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Game Notes: Canucks @ Islanders

...Canucks aiming for their fifth straight win

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against the New York Islanders for the first time this season. The second and final matchup will take place on Mar. 10/20 at VAN. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 19 points (6-13-19) in his last 16 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 20 points (6-14-20) in his last 24 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 27 points (10-17-27) over his last 26 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 26 points (9-17-26) over his last 27 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 22 points (9-13-22) in his last 26 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 18 points (4-14-18) in his last 26 games and is 2nd among rookies with 36 points (6-30-36).

LAST GAME AGAINST NYI - FEB. 23/19: VAN 0 vs NYI 4

The Canucks tied a season high for fewest shots allowed in a period (3)...Erik Gudbranson and Tyler Motte tied the team high for hits (3)...The Canucks recorded 36 shots...Jacob Markstrom faced 23 shots.

LAST GAME PLAYED - JAN. 29/20: VAN 5 at SJS 2

Quinn Hughes opened up scoring for the Canucks at 11:08 in the first period...Canucks tallied four goals in the third period...Jake Virtanen scored the GWG on the powerplay...J.T. Miller recorded two assists...Bo Horvat won 18 face-offs (78%)...Tyler Myers blocked 4 shots...Jacob Markstrom made 38 saves.

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HOME SWEET HOME

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 27/20, the Canucks are 9-0-0 in their last nine games at Rogers Arena, the longest active home-ice win streak in the NHL. Vancouver has posted longer home-ice win streaks only once with an 11 game streak (Feb.3-Mar. 19/09).

SEEING STARS

Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson, Jacob Markstrom and their Pacific Division teammates defeated the Atlantic Division 5-4 in the final NHL All-Star Game in St. Louis on Jan. 25/20.

In his second All-Star appearance, Pettersson scored two goals in the final game helping lead his team to the win.

Quinn Hughes became the second rookie defenseman to score a goal in an NHL All-Star Game. Denis Potvin tallied once for Team All-Stars East in the 27th All-Star Game in 1974. Hughes was the fourth rookie defenseman to skate in the All-Star Games in the past 33 years.

With Hughes participation in All-Star Weekend, the Canucks have become the first NHL team in the expansion era (since 1967-68) to have a rookie in three consecutive NHL All-Star 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

  • Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson rank tied for t-18th in the NHL for PPG (7).
  • Elias Pettersson is tied for t-9th in PPP (20).
  • Vancouver is ranked 2nd in the League with 44 power play goals this season.

WORKING OVERTIME

On Dec. 19/19 vs VGK, Chris Tanev notched his fourth career overtime goal, placing him in a tie with Alex Edler for third in franchise history by a Canucks defenceman. Sami Salo holds the record with 7, followed by Mattias Ohlund with 6.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller collected two assists on Jan. 29/20 at SJS to boost his 2019-20 totals to 19-31-50 (51 GP).

J.T. Miller (19-31-50), 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 1st in the NHL in face-off wins (631), even strength face-off wins (475) and power play faceoff wins (133).

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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