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Game Notes: Canucks vs Maple Leafs (7/9)

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

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  • Tonight marks the seventh of nine meetings between Toronto and Vancouver this season, and the first at home: Feb. 4 (7-3 L), Feb. 6 (5-1 L), Feb. 8 (3-1 L), Mar. 4 (3-1 W), Mar. 6 (4-2 W), Apr. 18 (3-2 OTW), Apr. 20 (home), Apr. 29 (road), May 1 (road).
  • Vancouver is 4-6-0 in their last 10 games vs Toronto (3-2-0 in their last 5).
  • The Canucks have a 68-60-22-3 all-time record in 153 contests vs the Maple Leafs.
  • Vancouver owns a 42-24-11-2 all-time record at home vs Toronto.
  • Bo Horvat (5-2-7) and Brock Boeser (2-5-7) lead the Canucks in scoring in the 2020.21 season series vs Toronto.
  • Among active Canucks skaters, J.T. Miller (8-10-18 in 25 GP) has the most career points vs Toronto.



  • Brock Boeser has 12 points (4-8-12) in his last 14 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 14 points (7-7-14) in his last 12 games.
  • Nils Höglander has 9 points (5-4-9) in his last 14 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 7 points (0-7-7) in his last 13 games.
  • J.T. Miller has 10 points (5-5-10) in his last 14 games.
  • Thatcher Demko (8-3-0) has posted a 2.15 GAA and .937 SV% over his last 11 starts.
  • Braden Holtby (1-1-1) has registered a .915 SV% over his last 3 games played.


LAST MEETING - APR. 18/21: VAN 3 vs TOR 2 (OT)

Bo Horvat scored to cut Vancouver's deficit to one goal at 16:23 in the second period...Nils Höglander recorded the lone assist on the play...Nils Höglander notched the game-tying goal at 12:03 in the third period, marking his second multi-point game (1-1-2) of the season...Jalen Chatfield recorded his first career NHL point with an assist on the play while Bo Horvat collected the second assist...Bo Horvat scored the game-winning goal at 1:19 in overtime, tying Brock Boeser for the team-lead in goals (16) and recording his second three-point game (2-1-3) of the season...Tyler Myers and Brock Boeser recorded the assists on the play...Tyler Myers recorded team-highs in hits (3), blocked shots (5), time on ice (30:08), and tied three others for the team-lead in shots (3)...Braden Holtby made a season-high 37 saves.

Video: Horvat lifts Canucks past Maple Leafs in OT, 3-2



  • Kole Lind, Tyler Graovac, Guillaume Brisebois, and Michael DiPietro recalled under emergency conditions, Apr. 18/21
  • Brogan Rafferty loaned to taxi squad, Apr. 18/21
  • Ashton Sautner and Brogan Rafferty recalled under emergency conditions, Apr. 15/21
  • Guillaume Brisebois (Laval) and Arturs Silovs (Manitoba) recalled to taxi squad, Apr. 14/21



Matching a personal season-high with three points (2-1-3) on Apr. 18/21, Bo Horvat tied Brock Boeser for the team-lead in goals (16) this season, while also surpassing Ryan Kesler and J.T. Miller for 3rd place in franchise history for overtime goals (4) by a centre. His four career overtime markers rank t8th among all skaters in Canucks history, while his 16 game-winners are 6th-most among all Vancouver centres.

 Video: TOR@VAN: Horvat gives Canucks the win in overtime



Capturing a 3-2 overtime win on Apr. 18/21 vs Toronto, the Canucks extended their current win streak against the Maple Leafs to three games, marking the sixth time in franchise history that the club has won three consecutive games against Toronto. With a win tonight, Vancouver can record four consecutive wins against Toronto for the third time in franchise history, and the first time since Feb. 21/09 (part of an 11-game win streak from Jan. 1/06 - Nov. 2/13).



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