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Game Notes: Canucks @ Lightning

...teams on seven-game winning streaks collide in Tampa Bay

by Canucks Media Relations @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Tampa Bay in the first of a two-game match-up this season. Tampa will visit Rogers Arena Mar. 18. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

  • Vancouver is 4-5-1 in their last 10 games vs Tampa Bay (2-3-0 in their last 5 meetings).
  • The team's current seven-game win streak is the longest since Dec. 28/16 - Jan. 6/17. Vancouver has posted longer runs on only two occasions: 10-0-0 from Nov. 9 - 30, 2002 and 8-0-0 from Dec. 23 - Jan. 7, 2011.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

The Canucks held an optional skate this morning in Tampa Bay. Afterwards, Coach Travis Green said there are no changes to his line-up, meaning Jacob Markstrom starts in goal. He said tonight's game is one his team is definitely getting up for.

Video: PREGAME | Green at Lightning

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Alex Edler has 5 points (0-5-5) in his last 5 games.
  • J.T. Miller has 9 points (2-7-9) in his last 7 games.
  • Brock Boeser has 15 points (3-12-15) in his last 15 games.
  • Tanner Pearson has 18 points (7-11-18) over his last 17 games.
  • Jake Virtanen has 15 points (6-9-15) in his last 17 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 16 points (4-12-16) over his last 17 games. He is on a three game scoring streak (2-5-7).
  • Quinn Hughes has 12 points (2-10-12) in his last 17 games and is 3rd among rookies with 30 points (4-26-30). He is on a three game scoring streak (1-2-3).

LAST GAME AGAINST TB - DEC. 18/18: VAN 2 vs TBL 5

Tyler Motte tied it 1-1 at 9:17 of the first...Chris Tanev made it 3-2 at 5:46 of the third...Jake Virtanen, Antoine Roussel and Troy Stecher each netted an assist...Anders Nilsson made 32 saves...Bo Horvat had a team-high five shots and won 15 draws.

LAST GAME PLAYED - JAN. 4/20: VAN 2 vs NYR 1

Antoine Roussel opened the scoring at 1:46 in the first period...Tyler Myers notched the game-winning goal...Bo Horvat led the team in points (0-2-2)...Tyler Motte recorded 5 hits...Jacob Markstrom faced 37 shots.

Video: Canucks edge Rangers on Myers' late goal

THE CENTURY MARK

Tanner Pearson is one goal away from collecting his 100th career goal. Only three players from his 2012 draft class have accomplished the feat to date: Forsberg, Galchenyuk and Hertl.

SEEING STARS

Elias Pettersson will make his second NHL All-Star Game appearance, to be played in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25, as part of all-star

weekend. On Jan. 3 Jacob Markstrom was also added to Team Pacific.

Quinn Hughes is among 31 players on the ballot in the 2020 NHL All-Star Last Men In program. The player with the most votes from each of the four divisions will be added to the All-Star Game rosters. Voting closes Friday, Jan. 10, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Fans can vote at NHL.com/Vote or on a mobile interactive ballot on the NHL app.

ACTION-ORIENTED

Turning away 49 shots Saturday night versus LA, Jacob Markstrom set a new career high, recorded his 100th career win and tied the 2nd highest save total in franchise history (Richard Brodeur - 51, Roberto Luongo - 49). In his last six games facing 40+ shots, Markstrom has a 6-0-0 record, 2.10 GAA, .950 sv% and one shutout.

POWERED UP

  • J.T. Miller ranks tied for t-9th in the NHL for PPG (7). Bo Horavt and Elias Pettersson each have six, ranked t-21st.
  • Elias Pettersson ranks t-9th for PPP (18).
  • Vancouver ranks 1st in the League with 40 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 (1-1-2) scored the game-winning goal on Dec. 21/19 vs PIT to boost his 2019-20 totals to 14-20-34 (37 GP). The 26- year-old forward has collected the second-most points among players acquired during the off-season, trailing only Rangers forward Artemi Panarin (20-24-44 in 34 GP).

J.T. Miller (13-18-31), 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 (526), and first in even strength face-off wins (391) and power play face-off wins (112). 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.

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).

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