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Game Notes: Canucks @ Blackhawks

...Vancouver brings its eight-game point streak into Chicago

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks play their first of back-to-back games on the road against Chicago tonight. They will play Winnipeg on Nov. 8 before returning to Vancouver for a four game homestand. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

The Canucks and Blackhawks will face off three times this season. The remaining two games of the season series will take place in Vancouver on Jan. 2 and Feb. 20.

Vancouver is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games vs Chicago (4-0-1 in the last 5).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

Jacob Markstrom starts in goal for a Canucks squad that will ice the same line-up as it did Tuesday against the Blues, said Coach Green.

Although the Canucks didn't come away with two points Tuesday, they have points in eight straight games and are happy with their play on the road.

Video: PREGAME | Pearson at Blackhawks

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 14 points (2-12-14) in his last 8 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 11 points (5-6-11) over the past 8 games.
  • JT Miller has eight points (2-6-8) over the past 7 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is t-2nd among all rookies in scoring with 11 points (2-9-11).
  • Thatcher Demko's 1.78 GAA ranks 2nd in the NHL.
  • Vancouver reached the 20-point mark (with a win over SJ on Nov. 2) in 14 or fewer games for the 4 time in franchise history, following 2003-04 (9-2-2, 20 points), 2005-06 (9-2-2, 20 points) and 2014-15 (10-4-0, 20 points).

LAST MEETING - Mar. 18/19: VAN 3 vs CHI 2 (OT)

Alex Edler scored 53 seconds into the second period on the power-play to tie it 1-1...Markus Granlund gave the Canucks a 2-1 lead at 6:22 of the second...With an assist on the goal, Elias Pettersson set a new Canucks record for most points by a rookie with 61...Brock Boeser notched an assist to extend his point streak to a career-high seven games...Bo Horvat notched the OT winner 16 seconds into the extra frame (tally marked the second-fastest goal to begin a regular-season overtime period in Canucks franchise history)...Thatcher Demko made 29 saves to record the win.

Video: Horvat's OT winner lifts Canucks past Blackhawks

LAST GAME - Nov. 5/19 VAN 1 vs STL 2 (OT)

Quinn Hughes got the Canucks on the board at 16:25 in the first, forcing the game to overtime...Josh Leivo and JT Miller each recorded an assist...Miller set a Canucks season high for most hits in a game (8)...Jacob Markstrom faced 27 shots.

SEEING STARS

Elias Pettersson was named first star of the week (week ending Nov. 3). He collected three assists in a 7-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Oct. 28. He then registered 1-3-4, his third career four-point performance, in a 5-3 triumph vs LA Oct. 30. He added a pair of

goals in a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks Nov. 2. The 20-year-old Sundsvall, Sweden, native ranks 6th in the NHL with 20 points.

HIGH OCTANE OCTOBER

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.

HIGH FIVE

Vancouver scored five-plus goals in four consecutive games (Oct. 22-30) - 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 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.

POWER PLAY PRODUCTION

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.

BOESER NETS THIRD CAREER HAT TRICK

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).

MILLER SCORES 100+

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.

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

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).

HEAD OF THE CLASS

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.

YOUNG GUN

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.

LIGHT THE LAMP

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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