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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Devils

...Vancouver begins a four-game homestand

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks kick off a four game home stand today that will see visits from New Jersey (Nov. 10), Nashville (Nov. 12), Dallas (Nov. 14) and Colorado (Nov. 16).

  • The Canucks and Devils conclude their season series tonight. Vancouver lost the first outing on Oct. 19 by a score of 1-0.
  • Vancouver is 0-7-3 in their last 10 games vs New Jersey (0-4-1 in the last 5).
  • Vancouver hosts Hockey Fights Cancer night tonight.

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 15 points (2-13-15) in his last 10 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 12 points (5-7-12) over the past 10 games.
  • JT Miller has 10 points (4-6-10) over the past 9 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is 3rd among all rookies in scoring with 11 points (2-9-11).

LAST MEETING - Oct. 19/19: VAN 0 at NJ 1

Bo Horvat won 18 face-offs...Alex Edler blocked three shots...Tyler Motte recorded three hits...Thatcher Demko faced 24 shots.

LAST GAME - Nov. 8/19 VAN 1 at WPG 4

JT Miller scored the Canucks lone goal...Troy Stecher and Brock Boeser each recorded a point on the night...Chris Tanev led the team in blocked shots...Thatcher Demko faced 34 shots.

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 OCTANE OCTOBER

Vancouver's goal production for the month of October saw a combined 45 goals scored (not including shootout), the third best October for goal scoring in team history. Only 1983.84 - 59 goals, 1989.90 - 49 goals and 1991.92 - 49 goals saw higher totals.

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).

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).

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.

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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