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Game Notes: Canucks @ Bruins

...Canucks play their second game of a six-game trip

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks face off against the Boston Bruins for their second and final matchup this season. The Canucks defeated the Bruins earlier this season by a score of 2-1 in OT on Oct. 20 at Rogers Arena.

Vancouver plays its second of a six game road trip that sees further stops in Buffalo (Nov. 10), NY Rangers (Nov. 12), NY Islanders (Nov. 13) and Minnesota (Nov. 15).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE:

A nagging groin injury has forced Brock Boeser to return to Vancouver for tests. Coach Green said Boeser, who sat out last game, will see a specialist in Vancouver and could rejoin the Canucks on their current six-game road trip. Fingers crossed for Boeser, as Vancouver ends this trip in his home state against the Minnesota Wild.

Speaking of homecomings, Adam Gaudette and Tim Schaller are both from the Boston area and both are thrilled to be facing the Bruins tonight.

When he entered TD Garden, Gaudette admired the Beanpot championship banner he won with Northeastern University last year. The defending Hobey Baker winner is expecting more than 100 friends and family in the stands tonight.

Video: PREGAME | Gaudette at Bruins

Schaller said his crew could exceed 150 people tonight, and he expects them to be quite visible. "Don't be surprised if they all have huge cutouts of my head," he laughed. "They've brought them to a few games. It's always fun in warm-up seeing them."

Video: PREGAME | Schaller at Bruins

VERSUS BRUINS TIDBITS:

-Michael Del Zotto has 11 points (3-8-11) in 24 career games versus the Bruins.

-Loui Eriksson played three seasons for the Bruins between 2013 and 2016, recording 147 points (62-85-147) in 224 games. In seven career games against his former team, he has recorded five points (3-2-5).

-Adam Gaudette was born and raised in the Boston suburb of Braintree, MA. He played collegiate hockey at nearby Northeastern where he became the first player in school history to win the Hobey Baker Award.

-Markus Granlund has three goals in five career games versus Boston.

-Bo Horvat has seven points (4-3-7) in nine career games versus Boston.

-Jacob Markstrom is 1-3-0 along with a 2.71 GAA and .906 save percentage in five career games versus Boston.

-Tim Schaller played two seasons with the Bruins from 2016 to 2018, registering 36 points (19-17-36) in 141 games played. He appeared in all 82 games for the Bruins in 2017.18, collecting a career-high in goals (12), assists (10) and points (22).

-Alex Biega played four seasons with Harvard, winning the Crimson MVP title in both his junior and senior year.

LAST MEETING - Oct. 20/18: VAN 2 vs BOS 1 (OT)

Brandon Sutter put the Canucks up 1-0 with a rebound goal at 3:40 of the first; Jake Virtanen and Troy Stecher registered an assist on the play...Bo Horvat scored with 1:48 remaining in OT to give the Canucks a 2-1 win; Brock Boeser notched an assist on the play...Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves...Erik Gudbranson and Alex Edler each had a game-high 4 hits.

Video: Condensed Game: Bruins @ Canucks

LAST GAME - Nov. 5/18: VAN 2 at DET 3 (SO)

Elias Pettersson opened the scoring with his 10th of the season at 13:29 of the first period...Ben Hutton made it 2-0 at 11: 21 of the second...Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves...Loui Eriksson, Erik Gudbranson, Nikolay Goldobin and Adam Gaudette each netted an assist.

PERFECT 10

• With this 10th goal on Nov. 6 at DET, Elias Pettersson became the fifth player outside of the NHL's inaugural season to score 10 or more goals through his first 10 career games (NHL PR)

• He became the 17th player in NHL history to record 16 or more points through his first 10 career games and first since 1992.93 (NHL PR)

• Elias Pettersson registered a career-high five points on Nov. 2 vs COL to set a franchise record for most in a regular-season game by a rookie, eclipsing the previous mark of four last achieved by teammate Brock Boeser on Dec. 28, 2017 (1-3-4 vs CHI) (NHL PR)

• Pettersson became the youngest player in franchise history to record at least five points in a regular-season game, eclipsing the previous mark set by Trevor Linden (20 years, 253 days) on Dec. 20, 1990 (3-3-6 vs. EDM). Only 17 different players in NHL history have collected at least five points in a game at a younger age (NHL PR)

• Pettersson leads all rookies in goals and points this season (10-6-16 in 10 GP).

• Pettersson was named the NHL's second star of the week ending November 4th. He shared the League lead with four goals and ranked third overall with seven points in three games to also help lead the Canucks to a perfect week.

MR OCTOBER

Elias Pettersson, who led all rookies with seven goals and 10 points in eight games (7-3-10), was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October. Pettersson, who paced rookies in goals and points despite missing six games due to injury, registered 1-1-2 in his NHL debut Oct. 3 and 2-1-3 in his second outing Oct. 6. He became the fourth player in Canucks history to collect multiple points in his League debut and the second - along with Thomas Gradin (4-1-5 in 1978-79) - to record five points through his first two NHL appearances. Pettersson ultimately extended his career-opening point streak to five games (53-8), becoming the second player in Vancouver history - along with Don Tannahill (3-2-5 in 5 GP in 1972-73) - to achieve the feat. Pettersson added his sixth and seventh goals Oct. 29, making him the 21st player in League history - and eighth in the modern era - to reach that total through seven career NHL contests.

FACE THE FACTS

Bo Horvat ranks tied for first in the NHL in face-off wins (210), first in even-strength face-off wins (174) and first in faceoffs taken (380)

• Horvat notched a season-high 23 faceoff wins on Nov. 2 vs COL and had 40 total faceoffs on Nov. 6 at DET

THE GOING RATE

• Elias Pettersson has registered at least a point in eight of 10 career games; He has six points (3-3-6) over the past two games

• Bo Horvat has seven points (4-3-7) over his past 10 games

• Troy Stecher has five points (1-4-5) over the last nine games

• Brock Boeser has five points (2-3-5) over the his last three games • Jake Virtanen has three goals (3-0-3) over his past four games

• Erik Gudbranson has a career-high three assists/points (0-3-3) over three straight games

Markus Granlund has at least a point (2-1-3) in three of the past four games

Brendan Gaunce has an assist in two straight games

Antoine Roussel has at least a point (1-2-3) in three of the past four games

Alex Biega has an assist in two of the past three games

• Nikolay Goldobin has three assists over the past two games

Ben Hutton has two points (1-1-2) over the past two games

Loui Eriksson has two points (1-1-2) over the past two games

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