How does 5-to-2 sound? That was the result of the last three Vancouver Canucks games. A win at the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, a loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, and a win at the Montreal Canadiens the very next night.
The BC boys will follow up their Monday off-day with prep for a back-to-back set at home against the New York Islanders on Wednesday and a trip to Calgary on Thursday to take on the Flames. Vancouver hosts the Seattle Kraken on Saturday.
Teddy Blueger returned from injury as the 4th-line centre on Sunday and played 14:00 without producing a stat.
The Canucks did enjoy some diverse scoring vs the Habs; getting two points each from Conor Garland, Dakota Joshua, Brock Boeser and J.T. Miller.
Canucks Dynamic List
Three Canucks sit at or near the top of the NHL scoring list.
Elias Pettersson is number-one in the league with 25 points. Defenceman Quinn Hughes and centre J.T. Miller are tied for third with 23 points.
“Huggy’s” D-partner Filip Hronek has 16 points, all of them assists. He’s only gone pointless in a game three times and he and Hughes have a couple of the most prolific point production runs from a blueliner to start a season in the history of the NHL.
Vancouver had been desperately searching for a right-shot D-man to support the young Canucks captain as a partner and they’ve obviously found one in Hronek.
Two of the topics on our “Simmer and Gabby” podcast are the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames and their remarkably poor starts. We also run through the Canucks hot streak and talk about the Minnesota Wild’s misfortunes in the Central Division. Plus, the Hockey Hall of Fame class and when NHL coaches lie to the media.
The podcast is loaded with fun. Enjoy. And enjoy the hockey action.
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