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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Blue Jackets

...Vancouver looks for its second straight victory

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Columbus for the second and final time this season. Tonight's game is presented by Esso.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Tyler Toffoli has 8 points (5-3-8) in his last 8 games with the Canucks.
  • Quinn Hughes has 13 points (0-13-13) in his last 13 games and is first among rookies with 52 points (8-44-52).
  • J.T. Miller has 17 points (6-11-17) in his last 11 games.
  • Elias Pettersson has 9 points (3-6-9) in his last 11 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 7 points (4-3-7) in his last 10 games.
  • Alex Edler has 8 points (1-7-8) in his last 8 games.

LAST MEETING - MAR. 1/20 VAN 3 at CBJ 5

Bo Horvat opened up scoring with a power play goal at 1:00 in the first period assisted by Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller...Pettersson and Miller both had three-point games (1-2-3)...Tyler Motte led the team in hits (6)...Bo Horvat won 14 face-offs...Louis Domingue make 30 saves in his Canucks debut.

LAST GAME PLAYED - MAR. 6/20: VAN 6 vs COL 3

The Canucks snapped the Avalanche's nine-game road win streak, scoring 6 goals for an NHL-leading 10th time this season...Troy Stecher opened up scoring at 1:22 in the first period...Alex Edler collected his 300th career assist on the play...J.T. Miller and Antoine Roussel each collected a goal and an assist (1-1-2)...Antoine Roussel scored the GWG at 12:17 in the second period...Adam Guadette matched a career high two-assist game (0-2-2)...Zack MacEwen set a career high for goals scored with a two-point game (2-0-2) and led the team in hits (4)...Chris Tanev set a Canucks season high for most blocked shots in a game (8)...Bo Horvat won 15 face- offs...Thatcher Demko faced 32 shots.

ROOKIE RANKINGS

  • Quinn Hughes led all rookies with 15 points (2-13-15) through 13 games in February and was named the NHL's "Rookie of the Month."
  • Quinn Hughes notched his 43rd assist of 2019-20 on Feb. 27/20 at OTT, establishing a Canucks record for most in a season by a rookie, surpassing the previous record of 42 set by fellow defenceman Dale Tallon in 1970-71.
  • Hughes holds the Canucks franchise record for most power play points by a rookie (25).
  • Quinn Hughes ranks first among rookies in scoring with 52 points (8-44-52) and is just four points shy of matching the Canucks single-season record for a rookie defenceman.
  • Quinn Hughes joined Nicklas Lidstrom (1991-92) as the second defenceman in NHL history to be the first rookie to reach the 50-point mark in a season.
  • Hughes scored each of his two goals in February in a 4-3 overtime win against the New York Islanders Feb. 1, capping his first career multi-goal game with the overtime tally. He became the sixth different rookie defenceman in franchise history to record a multi-goal game.
  • Hughes posted three assists in a 6-2 victory Feb. 10 against the Nashville Predators to become the second rookie defenceman in NHL history to record four three-assist games in a season, joining Ray Bourque who also had four in 1979-80.

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES

The Canucks scored a season-high of nine goals on, Feb. 22/20 vs BOS. This is the 16th time in franchise history that the Canucks have scored nine or more goals in a regular-season game and is the first time since Jan. 6/96 (9-2 W vs TBL).

RE-MARKY-ABLE

On Feb. 12/20 Jacob Markstrom made 49 saves, establishing a Canucks franchise record for most saves in a shutout. He also became the first goaltender in Canucks history to register multiple 40-save shutouts in a single season.

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).

POWERED UP

  • Bo Horvat ranks t-8th in the NHL for PPG (11). J.T. Miller ranks t-23rd (9) and Elias Pettersson ranks t-29th in the NHL for PPG (8).
  • Quinn Hughes ranks t-12th in the NHL for PPP (25). Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller rank t-14th in the league for PPP (24).
  • Vancouver is ranked 2nd in the League with 56 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

  • Tyler Toffoli scored the OT GWG on Feb. 25/20 at MTL and was named the first star of the game. Toffoli is 5-3-8 (8 GP) with the Canucks in 2019.20.
  • Tyler Toffoli recorded three points (2-1-3) on his second game as a Canuck and was named the first star of the game, Feb. 22/20 vs. BOS.
  • J.T. Miller collected a goal and an assist on Mar. 6/20 vs COL to boost his 2019-20 totals to 28-43-71 (67 GP).
  • J.T. Miller became the fourth player in Canucks history to record 70 or more points in his first season with the club. The others: Alexander Mogilny: 107 in 1995-96 Greg Adams: 76 in 1987-88 Barry Pederson: 76 in 1986-87
  • J.T. Miller joined Alexander Mogilny (30) and Barry Pederson (20) as the third player to record at least 20 multi-point games in his first season with the Canucks.

FACING OFF

Bo Horvat ranks 3rd in the NHL in face-off wins (825) and 2nd in power play face-off wins (162). He ranks first in the league in even strength face-off wins (640).

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