Vancouver Extends Home Undefeated Streak In Regulation To 7 Games, End 4 Game Losing Skid

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 17: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators reaches around Nikita Tryamkin #88 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 17, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 17: Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators reaches around Nikita Tryamkin #88 of the Vancouver Canucks during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 17, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

andrewchernoff By Andrew Chernoff

Jan 17, 2017

Vancouver (21-19-6=48 pts) played the second game of their three game homestand tonight at Rogers Arena against Central division, Nashville Predators (20-17-7=47 pts).

Canucks Extend Home Undefeated Streak In Regulation To 7 Games With Regulation Win Over Nashville

Vancouver was hoping to end their four game winless streak (0-1-3), and get back to winning against Nashville tonight, and their mission was completed with a 1-0 victory over the Predators.

Canucks, are now 8-1-2 in their last 11 home games, best home record in the NHL since Dec 16:

  • Wins: Tampa Bay, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Colorado, Arizona, Calgary and Nashville
  • Regulation Loss: Winnipeg
  • Overtime Losses: Columbus, New Jersey

including being undefeated in regulation in their last 7 home games.

Henrik Sedin Gets 999th Career Point On His Game Winning Goal

Henrik Sedin scored the lone Vancouver goal, to win the game, a 1-0 win, his 999th career point.

Vancouver continues in 6th place in the Pacific division, with 48 points, tied with 5th place Los Angeles, 3 points behind 4th place Calgary; 16 points ahead of 7th, and last place, Arizona.

The Flames and Kings presently occupy the two wild card playoff positions in the Western conference, with Vancouver right behind the Kings, with the same amount of points, but Los Angeles with one more win than the Canucks.

Game Review

In the first,  the Predators scored a controversial goal at 15:10 by Derek Grant, his 1st of the season, to put Nashville up by a goal at 1-0.

Canucks claimed that goalie Ryan Miller had the puck, and Miller was adamant he was interfered, resulting in the goal.

After a referee review it was determined that the play was whistled dead prior to the puck crossing the line, and the game remained scoreless at the end of the first period.

After two periods, the games first goal still had not been scored, and the game continued to be scoreless.

Vancouver entered the third period with a 6-2-1 record after being tied after two periods and looked to add a 7th win to that record. Nashville had previously lost 7 of 9 when tied after two periods (2-4-3).

In the third, potted his 10th goal of the season, his 999th point of his NHL career, at 12:28, assisted by Luca Sbisa (9) and Loui Eriksson (11), to give the Canucks the lead at 1-0.

 

That is all Vancouver would need.

Miller Takes 13th Win, And 38th Career Shutout

Ryan Miller stopped all 30 shots he faced against Nashville.

VANCOUVER, BC - JANUARY 17: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save off the shot of Viktor Arvidsson #38 of the Nashville Predators during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 17, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC – JANUARY 17: Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save off the shot of Viktor Arvidsson #38 of the Nashville Predators during their NHL game at Rogers Arena January 17, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 1-0. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Since Dec 28th, Miller is 6-0-2, with a 1.58 GAA (2nd best in NHL, min 8 GP), and .948 Sv% (2nd best in NHL, min 8 GP) and 2 shutouts (tied for 2nd best in NHL).

Miller’s season totals now stand at 13-10-3, with a 2.54 GAA, and .917 Sv%, and 2 shutouts, in 26 game starts.

Henrik Sedin Extends Points Streak To Three Games

Henrik and Daniel Sedin entered the game on a 2 game point streaks.

Henrik extended his points streak (1-2=3 pts / 3 Games); while Daniel’s came to an end (1-1=2 pts / 2 Games).

The Canucks continue conclude their 3-game homestand with a visit from Florida (Jan. 20). Vancouver then hits the road for three games prior to the All-Star break: At Chicago (Jan. 22), at Colorado (Jan. 25) and at Arizona (Jan. 26).

In Brief:

  • Nashville out shot Vancouver, 30-26
  • Canucks were 0 for 1 on the power play, with 1 shot for
  • Vancouver 1 for 1 on the penalty kill, with 3 shots against
  • Canucks and Nashville had 27 hits each; Vancouver had 12 blocked shots
  • Nikita Tryamkin had 5 hits; Brendan Gaunce, Alex Burrows, Brandon Sutter and Alex Biega, 3 hits each; Luca Sbia, Alex Edler and Bo Horvat, 2 hits
  • Chris Tanev, Luca Sbisa, Brandon Sutter and Nikita Tryamkin finished with 2 blocked shots to lead the Canucks
  • Vancouver were 34 for 64 in faceoffs, for 53 percent
  • Henrik Sedin was 11 for 17, 65 percent; Bo Horvat, 11 for 21, 52 percent; Michael Chaput, 4 for 5, 80 percent; Brandon Sutter, 8 for 20, 40 percent, in the faceoff circle
  • Canucks finished with 15 attempted shots blocked, 9 missed shots, led by:
    • Luca Sbisa, 2 attempted shots blocked, 3 missed shots
    • Chris Tanev, 2 attempted shots blocked
    • Loui Eriksson, 2 attempted shots blocked
    • Troy Stecher, 1 attempted shot blocked, 2 missed shots
    • Alex Burrows, 1 attempted shot blocked, 1 missed shot
    • Daniel Sedin, 1 attempted shot blocked, 1 missed shot
    • Markus Granlund, 1 attempted shot blocked, 1 missed shot
  • Daniel Sedin,  Loui Eriksson and Alex Edler led Canucks with 4 shots each; Jack Skille and Brendan Gaunce had 3 shots; Bo Horvat and Luca Sbisa, 2 shots
  • Canucks had 9 giveaways ( Ryan Miller with 3); 3 takeaways (Loui Eriksson with 2)
  • Vancouver entered tonight’s game with their last three games having gone past regulation time.
    • The last time the Canucks played 3 consecutive games in OT/SO, took place from Jan. 15-19/16.
    • The club record for most consecutive games that have extended past regulation time is 5, which took place twice (Dec. 6-16/03 and Jan. 24-Feb. 7/12).
  • The Canucks have opened the scoring 17 times this season and are 10-4-3 when scoring first. They are 11-15-3 when the opposition scores first.
  • The Canucks have earned at least one point in 14 of their last 16 home games (11-2-3), tied for 2nd best home record in the NHL since  Dec 17th, with 25 points
  • Vancouver is now 5-4-2 in their last 11 games against Nashville (3-1-2 in their last 6 games

They Said It…

 

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