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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Wild

...Canucks play the fifth game of a six-game homestand

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Minnesota for the third and final time this season. Tonight's game is presented by Vistaprint.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

Tyler Motte will return to the line-up tonight when the Cannucks host the Wild; Zack MacEwen comes out. Between the pipes Jacob Markstrom looks to get his team back in the win column. Don't forget, tonight's game is a 7:30 pm start.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Quinn Hughes has 11 points (3-8-11) in his last 9 games.
  • J.T. Miller has 11 points (5-6-11) in his last 10 games.
  • Elias Pettersson has 8 points (3-5-8) in his last 10 games.
  • Brandon Sutter has 8 points (3-5-8) in his last 9 games.

LAST GAME - FEB. 6/20 VAN 2 at MIN 4

J.T. Miller opened up scoring for the Canucks with a power play goal at 10:33 in the second period...Quinn Hughes and Jacob Markstrom recorded assists on the play...Antoine Roussel recorded 3 shots and scored a goal (1-0-1)...Quinn Hughes led the team in TOI (24:37) and recorded an assist (0-1-1)...Bo Horvat won 16 face-offs...Jacob Markstrom faced 37 shots.

LAST GAME PLAYED - FEB. 16/20: VAN 1 vs ANA 5

Elias Pettersson scored a power play goal at 11:00 in the second period...Quinn Hughes and Brandon Sutter recorded assists on the play...Canucks outshot the Ducks 38-28...Alex Elder led the team in blocked shots (3)...Quinn Hughes led the team in TOI (26:56) and was named the third star...Bo Horvat won 19 face-offs (79%).

RE-MARKY-ABLE

On Feb. 12/20 Jacob Markstrom made 49 saves, establishing a Canucks franchise record for most saves in a shutout. He also became the first goaltender in Canucks history to register multiple 40-save shutouts in a single season.

HOME SWEET HOME

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 27/20, the Canucks posted a 9 game home win streak. Vancouver has posted a longer home-ice win streak only once with an 11 game streak (Feb.3 - Mar. 19/09).

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

Elias Petterson recorded his 50th career goal on Feb. 2/20 at CAR, becoming the seventh Swedish-born player in NHL history to reach 50 career regular-season goals in 124 games or fewer. Among players to debut with the Canucks, only two others required 124 games or fewer to score their first 50 career regular season goals: Pavel Bure (82 GP) and Brock Boeser (110 GP).

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.

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 collected his 100th career goal on Jan. 16/20 vs ARI. Only three players from his 2012 draft class have accomplished the feat to date: Forsberg, Galchenyuk and Hertl.

POWERED UP

  • J.T. Millier, Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson are ranked t-22nd in the NHL for PPG (8).
  • Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes are tied for t-11th in the NHL in PPP (22).
  • Vancouver is ranked 3rd in the League with 50 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller recorded an assist on Feb. 12/20 vs CHI to boost his 2019-20 totals to 22-35-57 (58 GP).

J.T. Miller (22-35-57), 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 (731) and first in even strength face-off wins (563) and power play faceoff wins (145). 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.

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