Pacific Division Battle Of Streaking Teams As Canucks Host Vegas Tonight | PREVIEW


By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter

March 21, 2023

Vegas Golden Knights (43-21-6), 1rst in the Pacific Division) vs. Vancouver Canucks (31-33-5), 6th in the Pacific Division.

Vancouver, British Columbia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. PDT

Vancouver begins a 2-game game homestand tonight against Vegas, finishing up Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks.

Battle of Win Streaks

Vegas is 21-7-5 on the road, with a 4-game win streak; Canucks are 16-17-1 at home , with a 5-game win streak.

Team Highlights:

The Vegas Golden Knights visit the Vancouver Canucks after Jack Eichel’s hat trick against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Golden Knights’ 7-2 win.

Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller each had a goal and an assist, and Quinn Hughes had two assists for the Canucks in theit last outing, a 2-1 win against Anaheim, their seventh victory in their last eight games.

Vancouver is 13-5-0 against the Pacific Division and 31-33-5 overall. The Canucks are 29-9-5 when scoring three or more goals.

Vegas is 8-8-2 against the Pacific Division and 43-21-6 overall. The Golden Knights have a 17-8-3 record in one-goal games.

The teams meet tonight for the third time this season. The Golden Knights won 5-4 in the last meeting. Eichel led the Golden Knights with three goals.

Players To Watch:

Andrei Kuzmenko has 34 goals and 27 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has 33 goals and 55 assists. Quinn Hughes has 11 assists over the last 10 games. Thatcher Demko in his 8 games back from injury is 6-2-0 with a 2.24 GAA (Goals Against Average) and .927 SV% (Save Percentage).

Eichel has 26 goals and 28 assists for the Golden Knights. Alex Pietrangelo has one goal and nine assists over the last 10 games.

Key Stats Last 10 Games:

Canucks: 8-2-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 6 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

Golden Knights: 8-2-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.5 assists, 3.2 penalties and 11.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

Canucks – Golden Knights NHL Rankings:


Streaking Canucks

  • Elias Pettersson has 12 points (5-7-12) in his last eight games.
  • J.T. Miller has 12 points (6-6-12) in his last eight games.
  • Quinn Hughes has 11 points (0-11-11) in his last 10 games.
  • Andrei Kuzmenko has 10 points (7-3-10) in his last 10 games.
  • Brock Boeser has eight points (2-6-8) in his last nine games.


  • Nov. 26/22: VAN 5 @ VGK 1
  • Nov. 21/22: VAN 4 vs VGK 5
  • Apr. 12/22: VAN 5 vs VGK 4 (OT)
  • Apr. 6/22: VAN 5 @ VGK 1
  • Apr. 3/22: VAN 2 vs VGK 3 (OT)


Canucks: Filip Hronek: out (upper-body), Oliver Ekman-Larsson: out (lower body), Ilya Mikheyev: out for season (knee), Tanner Pearson: out for season (hand), Travis Dermott: out (undisclosed), Tucker Poolman: out (undisclosed).

Golden Knights: William Carrier: out (lower-body), Laurent Brossoit: out (lower body), Robin Lehner: out for season (hip), Nolan Patrick: out (upper body), Mark Stone: out (back), Adin Hill: day to day (lower body), Logan Thompson: out (lower body), Nicolas Roy: out (lower body), Keegan Kolesar: out (upper body).

Sources:, Associated Press

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