Canucks: 3 takeaways from 5-1 loss against the Ducks

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Power play Petey

Elias Pettersson was one of Vancouver’s brightest players in Sunday’s afternoon battle. He was relentless on the puck from start to finish and he was able to convert on the power play off an absolute rocket from his usual spot. As always, a slapshot laser off a crisp clean pass from Quinn Hughes, just like they draw it up in practice. Being down 3-0 at the time, sometimes you just have to go back to basics. It worked for Pettersson as he tallied his 24th goal of the 2019-20 campaign.

If Vancouver is to remain a top team in the Pacific Division, they need the power play to be working at full force. Pettersson is the go-to guy who needs to be sharp and finding ways to score when the team needs it most. He did that today and he needs to continue doing it down the stretch. His puck luck and capability of finding the back of the net is vital for Vancouver. That can’t be understated. He needs to be at the top level and score 30+ goals before April.