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Game Notes: Canucks @ Ducks

...Canucks looking to win their third straight game

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks play their second game of a three-game trip, visiting the Ducks in Anaheim. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

  • Vancouver and Anaheim face off four times this season: today, Feb. 16 (home), March 20 (road), March 28 (home).

  • The Canucks were 1-3-0 last season and have a 3-7-0 record in the last 10 games against the Ducks.

  • Elias Pettersson enters tonight's game with a five-game point streak (2-10-12).

  • Bo Horvat is on a five-game streak (5-4-9).

  • JT Miller carries a four-game point streak (2-4-6).

LAST MEETING - Feb. 25/19: VAN 4 vs ANA 0

Nikolay Goldobin scored the opening goal with a slap shot off the rush at 8:04 of the first...Alex Biega made it 2-0 at 16:40 with a point shot...Bo Horvat scored on the power play at 2:22 of the second to make it 3-0 and added his second goal at 7:12 of the third...Luke Schenn made his Canucks debut registering three shots on goal and four hits in 15:07...Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves to record his first shutout of the season.

LAST GAME - Oct. 30/19 VAN 5 @ LA 3

Brock Boeser scored a hat trick, finishing with a 4-point game (3-1-4) including two power play goals...Elias Pettersson matched his teammate with a 4-point effort (1-3-4)...Bo Horvat scored on the power play and added an assist...Quinn Hughes tallied three assists...Vancouver recorded a season-high 49 shots...Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 of 24 shots to record the win.

Video: Boeser records hat trick in 5-3 win vs. Kings


Vancouver's goal production for the month of October saw a combined 45 goals scored (not including shootout), the third best October for goal scoring in team history. Only 1983.84 - 59 goals, 1989.90 - 49 goals and 1991.92 - 49 goals saw higher totals.


  • Vancouver has now scored five-plus goals in four consecutive games - the 2nd time in 20 years. The last time the Canucks accomplished the feat was March 6-24/2000. An 8-game streak marks the club record when scoring five or more from Feb. 27-Mar. 21/1983 .
  • The Canucks scored five first period goals, including four in the first 9:35 of the game, Oct. 28/19 vs FLA.
  • A five-plus goal output also extends to the team's last three games at Rogers Arena (Oct. 15 vs DET, Oct. 25 vs WSH, Oct. 28 vs FLA)
  • The team recorded five third-period goals (Oct. 22/19 at DET) for the sixth time in franchise history and first since Apr. 15/93 at
  • LA. The franchise record for team goals in any period is six, accomplished on two occasions: Jan. 21/06 vs MTL and Jan. 16/87 vs CGY.


The Canucks were powered by four power play goals in a 5-3 win over the Kings at the Staples Center on Oct. 30th, led by two goals on the man advantage from Brock Boeser. It marks the first time since Jan. 7th, 2012 that the team has scored four power play goals.


Brock Boeser scored the third hat trick of his career on Oct. 30/19 in Los Angeles. With an added assist (3-1-4), Boeser recorded a four-point game for the fourth time in his NHL career. He is the fifth player in franchise history to have three or more three-goal games before the age of 23 (behind Pavel Bure - 5, Tony Tanti - 4).


JT Miller scored his 100th and 101st career goal vs Florida on Oct. 28/19 at Rogers Arena. Drafted 15th overall by the New York Rangers in 2011, Miller is the 14th member of his draft class to reach the 100 goal plateau and ranks 5th among his peers to reach the milestone in the fewest number of games at 446.


With three assists on Oct. 28/19, Elias Pettersson improved his career totals to 31-49-80 in 82 GP. Only Pavel Bure required fewer games to reach 80 points as a Canuck (49-31-80 in 80 GP).


Bo Horvat collected his 100th career goal on Oct. 20/19 at NYR to become the 4th player from the 2013 NHL Draft to score 100 or more goals. Sean Monahan, Nathan MacKinnon and Aleksander Barkov are the three that have accomplished the feat to date.

After recording his first career hat trick on Oct. 22/19 at DET, Horvat sits at 103 career goals. Of the 103 career goals, 28 have come on the power play, six shorthanded and 69 at even strength. The last time a Vancouver Canuck scored a hat trick against Detroit was Nov. 13/05 by Todd Bertuzzi.


Quinn Hughes (19 years, 360 days) notched his first NHL goal Oct. 9 vs LA and became the youngest Canucks defenceman to find the back of the net since J.J Daigneault (19 years, 176 days) did so on April 6, 1985 at Los Angeles.


The Canucks tied a club record for goals in a home opener with 8 on Oct. 9/19 vs LA (the two previous times were Oct. 8/87 vs STL and Oct. 11/78 vs CLR). According to NHL PR, just three other teams in the last 10 years have scored eight or more goals in their home opener: Chicago (10; Oct. 5/17 vs PIT), Philadelphia (8; Oct. 14/17 vs WSH) and Toronto (8; Oct. 7/17 vs NYR). The last time the Canucks scored 8 goals in a game was Nov. 8/18 vs Boston, which ended in an 8-5 Canucks win.

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