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Game Notes: Canucks vs. Sharks

...Canucks looking to win their second straight game

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against San Jose for the third of five times this season. Tonight's game is presented by TD Canada.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

The Canucks held a full skate Saturday morning ahed of facing the Sharks. No line-up changes expected tonight, other than it's Thatcher Demko in net. The 24-year-old will make his 15th start of the year; Demko is 8-5-1 this season, with his last start coming January 9th in Florida.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 14 points (3-11-14) in his last 13 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 19 points (6-13-19) in his last 21 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 23 points (8-15-23) over his last 23 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 23 points (8-15-23) over his last 24 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 17 points (8-9-17) in his last 23 games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 15 points (2-13-15) in his last 23 games and is 3rd among rookies with 33 points (4-29-33).

LAST GAME AGAINST SJS - DEC. 14/19: VAN 2 at SJS 4

The Canucks outshot the Sharks 35-27 at SAP Center in San Jose allowing two goals against before Jake Virtanen cut the lead in half at 7:57 of the third period...Bo Horvat scored with 29 seconds remaining to draw the game within one goal...Jacob Markstrom stopped 23 of 25 shots.

LAST GAME PLAYED - JAN. 16/20: VAN 3 vs ARI 1

Bo Horvart opened Canucks scoring on a power play goal assisted by Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson...Jake Virtanen scored the GWG at 15:49 in the second period...Tanner Pearson recorded his 100th career goal...the Canucks outshot the Coyotes 35-25...Chris Tanev blocked 3 shots...Bo Horvat won 9 face-offs...Quinn Hughes led the Canucks in TOI (22:38)...Jacob Markstrom faced 25 shots.

Video: Pearson scores 100th NHL goal in Canucks win

HOME SWEET HOME

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 16/20, the Canucks are 7-0-0 in their last seven games at Rogers Arena, the longest active home-ice win streak in the NHL. Vancouver has posted longer home-ice win streaks on 8 occasions. The longest was an 11 game streak (Feb.3-Mar. 19/09).

SEEING STARS

Quinn Hughes was added into all-star weekend through the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In online voting program.

Hughes, 20, becomes the 11th Canucks defenceman to be named to an All-Star Game roster, and first since Alex Edler in 2012. He ranks third among rookies in scoring with 33 points (4-29-33) in 47 games in 2019.20. Hughes leads Canucks defencemen in scoring, power play points (3-15-18) and ranks third among Canucks blueliners in average time on ice per game (21:35).

Quinn joins teammates Elias Pettersson, who is making his second NHL All-Star Game appearance, and Jacob Markstrom.

Hughes, Pettersson and Markstrom will represent Team Pacific at the NHL All-Star Game, to be played in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 4/20, the Canucks posted a seven game win streak. It marked just the seventh time the Canucks have posted a 7-game winning streak, tying for third longest in club history. Vancouver has posted longer runs on only two occasions: 10-0-0 (Nov. 9-30/02) and 8-0-0 (Dec. 23-Jan. 7/11).

During the Canucks most recent win streak, 16 different skaters registered a point or more. Elias Pettersson (5-4-9), Tanner Pearson (4-5-9), Bo Horvat (3-6-9) and JT Miller (2-7-9) led the way for the Canucks with nine points each.

THE CENTURY MARK

Tanner Pearson collected his 100th career goal on Jan. 16/20 vs ARI. Only three players from his 2012 draft class have accomplished the feat to date: Forsberg, Galchenyuk and Hertl.

POWERED UP

  • Bo Horvat, J.T. Miller and Elias Pettersson rank tied for t-16th in the NHL for PPG (7).
  • Elias Pettersson is tied for t-8th in PPP (20).
  • Vancouver is ranked t-2nd in the League with 42 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 collected another assist on Jan. 16/20 vs ARI to boost his 2019-20 totals to 16-29-45 (48 GP).

J.T. Miller (16-29-45), 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 (584). He is ranked first in the league in even strength face-off wins (436) and power play faceoff wins (125).

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.

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