Canucks: 3 takeaways from 3-1 win over Blues

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Miller and Virtanen lead the way

J.T Miller wasted no time surpassing last year’s point total. In 25 fewer games played, the two-way forward recorded back to back goals to leapfrog 47 points and start building toward a career year. It was a fancy way to make a statement and get Vancouver their first lead of the game.

Picking up exactly where they left off against the Sharks, Miller and Jake Virtanen continued to build chemistry together on the top line. Virtanen was heavily involved in both goals and managed to get two assists on the scoresheet. His primary assist was a pretty sight and it came on the second of Miller’s two goals, a pretty tic-tac-toe style play between the two and Elias Pettersson.

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It appears Virtanen didn’t spend too much time in the sun on vacation during the break, the BC boy didn’t miss a beat and actually looked to ramp up speed as the game went on. He continues to grow and produce on the top line. He reached the 30 point mark in his 50th game played, maybe his fire is just getting started.

This top line is special, they combined for five points and were the guys that went out there and took care of business. Each player brings something valuable to the table and Virtanen is at his best when he’s riding shotgun.