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Game Notes: Canucks @ Sharks

...Canucks conclude a three-game road trip

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks complete a three game road trip through California with tonight's matchup versus the San Jose Sharks. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

Vancouver and San Jose face off five times this season: tonight, Dec. 14 (San Jose), Jan. 18 (Vancouver), Jan. 29 (San Jose) and Mar. 25(Vancouver).The Canucks were 1-3-0 last season against the Sharks in 2018.19.

NEED TO KNOW BASIS

  • Elias Pettersson enters tonight's game with 12 points (2-10-12) over his past six games.
  • Bo Horvat has nine points (5-4-9) over the past six games.
  • JT Miller has six points (2-4-6) over the past five games.
  • The Canucks enter tonight's game tied for the third best record in the last 10 games (7-1-2).
  • im Schaller has four goals on 18 shots; his 22.2% shooting percentage ranks 23rd in the League
  • Thatcher Demko's 1.73 GAA ranks second in the NHL
  • Quinn Hughes is tied for second among all rookies in scoring with 10 points (1-9-10).

LAST MEETING - Feb. 16/19: VAN 2 at SJ 3

Antoine Roussel notched the Canucks first goal of the night, drawing the Canucks into a 1-1 tie in the first...Brock Boeser scored theCanucks second goal of the night, which was his 100th career point...Loui Eriksson appeared in his 900th career game...Tyler Motteregistered four hits...Jacob Markstrom faced 26 shots.

LAST GAME - Nov. 1/19 VAN 1 at ANA 2 (OT)

Adam Gaudette tied the game 1-1 with his first goal of the season at 13:42 of the third period...Brandon Sutter and Tanner Pearsoneach notched their fourth assist of the season on the play...Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves and was named the third star...ChrisTanev and Alex Edler each registered a game-high five blocked shots...Bo Horvat had a game-high 14 faceoff wins.

HIGH OCTANE OCTOBER

Vancouver's goal production for the month of October saw a combined 45 goals scored (not including shootout), the third best October for goal scoring in team history. Only 1983.84 - 59 goals, 1989.90 - 49 goals and 1991.92 - 49 goals saw higher totals.

HIGH FIVE

  • Vancouver has now scored five-plus goals in four consecutive games - 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 Canucks scored five first period goals, including four in the first 9:35 of the game, Oct. 28/19 vs FLA.
  • A five-plus goal output also extends to the team's last three games at Rogers Arena (Oct. 15 vs DET, Oct. 25 vs WSH, Oct. 28 vs FLA)
  • 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.

POWER PLAY PRODUCTION

The Canucks were powered by four power play goals in a 5-3 win over the Kings at the Staples Center on Oct. 30th, led by two goals on the man advantage from Brock Boeser. It marks the first time since Jan. 7th, 2012 that the team has scored four power play goals.

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).

MILLER SCORES 100+

JT Miller scored his 100th and 101st career goal vs Florida on Oct. 28/19 at Rogers Arena. Drafted 15th overall by the New York Rangers in 2011, Miller is the 14th member of his draft class to reach the 100 goal plateau and ranks 5th among his peers to reach the milestone in the fewest number of games at 446.

PRODUCTION FROM PETTERSSON

With three assists on Oct. 28/19, Elias Pettersson improved his career totals to 31-49-80 in 82 GP. Only Pavel Bure required fewer games to reach 80 points as a Canuck (49-31-80 in 80 GP).

HEAD OF THE CLASS

Bo Horvat collected his 100th career goal on Oct. 20/19 at NYR to become the 4th player from the 2013 NHL Draft to score 100 or more goals. Sean Monahan, Nathan MacKinnon and Aleksander Barkov are the three that have accomplished the feat to date.

After recording his first career hat trick on Oct. 22/19 at DET, Horvat sits at 103 career goals. Of the 103 career goals, 28 have come on the power play, six shorthanded and 69 at even strength. The last time a Vancouver Canuck scored a hat trick against Detroit was Nov. 13/05 by Todd Bertuzzi.

YOUNG GUN

Quinn Hughes (19 years, 360 days) notched his first NHL goal Oct. 9 vs LA and became the youngest Canucks defenceman to find the back of the net since J.J Daigneault (19 years, 176 days) did so on April 6, 1985 at Los Angeles.

LIGHT THE LAMP

The Canucks tied a club record for goals in a home opener with 8 on Oct. 9/19 vs LA (the two previous times were Oct. 8/87 vs STL and Oct. 11/78 vs CLR). According to NHL PR, just three other teams in the last 10 years have scored eight or more goals in their home opener: Chicago (10; Oct. 5/17 vs PIT), Philadelphia (8; Oct. 14/17 vs WSH) and Toronto (8; Oct. 7/17 vs NYR). The last time the Canucks scored 8 goals in a game was Nov. 8/18 vs Boston, which ended in an 8-5 Canucks win.

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