May 27th, 2011 by

Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks all-time stats

After defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a grueling 1-0 victory at the TD Garden tonight, the Boston Bruins will make their first NHL Stanley Cup Finals appearance since 1990. Their opponents: the Vancouver Canucks.

Game 1 between the two will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

Here are a handful of all-time historical stats and facts between these two East vs. West rivals.


  • 108 total meetings between Boston and Vancouver with the Bruins boasting a 68-24-15-1 winning record
  • The Bruins have outscored the Canucks 437-299
  • Boston posts an all-time 29-17-8-0 record on the road in Vancouver with a 215-172 scoring edge
  • The B’s are 3-0-1 in their last four meetings with the ‘Nucks
  • The Canucks have shutout the Bruins just once in their lifetime series — 6-0 on Jan. 15, 1996 in Boston
  • Two of the last three Bruins wins against Vancouver were shutouts, via Tim Thomas: 1-0 in Vancouver on Oct. 28, 2008, and a 2-0 win on Dec. 21, 2006 in Boston
  • Thomas is 3-0-0 lifetime against the Canucks, has stopped 97-of-98 shots-against (27-of-28 this past regular season; 31 saves in ’08; and 39 stops in ’06 for his second NHL career shutout) for a grand total of .990 save-percentage (SV%) and 0.33 goals-against average (GAA)
  • Their last meeting, a 3-1 win in Vancouver, Milan Lucic posted 1-2-3 totals, a team-high plus-3, and 3 shots on goal…
  • Nathan Horton and Patrice Bergeron also had goals…Tomas Kaberle, David Krejci, and Dennis Seidenberg all posted one assist each
  • Mark Recchi: 15-11-26 in 32 career games against the Canucks
  • Milan Lucic: 1-2-3 and 12 shots on net in three games
  • Nathan Horton: 2-1-3, plus-4 in four games
  • Michael Ryder: 4-3-7 totals, 22 shots on goal in seven career games
  • Shawn Thornton: 0-2-2 and 23 PIM in 8 contests versus Vancouver


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  1. May 27, 2011
    I would be interested in knowing how the teams win loss record was by decade since the Canucks came into the league. Didn’t alot of the Bruins’ wins come in the 70’s and 80′ when the Canucks were in their formative years? Curious.
    • May 27, 2011
      Good question, John. I think breaking it down like that would take a lot of work and research. I could probably do more detailed stats from 2000-present. So, the last 10 years?
  2. May 28, 2011
    It starts for real in 5 days it is a waste of breath to analize every thing possible.You can write it down and keep it to yourself because it only matters to you. to much hype is to sell you more far i`ve been right all along and i`m happy to know what i see and stats are for losers.canucks in five .its friday, friday,tomorrows saturday.
  3. May 28, 2011
    It’s been a long 21 years since we’ve been in the Stanley Cup finals. And it’s been 39 years since our last Stanley Cup Championships. One drought has ended, now it’s time to end the next one. B’s in 7
  4. May 28, 2011
    It’s been a long 21 years since we’ve been in the Stanley Cup finals. And it’s been 39 years since our last Stanley Cup Championships. One drought has ended, now it’s time to end the next one. B’s in 7.
  5. May 29, 2011
    Given that they have played each other three times in the last 5 years, I fail to see how these stats have any bearing what-so-ever on the SCF.
    • May 29, 2011
      David: you’re 100% correct. All time stats will mean zip when it comes to this year’s Finals, and I don’t think I ever correlated the two in the piece. But some people like history, so I dig it up — including their most recent last three meetings.
  6. May 30, 2011
    Just curious: What is the source of your stats? Thanks for this!
    • May 31, 2011
      Boston Bruins official a time game and history stats. It’s on their media website. As well as Yahoo for some individual stats.
  7. Pingback: NHL Playoff thread. - Page 18 - Snow and June 14, 2011 […] Re: NHL Playoff thread. Originally Posted by glengine People seem to miss the fact that in the past 40 years that van has only beat boston 8 times in boston. Granted they dont play each other much. But on the same token it has been a complerte different story for boston when they come to VAN.. Nice try glengine but you need to get your facts straight. Stanley Cup Finals: Bruins vs. Canucks all time stats | The Hub of Hockey […]

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