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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Flames

...Vancouver opens a six-game homestand

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Calgary for the third time this season. The fourth and final matchup will take place on Mar. 27/20 in VAN. Tonight's game is presented by PlayNow Sports.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 23 points (8-15-23) in his last 20 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 21 points (6-15-21) in his last 28 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 27 points (10-17-27) over his last 30 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 26 points (9-17-26) over his last 31 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 22 points (9-13-22) in his last 30 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 22 points (6-16-22) in his last 30 games and is t-1st among rookies with 40 points (8-32-40).

LAST GAME AGAINST CGY - DEC. 29/19: VAN 5 at CGY 2

The Canucks extended their winning streak to 5 games...Tyler Myers and Tanner Pearson tied career highs for most goals in a game (2) and shared the lead in scoring in the game with three points each (2-1-3)...Jake Virtanen notched the game-winning goal on the power play...Thatcher Demko faced 25 shots.

Video: Myers, Pearson help Canucks win fifth straight game

LAST GAME PLAYED - FEB. 6/20: VAN 2 at MIN 4

J.T. Miller opened up scoring for the Canucks with a power play goal at 10:33 in the second period...Quinn Hughes and Jacob Markstrom recorded assists on the play...Antoine Roussel recorded 3 shots and scored a goal (1-0-1)...Quinn Hughes led the team in TOI (24:37) and recorded an assist (0- 1-1)...Bo Horvat won 16 face-offs...Jacob Markstrom faced 37 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).

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

• Elias Petterson recorded his 50th career goal on Feb. 2/20 at CAR, becoming the seventh Swedish-born player in NHL history to reach 50 career regular-season goals in 124 games or fewer. Among players to debut with the Canucks, only two others required 124 games or fewer to score their first 50 career regular season goals: Pavel Bure (82 GP) and Brock Boeser (110 GP).

• Pettersson recorded his 100th career point in his 103rd game, becoming the second quickest Canuck to accomplish the feat. The

quickest a Canuck has reached 100 points was 96 games, achieved by Pavel Bure. The third quickest is Ivan Hlinka who did so in 109 games.

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.

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

  • J.T. Millier is ranked t-8th in the NHL for PPG (8). Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson rank t-22nd in the NHL for PPG (7).
  • Elias Pettersson is tied for t-10th in PPP (20).
  • Vancouver is ranked t-2nd in the League with 46 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller scored a goal on Feb. 6/20 at MIN to boost his 2019-20 totals to 21-33-54 (55 GP).

J.T. Miller (21-33-54), 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 (678). He is ranked first in the league in even strength face-off wins (516) and power play faceoff wins (139).

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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