Vancouver Extends Win Streak To Four Games, Welcomes Arizona Wednesday Night

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Ryan Miller congratulated on his 350th NHL career win, to become the 21st player in NHL history to hit 350 wins.

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

Jan 3 2017

Vancouver (18-18-3=39 pts) opened 2017 with the first game of a three game homestand last night at Rogers Arena against Western conference rivals, Colorado Avalanche (12-24-1=25 pts).

Canucks Extend Win Streak To Four Games

Vancouver came into the first game of 2017 with a 5-1-1 record in their last 7 home games, and riding a three-game win streak with wins over Los Angeles, Anaheim and Edmonton, and extended their win streak to four games, with a 3-2 regulation win over the Avalanche.

Colorado with the loss now has one win in their last ten games.

Horvat, Baertschi Lead Vancouver Over Colorado

Bo Horvat scored at 4:48 of the second period to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead; Sven Baertschi scored at 18:15 in the second period to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead; and then Baertschi scored the game winner, with his second goal of the game, at 16:23 of the third period.

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 2: Sven Baertschi #47 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his goal with teammates Henrik Sedin #33 and Troy Stecher #51during their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 2: Sven Baertschi #47 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrates his goal with teammates Henrik Sedin #33 and Troy Stecher #51during their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Miller Picks Up 350th Career Win, Daniel Sedin 600th NHL Assist

Ryan Miller stopped 24 of 26 shots for his 350th victory of his NHL career to give Vancouver its 4th straight win; Daniel Sedin picked up his 600th NHL assist on the winning goal.

600 career assists for Daniel Sedin! He's now 83rd on the @NHL's all-time assist leaders list.
600 career assists for Daniel Sedin! He’s now 83rd on the NHL all-time assist leaders list.
VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 2: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2 and Miller recorded his 350th NHL win. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 2: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2 and Miller recorded his 350th NHL win. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Henrik Sedin Within 4 Of 1000 Points, Rodin Picks Up First NHL Point

Henrik Sedin registered 2 assists; Anton Rodin picked up his first NHL point with an assist.

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Henrik Sedin With Two Assists Against Colorado Now Within Four Of 1,000 NHL Career Points
VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 2: Bo Horvat #53 celebrates the first NHL point of teammate Anton Rodin #17 of the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 2: Bo Horvat #53 celebrates the first NHL point of teammate Anton Rodin #17 of the Vancouver Canucks during the NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena January 2, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Baertschi led the Canucks with 5 shots; and, Henrik Sedin was 14 for 17 in face-offs, 71 percent.

Horvat, Baertschi Extend Point Streaks

Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi extended their point streaks:

  • BO HORVAT (1-4=5 pts / 4 Games)
  • SVEN BAERTSCHI (3-2=5 pts / 3 Games)

Other game notes from last night’s Canucks victory over Colorado:

  • The Canucks have opened the scoring 13 times this season and are 8-4-1 when scoring first. They are 10-14-2 when the opposition scores first.
  • The Canucks have earned at least one point in 10 of their last 13 home games (8-3-2).
  • The Canucks have earned 28 points at home which ranks them 6th in the NHL.
  • Chris Tanev played his 9th game since returning from injury and the Canucks are 6-2-1 with Tanev in the lineup since his return.

They Said It…

 

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