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Game Notes: Canucks @ Blues

...Vancouver plays its regular season finale

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks face off against the St. Louis Blues today in their third and final meeting this season. Vancouver is 2-0-0 in the season series to date.

Vancouver is 2-2-1 in their last five games against St. Louis (3-6-1 in their last 10).

The Canucks conclude the regular season today in St. Louis.

The Canucks have had 37 different skaters appear in the lineup this season. This is the most skaters they've had appear in the lineup over the past five seasons.

LAST MEETING - DEC. 20/18: VAN 5 vs STL 1

Bo Horvat converted a backdoor pass to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead at 5:51...Adam Gaudette scored 28 seconds later to make it 3- 0...Josh Leivo banked a shot from below the goal line to make it 3-0 at 2:08 of the third period...Jake Virtanen scored his career-high 11th goal on a point shot to make it 4-1 at 11:24...Loui Eriksson made it 5-1 with an empty-netter at 15:24...Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves...Alex Edler recorded two assists in his 781st game which tied a franchise mark among Canucks blueliners.

Video: Virtanen, Horvat, Edler pace Canucks to 5-1 victory

LAST GAME - Apr. 2/19: VAN 4 vs SJS 2

Markus Granlund, appearing in his 300th career game, opened the scoring on the power play at 8:49 in the first...Tanner Pearson netted the Canucks second power play goal of the night at 19:48 in the first...Quinn Hughes posted his first NHL multi-point game with two assists...Brock Boeser led Canucks skaters in shots with 7...Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves.

FLY EAGLE FLY

Alex Edler moved into sole possession of first for most goals scored by a defenceman in franchise history on Mar. 28 vs LAK. He also leads Canucks defenceman in all-time points (366), power-play points (168), and shots (1,802). He ranks second all-time among Vancouver blueliners in assists (272) and power-play goals (45).

RACKING UP THE HITS

Since making his Canucks debut on Feb. 25, defenceman Luke Schenn has accumulated 77 hits, second most in the NHL over that span. Schenn also set a Canucks 2018.19 season high for most hits in a game with 12 on Mar. 24/19 vs Columbus.

HIGH MARK

Since Dec. 6, Jacob Markstrom has posted a record of 20-14-6. This includes a .921 SV%, 1,248 shots against and 1,149 saves. Markstrom ranks 12th in the League in wins (28), and fourth in shots against (1,896) and total saves (1,730). His .920 save percentage since Feb. 1 ranks tied for sixth in the League (min. 20 GP).

THE ROOKIE

Elias Petterson set a new franchise record for most points in a rookie season (61) with an assist on Mar. 18 at CHI, moving him past Pavel Bure and Ivan Hlinka. He now sits at 65 points.

Pettersson not only leads his team but all rookies in goals (27), points (65), assists (38), power-play goals (9), power-play points (21), game-winning goals (7), and points per game (0.93).

Pettersson is currently eighth for most points scored by a Swedish-born player in their rookie season all-time.

Pettersson currently is currently having the third most productive season by a Swedish-born player 20 years of age or younger (trailing Nicklas Backstrom and Filip Forsberg)

Pettersson was named to Team Pacific Division for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game. He became the youngest Canucks player and just the third Canucks rookie named to the honour. He participated in the Fastest Skater and Puck Control Relay.

With his seventh GWG Jan. 2 at OTT, Pettersson established a new Canucks single-season record for most GWG scored by a rookie.

With a hat trick on Jan. 2 at OTT, Pettersson became just the fourth active player to accumulate 40 or more career points within his first 40 NHL games. He also became the first rookie in Canucks franchise history to score a hat trick that included an OTG. He is the eighth Canucks rookie to net a hat trick.

Pettersson, who led all rookies with seven goals and 10 points in eight games (7-3-10) in October, was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October. He was named the NHL's second star of the week ending November 4th (sharing the League lead with four goals and ranked third overall with seven points in three games) and was named first star of the week ending December 9th (after leading the NHL with eight points (2-6-8) in three games).

With five points (1-4-5) on Dec. 9 at STL, Pettersson became the sixth rookie since 1967-68 to record multiple outings with at least five points in a single season. He also registered five points (2-3-5) on Nov. 2 vs COL.

FACE THE FACTS

Bo Horvat ranks first in the NHL in face-off wins (1,068), first in even-strength face-off wins (878) and first in face-offs taken (1,991). He also ranks seventh in PP face-off wins (145).

Horvat ranks tied for first on the team in goals (27), first in shots (225) and TOI (among forwards; 20:50) and second in power play goals (7), points (61), assists (34), power play points (18), face-off win percentage (53.6%).

Horvat has also set a new career high for most points (61) in a season.

THE GOING RATE

  • Brock Boeser has 12 points (5-7-12) over the past 15 games
  • Josh Leivo has two points (1-1-2) over the past five games
  • Alex Edler has nine points (3-6-9) over the past nine games
  • Elias Pettersson has nine points (1-8-9) over the past 14 games
  • Troy Stecher has three points (1-2-3) over the past five games
  • Bo Horvat has 11 points (4-7-11) over the past 13 games
  • Alex Biega has two points (0-2-2) over the past two games
  • Tim Schaller has three points (1-2-3) over the past five games
  • Tanner Pearson has eight points (6-2-8) over the past eight games
  • Jay Beagle has four points (0-4-4) over the past 10 games
  • Quinn Hughes has three points (0-3-3) over four games
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