PREVIEW | Canucks at Jets


CANUCKS @ WINNIPEG PREVIEW

TV: Sportsnet Pacific

Radio: Sportsnet 650

MATCH-UP INFO

  • Tonight marks the third and final meeting between the Canucks and Jets this season: Dec. 17 (5-1 L vs WPG), Dec. 29 (4-2 L @ WPG), Jan. 8 (away).

  • The Canucks are 19-24-1-2 all-time against the Jets, including a 9-14-0-1 record on the road.

  • Vancouver is 4-6-0 in their last 10 games vs Winnipeg (3-2-0 in their last 5).

  • Among active Canucks skaters, Luke Schenn leads the team in games played (35) against the Jets, while adding five points (0-5-5).

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads active Canucks skaters in career points against the Jets franchise with 21 (9-12-21) in 27 games.

  • Andrei Kuzmenko (1-1-2), Conor Garland (1-1-2) and Quinn Hughes (0-2-2) are tied for the team lead in points against the Jets this season.

  • Spencer Martin is 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .902 save percentage in two career games vs Winnipeg.

  • Collin Delia is 1-1-0 with a 2.84 GAA and .923 save percentage in two career games against the Jets.

QUICK NUMBERS

  • Elias Pettersson has 19 points (6-13-19) in his last 12 games.

  • Bo Horvat has 19 points (11-8-19) in his last 14 games, including 12 points (6-6-12) in his last six games.

  • Andrei Kuzmenko has 13 points (6-7-13) in his last 13 games.

  • Brock Boeser has 5 points (2-3-5) in his last five games.

  • Spencer Martin is 6-2-1 with a .903 save percentage on the road this season.

LAST MEETING – DEC. 29/22: VAN 2 at WPG 4

Andrei Kuzmenko opened the scoring just 41 seconds into the first period…Elias Pettersson recorded the lone assist…Conor Garland would score at 13:11 in the third…Quinn Hughes got the first assist and Kuzmenko registered the second helper for his 11th multi-point game of the season…Luke Schenn became the first defenceman to break 3,000 career hits (5 total at WPG)…J.T. Miller led the team in shots (5)…Delia faced 38 shots on the night, including a season high of 20 shots in the second period.

LAST GAME PLAYED – JAN. 5/23: VAN 4 vs COL 2

Andrei Kuzmenko cut the deficit in half with his 16th of the season at 13:15 of the second period…Ilya Mikheyev and Oliver Ekman- Larsson recorded the assists…Kuzmenko tied the game 1:59 later…Elias Pettersson and Ethan Bear picked up the assists…Brock Boeser gave the Canucks their first lead at 15:48 of the second…Mikheyev and Bo Horvat were awarded the assists on Boeser’s seventh of the season…J.T. Miller added an empty-netter with 1:36 remaining…Pettersson and Ekman-Larsson each recorded their second assists of the night…Pettersson led the team with seven shots…William Lockwood led the team with eight hits, a career- high…Collin Delia made 30 saves for his third victory of the season.

LAST 5 vs WINNIPEG

  • Dec. 29/22: Van 2 @ WPG 4

  • Dec. 17/22: Van 1 vs WPG 5

  • Jan. 27/22: VAN 5 @ WPG 1

  • Dec. 10/21: VAN 4 @ WPG 3 (SO)

  • Nov. 19/21: VAN 3 vs WPG 2

MR. 300

Recording his first of two assists Jan. 5 versus Colorado, Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded his 300th career assist. He became the ninth player and fourth defenceman from the 2009 draft class to record at least 300 career assists.

HOW ABOUT THAT HORVAT

Potting each of his team’s two goals on Jan. 3 vs NYI, Bo Horvat registered his ninth game with 2+ goals this season, to lead all NHL skaters. He also became the first Canuck since Ryan Kesler (9) in 2010.11 to post as many multi-goal performances in a single season. Horvat now has 28 career multi-goal games, passing Petri Skriko and Thomas Gradin for sole possession of eight place in that category in franchise history.

  • Horvat’s second goal of the game on Jan. 3 vs NYI was his 28th goal of the season in just the 37th game of the season, making him the fastest Canucks skater to reach 28 goals in a season since Alexander Mogilny in 1995.96 (37 team GP, 35 personal GP).

  • On Dec. 27 vs SJS, Horvat recorded two goals and two assists for the second consecutive game, becoming the first Canuck to register 4+ points in back-to-back games since 2002.03 (Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi, and Brendan Morrison each did so Feb. 23-25).

