CANUCKS GAME PREVIEW | Canucks vs Ottawa Senators

CANUCKS VS SENATORS PREVIEW

TV: Sportsnet Pacific
Radio: SN650

MATCH-UP INFO

  • Tonight marks the second and final meeting between Vancouver and Ottawa this season: Dec. 1 (6-2 W), Apr. 19 (home).
  • The Canucks have a 32-19-2-2 all-time record against the Senators, including a 18-8-1-1 record at home.
  • The Canucks are 7-3-0 in their last 10 games vs Ottawa (2-3-0 in their last 5).
  • Among active Canucks skaters, J.T. Miller leads the team in career scoring vs Ottawa with 18 points (9-9-18) in 32 games.
  • Jaroslav Halak has faced the Stars 18 times in his career (8-7-3), posting a .919 SV% and a 2.49 GAA.
  • Thatcher Demko has faced Ottawa nine times in his career (6-3-0), owning a .930 SV% and a 2.32 GAA.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • J.T. Miller has 18 points (5-13-18) in his last 13 games.
  • Bo Horvat has 12 points (9-3-12) in his last 12 games.
  • Elias Pettersson has 21 points (11-10-21) in his last 14 games and is currently on a three-game goal streak.
  • Alex Chiasson has 10 points (6-4-10) in his last seven games.
  • Conor Garland has nine points (3-6-9) in his last seven games and is currently on a six-game point streak.
  • Quinn Hughes has six points (1-5-6) in his last three games.
  • Vasily Podkolzin has eight points (4-4-8) in his last five games and is currently on a three-game goal streak.

LAST MEETING – DEC. 1/21: VAN 6 at OTT 2

Tanner Pearson opened the scoring at 1:38 in the first period, assisted by Conor Garland and Luke Schenn…Tyler Motte notched his second goal of the season to restore Vancouver’s lead at 2:38 in the second period…Conor Garland registered a two-point game (0-2-2) with an assist, while Kyle Burroughs recorded his first assist of the season on the play…Luke Schenn tallied the eventual game-winner and a multi-point game (1-1-2) with his first goal as a Canuck at 19:31 in the second period…Bo Horvat, Alex Chiasson (PP), and J.T. Miller (PP) all added third period goals…Quinn Hughes set a career-high with four points (0-4-4), while J.T. Miller recorded three points (1-2-3)…Conor Garland and J.T. Miller each had five shots…Tyler Motte led the team in hits (4)…Thatcher Demko made 19 saves and recorded an assist.

LAST GAME PLAYED – APR. 18/22: VAN 6 vs DAL 2

With a 6-2 win over Dallas, the Canucks have extended their win streak to six games…Conor Garland opened up scoring with a goal at 7:28 in the first period…Vasily Podkolzin and Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded assists on the play…Elias Pettersson (2-1-3) extended his goal streak to three games and set a career high in goals (29)…Upon his return from injury, Brock Boeser recorded a three-point game (1-2-3)…Facing off against his former team, Jason Dickinson notched a goal and two assists (1-2-3)…Vasily Podkolzin (1-1-2) extended his goal streak to three games…Oliver Ekman-Larsson collected two assists while Quinn Hughes, Sheldon Dries and Brad Hunt each recorded an assist…Brad Hunt led the team in shots (4)…Tyler Myers led in hits (6)…Luke Schenn led in blocked shots (3)…J.T. Miller won 13 face-offs (65%)…Oliver Ekman-Larsson led the game in TOI (25:00)…Thatcher Demko faced 30 shots.

LAST 5 vs OTTAWA

  • Dec. 1/21: VAN 6 at OTT 2
  • Apr. 28/21: VAN 3 at OTT 6
  • Apr. 26/21: VAN 1 at OTT 2
  • Apr. 24/21: VAN 4 vs OTT 2
  • Apr. 22/21: VAN 0 vs OTT 2

MILLER TIME

  • On Apr. 14/22 vs ARI J.T. Miller set career highs in both assists (5) and points (5) in a game. Miller is the 5th player in Canucks history with a 5-assist game and the first to do so since Markus Naslund (Feb 25, 2003 vs ATL).
  • Surpassing the 90-point mark while helping set up all but 2 of his team’s goals in a 7-1 crushing of the Coyotes on Apr. 14/22 night, J.T. Miller (29-60-89) became the fourth different Canucks player to record 60 assists in a season and the first since Henrik Sedin (67) in 2011-12.

STREAKING

As of Apr. 18/22 Elias Pettersson has scored in three consecutive games (4-3-7), one shy of matching the longest goal streak by a Canucks player this season – J.T. Miller (4-3-7) and Bo Horvat (4-0-4) both posted a four-game run from March 20-26.

QUINN FOR THE WIN

  • On Apr. 14/22 Hughes (0-3-3) recorded his 10th career three-assist game and surpassed Dennis Kearns (9x) for the most by a Canucks defenseman. Seven players in franchise history have more than Hughes.
  • Quinn Hughes (6-50-56 in 69 GP) became the third defenceman in Canucks history to record 50 assists in a season, joining David Kearns (55 in 1976-77), Doug Lidster (51 in 1986-87) and Paul Reinhart (50 in 1988-89).

POINT CHASER

Collecting two goals on Apr. 14 vs ARI, Alex Chiasson extended his point streak to five games tying his career-high. Collecting two points (1-1-2) on Apr. 9 vs SJS, Alex Chiasson registered his consecutive multi-point games (2-1-3 on Apr. 7 at ARI) for the first time in his career.

WINNING WAYS

On Apr. 12 vs VGK, Thatcher Demko passed Ryan Miller for seventh-most wins (65) by a Canucks goaltender in 19 fewer games played. On Apr. 9 vs SJS, Demko became the first Canucks goaltender since Roberto Luongo (31 W) in 2011-12 and sixth ever to win 30 games in a season.

30 &THRIVING

  • Bo Horvat scored twice (2-1-3) on Apr. 7 at ARI to record his first career 30-goal campaign and became the first Canucks player to reach the mark in a season since Radim Vrbata in 2014-15 (31).
  • With a career-high 29 goals so far this season, J.T. Miller looks to join Bo Horvat (31) as the second Canuck to reach 30 goals.
  • Elias Pettersson (2-1-3) scored twice on Apr. 18 vs DAL to establish a new NHL career high in goals with 29 in 2021-22 (29-34-63 in 74 games), eclipsing his previous best set in 2018-19 (28).
  • The last time multiple Canucks recorded 30+ goals in a single season was 2010-11 when Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler each scored 41.

RECENT CANUCKS MILESTONES

Elias Pettersson – 200 Points, Mar. 26 at DAL

CURRENT INJURIES

  • Alex Chiasson – 1 game
  • Bo Horvat – 1 game
  • Tanner Pearson – 3 games
  • Tucker Poolman – 5 games
  • Nils Höglander – 14 games
  • Brady Keeper – 75 games
  • Brandon Sutter – 75 games

Total man games lost (due to injuries or illness): 414 games

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