The Greatest Moments In Vancouver Canucks History (So Far)

04/21/2015 06:52 EDT | Updated 04/21/2015 06:59 EDT
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Russian hockey player Pavel Bure of the Vancouver Canucks sails through the air as he tries to score on the New York Islanders goalie, Uniondale, New York, 1995-96 season (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

With the Vancouver Canucks at the nerve-wracking, midway point of their first-round series against the Calgary Flames, we wanted to look back at some of the finer moments over the team's 45 year history.

Remember Pavel Bure’s thrilling double overtime goal in Game 7 against Calgary in 1994? Or Alex Burrows’ OT winner against the Blackhawks in 2011?

And of course, nothing beats Tiger Williams' stick-riding celebration across the ice in 1980.

Check out our (completely subjective) collection of the greatest moments in Canucks' history:

  • April 30, 1994
    Pavel Bure dekes out Mike Vernon in double overtime to score the Game 7 series-winning goal against the Calgary Flames in the opening round of the 1994 playoffs. This was the Canucks third straight overtime goal after being down 3-1 in the series.
  • June 26, 1999
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    Already slated to have the third overall pick in the '99 draft, the Canucks made some crafty trades to end up selecting Henrik and Daniel Sedin second and third overall.
  • May 24, 1994
  • April 29, 1982
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    Upset with the officiating in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final against Chicago, coach Roger Neilson puts a white towel on a stick and waves it in a mock surrender. The iconic “towel power” was born from there. The Canucks won the series and would appear in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in team history.
  • April 26, 2011
  • May 24, 2011
  • June 17, 1989
    The most electric Canuck player of all time, Pavel Bure was drafted in the sixth round (113th overall) of the 1989 NHL entry draft.
  • March 20, 1996
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    Easily the most lopsided trade in Canuck history, the Canucks acquired Markus Naslund from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Alex Stojanov. Naslund would become Canucks captain for eight years, while Stojanov finished his career with seven points in 107 NHL games.
  • May 11, 1995
  • April 5, 2008
  • Jan. 24, 1999
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    The day Mike Keenan was fired as coach.
  • April 10, 2010
  • November 3, 1991
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    One of the greatest players in Canuck history, Stan “Steamer” Smyl receives a standing ovation as his #12 jersey is raised to the rafters at the Pacific Coliseum.
  • April 11, 2007
  • May 6, 1982
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    Harold Snepsts' moustache forever.
  • December 10, 1980
    After being traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Vancouver Canucks, Tiger Williams scores against his former team, and creates one of the best goal celebrations of all time.

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