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Game Notes: Canucks @ Penguins

...Vancouver plays their fifth game of a six-game trip

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

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

  • The Canucks and Penguins play their first of two game this season tonight. They conclude the season series on Dec. 21 in VAN.
  • Vancouver is 5-5-0 in their last 10 games vs PIT (3-2-0 in the last 5).

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

"You'll have to wait and see..." Coach Green would not reveal anything about his line-up tonight heading into Vancouver's game against Pittsburgh; reporters were anxious to find out if recently recalled forward Nikolay Goldobin would make his season debut, but we'll have to wait and see.

Goldobin, who led the Utica Comets in points before being recalled Monday, is excited to be back in the NHL. He made that clear when he spoke to reporters, although he too was unable to clarify his status for tonight. Goldobin said he has not been told if he's in or not. Stay tuned!

Video: PREGAME | Nikolay Goldobin at Penguins

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Brock Boeser has also collected 9 points (3-6-9) in the last 12 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has scored six points (3-3-6) in the last seven games.
  • Elias Pettersson enters play tonight with 23 points (6-17-23) in his last 18 games.
  • JT Miller has 16 points (6-10-16) over his past 17 games.
  • Quinn Hughes is t-2nd among rookies with 18 points (2-16-18).
  • Bo Horvat has five points (2-3-5) over his last six games.
  • The Canucks enter tonight's game third in the NHL in faceoff win percentage (52.7%).
  • Vancouver leads the League with 27 power play goals.

LAST MEETING - Oct. 27/18 VAN 0 vs PIT 5

Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves...Elias Pettersson, who missed six games due to injury returned to the lineup played 19:01...Brock Boeser, who missed two games due to injury, had three shots in 19:14...Michael Del Zotto and Jake Virtanen each registered a game high four hits...Tyler Motte had a team-high four shots and four blocked shots.

LAST GAME - Nov. 25/19 VAN 1 at PHI 2

JT Miller opened the scoring at 10:34 in the first...Bo Horvat collected an assist on the night...Thatcher Demko faced 34 shots.

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.

STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

With a goal on Nov. 25/19 at PHI, JT Miller became the 14th player in franchise history to produce 24 or more points in his first 25 games since joining the Canucks (NHL debut or otherwise).

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 (106-135-241). Since the 2013.14 season, Bo Horvat has won 4065 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 (318), even strength face-off wins (227) and 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 95 points through 96 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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