NO FLUKE FOR LUKE

Canucks defenceman Luke Schenn appeared in his 900th career regular season game on Jan. 3 vs NYI, becoming the sixth player and only the fourth defenceman from the 2008 draft class to reach the milestone joining fellow first-round selections Drew Doughty (D), Josh Bailey (RW), Steven Stamkos (C), John Carlson (D), and Alex Pietrangelo (D).

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

  • Elias Pettersson led the Canucks in scoring for the calendar year of 2022 with 95 points (43-52-95 in 81 GP), besting J.T. Miller (34-60-94 in 83 GP) by just one point.

  • J.T. Miller posted the most power play points among Canucks skaters in 2022 with 37 (11-26-37).

  • Bo Horvat led all Canucks in goals in 2022 with 46 and is the sixth different player in franchise history to score at least 46 goals in a calendar year, joining Pavel Bure (2x), Tony Tanti (2x), Darcy Rota, Markus Naslund, and Todd Bertuzzi.

  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Luke Schenn tied for the most games played by a Canucks skater in 2022 with 85 GP.

  • Quinn Hughes led the Canucks for most assists in 2022 (64 in 76 GP) and ranked fourth in the League among defencemen in

    this category.

SCHENN’S GREATEST HITS

Recording five hits on Dec. 29 at WPG, Luke Schenn became the first defenceman to reach 3,000 career hits. He currently leads all skaters in the NHL in hits this season (174 in 38 GP).

  • Recording six hits on Dec. 3 vs ARI, Luke Schenn claimed the NHL all-time record for most hits by a defenceman (2,948), surpassing Brooks Orpik (2,946), and is now ranked sixth all-time among all skaters.

  • On Nov. 12 at TOR, Schenn matched a franchise record with 12 hits in a game and became the first player in NHL history to record at least three games with 12+ hits in his career.

*The NHL began tracking hits in 2005.06.

MIKHEYEV’S MOVES

With one goal and three assists on Dec. 27 vs SJS, Ilya Mikheyev set a new career high for most points in a single game (4), with his previous record of three points coming in March of this year (Mar. 3 vs WPG – 1-2-3). Mikheyev also extended his point streak against the Sharks, now recording nine points (4-5-9) in just four career games vs San Jose.

EXCEPTIONAL ELIAS

Scoring on Dec. 31 at CGY, Elias Pettersson registered his 17th goal of the season, with all 17 having come at even-strength. Pettersson ranks t-4th in the NHL in even-strength goals and is the only player with 12+ tallies to have scored all of his goals at even- strength.

• Tallying two goals and three assists, in addition to the shootout winner, on Dec. 22 vs SEA, Pettersson registered his second five-point outing of the season and the fourth such occasion in his career, setting a new Canucks franchise record. The previous mark was held by Alexander Mogilny with three five-point games.

CANUCK’S DOZEN

Thanks to Ilya Mikheyev’s 12th goal of the season on Dec. 27 vs SJS, the Canucks had five 12+ goal-scorers on their roster (Horvat [26], Pettersson [16], Kuzmenko [15], Miller [13], Mikheyev [12]) through the team’s first 34 games for the first time since 1992.93 (also five).

• With Mikheyev’s goal, the Canucks also became just the 2nd team in the NHL to possess five or more 12+ goal-scorers this season, with Tampa Bay (6), and later joined by the Ottawa Senators (5), Buffalo Sabres, (5), Boston Bruins (5), and Toronto Maple Leafs (5).

SEATTLE CRACKIN’

With a 6-5 shootout victory on Dec. 22 vs SEA, the Canucks improved their record vs the Seattle Kraken to 6-0-0 all-time. This marks only the second time in franchise history that the Canucks have won each of their first six regular season games vs an opponent (also won first nine games vs the Washington Capitals from Dec. 17/74 – Oct. 13/76).

ALL ABOUT APPLES

Assisting on Brock Boeser’s third period power play goal on Dec. 22 vs SEA, Quinn Hughes registered his 28th assist of the season in his 28th game of the season and the 32nd team game for Vancouver. In doing so, he became the second player (third occasion) in franchise history to record 28 or more assists in the team’s first 31 games, and first since Henrik Sedin (28) in 2011.12.

• With two assists on Dec. 3 vs ARI, Quinn Hughes surpassed Doug Lidster for fourth most multi-assist games among defencemen in Canucks history at 35 games.





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