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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Stars

...Vancouver looks to make it two straight wins

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks play their third of a four game home stand today that will also sees a visit from Colorado (Nov. 16).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

Coach Green said Brandon Sutter is out a week with a strainted groin; Sutter will not play tonight versus Dallas, neither will Jay Beagle, who will miss his second straight game. Tyler Graovac, signed this past off-season, will make his Canucks debut against the Stars. Jacob Markstrom starts in goal.

Graovac, a 26-year-old drafted by Minnesota in 2011, has played 62 career NHL games, with seven goals and nine points over that stretch. He has one goal in six games this season with the Utica Comets. This isn't Graovac's first time being recalled to an NHL club, but he said he's excited nonetheless.

Video: PREGAME | Graovac vs. Stars

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Brock Boeser is on a three game scoring streak (1-2-3) heading into tonight's game.
  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 17 points (4-13-17) in his last 12 games.
  • JT Miller has 11 points (4-7-11) over the past 11 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is t-2nd among all rookies in scoring with 12 points (2-10-12).
  • Vancouver has the NHL's best power play record at home, going 9/26 (34.6%).
  • Jake Virtanen is tied for 4th in the League for most GWG (3) this season.
  • Thatcher Demko has the League's third best GAA (2.13) and is tied for the third best save percentage (.931).

LAST MEETING - Mar. 30/19: VAN 3 vs DAL 2 (SO)

Tim Schaller opened the scoring at 4:52 in the first period...Sven Baertschi doubled the Canucks lead, scoring after a Stars turnover in the neutral zone...Markus Granlund netted the game-deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout...Luke Schenn led the team in hits (7)...Jacob Markstrom faced 40 shots.

Video: Condensed Game: Stars @ Canucks

LAST GAME - Nov. 12/19 VAN 5 vs NSH 3

Tanner Pearson tied a career high for goals and points (2-1-3)...Adam Gaudette scored his first power play goal...Elias Pettersson netted two goals, including the game-winner...Bo Horvat won 16 face offs..Thatcher Demko made 34 saves.

Video: Condensed Game: Canucks @ Predators

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). Pettersson is now sitting at 89 career points through 90 games. Pavel Bure is the quickest Canuck to reach 90 career points (did so in 86 games), followed by Ivan Hlinka, who accomplished the feat in 99 games.

THE 700 CLUB

On Nov. 8/19 at WPG, Brandon Sutter appeared in his 700th career game, becoming the 105th active player to reach this feat. He also became the ninth player from the 2007 Draft class to reach 700 games and sixth member of the Sutter family to reach 700 or more games.

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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