-12-29 Boston Bruins 8-1
1977-01-07 Cleveland Barons 8-4
1977-03-26 Philadelphia Flyers 9-3
1977-11-09 St. Louis Blues 8-6
1977-11-19 New York Islanders 9-2
1978-01-04 Pittsburgh Penguins 8-3
1978-01-21 Montreal Canadiens 8-1
1978-02-12 Detroit Red Wings 8-3
1978-03-08 Atlanta Flames 8-3
1978-03-28 Minnesota North Stars 9-4
1978-10-17 St. Louis Blues 8-6
1979-01-02 New York Islanders 9-0
1979-02-14 Minnesota North Stars 8-1
1979-03-08 Montreal Canadiens 11-1
1979-03-13 Pittsburgh Penguins 9-3
1980-03-07 Atlanta Flames 9-3
1980-11-11 St. Louis Blues 8-2
1981-02-07 St. Louis Blues 9-2
1981-02-20 Quebec Nordiques 9-3
1981-03-10 Calgary Flames 11-2
1981-10-17 Montreal Canadiens 10-4
1981-11-21 Edmonton Oilers 8-3
1982-02-25 Calgary Flames 11-4
1982-12-09 Minnesota North Stars 9-6
1982-12-31 Edmonton Oilers 8-1
1983-01-19 Edmonton Oilers 9-4
1983-02-24 Los Angeles Kings 8-0
1983-03-01 Calgary Flames 8-1
1983-10-19 Edmonton Oilers 10-7
1984-03-11 Edmonton Oilers 12-2
1984-10-18 Philadelphia Flyers 13-2
1984-10-24 Chicago Blackhawks 9-3
1984-10-31 Los Angeles Kings 10-3
1984-11-29 Los Angeles Kings 12-1
1984-12-20 Calgary Flames 9-1
1985-02-27 Detroit Red Wings 11-5
1985-11-08 Edmonton Oilers 13-0
1986-01-17 Los Angeles Kings 9-7
1986-02-15 Pittsburgh Penguins 9-4
1986-03-24 Winnipeg Jets 8-4
1986-04-02 Edmonton Oilers 8-4
1986-11-21 New York Rangers 8-5
1987-01-11 New York Rangers 8-3
1987-02-28 Toronto Maple Leafs 8-6
1987-03-04 Edmonton Oilers 8-5
1987-10-24 Edmonton Oilers 9-5
1987-11-15 Calgary Flames 8-4
1990-02-02 Winnipeg Jets 8-1
1990-12-05 New Jersey Devils 9-4
1991-01-03 Boston Bruins 8-3
1991-01-30 Edmonton Oilers 9-4
1991-02-02 Los Angeles Kings 9-1
1991-02-08 New York Rangers 8-1
1991-03-03 Chicago Blackhawks 8-0
1993-02-22 Toronto Maple Leafs 8-1
1993-04-09 Calgary Flames 8-1
1993-12-14 Calgary Flames 8-4
1994-04-05 Detroit Red Wings 8-3
1995-02-05 Chicago Blackhawks 9-4
1995-03-16 Chicago Blackhawks 9-2
1995-05-17 St. Louis Blues 8-2
1995-11-11 Colorado Avalanche 8-4
1996-01-08 Pittsburgh Penguins 8-5
1996-03-12 Washington Capitals 9-0
1996-10-19 Colorado Avalanche 9-2
1997-10-30 New Jersey Devils 8-1
1997-11-11 Los Angeles Kings 8-2
1997-12-31 Philadelphia Flyers 8-0
1999-02-04 New York Rangers 8-4
1999-02-15 St. Louis Blues 8-1
2004-03-08 Colorado Avalanche 9-2
2007-10-10 Philadelphia Flyers 8-2
2010-04-01 Los Angeles Kings 8-3
2011-06-06 Boston Bruins 8-1
2013-02-24 Detroit Red Wings 8-3
2014-01-15 Anaheim Ducks 9-1
2016-12-13 Carolina Hurricanes 8-6

*Data courtesy hockey-reference.com


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Rob Williams
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