CANUCKS VS SENATORS PREVIEW:
The Vancouver Canucks face off against the Ottawa Senators for the second of two meetings this season. The Canucks previously faced the Senators on Oct. 10 in Vancouver.
Vancouver is 4-4-2 in their last 10 games against Ottawa (1-3-1 in their last 5).
Tonight's game marks the Canucks first road trip of the season that sees stops in Ottawa (Oct. 17), Boston (Oct. 19), Buffalo (Oct. 20), Detroit (Oct. 22) and Minnesota (Oct. 24).
Derek Dorsett is one game away from his 500th career game. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 11/08 at Phoenix with the Columbus Blue Jackets and has accumulated 45-74-119 and 1248 penalty minutes over the span of 499 games.
Thomas Vanek is 1 point from amassing 700 for his career. He is already the highest scoring player of Austrian descent in NHL history and with his 700th point will become just the 53rd player born outside of North America to register 700 or more points in his career (credit: Elias Sports Bureau).
On Oct. 14 against Calgary, Brandon Sutter became the sixth member of his family to reach 600 games played, joining Brent (1111), Ron (1093), Rich (874), Brian (779) and Duane (731). In total 9 individuals from the Sutter family have played in the NHL, combining for 5,666 games and 3175 points (1443-1732-3175).
LAST GAME: OCT. 14:
VAN 2 vs CGY 5 Derek Dorsett notched his first goal of the season at 17:45 in the first...Alexander Burmistrov and Michael Del Zotto collected their first points as Canucks while Derek Pouliot made his Canucks debut and also collected an assist...Brandon Sutter appeared in his 600th NHL game and Sam Gagner played in 700th NHL game...Brock Boeser scored at 10:23 in the third...Jacob Markstrom faced 27 shots.
• Through 4 games, Henrik Sedin ranks sixth in the NHL in faceoff win percentage with 65.2% (min. 20 faceoffs)
• Chris Tanev's goal on Oct. 12 vs WPG and Oct. 10 vs OTT marked the first time in his career he has scored in consecutive games
• With his 68th shootout attempt on Oct. 10 vs OTT, Thomas Vanek moved to 24th all-time in NHL history in shootout attempts. His 28 shootout goals ranks him t-19th in NHL history
• The Canucks rank fourth in faceoff win percentage at 55.7%
• The Canucks rank tied for 6th for penalty killing at 87.5%