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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Islanders

...Vancouver closes out a four-game homestand

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against the Islanders for the second and final time this season. Tonight's game is presented by TD Canada.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

Brock Boeser hit the ice with the Canucks for the second time in three days Tuesday morning and Coach Green confirmed the 23-year-old will return to the line-up tonight. Boeser has missed 12 games since fracturing rib cartilage against the Calgary Flames on February 8th; he has 16 goals and 29 assists in 56 games this season, but says he isn't overly pleased with his season so far.

Video: PREGAME | Boeser vs. Islanders

Captain Bo Horvat said it goes without saying that getting Boeser back is huge for the Canucks, but he said it anyway. The Canucks currently find themselves one point out of the playoffs, so Boeser's offensive firepower could be huge down the stretch.

Video: PREGAME | Horvat vs. Islanders

CFKF TELETHON

  • Tonight the Canucks will host the 30th annual Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, presented by TD
  • The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities that support children's health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in BC.
  • Those looking to donate can do so:
    • In game, on the concourse at locations throughout the arena
    • Via phone at 1-85-KIDSFUND (1-855-437-3863) on March 10th, from 6 a.m. to midnight
    • Online NOW at Canucks.com/telethon

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Tyler Toffoli has 8 points (5-3-8) in his last 9 games with the Canucks.
  • Quinn Hughes has 13 points (0-13-13) in his last 14 games and is first among rookies with 52 points (8-44-52).
  • J.T. Miller has 17 points (6-11-17) in his last 12 games.
  • Elias Pettersson has 10 points (4-6-10) in his last 12 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 7 points (4-3-7) in his last 11 games.
  • Alex Edler has 8 points (1-7-8) in his last 9 games.
  • Alex Edler and Chris Tanev are t-3rd in the NHL in blocked shots (158).

LAST MEETING - FEB. 1/20: VAN 4 at NYI 3 (OT)

J.T. Miller opened up scoring with an unassisted goal at 2:09 in the first period...Quinn Hughes scored a career high of 2 goals including the OT GWG...Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller recorded assists on the paly...Oscar Fantenberg led the team in blocked shots (4)...Tyler Myers led the team in TOI (23:25)...Jacob Markstrom faced 37 shots.

Video: Hughes scores OT winner to lift Canucks past Isles

LAST GAME PLAYED - MAR. 8/20: VAN 1 vs CBJ 2

Elias Pettersson got the Canucks on the board at 8:19 in the third period...Oscar Fantenberg collected an assist in his second consecutive game...Tanner Pearson recorded four hits...Jake Virtanen blocked three shots...Thatcher Demko faced 22 shots. 

ROOKIE RANKINGS

  • Quinn Hughes led all rookies with 15 points (2-13-15) through 13 games in February and was named the NHL's "Rookie of the Month."
  • Quinn Hughes notched his 43rd assist of 2019-20 on Feb. 27/20 at OTT, establishing a Canucks record for most in a season by a rookie, surpassing the previous record of 42 set by fellow defenceman Dale Tallon in 1970-71.
  • Hughes holds the Canucks franchise record for most power play points by a rookie (25).
  • Quinn Hughes ranks first among rookies in scoring with 52 points (8-44-52) and is just four points shy of matching the Canucks single-season record for a rookie defenceman.
  • Quinn Hughes joined Nicklas Lidstrom (1991-92) as the second defenceman in NHL history to be the first rookie to reach the 50-point mark in a season.
  • Hughes scored each of his two goals in February in a 4-3 overtime win against the New York Islanders Feb. 1, capping his first career multi-goal game with the overtime tally. He became the sixth different rookie defenceman in franchise history to record a multi-goal game.
  • Hughes posted three assists in a 6-2 victory Feb. 10 against the Nashville Predators to become the second rookie defenceman in NHL history to record four three-assist games in a season, joining Ray Bourque who also had four in 1979-80.

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES

The Canucks scored a season-high of nine goals on, Feb. 22/20 vs BOS. This is the 16th time in franchise history that the Canucks have scored nine or more goals in a regular-season game and is the first time since Jan. 6/96 (9-2 W vs TBL).

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).
  • The Canucks have posted the 6th most points at home this season (3rd most in the Western Conference) with 46 points.
  • JT Miller ranks t-11th in the NHL for most points at home (15-25-40).
  • Elias Pettersson ranks t-2nd in the NHL for most PPG at home (5).

POWERED UP

  • Bo Horvat ranks t-9th in the NHL for PPG (11). J.T. Miller ranks t-23rd (9) and Elias Pettersson ranks t-30th in the NHL for PPG (8).
  • Quinn Hughes ranks t-12th in the NHL for PPP (25). Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller rank t-15th in the league for PPP (24).
  • Vancouver is ranked t-2nd in the League with 56 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Tyler Toffoli scored the OT GWG on Feb. 25/20 at MTL and was named the first star of the game. Toffoli is 5-3-8 (9 GP) with the Canucks in 2019.20.

Tyler Toffoli recorded three points (2-1-3) on his second game as a Canuck and was named the first star of the game, Feb. 22/20 vs. BOS.

J.T. Miller became the fourth player in Canucks history to record 70 or more points in his first season with the club. The others: Alexander Mogilny: 107 in 1995-96 Greg Adams: 76 in 1987-88 Barry Pederson: 76 in 1986-87

J.T. Miller joined Alexander Mogilny (30) and Barry Pederson (20) as the third player to record at least 20 multi-point games in his first season with the Canucks.

FACING OFF

Bo Horvat ranks 3rd in the NHL in face-off wins (839) and 2nd in power play face-off wins (165). He ranks first in the league in even strength face-off wins (651).

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