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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Oilers

...Canucks finish a back-to-back against the Oilers

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver returns home to face off against the Oilers in their second of back-to-games following a six-game road trip. Tonight's game is presented by BCAA.

  • The Canucks and Oilers play their third of four games this season tonight. The season series concludes on Dec. 23 in Vancouver.
  • Vancouver is 5-3-2 in their last 10 games vs EDM (2-2-1 in the last 5).

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Brock Boeser has also collected 10 points (3-7-10) in the last 14 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has scored 11 points (5-6-11) in the last 9 games.
  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 25 points (7-18-25) in his last 20 games. He is t-2nd in the League for most PPP (16).
  • JT Miller has 19 points (8-11-19) over his past 19 games. He is on a 5-game scoring streak.
  • Quinn Hughes is 2nd among rookies with 22 points (2-20-22).
  • Bo Horvat has 9 points (2-7-9) over his last 8 games.
  • The Canucks enter tonight's game 4th in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (52.2%).
  • Vancouver leads the League with 29 power play goals.

LAST MEETING AND GAME - Nov. 30/19 VAN 5 at EDM 2

Tyler Graovac opened the scoring with a power play goal at 3:31 in the first...Tanner Pearson netted a shorthanded goal to give the Canucks a 2-0 lead...With his second of the night, Pearson collected the eventual game-winner at 13:47 in the second and set a career high for most points in a game (2-2-4)...Loui Eriksson and Josh Leivo also collected goals for the Canucks...Jacob Markstrom faced 30 shots.

Video: Pearson leads Canucks with four points in 5-2 win

THE ROOKIE

With his 25th career point in his 31st game, Quinn Hughes became the 8th quickest rookie defenceman to reach 25 points over the last 40 NHL seasons. Larry Murphy set the record in 21 games.

RELYING ON HIS STRENGTHS

On Nov. 30/19 at EDM, Tanner Pearson became the 7th player in Canucks history to record at least one shorthanded point, one power play point and multiple even strength points in a single road game.

THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM

Canucks rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes collected his third three-assist game of 2019-20 on Nov. 27/19 at PIT. Hughes became the first rookie defenceman in Canucks history to record three games with three assists in a single season (also Oct. 30 at LAK and Nov. 21 at NSH). The only rookie blueliner with more in a single season is Ray Bourque (4 in 1979-80 with BOS).

BENN THERE, DONE THAT

Jordie Benn appeared in his 500th NHL game on Nov. 30 at EDM. Over the course of his career he has collected 113 points (22-91- 113) with Dallas, Montreal and Vancouver. Only 72 active defencemen and three active undrafted defencemen have reached 500 games played.

COMEBACK KIDS

Vancouver was one of eight teams on Saturday Nov. 23 to produce a comeback win. Vancouver is tied for fifth in the league for most wins (6) when their opponent scores first.

STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

With a goal on Nov. 25/19 at PHI, JT Miller became the 14th player in franchise history to produce 24 or more points in his first 25 games since joining the Canucks (NHL debut or otherwise).

FACING OFF

On Nov. 16/19 vs COL, Bo Horvat registered 26 wins in the face-off circle, tying for second most a Canuck has won in a single regular season game (Mark Messier had 26 on Mar. 2/98 vs LA). The Canucks record stands at 28, which was also established by Messier on Jan. 8/99 vs FLA. Travis Green holds the League record with 33 wins, which took place on Nov. 8/97 vs CHI.

In 2019.20, Horvat ranks 1st in the NHL in face-off wins (345), even strength face-off wins (248) and power play face-off wins (80). Jay Beagle ranks third in the League for shorthanded face-off wins (46).

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

Elias Petterson is one of five active players to reach the 30-point mark in fewer than 30 games in each of his first two or more NHL seasons. The others: Sidney Crosby (10x) Evgeni Malkin (9x) Alex Ovechkin (6x) and Connor McDavid (5x).

Pettersson recorded his 90th career point on Nov. 14/19 vs DAL, becoming the second quickest Canuck to achieve the feat, doing so in his 91st career game. Pavel Bure is the quickest Canuck to reach 90 career points, achieving the feat in 86 games.

Pettersson now sits at 97 points through 98 games. The quickest a Canuck has reached 100 points was 96 games, achieved by Pavel Bure.

WITH THE ADVANTAGE

On Nov. 21/19 at NSH, Vancouver scored five power-play goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 6, 2011 (6-2 W at CHI); the franchise record for most in a game is six, a mark set Oct. 7, 1983 (10-9 W vs. MNS) and matched March 1, 1992 (11-0 W vs. CGY).

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).

 

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