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Game Notes: Canucks vs Oilers (9/10)

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Tonight's match-up is presented by Canucks Marketplace

 

MATCH-UP INFO

  • Tonight marks the ninth of 10 matchups between Edmonton and Vancouver this season: Jan. 13 (5-3 W), Jan. 14 (5-2 L), Feb. 23 (4-3 L), Feb. 25 (3-0 L), Mar. 13 (2-1 W), May 3 (5-3 L), May 4 (4-1 L), May 6 (6-3 W), May 8 (road), May 15 (road).
  • Vancouver is 4-6-0 in their last 10 games vs Edmonton (2-3-0 in their last 5).
  • The Canucks have a 107-118-19-12 all-time record in 256 contests vs the Oilers. Vancouver is 47-67-7-6 all-time on the road vs Edmonton.
  • Brock Boeser (5-1-6) and Nils Höglander (2-4-6) lead the Canucks in scoring in the 2020.21 season series vs Edmonton.

 

    Video: PREGAME | Green at Oilers

    Video: PREGAME | Graovac at Oilers

     

    QUICK NUMBERS

    • Brock Boeser has 12 points (6-6-12) in his last 16 games.
    • Nils Höglander has 12 points (5-7-12) in his last 16 games.
    • Bo Horvat has 13 points (4-9-13) in his last 16 games.
    • Quinn Hughes has 7 points (1-6-7) in his last 10 games.
    • J.T. Miller has 8 points (3-5-8) in his last 10 games.
    • Thatcher Demko (9-7-0) has posted a 2.61 GAA and .921 SV% over his last 16 starts.
    • Braden Holtby (3-3-0) has registered a 2.87 GAA and .910 SV% over his last 6 starts.

     

    LAST MEETING - MAY 6/21: VAN 6 at EDM 3

    Nils Höglander opened the scoring just 31 seconds into the first period...J.T. Miller and Travis Hamonic recorded the assists on the play...Jack Rathbone notched his first career NHL goal at 4:43 in the first period, assisted by Jayce Hawryluk...Travis Hamonic scored his first goal of the season at 6:33 in the first period, assisted by Brock Boeser and Nils Höglander...Jayce Hawryluk scored Vancouver's fourth goal on their fourth shot of the game at 12:22 in the first period...Nate Schmidt and Matthew Highmore (first point as a Canuck) drew the assists...Tyler Graovac tallied his first goal of the season, unassisted, at 9:42 in the second period...Brock Boeser scored his team-leading 20th goal of the season at 15:35 in the third period, assisted by Tanner Pearson...Nils Höglander led the team in shots (4)...Bo Horvat led all Canucks in hits (4) and face-off wins (13)...Thatcher Demko made 39 saves, including a save on his first career penalty shot against Connor McDavid.

    Video: Condensed Game: Canucks @ Oilers

     

    RECENT TRANSACTIONS

    • Jack Rathbone recalled from taxi squad, May 3/21
    • Tyler Graovac recalled from taxi squad under emergency conditions, May 3/21
    • Jonah Gadjovich recalled from Utica to taxi squad, May 1/21


    20 GOAL PLATEAU

    Burying Vancouver's sixth goal on May 6/21 at Edmonton, Brock Boeser recorded his third career 20-goal season, which is tied for fifth-most by a Canucks winger before the age of 25, behind Tony Tanti (5), Dennis Ververgaert (4), Stan Smyl (4), and Pavel Bure (4).

     

    FOUR FOR FOUR

    With goals on each of their first four shots (Höglander, Rathbone, Hamonic, Hawryluk) on May 6/21 at Edmonton, the Canucks became the first team to score four goals on its first four shots against one goaltender (Mikko Koskinen) since Pittsburgh did so vs Washington's Don Beaupre on Nov. 24/89.

     

    AN EVENING OF FIRSTS

    Vancouver's 6-3 win on May 6/21 at Edmonton saw six Canucks record personal firsts: Jack Rathbone, first career NHL goal; Travis Hamonic, first goal of the season and first multi-point game of the season (1-1-2); Tyler Graovac, first goal of the season; Matthew Highmore, first point as a Canuck (assist); Jayce Hawryluk, first career GWG and first multi-point game of the season (1-1-2); Thatcher Demko, first career penalty shot faced and saved.


    CHANNELING GORDIE

    Tallying a goal and an assist in addition to a fighting major on May 6/21 at Edmonton, Travis Hamonic became the 11th player to record a Gordie Howe hat trick in the NHL this season, and the first Canuck to record one since Bo Horvat on Feb. 22/20 vs Boston. It was also the second of Hamonic's career (Feb. 11/11 vs PIT) and the 55th regular season Gordie Howe hat trick in Canucks history.


    NO TIME WASTED

    With Nils Höglander opening the scoring just 31 seconds into the first period on May 6/21 at Edmonton, the Canucks became the first team to score less than 35 seconds into a game on three separate occasions this season (Boeser, 29s, Jan. 30 at WPG; Boeser, 34s, May 4/21 vs EDM). They also joined San Jose as the only other team to notch opening-minute goals in back-to-back games this season.

     

    ROOKIE RANKS

    Extending his point streak to three games (1-3-4) with a goal and assist on May 6/21 at Edmonton, Nils Höglander now has 24 points (10-14-24) in his rookie campaign, which ranks t-6th in the NHL among rookies. He also has 23 even-strength points (4th), 98 shots (6th), 36 takeaways (t-1st) and is averaging 15:27 in TOI (8th among forwards, min. 20 GP).


    200 AND COUNTING

    Scoring just 34 seconds into the first period on May 4/21 vs Edmonton, Brock Boeser recorded his 200th career NHL point (94-106-200). Accomplishing the milestone in just his 244th career regular season game, Boeser became the fourth fastest player to reach 200 points in Canucks history, behind Pavel Bure (174), Patrik Sundstrom (216), and Stan Smyl (239).


    FROM THE POINT

    Receiving points from Rathbone (1), Schmidt (1), and Hamonic (2) on May 6/21 vs Edmonton, Vancouver has now received 96 points from their defencemen this season, which accounts for an NHL-high 29.8% of team points. The Canucks' 39.8% share of team assists from defencemen is also the highest in the NHL.

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