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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Predators

...Vancouver continues its six-game homestand

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

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

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

The Canucks held an optional morning skate Monday and neither Brock Boeser or Elias Pettersson took part. Coach Green confirmed Pettersson will face the Predators tonight, while Boeser remains out. There was no further update to his status.

Two line-up changes for Vancouver: Justin Bailey will make his Canucks debut, both he and Zack MacEwen will play. Jacob Markstrom starts in goal.

Video: PREGAME | Coach Green vs Predators

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 23 points (8-15-23) in his last 21 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 21 points (6-15-21) in his last 29 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 28 points (11-17-28) over his last 31 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 27 points (9-18-27) over his last 32 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 22 points (9-13-22) in his last 31 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 23 points (6-17-23) in his last 31 games and is t-1st among rookies with 41 points (8-33-41).

LAST GAME AGAINST NSH - NOV. 21/19: VAN 6 at NSH 3

Elias Pettersson (1-2-3) and Quinn Hughes (0-3-3) led Canucks skaters in scoring...Bo Horvat played in his 400th career game and collected two points (1-1-2)...Brock Boeser, JT Miller and Tanner Pearson each collected a goal...Alex Edler set a Canucks season high for blocked shots (7)...the Canucks went 5/6 on the power play...Jacob Markstrom faced 48 shots, tying a career high.

Video: Five power-play goals propel Canucks past Predators

LAST GAME PLAYED - FEB. 8/20: VAN 2 vs CGY 6

Tanner Pearson Opened up scoring at 0:34 in the first period...Quinn Hughes and Bo Horvat recorded assists on the play...Adam Guadette tied up the game with an unassisted goal at 18:13 in the second period...Bo Horvat led the team in shots (5) and face-off wins (9)...Jordie Benn, J.T. Miller and Alex Edler all recorded 3 hits...Chris Tanev led the team in blocked shots (3)...Quinn Hughes led the team in TOI (23:46)...Jacob Markstrom faced 32 shots.

LEGENDS NIGHT

Sedin Week kicks off on Feb. 10/20 with Legends Night presented by Toyota. In advance of the Sedin jersey retirement game taking place on Feb. 12/20, Legends Night provides an opportunity to celebrate the careers of the four Canucks icons who currently have their numbers hanging in the rafters: Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden, Pavel Bure and Markus Naslund.

• Stan Smyl, Trevor Linden and Markus Naslund will be in attendance for a pre-game ceremony that will celebrate their excellence and achievements as Canucks. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:45pm.

• The Canucks will wear the historic Black Skate jerseys for the final time this season.

• A revamped Legends Locker Room interactive exhibit, presented by Rogers, will be unveiled at Sec. 317.

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 is ranked t-18th in the NHL for PPG (8). Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson rank t-25th in the NHL for PPG (7).
  • Elias Pettersson is tied for t-12th in PPP (20). Quinn Hughes is ranked t-18th in the NHL for PPP (19).
  • Vancouver is ranked 3rd in the League with 46 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller scored a goal on Feb. 6/20 at MIN to boost his 2019-20 totals to 21-33-54 (55 GP).

J.T. Miller (21-33-54), 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 (687). He is ranked first in the league in even strength face-off wins (525) and power play faceoff wins (139).

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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