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Game Notes: Canucks @ Bruins

...Vancouver looking for points in seven-straight games

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Boston for the first time this season. The second and final matchup will take place on Feb. 22/20 in VAN. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

The Canucks held a full morning skate Tuesday in Boston. Coach Green said not to expect any line-up changes other than Jacob Markstrom replaces Thatcher Demko in net against the Bruins.

At 31-10-12, Boston is currently second in the NHL standings, so the Canucks are excited for tonight's test. Adam Gaudette is also simply excited to be playing in Boston; the Massachusetts native said he's expecting roughly 120 friends and family in attendance tonight.

Video: PREGAME | Gaudette at Bruins

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 22 points (7-15-22) in his last 18 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 21 points (6-15-21) in his last 26 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 27 points (10-17-27) over his last 28 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 26 points (9-17-26) over his last 29 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 22 points (9-13-22) in his last 28 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 21 points (6-15-21) in his last 28 games and is 1st among rookies with 39 points (8-31-39).

LAST GAME AGAINST BOS - NOV. 8/18: VAN 8 at BOS 5

Bo Horvat had two goals (including a SHG) and two assists...Loui Eriksson had two goals and an assist...Ben Hutton and Erik Gudbranson each netted a goal and an assist...Gudbranson extended his point streak to a career-high four games and netted the GWG...Markus Granlund and Nikolay Goldobin each registered two assists...Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves...The eight goals was the most the Canucks have scored in a game since Nov. 14.09 (8-2 vs COL).

Video: Horvat, Canucks ride big 2nd period to 8-5 win

LAST GAME PLAYED - FEB. 2/20: VAN 3 at CAR 4 (OT)

Elias Pettersson opened up scoring at 4:25 in the first period...Tyler Myers tied up the game at 14:12 in the second period...Oscar Fantenberg collected a career high of two assists...Elias Pettersson scored a second goal in the third period to push the game into overtime...Oscar Fantenberg, J.T. Miller and Antoine Roussel all recorded 4 hits...Elias Pettersson led the team in shots (6)...Quinn Hughes recorded an assist (0-1-1) and led the team in TOI (24:40)...Bo Horvat won 12 face-offs...Thatcher Demko faced 32 shots.

HOME SWEET HOME

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 27/20, the Canucks are 9-0-0 in their last nine games at Rogers Arena, the longest active home-ice win streak in the NHL. Vancouver has posted longer home-ice win streaks only once with an 11 game streak (Feb.3-Mar. 19/09).

SEEING STARS

Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson, Jacob Markstrom and their Pacific Division teammates defeated the Atlantic Division 5-4 in the final NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis on Jan. 25/20.

In his second All-Star appearance, Pettersson scored two goals in the final game helping lead his team to the win.

Quinn Hughes became the second rookie defenseman to score a goal in an NHL All-Star Game. Denis Potvin tallied once for Team All-Stars East in the 27th All-Star Game in 1974. Hughes was the fourth rookie defenseman to skate in the All-Star Games in the past 33 years.

With Hughes participation in All-Star Weekend, the Canucks have become the first NHL team in the expansion era (since 1967-68) to have a rookie in three consecutive NHL All-Star Games.

Video: ALL STAR | Behind the Scenes With Canucks Players

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 4/20, the Canucks posted a seven game win streak. It marked just the seventh time the Canucks have posted a 7-game winning streak, tying for third longest in club history. Vancouver has posted longer runs on only two occasions: 10-0-0 (Nov. 9-30/02) and 8-0-0 (Dec. 23-Jan. 7/11).

During the Canucks most recent win streak, 16 different skaters registered a point or more. Elias Pettersson (5-4-9), Tanner Pearson (4-5-9), Bo Horvat (3-6-9) and JT Miller (2-7-9) led the way for the Canucks with nine points each.

THE CENTURY MARK

Tanner Pearson collected his 100th career goal on Jan. 16/20 vs ARI. Only three players from his 2012 draft class have accomplished the feat to date: Forsberg, Galchenyuk and Hertl.

POWERED UP

  • Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson rank tied for t-19th in the NHL for PPG (7).
  • Elias Pettersson is tied for t-10th in PPP (20).
  • Vancouver is ranked 3rd in the League with 44 power play goals this season.

WORKING OVERTIME

On Dec. 19/19 vs VGK, Chris Tanev notched his fourth career overtime goal, placing him in a tie with Alex Edler for third in franchise history by a Canucks defenceman. Sami Salo holds the record with 7, followed by Mattias Ohlund with 6.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller collected an assist on Feb. 2/20 at CAR to boost his 2019-20 totals to 20-33-53 (53 GP).

J.T. Miller (20-33-53), collected at least one point in eight straight games (5-6-11) from Nov. 21-Dec. 7. The last player to record a longer point streak in his first year with Vancouver was Mark Messier in 1997-98 (5-9-14 in 10 GP).

FACING OFF

Bo Horvat ranks 2nd in the NHL in face-off wins (650). He is ranked first in the league in even strength face-off wins (492) and power play faceoff wins (135).

On Nov. 16/19 vs COL, Horvat won 26 draws in the face-off circle, tying the second highest club record in a single game (Mark Messier - Mar. 2/98 vs LA). The Canucks record stands at 28, set by Messier on Jan. 8/99 vs FLA. Canucks Head Coach Travis Green holds the League record for faceoff wins in a single game with 33, set on Nov. 8/97 vs CHI.

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