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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Rangers

...Canucks look for their seventh straight victory

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against New York in the second of a two-game match-up this season. The Canucks won the first contest 3-2 at Madison Square Garden. Tonight's game is presented by The Province.

  • Vancouver is 5-2-3 in their last 10 games vs New York (2-1-2 in their last 5 meetings).
  • The team's current six-game win streak is the longest since Dec. 28/16 - Jan. 6/17.
  • The Canucks celebrate the 90's era tonight as part of the club's 50th season celebration. On this day in team history (1990), Tony Tanti became the second player in franchise history to score 250 goals as a Vancouver Canuck (4-3 L at PIT).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

NHL All-Star Jacob Markstrom starts in goal against the Rangers tonight. Tyler Myers, for one, is thrilled Marky is headed to St. Louis later this month for the All-Star Game, but even more impressed with how Markstrom has handled his workload and off-ice family responsibilities this season.

Video: PREGAME | Myers vs. Rangers

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Brock Boeser has 15 points (3-12-15) in his last 14 games, and is on a 6-game point streak (1-6-7).
  • Tanner Pearson has 18 points (7-11-18) over his last 16 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 15 points (6-9-15) in his last 16 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 14 points (4-10-14) over his last 16 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 11 points (2-9-11) in his last 16 games and is 3rd among rookies with 29 points (4-25-29).

LAST GAME AGAINST NYR - Oct. 20/19: VAN 3 at NYR 2

Bo Horvat opened the scoring with his 100th career goal at 6:01 of the first on the power play...Brock Boeser scored to provide a 2-0 lead at 13:34 in the first...Jay Beagle collected his fourth career shorthanded goal, the game winner, and his first since Dec. 13/18 at NSH...Elias Pettersson led the team in points with two (0-2-2)...Jacob Markstrom faced a season high 40 shots for the win.

Video: Horvat scores 100th goal as Canucks edge Rangers, 3-2

LAST GAME PLAYED - JAN 2/20: VAN 7 vs CHI 5

JT Miller led all players with four points (1-3-4) followed by three Canucks with three point games: Elias Pettersson (1-2-3), Bo Horvat (2-1-3) and Tanner Pearson (1-2-3)...Quinn Hughes scored on the power play...Alex Edler recorded two assists...Adam Gaudette scored the GWG...Jacob Markstrom stopped 28 of 33 shots for the win.

Video: Miller, Canucks top Blackhawks for sixth straight win

SEEING STARS

Elias Pettersson will make his second NHL All-Star Game appearance, to be played in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25, as part of all- star weekend. The second-year forward, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year last season, leads the Canucks in goals (19) and points (44).

Quinn Hughes is among 31 players on the ballot in the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In program. The player with the most votes from each of the four divisions will be added to the All-Star Game rosters. Voting closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Fans can vote at NHL.com/Vote or on a mobile interactive ballot on the NHL app.

ACTION-ORIENTED

Turning away 49 shots Saturday night versus LA, Jacob Markstrom set a new career high, recorded his 100th career win and tied the 2nd highest save total in franchise history (Richard Brodeur - 51, Roberto Luongo - 49). In his last six games facing 40+ shots, Markstrom has a 6-0-0 record, 2.10 GAA, .950 sv% and one shutout.

POWERED UP

  • J.T. Miller ranks tied for t-8th in the NHL for PPG (7). Bo Horavt and Elias Pettersson each have six, ranked t-20th.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks t-8th for PPP (18).
  • Vancouver ranks 1st in the League with 40 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.

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM

Canucks rookie defenseman Quinn Hughes collected his third three-assist game this season on Nov. 27/19 at PIT. Hughes became the first rookie defenceman in Canucks history to accomplish the feat in a single season (Oct. 30 at LAK and Nov. 21 at NSH). The only rookie blueliner with more in a single season is Ray Bourque (4 in 1979-80 with BOS).

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

J.T. Miller (1-1-2) scored the game-winning goal on Dec. 21/19 vs PIT to boost his 2019-20 totals to 14-20-34 (37 GP). The 26- year-old forward has collected the second-most points among players acquired during the off-season, trailing only Rangers forward Artemi Panarin (20-24-44 in 34 GP).

J.T. Miller (13-18-31), 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 (506), even strength face-off wins (378) and and 1st in power play face-off wins (105). 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.

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

Elias Petterson is one of five active players to reach the 30-point mark in fewer than 30 games in each of his first two or more NHL seasons. The others: Sidney Crosby (10x) Evgeni Malkin (9x) Alex Ovechkin (6x) and Connor McDavid (5x).

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.

WITH THE ADVANTAGE

On Nov. 21/19 at NSH, Vancouver scored five power-play goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 6, 2011 (6-2 W at CHI); the franchise record for most in a game is six, a mark set Oct. 7, 1983 (10-9 W vs. MNS) and matched March 1, 1992 (11-0 W vs. CGY).

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