The Canucks held the Penguins to zero shots against in the first period of the Dec. 21/19 game vs PIT. It marked the fifth time in club history that the Canucks have held an opponent without a shot in a regulation period. The others were:
- Apr. 5/18 vs ARI, 3rd period
- Mar. 31/11 vs LA, 3rd period
- Dec. 21/06 vs BOS, 3rd period
- Oct. 27/05 vs COL, 3rd period
- J.T. Miller ranks tied for t-6th in the NHL for PPG (7). Bo Horavt and Elias Pettersson each have six, ranked t-11th.
- Elias Pettersson ranks t-5th for PPP (17).
- Vancouver ranks 1st in the League with 36 power play goals this season.
- The Canucks rank 4th in power play percentage (25.7%).
On Dec. 19/19 vs VGK, Chris Tanev notched his fourth career overtime goal, placing him in a tie with Alex Edler for third in franchise history for a Canucks defenceman. Sami Salo holds the record with 7, followed by Mattias Ohlund with 6.
Jacob Markstrom has played 211 of 254 career NHL games as a Vancouver Canuck. On Dec. 17/19 vs MTL he surpassed Dan Cloutier (208) for the fourth most games played in franchise history behind McLean (516), Luongo (448) and Brodeur (377). Markstrom's record over 211 GP is 87-88-26.
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM
Canucks rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes collected his third three-assist game this season 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).
J.T. Miller (1-1-2) scored the game-winning goal to boost his 2019-20 totals to 14-20-34 (37 GP). The 26-year-old forward has collected the second-most points among players acquired during the off-season, trailing only Rangers forward Artemi Panarin (20- 24-44 in 34 GP).
J.T. Miller (13-18-31), 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).
Bo Horvat ranks 1st in the NHL in face-off wins (460), even strength face-off wins (341) and power play face-off wins (97).
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, also 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.
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 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.