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Game Notes: Canucks @ Kings

...Canucks open a three-game road trip in California

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks open a three-game road trip in California, beginning Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

  • Vancouver and Los Angeles face off four times this season: Oct. 9 (8-2 W), Oct. 30 (road), Dec. 28 (home) and Mar. 21 (road).
  • The Canucks have gone 6-3-1 in the last 10 games against the Kings (4-0-1 in the last 5).
  • Elias Pettersson enters tonight's game with a five-game point streak (1-7-8).
  • Bo Horvat is on a four game streak (4-3-7).

LAST MEETING - Oct. 9/19: VAN 8 vs LA 2

Quinn Hughes opened the scoring with his first NHL goal at 5:26 in the first on the power play...JT Miller set a career high for points in a game (1-3-4)...Brandon Sutter tied a career high for goals (2) and points (2-1-3) in a game...14 Canucks skaters registered at least one point in the game...Ferland led the team in hits (5)...Jacob Markstrom made 37 saves for his victory of the 2019.20 season.

Video: Miller, Hughes lead Canucks past Kings, 8-2

LAST GAME - 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

HIGH FIVE

  • The Canucks scored five first period goals, including four in the first 9:35 of the game, Oct. 28/19 vs FLA.
  • Vancouver has now scored five-plus goals in three consecutive games - the third time in 20 years. The last time the Canucks accomplished the feat was Dec. 1-6, 2011.
  • A five-plus goal output also extends to the team's last three games at Rogers Arena (Oct. 15 vs DET, Oct. 25 vs WSH, Oct. 28 vs FLA).
  • 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.

POINTS FORWARD

The Canucks 7-2 win over the Panthers saw contributions from every forward including multi-point games from five skaters on Oct. 28/19. It marked the 6th game in franchise history that every forward made the scoresheet; an 8-1 win @ NYI on January 14, 2006 was the last time every forward scored.

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).

STEADY EDDY

Alex Edler started where he left off last season by continuing to produce at over a point-per-game clip. The defenceman has 9 points (3-6-9) through 11 games this season and finished the last 10 games of the 2018.19 season with 11 points (3-8-11) to combine for a total of 6-14-20 over a 21 game span.

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.

WITH THE ADVANTAGE

On Oct. 15/19, the Canucks netted three power play goals for the first time since Dec. 16/18 vs EDM. Over the past five seasons (prior to 2019.20), the Canucks have posted three or more power play goals in a game on nine occasions.
JT Miller notched two of the Canucks power play goals, becoming the first player to do so since Brock Boeser accomplished the feat on Jan. 23/18 vs LA. Since the 2007.08 season, only nine Canucks have scored two power play goals in a game. The club record for most power play goals in a game is three, which has been achieved four times: Todd Bertuzzi (Dec. 30/00 vs SJ), Pavel Bure (Mar. 27/94 vs LA), Dave Babych (Nov. 22/91 vs CGY) and Rick Blight (Oct. 6/76 vs PIT).

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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