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Game Notes: Canucks @ Flyers

...Vancouver aims to win its third straight game

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks play their fourth of a six game road trip. Vancouver will also face PIT (Nov. 27) and EDM (Nov. 30). Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

  • The Canucks and Flyers conclude their season series tonight. Vancouver won the first meeting in the shootout by a score of 3-2 on Oct. 12.
  • Vancouver is 5-4-1 in their last 10 games vs PHI (3-2-0 in the last 5).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

News of the morning was Antoine Roussel begin assigned to the Utica Comets on a conditioning stint. The 30-year-old is nearing a return from a lower-body injury and getting some playing time with the Comets is the next step in his recovery.

Coach Green was filled with news when he met with the media following Canucks skate in Philadelphia: Edler is expected to play tonight after leaving Saturday's game due to injury; Beagle is day-to-day and is not expected to play tonight; Sutter skated this morning and will be evaluated after practice in Pittsburgh Tuesday; Ferland will join the team in Pittsburgh; Demko starts vs. the Flyers.

Video: PREGAME | Coach Green at Flyers

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Brock Boeser has also collected 9 points (3-6-9) in the last 11 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has scored six points (3-3-6) in the last six games.
  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 23 points (6-17-23) in his last 17 games.
  • JT Miller has 15 points (5-10-15) over his past 16 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is 2nd among rookies with 18 points (2-16-18).
  • Bo Horvat has four points (2-2-4) over his last five games.
  • The Canucks enter tonight's game second in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (53.2%).
  • Vancouver leads the League with 27 power play goals.

LAST MEETING - Oct. 12/19 VAN 3 vs PHI 2 (SO)

Tanner Pearson netted the game-deciding goal to lift the Canucks 3-2 over the Flyers for their second win of the season...Brock Boeser got the Canucks on the board at 5:01 in the first...Pearson gave the Canucks a 2-1 lead heading into the third...Chris Tanev led Canucks skaters in scoring with two points (0-2-2) and recorded his 100th career point...Jacob Markstrom faced 32 shots.

Video: Pearson leads Canucks to shootout win against Flyers

LAST GAME - Nov. 23/19 VAN 2 at WSH 1 (SO)

Bo Horvat netted the game-winner in the 7th round of the shootout...Elias Pettersson collected a goal on the power play at 14:00 in the second to tie the game 1-1...Jacob Markstrom faced 33 shots.

Video: Horvat nets shootout winner to lead Canucks past Caps

COMEBACK KIDS

Vancouver was one of eight teams on Saturday to produce a comeback win. Vancouver is tied for fourth in the league for most wins (6) when their opponent scores first.

SOMETHING SPECIAL

Vancouver has scored each of its last seven goals (excluding shootout-deciding goals) on either the power play or penalty kill, matching the longest run of special-team tallies in franchise history. The others: Dec. 2-9, 2006, Dec. 21-23, 2005 and Nov. 10-12, 1992.

THE 400 MARK

Bo Horvat appeared in his 400th career game Nov. 21/19 at NSH, registering 1-1-2. Only six players from the 2013 NHL Draft class have played 400 or more games. He ranks tied for fifth in his draft class in scoring (106-134-240). Since the 2013.14 season, Bo Horvat has won 4037 face-offs, ranking 19th in the League.

FACING OFF

On Nov. 16/19 vs COL, Bo Horvat registered 26 wins in the face-off circle, tying for second most a Canuck has won in a single regular season game (Mark Messier had 26 on Mar. 2/98 vs LA). The Canucks record stands at 28, which was also established by Messier on Jan. 8/99 vs FLA. Travis Green holds the League record with 33 wins, which took place on Nov. 8/97 vs CHI.

In 2019.20, Horvat ranks 1st in the NHL in face-off wins (290), 2nd in even strength face-off wins (203) and and first in power play face- off wins (76). Jay Beagle ranks second in the League for shorthanded face-off wins (46).

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

Pettersson recorded his 90th career point on Nov. 14/19 vs DAL, becoming the second quickest Canuck to achieve the feat, doing so in his 91st career game. Pavel Bure is the quickest Canuck to reach 90 career points, achieving the feat in 86 games.

Pettersson now sits at 94 points through 94 games. The quickest a Canuck has reached 100 points was 96 games, achieved by Pavel Bure.

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.

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.

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).

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).

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