Pettersson became the seventh first-time 100-point scorer this season (also David Pastrnak, Nathan MacKinnon, Jason Robertson, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Mikko Rantanen & Erik Karlsson), tied for the most in League history (w/ 1984-85 & 1992-93).
He is the sixth different 100-point scorer in franchise history, following Pavel Bure (2x; last: 1993-94), Daniel Sedin (2010-11), Henrik Sedin (2009-10), Markus Naslund (2002-03) and Alexander Mogilny (1995-96).
Pettersson became the 12th different player of Swedish nationality to record 100 points in a single NHL season.
The 2022-23 campaign also saw Erik Karlsson reach the 100-point mark, making it the third time in NHL history where multiple Swedish players reached the 100-point mark, following 2009-10 (Nicklas Backstrom & Henrik Sedin) and 2002-03 (Peter Forsberg & Markus Naslund).
Sources: NHL Morning Skate – April 12, 2023, sportsnet.ca
Joe Pavelski #16 of the Dallas Stars plays the puck in front of Thatcher Demko #35 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period. (Photo by Sam Hodde/NHLI via Getty Images)
By Andrew Phillip Chernoff CanucksBanter
March 25, 2023
Vancouver Canucks (33-34-5), 6th in the Pacific Division) defeatedthe Dallas Stars (38-20-14), 2nd in the Central Division) 3-1 Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the American Airlines Center.
Vancouver Extends Win Streaks
It was the Canucks third straight road win improving their road record to 16-16-4. It was also their second consecutive win, putting them 9-2-0 in their last 11-games.
For Dallas, it was just their tenth home loss of the season, snapping a 2-game home win streak.
The win was only Vancouver’s seventh win of the season, scoring 3-goals or less, improving to 7-28-4.
On The Road Again
Vancouver continues the road trip against Chicago tomorrow, March 26; and concludes in St. Louis, Tuesday, March 28.
Dakota Joshua #81 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates a goal against the Dallas Stars. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)
Dakota Joshua with a shorthanded goal; Brock Boeser with the winning goal; and Jack Rathbone, called up fron Abbotsford for the game on an emergency basis, each had a goal.
Single assists went to Nils Aman, J.T. Miller, Filip Hronek, Andrei Kuzmenko, and Elias Pettersson.
Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks controls the puck during the second period against the Dallas Stars. (Photo by Sam Hodde/NHLI via Getty Images).
Ryan Suter scored for the Stars; and San Jose goalie Matt Murray made 21 saves for Dallas, who are now 18-10-9 at home this season. They have also now lost 4 of their last 6-games.
Canucks starting goalie Thatcher Demko made 25 saves for the Canucks for a .962 SV% (Save Percentage), and is 8-3-0 in Vancouver’s last 13 games, since returning from injury on February 27, 2023.
Canucks are 16-16-4, with a 3-game win streak on the road and 5-road games left in the season.
Pettersson has a career-high 11-game point streak (5 goals, 10 assists).
Canucks are 17-18-1 at home, with 5 games left on the season.
Dallas Stars lost ground in the Central Division race, falling a point behind the Minnesota Wild for 1rst place following Minnesota’s 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
Vancouver power play continues to struggle as it was 0 for 3 against Dallas.
Canucks penalty-kill is above 70 percent success rate for the first time this season as they were 4 for 4 tonight against the Stars.
The Stars’ Miro Heiskanen 12-game scoring streak (4+16=20 pts) came to an end against Vancouver, as he was held without a point Saturday. The last team to hold him without points were also the Canucks, on Feb. 27.