Vancouver Wins 5th Consecutive Game, Shut Out Arizona 3-0

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 4: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes reaches for the puck over Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan Miller #30 during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 4: Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes reaches for the puck over Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks and Ryan Miller #30 during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

Jan 5, 2017

Vancouver (19-18-3=41 pts) played the second game of a three game homestand last night at Rogers Arena against Pacific rivals, Arizona Coyotes (11-22-5=27 pts).

Canucks Extend Win Streak To Five Games

Vancouver came into the second game of 2017 with a 5-1-1 record in their last 7 home games, and riding a four-game win streak with wins over Los Angeles, Anaheim, Edmonton, and Colorado; and extended their win streak to five games, with a 3-0 regulation win over the Coyotes.

Canucks are now 6-1-1 in their last 8 home games, and 7-2-1 in their last 10 games overall, 2nd best in the NHL since Dec 15.

Vancouver In Playoff Hunt

Canucks, continue to be in 6th place in the Pacific division; 1 point behind 5th place Los Angeles for the last wild card playoff position in the Western conference, and 3 points behind 4th place Calgary, who hold down the first wild card position.

Horvat, Baertschi, Sutter Lead Vancouver Over Arizona

Sven Baertschi (11) scored at 9:51 of the first period to give the Canucks a 1-0 lead; Brandon Sutter (10) scored at 6:53 in the third period on a penalty shot, to give Vancouver a 2-1 lead; and then Bo Horvat (12) scored the final Canucks goal on a breakaway, at 13:43 of the third period.

Alex Burrows picked up his 9th assist of the season, and Chris Tanev with his 4th assist, helped the Canucks stay undefeated in their last five games.

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 4: v20\ backhands the puck as he scores on Mike Smith #41 of the Arizona Coyotes on a penalty shot during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 4: Brandon Sutter #20 backhands the puck as he scores on Mike Smith #41 of the Arizona Coyotes on a penalty shot during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Miller Gets 37th Career Shutout

Ryan Miller stopped all 22 Arizona shots for his 37th shutout of his NHL career to give Vancouver its 5th straight win. His shutouts rank him tied for 45 overall, and 8th among active goalies in the NHL.

Miller is now 11-10-1 this season, with a 2.65 GAA, and .912 Sv%, with 1 shutout.

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 4: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a glove save off the shot of Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 4: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a glove save off the shot of Martin Hanzal #11 of the Arizona Coyotes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Horvat, Baertschi, Sutter Extend Point Streaks

Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi extended their point streaks: BO HORVAT (2-4=6 pts / 5 Games); SVEN BAERTSCHI (4-2=6 pts / 4 Games); BRANDON SUTTER  (1-1=2 pts / 2 Games).

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 4: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks scores on Mike Smith #41 of the Arizona Coyotes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 4: Bo Horvat #53 of the Vancouver Canucks scores on Mike Smith #41 of the Arizona Coyotes during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 4, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

In Brief:

  • The Canucks have opened the scoring 14 times this season and are 9-4-1 when scoring first. They are 10-14-2 when the opposition scores first.
  • The Canucks have earned at least one point in 11 of their last 14 home games (9-3-2).
  • The Canucks have earned 30 points at home which ranks them 5th in the NHL.
  • Chris Tanev played his 10th game since returning from injury and the Canucks are 7-2-1 with Tanev in the lineup since his return.
  • Vancouver is now 9-1-1 in their last 11 games versus Arizona (5-1-0 in their last 6 meetings).
  • Through 40 games, Bo Horvat currently leads the team in goals (12), leads the team in points (27) and is second in assists (15). During the 2016 calendar year, Horvat registered 55 points in 82 games.
  • Through 40 games, Sven Baertschi has registered 11 goals, 12 assists and 23 points.
  • Through 40 games, Brandon Sutter has 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points. He also has a 11.4 shooting percentage; and a FOW% of 55.2 percent.

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