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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian (4) and Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson (40) battle for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Sabres rally late for 4-3 shootout win over Canucks

Vancouver still an impressive 4-0-2 in last six games

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian (4) and Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson (40) battle for position during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Vancouver Canucks players on the bench reach out to defenseman Ben Hutton (27) to celebrate his goal during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Horvat has 4 points as Canucks thump Bruins 8-5

Vancouver continues surprising run with win in Boston

Vancouver Canucks players on the bench reach out to defenseman Ben Hutton (27) to celebrate his goal during the second period of the team’s NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Vancouver Canucks left wing Darren Archibald (49) drives on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Larkin’s shootout winner lifts Wings past Canucks 3-2

Rookie sensation Elias Pettersson scores 10th for Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks left wing Darren Archibald (49) drives on Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, from left, Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, and Derrick Pouliot celebrate Pouliot’s winning goal against the Colorado Avalanche during overtime NHL hockey action in Vancouver, on Friday November 2, 2018. With the Canucks in rebuild mode, fan expectations were low heading into hockey season. But 15 games in, the Canucks (9-6-0) were second in the Pacific Division on Monday and riding a three-game win streak, thanks in large part to the team’s young stars. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, from left, Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, and Derrick Pouliot celebrate Pouliot’s winning goal against the Colorado Avalanche during overtime NHL hockey action in Vancouver, on Friday November 2, 2018. With the Canucks in rebuild mode, fan expectations were low heading into hockey season. But 15 games in, the Canucks (9-6-0) were second in the Pacific Division on Monday and riding a three-game win streak, thanks in large part to the team’s young stars. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press)
Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, left, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, celebrate Boeser’s goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on Friday November 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Freshman phenom: Pettersson has 5 points as Canucks beat Avs 7-6 in OT

Boeser adds 2 goals as Vancouver wins a thriller

Vancouver Canucks’ Brock Boeser, left, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, celebrate Boeser’s goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver on Friday November 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal with teammate Bo Horvat (53) during second period NHL hockey action against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canucks Report: Vancouver finishes October atop Pacific Division

Rookie sensation Pettersson produces 10 points in 8 games

Vancouver Canucks right wing Jake Virtanen (18) celebrates his goal with teammate Bo Horvat (53) during second period NHL hockey action against the Minnesota Wild in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter (20) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Elias Pettersson scores 2, Canucks thump Wild 5-2

WATCH: Rookie leads Vancouver past Minnesota

Minnesota Wild defenceman Ryan Suter (20) fights for control of the puck with Vancouver Canucks centre Elias Pettersson (40) during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, back centre, of Russia, is roughed up by Vancouver Canucks’ Erik Gudbranson (44) as Brandon Sutter tries to pull him away from the scrum during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday October 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Malkin has 3 points as Penguins blank Canucks 5-0

Crosby adds pair of goals for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, back centre, of Russia, is roughed up by Vancouver Canucks’ Erik Gudbranson (44) as Brandon Sutter tries to pull him away from the scrum during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday October 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) and Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) battle in the second period during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Coyotes score 3 in final period to dump Canucks 4-1

WATCH: Injury-riddled Vancouver squad without several key players

Arizona Coyotes left wing Lawson Crouse (67) and Vancouver Canucks left wing Antoine Roussel (26) battle in the second period during an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Christopher Tanev (8) breaks his stick while battling for the puck with Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Carrier (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Christopher Tanev (8) breaks his stick while battling for the puck with Vegas Golden Knights left wing William Carrier (28) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel, left, of France, and Washington Capitals’ Michal Kempny, of the Czech Republic, fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday October 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ovechkin has 4 points as Caps rough up Canucks 5-2

WATCH: Defending champs pick up impressive win in Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel, left, of France, and Washington Capitals’ Michal Kempny, of the Czech Republic, fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Monday October 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Boston Bruins’ Noel Acciari (55) fights Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat (53) during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Boston Bruins’ Noel Acciari (55) fights Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat (53) during second period NHL hockey action in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) jumps on the rebound from Winnipeg Jets’ Brendan Lemieux’s (48) shot during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 18, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) jumps on the rebound from Winnipeg Jets’ Brendan Lemieux’s (48) shot during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, October 18, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Vancouver Canucks’ Troy Stecher, center, topples over Pittsburgh Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist (72) as the puck slides towards goaltender Anders Nilsson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Boeser tallies in OT as Canucks beat Penguins 3-2

Vancouver wins without star rookie Pettersson

Vancouver Canucks’ Troy Stecher, center, topples over Pittsburgh Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist (72) as the puck slides towards goaltender Anders Nilsson during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson, right, stops the puck as Florida Panthers centre Jared McCann attempts a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson, right, stops the puck as Florida Panthers centre Jared McCann attempts a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson, of Sweden, makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

Nilsson makes 33 saves as Canucks shock Bolts 4-1

Vancouver goalie sharp in first start of season

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Anders Nilsson, of Sweden, makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
Vancouver Canucks’ Christopher Tanev (8) battles with Carolina Hurricanes’ Micheal Ferland (79) in front of goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Canucks stumble on road, fall 5-3 to Hurricanes

Vancouver drops second straight game away from home

Vancouver Canucks’ Christopher Tanev (8) battles with Carolina Hurricanes’ Micheal Ferland (79) in front of goaltender Jacob Markstrom (25) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat (53) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Cam Talbot (33) as Oscar Klefbom (77) defends during third period preseason action in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday September 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Rattie scores 3 as Oilers blank Canucks 6-0

Vancouver slips to 1-5 in exhibition play

Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat (53) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers’ goalie Cam Talbot (33) as Oscar Klefbom (77) defends during third period preseason action in Edmonton, Alta., on Tuesday September 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Vancouver Canucks’ Jalen Chatfield, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk, centre, away from goalie Thatcher Demko during preseason NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Czarnik nets 3 as Flames dump Canucks 5-2

Calgary picks up exhibition win over Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks’ Jalen Chatfield, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk, centre, away from goalie Thatcher Demko during preseason NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, left, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, celebrate Horvat’s goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday September 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Horvat leads Canucks to 4-3 shootout victory over Kings

Vancouver dumps L.A. in NHL pre-season contest

Vancouver Canucks’ Bo Horvat, left, and Elias Pettersson, of Sweden, celebrate Horvat’s goal against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday September 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck