CANUCKS GAME DAY PREVIEW | Golden Knights at Canucks

CANUCKS VS GOLDEN KNIGHTS PREVIEW

TV: Sportsnet Pacific
Radio: SN650

MATCH-UP INFO

  • Tonight marks the second of four meetings between Vancouver and Vegas this season: Nov. 13 (7-4 L), Apr. 3 (home), Apr. 6 (away), Apr. 12 (home).
  • The Canucks have a 2-8-1 all-time record against the Golden Knights, including a 1-3-1 record at home.
  • The Canucks are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games vs Vegas (1-4-0 in their last 5).
  • Among active Canucks skaters, Brock Boeser leads the team in career scoring vs Vegas with nine points (5-4-9) in eight games.
  • Thatcher Demko has faced the Golden Knights two times in his career (0-1-0), owning an .857 SV% and a 4.54 GAA.
  • Jaroslav Halak is undefeated in five career games vs Vegas (5-0-0), posting a career .948 SV% and a 1.77 GAA.

QUICK NUMBERS

LAST MEETING – NOV. 13/21: VAN 4 at VGK 7

J.T. Miller opened the scoring at 3:09 in the first period to extend his point streak to seven games (6-3-9)…Nils Höglander recorded the assist…Tanner Pearson scored at 5:56 in the first period…Conor Garland and Brad Hunt (first point as a Canuck) collected assists on the play…Nils Höglander knotted the game with an unassisted tally at 17:15 in the second period and scored again at 3:12 in the third period to register his first career three-point game (2-1-3)…Tyler Myers and Quinn Hughes each recorded the assists…Brock Boeser led all Canucks in shots (6)…Tyler Myers and Vasily Podkolzin each registered five hits…J.T. Miller went 11/11 on face-offs…Thatcher Demko faced 38 shots.

LAST GAME PLAYED – MAR. 30/22: VAN 3 vs STL 4

Alex Chiasson opened the scoring just 31 seconds into the second period…Brad Richardson and Oliver Ekman-Larsson assisted on the play…Elias Pettersson restored Vancouver’s one-goal lead at 12:42 in the second period…Nic Petan recorded his first point as a Canuck with the lone assist…Pettersson scored again at 15:11 in the third period, assisted by Conor Garland and J.T. Miller…Luke Schenn led the Canucks in hits (5)…Travis Dermott led the team in blocks (3)…Thatcher Demko faced 24 shots.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • Will Lockwood recalled under emergency conditions from Abbotsford, Mar. 26

CANUCKS TO HOST CAN/AUTISM ACCEPTANCE GAME

The Vancouver Canucks and Canucks Autism Network (CAN) are proud to host the Autism Acceptance Game at Rogers Arena as a kick-off into April as Autism Acceptance Month. The game will feature several in-game elements to celebrate and encourage acceptance and support of those on the autism spectrum.

MILLER TIME

Currently sitting at 199 points (70-129-199) in 189 games as a Canuck, J.T. Miller looks to become the third-fastest player in franchise history to record 200 points and join Pavel Bure (174 GP) and Alexander Mogilny (179 GP) as the only other players to reach the milestone in under 200 games. This season, Milller has set career highs in goals (28), assists (52) and points (80).

LAMP LIGHTER

On Mar. 30 vs St. Louis, Pettersson (2-0-2) recorded his 13th career multi-goal game (fourth this season). Since his League debut in 2018-19, the only Canucks skater with more multi-goal efforts is Bo Horvat (15).

PHENOMENAL PETEY

With two goals on Mar. 26 at DAL, Elias Pettersson became the fourth fastest player in Canucks history to hit the 200 point mark with the team: Pavel Bure (174 GP), Patrik Sundstrom (216 GP), Tony Tanti (222 GP), Elias Pettersson (230 GP). Pettersson is also the first player from the 2017 NHL Draft to reach 200 career points.

POWER PLAY PERFORMERS

  • Collecting an assist on the man-advantage on Mar. 26 at DAL, J.T. Miller recorded his 33rd power play point of the season (7-26-33), trailing only Connor McDavid (38) and Leon Draisaitl (36) for most PPP in the League.
  • Also assisting on the play, Quinn Hughes set a new career-high for PPP in a season (0-27-27), besting his 2019-20 total (3-22-25).

QUINN-SPIRATIONAL

Quinn Hughes has registered a career-high 48 assists so far this season, ranking fourth among all defencemen in Canucks history (Kearns [55], Lidster [51], Reinhart [50]).

RED HOT HORVAT

Opening the scoring on Mar. 24 at MIN, Bo Horvat pieced together a three-game goal streak (3-0-3) for the third time in his career and reached the 25- goal plateau. On Mar. 26 at DAL, Horvat extended his goal streak to a new career-high four games with his ninth goal in 10 games.

HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES?

J.T. Miller (25-50-75 in 62 GP) recorded 50 assists in a season for the first time in his career on Mar. 24 at MIN. Only three players in franchise history have reached the mark in fewer contests: Henrik Sedin (49 GP in 2010-11, 50 GP in 2009-10, 58 GP in 2011-12 &60 GP in 2007-08), Daniel Sedin (52 GP in 2009-10) and André Boudrias (59 GP in 1974-75).

STREAK-KING

With three assists on Mar. 15 vs NJD, J.T. Miller extended the NHL’s longest active point streak to 13 games (8-19-27) becoming the seventh player in Canucks history to record a point streak of 13 or more games and first since Ryan Kesler in 2009-10 (6-9-15 in 13 GP). Miller also tied Stan Smyl, Pavel Bure, and Ryan Kesler for the third-longest point streak (13 games) in club history.
Previously during this streak, Miller became the second player in 2021-22 to record multiple point streaks of at least nine games, joining Auston Matthews (10 GP &9 GP), and the only player in the NHL to record three separate point streaks of 8+ games this season.

  • Feb. 6-Mar. 15, 8-19-27, 13 GP
  • Dec. 6-Jan. 1, 3-10-13, 9 GP
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 14, 6-4-10, 8 GP

CURRENT INJURIES

Total man games lost (due to injuries or illness): 367 games

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