Canucks: 3 takeaways from 9-3 slaughter over Bruins

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Tyler Toffoli strikes twice

Tyler Toffoli wasted no time proving his worth to the Vancouver faithful, and he did it against arguably the Canucks’ most hated rival, the Boston Bruins. After an assist in his Canucks debut, Toffoli had a secondary helper on the team’s second goal of the night. A point on the power play, a hard-fought effort that once again found Toffoli holding the line, keeping the puck and creating offence.

Later in the third period, the Bruins were mounting a comeback that was stopped dead in its tracks. Toffoli, the ex-King scored his 19th goal of the season, his first as a Canuck and moments later he added his 20th goal of the year. Exploding onto the scene in Vancouver, Toffoli wraps up a 9-3 win with three points and four total in his first two games after being traded.

Toffoli is not only making an impact, but he’s also making this somewhat “questioned trade” by Jim Benning, look now like a no-brainer and a genius move at that. He’s quickly meshing with the style of hockey, head coach Travis Green demands of his players. Early on, this trade is looking like a steal of a deal. Toffoli could be exactly what the Canucks need. He did just have a three-point night against the league’s top team. That has to say something. This Canucks team is serious.