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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Blackhawks

...Canucks play their third of a six-game homestand

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Chicago for the third and final time this season. Tonight's game is presented by Budweiser.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

New day, same line-up for the Canucks, said Coach Green, who confirmed Jacob Markstrom starts in goal. That was all the game talk, it's all Sedins, all the time. The players can't wait to take part in the jersey retirement ceremony.

Video: PREGAME | Horvat vs. Chicago

Video: PREGAME | Pettersson vs. Chicago

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 25 points (9-16-25) in his last 22 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 21 points (6-15-21) in his last 29 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 29 points (12-17-29) over his last 32 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 27 points (9-18-27) over his last 33 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 23 points (10-13-23) in his last 32 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 26 points (6-20-26) in his last 32 games and is 1st among rookies with 44 points (8-36-44).

LAST GAME AGAINST CHI - Jan. 2/20: VAN 7 vs CHI 5

JT Miller led all players with four points (1-3-4) followed by three Canucks with three point games: Elias Pettersson (1-2-3), Bo Horvat (2-1-3) and Tanner Pearson (1-2-3)...Quinn Hughes scored on the power play...Alex Edler recorded two assists...Adam Gaudette scored the GWG...Jacob Markstrom stopped 28 of 33 shots for the win.

Video: Miller, Canucks top Blackhawks for sixth straight win

LAST GAME PLAYED - FEB. 10/20: VAN 6 vs NSH 2

Zack MacEwen opened up scoring with his second career goal at 7:06 in the first period...Brandon Sutter and Jake Virtanen both scored on the power play...Jordie Benn collected the GWG...J.T. Miller recorded a goal and an assist (1-1-2)...Elias Pettersson and Adam Gaudette both recorded 2 assists (0-2-2)...Quinn Hughes had a 3 point game (0-3-3) becoming the second rookie defenceman in NHL history to record four 3-assist games in a season...Chris Tanev and Alex Edler each blocked 4 shots...Bo Horvat won 14 face-offs...Jacob Markstrom made 36 saves.

Video: Miller, Pettersson lift Canucks to victory

FEB. 12/20: SEDIN JERSEY RETIREMENT NIGHT

Fans are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early to witness a historic ceremony that will include special introductions, speeches, videos and the raising of two banners for two brothers for the first time in NHL history. Commemorative giveaways will be given to fans, including a Sedin T-shirt and a complimentary Budweiser beer in a limited edition Sedin twin can for every fan at the gam. *must be 19+

  • 4:30PM: Doors open
  • 6:00PM: Ceremony begins
  • 7:00PM: Warm-up
  • 7:30PM: Puck drop

HOME SWEET HOME

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 27/20, the Canucks posted a 9 game home win streak. Vancouver has posted a longer home-ice win streak 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.

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-19th in the NHL for PPG (8). Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson rank t-25th in the NHL for PPG (7).
  • Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes are tied for t-9th in the NHL in PPP (21).
  • Vancouver is ranked t-2nd in the League with 48 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller recorded a goal and an assist on Feb. 10/20 vs NSH to boost his 2019-20 totals to 212-34-56 (56 GP).

J.T. Miller (22-34-56), 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 rank1sts in the NHL in face-off wins (701), even strength face-off wins (536) and power play faceoff wins (142).

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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