Can you name all 28 Canucks to score a shootout goal? [QUIZ]

Asked about his club’s ability to win in the shootout shortly after his club showed their inability to win in the shootout, John Tortorella was his usual, blunt self. “We suck at shootouts,” he said. “Yeah, we do.”

That’s not an unfair assessment of this year’s team. The Canucks are now 1-4 in the postgame coin toss this season, with just 2 goals on 18 attempts, and nobody scored Wednesday night as the club attempted to prevent their impressive seven-game win streak from being downgraded to a chintzy eight-game point streak.

Tortorella went on to suggest he might be switching up the rotation the next time around. “We’ve got to try different people, I guess, because we stink at it,” he said.

So negative, this guy. Here’s an idea instead of focusing on who didn’t score, focus on who did. Granted, that’s easier said than done when someone scores, but Tortorella could take our latest, infuriating Sporcle quiz, which lists all 28 guys that have scored a shootout goal for the Vancouver Canucks since the league introduced the new overtime format in 2005-06. Granted, that might make him angrier. It’s hard. Can you remember them all?

The players are organized by goals scored and then alphabetically, and you need only enter last names. If you get them all, you win a snowman cookie. You just have to go to the store and buy it yourself and not bill us for it.


You are also invited to post your results in the comments.

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Harrison Mooney is the co-editor of Pass it to Bulis at The Vancouver Sun. Have a tip? Email him at harrisonmooney@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter!

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22 comments

  1. Steve_May
    December 18, 2013

    Got 25.

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  2. camwhite
    December 18, 2013

    21/28. Should have had tambellini, wellwood, and lapierre. No recollection whatsoever of Ryan Shannon.

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  3. Roacwyn
    December 18, 2013

    Only 20 out 28 but got everyone with 3 or more.

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  4. Helen
    December 18, 2013

    Well, considering I’ve only followed the Canucks for 3 years, I’m pretty happy with 12/28. Can’t believe I missed such an obvious one though..07/08 7 goals scored…doh!!

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  5. rsen9
    December 18, 2013

    20/28, should have had Sundin but I kept spelling “Sudin”

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  6. Shelby
    December 18, 2013

    20/28. who the hell is Josh Green?! And it took me a while to remember Ohlund’s shootout goal….that late round winner on a sniped wrist shot way back when.

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  7. Chris the Curmudgeon
    December 18, 2013

    24/28. Sadly, missed Welly (along with Shannon, Tambellini and Smolinski). This was the second sporcle where I had in my head “that American center we acquired at the deadline 5 or so years ago” but couldn’t pull the name “Smolinski” out of my head. I’m proud of having gotten Josh Green, somehow that one really stuck out in my head (I wrote it before Naslund), like maybe he scored to end a really long shootout or something?

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  8. Pat
    December 18, 2013

    22/28. Absolutely kicking myself for not remembering my boy Wellwood

    Anyone who says they remembered Smolinski obviously cheated.

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  9. MJ
    December 18, 2013

    24/28 missed Shannon, Smolinski, Green and Quiet Pyatt. So quiet you forget he existed. Can’t imagine many will get Josh Green. Would be interesting to see if there is any player that has more regular season points since shootout commenced and has never scored a shootout goal than Henrik Sedin. He has to have the record.

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  10. mike
    December 18, 2013

    awesome. got all 28. had a couple that stumped me, but i started cycling through sweater numbers and the players that wore them and eventually got the 3 that were missing!

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  11. BedBeats
    December 18, 2013

    19/28. Missed Tambo. Forgot how streaky he was. This softened how terrible my answers were for the Sedin helper quiz.

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  12. Krease
    December 18, 2013

    20/28. My brain couldn’t remember how to spell Schroeder, and I also missed Linden and Wellwood (both of whom I should have gotten), Ohlund, Ruutu, Tambellini, Green, Smolinski (I don’t remember these last two guys at all)

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  13. Max
    December 18, 2013

    I only got 16… I got Bryan Smolinski, but neither Raymond or Wellwood.

    hmmm…

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  14. Neil B
    December 18, 2013

    20 of 28. Green, of course, was missed, as was Schroeder and Kassian; but Morrison, Samuelsson, Demitra & Hodgson? Naslund?!?

    Sad sad sad.

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  15. swizzler
    December 18, 2013

    26. of all people, I missed Booth and Bertuzzi. ridiculous

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  16. Kyle
    December 19, 2013

    26/28 Missed Ruutu and Shannon. How is it that I can’t remember the date today, yet I have a clear recollection of Josh Green’s only SO goal?

    I only got Smolinski because I went into desperate “try to remember absolutely everyone who has played for the Canucks in the last 10 years” mode. And even then I didn’t waste my time typing in Hordichuk.

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  17. DanD
    December 19, 2013

    26. And that was completely thanks to cheating. Probably about 17 without.

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  18. harrison
    December 19, 2013

    24/28
    never heard of smolinski shannon or green
    somehow missed booth

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  19. knight of cydonia
    December 19, 2013

    I too missed welly… Seems like many people missed him. He must have really made an impression…in the couch.

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  20. Mitch
    December 19, 2013

    22. Remembered Wellwood,because that was one of the few places he was really useful. Everyone who followed the Canucks back then should remember Ohlund’s, cuz he was the 13th shooter on frickin Hallowe’en.

    Forgot about Raymond. Seriously. I think it’s because I never approved of the spin-o-rama in the shootout. Must be it. Which must be why I forgot Shannon’s, too! So really went 22 for 26, nobbad.

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  21. Iceman
    December 20, 2013

    20 of 28. I just couldn’t spell “Samuelsson” right, and totally missed Brendan Morrison.

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