CANUCKS GAME PREVIEW | Canucks at Oilers

CANUCKS AT OILERS PREVIEW

TV: Sportsnet ONE &Sportsnet
Pacific Radio: SN650

MATCH-UP INFO

  • Tonight marks the fourth and final meeting between the Canucks and Oilers this season: Oct. 13 (3-2 OTL), Oct. 30 (1-2 L), Jan. 25 (3-2 OT L), Apr. 29 (road).
  • The Canucks are 3-5-2 in their last 10 games vs Edmonton (1-2-2 in their last 5).
  • The Canucks have a 108-120-19-14 all-time record in 261 games against the Oilers, including a 48-68-7-7 record on the road.
  • Among active Canucks skaters, Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads the team in career points vs Edmonton with 29 points (12-17-29) in 42 games.

QUICK NUMBERS

LAST MEETING – JAN. 25/22: VAN 2 VS EDM 3 (OT)

Elias Pettersson opened the scoring with an unassisted tally at 14:26 in the second period…Tyler Motte scored shorthanded on a pass from J.T. Miller at 17:13 in the second period…Motte led all Canucks in shots (5)…Tyler Myers led all skaters in blocked shots (6) as Vancouver registered a season-high (25)…Spencer Martin set career-highs in shots faced (50) and saves (47).

LAST 5 vs EDMONTON

  • Jan. 25/22: VAN 2 vs EDM 3 (OT)
  • Oct. 30/21: VAN 1 vs EDM 2
  • Oct. 13/21: VAN 2 at EDM 3 (SO)
  • May 8/21: VAN 3 at EDM 4
  • May 15/21: VAN 4 at EDM 1

LAST GAME PLAYED – APR. 28/22: VAN 3 vs LAK 2 (OT)

play goal at 6:52 in the third period…Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller recorded assists on pushing the game into overtime…Quinn Hughes collected the helper on the play…Brock

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

CLOSING IN ON 600

Currently holding a career regular season coaching record of 599-317-124, Bruce Boudreau is just one win shy of becoming the 22nd coach in NHL history and just the fifth active head coach to reach 600 regular season wins. Among coaches with 600 wins to their name, Boudreau’s .635 points- percentage would rank second only to Scotty Bowman (.657).

2021.22 Vancouver Canucks Awards:

  • Cyclone Taylor Trophy – “Most Valuable Player” (fan vote): Thatcher Demko
  • Walter (Babe) Pratt Trophy – “Best Defenceman” (fan vote): Quinn Hughes
  • Pavel Bure Award – “Most Exciting Player” (fan vote): J.T. Miller
  • Fred J. Hume Award – “Unsung Hero” (fan vote): Luke Schenn
  • Daniel and Henrik Sedin Award – “Community Leadership”: Brandon Sutter
  • Cyrus H. McLean Trophy – “Leading Scorer”: J.T. Miller*
  • Three Stars Award – “Most Three Stars Selections”: J.T. Miller* *TBC

SPENCE-TACULAR

Turning aside 33 of 35 shots in a 3-2 win on Apr. 28 vs LAK, Spencer Martin improved his record to 3-0-2 on the season. With his win on Apr. 26 vs SEA he become the fourth goaltender in Canucks history to earn at least a point in each game for each of his first four starts, joining Jason Labarbera (2-0-2 in 2008.09), Johan Hedberg (3-0-1 in 2003.04) and Curt Ridley (6-0-2 in 1975.76).

MILLER TIME

Scoring his 31st goal on Apr. 26 vs SEA, J.T. Miller reached 97 points (31-66-97) this season, tying Todd Bertuzzi (2002.03) for the seventh-highest offensive output in franchise history. Miller is also just the second player in Canucks history to record both 30+ goals and 60+ assists in a season, joining Daniel Sedin (41-63-93) in 2010-11. With an assist on Apr. 28 vs LAK, Miller is now just two points away from 100.

BROKEN RECORDS

Tallying three points (1-2-3) on Apr. 26 vs SEA, Quinn Hughes (8-58-66) surpassed Doug Lidster (1986-87) for most points in a season by a Canucks defenceman (63), one game after passing Dennis Kearns (1976-77) for most assists by a defenceman in a season in franchise history (56). It also marked his 13th career game with three or more points, which now ranks second among defencemen in franchise history behind only Jyrki Lumme (16 times).

SCORING SPREE

Since Mar. 26, Elias Pettersson (14-7-21 in 14 GP) ranks t-1st the NHL in goals (14) and second in shooting percentage (26.9%) among skaters with at least 40 shots. He is now up to a career-high 32 goals on the season.

MULTI-GOAL MENACE

Potting his 30th and 31st goals of the season on Apr. 21 at MIN, Elias Pettersson became the first Canuck to record seven multi-goal games in a single season since Ryan Kesler (9) and Daniel Sedin (7) did so in 2010-11.

30 &THRIVING

Elias Pettersson netted two goals on Apr. 21 vs MIN to join Bo Horvat (31) and J.T. Miller (30) to form the first Canucks trio to each reach 30 goals in a season since Alexander Mogilny (55), Trevor Linden (33), and Martin Gelinas (30) did so in 1995-96.

QUINN FOR THE WIN

On Apr. 19 vs OTT, Quinn Hughes (0-2-2) appeared in his 200th NHL game and boosted his career totals to 17-141-157 (200 GP). His 141 assists are the most by any Canucks player through their first 200 career games with the club ahead of Pavel Bure (110), Thomas Gradin (110) and Patrik Sundstrom (104).

RECENT CANUCKS MILESTONES

  • Quinn Hughes, 200 GP, Apr. 19 vs OTT
  • Elias Pettersson – 200 Points, Mar. 26 at DAL

CURRENT INJURIES

  • Will Lockwood – 2 games
  • Thatcher Demko – 2 games
  • Jaroslav Halak – 5 games
  • Bo Horvat – 6 games
  • Tanner Pearson – 9 games
  • Tucker Poolman – 11 games
  • Nils Höglander – 20 games
  • Brady Keeper – 81 games
  • Brandon Sutter – 81 games

Total man games lost (due to injuries or illness): 454 games

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