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Game Notes: Canucks @ Panthers

...Canucks play their second of a five-game road trip

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Florida for the second and final time this season. The Canucks won the first game 7-2 at Rogers Arena on October 28. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Alex Edler has 5 points (0-5-5) in his last 6 games.
  • J.T. Miller has 9 points (2-7-9) in his last 8 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 16 points (3-13-16) in his last 16 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 19 points (7-12-19) over his last 18 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 15 points (6-9-15) in his last 18 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 18 points (4-14-18) over his last 19 games. He is on a four game scoring streak (2-6-8).
  • Quinn Hughes has 12 points (2-10-12) in his last 18 games and is 3rd among rookies with 30 points (4-26-30).

LAST GAME AGAINST FLA - OCT. 28/19: VAN 7 vs FLA 2

JT Miller scored two goals (including the 100th of his career on his first tally)...Alex Edler and Elias Pettersson each recorded three assists...Josh Leivo notched a goal and an assist (1-1-2)...Brandon Sutter opened scoring, 1:14 into the first period...Tim Schaller extended his goal scoring streak to three games netting his fourth (4-0-4)...Jake Virtanen scored the game winner...Brock Boeser scored his fourth of the season...Demko stopped 29 of 31 shots for the win.

Video: Canucks ride five-goal 1st to beat Panthers, 7-2

LAST GAME PLAYED - JAN. 7/20: VAN 2 at TBL 9

Elias Pettersson opened the scoring at 18:58 in the first period...Bo Horvat recorded 3 hits...Quinn Hughes led the Canucks in ice time (22:54)...Jacob Markstrom faced 37 shots.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 4/20, the Canucks posted a seven game win streak. It marked just the seventh time the Canucks have posted a 7-game winning streak, tying for third longest in club history. Vancouver has posted longer runs on only two occasions: 10-0-0 (Nov. 9-30/02) and 8-0-0 (Dec. 23-Jan. 7/11).

During the Canucks most recent win streak, 16 different skaters registered a point or more. Elias Pettersson (5-4-9), Tanner Pearson (4-5-9), Bo Horvat (3-6-9) and JT Miller (2-7-9) led the way for the Canucks with nine points each.

THE CENTURY MARK

Tanner Pearson is one goal away from collecting his 100th career goal. Only three players from his 2012 draft class have accomplished the feat to date: Forsberg, Galchenyuk and Hertl.

SEEING STARS

Elias Pettersson will make his second NHL All-Star Game appearance, to be played in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25, as part of all- star weekend. On Jan. 3 Jacob Markstrom was also added to Team Pacific.

Quinn Hughes is among 31 players on the ballot in the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In program. The player with the most votes from each of the four divisions will be added to the All-Star Game rosters. Voting closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans can vote at NHL.com/Vote or on a mobile interactive ballot on the NHL app.

POWERED UP

  • J.T. Miller ranks tied for t-13th in the NHL for PPG (7). Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson each have six, ranked t-22nd.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks 10th for PPP (18).
  • Vancouver is tied for 1st in the League with 40 power play goals this season.

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 by a Canucks defenceman. Sami Salo holds the record with 7, followed by Mattias Ohlund with 6.

THIRD TIME'S A 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 accomplish the feat in a single season (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 on Dec. 21/19 vs PIT 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 2nd in the NHL in face-off wins (537), and first in even strength face-off wins (398) and power play face-off wins (116). 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, 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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