Canucks: 3 takeaways from 4-1 win over Sharks

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Secondary scoring earns the win for Canucks

The secondary scoring as of late for the Canucks has been everything they need them to be. In a very important divisional match-up in the Pacific, the Canucks found a way to get the job done with an all-around hard work ethic from up and down the line-up. It was the secondary scorers who stepped up and elevated the Canucks all the way to the top.

Jake Virtanen: The kid has really put the pedal to the floor this season. He has fought tooth and nail up the depth chart all season long. Here we are nearing 50 games and Virtanen is on top-line duties. Another solid performance for the breakout, New Westminster native. His two assists in the game earned him his 27th and 28th point of the season. He sits sixth in scoring amongst forwards and is playing his best hockey. His confidence against the Sharks was top-six material, it shows on the scoresheet and his primary assist on the J.T. Miller goal was proof he’s blossomed.

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Tanner Pearson: He led the team in points and shots against the Sharks. Four shots were fired on net, one puck managed to sneak in off a net-front tip. Pearson got his stick to deflect the rubber to bulge twine on the power play. He also added an assist on the game-opening goal.

Adam Gaudette: The puck hound from Taunton, Massachusetts just doesn’t quit. He is learning how to track pucks with linemate, Antoine Roussel. It’s adding fuel to his game. Deadlocked at a one-one tie in the third, it was two secondary assists from Gaudette that led to the Canucks breaking away from the pack and winning the game.