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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Oilers

...Canucks looking to win their third straight game

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks play host to the Edmonton Oilers tonight before entering the Christmas break. Tonight's game is presented by Impact Recruitment.

  • The Canucks and Oilers conclude their season series tonight. Vancouver has gone 1-2-0 in their first three games this season against Edmonton.
  • Vancouver is 4-4-2 in their last 10 games vs Edmonton (1-3-1 in their last 5 meetings).

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Brock Boeser has 11 points (3-8-11) in his last 10 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 10 points (4-6-10) over his last 12 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 8 points (1-7-8) over his last 12 games.
  • Adam Gaudette has 8 points (3-5-8) in his last 12 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 8 points (0-8-8) in his last 12 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 11 points (4-7-11) in his last 12 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is 3rd among rookies with 26 points (2-24-26).
  • The Canucks are first in the NHL for most powerplay goals (36) in the NHL.
  • Vancouver is t-6th in the NHL with 5 shorthanded goals.

LAST MEETING - 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

LAST GAME - DEC. 21/19: VAN 4 vs PIT 1

Jake Virtanen opened the scoring with a power play goal...J.T. Miller gave the Canucks a 2-0 lead with a power play goal, which would be the eventual game-winner...Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser also notched goals on the night...The Canucks held a team shotless in a period for the first time this season (1st period)...Tyler Myers collected his 200th career assist and Antoine Roussel recorded his 100th career assist...Jacob Markstrom faced 29 shots.

Video: Pettersson's two points lead Canucks past Penguins

ZERO SHOT

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

POWERED UP

  • 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%).

WORKING OVERTIME

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.

ALL-TIME RANKING

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).

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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).

FACING OFF

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.

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).

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