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Game Notes: Canucks @ Maple Leafs

...Canucks play their first of back-to-back games

by Canucks Communications @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver faces off against Toronto for the second and final time this season. Tonight's game is presented by Toyota Pacific.

MORNING SKATE UPDATE

The Canucks held a full skate Saturday morning in Toronto, which included a stitched up Chris Tanev who took a puck to the ear in Ottawa last game. The defenceman needed 12 stitches, but said once he found out it was just a cut and no real damage had been done, there was no question of whether or not he was returning to the game. What a warrior.

Video: PREGAME | Tanev at Maple Leafs

Quinn Hughes has a lot of childhood memories of Toronto as his dad Jim worked as the Maple Leafs Director of Player Development when Quinn was young. Although tonight is just another game, it's a special one for the Canucks defenceman.

Video: PREGAME | Hughes at Maple Leafs

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Tyler Toffoli has 6 points (4-2-6) in his last 4 games with the Canucks and is on a six game point streak (8-2-10).
  • Quinn Hughes has 17 points (3-14-17) in his last 13 games and is first among rookies with 51 points (8-43-51).
  • J.T. Miller has 19 points (8-11-19) in his last 14 games.
  • Elias Pettersson has 10 points (4-6-10) in his last 14 games.
  • Brandon Sutter has 8 points (3-5-8) in his last 12 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 5 points (3-2-5) in his last 6 games.
  • Troy Stecher has 5 points (1-4-5) in his last 7 games.

LAST MEETING - DEC. 10/19 VAN 1 vs TOR 4

Josh Leivo scored the Canucks lone goal of the night...Bo Horvat and Tanner Pearson each collected an assist...Brock Boeser led the team in shots (8)...Jacob Markstrom faced 26 shots.

LAST GAME PLAYED - FEB. 27/20: VAN 2 at OTT 5

J.T. Miller opened up scoring for the Canucks with a power play goal at 19:44 in the second period...Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson recorded assists on the play...Tyler Toffoli led the team in shots (6) and scored a goal (1-0-1), his fourth in four games played as a Canuck...J.T. Miller and Alex Edler recorded assits on the play...Quinn Hughes led the team in TOI (23:37)...Chris Tanev led the team in blocked shots (6)...Bo Horvat won 12 face-offs (71%)...Thatcher Demko faced 25 shots.

ROOKIE RANKINGS

  • Quinn Hughes knotched his 43rd assist of 2019-20 on Feb. 27/20 at OTT, establishing a Canucks record for most in a season by a rookie, surpassing the previous record of 42 set by fellow defenceman Dale Tallon in 1970-71.
  • Hughes holds the Canucks franchise record for most power play points by a rookie (24).
  • Quinn Hughes ranks first among rookies in scoring with 51 points (8-43-51) and is just five points shy of matching the Canucks single-season record for a rookie defenceman.
  • Quinn Hughes joined Nicklas Lidstrom (1991-92) as the second defenceman in NHL history to be the first rookie to reach the 50-point mark in a season.

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES

The Canucks scored a season-high of nine goals on, Feb. 22/20 vs BOS. This is the 16th time in franchise history that the Canucks have scored nine or more goals in a regular-season game and is the first time since Jan. 6/96 (9-2 W vs TBL). Only two other teams have score nine goals this season. The others: Lightning (Nov. 14/19 and Jan. 7/20) and Avalanche (Nov. 7/19).

RE-MARKY-ABLE

On Feb. 12/20 Jacob Markstrom made 49 saves, establishing a Canucks franchise record for most saves in a shutout. He also became the first goaltender in Canucks history to register multiple 40-save shutouts in a single season.

HOME SWEET HOME

From Dec. 19/19 to Jan. 27/20, the Canucks posted a 9 game home win streak. Vancouver has posted a longer home-ice win streak only once with an 11 game streak (Feb.3 - Mar. 19/09).

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.

POWERED UP

Bo Horvat ranks t-12th in the NHL for PPG (10). J.T. Miller ranks t-23rd (9) and Elias Pettersson are ranks t-28th in the NHL for PPG (8).

Quinn Hughes ranks 11th in the NHL for PPP (24). Elias Pettersson ranks 14th in the league for PPP (23).

Vancouver is ranked t-1st in the League with 54 power play goals this season.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

  • Tyler Toffoli scored the OT GWG on Feb. 25/20 at MTL and was named the first star of the game. Toffoli is 4-2-6 (4 GP) with the Canucks in 2019.20.
  • Tyler Toffoli recorded three points (2-1-3) on his second game as a Canuck and was named the first star of the game, Feb. 22/20 vs. BOS.
  • J.T. Miller recorded a goal and an assist on Feb. 27/20 at OTT to boost his 2019-20 totals to 25-40-65 (63 GP).
  • J.T. Miller (25-40-65), 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 3rd in the NHL in face-off wins (773) and in power play face-off wins (151). He ranks first in the league in even strength face-off wins (599).

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