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Game Notes: Canucks @ Predators

...Vancouver continues its six-game road trip

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks play their second of a six game road trip. Vancouver will also face WSH (Nov. 23), PHI (Nov. 25), PIT (Nov. 27) and EDM (Nov. 30). Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

  • The Canucks and Predators face off three times this season. Vancouver won the first meeting 5-3 on Nov. 12. The season series concludes on Feb. 10 in VAN.
  • Vancouver is 4-3-3 in their last 10 games vs NSH (2-1-2 in the last 5).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

After an off-day Wednesday, the Canucks held a full morning skate Thursday. If the lines and pairings at skate were any indication of what's to come tonight, Coach Green is shaking things up following Vancouver's 6-1 loss in Dallas Tuesday. MacEwen and Graovac are in, while Eriksson and Baertschi will not play. MacEwen skated alongside Miller and Horvat, while Graovac slotted in with Schaller and Beagle. The Canucks D-pairings were Edler/Stecher, Hughes/Tanev and Benn/Myers; Markstorm starts in goal.

Coach Green discusses tonight's Canucks line-up.

Video: PREGAME | Green at Predators

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Tanner Pearson has scored five points (2-3-5) in the last four games.
  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 19 points (4-15-19) in his last 15 games.
  • JT Miller has 12 points (4-8-12) over his past 14 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is 4th among rookies with 14 points (2-12-14).
  • Jake Virtanen is tied for 5th in the league for most GWG (3) this season.
  • The Canucks enter tonight's game second in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (53.7%).

LAST MEETING - Nov. 12/19 VAN 5 vs NSH 3

Tanner Pearson tied a career high for goals and points (2-1-3)...Adam Gaudette scored his first power play goal...Elias Pettersson netted two goals, including the game-winner...Bo Horvat won 16 face offs..Thatcher Demko made 34 saves.

Video: Pettersson, Pearson score two each in 5-3 victory

LAST GAME - Nov. 19/19 VAN 1 at DAL 6

Bo Horvat scored the Canucks lone goal at 11:24 in the second period...Brock Boeser collected an assist...Horvat led the team in shots (6)...Jacob Markstrom faced 31 shots.

APPROACHING 400

Bo Horvat enters tonight's game having played 399 career games. Only six players from the 2013 NHL Draft class have played 400 or more games. He ranks sixth in his draft class in scoring (104-133-237). Since the 2013.14 season, Bo Horvat has won 4008 face-offs, ranking 20th in the League.

FACING OFF

On Nov. 16/19 vs COL, Bo Horvat registered 26 wins in the face-off circle, tying for second most a Canuck has won in a single regular season game (Mark Messier had 26 on Mar. 2/98 vs LA). The Canucks record stands at 28, which was also established by Messier on Jan. 8/99 vs FLA. Travis Green holds the League record with 33 wins, which took place on Nov. 8/97 vs CHI.

In 2019.20, Horvat ranks 2nd in the NHL in face-off wins (269), even strength face-off wins (190) and and first in power play face-off wins (71). Jay Beagle ranks second in the League for shorthanded face-off wins (43).

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).

Pettersson recorded his 90th career point on Nov. 14/19 vs DAL, becoming the second quickest Canuck to achieve the feat, doing so in his 91st career game. Pavel Bure is the quickest Canuck to reach 90 career points, achieving the feat in 86 games.

IN THE CREASE

Jacob Markstrom played his 200th game as a Vancouver Canuck Nov. 19/19 at DAL. During his tenure with the team he has posted a record of 81-82-26. He ranks fifth in franchise history for wins and games played.

THE 700 CLUB

On Nov. 8/19 at WPG, Brandon Sutter appeared in his 700th career game, becoming the 105th active player to reach this feat. He also became the ninth player from the 2007 Draft class to reach 700 games and sixth member of the Sutter family to reach 700 or more games.

SEEING STARS

Elias Pettersson was named first star of the week (week ending Nov. 3). He collected three assists in a 7-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Oct. 28. He then registered 1-3-4, his third career four-point performance, in a 5-3 triumph vs LA Oct. 30. He added a pair of goals in a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks Nov. 2. The 20-year-old Sundsvall, Sweden, native ranks 6th in the NHL with 20 points.

HIGH FIVE

Vancouver scored five-plus goals in four consecutive games (Oct. 22-30) - the 2nd time in 20 years. The last time the Canucks accomplished the feat was March 6-24/2000. An 8-game streak marks the club record when scoring five or more from Feb. 27-Mar. 21/1983 .

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.

POWER PLAY PRODUCTION

The Canucks were powered by four power play goals in a 5-3 win over the Kings at the Staples Center on Oct. 30th, led by two goals on the man advantage from Brock Boeser. It marks the first time since Jan. 7th, 2012 that the team has scored four power play goals.

BOESER NETS THIRD CAREER HAT TRICK

Brock Boeser scored the third hat trick of his career on Oct. 30/19 in Los Angeles. With an added assist (3-1-4), Boeser recorded a four-point game for the fourth time in his NHL career. He is the fifth player in franchise history to have three or more three-goal games before the age of 23 (behind Pavel Bure - 5, Tony Tanti - 4).

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.

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