Canucks: 3 takeaways from 4-3 shootout loss vs Wild

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J.T. Miller becomes team-leading scorer

For Miller, it was just another night of taking care of business. WIth fellow linemate, Boeser announced out of action for the remainder of the regular season, Miller wasn’t going to leave the team’s fate in the hands of his replacement, Toffoli. No offence, but Miller had work to do and he was prepared to take on the load himself.

With Pettersson arguably struggling lately, feeling a lot of the playoff pressure down the stretch, Miller took matters into his own hands, scoring two goals from behind to get the Canucks back into the game, and then later the third period lead. It was squashed with under five minutes to play, but it was the overall effort of Miller that was impressive, yet expected.

Miller continues to improve and exceed expectations. Wednesday night was no different. He was a beast for Vancouver, a fearless leader who wants to win. He proved it by tying Pettersson for the team lead in goals with 24 but also passing him for the team lead in points. Flirting with a point per game pace, Miller now has 59 points in 60 games played.

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Final thoughts

The Canucks are still in deep and have lots of work to do before playoffs. It doesn’t get any easier as they close out the six-game homestand against the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Rest up, they are going to need it. Puck drops at 7 PM.